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ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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COPYRIGHT. 1M, BY PUBLISHERS. GEORGE) KNArP & COMPANY.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1900.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ILLINOIS MAN HUNT.
!N THE HAT DEPARTMENT.
Men's $1.50 Hats 78c.
Mooday9s offerings deal with advance arriv
als in New Fad Goods every itemi attractively priced to bring you here,
crowd the store and keep sales up to the highest possible pressure. A careful reading of every
item will repay you handsomely, and when you've checked off what you need in this ad, refer to our
announcement in to-day's Globe-Democrat, which contains other features of equal interest.
IN THE PICTURE DEPARTMENT.
100 Colored PrinU-o'r
frames assorted subjects fruit, game. L U R
win ter and summer seaions. landscapes and J J w
Exceptimal offering of Men'snobby
f T - . fill rt.i... ., tn k.b . a
7 'f dora Hats luany
color you want
good fl.su v:ue
u,nu(i Hurm fiManD ykm.. ......... ...
Cvnl Cabinet PhoV Frames of wood In red,
w val green, brown and blaclc sold beaded
centers and ornaments upright and
jrhe Reverend Owen Rose Prose
cutes Search for Negro Robbers
Who Slashed Farmer lliggs.
Boys' School Caps-Yioe
inn fifnn!n Water Colors-unframed-1UU
UCnUine beautiful subjects -land
ktTle-i purowool (alrlci. in a world of color
scapes and French haas all very une anu
worth up to $3 each Monday your choice at.
ings-(,picnold Efc alue. Monday only at
f PART III. rfl TJT?
I 10 PAGES. I X Xi. JCi
VICTIM HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.
Clergyman Anxious to Have Jus
tice' Done, but Is Opposed to
I.vnching Hounds Fail to
Catch the Trail.
Ono of tha leaders in tho posso that
scoured tha country about Godfrey, 111., on
Friday night and all day yesterday for the
negro assailants of William Riggs was tho
P.everend Owen W. Rose of Sabula. la., a
brother-in-law of tho injured man.
The clergyman Is visiting his relatlvo and
Is greatly enraged about tho attack on him.
Despite his peaceful calling he swears that
the r.egroes shall suffer for their orlme, and
In hi ecclesiastical uniform ho was one of
the foremost pursuers with the llttlo band
that trailed tho fugitives -with the blood
hounds. They found absolutely no clew
to tho whereabouts of tho negroes.
Mr. Rlggs Is a well-known farmer near
Godfrey. On Friday evening two burly
negroes accosted him whilo ho waa at work
a his farm and asked for work. When ho
replied that he needed no help they at
tacked him and hacked him horribly with
razors. Doctor W. H. C. Smith, who dressed
Hlggs's wounds, thinks that ho has a very
ailm chance for recovery.
The Reverend Mr. Rose thinks that there
Is no punishment ptrong enough for the
men who perpetrated the deed anil hopes
tho court will have no mercy on them. In
the search the posso made through tho
country the clergyman was one of tho lead
ers, and urged on the men and the blood
hounds to greater efforts when the interest
seemed to flag.
When Night Chiof of Police ritzglbbons
of Alton sent word to Godfrey that ho had
captured two negroes on Friday night,
whom he suspected of being the fugitives,
the Reverend Mr. Rose as very glad, but
the men turned out to be two peaceable
wayfarers and they wero released.
, The Reverend Mr. Rose says ho has a
flock In Sabula, la., but that does not In
terfere with his natural human feelings as
a roan, against such wretches as these ne
groes, lie does not want to see them
lynched, as do some of the people of tha
neighborhood, but he wants them punished
to the full extent of the law. Ho and his
neighbors at a late hour last night still
nere busily searching lor the negroes.
PRIZES FOR ODD DISTINCTION.
Unusual Distribution of Honors at
an Illinois Gathering.
Altamont. III., Sept. 8. The annual re
union of the Effingham County Old Settlers"
Association was held here to-day. The at
tendance was estimated at 4.000. The old
settlers of Fayette and Shelby counUes were
Invited and responded liberally. S. F. Glli
more of Efflnghata and othara were speak
ers of the day.
