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^ j ' ^ I _L «AL '"-iiki^LlB \A ^ *AN. 11. 1900. 1ROKEN LOTS '*•> _.QF- SUITS. Two and Three of a Kind Plenty to Pit You. $456,8,10,12,1415 Worth from $5 to $18. PANTS. $1,1.25, ISO, 2, 2.50, 3, 4,5 former Prices $1.50 to $6. Sizes 30 to 50, st. - Alton, III Joseph V. fc. Marsh, in (mi MiKi oi Low, ALTON, ILL. Office over Citizens National Bank. WE ARE OVERSTOCKED. Having bought a very large stock of FALL AND \V1NTER WOOLENS mid in order tn reduce stock and mike room for the JargestJ stock of Spring and Summer Woolens, ever shown in this city. We have decided to make them up In Suits, Overcoats or Trousers, at a price which will sell them. Yours for Correct Tailoring. 221 Plasa st. I. G. RRUEGGCMAN, Prop. We have fresh, one, two and five pour\d Fruit cakes. Cape Cod cranberries. Apple-.— Bellefleuer.Rhode island Greemngs.Wine Saps, Jona ! ans. Sawyer & Keiser, "•MUM.* Hl««. .Phone 185. OYSTERS, CELERY, CRANBERRIES Swee: Pickles. Sour Pickles, Dill Pickles. Mince Mea:, Sauer Kraut, t Hcminy Flake .Fresd Country Bgga and Batter, Oranges and Lemons, Kennedy's u«es and Crackers, Strawberry and Cherry Preserves. A. f. COISLEY 6th and Alby sts. Telephone 234. ^••>»^^^______ _ BLUFF CITY'DAIUY co., Cor, of Second and Henry sts. bv»i l(!r r ln Mllk ' B « ttflr """I ' 3 8B»' Orirr» °y telopUono promptly attended to. Telephone No. 2683. CARTWRIQHT & HASTINGS. AGENTS WANTED FOR l.ua _-••—«>.. iuu iMUii-Miuni hook ever jiuUIUlied, 'Pujglt Echoes ini..i. l . BM ' lr 'i s M>«l»y'» lw«l H*ririiill«. willl ?>"(> ['^Muriel, Iiu'lilimU, I'unwiMl K.im'iifucwt.eU',., utuld *!/ D, L, Moody TT.M. l>. 03rM,ilOUni»iii mnnu. . ri. V i?. 1 Jte 1 154«' ! »'«' *•'"> lwV'«» to imxuroN * V0 n Uitrtforil, twuu. CENSUS ENUMERATORS, Recommendations Made by the central Com- mltteemen, Tin; Republican County Executive committee met in Kdwardsville Satur- morning. The Central (ViminitU'e- men of the various townships were also present In large mimbort>. Many prominent party" men were also present, lion. H. J. llauilli), of Shelby county, Senator John .1. Brenholt, of Alton. Hon. Jolm A. Bingluun, of Vandalla, and Hon. W. K. I*. Had Icy were present and delivered addresses. Letters were read from Census Supervisor Truitt, of Hillsboro, asking f or assistance in the appointment of census enumerators in this county, as well as onfdrmation for districtdivisions. Ttis thought that fully 50 enumerators will be required to do the work in the time set apart by tin* .-law for taking the census. After consultation, the Central Commilteeme.n present named the following persons as suitable for census enumerators in their respective townships: Leef--Joseph Wiegend. New Douglas- Robert. Al^pp, Jr. St. Jacob—Henry* Kanni. Marine—Chas. \V. Pohlman. Alhambra—W. (?. Keown. Olive—James MiiKittriek. Jarvis—Louis L. Eekert. Hame.1—• B. W. Spencer. Collinsville—John S. Xe'vins. Geo. W. Blake, Hugh McCugh. Omphghenl— B. W. Spieer. Fort Russell—W. L. Oliver. MoVo—K. A. Smith. Nameoki—B. A. Gressel. Woodriver—H. < -'. Streeper. Pin Oak--chas. Teglmeyer, H. H. W aid rup. Central Committeemen of the townships not v reported, including Alton, Edwardsville, Helvetia and a number of smaller township, asked for further time to recommend names, which was granted, until Saturday, January 13. All such recommendations are to be sent to W. K. Crossman, Edwardsville, secretary of the Executive corn- mi tte.e. Senator Brenholt was called upon and explained the qualifications of enumerators as sent him by Supervisor Pruitt. Each applicant must file his application in his own hand writing, stating age, nationality and whether he understands more than the English language. This application must be sworn to before a notary, to the etTect that the writing in the application is his own. The Executive C immitlee will meet on Wednesday, January 17, at Kdwardsville, to consider the further recommendations. Supervisor Pruitt insists that all appointees must be competent. The calling of the committee together was at the suggestion of Senator Brenholt, who considered that the entire official element of the party was entitled to be consulted in the matter, and thereby the whole party, thus insuring better men and bettei; satisfaction to all sections. Mr. Hamlin 'very highly complimented the method. After the business was transacted the meeting resolved itself into a love- feast. Hon. H. J. Hamlin was 'called upon, und delivered a happy address, in which