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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1900.
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TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
LOCAL AND SnU'RIIAN.
Mercantile Club members were pallbearers
at the funeral of Thomas Bovine.
Three-year-old Michael "Levitt was pushed
Into a pan of boiling water by his sister
and received probably fatal burns.
William Springer was stabbed In a knife
duel with John McGuire.
The anniversary of the dedication of the
Old Cathedral was obt-erved in Catholic
churches of the St. Louis diocese.
Nora Kins and Mary Tender lost their
pavings of years through the visit of a
thief while they were at m.is-.
Senator Vet. who Is voting In St. Louis,
Is very hopeful of I?ran's election.
Gui Vesper, a fanner, was robbed of mon
ey he had hidden in a dr.ntr.
Tho HygeU Hotel was raided for the
third time.
Miss Bertha Hyman is seeking her en
gagement rins, uhieji -a as j-tolen.
Louis r. Bersch, a well-to-do woodworker,
yas foupd deart-iii his room.
Charles Woessner. who klll.-d b!mclf Sun
day mornlnjr. will be incinerated to-moriow
Harry Shoon. 15 years old,, was run down
ty a car and injured.
Colonel M. C. Wetmore lias returned from
New York and will nulc s-peechts for Mr.
Dockery.
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GENERAL DOMESTIC.
A Texas sport watered $l.v that Bryan
Mill carry Indiana.. .
A monument erected in hcror of Georee
I". Bllycu,.vsho was killed in the Virden
riots. wa umcllnl In the cemetery nt'ar
Taylorwlle, 111., yesttrda.
A ISryan Club with eighty members has
lieen organized at Wentzvillo. Mo.
Swindlers took advantage of the confu-lon
nggregatlng JlO.rtW In -value,
at GaHeston and utteretl forgeries for good
Congressman Oscar Turner of I.oulsilIe.
K.. predict that Kentucky will go demo
cratic by aiW plurality.
Kansas Republicans hae laid plans to
decoy Fusionlts out of tho State on elec
tion day. The scheme has leen uncovered.
An effort is belns made to bull zinc ore
prices.
Football ha claimed another victim. A
Ptudent died at Binghnm School. North
Carolina, yesterday from Injuries sustained
In a game.
Miss Lizzio Jcurney of St. Charles. Mo.,
who was engaged to bo- married thl week,
committed s-uieide by shooting herself bc-cau.-e
she -was ivrarj of life.
Tho Daughters. of the American Resolu
tion will elect Mrs. Rryan or Mr-'. Roo-e-velt
their president. The choice ileiwnds on
whether Rryan and Stevenson or McKinley
Bnd Rooseveit are elected.
mi. Ciniii. nf t lliirtt- In eil1 in frt In lan-
Eer of toppling over, having been neglected
lor years and being sadly in need of npair-s.
Secretary Wal-h of the Democratic Na
tional Committee has Issued bis llrst elec
tion forecast. giIng Rryan ST otes cer
tain. Chairman Joniv and Adlal Stevenson
have also issued signul tatemtnts In which
they express groat contidenco In the result
of .the November election.
Insane criminals at Mattewan State Hos
pital. New York. ocriowercd their keepers
and escared. Setn were not recaptured.
FOREIGN.
A letter purporting t have been written
by General Aguinaldo has been received by
Filipinos in Manilu The letter advit-'.-s the
Filipinos to desNt from tho formation of
political parties and contains a mysterious
allusion to certain new plans which have
been formed by the army In the licld which
are best for the country.
Senor Cisneros of Havana declares that If
the Government of intervention does not
keep its promises to the Cubans they will
fight for their liberty.
Reports from China state that a general
aiiti-foreign uprising In Southern 'China Is
feared. -
The Imperial troops of China bve met
with fresh reverses In engagements with
the rebels, and recruits re being pushed
into the disturbed territory. .
sroitT.
TrainerVBlue, Grass'JItnFrguson ,1s
seriously ill at his farm near" Lexington,
Ky.
St. Louis football teama did not make a
Bood showing1 on Saturday last.
- Mnrlne Intelligence.
New York, Oct. a. Arrived; La Rretagne.
Havre; Statendam, Rotterdam and Bou
logne; Cymric, Liverpool.
Queenstown. Oct. 2L Arrived: Steamer
Irvnia. Boston, for Liverpool, and proceed
ed Sailed: Steamer Campania, from Liver
pool, for New York.
Movllle. Oct. a. Arrived: Steamer City of
Rome, New York, for Greenock, and pro
ceeded. Innlshonen Head, Oct. TL Passed: Steam
er Tunisian, Montreal and Quebec, for Liv
erpool. Dungeness. Oct. a. Passed: Steamer
Grosser Kurfurst. New York, via Cher
bourg, for Bremen.
Southampton. Oct. a. Arrived: Steamer
Trave, New York, for Bremen, and pro
ceeded. STOLE SAVINGS OF YEARS.
Burglar Entered Servants' Itoom
at Xo.'4L'25 Delmar Boulevard.
Nora King and Mary Pender, servants In
the household of Mrs. Una V. Newman, at
No. i2Z5 Delmar boulevard, have lost their
savings of several years through the efforts
cf an enterprising thief.