Philip G-rasshoff was the oldest man who
registered, being born In 1S02. Mrs. aeorge
Jillcock's baby of Efnngham was decided by
five Judges to be the pretUest baby In a
bunch of twenty-five contestants: II. JIc
Vlckcr and wife the oldest couple In tho
county; Bud Mahon of Mason, the hand
somest widower; George Poorman and wif
the handsomest old couple in the county;
SJndy Moore the man with the longest noss;
Itaao Tipsword of Moccasin the oldest man
In the county and the slayer of the largest
nmber of deer, numbering 00; Mrs. George
Combs the tallest married woman.
i SEE DEPARTS FOR ST. LOUIS.
Astronomer Will Spend His Vaca
tion at Home.
Washington. Sept. 8. Professor T. J. J.
E, the well-known astronomer of the
united States Naval Observatory, starts to
day for his home in St.- Lou I a. where ho
will spend his vacation. It is underxtood
that he will visit the Missouri State Uni
versity, In which he is deeply Interested,
and perhaps other points In the Interior of
XatlonnI Hun Wins Xtm,
Washington. Sept. 8. The application for
authority to organize tha First National
Rank of Molvln, la., with a capital of J25,-
W0. was to-day approved.
Reserve agents for national banks were
approved to-day as follow3:
Alabama The Chicago National Rank.
Chicago, for the Alabama National Bank,
Georgia The Corn Exchange National
Bank, Chicago, for the Capital City Nation
al Bank. Atlanta.
Illinois The Corn Exchango National
Bank and tho Commnrclal National Bank.
J? , . ,fr the Rockford National Bank,
Iowa-The Corn Exchange National
Bank for the First National Bank, Chero
kee, and the National Bank of Lyons,
Missouri Tho Cord Kxchango National
Mila lca8" for the fr"1"5' National Bank,
Texas The Continental National Bank,
fct. Louis, for the First National Bank,
Rosebud; the National Bank of Commerce,
," . i" Ior ,ne st -National Bank,
.. Nevr Fonrth-Clnss Postmasters.
rn "jJJMneton, Sept. 8. Tho following
lourtn-KiiMs Postmasters have been ap
pointed: Arkansas-OIney. Bartlett T. Goodwin.
Georgla-Brasnell. John O. Underwood;
J Llnd Wiuiajn I Colston; Oak, Patsy
jcowa-JLibcrty, Oliver Romino; Stlison, Al-
Missourl-Glfford. John H. Lagle; Ilardo
"n. J. R. Pummiil; Hickory Barren, John
Tik k?1?1 InBalls. Albert Richards; Marlon.
Albert R. Taggart.
-Tfseee-Ore Spring. E. A. Tatum;
botnn Berlin; James A. Ewing.
Texas Lapara, T. J. Lewis.
5hrUUan Church Missionaries.
New London, Mo., Sept. 8. The annual
JUsslonary Convention of the Christian
J-hurches of Missouri will be opened In Mo
berly September 17. This -nil! be the main
assembly of tho church held In Missouri
this year. The National Assembly of tho
jame churches will be opened in Kansas
city In October. This will be one of the
its,t.re"e!ous gatherings or tho year in
the United States.
h'atlonnl Guard Orders.
Springfield, 111., Sept. ?. Adjutant General
eece Issued the following National Guard
Confirming the election of Benjamin E.
Sfant t0 be Captaln oC Company E. Third
0 0r??UnS" a leave of absence for ten
J Utlhs t0 Ensign W. T. Smith of the Naval
T,!?ran.VnS honorable discharges to Seaman
c2 YlUard. Second Division, First Ship's
ctAavaI SIUIHa; and to Sergeant Dalton
"i- bnlvlar of Company K, Fifth Regiment.
. Violated the Parole Laws.
Sprtngfleld, 111., Sept. S. Governor Tan
ner to-day issued a requisition for Albert
tfflswelller. alias Tom Moshler. under ar
i .tat 6aIt Lake City, Utah, and wanted
t the Joliet Penitentiary for a violation
JJ the parole laws. EInswelller was sent to
wt penitentiary from Jo Daviess County for
.. WtfgUnr andJarceny.
A testation tor .Monrfav
standard staple foods at ball
price and less
choicest rcrtcmes i'n
eM oiors- usually I
3. an ounce IMl!
Monday percz. ww
VliCIIIIdG Vrrlli Phftnu..
cf fine c:' rubric, witbyol.c odaie
sl.o a rcw line of empire and high
utcU crowns made lull and lorg
s iid worth f Dc Mon- M r
nrptepc-5111! offering of
U C5SCS thildren's Glrgham
und Lawn Dresses m:.de very
full bIzcs 1. 2. 3 and worth
rusularly fromt9c toTSo no.
