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THE EEPUBLIC: TUESDAY, AUGUST 28. 1900.
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monds, jewelry and all articles of value. Large
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ness strictly confidential. Unredeemed pledget
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12 anil 14 S. 4th. nlso 213 N. 7tn St.
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SOME big drives In Moquito Bars this
week at Crawford?: you arc bound to need
line a little later on If not Just now. so take
advantage of the cut prices. Third lloor.
SHOT HIMSELF IN THE HEAD.
Henry Funk Attempted Suicide iu
Henry Funk. 57 years old. of No. 319 Sa
lena strect.who Is connected with the Henry
Funk Tailoring Company of No. SOI Pino
street, attempted suicide at Benton Park
early yesterday morning. His son, with
whom he resides, can assign no reason for
his father's act.
Funk was taken to the City Hospital. The
doctors cay that the wound will prove
Funk left home as usual shorUy after 6
o'clock yesterday morning. Instead of go
ing to work he went to Benton Park, sat
down in the tunnel and lired a bullet
through his right temple. The ball came out
at the top of the head.
After shooting himself. Funk walked to
the residence of Mrs. Josephine Sigg of No.
2101 Arsenal street, sat down on the front
steps and asked Mrs. SIgg for water with
which to wash his wound. After bathing
his head Funk walked away and was found
lying unconscious a few minutes later at
Pestalozri rttect und McNulr avenue by
Ofilcer Severn of the Second District.
He was conveyed In an ambulance to the
City Hospital. He regained consciousness
lor about two minutes at the hospital and
told the doctor that he shot himself, but be
fore he could tell why he lapsed into uncon
ciousness. The weapon used by Funk was
a 3S-caliber revolver. It was found in his
pocket at the hospital with three shells ex
ploded. Funk is a member of the Concordia
rurnverein and is secretary of the German
Lutheran Church near his home.
r unk . son, Henry. Jr., was at his father's
bedside last night. He said that his father
complained of not feeling well on Saturday,
but that he showed no signs of despondency.
He said he could not Imagine why his fa
ther should want to kill himself.
EXCURSION TO HERMANN, MO.,
Sunday, September 2. 1900. Round trip tick
ets $1.50, including admission to Fair
Grounds. Special train leaves Union Station
at 9 a. m.
UNIONS WITHDRAW FINE.
Cigarmakers Abandon Plan to Ful
More Wagons in Service.
Cigarmakers No. 44 and Cigar Packers
No. 2S1 held a Joint meeting at Walhalla
llall and decided to withdraw the fine upon
members for riding on transit cars.
The cigarmakers have had two wagons
on the street and hadvoted to Increase the
number to six. At the meeting at Walhal
la Hall this was abandoned and no further
efforts will be made to increase the number
It is reported that the Tobacco Workers'
union also has rescinded the line for riding
on transit cars.
LAWYER'S SKULL FRACTURED.
He Fell After Scuffling- With Kail
B. L. Carter, a lawyer of this city, who
lives in Kirkwood, suffered a fracture of
the skull Saturday evening by falling on
the granitoid platform of the Kirkwood sta
tion of the Missouri Pacific road. Carter
had alighted from the train from St. Louis
at 5 o'clock. He became involved in an ar
gument about politics with Frank Hlncken.
a Missouri Pacific brakeman, and a scuffle
ensued. A little later Carter staggered to
the window In the station agent's office.
He asked who had struck him and then
suddenly became weak and fell backward.
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Gently and Effectually
when bilious or costive.
Ifresents in the most acceptable font
' the laxative principles of plants
Jcntnrn to act jnost beneficially.
TO GET ITS BENEFIOAL EFFECTS
BUY THE GENUINE MANFD. BY
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
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ALL CHRISTIAN CHURCHES TO
HONOR DR. AND MRS. DUNGAN.
Farewell Reception to Pastor
and Wife To-Night at
TO BE HEAD OF A SCHOOL.
He Has Accepted the Presi
dency of Christian College,
A farewell reception will be tendered the
Reverend Doctor and Mrs. D. R. Dungan nt
the Mount Cabanne Christian Church to
night. It will be participated in not only
by the Mount Cabanne Church but also by
all the other Christian churches of the city.
The Reverend Doctor S. B. Moore, pastor
of the Compton Heights Christian Church,
will speak in behalf of the Christian minis
try of the city. John nurns in behalf of the
old people of the churches. Miss Jennie Tay
lor in behalf of the young people, and the
Christian Woman'.' Board of Missions also
will have a representative. Mrs. Button Is
to sing a solo, and the Reverend W. W.
Dowling will preside. At the close of the
reception the ladies will serve refreshments.
The Reverend Doctor Dungan has been
pastor of the Mount Cabanne Church for
two years, and In that time the church has
more than doubled in membership and has
otherwise greatly prospered. The Doctor
has spent many years in educational work,
having been connected with the Drake Uni
versity at Des Moines, la., and the Cotner
College, Lincoln, Neb. In assuming the
POLICE TO APPLY
Renewed Effort Is to Be Made to
Crush Out the Slot Ma
ivlR. HAWES IS NOT SATISFIED.
