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THE FvEPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY, MAY 2. 1000.
This on Shoe Means
ST. LOUIS. U.S.A.
"4 4 i J "i "J 4 " 4 4
Tb hUhest amount leaned on watches. 3Ia
tnonda, Jrwelrr and all articles nf alue. Ijrne
loans a specialty, at low ratrs rt Interest. IJjsi
csta strictly confidential. Unredeemed pledges
8. VAN RAALTE & CO.,
12 and 1-1 S. 4th, nlao 213 X. 7th St.
X 23 Years' X
EXPERIENCE IN FIRE
HALL & CARROLL,
rffer their services as Adjuster for the reor..
Tnre any rerutable house In St. l3ul as to their
character and ability. Klr.Ioch and Bell 'phones.
XJenc ellstanc. 'phone Main 27X4. Address
ST. LOUIS, MO. A.
ECHWKVKIfq PENNSYLVANIA RTK. J5.C0.
Ben4 tl.W sad receive by express, prepaid, four
fall quarts cf taia celetrated Whiskey, shipped In
plain package. Address Jom Schweyer & Co..
VVarebou. C. E 11 W. Twelfth st.. Cblcaso.HL
ritrer.ttsrals. sad all rectal
diseases a pclAlty; carts
ruarsBUH.1. flits petto atBtl
csrsAsypalalaMSrsstmenL Cearaltatlcn frss. Dr.aCt.ty
SttBo, EpatUiuu nsuaaa ukix. su n.ijM bl. sliaois.
Warts, Pear. Tattrvi nnd Birth
mark". Superfluous II airs, etc.. per-ma-.crtly
removed. Use L.EI1DU3
for the complexion.
J. WEimiY. M. D-. SOT Union Trust Elds.
llol! irart. nil unnatarU
growths cf th sain pnTunent-
ii remmea in 14 d-ivs: no
Lit if rt (WATrt'r.fm T.
XrleL M. D.. i;7 S. Eleventh rt.. St. Louli. Mo.
J. P. FARISH
CITY ITK MS.
CRAWFORD'S people, as you are aware,
we selling out their Mason fc Hamlin Pi
anos for want of room, and now have only
a. very few left. Intending purchasers
should mako up their minds quickly, as
they might Just bo In time to be too latell
Tho prices on these Instruments are Just
half the regular prices!!
DR. PIEGERTS Angostura Bitters ex
cites the appetite and digestive organs.
WATERS AT THE HIGHEST.
Flood 2vews From Texas Is More
Dallas, Tex.. May 1. The flood news from
over the State indicates that the waters
have reached the highest stage likely to bo
registered during the present overflow. The
Trinity Is the most menacing stream Just
now. A tremendous body of water is rush
ing past Dallas, und all the bottom lands
to tho west, tho northwest and the south
west of the city are submerged.
The river Is from one to three m'.le3 wide,
and crops In the valley aro ruined. Much
lumber. logs, wood, Tenccs, farm buildings
and live stock have been lost. Tho dozen
r more magnlnccnt iron railroad and
wagon bridges in and around Dallas are in
tact, but only the railroad bridges caa be
u-ed. as the wagon roads leading to tho
city from the west are all covered with
many feet of water.
The river to-night is at a stand, approx
Imatrly within live lcet of the ISM mark.
A vast amount of water is due to reach
Dallas, however, from the Panhandle coun
try about Thursday as a result of the hard
general rain in that section on Sunday
night last. This water has to travel from
WW to 7rt miles with tho winding of tho
streams and is not due to reach Dallas
earlier than Thursday.
Continued Clear fteaihpr mav crenlila (Via
Trinity to carry off sufficient water to avert
any more serious damage than has already
occurred, but another heavy rain within tho
Juxt twenty-four hours would produce a
dangerous situation. The following weather
bulletins were received to-night:
Waco The Bruzos has fallen Ave feet
since yesterday. Weather clear.
Bastrop Thero has been no rise in the
Colorado at this point to-day. Weather
Lagrange The Colorado began falling fast
thin afternoon. Weather clear.
Shreveport Texarkana, Paris and Dcnl
on report clear weather and the Red River
falling an average of two Indies to-day.
Above Wellborn the river Is falling slow
ly, but below Wellborn it is rising nnd
spreading over tho low bottom lands. Tho
Austin branch of tho Houston ,and Texas
Central Railway suffered considerably from
the high water yesterday, and trains will
not run over tho road for two or three
AU th rallwaj-3 running through Tort
Worth have about recovered from tho flood
paralysis, and, while some of the repairs
re of n temporary character, they are suf.
ncient to permit through traffic, except tho
Denver road, which has two washouts near
Cnannlng and Amanita. Thee will llo
closed to-day or to-morrow, unless tho
heavy rain jesterdty prevents work. There
were 1.4 inches of rainfall at Amtiilio. a
Kwnni i idiiia tuvwi on tne upnvpr, and
through trains are abandoned, probably un
COTTON CLOSED LOWER.