Monday for OOC
rnrcpfc- Odds and ends
v"i3cls broken slres-In C
3'.. W. B. and C B.. a la bplrlto
Corsets checked aad figured
cuV-nway hips perfect fitting
and worth from SI.S5 to TC
JI.7S- Monday tor ICC
Calla Lily, sg
susklo and Iris Ptrfumcl
a ollct Soap-s- 3 caVes n -In
box- Torth ISc- H (
Monday, per box. for..
f jnt worth 3,'c a Q n
box of three cakes Inli
Monday for ,uu
Jipi Bau Co Colozrc
loiu Soap worth nft
SJsaboxctirsVes In I
Monday, per box.
Soap a great soap br a
great maker wonn I On
t'ic a box oI3cakes fj li
Mo'itlTr TifT box . ..
The business Is docbllog.
and It's aot herd to jucss
the reason for It. Xoniay
5 yards &, gj
Rlbboa. In black and Ij I!
3 inrh ,aacJ an-'5"1
-IIIv-Il iubboa. in JCn
light summer shades, Ijli
worth S5c jard, for....
4 quart, worth
1 -1 n r - wide Black Ve-
"1I11.II" .jet Klbbon.
with white polka
dots worth 15c a
10-qnart. worth AQ.
Granite Iron Lipped
leading sbads the polka
dot is woven In with Q f n
UK worth Wic OHlj
yard Monday for
4 -quart, worth
NEWS OF RELIGIOUS WORLD.
Growing Movement for Union of AH Baptist Forces in Amer
ica for Work at Home and Abroad Presbyterian
Women's Efforts for Missions.
For years thero has been a crowing tend
ency among tho Baptist forces of this coun
try toward a co-oieratlve union of effort
both in the homo and foreign fields. While
this tendency has not as yet taken definite
shape, still It Is being extensively discussed
In denominational circles, nnd a definite ba
sis of union, at least so far as Is possible
in an Independent form of church govern
ment, may be ono of the possibilities of tho
Perhap3 no writer has done more toward
furthering this tendency than tho Ileverend
Doctor J. C. Armstrong, editor of the Cen
tral Baptist of this city, -who ranks as ono
of tho foremost thinkers of the Baptist
Church In America. Somo months ago Doc
tor Armstrong was Invited to read a pa
per on this general subject beforo tho Kan
sas City Baptist ministers' meeting, nnd
subsequently before tho BaDtist Ministers'
Association oTtbis city. Both associations
requested Its publication, and It has been
put out In pamphlet form. Tho paper has
attracted wldo attention among Baptists,
particularly In tho South, and has awak
ened no little criticism and commendation.
Tho former came largely from the South,
though It was also not wanting In words
of hearty commendation.
In discussing the question of more defi
nite union of effort, tho Doctor sass: "Pint,
thero is doctrinal unity among American
Baptists. Students of denominational eco
nomics have declared themselves anmzed
at tha singular agreement umons Baptists
whero thero is utter absence of authorita
tive councils and Imposing creeds.
"Second, these duplicate forces are at
tempting to accomplish exactly tho same
work In m!sIon fields. A traveler In visit
ing a mission rttaticn of American Baptists
In China could not determine by the char
r.etcr of the work done there which sec
tion of our homeland Is directing tho work.
In aim.s and policies all our forces are one.
"Third, there are no geographical or po
litical barriers crossing our home-land
which make it lmposslblo or unwise for the
brethren of different sections to Join hand
and hearts in a common effort. Tho war Is
over. If our American army can muster In
the prluo of united strength, and Its young
men go to battlo and to victory with no
weaknesses along the line of a former
cleavage. It is next to disreputable for
God's people and God's joung men to carry
two banners to a foreign fit-Id banners alike
inscribed with the name. of ChrUt and the
pledgo of victory, but distlgured on some
little corner by the story of a divUion that
has long ago kibt Its signilicance.
These propositions are presented at length
by Doctor Armstrong, and illustrations are
given in proof of the positions taken. At
tention wan specially called to an Incident
of two years ago, when a delegation of min
isters waited upon President McKlnley and
urged him to use kU influence to having all
International differences settled by arbitra
tion. "Mr. McKlnley," says the doctor, "heard
them patiently and assured them of his de
sire and intention to carry out their wish.
