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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. MARCH 7, 1903.
MAYOR CONVEYS TO ASSEMBLY
SPECIAL BOND ELECTION BILL.
Waii a Room?
.Vote of the People Is Xecessary to Correct an Error in the Section
of the Xew City Charter Which Provides Moneyto Meet tho .Cost
of Public Improvements Already Planned.
Out of an unusually choice selection of
Everything that is "The Style" in fabric,
color and shape
$10 to $30
Our Rain Coats
Are very necessary garments such weather as
we are having. They are thoroughly rain
proof and they are the same fabrics and colors
as the stylish Spring Overcoats. ,
We are showing all the new and nobby
"things in Russian Blouse, Norfolk and Sailor
Suits, Reefers and Top Coats.
BY MAN HE EMPLOYED
Forced at Point of Revolver to
Stop Wagon in Middle
ROBBER HELD HAT FOR $103.
R. A. Poncelow Reported Daring'
Daylight Hold-TJp to Police
Had Collected Money for
At the point of a pistol R. ""A. Poncelow,
a dellveryman for the A. Moll Grocery
Company, was forced to drop $103 In cash
about ( o'clock last night Into the hat of a
man 'With wham he had been working all
The hold-up occurred on 'Walnut street a
few yards east of Jefferson avenue, the
robber standing behind the seat on which
Poncelow was sitting. Many pedestrians
'Were passing- at the time.
The driver was commanded to drive on
.without an outcry, under penalty of being
shot, and before escaping the robber fol
lowed the wagon some distance on the
ground, holding the pistol pointed at Ponce
low. The dellveryman continued driving until
ho reached tho Four Courts, where he re
ported the matter. Several officers wero
dispatched to the scene, and are now fol
lowing; agua traces of the man, whose
name Is supposed to bo Frank Campbell.
"My route Is In tho "West End," sold
Poncelow, "and I started out early yester
day morning with a big load of jmai's.
Most ot the money was collected on the
"Whenever there Is a rush on hand I am
permitted to hire an assistant, and I picked
up this man, who savs his name Is Camp
bell, on Twelfth street on my wuy out. He
worked well and willingly all day, and told
xne much about himself. We stopped for
dinner at"1 No. C717 Manchester avenue, and
later in the afternoon wo stopped at a' sa
loon on Manchester aenue to let the horse
EAID HE WAS A SOLDIER.
"Campbell said he had been a United
States soldier, and showed me his discharge
Sapera. He also had a certificate, which ln
icated that ho had recently been vaccln
a ted. at tho City Dlspentary. On the hark
of his right hand was tho tattoo of a
woman. He was evidently about 33 years
old. well dressed and his eyes arc blue.
"I was astounded when the man suddenly
placed a pistol barrel closo to my nose and
commanded me to give up the contents of
my pockets. I had 1103 in cah and a check
f0.?.S.L.whlcn 1 haa collected on my route.
Shell out de gilt, guy. 'cause I hates
Kr z3Y. ri ne aU t0 nl' and I dropped
the bridle reins with surprise. When he had
compelled me to empty my pockets Into his
aat. he leaped from the back enJ of the
Wagon and ran around in front, shouting
that If I stopped he would perforate me
with i his 'smoke pole.' I did as he command
d. because he looked like he meant what
ce said. If I had had in my possession tho
Government treasury 1 would have "dona
Just as I did in this cabe. because I like to
"I believe the man had planned tho hold
up stveral hours before though he contin
ued to be Jolly until the time came. He
tnutt have arranged the curailns on the
aides of the wagon, and also the hoses in
the wagon, for the occasion, for the cur
tains wore drawn and there was a path
through the boxes to tho rear, where ho
Jumped out. 1 did not know he had a pis
tol, or probably would have been a little
Ikeptlcal on account of the largo sum which
Real Estate Transfer.
JffiOADWA.T E. , n by Monroe and
by Second; Mercantile Trust Co to
Dear & Co. ipU w. 1 i
XJKOAUTVAV-U ft. C In., w. s. bet.