Yesterday morning, as has been their
custom for jears, they left the house short
ly before C o'clock to attend early mass. In
their absence, and before the members of
the household had arisen, some one effected
an entrance, presumably by the rear or side
door, went up to their room on the third
floor, unlocked their trunk and removed
therefrom all the money in sight.
In tho trunk of Nora King there was a
purse containing . In $lu and (S) bills.
In Mary Pender's trunk there was an en
velope containing 5160, the most of which
belonged to her sister, who had left it with
her for safe keeping. The burglar very gen
erously left the purse and 13 cents, .-us also
tho envelope. He closed one trunk and
locked it, while the other he simpl closed.
MILLER ALEXANDER IS DEAD.
Kentuckian Was in Business in St.
Louis Thirty Years.
Miller Alexander, for thirty years a resi
dent of St. Louis and a member of the
Merchants" Exchange, died at S o'clock yes
terday morning at his home. No. i'Clo Eads
avenue, at the age of K years. Mr. Alexan
der retired from uctke commercial pursuits
about three jears ago, atter spending .i
lifetime In the leaf tobacco and commission
business.
A native of Cumberland County. Ken
tucky, he left his home for Keokuk. la.,
where he engaged in the commission busi
ness until his departure for this citv. Fu
neral services will bo held at the family
residence at 2 o'clock. Tuesday afternoon.
The body will be com eyed to Keokuk for
burial.
Three daughters and one son survive.
Misses Marv, Katie and Anne Alexander
reside In St. Louis. Edward Alexander 13
at present In Patagonia, Ariz. Heart failure
was the imisedlatc cauve of death, but Mr.
Alexander had been aftllcted with a com
plication of aliments for some time.
Maor Iteed to Speak Here.
Mayor James A. Reed of Kansas City
will arrive In St. Louis this morning. He
will make a speech at the noonday meeting
of the Bryan-Dockery Worklngmen's Club
at Its downtown headquarters In the Carle
ton building. To-night Mr. Reed will speak
at the West End Coll'eum in the interest
of James J. Butler, Democratic nominee
for Congress.
"Venterner lit Aetr York,
RUPUBLIC til'IXHAL.
New York, Oct. a. Hotel arrivals to-day
Include tbe following isltors from the
West:
St. Louis Sirs. J. C. Robinson. F. "W.
Peters, Mrs. H. Copehart, J. B. Desnoyer.
Imperial; A. T. Curtis. Herald Square; L.
P. Williams, Grand Union; J. P. Bovco. St.
Denis; J. T. Mllliken. Holland; G. W. Simp
tins. Victoria; W. Patrick, Broadway Cen
tal; A. M. Hclman, Hoffman.
Kansas City G. L. Sanford. Holland; H.
tieben. Imperial; Mrs. F. Brumback, Mur
ay Hill; F. L. Morris, Astor; L Palllstcr.
Uben.
SENATOR VEST IS
HOPEFUL FOR BRYAN
Confident of the Usual Democratic
Majority This Year in
Missouri. . ,
NOW VISITING IN ST. LOUIS.
Passes His Time in Resting and
Driving Will Co to Washing
ton in Time for the Open
ing of Congress.
Senator George G. Vest is visiting In St.
I-ouis at the home of his -on-in-Uw. George
1. II. Jackson. No. li19 Thornby place. Sen
ator Vest arrhej from Sweet Springs a
few days ago. He has passed his time rest
ing an,i driving about tho West End and
through Forest Park.
The Senator has not ventured downtown,
but he s.ild'last night that he expected to
vNlt the State Pemocratic headquarters at
tho I.icletle Hotel In .1 day or so.
Senator Vest has not been In good health
for some time. Since the adjournment of
Congress he has passed the greatir portion
of hi time at hl.- home in Sweet Sprlns-.
He --aid last night that he was f cling bet
ter tlum he had for some time, and declared
that wlitn the weather greiv colder he ex
pected to regain his former health.
"St. Louis is a wonderful city," he said
last night. "I notice a vast amount of lm-.
proicment since my List visit. Tli;r are
many beautiful residences here and 1 enjoy
looking at them. I went through Forest
Park the other afternoon. It is the tlnest
park in the world. I think.
"Politics? Mis-ouri wll! certainly give
its usual majority to the Demo
cratic ticket, both State and na
tional. 1 sc no reason why it should
ihange. and 1 do not bellee it will waer
trom Its former record. Mr. Docktry is a
stromr man. The entire ticket is strong.
We will sJrtly elect It by a handsome ma
jority. The electoral vote will go for Mr.
Rryan without question."
Continuing, the Senator said that he knew
little about the condition? us they exlut in
the other States except what he read In the
newspapers. He said, however, that he had
great hopes of Mr. Braii's election.
Senator Vest grew rt mlnlscent, and said
that while he is Tl years of age. the old
timers who rode the circuit with him out
of Georgetown In Pettis County In IsM are
nearly all dead. He spoke feelingly of his
former companions' and related Incidents nf
the hunting experiences he had In what are
now some of the most thickly settled coun
ths of the State.
Senator Vest will go to Washington In
time to be present at the opening of Con
gress in December.
REAlts, A I'.MOX I.AIIEL.
The Geonlnc llr.win Ilouk W'nn Turned
Out by Organized Labor.
ISRI'CIILU SPECIAL.