Decline Caused by IJearish Foreign
Now York, M,ay I. Cottorj was vcrr dull
tnd closed steady, with prices 7 to 11 points
ret lower. Business In cotton futures was
very slow, rriccs took a lower level, but.
at the decline, thero was little speculative
demand. The opening call showed a loss of
2 to 4 points, whloh later transacUons in
creased to S to 11 points. The decline fol
lowed unsaUsfaactory cables and Improved
weather news in general, the feature of
the latter being reports of better condi
tions In the fiood-threatencd districts of
Texas. Farm work in every cotton-planting
locality fit for cultivation, according
to reports reaching here, was being pressed
forward with great nagerness. and selling
orders from the South many of them
from the larger planters constituted an
Important element In the pressure on tho
market. Selling for European and Wall
klreet accounts were also considerable. As
far as the general public took any part,
their orders were rather for Felling than
for buying cotton. In the expectation of
poor cables to-day, esUmated larger re
ceipts from cotton heretofore detained by
floods, and also following unsatisfactory
accounts from dry goods centers. Shorti
were the principal buyers. Tho session
was the dullest of recent months. Spot
cotton closed quiet, with quotation un
changed on the basi3 of 13-16c for mid
dling uplands. Sales were S,5u0 bales. Quo
tations were as follows:
Months. Open. l!lh. Iyiw.
May 8.50 5.1-5 9.47
Juns ....... 9.59 9.F.) D.l
July 9.60 P.W 5.41
August ..... ......J.31 9. SI S.21
September S.Oj i.sz 8.43
October S.2 8.23 f.:
November ... K.15 s.M t.07
December ........... .8.12 R.i; fM
Jaruary S.U S.i: i.es
llarcn . 8. IS S.l! S.U
CASTOR I A
-For Infants and CMldren.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
HEARING IN MEIER
E. C. Lackland, Foreman of Febru
ary Grand Jury. Denies That Llo
Intended to Prefer Charges.
JAMES DUROSS ON THE STAND.
Refuses to Divulge Information Ob
tained in Grand .Jury Room
Members of The Repub
lic Staff Testifr.
The second session of the hearing on the
charges prt-fcrre.1 against Supply CommN
Moncr Pred c. Meier was held In Major
Zfegcnhein'.i oirice at tho City Hall jes
Two members of the Tcbruary Grand
Jury, which made tho report consuring the
conduct of the Supply Commiss-ioner's of
llco and recommending Mr. Meier's removal
by the Mayor, and several members of The
Republic Ftaff were closely examined by
City Counselor Schnurmaclicr. None of thf
witnesses could give any information of
the kind and In the way that Mr. Schnur
machcr desired. Tho hearing was continued
until Thursday, May 10. at 3 p. ni.
The crowd present yesterday was not rn
great as on tho occ.is.ion of the tin-t ses
sion, but thoso present appeared to bo
deeply interested. Mr. Meier t.it with liU
attorneys. Theodore Rassieur and Chester
II. Krum, and appeared to be entirely at
case. The Maor sat behind the long table,
the ends of which were occupied by stenog.
raphera for Mr. Meier and for the Grand
Jurors. City Counselor Schnurmacher sat
at the cast end of the table, and near him
sat Attorneys Blair, Jourdan and Lack
land, attorneys for the Grand Jurors. As
at the previous session, the attorneys for
tie Grand Jurors were not allowed to take
part as counsel.
Mr. Schnurmacher appeared exasperated
when Grand Juror Austin i:. Cook, who did
not appear at the first t-ession. was called
and did not respond. Ho stated that ho
would certainly ask for an attachment for
him If he did not appear at the next ses
sion. Attorneys Blair and Jourdan cx-
i!!S3 h. b?"cf. that 3Ir' Cock "d "
"?T(?1.,!ab,y stained, and that he woUd
not fall to be present then.
i:lHrar . Lackland Kxnminrd.
w aE a Lack'and. who was foreman of
the tehruary Grand Jury, was the first of
the witnesses called. At the first session
at this KntadJ)ron,,i.!!c'1 ''" he would
v. Jr "Sslon- rfve his decision ns to
whether he would submit to the Mar
certain specific charges against the Supply
Commissioner, which v,.i.? ., .
and which ho Mated, were in his posset
blon. Mr. Luckland'3 decision was against
the submission of tlieso charges.
-... iacKlunu nrst corr. rt.rt .1... r...
Counselor in his btatcment Uiat the wlt
Jicm had stated that ho had had the specitlc
charges prepared. "1 only stated that they
had been prepared, and that I had them in
my possession," declared. "1 had ,2
hand in their preparaUoa."
" 7ViUMyou Uibm!t f103 specific charges
..rhe.fayorr asKed iIr- Schnurmaclier.
I will not," was, tho reply. "They were
not prepared at my lnttaiice. Ttiev were
voluntarily bandrd to me, but not for the
purpose of making u cf tht.m In the
i?Iri ""KSesied. Therefor I do not feel
justlhed in s,ubnmting them."
Mr. Lackland was asked if ho would sub
mit them to Mr. Schnurmacher for his
guidance and not for uo as a document.
He declined to do s. Then ho stated. In
reply to a series of questions, that the
charges were not now in hi pooaesion.
and that ho did not know where they were.
Ho had given them to ids ton, and did not
know what had bteome ot them.
At the request of .Mr. Schnurmacher Mr.
LacKland asked his sou what had become
of the charges. Mr. Lackland, Jr.. jcphol
that he did not know. They had gone out
of his possession and might have been de
stroyed. In rcrlv to further ftMo-tf.y? t...
stated that thiy had bten drawn up Irom
charges made by the Giacd Jury and in
Didn't Intend to Prefer Clinrrs.
