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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1004.
TWO WEEKS' COURTSHIP IN STREET ENDS IN WEDDING OF VOLUNTEERS. Koniiineo ISrjfins. Over tlt" flu i-tinns f'hririlv KVtlleal a Si. Loiii St roof Corner and .Makes Lie iitonant Aniui Slialer of .loliet, 111., ilie Wife of Lieuu-naiil Allien Oberlv of Cliira-'n. ! -- - -- -. . -. - . .. iy - .. ....... . - .. -. I-IKUTEN-AN-T ALBERT OP.r.RLY AND MRS OISERLY. lounrr oGicers ol me Volunteers of Ainmci. who made love while they "k":: the pot b liling." Becoming acquainted while "keeplrg the pot boiling" during1 the holidays at Broad way and Locust streets. Lieutenant Al bert Oberly and Miss Anna Sehaf. r of tho Volunteers of America nurprlsed the officers of the Volunteers j estcrday by be lng married. Tho youne couple met tiro weeks ago. At that tim Miss Schafer, who la nlso n. Lieutenant In the Volunteers, was sta tioned at Jollet, III.. and Lieutenant Ober ly was located at Ch'cago. Before Christmas Obcrlv ;ra order-d to St. Louis to assist Adjutant Smith with the annual dinner to tho Ivor, which Is given each ear by the Volunteers. Miss Schafer was also detailed from -Toilet for tho same purpose They re ported at headquarters and were aliened to take charge of tho ' pot" at Broadway and Locust streets. MJss Schafer was a familiar figure at the corner, where, all day lone the sound MOST EXTENSIVE BLIZZARD IN FIFTEEN YEARS SWEEPS SCORE OF STATES. Contlnneil rrnm l'nge Our. davn. the blizzard Is causing Intense suf fering to stock INTENSE CoTdAND BITTER GALE SWEEPS ILLINOIS. KEPUDUU SJ'ECIAI.. Chicago. Dec -"7. The blizzard rarrlnK Across the Mlssisslopl Valley struck Chi cago to-day and to-night the city Is In the jrrip of the fro-t kind. From a maxi mum of 43 degrees aliove zero at H iu m., the temperature dropped to 11 de crees at 7 p. m.. and the Government forecaster predicted that the mercury would drop to near tho zero point before morning. Tho wind, which was blowing eighteen miles an hour at T a. in., had inrrcas-d In velocity to seventy-two miles at r-XOp in This morning a sleety rain fell, which ceased about noon. A rapid drop In the thermometer followed. During the after noon the velocity of the wind Increased with light snow flurries. To-night telegraph wires In all direc tions are down and communication with other points li difficult. Trains on all roads arc much delaved. FIRST SOAKING RAIN SOUTH HAS HAD IN MANY MONTHS. Louisville, Kv , ec 17 The South has Tecclved during the last thirty-six hours the first soakintr rain In many months. In tho territory fiom the Ohio River to the Iulf and from Texas over Into GeorRia ths springlike weather of the last few days haa been broken by heavy rains, which wcro preceded by llghtnlns and fol lowed by high winds. In several places a. cold wave has sent the mercury scurrylntr to the bulb, a fall of nine degrees in ono hour betas recorded at Nahvilie. In Kentucky the rain was General, the local Weather Bureau recording: a precipi tation of two Itches in Louisville. A fall in temperature of torty dcKreei. Is fore .&ted. Moun'aln streams are nlllng up and crops will be greatly benefited. X. boating stace hi the Ohio eems as sured and many places suffering from a Khortagc of coal vvUl soon have their wants supplied There was a miniature cloudburst at Hill City, a suburb of Chattanooga, hut no se rious damaire was done A steady, hard rain fell all night at New Orleans, and reports of heavy precipita tion havo been received from Montgom ery. Krum-ille. Nashville and Memphis The telegraph romtmnifs are moving business under difficulty, vire being down In many localities. HEAVY RAINS END OHIO VALLEY'S LONG DROUGHT. Cincinnati. Dec 27. The pi evnt tain has been general and generally heavy through ut the Ohio V.Uley. and In eon'e-juencn the Ohio Illvr and its tributaries are pouring out an amount of water that means a good stage for navlga'lon for