Mexico. Mo.. Oct. 21. U. E. Cluster of this
city is In receipt of the following letter
frim Senator James K. Jones, chairman of
the Democratic National Committee, rela
tive to a circular tent out Intinntlng that
W. J. Bryan and otner Democrats were in
terested in "The Second Battle.' a book
published by a nonunion firm:
"My Dear Sir: 'the circular which you
Inclose to me was a tissue of lies trom be
ginning to end. If I could do so in the
compass of a letter. I could jolnt out at
least one lie in every sentence. In the tlrst
plaie. when M. Bryan bad his 'First
Battle' printed by the Conkey company,
they hid the largest union fchop in Chicago,
ano the label which ou will find on that
hook of the "Allied Printing 'trades Council'
Was rightfully and legitimately printed
thereon. Alter tins book was printed Mr.
Conkey moed his shop to Hammond and It
became a nonunion shop, as I understand it,
and 1 submit that neither you nor any other
fair-minded man could blame Mr. Bryan
tor this.
"Ihc book called "The Second Battle." as
I understand It, IS a compilation of Mr.
Bryan s, public utterances, together witn
quotations from a part of his 'Urst Battle."
He has stated publicly that he waived all of
his rights under his copyright of his "First
Battle' and gave every one nis full permis
sion to use anything he set torth therein,
in order that nis utterances might obt tin
the widest publicity. 1 understand that
the Conkey company, or some one tor them,
hae compiled 'Second Battle" from the
sources mentioned, and that It was printed
without the authority, knowledge or con
sent of Mr. Bryan.
"I inclose herewith a circular Issued by
the 'Allied Printing Trades Council' of this
city. In wnlch ihe set torth that no blame
can be attached to Mr. Bryan in the prem
ises. "The truth is. the circular you Incloe to
me was a cowardly attempt by some un
known person to injure Mr. Bryan with
union labor. I am ery much ooliged to
jou for having written me on the subject,
and hope the reply covers the case entirely.
Vtry truly yours, JAMES K. JONtS."
3IAXY COXVEKT.S TO DEMOCRACY.
What O. II. Aiery Found In n. Tour or
31lMMourl Counties.
O. H. Avery of Benton County and M. T.
Davis of Aurora, member of the Democratic
State Committee, were at Democratic head
quarters at the Laclede Hotel yesterday.
Mr. Avery has leen out on a speaking tour
alcng the Wabash Railroad. He declares
that the Democrats are In shape to oer
lattllngly defeat the Republicans in Novem
ber. In Gasconade County Mr. A very found
many men who voted lor McKInley four
jears ago who expect to vote tor Brvan
this year. Such changes Mr. Avery reporis
art- common throughout the territory which
he has visited.
Mr. Davis niys that all Indications lead
him to the opinion that Ills county (Law
rence) will Increase Its Democratic majority
from less than CO to more than I.X. lie
sajs that Congressman Benton Is abolutely
sure of re-election. Around Joplin espe
cially there has been a great defection from
the Republican party to the Democratic
party, and he has every assurance Uut
Benton's majority will earily be greater this
year than It was two years ago.
IIRYAX MEX SI1XT Fit OH STATE.
fill en Eniploj ment for Indefinite
Time on IllinolH Central Railroad.
A party of twelve workmen was sent to
Illinois points yesterday afternoon to work
on the construction of the double track on
the Illinois Central Railroad. By a cuilous
coincidence-, each of the workmen was a
Democratic voter.
A poll of tho twelve men was taken by
a Republic reporter yesterday. Each man
declared that he was registered in St.
lyuils, and expected to vote the Democratic
ticket. iKith Mate and national. They de
clared that they had been hired for an in
definite time, and expected to vote in Illi
nois. When It was explained that they
would be disfranchised in Illinois, owing to
the fact that their residence was in Mis
souri, they realized for the llrst time that
they might lose their votes.
DETERMINED TO DEFEAT KI.E1X.
Ileprenentntives of Sixty I.iibor
Unions Pas IleNotatlonft.
The presidents and secretaries of about
sixty different labor unions met last night
in Walhalla Hall, pursuant to a call is
sued by the Central Trades and Labor
Union, and for more than two hours they
discussed the local political situation. The
result of the dellbtration was the appoint
ment of a committee, composed of C. P.
Connolly. John Murtaush and G. A. Hoehn
to draft a set of resolutions expressive of
the ideas of the assembly. The committee
responded with resolutions opposing Judge
Klein in hi1 campaign for re-election as
Judge of tho St. Iuls Circuit Court.
Clauses In the resolutions state that he has
been antagonistic to organized labor, and
friends of the Allied Printing Trades are
Invoked to nssist in an erdeavor to defeat
him. The resolutions were adopted unan
imously. II lor Democratic Meetings
rxronuc spkctal.
Centralia, III.. Oct. a. State Senator C.
E. Hull of Salem, Congressman Thomas M.
Jett of Hlllsboro, former Sheriff Isaac Lear
of Salem, who opposed the nomination of
Senator Hill, and Benjamin J. Renslng or
Germantown. addressed a monster meeting
of Democrats at Central City last night.
Mr. Renslng spoke In German. Senator
Hull Is steadily gaining ground. .
SUGAR TRUST USING
TARIFF AS A TOOL
Hopes to Secure Torto Hiean Plan
tations Which Are Deprecia
ting UikKt the Tax.
EFFECT OF M'KINLEY'S CHANGE.