Mr. Lackland was asked to specify where
in the charges differed from thoe in tho
Grand Jury repoit. Attorney Ivrura ob
jected, contending that the Grand Jury re
port did not contain charges, but the ob
jection was not noticed. Mr. Lackland raid
he had not examintd tho specitlc chargis
closely, and he did not know what the
points of difference were.
Mr. Lackland n.an nsLpil . Vtoth.i- .i...
specific charges contained averments of
facts, and how reliable they were. Ho de
clined to answer, on the ground that the
Information he had. find which would n
ab e him to Judge of their reliability, was
gained In the Grand Jury room. Ho ga.'o
the charges to his son, because his ton
asked for them. Ho did not know what he
wanted with them, or what he had done
with them. His son prepared the charges.
In reply to a quesUon suggested by .Mr.
ISlalr. .Mr. Lackland said the charges, so
far as he knew, contained nothing that had
not been printed in The Republic
Mr. Lackland was questioned as to a.
statement, credited to him In an inter.-iew.
that ho would have preferred charg. s
against the Supply Commissioner had not
th Mayor done so. Ills answer was that
the reporter called jun after the specillo
charges prepared by his son had been de
livered to him, and that ho said he had
them In his possession. Ho had no Inten
tion of preferring them.
Grand Juror James Iuross, who was pre
ventnd from attending the first scs.-ion nf
Uio trial, was the next witness. Mr. Duro-s
stated that ho had no informatlni. on the
muter kvo that which had rnni" to Mm
while a memlK-r of the IMini.irv !r-.ml
Jurj. an I this ho )"Him-,l : divuig- ire
staled th.it In- had hi. ml the nialir ill-,
til--,,-,! .in tne vtr.-ei :m.l at private tiin
vcrhatlon. hut could nut cive the n.-tni.. nf
any tno who had. or ebtimed to tavo. In
formation of a positive nature The Citv
Counselor press.d him tur tho mmo of
some one whom ho had heard discussing the
matter, but he could not give it.
.IIr. DaniM Illarricardcd Tnlfc.
"I did not pay any attention to the ttik."
he s.tid. I disr.-garded it. just as I did
the question. al.ed me a .short while aco
us to whether the Supply Commissioner or
the Grand Jury was on trijl
Joseph A. Graham, managing editor of
The Republic, was called to the stand. Mr.
Graham was asked whether he had any in
formation on the charges that had been
preferred against the Supply Commissioner.
He reiuested a more delinitc quesUon. stat
ing that, while he did not wish to appetr
captious; tho question was too wide to ier
mlt of a direct answer, yts or no Afte
the City Counselor had explained that the
question had reference to any general In
formation on the subject that Mr. Graham
might have, the witness answered "Yes
Mr. Graham refused to give the nanus of
those who hid given him his1 first Informa
tion or the condition or affairs In the Sup
ply Commissioner's ntnee t.-itii- it,-, k
did not feel warranted In subjecting them I
... ..1.3 ...i....vvi.icin.n mat inigni result, and
which they had not contemplated at the
time that they gave him the information.
Ho detailed the manner of securing tho ev
idence which led to tho publication in The
Republic of the articles referring to mis
management in the Supply Commissioner's
office, and frequently corrected the citv
Counsolor by reminding bun that ui
churges were made against Mr. Meier per
sonally. Ho reviewed tho method pursued
by a reporter In securing copies of the
touchers which showed that favoritism lud
been shown In the purchase of supplies, and
that requisitions had lieen "split" so that,
whilo In reality they were for such sums as
would call for the advertisement for bids,
thev hnd heen mnrit to ?.n-wor tn h. e..
sums which permitted lettlngs without bids '
A. to "SpllttlUB" lleqnl.ltlon.. " I
He further staterl that deseHnttnna f ..
articles thus purchased had been furnished
to experts in the employ of various mer
chants, and that they had submitt.-d figures
which showed that the nrlces nalrl for cor.
tain articles were exorbitant. In answer to
quesuuuzs as 10 mo laeniuy or the-o ex
perts Mr. Graham reminded the City Coun
selor that the substance of the information
secured was published in The Renuhllc .in.t
that the files of the paper would show re- '
nults nnd names. His recollection w.is ihf
Max Schulz, a South Rroadway merchant,
was shown to be one of tho merchants who
was favored In the purchase of supplies for
the city. He stated that the evidence gath
ered by the reporter was such as to con
vince him that reqidsitlons had been
"split." or had been permitted to bo "split."
and that the Supply Commissioner, as tho
bead of tho department which has . hargo
of the purchase of supplies for the city, and
The music, the flowers, the decorations, the illuminations, the brilliancy of the diamond
display, the brightness of fine burnished silverware, the scintillation of cut glass, the
chaste beauty of marble and bronie statuary, the rarely artistic art potteries, combined to
form A SCENE OF SPLENDOR NEVER BEFORE EQUALED IN AMERICA.
TO-DAY IS "SILVERWARE DAY."
Note the special exhibit of MARTELE SILVERWARE in alto relievo work, duplicates
of specimens sent to the Paris World's Fair. Also the high-class novelties in Norwegian
enamels, the exquisite Empire decorations in flagons and beakers, and our new and ex
clusive patterns in WEDDING SILVERWARE.
Morr.inz. 10 to 12.
