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AIJTO& r Treason Aim. TinmaPAV* *TAN. i&, t 90 o. CASK OF-WILL .1. HAXB. THE ttll LINC-tERdlNU DlSPUtf. Sdll Missiiiir from HisHprlio in, this cilv without KxjdiHintlmi. of Will J. Snxo ,,.s home in Alton and his office I,n\iis, has caused a deep souna- ,'jj,,, in both the social and business r |,.,.)i's in which he moved. Because thought he might return the fact nlisenee WIIH not iroted in the until nt)W, when the case in friii" it wa . () {|,j Alton |>a:iers l,us hi'i'inne known to uvery person iinil the sought'for. man isstill In an interview yesterday, Mr. 1'. W. Coylo, Mr. Saxe'n father- i'n-lnw, siiid: "So far as I can learn the (listt|ipfaran«!« of Mr. Saxe is entirely shrouded in mystery. He . has • always heen most dutiful in his relations with liis «"ite and has always spent his leisure time at home. Ee never drank and his superiors say « (hut hi 1 WHS attentive to his work. On Monila.v morning last he left for St. Louis sit the usual hour. Nothing in his demeanor or acts created' any sm- pioip" of any character as he was leaving, At "< o'clock that, night *he left the office as usual, 'From that tirafi o» 1 have not been able to secure a sinirli' tract? of his whereabouts. He handled none of the company's money, was in excellent standing with his superiors, hnd exhibited no despondency, anil his married life had been singularly free from domestic differences. •We all feel quite broken up over the matter, though we hope that each succeeding day will bring him back to his home." Mr. Coyle has put forth every effort 1 to Hnd the missing man but not atrace 'of him has been discovered since Mr. Saxe left his office. He has been in t^e employe of the W abash for the past three years. A year ago last November he was married to Miss Gertrude Coyle, only daughter of Phillip W. Coyle, assistant general freight agent of the Wabash Railroad. Since that time Mr. and Mrs. Saxe have resided with the Coyle faintly. Will Stic the Burlington ami Melt Line. Three suits will probably be instituted within a few days against the St. Louis. Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad Company and the St. Clair, Madison and St. Louis Belt Railroad Company, growing out of the accident that occurred December 8, when a Burlington surburban train, out of Alton, on the Belt Line tracks, ran over and killed four section men of a crew of five, at Burlington Park. The suits will be instituted by the administers of the estates of respectively Henry Delaney, Patrick Foer and James Bryant, all of .Alton. The suits will probably be for the full amount allowed by Iljinois laws, *o,000 each. The families of the men killed in the accident have repulsed all advances by the railroad company's representatives looking toward a compromise of the claim, and refused the offer of the company to pay the funeral expenses of the victims. It is claimed by the. St, Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern officers, also the Belt Line officers, upon whofce track the accident occurred, that no responsibility should be charged to the railroad company, as section crews have explicit instructions to look after their own safety and- thaUa'hanctcar, is an '•outlaw, •' the rights of which no train must obsurve. The wife of Abe Biel- stin, the fourth vfctim, is said to have compromised her claim for the death of her husband, and she was not living with him at the time. Pr.*pecu fttr.a Row are V«ry ttool-Both Sidei Determined. The conference between the committees of tho Council on railroads and ordinances, the Mayor and Engineer with reference to the orfiihanre granting to the Illinois Terminal Co. 11 franchise to lay its trunk bi'tyvoen the Bluff Iji.no und Alton tracks has bw.n postponed to Weil HIM Ju.y 'afternoon nl l:.'IO o'clock, on aceo'ant of the illness of the wife of the Miivor und his inability to attend. The contest between th» Illinois Terminal and the Belt Line is an interesting ono in view of thc v past rivalry between the two corporations for the strip of track room on the river front from Henry to Market street, and also from the threats of the Belt Line authorities to make it exciting for any* one who attempts .to'dislodge them from their property. The Terminal officers look upon the Belt Line as holding possession of the coveted strip of ground without authority. In the ordinance introduced at the, last council meeting the' Term, in a I ignores the Belt Line .and asks 'for a franchise over the ground between the Chicago '& AHon and the Bluff Line tracks. All the Illinois Terminal asks, the general manager says, is for the city to give it a'franchise and the Terminal will do the rest. He claims the franchise of the Belt Line does not exist, and that the strip of disused tracks has no legal standing