Dclleciiou From "the Plain Duty
of the T'liited States" Has '
Imposed treat Hardships
Upon the Island.
RY A STAVr CORRESPONDENT.
I-xint:tm. .Mo., Oct. a. Hawaii escaped
the tariff tax under which Porto Rico Is
groaning because the sugar and coffee
truM.s in tint Fnlte'd States se-cured control
of the sugir and coffee lands In Hawaii
prior to its annexation.
These f-ame InUre-ns. with the tobacco
intenst added It Is charged, brought about
the change of mind in McKinley which led
1 lm to appme a tariff on Porto Rico after
he had declared. In a message to Congres
that It was "the plain duty of the United
Stales tu give free trade to l'.irto Rii-o."
Alexander Dnckcry met here anil talked
with Mr. J. A. Evans, a mining engineer
llilng at No. 2!iJ P.-uk avenue. St. Louis,
who recently m a tlip from Key W-st to
Niw York had occasion to delie into the
Porto RieMii tan IT.
"l.as: September." said Evans, "while
traclli'g from ICy West to New York, I
fell In with three Potto illeaiis engaged i"r
spcetluly In sugar, coffee and tobacco
glowing. The mgar planter had been edti
e.ited in the I'nittd Slates previous to the
Spanish war .-mil sjiote English we-ll. They
told me they had e'ome to the 1'nlted States
to borrow money .m their lands.
" The sugar i. liner.-. In the L nlted States,"
said the sugar planter, 'have learned by In
vestigation whit those Porto Rle-an tuar
plantations are worth and are willing to
lend money em them, taking u mortgage.
My friends will llnd the coffee and tobacco
interests In the IJnitisl State.s equally well
Informed and recep.lve-. These Interests
hope that we will default on the loin and
that the-y will thus secure those lands.
These interests in tho United States are
straining every nerve to secure thoj I.enil.-.
Tl.ey rely on the taritt which puts the prod
ucts of Porto Rlean plantations at a dis
count, to enable tlie-m to secure these Unds
cheaply.'
"1 ii.qulred."" says Evans, "regarding the
existing conditions. In Porto Rie-o and was
toM that the prospects and present condi
tion of the agricultural clatwes wero very
discouraging bee-.iutc of the discriminating
lax on tneir pruducls. 1 expressed surnnst
at this.
" " hat effect.' answe-red the Porto Mean,
'do vou suppo.-o It would nave on the busi
ness or Missouri if all her trade wlih other
States had to pay a ti&T
"'But,' said I. '.vol. aro getting this tax
back In public improvements anil schools.'
"'How can this, atfect export traue Une
ilclallyr he answered 'How leng woind It
take the: money spent In public improve
ments to arthl.ie Lac to me point where
it started, and what v.ould the export traue
tin In the meantime? That is why we are
coming to the United States to borrow
money on our lands."
"Such a condition," continued Evans, "Is
deplorable. 1 assured these Porto Hicans
that the people of tho United States would
never consent to sanction such an abuse;
that the American people would see that
the'j- got the free trade with the re-i of tho
United States, which the United Stales Con
stitution guaranteed to them. I htllevc that
in the election next month the American
noplo will right this great wrong. I would
lose my faith in' the stability of the Re
public, founded on Justice and right, if they
did not set this mal'er right by rebuking
McKlnley's administration in the only way
In which such a rebuke can be administered
by electing Bryan."
JOnSC. LEBEN'S.
Catarrh of the stomach and other Irregu
larities of tlie digestive organs promptly re
lieved and permanently cured by Eupnsia
Tablets. Prke M cents. Adv.
I1AXXA IS VKBV hVXGCIXE.
After Visltlnc: South Dakolii and Xc
lirnskit TliinUx Them Republican.
Chicago. 111., Oct. a. Senators Hanna and
Krje arrived here this afternoon from
Omaha, Nib., where hist night the conclud
ing nuttings were held of their week's
touring In Minnesota, South Dakota and
Nebraska.
Senator Frye will pioLaUj leave here to
morrow for New York, while Senator Han
na will devote mo.st of the coming week to
spe-ech-raaking in th!eage. with Jolt t. 111..
and Milwaukee, Wis., also on Ids Itinerary.
Senator Hanna Is almost worn out from
his week's traveling and Is sullering con
siderably trom rheumatism. He was driven
to his apartments immediately uijou h.s
arrival.
"'1 have taken South Dakota out of the
doubtful column." slid s-inator Hanna.
"There Is no doubt n my mind that its
ele-ctoral Vote will be cast for McKInley.
Of course, surface indications are all one
can go by on .1 trip of that kind, but the
imimnset crowds I talked to and the warm
gre'etings 1 received leave no other opinion
possible. I'crwmally, I thoroughly bclievo
Nebraska will go tor .McKinley."
iiEiani.iCAX trh'ic i:rosKri.
FasionlNts XVere to lit- Deeojed Out nf
KamntH.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Topeka, K.is... Oct. a. Chairman RIdgley
of the Populist Stale Committee to-day dls
covereel a well-dedliitel plot by the Repub
lican machine to e-.xport Fusion voters Into
Missouri and the Indian Territory so that
they cannot vole, and also a plan to hire
others to remain away from the polls. He
has sent dispatches to all sections of the
Slate warning Fusion voters not to bo
caught In this Republican trap.