he announced his candidacy for Attorney General of the State. His remarks were received with enthusiastic approbation. Senator.Brenholt was next called on and in a felicitous speech, spoke of the omens of victory for the party in the Nation, State and district. In this connection the Senator announced his candidacy for Congress, before the Republican district convention. Mr. Brenholt's announcement was greeted with applause. Hon. W. F. L. Hartley was the next speaker, and he was greeted with 'the highest evidences of pleasure. He dwelt upon the condition of the party. Spoke of Mr, Hamlin's candidacy and commended him to the Republicans of Madison County as beingin every way competent for the office. Hon. John A. Bingham of Vandalia was next called on, and made an old- time, red-hot Republican sound money speech. Mr. Bingliam threw a wagon load of shells in the camp of Editor Kohlsaat of Chicago, when he claimed that the sound money victory in the 18th district ih 181)5 had more to do with putting stamina in the backbone, of the, committee which reported the, gold standard resolution in the National Convention in 181)0, than any other thing. We do not doubt but that Mr. Bingham is right. The 18th district, was the first to speak for sound money and the Issue was carried in the district, usually Democratic by ;!,t)00, by a Republican majority of The meeting was a very successful one. All were pleased with the method of recommending enumerators and showered praise on I he head of Senator lireiiholt for inaugurating it in the county, and possibly in the Stale. Alton Horticultural Society Election. The annual election of officer* ol the .Alton llorlleiilturitl Society WHS held at lloti-l Madison today. The officers ejected are: Win. Jackson, pn-s- ili-iii; W. E. Carlin, of .lei>eyville, llr.si vice preside!); •tJiinntih Davis, secretary: Frank llolVumlster, in-us- ur<"r; II. *'• M'Pike, librarian. , J. E MAY HAS RESIGNED. Will Co to the ihlcoqn and Alton to be Superintendent Cray's Assistant. .1. M. May, Superintendent of-the St. Clair, Madison and St. Louis Belt Hallway do. haw tendered his resignation to Ueceiver .1. l<\ Barnard to lake olTcct at the earliest possible date. He has accepted an offer of a snug berth with the Harrirnan syndicate as Chief Clerk In the olTlee of Supt. Willis E. Gray of the Alton at Bloomington and will lake up (,he duties of his new post- ion January 15. Mr. May arrived home from New- York December 28 and shortly u/U-r his return rumors began to lloat around that he was about to sever his connection with the Alton Bridge property to go elsewhere. It was even hinted that he was to go to the Chicago and Alton but the definite announcement of Mr. May's proposed resignation was not admitted and was to have been made Monday. He went to St. Joseph Tuesday, arriving home 'hursday, and it was whije in St. Joseph he made final arrangements to sever his connection with the Bel 1 Line. He was given the appointment with the Alton Thursday. It is probable Mr. May's successor .will be William Graham, his chief clerk in the Belt Line oHice. Mr. May has made a most envhtble record during his rejiine in the Belt Line Superintendent's office. He came to Alton in 1885 when the Alton bridge was doing comparatively little business and the receipts did not nearly pay expenses. Since his- coming here the property has secured a better financial standing and its business has increased one thousand per cent. The Alton bridge now pays expenses and earns a small profit.* Altpn people have formed an attachment with Mr. May that will leave regret at his departure. His abilty as a able railroad man has never been questioned and has been more than once demonstrated in his dealings with the City and railroad corporations incidental to his being Superintendent. American Express Co May Get the Alton. It is reported that the American Express Company is making an effort to secure the contract for hauling express over the lines of the Alton, succeeding the United States. The latter has had the Alton lines for many years and it is understood has a long term contract. It is stated, however, that the change of management and ownership of the Alton abrogates the contract and that the change can be made at any time if the Alton wishes to etTect one. It is understood that the Harriman syndicate has always been favorable to the American Company and gave it the contract over the M. K. & T. The American has contracts over all lines of the Illinois Central in which the Har- rimans are interested and is at present running over the ShoVt Line now owned by the Alton. Last' year the Adams made an ineffectual attempt to oust the U. S. from the Alton.