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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1900.
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rends. Jewelry and alt article of value. Larsa
leans a pclalty. at low rate of Interest. Bji
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12 mud 14 S. 4th. atso 213 S. 7h St.
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nn& tr pelaleM trtetmmL Ceo.nltetlon re. Dr. M. Stj
mHh,6jweIUit. HolUad Bid. JU K.71 St, IlLaali.
j. r. FARisa.
LADIES should lsit Crawford's Cloak
and Suit Room, on Second Floor, these
davs, and see the beautiful New Things in
Fall and Winter Costumea dally arriving.
SELECTED ST. LOUIS FOR
THEIR NEXT CONVENTION.
C. K. OP A. SESSION BROUGHT
TO A CLOSE.
Officers Elected ami Installed
Labor Bureau Plan lieferrcd
to Advisory Board.
With the close of the second day's session
yesterday the tenth biennial convention of
tho Missouri State Council. Catholic Knights
of America, was adjourned slno die. Tho
next biennial convention will be held In St.
Louis tuo years hence.
At S o'clock yesterday morning solemn
requiem mass was sung for tho souls of
members who havo died since the last con
tention. The mass was celebrated by tho
Reverend J. Stevens of SS. Peter and Paul
At 9 o'clock tho regular session was
opened with prayer by tho Reverend O. S.
McDonald. The complaints against tho
Catholic Knight of America, the official or
gan of tho society, were referred to the,
Committee on Laws. The paper la pub
lished in Indiana, and it is alleged the pub
Ushers are not fully compllng with the con
tract. Tho report of the Law Committee
was referred to the Supremo Council. The
Committee on Finance reported the accounts
of the secretary and treasurer to be correct.
It also recommended that the sum of JJW
be appropriated for tho purpose of defray
ing the expenses of entertaining the Su
preme Council, which meets In St.' Louis
next May. The recommendation was In
dorsed by the convention. The matter of es
tablishing a labor bureau was referred to
the Advisory Board. Resolutions were
passed commending the State and supremo
administration. A recess was then taken
until 2:30 o'clock.
The afternoon session was principally de- -voted
to the election of officers. Charles E.
Hannauer. retiring State president, und F.
L. Farrenkopf were elected as supreme del
egates, with George Illlke and Joseph Stip
pjch as alternates. B. F. Brlnker of Branch
-So. 4Zi, St. Louis, was elected State presi
dent. Other results were: First vice presi
dent, Charles Welsch of Branch No. lji, St.
Louis; second vice preuident. B. Brueggman
of Branch No. til, St Charles; thlra vice
president, Leon S. iealy of Branch No. 406,
Ste. Genevieve; State secretary, M. J. K.
Hartman. re-elected: State treasurer, A.
fclpf of Branch No. 1.2b, St. Louis.
un motion of Delegate Carrol a vote of
thanks was tendered to the pros?. Delegate
Bongner moved that a vote of thanks be
tendered to tho clergy of SS. Peter and
Paul, to the sergeant-at-arms. to the Sis
ters of Notre Dame, and to Branch No. SIS.
which entertained the visiting delegate"?. A
vote of thanks was also tendered the Rev
erend C. Van Tourenhout for his services.
The new officers were installed by Richard
"Walsh in an Impressive manner. Each re
sponded with a speech. Supreme Delegate
John A. Bedel of Belleville made a short
speech, after which the convention ad
journed. Splendid Offices for Rent,
$17.50 per month and upward, in the new
Mermod & Jaccard fire-proof building,
Broadway and Locust. Best city location.
QUIET ALTON WEDDING.
The Rev. A. A. Todd of Bunker Hill
Married Miss Daisie Bice.
Bunker Bill, III., Sept 12. Reverend Au
drey Adalr Todd, pastor of tho First Bap
tist Church at Bunker Hill, and Miss Dalsle
Virginia Rice of Upper Alton were quietly
married at the home of the latler's father,
Thomas A. Rice, In Upper Alton to-day.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev
erend Louis M. Waterman, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Upper Alton.