Two Republicans in Wilson County, un
der the direction of the State Committee,
have planned to get ten Fusion voters into
the Osage Nation on election day. These
two men have secured a promise from ten
Populists to go hunting in the 0age coun
try on November S an J to remain there ten
days. Chairman Ridgley heard of this slick
trick, and now If tin two Republicans, go
to the Osage country hunting they will go
alone.
TUItXEffS PRKIHCTIOX.
GlxrK Ilran Thirl; Thousand Plural
It? in Kentucky.
REI rilLICSrEeHAL.
Dallas. Tex., Oct. a. Colonel L. M. Buck
ncr of Dallas to-day received a letter from
his friend. Congressman Oscar Turner of
Louisville, In which Mr. Turner makes the
unqualified prediction that Kentucky will
give Bryan and Stevenson JO.OnO plurality.
Mr. Turner also expresses confidence that
Beckham will be elected Governor, but by
a vote smaller than that which Bryan will
receive. He advises Colonel Buckner and
other friends to pDce every dollar they can
get covered, if they feel eliposed to bet on
elections, that Kentucky will line up In the
Democratic column on November 6.
Tlinrmnn on Iinnerinllam.
nnrunnc special
Mountain Grove. M., Oct. a. Judge It.
S. Thurman. late of California, made a
Democratic speech heic last night. His sub
ject was "Imperialism vs. Americanism."
He compared McKInley. Hanna & Co.. an!
their followers to Hamilton ard the Tories
and William J. Bryar and the Democratic
principles of the preent day to Thomis
Jefferson and the prlrciples he and his fol
lowers fought for in the dajs of President
Adams, in a way thai was discouraging to
the local Republicans. John J. Kern, a
former Republican n id a pensioner, pre
sided over the meeting.
Ilrjnn Club Organized.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL
Wentzvllle. Mo., Oct. a. A Rryan dub
was organized at this place last night with
a membership of elgh:y persons. Tho meet
ing w?s addresed by C. W. Wilson of St.
Charles. A committee was appointed to ar
range, for a big celebration and parade on
the night of November 3.
Eucepsla Tablets correct all digestive dis
orders. Druggists sell them. Price 50 cents.
Adv.
aqliatiaj
DRY GOODS COMPAXY.
Bonnet Black Silks.
We are sole Agents for St. Louis, by special appoint
ment, for the sale of the world-famed C. J. Bonnet & Co.'s
Black Silks, made in Ivyons, France.
Bonnet Silks have been the best Silks of the last three
generations.
It is but natural that they should have again captured,
this year, the Grand Prix.
In this Sale we have five numbers of their fine lustre
Peau de Soie.
$1.00, $1.25, $1.35, $1.50, $1.75.
I.cs rctits I'ils le C. J. Bonnet & Cie,
8 Rue ilc Griffon 8.
Lyon, Ie 1 Septembre, 1900.
Aelresse Telcuraphique :
Xostcnnoli I.ron.
Messieurs Scruggs, Vanelervoort it
llarney I. G. Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.:
Clters Messieurs
Notts sonitncs ltcureux tl'avoir a
vous certifier eitie Messieurs Les Vetits
l'ils le C.J. llonuet & CieMe Lyon,
vout out choisis comme leurs seuls
agents pour la rente a St. Louis tie
lews cclclires jiroJuits.
Conr.iinctts ime la superiorite main
tenue pendant plus il'tm Steele par
ccs l-'aliricauts nniverseltement re
ltotmnes non seutcment facilitera tine
augmentation rtu chiffre le rentes,
mais encore tlonnera a vos clients la
satisfaction si tlesiree et si difficile a
olitenir ailleurs actuellement.
Xous rous presentons,
Chers Messieurs,
Nos salutations devouees,
Les Pelits I'tls de C. J. Bonnet & Cic.
C. J. Bonnet, Kobbc & Co.
72 Grand Street, Telephone 1704 Spring.
New York. New York, September 25, 1900.
Messrs. Scruggs, Vandervoort cc Barney 1). G. Co., St. Louis :
Dear Sirs
'"The house of C.J. Bonnet & Cie have always been awarded the grand
prue nt every World's Kxposition since the first held in l-'rance in 1853.
"We have just obtained the highest prize at Paris, and, what is most grati
fying to us, we are the only manufacturers of Dress Silks to whom this prize
has been awarded."
Yon may inakesiicit use of this letter as you may deem fit.
Yours sincerely,
C. J. Bonnet, Kobbe & Co.
The second shipment of Silks for our
great Silk Sale has arrived, and the
balance will be on sale by noon to-day.
ifmci
DRV GOODS
STRONG APPEAL FOR
SUPPORT OF BRYAN.
Anti-Imperialist League Issues Us
Warning to Independent
Voters of the Xatjon.
REPUBLIC IS IN DANGER.
Republican Pnrty Would Depart
From Time-Honored Principles
of the Constitution Sign
ers of the Address.
ChlciKO. Oct. 21. The American An'.l
ImperialiHt laRue Is.ue-1 an a'ldress to
night to all Inelepenilent voters In the l'nlte'1
States, asMns them to support Wlil'am J.
Pryan for President.
