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ALTOX WEEKLY TELEGBAPH, TMUH8DAY, tTAK. 25, 1900. , vs sr,l) I-AVIMJ ORUIXAXC1W. Council Hold* an "n- SOCIETY NOTRS. 'W KiH'liri' Chili Woman's Council Note* on life "Dress Itoliearsnl." Etc. .,-,.,. villn-r,. board of Upper Alton: •ning. passed the ordinance for paving (larden and reels, a distance of almost Tlie ordinances wero peti- M st Se)itemberby a majori- li.e'nmposed' improvement. The peti- ' „, the ordinances- have been i „, ,be balances since that ,„; but of late the opposition was wi ,|,draw.i and the council decided to ,. s the ordinance. _ The paving is now assured and the ,, i( ,,i,js of the improvement are jubi- T)u , n r st skip I" «"•• m ?™* of • , ni vc'uients was taken when the. vil- ""!!.'secured the extension of the '.;„,,. w,,rks, and the paving is the ,,,! * tl .p that indicates the awak- " • ]..• of Upper Alton to municipal uilviiiiceinent. In Addition to the paving ordinance i w( , ..rude ordinances were passed,, ostublishing the grade of the two B '\', nnliimnee was passed-granting ,„ the Central Union Telephone Company a franchise in the village. The teli'i hone company has had no franchise in Upper Alton for a number of vent's. The village will receive a j m , telephone for official use in return for the ordinance. . MAKINfl HEADY FOR MICROBES. V,'uler I'mnpiiiff Station J'ropnHnir to Colic, With Cliic'.iitro'H DeLery Tassel Gas Burners. SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW. Thin burner, consamafl LBSS GAS and has NO MANTLES or CHIMNEYS to BREAK. Consequently it ie the MOST ECONOMICAL burner to tme. It will soon pay for itself in tbe saving of gas and the breaking of Chimneys and Mantles. • For sale only at tlOPPE'S now. Third st. Price $1 Complete Price put up $1.25. 'PHONE NO. 110. Canned and Bottled Goods. Heinz'R Baked Beann, hnintz'* Tnmat'i Soup, UeiDz's India Relish, Heinz's Preserved Sweet. Pickles Heinz's Spiced Qberkins, Heinz's Tomato Ohntney, Heinz'e Queen Olives. ' Bnidar's Catsup, Stu£fed Olives. Oream Maule Syrup, Salad Dressing, Lea & Perkins' Hauce. Sifted Sweet Wrinkle Peas; Asparagus; Blueberries; White Heatb, Orange Blossom and Standard Peaches. String Beans, Oolton Apricot, Lib. erty Bell and Lilac Corn, Squirrel, Ben Hur and Oreenwood Tomato. A. F. COHSLEY 6th and Alby sts. Telephone 2)4. A new card club' 1 has been organl/cd by some of the Alton ladies for euchre exclusively. The club will hold its lirst meeting Wednesday next at the Vleautiful river view home on Summit avenue of Mrs. Deteriltng, who wiis chosen president. Twenty members comprise the membership. Mrs. Kli/.abeth Terrell is entertaining little MasUir Westover and his nurse of St. Louis during the sojourn of Mr. and Mrs. Westover in New York City. Miss Lucy Porter came up from. St. Louis to attend the Dress Rehearsal and was the guest of Mtss Heywood. Two of Alton's society beaux will meet by chance in St. Louis, at the home of the, fair inamorata- let us hope not In deadly conflict, but agreeing to abide her heart!s best choice. The Woman's Council met yesterday afternoon with Mrs. L. M. Laird and an unusually large audience responded to roll-call. Ilesponse were from Lowell. The essayist, Mrs. Chittenden, had a carefully prepared and instructive paper on "Scandinavian Mythology,"which was writteniriMrs. Chittenden's usual good style. The study of two eminent stut&smen, Stephen A. Douglas and Charles Sumner, given by Mrs. H. J. Bowman, was also much enjoyed. After the discussion of these interesting subjects, Mrs. George 11. Hewitt read extracts from the life and poems of Lowell. The Council will hold its next meeting February 9 with Mrs. C. F. Sparks. Again the curtain rose on the pretty operetta Friday eve., and greeted another well filled house, and some one says a more appreciative audience, if possible. From our own standpoint we say nay. We accord Miss Jones all praise so richly deserved in the management of her school, and suggest other instructresses to adopt her method in regard to refractory pupils. Mrs. Jarvey, using a popular phrase, was "simply immense," and we readily believe her when she claims to be the only Lady Macbeth on the boards today. Her regal appearance and haughty grace o'f manner, bears her out in the assertion. "Mademoiselle" was the embodiment of a polite, dainty, relined Paris- ienne. Cinderella, the central figure of the play, for