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MEN FIGHT OVER
HOW MISS RAILEY STOPPED
THE RUNAWAY HORSES.
"Lowtst-Prktd House la America lor Flat QoodM."
Cor. LOCUST ST.
iTHE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. SErTEMBER 6, 1900.
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Dnu Had Arranged to Marry De
spite the Existence of
THE OTHER ATTACKED
him. -if, V ixsr''-'Mmf-'i'i ' v'.-'SW&aSgS
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Paralysis. Sciatica, destruction of your
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will tell 1011 that something Is wrong with
our health, something which may lay you
iip one of those dark d-iys. Ion't you think
ir cheaper to cure them now. before they
make you helpless?
Senator Wilkinson Call of Florida writes:
1 have fountl Dr. McLaughlin's Klectric
Itrlt very satisfactory for strengthening
the luck and building up general strength."
PAY WHEN CURED.
Who wants a f-iirer offer than that? I
take 'he chances, you Ket the benefit of
my experience. Some men pay two or
three hundred dollars to doctors for expe
jlence ti fi-.d out what the doctors don't
know A little of this experience makes
lhem wary. and they don't take much stock
in what anybody says; they want to see it
done. thn It Is easy to believe.
I'LL DO THE WORK.
"Well I'm ready to do the work and take
Jn pay after It Is done. All I ask is tho
mbject. n man with an honest purpose to
ret well and pay for It when he Is well. I
will 'In the w-rk if he will make me safe
on my pay when I hove done my part.
II WILL CURE YOU.
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broken-down man; nobody knows any bet
ter the effect It has on Rheumatism, weak
Kidney". Prostatic troubles, Indigestion.
Varicocele. Pains In the back, shoulders,
hips and loins. These things have been
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arplKd right will cure them, and any man
who do.ibts It can switch the responsibility
en to my shoulders If he wants to try it.
I KNOW MY BUSINESS.
If sou hac worked at your trade for
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improve your methods you would feel that
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.i. . jinl I don't think 1 make any
!ai:i!S that I can't prove, anyway. I take
the ciam.es you don't. That's fair.
i'VE GOT THE BEST.
I not only study how best to apply th.4
tltctrlc current to get the result, but I
mid; how to make my appliance better
than It is. I have done this for twenty
3 ears, and nobody seriously questions the
fact aw that my appliance is the best in
the wcrld for the purposes Intended. If
they do you are mechanic enough to see
1h. tllff rer.ee at a glance. I will send my
l-elt anywhere fr-e for examination and
cow iirltnn with others.
C- II jnd see me or send for my book,
whtrh tells facts straight from the shoul
der. It is free.
dr. m. d. Mclaughlin,
704 Olive St.. Cor. Seventh, St Louis.
Hours; S a. m. to fi p. m. Sundays, 10 a. m.
to 1 ?. m. Mondays, Wtdnesdays and Sat
urdays until iin p. m.
TKEY LIVED IN SAME HOUSE.
jjiit F. W. !5ir.Iieit. in Divorce Suit,
" .i'. w- Hlrchen. general freight agent of
ti.e Mo.u.e and ohm Kailroau. and well
known in sm. i.oii.a, brought suit for divcrce
. Jesterduj againht hi wife. Mary E. Birch
ett. in the bi. l.utns Cneutt Court.
In his petition he makes the allegation of
titiu'itiuii in a piTiilLir eiiie The deser
t.n U .viid to .late from July 31. 1S92. but
he admits that he has lived with his wife
until wltMii the last few days. His plea.
it !' sti'ted. is iaei on the attitude ot his
wife toward him in their domestic relations
lie vnj that, thoush maril. d and appar
fiitly leidinc a married life, he has been as
listant fiom his wife as ;f sac had be.i a
trsiimrr. and that his pre-ence In the house
litis .. 1 lern pemiitttd as a boaidtr.
t'n'.il .i yttir ago the couple were house-
f keejint. but t this time Mrs. nirche'.l
th-jgli he wouij prifT 1-otel life. Tnev
thei- moved to Hotel NonnnndK at Xo. 3438
rrkiiii vr,u'-. and u'i-.-uuentiy to notel
" ,, ' ::"' " " No- 511 North Grand avenue.
t, , ,'. Irc.'.'',f '33 teen ' "'K t the
lintel .t, hereon. She said she had nnth
llp ,o - at prerent.
TinK .5'r'- t:'rch't, nave Ave children.
,,nc,n,r hetween the atrr of 13 and 21 year
i Jf'xii:""'1iV il " " acquaintances
,, !'nd ;Mrs- "Ifhett at both Hotel NJr
1 ,!n,lle r1 ,Ho'el i'acPher-.n. are on good
term with both parents, and never men
tioned that there was trouble between the
rerior members of the family.
...,'i YHS J,'?aW at thesc place that Mr.
and -Mrs It rchett were in the best of stand
ing, and that while they did not appear
frequently tvjether. theie was no thought
inat n divorce was contemplated.
THERON REPORTED DEAD.
Gallant Hoer Seoul Said to Have
London, Sept. S. The following dispatch
has been received at the War Office from
"Belfast, rrlilay. Sept. 7.-Ian Hamilton
succeeded in turning the Boers' right flank,
clearlnc the way for Boiler's advance.