But before dismissing them, he suggested
that they would add much to the force of
their plea if the Northern Methodist and the
Southern Methodist preachers before him
would bury their home differences, and If tho
Northern I'resbyterlans and Southern Pres
byterians before him would arbitrate their
llttlo differences, so that as a Christian
people wo might bear a full olive branch
and an unspotted banner of peace to other
In closlntr hla discussion Doctor Arm
strong urged the following considerations
for the union of the Baptist forces of Amcr- ,
lea: "First among these would be the re- j
Auction In the cost of mlstionary opera- I
tions. Rigid economy is the only law that i
Is allowable In administering mission fund.i. ,
No dollar cries out mare loudly for Its i
proper use than the mission dollar. Palsied
be the hand that would tako from tho Lord's
treasury money given to him. Forever die I
any prejudice which consumes any part of I
the sacrifice in tho worship of itself. j
aliouipr uci.ein ui t.iMisjiiuaiivii ... iic
more perfect harmony. Both In the home
and Corolgn fields. Up to the present there
has been much conflict among our boards in
locating their missionaries. In fact, wher
ever we study the matter, at home or
abroad, qn the border line or in the center,
thero are conditions of discord, of partial
view, of narrow appeal and of isolation.
"Lastly, euch a unification of Interests
would be a practical demonstration that
the Master's cause Is supreme. The strong
est bond of Christian fellowship Is the
recognition mat amy iu irnsr. anu uro
Spirit of Christ are stronger, higher, holier
than any other interest or consideration."
The doctor then says that Missouri stands
foremost In Its practical union of the Bap
tist forces of tho State, and that, as a re
sult. Is 'doing more proportionately than any
other State toward the promotion of home
Still they come no end to the bargains in this department
offerings are more extraordinary than
tiac tone ceioreana nlll undoubtedly attract lots of attention.
rrfcff-cHcre'fe tt snap-big
VUiatto llt of outaway hip
lorcts larcy urir-eu
to .8 lnrhev-per ds lh.it
ivp ri area out .Monjay
K.CClt.r AU Wooi
Reefer. with larce sailor
trimmed -niih white I
tool: choose frtm rcd.Cotelln cr
royal blue siics 1. 2, 3 ard 4
worth up to M0 Moa
lRrlllc this: I.ige let
1 1 Infants' rtrlped Flsntelrtte
Jaclcels.worth iic yours C n
Monday at Famous lor... ISC
Granite Iron Tea
No. o. worth 5ic,
No. 7, worth 63c,
No. 8, worth CSc,
Uranite Wall Soap C
Oranite Basting Spoons
10. is and 14 in.,
worth ICc. UU
Toilet Paper good
100-plece Dinner Set
real good porcelain
extra large platters
nicely decorated and
gold traced worth
dood Steel Cake Turn
ers wood hsndle
tor.. 0 J
and foreign mission work. Tho MI;ourl
Baptist General Association, at its meeting
In Jefferson City in 1SVJ, requested tho two
general Baptist mission boards not to so
licit funds from this State, but to leave the
whole matter to the association. This re
quest has been thoroughly respected, ami
all missionary contributions In the State
pass through the hands of the association
(secretaries, which has resulted In n decided
Increase in the sum total, besides doimr
away with a vast amount of friction not
At'omnn'n Hoard of the Sontliwest.
The Woman's Presbyterian Board of Mis
sions of the Southwest Is a St. LouU in
Preparations for the third annual Street
Fair and Carnival at Belleville are rapidly
being pushed forward, and tho finishing
touches on the booths, the German Village
and the rest of the attractions will be com
pleted by to-morrow, when the fair will be
opened In a blaze of glory.
The principal event for to-morrow will .be
the coronation of the Queen, and the recep
tion given to the Queen and her maids of
honor. The Queen and her maids havo
been busy the last three daj-3 preparing the
" !- ! I . H MM I Hil M .
Parents: There are no two ways about It. If you want the very
newest things the largest assortment the lowest prices you
must come to Famous. Nothing to equal this season's showing
has ever been attempted in St. Louis.
