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Taiv REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 17. 1900.
DEATH TAKES BRIDE
ELECT FOR HIS OWN.
POWERS ALL AGREE
TO FRANGE'S PLANS,
SUES TO COLLECT HER
BOARD BILL OF $9,475.
Mrs. Tatem of Memphis, Term., Wants James
Dawson to Pay for Support of His
Divorced Wife and His Daughter.
Supreme Court Orders His Name
Placed on Ballot in the
MERRYMAN WILL SUPPORT HIM.
Opinion in the Cae Will I?e Filed
letter The Sucee.-sful Con
testant to Work Hard
Patrick O'i.alley was declared yesterday
by the Supreme Court to be the regular
Democratic nominee for Consress in the
The court held that nominations may be
made by convention. composed of delegates
elected at mass meetings Instead of the usu
al primaries prescribed by law. The opln'on
will be' handed down later.
In the meantime the court has issued a
peremptory vrrit of mandamus compelling
the Board of Election Commlss'oners of St.
Louis to placs Mr. O'Mallej's name on th9
official ballot. J. Frank Merrvman. whom
the Commissioners declare to be the roiular
nominee, has promised to do all In hi" power
to bring about the election of Mr. O'Malley.
O'Malley was nominated by a convention
called by one faction of the Eleventh Dis
trict Congressional Committee and J. Frank
Merryman was nominated a week later by
a convention of delegates elected by a regu
lar primary. The Board of Election Com
missioners refused to certify O'Malley's
nomination tnd placed Merryman's name
on the offlcia" ballot. O'Malley. through his
attorney. John H. Overall, brought manda
mus proceedings to compel the Election
Commissioners to place his name on tho
official ballot The petition was heard Sat
urday and sai alternative writ of manda
mus issued by the Supreme Court en banc
The case was ht-ard on its merits ycsterdav.
Mr. O'Malley said last night that he would
at once begin an active and vigorous can
vass of the district. He has many friends
In that sectl in of the city, many of whom
ar shrewd iolltlral leaders, and they have
promised that nothing legitimate will bo left
undone to secure O'Malley's election oyer
Joy. The Democratic nominee, while not a
wealthv mai. Is rcspesed of sufficient
means to prvlde a campaign fund.
Mr. Merryman said last nlsht: "The ques
tion at Ue between -Mr. O'Malley and
mvself has been decided by tho highest
legal tribunfl In Mr. 0'MalIe's favor and
I am content. I shall now work as earnest
ly to help elect him as I know he would
have worked for my election had the de
cision been in my favor and I shall also
ask my frier ds to accord him their heartiest
support. I am deeply grateful to my friends
for their lovalty and assistance to me. and
with all dlnVrence-a In the Eleventh District
now removed I see no good reason why
the Democrats should not send a Repre
sentative to Congress from that district.
The camtaign tund." continued Mr. Mer
ryman, "which wa3 contributed to Insure
my election through the efforts of Judge
Lubke, will be returned to the donors with
my most grateful thanks."
How John Priario Obtained Signa
tures to His Petition.
The original and peculiar method to
-which John Priario, or some one acting In
his behalf, resorted In order to obtain li
cense to cenduct a saloon at Pendleton
fevenrjo and the Suburban tracks has re
sulted In a novel complication of technical
ities. Leaned attorneys have been called
In, and owters of property In tho fashion
able vlcinlt-- are all asttr with excitement.
Priario, It seems, was unable to procure
the necessary signatures of property-owners
to enable him to get the license. Gen
eralship wts required to cape with the
emergency, tor it was a "condition and not
a theory" that confronted him. The lot on
which the saloon was to be located was
owned by L. A. Bowlin. and Is twenty-eight
feet wide. Cn September 2 deeds were tiled
Indicating that the realty had been divided
Into fourteen strips of two feet each, and
sold to as many purchasers. The owners
of the two-foot strips signed Priailo's peti
tion, and the application was presented to
Excise Commissioner Higgles.
But Priar.o's troubles were not over. The
other property-owners filed a protest with
the Excise Commissioner. Their story was
related yesterday to Mr. Hlsgins.
Attorney Vernon W. Knapp appeared for
Bowlin and Priario, and Attorneys Loevy
nnd Johnscn for the opposition. The pro
testants arj It. H. Bohle, who owns prop
erty at No. 4353 Morgan street: H.T. Forte
of No. 4345 Morgan street: Oeorse R. Bar
clay of No. 43V5 Morgan street; George .
Francis of No. 430G Morgan street: H. A.
Loevy of No. 4365 Morgan street, and J. D.
Johnson, who owns property immediately
opposite tte proposed saloon. Attorneys
Loevy and Johnson argued that the trans
fer of the twenty-eight-foot lot to fourteen
buyers waa only a plan to circumvent tho
law, while Attorney Ifaiapp maintained that
the sales had been made li gaily and in
Mr. Hlggms took the case under consid
eration, but expressed the opinion that tho
new property-owners could scarcely be
eligible to sign the application Inasmuch as
their nameii did not appear on the last tax
list as owcers of the property.
VISITORS AT THE HOTELS.
S. A. Hancock of Springfield. Mo., is at the
11. II. Berry ot Barry. Mo.. Is at the La
clede. W. 8. C-ardner of Maiden. Mo., Is at the
Mr. and lira. W. E. Smith of Green Hay, Wis.,
are at the f-outhera.
