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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1902.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Niver Make
Statements Which Conflict in
Details Arrested by De
tectives Keely and .Cor
dell Last Mght.
By all the rigid methods of cross-examination
at Ihclr command Chief of De
tectives Desmond and his assistant, John
Keely. endeavored last night to wring n
clew to the Identity of the murderer of
John Moog from the couple known as Mr.
and Mrs. Earl Niver. who lived on the third
floor of Xo. 104 South fourth street, above
the store In which Moogr met death.
For threo hours one or the other of the
pair was subjected to tho closest of ques
tioning. After this ordeal they were or
dered held "on susplrion." The Chief stat
ed, however, that tho department Is still at
t-ea. for a tangible clew, and that the couple
are under arrest only because of thtir con
flicting statements upon certain points.
Two other arrests in connection with- the
case wero made In the course of the day.
Jampf Uarber. 27 years old, of No. 311 Clark
avenue, was arrested In tho afterncv-n by
Assistant Chief Keely and Detective Cor
dell. That nothing exists against him was
admitted by Chief Desmond last night.
though ho will be sent to the Police
Court on a charge of vagrancy.
Sam Levi, a negro, of No. 1U7 Market
otreet. was also arrested In a baiber shop
on CheitnJt street between Seventh and
KIrrhth streets. It Is stated that he was '
seen In the vicinity of Moog's store about
11 o'clock on Christmas Eve. It was slid
by tho jhjUco that Livi s denials would Lo
fully investigated before he would be re
leased. As tho second day after the murder rassed
and the closest scrutiny of the facts thus
far evolved only deemed to render mole
obscure a motive lor such a crime, the
tragedy loomed up in the ejes of ihe local
putice as one of ihu most remarkable kill
n.gs in the cit s history.
Moot; was 72. years old, harmless, without
a knuAU (iidm), not as rica as leporieii.
una su charuabio that ii was wunuered i.on
ho coula mane a mm,j out ot his small
cigar business. Otto c Vlese. prop.ieioroi
a restaurant at -so. 'n Vvuiniu suuet, wneio
.'Moot; went for meals, said yesterday tnai.li.
a lutle girl or buy passea tne o.d man's
store ne would can tno cniid in and make
presents ot nuit or candy.
On iirlbtman espetLuiy would Moog In
dulge in ms mile cnariues, and on Gur.st
mati Lrve, just a few hours ueiore he was
main, man were tne uenencianea of h.s
generooiij. A inend came in to buy to
oacco, but Moog would accept no money,
harming h.s customer two package saying:
"It s ennstmas. Keep your money." 'in.s
was tne kind of man ne was, aa testined
his closest menus, jienry Van Boken of No.
n faouth second stieei. Wiese and Vuniii
iTje of No. lut South Third street.
The theory of robuery, of tne rifling of a
small tin box containing accumulated sav
ings, which obtained general credauce Im
mediately after tho discovery of tne crime,
it discouraged Thursday, was abandoned
jesterday. it was with reluctance that tho
ponce gave up this conception, since it af
lotded tho only seemingly tenable motive.
Hut the friends of the old man every one
maintain that ho had no money, that he
tpent what he made from day to day. Such
a tin box was not seen by any one. and,
what is more significant, money in tne cash
drawer, and Moog's -watch, AuJued at $75,
wero not touched.
It was thought that from the old man's j
past life something might be gleaned. Here )
difficulty was encountered. Moogr was gar
rulous In all matters save those relating to
himself. Whether relatives are living or
whether he was married is not known. Ho
had some correspondence with a person In
ST. LOUIS LEGISLATORS
0 STAND' TOGETHER
Meeting of Democratic Represent
atives Is Marked by a Feel-
A Isngthy and harmonious meeting of
the Democratic members of the St. Louis
delegation to the Missouri General Assem
bly was held at tho Southern Hotel iast
night for the purpose cf ejnsldering the
merits and claims of candidates for ofaces
coming within the patronage of the Legis
lature. Ten out of the eleven members elected
by the Democratic party of St. Louis wero
presonL Colin M. Selph, who is understood
to be tho representative of the World's Fair
Company, presided. No definite action Was
taken on any appointment, but it was unan
imously decided that the St. Louis mem
bers would abide by tho Democratic cau
cus on th question of tho United States
The meeting was essentially a business
one. From the start the members settled
oown to tho discussion ot matters which
ma como up m tne form ot bills before
the expiration of tno winters session. Tho
insurance rr.atteis were loucned on. It was
de-iUt-U that some act on snould bo taken
on ihe Iusui -tnce aws.