The bride and groom had planned for an
elaborate church wedding, but owing to tho
late death of the bride's mother they de
cided to be quietly married at home.
Quests from abroad were Doctor and Mn.
Cloren. Mosco, Idaho? Reverend J. Percy
Stewart, Troy, Mo.: Mrs. M. O. Vail, St.
Louis; Miss Evangeline Todd, St. Louis.
Reverend and Mrs. Todd departed at onco
for their home in Bunker H11L
The Beat Remedy for Diarrhoea.
Mr. G. R. Dawson, a well-known citizen,
of Pomeroy. O., says: "Chamberlain's
Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy Is the
best medicine for diarrhoea that I ever used.
Having used It on several occasions with
good results I can testify to its merits."
DEAF-MUTE PUZZLES PARENTS.
Lad Knows Sanies of Business Men
and the Time of Trains.
Alto Pass. TIL, Sept. 12. Leo James, aged
S years, ton of George James of the James
Bros. Milling Company of this place, is deaf
and dumb. When he was 6 years old he
learned the location of the post office boxes
of the business men. He recognized the
form of each man's name in writing or
printing, and nAen sent for mall would hand
Sack a misplaced letter.
His homo Is close to the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad, He knows when the different
trains are due and always meets them. He
has lately learned to distribute type. He
enters school at Jacksonville next week.
WILL RESUME BUSINESS.
Failure of New York Cotton
Brokers Rot a .Serious One.
New Tork, Sept 12. U O. Bobleffer and
G. L. Schlffcr, cotton brokers hore, whore
failures were announced on Monday, will,
according to announcement made at the
Cotton Exchange to-day, speedily resume
a set a $5.00 Ta or Patent Leather Shoe for $2.50, it will pay
fer tatare ase. Actmdck.
HARRIS SHOE CO., 520 Pine Street.
ROEMER IS ARRAIGNED;
PLEADS NOT GUILTY.
Judge Clark Fixes September 21 as the Date of the Trial of
the Special Patrolman Accused of Assault
ing Three Girls.
Special Patrolman T. Rcsser Roemcr was arraigned yesterday In the Court of Crim
inal Correction on charges of assault and battery preferred by Misses Ella Woody,
Roso Littleton and Nellie Keepler. employes of the Globe Shoe and Clothing Company.
He pleaded "not guilty," and Judge Clark fixed September 21 as the date for his trial.
Roemer Is out on bond furnished by Saloonkeeper Joseph Schuler. He retains his
position on the police force notwithstanding the nature of the charges against him.
Chief Campbell has persistently refused to suspend him pending trial.
Written charges by Captain Reynolds of "conduct unb-comlng an olllcer" will bring
Roemer before the Police Board probably before ha must appear in court. Secretary
Ward was unable to say yesterday when the beard would meet, but thought It would
do so before the end of this week. All depends upon when President Hawes returns
from Kentucky, where he went to attend the funeral of his mother.
Statements of the offenses charged against -Roemer and of the Indifferent attitude
of his superior officers follow:
CHARGES AGAI.NST nOEMEIt.
Roemer Is charged by three eminently
respectable joung women with having at
tacked them while on their way from work
on the night of September 1. They assert
that ho rushed up to them, threw his arms
around them and exclaimed. "You'll not
go home Just et. giriv." They screamed
and tried to get out of his grasp.
In the struggle, they wero dragged across
the paemcnt, one of them receiving
bruises by contact with a brick wall, and
haiing her dress badly torn. They wero
rescued from Roemer by two police officers
in uniform, who told the frightened girls to
Thee brother officers made no report of
the affair to their superiors.
The assault was witnessed by several pe
destrians, among them well-known business
men. These w itnesses believe than Roemer
was under the Influence of liquor.
Further evidence to this effect Is given
by Glenn II. Melton, night watchman for
the American Express Company, whom
Roemer arrested within an hour after bis
attack on the young women.
All of these charges liavo been in Chief
Campbell's possession for mora than a
BEATING CARPETS TO REDEEM
SHAWL PAWNED BY MISTAKE.