1. Mar "i Ivwi arvl Olnry lvnoit
2. SWr lion Tli ; md ih.-rs Sulhian
C. a)Ininnc zti '.iAallna Rutican..irj5carnl
!- Sic marie1irv ilN Melville
4 Crw from -"fjrano de Iicrgcrao" Itrrlwrt
h. T. ltz- llil.hl- r.rst
6. I opul.tr Sl'tll--' tjnny T nnesi ... rittser
LOWEST-PRICED HOUSE IS
AMERICA FOR FIXE GOODS.
whose duty it is to examine and supervise
the requisitions that come from the h'Jils
of cltj lnstituuos. was responsible
Mr Graham was asktu if no would bo
willing to go to the Auditor's oilice and
help Mr. SchuurmaUii r cbialn the vouchers
which The Kepubli. had t cured, and
which Mr. Schnurmacher explained he had
not been able to hud. Mr. Graham replied
that he would not lo so.
"Hut If I were In iour position I would
get them." he continued. "TIw Republic
has tound them once, and has printed tho
facts that they siiowed. It has already
done Just what you want mo to do, and a
further examination would produce no ad
The City Counselor insisted that ho hail
made an cfTort to find tho ibuihtrH. but
had been unable to secure un) uaia by
which they could be locateu. and tho Audit
or had been unable to l.nd them tor him.
Mr. Graham replied that The Republic had
printed all the data that was necessary to
a very rapid access to Uio desired vouchers.
Mr. Graham declined to detail a Republic
reporter to i-s-lst .Mr. Schnurmacher. scal
ing that he duenud It inadvisable to employ
the resources ot the ra-r m an Inv suga
tlon that wotnd not be under lis control.
Attorne Krum asked the witness if ho
knew anv thing of the tharge that sputum
cups had been purchased at an excvsslvo
price. The witness answered that he re
membered the charge that had btcn made
by the Grand Jurj report, mid adJed. in
answer to other questions, that If the
eharse was true it show.,1 that n -rim-h.id
been committed in tiie squandering of
tit. aif,r3 xin.i .. 1.1...m ,1... ...... .......
swu.indt.'red was li) cents or Slo.owX
John C. 1-eb.ns. an editorial writer on
in. Kcpuuiu i-t.itr, was quesiione.i as tu
beared ir. hi .n.'cr In '?.V, '"'","'
charges against the Supply Commissioner.;
oliico. H was especially qmsuoned con-
corning one which stated that any citizen
could, within un hour, discover for the City
Counselor the vouchers wluch he said he
3.,,'0t U.nd- "VTv Leben3 a'-a that he
was the writer of tho paragraph, and that
his meaning was that anv citizen could get
tho data from the files of The Republic, and.
with that assistance, soon loc.ue the -vouch-
ers. Mr. Ilns du.llr.od to be that citizen.
however. Th City Counselor at!, mpted to
get Mr. I-ebeni to furnish n .Tt with copies
of The Republic com lining th di'tt under
.iico.iir... i.,.t -vi- i..i. a, ..... ... .....
so", sajing that" the City Coun.-iir could
set the information as taily as he could.
"Copies of The Republic which contained
the articles under discus-ion could be sc-
IC.!ViiM,Mrtl.'?.'i:ltCS,of the vo-chers. what
lustitutions they came from, nnd such
other data learned. A request could then
1: made upon tho Auditor :or the vouchers
i'sued upon those dates and for those in-
tt..t(An .. . 1 .,.."
easily le s.curofI
"-""" - .'"" ."w.,.j v.wu.u ,:.j
Mr. I.eh.-ns was the last witness of the
day. Various dates for the next ssion
were di-cusstd. tint linallv it was decided
to hold it on Thur-i ty. May ID. nt p ni ,
when Attorneys Ill.nr and .tounltn t.r m-i-e.1
that Gland Juror Cool: tvou'd bo
Grand Arnltorsary Ctlebr.tlion. Mermod
R: Jaccard's. Rroadway A locust, all this
week. Musi."; flowcis. To-day. (Irani Sil
verware Display. Do tint miss it.
1:1 rt i.i.k- s-i ,.. i .,
lriin.i. Ill J ., I .IiKiii Sum i h i
Miss Clara liaird. l-olli of .l.i.'i.-nvtil Ii
were tnarrl-d lo-l.iv l.y the It.v.r.ti.l t' l'
'ool!e (si tor of the Ctimbrlaml l'resbj
Sf. lyiuis. Mo. April SI. !'-- Five hun
dred dollars reward will be paid by the St
I-oiiis and Suburban Railwn Company for
Information leading to tho finest hihI enti
ticlion of the person or persors who phot
''onduetor Edward O'.Meari and Motorman
Ir:iiik Doyle on car Xo. IM on the Subur
ban right of way adjacent t" Goivlfcllow
avenue. Aprils. 130.1, about 11:10 p. m
T. M. JENKINS.
Approved: CHAS. II. TURNER.
Droipiiftii Tor I.lltlr llnck.
Little Rock. Ark. May 1. Judge Joseph
lA . Martin to-dny sustained tho demurrer
In the case of W. II. torthcn vs. the 'ity
of Little Rock, thereby deciding in favor
o" the city. Worthen iraii'lshcisl Sh.riffl
jvavanaugii several uajs ago. Ills object
was" to pievent him from paying ever t
the city its share of taxes In the Sheriffs
bauds. He is endeavoring to enforce the
collection ot Judgments against the rity
amounting to ik..'-"'- The case now goes to
the Supreme Conn.