J, li Dtalherraga cf Carrollton, Mo. Is at
J. W. Howard of Denver. Colu., Is at the
J. H. Brans of Jefferson C3ty. Mo.. Is at the
W. N. Srxana ot Dallas. Tex.. Is at the La
ded. W. A. De Vault of Kansas City Is at the
K. It. Araold ot Mexico, Mo., u at the South
ern. W. B. Imnnegaa of Bolivar, Ma, Is at the
Little Uver Pills.
Must Bear Signature of
5c Facsimile Wrapper Below.
Toy Mall evnd ma easy
to take as sifts.
FIR TIRPII LIVER.
CURE SICK HEADACHE.
li , . .j7
Miss Etta Martin Was
to Be Married After
Death his elilmtd for his bride Mis Etta
Martin, who was to have become tho wlfo
of numeric C. Rns so-in nftoi Christmas.
Mis Martin died at the home of her pa
rents. No. S0r Lncl'd" avenue, awl will 1
buried this morning after services at St.
Frarela Xavier's Church, where high mas
will bo celebrated by her uncle, the llev tr
end rather Martin.
Miss Martin was the daughter of John
Martin and a r.l ce of tho late Edward Mar
tin, both of whom were at one time promi
nent in St. Louis mercantile life. She- was
a. beautiful girl, with dark hair and eyes,
and brilliant as a conversationally and en
tertainer. Her last appearance In widely
was at tho Wiled Prophet's ball on the
night of October C. Next day she became
ill. but refused to yield to disease until Sun
day. October 11. by which tlmo she was
firmly in tho gra-p of typhoid fever.
She steadily grew worse, but so gradually
that her family did not realize the pre-carl-ousness
of her condition until the follow In;
Sunday. She died shortly after noon Mon
day. Eugene C. Ross, whom Miss Mnrtln wan
to marry Is from Louisville', and Is con
nected with the auditor's department of the
Pacific Express Company. The engagement
between them was entered Into four months
ago, and the marrlace was to have taken
place soon after Christmas, the exact date
WESTERN CATHOLIC UNION
MEETS AT ALTON TO-DAY.
Convention of the
Representatives of fifty-eight branches of
the Supreme Council of the Western Cath
olic Union will meet at Alton, 111. to-day
for the twenty-third annual convention c;
Between the opening of tho convention
and Its close to-morrow night, it is expect
ed that measures which tvIII assure the
material advancement of the union v. Ill
have been adopted and also that ibe fra
ternal and Insurance features of the or
ganization will have been improved.
Great preparations have been na-;p at Al
ton, and the various committees have
worked diligently on the tasks a 'signed
them In preparing for the entertainment of
delegates, visiting branches and their
friends. One of the features of 'he f-er3ion
will bo the parade, which will take place
this afternoon. All of the branches wld be
represented, and a prize bad?e will be pre
sented to the branch having t'lt greajest
percentage of members in line.
The Western Catholic Union I" a Catholic
fraternal organization, and counts imone
Its active members many of the c.Vrgy. It
was organized in 1ST7 at Quincy. Hi., ot a
meeting called by J. J. Beechcr. now of
Jollet. Thirteen prominent "atholl:s of
Quincy composed tho charter memborshlp,
which has steadily grown until naw the
order numbers several thousand members.
At present the membership is teprcjented
WILL BE INVESTED.
Company Forming in Xew York
for Shipment of Perishable
Products to England.
New York. Oct. IS. If negotiations that
ore now pending are successfully com
pleted, capital to the nmount of many
millions will bo invested In this city with
in a few months In an undertaking where
by perishable provisions, chb'fly dIry
produce, will be taken from this port to
England by a fleet of steamers especially
fitted up with cold-storase plants.
It is reported that steps are now being
taken to acquire, at a cost of $3,TjO,1JO. two
blocks of land fronting on the North River.
The Southampton Cold Stora? nnd Ialr
age Company of Southampton. England,
an immense concern, is reported to be in
terested In the enterprise. The company Is
now building large warehouses In South
ampton. Operations will not begin before
J. Montgomery Smart, who has offices
in tho Produce Exchange building. Is tho
chief representative of those considering
the matter. He is an expert on cold stor
age, having been engaged in this work Tor
several jears in Australia and other coun
tries. "I am not at liberty to enter Into de
tails conccrnlrg the negotiations under
consideration with a view to the shipping
of articles of produce from the United
States to Europe," he said jesterday.
"Amenian and English capitalists havo
the subject under consideration, and, while
considerable progiess ha been made, tho
plans have i.ut ct all been completed.
Many millions of capital will be Invested."
I KNIGHTS OF FATHER MATHEW.
Election of Officers Address by
The order of the Knights of Father
Jlathevv wound up tho business of its seven
teenth annual convention, which has been
in sesblon at the Pickwick Theater, Jeffer
son and Washington .avenues, the last twa
days, with tiie election ot ottleers last nlgr-t.
Uh afternoon session yesterday was de
voted to going over the by-laws section by
section and discussion cf the indemnity
clause. This latter was referred to a special
committee, and dchuite action will not be
taken upon it for two ears.
The feature of the day was an address de
livered fcetore the convention by Mgr.
Francis V. Nugent, rector of the Kennck
Strainary. Mgr. Nugent was it personal
friend ot Father Theobald Malhew, founder
of the order. He spoke of tho life work of
the great temperance advocato and related
many Incidents of his career. He also spoke
in praise of the order and of the good it is
doing in the cause of temperance.