Anions the names attached to the docu
ment are those of Ge-orse S. lioutwell. I!o
ton; D. II. Chamberlain. Massachusetts,
former Governor of South Carolina: Joseph
S. Fowler. Washington, IX C. ex-United
States Semtor; lMwin I Goodkin, New
York: William Lloyd Garrison. Boston:
Judsnn Harmon, Cincinnati. ex-Attorney
General: lllshup V. V. Huntlncton, Syra
cuse. K. Y.; Thomas Wentworth HIstbIiis
fon. lioston: ei-Congre-ssman Henry U.
Johnson of Indiana: William It. Iord,
Portland. Ore.: Charles Kllot Norton. Har
vard I'nlverslty: Franklin Pierce. New
York; Arthur Latham Perry. Williams Col
lege: IMward II. Shepard, New York; Moor
lield Store-y, Itoston; Ialwln F. Phi. Grand
Haplds, Mich.; John J. Valentine, president
Wells-FarKo Kxpreys Company: I'nltM
States Senator George K. Wellington, Mary
land, and ex-Congressman John IJeWltt
Warner, New York.
The address say:
"We regard with profound apprehension
the course, of the present administration In
Porto Iltco and the Philippines. Our prior
acquisitions were of adjacent territory for
tho extension of tho arta of the constitu
tional Govemme-nt and the creation of new
States of the Union. We made their few
inhabitants citizens: our people settled
them: we the-re establ'shed the institutions
of freedom.
"For the first time In our hl'tory It is
now- proposed that the President and Con
gres shall rule vast territories and mil
lions of men outside our constitutional sys
tem. Ortlcl.ils, sworn to support the Con
rlitulion and deriving ail tlielr powers there
ftcm, have- ae-iultc(l colonies and assumed
arbitrary authority to govern their inhab
itants without consent and to tax Shcm
without representation.
Imperial lain Plnlnlr IlrHnct!.
"This policy offers to the people of Porto
Rico and the Philippine? no hope of In
dependence, no prospect of American citi
zenship, no representation In the Congros
which taxes them. This Is the Govcrnme-nt
of men by arbitrary power; this is im
perialism. "We believe that it Is the first duty of
the American peoplo to stamp with their
disapproval doctrines so hostile to liberty
and dangerous to constitutional govern
ment. If they are to remain free and their
government is to continue representative,
their servants must not have or exercise
any but constitutional powers. Between
the claim that freemen are entitled to equal
lights and the dogma of tyranny that mignt
makes right, there Is no middle ground.
"We have not. prior to this ear, sup
ported the candidacy of Mr. Bryan. We
do not now concur in certain of his views
on minor issues. Yet his position on the
supreme Issue of the present campalsn Is vj
sound and his advocacy of it has been so
able and courageous that we now favor his
election as the most effective way of showing-
disapproval of Mr. McKlnley's course.
Itrpnbllc In Grave? Hunger.
"Without claiming any special political In
fluence, we unite for what our example may
be worth to our fellow-cltlzens In this state
ment of proposed action In the presence of
"a greater danger than we have encoun
tered sine the Pllsrims landed at Plymouth
Itock the danger that we are to be trans
formed from a Republic, founded on the
Declaration of Independence, guided by the
counsels of Washington, into a vulgar,
commonplace Empire, founded on physical
force."
"We Invite the co-operation of all In
dependent voters to avert this great ana
impending danger."
C.J. Bonnet & Co.
8 Rue Griffon.
. Lyons, Sept. 1, 1900.
Mess. Scruggs, Vandervoort & Barney
I). G. Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.:
Gentlemen
We take pleasure in certifying lo
the fact that Mess. C.J. Bonnet & Cie
of Lyon have appointed you sole sell
ing agents for their celebrated fabrics
for the City of St. Louts.
Believing that the high standard
maintained for over a century by these
world-known manufacturers will not
only greatly increase the sales, hut
give to ytmr customers the satisfactory
wear so much desired and so difficult
to find to-day.
We remain,
Yours very truly.
Les Tctits lMls de C. J. Bonnet & Co.
COMPAM'.
SPEAKER ROUTED BY
POINTED QUESTIONS.
I'olisli Orator From Chicago Tried
to Make Republican Speech, lint
Couldn't Answer (Queries.
QUIT THE STAGE IN DESPAIR.
Then a Democratic Orator Made a
Democratic Speech, and the
Jlceting Ended With Cheers
for lirvan and Dockery.
"Kazely bedzle. mial prawn stawienla,
pytan" in English means that "everybody
will have- the pleasure of asking questions."
This sentence, appended to a circular of
invitation Is what rlaved havoc with a
Polish Republican meeting held at Stolle's
Hall, at the corner of Thirteenth and Bid
die streets, yesterday afternoon, to the to
tal discomfiture of Krongold N. Zlatniekl,
editor of the Chicago Dzlenlek Polskl. who
was sent down to St. louls to prevent the
general slump of Polish votes Into the
Democratic party.
Mr. Zlatnlcki's audience tock occasion to
remember the admonition on the small
bills distributed prior to the meeting con
cerning the questions, and when the Chi
cago editor arcse to speak to a houe full
of Polanders he was greeted by a frtorm
of questions that floored! him the first
round. Zlatnlckl was relished off in a few
mlnute-s. and he left the hall vowing that
if the Republican National Committee de
sired him to make other speeches' to his fellow-countrymen
they would have to send
along a copy of the Ready Political Inter
preter, or the Campaign Speakers' Guide
to Success.