Weary Task of Darky Whom
Miss Roberts Sent to
DID NOT UNDERSTAND ORDERS.
Played Craps With Money and
Was Arrested, Returning at
LaSv in Deep Sorrow.
Somewhere In the city is a negro, Scotch
Sherlock by name, who worked until last
Saturday at No. 716 North Garrison avenue,
but who Is now wearily beating carpets In
an effort to raise J2 wherewith to get a val
uable silk shawl out of pawn.
Miss Minnie Roberts of the Garrison ave
nue address holds the ticket for the shawl,
whllo the article itself is now in a Franklin
avenue pawnshop as the result of a singular
train of circumstances.
Last Tuesday morning Miss Roberts called
at the Ninth District Police Station and re
quested tho arrest of Sherlock, to whom she
had intrusted the shawl the Saturday pre
vious. The negro had been instructed to
take the shawl to a dyer, but he had not re
turned Tuesday morning.
Testerday morning tho negro appeared at
the house In a very repentant frame of
mind, minus the shawl, but holding a pawn
ticket for $2, which ho presented to Miss
Roberts In its place. As no money accom
panied the ticket and as the shawl was
worth about J. she asked for an explana
tion, receiving a long-winded tale of dis
aster. According to her story, the negro claimed
that he had taken the shawl to a pawnshop
and had obtained $2 on it. believing that his
Instructions were to do so. Ho did not ex
plain how ha formed tho idea. Upon recelv
Ing tho money be wandered out Pine street
and entered a craps game which was In
progress on Nineteenth street.
Eighty-Fourth Annual Session
Dr. Vincil Elected Secretary.
Fulton. Mo.. Sept. 12. The eighty-fourth
session of Missouri annual conference of
the M. E. Church South convened here this
morning.The communion services wero held
on the previous morning. Bishop Gran
berry of Richmond, Va., called the confer
ence to order and conducted the opening
religious services, after which he requested
the secretary of the last session, Doctor
John D. Vlncll of St. Louis, to call the
Doctor John D. Vlncll waB elected secretary
of the conference for the thirty-seventh
time, and on his motion the Reverend S.
P. Cresap was elected his assistant and
Reverend H. C. Bond and Fielding Marven
were chosen statistical secretaries.
The conference resolved to meet at 8:20
a. m. and adjourned at 12 m, each day. Af
ter the appointment of the various commit
tees by the presiding elder, the report of tho
Board of Curators of Howard Payne Col
lege, appointed by the conference at Its sts
slon in 18S9. at Fayette, was read and re
ferred to the Board of Education with In
structions to confer with such members of
the old board of Howard Payne College as
may be within reach, and report the result
of this consultation to-morrow morning at
Charles J. Patterson and Bush Smith
were apolnted pages of the conference. The
Reverend P. C. Garrett preached at 3 o'clock
this afternoon In the Christian Church and
Doctor H. C Garrett delivered a lecture to
the conference to-night.
To-morrow afternoon Doctor W. B. Pal
more of St. Louis, will lecture on temper
ance. NEWS OF THE CHURCHES.
The St. Louis Epworth League Union of
the M. E. Church will hold Its annual busi
ness meeting this evening at the Cook Ave
nue M. E. Church. There will bo the elec
tion of officers and members of the Execu
tive Committee for the ensuing year, also
the hearing of reports from the retiring of
ficers. The question of the new mission re
cently located at Newstead and Elmbank
avenues will be taken up, nnd a special sub
scription will be raised, the purpose being
to elevate it to the dignity of a church In
tho near future. At the close of the meet
ing tbe ladles of Cook Avenue Church wUl
serve light refreshments.
The Fourth Christian Church has decided
to build a new bouse of worship, and al
ready a considerable sum has been secured
for thl purpose. The hew church will ba
located at the corner of Blair and Pen-
CHIEF CAMPBELL'S EXCUSES.
Captain Reynolds and Chief Campbell did
not learn of the assault on the young la
dies until they read of It in The Republic
the following morning. An investigation
was ordered, and Captain Reynolds filed
charges of 'conduct unbecoming an officer."
