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THE EEPUBLIC: THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 13, 1900.
AGED HUSBAND PLEADS HIS
OWN CASE AND IS ACQUITTED.
LONE TRAIN ROBBER
PASSED WOMEN BY,
Secured 1,000 in Cash and Valu
able Jewelry From a Bur
White Slippers and Courtship History of Thomas Bozeman
and Wife Cause Much Merriment in Court
WENT THROUGH THE SLEEPER.
Tit-a-insrs TO CEIOAGO.
Leave St. LouU. Arrive Chicago.
The Alton Limited 8:36 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Prairie State Express .... 12:01 noon. 8:00 p.m.
Palace Express 9:00 p.m. 7:15. a.m.
Midnight Special 11:31 p.m. 8:00 a.m.
-Made the Men "Dig Up" Without
Hesitation, but Did Not Molest
a Single Woman Hold-Up
Was in Nebraska.
WUneeda Biscuit W H
1 Jlnjer Wayter J W
HyjRY'bAY in the YEARJPHI
"THE ONLY WAY"
FROM ALL POINTS,
Annual Meeting of Stockholders of
the Nashville, Chattanooga
and St. Louis.
MEMPHIS-PADUCAH LINE LEASE.
Jt Was RpMficd Annual Report
May Buy the Cotton Kelt
Claim Against the M.,
K. & T-r-Xotes.
Nashville. Tenn. Sept 12. Tlie annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Nash
ville. Chattanooga and St. Louis was held
hero to-day. and the old Hoard of Directors
and officer Including President John W.
Thomas, were re-elecfd. K. P. Pool -was
elected comptroller to succeed J. D. Ma
ney. resigned on account of 111 health.
Tie most Important action taken -was the
ratification of the Memphis-Paducah, road
lease by S9 per cent of the stockholders.
J. S. Rogers and other minority stockhold
ers, who filed suit for an abrogation of
the lease, but against whom the courts de
cided, filed a protest, and oted against ap
proving the lease. To-day's action ends the
litigation and the old fight between the
stockholders. This property Is owned by the
Louisville and Nashville, and trill be oper
ated by the Nashville. Chattanooga and St.
The annual report of the president showed
the net income for tho year to be $313,907. j
of which $360,543 was spent In improve
ments. Total earnings, G.ltf,317; operating
Claim of the Choctaw and Cb.lcL.a
uin Against M., It i T.
South McAlesterL T Sept. J2. The Joint
commission of the Choctaw and Chickasaw
Nations for the adjustment of Indebtedness
and consideration of the claims of the na
tions against the Missouri. Kansas and Tex
as Railway Company for right-of-way and
station grounds has finally adjourned, hav
ing been In session yesterday and lost night.
The commission was unable to reach an
agreement as to the Indebtedness between
the two nations, and will so report to their
respectlv e Councils. The bore of contention
is what Is known as the proceeds of the
"eastern boundary," or the boundary line
between the Choctaw Nation and Arkansas.
When the Chickasaw 8 bought an Interest In
,xne lanas oi tne unoctawe, in lbii. tnis
boundary line waa unsettled. Later it was
determined, and It was found that the In
dians w ere entitled to a strip of land extend
ing zrom fort smitn to the r.ea River ana
-varying in -width from one to three miles.
This was held bv citizens of Arkansas, and
in order to avoid confusion the United State3
paid the Choctaws for the land, and they
agreed to move their boundary lino to the
west of this strip. The amount paid the
Choctaws was something over JGO,000.
The Chlckasaws now claim that since they
bought an equal Interest in all the lands of
the Choctaws In 1SJ7, and since this land
controversy was settled after that time,
they are entitled to their proportionate
share of the proceeds arising therefrom.
Although this matter has been considered
by tho commission at several sittings, no
agreement has been reached, and It will ba
reported back for action by the Councils.
The claim of the nations against the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company
is a considerable one, and grows out of
what the Indians ascert to be a violation of
their charter, and the rights acquired under
the treaty of 1S66. The treaty and charter
give the railway a right-of-way nnd such
areas of ground at stations as may be neces
sary for the operation of the road. It is
claimed that the railway has exceeded this
grant and taken possession of largo areas of
lands at towns which ore not necessary for
the use of the road, and which are being
held and used for other than railroad pur
poses. The commission will report to the
Councils that counsel be emploj ed and legal
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
Iresentsin the most acceptable font
the Jjunttive principles of plants
An own, to act jxost beneficially.
TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS
BUY .THE GENUINE MANFD. BY
CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCO.
SAN NtANCISCO. CAL.
tOUIS VIUE , Kf. IKW TORIC. KX
for sale tjr inigglin prfct SO per berth.
BjBBKMBpl jPjfsJr Lot IrrTBEMTjLtnM
SIXTfl and OLIVE
proceeding Instituted against the railway
fur tl e recovery of these I mil.
ItETVHN LIMIT OF TICKET.