Dnvc Knee Suits, acr s :
1UJS In the popular do
brested style stroncly and
honestly constructed from Oaic
Innd cheriots and Forest Mill
libJ. At amous
Oc' Double-breasted Knee
IJ'Jj suits-smart, strlish
lookinggarmeau ttintarc made
of One woolen fabrics In tbo
newest autumn colorings
checks, strlrfs and faint mix
tures tnat will please tne critic
ul boy and wear to
the satisfaction nt
worth 15. At Famous
Here's one cf the styles: Smooth surface
cheviots In the new shades coat with
small collar arn uto little dou
ble-breasted Test oi lancv ma
terial and pcrnaps iuo other
styles worth J3 at Famous.
DnV(.i Soli Finished Percale Shirts
ajuys jn bris-ht patterns made
with laundered nrcKcanils to,
be worn with sep&rato collar'
worta ne Monuay, on
tho second Eoor
stitution thit Is doing an extensive mis
sionary work, and doing it so quietly ard
unostentatiously that little le known of it
outside of a small circle within the de
nomination. The board was organized April
M. 1577. at First Presbyterian Church, and
there were forty-two charter members. Tho
flr.-t president was Mrs. J. II. Brookes, and
the first vice president was Mrs. J. W. Mc
Intre. Tho becretarles were Miss V. O.
Breckinridge. Mrs. L. Boggs, Mrs. J. W.
Allen and Mrs. Kob?rt Irwin, and the treas
urer Mrs. Thomas B. Tutt.
From the beginning the organization com
bined work for both homo and foreign mis
sions, regarding them as necessarily inter
dependent. The first annual meeting was
held at tha birthplace of the board, and the
opening address was delivered by the pas
tor of the church, tho Reverend Doctor
Ganze. Twenty-three auxiliaries were re
ported, nnd the treasury receipts wero
JltS.li. Since then the organization has In
creased, until to-day It is represented In
five synods nnd twenty-two presbyteries,
having 317 W. M. 8. 'auxiliaries, nineteen
young lad let.' socletl. forty-three mission
bands, and has In alignment 167 Y. P. S. C.
V.. senior and sixty-eight Junior societies.
Its receipts last year were 112,151.23.
The flret missionary sent out by till;
board was Miss Dunbar, who went to Fort
Wrangel. Alaska, where she devoted lifteen
yc-ars to missionary work among the
Alaskan Indians, with encouraging results.
That samo year Miss Bdna Cole was sent to
royal robes, and an interview with the
Queen or any of her retinue is harder to
obtain than a talk with the Czarina of Rus
sia. The maids of honor have been se
lected from the young women who received
the highest number of votes at each polling
place. They nre: illsses Anna May Elmer,
Lillie Stoll and Luella Flelschbeln of Belle
ville; Misses Estella Baugh and Grace Rip
ley and Mrs. J. W. Reed of East St. Louis;
Miss Minnie Carter of Freeburg and Mlsa
Anna lieroid -of Georgetown.
& Suits tor
school and college wear ages 14
to 20 coats single and double
breasted, tailored with wide
stiou'ders. h-nd padCct collars
anu iapci me Lest
value ever offered In
this city at 110
Knee Pants tlfWi
all are strongly constructed
from new autumn woolens in the
proper weight f jr wear during
r weigut ur wear during
xt three months f m
rezular value Is J K ft
d c-but Mon- Jl ri I.
e'll offer them at WU
tne next tnree montns
Rnc' Three-Piece Suits
-"j - ccat. double-breasted
vest and knee pants ages 10 to 16 years
pants ages w to 16 years
one or tne most popular
stvlcs the double-breasted
vest never talis to please
tbo youth. Suits worth
!7 regularly at
r.. Laundered Waists "Drw
-jy ey" brand-with attached
collars and cuffs two pleats ,
front anu cark nicely laun
dered worth easily 40c
Monday on the second floor. I
Slam, through the special assistance of Sec
ond Church of this city. The board now has
missionaries in the foreign field as follows:
Africa. Mrs. M. V. Axtell and Mrs. Will
iam M. Dagcr. both located In the Batanga
district: China. Mrs. W. P. Chalfant, Miss
i:iva B. Flemming. M. D.; .Miss Mary E.
Cogdal. Mrs. Hunter Corbett, Mrs. C. II.
Newton and the Reverend George E.
Partch: India, MIs- Carrie Clark nnd Miss
Victoria McArthur; Japan, Miss Mary Pal
mer and the Reverend V. Y. Jones; Korea,
Mrs. J. E. Adams and Mrs. W. M. liaird;
Slam and Laos. Ml3s Edna Cole, Mrs. O.
W. McClure and Miss Isabel A. Griffin:
South America, Mrs. A, R. Miles, Mrs. J.