Chief Campbell had authority to suspend
Roemer pending a fuller Investigation of
tho case, but refused to do s.o, saying tho
charges were not serious enough to warrant
At that time tho additional charge of
drunkenness had not been preferred, but
the Chief expressed his opinion that "It
Roemer attacked tho joung women he must
hae been drinking a little." Since then tho
Chief has had abundant eidence to confirm
his suspicion. Drinking on duty is a grave
offense for a patrolman, and the Invariable
rule has been prompt suspension, but Ree
nter was not suspended.
Chief Campbell now expresses the belief
that Roemer was not drinking when he as
saulted the young women, and says he be
lieves the officer simply made "an honest
This leaves Special Patrolman Roemer In
position to make further "honest mistakes"
at any time.
MISS MINNIE ROBERTS.
The game was going his way. he stated,
when the place was raided. Several of the
players were arrested and taken to the
Four Courts, where they were locked up
until Monday night. Monday evening he
managed to secure ball. He asserted that
he tried to communicate with his employers
while In the Four Courts, but In vain, and
dwelt proudly on the statement that he had
not lost a cent of the 2 belonging to Mls
Roberts In the craps game. He had had to
pay It out. however, to obtain his release.
The negro seemed to think that his not
having lost the money in the craps game
was sufficiently to his credit to relieve him
of any consequences of his act. Miss Rob
erts thought otherwise, howover. and sent
him out like a black knight-errant to col
lect the money somewhere and redeem her
shawl for her. Sherlock left the. house prom
ising to secure a job at beating carpets and
to redeem the shawl. But he seemed to con
sider himself the victim of circumstances
and lack of appreciation.
Investigation by the family revealed tho
fact that he really had secured employment
at beating carpets. The shawl which Is the
cause of all the trouble Is nn embroidered
silk affair and is highly prized by Its owner.
rose avenues, the present site, and will be
a handsome structure. The present paBtor,
the Reverend E. T. McFarland, has been
greatly blessed in his work, and has been
the recipient of many substantial evidences
of appreciation by his congregation.
The Reverend Doctor Robert G. Seymour,
Bible secretary of the American Baptist
Publication Society, will speak at the Tay
lor Avenue Baptist Church to-morrow even
ing, and the Reverend and Mrs. S. G. Nell
of the chapel car, "Messenger of Peace,"
will sing several numbers. This is the clos
ing of the very successful scries of revival
meetings at the Taj lor Avenue Church, and
one of the sneclal toDlca for the evening
will be the chapel-car work. All Interested
In mission work are cordially Invited to be
! The Reverend Doctor C. H. Patton, pas
I lor of the First Congregational Church, will
1 return from his vacation to-day or to-mor
row, ana will resume morning ana evening
services next Sunday. Tho doctor has been
absent six weeks, and has spent most of this
time In the White Mountains of New Hamp
shire. It Is tbe intention to make the open
ing service specially attractive, and the mu
sical feature will be under the direction of
Professor E. R. Kroeger.
A State Sunday School Convention echo
meeting was held last evening at the Cote
Brilllante Presbyterian Church, and the
principal speaker of the occasion was tho
Reverend Doctor A. P. George, State Sun
day school superintendent. Addresses were
also delivered by Miss Anita Battle of tha
Pilgrim Congregational Church, and Wesley
Flint of the Cote Brilllante Church. R. O.
Bolt conducted the praise service. All ad
dresses were illustrative of the salient
features of the recent convention.
The St. Louis Sunday School Union will
hold a meeting at Its rooms In the Laclede
building this evening to take action in refer
ence to Sunday school day at the Exposi
tion. The union has been tendered a day by
the Exposition management, and the prob
abilities are It will be accepted, and if so.
it is tbe intention of the musical director of
the union, R. O. Bolt, to have the largest
chorus In the history of the Exposition. It
la thought that at least 3.000 voices can be
trained for the occasion.
English Chimin Hall Clocks.
No home complete without one. Come and
hear the chimes. Mermod &. Jaccard's,
Broadway and Locust.