- Death ot Richard Harris in. Richard Harrison, aged 52 years, died Friday night at the home of his aunt, Miss Elizabeth Harrison on Main street. He was a well- known farmer living in the vicinity of Piasa. Last September he took a heavy cold which developed into quick consumption and rapidly. grew worse. For several days before the end of the year his death seemed imminent and his one desire was to live until the new year. He was unmarried and his only relative was his aunt. On the Alleys. The Mystics met for practice Thursday evening at Luer's alleys and the following scores were made: , Tollil. Av. M. A. (iredlng, V, UU :U W 40 1115 Ml) \V. O. UrcdlliK, 8(1 IB iff, 87 41 1K4 HU 4-0 \V r . l.oelir, * 87 S8 84 .HI 178 828-6 C. Herb, 82 41 •£> S2 47 177 85 M K. f. OtredlliB. £» »7 24 84 81 165 Jl K. ClirlHtoc 8H 84 80 tlA ISO J/VI HO 4-6 (.'. Hinltli, 21 8!) W 2)1 115 2KH-) K. JolillBou, 27 25 2J «4 it!) 1SS 278-5 W. Keldwlcli, 211 -24 80 24 2fi 12(1 45 l-f, A. I'wul, . 2ft 17 88 28 08 2!l 1-1 11. Cole, 24 2T> 2K 111 88 22 K. L'utliuurt, 22 18 1(1 22 20 1U2 202-5 tHE BLUFF LINE SOLD. One Report States Rhat the Cariftlchaet Inter- eits are the Purchasers, and Another That the Chicago & Alton Bought the Road. A telephone mesKdjrc from Springfield announces that the Bluff Line, railway, including the entire line from St. Louis to Peoria, waspurcha.sed today by the Cannichae] Interests, which recently organixed and filed articles of I incorporation in the Secretary of ' State's olllce with a capital of $".500,- ; 000. This is the corporation of which ' Superintendent Millard is a representative and which has controlled the road for the lust ten years. The Bluff Line employes also received notice of the sale, but their dispatch states that the Chicago and Alton (or Harriman syndicate) are the purchasers. The TKLKUHAPH'S N information came direct from the chief clerk in the U. S. Marshal's office. The Marshal sold the road, and if the Alton is interested in the purchase, thg Carmichaels must have purchased for them. Youthful Couple Marry Jacob Kessenger and Miss Mirta Monsier, two young people of Wrightt- ville. Ill,, were married Saturday evening in Upper Alton by Rev. L. M. Waterman. The groom is a son of ,J. C. Kessenger. formerly of Upper Alton, and was a former student at Shurtleff.. The bride is but sixteen years of age but had the consent of her father to the marriage. The wedding was a surprise to the friends of the young people but so far as could be learned was not an elopement. Mr. Kessinger is a nephew of Mr. Emerson's former partner and former Shurtleff student now in business at Wrightsville. The bride is a handsome young lady of Wrightsville. The young couple had been visiting the family of Mr. Harry Kessinger for several days past. As the young lady- was not of age they had the written consent of the parents^but the writing had to be identified by Mr. Emerson before the license could be- obtained. They left on the 9 o'clock train Saturday "night for Wrightsville. Suit For Partition. James T. Atkins and others yesterday filed a suit for partition of the Williams Atkins in the Madison County Circuit Court at Edwardsville, against John Atkins and other defendants. The suit was filed by former Coroner Thomas W. Kinder of Nameoki, in behalf of Mary E. Weaver of Huntington, Ark. The defendants in the suit are John Atkins, Luella May Elwell and Eugene Elwell of Upper Alton: Henry C. Tatum and wife of No. 0809 Plateau avenue, St. Louis; William Sippy and wife of No. 4010 Bell avenue, St. Louis: William A. Darneille of No 2(il2 Palm street, St. Louis. William Atkins died on February 3, 1872. He was one of the pioneers of the American Bottoms. At the time of his death he was possessed of a large estate, consisting principally of farm lands. The estate has recently in- crea'sed in value. A Compliment to the Teiegrapn The readers of the TELEGRAPH will bear witness that it is not the practice of its conductors to throw bouquets at itself even when furnished by other parties. But we break our invariable rule to present the following from one of the foremost, best known business 'men in Alton: •'! must take time to commend you for the able and fearless manner in which you are conducting the TKUOUKAPH. It is the only paper in Alton that has any 'backbone,' and then it gives the 'news.' Success to you, and a prosperous year." The TELEGRAPH appreciates the many kind words that have come to it this year, and from none more than the writer of the above.