P. Garvin. Mrs. Charles M. Spinning and
Miss Margaret B. Axtell. and Mrs. w. E.
Browning, Chill. The present general of
ficers of the board nre: Mrs. C. R. Hop
kins, president; Mrs. W. J. McKlttrlck, Mrs.
Innls Hopkins, Mrs. L. W. Manning. Mrs.
John A. Allen. MLsm Lillian Truesdale. Mrs
A. J. Niemever. Mrs. Meade C. Williams,
Mrs. W. It. king. Mrs. H. W. PrenHs and
Mrs. G. W..Weyer, secretaries; treasurer.
Mrs. William Burg, all of St. Louis and
Knrh Stubbed the Other.
Olean. Mo.. Sept. S. During a cutting
affray lart night between Alex Webb nnd
Albert rark. negroes, who had quarreled
about the affections of a negro girl, both
were srriousiy injureu.
Tho Queen will b crowned at 7:30 p. m..
and the keys of the city will bo turned
over to her Majesty by Mayor Fredericks.
From the Public Square, where the corona
tion takes place, the Queen and her retinue
will proceed to the rooms of the Commercial
Club, where a reception will be held, fol
lowed by a banquet.
Miss Wlnkelman, the Queen, Is quite pop
ular in East St. Louis, and a large delega
tion of East St. Louis young people will be
resent at the coronation to render her
NOBBY FALL SHOES.
Buy here with the absolute confidence that
every pair of Shoes will wear right. If they
don't, we're here to make It right. We know
our qualities and know Just how they'll act
,, , -Goodyear welted
double noles with extension edges-Goinam
ard London styles sizes 6 to K, t A A
,ui. an rnesiyie anu crcssy ml-llli
appearance of the 14 shoes
Ladies' Shoes-rte &i
kid. hand-tnrn-d soles-fancy cmlj
toporplalnkidtop madeA f"A
en thenewderbyorcoln jf Qll
I JlHifc splendid black Dongola Shoes
urtulcs with orjera toes 1 am n.
and kid tips flexifle soles
sizes 2',J to 3. A to K worth
of best badger calf and warrant
ed In every way soles studded
with steel circlets that add Icnit
Hisses' Shoes -0,r.wTjn
spring heels and Snedongola tops
sizes Hi; to 2. These snoes are
luilt on our "Perfect Form-' last
t ouu ioiik
wear would be good
big value at 12
Famous price ,
ana .ire undoubtedly the bst
gir s scnool she
city instead of
our price is
three soled shoes the uppers
11 -made of genuine vici kid nn.l
of Xlnllencalt and warranted
t'OI calf, witn test
outwear the dist
tannr-I sol' lace
ton. widths C. Dat.d
and E-worth K SO,
There's a very Interesting story connected with our
purchase of these splendid petticoats but
room to tell It here. So we'll lump right In
and would ask you to come as early as
Petticoats-"6 ?'a tboePfl0
women's splendid petticoats, m
black, blue, hello, green, red and
other colors deep shirred nnd
corded flounce finished with
dranstrlag all lengths great lie
Petticnnts-M doren ret-
rctliuuaib tit-oats, ele
gant quality of mercer.zr J sat
een (loots like silk and wears
better) In blaclc. blue, cerise,
maroon, sage green, hello, lav a
der. etc. scores of styles that
srigins zrear, oc
at a price
usoany sen inr
now heaped on
cost of the
, materials alone.
loag tables at
DETERMINED TO PPLY FOR
A WARRANT AGAINST R0EMER.
Three Girls Who Declare He Insulted Them Believe His
Superiors in the Police Department Are In
tent on Shielding Him.
After waiting a whole week for the offi
cers of the Police Department to take somo
action looking to the punishment of the offi
cer who, they allege, grossly Insulted them
while on their way home from work. Misses
Nellie Keepler. Rose Littleton and Ella
Woody huve concluded to Invoke the court
of Justice. They announced to The Republic
last night that they would apply for a war
rant to-morrow against Special Patrolman
T. Rosser Roemer chnrging assault.
"Wc have waited patiently for the gentle
men at the head of the police to do some
thing," said Miss Woody, "and are now con
vinced that they are trying to shield the
man who attacked us on Seventh street last
Saturday night without cause. Our friends
have advised us to wait no longer, and we
will not. Of course we dislike the notoriety
that may follow a trial of the case In open
court and think Mr. Hawes and Chief Camp
bell might have spared U9 this; but they
seem, determined to defend the man, and we
are equally determined to have him pun
ished. If there is such a thing as Justice
we will try to see that this man gets It. If
he does', he will no longer be In position to
Insult honest girls and then hide behind the
protection of hh policeman's star.