in the courts.! The Belt Line people are defiant and say it will be l u sorry day for the person or railroad company that attempts to oust it from its presenthqld- ings. Said Mr. J. E. May, th'e late superintendent. ."The Belt Line is courting trouble, and nothing would Trades und Labor' Assembly After CoHiity Board. The Alton Trades and Labor Assembly adopted some red-hot resolu- lions yesterday with reference to the attempt of the County Board to make a straddle of the resolution that all county priming be done by union labor in the county. The County Board «o altwd the original resolution as to restrict the rule to certain kinds of work. The resolution adopted yester- "ay demands the printing of all sta Mormrj. supplies within the county. J'he Trades and Labor Assembly elected the following officers: Peter 'it/gerald, president; Thomas Oddy, «<* president; Emil Gerhardt, financial secretary; Joseph Giles, secre- |ary: H. c. Cramer, treasurer; Win. "My, sergeant-aj,-ttrm8; J. S. Cham- T. Uoberts, trustees. Attempted Suicide. •UP Felss, a young draughtsman fjnplo.veci in L, Pfelffenberger's office, ' (:uim ' ""-'"tally deranged Sunday «"« attempted to choke himself with u "•up which lu> bound tightly about ''is mvk. K ( ,I. SS i im t Jn tho familv ol "Ill's Unas and worked at night car- j%'for.Mr. Haas books. Overwork ml"','] 1 ' 1 """''' U> - !iave unuill «* n wd his «r!"' / ".""" u<s l)f lll ° house heard him fn!''"T, 1 '"" '" ll roo «> up stairs und lu .""l'lni.jhokliiKtoj«ath. H« was ''" l " St. .Josephs hospital, where f ""l treatment will probably re- ''I" reason, i'VlsH attempted i' 1 '- in the day to jump Into a cis- ^ ,[""' Wlls I'W'Vtt'iUHl upon to give up please it better than an opportunity of settling in the courts its rights to die strip of track lying between the Bluff Line and C. & A. tracks." The present superintendent talks in a similar strain and the attitude of the Beit Line is threatening. Mr. H. H. Ferguson, of the Illinois Terminal, laughs at the threats of the Belt Line, and says there is not the slightest possibility of trouble resulting from a grafting of a franchise to the Illinois Terminal. Resigned His Commission.. Lieutenant Edward C. Paul has tendered his resignation to the Adjutant General, to take effect at once. His resignation is the beginning of theeud of the local division of the naval militia, and it is stated on.the £est of authority that is probable the remaining commissioned officers will resign within a few days-. Lieut. H. H. Hewitt has intimated his intention to resign at an early date. The division is practically disbanded, as the members have ceased to attend the drills and no work has been done since the return from camp. The boys' tal.k indicate a strong feeling against the Adjutant General's department. The enlisted men were docked two days 1 pay on their return from camp, and in addition were docked for some camp (expenses that reduced their salari(« to one-half the amount due them. * »' disposition. "V '*«<»• "brain tood" thun from "La Bolle" Hour. Tucker Lawrence Scalded at Mora. , Tucker Lawrence, aged 21^ year's, was painfully scalded Saturday morning in accident to an engine hi was running in the feed mill of his brother, Kinney Lawrence, at Moru. The feed mill was running at full capacity when a plug in the boiler lilew out, allowing the hot water and steam to escape. ' Lawrence was staudin g below the place where the plug was and a stream of scalding water and steam poured down on him. . He was scalded severely but not fatally. Lawrence was a cousin of John Lawrence, of East St. Louis, who was killed by a Big Four train at East Alton Saturday night. Death of Mrs. John Fitzgerald. • Mrs. Mar.^£rat Fltzgerpld, wifo <tt John Fitzgerald, died Sunday morn- ing'at the family home, 1019 Garden street, aged 05 years. Her death is a sad surprise to her family, as she had b jen ill, but was thought* to be improving. She came to Al on thirty years ago and raised here a large family of children, who are well known in the community. The children are Mrs. Chas. Vol/., Mrs. Margaret Flynn, Mrs. H. Penning, Miss Annie Fitzgerald, Messrs. Daniel and David Fitzgerald,of Alton, and John Fitzgerald, of St. LoyiB. A UrowiiitfCliurcli. llev. G. W. Shepherd, tlu.< new pus tor of the First Methodist Church, has been meeting with remarkable success in his ministrations hero. Since he came to Alton there have been, thirty accessions to 'ho church as a result of revival services, and the attendiint't) ot tho services is increasing steadily. Mr. Shepherd expresses himself as being well pleased with Alton puoploimd says he never liked a phu* better. The admiration of the people fur Mr. Shepherd appears to be UH strong for him us Ills is for his A BrHflMt S66M tftjoy«0 by a Ur<je Number »f Alwi'i SwWty ftotfm.