Interesting; Deriiilnn li the Smirerae
Court of MImsInmIjiiiI.
A ticket contained this clause: "The
punch mark in thi margin of the face un
der the head of 'return transit limit' Indi
cates the number of d.ijs which will be al
lowed to said purchaser from the d.ite of
said identification in which to return to the
point At which this ticket is sold. This
ticket shall nut be good for return pa-.sage
after midnight of the last day so allowed,
and In no tvent later than the date can
celed In the margin of the face hereof und r
the head of 'return passage ' " The pur
clM"tr contended that he was entitled to
travel on this ticket after midnight of the
date so canceled because he commenced his
return passage on that da. It being the
d.iv he was identified In other words, he in
sisted that the provision In the first Mn
tence. which gave him three dds In which
to return after his Identification, gave him
that much time even when the Identification
was on the last daj canceled for the return
passage. Hut not o, thinks the Supreme
Court of Mississippi.
It holds (Mitchell vs. Southern Hallway
Compaii) that by the contract he had three
las lor his return from the date of Iden
tilic.it ion. and no more, although he may
have had even tn or twenty davs to hpare
of tho thirty das allowed, for the return
passage from date or purchise. but that,
regardless of the date of Identification, the
ticket was dead ut midnight of the can
celed date for return pa-sage: that Is, the
end of the thirty dajs Nur dons It con
sider It any excuse that he applied for
identification in time to reach home within
the thirty dajs' limit, but the agent "rec
ommended and advised" 1.1m not tu be
Identified then, since, on account of jcllow
fever. some of the conmctlng lints could
not operate, nnd "refused and declined" to
stamp his Identification. ainc that his
limit would be extended "upon application."
such extension being then a universal prac
tice on that svstem
The court holds that he relied on exten
sion of time at his own peril. He knew
that there was nothing in his contract
binding the carrier to extend, and that any
extension would bo a mere gratuity. He
should have Insisted on Identification, and
could have sued if refused. Hut on the
question of his right to sue for ejection,
when he attempted to ride after midnight
of the expiration date stated on the ticket.
It s.is that It is clearly of the opinion that
such right did not evlst.
Eastern Trunk Lines Tote Against
Proposal of Western Roads.
New York, Sept. 12. The lines comprising
the Trunk Lino Association Passenger Com
mittee have voted against the proposal of
the Western Passenger Association to raise
the rates on convention business. In East
ern territory, and to a large extent In West
ern territory, as well, thts rate Is now n
fare and one-third for the round trip. The
W astern lines want to have the rate raised
to one fare and one-half for the round trip,
alleging that there Is not enough money
In the present rate. Commissioner Farmer
of the Trunk Line Association, In speaking
of the matter esterdaj said that the East
ern lln3 were quite satisfied with the pres
"The Western lines," bald Mr. Farmer,
"would havo nothing to kick against If
they would abolish the rate of one fare for
the round trip which the are now maklnir
on man) incursions und conventions. It
they would charge a uniform rata of one
ara one-third they would find that the
rates would pay. The rate some jears ago
on such buslnehs was one and one-fifth,
and that belns found too low. It was raised
to the present stand-ird. This is quite sat
isfactory and there Is no reason why an
otrer raise should be made."
The Western Association has appointed a
Cunfercnce Committee to consider the ques
tion, but the Trunk Lino Association has
not yet appointed such a committee, nor
has it been asked to do so.
VICTORY FOR sT. LOUIS.
Sixteen Carloads or Dry Goods
Shipped to Florida.
Sixteen carloads of dry goods were
shipped from St. IjjuIs last night, destined
for Florida over the Louisville and Nash
ville. At River Junction, Fla.. they will be
turned over to the Seaboard Air Line. Tho
sales were made by a Washington avenue
firm to five Florida merchants, who came
here for the first time to make their purchase-.
Heretofore New York, by reason
of che-ip ocean freight rates, jias enjoyed
a monopoly of the Florida trade, as neither
St. Louis nor Chicago could compete with
it. Satisfactory freight arrangements were
made, however, between the St. Louis house
and tho purchasers, nnd trade between this
city and Florida miy be said to have been
It cannot be denied that St. LouI has
taken from New York the dry goods trade
of Texas and the Southwest, and it looks
now as though a successful craside will be
mado in the Southeast. The shipment es
terday represented flV,(i0 worth of mer
chandise, and Is destined principally to
Jacksonville and Pensacolj, Fla.. as at
tributing points. It Is the first of a series
of fall shipments to that section by the St.
ST. IX) LIS SOLTIIWKSTERV.
Report Tlmt a Sjmllrute Has Hern
Formed to Purchase II
It Is reported that a syndicate has been
formed to purchase the St. Louis. South
western Railroad, uetter known as the Cot
ton Belt Route. This Is a part of the Gould
sj stem of lines in the Southwt and until
recently has been a poorly pajing Invest
ment. A xtrong traffic alliance, made with
the Chicago and K.istcrn Illinois, has re
sulted In a great Increase of buslnehs. and
tho earning capacity of the road has beei
placed on a firmer basis thin ver before.
