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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER C. 1900'.
STILL ON DOTY,
mm OF A ST. LOUIS BOY
BY FILIPINOS WAS AVENGED.
MORPHINE HABIT POSITIVELY GUREDf
Oie Thousand Persons Have Been SuccessfuJy Treated for the Mor-i
phlne, Opium, Cocaine, Allied Drugs and Whisky Habit
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h 00 auu c-t-i
Without a Single Failure.
Hundreds of letters have been rocclved from rrtles who werai
slaves to the drug and drink habit and who had tried almosd
every other treatment In vain, but they aro now rejoicing Inl
absolute freedom, as they have been cured by the new discovery!
Known as tho Antlnarcotin Treatment, which In four to clghti
eaKa positively and permanently cures every case, even those ss-4
called incurable cases. ThU drug and drink habit, which is rj
curse to humanity. Is a disease end car-not be cured by willj
power. The reason that this grind discovery makes such cheJ
nornenal cures Is that it is not a substitute, but an antidote
which eradicates the stimulant, bo It morphine, cocaine or anyj
like drug or stimulant, within three das. and within a we.k'sl
time It places the patient upon hte or her feet a new person. lit
also eliminates nervousness and pain and brings en a natural
rooming and dreamless sleep. It is positively the only curj
known to t.cienc- which permanently cures and leaves the conJ
stltutlon of the-patient strong and vigorous. Any one calllrgorl
fending their name and address to G. II Itoose, Mgr NnrcoUarai
Hoxpltal. 016 Lueas avenue, St. Lculs. Mo., will receive full In
formation as to this wonderful cure; alsa a long list of testtaoJ
mate from responsible people, which will make the most skap4
tical a believer In tha efllcacloiisr.ess of Antlnarcotin.
George Hepting and Frank Schmidt, Who Have Been Engaged
at Such Tasks for Years, See Nothing Extraor
dinary in Their Occupation.
Superior 0 Hirers Not Dippus-fil io
Suspend Him Pending Out
come of Charge.
Sergeant Percy G. liampson Was Boiocd by Aniigos Three
Hundred Natives Slain by His Comrades.
POLICE RULES IN THE CASE.
l'lunshiili'iit l'ro.MTibi'd for Offi'iise
I'ili'd Against the Ol'iirer
Trial Before the Polio
Board on Tuesday-.
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X Poeltlona occurred oy pa!nlT.
THE STEEI'LES OF ST. JOSEPH'S CUT RCH, WMUE .WINTERS
WORK EVERY DAY AT DIZZY ALTITUDES.
"Two m;n swinging at the dizzy height of
200 feet cleaning the frail cross on the
steeple of St. Joseph's Church. Eletcnth and
Blddle streets, said to be the highest m
tha city, have been the cjnosure of many
observers since last Tuesday morning.
They work Just aa unconcernedly as If
they were painting a, floor instead ol dand
ling their feet in the air at such an alti
tude, where a fill would bo Instant death.
They are Georgo Hepting- of No. 1210
Franklin avenue and Frank Schmidt of No.
2002 Wash street. They have been doing
such work for years, but they think no- raoro
cf the danger Involved than they would of
taking a. stroll through Forest Park. Both
are men who weigh less than 133 pounds,
and they are less than 25 yearg old. Both
are also unmarried. To Interview them It
was necessary for the reporter to climb to
the top of tho steeple and to stand on a
narrow ledge of tho cupola, clinging with
one hand to tho cross they were washing.
And even alter such trouble hod been taken
to get their story, they were averse to
publicity because they failed to see any
thing extraordinary In what they -were do
ing. About half past 1 o'clock yesterday after
noon the painters were working on oppo
site sldea of the cross. From the street
below they appealed like small Insects
crawling about on the cupola, and Hepting
especially, who was astride the lateral be3m
of the cross, seemed to be In a fearfully
perilous position. Other painters were scat
tered about the various sides of the church
walls on ladders, but their tasks seemed
comparatively to be children's play.
On two sides of the cupola there Is an
Men on Threo East Side Lines Quit
"When Company Refuses to
Reinstate a Motorinan.