The following officers were elected for the
coming oar: Tho Reverend J. T. Coffey,
pastor ot St- John's Church, supreme spirit
ual director; Daniel O Connell Tracy, su
preme chief sir knight; William H. O'Brien,
deputy sir knight; Thomas S. Bowdern. su-
fireme recorder; Frank P. Furlong, supreme
tanker, and Thomas Fox. supreme seutiucL
John Capels of Kansas City, Doctor J. J.
McLaughlin of Chicago nnd Patrick Mul
cahy of St. UouAf were elected members of
the Executive Board, to serve six, four and
two years, respectively.
i Mi jKfdPs 'it i
n fr'?"??-. ?&
a II I MJe e
MISS ETTA MARTIN.
She was to be married nut winter,
but will be burliil to-day.
not having lx'tn announced.
Mis Martin, who was Itf years old. was
highly ediicattd In Catholic pemlnaries in
St. l"-als anil Cincinnati. She graduated
at tho Acad my of the Visitation In Ca
liannt. and 1-iter graduateil at the Sacred
Heart Academy In Cincinnati. Since her
debut, two or throe jears ago, she has been
a favorite In society.
The pallbearers at tho funeral to-day will
bo M. K. Dw.ver. KclK Sv ney. W. V. Ills
gins. John Mnrtln. a cou-.ln. C. W. Hyde
and JVII1 Cunningham. The burial will be
at Calvary Cemetery. At the church the
choir and orchestra will be under the direc
tion of Professor Wtlscnlleld.
THOMAS J. MANNING.
Supremo President Western Catholic
by fifty-eight branches, governed by a Su
preme Council composed of the following:
Supreme presidT.t. Thomas J. Mt lining.
Quincy, II! . supreme vice iresid-Kit. J
seph ilrnun. Jr. Jollet. 111.: sjpreme tinan
elal sLcrcftry. John Schtuf. .Ju'ny 111 ;
supreme recording secretary. UHIiam M.
l'lggott. Quincy, 111.; supreme treasurer.
Henry A. Oennlng. Quincy. 111. Supremo
trustees Charles M. Wheeler. East St.
Louis. III.: Frank A. Dirins, St. Louis,
Mo.: Anton I'lrlcit. Quincy. Ill-: George C
Rebhahn. Belleville. 111.; Anton ElshDff,
FOR WORLD'S FAIR.
Xotable Gathering Under Auspices
of jliss-ouri Historical Society
JIeeches by Leaders in Woik.
An enthusiastic meeting of workers for
the Louisiana pjrchaso Eposltion was
held at the quarters of tho Missouri His
torical Society. No. lwX) Locust street, last
night. Tho original Committee of Two
Hundred was Invited to be present at tho
meeting, and a largo crowd was on hand
when older was called by Judge John II.
Terry, president of the Foclety.
Judge Terry delivered an address of wel
come, in which he state 1 that. In a way. tho
Missouri Histoilcal Society was parent of
the great movement. Ho said that tho Idea
was originated In the society In Its Infancy,
and that from an original Idea to eelclrate
the Louisiana Purchase In a small way
by the purcliust States the gri-at under
taking or an international exposition has
He went Into details of the history of the
original scheme, and mentioned tho com
mittees which had v.-orke.l upon it. To
Pie-rre Chouteau he attributed Die sugges
tion of a celebration on a grand scale. Ho
stated that the promoters had no other In
terest to gratify than to see fitly celebrated
the great historical event which niado ho
Mississippi Valley a purl of the United
Mr. Chouteau made a short address. In
which he stated that ho felt the greatest
possible confidence that tli necessary money
would bo forthcoming to assure the World's
Talr. anl that it would open It3 gates, on
March 10. 1303. Mr. Chouteau spoke In praise
of the men who bad brouzht the enterprise
to Its present slate, mentioning in particular
former Governor D. K. Francis, William II.
Thompson, Fred Lchmann and Jame3 L.
Governor Francis, in a masterly talk, put
before the meeting the exact status of the
undertaking at present, and outltnd tho
work which will have to be done to com
plete it. He dwelt upon the history of the
enterprise In tho State Legislature, and
when It was before Congress. He Impressed
upon his hearers the necessity of educating
the people In the State and city to vote for
the constitutional amendments, which will
assure the Exposition.
He wound up by saying that the time for
objecting to the World's Fair had passed
and that It was the duty of every loyal citi
zen of St. Louis to do Ills utmost to insure
ItA success. He declared that the aban
donment of the enterprise at Its present
stage would be exceedingly hurtful to the
city, besides being a disgrace.
Following Governor Francis there wero
short addref-ses. in which suggestions for
carrying on the work were made. It was
the consensus of opinion that It was of
vital Importance to reach the voters
throughout the Stste end obtain their voles
for the constitutions! amendments favoring
tho Exposition. Among the speakers were:
Seth W. Cobb. A. H. Frederick. 11. W.
Stcinblss. R. M. Diatnant. L. D. Klngsland,
C F. Blanke, James Flynn, Congressman
Charlett F. Joy. O. L. Whitelaw, Maleolm
Macbeth. James A. Reardon, Bishop Tuttle
and Professor Sylvester Waterhouso.
Minister Conger Instructed in 15e-
gin Negotiations With
REGULARS ROUTED BOXERS.
llecaptnii' of Tlui-Chmr by the Im
perial Troops Gratifying Vno-Ting-Fu
lias Not Keen
Directlv Heard Fiom.
Washington. Oct. 1G. CoiisiJerable srat-llie.-itlon
Is expressed In olllcial circles at the
report received this evening from Ccnsul
McWnde at Canton, annoiinring the success
of the Chinese imperial troops In their ope-rc-ilon
against the Hoxer.