Several candidates lor offices vhich will
bo tilled by tno iiousa vrero invited to tho
meeting, .-miung uicae wie jonn T. liyrno
ana Joseph 'Ian ot luhku. candidates for
the chief clerically. .iui..er cu.iidatc. Mr.
'lnonipson, tiuu iirevou.j a.tiiouuceu flla
inabm.y to be present by iclesiam, so that
an positive anion wai, defe.ed.
'ihe luature of uie lueecn.g nas the p?r
fect naimony and the appaient willingness
oi the laemcctM to gKu aeir suppuit to
measured which will usun iu gooa lor St.
L..U13 and tho Siai? se.,erall..-. Noihliig
ut unite, it v:a3 mated, nutl uen accom
p.ianeil In tne House oit-r.Uation, out a
tacit unucrsiaccing as m viiio should re
ceive tne principal un.ee was reached.
1-loin tho peneet good 1. cling which pre
vailed at tne meeting it u uie to preel.ct
that the ueraocratio le'gusaturs from at.
mollis will act aa a un.1 m the coming ses-
AVnbush Illvcr riilllng.
Evansville, Ind.. Dec. 25. The Wabash
FRAGRANT GRAIN FIELDS.
Fond Tlint Takes One Back to Child
hood. "The delicious odor that comes when you
pour hot milk or cream over Grape-Nuts
takes one back to chndnood and the wide,
golden harvest fields when the wind blew In
oui face the scent of ripened grain, and
mado you, oh bo hunery!
"Of ail the appetizing foods. Grape-Nuts
food Is the chief. I was led to change my
diet and take up Grape-Nuts, from the fact
that I had a very serious, long-standing
case of constipation, which originated from
coffee drinking. Constant headaches, back
aches, and a stomach that felt like lead,
was the condition; while the mind was
filled with misgivings of all sorts, and I
verily believe 1 wouid have gone Insane If
It had not been for the temporary relief
from various cures for canstlpation, but
there seems to be no permanent relief ex
cept In gcod food like Grape-Nuts.
"This focd Is the case to a weak stomach
us kind words and a gentle touch to an
aching heart. All my doubt and fear and
distress of mind disappeared as soon as I
found a food that I could digest and which
relieved my difficulties. Life became bright
er and tetter, my home a "sweet home I
have proved conclusively that the food Is
really nredigested and that It Is a great
nerve and energy builder. Of course, I can
hardly express my gratitude for the relief I
have had." Emma Kauffman, Blsmark.
SUSPECTS IN MOOG
MRS. EAKLE NIVEIt.
London, England, but for what purpose or
what connection this far-away stranger
had to him has not been unearthed.-
Detectives Keely and Cordell spent all ot
vesterday In endeavoring to arrive at some
solution. Their search discovered no weapon
with which the murder could have been
committed, though they are now Inclined to
doubt that it was a hatchet. The wound la
the neck, It is thought, could not have been
Inflicted with such an Implement, but with
a long, sharp knife. The wou-vl on the
head, which Involves an ugly friciure of
the skull, could ca.-ilv have been nvule with
a hatchet or seme other similar instrument.
It was suggested that a razor found four
blocks from the scene of the murder might
have been the weapon used. This was turned
over to the police, but It was Incrusted with
rust and must have lain exposed to the
weather for weeks.
Barber's arrest was made on the strength
of information reported to Keely and Cor
dell that he was seen Intoxicated near
Moog's store late Wednesday night. Barber
frequents Gus Ellis's saloon, at the south
east corner of Sixth and Spruce streets. He
maintained that, while he knew Moos, he
had not seen him for years, and was in
Ellis's saloon from 7 o'clock Christmas Eve
to 1 o'clock Christmas morning.
