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Sk rjf GOOD OLD C?0Of J
"rmmaw government r',-?
St. Louit Republic, Overwrouoht on Account of Violence and Fraud at Prim
ary Election in St. Louis in 1904 it Skeptical and Vicioua Over
Charge of Similar Fraud in 1903.
AVhat anorcd and aroused the Republic in 1901, when city candidate
were nominated, and dleatc 'Wcted to state conTeutlons. a trfalfd by
that orsan of lh Minwiuri Ik nunTacy as an ordinary occurrence In 13US,
hn both city and state catidWUH's re nominated. The name pane of
ballot iox stuffcr. crooks, thills and thieves, under the same Democratic
It-aderFhip and aun'ices. ho ojH'ialed Iq this city for the sake of state can
didates of the "Old Guard'" rlngstori In iyo operated for the state candi
date of the same gang in 1S0S.
In ly(M the Krpubllc enresed the severest condemnatitm of their
work ad Its results. lu 19'iS H exprefnes the iseverett condemnation of
flerlK-rt S. lladley for polutiuc out and proving their work and Its result.
The Republic in li04 was virtuous to a marked decree. In luS K is
vicious In the highest degree.
The primary election In SL Ioul
la March, l'ii'4, for nomination of city
officials and deli gates to state con
eutious, was conducted by Iem
cratic election cuniki aud thug and
thieves, as they conducted the
primary eUilUm In August of this
year. The city was scandalized sod
decent peoplu were anbamed of the
scenes and Incident of the day.
Mann 14, 104, two da after the
city prliiiary election, the Et. Louis
ltepublic said editorially :
"A Cray Inuo,"
'"No gK)d cltlren can read of the
Itcmocratlc prtomries lut Saturday
without recogutsiujs that a new U.ue
has liciu created of graver character
bi d higher Importance than auy q'.h.s
tlon of paillaaa politlcn. The story ol
the da Is a tale of outrage and .In
famy outrace completely thwartint,
private right, and personal liberty
infamy loaJltiR tha police au(!iorltle
"It In lmpblo to sjnak of the
day's ccurmic- with modvrat
phrases. They reijuli1 Hmna lan
Ituage, and B wordu can segregate
the gravity of th Ixixie 1Dui
fuces. It ould hav b'-eu ufflcl-utly
serious If the i)llco had simply been
unable to repress the rlotou proceed
IngH of tin) organised gangs of rut
tiiius that linaj. d the Vil Knd pre
Cltiet. l.lUt IU SerioUMH of Hut sit
uatlon I greatly IncciMoeil by the
over helming; uiatis of evidence show
lug that the iilu-e ii:iogly permliteJ
many outrages to go unn buV.cd, If
they did uot actually and actively a"
slht the ruttlaiis ho committed them
"There Ik no chance to micMlou tlfv
fact that the ImiHirli-d ro.1! ho
ran amuck cent UniouMV for M lengllnto frainN In p !.oul. Is lu a lunch
hours in the twenty- ighth ward had ' bi tter )tilon than anyone e!.-e, ex
tht: sympathy and protection f thv p.- J cepl (HObihlv Sager, to know tho na-lli-e
ho ere station. d ut Its toture and extent of the frauds. He
pollit. Citizens bo were tluue-J aud! does know their nature and extent
beaten and slugged tu their rffoils to And knowing them, he ha deliberate
faithfully execute a hl;h ehlc du!) : !v giid main lously dihtortrd the truth,
appealed In vain for police prut ivt Ion. j Me hax deliberately mid malic umttlv
Voters who were pervonally known to df torled the truth that ha might profit
the orr.cers found their aupeals a al-j per.-oti.illy in the al'.aimiient of his p-.i-
aoluiely futile as thiw-e ha were
known, and the word sevtns to have
beeti passed around that a man with
a clcnn shirt or a dec-cut coat was to
be accorded no rights unless he a
known to carry a Mawes bailor
"Mr. llawe ami the leaders w tuv are
nKoclated whit him. as
I'ourd of I'ollee t'onimbv
I'll as the,
the tiiU f of ToiUe. nwot iiiiK-t the full
load of repoirltii'lty the rloioii.x
cenea of Patur.rav lmHM upon tin m
"It will not B.i:l to deny the riot
ing; and Hitiij It i w Itno-.-i d l y
too 11 ,.ny people and li di tioiMiii I b!