Blow and Itagel: Jonu llngtlhora to
Martin litis w. d
DKL.MAR to ft., i. a, t,tt Euclid and
H!nr highway; Flank r. fatorm to
bylvMter c Nifong r. d
U5AJLBT11:-'. rt-..n- bet- coootr
end Edwards; Leo Meyer to l'ter Willi
tUZABETli'-s'.Tls" aciesi ' .' '" " "i". ' 'cor
Sulphur; Oca C Flint ta Lael2e 1'tra
Brick Manufacturing Compam w. d..
JEyTERbON-t ft., e. . let. Cherokee
and Utah; Cbas. P. dandle- to H.crv
UleaeklRf, Jr. w. d
LACl-EDh :s ft n ., being 3J17 1m
cleae: John G. ilc.Nalr to Sbtrwood Jtc
Jty and Investment Company i. a ....
Z.UCRKTIA-S3 ft., cent. I , bet. elta
and Ridge: Oec O. Miller to Geo. Henry
tttcr w. d ,. ;
Wcl'HEIWON-lM ft., n. a. bet Klnz'a
hllhway and Lake; laaao W. Morton to
William It. Morteon-w. d..............
MQRflAN-r; ft. . bet. Taj lor and
WaJton: alio Cottage. O ft, i. a., w.
of Mania: frank U. Mu&rt to l"annle
F, 8tua vr d ....,
JJOhlH MA1UCET ft., n. a. bet!
Twenty-third and Jefferson: Theodore
Mans Margaret Boelton w. d
CJUVB-Jl ft. in., n. s . beaut 3 Ollie;
Mary Lttueton's truiteei to Tempi
Realty Company leasehold (for SI years
and f months) per annum
TEimr i rt.. a. .. bet. King' hlBhstay
and Norwood; Norwood l'ark Jmprove-
rncnt Company to Max Calonna-w. d..
twmrni-a .. e. , n. e. cor Poplar;
Mercantile Trust Company to Deere at
TWELWlUi 00 ' ft ',"." "a "," be." Spruce and
Poplar: Mercantile Trust Comi-any to
Dear Co. apt. w. d. ;
TWELFT1J-7S ft., e. a .bet. Spruce and
Frplar: Mercantile Trust Company
(trustee) to Deere a f"oji. w. d
If you contemplate moving consult the
Kent Lists In The Sunday Republic,
King & Co.
LIKELY TO 60 FREE
Buffalo Police Have Been Unable
to Obtain Evidence They
WOMAN WATCHED NO LONGER.
Mrs. Taine, Whose Xame Has Been
Connected With the Tragedy,
Promises to Issue a For
Buffalo. March 6 That (he murderer of
Edwin N. Burdick will never ba Irought to
Justice is becoming a general iclief.
In the last thlrty-slx hours of hard work
on the mjsterious tragedy not hti lota rf In
formation of sufficient importance to be
termed evidence has been unart'ied by the
The one woman who has been t-nder
strong suspicion and who has become
known ns tho "police suspect" is believed
to bo, guiltless, so far ai the trlmo Is con
cerned, by some of the offlcl lis of tha Police
Department, and the District Attorneys
office and they arc convinced that all ef
forts to fasten the crime upon her vill be
They do not rretend to have any clear
Idea who the murderer is; thev simply say
that tho rlzht trail has not been sc'JSck.
Tho probability of an lmmcdlsto nrrest be
ing made In the case grows slighter evey
Other officials are ns tsargulne as ever
that on arrest will be n-adc. They will not
predict when. It may be made at any
moment; It maj not be made for a wek.
OND IS UNSHAKEN.
Among those who remain unshaken In
this belief is Superintendent Bull. Ho was
asked this evening If he suspected the same
person now as being the slaver of Bur
dick us he did earlier In the week.
"I do." he replied, emphatically.
An Interesting development of the day
was tho statement made by Chief of De
tectives Cusak that the golf-stick theory
had been abandoned. He Is satisfied that
the putter was not used in the murder. He
also expressed the conviction that the
weapon used was carried away from tho
house. He Is Sure of that, but tic Is not so
sure that it was carried to the house by
tho murderer. Neither will he venturo an
opinion as to the kind of weapon used.
District Attorney Coatsworth spent a
busy day In his office. He'denied that any
clews had been received which ar new. or
that developments of Importance had
Doctor Paine left hla office In Batavla
and paid a visit to his wife at their nim
wood avenue home. Both Doctor Paine
and Mrs. Paine have retained linjers to
look after their Interests. Doctor W. E
Webster of Hatavla. representing Doctor
Paine, gave an Interview to-da. in which
he scathingly denounced the methods of
MRS TAINE HAPPY.