Hot outlier SiiKcr.llon.
How to have Money In Isuvlng a Gas
Range" Is the title of an Interring little
bonk for gas range bujers. isu.-i by the
Majestic Mfg. Co.. Ml Morgan street. It
tells the s.rong and weak jwlnts of a gas
range, whrrc to buy. aids jou in selecting
the right range .it the right price. It is
free. Rhone or postal.
I'rrnt-Itor-i. Wlfo G.-ts a Divorce.
to have Money In Isujlng
Uttle Rock. Ark., May 1. Mrs. Carolina
Sliclton was to-day granted a divorce from
! !,J- J' .IL0"' ,f? ,f5!r
tlon. Shelton is now resiaing in Colorado,
practicing Christian Science faith cure.
Grand Anniversary Celebration. Mermod
& Jaccard's. Rroadway .t Locust, all this
week. Music; flowers. To-day, Grand Sil
ttrwarc Display. Do not miss it.
Guthrie. Ok.. May 1. W. L. McCoy and
Miss Krcd.i Zimmerman were married to
day by the Reverend J. E. Hurt,
r.ia'c'Pi.ie .sri:ci l.
Ileard'toun. Tl! . M,n 1 Doolor .1 R.
Col.b of Mriiii. ind Alis N. tlio Rnr i, t
.r this ci'v w. io man I I tu-d.i) l the
Reterend Ricltard Scliui-.
Was the Scene at the Opening Yesterday of the
In Their New Building; of
Grandest Jewelry Establishment."
BY' WUIL'S I5ANl, 10 TO 12 AM) 3
'tbk sVi. 3. Att"l R.r.ni.1.
l J 4. Seems front
' ::- S s. Waltz Thcuaand and On- N rhtj ..
C. &rittl.ern I'lantatlcn Songs
JETT NAMED ONGE
MORE FOR CONGRESS.
Harinnnioiis (lathering of Demo
crats in Eighteenth Illinois
VIGOROUS PLATFORM ADOPTED.
John W. Yantis dominated for
State I.oard of Kijiialization
Town Decorated for
TIie Democracy of tho Eighteenth Illinois
I Congressional District at Edwardsville jes
terday nominated Congressman Thomas M.
' Jett of Hillsboro as a candid Ue to succeed
himself. It was the third timo Congres-
,nJ,. jctt has len called upon to be TiH
. , , , . . , ' . ., ..
p,,rt " ftandard-beari-r In the Eighteenth
District. He was nominated for the first
tme in IST-S. and defeated Congre?-r5?.n V
,. T ,, ,. , . t. t..
- -" HaJley of Ldwardsville. Reimbllcan.
by a plurality of 1.T37. Congressman Jett's
uj,,.,.,,.! .ictorv ms in n wh,-,. ho v
jeconJ V P ?. .
feated the Republican nominee, l.cnjamin
I Johnstone of St. E'mo. bv a plurality of
ri.. ,i. vnr ... . f,irniis of r-.-irr. s-n...
-' i '" J enr - iiicnas ot t-ocun s. n'an
Jett Predict he will defeat the Republican
nominee. Colonel J. J. Ilrenholt, who was
"!s0 ?" , ueMw ,y, by a
1'lurallty of 2,M0.
John W. Yantls of ShelbyvIII was r.amcl
by the convention as lite Democritic i.m-
, . , .. .. . , . , ........
'"-"-"to from the district for the bttte ISoard
. of Equalization. Yantls'." candidacy sul-
...,.,.., ,..,. e t.,i. t.' t e -
'' ...o. ui wwr-.4.i. ,-. ,.,s '. .fvv
Douglas, the present member of the Eight
CONnilKPSlIAN THOMAS M. .THTT
of IlilUlxirn. re'iiominatpd yostcitlay :it
Edwanlsville entertained at leat W) tis
Itors to tho convention. The delegates from
Moultrie and Fayette counties arrived on
Monday evening, the Montgomery, Bond and
Shelby contingents not arriving until tho
early trains of j-terday. Each delegation
was met at the train by the Reception Com
mittee', headed by Mayor John T. Crocker,
and taken to tho Democratic headquarters
which had been catablr-hed in thi Lcland
Tho convention was held In the Circuit
Court room of the Madison County Court
house. In order to nccommodlto the con
tention Circuit Judge William Hartell nl
Journed court to the Grand Jury loom, 'lhe
Courthouse and business houses w.re pro
fusely decorated under direction of n com
nntteo consisting of W. II. Hall, ciairman;
Goorgo Kellerrnann. Joseph Schmidt. John
Keller nnd W. J. Schwartz. Jn the een
tentlon hall the mtlonal cedors were-evcr-whero
to be seen. Around the hall wcro
placed lithographs of the nation's famous
statesmen, und under tach picture was
written some expression of the st'ifsm in.
Rehind tho speaker's chair was a line like
ness of William Jennings Rryan. ami under
i il in.- motto. ;mxio..ii to one, ..iiteriy.
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The convention was ealloil to order :tt
11:15 jy K. A. Hlte of Shelbyville,. ch-tir-m.tn
.if the Congressional Exoeutlvo Com
mute . following which Attorney W.
T rrj of Edwardsvtllo dcllvrr.-d un addiTss
I ..r xwi leeni. Rf.iet.try John I". Ully or
Sullivan then read the olliclal call for the
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The celebration will continue all this week.