'ARBITRATION IS OFFERED.
PreKldent Day Issues a Letter to
tho Patrons Explaining His
Position and Asking
The employes of tho SL Louia and Belle
ville Traction Company are out on strike.
All the lines of tho company the Day line,
the Suburban line and the Belleville local
line are completely tied up. Only one car
was run yesterday, and that was the mall
car. No passengers were carried.
The direct causo of the strike Is said to
be the discharge of Motorman George Van
Houten for carelessness. Van Houten col
lided with an Air Line switch engine ut the
OarUlde crossing, west of Belleville- on
August 23. and was suspended for ten days
pending an Investigation. The ten days ex
pired several days ago, and Van Houten
was given notice of his discharge. The com
pany gave as its excuse for discharging Van
Houten that he should have approached tha
crossing with his car under control. The
union claimed that Van Houten was not to
blame for the accident. They claimed that
the track was overgrown with weeds, and
that the Band tube on the car wa3 pulled cut
of place, and that when Van Houten ap
plied the air brake the wheels Blid along
the track and ran Into the engine.
AfHdavlt3 from two passengers who wcro
on the car were presented to President Day
by the union, stating that Van Houten had
made every effort to stop h'.s car In time,
but the air brake was of no avail. They
said that Van Houten. when he saw tho air
brake would not stop the car, aoplled the
hand brake, and finally reversed the car
and applied the power. The Grievance Com
mittee of the unioir called upon President
Day and asked that Van Houten be rein
stated pending arbitration. Mr. Day re
fused to reinstate the man until the matter
was definitely settled, and that Is the is
sue between the men and the company. Be
sides tho discharge of Van Houten the men
claim to have several other grievances.
They claim they are not paid when pay day
errive?, ind that Mr. Day and Superintend
ent Thompson are doing everything in their
power to break up the organization of the
Yesterday President Day. In behalf of the
company. Issued an address to the public
reviewing the collision In which Van Houten
figured and declaring that It was due to
carelessness. He urged that his proposition
to submit the question at issue to arbitra
tion was still open. Ho" declared that bo
could not reinstate Van Houten pending the
decision of the arbitrators because It an
other accident were to happen to a car of
which he was in charge any persons Injured
could st Up the claim that the company had
"j.ncu mm ui carelessness ana yet Placed
. m uMto . w, aq jiiuuo uie point
STr ;'""'" ,-T.iv,,iv.?-,-il Yr-i..i irwt.
1 opening to the base of the cross Just larg
enough to admit a. slim man s cociy. ui o
this, after a toilsome climb, the reporter
! thrust the upper part of his body to Inter
' view the ralmers, ivho-sveres-v.ir.glng In the
gale at the sides of tho cupola. Uhen tno
following eoiiver&aticn ensued in bellowing
"I'm a reporter from The Kcpublic We've
taken a picture of ou at work up here. Will
you tell me your names and something
: about yourselves?"
Hepting bellowed in return:
"What do sou want to take oar pictures
for? We don't want to get in the togue'
gallery. What do jou want to wrlto us up
for? Wo ain't dslng anything to print."
Finally Hepting and his companion,
Schmidt, swung around nearer to the re
porter and consented to be Interviewed. The
painters' point of view Is that they are Just
doing their ordinary everyday woik and de
serve no especial credit for It. They say
that any painter who is light In weight and
has no physical defect will gladly do the
Hepting has Letn painting steeples for ten
years, and Schmidt began about live years
aso as a partner of Hepting, when thoy both
cleaned and painted the steeple of the sama
church they arc working at now. Neither
has over had an accident. The men do not
touch liquor, and when asked why they
were not married Hepting said: f "Oh, wo
live too high In the world to do any court
ing." Both of the men make the tollmme ascent
and descent In the eteeplo four tlmvH a Uay
nnd they are genuinely nonchalant aboutU.