Philip V. rcnnolly. Mrs. Palne's legal ad
vlser, called on her several times to-day.
Mrs. Palno was In a happy mood when a
reportervcalled at her home this evening
Do ou know." she said, with a smile
before any question was asked, "that the
detectives haye been withdrawn nnd that
neither mvself nor my husband is under
the surv eillancc of the policeT I teal fo
happy and free. Actual custody could hardly
bo worse than what I have endured "
"There are several points. Mrs. Paine,
upon which it teems that vou might make
n statement which could not ro-slbly In
jure you In anv clrcumi-tnnces which would
better enable the publla to t nd-rstaid jour
Mrs. Paine hesitated a few minutes, and
then asked to be excused.
"I think." she continued, "that I better
not. I shall tell all I know to Mr. Tennell),
mv lawver. We have had several confer
ences, and he is no on his way here to
see me. It Is about decided that we shall
Issue a statement for the papers, but not
THIEVES FEAST IN A SALOON.
Cook and Eat Edibles They Steal
Burglars who entered the store and salcon
of Paul Kurth at Vnlley Park rilday night
stole bread, ham and cheese, eggs, prunes
and other edibles. A fire was kindled In the
stove and a half dozen eggs fried, which
were eaten from plate3 on a tabic in the
Instead of coffee, the burglars drank beer.
Kurth found nine emptv rott!3 on the
table j esterday morning when he opened his
A slot machine and tash register were
broken open and $29 taken." The burglars
pried open a window with n chisel end
screw driver they had stolen from the
blacksmith shop of Jack Smith, president
of tho Anti-Horsethlef Arociation of Mera
Tho burglars were In a wagon and Con
stable Schumacher thinks they drove to
Volley Park from Barrett's Station. Schu
macher trailed them for several miles j es
terday morning, but to no avail.
Independent Candidate for House.
John Struby Cooper of No. 1005 Jforth
Twentieth street has announced himself as
a candidate on the Independent ticket for
election to the House of Delegates from the
nttcenth Ward. The present member from
the ward is Andrew Gazzalo, jrho Is a
cosdUate for re-clictloc
APPROVAL OF ASSEMBLY WILL
EXTRACTS FROM MAYOR WELLS'S
MESSAGE TO MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY.
Since tho passngo of the Charter Amendments It has been discovered that par
agraph 1 of sct!cn 2 of article III of the Charter of the City of St. Louis
must be amended before tho question of bond issue can be submitted to tho peo
Tlo for their approval or disapproval.
With this olivet In view, I now submit to your honorable body a bill, belno;
"An ordinance submitting a proposed nmendment to the Charter of the City of
St. Douis to the qualified voters of the city., and providing for nn election to be
held therefor, ard for the manner of voting thereat, and for the publication of
Upon tho prompt passage of this bill and the consent of the people of this
city to the proposed bond Issue. In my Judgment, depends the placing of our mu
nicipal requirements on a proper icoting.
A b'll was Introduced In the Cooncll es
terday prov'ding for a special e'ection. to bj
held Juno 3, for the purppse of voting on a
proposition to Ipcrease tho city's bond isiuc.
A copy of tho bill was also forw.irdcd to
the House of Delegites nt the s-imc tlrre
The bill was drafted at the requet of
Mavor Wells in ncco-danco with the ruling
of Dillon & Hub'mrd. the New York bond
experts, whoe adverse opinion made It Im
possible for tho city to increase u uuuu-.i
Indebtedness under the provisions of the
In a. message accompanjlng the bill to
ihn Mnnielnil Arsemblv. Mavor Wells
points to the vital importance of the meas
ure, calling attention tu the fact that upon
the prompt passage of the bill depends the
making of a new St. IouIs.
At the tlmo of the adoption of the con
stitutional nmcndmi-nts it was thought that
the amendment of section 12. artie'e x, of
the Constitution, which was voted upon nt
tho last November election, and lul csr
rid, would enable the cits, through a vote
of the people, to Issue bonds, the proceeds
of which would bring about the much-needed
Improvement of public buildings and
TECHNICAL FLAW IN CHARTER
MAKES AN ELECTION IMPERATIVE.