Tho woman who stated that she was Mrs.
Earl Niver, and who was the discoverer
of Moog's dead body, with Niver. was ar
rested about 4 o'clock last night. Under the
pressure of Chief Desmond's inquiries bhe
admitted that she was not married to Nlv
ers. that her name was Jessie Gillespie, and
that her parents lived at No. 42 North
Broadway. Niver has a cut over his nose
and an abrasion on the back of his head.
The woman'j version as to the manner In
which he said these were received and his
own statement to the Chief varied consid
erably. Contradictions were established on
other points, and It was brought out that
the woman had been three times arrested.
But Charles Schuster, who Is employed at
the Home Saloon, Sixth and Market streets,
where Niver Is a waiter, declares that tho
latter was In tho saloon from u o'clock
Wednesday until 1 o'clock Thursday morn
ing, with the exception of a half hour dur
ing which he was out to supper.
River began falling at New Harmony and
Mount Carmel to-day. The water has cov
ered thousands of acres of lowlands and a
great deil of corn has been lost.
MOTHER KILLED, CHILD UNHURT
Little Boy Stepped Off Railroad
Track in 2uck of Time.
Marshall. Mo.. Dec. IS. A3 Mrs. John M.
Baker and little son were crossing the MIs
rourl Pacific Railroad bridge near Nelson
last evening she was struck by a westbound
train and .nstantij- killed, the body being
hurled twenty feet into tho creek. The
cillld stepped asile ond was not injured.
Mrs. Baker was a highly respected lady.
FonRlit With Rocks and Knife.
Henry and John Hammacher of No. 312S
North Eleventh street and Fred Ham
macher. their brother, of No. S32I'.. North
Eleventh street, engaged In a fight with
Ben Klnstra of No. 1919 Angelrodt street
and Charles. Zlnk in a saloon at No. 23.13
North Fourteenth street Christmas night.
The police chargo that Fred Hammacher
struck Klnstra on the head with a rock,
fracturing his skull. Fred Kammacher also
sustained a gash below the eye.
!l . s - W',',' Q
1 it . .'-' cy.
. Of thCaU&iuareOpera Company, oa 'Mario, In "ia.Toca."
The woman stated that at her Christmas
dinner sho llrst noticed the cut and bruise
on her husband's head. "I asked him
where he was hurt," said she. "and he put
his hand to his nose and sali, 'Why, I am
cut; I wonder whero I got It.' I then saw
the bruise on his head, and ho said a po
liceman hit him on the head In the A. B. C.
saloon on Broadway."
Niver said thai he had fallen down
while drunk in the A. B. C. bar and sus
tained the hurts. He also said that he had
known the woman only nine months. She
stated that she had gone under his name
as his wile for a year and a half.
She was compelled to again recite minute
ly all the details connected with the grew
some find. Her statement that she had
knocked at the door of Moog's store to ask
1 him to open tho door leading Into the
passage way which gave egress to the
lloors above, was thought peculiar. She ex
plained that sho had done this once before,
and that the old man had opened the door
for her by passing out of his apartments by
a rear door and coming back through the
"1 knocked." said she. "and shook the
latch, and was much surprised when tho
door opened. I supposed oid John was out
at lunch, and turning, saw the clerk,
Frltcher. clo-slng tip the drug store on the
other corner. I called to him to go to the
I restaurant, which he did. and came back
saying that old John had been to the
' restaurant and had cone. We then struck a
light and went into the store and found him
"I went up to the Home paloon to tell
Earl jbout It. I said we'd found Old John
all covered with blood in his store, and he
seemed much surprised."
The Niver woman says she Is 14 years old.
She is small In stature, dark, and in Chief
Pesmond's office last night was dressed
fashionably. She Is pretty, and seemed
greatly worried under the Chief's pressing
Tho inquest over the body of the mur
dered man will begin this morning. Georgo
Dawson, 22 years old. of No. 10S South
Fourth street, who was the first man ar
rested in tho case, was released yesterday.
WELL-KNOWN WRITER DEAD.