The alliance Is of mutual bent fit. giving the
Chicago and Intern Illinois a through line
to Texas points, and the Cotton Itelt a
through line from the Southwest to Chicago.
Cotton Helt securities have been quite firm
of late, and It Is questionable whether the
Goulds want to pirt with the property.
Mr. Mnlilcr Ma Get There.
The New York Commercial. In referring
to the probability of President M. II In
galls becoming the chief executive officer
of the Southern Pacific. snjs:
"If Ingalls Is the man, it might almost
he said that W. K. Vnnderhllt has helped
his cause. You know that when Mr. Van
derbllt refunded the Lake Shore debt he
did the business through Spejer & Co., nnd
established close relations with that firm,
the effect of which has since been seen on
several occasions It would therefore not
be strange if he had used his Influence with
the Spejers to land Mr. Ingalls In the place
made vacant by the death of Mr. Hunting
ton. In which event it will be safe to see
President Mohler of the Oregon Navigation
Company go to the Rig Four, as It has on
several occasions been said he would do.
Then President Hurt may be expected to
succeed Mr. Mohler, and so become presi
dent of the entire Union Pacific system, as
ho already Is chief executive of the Oregon
Southern Pacific Presidency.
Rumors about the probable president of
the Southern Pacific company continue to
float In railroad circles. The latest report
Is based on a statement by Vice President
Stubbs of tint road to the effect that. In
his opinion, H. E. Huntington will be the
next president. Speaking of this reported
statement, one of thp director of the road,
who did not want to be quoted, said:
"Of course, Mr. Stubbs ought to know
what he Is talking about, but I do not know
on what he bases this opinion. Although
I am a director; he Is not. and I have no
Information by which I can confirm this
The rumors that Edwin Hawley, presi
dent of the Iowa Central and the Minneap
olis and St. Louts and nsMstant general
traffic manager of the Southern Pae&c.
MRSTHOMAS 3 BOZEMAN
Principals in a unique assault and liatifry rase irit'd in Couit of Crim
Judge Clark's court was the scene yester
dav afternoon of a unique trial. Thomas
S Bozeman, 70 jears old, of No. 4109 Wat
son road, was the defendant, lie was
charged with assault and lattery on his
wife. After a trial extending over an entire
afternoon he was aiqultted bj the jury.
The troubles of Bozeman and his wife
have been aired frequently since their mar
riage, two jears ago.
Bozeman conducted his own defense,
keeping the audience In an almost contin
Miss Dilsy Barbee. the woman attorney,
conducted the prosecution, only getting In
a word edgewise now and then on tho
Bozeman knew nothing about law When
he got Into a tight place he alua s emerged
with the promle that he would plead
guilty If everv word he spoke was not the
truth. It took an hour and a half to se
lect the Jury. Bozeman being quite partic
ular as to his selections
In his statement Mr. Bozeman went out
side the lines usually followed bv attornejs
and commenced to narrate all that he ex
pected to prove, dating from the minute he
and his wife met. Miss Barbee arose to
"Oh. jou sit down, won't jou?" said
Bozeman. "You've had jour say " And she
sat down. Boztman continued to narrate
their troubles. As he spoke his wife, who
was attired In deep mourning, shook her
list at him, sujlns:
"I'll get you."
Mrs. Bozeman was then placed on the
witness stand and she told about the as
sault. On May Si last, she said, she went to
their house to get some clothing and
things, she having left her husband five
dajs before. While she was In the house
ho told her she could not take her things
that way. but If she would send a van
around she could have everything In the
house. A quarrel followed and, she said, he
struck her on the head with a poker. After
ward, she said, she went to the house of
Mrs. Miller, at No. 4100 Watson road, and
had her head dressed
Doctor R. A. Vaughn testified to dressing
the wound. He said ho bathed it with a
mercury wash and cl-ared ty.
"Wouldn't It have been Just as good to
have bathed It In pure cold water?" aked
Mrs. Moon of No S742 Page avenue told
how serious the wound was and how Mrs.
Bozeman did not bleep for three weeks
would be the next president were brought
to Mr. Haw ley's attention, but he did not
care to discuss the matter. It is not be
lieved that he would accept the position If
it were offered to him.
'Western Pools In Danger.
Chicago, Sept. 12. Executive officers and
truffle managers of lines to Kansas City
met here to dlscus the rate situation. All
reports were of an unsatisfactory charac
ter, and nobody seemed to have a remedy
for the present condition of affairs. A num
ber of measures to firm up rates were pro
Fosed, but none found ununlmous approval,
t was finally decided to refer the matter
to the presidents of the Interested lines of
their meeting in New York next Tuesdaj.
From present Indications tho plan of
forming pools at the various Important
trafilo centers will Te abandoned bj the
presidents. At Kansas City rates are la
worse shape than they have been for jears.