- liundonald mid Brocklehurst occupied
" ,e Uocrs ai"e split up and going north
ward :uhl e-.stv.ard. Jlcst of the guns and
nores have lieen sent to Krugerpost.
Jlart. who U operating southwest of
ivrugersdorp. re-ports that among the dead
Jiorrs left on tho field, it Is believed that
the body of Therein h:i been found."
... V,Kt'spcK ls a raa'i town about twen-
ijn.iies north liv uast of l..denburg.
t-emmandant Theron ot the Hoer armv was
ZV aisJa lSredt scout. It was he who
commanded the noer Hying patrol that de
t?;i and. ""ifl. early In August, near
Hor.iysprult. the train carying hnited
.ii o.!01""11 S,owe and nyinK the Stars
in: wet .lui.ts tiicrox's An.uv.
Pretoria. Sept. S.-It ls stated that General
,, fi h.a? Joined Theron In the nelghbor
'i"oiI if Johannesburg and that the total
iioer force there numbers l.&JU. The enemy
is holding.-, position In the high hills-south
W the town. A considerable force is now
In pursuit. The Boers have no artillery.
THINKS HE HAS A RIVAL
Husband Complains About Man
Who Writes to His Wife.
William Kortkamp who lives at Xo. 1611
".as-h Mrect, consulted OptaJn Klely of
the tourth UItrict yesterday afternoon on
the advisability of instituting proceedings
agalnt a man who. he savs, has been
writing love letters to Mrs. Kortkamp.
According to Kortkamp's story, his wife
Is In the country, and since her departure
' a letter aririrpVfl tn Kor Mtna 1r th. ttnttea
Kortkamp says he opened It and found
that it was, as he designated it, a love
letter. The writer signed the letter "George
K- Kortkamp then, imitating his wife's
handwriting ns best he could, answered the
letter and made an appointment with
George It.," and upon meeting him. he
.asserts, was told that Mrs. Kortkamp did
Jiot love her husband, but loved "George"
instead. Kortkanrp then took the train to
,Je his wife. She admitted knowing
TOeorge," but claimed only a forma! ac
quaintance with him and denied having
received any letters from him.
GOOD LUCK LIKE A DELUGE.
Coal Miner and His Wife Receive
Legacies the Same Week.
I ana. 111., Sept. 8. Robert Mason, a coal
nr, to-day received word that he was
Pje of the heirs to a JSO.000 estate, left by
. nIS uncle n .r . t ii.! in
fp. --c, tijii Allison ot iiuuuiuiuct;, to. I
ttniSS aIe s,lr heirs, and each will receive
j2;"M. luesday of last week Mesons wife
received $3,000 from her mother's estate, and
VrJi w1k Mason accumulated .( by a
wi ?state deaL Hitherto the family has
-ran m straitened circumstances.
Ernest Bierliauni Terribly JJeaten
by William Catle ISotliTransit
Employe. Woman in the
Case Not Yet Eighteen.
William Catle. motorman on the Paze
avenue line, and Krnest Illerbaum. conduc
tor on the Kaston division, fought yester
day over a third man's wife.
Catle is now held a prisoner at the Day
Ion Street Police Station. Itierbaum Ls con
fined to Ids bed at Xo. KIO Morgan Ftreet
with setlous scalp wounds, and the vom.in
is without a place of abode or a friend in
a strange city.
Hut for the fight the woman might have
been a bigamist ere this. Accompanied by
Itierbaum. she applied for license ti wed
him yesterday morning, and the application
was refused, because she Is not yet IS years
old. Accompanied by her mother. he was
on her way to the license office for t"ic sec
ond time, when Catle appeared on the cne
and the fight resulted.
The woman In the case is Mrs. Otto Bart
Ictt of Cleveland. O. She has been in St.
l,ciils a little more than three weeks and
was known here as Miss Bertha Hoefner.
She was employed by Catle in his restau
rant at Xo. 3s33 Easton avenue and lived
on the premises. Catle savs that he In
tended to marry her as soon as she could
secure n divorce.
About the time the woman arrived from
Cleveland Ernest Bierbaum liocame a
boarder at Catle's restaurant, and the wom
an transferred her affections to the board
er. On this account the men had several
quarrels. Yesterday Catle learned of tho
proposed trip to the marriage license office,
and went downtown on the car with Mrs.
Bartlett and her mother. Mrs. Hoefner.
Blerhaum was expected to board the car at
the intersection of Morgan street and Ew
As he stepped to the footboard Catle
faced him and they began to fight. After
a few harmless blows Catle drew his re
volver, and, using It as a club, beat Iller
baum from the car to the ground and
kicked him several times while he was
It was at first thought that Blerhaum
was mortally wounded. He Was hurried to
the oHiee of Doctor F. A. Temin, at Xo.
it01 Morgan street, and thence, to his room,
at Xo. S10 Morgan street. The doctor said
last night that he would recover, barring
Catle. when seen In his cell, seemed little
concerned about the outco.ne of the trouble.