what would Cinderella have been with such a form, face and voice left out, was a vision fair to behold, even in her tatters and grime, snubbed and hated by her sisters, Carrie and Martha, who under the guise of envy and malice, were charming and stately as usual. Humpie was to the life, a chewing gum fiend, and should be a warning to all who are likewise addicted. Spivins .won for herself an ever abiding example of the influence of yellow-back literature. We could see ,what inroads the details of harrowing love, blood and thunder were making upon the fair young face, all'out of sympathy for falling heroes and distressed heorines. The gastronomic feats of .Sara Ann were without parallel, and caused many an anxious mother to be filled with forebodings and sympathy for the teacher and 1 pupils. Jennings was a veritable Godmother and had this been children's night the little folks would have gone wild over the gracious (lodmother who could work such wonders with her fairy wand. Pinchbeck, the personification of a philanthropist, her determined, heroic endeavors to reconstruct the whole for humanity's sake was worthy of a better role. She will in time be the peer of Susan U. Anthony and others. Although her duties were servile, tho maid was faithful to her task and worthy of her hire. • Wilkins was as persistent as the traditional Prince in pursuance o( his love, yqt more modest and maidenly than the average wooer, We will not overlook the chorus who demeaned themselves with dignity and patience throughout. The only cloud in the hori/.on of this bright, sparkling operetta were the thunders of applause that shook the Temple as the curtain shut out the performers for SWKKT CHAIUTV'S SAKK. owners of for $"),()(«) her son by I'Yank, of KKHKKA1-PH DISTRICT MKKT1NG. Alton l.odtt'C Prcpiitlni? to Have it More In April. The phu;e where the greatest interest Is manifested in the coming of Chicago's sewage by way of the drainage canal is at the water works pumping station. There, preparations are bo- ing made to purify the water so that there will be not the least danger to the city from contagious disease ge,rmH carried to Alton in the river water and distributed throughout the city through the medium of the waterworks system. President C. H. Vcn- ner has sent itiHtructions to Superintendent/Taylor to take every precaution to purify the water. The instructions are, further, to send at once for Mr. C. H. Kendrick, of New York city, who built tho altering plant, in case the (liter proves inadequate to the task of disposing of the filth. The engineer in charge of the plant, Mr. Louis Jones, has no doubt of the ability of the filter to purify the water of any disease germs. He points to the report of the chemical analysis of the water made at the laboratory of the University of Illinois, last Summer, which showed that all but an insignificant and impotent amount of disease germs of the natural Mississippi river water was taken out by the tiller. There is no alarm felt at the water works pumping station, as there .is little doubt but that all the microbes of the Chicago river will die on the'way or be strained out in the filtering vats. All day Sunday the place was thronged with visitors and the anxious inquiry was made by each as to the danger from Chicago sewage. The inquirers were calmly assured there is no danger and were told they need have no fear of an epidemic of disease slissemminated through tbe medium of the water works. The Alton Lodge. Daughters of lle- bekah are preparing for an important event in their order. The l-'ourth District Association, comprising one- fourth of tht>: lodges of the State, will hold its annual meeting in this city during the first week of April. The association will be in convention two days and it is eiitimated MO delegates will be in attendance. The meetings will Im in'Odd Fellows'Temple. The officers of the Fourth District Asso- OIL IS TWICE INSI'KCTEI). ' ("liniCII WII.I, UK HKMODKLKD. Insjiectors Crowe ami Mii'lioncy Sill Ciimheflaiii! I'reshyterimn so Decide Contestinir for Keroirnifimi. ; n' « -M'-'-liiur \,»<t Xifflif. C, & A. Nfiw Timcl'ard. The new time card 'on the Alton which was expected earlier in the year, it is said, will be out January 27 or February 4. It-is understood that the change to standard rules will be made then and that new cars for trains 51-52 between Chicago and Kansas City, will be put on and' shortening