- Master's Sales- Mastcr-in-Chancery Win. Wai-nock was in Alton Satud ay to sell two pieces of property under foreclosure. The Thomas Robertson place near Godfrey was sold to John Tillman for $4,5)80. . The Dennis Boyd place in_ Upper Alton was sold to Miss Clara Fisher for $7<n. ENJOINED 1HE CITY OFFICIALS. Henry Brueggemann Feared th>- Council would Pay the Grand Ju-y Wai rants Which thn County Trcas rcr De cllned to Itnnor. An injunction WHS granted by Judge- B. I!. Burroughs Saturday afternoon, rcstritiniiiy tlic city ofticinls of Alton from paying a note for i?.VJ2 which it was alleged thtM'ity council had caused the Finance committee to give to the Citizens Notional Bank to secure the bank for money advanced for grand jurors fees for the September term of Alton City Court. Judge .1. E. Dunnegan and Henry Brueggemaun went to Edwardsville in the afternoon and the ex-mayor applied for an injunction. In his petition he alleges that the grand jury was illegally appointed: that the warrants to pay the grand jury were cashed by the Citizens National Bank: that the county treasurer refused to redeem the warrants: that to secure .the bank for money advanced the City Council caused its Finance committee to execute a note for $522 and that the City Council is about to pay this note. The injunction was delivered to Deputy Batterton, Sunday night, and served by him today on the Mayor, Comptroller and members of the council. Investigation shows that not only had the council no intention of paying the note, but that there is no note to pay. The Finance committee did not execute the note and beside that fact there is another, tlrere is no fund from which the money could be paid and no money to be spared to pay if there was a fund. The note has never been placed in the bank. The action of the council provided that the money be paid on or before May 1, out of the taxes collected during the winter, and from next year's appropriations which has not yet been made. A FINE SIGHT. rhe Ice Gorge Breaks up In Alton Harbor Sunday The ice-gorge in the Mississippi at Alton broke up Sunday afternoon and the channel was almost free of floating ice all night. The break-up began below the pumping station of the water works shortly after 1 o'clock. Ponderous masses of ice behind crushed down on the ice in the harbor with a crack and a roar that was terrifying to the dwellers in house-boats along the levee. The heavy ice piled up and under the gorge in the harbor'and moved down the river until it struck the narrow channel between the levee and the government dike. There a terrific crush occured and in it ice was piled from the river bottom in fifteen feet of water to a height ten feet above the surface. A dam was formed in mid-river that, assisted by the piers of the bridge, held up the down- coming ice for a space of two hours. In the meantime tin.-water, pent up by the dam, backed up and rose until it flowed over the top of the government dike, opposite the water works, with a roar like unto a railroad train. The current ran like a mill-race, sweeping the ice 'over the dike and under the ice on the oilier side. At 4 o'clock the water dammed up caused the gyrge in the harbor to break and the great mass of millions of tons of ice was swept out in less than a half hour. A second gorge formed in the harbor, but at 0 o'clock the channel was clear. The break-up of ice was full of dangerous possibilities for the people along the river. The Eagle wharf- boat was jammed in twenty feet, almost on shore, by the irresistible crush. Behind the wharf-boat were huddled the Julia B., Altonian, Cilud Tidings in her boat-house and Win. Fluent's bout and dock for protection. There was much anxiety at the menace of the ice when the wharf-boat was crowded in, but no great damage was done. The Cathedral Sodality held its annual election of officers Sunday. The officers are: Miss Annelta Murphy. Prefect: Miss Kate Garde, 1st Assistant; Miss Jennie Cunningham, 2d Assistant: Miss Annie Cotter, Secretary: Misses Mamie Ryan. Mary Althoff and Nellie Mahoney, Consultors. UPPER ALTON. D»l'y Tin' street crossings for wliioli the town council hfis been contending with tin 1 street railway company are the Crossings which should In 1 placed where tin 1 street ear line intersects the igun way. They arc tn be. of plunk, according to contract. Work on the. rnssings \vns begun today. 