Some lines have taken advantage of the
agreement of all roads to maintain rates and
mado contracts for large amounts of traffic
for months to come at less than tariff
rates. It Is apparent that they will never
divide the profits of this business among
the other roads on a. basis of tariff rates,
and the pool Is, therefore, a failure.
Elected Tito Directors.
Kansas Citj. Mo , Sept. 12. At a meeting
of the Executive Committee of the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient Rallwaj- Company
to-da Robert H. Law, a Chicago capital
ist, and William H. Baker, vice president
und general manager of the Postal Tele
graph Company of New lork Cltj-, were
elected members of the Board of Directors.
Personal and Current Aoles.
R. A. Campbell, general passenger agent
of the Louisville Air Line, Is In Chicago.
II. I. McGuIre, traveling jiaisenger agent
of the Frisco at Cincinnati, was here es
terdaj". II. V. P. Taj lor. assistant general pas
senger agent of the Wabash, left last
night for Chicago.
W. C. Melville, Northwestern passenger
ngent of the Frisco at Kansas City, was at
headquarters here jesterday.
The St. Louis Association of General
Passenger and Ticket Agents will hold a
meeting to-morrow afternoon.
Vice President and General Manager
Russell Harding of the Missouri Pacific re
turned to headquarters jesterday from To
ledo. George T. Pnrvls, receiver of the Louis
ville Air Line, C W. McGu're, auditor, and
Judge J. D. Wellman. attornej-, were here
The New York Journal Galveston Re
lief Train, a notice of which appears else
where, made an unusually fast run between
Buffalo and St. Louis over the Wabash. The
Iron Mountain promises a fast run to Tex
arkana, where the Texas ard Pacific will
take charge and handle the train to Hous
ton. The Executive Committee of the West
ern Passenger Association declined the re
quest of merchants of Des Moines for ex
cursion rates to that place in order to bojm
their business. The application was declined
because the roads did not want to estab
lish a precedent for making excursion rates
to small cities. If granted to Des Moines,
hundreds of other towns would want the
same special privilege.
To Finish Floors nnd Borders
To natural wood effect. Oak, Cherrv etc.
use "Floor-Shine" Enamel Floor Colors'
Book and Color Card J ree. Address Floorl
Shine Co., St. Louis. Sold by dealers. Don't
take a substitute.
El Paso and .Northwestern.
Kl Paso. Tex., Sept, 12. At the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the El Paso
and Northeastern Railroad Company, held
here to-day, the following directors were
elected: C D. Simpson. H, P. Simpson, C.
B. Eddy, Commodore Lowery, W. A. Haw
kins and A. S. Craig. The last two named
are new members.
A Qalclc Care for Malaria,
Colds, etc. Parker's Cascara-Qulnlne Tab
lets. Money back If they fall. Price. 25c.
Parker's Headache rowders Never Fall, 10c
THOMAS 5 BOZEMAH.
"Is nij wife jour son's siiterT asked
Bozeman. Mrs Moon stared at him.
"Well. our Honor." "aid Bozeman, "he
told the newspapers that she was his
sister. 1 knew her as a Miss Parker, and
sinee w've been married she has received
letters from a fellow named Peck, calling
l.er sister. I would like to know who In
the Sam Hill I married!"
"I won't have till". Indeed I won't," cried
Mrs. Bozeman, as she walked toward her
1 usband In a threatening m inner. "If I
can't get protection. I'll take the law In
lry own hand"!" Bozeman grinned as his
wife was seated by a dcput.
After several stormy scenis with other
witnesses the prosecution rested and Boze
man. with a majestic sweep of his hand,
commanded his '.vltc to again take the
"Are thee ours?" 1 e aked. handing his
wife two pairs of white dancing slippers.
She said the vvre.
"And what do vou think of a giddy old
woman of .V vear chasing around tow
with other men and wearing shoes like
these?" said he. aiMrcsMng the Jurors, who
roired with laushter.
Bozeman Introduced the basket of letters
which he has ben canning since the case
was docketed n June. He ?aid they were
from other men to bis wlf, but Judge
C'ark refused to allow them to be used
Rozeman then took the stand In his own
behalf. Ills narration began with the first
meeting with his wife and ended with the
assault. Instead of being struck with a
poker, he said, his wife ran Into the door
as he tied from the house.
"It's pot the truth." Mrs. Bozeman cried
vehemently, shaking her flt.
"If It ain't the truth, then I will plead
gulltv to an alibi and go to the penitentiary
for life!" he sail earnestly. Again the
Sheriff had to aulet both of them.
Bozeman made an eloquent appeal to tho
Jury. A3 he swung the shoes In the air
he declared that hl giddy wife had been
trjlng to get htm In the Workhouse for
months, because h" a!d, she cared not for
him. but frr his pension, which he earned
by hard rtrvl'e for his country.
"If jou were to fine me JT. I couldn't pay
It." h declared. In conclusion. "I nm a.
roor old sraj -headed man."