He is a loneifully lullt man, 6 feet 2 Inches
in height, and in years oid. itierbaum is
aDoui a ieet I incnes and Zj years old.
Mrs. Bartlett went with Ulerbaura to his :
boarding-house, g.ving her name as Miss
Hoetner. When the landlady, Mrs. Flint,
learned she was a married woman she w.i
asked to laca-e. She made no elfort to deny
her duil attempt at biS..my, and declared
she would yet marry llierbaum. law or no
law. Her mother. Mrs. Hoetner, departed
for Cleveland last night.
Catle Is from Cleeland; Blerhaum from
St. PauL .
omo CAsir.tKix on:Kn.
Senators I'oraker. Ufiimt nml llnnnn j
SpoUe nt VoiiUKHdtitft.
Youngstown. O.. Sept. !. With the blare
of trumpt and urura. the tramp of thou
sands of marchers from every section o:
the Sta. and oratory from such campaign
speakers as Senators Depuw, Foraker and
Iianua. the national campaign in Ohio w.is
opened at this place to-day. The line ot
m.irchers was long and ah wore Hough
'Iho influx of visitors began early In -.he
morning and they came in from every sec
tion and at every hour up to in o'clock.
Columbus. Cleveland. Toledo. AKron an. I
Canton all turu-d out large delegations.
Senators Uepew, Hanna ar.d Forak r ar
rived early In tl.e day, coming in Senator
Dipews private car. attached to a regular
tram on the Krie road. With them were
Myron T. Herrlck of Cleve.and. member of
the Xatlonal Committee, several State of
ficials and others prominent in Oalo politic t.
The distinguished party was met at the
station by tne Forester's Ciub of Yoangs
town and escort-il to the residence of Calib
Wick, wheie an elaborate luncheon wes
served and the guests were given an oppor
tunity to re-t before taking part in the
parade and meeting.
At 1 o'clock the guests of Caleb Wick
entered carriages and were driven to Central
Square. wh"re they were assigned place- at
the head of the procesolon. and a few min
utes later the column moved.
It was In eight divisions, and extended
over four miles in length. Aside from the
many campaign clubs In line, there were
numerous attractive Industrial exhibits.
ROOSEVELT IS IX IMJIA.Vi.
Completed Ills iieecb-Mnklng; Tonr
tf .Mlehlan Vettrrday,
Holland. Mich.. Sept. S. Governor Hoos-e-velt
began tho closing day of his Hying
tour through Michigan by addressing an
audience composed almost wholly of Hol
landers and their descendants. In the Hoi
land City Park. 2.09) people were assembled.
President Kedlen of Hcpe College presid
ed, and referred to the fact that Roose
velt came from Holland stock, like them
selves, ana su.u, tjovernor Koosevelt was
born a Dutchman."
In acknowledging this silly. ISoosevelt.
smiling, opened his addr-ss with "My fellow-Dutchmen."
This set the crowd cheer
ing:. anr some of the old settlers veiled
In closing his address, the Colonel ap
pealed to all citizens who love their coun
try' and the flag to stand br tho administra
tion, which, he contended, had made the
nation great and prosperous. The special
train then proceeded t- Allegan.
nncEi'Tiox at ai.lt:o.
Allegan. Mich.. Sept. 8. The Allegan
Hough Riders' Club, mounted, met Gov
ernor Roosevelt at the station here and es
corted him over the Mile drive to the Court
house Square, where a speaker's stand was
erected. General K. It. Pritchard. who com
manded the Michigan troops which cap
tured JefTer6on Davli In 1SW. presided. Colo
nel miss and Congressman Hamilton pre
ceded Colonel Koosevelt with short
speeches. Fourteen young ladies, wearing
"rough rider" hats and carrying Hags,
threw flowers at Governor Roosevelt when
he finished his speech, and then escorted
him back to the train. '
AT KALAMAZOO AT XOOX.
Kalamazoo. Mich.. Sept. h. Governor
Roosevelt's special arrived here at noon,
and a long line of marchers, accompanied
by two bands, escorted the Governor to the
City Park. The candidate syoke from the t
tame stand wi;:cn colonel ur:-an occupied
during his visit here during the last cam
paign. Colonel W. T. Durbln and Cantain X. W.
Gibson. Renubllcan e'andidatcs resoectlvelv
for Governor and L'-c-tenant Governor of
Indiana, met the Roosevelt train and ac
companied it to outn ienu.
lilt; CROWD AT MIUTn 1IHXI).
South Bend. lnd.. Sept. S. Since dawn
throngs of people poured Into tho city, and
a vast assemblage greeted Colonel Roosevelt
when ne arrived over the Michigan Ctnt.-ul
Railway. The city had been deeoratcd
throughout with the American colors, and
pictures of MeKInley and Roosevelt.
A reception committee headed by Con
gressman Brick, had gon to Xiles,
Mich., on a special train to meet Governor
Roosevelt and escort him Into lm'.i.itia.
Rough Riders and marching clubs paraded
through the city to the railway station and
escorted Governor Roosevelt to the stand
erected for the occasion.