"We have employed an attorney to prose
cute the case and we believe there are
enough true men in the crowd who wit
nessed the attack on us to come forward at
the trial and tell the truth about the as
sault. "We went to see Mr. Hawes last Monday
afternoon nnd were lucky enough to tlnd
Chief Campbell in his office. We stated the
whole care to them. Just as it occurred. We
could se from Mr. Hawes questions that
he did rot like to prosecute the officer, but
we did suppose he would at least order that
THIRTEEN AND NO BAD LvJCK.
Unique Tarty of Travelers at
Washington. Sept. 8. Probably the most
unique party of travelers that ever reg
istered at the Mstropo'.ltan Hotel aro stop
ping there at present. The party consists
of R. S. Munger and wife of Birmingham.
Ala,, and eleven boys and girls, all close
relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Munger.
"This is what we trm our nnnml vaca
tion." said Mr. Munter this evening. "Every
summer my wife and I gather together as
many of our kinsfolk as we can and take
them on a iiltic spree. Our party this year
numbers thirteen nnd Includes son. daugh
ter, nieces, cousins and my wife's sister-in-law.
Last year there were twenty-six of
us. and we had a Inllr trln over thA
Rockies. This summer nr have visited A-
oury I'.irK. Niagara Falls and the Thou
sand Island?. Wo will spend several days
here and then proceed to our respective
"A peculiar thin about our party is the
way the supposedly unlucky number 11
has .stuck to us. Thre are thirteen in the
phrty. Wo left Saratoga on a Friday nnd
there were thirteen cars in the train. One
of our seats was No. 13. One of the girls Is
IJ years old. We have bn on our Journey
thirty-one days, thirteen reversed. We leave
for home on the 13th.
PHONOGRAPH HEVTS ORATORS.
Vt'Hr Democrat of I'hrlpa County
nronglit Woe to Rrpnbllcnns.
Phelps County is really very strongly
Democratic. It is so much so that at any
time except around a presidential election
It is hard to find a Republican there. But
tho presidential election Is on and the Re
publicans organized a County Committee
and set about to make converts to the faith
of Imperialism. The Republican managers
scraped together a cnmpilgn fund and
rented a hall In the center of the city of
Rolla. In this hall the chairman of tho
County Commlttfe and his satellites hold
forth constantly. They have n speech or
so every hour In the day. Occasionally re
freshments are served. As a result Repub
lican headquarters In Rolla has been a busy
The Democrats of Rolla are active enougn.
but they did not desire to wear themselves
out before the campaign was fairly started.
This Republican headquarters, however,
was a sort of a bete nolr to them. Secre
tary B. H. Rucker of the Democratic Cam
paign Committee came down to St. Louis
Friday. For nn hour or two he hustled
around. He drew up at the Laclede Hotel,
worn out but smiling. In a few minutes an
express wagon delivered a mysterious pack
age to his address. Rucker took It and de
parted for Rolla.
Yesterday afternoon he rented a room In
Rolla next door to the Republican head
quarters. He dragged the mysterious box
In and for a long time there was sounds of
hammering and sawtntr. Tho ReDubllcan
managers learned-that something was haft, J
deductions lite these an
seldom met nllb.
Cinntl serviceable Um
V1UUU brellas-for men.
women and children mer
cerized silk, fast TC
blaclt. steel rods fR
well worth ll.2i for ' ww
women and school children
genuine twilled slllt glo
rias with teel rod, para
gon frame and plain natu
ral wool ana rancy
worth II JO.
woien of lice, close-woven
mohair silk close roll.
steel rod. plain and fancy
Bandies usually I
sold at !2.25 1 1
ored Parasols, wita ruffles-ble
variety of J"ft
psttcrns Monday I Zjli
special at. ,"'
e in the
Tempting Barjalas oa the
thlrj ttoor Mon Jay.