'Pin- town council has a contract with the electric light coni])any for at least forty incandescent lights. When the street car line was extended a clause was placed in the franshisw eallingffor lights every (KM) yards along the line wtiuhwere. to be t'urniehed by the £et railway company. Some of these forty lights are along the street railway and the council demand additional lights elsewhere to make up for those now .being paid for by the town. The street crossing have been In a dreadful condition. They are somewhat improved today because' they have been cleaned. Stepping stones, if properly placed, are preeminently the crossings for Upper Alton. When we look at the crossings and think of the time of mud and slush still before us we think the rainy day skirt will need to be reenforeed by rubber boots. • The infant child of Jefferson Bright und wife died at East Alton day before yesterday.. Mrs. Mollie Abbott, who has l>een ill so long, is very much better. G. F. Decker is visiting in St. Louis this week. A M,r. Bauer of Montana has arrived and will be a Shurtleff student. Mrs. Susan W. Cooper, who celebrated her 88th birthday on the fourth was kept busy receiving callers all day. She got a great many letters from distant friends und received a good many remembrances. The Alpha Zeta Literary society is preparing to give an exhibition the latter part of the month. Kev. H. C. First goes to Grafton tomorrow. Mrs. Hannah Blair is very ill in consequence,of a full she got the day after Christmas. Doubts are. entertained of her recovery as she is an aged lady. Mrs. Chittenden will entertain the Art Club at the Conservatory next Monday evening. Artists to be discussed are Church Bacon and others. Misses Burnap and Messenger have gone down to St. •Louis to hear Pinafore and Cavaliera Kusticana today. Miss Evelyn Leech has resumed her work at the conservatory after a visit with friends at Chester. Reed Montgomery is ill and in not yet able to resume his studies at Shurt- letT. A letter to one of the faculty states he is better. Mrs. M. W. Haynes departed for her home in Chicago after spending the holidays with her children at Martha Wood cottage. . Miss Xellie Maltby is the guest of friends in St. Louis today. Dr. A. A. Kendrick went to Greenville, this morning, to be away over Sunday. X. F. Ma'rsh arrived from Chicago, last evening, to visit friends, before going to California. H. A. Morgan, of Indianapolis, is visiting his son. Fred Morgan. Daily of Monday. Dr. and Mrs. Titterington and son, of Jersey ville, spent Sunday with.Mr. g.nd .Mrs. E. G. Webstar. Di*. Baker, of Modesto, visited at Mrs. Messenger's, yesterday. Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Hodgins, of St. Louis, are visiting Mrs. Judd. The Alton Ministerial Association will be entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Large, of Upper Alton, Tuesday, at !* a. m. Drs. Kendrick and Abbott with their wives, Kev. Mr. Bradley and wife, with the pastors and their wives of Alton, will bo present. A program will be given by the ladies. The week of prayer will be observed in Upper Alton churches with union services. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening atPresbyterianchurch. Thursday and Friday evening at the Baptist church. Mr. Frank Ford is in Edwardsville today attending a meeting of the Board of Supervisors. , Mr. Harry Kvans has {resumed his school work. He hadj|been called home on account of the illness of his father. Miss Bessie Gere from Moro visited home yesterday. The V. M. C. A. of the college arc planning to hold young men's Sundays in the adjoining townsi Another edition of Our Monthly Message is out. Quarterly meeting was held at the First M. E. church at Upper Alton yesterday by F. M. Van Treose, of Lebanon, Presiding Elder of the Alton M. E. District. Van Treese was assisted in the services by the pastor, the Hev. .1. Large. A Happy and Prosperous New Year To all our Friends and Patrons. Don't forget that we will be batter prepared in igoo than ever before to meet your wants. Our stock will comprise the products of only the very best manufacturers and our prices and treatment will be the best. For immediate wear we still show a good assortment of Overcoats, Gloves and Underwear. H. M. SCHWEPP The Clothier, 117 W. Third st. let. 166.

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