."peaking on the issue of Imperialism,
Coionel Roosevelt said:
"As for imperialism, we have the same
right and title to the Philippines that
wc have to Hawaii and Alaska. If we are
morally and legally bound to leave the one.
we are morally and legally bound to leave
the others, and. Incidentally, to surrender
New Mexico and Idaho and pretty much
every other western state, to tne aborigl
nal Inhabitants. The cry tnat
stltutlon follows the flyg" of course meins
nothlnc. If Judiie Taft and his associates
and General MacArthur and his rellow olli- I
cers In the Philippines are representatives
1 lil'l fill II lilllSSn f'll'1-
jlJJ dX fife. -ifef
I UIIACED MYSELF
Fl f clal eorre?pnnilenT ct Tho iin.lav UoimMit .
Lexington. Ky.. Sept. s. Mls Ada May
Kailey, who saved the lives of herself and
her three companions in Xew York by
stopping a, runaway team hitched to an
omnibus. Is : daughter of the notnl saddle-horse
breeder, Charles 1 Halley, of tills
Idace. Miss Bailey has been reared among
horses, and Is of a fearless disposition. 1I r
Her father's most spirited saddlers arc her
pets, and she Is never henppler than when
ridinjf some one of the most untamed.
In a letter to her father, she tells the
story of her exciting ride with Mr. A. II.
Calef and wife of Xew York and their
NEW SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CRURCH
TO BE BED'.
JfX 1 -l
e in . if
THE XEW SECOND PUESUYTERIAN ClUKCn. F WHICH THE
IJEVEKEXD DOCTOR XICCOLLS lS PASTOR. TAYLOR A VK
XCE AXD WESTMINSTER PLACE.
The new Second Presbyterian Church, lo
cated at Taylor avenue and Westminster
place, to which the finishing torches are be
ing put. is regarded aa one of the h.".dom-cj-t
rhurch edlflcts In the city.
The chapel pait was reeled two yi ars ago
at a cost of i.v. and the present structure
will cot-t upward of SlOO.CoO, exclusive of tho
lot. The pastor, the Revert nd Samuel J.
XIccolls, X). li I.U D., is still absent in the
Aellrondacks, but will return October 1, and
the dedication of the new church will take
place soon thereafter. During the summer
the pulpit has been supplied by the p-istor's
assistant, the Revercrd C. M. Rauch.
The history of the Second Church I one
of special interest. It was organU-d Octo
ber 10. 1138. and its first building was erected
at the comer of Fifth and Walnut streets
and was dedicated October 11, 1S45. The
second building was located at the corner of
of the Imperial Idea, then so Is every offi
cer and every Indian Agent on a Sioux or
Ute or Commanrhe rosuivallon. It is diffi
cult to discuss patiently such an assump
tion. "We cannot surrender the Philippines. In
the tirtl place, because ot our duty to our
selves, and. In the next place, because of
our duty to tne people of the Islanus.
"If we stay there, peace and order and
a far greattr measure of freedom end self
Goveriiment than the Flllpliias have ever
known will be theirs as soon :if the present
insurrection cc-asts. To talk of staying
there until we establish a stable Govern
ment and then leaving is, of course, to heg
the question. We must ourselves be the
judges of what is a stable Government, and
the minute we arrogate to onrselies the
light to establish such a Government, tne
wnole case against our Interfering I.- Kb.ni
dored. To treat the Filipinos on the 'con
sent of the governed' theory, in the way in
which Mr. Bryan proposes, would be, with
out their consent, to put them under a mil
itary oligarchy, and nothing would be jo
certain to involve us In a perpetual career
of mllituilsin u. to turn the Fiiipinos loose
and yet endeavor to guarantee them n
stable Government and Insure them ag tlnst
interference from outside Powers. Such :t
course would not only leave a lasting .stain
on our own honoi. but vrould be an atro
cious piece of treachery to thos- F lipinos
wlio liave deserved best at our hands and
who have lieen faithful to us. So that It
Is In the Interests of peace. In the Interests
of the Islanders themselves that we should
stay and complete the work that we have
II. Martin Williams nt De Soto.
RnrrnLTc tspirri n.
De Soto. Mo., Sept. S. II. Martin Willhms
cf St. Iiuls spoke to a large and enthusi
astic audience this evening. The bis hall
wan packed, tie R-!tc for two hours and
n half. answorin 'he 5peehe of both IU'
ton and Fiery to th-" satisfaction of all
Chicago. III.. Si
S. Judge Vail has en
'ing John D. ilopk.n".
;er. to cii -e ., ..t.ie
tered an order
the thci.tr'-uil :
nlin-onv to his
Mrs. Ro.,ttla R. Hop-
and alio SjU solicitors tees
STANDING. AM) TIIKEW THE
guests, MJss AHc Xeal and Mrs. Winston
Barret ef Chl"ag. Afttr telling of the
start fiim I'ieasuto Bay at 11 o'clock at
nlcht. she writes: "In lets than three
minutes I noticed that we were bumping
very rapidly ever that fearful road, and
looking out. I exclaimed: "There's no matt
on the l.o!' Mr. C.ilef Jumped out at the
back and fell. The horses weie galloping
strong, when I started to climb out of the
side window, and were struggling madiy
al.ing when 1 finally wriggled lhroush an 1
pol'rd myself u: onto the hot;. Imagine
my horror to find no lines! The lislit of
the onmlbii.- lantern showed them to me
IN THE NEAR FUTURE
Seventeenth and I.ocut streets, nt a cost of
JICO.000, and was dedicated December X. 1 3?0.