President of the Police Board Ques
tions Assistant Prosecutor John
son's Right to Issue Warrants
Under the Xewberry Act.
President Harry Hawes of the Police
Board has decided that only drastic meas-'
ures will rid the city of the slot-machine
evil, of which the citizens have been com
plaining so bitterly, and to that end he
has taken steps which he hopes will ac
complish the end so much desired. "
There has heretofore been a difference
of opinion among the authorities as to the
proper legal method of suppressing the
nuisance, with the result that the evil con
tinued to flourish while each of the de
partments charged with its suppression
laid the responsibility for the task on the
The Police Department has held that the
Prosecuting Attorney should Issue war
rants against the operators of the slot ma
chines when the Police Department had
collected the evidence and laid it before
that official. Assistant Prosecuting Attor
ney Johnson issued a few warrants against
saloonkeepers accused of operating these
machines, charging them with a violation
of the Newbery law, which is a misde
meanor, carrying a high penalty for con
viction. Mr. Johnson, after issuing these
warrants, announced that he would Issue
no more, intimating that the Police Depart
ment was not doing its full duty. This
aroused the ire of President Hawes of the
Police Board, who has compiled a table
showing the number of arrest3 made of
operators of slot machines, and the dispo
sition made of each case, to show that tho
courts, and not the Police Department, Is
to be taxed with dereliction of duty, if any
In speaking of the misunderstanding be
tween the Police Department and the Pros
ecuting Attorney's office, touching the dis
position of the slot machine cases, Mr.
Hawes said yesterday:
The Chief of Police informs me that in
many cases, where he has arrested tho pro
prietors or operators of these machines he
is unable to induce Mr. Johnson to issuo
warrants. Not only does he refuse to is
sue warrants of a nature commensurate
with the offense charged, but le refuses
warrants In cases where the law allows him
no discretion in tho matter. In tho few
instances in which he has Issued warrants,
they have been drawn under tho section
commonly known as the Newberry law.
which Is applicable only to dramshop keep
ers. Under this construction of tho law, if
Mr. Johnson's theory be correct, a man
would not be liable to arrest and conviction
for operating one of these slot machines If
he were to operate It in any place other
than a dramshop, which, in view of the na
ture of the slot machine, ia an absurdity.
"The slot machine which Is at present
operated throughout the city Is nothing
more nor less, in my opinion, than a roul
ette machine, and Is, consequently, a gam
bling device, and one of the most enticing
and dangerous of the many forms of gam
"Mr. Johnson has been quoted as saying
that it was my duty to seize and destroy
these machines. I find that my authority
to do this is Involved In some doubt. I
have legal advice, which leads mo to this
opinion, but in order to set the matter at.
rest. I will submit tho question to the City
Counselor, and will be guided by his reply.
1 cannot understand, however, why Mr.
Johnson should volunteer advise which sug
gests the destruction of inanimate objects
such as tho slot machines, when he has it
in ins power to obviate this course by pro
ceeding against and punishing the individ
uals who make these gaming machines pos
sible of operation."
"I shall instruct the Chief to apply to
morrow lor warrants against these offend
ers under section 2194 of the Revised
statutes, commonly known as the Johnson
gambling law. which makes this offense a
u-lony punishable, upon conviction, by a
term of from two to rive years in tne pen
itentiary, or from six to twelve months in
the county Jail."
President Hawes has compiled a state
ment showing the number of arrests made
of operators of slot machines since October
1. 1833, with the disposition made of tho
cases. There were 231 arrests made In all
the districts, of which 169 were In the Cen
tral District, Of these 133 paid costs, fifteen
were nolle pressed, nineteen discharged,
nine were fined sums from X to $25, one was
dismissed for want of prosecution, war
rant, were, refused in four cases, nd the
other cases are still pending.
Bryan-Stevenson Club Formed.
The Bryan and Stevenson Club which or
ganized last night at Binkel's Grove started
with a membership of 200 members. J. M.
Brining was elected president; vice presi
dent, John O'Neill; secretary, Robert
O'Brien; treasurer, Adolph Rinkel. The
next meeting of the club will be on Wednes
day, September 3.
Signs of Every Description.
V?lllIanMon-auaning Co., SIS Walnut -at.
Commercial signs for any business.
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The Keverend D. R. Dungan.
presidency of the Christian College at Can
ton, Mo., he is only returning to a work
which has claimed some of the best vears
of his life.
It Is not known as yet who his successor
will be, but the Reverend William J. Russell
of Rushvllle. lnd.. a minister of prominence
in the Christian Church, will preach nt the
Mount Cabanne Cinirch next Sunday. On
the remaining Sundays of September Doctor
Dungan will continue to supply the pulpit.
POLICE CRUSADE ON
Chief Campbell Says That no Will
Begin the Getting of Evi
ALL OFFICERS INSTRUCTED.
Orders Are to Take Machines and
Proprietors Into Court Devices
Are Considered a Menace to
Morals of the Young.
Chief of Polico Campbell has determined
to inaugurate a crusade against the ob
jectionable picture machines to-morrow.