ih niiiny iK mocr.its with llf. I.
orda of party loyalty. It will v
IK r. cf
to ti;.-!'i-ove mid comleiiMl, The riut
hi the Clayton primary it rverv ou-,
m guard, and Hie diy of Mr. ll twen,!
of his friend-;, ami of Hk police an-1
thoilt!e, who wrii thus forewartieik j
Was to take effective pretiiilUeiN to,
WWlt S SOT IN MIS VS
'J W J '' IIM IS. TO
'HI li .Tri-...
-i i ;i . 'v r
AND AFTKIt TAKING
prevent similar occurrence at th St
"yins of omiaslon may be do less
grave than those of commission.
"la the new and dormant Issue thus
forced to the front the people of MW
sourl, the pi-c-ple of the whole state,
art) no la concerned than are the
people of St. ljouia Itself. With pei
sonal liberty at an end and free suf
frage lout In St. Ixiuia, the State to
in the graveft danger. The riot of
misrule and disorder her carries 111
delegat to each Stat convention to
misrepresent St. Louis and mislead
the Stat Democracy.
"'It remains to be seen whether the
Democracy of Missouri la willing to
confirm this domination of rowdks
A VICIOUS OENIAL.
Thursday. OcioU-r 15. lSos, angered
ly the continual assertion of Herbert
S. Jladlej that the general primary
rlectiou in August w a con-lucUd b
the sanin crooks and thugs aud
thieves for the benefit of Cowherd and
Ms anKoclatea, and that gigautk
(rauds were perpetrated. rsullttig in
a big Uiajorlty for Cowherd In the
city, the St. I.011U Republic broke
iiKise from Its mooring lo pure elec
tion and botust iolit!c and abused
nd villilUnl Mr. Iladley in the most
drastic l.iiu u.u-e, saving, aiiumg other
things as mean and vicious a auy
vttrro.ic pen could Indict:
(Excerpt from Ion,? editorial In Tle
puMic of O'toher 14. lSoH.)
"Third Herbert 8 H idb y. Attor
ney to-iieral of the State, superior of
ficer and ler-..onal and h1!1!c:i! frl.-u I
cf Circuit Attorney Sager, who has
eondurtetl the whole investlctttton
Mii-.btlc.il amlili ions.
Wht Waa Oona In 1904,
The commicti'o having charge. of the
Campaign of ti.ivernor Folk til l'.iet
sent a letter to ci l.tiis of SL la.uls
solicliltig funds f..r overcoii.inif tho re.
ki.Hj ,.f it., r,-..,i. . ..r , , . . 1 . ,tJ
i.rimartt-t In March i ho fi-.n.ia 1.,
which the Republic" n-fi-rrcd In its
tditorial of M.irth 14 of that year. lu
their letter the cotamlttet in. n said:
"The outrage at the ncent iirim.trles
have evclt.d the liulig!i.!i,,i cf
peoj lit of Ml-neut fiom one rid of the;
s'ate 10 j).,. ,,iher. and the s.-mlni. i,t 1
11 ireety x;ress-.j tfut del.-:tes wldcfi
htve leei elided by fraud and Intrnt
d'tvn sh.niid iiol be sealed In (he con
volition. The th'-per ate il.ri(
of tho machine ling make It Uoce-:ir'
us pin !j tho t'aiupulntt it.U
THT ' 1
IJADGK OF TIII2
WorkinjJ Ilepublir'ans, contributors of fire dollars
and more to the State Committee. nomlneeH on the
State, Congressional, District and County tickets, and
Kepublican Newspaper men will have an opportunity
in wear a beautiful ilt Taft pin as he badge of a busy
'honey bee of the Republican party in Missouri.