Its first pastor was the Reverend Doctor
V.'i'Imm S. Potts, who had been the second
i r "tor of the First Presbyterian Church and
...1... ... - ?..... n....l... : t:"x ...it I.:..
in r':.t-u tioi.i wiiiii'i't a, i, uijLii ijin
0 atli. March 25. 1S2. He was followed by
! the Revel end Doctor Rice, who was suc-
ct'-eded by the Heiercnd Doctor James H.
Iirooks In lsiS, who continued until ISO I.
when political difficulties led to his resigna
tion and the formation of the Washington
and Compton Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Doctor Nice-oils became: pastor in January,
1SV. and w.n Installed March a of the same
year, it will lie remembered that his thirty
fifth anniversary was celebrated by the pre
sentation to him of a cheek for $3,000, $100
for eacli year of his pastorate. Tho Second
Church is stronger, numerically and finan
cially, than ever before, and its new loca
tion given It additional prestige In the West
THREE KURT IN A COLLISION.
Street Car Demolished Vehicle on
At the Intersection of Manchester and
Chouteau avenues last night about 8 o'clock
a rollision oecuried between car Xo. ZO of
the Manchester avenue division of the tran
sit company and it wagon owned by Valen
tine (last of Xo. UTIl Chouteau avenue.
Martin Gnst, son of Vnltntino Gast, was
driving the hort-es attached to the wagon.
The other occupants were William Woel-
ning ot ro. l)i "-south fcnrah street and
IXathan Suloh.m of Xo. DIM Manchester ave
nue, j Martin Gast was probably seriously ln-
Jiireel. He ls suffering: with several abra
1 sioiis and contusions of the head and body
and was in an unconscious condition when
picked up from the street. William Woeb
llng was also rendered ur.con.-elous hv the
force of the collision and was seriously in
jured internally. Solohan's left leg was
broken at (lie knee. The wagon was com
pletely demolished and the horses were
'1 he accldei.t occurred while Gast was
attempting to turn nut of the tracks.
The motorman avoided Injury by Jump
ing fiom the platform.
All cf the Injured weie removed to their
homes In ambulances.
NO NEWS OF MISSIONARIES.
Chinese Say Xo Foreigners Beside
in Pao-Tin-l' n.
Washington. Sept. b. The State Depart
ment this afternoon Issued the following:
"The State Department i- In receipt of a
telegram from Consul' Fowler at Che-Foo.
nrder date or the stn inst.. stating that he
had repeatedly urged the Government to
se id couriers to Pao-Tlng-Fu and again
asked yesterday. The Governor replies that
r. - One foreigner is In Pao-Tng-Ku. He Is
uaab:e to get proof of missionaries' fate
u til the rebeU are exterminated by LI
Hung Char.. w-ho expects to go north
lt seemed miles below 1rag;ring over the
axle on the right-hand side. I held to the
dashboard with mi left hand and stood on
the whlfllftree, an! e-otild reach one: line
oniy. wnn mat i com not steer inem;
so I braced myself standing, and tlire-n- tho
nij;h horse. The omnibus did not turn over,
ami in Iss time than It takes to tell I
juiiimtl down, tell flat in the ditch, and
was at their heads in time to keep them
from starting again. The horse that went
down struggled, getting over the pole. The
ladles got out, none having screamed or
Miss Halley Is of a retiring disposition,
and deprecates the notoriety caused by her
FRANCE HAS HARD
PROBLEM TO SOLVE,
Dues Not Want to Withdraw From
I'ekin or to Displease
WAITING FOR A SOLUTION.
If American and Muscovite Troops
Are Withdrawn, However,
France Will Follow Suit,
Coryrlsht, lo. hv th Asserlated Pres.
:-"I -ia! I-arls Cable letter.
I Paris. Sept. S. France ls In a dilemma.
, Russia's protMisItion to withdraw from Pe-
1 kin has resolved Itself into a problem for
her which French statesmen are now
I tackling very gingerly. The complete wlth-
I lr.iw.il from I'ekin, after careful considera-
I t!i in. is now deemed not to be altogether in
line with France's interests and her views
as to tile liest and most effective method of
oen'Iig with the Empress Dowager and her
il..iue of advisers.
France !s now forced to choose between
the course .she v.ould rather adopt and the
jiollcy dictated to her by tho Russian al
liance, and French statecraft has been de
voted for the last week to an endeavor to
splice these two conflicting policies Into a
compromise which will not Jeopardize her
trtindshlp with Russia and at the same t m.;
will not prejudice her own position In
llldille Course Welcomed.