President Hawes of the Polico Board and
the Chief, after a conference Saturday, de
cided that if the slot gambling machine Is
a menace to the morals of tho grown-up
community, the slot picture machine Is in
tolerable. Thereupon the Chief issued in
structions to his subordinates to obtain evi
dence against the proprietor of every public
resort in which these machines are operat
ed and bring the proprietors and machines
The question as to what constitutes an
objectionablo picture within the meaning of
tho statutes will be determined by the
courts after the Police Department has first
jiu!-eu upon it. ine ooara has not ap
pointed any moral censor from the ranks of
the patrolmen, believing that to be a task
of too much magnitude. Each patrolman
must act Independently and judge each "pic
ture by his own canons of art and the
standard of morality he has set for himself.
The mutoscope, biograph, cinematograph,
kinetoscope must all be weighed in tho bal
ance of their own Individual merit and en
vironment by the blue-coated critic, and his
decree Is irrevocable until a Judge and
Jury sits upon it later. Of course, the stand
ard by which the pictures are to be judged
is, under these circumstances, as variable
as the type of patrolman from which tho
ranks are recruited, and therein lies tho
danger to, the managers of the mutoscope
parlors and the manufacturers and ope
rators of tho machine elsewhere.
Whenever a patrolman finds a saloon or
other public resort on his beat In which
one or more of these picture machines are
being operated, it will be his duty to In
vestigate the character of the pictures being
He will bo required to report whether
the pictures In he machine in question are
fit to be displayed.
Most of the pictures exhibited In these
machines are not sufficiently indecent to
entertain tho seasoned rounder, but they
are suggestive enough to attract the Imma
ture youth or the adolescent boy and taint
his mind. In the summer gardens and other
resorts irequented Oy the public, tho ma
chines exhibit risquo pictures which are
accessible to Innocent girls who have had
np previous hint of their character. In any
of these gardens or parlors downtown there
can be seen daily five boys peering Into tho
Picture machines tn nnn ninn f'ctii.iot.il
the women have been warned, by frequent
publications, of the nature ot the exhibits,
and it is rarely that a woman visits one of
these places, tho victim usually being from
the rural districts.
As soon as he has obtained evidence
against tho operator of one of theoo ma
chines that the pictures exhibited therein
are indecent, a warrant will be applied for
oy the Chief under the statute, which pro
vides a severe penalty.
Splendid Ufllces for Rent.
$17.50 per month and upward, in the new
Mermod & Jaccard fireproof building,
Broadway and Locust. Best city location.
BATTLED WITH ASSAILANTS.
Fred Jameson Was Waylaid by
Two Men and a Woman.
Fred Jameson, 28 years old, living at No.
12G South Fourteenth street, wus brought
to the City Hospital last night suffering
from a broken nose.
According to his story, he was walking
on Pine street between Thirteenth and
Fourteenth streets, when two men and a
woman grabbed him and dragged him
through an alley into a house. There a
desperate fight ensued. Jameson, being 6
feet tall and very strong, fought his way
out, but not before he had received a blow
from a blunt instrument which split hij
nose from top to bottom. His condition Is
To Finish Floors and Donlcrs
To natural wood effect. Oak, Cherry, etc.,
use "Floor-Shine" Enamel Floor Colors.
Book and Color Card Free. Address Floor
Shine Co.. St, Louis. Sold by dealers. Don't
take a substitute.
EMPEROR IN SHEN-SI.
French Consnl Eeporta Prince
Tuan With Him.
Paris. Aug. 27. The French Consul at
Shanghai wires that Emperor Kwang Su
and Prince Tuan are now in the Province
With reference to the missionaries and
engineers at Chen-Ting-Fu, southwest of
Pelcln. the Consul says that they are as yet
uninjured." but that their position is critical.
NEW CROWDS OF
Active Preparations Under Way
for Second Fall Millinery
Openings Next Week.
HEAVY TRADE IN ALL LINES.
More Merchants From Near-By
States, Though Texas Still '
Hold? the Lead Names of
the Latest Arrivals.
There was another rush of buyers to St.
Louis yesterday, and the number of ar
rivals at the headquarters of the Inter
state Merchants' Association was greater
than ever before.
As usual at this season of the year, the
majority of visiting merchants are from
Texas, but the other States are well repre
sented, and there is an unusual number of
new buyers in the market, who are making
their first visit to St. Louis. Jobbers also
report that they have sold more large oills
of goods this season than ever before.
All of the wholesale dry goods houses are
working tljelr employes night and day to
keep up with their orders, and notion deal
ers, clothing manufacturers and shoe job
bers are equally as busy.
Millinery Jobbers are all doing a tremen
dous business, and say that collections
were never better throughout the South and
The second "fall millinery openlncs" of
the -arlous local jobbing-houses will be
held next Tuesday, and there Is considera
ble rivalry among the different houses to
see who can hrins out the most striking
and beautiful effects in hats. Some of the
best designers In the country are at work
in the local trimming-rooms, and the dis
play of pattern hats will be on a more ex
tensive scale than ever before.
At the previous'opening a majority of the
milliners who attended were from the
Southern States, where the season is ear
lier than here, but next week milliners
from all of tho surrounding States will be
present to select their fall stocks.
NmucM of .Vi'tv Visitors.