Secretary lily's dispatch says Hul-Chow
has been retaken. The action of the South
ern Chinese official and the conduct of the
imperial tri-nps are regardtd as the best ob
tainable evidence of the desire of the Chi
nese authorities to preserve penre. and tho
successful destruction of the insurgent or
ganization should have a good effect. It Is
thought here, upon the whole of China and
Europe as well.
This Government la most anilou" to ex
pedite peace- negotiations; and In view of
the fact that all the Powers have favorably
replied to the French proposals. It Is now
urged that negotiators bo designated to e-i-gago
In tho preliminary exchange of views
with tho Chinese commission. It will be
necessary, of course, for further negotiation-
to be conducted by th- Towers, so a
to agree on tho exact ban-Is of negotiation,
but certain general ptinclples have been
agreed upon, and it Is not thought here
that thoso to which some Powers have
taken exception will be Insurmountable ob
stacles In the way of the adoption of a pro
gramme sattf.irtory to nil the int-rcsted
Powers. This Government has dsgnatM
MiniHer Conger to enter into preliminary
relations n-ith the Chinese? cnmmlsflon. nnd
General Wll-on Is being held at Pekin to
serve with him when tho permanent peaco
negntlntions are begun.
The R-i'flan and French Ministers have
nl-o been directed lo enter Into prelimi
nary negotiations, and Sir Claude Mac
Donald, the British Minister, has been au
thorized to do so. if. In his Judgment, such
action is wi'-e.
Tint Surprised nt linn-tin.
Judee George Gray of Delaware was at
the Whltn House to-day and talked with
tho President relative to his appointment
as a member of the Hague International
court of arbitration. He had called at tho
State Derartment to see Secretary Hay
relative to the duties of the office- tendered
lo him. but the Secretary was at the Cab
inet meeting, and he saw Mr. Adee. Judge
Gray said ho had not formally accepted
th. appointment, but would do r-.
The organization of this body U rspeclal'y
Important In view of tho proposal of the
Russian Government to have It determine
the amount of indemnity China shall pay
for the outrages committed, and the e
Pnes Incurred by the Powers.
The cable dispatch from St. Petersburg
Indicating that Russia's attltudo In China
would be Independent of the concert of the
Powers caused no surprise among officials
It was noticed, when the aggressive mili
tary movement was b-gun by Germany and
the expedition agamxt Pao-Ting-Fu start
ed, that Russia was among the Powers
which slid not join In the movement. The
dispatch from St. Petersburg Is looked upon
as merely another step similar to that tak
on when Russia withheld support from the
Pao-Tlng-Fu expedition and other aggres
sive military troves.
Moreover, It Is regarded as qulto in con
sonarco with the pacific tendencies of this
Government, which have been dlroeU-d all
along to securing a .st'lemont by diplomat
ic means rather thin by the sword.
London, Oct. 17. There Is no confirmation
of the reported capture of Pao-Tlng-Fu, of
which, according to the Shanghai Echo, M.
Dochlne. the French Consul there, has re
ceived news. Th report l- generally dis
credited In London, especially as there la
no direct telegraphic communication be
tween Shanghai and Pao-Ting-ru.
Hong-Kong d!-patchcs tell of tho con
tinued spread of the Southern rebellion. The
Hong-Kong correspondent f the Daily Ex
press sends a, report that the Brltith torpedo-boat
dcstroj'r Hardy shelled I.OO)
rebels, who wero advancing on San-Chun,
killing forty and wounding hundreds. This
Is cot contlni.cd from any other point.
Prince- Ttien .still In Power.
Tho evldtnco cf Princa Titan's continu
ance! in power causes anxiety. According
to tho Shanghai correspondent of the
Morning Post, It has produce! a serious de
pression In trade there. Two Chinese hanks
havo failed: others are expected to close,
and St is reported that the Russo-Chine.so
Bank Is in difficulties, owing to the re
moval of the Chlneso Court to the Province
Shanghai telegrams report that the local
mandarins have received a dispatch from
Prince Tunn announcing that tho court is
how In safekeeping, and exhorting them
to have patience until winter decimates- tho
allies, to keep tho axstnals in constant work
and "evetythlm tn readiness for a massa
cre of all foreigners when the proper tlmo
It l also reported that the Empress Dow
ager hen Issutd a decree removing lAu Kun
Wl. Viceroy of Nan-Kin. from h!s post, and
ordering General Yung Lu to Join her at
The Shan-Tung Boxers are returning to
their homes. Twelve thousand of thorn
were utterly defeated ouLslde of Tsang
Choa. near the Chl-LI border, by CO) of
Governor Yun-Chl-Kai's troops, under Cen
GAVE A SEALED VERDICT.
Jury Hears Suit of Mrs. Kuehn
AgaiiiHt Thomas M. Sayraan.
The salt of Mary Kuehn against Thomas
M. Sayman for 11.500 damages was tried in
Judge Zachrltz'a Court yesterday nnd a
sealed verdict rendered, which will bo
opened this morning.
On April K last. Sayman was engaged
In repairing the. fences dliidlng his lot from
that or Mrs. Kuhn. A quarrel arose be
tween them, and, acronllng to tho testi
mony, she approached him with a broom.
Ho was in Mrs. Kuehn's yard when the
fuss began, but, as Mrs. Kuehn approachtd
him. retreated to his own yard.
She followed and struck him with the
broom. It was stated. He turned a hose
on her and shoved her. nnd as she did not
leave, struck her with his list, knocking her
down. It was stated.
HENRY A. R0LFMEYER IS DEAD.