The suggestion, therefore, that while the
buik of the troops be withdrawn from I'e
kin. a small International force be still re
tained In the city, comes as a peculiarly
acceptable Idea to Franco. Russia ami Ger
many appear to be the only serious stum
bling blocks In the way of a general accept
ance ot this compromise, the first-named
desiring the total withdrawal of the allied
forces and the latter wishing a continued
Should the proposition fall through, and
Russia and America withdraw all their
troops. France would undoubtedly follow
suit. It would be too rude a shock to the
Russo-French alliance for IYance to aban
don her ally end remain In Pekln, with hex
associates her hereditary enemies, England
Wisdom of -MOHCOTlto Proposal.
The French Government appreciates (he
gleat element of wisdom In the Moscovite
proposition, recognizing that a continuance
of the prtsent form of occupation wcuM
prevent early and direct negotiations with
the Empress Dowager, who fears to return
to the capital, and that, moreover, the ad
ministration ot the affairs of the city would
tntoiv Immense responsibility and labor up
on the. ICuropejin commanders.
They would need to undertake the proper
policing of l'ektn. with Its millions of in
habitants, all of whom are now filled with
hatred tor the "foreign devils"; to arrange
sanitary and tire precautions, and an end-lei-s
l.st of other municipal details.
ThU would be a well-nigh Impossible
task. In view of the diverse nationalities
and languages of tne army of occupation.
The provisioning of and kt eping open com
munication from the seacoast for a force
during tho winter, when the country is
snow -colored and frozen, also presents a
problem of extreme dllhculty.
Another move w;hlch would impel France
to follow Russia, if the Utter withdraws
l.er tro'-ps. is tne fact tnat the, freiich
forces would thereby avoid remaining un
der the command l Fleid Marshal Count
vnli Wali.ersee. Tr.Is fte'.lng against French
soldiers taking orders fiom a German
commander, will!,, not openty discussed, u
nevertheless very widely nourished among
the people here.
corn shuckIngWa bet.
Present Chanitiion of the World
Agrees to Contest foi .?r00.
Pana, III., Sept. S. Kdward Adams ef
Ptonlr.gton Is tne world's champion corn
shucker. Speaking of his favorite pastime,
"The crops this year, because of yield and
weight, will enable me to beat my ree-ord of
last fall. Then I shucked ninety-sven
bushels In five houri Tnls fall 1 expect to
go Into the field and shuck 20) bushels In
ten houm without stepping to eat.
"The backers of Kd Meakcr of Spring
Creek have announced a willingness to put
up- SjOO on him In a contest of- only two
hours' duration. I beat Meakcr last fall in
the five hours" content, and I have tho
money to cover his wager this year."
This style ftim'.es or Skeleton Eye-Glasses, fine crystalline lenses, solid CE A A
gold mountings 3D.VJ
(With Anchor Guird, I&50.)
Rrlermod lb Jaccard's,
KSrWritc for Catalogue 3,000 Engravings Malted Free.
IN THE CITY.
ICE GOT A FROST K. C. Ice of Sedalta.
W. Va.. met with a frosty reception when
he landed In St. I.ouls Friday night. While
waiting for his train some energetic thief
carried away his crip, containing all Ids
clcthlng. The matter was reported to the
police, but no clew was found.
SPANISH CLVB At the last regulir
meeting of the St. I.oul Spanish-American
Ciub at its hall, Xo. SS 1'age avenue, th
following officers were elected: President.
Joseph McShane; vice president. August
Pcctte: secretury, Ed Dependahl; treasuitr.
Miss Cook. This club has for Its object the
study of Spanish.
WARRANTS AGAINST BOOKMAKERS
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Johnson
Issued warrants yesterday against John
Cornelius and Frank Phillips, charging them
with bookmaklng In violation of the breed
ers" law. Cornelius was arretted at No. CO
St. Charles street and Phillips at No. 3084
North Eighth street.
FL'RNITURE BOARD The regular
meeting of the St. I.ouls Furniture Board
of Trade will be held to-morrow evening
in the board rooms. No. 1031 Century build
ing. At this meeting the dividend which
will be paid exhibitors In the Furniture Ex
position will be announced by the Board of
INCREASED POST OFFICE RECEIPTS
Postmaster Ratimboff and his assistants
are pleased with the Increase shown In the 1
receipts from all sources In the post office
so rar tnis montn. iteceipts rrom Septem
ber 1 to 7. Inclusive, umount to H1.071.7S.
against &.SSS.t: for the same time last
year. This shows a gain of J5.1S3.31, or 14.41
T. M. H. A. SMOKER A mass meeting
and smoker will be held Wednesday even
ing, September 12. at the quarters of the
Young Men's Hebrew Association, No. ZiiJ
Locust street. The object of this meeting
will be to consider the building plans for a j
new Y. M. II. A. home, which were sub- ,
mltted to the members of the association ;
several months ago- j
SL'ING CITY FOR. SALARY George B. !
anennan meu suit yesterday against tne
city for KSj salary, alleged to be due him
os Deputy Milk Inspector. He avers that
he was appointed to the position In June,
!iK. for a period of four years, and ehat en
September W. 1S3S. he was removed. He Is
suing for salary for the remainder of the I
term, for which he alleges he was ap- J
MAY BE SCHLIESNER'S BODY-Coroner
T. P. Taylor of Jefferson County notified
Coroner Lloyd yesterday that he believed a
body taken from the river near Festus was
that of AdDlph Schllesner of No. 1U5 He
bert ftreet, who was drowned on Sunday
afternoon a week ago. Schllesner and
Henry Klerath of No. 260S North Fifteenth
street were In a rklff together and went
down In the Mississippi River near the Mer
chants" bridge. Klerath's body was recov
ered three days after the accident.