Wear them for the week preceding and upon elec
tion day with the personal compliments
- ,1. J wJ.4lj
WALTl-Ili S. DICKKY,
FIRST VOTERS' LEAGUE.
An Enrollment of Young Men Who
Will Cast Their First Vote for
President and CoVernor.
State Chairman Walter S. Dickey Is
enrolling: the r.ames of first voters la
the "First Voters' It ague of Missouri."
The following announcement, already
mailed to thousauds of young men In
the Slate, fully explains the object of
"You are about to cast your first
vote. Your firet participation In
County, State, and National govern
meut will have a strong Inilut nce upon
your life, affeotttis: your assm i.i'ioos
and your business. t:h your first
vote you will ally yourself with a po
lilical parly, and the ehoice of parties
lies before jou for calm eou.-ulera-tiou.
"You have the opptM tuulty to enroll
yourself wi;h the Republican, who
Lavs ii'i!e this nation what it Is to
day; w!h Jiave kept the faith be
queathed to them by their fathers, es
tablished a firm, standard of sound
statesmanship, and administered the
govern uieiit by men of proved experi
ence and integrity. If you tn;Ue this
cholca you at once sc late yurelf
wlin nun of achievetnent and leader
of the natiou.
"If. however, some whim or false
argument Inn-! you to cast your
voio wi:h the opponeuta of those who
have accomplished so much, reflect
well btfore following that Impulse.
The so culled Democratic party of to
day has vi red like a weathercock un
der the liitlueure of a vishmary h ader
who chani;.ions o!lclt s untried and
unapproved by a majority of the
voters In this country.
"This year you have a voice, uot
only In the election of the Cov. nnj
of Missouri, but In the election of the
President of the I'nlti-d States. The
Republicans offer for President of the
Republic and for Governor of Missouri
two f. ntless, upright nu n. trauttd to
the duty of txecutlng the laws, whose
careers of accomplishment assure the
people of their fituess for t!:ee lui
s)rtant ixisltlon.-i, and whose pi rxn
alltlia have won the esteem and ftis
proval of the ei'!re American pettple.
"Tho DiitiiM-rsts pjit forward as
'heir Pit si.! utial candidate a poli
tician who has changed his b. It. f re
pe.iledly, who U uiu-lable, .niri. d aud
distrusted even by iceti.te: cf hit
own p;triy. And yv:i are utid.uihtedly
eoiivt-isant wl'fi the nietb-M by which
the Dt n.tH-railo eaudbtate f r Com rr, ;r
f Mlssoorl is-:i'ed hi.i r.on,in;itoit.
liomina'ton which cfut. d wl.l.-si r,'.!
alarm and dis.rti.-t thto.n liviitt the
"What will you do wl i jour ha'lot?
"V.e niw sk you to Join Hie U ,uh
Itci.n First Voters' laa;iie of M:soikI
a le.uue coicjvstd of tl-ous,adti of
l fM nun"
bright, ambitious young twn casting
tbeir first vote at the coming election.
Ph-aee think the rxauer over carefully,
and without dt Uy return the enrlosd
application blak signed. We will
then Issue you a membership card.
First Voters' bnt'.oa and a Tuft Had
ley watch r.,b.
"Aud as a Kepnblicaa First Voter of
.VlsMiurl vo wiil be a nw.i u r of the
Urge, enthusiastic Republican organi
sation la this S:te that Is working to,
and will, carry old Missouri fer Taft
"WALTi R S. DICKEY",
Touni? men dosir'.rs to enroll and
having no b!..nk tiiay w nte a Utter lo
Mr. Dickey lu thU fjruo, aud send it
at once, so as to become a rut ts:bc.
before election day:
Walter S. Dickey. Chairman Republi
can State Ct :iiu,ltu-e. St, Ixtjia. Mo.
Please enrol! n.c as a member of the
Republican Pint Voters' League of
Missouri, in ateeptiiig n:e:v.!ersli:; in
the league I w i'l undertake to talk to
other first voters in my tic ighbor hood
during October ax.J help tto Cause
along la every way jv-ss;' lo.
Name , ,
Post OfTice V.V.V.V.