The steeple painters will be at their work
about four weeks. The last thing they
shouted at tho reporter as he started on his
downward trip with trembling and fear was:
"All you have to know Is the trick of It!"
that In view of the fact that tho accident
In which hu figured had cauhed the company
the loss of con&iderabiu money, Vun Houten
could well afford to lose H or $W while a
board of arbitration was passing on tho
case. Mr. Day appealed to tile public to
atsist him in his efforts to place none but
competent men in charge of his cars, a- tha
patrons would be benefited by tho corre
sponding lncreasw In the safety of travel.
OPERATORS WILL NOT YIELD.
Largest Miners' Strike in the Coun
try's History Probable.
New York, Sept. 5. Anthracite coal oper
ators of tho Viilled States have thrown
down the gauntlet to tho United Mine
Workers of America, und unlcia one ride or
the other backs down befuro Monday the
greatest fjtriko thut haa ever been been in
the anthracito reglors will bfgin on that
day. One hundred anil forty-three thousand
miners will be luvoAtd on one side, and all
the great anthracite-carrs lng railroads, rich
raining corporations, and mine owners will
bo arrayed on the other side.
It threatens to be the most widespread
Btrike of miners that has ever taken place
In thi3 country. The lotsvs to workmen und
capital will mount Into the mllliona before
either Bide can be forced to glo In, and
doubtless the militia -wilt bo cullid out In
several States to quell dlimrders.
This crisis Is thu result cf an ultimatum
formulaltd by tlie miners demanding in
creased wages nnd a change In many other
conditions. They ask for the abolition of
company stores; d reduction in tho price of
powder from U 75 a keg to Jl.SO; that tho
Pennsylvania law requirini semimonthly
wage payments In cash be observed; a more
equitable determination of the weight of
coal mined, ou which tho ton rate Is paid.
Thfio demands were presented a few days
ago by the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, with a notice thut, unless they were
complied with by September S, all the men
Forty-three men, representing tho prin
cipal anthracite properties, hao been con
sidering these demands in secret session in
this city fur two days. To-night they ls
eued a statement to the effect that tho de
mands of the miners cannot bo granted, and
Individual members of the conference say
that rather than recede from this position
they will closo the mines.
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MAY BE M. A. SCHEELEY.
Pody at Morgue Thought to Be
That of Former City Weigher.
Tho body of a man supposed to be that
of M. J. Shelley, or M. A. Scheeley, who
was formerly a city weigher, was found
ebterday morning at S:4o o'clock by po
licemen of the Mounted District. Last nigh
a man who did not reveal his name called
at the morgue and identified the body as
that of M. A. Scheeley, who, according to
his statement, was formerly employed by
Tho corpse was found near Undell boule
vard, about two blocks west of Union ave
nue. Tlitre were no marks of violence on
the body, and thq circumstances seem to
Indicate that tho man had died a natural
death. In a pocket was found a card which
bore the Inscription: "O'Connor & Co., 811
Park avenue, city weighers. Klnloch B13ja."
Nothing else was found In the clothes.
The dead man was apparently about 45
years old and was about 5 feet fi lnchca In
height, weighing 1) pounds. He had a
long gray mustache and his hair was
brown, btreaked with gray. He wore a
black shirt, blue overalls, a. blue coat, blue
socks and a straw hat.
The address. No. 2233 Oregon avenue, giv
en lost night as that of the. dead man by
the stranger who Identified tho corpse, does
not exist, the first house on the block be
ing No. 2210. The Coroner's Inquest will be
Killed on n llallrnnd.
rtEPUHIJC SPECLA u
Maiden, Mo., Sept. 5. Virgil Straughn,
aged SU years, was killed on the rallroai
near this city this morning. It is believed
that he went to sleep on the track.
C iptnl'i T lloer lliiemer of tho Central
I'tiHn1 District, ag.iinl whom charges of
v.Tidurt unoeeomli's an ofilc r" !une been
hUd ! Captain Peter ItejnoMs, his super
ior. Is still duing active duty as a tptcial
The offense charged agalnt Captain
IJoemer i. that he stopped three young
vorr.cn on the corner of S entii and I
eust street-, threw hi arms about them
or J k-iOked their heads together. The young
women are cmploje- of a downtown store
and are eminently li'srcrtahie in tharictcr.