several weeks. It was the Jlrst real rain in four or live months. INDIANA SWKPT I1V HIGH WINDS. Indlinapolis. Dec 27 H ten winds aie prevalllntr to-day throughout Indiana. At Klklnsvliic a schooIhou-.e was unroofed and several rhlldren wre injured. t Vlnccnncs the- wind unroored the Ulack lord glam plant and blew down a portion of th walls a lumber plant wtis also damaged. Heavy rains have fallen throughout the State, and tho weather Is turning colder rapidly TOPEKA STREET RAILWAYS PRACTICALLY SUSPENDED. Topeka. Kas.. Dec. 27. The "form that began In Kansas last night assumed the proportions of a blizzard to-day and tho temperature fell to zero with a strong .wind blowirg. Street railway traffic here was practical ly suspended and all eastbound trains were late. Telegraph wires wero down. Onlv ono wire was working as far west as" Her ngton and for hours communication with the. tiOMhwc.-Mern and northwestern por tions of the State was almost complclcly iut off. NEBRASKA FEELS FULL FORCE OF THE BLIZZARD. Omaha. Dec 27. Hitter cold and a forty rolle wind, driving before it a blinding now, greeted Eastern Nebraska anil Western Iowa to-day. This condition fol- --. ... ..-.--. . .--... ..$. of her stick beittng against the Iron pot. drew nicklcs imd dimes from tho pockets of the holiday shopper". Tho friend-hip between the two charit.v workers b"cime stronger as their dutj on tho street continued. When their work was: completed their companionship e-eas- d They met, however, after Christmas .t the Industrial Home of the Volunteers. Srrcnil nnd Market streets, where the were both assigned. Ob-rlv lo-t no time in prcssn.g his suit, as eiders from head-quail-rs xnlzht send the army workers to different cities at anv time T ikinir Cap tain James lillcn and Captain Claia Trussell 1st) tl.err confident v. 1! was !--cided that they should 1 n.arri.'d at one. Yesterday, altvr securing a ile n-. they went to thi- in in of the ltc raid II I. Dacniort. No. C11S ltrantner place, where tho ceremony na solemnized Lieutenant Oberlv Is IJ ears old and his bride is four jears his junior lowed a heavy sleet that had badly de- moralized traiHc guierallv on Monda.v and to-day. The mercury reachd four degrets bo- low zero early to-daj. U ires in all di- rection- were affected bv the wind and teli'granh companies were unable ro -- tablish communications with many out- side points until lat- in the d.v. Trains from the West weie from one 1 ur? a lvoeated liv L" .1 Hoffman of La to four hours late. 1 s.ille. wlueli proMdi s that tin State shall Most of the downtown e'ectric light ! " divides! into live seetious. tiial tli" fac clrculti were put out of working order ultv ol nonn.il sihools .ippoint a bo ird of at midnight and outlying dl-tncts wero I tv imlntrs of taiee persons to examine the without light- The furj of the storm in- creaseu as the da progressed. BLIZZARD HASTHE ENTIRE NORTHWEST IN ITS GRIP. St Paul. Dec 27 This part of the coun try Is In th- grip of a blizz-iid. and the snow is piling up in dri't- which promise! to work mischief with railroad tran-por-tatlon if continued verv long. Street-car tratiic is badly handicapped The storm extends over th entire Northwest, and uP trains are mor or ess late today. The coast lines were hard hit. One Oriat Northern train, due Monday afternoon, was reported twentv hours late The Northern Pacific coast train was reported almost sit hour late. TEXAS RANGE CATTLE ARE SUFFERING FROM THE COLD. REI-LIJI.il' SPECIAL Dallas, Tex., Dec IT There js no abate ment of the intensity of the 'drj" bliz zard that started over Texas jesterday afternoon. Th- wind ha risen to a veloc ity sugKPstlw of -i hurricane But no Airn arre from it has ben reported The mer cury nanlc to within twentj-ix decrees of zero last night, and promise:, to go lower to-night. Ituuge cattle ar. suffering, and some losses will be experieneed in the Pan handle. The snow that started In the Ter ritories last night did not go below Ked KIv er Telegraphic and railroai. i ommuni c.ition are badlv- interrupted. SUFFERING IN ARKANSAS FROM FREEZING WEATHER. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Pino muff. Ark., De ;7 -nttemely cold weather prevails ov.-r Arkansas to night Since last nlghl, wtn the rnercury registcre-d TO d( grees iib-irc 7ero a. trop of forty d-grees has bren Indicated The change came almost without v.arnin ami much tuffe-ring has resulted. COLDEST WEATHER OKLAHOMA HAS KNOWN FOR LONG TIME. nrrtni.ic s-tei-ial Liu ton. Ok.. Dec T. Th- co'dest wealN-r known In this section of the coun try for a long time has prevailci h-rf last night and to-dav. the thermometer railing to 17 degr-es above nen- Stock Lis ur fered an-t plants have been killed. KILLED BY DEPUTY MARSHAL C. A. Allison Shot to Death for ICesisting Arrest. REI'l IlUC SPECIAL Liv. tun. Ok., Dec. 27 Ik-jnitj United States Marshal Smith of Itvan. I T. ves terday shut and kllle, c. A. Alll-wn. a tqudivman of tlic Chickasaw- tribe The k lllnir oieiirre-I two miles smith of Waurika on the Oklahoma side, and was the result of Allison's resisting arrest Given the command to give up hl arms h- drew hi revolver and opened the on smith, who shot him In h s own iW- n" On Chritm.is jiw. near Siig-l-n Allie,',,, is ald to hav- In Id up ami attrmpted to rob J. H. Cur.ninghain of tint plnee (.'un nlngham vrsterd.iy mad- complaint against Allison and a w.irnnt for lli on' arresr was placed i tne nam,- f the .Marshal. l Allison leaver s- ehil-lren of tho Chlrk asaw blo-nl who hold land in that nation totaling 1.6i'' a -e NO JURISDICTION IN PANAMA. Interior Department Hold's Our Laws Are Not Valid There. New Yoik. Dc 27. In n opinion ren dered to-daj by Trank I. Campbell. As sistant Atlornev General for the Interior Df partm-nt, it is hold that the laws of the J'nltcd States are r.ot applicable to the Paruraa Canal zone The canal zone I- described in the opin ion as not lieing in organized t- rrltorv of the United !-tates, and the Asistant Attorney General holds that there l no provision in the trcity witli Panama o tho laws of regulations, making the laws of the 1'nlted States generally applicable. The question at Issue vwis whether or not the patent or trade-mark law ex tended to the. canal zone. This, it is said l not i he c"e th oDlnion taking in the whole subject of the application of the laws of the United States gcnerally to the canal zone. COLO WAVE GREETS ILI Sijiio Association Convenes Sirinjrlield Willi ;i l.irc Attendance. at PRESIDENT C00LEY PRESIDES. .Ua-1,-s, Siom of Athletics in t'iIlojes am! Iliifh Schools Which Pel mils of I'ro- fesxionalisin. Iti:i'l Ctl.l.'-M-I IMA I Siirmqflc) I. Ill tin ."7 -Tne annv ! elioiil tcaihers that r.unn to Sprlmt'l'-M ki-'I i to atlwnl the llf-llrst aunuul m etlnu of tli- Illinois Slate T--acht I A snlatKiti finmd Its-lf In tli- Kr-isp of .in v told wa- Zeiii .i-athT prevailid C-r ineoiniiK; train hroimlit Its -.haro -r - Jii itoi-. ll-. 1:1 f!. Coolej of ilikaRn. pl--J-!.t i-f the as-oii itlol.. lundeil the -'i.ilv i -mrin and Xortheui Ilhitoiii teich- 1- rri-!iifc' in the ltv shi-rtlv aftir .". lo U in a Hjial tiani u:i the Cllitafeo -iii-l Alton Hi- 1,-ti-ial nieetir. of the us-oj iation oiyi-ied to-ni,hl in rho Hall of Reimsi-rii.i-tlv.-s with the addre of l'r- sld.nt Coo'ej The hi note of his addre-i-J was public -1 hool i.Iucation in inoraN lrt'MJmt "hiIcv nlf-liriil that "the pI'iMirouth! i and aluavH has lntn 0110 of the important moral as well as plijsic.il ai;-.uciL3 of the school ir has not alwajs lnn nppri oiated. liouuier, that th-- standard of htnji and nuiralltv anion); bos ai shown 111 tli-ii spurt- is pir'iap. as important an flpient ill inaki-11; up ttielr taii-l irds of In. not and morality In tho relations of civic nie as the ideais of the 'Choohnaater. a'ihi.i;tics Comlntilns. he said -There Is a dan Viotii -aic. however, to tin-, reaction in tuv 01 of siioi ts or im-s