SWEETHEART KEPT HER WATCH
Miss Mamie White of No. 2201 Lam! street
called at the Four Courts yesterday morn
ing to swear out a warrant against her
lormer sweetheart, charging mm wltn the
theft of her gsld watch. She did not give
his name, as Assistant Prosecuting Attor
ney Johnson said he could not Issue the
warrant, but the said he was a conductor
for the St. 1-ouls Transit Company. Some
time ago, while they wre on better terms
than they are now. she let him have the
watch to use on his run. Since their "fall
ing out" he has refured to return It de
spite, her frequent requests.
LOST IN ST. LOriS-Chief of Police
Campbell was requested yesterday to have
his men search for Ssmuel Esterbrook. a
St. Charles, Mo., machinist, who is lost In
St. Louis. Esterbrook came to St. LjuIs
Thursday morning and went to the home of
his uncle, O. G. Salee. at No. 5810 Pennsyl
vania avenue, where he remained until Fri
day morning. While sitting at the break
fa Ht table he suddenly Jumped up and ran
out of the house. Miss Salee. a cousin,
followed him out through the back yard.
whre she saw him disappear In the alley.
Some time ago young Esterbrook was over
come by heat, and his relatives say tfcat
lil mind has been aflected ever since.
OLD MAX HURT BY CAR Henry Kott
wlnkel. CO years old. living at No. 1309 Ben
ton street. .ws knocked down and probably
fatally Injured by southbound Union line
car. No. 14. while crossing the tracks at Fif
teenth and Benton streets, about S o'clock
yesterday morning. Ills left shoulder was
dislocated and two ribs were broken. He
may IrJve sustained Internnl Injuries, but
whether he did or not was not determined
by the examination at the City Hospital
yesterday. On account of his age his in
juries are considered serious. The car was
in charge of Conductor Frank Payne and
MotormJn M. Mills. The conductor sum
moned an ambulance and had the Injured
man conveyed to the City Hospital.
SEARCHING FOR HIS BROTHER
Frank Barber of Chester. III., was In St.
I-ouLs yesterday In search of his brother.
Horace O. Barber, a fisherman, who ls
missing from his home In Chester. Horace
left home on August 12. A few days after
wards he was seen In Coultervllle. III. The
station agent at that point told Frank Bar
IVr. when he came In search of his brother,
that he remembered a man of his descrip
tion purchasing a ticket to St. Louis. On
that clew Frank came to St. Louis, but S3
far his search has been fruitless. Horace
sustained a fracture of the skull nearly fif
teen years ago, and since that time, accord
ing to his brother, he had often manifested
mental aberration. At the time he left
home he had J2I In his pocket.
BOGUS SOLICITORS-Henry H. Helbring
of No. II3j West Belle place, a memlier of
the International Order of the King's
Daughters and Sons' Free lee Fund, re
ported to Chief of Detectives Desmond yes
terday that two bogus women solicitors are
gedng throughout the city defrauding the
public by pretending to be collectors for
the fund. These women have no authority
to make collections and make no reports.
Chief Desmond has detailed two detectives
to arrest the women. They called on J. R.
Bettls of No. 213 South Main street. On
being asked for their credentials they dis
played a card which was forged. The free
ice fund has no solicitors, all donations be
ing sent direct to Marlon R. Brakam. No.
3200 Lucas avenue.
MURPHT BROKE THE PLEDGE-Mrs.
Mary Murphy of No. 2123 Olive street swore
f'? ,w.a,Tant jrcsterday against her hus
band W llllam Murphy, charging him with
assault and battery. In applying for the
warrant she said that her husband cams
heme under the influence of drink Friday
evening and gave her a beating. The mar
ital troubles of the Murphys has filled col
umns In the local press. A short time ago
Murphy cama home to patch up a truce.
It resulted In his slashing her across tho
abdomen indicting a wound which required
twenty-three stitches to close. When she
recovered they made up again and she sent
him with her niece, Jane McDonald, to
take the abstinence pledge before Father
Coffey of St. John's Church at Sixteenth
and Chestnut streets. He took the pledga
and things ran smoothly until he came homo
drunk Friday evening.
EUCHRE FOR W. R. C A euchre party
under the auspices of the Frank P. Blair
W. R. C. will be given to-morrow evening
at Blair Hall. No. 1708 Market street, com
mencing, at 8 o'clock.
FATHER McGLYNN'S RETURN The
Reverend Father J. J. McGlynn. pastor of
St. Rose's Church, Etzel and Qoodfellow
avenues, returned last week from Mackinac
Island. Mich., where he spent a few weeks
recuperating his health.
INCREASED CAPITAL STOCK-Tha
Mound City Sand and Gravel Company yes
terday filed notice of increase of capital
stock, with Recorder Hnhn. from JXiXM to
J60.000. Assets. S15.208.41; liabilities, J5.C3.S7.