Formerly Prominent Among South
Side Itnsiness Men.
Henry A. Rolfineyer. formerly well known
In South Side business circles and among
German Catholics, died yesterday morning
nt 8 o'clock, after a lone Illness at his
home. No. SM Saulh Ninth street. Ills
aged wife survives him. He wjs 73 years
old, and as he had been falling for some
time his death was not unanticipated.
For many years he had been out of active
business and lived In seclusion. He has sev
eral relatives in St. Louis and In Illinois.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
morning. Solemn requiem mass will be cele
brated at SS. Peter and Paul's Church, and
there will be services at the grave In Cal
151 Boarding Places
Advertised In To-Day's Republic.
Jamos Dawson, a farmer 0 vears old,
living in Pattonvllle. St. Louis County, was
yesterday made defendant In tho CIa:ton
Circuit Court In a suit for a Wrd bill for
JIMTI. which Is said to be tho largest claim
of the kind on record.
Mrs. Dorothea J. Tatem of Memphis.
Tenn.. Is the plaintiff in the suit. She al
leges that tho money Is due from Dawson
fur boarding his w!f. Eva V. Dawson, and
their daughter. !;es--ie A. Daws in. almost
continuously tlnct- November. IS?!.
In her petition. Mrs Tatem says that she
took Mrs. Davv-on and hor 2-months-o!d
daughter at that tlmo at the request of the
defendant, and on his promis" to support
tht-m. She states that Mrs. Dawson vvjs
then and has been ever since in poor health.
In the following April. sh- avers. th-V re
turned to tho St. Louis Cour-ty home of Mr.
Dawson, only to lind the defendant's doors
WANT Hi DECUREO
OF UNSOUND MIND.
St. Louis Son and CJranilsons of
Hans Lawther, Wealthy Resi
dent of Fulton, File a Petition.
In the PrnUato Court of Callaway County
at Fulton a petition has ben filed by the
imtnedlato rclatlve.1 of Hans Lawther, one
of the wealthiest residents of Fulton, pray
ing for his removal to an asylum, and for
the entering of a decree adjudging him to
be of unsound mind.
Among the petitioners and the signers of
tho accompanying affidavits are Samuel D.
1-iwthcr of No. 1217A Euclid avenue, St.
Louis, son of Hans Lawther: Henry L. and
Mnrc Ray Hughes of St. ljuls. grandson?:
John Lawther. a son, of Fulton: Mrs. Mary
U Herrlman of Hannibal. Mo., nnd Mrs.
Lillian J. Duncan of Ottumwa, la., daugh
ters. Tho petitioners allege that Lawther.
.senior. Is of unsound mind nnd incapable
of properly managing his estate. They re-que-t
that some suitable rerson bo appoint
ed as custodian of tho estate in order to
ke-eip It from lieing wasted, that tho hlrs
rr.iiy not lore their heritage therein.
I.awthcr is said to be the owner of 30.000
acre-it of land In Callaway County and the
possessor of vnlunble property In Fulton.
Ho Is S7 years old and feeble. For slxty
clght years he has been a resident of Ful
ton. Doctor Charles II. Hughe- of No. SS50
Pino street Is a son-in-law e)f Hans Law
ther. He refused last night to make a state
ment concerning the merits of the petition.
CONTEMPORARY CLUB MEETS.
Members Listen to Address on Art
of 1'aris Exposition.
The Contemporary Club held Its first
meeting and banquet of the winter season
at the Mercantile Club last night. After
tho banquet, which lasted beveral hours,
tho numbers of tho club listened to an ad
dress by V.. M. S. French, a director in
tho Chicago An Institute, and one of tho
American Art Ccmrats-'ioners lo thi Parts
Expedition. Mr. Fr-neh'a subject was ft dl't-ctif.-i.jii
ot tlie art exhibit at tho !-.x1.jMtiun.
He picicnted agirt .rieiy of ttereopileon
view.1 i. t.iu an galleries and arouna tho
l.xposlti-jn grounds at I'arir,. Thoso present
last night werti:
Mtt!tL7 uud lesdamta
V. 1- l!uc, !-. II. Inrlls.
eiMj'lman Kins. J. D. Hiij,
I l.ks .l!ih.tf 1. l!4 ry JltaLnT.
K. N. CrunJen. lloct -r Paltun,
J. 1- s.mlih. J. Clark Howe.
A. ltdrinliau9. S X. Tulr.
v.". II UKbty. e).tgt. j. Kranktl
Franklin i-V rns. W. L. :-."i?l ion.
VV A. Mil tut r, I. VV. MortuR.
WlllUniTi.l4M. ! K. lioilnun.
S 1' Uu.lsrlt. t'. II. HuttU
1 rtv VVirrt-r lIolMisMiiiih.
An ailtr V. lu-ylnirn. it li. tritnuiin.
, A. 1.. AbtKiii. J A. Hi kelBburf.
St. it. i:usi--il. C W. Clark.
' J. ii. eupieisn,
AnnaC HedKrs. Tau.s'f.
tlrice Tausic. "r.itl ifjTaii'sIg.
J?-mo Hultctt. Cirrlo lltrratt.
JL II Matthew Orn-u illliott. ronlaad.
A. Kick Irl.urc. O-e .
K. lti. KTharis. IowlIi:e.
' ncraJIejd. lst !! .-kiu not.
Janrj Winn. O. Cant tu. .
liertlwi i:jiMwl t, A. Krucntc.