Many of our "olleijcs em to have silzed upen the tf.ime and utllizid it for lommerclal pur-iiosu- 1 he athiitii d-paiiment mav be. aii.l ofttn i-. ih- advertising deiurtinent ot th- university "some of th collese teams are quite Iarsel.i made up of p-rsons who are not leai Muiknti rrofissional athlete-, mm who never should be admitted t cill-ke. 011 acioum in p..or p.'epaiation or laik ot ii.urist in idiication, maKe up. In sum i.ises, jiart. t t!1(. iL.am. ( om- i.iscs tin re will lJt. fnuiid men on the football tiams who are paid for their sirviCi-i time. Our luh schools, too. are apt to imitate thesi vue-, anu man things that have occurred In the last two or three jiars seem to show that the high school JYed.iiek Mtnlev of Cambridge. Mass.. addres-ed the teachers on "Caliban and Udt.iatiiin " HoM'li up wvnvi.-i- A UOAIJi ul IA.UII.L1.P A- ',f! meeting of the Counlv Superin- lendeiits" a s-i-m- i-r--ii-r --t. .--id neeus to tool; -1 t,--., - ?!.. -I .. , .- X andorn of fcprlnglicl.l atUcked the mcus- -fi-ueajii-, ii-i iicueis certiucates and to pus:, on th--m 1're Iih-nt V.indorn de c! ired that if this measure were parsed it would mean tl-it all th- Cotirtv Superin tendents of the State should morelv plav the p.irt of olllce bos. The association voted to oppose the proposition The Normal School Council was in ses sion and diseu.-'ed "The Problem of the formal School in S-curlng Good Habits in Enull-h in Its Students " Miss Bhzibeth Muvltv of the Normal w.ls lad-r. ami tin discus-don was partlc ip,ited In bv twenty others. At the inei ting or the Rendine Board Circl- "Ho-Ige's Xature Studv." bv Glnn .v. ( .. was adopted. Louis M. Cro-s- of He 1 alb was re-elected tnanag-r of the board There I), considerable speculation as to who will be elected president of the Tiach ers' Asociation. It ia an unwritten rule not to re-elect a prcsidi nt and it is un dirstood that a slate has been prepars-d. 1 and that Ixntor L C Lord of the Charles ton Normal villi be honored with the posl- 1 tion L WASTE OF TIME St. J'etertsburg Newspaper Says Russia Has Imposed Almost Superhuman Task on Roje.-5tvensky. S-. Peterhurg, Dec. 27. In an outspoken article, in reply to a recent letter of Ad miral Itlerlliff. which appealed to the Itussiaris not to criticise opeiflj the con dition of the Navy, the Rus to-day de clares the time is- passed for silence in view of the fact that the "old -j-stem of conceding facts is responsible for the loss of 1j),94C0 roubles' worth of warships and has covered us with hame and grief. "It- would 12 absurd to hide the defects that can still he repaired in the hlps which remain at Crontadt nnd Libau. We hav already criminally wasted enough time." The Jtu enumerates the defect' in the ships still In Itussian waters, averring that the "p'cullaritles of structure of several r.r tin- ve-sels destined for the far Eat make the voyage dangcrotu. and the torpedo boats are In such a shocking condition that it is a matter of surprise that the authorities accepted their dellv oiv "lorp-'UO boats intended to rc-enforce Vice Admiial Kje,slvenky must clearly not 1m- dispatched with the numerous de fct which have been proven to exist in theni " In conclusion, the liuit sa.vs: "Even if Admiral Hoj- stvensky is . clever leader and his 12.0") comrades are heroic bailors everyone knows that -- have Imposed ori them an almr-.,t superhuman task in con sequence of our not being furnished with a true account of the gravity of the event-, which have occurred since u fauu nlgQt of February S." To OiiSLUVK NEUTTL.AX.iTr. Tim Hague, Dec 27 -Tho report that Holland will placo Sabarg. in the Straits Settlement-,, twenty miles north of .Ma lacca, at th- disposition of the Russian Second Pacific Squadron, as reported from ToMo. Is devoid of foundation It is learned In official quart, rs that Holland will observe the same strict n-utrniltv In !