up the time. The plans of the officials also include the addition of some new freights on the north end, possibly a new suburban train Iwtween Joliet and Chicago, and other changes now under discussion. It ie also said that the new change of time will send the fast trains by way of Alton. elation are Mrs. J. K. Wheeler, of Alton, president: Mrs. M. K. Carr, of East St. Louis, vice president, Mrs. K. V. .lames, of Belleville, secretary. Among the delegates who will attend the State convention are Mrs. Ollie Blackman, president of the Assembly, and Mrs. Lollle L. Richard, secretary of the Assembly. At the regular meeting of Alton Lodge, February 1, the Kebekahs will begin ty make arrangements for entertaining the visitors. An elaborate program, extending over the two days, will be prepared. Took, a Cold Swim. A large crowd witnessed the fulfillment of a novel wager on the river bank above the new waterworks pumping station Sunday. Arthur Hart- inann, a clerk in the office of the Belt Line, and John Burton, assistant city engineer, were walking with a party of young friends along the Blul)' Line •tracks when the boys engaged in an argument as to which one had gone swimming earliest in the season. The outcome was that there'was challenge to go in swimming right then. Both boys were game and the wager was made, neither caring to back down in the presence of the crowd of boys with them, Both hurried down to the river bank and in a minute were peeling off their clothes to take the swim. The stones were icy cold where the boys 'stood and on them still clung masses of ice that had been pushed out on the bank when the ice-gorge broke up two weeks ago. Burton was the first one ready for the plunge and waded in closely followed by Hartmann. It required quick action or the wagerwould be lost. The boys on the bank watched their shivering companions wade out and shivered in sympathy. When the wager was fulfilled both boys hurried out and' lost no time in putting on their clothes. So far they have not suffered from the cold and expos- The coal oil inspectorship controversy is far from being settled ;md the two rival inspectors are still contesting for recognition as official inspector. Another tank of oil was received a few days ago:both inspectors were notiticd of its arrival and both were informed they might inspect it. Both inspectors hastened to the oil tanks with their little boxes of instru- incuts, both inspected the oil and each offered to give certificates provided tht! Standard Oil Company recogni/.fd him as official inspector. Mr. Wheeler declined to i-ecogtme both inspectors and would not discriminate. The: oil will be sold without an inspector's certificate, and the trouble goes merrily on. The tank contained 150 barrels of oil and the inspector's fees would be $15. sr.lTTOSKT ASIDE DKKD. .For the Homestead of John Klble to Theo. Alirens. Hon. J. H. Yager, attorney for Anton Keck, today tiled a suit in the city court, and the' papers were served, to set aside the deed of transfer given by John Klble'and Annie Klble, his wife, to Theo. Ahrens, his father-in-law. Several years ago Mr. Elble was indebted to Anton Reck. The latter failing to get his money sued Mr. Klble and got a judgment for $!>"(>. Mr. .El ble and his wife in January. 18!)", hat transferred their homestead to Theo Ahrens, his father-in-law, $2,000 being named in- the deed as the considera tion. Now Mr. Reck sues the thre persons, asking the court to set asid the transfer. Colored Children Attending School. The colored children of Alton who were remaining out of school on account of the, assignment of them to Douglass and Lovejoy schools, are returning and the attendance increases almpst daily. Superintendent Haight is authoi ity for the statement that there are now enrolled over seventy colored children, wbieh v he estimates to be, fully one-half of the number in the city below the high school age. Douglass school has the largest attendance and the number is increasing more rapidly than in the other schools.. Vinegar Factory Dismantled. The. old vinegar factory is almost a thing of the past. The last bricks in the wajls that have boon a landmark for many years arc being taken down, and another day will find the walls ra*/*d. D. Ryan, who had the contract for tearing down the old building and putting up the new one. has done quick i#brk, and now the old building is almost lev-pled to