Among those who registered at the head
quarters of the association yesterday were
MISSOIHU L. II. Coleman. Warrensburs;
Louis Llltiiian and Mrs. L. Littmnn, Klchmuml;
1. K. llydur, Cuba; Ucrtlo Uosmy, Mc i'Ui;n
and L. JlcWlllams, Li Utile; N. S. Itlce and
I. B. lllakemoiv. Kennett; Alls) Vila .Marquis
Und Miss -lona Clevenger. Hamilton; Mrs. K. S.
Rollins, Curtervllle; emit Uruach, Advance;
Henry Kltrank. il.irble mil; Edna J. Bacon,
Hume; licll Conerun, Gilliam; llowena Sweet
and lronu Sweet, andalia; Hose- V. Smllh,
Memphis: Miss I'Yankle Swelzer. CowkiII: Airs.
U. I'. Ooulla, Xew Florence; Kathryn Claiborne,
Springtluld ; tieurge Huntley ana h.'. U. Huntley,
hidomdo Springs; G. E. Underhtll and Mrs. U.
K. Underbill. Klrkavllle; Ueorgo V. KHniclcer,
Korlitell; A. L. I'almer. Lebanun; E. G. Loomis,
Lexington; H. I. Woodsiner, Iticnmond; .Mrs. 11.
M. Euns, Upton; Airs. J. U. Alclnlosn, 1'urdr;
sirs. H. Sacns and It. Well. Kennett: A. 11.
Guyer. Kansas City; Ed C. Nlschwltz, Calilornla;
X. J. Holt. Uollvar; J. U. Livingston. Windsor;
11. Curn. Aurora; L). G. Campbell, Kansas City;
A. K. Taylor. WItton; C. W. Tobin, St. liuls.
TEXAS John l'ltlet. St. Joe; S. J.'irvls.
Troupe; E. Al. Hull. Corslcana; T. U. Meeks. W.
W. Cuinble, Alineo.a; J. A. Hatcher. l-eivtsvlUn;
A. T. 1'llpiirey. Colllravllle; 11. D. Clark. Alln
eral Wells; John Clark, Weatherford; I. M.
Caraway. Sherman; At. Itosenrlold, Tyler; IS. 11.
Claikensby. Odessa; L. Sohorpf. Jroe.buck; D.
Kemp. Cameron; 1'aul Cluck. Elgin; T. w. Ney
land. Trinity; J. J. Williams, Jacksonville; I. U.
Shaw. W. Al. Shaw, Sherman. H. K. Cook,
Amanda Cook, Sequin; J. C. Davis. Airs. E. C.
Newton, Garland; J. AI. Hammond. Lancaster;
T. W. Garrison. San Ancelo; J. Scohon, Mc
Gregor; Airs. Georgia L. West, Hatkell: Sol
IJI.ium. Grotsbeck; A. V. Hall. Hurnett: It. 1.
Crit, Groesbtck; S. Hlrsch, Nacogdoches; It. 11.
Tallay, TaUor; E. Gordon, H. L. Knight. U V.
Gordon. lllulXdale; N. AI. Jordan, Fort Worth;
R. Al. Alaumburg. l'Onls. D. W. Kussell, Jeffer
son; J. A. Stumett, Vanalstyne; Miss lllanche
Adams, Lovelady; Ataggle .McGregor. Urnnham;
Airs. K. 11. AlcLaetz. Waco; J. D. Budman,
Greenville; Airs. J. II. Dayler. Granburi; Lily
Digest. Honey Grove; Cnas. Neblctt, Stephen
vllle; J. W. Shropshire. Lockhart; W. It. Du
Puy, Quanah; Mrs. I). O. Mclteramon, Stam
ford; CS. W. Crum, Ferris; Alex. I Adams,
GatesUlle: Ethel Bass, Orandvlew; J. L. Sellers,
Holland: J. T. Smith. I'llot 1'olnt; J. C. Connor.
Farmcrsville; I'. O. Adams, Cameron; S. Alltten
thal. Cisco; D. O. Alcltiinmons, Fort Worth; C
II. Volers. Forney; J. W. Itcgister. Paris; a. V.
Italnbolt, Garrison; J. It. Lane, Flatonla
J. W. Neblctt. Stephensvllle: J. G. Hulmej.,
7!owc: J. II. Doylo. Fort Worth; Sam H. 1'attie.
Vanalstyne; L. Alarkowitz. Balllnger; D. llrln.
Dallus; E. E. Knn. Ci'ico; II. A. Winter, Shrcve
port; L. U. Murhlnney. Holland; 1 J. Uulleage.
1'Iano: A. S. Fox. 1'alestlne; W. J. Fomian,
Llano: 11. I". Kldd. Wilmar; 1). I. Draham. Sey
mour; J. K. Blanltenshlp. Timpson; E. O. Alc
llhanev. Stephenville: J. IS. Alartin. Pan Alarms;
It. L. Lee. Fort Worth; C. H. Crum. Dallas City;
C. S. Talm. Elgin; Wm. l'endercast. Fort
Worth; J. E. Ilalnes. Albany; Airs. It. T. Hop
kins. Pittsburg; Alark Allller, Aterldian: It. O.