Mrs. Mary nartwell Catherwood
Passes Away in Chicago.
Chicago, Dec IS. Mrs. Mary Hartwell
Catherwood. the well-known author, died
at her residence. No. 4S52 Washington ave
nue, to-night of cancer.
Mrs. Catherwood was taken HI In October
and steadily declined until to-night, when
cite succumbed to the disease.
The funeral services' will be held Sunday
nnd interment will be at Hoopbton, I1L, her
Mrc. Catherwood is survived by her hus
band. John Steel Catherwcrod, and a
3!r.ck Fox Die From Injnrles.
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 26. Mack Fox, the
live stock man who fell on the steps of the
Transit House at Sixteenth nnd Genesee
sire- ts; yesterday afternoon, died from his
injuries this morning. He slipped upon the
icy steps in front ot the hotel. Mr Fox
was well known here. He came to Kansas
City about twenty years ago from St. Paul.
Minn. Since then he has been connected
with the B. S. Nixon Live Stock Commis
WILL REOPEN BALLOT
OXES NEXT MONDAY
Election Commissioners Grant the
Application Made by George
O. K. Wagoner.
BUTLER WILL NOT OBJECT.
I'urpose Is to Compare the Pallots
With Toll L'ooks and Registra
tion Lists Hearing of Dep
Tho Board of Election Commissioners has
consented to the reopening cf tho ballot
boxes of the Twelfth Congressional Dis
trict, and next Monday morning at 10
o'clock the ballots cast for tho arlous can
didates for Congress in the sixty-four pre
cincts of the district will be examined and
the votes, poll books nnd registration l'st
win be compared.
The application for the permission to re
open tho boxes was formally made to tho
board yesterday morning by Judge William
M. Kinsey as counsel for the contestant,
George C. It. Wagoner. Attorney Thomas
J. Rowe, James J. Butler, contestce, and
Notary Sandtis were present when the ap
plication was made.
After tho written application had been
presented to the Commissioners Chairman
McCaffery. on behalf of the board, stated
that the members wero not disposed to
deny the application and would consent to
the examination ot the ballots and to mak
ing a complete copy of the election returns.
Tho purpose of the contestant In deslrlnq
a recount of the ballots, it is said. Is to
t.how that, by comparison of the ballots In
tho boxes with the number of votes iccord
ed on the returns, frauds were committed
not only in voting, but In the registration
of voters. Some effort will be made to
have the ballots, books and boxes made a.
part of the record in the depositions.
Attorney Walsh, ono of Butler's counsel,
said yesterday that so far as the contestee
was concerned there was no objection to a
recount, but he did not know what action
other candidates might take in the matter.
Whether any of the other Democratic can
didates will attempt to Interfere with the
proposed rocount of the ballots could not
be definitely ascertained yesterday, anel It is
not known what move may be made by
them between now and Monday morning.
A new deposition mill began grinding yes
terday morning In room No. 30J Oriel build
ing, before Notary Charles H. Tolles. At
torney Eugene McQuillln looked after the
Interests of the contestant, while Butler's
side was handled by Butler himself and At
Several witnesses were examined who tes
tified that they had been emp!oed by Re
publicans to act as "spotters" at dinerent
They stated that they had been paid at
the rate of H a day for their serices, and
all they were required to do was to stand
around the polls and keep their eyes open
for "crooked work." None of them, how
ever, testined that they witnessed any
A F. Gallegley of No. 302C Lawton avenue
said that he lingered about the polls at Pre
cinct No. 10, Fourteenth Ward, from 7
o'clock in the morning until 10 o'clock at
night. The only Irregularity he knew of
which occurred at the polls was that some
man assaulted him because he refused to
take a drink. He did not know who the
man was. hut s.iM th timi... ., ,.. ....,.
friendly toward the stranger and did not
oner to protect him.
Kennett K. McAlpine of No. 3133 St. Vin
cent avenue testified that he "spotted"
around Precinct No. 5. Fourteenth Ward,
election day until he and his partner, whoso
name ho gavo ns Morrison, were driven
away by a crowd of twenty or more men,
one of whom assaulted Morrison. Witness
52ir.he.saX whaM -Morrlsn eot and did not
return to the polls.