Tho New- York lawyers declared, however,
that as the Charter did not state specill
cally what the money was to lw used for.
the proposed bond Is3ue would be Illegal,
and a9 their opinion on such matters Is con
sidered by "Wall street to be rlnal. It was
deemed unwise to Issue the bonds without
making such change In the Charter as was
suggested by them.
Accordingly tho bill Introduced i esterday
provides tint negotiable bonds may bo
issued lo the citv for any one or more of
the following purposes';
First The completion of the City Hall.
Second The construction and extension of
Third The construction, reconstruction
and extension of public sewers.
Fourth The construction and reconstruc
tion of buildings for the Fire Department.
rifth For tho construction, reconstruc
tion nnd extension of bridges and viaducts.
Sixth For tho construction, reconstruction
nnd extension of hospitals. Insane Asjlum,
Poorhouse and House of Refuge.
Seventh For the construction, reconstruc
tion and extension of courthouses. Jails and
Eghth For tho vacation and laving out
of public parks and squares, and the pur
chase of land for-the same
Ninth For the construction, reconstruc
tion, purchase, acouisitlon or extension of
any other public buildings, or anv other
public Improvements of a permanent char
acter, nnd also to nurrhnsn l.n.1 fnr ..
Tenth ror refunding or -enewlng from
time to time nnj bonded lndeotednes.
The bends, according to the irov'slons of
the bill, are to be of twentj j tars' 0ut.it on.
The proposed amendment vili icqulrt a
BOY FIREMEN HAVE COMPANY
AT NO. 14'S ENGINE HOUSE.
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By a Republic Photographer.
Seven members of erglne company No. H's crew of volunteer P.re fighters, who ex
pect some day to be real firemen. Reading, from left to right are Leo McCarthy.
Valentino Dalle-, Louis Bierman, Louis Carr, John Florita, Ballance Woods and
Junior Engins Company No. 14 Is a new
acquisition to the St. Louis Fire Depart
ment. It is composed of vouths who live
in the vicinity of No. It's Engine-house,
near Fifteenth and Market street3. There
aronlne of them In all, nnd each day after
schoo they can be found about the engine
house conversing with the firemen In ap
proved raglae-houso lln?o.
Old clothes of the firemen are used to
uniform tho vouthful recruits, and buttons
have been cut from the firemen's old coats
nnd sewed en their own. Caps wero pro
cured and adorned with eeals cut from cha
peaua cast aside by members of tho com-panj-.
A locker has been donated by Foreman
Lynch for the vcung llremen to keep their
clothes in when not on dutj-. and Fipcman
Charles fatark has been appointed to train
the volunteers In all approved methods of
extinguishing a blaze
A set of, rules was drawn up b. Assistant
Foreman of the Volunteers Leo McCarthy,
which arc rigorously enforced To break
the rules three times in a week Is punish
able by expulsion, but as set it has not
been found necessary to resort to drastic
The rules are posted in the engine house
Rulo 1 No chewing or smoking. Rule 2.
No smoking or chewing. Rule 3. Please
wash vour face and hrnds before reporting
for duty. Rule 4. All men should do their
work and do it proper. Rulo 3. Please
watch thee, rules, if jou don't, you will bo
put in mind of It.
The members arcr Foreman. Willie Har
rington; assistant foreman. Lo McCarthj;
plpeman. John Fiorita; driver. Louis Bier
man: chief, John Florita; plpsman, Ballance
Woods; plpeman, Rocco Florita; lieuten
ant. Louis Carr, and plpeman. Valentine
Dalley. The Jads range in age from 9 to II
years. Each has certain hours to report
for duty, between the hours of 4.20 and 7
o'clock each evening. Each Is entitled to
a day each week, when he Is not required
to make an appearance at the engine
house. The jouthful firemen do not go to fires
on the apparatus, as it 13 against the rules
of the department. They go to every fire
in the 14s territory, however, and often
Journej- to the uttermost parts of the illy
alter their heroes on second and (hJrd
SUBMIT PROPOSITION JUNE 23.
threc-nfths vote of the city's qualified vot
ers to become a law.