Billings Democrats Aroused.
Billings. Ma. Sept 12. J. J. Russell,
former Speaker of the Missouri House of
Representatives, made a convincing speech
to the voters of Billings last night The
Democrats have organised a Bryan Club,
which already has 10O members.
The Beat Prescription for Blalaria,
CMII and Fever la a, bottle of Grove's Tastel.as
ChUl Toale. It 1. aimplr Iron and quinine la a.
tastaleas form. No cur no cay. flic Mo.
18.00 Cincinnati and return. September If,
via. Big Tour Route.
Every boy likes to go back to school after the
long vacation looking his best.
We like to have him do so and can help him.
$5.00 to $15.00 is the range of prices for 3
piece suits, with single or double breasted vests,
in black or blue rough or plain serges, fancy chev
iots or worsteds.
There are intermediate prices and the suits
In 2-piece Knee-Pant Suits prices range from
$3.00 to $10.00.
Advanced fall styles suits for small boys, ages
3 to 8 years, are very handsome.
BROWNING, KING & CO.
Broadway and Pine.
The eyes of the children in their charge, and if the sight appears imperfect,
should advise the parent to bring the child to us. We can tell whether the
services of an oculist are needed or not.
Tbe eyes of tbe teacher may need attention as well.
CD f CI? BROS. CAQ oi-ive.
HaIYCIY optical co.,OU0 op. iuics.
Kobs Labor Commissioner Rixey of
His Purse and Returns His
CHARGES HIS VICTIM A FEE.
Money Which Poqketbook Con
tained Not Found in the Regis
tered Package The Theft
Committed on a Car.
Labor Commissioner Thomas P. Rixey Is
grateful to the pickpocket who on Wednes
day evening relieved him of a purso contain
ing 23, a number of notes and railroad
passes, on a Suburban rfar. between Van
dev enter and Grand avenue. Yesterday
morning, by registered mall, the purse with
the passes and notes came back to Mr.
Rixey, but the money was not inclosed.
The "touch" occurred about 7:30 o'clock in
tho evening. The car which Mr. Rixey
boarded was crowded, and he was compelled
to stand on tho rear platform. After pas3
lng Grand avenuo he searched In bis hip
pocket for his purse, but could not find 1L
Then he searched every pocket In his
clothes, but In vain. The pocketbook was
gone. Fortunately he had some change In
his trouers pockets and was able to pay
The police were notified of the loss, but
no clew to the missing property was found
and no arrests were made.
Yesterday morning when the postman
called at Mr. Rlxey's home he had a reg
istered package, which turned out to bo tho
purso and contents, less the &3 In cash.
There was no note accompanying the pack
age, nor any name given by the person who
Correct Forma of Wedding: Invitations
Are assured when ordered at Mermod &
Jaccard's, society stationers. Broadway and
Locust; 100 finest engraved calling cards
and plate, $1.50; 100 cards from plate, $1.
Wnttor tamplti and pricei. Malltd frtf.
CELEBRATED A GREAT BATTLE.
On the Field of Brandywine Pa
triots Sang Anthem.
Westchester, Ta., Sept 12. The one hun
dred and twenty-thlra anniversary of tho
battle of Brandywine was celebrated yes
terday on the battlefield where on Septem
ber 11, 1377, for the first time, the Conti
nental Army carried the Stars and Stripes
Into battle. It having been adopted as the
national flag by Congress a few months bo
fore. The ceremonies Incident to tha celebra
tion began at noon, when a salute of thlr- J
teen guns was fired. This was followed by
a flag-raising, during which thousands of
persons present joined In singing "Tho
Star-Spangled Banner." I
Two cannons, presented by the Govern- I
ment, were placed In positions marking the I
patriots' line of battle. The orator of tho i
dav was Jud&ra TKiuin Jnhnson nf Medl.i.
Tho celebration was under the auspices of
General George R, McCalla Post. No. 31.
Grand Army of tho Republic The visitors
Included prominent G. A. R. men and per
sons from the surrounding countiss.
BAPTISTS AT SALEM CHURCH.