Asked by whom he was employed, wit
ness saw nc did not know hu tnat'soe
SSSrtoh0 woro,a red beard and lots of dia
fl? nins?se hi!n n X'nth street be
tween Chestnut and Pine streets.
?'!!fP,'"? ,f -JU7 Cheltenham ave
nrr''l' eJ.i bof5re Xory Sanders that
PIl0r.-to c'ec"n day he examined tho reg
istration list of Precinct 13. Ward 24 and
found that several persons had been regis
tered from the northeast corner of the
block in which he lived. This corner, said
the witness, was a vacant lot.
Witness said he then made a personal
canvass of tho voters registered from this
vacant lot, and found that those who were
registered wero voters, but thev had been
registered from the wrong number.
One of the men he mentioned was the
man Drew who lives in a tent, and who
has figured in the testimony of several wit
nesses, the fact of his living in a tent hav
ing caused much discussion ns to what
number he reeistered from was the right
one. Several men llva In tents near his
Albert W. Robinson of No. 912 North
Tenth street testified that he lives In the
Fourth Precinct of the Fourth Ward. He
said that he went to the polls shortly after
7 o'clock on the morning of election to vote
hut was told by the judges that he had
already voted. Witness said he declared
that he had not voted, and produced a man
by the name of Withers to corroborate the
statement he made to the election ludges,
but they required him to make an alfidavlt.
Witness said the affidavit he was required
to make was on a blank which the judges
of election must sign when they take the
oath. He said he knew it was not In the
right kind of form, but the Judges told him
they had no other blanks. After making
the affidavit, witness said, the Judges ac
cepted his ballot, but did not place it in the
ballot box. He said his ballot was lying on
the table bv the side of the box when he
left the polls. ,,.,
On cro?9-exrminat!on, witness said ho be
lieved his ballot was inclosed in an en
velope, and when asked by Attornev Walsh
if he did not know that all voles that were
challenged were required by law to be
placed In an envelope, witness said he did
T0NA DUHLAP ON THE STAND.
Aledo, 111., Poisoning Case Will Go
to Jury Early Next Week.
Aledo, III., Dec. 20. The defense in the
Tona Dunlap trial closed their ca this
afternoon. Tona Dunlap was on the stand
In the morning and the defense Introduced
only one more witness. Mrs. S. A. Cleaver
of Burlington. la. Mrs. Cleaver Is 75 years
old and testified that duiing the past twenty-five
years she had used strychnine ns a
treatment for corn".
The State cilled Bessie Dunlap, Tona's
sister, for the purpose ot impeaching cer
The case Is expected to be given to tto
jury early next week.
TWO KILLED BY EXPLOSIONS.
Woman and Boarder on Eousehoat
Steubenvlllc. O.. Dec. 2G.-Ncar the Gil
christ Coal Works an Austrian woman liv
ing in a houseboat on the Ohio River tried
etor lier stove with casoilne. An pt.
plosion followed nnd she was burned to
Her husband and several boarders escaped
from the boat, but were unable to secure
One of the boarders, an Austrian, went
back after money which he had hidden and
was killed by the explosion of powder stored
on the boat.
Clny County Delegate ntned.
Louisville, III.. Dec. 26. At a meeting of
the Democratic County Central Committee,
held In this city to-day, the following wero
selected as delegates from Clay County In
the Fourth Judicial District: T. J. McCul
lom. Sam T. Smith, L. B. Keith, W. S.
Colborn. L. C. Gullett. A. M. Rose, John
Tuckor and Charles Duff
They were unanimously Instructed to vote
for the present Circuit Judges: Judges W.
M. Farmer of Vandalla, TrunAn Eames of
Shelbyvllle and Samuel L; DWlght of Cen-
OPPOSITION TO FARRIS
UNITED UPON RUBEY
Walker and Martin Withdraw
From the IJace for Presi
dent Pro Tern.
ANTIL0BBY SENATORS CAUCUS.