Th.e..Mn0r's m"'Ee. which acconpsnled
the bill to the Council, was as follows:
To the Honorable Municipal Asembh. St.
Gentlemen; in my annual memai-o of Sep
tember 19. 150!. I railed our atte-tion to the
necesltv for the enlargement and reconstruction
of cur pjbllo bulldlnita and eewers.
At that time It was thought that the amend
ment of eectlcr. v. articlo X. of the Constlt 1
tien. which wiu. TO'el uprn at the last Novem
ber election and duly carried, would emnble the
city, through a vote cf the ncople. to Isu
bonds the proceeds of which would brine about
the lirproxement of the publlo buildings and
Mnca the passage of th aforreald amendment
It h-ui bon dl.covered that paraitraph 1 of ac
llon 26 of nrtlcl- III of tbo Chnrter of the City of
St Iul. must b amended leforo tho nuetion of
honl i rn i, ,hmltte.I to the people for
tnclr orrmnl or disapproval.
IV ith this object in Uew. I now suhmit to your
honorable-fclj a nil. r-lng "An ordinance sub
routine a proposed amendment to the Charter of
the city of St Louis to the qualified voters of
tho clt. and piwldlnj: for en election to 1 held
therefor and for the manner of votinic thereat
and f t the publication of this orr'lnnrce "
t rna the prompt piat. of this bill, and the
consent of the people of this cltv to the pro
posed bond l.sne. n my jdEmont. depends tho
placing of our municipal retiulrerrents rn a
propor footing 1. therefore. urKo upon your
honorable hod thst you kIo this matter vour
earl and fatorable coni-'deratlon. Very truly,
HOLLA WRLLS. Major.
SECTION OP NEW CHARTER
AS IT IS AMENDED.
Tho section of the new Charter which
mjst be amended before the city can issuo
bonds In substance, is as follows:
"The Major and Assembly shall have
power within tho tltj-. bj oi-llnancc not in
consistent with tho Constitution, or any
law of this State, to nscs levy and collect
all taxes for goncral and special purposes,
on real nnd personal property and licenses
nnd on any or all of tho subjects or ob
jects of taxation which tho municipality
may tax under the Constitution and
laws of this State; to borrow money on
tho faith and credit of tho city,
by the Is?uo or sale of bonds or notes, for
sjch amounts, and for such time, nnd for
such purpose, as may be required for cur
rent cxpenEe. and for pavment of matur
ing bonds and for such other purposes as
may be a-Jthorized by this Charter or by
tho Constitution of this State in force nt
the time; but no note for the pumese of
borrowing mqnej shill be made or Issued
for n Ionper period than twelve months; to
appropriate tl-e money of the city for legiti
mate purposes, and provide for Us debts
nnd expenses "
The fact that tho above section of te
Ch'arter does not set forth specifically
what the money from the sale of bonds Is
to be used for was given b- Dillon nnd
Hubbard for their reason In declaring that
such a bond issue would be Illegal.
Under the amended Constitution the Mu
nicipal Assemblj can call a special election
at any time.
alarms. They have become proficient In
taking tho alarms oft the "Joker" at the
engine-house, which Is a part of their duly.
They also build the nres to recnarje the
engine, and In general make t'to tlremen's
lives more comfortable after Its pe-iods of
strenuousness. At a fire the- can be found
helping the engineer, for which theyare re
warded by riding home on the apparatus.
BABY DEAD BY MOTHER'S SIDE.
Police Hold Mrs. Andrews Pending
Investigation by Coroner.
The baby of Mrs Cora Andrews was
found dead in bed by lt3 mother's side
osterday of terroon at No. S2S South Four
teenth street. Mrs. Carroll found the dead
chl'd. The mother was asleep. Mrs. Carroll
cajs the babj- was wrapjped In heavy blank
ets and she declares marks were discernible
on the little one's neck.
The mother was arrested and 1 held pend
ing nn investigation by the Coroner. Mrs.
Andrews was under the lnfluenco of 'mor
phine and could not make a statement.
LOST GIRL RETURNED HOME.
Annie Holt Searched Two Days
For Address She Forgot.