The Jury was ojt only three minutes,
when It returned with a verdict of not
"Tuelve honest men," was Bozeman's
laconic answer to their verdict.
ADVANCE IN COTTON
IS NOT YET CHECKED,
Speculative Fever Broke Out Again
Yesteiday, Very Un
expectedly. HIGHEST IN TEN YEARS.
New York Market Closed 17 Poinls
Higher Neill's Bullish He
port Affected Prices Fail
ures Expected Abroad.
New York, Sept. 12. Jut as the so-called
professional element was settling down to
the Idea that the great advance in cotton
had been overdone and the market was
getting in shape for a considerable reac
tion, siecul.ttlve fever broke out again to
The bull faction succeeded In forcing
prices up to the hlghot level reached In
ten jears, being aided by bullish cables
and generally favorable venditions on all
sides for such .1 movement.
Trading started with a display of hesita
tion, and prices failed to rise In proportion
to a sharp bulge In the English market.
Parties having profits to their credit un
loaded freelj-, and selling was done for the
short account on the belief that the bear
Interest had been wiped out by the steady
upward movement of the past ten dajs or
two weeks, and that a burdensome long ca
count had been established.
Ilnlllsh Reports From Liverpool.
But the feeling of pessimism was later
dispelled b- reports that Southern cotton
markets were naming 4c to tjc higher
prices. The final advances from Liverpool
were very bullish, and Intensified the firm
ness here. Graduallj- prices worked up
ward until the close of the first hour, when
a rapid advance occurred on a break of
early sellers for cover, and a flood of out
side bujlng orders.
At the best figures of the morning a net
auvance of 18 to 22 points was scheduled.
Private telegrams from New Orleans de
clared that cables from Liverpool hinted
at possible failure abroad. Inasmuch as
several houses had been placed In strait
ened circumstances b- the wreck of steam
ers In Galveston, loaded with cotton, which
had been counted upon to meet demand.
Nelll's bullish circular threw the
market Into a bull fever in the early
afternoon, on which Jam ary sold up to
'J93, this being a net rise of 41 points.
Though a sharp tumble succeeded this up
l!It, the maiket exhibited strong char
acteristics pretty much all the rest of the
afternoon, with investment being the fea
tures In the trtdlng. ,
The shorts, who had doggedly withstood
the trying advances of the last two weeks,
were dlsheartenea and unable to withstand
the tremendous strain anj- longer. The
South and Wall street were free bujers
on the upturn. TSe room trade attached
great significance tl the presence of large
English buying orde . these conveying the
Impression that another big rle was as
sured In Liverpool tomorrow. The buying
continued to the end of the csson.
The close was. stron.I a' the highest point
of the day a net adva"ce r 23W47 points,
the price being the bUhest in ten years.
Denver. Colo. Sept. 12. Westbound pas
senger train No. 3. on the Burlington Rail
road, which arrived In Denver at 7.10 o'clock
this morning, was held up five miles cast
of Halglcr, Neb , at 1:40 o'clock by a lone
masked robber, who secured about $1,000
In money, two diamond rings, one diamond
Mud, three gold watches and other articles'
of minor value, all the property of pas
sengers. No women passengers were mo
lested. The lone robber, flourishing a revolver,
made his way through the car and forced
his victims to hand over their property,
threatening to shoot If they did not torn-
Reward Offered by Itallronil.
A good description of tho road agent was
secured, and Burlington officials at once
offered a reward of $1,000 for his capture
and conviction. The robber is about G feet
8 Inches tall, weight 100 pound, dressed In
blue overalls, linen hat. and Htripd ovcr
Jucket: alout 33 jears old; brown hair.
Officials all along the line have been no
tified. The robber boarded the train at Benkle
man, 203 miles out of Denver, where a stop
was made to coo! off a hot box and take on
water. After the train left Benkleman, he
made his way from the rear car Into the
Chicago sleeLer, and there covered Porter
Bell with a revolver and compelled him
to start through the car, drawing back the
curtains from berth".
W. S. Tomllson. the brakeman. was cov
ered and compelled to go ahead and pull
baik the berth curtains also. The robber
confined his operations to the men. and his
orders were sharp and to the point.
Worked Vrrj Itnpldl).
"Did up jour purse." he commanded of
B. W. WlIon of Sacramento, who was in
the Chicago sleeper. Wilson "dug up" $20
In gold and a diamond ring worth $17j. He
had other money and his watch, but the
robber overlooked these.
"I had no time to think." said WI!on this
morning. "Wnen the man ordered me to'
deliver my valuables I knew he meant what
he said. I'slmplj handed him what was con
venient and he went on. He had me cov
ered with his revolver and was preceded
bj- the brakeman, who opened the curtains
for him. There was comparatively no excite
ment. It was all over In a few minutes, and
when the robber dropped oft the train In
the dark there were few who realized fully
w hat hed happered."
Did ot Molest Women.