Candidates Agree Upon a Policy at
Centralia Harmony Among
Those Fighting Corpo
State Senator Thomas L. Rubey of La
Plata will be the candidate ot the anti
lobby members of the upper branch of the
General Assembly for President pro tcm. of
the Senate against Frank Farris of Stecl
ville. This decision was reached after a
conference between Senators Rubey,
Charles J. Walker of Columbia and Ernest
D. M.trtln of Marshall, held In Centralia
Wednesday before Christmas.
The three: Senators were the candidates
against F.irris, and it has been generally
conceded that unless they Joined forces none
of them could be elected. Each was identi
fied prominently with the opposition to lob
by Intluences at the last session.
In tho present race eacii hod about the
same strength in the caucus. Each Is pop
ular among the Senators, and in the minds
of those who have kept In touch with the
effort to redeem the State Senate from im
proper influences each would make an
ell'icient, honest and excellent presiding
I-ust week the three Senators met in St.
Louis and discussed their candidacies. The
fact that each felt himself strong enough to
command a respectable support made the
question of withdrawal a hard one to set
tle. After many hours of discussion. It was
decided to postpone final action until last
Wednesday, when they again met in Cen
tralia. THROW STRENGTH TO RUBEY.
As a result Senators Martin and Walker
have agreed to step out of the race and
throw their strength to Rubey. He will en
ter the lists against Farris with the united
support of the antllobby members. It is
thought that he will win. though it is said
that Phelps and his senatorial friends will
do all in their power to trade strength in
every possible way to defeat Farris's oppo
nent. Senator Rubey Is a bank cashier, and last
year was chairman of the Appropriations
Committee. In that capacity he made an
enviable record, assisting In tho adjustment
of differences between the House and Sen
ate bills. He Is a young man, the Demo
cratic son of a Republican father, and con
sidered one of the beat campaigners in his
COMMITTEES WILL BE
Lientcnnnt Governor I.ec Snyii That
Ills Appointments Will Spenk
In the last month Lieutenant Governor
John A. Lee has been spending much time
in working over the committeeships of the
next State Senate. Many Senators have
been to see him. Others have sent requests
for appointments. It Is said that when the
uesslon begins he will have the complete
list ready for announcement.
The Lieutenant Governor-said yesterday:
1 rccd an editorial n The It-public about ten
Ljs ago which contained some excellent tugges
tions In relation to the appointment of the com
mitters of the benate at tne approaching session,
and I find that the country papers art also ein
cmg mucn Interest In toat mauer ana publishlne
some fccod advice.
I am lory appreciative ot any and all sugges
tions and now ueilre totaie tnat it Is my Inten
tion to so appoint the Senate committees that the
interests cf tha people will be carefully guarded
and that the power of tfc& corruptionlsts will be.
if possible, eliminated.
1 shall do my utmost to free the Senate at this
ses-ion of the taint of lobby control and will,
with nil the power I posers, erdaor to prevent
r combination between the Republ cans and cer
tain or the Democrats ot the Senate in the in
terest of the selfish corrorattens.
1 have carefully investigated the records of tha
-various benators and will place them on com
mittees, where. In my opinion, thev will b best
able to serve the puol c Interest. 1 do not pro
poe to organize the committees with a feeling of
prejudice or with a view to my personal inter
ests, but solely with the consideration o public
benefit and pergonal trustvrorth ness.
There will. In all probability, bs twenty-six
committees, there being that miny Democratic
Senators, and, under the rules and precedents
each Democratic Senator is entitled to a com
Each Democratic Sonator will be given a
chairmanship, the men whom I regard most
trustworthy being given the chairmanships of
Ihu more important committees, with a majority
of reliable men to work with them
On the less Important committees, where a
chairman Is likely to prove a little erratic or
if he is Inexperienced, he will find himself as
sorlated on tho committee with a majority of
firm and wise men. who will help him to do
right and prevent him from doing wrong.
I am willing to assume all the rwpon-ibllity
due me. but not the responsibility for the right
and wise deportment of each member of the
Senate. I can only u'e my best Judgment.