DrOWn Towels n.-n
worth :-Von- 'J'yR
f rince and brocaded nn
border worth lie lull
size hemmed and T m
worth lue each, for "'-'
Cirpzft Pillows-full size
ftathvrs no mixtures
worth I.3a a pair tnm
Monday, at Fa- MKC
m3us, per pa'r ww
it Aratrican ou
s or bat- 4 A?
he be suspended and not be given a chant
to Insult other girls while waiting for tha
next meeting of the board.
"We are now convinced that Roemer has
a 'pull' of some kind, and that the board
will not punish him if there is any way of
getting around it. This makes us deter
mined to wait no lorgrr; but to ask for a
warrant to-morrow. have talked with tha
other girls, and they agree with me that
there Is nothing left for us to do."
Among those who witnessed the assault
on the young ladles is Henry Thles, secre
tary and treasurer of the Rawak-Thles
Cigar Company, of No. 615 Locust strett.
He was standing directly across Seventh)
street when Roemer rushed up to them,
threw his arms about them and started to
drag them toward the earner. He thought
It was an altercation between member ot
the same family, and did not Interfere.
When he learned the true nature of th
case he vas outraged.
"I am sure he waa drinking." he said to
a Republic reporter yesterday, "but. drunk
j those young ladies, and this tale about their 1
being boisterous on the streets Is all non
sense. - ,
"There wa3 no excuse for the actions of
the' policeman, and If he gets justice ha will1
tc taktn from the force.
"I am very busy just now, and did Intend ,
to leave town on Monday; but if I ami
wanted nn a witness In court I will stay. X
have three sisters in the city. They have
to go on the streets at night, some times,
and I know It any man treated them a I
saw these girls treated I would try to blow
him full of holts. Yes. I will stay to the'
trial and go on the witness stand If I am
pning and they watched the closed doopi
with eager eyes. The hammering continued!'
until late vpstprdv. wh.n th rionra
flung wide open. Tho crowd rushed la oa
Invito fl fv .. Tyr urr In .1 mlmtta .a
stentorian tones of William J. Bryan's fa.-1
mous Chicago address came up from a table I
In the rear nt the hall. The words vex
clear and expressive. The speech waa ftn
lsbed and Bryan's Ind.anapolls speeca Xol
lowed. The voice was perfect and even tive
Republicans could not tear themselves)
away. After that a Jingling campaign tune)
was warbled from the phrnograph, and the'
crowd was highly delighted. Speech and,
song alternated and the Democratic head
quarters was crowded from rear to front
walk. It was a great day for Rucker. The
Hints In the Republican headquarters next!
door flashed brilliantly, but the rays fell oa'
empty benches. The whoio forco had ad
journed to hear Rucktr'a phonograph.
When the Republicans did finally persuade
each other to leave. It was with downcast
REGISTER BEFORE TUB RUSH.
Advice of Election OOtolals to Voters)
Enrollment Lust Week. !
While the registration of voters has bees;
much larger thu last week than In an?
other week sinra the enrollment com
menced. It was not quite so large as the
Eoard ot Election Commissioners had an
ticipated or desired. Under the new law
many complications are liable to arise to
delay registration pending investigation or
consideration of particular cases, and the
officials have been anxious that persona
who have been naturalized, or have any
any doubt as to their eligibility, should
have their names entered at the main of
fice. The case of Mr. John J. Morard, as re
lated In detail In yesterday morning's Re
public, is an example of the uncertainty
of being ablo to reglsteT and vote. Mr.
Morard had lived In the United States near
ly fifty years and had voted forty-six years.
Nevertheless he was denied the privilege ox
registering because his papers do not con
form to law. Instances like this must be
considered fully, and time is essential for
this consideration. The registration depu
ties say that many persons who have been
In this country for several years, and who
have voted before, were this year obliged
to pursue the course prescribed by law be
fore being permitted to register. Many of
them would have lost tbeir right to voto
had they delayed enrolling until the pre
Up to Friday night 6.3M names had been
inscribed on the books since August 39. The
total registration up to Friday night was
U.&33; yesterday's entries Included about 600
additional names. The dally enrollment tor
the last eight days is as follows: August
30. 715; August 31. 951: September 1. 5; Sep
tember 3. 1S5; September 4. L109; September
5. 1.01J: September 6. 93; September 7, 978.
Total for the eight days, 6,3oL Total since
June 4. 11,S92. .
Secretary Hoblitzelle very earnestly urges
that everybody who possibly can do so
should register at the main office, on tha
first floor of the new City Hall, and not
wait until the precinct-regis trtJcns-r Irs
progress, . .