—Depleted , by a Society Woman. In strange contrast with the bleak, windy afternoon, wasjkhe scene within the homo of Capt. G. W.. Hill, on Thursday, when Mrs. Hill, assisted by her four daughters, Mosdarnes Gregory, MoKinney, Hoarno and Cunningham, received their friends from 2 until 5 o'clock. The elegant home with tho broad halls, spacious rooms, handsome furnishings, where tho soft light filtered through tinted globes, theihenvy perfume of hot-house flowers, banked on mantles and tables, the warmth and color o'f the whole, rendered! the occasion one to always dwell in the memory. The receiving party stood just with»n the front drawing room where the stately mother and her daughters gave a cordial welcome to each' guest. Mrs. Carl Wuerker was stationed at the foot of the grand stair case to greet the ladies as they arrived. Mr.«. Daniels and Miss Duncan led the way into the dining room, where one was .fairly enchanted by the vision of beauty that mettne eye. Around the snowy table, in whose center towered a vast shower pyramid of La France roses, with ropes of Southern sntilax, twined here and there, bon bons in cut glass, glistening under the glow of the mellow light shed through pink shaded candleabras, flitted about in their d,ainty robes, were Misses Kellenberger, Long, Biirbridge, Watson, 'Inglis and Montgomery, dispensing delicious refreshments consisting of ices in marvelous forms and various flavor, delicate 'pake and confections, supplemented by steaming chocolate served with salted almonds. Across directly from this charming vision, one entered another room of equal interest, where satMissesHearne and Pickard, behind a huge frappe bowl, constructed of ice and prettily decorated, containing coffee frappe', which these two young ladies in their snowy gowns made a fitting finish to the purity of the white table and its saowy contents. Hidden behind a floral drapery in a rear hall, the orchestra, adding greatly to the festive, occasion by the subdued sweet strains that fell upon the ear, only rendering conversation the more enjoy able. It is safe 1 to assert there were no regrets sent in answer to this hospitable invitation, the good old home being literally filled with Alton's best society. Beaib of 'an Old Reddent •Tohn H.Koehno, living on North Alby streeti djed'at £:05 a.m.Saturday after a< lingering illness and feebleness incident to old age. He suffered for many years with asthma. Mr. Koehne has been in the blacksmith business on Belle street for a long period, with his son William. Of late years he has done little, but left the conduct of his business to his son. Mr. Koehne was one of Alton's most substantial citi»ens, respected and admired by a wide . circle of acquaintances, as an honest and upright man who has raised a family to do his name honor. Mr. Koehne was born in Hanover. Germany, Feb. .1, 1827. He came to this country when 14 years of age, locating in Si. Charles, Mo. Five years later became to .Alton, where he has since resided, making his residence here about 54 years. His wife and seven children survive him, vix: Charles, William, Louis, Henry, and Mrs. Calvin Streeper, Mrs. Walter Roper and Miss Lulu Koehne. THE NtW C. P. CHURCH BWtDIVG. Made Modern and Up-to Date Ty Improvements. The. < 'ittnbarland Presbyterian will wnodol their church during the veur of HMO. When done it will have' entirely n different appearance; both inside and out, affording every convenience joiind in modern churches of the day. The plans have been decided upotrby the. building committee and approved by the official board, Tho congregation will be asked to approve, the plans on next Thursday evening. The plan provides for a tower on the southwest corner, with -principal entrance. Oh the east side Vill be a choir loft 12x27 feet. On the north «nd Of the present building will be an annex extending 12 feet beyond each side of building. This annex will be 21 feet wide and will be used for church parlors, etc. The west side will have, in the centre, a bay window, to break the long wall. The basemen twill be of the', same dimensions as the upper story. From the tower there will be a stairway leading into the auditorium. In the front of the basement will|beu cloak-room and primary class room. Under the choir will be the fuel and furnanc room, underneath the annex, on the West side will be the toilc^ room, closets, etc. Adjoining the latter will be-a large room used as a dining room, gymnasium, etc. The building when completed will be modern in every particular. The cost will be between $3,000 and $4,000. Standard Oil Driver An ested Frank Braxier, a driver for the Standard Oil Co., was arrested this morning by Officer Parker on the charge of selling coal oil without having it inspected. Th'e warrant was made out so as to include gasoline. Mr. Brazier was taken to the Police Court and there application for a continuance was made. The hearing will be Monday morning at S) o'clock. The arrest was the beginning of the City's task of bringing Mr. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Co. to terms. It is claimed by the Standard Oil Co. that one inspection of oil is all that is required by the State laws, but the City authorities claims that the City Council can pass an ordinance compelling the oil company to submit to an inspection of its oil by the city inspector and pay for it too It may be the' beginning of a long and interesting fight in the courts. The White Hussar Band elected officers for the ensuing year Friday night, with the folio wing result: Ed. Kleinpeter, President. Thos. McHenry, Vice President. E. Gossrau, Secretary. Will Schmoeller, Treasurer. Frank Mans, Librarian. O.-J. Gossrau, Leader. The White Hussars were never in better trim for gratifying the desire of all lovers of excellent music. Their reputation as musicians is known all over the country. The band is at,svork preparing for n concert to be given in six weeks for the benefit of the band. That n will be up to the highest expectation of all is sure. February (i the White Hussars will celebrate their jubilee. The members of the band will entertain their friends a id have a fine time. OFFICKR f'ARKKK'M ATTACK Slumlord Oil Case Nolle 1'rosseil IM-tinse MH> Miiin Witness is Tiiken 111 on |ho Xhiml. The case of the City against Fi-urik Bro/ier, driver and salesman of the Standard Oil Co., was dismissed this morning when called up by Justice Hrandewjedc on a change of venue from the Police Magistrate. City Counsellor Yager entered a nolle pros- wjui in the case because of u strange circumstance. Officer- Green Parker of the day police had been detailed to secure evidence to te used by the city in prosecuting the case and he made the. c wipluMnt and the arrest. When the officer was placed on the witness stan'l he became suddenly ill and almost unconscious. It was plainly evident he was suffering great pain but he he- roaically attempted t;> go on. He could not remember a single part of his evidence and could not tell his own name. He continued in a dazed condition for an hour and was then allowed to go home. Officer Parker said later that he felt a sudden pain in his heart and that instantly his mind became blank. His sudden illness was probably due to an approaching attack of the grip as he says he had been in good health up to the time he was placed on .the witness stand. He alone could g^ve avidence in the case and it was deemed advisable to dismiss it. City Counsellor Yager says the action taken today does not mean the city has weakened, and that the coal oil inspection ordinance will be vigor- ovsly enforced. Killed at East Alton. John Lawrence of East St. Louis, was fatally injured at East Alton Sat urday evening while attempting to board a^Big Four train at4:30 o'clock to go to his home in East St. Louis. He was.struck by the train and hurled against a switch-stand at the track- side and his back was broken. He lived several hours and was cared for by relatives.' Lawrence was 40 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. Coroner Bailey held an inquest and the body was cared for by relatives at East Alton. New Scale of Wages. The Carpenters' Union has notified contractors that beginning April 1, next, they will demand an eight-hour labor day. at 30 cents per hour. It is said that the union also notified the contractors that its members will not work on houses where rock work, or any part of the building, is done by non-union labor. Died. THE C ROW. The Senator Disclaims Responsibility for It. Does Nit Understand Wnv tHe Governor Attacked Him. WASHINGTON, D. c., January 12.—. Senator Cullom retnrm d to Washington this evening from a short visit to Baltimore, lie was seen at his residence and asked whether' he had seen Governor Tanner's attack on'hlm und whether he hnd any reply to make to it. He said: "I have seen the substance of his statement, i don't infnd to enter into a controversy with Governor Tanner, or anybody el?e. over my record, 1 have been prominent in Illinois politics for a third of a century. The people of Illinois know my record; they know whether or not I have served them well. I am content to leave the matter to their judgment. It seems to me that the attack of Governor Tomer was unbecoming to him, both as Governor and as a Republican. I have never entertained-any but, the frier dliest sentiments toward Governor Tanner, personally and politically. I am unable to understand the reason for his assault upon me. He supposes, I presume, that I had something to do with working up sen tinient in favor of his withdrawal from the gubernatorial race. It was his own fault, and I don't see why he