the ground. Real KsUtti Transfers. Henry and Mary Kopp have sold to Jacob Kopp the undivided two-thirds of lot 10, block 38, Hunter's addition \A> Alton, for $2,000'. Henry and Mary Kopp have sold to Henry Kopp tho undivided two-thirds of tho south half of lot 8, block 41. same addition, for $2,000. ^ Jacob and Henry Kopp have sold to Mary Kopp, the. undivided two-thirds of the north half of lot 8, block 41, Hunter'e addition to Alton for *1 ,500 A Youthful Marriage. Charles L. Miller, aged 21, and Ollie W. Ward, aged 14, were married by Rev. H. M. Chittenden Monday. The couple appeared at the office of Clerk Bierbaum accompanied by the mother of the girl, Mrs. Sara D. Ward of Upper Alton. The clerk demurred at lirst to issuing the license owing to the youthful appearance of the girl, and he had doubts that she wns not below the- statutory age. The statutes forbid marriage of girls under 14 years of age, but the girl's mother made affidavit her daughter was nearly fifteen, so the license was issued. The mother said her husband is now dangerously ill in Upper Alton and wus unable to give his consent to the marriage. \V. .1. McConnell, one of the best known temperance lecturers of the country died at Philadelphia Saturday from delirium tremens and morphine. McConnell will be remefnbered in Alton as lie held a temperance revival here in 18513. He was a reformed drunkard at the time and was working in the temperance cause with great ability. Through ill-health he resumed bis old habits and died with delirium tremens. He was one of the most eloquent ami successful .temperance lecturers in the country. A letter was received today from Will !'• Chalk, who is now at Guay- ma, Porto Hico. Will is attached to the engineering corps at Guayhia as a clerk. He has come to like the country, is gaining in weight and is learning to speak Spanish. He is pleased with his position and well satisfied. The Mystics met for practice on Luer's Alleys in Upper Alton Thurday night. The following scores were made:* 1234 5 To. Av. Greding W. . .41 45 67 34 33 220 44 Herb . ...... 35 33 2tt 35 20 155 31 Greding E. . . .38 42 38 32 31 181 3tj 1-5 Christoe ...... 3(i 42' 27 34 24 163 32 .5-;_> Greding M...43 43 35 35 30 186 37 l-o Loehr . ...... 30 24 33 23 35 145 29 Smith ........ 34 27 35 SB 28 150 30 Feldwisch . . . .31 23 30 27 31 142 28 2-5 Cole .28 31 30 38 27 100 32 CathcaW, ... .28 2.3 34 26 31 142 28 2-5 Stack ......... 28553044 33 189 38 E. 10. Johnson also ran (rolled). The following scores were made at the Luer alleys Friday evening: 1 2 Total Av J. P. Bauer 2!) 29 58 Mrs. H. Schindewolf..!.) 23 H. Schindewolf.. i.... 37 28 Miss B. Roesh 21 ,12 J Schulenberg 21 29 Miss A. Unterbrink.. .22 19 Miss A. Dietehju 31 23 A. Luer, Jr 20 20 Miss J Unterbrink 20 21 A. Henderson —• 18 H. Busse 19 20 Fr. Nieolet ...37 32 Miss A. Nicolei 1(5 2!) H. Luer 40 27 Mrs. Fr. NMoolet 13 23 Miss Lee Sharf ; lit 27 Miss L. Bringmann.. .29 24 G. Huslcinson 27 21 T. Nolan ~ 28 38 05 33 50 41 54 40 47 18 45 09 45 07 30 40 53 4» 28 29 19 324 Nil 25 20* 27 23 23* 22* ' 341 22* 33* 18 23 20* 24 Having a Great Kun on. Chambnriain's Cough Remedy. Manager Martin, of the Pierson dru"- store, informs us that he is bav- ins a great run on Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. He sells live bottles of that medicine to one of any other kind, and it gives great satisfaction. In these days of la grippe there is nothing like Chamberlain's Cough Reinedv to stop the cough, heal up the sove throat and lungs and give relief within a very short time. 'Ihe sale are growing, and all who try it are pleased with its prompt action.— South Chicago Daily Calumet, lor sale by E. Marsh S. Paul's Pharmacy. H. Wvss and Mr. Will Schweppe, spent Sunday at ,the Sehweppe. of St. Louis, home of H. M. ... 