V. Armack. J. D. Xurwrod, Ponls; Aba Louis,
Waco: . II. Dickson. Glddlngs; John Trlppet,
Hlllsboro; J. E. Adams, Dallas; J. W. Call. Abi
lene. ILLINOIS Hattlo Scott. Cnrbondale; Myrtln
Evett, Cobden; Airs. J. w. Chapman Casey;
iTattia Tumelson, Yale; Miss Julia Dunn way,
Marlon: AIlss Ida Ganges, Alsey: Elizabeth D.
Lane, Iana: Alary Llngenfeltor. Clay City; Miss
1. M. Blby, I'lckneyvillc; Mrs. J. II. Boehen.
COLORADO G. E. Dniry. Denver.
C HIO Katheyrn Bowman. Euclid; Nellie Bow
man. Euclid: Ethel I)e Claire. Cleveland.
OKLAHOMA TEURITonY-AIrs. O. Gratzcr,
Shawnee: W. Y. Tenn;son. .Mamie Beal. I'onca
City; Frank Foster, Hlackwell; S. S. Sternberg.
IOWA Nellie Kumlck, Webster City: Airs. E.
E. Schuck. Ed E. Scliuck. Decorali; Miss Eva
Htsmnn. Laporte City; August Pefs. Cedar Jlap-ld-
AIlss Leni Schubert. La Porto City; AIlss L.
Dials. Condon: At. Gluckllch. Perrv.
KANSAS Leo Brum. Galena; Miss Alice Jcn-
fcirs. Hiawatha: l-aye ciarn, isi uorado; Charles
Arends, Alarysvllle; F. S. Rodccker. Fort Svott;
Airs. Nora Dunn. Airs. AI. C. ISaxtrr. Garden
City; L. E. Robinson. Oswego: Kate L. Alarttn.
Alarlon: Nettln Harkness, Prescott; Airs. D. G.
Campbell. Oberlin: L. J. Van Alstine. Oiwcbo:
O. c. Sarrick. Concordia: G. Wollelsliofer. Smith
ARKANSAS Lee Armstrons. B. L. TMvnor.
Ciarksvlllo; Jessie Green. Benton; Joyce Baird.
Fort Smith; A. W. Illvea. Ozark: L. H. Stem
helmer. R. Stornhoimrr. Jonesboro: Annlo Lau
rie Sherman. Camden: D. Al. AIcGehro, AIul
Urry; J. C. Hayes, Nowport: D. H. Jacobl. AI.
Stern, Little Rock: Airs. M. A. Dickinson, Kcnr
den; Pearl E. Hale, Airs. I). F. Harris. Junction
City: J. II. AIcLehn. Altus; Bert Norwood, Lit
tle Rock: J. S. Tyson. Eureka Springs: J. E.
Hicks, Little Rock.
NEHRAHKA Hattlo V. Elscr, Nebraska City:
Augusta Worden, Ansley; Geo. Allgaler. Te
ctniseh. .MISSISSIPPI Ada Wynn. Tupelo.
INDIAN TERRITORY N. B. Webb. Marietta
Mrs. AI. B. Church. Clarkmoro; Kathleen Bryant,
Tallequah: A. B. Carile, Campbell: A. R. Wil
son. Chlckasha; Peter T. Long, Duncan.
LOUISIANA C. Selmatzberry, Shreveport; AI.
MINN'ESOTA-AIIss Mary Hyncs,
ALABAMA AIlss Anna Lollln. Eufaula.
Superb Diamond Tlnrn.
A magnificent display of diamond tiaras In
Mermod & Jaccard's window at the corner
of Broadway and Locust Is attracting ex
traordinary attention. The diamonds are
exquisite, and the mountings are extremely
artistic. To see them is well worth a special
journey. Nothing so beautiful and artistic
has been seen in St. Louis before. Tho
prices of these brilliant jewels range from
$1,000 to $4,000.
SUABIANS' SECOND DAY.
Continuation of the Celebration at
The second day's celebration of the eigh
teenth grand festival of the St. Louis Sua
blan Benevolence Society was held yester
day at Lemp's Concordia Park. Several
thousand persons were In attendance.
The programme of Sunday was repeated,
with a fow exceptions. The park was opened
to the public at 10 a. m music being fur
nished by Schillinger's Orchestra. At 3 p.
m. there was a grand parade around tho
grounds, headed by a band in Suabian cos
tume, which was followed by olficers of the
society and thirty-two flower girls with
The procession moved to the harvest col
umn, which was artistically arranged and
draped with vari-colored fruits. Here tho
address of welcome was mado by President
William Seeser and tho marriage ceremony
'was repeated. At 4 o'clock the children's
uance was given in tne same manner that
characterized the performance of Sunday,
and at 6 o'clock the hare chase by the his
torical seven Suabians was repeated. In'
the evening came the grand festivities of the
court and guests, and the entertainment
closed with a magnificent pyrotechnical dis
play. Vlgcj? and vitality are given to the -trbolo
sysV-.rby Hood's Sarsasarilla.