should blame anbody for it. I have not presumed to dictate who should run for Governor, or for any other State office in Illinois. "1 don't intend to be drawn into any controversy with Governor Tanner," repeated the Senator. "1 prefer to leave whatever; question he may raise about me to the people of Illinois for their decision." tint of Gnuid Jurors Arrive too Late. Clerk Brandeweide of the City Court received from County Clerk Riniker today a certified list of the grand jurors appointed for the City Court of Alton by the county board. He also received notice that the list of grand jurors selected at tho December meet, ing of the county board had been rescinded. ,tty certified list, arrived too late to be of use, it ia said. The law required it should have certified within five days after appointment and the certi- i&caie reached here on the eighth day. r.indldates for State's Attorney Mr. .Joseph V. E. Marsh, of Alton, will be a candidate before the Republican county convention for the nomination for the office of State's Attorney. Mr, Marsh is a son of Dr. E. Marsh and was born and has lived in Upper Alton. He recently was admitted to practice law and has an office in the • Haagen building. He has been successful in a remarkable degree in the practice of his profession and would make a capable officer. The present incumbent, L. N. Staats, and J- P. Streuer, of Highland, will be candidates for the nomination for the same office. R. W. Stanton left for Forsythe, Mb., last night, after a week's stay at home. His health was m'at/eriallv*'im- proved at Forsythe, and he will remain there for some time for- further' improvement, Joseph E. Wilkinson, the 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Wilkinson, died Fridy night at 8:33 o'clockat the family home, 1029 -Boston street. The little fellow had been ill only two days with an acute stomach trouble and suffered great pain. His death and release from suffering was a re« lief to his parents as well as himself. Mrs. Julia Wright has instituted suit against the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for $200 on a life insurance policy of her husband, the late Thomas Wright. The insurance company refused to pay the policy because Wright was beyond the age limit at a time when the policy had lapsed and was renewed by its agent. The policy is said to have been renewed within the eight weeks' time allowed by the rules of the insurance company in case of a lapse. Dr.A.W.Rue,Dentist, Spaldingbrlir. The christening of Helen, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. KauiJ'- man, took place Sunday afternoon at the family home on Langdon street. A number of relatives unexpectedly j dropped in and there was a pleasant family reunion. Rev. G. W. Shepherd officiated at the christening. iThose presect were Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Kauffman. of Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Kauffman, of Dallas, Tex.: Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kauffman and Miss Grace, of Bethalto, and Mrs. P. K. Winter, of Omaha, Neb. Alton's Additional Railroad Facilities. Concerning the recent completion of the connection of the Illinois Terminal with the railroads at Edwardsville, the Intelligencer says: The Illinois Terminal's eastern outlet is now complete. The last spike in the line connecting with the C., P. & St. L. and the Clover Leaf was driven yesterday afternoon* and the glass works are now connected direct with most of the territory lying north and eastiof Alton. Besides the roads running, through Alton it now has the advantage of three passing through here, and which it is believed are more adaptable than those on the west side of the county. Within an hour of its completion the Terminal delivered 1800 pounds of meat to the Clover Leaf for eastern shipment. For good new or second hand cook ing, heating or gasoline stoves, call at Chris Eckhardt's 721 E. Second st. DeLery Tassel Gas Burners* SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW. Thin burner consumes LB39 GAS and has NO MANTLES or OHIM^RVS to BREAK. Consequently it la the MOST ECONOMICAL hiirner to naef It will noun PLV for itself in tbe savin*- of gas and the breaking of Chimneys and Mantle^. Fi T >al • "r|y ft I 110 Third st. Price f\ Complete Price put up $1.25. 'HHONB M>. uo. Mrs. K, B.* MorrlwetttHoi 1 went t:i Jorscyville to spend Sunday with her sister, Mrs. U. W. Knapp. ATTENTION, HUNTERS! We mean bargain hunters. We have made a sn's Fine Pants •*~^ and will sell them., while they last, at ihe following low prices: $5 Pants for 3,98; $4,50 for 3.69; $4 for 3,17; $3,50 for 2.98; $3 for 2,37; $2.50,1,98; $2, 1,48 You are invited to come and see them. (el. "66. M. SCHWEPPE, The Clothier, 117 W. Third st.

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