The announcements will be made daily.
W wn I
conventl .n. and Chairman Hite of the Exe
cutive Committee announced that John
Stafford of jndalia h id ri.en selected for
ttn-jiorary ch-iinnan. and II. 3,1. Mitchell of
Arva and T. J I. Stok. s of IMwanisvllIe
for secrnariis. E. . Mudge of Edwards--villo
and A. it. Hlytho of Moultrie w
apioinied as a committee to iscjrt Mr.
Stafford to the chair. The speaker was
greeted with warm applause und made a
forciblo address, which was the principal
sp ech of the day.
Delegate E. R. Sturgeon of .Payette, sec
onded hv formir Ccngressmm Eaward Line
of Hillsboro. mo.'d that a roll of the coun
ties be called, and that tach county name a
member of a Committee on Credentials.
J'crmar.ent Orgtniz.tj.in. Rrsolutlons .md
Cotigres !inal Committie. The roll call d.
teloped the following t'mm. tt.es.
Credentials Herd. Charles Carrll!in:i;
Fayette. C F. Ea-terday Madison. Charles-I-xow;
Montsomcry, C. R. McKinne ;
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Or A':iiul:il.:i. 111., uliti w.is. cli.iiriiian.
Moultrie. Georgo A. Fields; Shelby. W. H.
I'e-rmanent Organization Rond. J. R. Ap
pel; Factte. George b Snerly: Madison. J.
J Rrown: Muntuomerv. M. J. .M.-Mnrrv-
Moulirlo. Georgo i-iemmg; Shelby, . i;.
Re-'olutlons Rond. J. A. Harris; I'avette.
II 18. Spureon. Madison, II. I". Hotz: .Motit
gon.erj. I.Imh ItJy: .M. mi 1 tile. A. Hoots;
fclulbj. G.orn I. Miner.
Congress.un il Committcetnon Bond. Tias.
Carrlllion; Fayette, J. R. McAreo; Madison.
Joll l F. McGinn's; Montgomery. Don N.
Sir. --r. .Moi.arle. John I'. Lilly: Shelbv
1!i jin in 1 Mol.-rly.
Hill. I II loon rece.. , Will .e J,,
for ... IIiMillg of t1 . .. ivinloi tile
Li, r i . 1 n.i ,,f i;. i.l-viilo g.v. a
i'i eit I tl i . otir.he.il I '.irk. iin.I when
tl e iventi t w. a all.it to order m the
aft rn k!-, tho band played several sel.
11 i -i in 111-convention b iP while the-Cont-nii
toe on Resolutions was preparing its re
port I oHow-Ing the concert, llrtltor O. W. Rl.ss
of the M nteomery Countv Ne. knjvvn
throughout Illinois as 11m "Weatner I'ore
e is or," r d a humoiou.s pr.eni. ami tho fol
low .'ng telegram was read fr.m eiiiKre-.s-man
Jett, wl o had been detaincl at W'ash
IiiR'on bv tl.o press of oflicial elutles;
"K. A. IRK-. Chairman Congressional Com
mittee'. LJvvardsvillc: Important cndlng
I-gl.Iatlou and the Investigation before the
Military Affairs Committee, which Is ot
much interest to our people, makes It Im
possible for me to bo with ou to-day. I
hope the couvtntion will be harmonious and
give its unqualihed iudcrsement of the prin
ciples enunciated at Chicago. Its condemna
tion of trusts and the Imperial fsiilcy of the
McKinley administration, ns expressed In
the 1'orto Rlcan act. and instruct for Rry
an for President."
Chairman W. II. Ow.-nbnuch of the Com
mittee on Credentials, r. ported no contest
ing delegation", and Chalrm-in M. J. Me
Murry of tho Committee on Permanent Or
ganization recommenced that tho tempora
ry organization l.e made permanent. I'pon
the adoption of both reports, e-halrman G.
1' Miner of the Committee on Resolution
submitted u report, which was likew-s-adopt.
.1. Indorsing William Jennings lirvan
for Presldent. and Congre-sjman Thomas M.
Jett. re-Joie-ing In the recovry of Judge
J. Phillips, denouncing trusts and Imperial
ism, demanding the repeal of tho war
stamp act. and rea'Tlrmlng the Chlcigi
platform. Sympathy for tho Roers was al-o
The roll of tho counties wns calle-.! fnr
the pros, ntntlon of a candidate for Con
gress, and when Mont2"rnerv was rea hed
lormcr Congressman Edward Joine. in a
vigorous address, presented the name of
Thomas M. Jett for renomlnatlon. Delegate
E. W. Mudge of Edwardsvllle movesl th-il
the nomination bo made unanimous, but the
applause which greeted his motion pre-ent-ed
the chairman from putting the question
for some minutes.
The nomination of Congressman Jett was
followed by the placing of J. W. Yantls or
Shelbjville in nomination for the Stato
Hoard of Equalization, which wan seconded
by Delegate John F McGinnls of Madison
County. -Mr. Yantls wa.s called upon for a
spf-och, and, after he had responded. Gen
eral Alfred Orendorff of Springueld. who
Is a candidate for the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor of Illinois, was thoi
called out. General Orendorff lnd entered
the hall during the address of Air. Yantls.
havin-r ridden on a freight train several
miles in ord-r to get to the convention.