Annie Holt, a 14- ear-old girl, who arrived
In St. Louis from Germany Monday, was
lost from the signt of her relatives for two
dajs, during which time the police of the
entire city were starching for her. She was
restored last night to the- custody of her
uncle, John Geoauer, who lives In Broad
way, near Park avenue, -v,
Th policeman who returned the girl to
her home fallori rn make a renort nr thn
matter. According to tho officer In charge
of the Third District station, the police-
nmn went nome without revealing the name
or address of the girl's uncle, and, although
the station nffinlala !rn.w thnt ttiA rf-l t.i.1
been reported missing, there was no record
last nlcht that ah. bad hepn fnnnil n .r I
the house to which she had bean taken. j
Miss Holt' was sent out Thursday morn- I
lng early by her uncle to the address of a
lady living la, the southwestern part of tho '
Embracing more elegance, originality and lntrirs'c val.-c than was ever
before shown with unprecedented values at prices ranging from $5 00 to
10.(M)C0 we quote:
Ladies' Solitaire Diamond Rings, very choice
stones, set in our own work
rooms very special at
Two-Stone Rings, $75 J Three-Stone, $330.
Gentlemen's Scarfpins an extensive assort
ment, embracing solitaires, cluster settings,
fancy shapes, all exclusive de
signs excellent vajue
city, with whom he had secured ber a po
sition as servant. He placed her on tho car.
Save her a note containing the name nnd
address of tho lad and gave her explicit di
rections to reach the nous, after leaving
After leaving tbe car the unsophisticated
girl becamo bewildered, and knw not which
of the maze of streets to take. The cav
ride had completely upset her. She wan
dered almlesslj- around for hours, endeavor
ing to find the house of her emplojer. In
her excitement she lost the address and for
got I he name. Srp appealed to pedes.trinns.
but they wero helpless to assist her. She
walked miles nnd miles through Soath St.
Louis, retracing her steps many times, be
fore being properlv directed.
SHOE FIRM GNfES BANQUET.
Courtney Company Entertains
Salesmen at Southern.
The Courtnc Shoo Company entertained
Its salesmen and ercplojes at a banquet at
the Southern Hotel last night. The enter
tainment was attended by fifty persons
Soclabliitv prevailed, ard every one Joined
heartily in the pplnt of the occa-lon.
In tho course of the evening. Iyl Cou-t-ncy.
president of tbe company, was pre
sentea with a goid-haudled umbrella by
the employes ot the company. Ciarence T.
Case acted as toastmaster. "A High
Standard" was the text for the speeches,
and was carried out in the talk3 of those
responding to toasts.
Mr Courtnej-, tne first speaker on the pro
gramme, made a clever talk In response to
the sentiment "In Our Marasement." Jo
seph 11. Gi-jett. vice president of the com
pany, responded to the to.it "In the Man
ufacture of Our Shoes " "In Our Credit
Department" was answerrd by Selby
Barnes, secretar. Impromptu talks wero
made by many of those present, their sub
ject being "In Our Business GeneraJIj-."
Thoso present were: C. W. Freeman, W.
S Wh'te. Gorge R. Jones. J. C. Tusse.
J.M. Nabsrs J. K Grimes, W. H. Duff.
J E Roach. V. M. Jordan. John S Davis.
H. Mosle. J. R. Rvland, O. A. Zollinger.
C. II Johnson. Gu Patterson, C. II Courtnej-.
V. I rulton. W. E. Gibson, Ben Hen
derson. Hugh Courtnej, V. F. Keasllng,
J I Martin, E. H. Courtnev. C. P. Stathn.
J. A. RebJrn. v. H. Henderson. George
V.V. Thompson, J. P. Matthews, J. H.
Smith. V. B. later. E. J. Price, J. V.
McKinney, J. V Gattling, R. H. Gower,
Eugene Jones. D. P. Rowland, Jr.. D. P.
Williams. II. F. Bame. A D Hnrlln. II.
A. Block. C. I. Amsberv, W. F. FIvnn. J.
J. Fisher. H. Maneke. Jr . H. M. Morcan.
G. G. Klnnev. Kit Anderson, S. A. Song
and r. J. Wheeler.
BANK COMPETITION IN COUNTY.
Xew Institutions Are Entering
Field Against Old KivaR
War for the control of St. Louis County
financial business Is being waged in Ciav
ton between the director- of the St. Louis
County Bank ard officers of the Choumeau
Dosenbach Title Abstracting Company.