1 "M IhBr
(The North American Ring.)
eJ?n "ur Jevkolry Manufacturing and Repair Shops only Expert Jewelers and Diamond Setters are
employ ert. Customers own Diamonds remounted and rearranged. Rings reset. Jewelry of all kinds re
paired. Charges most reasonable for first-class guaranteed workmanship. 'c "" " ry VL au "-s re
What the Completed Abstract of
Valuations by State Board of
REVENUE IS $15,007.67 LESS.
Steam Railroads Are Put 17i;,
4t5l'.:;i Higher, While St. Louis
Transit Company Is De
The abstract of the items in the report of
the State Board of Equalization, which De
puty City P.egister Gutwciler has been pre
paring in the last week, will be finished to
day. The totals taken from the abstract,
compared with last year's, show a decrease
In valuation of $7,C24.3l and a decrease
in revenue of $15,007.07.
The railroad valuations have been in
creased 517C.IS2.31. The street railway valu
ations have been decreased S9K,73S.19 and
the telegraph valuations J35S.4S. The steam
railroad increases are borne entirely by the
Terminal Ballroad Association, the Wiggins
Ferry Company and the Wabash. The
street railway decreases were effected la St.
Louis Transit Company valuations.
The total valuation, as equalized for the
year closing September 1, lOuO, is $21,510,818.75,
ns compared to S22,2S0,413.0D for last year, a
decrease of $769,024.34. The rate of taxa
tion is $1.55 for each $100.
The revenue is appropriated as follows:
Fifteen cents of the J1.95 received for taxa
tion are for State revenue; 10 cents for
State interest; 40 cents for school tax; 2
cents for the Public Library, and $1.2S for
This year's revenue, therefore, would be
divided as follows: State revenue, $32,266.23;
State interest, $21,510.81; school tax, $S,
043.27; Public Library, $1,302.16, and Muni
cipal purposes, $270,147.62.
Herewith is the complete table of railroad,
railway, bridge and telegraph valuations for
Missouri Pacific Railway
Oak Hill Uruncn
Merchants' Bridgo KallruaJ...
Wiggins Firry Company.
St. Louis. Keokuk and Northwestern. 231.818.9-5
United Hallways Company
it. Louis Traction Company
St. Louis and East St. Louts Line...
St. Louis Bridge
Jilssourl District Telegraph
Pacific. .Mutual Telegraph Company..
Decreases trom last year's assessments AHs
scurl I'aclflc. JI.347.tl; Iron Alountaln. JI.704.65;
Colorado. Jttf.73; Aterchants' Bridge Railway,
i2.6U.52; Frisco. Jl.SVS; St. Louis, Keokuk and
Northwestern. Jl.i52.tU; Western Union, J5.274.5S.
and St. Louis Transit Company, J363.443.SO. In
creasesTransfer Railway, J9.674.C3; Terminal
Railway, J31.bS-i.Cl; Suburban. J4.S16.0; Merarneo
Division. 52.iC3.30; abash, J464.29, and Allssourl
District Telegraph. J1.S03.70.
ATTOKXEV (JEXEllAL'S STATEMENT.
Jefferson City, Mo., Aug. 27. Attorney
General E. C. Crow to-day gave out a state
ment relative to the valuation of railway
and bridge property In St. Louis.
"The assessment this year," ho says, "for
tho street railways or St. Louis was ordered
made by the board just as it was last year.
1 moved to increase the assessment over
that of last year 33 1-3 per cent, and the
motion was lost. See record State Board of
Equalization for 1S00, page 216. The distribu
tion of the amount of the assessment was
r.ot mado by the clerk in extending it as it
was last year, but the amount ot the as
faesMment for the St. Louis street railways
was practically the same as last year."
Speclul Oiler in Cnlltnsr Cards.
This week only, 100 finest engraved calling
cardi and copper plate for $1.00; 100 card3
from your own plate, 75c. Mermod & Jac-
card's, Broadway and Locust.
DOCTOR D. V. DEAN IS DEAD.
For Ten Years Superintendent of
Doctor D. V. Dean, who acted a3 Superin
tendent of the City Hospital for ten years,
beginning in 1S76, died Sunday in the City
Insane Asylum of oedema of the brain. Tho
body was Incinerated yesterday in the Mis
Doctor Dean had a long and brilliant rec
ord as Superintendent and as a private prac
titioner, and to him was conceded the honor
of being one of the pioneer bacteriologists
of the West. Ho was 70 years old and had
been a resident of St. Louis for nearly forty
years. He is HJrvived by his widow and two
In 1SS1 an investigation Into certain
charges against him as an official was held,
first by tho Board of Health and later by
the House of Delegates, resulting in his
vindication. He returned to private practice
In 1SS6 and was elected to the 3oard of Trus
tees of Beaumont Medical College, In which
institution he became professor of physiol
ogy. His mind gave symptoms of weaken
ing in 1SS6, and in December of that year
he was taken to the Insane Asylum.
Not Sold In Paris.
If you are cointr to the World's Fair at
Paris this year you should by all means
take with you a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Kemedy. It
is not sold in Paris, and is almost certain
to be needed on the trip. After you have
called In a French physician and paid him
for hl3 services, and paid .for the medicine
he prescribes, you will realize how much
a little bottle of this remedy Is worth when
you are 3,000 miles or more from home and
among strangers. Adv.