Fifty per cent of the Increase Is paid in.
LA8T LAWN PARTY The ladles of St.
Paul's Church In Carondelet will give the
last of their series of lawn parties which
they have been holding throughout the sum
mer on Tuesday evening, September 11, at
OLD PATIENT RETURNS-Jennle Gal-
,9...a, .cHubtutj a iiauciH at me uiy noif-
pltal, was taken there yesterday by Officers
Cullen and Roach, who arrested her on the
street In front of her home. No. 1613 Wash
street, for screaming and acting strangely.
She is suffering from mental derangement.
caused by the use of liquor, say the doctors
at the hospital.
8t. LEO'S STREET FAIR-The members
of 8t. Leo's Parish will hold a street fair
from September 17 to September a. Inclu
sive, on Mullanphy street between Twenty
third and Twenty-fifth streets. Among the
attractions will be Irish. German. French
and Japanese Tillages with villagers In full
costume, and the Emerald Zouaves, who
will drill every night.
rPS AIJ. UNDER OBSERVATION-Mrs.
Victoria Peontsky. who came to this city
from Chicago with two small children ft
week ago. was placed In a cell at the City
Hospital yesterday for observitlon. Sh
was Arrested nt her home. No. 2318 South
Thirteenth street, where she was acting
strangely. She said that her husband de
serted her In Chicago several weeks ago.
VISITATION EUCHRE-Next Friday
evening. September 14. the Toung Ladles'
Sodality of Visitation Parish will give -lawn
party and progressive euchre on the
lawn adjoining the parocht-il residence. Th
grounds will be decorated for the occasion
and a platform will be erected for dancing
purposes. Special arrangements are being
made for the euchre players and prises will
ttA(?SII2FCT TO A PHYSICIAN-Doclor
H, W. Soper of No. so? jorth Nineteenth
street, while driving in his buggy near
Twelfth street and Washington avenue, wa
thrown from the vehicle and badly Injured
under his horse's hoof. The axle it the
doctors buggy broke ad the horse was
frightened. When the unimal ran awav the
boggy was hurled against the curbstone
and Doctor Soper was pitched over the
COMPANIES WILL CO-OPERATE-Su-pervisor
of Lighting O'Reilly yesterday re
ceived from the St. Louis Transit Company
and the MIssourt-Edlson Electric Company
replies to his request that all the light,
power and general electric companies co
operate with him to arrange wires and all
appliances so as ti prevent the recurrence
of accidents like that on Eighth and Carr
last Monday night. Both companies assured
M. O'Reilly that they will do whatever they
can to asslit the City Lighting Department
by complying with the ordinances.
IN THE COUNTY.
Marriage licenses were Issued at Clay
ton yesterday to Lon Harpr of East St.
Louis and Helen Allen of Webster Groven,
and 8ting J. Chartrand and Emily Ebener
of St, L-,uis. Chartrrnd is a member of tha
Fire Department, and Is a brother to Mark:
Chartrand. a 3l Louis Republican poli
tician. He lives at No. 2710 Walnut street.
Democratic primaries for the election of
delegates to a County Convention on Sep
tember 13 were held in St. LouIh County yes
terday afternoon and last night. There aro
thirty-three precincts in the county and re
turns from the primaries will not be re
ceived until Monday by the Central Commit
tee. In Clayton the delegates elected were:
Gus Bruno. J. T. Appier, George Woodward
and Jules Schoenbeln.
Andrew Legler of De Hodlamont was
fined 323 yesterday for beating his wife, Mra.
Maude Legler, and 313 for beating nt
mother-In-iaw, Mrs. Mary Virginia Rod
gers. Both fines were Imposed by Justlca
John T. Rapp of Wellston. After Mrs. Rcd
gers had had hei son-in-law arrested, sha
pleaded with Judge Rapp not to sentence,
him too heavily, giving as a reason that
he was the only support of her daughter.
Legler could not pay the fine and was taken
to Jail at Clayton.
Mrs. Mary C. Colcord of Webster Groves
was yesterday committed to the Fulton In
sane Arylum by the County Court. About
twenty years ago her husband. J. P. Col
cord. a prominent St. Louis attorney, com
mitted suicide after a domestic disagree
ment. Since then Mrs. Colcord supported
herself and two children by her work for
the Webster Groves Orphans' Home. Sev
eral years ago her son's reason was de
throned, and he has since been Incarcerated.
Later still, her daughter's health failed and
then Mrs. Colcord broke down.
The case of Herbert Millard, who ls
charged with stealing a silver bon-bon box
containing 33 from Miss Allele Humphrey,
was called In Justice Greensfelder"s court at
Clayton yesterday, but the complainant dll '
not appear. Miss Humphrey ls a daughter
of J. W. Humphrey of No. 4453 Lacled-3
avenue, and complained about four week's
ago that, while visiting the Suburban Gar
den with AI Blanchard and Mr. and Mrs.
George Perclval, her bon-bon box wai
stolen. She charged Millard with the theft
and. had him arrested. Judge Greensfelder
continued the case, and now threatens to
Issue an attachment for Mlaa Humphrey
unless she appears In court.