(st'itnin II r n i I ils, miller n rule if
the Pollee 31:iiiiiiiI, Iium iiiilliurH) "In
MiiMpcnd from duty iin) iil'lrcr or pu
Irulmnii, fur itny - iolnt Ion 'if tho
rulei of the iUinnl of I'nUrr," pemllnir
ti Iieitriiitc f (he eliiirKe hefort- tlie
liiiitrt:. A insirm!td oilier Is not per
inilted to urar il iiiilliiiin ilurlnKT
MlspexiHloii, nor to do all Ulud of
(aptain Itejnolds has nol fi-nll thH
n thoritj, but Iihs preferred wr'tl -n charge?,
to Im; tal.tu up at the -e-st int iz of the
Police Board. After doing so. he sa!d: "I
he; Captain Itoemer can ilpro."e the
v ' arge '
t'hl. t of Police Campbell also seems In
cllnid to look leniently upon the chargos
apilnst Captain Boomer. In an Inti rvlew
printed in lesterday's Jlepubllc he -"ays:
"I don't think the Captain meant any
thing sericus. I understand that he denies
hugging the girls. Boomer is a good oilier,
and If he did anything of this1 kind it rmit
hai.o been while ho w-.s drinking a little "
it i i.i: ahovt i!iiiM(ir;.
One section of a rule of the police manual
"'I he police Kliull not, nlille on
duty, drink any Kind of intoxleatln
liiinor; or, except lu the liiiniediute
lierforniHiice of their dnty, rntor iwiy
lilnce In nlilch lutovleutiiiw drink
arc Hold or fnrnlnlieil."
The charges against Captain Roemer nro
made by MUs Blla Woody or No. 4016 Man
chester avenue. Miss Nellie Kecpler of
Maplewood and Miss Roo Littleton of No.
37M Finney avenue. Miss Kcepler stated
In her nflidaUt that she had been accus
tomed to walk along Seventh street at the
hour when tho alleged offeree occurred for
a number of years and that she was never
before molested by any one.
Nono of the young women have ever
been accused of boisterous conduct on the
streets or elsewhere. Captain Itoemer as
serts that ho made a mistake In assuming
that they were Improper characters. He
says he was led to his wrong conclusion by
loud laughter from the young women. They
deny that they were laughing aloud, or in
any way misconducting themselves.
Captain Roemer also denies that he
hugged the joung women.
ni'LU rou puMsimnxT.
Another rule of the police manual, which
provides for the punishment of ofllccrs
"Any momber of flic police forco
mny be punished Iy the Hoard of Po
lice In. Its illnerrtlon. cither by rrprl
iiimiil, forfeiture of pay, for not ex
ceeding thirty dn for one offenne,
liy being reduced In rank, or by dls
inlssul from the force, on com lotion
of nuy one of the following or!ejinex,
to nit! Iiitoxiritllon, uny ucl of op
pression or tyranny, violation of tlie
rnles. Immoral conduct, conduct un
bccomluir nn olliccr, any other net
contrary to good order nntl dis
NOT A WIDOW, AS THOUGHT.
Mis. Lyon Mourned a Living Hus
band Over Twenty-Five Years.
Norwalk. Conn., Sept 5. It wa? by ap
plying to tha Government for a widow's
pension that Mrs. Sarah H. Lyon, who. over
since tho battle of Cettjbburg his mourned
her husband aj dead, learned that she is
not a widow. She is now packing her
trunk prevtratory to going to Indiana to
nee her hTband.
Mrs. Lon. It Is paid, swnt "nagging" let
ters to her husband when he a at the
front. He grew tirfd of them and dropped
her acquaintance. Sho thought he must lie
dead and so she built a monument to his
memory In Oak CSrova Cemetery here and
on every Memorial Day put Howciii there
and cried over it.
She became s.o poor In circumstances that
pirn was forced to apply for tho pens-Ion. To
day bha received a letter from the Hureau,
Deur Madam: We cannot allow your
claim fdr k. pension on the ground that you
are a fcoldler's widow, because you are not.
"Wo are paying a pension to jour hus
band, who is In ecellent health."