President Roosevelt Say:
To f.ul to elect Mr. Taft would be. a
calamity to the country; and II would
be folly, while citi-liii him. yet at the
sjjne time to t itct a Cotij-rvus bosii.o
to Mm, a Congrv.i wLhh undir the
Influence of panUaa Uad.tshiy wouid
be rertaiu to lhaart aud b:ne l.i:u on
every possible occa-slon. To tieci Mr.
Taft. uud at the saiiie time t iect a
Congress plrdgt-j , upn.rt ht:u, l
the onty way In which to pcr.-ctuate
the policy of the govemnitnt j now
cnrrle.1 on. I tec I that alt the aid that
Cun le given to thl.-t poiicy by every
gtvd cittsen should te given; for th;
is far tnorv than a nierxlv partisan
A Sharp Shot.
If tho fev.ple cf Missouri know a!
tt :i:t frvm a mouse, HcrU-rt S Pa llet t
will beat W. S Cowr-trd for ll,,ti,er'.
by i:,.(e.) vot,.. lUdiev h,., ,!,.I1;:
s-.tnethin-;. Cowherd is the fn.nl titi
up lor the gang that h.us "d-no
pt'ol lo of V-.v.uri f. r thirty .
St Lou!. Mirror, ed.u-4 ly
WARNING V.hatcttr Is rtvthtd
from In.'.i. 1. tint's or ".! twii ia
tlous a,-ul!it Ha.i'.ey or a;y o'her Hivj
put Ii. au e.itid,,l..te ks sc.it tost U the -eneitiv.
Mall any circ. r, card I, cr'
or other t-.ufer rt.t'.v. t, w s'
Dlt rr O t'rttiurt S' !e tVmnmiw. '
iio'l.lt.d Pli'.i.l.i.K St. IaH.IS.
ULII VjUAKU b AY.
TTiis coci:tion of orTrray-'i-'js fa fVr.i irl ia t
forcnsc-Et of the law ia tb .. ; ;f R.
ur;ae!. axtrdicg to tri A Co rznr 1 .i xj i.
ui-tonrd, ta tie ecrr-;; -;os !iJcfc -xj'.l :a g-.ti .?-.-.. f. .
turJ.f-r char?r--J thai lor y-xr tt "tr :i-':t a 1 :;-. tr
ta'Kpr tad ftaii-. t!.ro';fli zi-'i:: ai-.J re 6-. l ,
of justice"; that Jrf !lau'.-3 a b.i.ri.t ij f.v.J r ts.rot-i y..r
fiora tioo; tV.it J'piola'ioa ta tl. ;r'"r--. tf ti ; .
fatd br th totbyls-U ai.il tt tr:V-Kitr of pr st-r-tri r
foraiiou; In fact, it u tie eharr c-f Gciv- vr Fu: c ttat t:
Sta'je govern ir.-at ta-i Jx-i-r o -.s .'-ir-.e-S ty si sefa La o.-ctv
j'f ibe lniorratic sr;y thit :t? "Tff.VJia cf lii ; r
cf cocrncn hor.tjr tvi l.ccj tt jran'cit iefn
I.i-its " From h of Hc.'Urt S. lixi..r.
Nominated by "Ola Guard" Influence
How He Voted
la bis speeches throughout the S.ite
Hon. FrjGk B. Fuikerson, Republican
nomlcee for Attorney General. La
been giving special attention to the
rubllc record of tls opponent, Elliott
W". Major, who was corr-inated four
years afo by the Democrats for the
same oflice and was tlefaiiMl, wiva the
ottr "Old Guird'" Eexcfcratic Jiotti
cees. It is well for tile voters cf the state
ta remember tna.1 tie same reasons
exist today for the defeat cf Major
that were used four years aio. He Is
no better now- than be was then, but j
on the contrary. Is more closely a!-'
lied si'h' the jxil.tics of the "Cid j
Guard" crowd, tod they specially war.1
him in the office of Attorney General,
whetx' they will Reed a fricEd. Mr.