Opposed to HOB'S Amendment.
Fort Worth, Tex.. Aug. 27. The Legisla
tive Committee of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers is In session here. But
little was done to-day, as all of the mem
bers have not yet arrived. Much opposition
is developed to the Hogg constitutional
amendments adopted at Waco, and a reso
lution expressing this sentiment will proba
bly be adopted.
Washington, Aug. Zl The President has)
appointed the following Postmasters:
Iowa Audoban, Harper W. Wilson; Mason
City, Joseph A. Farrell.
Missouri Bethany. Edgar W. Prentiss;
Excelsior Springs, William E. Temploton.
Texas Conroe, William Rogers.
On BROADWAY, locc&t.
We have JUST RECEIVED a Collection of -
GENTLEMEN'S SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RINGS
in QUAINT, Hand-Carved MOUNTINGS, which in artistic merit are far
in advance of any similar articles of Fine Jewelry ever offered for sale.
Among the subjects treated are: "Eve and the Serpent" "Neptune"
"The Dancing Girl" "Lions in Combat" Serpent Heads, Lion's
Claws, Buffalo Heads, Mermaids and Various Historical and Allegorical
These are truly masterpieces of the Goldsmith's Art, and there is the
attention to detail which distinguishes the work of Famous Artists and
These beautiful Rings are in Rose Gold or Antique finish. AVe mount
them in our own factory with Diamonds of our own importation, guaran
teed by our expert, the prices ranging according to the value of the
If desired we will sell the mountings alone, and set our Customers'
own Diamonds in them.
Mermod & Jaccard's,
STRAIN OF NURSING
PARENTS WAS FATAL.
Seventeen-Year-Old Ida Knepper
Collapsed When They Be
SHE DIED IN AN AMBULANCE.
End Came While She Was on the
Way to the Hospital
The Family Lives in"
East St. Louis.
A pathetl case of childish devotion to
parents was brought to the notice of Su
pervisor John Wheeler of East St. Louis,
A young girl nursed her parents through
a long siege of sickness, while so ill herself
that she was hardly able to walk. unUl at
last the strain proved too great and she
collapsed, and died In an ambulance while
on the way to the hospital.
In the rear of No. 410 Trendley avenue.
East St. Louis, live James Knepper and
his family. About two months ago. Knep
per became 111 from diphtheria. He is a
laborer, and the little store of money In
the house, consisting of the last week's
wages Knepper had earned, soon dwindled
to nothing. Then Mrs. Knepper became
111 from the same disease. The family was
nearly destitute. There was no money to
buy medicines or food, but Knepper, who
had always kept his family above want by
dlnt of hard labor, scorned to call on the
city officials for aid.
The burden ot keeping the house and
nursing her parents fell upon 17-year-old
Ida, but she accepted it without a murmur.
Occasionally a neighbor would drop In and
stay all night with the sick couple, but
neighbors, especially when they are hard
working people, do not like to sit up nights
with the sick, eo Ida was up day and night
for nearly a month.
At last, her parents became convalescent
and Ida's burden was considerably lessened.
But the strain she had undergone was too
much for a constitution no stronger than a.
child's, and Sunday she collapsed.
When he saw that the life of his daugh-
ter was at stake, Knepper consented to call
the city physician. Doctor Do Courcy ar
rived, and soon saw that Ida had worked,
and nursed her sick parents long after
she should have been In bed herself, and
decided that It was best that she should go
to the hospital. An ambulance was sum
moned and the sick girl, now unconscious,
was placed in it. When the hospital was
reached she was dead.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon,
the body being buried In the City Cemetery.
The Kneppers now have but one child, a
daughter 7 years old.
NEW LOOP CAUSES A SUIT.
Missouri-Edison Opposes the Tran
The Missouri-Edison Electric Company
applied to the Circuit Court yesterday for
an Injunction to restrain the St. Louis
Transit Company from laying tracks over
or on both sides of a manhole at the north
east corner of Broadway and Locust street.
An order to ehow cause why the relief
prayed for should not be granted was is
sued by Judge Talty. returnable to-morrow.
A temporary restraining order is to pre
vail In the meantime.
The petition alleges that the St. Louis
Tanalt Company has torn up the surface of
the street around the manhole and is pro
ceeding to build railroad tracks over and
upon It, cutting off a part of the samo and
destroying and preventing access to the
manhole. The latter is used by the Dlaln-
tlff and several other light and power com
panies, it is stateu. ine stoic is orougnt in
the interest of the plaintiff and any others
who wish to Join in the proceedings.
The transit company is putting in a
switch to connect the Broadway and Lo
cust street tracks.
Westerners In Xew York.
New York, Aug. 27. Hotel arrivals to-day
Include tho following visitors from the-
St. Louis A. T. West. R. E. Collins. M.
T. Collins, M. R. Collins, Holland; Mrs. C.
L. Royce, H. Vensonnaler, S. . Erner,
A. L. Kemper, Herald Square; G. A. Rubel
mann, D. C. Boardley. W. B. KInealy, T.