Mrs. W. B. Tebbets, wife of Alderman
Tebbets of this cltj-, was a passenger on
the train with her joung son. They occu
pied berths In the Chicago car.
"The brakeman drew back the curtains
of my berth and the masked man looked
In." she said. "He Just glanced at me and
said: 'Oh. she's a woman; we won't bother
her." Then he passed on. He robbed all of
the men on the cars, but treated all the
women courteously and robbed none of
Conductor F. J. Dixon, who had charge
of the sleepers, vas powerless to prevent
the robberj-. Train Conductor Charles Bron
son was In tho smoking car and knew noth
ing about the affair until It was over.
"The robber covered me with a gun and
made me open the berths for hlra." said
Brakeman Tomllson. "I walked ahead of
him, knowing that if I made a false move
1 would be shot, and as 1 opened each berth
he called for the occupant's valuables, and
got them w lthout protest."
THE WEATHER. .
Washington, bept. 12. Kurecast for ThurJiy
and Kriuaj : . . . ,
Illinois r'alr Thursdav and FilJas : warmer
Thurwaj In nortbrn and western porwona; llfcht
Atkanxas oeuerally fair Thursday and Frt
da. variable winds. ....
Oklahoma, and Indian Territorj Generally fair
Thurlaj and l-rlda, northrly wlnd.
Iowa r"alr Thurstiuj and Krida; variable
wind, liecomlng northern.
MlfMJurl ralr Thursdaj and Friday; northerly
Nebraska Fatr Thursday and Frldaj ; souther
ly wind?, becoml-ifir variable.
Kanta-Fair Tnursdaj and Frldaj ; variable
St. LouK Wednesdaj-. Sept. 12. 1W.
Barometer. Inches M.01 M
rtiermoriMfr. degrees Bi t
Iirlattv humidity ... .1
iwrctlon ot wind NL r
Velocity of wind 6
Weather at 6 M a. m.. clear; at tM p. m .
cloudy. Maximum temrerature. Pi, minimum
temperature. W Klver .stage. 7.J feet.
It. J. HVATr,
Local Forecast Utnclal.
Pepartnvnt of Agriculture. Weather Bureau
Meteorological observationn received nt Ht. LouU
srtember 11. 1S00. at S 59 p. m. local time and
8 p m. -eventy-ntlh rrerlilan time. Onservations
... . .1 . A. ... !... I, nil ..A, Inn.
taKen at UlC CIIUC moment v. nine i Pti .lairjii',
Dlr. Iiar.Tp.Mx.Pre. Weather.
?NeTT urieans .
tUtlle Hock ..
Nashville.. ... .
itulTulo . ... .
(iraml Haven .
M iniuette .. ..
2S.7S ; M Clear
S S .... Clear
SI 7s W .... Clear
3U S St .... Clear
bW rs ts 8S 91 Clear
su s tf enear
9 94 M ft .... Clear
...s r si
: si .... eiear
.NK Z3 ! I-S Si .... Knlr
.NK Z9 Si!
S M .01 Cloudy
,..K 13 91
w a sj j si
Ti 91 M 8.H .... Fair
M .... Knlr
M .... Cle ir
78 .... Clear
SC .... Clear
53 .... Cl-ar
N 3 S3
,NV Z9 94
XtV 3U 02 i) 6 .... Clear
...NK 29 90 61 M .... elear
,.i: 19 i-R sz it .... clear
.bW t SO 6S
Nw i S6 a
74 .... cnear
76 .... near
7- .... elear
74 ... Fair
8 Clou ly
8 .... Clouly
75 .01 Clear
76 .... Clear
7? .... Clear
SO .... Clear
z i es
n si m
2" S 74
tprlnKflcld. Mo ..NT T SI T2
nanKaD e-uy - "
Omaha SK 29 C 70
Huron bK SHI)
lttep-.arck NW 2 M
Q Appelte ....
Helena.. .. ...
KarlJ Cltv .....
North Platte ...
lender.. .. ....
Cneyenne.. .. .
nndee City ....
Oklahoma .. ..
Cedar Cltv- ....
w ;o so si is .
.NW 21 M H
60 .... Cloudy
..NK $ C4
6t .... e'lear
....N r ) 66 fS
..N 29.S4 74 78
.. S ; 90 78 84
,.NVV S 76 76
..NK Z S8 3
S .... Clear
21 92 74 84
,NE 29 91
) .... Pt.clnudy
78 .... Cloudy
V .... Clouiy
8-1 .... Fair
.NK 19 8S S2
.... S ) 94 74
88 "H .... Clear
.. bf-f 24 S-S
w .... elear
.NW 29 7S M S6 .... Clear
...NW 29 76 f2 88 .... Clear
..SW 29 ;
76 no .... clear
(Santa Ke NE 2J.98 IS
70 .14 Clouly
T l nunuerMorin-
Indicates precipitation Inappreciable
- . J1- J- HTATT.
Iocat Forecast Official.