Up to two ears ago the bank had prac-ticallj-
a monopoly of the county's financial
business, and the Choumeau-Dosenbach
Company occupied the same po-ttlon In the
tltla-abstractlng field Since then the rap
Idly increasing development of the county
has attracted outside business ard opposi
tion has sprung from both sources Instead
of one bank, there are now five in Well
ton. Clajton, Webster Groves. KIrknood
and Manchester, and other title companies
have been started
It Is now stated almost positively thit
there will be at least on more bank and
one more title company In Clnj-ton. The,
Choumeau-Dosenbach Company Is pro
moting the new bank, and will enlist suf
ficient capital to Incorporate It at a meet
ing to be held next Saturday.
In retaliation the controlling factors In
the St. Louis County Bank threaten to
start a new title-abstracting company. Sev
eral informal meetings havo already been
held, and the bank directors say they nre
certain they can reallz" a handsome prodt
with the new enterprise.
If jou contemplate moving consult the
Rent Lists in The Sunday Republic
STAR CAST IS COMPLETED.
Bellew to Be Romeo and Eleanor
Robbon to Play Juliet.
New York. March 6. The cast for Liebler
& Co.'s coming star production of "Romeo
and Juliet" has been completed as follows
Kyrle Bellew- as Romeo: Eleanor Robson,
Juliet: Ebcn Plimpton, Mercutio; W. H.
Thompson, Friar Laurence; John E Kel
lard Tybalt: Eoward Arden, Paris; Forest
Robinson. Benvolio; George Clarke, Capu
let; W. I. Ferguson, Peter; F. C. Bangs,
Montague; Edmund Breese. Escaius; Ada
Dwyer, Lady Capulet; Mrs. W. O. Jones,
The first presentation will be given at Al
bany, April 27, and the tour wUI Include
Utlca, Syracuse. Milwaukee. St. Louis. Cin
cinnati. Chicago. Cleveland. Pittsburg.
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
3Iad Doc In Plnmblns Shop.
A mad dog In Edward Finnegan's plumb
ing shop. No. 424S Olive street, created ex
citement for a short time yesterday after
noon. The dog was an English bull and be
longed to Finnegan. About S o'clock he
began to exhibit sings of hdrophobia,
frothing at the mout and snapping at ob
jects within reach. Noble Grlffln. an appren
tice, was In the store at the time, and ran
to the street. Patrolman Barrett was sum
moned and shot the animal.
for Drainage Aricmnent.
icnfinr. Cltv rvmnspinr vv oerner re
turned from Washington je3terday, bring
ing with him the news that the United
Tuls two months mnre time for the tak-
dunreme uoun nau eiauicu
ing of testimony In the Chicago Drainage
Canal case. The taking of testimony from
the St. Louis cxpertt and other witnesses
will begin Monday.
To -Measure Apparel for Men.
The cleverest tnilorins talent to be fountl anywhere spends its efforts in
our tailoring establishment. We know every little knack which tends
toward individualizing apparel for men. May we demonstrate to you?
It will cost from twenty to fifty dollars you will never regret the experiment.
OPERATORS WILL NOT
If Illinois Miners Will Xot Abide
by Indianapolis Scale Strike
FINAL MEETING SET TO-DAY.
Some Tersons Predit t Coal Diggers
Will Accept Proposition at Last
Moment While Others Fore
cast a Walk-Out.
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Springfield. Ill, March If the Illinois
miners, in convention here, refuse to accept
the Increase in wages of G cents c. ton, as
provided for by the Indianapolis agreement,
thtj are ot liberty to strike, eo far as the
operators are concerned.
At the meeting of tho Joint Scale Com
mittee of miners and operators to-day the
operators gave it out as their final decl-
Of VIrden. vice president-elect. United Mine
Workers of Illinois.
slon that they would not concede the de
mand of the miners for a higher scale
than provided by the Indianapolis agree
ment. The miners made the declaration that
they would not accept the scale offered by
The situation has taken a serious turn.
Tho miners will hold n meeting to-morrow
morning, when It will be decided whether to
accept the scale tendered by the operators
or tu declare a strike to enforce their de
mands. No matter what decision is arrived at
Of Chicago. Commissioner of tho Illinois
among the miners, it was stated to-night
that the convention of miners and operators
win. adjourn sine die to-morrow.