-- 1-uu.iiie-s us ni nome, and that riiher is nor any other point In the Dutch Indies, will lie placed either directly lirectly at the disposal of the iV. liist or indirectly iigcrcnrs. Three Wives Ask for Divorce. Umma II. riemlng filed suit for divorce in the Circuit Court yesterday again-t John Ilemlng. pharglng that he drank, and aks for the restoration of her malri name, Schrader. Dora Wlllmore asks for a divorce from Henry Wiiimore Jr.. for- al Iegcd drunkenness and abuse, and cravs for the custodv- of their seven children Iirurella Mussle seeks a divorce from Otto Mussle. forallegcd desertion, Sd asks for the custody of their child. : BURGLARS STEAL LIMBURGER CHEESE; . DETECTIVES NOW HOT ON THE SCENT. ifjSl-Cj-s, Chief nf Poll-e Ivleli lnliv l'-e bur glnrs who broke into a 1 1- -tor Mon dav night sh"uM rot be h.-rd to follow b.' i hief of IVti-ctivs De-onond's men. us thev carrlel avav with tin in iveril pounds of Limburgi"- some Switzir and other brandi that hive as strong an odor Tlii- burjf'.ire wa I'omnMtt-'d a' t'li- Alaull Chee- ronu'-nV or- Vo 11! ROOSEVELT PUIS . W. Oandall Confers With the President on Interstate Com merce Legislation. PRESENT BILL NOT TO PASS. General Dispo-sirion Anion"; (Jon- rrosman Is to Postpone Action at the Present Session. F W Cr.in-lall, vice pr-"-ldeut of the Klng-Iinnsmade Mercantile Company, has Just returned from Washington, where ho had a long conversation with Presidnt Rooevel on the suhj-ct of Interst.ite commerce legislation. He aln spoke to manv Congres-m-n on the suuie subject. 1'rcm what lie gathered, it i-, Mr Cran dall's opinion that there will not he anv legi-Iation enacted along this line at. the present session of Congress He s.is he Is quite contldent that tlte bill as it stands now will never be pned. President Itooevelt. he tats, 1? very urgent that som thing should be done, hut he Is meeting vry strong opposition In his own part. He has promise of sup port however, from many Demoeratlc Congresomen and Senators- "ln my conversation with President Rooevelt." said .Mr Crandall. "I was im pressed with two things tirst, his deter mination that relief should be afforded the public, ami. second, that this belief should b- so applied as not to disturb unn-e-cssarilv the v.ilue-.s of greit proper ties -lilected "Judged from the standpoint of railroad men the present bill is too radical, while from the point of vli w of the- public and the shipper it Is too lenient. As the bill stands it will not pass, hut It will doubt less lead to something better being pro duced "Among thoe with whom I discussed th matter there appeared to be the be lief that It would even bo better to put off this legislation until the next session. This would give- opportunity for Its thor ough publicity and result In the public obtaining a perfect understanding of it. "It is a matter which. In the end. must bo settled bj the public. It Is ot such Importance to the community that It would be unfortunate if its settlement cannot be along conservative lln-s, which would protect both parties 'Tor several years thinking men have realized that the conditions prevailing In ti asportation circles have been such as cuinot be lone maintained, nnd now this becomes the opinion of tho public " I I SILVER BULLION Commerce -May He Greatly Ham ,ered in lfNhj by Short age in Coin. rnil-iilelphia. Dec. 17 -John H. I-endis. Superintendent of the United states Mint in this city, announced to-dav that the available silver bullion of the country has been exhausted. "Unless Congress takes prompt action to relieve the situation by authorizing the purchase of more tilver bullion for coin ing purposes, or bv accepting a suggested temporary remedy." he said, "commerce will be greatlv hampered next year as a result of a SinO.tVl.Cuu shortage In all silver coins. "The pr--vailing conditions of th coun try's collateral nl- entails wholesale dis charges of mint emplojes. to t.