The people of the State of Missouri give to
me thirty-four planks of which to construct an
edifice. Tlie material must all be used none
can lie rejected, and I must, therefore, place
the weaker planks either where the less strain
wl!l come upon them or where thev will h" sup
ported by stronger planks. If there are not
enough strong planks 1 must not be blamed
Another consideration Is, that the appointment
of the committees Is not a constitutional rlcht
with me. It Is. as I understand It. merely a
courte.y extended to me by the Senate, and
-an be taken away from me or the committees
can be changed by a majority vote of th Een
afors. I am a conservative man and am not In svm
rathv with demagogues, sandhnggers or leg's
latlve aimts. I am not an enemv to trans
portation interests and do not bleve in tearing
un th railroad track- I think that the building
of railroads throughout our State should be en
couraged nnd that railroad service should be
fostered. I. however, believe that the railroad
corporations should rav their proper share of
the taxes and that thev should give good service
to the people of the State at fair rates or com
pensation. 1 have the utmost contempt for the
man who endeavors to promote his personal am
bitions and reputntlon by posing as a persecutor
of commercial, manufacturing, transportation,
agricultural or an- other essential Industry In
order to excite and profit bv- the prejudice cf
othT Interests which he mav thereby aroue.
I shall treat no Senator with a spirit of unfair
ness, disrespect or Iniustfee A certain respect
and consideration for the constituency which has
chosen e-ich Senator are Incumbent upon me. I
will bv mv conm ttee appointments make no
effort tn hunrillate any Senator, and hope that
each will consider that mv motive has been tho
conservatlcn of the best interest of the people
and accept mv- action with that view 1 hono
to have a session of value to the people and the
S-'tat and free from iust reproach; and to have
the co-operation of all members of the Sraate In
an effort to b-tnr- about such a condition.
I think that nil legislation should be In tho
open and that all bll's should be pissed or de
feated in open session. I do not believe in hold
ing bills in coTmlttee In onler to defeat them.
I favor the ten-day rulo and will vote for It If
there should b a tie. thereby giving me tho
opportunity to -vote.
Vorlc of Election I,mv Amcndora
Organization of the Republican committee
to make recommendations regarding the
Nesblt law was effected at the Mercantile
Club yesterday afternoon by the election of
Judge G. A. Finkelnburg e.a chairman and
John A. Gilliam secretary.
Those in attendance at the meeting were
Judge Finkelnburg. Mr. Gilliam. Wells II.
Blodgett. Cyrus P. Wnlbridue. Eugene Mc-
1 Quillln. George W. Parker and General
George H. Shields. The meeting continued
tor oniy a snort time, tne members falling
to take definite action toward the comple
tion of their business.
It was expected that a communication
would be addressed to Mayor Wells regard
ing the selection of other men to consider
amendments to the election law. However,
after a short discussion, nothing was done
In this direction. The members announced
that besides organizing nothing of impor
tance was done. The next meeting will be
held at the call of Chairman Finkelnburg.
DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE POLITICS.
Many Democrats anil Republicans
Spend the? Dr in the CItr.
State Senator Clay Heather of Palmyra
and Representative ,H.jI., Simmons, ot Clar
ence were injtnejcity yesterday afternoon,,
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leads in universal popularity because there's nothing wanting. It has
Absolute Purity Faultless Quality
DAVID KICnOLSON-, St. Ixrcti. Mo.
king Committee of the General Assembly
to the State's Institutions and the latter to
see what was going on in politics.
"My conscience is clear, explained Kd
ltor Simmons. "I stand for Whitecotton,
have always been for him and am not a bit
afraid of the bandwagon passing by."
Gilbert Barbee of Joplln arrived in tho
morning and will leave to-morrow for home.
Joe Tall of Knhoka and John T. Byrnes
of Byrnesvllle arrived in the morning to at
tend the caucus of Democratic legislators
at the Southern last night. K H. Mus
gravo of Ash Grove was with Tall, helping
the candidacy of the latter for tho chief
clerkship of the House.
State Senator Charles W. Clarke of Kan
sas City spent tho day In St. Louis confer
ring with the politicians. When some one
suggested that the ten-day rule might be
an issue at tho next session he replied:
"Who Is going to drag that out again?