Hefore adjournment, ten announcement
wj'S made that nt a m. cling of the new
'onqrcysrotial Committee, held In the In
land Hotel. John P. Lilly of Moultrie Coun
tv wj e hosen chalrnan and John F. Mc
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Mews. Carroll and Tlinnei Kidi-
ciile U rjtatenienls as to
( itv's Financial Condition.
APPROPRIATION BILL PASSES.
ilunicipal Assembly Amends It to
Provide- for Sprinkling Jn-
leciOrs and Water Tests
T'io temporary appropriation bill, in
amended form, passed the House of Delegate--
jesterda.v, the amendments maelc by
the He use vere accepted by tho Council
and the measure reccivc-d the final approval I
cf the Municipal Asssembiy. Mayor Zlegen-
be-In will sign it to-day and the city cm
lloves will get the-ir salaries for the month
cf April just two days late.
The amendments made by the House of
De-legates Included one to increase Hie ap
propriation for street sprinkling inspectors
from JiSli to Jtf.Slj. thus allowing Street
CemmCsiouer Varrelmann to retain In of
l.cee the twenty or more in-pectors of street
prlnkling. The other amendments were
to Increase tlie appropriation for ic-pairs of
ftnee-s. benches and. painting In Gamblo
I l.tce from JlTi to J7t; for fences in Lyon
Park from iXO to t'M; for street cleaning
and sweeping frem fltei) to Jlb.UoO; and
for legal expenses and chemical and bac
teriological tests In the Water Depart
ment from SCWO to Jll.T'W. The amend
ments Increaso tho temporary appropria
tions by ;n.:..s.
When tho Council convened at . o'clock
all tin- members wore present and 1're-s.dcnt
Meier was lit tho chair. After transacllncj
..- luuiim- ..u.iie-ss tne coune-ii iook
a les.ss until the aniondmontx te. lhe ..n.
pri.priatiou bill came over ft.im the House.
Chairman Hodges of the Ways nnd Mnfns
Committee spoke first on tho amendments,
llo said that the cltj's financial condition
is so critical that retrenchment Is Impera
tive: tint als.iit SI.i'si imiro would Ihj
cd d to carry on tho expenses of the cliy
eh-raiu lins joar than w.t-. n el-d last year
and that it i 1 .K, time the- Mii"iciiti As
sembly is proces uing ti mako rt-iiuctinns in
the exr.emliti:re.s Jlc ndde-.l that the Po
llen De-iMrtment had olTerrd to inspect tho
sprinkling, and that hp be-heteii Urn police
could cei it without any cxis-nse to the city.
'iw-fs men niove.t mat tn ameu.l-
meals be not eeincurrcd In.
The amendments we ro taken up in order
nnd accepted by tho Council by ;t vote of U
to 1 until the amendment increasing the
appropriation for street sprinkling Inspect
ors was reached. The-it Mr. Hodges urged
the Council to vote down tho amendment,
stating that It was imperative that tho city
should save tho i'SlM') now being tiaid out
to street sprinkling Inspectors.
Councilman Carroll replied to Mr. Hodges
by asserting that ho was sick and tired of
hearing tho chairman of tho Committee on
Wajs and Means shouting poverty from
the hilltops, and that in his opinion the only
thlng needed in the city of Su Louis is a
"if the will let mo havn rt look at the
books in the toimptrollcr's department I
will not need a committee, from tho Mer
chants Exchange to tell me what is the
couuuion ot uie city s finances.
Mr. Hodges replleei: "I aai as pood a Re
publican .is thero is In this city, but I am
i.ot lhe kind of Republican that Is willing
to turn this city over to tho. Democratic
party rather than do my duty. That is Just
what ce riatn Republican in this hall are
doing. Tho people arei demanding retrtneh
tnetit and the city's financial condition,
sternly dtmaoeK it, but thero Ins been no
retrenchment When I endeavor, as chair
man of tho Commltttee on Ways and
Means, to Inaugurate the mtrenchmont pol-K-j
. 1 am me t right on the threshhold with
such opsosltion as this. But. however much
I may l tonsured, the conditions remain
the same and this body cannot frown tlow-n
that il.i.w.txw extra expenses te be met this
Councilman Tliuner took occasion to say
that Coutuilman Carroll's Republicanism
nt-KiIod no elefenM-. but that of Mr. Hodges
did. that ever since he, Hodges, had been
chairman of tho Ways and Means Committee-,
ho had leen shouting poverty and hold
ing up his hands ami rryrng: "Tho city Is
l-jsted." and that ho had thereby Injure.!
tho Republican party mora than any other
Republican In ofllte.
The tote was then taken on the amend
ment under ellscusslon. and it was con
curred In by a vote of 8 to 5.
Se-veral bonds were approved, ami the
Prc-sident. after sigrlng tho appropriation
bill, adjourned tho Council.
FOR CHEAPER WATER It VTES.
Illll Iiitreiilnccil In the Hon.se or Ilel-
The Committee on Wajs and Means of
. "?""-" -ianop" Fllisu.e MMuut ncr.otrein y ie leaden of Ue lwva
T. ."liiT' -",-w ' " ta.ei ia oil and you.? artJus; torn 8ii
ct seaalaie, UUp.aoa. eueues. cIjrimt-mudEj. Cures Lot Mcnrod lm.