Bethel Association Meets Xear
Paris in Annual Session.
Paris. Mo.. Sept. 12. The sixty-sixth an
nual meeting of Bethel Baptist Association
convened to-day at Salem Church, four
miles north of Paris.
This Is one of the leading associations la
the State. It la composed of representa
tives of thirty-five churches, whose total
membership la 4.500.
Among the. prominent visitors are: The
Reverend R. G. Seymour. V. D., Bible secre
tary of tho American Baptist Publication
Society. Philadelphia. Pa.; the Reverend S.
G. Neil and wife of the Messenger of Peace;
the Reverend Manly J. Breaker, D. D.. sec
retary Home and Foreign Missions, St.
Louis; tho Reverend T. L. West, Carroll
ton, secretary of State Missions; the Rev
erend Charles Rhoades. SL Louis. Sunday
school missionary, and representative cf
the Central Baptist. St. Louis, and Word
ana way, Kansas City.
EXCURSION TO JEFFEHSOX CI1Y,
Via Missouri Pacific Railway, Sunday, Sep
tember . 1900. Round trip, ILSO. Special
train leaves Union Station at 9 a, m.
Mrs. Alexander's Body Fonnd.
New Madrid, Mo., Sept. 12. The body of
Mrs. Fannie Alexander, drowned at Hick
man Tuesday, was found to-day on a sand- I
oar iour mues Deiow nere Dy uovernment
engineers. The body was shipped to Hick
There's nothing Ilka It for It ta recuilar
to lueli-tood's SartaparUla. Take It now.
GREAT DEMAND FOR
Extraordinary Interest Displayed
in the Reception to Mr. Bryan
MANY HAVE OBTAINED BOXES.
Delegation of Presidential Candi
date's Schoolmates Coming From
Salem, 111., in a Special Car
Workmen to Attend.
Yesterday was a busy day at the head
quarters of the National Democratic Com
mittee of Commercial Travelers at the St.
Nicholas Hotel. The demand for ticket for
tho Bryan reception at the Coliseum Satur
day was something remarkable, exceeding
even the most sanguine expectations of the
committee. There wn3 a constant stream
of applicants from the moment the doors
opened In the morning until they closed Iato
at night, nnd on several occasions In tho
day the rrsh was so great that the extra
force of clerks was unable to keep tha
crowd moving, nnd dozens of anxious appli
cants stood in line for a half hour awattlng
From jjrescnt indications, the attendanco
at the Coliseum on the night of Bryan'3
reception will be unprecendented. and will
set a record for future events of a similar
character. The managers of the affair are
gratified beyond measure at tho unexam
pled enthusiasm manifested in tho event by
people throughout the city and State. Tha
Interest displaced, they say, augurs well
not only for the overwhelming success of
the Democratic party in Missouri, but for
a national victory for J3ryan.
Nearly all of the boxes already have been
disposed of, and there remain only a few
choice locations which have not been
Among those who secured boxes jester
day are Morton Jourdan, Judge Qeorgo W.
Lubke, Doctor Lee Booghcr, T. R. Ballard,
Joseph W". Folk, Edward Butler. James J.
Butler, J. E. Caldwell. G. M. Branch. T. J.
ICelly. G. W. Smith, John A. Lee. L. H.
Fouche, Thomas llanlon and R. A. Hoff
man. Several of these have reserved two
or more boxes. Thomas S. Marshall, tho
well-known banker of Salem. 111., and
cousin of Bryan, has ordered seats reserved
for a party of twenty-live schoolmates and
boyhood friends of the Democratic leader,
who will come here in a special car.
Organisations That Will Attend.
Chairman Jump Is In receipt of communi
cations from a number of local organiza
tions, announcing that each will attend the
reception in a body. Among these are a
delegation of emploves of the Hamilton
Brown Shoe Company. 230 strong, who will
march to the Coliseum with a brass band;
200 emploves of the Simmons Hardware
Company: tho Hebrew Democratic Club. 100
strong; the Eighteenth Ward Democratic!