Fulkerx n's speeches hare been very
track aad plain in dealing with the
record of Major. In a recent speech
he said, an.ong otter things equaily
to the point:
The paramount issue is. "Shin the
Old G.1BS" Be Resterel to Power la I
Missouri 7" My opponent. Elliot W.I
Major, a member of the "Old Gacs"j
f.tur years ago, wht n he ran for At-i
tortsey General against Hadiey, and;
twelve years ago. when he was elect- j
ed and served ibetu as a State Sena-;
tor. is still loyal to th-ra. and they
are trying to secure hts election. 1
Examine hi official record a a I
Sta'e St nator. Ind he represent the!
;t-o; le. or the gang? If eh-c'.rd Attor-j
ney General wtij he represent the peo
ple or the rxnc" These are pert Bent
questions, and the voter of Missouri
slttull know Major orT.cial record,
for hy !t they should Jadge hirj
In D-?T. h's first year as Stxte Sen
ator, ho made tls connection, w::h the
oi uaeg i-rcru; tiy, atJ. as iwssj
ly his Scti,ji.itUl retxtrd. he did their:
THAT FAKE CIRCLLAR.
Sent to Honest Vcter to Deceive
Them Atsowt Hertert S. Haaiey.
If any oi.e who reads lhee lines
ha received a circular purporting to
const from "Ttie St. !!. Sunday l!
e rvar.ro Associaliot;." aad signed "t
K. Reynold m-crv-tary." !rt h.m remem
ber. and let fc.iu te!! tis frieai that
it ta a Iwito-r:ie f.ke; at d.ltgt st
efforts to Kx-ate ,-ich a si let, er such
a secretary hsve fat'eJ, t.lt no r.m
!.-'.cr ia St. L'ui has L-i a f. u;-. J ho
ko-ows auythinj whatev.-r of such a
seic;y cr u.h a iwetatt; itat the
chief sta'.t. tiivat o a:.) ii' J u ibe cir
cular are f..!e and t!...-.'.-rf..!,!',s ; i?.vt
the .rcilar r.t ly su preri
arid trailed for l.R;c'raU: that it i
a csu: ; .' f.'a trick x effort to pviieu
the tt iiid of hsK.vst Chrlsfa an i
tern;-. ra:-.ce n.lt'rj f.-r '.rial r a
po. tt use the Chr:. ..n SabNx:.
sud (le ;r'u tt 1 .ttic ;r..
f.: M ia tin- Sute for ire.-.a j
pose It pro;.-!.-t- s.t tk -f i,:.
S-m V lile- r'i- I' ,tl tv;i fx', i.ei?.
sen n.er.'s t--r, !rn. I' 1
t i !y a Ckv 't ef v.rtef under :. ::
is to. it.d t .tt hori . I fe.H.fs an!
tl.hie.ls f- -rttt cf I'O .1. 1 seel, r t
tr.'.s'e tt- t-..ir. s avid t t'.,.i
h.'.rt Is f r-'ii-ca" N pi ; 'e. I: u-. s
the i' ' e? .-a i t to accou ; ... li tl-e
p r:.M ,.f s.,:4ii
The mi '-. r ef il.u etcu'ar gtvt-it u-
str.-i' or I: ,'.!.r a f ir.-. let 1. 1 '.-.
l-.fd f e :.:! I, t h.s fxest off..-
?, li-jv-.j t'.vt ro.i'rn.i-Ui ca;
u. rxvv2 to iuy tie u:i e f f,.-
TliE 'GOOD OLD AY" CP
UIXOIID OF 3IAJOIS
Mixed L'p Wr the A!u Les.S'it ci
When a State Senator..
tidd.'Eg with a rrrnrtnesa M loral-.y
wcrtty cf a gxd cause.
Turn to pie l. Sesate Journal
lSltT, 4Bi tin wiJS Cod that, along w;-.i
such feiH:w as A'orton asd Orctard
a.ad otaers of Lie character, h t&js4
tor t"e breeders' bill thai p-jt Jil
totirl. fcr a consideration. f.so r-rt-
erfc!5 l"h .e race track gaisiT.;er
H? as"-:ej hy hsf rore and !rcr. 1
the Senate cf Missouri ta fc-gaJii.?
bojk-n.as.ir g px,l--i::E j fcj- pro-
vidxg f -r a t;c'tte therefor.