-ik,. effect on January 1. and unless relief i ob tained from Congress the regular mint force will be- cut down to a nominal num br within the next f-w months. "Silver bullion," said Mr. Landis. "has ben exhausted because of the coining of our useless hoard of SV,ij0,0GO standard dollar", for which there lias never been any real popular demand. At the same time with no available silver bullion there Is an urgent demand for ili,fj,oi minor subsidiary coin, without which the coun trv's commerce will be greatly hampered next jear. "The Government is. therefore, facing conditions which compel it either to go into the markets and resume the purchase of silver bullion for coining purposes, cr else recoln a portion of Its stock of sliver dollars into subsidiary silver coin." "" The Buckingham. King's highway and Forest Tark, will servo Sunday table d'hote dinner from 50 till 8; Jl per plate. MINTS WITHOUT i XvM iW 'Jcrsz: N--II 'II Uli-Wltt-eh- -" 'twt Th- thii-iis took a id an overcoat as well as th- "The -cent should not bo hard to fol low." said Chief Kiely. a-, ho turned the rej or: of the burglarv m id- bv the Fourth District o-.-r to Chi-f De-nnnnd III pu, .1 l onp 1 of Ccrman detectives i a-i 11 --niiki 1 Tlf-irorl ROOSEVELT HAS CHANGED TACTICS Will Not Tr-jre Adoption of Hi- Kailroad lime Policy at This Session of Conjires. OFFICIALS TO HOLD POWWOW. Unless They and liepresemalives of Shippers' Association, Reach Agreement. Xothin"; Likely Will Ue Done. I REPL'BLIO M'Ke'IAL Washincton. D'c. 27 Another i hinge has occurred In administrative tactn s re garding the railroad rate problem and it comes on the heels of tho news that there is to be a great conference of railroad presidents and railroad Invvjcrs lure next we-k to endeavor to agree on a bid that will apply to trunk-line roads, us well as the- shipper:.. A week ago the President was full of the Idea of having the imtter settled at this session of Congress, and it was reported from the White House that Attorney Gen eral Moody would prepar- a bill which would embody his Ideas and those of the President and that the administration would urgo that this bill be parsed this w inter. But to-day an entirely different atory came from the White HoU-o after the Cabinet meeting. This was that it was not the intention of .the President and his Cabinet to iress on Congress an "ad ministration me-asure." dealing with the railroad rato problem, because such a mtasure would be "doomed to defeat ' WILL Ol'l-L'ii ADVICL. fin- is a hghtnlnolike change The.in nciuriLemeiit is now made that the Presi dent and the Atlornev Ue-neral will In content with expressing their opinion and that the Atttirnej Uiner.il will ofler hi advice to those memo, rs or Congress who desire it. It ib jti( said that the Attornev General I..ia jlre.idi talked with members, who desire to discuss the rale probii-m with him. Tins is not only a radical departure from the programme, hut It is a change ul f.",r""r "'Cthods f tilu President. When the- antitrust I-gisUtion was b-f.re the last Congress, the- 1,-lis were agreed to bv the President and tho baders of congress, ad :hcy wen- drawn bj Attor ney General Knox The programme, ns arranged by the President, went through without a sinfcle change, and the reason ,i -i , X. l"-1 ",c r.uiruuls got whiti j-.v.. ,.aU u. --U ashing lor several jears. the repeal of the criminal clause for granting reoates and giving secret rates -senatorial sensitiveness, of course, has had something to do with the decision of tl.o administration to hold its hand in the preparation of a bill of it- own. but the controlling reason, of eour-?. ! the meet ing which has been arranged betwun the railroad men and the .shippers, to he held here r.evt week RAILROADS' CUUNTEIIMOVC It Is said that nearlv all the trunk lines and great bj -terns wjh i represented. Great things are expected fiom this con ference Tin- railroad men will beprepartd to meet ihe slnpp- rs' national .j-ij as represented b U P. Uaeon ol Milwaukee and oiner or-anlzations interested in h.iv ing Urn p-jwe-r to tlv rar&s v,mi- i0 the In terstaie Commerce- Commission. I'l.e lailro-ids want a bill which will le galize pooling The shipp- rs want a bill which will permit tho interstate C-im-me-r Commission to lix rates on com plaints and proof that the rate Is exces sive rcvl-w to be had beiore the United states courts Wlath'-r these interests can gt to gether, the conference n-xt week will de-u-rmine. It lias he n Intimated that the -hlppers would be wrllmg to hive a pool ing clause put into their bill If they could obtain author ny t.