Club, 100 strong; nnd an organization from
De Soto, Mo., consisting of 200, mostly raU
road employes, who will march in a body
from Union Station.
The Executlvo Committee is now In con
sultation with Mr. Bryan with a view to
discovering his wishes In the matter of en
tertaining nim on the Sunday following the
reception. From what can be learned. It
Is Mr. Bryan's Intention to pass Sunday In
St. Louis preparatory to resuming his trip
to Kansas City. It is possible that Mr.
Bryan may prefer to spend the day In rest
and retirement, to recuperate and get In
condition for the labors of the ensuing week,
and If so the committee will respect his
wishes. From St. Louis he will go to Kan
sas City, where lie Is billed to speak Tues
day, via. Galena and Fort Scott, Kas. HO
will speak at St. Joseph Wednesday. The
State Committee had entertained a hope
that Mr. Bryan's Itinerary could be ar
ranged so that he could make the trip
across the State in daylight and speak from
the rear platform of the coach at stations
where stops were made, but this has been
found impracticable, as the special train
will leave here at night.
Business Honaes to Decorate.
Many of the wholesale merchants and
Jobbers along Washington avenue and
iroadway, on the route to be taken by Mr.
Brian's carriage from Union Station, have
nctllled Chairman Jump of their intention
to have their houses profusely and hand
somely decorated with the American colors
and bunting in honor of his visit. Tbe dec
orations will not be confined exclusively to
Democratic merchants, as many Repub
lican firms have declared their willingness
to recognise the Democratic leader's posi
tion among men by displaying the national
colors on their houses. Among these firms
1 Marx & Haas, strong supporters of Mc
Klnley, who were one of the first Repub
lican firms to announce that they would
thus honor Bryan.
Members of the Worklngmen's Bryan
Club will meet nt the headquarters. No. C04
Market street. Saturday night, and. headed
by a band, march to tbe Coliseum. A pre
liminary meeting of the club will be held
to-morrow night at the headquarters, at
which time tickets and badges will be dis
tributed. Tho Bryan Traveling Men's Club will
meet In the parlors of the Ltndell Hotel
at 7:S0 o'clock this evening to perfect ar
rangements for his reception at tbe Col
iseum in tha Exposition building Saturday
TO THE BOYS' PARENTS.
TWO SPECIALS UN BOYS' SUITS.
Q 7C-HANDSOME NOVELTY SUITS for Children, 3 to 7; they are
" regular $5.00 aad $6.00.
GREAT VALUES FOR $3.75.
J3 "J C FASHIONABLE DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKET SUITS of Worst-
eds, Cheviots and Cassimeres; all neat and desirable patterns,
made to sell for $5.00 and $6.00.
MILLS 8c AVERILL,
BROADWAY AND PINE.
The filler is a combination of High Grade
Havana and Domestic Tobaccos.
They are appreciated by critical smokers because
this mixture produces the mild Havana aroma taste
without the depressing effect of heavy all Havana
Price, S2.25 per lOO.
SCUDDER-CALE GROCER CO.,
PETER HAUPTMAN TOBACCO CO.,
Distributers, St. Louis.
Marcus Feder, Cleveland, O., Manufacturer.
I am now ready to receive payment of CURRENT
REVENUE TAX BILL for 1900.
Ail persons paying same during the month of Sep
tember will be allowed a rebate on their CITY TAXES
at the rate of 8 per cent per annum.
CHAS. F. WENNEKER,
Collector of tbe Revenue
ARROW iCoUem - 2 for 25c
BR.AND f Cuffs ... 25c
BroArt in fluhltm, tu economic! la firlo.
CXCTTX. FKABOlr COaOTAVT, IfafcKft
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MILLS & AVERILL,
Broadway and Pine.
BtUMtla2m. 0 Klaloch B SIT.
Send a postal or telephone and w
will call at your house for garments
and return them to you promptly.
Butts chemically cleaned and pressed.
COO: trousers. 50c. Repairing and
dyeing done at moderate charges.
Tliousanda X0o-w Vse
THEY NEVER FAIL TO CURE
Headach., Favars, Niuralgla, ate.