T. o'lo-llly. T E. Kruehte.
3.7 iMtix. l.lltn I. Lee.
r, Itlchierds. t O. Carsentcr.
XL Liwltiky. A J. Jlcori-.
II. II. Klrbv. i:il Fax.
i. T Fjrnir. 1.. It. Jsm-.
It J. Taussig. ndwant Wllwn-
II. r. Kohler. I). N. Klrhr.
V.'. A. llmn-lenbcrgrr. J. !'. IKk-.
IiO. SJtme-. . It- L. H-i--hn'an.
TSrftor Jit-.n Green. Jr.: tfu-nnrM MiMer.
Ft ,m TUrk. W. S. rimli,
7. A. Ilctr-s. H. V. Kent.
Rdnardd'Arrr. -pi ''""'
fTsrlfs Nacel. If. W. Thj-r.
ei VV. Krall, V. O. sylv ester,
n. II. Sears.
EACH TO SERVE FOUR YEARS.
Freight Car Bobbers Pleaded
Guilty at Clayton.
Ccorge 'Weber and Louis Dean nlthdrcw
their pleas of not guilty to a charge of
grand larceny In the Clayton Circuit Court
yesterday, pleaded guilty and were sen
tenced to pcrve four yars In the peniten
tiary each by Judgo William Rooth.
'ebr and Dean be-Ionged to a St xxiuis
gang that svsttma'.lcaliy looted freight cars
of tho Missouri Pacific and St. Lmiis and
San Francisco Railroad trains as they ran
out of St. Louis Into St. Lsuli County.
Their cu-itom was for one of tho gang to
fecrete hlm.-clt In a carload of goods betore
it left the Union Station yards. While the
train was running at full speed through St.
Louis County ho would break the wal of
the car and dump tho goods out on the
rlt-ht-of-vvay. Confederates would bo In
waiting with wagons to haul It buck to St.
LouK where It was sold to Junk dealers.
The scheme It sal I to havo netted tho gang
several thousand dollars before It w-3S tlnal
The expose came through a disagreement
of the gane over a division of the spoils.
Ono of tho"dLgruntled members tipped the
matter off to the police, and the arrests fol
lowed. Weber and Dean were arrested a
month ago. At the time they were living
In tho vicinity ot Second and Bismarck
147 Help Wanted Ads
Printed In To-Day's Republic.
COTTON EXCHANGE ELECTION.
W. M. Senter President, Joseph
Taylor Vice President.
At the annual election of the St. Louis
Cotton Exchange yesterday. W. M. Senter
was elected president. Joseph Taylor vice
president and Richard Upshaw. James H.
Allen. L. L. Frlnce. R. T. Phillip?. H. A.
Baker and J. W. Lindsay directors for the
ensuing i ear.
There waa only one ticket In the Held, and
the candliates were chosen at a caucus
held last Saturday.
The annual reports of the retiring presi
dent. James H. Allen, and Secretary and
Treasurer L. N. Van llook showed that the
exchnngo is In good condition toth as to
membership and financially. The year's
bUFinef in the cotton trade was unusually
good and conditions generally are favorable.
b'irred against them nnd themselves turned
adrift m iho world. Having n'othcr rlaev
to go. mother and daughter retirnd to h-r
home, and have Ix-en thTe t ver since.
The N.ard Mil. Mrs. Tatem says,
amounted to Sll.t "" this amount the
defendant paid ti". at the. time Mrs. Daw
son llrst entered Mrs. T.itom's huus. and
s':!isqufiitl) Jl.Sifi pendente lite.
Mr Dawson's suit for divorcer Is one of
tho memorable cas In th- hi-tory of the
State. It was tiled February I. l-. and
dragged through the courts for live jears.
In this time two decrets of divotce wero
granted and tho case was taken to the
Coi.rt of Appeals three different timers, oti
one of which occasions the court reversal
its own ruling. The linal dccre- of divorce
was gnititt-1 by Judgo Rildnson of tho
Third firruit on June 0:. lcv. and nllirnud
by the Court of Appeals January 17. 1SW.
A RUNAWAY SKIFF,
William Knk Swam After a Craft
Which the Wind Ilad
William Enk. IS years old. of No. 5ni
Conde stre-ot. was drowned in tho Mississip
pi River, at the foot of Humboldt street,
yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Enk. with a party of friends, had rowed
up the river in a skiff for the purpose of
spending the a'ternoon fi-hing. Tho skiff
had been moored and the members of the
party were preparing to cast their lines
Into the water, when a sudden gust of wind
caught an improvised sail on the boat and
the craft was loosened from Its moorings.
Rapidly It floated downstream, notwith
standing the efforts of the anglers to stop
It with ropes attached to their fishing
Just as they were about to give up the
boat, Enk. who Is an expert swimmer, dis
carded his clothing and plunged Into tho
river. Several swift strokes brought him
within a few vards of the runaway craft.
His friends cheered his efforts, when sud
denly tho swimmer sank beneath the sur
face of the water. He arose or.ee and
called for assistance. Almost Immediately
he sank ncaln. and was probably caught In
tho undertow, as all efforts to recover his
body were futile. The skiff continued Its
unguided course down the river.
Ths other members of the party were:
George Shulte. No. & Lee avenue: Charles
Stange. No 4321 Prairie avenue, and Joe
Marsh, No. -ICHS Lee avenue.
TO-DAY IS ST. LOUIS DAY.
First Uegimcnt Will Drill To-Night
at the Exposition.