-r tl.o Interstate Cuiim- rce Commission to tlx and change rates. If these two widely separated Interests can get together on -i bill, it is llkel that there will Iki 1-;,!"!. uinu mis winter whether the adnilni-trati-m presi nts a bill oi not, 1m cause, with the railroads and the shlppeis both for a incisure, there would I, almost no opposition On th- other hand, snould next week's confer-'net fiii to roach an agreimenr. then theic is no prospect of legislation this winter Louisiana Cafe. Seventh and St. Charles. Itead and proltt thereby. Trom soup to dessert for ic at the Louisiana, beventh and sc Charles. BUILDERS INSTALL OFFICERS. Many jlf'inber.s of Trades Associa tion Gather at Annual L'uiMjuet. The Installation of officers of the Master Builders' Association took pi ice estrday afternoon at the association's hado,uarters In the Old re-Hows' build ng The Instal lation ceremonies were followed by a ban quet, at which' ICO members of the asso ciation and their guests were present The following we-c the officers Instalied Hiram Lloyd, pres.dtnt; C D Morley. fl'st vice president. William It Wilson, second vie1 president. Evert P. Maule Jr , secre tary John Low, treasurer, and Oeorge Ittner and It. W. Morrison, trustees. AT MASON' CITY. IA. REI'CBLIC SPECIAL Mason City. la., Dec T. A severe bliz zard has be-n raging here since midnight. Tho thermometer stands at zero, but It is getting colder tight along. N'o suffering is reported. Trains- on all roads nro cither blockaded or badly delayed. Stock unsheltered will suffer. Price Sale GiftGiving Articles The odd pieces left from the Holiday selling form a varied assortment of desirable articles that we will sell at half less, the former retail prices. Included in this lot uill be Novelties In Brass, Silverware Pieces. Mirrors, Leather Novelties, Picture Frames, Bonbon Dishes. In addition, hi"; lots of novelties on the third floor -Pictures. Vases. Statuary, etc. Ili-lated buyers will find it a most proti table and satisfactory place to buy. Y2 Price Winter Millinery Hepinuiu": to day. all trimmed and ready-to-wear hrrti will be marked at half pi-ire Styles Are Good Effective, attractive mode N. in a -rood variety and most desirable shapes. The balance of this season's stock will be marked, besinnin'r. to day. Half Price Women's Underwear Big Bargains To-Day Tin's opportunity for biiyins underwear should not be overlooked. You s.ive money. We ifive good, desirable garments, at less than they were made to sell for. Manu facturers.' seconds, slightly imperfect, but scarcely to be noticed. Special sale to day. One lot of Vests. Drawers and Tights of a good quality cotton-ribbed material, worth oOc a garment, -. q marked at - OOC Women's Ribbed Merino Vests, Draners and Tights, ex cellent quality, worth 75c for Another lot. worth 1.00 for Eroidwsy -sf Pggfcg--ait ss." SOLID GOLD EYEGLASSES. GOLD-FILLED ii;.i 11(3. C.MORITZ, M. D., WILL RESIGN POST George Von Lengarke iTeyer. Now in Italy. "Will Go to France in His Srpad. LATTER ROOSEVELT'S FRIEND. IU-nry White. Secretary to Amer ienn Embassy at London. Prob ably Will Be Sent to Home. P.EI'LBLI-J SPECIAL Washington. Dec It ha. been deS nitely decided that Horace Porter of New York shall retire about March 4 as Am bassador to France, s-nd he will have his resignation In the hand of President Roosevtlt before the inauguration. General Porter's succefor to Pari? will be George Von Lengarke loyer. the pres ent Amblssador to It-elv Mr Meyr Is a very wealth man. and h.