The room was crowded when he began.
It Marcel with hfm. Polanders from every
pnrt of the city were present in large
numbers, and there was not a Republican In
the audience. The meeting had been well
advertised, but tho Polish residents had al
ready made up their minds to vote the
Democratic ticket this year. They simply
went to see the fun and ask questions.
And ask questions they did. No sooner
had the Chicago editor got fairly under
way In his explanation of the dangers of
the paramount Issue of expansion than the
ercwd turned loose Its box of interrogation
points. They Hew thick and fast, and by
the time he had one answered there were
a half dozen still in front of him.
He struck a hard proposition from the
Pollrh standpoint concerning the standing
army. He stopped, and in a minute had
floundered too far into the surf to recover
Ills feet. The audience shouted in glee, and
laughed so loudly that Mr. Kronsold N.
Zlatnlckl cf Chicago retired from the plat
form. F. S. Knwalskl. one of the Democratic
leaders among the Polish residents, took
the stage. He made a good Democratic
speech, which lasted for quite a time. The
meeting broke up with three cheers for
Bryan and Dockery.
Stops the CoaKh
net Works OS the Cold.
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets cure a cold
In one day. No Cure. No Pay. Price 25 cts.
RAILWAY EMPLOYES OHGAMZE.
Petition for Xew Democratic Club
Denounce Florj-.
A Democratic club Is being organized In
which any r3llway employe will be eligible
for me-mDershln. The petitions are be.ng
circulated, and already many signatures
have been secured. The railway employes
of St. Louis In large numbers are openly
denouncing the Republican nominee for
Governor, and they will support Dockery.
The petitions for the club denounce Flory
as an enemy of organized labor.
Twenty-Third Ward Democrats.
The Twenty-third Ward Democratic Club
has been organized with an enrollment of
41S voters. The officers arc J. J. Coffey,
president: J. II. Stoddard, vice president;
J. F. Colllgan, secretary; Thomas Dacey,
treasurer, and John N. Owen, sergeant-at-arms.
The club will hold regular weekly
meetings.
lGr
DRY GOODS COMPAXY.
piam Ribbons
10,000 Yards This Season's Best St les,
At Prices Unapproachat Iy Low.
To-Day, Monday, Oct. 23,
We shall offer 1,000 pieces of Plain and Faney All-Silk
Ribbons at prices not likely of repetition this season
here or elsewhere special among which will be:
Sash Width Ribbons: Corded Taffetas with plain white cen
ters, edged with narrow stripes of
high colored satin, edged in turn with cords of sclfcolor.
Satin Brocades red, Nile, rose, lilac, sapphire, black on cream.
Solid Color Taffetas, with centers formed of grouped stripes of satin,
in pink, blue, cream, Nile, lilac, lavender, red.
Liberty Satin, in wide stripes of black, pink, green, lavender, cardinal,
nav'3', with hemstitched and quilled edges of cream Taffetas;
25c Per Yard.
Regularly worth 50c, 60c and 75c.
Hair Ribbons: Corded Taffetas, in assorted plain colors and
high novelty satin stripes, in blue, red, Nile,
violet, cardinal, pink, maize, yellow on white;
5c Per Yard.
Regularly worth 20c .
fir.
High-Glass Dress Goods.
Our stock of fine All-Wool Dress Materials this sea
son includes many confined styles and colorings in Zibe
fine Cloth, rough-faced Cheviots, Homespuns and Fancy
Mixed Suitings, now in such demand for Skirts and
Tailor-Made Gowns.
50-inch
52-inch
56-inch
48-inch
52-inch
62-inch
48-inch
50-inch
All-Wool
AU-Wool
All-Wool
AU-Wool
AU-Wool
AU-Wool
AU-Wool
AU-Wool
In the less expensive grades of Dress Materials wo
are showing a large variety of plain and fancy weaves,
suitable for waists and dresses.
40-inch AU-Wool Homespun, 40-inch Fancy Cheviot,
44-inch Novelty Checks,40-inch Skirting Plaids.per yd.50c
44-inch AU-Wool Illuminated Mixtures, 46-inch Two
toned Homespun, per yard ...............85c
Hosiery.
This morning we shall have on sale a very important
purchase of new Fall Hosiery, at less than regular prices.
These are very unusual value.
For Hen: 100 dozen pairs of
plain Black Cot
ton Half Hose, silk embroidered
in green, pink, blue, yellow, red
and white; all sizes
22c per pair, or 6 pair for $1.30.
Regularly worth 50c.
The second shipment of Silks for our
Great Silk Sale has arrived, and the
balance will be on sale by noon to-day.
fam&mcm
DRY GOODS
CHINESE CHARGED
WITH ROBBERY.
Game of Dice in Hop Alley Winds
Up in Arrest of Kong Bo
and Long Dang. t
Kong I5o .-mil l.nns Dans. Chinamen, were
arrested yesterday afternoon at No. 12
South Klghth street en complaint of Long
Keen, a Chinese laundryman from Granite
City. III., who told Captain Reynolds that
he had been held up and robbed at the
point of a revolver by these two men. The
prisoners vehemently assert their inno
cence. Long Keen came over to St. Louis Satur;
day and spent the ntsht vIsitinB the celes
tials In Hop alley. Yesterday afternoon he
was met by Kong Bo and Long Dang and
it was suggested that the trio engage In
a game of dice. Long Joe. an East St.