Lart night brought a large attendance to
the Exposition to hear the French music in
Music Hall and to see the athletics ard
other attractions in tho Coliseum. The air
ships, whl.'h were punctured by boys with
bean-.shootor. have leen repaired and are
In working order pgaln. The popularity of
th' oi'ct ie four ult with Its living statues
..no stent dancers ! shown by the fact that
nearly every p-rnon who attends the Expo
sition Is In a Colliouiu seat at 5 and Id p. m.,
when the fountain plays.
Ve.'tertUy Ca.taln Sorcho gave an exhi
bition of tea diving, nnd broke his former
record, remaining under water eight hours
! and forty minutes.
n--. . ... t c T .tila n-,r- oml tnTllf.lt is
First Regiment Night. There will be a.
grand review- of the First Regiment be
tween S and 9 o'clock p. m. In the Coliseum.
The amrteur championship, which usually
commences at 7:43. will bo postponed until
The programme of Seymour's band In
Music Hall to-day Is as follow?:
2T0 1P. M.
ilarch Thn Pirat Jt jwutl licgtmmt
o.trturo Tancrf.tl Rcsa:nl
SIrct!on Mleni n ........ ........ ...... ...T?iotras
T-naitjne swlo e'ldtrtr I'olktu Sieinhais r
(t) s'ong Tn AIisi-'p Meirs
lb) lntr.ductlon and Tarjntelle Itolltnrot
I TO 5 I. M.
Man-h Tho Oirl in thr Xlarrackp Main
enenure sirad'lla . ..... .... I1otor
VV.iltr Thtr Blue Danuta Strvj-s
lair.ontum st Th Holy City Adam
l'linc'!. Musician. Olv J. May.
fCir.,s Ilurn AUIh Verdi
7 TO S P. M.
An livening Wnti c. L(?uls Compirs
Mirch Th ColumMan Club eiutjo Vngol
Ot.rtjn Tb St. LuU Kepultlon Mar
Waltz Sound From m. Luls I'acdcrt
Solo for I'atir Clsrtret Tli Warbler..Gootz
1r F-il1nri1 Hrt?
t Hunting H miiny l.-st in the Alps......
' Alex. Ludnlc
9 TO 10 p. II.
ttrand March Witt, Alfred EmK
.v vxv at eir.rivsirsugA wun in, nrsi
Mi'-souri Arranged by sejiwmr
ta Waltz Papho Al:rs
d Sons An-Tf , Robyn
Comet Sulo Hnily lVIka Strassbergtr
Jlr. tienr A. Krilnurr.
fcene Djserfptivo Th Alplre Htorm. ...
MRS. WAINWRIGHT'S WILL.
Mrs. Katie D. Baker, Principal Leg
atee, Gets Family Homestead.
Tho will of Catherine D. WalnwrUht,
which was flld for rrobate yesterday, be
queaths to Katie A. Baker, daughter of the
testator, her residence on West Pine boule
vard, together wlUi the household furni
ture and other personal property, h-r dia
monds, pcMonal ornaments and wearing ap
parel; al'o all other real estate owned by
her in her own right and her other personal
property, excepting her stock in the Waln
wrlpht Real Estate Company and the C D.
W'sinw right Investment Company.
The legatee is required to pay the follow
ing mone-y legacies: Eplscojol Orphans'
Home Endowment Fund, CO-JO: St. John's
Episcopal Church. I1.0OJ: Mary Leary, JlX.
and Bellefontalne Cemetery Association S3 O
to keep her lot In order. One-third of the
remainder of the estate Is also left to her
diughter. Katie: another third to her son
Kills, and the remaining third in trust fur
her son John.
Tho will is dated December 2. 1S09. In a
codicil, dated June 5. 1). she elves $3 0
each to Mrce GertruJo Pitcher. Miss Clara
Dillon and Mrs. Laura Ilitterskamp. and
one share of tcck In the Wnlnwrlght Iteal
Estate Company and one share In the C
D. Wainwrlglit Company to her son-in-law,
Tho win contains n clause that any heir
contesting the will shall receive nothing.
IN MR. WALDSTEIN'S MEMORY.
Lumbermen's Exchange Adopts
At a meeting of the Board of Directors
of the Lumbermen's Exchange, held yester
day, resolutions wcro passed commemo
rative of the past ofllclal life of the de
ceased president of the exchange. Nathan
V. i.Msteln. Tho resolutions extolled Mr.
Wablsteln personally nnd as a business man.
".Mr. Waldsteln's word was his bond."
reads part of one of the resolutions, "and
his Integrity of such a high order that he
enjoyed the unlimited confidence of all who
had business Intercourse with him."
The re-nolutions closed with an expression
of gratitude to the memory of the dead
president for his labors In the Interest of
Surrendered the Money.
Terrell. Tex.. Oct. 16. W. D. Haley of
Rockwall County was arrested here to-day
and surrendered tl.WO to the officers. He If
charged with having rold his wife's farm
for JI.OW and keeping tho proceeds.
sad lydia & Pinkham'a
Vegetable Cantpour.dha vo
restored health and
happiness to scares of
women. This is not a
mere advertising claim,
hut a positive fz&i ,
The reason Mrs Fink
ham is so rjzfalifiatl to ad
vase women is because
far SO years she has been
treating and studying
woman's His. Her ad
dress is Lynn, Rfiass
you are Hi, writo to
her for help, as thousands
of women are doing.
Lydi C Pfckhsia's VcsJai'e Compound I
relieves painful psrioda
and regulates menstru
ation. It cures baohache,
kidney troubles and all
uterine disorders ,
Read tho letters from
women appearing regu
larly In this paper.