13,_y...» pleurisy and pneumonia in a wonderfully thor t umr. It promptly r.Hay» inflammation of UK'AUKS. v ot sore lungs i' -. in/uiudble. Small <W*. Price 25c. Tin 1 Cumberland Presbyterian* de- ' I'idcd lust evening to proceed with the proposed remodeling of their church home. The congregational meeting wus held in the church Thursday eve. after prayer meeting, and the plans which the building committee had iip- provi.'d were discussed thoroughly. The plans arc the. work of A. S. Marland, manager of B. If. Kden's otlice. A short description of them was published in the TBUCUKAPH recently. The congregation formally accepted ie plans and decided to continue the •ork of securing the balance to make p the sum needed in the church erec- ions., Work will be started in the pring and it. is hoped will In-com- •letol so that the dedication may be n September. Mr. K. D. Patton spent. Sunday at \Iattoon with his brother. Did Hi* Constitutional Duty. Hon. Win. K. Day, late Secretary jf State in President McKinley's cab- net, and President of tho Spanish- American Peace Commission, which prepared the treaty of peace, address- ?cl the Ohio Society in Chicago last jiight. Mr. Day warmly defended the President's course in negotiating for the whole of the Philippine archipelego, as the only thing the President could do, and "his constitutional duty" under the circumstances. As to what 'should be done with the Philippines, Mr. Day said: "We could not give them back to Spain. No less could we abandon them to the anarchy and discord of contending tribes, nor throw them as a bone of contention among the nations of the earth. "If Spanish rule must end, then it •as deemed the best solution of the •roblem that America take the title erself, and this was done. Done in he spirit which showed the American ie"ople to be great enough in the hour if their triumph to show consideration or a weak and conquered foe. Had a •upture occurred between the commis- biontrs of the two countries, the United States would have been driven to he dire necessity of a conquest of arms and the certain embarrassment which would arise from so defective a Itle. It made a demand for the islands, but accompanied it, not with a naked claim of conquest, but by generous concessions, in the same spirit which actuated our conduct with defeated Mexico, when we paid her $15,000,000 fqr the territory ceded to us. "Not appreciating the fact that the American government always has meant, and always will mean, the advancement of civili/ation, misguided by evil counsel, even before the treaty was ratified, an attack \Vas made by Agninaldo on the American troops. In that situation the duty of tbe American President was clear. Force must be met with force. Peace and order must be restored in every foot of our new domain: To that duty tV.e the executive devoted the army and navv. Less than -this he could not constitutionally do. With 1 jss than this the. American people would nob have been satisfied. "Happily that condition of warfare seems near its end, and the question is reduced to the future policy of the American people in dealing with this new part of its domain. Now is neither the tim,' %1 or occasion for its discussion. . «' I <lo not pass the line which divides , -itriotism from par tisanship when I say there can com to these people nothing but good as a result of American rule. To us is brought a duty which will never be fully discharged until American civilization and the blessings of good government have been given to these distant islands of the sea. Tonight there is no liag which carries with it more respect from all the people of earth than the banner of the free, which, wherever it lloats, over the sea or over the bind, stands and shall forever stand for the highest liberty, the most advanced civilixution and the greatest opportunity anywhere accorded to the children of men." We have fresh, one, two and five pound Fruit cakes. Cape Cod cranberries. • Apples—Bellefleuer,Rhode island Greenings.Wlhe Saps, Jonathans. Sawyer & Reiser, Madison Bldx,, Phone 186, J ^'£.;,„ 'caught. Suit for 8'*».<) ()(( Mrs. Alice Luttroll, through her attorney, Col. -I- -I- Hrimholt, instituted suit 'in the City <'ourt, yesterday, against Snyder >V <"'»* 1 ' tbe ferryboat Altoujaii, damages for the death of drowning. The little son, Mrs Luttrell, was drowned by walk- lug through the -too.- of the ferryboat W l, w .l.hnii*. at a 1 picnic at Itiverside Park, liint liiiiHJiiwr. The coro.ier's jury cenburod Suyder \. iiruse lor not fastening the (U ^ 1 '. h l'l; u . 1 ^. 1 : v : ])r W II."smith, Superintendent of ,bc IJcvcrly Kami Home for rVeblc, Minded, at (iodf.vy, wired the thief of Police Saturday night of tho escape of two fui'blo minded boys from the in- Ktltuto. At last accounts the boys had ATTENTION, HUNTEES! We mean bargain hunters. We have made a Big Cut in Our Men's Fine Pants and will sell them, while they last, at the 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. 166. M. SCHWEPI The Clothier, 117 W. Third st.