A. Meyscnburg. Fifth Avenue; R. Hoyt, E.
R. Hoyt. J. C. Craig. Murray Hill; N.
Frank. M. I. Ryan. Hoffman; L. Schaeffer,
G. Schaeffer. Earllngtcn; W. H. Wesslng.
T. E. Upshaw. Jr.. St. Denis; W. E. Brown,
H. H. Oehle, Orand Union: A. S. Dollus,
J. Boyle. H. C. McGuire. Empire; W. F.
Glcsecke, I.. J. Schneppc, Manhattan;
W. M. Ledbctter. A. Moore. E.
Mevers. Normandle: F. C. Besch,
H "II. Wilson. Grand; W. O. Gunlson, Wal
dorf: C. Schraubstadter, Imperial: A. Man
helmcr, Vendome; Miss M. Fox, New Am
sterdam. S. H. Jacobson. Broadway Cen
tral: I. Fuchs. Belvedere: J. Weaver, Vic
toria: A. Miller. Gilsey; W. F. Kirkpatrick,
Bartholdl; J. M. Elledge, Union: J. p.
Fraser, Cadillac; E. M. Jordan, Plaza; L.
On September 1st next I will be ready to receive
payment of CURRENT REVENUE TAX BILL for 1900.
All persons paying same during the month of Sep
tember will be allowed a rebate on their CITY TAXES
at the rate of 8 per cent per annum.
CHAS. F. WENNEKER,
Collector of the Revenue.
Don-t Voxrmvt VlMt
Yu ban tft BBST. awMMtamdlag tktr
jr. m.MicB . c. eo. mamvtagtvwxmm
Glaser. Savoy; E. D. Bartholomew, Astor
Mr, l. R. McAnally. Colonnade; C. E'.
Kansas City-Mrs. Judah and Miss Judah.
T?T,.U,:rF- RiV-h JA Rlngolsky;
f''". - i . iut.-u. j. u. oniveiy. uil
sey; W . B. Thomas, Herald Square: C. P.
.lonnson Ashland; Miss H. McEIroy.
St. Joe Miss M. Dimmitt, Mrs. J. A.
Johnston, Holland; G. Leery. Herald
The Two Eyes Kt Alike
In all cases, and different lenses are re
quired. Doctor Bond, expert optician ai
Mermod & Jaccard's, Broadway and Locust,
examines each eye separately and fits them
accordingly. No charge for examination.
Steel frames, $1 and up; goli!, $5 and up.
DETECTIVE KEELY ON DUTY.
Bullets Taken From
Body as Souvenirs.
Detective Jack Keely, who was shot five
times while attempting to arrest "Biddy"
Holden and John Julian two months ago,
returned to work yesterday. He Is appar
ently as strong as ever.
Detective Keely has four of the bullets
which were tired I Into him as souvenirs of
the experience. The fifth missile is still in
?r iW;hTe,d0ct0.55 wer.e afrald to VrobS
for it in the hot weather. As soon as winter
bymmeaTs fffg&y mad t0 loc
YOUNG COUPLE MISSING.
Went to Picnic and Did Not Return. ,A
Metropolis. 111., Aug. 27.-Saturday night
Letha Leech, the 14-year-old daughter of
James Leech, a prominent farmer of this
county, went to a picnic with Walter
honrier' y!un man ot the se neighbor
. r?hey teve.not been heard from
since. It was not discovered that they were
missing until Sunday morning, Whm the
rri,?'as eectetl home and did not come!
hood. escUemeut Prevails in the neighbor
Parker's Headache Ponders
?L.cu.ro1?eardache' Fevers and Neuralgia.
Contain Iso Bromos. Price, 10c.
National Fraternal Congreis.
Boston, Aug. 27. All the ojneere and com
mittees ana many of the lady members
or the Rational Fraternal Congress have,
arrived here for the sessions of that body,
which are to open to-morrow.
Among those here are: The president, of
Toronto, Mce President Charles E. Bonnell.
Chicago: Secretary Treasurer 1L W. Sock
et t, Meadville, Pa.; Past Supreme Master
Workman D. H. Shields of Hannibal, lie,
of the A. O. U. W.: Doctor C. R. McCollom,
Minneapolis, and about 160 delegates
The principal business to-:a-o- ti-.na the
I !" "f3 of the medical and fraternal press
ChSirroan R. EL Moss of Port Huron,.
". piusiuun ut tne meeting or tne med
ical section and read an elaborate address
on "The -Medical Features of tho Year."
A paper on "Tuberculosis" was read by
Doctor C. It. McCollom ot Minneapolis.
Chairman P. S. Stratton of the fraternal
press section presided at the meeting of
Highwaymen Secured 7,000 in
Cash and Diamonds.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 27. Doctor Joseph
Baennelt and Mrs. Flora M. Betts, both of
this city, while driving in the suburbs late
last night, were held up by masked men,
who secured over $7,000 in cash and dia
monds. Mrs. Betts was beaten Into insenslbUlty
and Doctor Baennelt was very roughly
C. F. Simmon Located In Texas.
Corpus Chrlstl. Tex., Aug. 27. C. F. Sim
mons, formerly the St. Louis proprietary
medicine man. has permanently located on
a ranch here, recently purchased, about
sixty miles northeast of Corpus ChrlstL
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