OPERATORS AGAIN CONFER.
Miners Believe the End of txi
Strike Is Near.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Oct. It A secret con
ference wa.s held to-day In the office of tha
Philadelphia ami Reading Railway Com
pany between representatives: of various
real-carrying railroads and a number of In
dividual operators. Tho participants wero
pledged to secrecy as to the object of th"
consultation, and nothing could be learned,
of what transpired.
After tho consultation. George F. Baer rr
the Readirg company remarked in a gen
eral way that It might be some days befor
a settlement or the strike Is reached.
I'll EPA RING FOR OIlK.
Scranton, Pa.. Oct. 16. That there Is n.
Positive nsiurance of the ond of the strike
of the anthracite miners seems certain to
day. In view or the prepirations which are
being made all throueh tho Lackawanna
Valley for the resumption of work.
The coal companies nro crowding their
mine sidings with e-mpty cars, and the end
of the week will find thousands of cars
in place, where formerly only hundreds
were to be "eon.
MMtCIIEIlS TL'ltXRIl IUCK.
Lansford. Pa. Oct. PL About I.S0 mei
ar.l slxtv women and girls marchod eighteen
miles from the South Side Hazlrton region,
during the night for tho lanti:er Creek!
Valley, vvhero they erectod to cIofo all of
the ton collieries of the Lehigh Ceial and
Navigation Company, but just as tho weary
marchers were ncarisg their destination
this morning they wero met on a mountain
road bv three companies ofinfantry and. at
tho point of the baonet, wero driven baclc
four miles to Tamaii.t and dispersed.
Another crowd of S striker from th
north s:do of Hazlrton also marched hero
ard sucet-ded in cio'lig the company's- No.
1 colliery at Norquehorlng. near MaucUi
Chunk, before tt was scattered.
Tb presence of the soldiers was entirely I
FUNERAL OF HENRY MEIER.
His Associates in Business Acted
Tha funeral of Henry Meier, the aged!
president of the Meier Grocery Company
and the Fnnklln Rank, was hell yesterday
from th- family rtsld ne. No. 1101 Frank
lin avenue. AH of tte ofTicIUs of tho Insti
tutions w-itli which Mr. Melor waa con
nected were present and a largo number
of those emploje-l In humbler capacities
followed tho ren-alns to tho cemtery.
Tho casket was almost hidden by wreath
of flowers, iho gift? of friends and rela
tives of tho famllv. and those who had beea
connected with him in a business way.
Tho services wero sirrp'e. and were per
forfe 1 by tl-c Reverend Petro Ilpen or th
Iiolv Ohot Chnrch. and the Reverend It,
Rhodes. ;m old r'end of Mr. Meier. Tha
Elk-.' Quartet renderel snveral musical
Tb- pvlllarers were G TV darrein. J.
II. Woestnann. F. W. Relpschlager. G. O.
WIrpern. Paul Moll. G. Riddle, all directors
of th" Frsr.WIn Unnk O II. Conrades of
the Conrad-s Chair Company and Chariest
II. Telchtr.nnn. president of the Teichmanni
A lciig procession of carriages containing
the relatives and friends of the fHmily and
many of the former employes of Mr. Meier
followed tho hoars to Bellefontalne Ceme
tery. IMInotn Miprrmr Court.
Springfield. 111., Oct. 15 Proceedings In
tho Ulir.cl3 Supreme Court to-day were aa
lUvia I"alnt Manufacturing Company vs. M't-.
rcr Unsl Oil Comr-aaiy. leave lo nle ftd'f
le.t a! record.
Kianz vx Udelcbofen: leave to file suppe
lalmer vi. MorUan PrltMma Corr.rsny; mo
tion to Tito An"!!"!' Court br'"f drnle-I; tlrafll
to flli reply txltndtl to November 1.
ivaa vs. Ditto: suyxtlrn of d'nilnutl&n off
record and metln for li, tv fllr.
Th fclionrlrir c-s wre taken on call:
Nu-th CT.Icaso Street Itallmat vs. mnJirraai
Wt ehlcago Street Railway Corairany vs.
Tuir'e. Airertcvn I"xr":ss Company v. Ray
n.end; Pratt vp. Iiaxmonrt: 1111 vs. Farweil:
F.Uds v? Iiimra. Lu.k vt. In-ip: OIor Mutual
IJfe Insurance Companv Tt. Wagner: The Io
plo s. Barnes- English vs. Unjsav
MeVrr vs. City cf Tanville; I.imnTint v.
Itlaarkar-I: Prpl v Mayor cf Alton: Flahbacat
vs. Fecple; rruega-enrann va. Allen.
Certlllontrs of Incorporation Imrned.
Jefferson City. Mo.. Oct. lfi. Certificates of
Incorporation were Issued by the Secretary
of State to-day, as follows:
Malmshury Mining ami Milling Company.
St Louis; capital. VAflM. Incorr."3t"rs Al
bert Slchcr. C. II. Malmsbury. C. C. Rosa
The Boston Dental Association, Kansas
City; capital. J2fd. Incnrnorators William,
S. McDonald. Millard Sprcal and Sola li.
We've a little book on the
hair and its diseases which tells
you a good many thing3 you
should know. Ir's full of pic
tures, too, of what A yer's Hair
Vigor has done for all sorts
and conditions of people.
We should be glad to send
you one. A postal card re
quest will do.
J. C. Ayer Company,
Practical Chcmoti, Lowell, Msa.
Ajer' Aruc Lf
IAjrer'a Hiir Vigor
Ajer' Cherry Pectoral