CONTAIN NO BROMOS-Prlce 10 Cents,
brugguta wUl cnltr them tor you.
Fifteenth Congressional Conven
tion Will Reassemble.
Qulncy. III.. Sept. li-The Democratic
Committee of the Fifteenth Congressional
District met here to-day, and, after accept
ing the resignation ot Charles Willis Hazel
wood, nominated for Congress at the Juno
election, decided to reassemble the dele
gates of that convention In this city on
September 3) Instant, when a successor
on the ticket will be named. Mr.
Hazel wood withdrew from the ticket on ac
count of Illness. Those mentioned for tho
vacancy are: Truman Plantz of Warsaw,
Senator John McAdams or this city. Judge
C. J. Seofleld of Carthage, U F. Hall of
Monmouth. Frank Orr of Mount Bterling
and Doctor H. J. Parger of Clayton.
Do Your Glasaes Fit Yonr EyeaT
They may be wrong now, though right a
year ago. Doctor Bond, expert optician, at
Mermod & Jaccard's, Broadway and Locust,
guarantees correct fitting of spectacles. NO
CHARGC FOR EXAMINATION. Steel
frames, Jl and up; gold. 15 and up.
PRIVATE GAMES DO NOT GO.
Judge Imprisons a Man for Allow
ing Poker Playing in His House.
Washington, Sept. 12. A decision by
Judge Kimball of the District Police Court
in the case ot Edwin Facey, charged with
violating the gambling law in that he per
mitted a few friends to engage In a game
of poker in his house without having a
"rake off." was a surprise to many people
who enjoy playing poker for a pastime.
It was the contention of the defendant
that ho had not violated the law, because
he derived no benefit from the game. There
was no claim on the part of the prosecution
to the contrary. Judge Kimball held, how
ever, that there had been a violation ot
law and committed Facey to Jail In addition
to compelling him to pay a fine of $10.
Friends of the joung man promptly paid
the J10. but he had to go to Jail.
Prosecuting Attorney Mullowny, speak
ing of the case, said the law under which
Facey was sentenced had never been tested
in any court other than tbe Police Court,
Judge Kimball's holding, he said. Is In keep
ing with his decisions In other cases and
until a case is taken to tbe Court of Ap
peals nnd the Folic Court Is reversed, he
said. Judge Kimball would probably con
tinue to construe the law this way.
"It's an absurdity," said a well-known
member of the bar. "to say that a man can
not engage in a quiet game of poker in his
own home with nls friends, where there Is
no Intention to run a gambling-house. A
citizen certainly has some rights, and no
matter how a law is framed the courts can
do Justice to a citizen. In my opinion, any
law that deprives a man of such a right Is
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In violation ot the spirit or the Constitution,
and the court should so hold."
Belleville Street Fair,
Illinois Central Railroad will run special
trains, stopping at Washington Avenue Sta
tion. Call at No. St North Broadway for
tickets and time card, special trains. -Tickets
ot all lints good on Illinois Central
INVITATION FROM MEXICO.
United States May Participate ta
the International Congrew.
Washington. Sept li Th Stats Depart
ment has received from Senor Aspires, the
Mexican Ambassador, a communication con
veying the Invitation of Mexico to ths
United States to participate in the Interna
tional congress to be held in tha City of
Mexico beginning October 22. 1901.
Oar Commercial Slca Oepartmcat
Is In charge of competent artists.
SIS Walnut St.
Champ Clark's Speaklas Dates.
The fallowing dates have been arranged
for Congressman Champ Clark: Old Mon
roe. September 17: Wlnfield and Eliberry.
September IS; Walton. September SO: Stur
geon, September 3: Spauldlng Springs, Sep
tember 22; Steelvllle and Cuba. September
25: Red Bird. September 28; Clevesvllle and
Owensville. September 27: HarUneliter'a
8tore and Bourbon. September 28; Sullivan.
September 29: Marshall. October J: Odessa
and Blue Springs. October J: Bhelbjrrtlle.
October ; Kahokla, October 6; Montkello,
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