R??I,5JrJ'e.itrfovter' lsht-Loi, Bpermatarrhoea Insomnia, Valn
lP,ikac&ziZ" PeVe mlnal Cmlaalona,. lame aaen. Nervous al?
bllltv. Hadacli..Un itnm tn ym. Lnn n) . K.man. w..T-.T,T
"Nuther-Dair-Harris Newest S4 Shoes, 520 Pine,
AN exhibition of marvelously life-like
movine pictures of His Holiness in
the Gardens of the Vatican, attended by thi
Pacal Guards and high dignitaries of tU
church. Four exhibitions daily, at 10:30 a.
m. and at 2:30. 3:30 and 4:30 p. m in the
auditorium on third "floor of our store, t
every day this week. J
Admission 10c for the benefit of nil the j
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3t J-sOUiaU akiO.
the House of Delegates reported the tem
porary appropriation bill to the House at
. o clock esterday nftemoon, with amend
ments, which were referred to the Council.
Delegate Hartman introduced a bill pro,
vtdinrr for th. ,-..l..tT. ..c ..A f.. J
which was placed on first reading. Th JC
dlnance provides that the rate for dwelflrSi
of less than seven rooms shall be in a
room; for eight-room dwellings, $7. atad 5)
cents a, room for each additional room:
for other buildings. Including hotels, tene
ments and such. SI a room: bath tub to
private house. S; in public house. Ja: water
closets In hotels. SG; In dwellings. $3.
The new meter rates proposed In As
sessor ami Collector Hemmflmana's bill
are as fohows: Daily consumption up to
3i0 cubic feet, 13 cents n hundred cublo
feet: up to Vv cubio feet. 12U ccnt a
hundred cubic feet: up to i cubic feet
10 cents a hundred cubic feet: up to j.0i
cubic feet. cents a hundred cubic feet:
up to 10.00 cubic feet. S cent a. hundred
cubic feet: up to 3.e cubic feet, 7 cents
over 3.f") cubic feet, 6 cents. "
The Council, having accepted the amend
ments to the temporary appropriation bill
and returned tho measure, it was placed on
its final reading and adopted. The Hou-
TIie- sroitd qnalltr of tailarlnr B
material rc pat In nor $12, Sis
SIS Stilts gnnraaleei the- wear. Th
patlrrus could not lie- better, bat
the choice- rest, -tvlth yo.
SMART- AM3 STYLIMI
Spring Suits for sale- In oar clothing
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RKOADWAV AAD n.K.
MORE WORLD'S FAIR SUPPORT.
Additional Congressmen Will Vote
for the l.ill.
Washington. May 1,-Governor Francis
and former Representative Cobb have been
working hard to-day with members of the
Houso to secure all possible support Tor tte
World's Fair bill after it Is reported from
the committee. The special committee- will
meet Thursday and consider care-rully the
arguments mado at th hearing Friday. A
?.7i.,,m "P01"- r th. arguments will be
laid before each member of the committee
to-morrow and will exiiedlte the decision of
tho matter and the preparation of tho re
There is a tery general disposition In tho
House to pass the measure, but sora
me mbers express a d-slr that It should be
held until the winter'session in order that
tho total of appropriations during the
present session prior to tho national elee
tle.n. will not bio so largo, it Is to this
point that tho arguments . f J!.rs t-Ynn-cis
and Cobb now are belrnr .l.r....r, i ..
Ij. They ln.-lst that the commltt".' should
rt-iKirt at e.nec and that th House should
then dispose of the bill without del.-tv s,
that It can bo nctcd uion by tho Sonatu
iiNo before- tiral ndlournmcnt m i..o ti,...
made a numlicr of converts to-djy on tKith
r-iu.j i.i me.- jieiuse-. ar.u are conllilrnt that
nu nt. i-ari) rcjpori irom committee xvhiu
neiw seems assured, thee llooso m i .J
suaded to dispose? of the bill In ample time
for favorable action by the Senate. Messrs
j rancis ana coti will remain in Washing
ton until after Thursday. "
FACESTHE WORLD ALONE
Samuel Seelcj, Abandoned by Wife
.and hon, Is Free.
Xew York. May 1. Samuel C. Seeley. for
mer lsTok-kecpcr or the XaUonal Shoe and
Leather Rarik. who. In complicity with a
depositor of tho bank named Baker, robhcel
it of "wl.000, was rele.tscel from the Kings
County Penitentiary to-day. after over five
Whllo he was In prison his wife secured
a fllvorco and m-irrieel again. Seeley was
also abandoned by his son. who changed
his name to Bennett. After tho robbery
Baker was found drowned near Long Is
land. CAPITALSTOCK $24,000,000.
Siegel-Cooper Company Incorpa
rated in lNew Jcrsev.
Trenton, X. J.. May L The Slcget-Cooper
Company, capital KI.OOO.OOO, was incorporat
ed hero to-day. to deal In goods of all kin'
In New Tork. Chicago and other cities.
tho capital etock JH.EZUOO. Is nrererr,
with C per cent cumulative dividends, as
Ktin i c.uoiuue;i lit CUIUlIiun BIOCK.
WOMAN GRAVELY CHARGED.
Nebraska Wife Accused of Killing
N'ew Tork. May 1. Mrs. Margaret Frost
was arrested on a Coroner's warrant thLs
morning, charged with causing the death ot
her husband. Charles Frost, by administer
ing poison to him. It Is charged that Mrs.
Frost Is Infatuated with a traveling man.
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