He hei;d to fatea oron th
p-ecp'.e tf St. Lou.t the Icfaaious Ntr
l:;t election 1 und-r which f-.r
years tie St. 1jo! cttVn of the
"Old Gas?" stole e.'rc'lcs frc-rn tie
Re; ut!. cat 5. and so ex;rt ia tie
tusinej d:J they tco:;ie that th-y
hare since betra trying the;r hacd 01
their own party. As illustration, see
results of the recent primary ia St
IjOu! wha they retted ivar !:-!!
of t; weiUaruj nociaarion.
Ttls ranje Major xote4 to p!aNi th
A Jura F.;i) i5r-3 the statu'. -s cf Mis
souri. Ce elect tr which wa ta give
to a certskt Priikieg Powder Cuoipn
a cAtfo.-y-ly of the sale cf kvaklag fow
d -r fa this State. Ik the jKupie wact
th proui-oter of the taking powder
n.-co; 'y Jo Lecotne the s-oate' At
torney Cteneral? IV. jou thinV that
he win prow nte with x:.-ar tie lis
vicUtv-rs of the law wsose frl-ad. :t
not tx! he ws. when as Senator
did their bldd rg The po'-'e c.i!'
no Ril-take t a they reru-d lo -ct
Mm fo-:r yexr-s (. U h il w-'jtv-thing
!;i-e to atone for hi B.t? lils
he d.-nounce-j the "o: Gs s" ta '.a
s-lt? Has be ever rtuocuctd ti-
f.'m;r 1 :.-,f t. thm?
Voti tU ft; 1 Mr. M;i-r retord a
th Alur.t P. II 00 p.,i:e c;, ?,.nat
T'"in:ai. v, Ure he vote! wn".
C-rt !ia.-d a: d H;,-r cf
rett'er of a poto::ict box. This
i'-'f r?w the cl, m f jmc.
vr:: the id. t.tity of tha aa:h
ctrcalar is ;.-eeied attd -T..rt
art- Win, txade tt l.;;: him lutj C.-
I'n-el:i;ht 1! Cut! Oolv U Viid at Cie
!:s , of this writ lug that there is l.t
d'.il.t ?h u he j;'.j j-rvve t-j tv
r an wti.-se ChrS-:Jri or te-t;;-taac-?
:' sre i;.-;ortSy of c atteu-
'u-:l '"I UCsU.'.lTtt.i hv v.U.'i'fS CM
t:vt . ai:d are e-!y iou .''. d ... 4i j
tte P-t i.!o.-ratic caud-lai r-r i.ic.,-ri, r
br te..-eivirt vottrs a-'vit Heilert s
i'-.v.i ' i.a ,. t Uu.-a
!as ad th t:iiAr tra-CU
""if a ni. a die shall oe i a'
ia an apt pjra(-!;rse of a U.ti'.
used on ptwurs IsvueJ h th- chasr
Piaui ef a Ret-ut'licau co.;t,ty con.tr 't
te 1: is !e4 :i-, (s( ov
fr-r!!itry ,U-ct;..-n ix lurs, in i"'. 1.,
and K. en --as Ci'.t.
Vote ! f Coi.-u.-l Revs..: Is f.,r Ji.J..
cf .!,. St. U i.. Court or ,vi;J.
i. a r; -, ivci.i,-n jxir
Prvjit fc vi:i.- x're,jd j d- fo.;'fd.
w. 'i u-.i proht' ; -ty if .mo- 1-t (-,-.
tt.rd ric fc t' e Sr v.d: t:... r v,sT
v.ie for h '.-...? Why -oi r.t li l.i -
Taf. aud Sheim-tt, a--d ti-.a
pilaus l.'.cy rt ' lu, .,!
W j'.-h ovt f r f.-r-
I-'.! ' ' (-..- - .
Slid S.. U.O Ct It '.