One of tbe leading operators said to-night
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DAILY and SUNDAY.
that the situation is extremely grave and
one not to be considered lightly. He de
clared rjiat tho miners of Illinois cannot af
ford to strike at this time, for the people
would be against them. He said that ho
could not make the statement that soma of
the demands of the miners were out of
reason, but asserted that inasmuch as tho
opera'crs were willing to advance tbem in
accordrnce with the Indianapolis agree
ment, the people would turn them down if
they struck now.
The points of difference are the scale of
wages to be paid In the thin-vein fields of
Northern Illinois and In Williamson County
and tho eighth, ninth, sixteenth and twenty
first clauses of the agreement. The scale
ot wages in all the other districts and all
of the clauses except these four has been
Diversity of opinion exists as to whether
the Illinois miners will decide to strike on,
account of the unsettled scale at these two
points and because of the difference over .
the four clauses of the agreement. 8om)
say thy will, and others believe they wlUViX
nccept the scale offered by the operators.
Trouble has been experienced by tbe min
ers anil operators for a number of years
over the scale in WiUiamson County. The
miners of that county assert the rate there
is cents lower than an eijultable scale la
comparison with adjoining counties. They
want an increase of 9 cents a ton and the
miners in the thin-vein fields of the nertU
want an advance of 19 cents.
LAY UNCONSCIOUS IN STREET.
Thomas Donahue Found With
Mysterious Wound on Head.
Thomas F. Donahue, a plumber living at
No. 3t0S Finney avenue, waa found un
conscious In the street in front of No. 4218
Easton av enue at II o'clock last nlgnt with
a large wound on the back of his head. The
police have not learned how he came by the
wound, but believe that he fell and ptruck
his head Rgalnst the. sharp edge cf the
curcmg near wnicn ne was tying.
Patrolman Joseph Reel of the Tenth D.
trlrt who fnnnd rSonohue. savs his attention
was called to the man by Samuel Kohn of
ko. lt jfenaieton avenue, i-airoimon jviei.
says Donahue was too far irom me ureei
car tracks to have been struck by a car,
and that there were r.o tracks in tho mud
coated street to Indicate that he had teen
assaulted by a robber.
Donahue remained unconscious until a
late hour, but the City Hospital physicians
do not think the wound will result fatally.
DEATH OF JOSHUA HOUSTON,
OLD ST. LOUIS CONTRACTOR.
Assisted In Construction of Conrt-
Hooae, and Tu Sarxlvor of
Gasconade nrldsje Disaster.
Joshua. Houston, an old citizen of St.
Louis died yesterday at his late home. No.
4013 Delmar avenue, after a short illness)
Survivor of the Qasconade wreck, who will
be burled Sunday.
from pneumonia, with which his aged wife
is also stricken.
Mr. Houston assisted In the construction
ot the Courthouse and was one ot the few
survivors of the Gasconade bridge railroad
dlsister many years ago. His lire work was
that of a contractor nnd builder and ho de
signed many of the large bu'ldines which.
.adorn tne downtown section of the city.
Two cniiaren survive Mr. Houston Al
SSF1 5XKTton of. &n Franclsco and Mrs.
Ella Williams of Shrewsbury Park. The
funeral will take place- at Foley, Lincoln
County, Mo but the time will not be fixed
until the t me of Jhe son's arrival ironi Cal
ifornia la known. . -.
SLSrigSn he?.ea,h' and tha i5& a
Democratic Ward Meeting.
The Democrats of the Twentieth Ward
win meet to-night ta PhoenU hi jimS
son and Cass avenues, to dUcussMnmrtnti.
for the regular Dernratlo SelTgaUolL ThaU
"L"' ?5Icn 7."1 cornSenci oSfci
will be addressed by several wakersT )
Charses Women -Wit Robberr. "X
Llllle Dale of No. HU Market- rr. .
arrested last night on a wSrSntiS1
Assistant Prosecuting AUohS
terday afternoon at the reaoest nf niSt
W. Cornell of Granite Tcitywho etli 2
have been robbed of a lir?e Turn nf ,JS
by an Inmate of the puS! otao"4?'
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