Louis Chinaman, joined the party. Keen
clalmn that when he was handling his
money Bo and Dang at the point of a re
volver robbed him of 2S.
Special Officer Itocmer arrested Kong Bo
and 1-ong Dang. A $5 bill, found in the
possession of Kong Bo, was identified by
Long Joe as money that he had given Long
Keen in payment of a debt. Warrants
charging robbery will be applied for to-day.
EXERCISES AT VANDEBB1LT.
Bishop Hendrix Delivered the Com
memoration Sermon Yesterday.
Nashville. Tenn.. Oct. a. The first exer
cises in commemoration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the opening or the Vander
bilt University were held at the chapel of
the university this morning, when Bishop
E. It. Hendrix of Kansas City preached the
commemoration sermon.
On the platform, beside Bishop Hendrix.
were Bishop Charles E. Galloway of the
Board of Trust. Bishop W. A. Candler of
the Board of Trust. Doctor Andrew Hunter
of Arkansas, one of the oldest members of
the board, and Doctor W. F. Tlllet. dean
of the Biblical department of the universi
ty, a? well as other members of the Board
of Trust, the faculty or the university and
the delegates from other educational In
stitutions. .
At the afternoon exercises Bishop Har
grove, president of the Board of Trust of
the Vanderbilt University, spoke on the
founders and organiiers of the university.
The exercises) will continue to-morrow. Ad
dresses will be made by Chancellor Fulton
MORPHINE
Homespun, per yard ........$1.00
Venetian, per yard $1.25
British Tweed, per yard.... ...... $1.50
Zibeline, per yard .. . .. ..........$1.50
Melton, per yard .......$1.75
Satin Cloth, per yard .....$1.75
Fine Imported Covert, per yard.. $2.00
French Broadcloth, per yard $3.00
For Women: 50 dozen
pairs of fine
quality silk plaited hose, plain
or drop-stitch, tan only; all
sizes;
35c per pair, or 6 pair for $2.00.
Regular retail price 75c
COMPAXY.
of the University of Mississippi and Senator
Sullivan of Mississippi at the morning ses
sion, and an address will be made by Pro
fessor E. E. Bernard of Yerkes Observatory;
at night.
AIRSHIP SEEMS A SUCCESS.
Count Zeppelin of Wurtemburg
Made Second Ascension.
Friedrlchshafen, Wurtemburg, Oct. 21
Another trial of Count Teppclin's airship
was made, to-day. resulting in a series of
successful evolutions.
The airship, with Count Zeppelin and Herr
Eugene Wolff on board, ascended at 3
o'clock this afternoon to an altitude of
five-eighths of a mile, where various ma
neuvers were executed. It then descended
slowly to the water, which it reached near
the point of departure at 25 minutes past 5.
The Kin j ana Queen of Wurtemburg wit
nessed the trial.
KANSAS CITY'S HORSE SHOW.
Kich Prizes Offered and Hundreds
of Fine Horses Entered.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. 2L Almost every
State in tho Union that has fine horses has
sent a contingent of high-steppers to tha
sixth annual horse show that will begin
to-morrow and continue for a week. There
are over 300 thoroughbred animals here, ac
companied by some of the best known
horsemen In the country.
The show will be held In Convention Hall,
whose Immense arena has been transformed.
Into an Ideal show ring. This J ear's show
will offer one of the largest lists of prizes
ever offered on a similar occasion.
To-morrow the A. li. Stlllwell stake of
J1.W1 will be awarded to the four best sad
dle horses entered. Among the entries In
this class will be Thomas W. Lawson's
mare Gypsy Queen, purchased recently at
Versailles. Ky.. for $3,0u0.
Some of the representatives who have ar
rived, or are expected by to-morrow, are:
B. F. Cordy of England with an exhibit oC
polo ponies; the stables of J. W. Springer.
Colonel W. L. Hughes. Doctor E. It. Rust,
Doctor Sherman Williams and Judge O. E.
Lerevre of Denver, Daniel It Hogan. Lit
tleton, Colo.; C. S. Palmer. Idaho Springs,
Colo.; Judge J. G. Bernard. 'Colorado
Springs. Colo.; C. E. Rawson, Des Moines,
la.; A. P. Valentine. M. W. Marshall and
George Lehigh of Chicago, C. F. Nagle.
Lexington. Ky., and Ball Brothers, Ver
sailles. Ky.
The stables of R. Park Von Wedelstaedt.
J. C. Sharp and W. C. Mitchell of SL Louis
and Thomas W. Lawson of Boston, which
have been exhibiting at Louisville this
week, arrived to-day.
The Judges are as follows: Gaited saddlo
horses and high-school horses W. S. Crabb,
Eminence. Ky.; Wallace Estill. EstilL Mo.;
C. E. Pratt. Little Itock. Ark.
Heavy harness C. E. Qulnton. Trenton,
N. J.: George B. Hulme. New York.
Hunters, jumpers, polo ponies, -walk, trot
and canter saddle horses Thomas Mack.
Boston: C. E. Qulnton. New Jersey.
Roadsters and appointments Warren Gal
breath. Dallas. Tex.; Murray Howe. Chi
cago. 111.: O. P. Updegraff. Topeka. Kas.
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