- had for vears been -ntrre In th- af fairs of a large corporation in llas-achu- .tts. He uaed his Influence In llassachu- j setts to bring around to the President's nide manv ot the most important men in that Stat at a time when Mr. Iloosevelt nee-led business support Mr Mejer was also a great held In the recent campaign Mr. Mejer was appointed to the Italian Embassv December 10. 1S-.0. Ho I O years old. and was on of the most successful bu1.ine.s3 mn In Massachusetts It is understood that Henry White, who has for man jears been the Secretary of the American embassy nt London, and has frenuentl been Charge d' Affaires there, will go to Home to succeed Ambas sador Meer It has been tne desire of Mr. "White to have the Italian post, and a promotion has been proml-ed him. He wishes to go to Rcmc because of the ill health o h s wife. IIKUJACIHIS FHOJl conn. LANATIVK IJHOllO QCIMNE i-movo th eaus-. To cet the iienuire call for -i full ram aji-i lock fur t-e Elxnatute of 11 vv. Grove. ZZc WELlVILLK ItBPL IlLIC bPUCI.VL. U'clls-vllle. Mo.. Ii-h '.T -A period of un usually warm weather was follow e-1 bv a severe blizzard anil cold wave to-day The drought Is causing mm h inconvenience In this section stoek w iter Ix-rng scarce. Don't Exiirlmrnf With a Cold. Take Parker's Cascara Quinine Tablets. They cure cold3 ana malaria. N'o bromides. SPRINGFIELD. REPl'DUC bPKCIAL SpringHeld. Mo., Dec. ST From 4 vester-dav- afternoon to 7 this morning, the ther mometer fell K degrees Italn began at dark last night, turning to sleet later and freezlnc to the car tracks and sidewalks. Tho blizzard, which hai raged since 2 this morning, shows no signs of abatement, al though the temperature Is higher to-night than at any time to-day. The Ioacst tem perature recorded by the Government thermometer to-day was- 3 degrees above zero. The weather observer hre predicts ciea weather and colder to-morrow. Not much snow has fallen AMBASSADOR raRTEH Always. Remember the Fall Name I axabve Rromo Qmnmee (& CoreCoMiaOaeO(y.Cri2DyB& jTJf a garment, : 58c garment, ...75c Oi-ve Locust- YOUR BYES Win Kim 3IOST I'HKCIOCS SESti- I w wl treat th-ra if nssary, and furnish th ("nrtF.KT a vsSES t ttov ar- nrl trr m.it b 'pas than ah -J for usele- or lnjuxicua lllasi-eii elwh si-i:i in. urfnimns this weeki Sai 'xre -jcards. CO Krt -rs. diOU m7ei:'gam SPECTACLES, VgFZZ? SI. 00 i r noii lirr!eD 612 FRANKLIN AYE. Remember your "bread and butter" days when ma used to cut j-our clothes? How the dear old soul would stare if she should happen across a Ready-to-Wear suit or overcoat of the pres ent day and the Croak make. Tho entire ock has been Keducei because we Insist upon gelling everr garment during the season It va madi JS' and iZ5 Suits and Over coats, now ..$23.75 J52 and $30 Suits and Over .S22.Q0 .SI9.75 .$16.50 .$14.75 .$12.00 coats. now- SIS Suits and Overcoats, now j:3 Suit and Ovrcoat3, now- ::: and J20 Suits and Over coats, now.. .. . . US and Jlj Suits and Over coits, now ... . TCVTII AMI OLIVE 5T1. AUCTION 925 OLIVE ST. Japane- and other exhibits from Varied Industries Building, World's Fair Daily, Starling at II a. m. Art Ware, China war Antiques. Silk Kmbroidcrics. Kimonos, LalV er Goods. Art Metal Ooods etc jisn oi.ivr STREirr. HICKS' LIQUID CAPUDINE IMSTAUTLYCUPESALL HEADACHES Cures COLDS IK fSOB 6T0 I2H0D33 INJUNCTION. St. Louis f'onipany Snes Pittsburg Tlousf for I'sin- Trade-Mark. REr-CHLIC SPECIAL Pittsburg. Pa.. Dec. if Suit was to-day entered In the United States District Court by the Ncrvell-Shaplelgh Hardware Com pany of St Louis against the Standard ? o 7 Cotnoany of Rldgeway. Pa. J he St. Louis concern alleges it has been damaged to the extent of C0.M-) by the Standard companv's ue of the trade-mark Diamond Edge," and prays for an In junction. On every DiSkrp I PRAYS FOR AN ? tt' f- . -aggatj j. wiijr iJAmarif emx--t mig- t, - r j f