How do I stand on that proposition? I am
not standing anywhere until the time
comes." Clarke was ono of the Senators
w-ho voted against the Immediate reporting
of all bills out of committees at the last
PROHIBITION FIGHT IN KANSAS.
It Is Said Enough Votes Are
Pledged to Kepeal Law.
Topeka, Kns.. Dec. 26. B. P. Wagsener.
general attorney of the Missouri Pacific in
Kansas, who was elected a member of the
Legislature from Atchison County, stated
to-day that his fight before that bodv this
winter will be to wipe out the prohfbitory
liquor law In force and to submit the ques
tion to a voto of the people.
Prohibitionists are aroused over the
claims made by Waggener, who declares
that he has already pledged sixty-three
members of the House and thirteen mem
bers of the Senate who will stand with him.
and that he will have enough votes to pass
The prohibitory law has been on tho
statute books twenty years, and it has
never been enforced.
AnnnnI Pall nt Houston, Tex.
Houston, Tex.. Dec. 26. The annual ball
of the Z. Z. Club to-night was the society
event of the season. There were many at
tendants from all over the State, nearly
every city being represented by a leader of
local society. A feature of the decorations
was a big Christmas tree, from which pres
ents will be distributed to poor children
Pine III n IT Cotton Receipts.
Pino Bluff, Ark., Dec. 26. Secretary of
Commercial League Russell reports the fol
lowing cotton receipts for the current year: 1
.NumDer 01 oaies irom aepiemoer 1 to date
60.492: shipments'. 4S.469; for the similar
period last year receipts were 53,356; ship
ConI Oil Inspector Appointed.
Jefferson City. Mo.. Dec. 25. Governor
Dockery to-day appointed J. R. MIddleton
to be Coal Oil Inspector of Livingston
County for a term of two years from date,
have thick hair
h 11 PiBBagsaBBBBi
1 WW ?8sd lY& K
:" the combful. But you can do as Mr. Chism
did; you can stop this falling with
er's Hair Vigor
It will probably serve you better than that, for it makes
the hair grow, and keeps the scalp free from dandruff.
Always restores color to gray haL
'A O. AYER CO.,
TMi alrcattrre In oa vsry box of tb coma
Laxative Bromo Quinine
remedy that enrea a old 1b one dar.
MINERS TAKE THEIR
Fact That Coal Is Badly Needed
and Cold Ware Is .Coming
Does Xot-Deter Them.
BARELY ONE-THIRD AT WORK.
Foreigners Will Keep Up Jolliflca
tion Until After New Year's
Day Operators Admit
"Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 26. Barely mora
than one-third of tho mine workers in tho
anthracite field worked to-day. the Christ
mas celebration being, as the operators an
ticipated, too much for them.
At some of the mines enough men ap
plied for work to warrant ertarting the col
liery", nnd nt others so great is the nel o
coal that what men could be obtained wero
told to cut coal, although, as many of tha
breaker boys were absent, it was not pre
pared for market.
The dally output is estimated at llttla
more than 100,000 tons, with only about half
of that amount going through the break
er and to market.
To-morrow is expected to be little better,
as the celebrations among the foreigners
continue to-night and will last over Sun
day, so that it will be well into next weelc
before the normal force Is at work again
and the normal output !- sent to market.
With the cold wave expected to-morrow
nnd the delay In transportation caused by.
the heavy storm, it is believed there wilt
be much suffering owing to the dearth o
Many of the foreigners will continue tha
celebration until after New Year's Day. 1C
being their custom to keep up tho Jollifi
cation until New Tear's Day is well over.
The operators admit their Inability to
make the men work, saying the men will
stay away when they like, without con
suiting the pleasure of the mine officials.
Jacksonville. III., Site Selected.
Washington, Dec. 26. Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury Taylor has selected tha
nronertv known as the East State Street
site as the location for the new Federal
building at Jacksonville. 111.
"About a year ago my hair
vas falling out badly. I began
to use Ayer's Hatr Vigor, and
the falling was promptly checked.
I still use it once or twice a week
to keep my hair soft and glossy."
- Marcus L. Chism, Ford, Ky.
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if it keeps comine out bv