F. O. Becker's Family Safe.
A private dispatch was received jesterdaj
at the office of Mr. F. O. Becker, general
agent of the St. Louis Committee of Execu
tive Officials, announcing that all connect
ed with him at Galveston were safe. Mr.
Becker's wife and five children were In
Galveston at the time of the storm, as well
ns a brother and his family. It would bo
Inferred from the dispatch that all of these
had escaped injury of any kind. The dis
patch was dated September 9, yet was not
received until yesterday. Mr. Becker wait
ed here until Monday noon for news from
his family, and. not receiving anj-, con
cluded to go to Galveston. He left on the
2-21 p. m. train that day over the Iron
Mountain. It is supposed that by this time
he is with his wife and children In Galves
ton or Houston.
!No torture compares to that of a Rheu
miib Trecr!ntlon No. 2S5L br Elmer s
Amend, quickest relief of all.
(Every grocar keeps them.)
Popular with Everybody
(All tastes atitfled.)
Keep Good Anywhere
(In airtight and moisture proof packages.)
Made tip of
Unsfsda Biscuit Unaedsi Jtywrffaifrr
UiModa MHk ncuK Utwttla Graham Waft
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY.
MRS. CLARKE TO BE
Will Receive $60,000 and the Cost
of Her Defense, Amount
ing to $7,000. A ,j
SHE WAS SUED FOR DIVORCE.
Iler Unique Defense Recalled
Will Now Bring Suit for Legal
Separation From James
Pittsburg. In . Sept. 12. An echo of the
celebrated Clarke dUorce suit came to-day
when It was announced that the case had
been settled. It was reported settled a
week ai;o. but this report was untru".
Sirs. Ksther Bartlttt Clarke of Washing
ton, D. C. who last April made uch a
firm defense against her husband. James
Kins Clarke on of the late millionaire,
Charles J. Clarke, of rittsburjr, when he ap
plied for divorce on the grounds of un
faithfulness, will be made independently
rich for life by the settlement now an
nounced. It Is practically admitted by both
sides that Mrs. Clarke will recehe not
Ies than $60009 and the expenses of her de
fense In court, amounting to $7.0. Mrs.
Clirke will likely receive more. How much
more will be determined when the estate of
young Clarke's father, amounting to $3).
OOO.OX). Is settled and his share is assured.
Jlrs. Clarko had brought suit against her
husband for the amount of her bill, thus
forclnK the settlement.
The condltons Imposed are. first, that
Clarke shall publlch acknowledge th-tt he
was wronff In accusing his wife of wrong
doing. It Is also understood that Mrs.
Clarke agrees to bring suit for dhorce
against har husband on grounds of de
sertion, and that he will make no defense.
Jlrs. Clarke Is now somewhere In Pennsjl
vanta. said to be Bedford, acquiring a resi
dence as required by the laws of the State.
Tne family troubles of the Clarkes stand
without equal In he divorce court's his
tory. Eighteen months ago James King
Clarke, son of Charles J. Clarke, Pitts
burg's multimillionaire, married Esther
B.irtlett of Washington. D. C. The mar
riage was quiet, but soon came out. and
Clarke's family was horrllled. Clarke left
his beautiful oung wife ten dajs after
One ear from the wedding day Mr.
Clarke wa" In the courts of Allegheny Coun
ty, PennsHanlu. defending hi.r reputation.
She was accused of Infidelity by her hu
Innd, who wanted divorce. Mcintosh Kel
lnirg. ron of a New York attorney, was
ntmrd as co-respondent.
The testimony of the prosecution was sen
sational; the d.fene astounding. Mrs.
Clarke's attornejs pi iced on the stand Doc
tor It. S. Sutton or Pittsburg, with Wash
ington phjslclans of equal Tame, und each
swore, to his positive knowledge, gleaned
by examination twenty-four hours before
ii nint on the stand, that Clark's
charges were bavless. This threw the
pro-edition In the air. and the jury at once
ceciueu againsi me nusuanu.
Prrans Cares Catarrh.
The remedy that will cure catarrh of the
stomach will cure catarrh of the bowels.
Pcruna will cure catarrh, wherever located.
I'eruna will cure any case of diarrhoea,
acute or chronic. Peruna is an absolute
speciuc lor ujseiiierj.
Herman Methodist Conference.
Burlington. la.. Sept. 12. The twenty-second
annual conference of the German
Methodist Church of the St. louls District
began to-night, with a Young Peoples
League meeting, at which Bishop John P.
Hearst of Cincinnati presided.
Delegates are In attendance from all over
the district, which comprises four districts',
as follows: St. Louis. Belleville. Qulncy and
Burlington. The territory embraced by the
St. Louis Conference comprises Southeast
ern Iowa. Northeastern Missouri and West
Iast winter the venerable Elder of the
St. I.ouls District, the Reverend Phillip
Jacoby. died, after a long Illness, and a
memorial service will be held In his honor
at the present conference.
Professor George B Addlcks, president
of Central We'lejan College, Is now acting
as temporary Elder, and his successor will
biuincst men. Hundreds cf reupses from tuner x reauneots reemmea.
The Injury that the nervous system sustains ! also eliminated b this
treatment nu i.ac ria.icu. is uklcu ju .wawnu auvi,Muiuv
TT .....- c-. ..... 1 n nAfAM tilt. lAftatM nf InnHfrv n-
....impnL snd tne natient IS niacea in a vizoroiu&na rooosx conaiaon
Consultation tree a personal one preferred, but
F "flU a.BualBlix.. Si. Uib, U., r tut 1. IKI W.
The excessive os cf all imo-
lant. tx thy alcoholic or druc.
TtflttivIv cur4?d bv a new Dro-
Ct?9 The cur- Is ftTectf'd without pain. It la
ot a. nolmlltnlr. bat an antidote, and
hullds up the connltutlnn tn a rohust ad vigtT
ou condition For full Information call or &
dremiG ICROOSE. Manager, arcnt.m Hospital,
SOI Lacar Avenu. St. Lout. Mo.
AN ELEGANT TOILET LUXURY.
Used by people of refinement
for over a quarter of a century.
be chosen. The conference will last Atb
Democrats' Stronic Staff of Speaker.
The Democratic State Committee Is con
ducting the speechmaking campaign with
unremitting vigor and vigilance. Wherever
there is a possible chance to utilize a speak
er one of the corps of eloquent orators on
the committee's roster is assigned to that
Held. At present there are more than twen
ty speakers scattered throughout the State,
and the speeches will average fifty a day.
This Is outside of the congressional. State.,
county and local candidates'. Other speak
ers of ability are volunteering their serv
ices every day. and within a short time th
committee will have one of the strongest
staffs of campaign orators that ever as
sisted In the education of the voters slnco
Snmncl Alsrhnlrr tn Speak Here.
Much Interest Is being manifested by local
Democrats In the visit of Samuel Alschuler,
Democratic candidate for Governor of Illi
nois, who Is billed to make two speeches
here on September IS. ()re speech will bo
delivered In North St. Louis and one In
South St. Louis, to give the voters pr all
sections of the cltv an equil opportunity to
hear him. The halls' In which the meetings
will be held have not let been selected by
the State Committee.
Labor I'nlons Indorse Bntler.
Composition Hoofers' Council- No 1. at Its
last meeting Indorsed the candidacy of
James J. Uutlcr. Democratic nominee for
Congress in the Twelfth District. Marble
Mantel and Tile Setters' Helpers. Local No.
7. B. T. C. has also Indorsed Butlers can
didacy. Parker's Headache Powders Were
To cure Headache. Fevers and Neuralgia.
Contain No Bromos. Price. 10c.
Washington. Sept. 12.-Army orders;
Acting Assistant Surgeon George Newlova
Id relieved from duty at Fort Leavenworth
and will proceed to his home for annulment
of contract. T
Colonel Jacob Kline. Tw en ty-flrst In
fantry, now on sick leive. Is assigned to
command of the recruits to sail on the
transport Buford from New York to ila-
Se'cond Lieutenant It. H. Ilearn. recently
appointed, is assigned to the Sixteenth In
fantry, and. will Join hl3 regiment.
Acting Hospital Steward H- U. Miller.
Hospital Corps, and thirty-five privates of
tne Hospital corps, jenersun itrai:5,
be sent to Fort McDowell for transporta
tion to the Philippines.
Private John GifTord. Ordnance Detach
ment. Rock Island Arsenal, will be rlaced
bpon the retired list.
Private K. (I. Nelson. IJght Battery F.
Third Artillery. Fort IUIey. Is transferred
to troop D, Eighth Cavalry, stationed at
that post. . ...
Blacksmith H. F. Hoppe. Troop D, Eighth
Cavalry. Fort Itlley. is transferred as a
private to Troop A. Fifth Cavalry, and will
be sent to Fort Huachuca.
Sergeant Fred Cooke. Company K. Thirty
ninth Infantry. Manila, having accepted art
appointment as Second Li-nitcnant In that
regiment, will be discharged from the army.
Dorkery nt 3tolierly.
Moberly. Mo. Sept. Z A. M. Dockery
and W. S. Cowherd of Kansas City spoka
to a large and enthusiastic audience to
night. The address of eich speaker was
argumentative and forceful.
Ltc It whl'ky. beer or any alcoholic drink.
afcsohitUvcurcdbT a new process which not
onlv. eliminates the delre but makes drtnft
- . w .(. tl, .i t It ftrtfett. V rot iti:fl tiTWin
bUUUUUAll'Ut IUi " s-s- .. ..., ivM
the stotnaeh- The only treatment which im-
iC vmy iivutiucub huivu iui"
tent. KndorseU by leading
UJUI1C fcilsj 11'MIU. ,a.uw , uj sw-uiu
letters of Inquiry aa-
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