Mrs Lyon's disappointment at not getting
the pension was counterbalanced by her
Joy on learning that Mr. Lyon Is alive. Ho
is superintendent of the Soldiers" Homo in
NEW BANK FOR NEGROES ONLY.
African Methodists' Plan Approved
by Local Men.
Several of the local negro clergy were
questioned last night on the subject of the
Colored Man's Rank, which the Connec
tlonal Council of the African Methodist
Church, at present In cession at Indianapo
lis, Ind., has voted unanimously to locate
In St. Louis. None of the ministers had re
ceived any dcflnlto advices as to tho precise
nature of the institution to be established,
but all wero highly In favor of such an un
dertaking and have promised their assist
ance to make it a buccess.
They agreed that the negro race should
possess an Institution In which church and
charity funds could be deposited. It would
servo to make the negroes of the city will
ing to help each other, und throw business
Into each other's hands. It Is believed that
the bank will be run on the plan of the
large German savings banks. All the of
ficers and employes of tho bank will be
DEMOCRATS CLAIM ILLINOIS.
Poll of the State Shows Surprising
Chicago, 111., Sept. B. Illinois Is for Bryan
and Alschuler, according to a poll uf the
State which the Democrats have made.
"Returns from moat of the 301 counUes
outside of Chicago and Cook County have
been received, and they show strong evi
dences of the popularity of Bryan and Ste
venson and Albchulcr In Illinois," said Sec
retary Nelson to-day. "In forty of the
counUes the returns are complete, except
for a few mlFsing townships. The gains for
the Democratic ticket are surprising.
"They show that Illinois is going Demo
cratic again this year, as It did In 1S32. and
Indicate a general trend of the voters
toward the Democratic candidates, which
was confirmed yesterday by the Democratic
gains and Republican loss over the vote in
lits in Vermont, as shown by the election
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- i z' i 1 1 v n" r u ii hi h ti i ir ii ii i j m
SERGEANT PERCY HAMPSON,
Of St. Louis, who was cut to death by bolonien in the Philippine
Details of the untimely and terrible death
of Sergeant l'ercy C. Hampson, a St. Lou-a
soldier, and member of Battery A in tha
I'orto Rlcan campaign, reached this city
yestorday. The young man, with a com
panion, was treacherously stabbed to death
by a party of native toldlers disguised as
amlgos. They used the- deadly bolo. and in
flicted upon Hampson's body twenty-two
Frederick D. Hampson and Arthur Hamp
son, brothers ot tho murdered eoldler, re
ceived two letters yesterday. One was ad
dressed In tho familiar hand of their broth
er. This was read tlrat, and told of the cap
ture by the Forty-fourth Volunteer Infantry
of tho town of Hilongos. Company A, to
which Hampson belonged, took a prominent
part in the action. The letter was cheerful
In tone, and tho wrfter spoko of meeting
,oon after the expiration of tho two years.'
The other letter, postmarked from tho
same place is the !!nt, was In a stranna
hand It was from Captain John L. Ketch
am, Captain of Company A. Forty-fou-th
Infantry. The note was short. It nnnounced
In a, formal manner th.it Sergeant Hamp
son had bctn killed on June 21 while bath
ing In a river near the company camp. Tho
body. It s.Jld, was buried in tho churchyard
Tho details ot tho affair wero learned
MANIAC'S QUEER GRUDGE.
Hrokc Up Archbishop Corrigan's
Furniture iu Frenzy of Rage.
New York. Sept. B.-John W. "a?fI3;
supposedly insane, rang the door boll of
Archbishop Corrigan's residence. Fiftieth
street and Madison acnue. this city, early
this evening and asked to see the well
known prelate. Tlie butler, aohn Nestor,
not liking tho louks of the man, told him
the Aichbishop was engaged und could not
be seen. Hanley then naked to so rather
Connolly, the Archbishop's secretary.
visitor was admitted and asked to wait In
the rtception hall. , v j
As Nestor rlosed the donr Hanley nished
down tho hallway nnd Into tho dining
room. Here, In a furious rage, he began
throwing the contents of the. sideboard
about the room. He smashed cut g.ass
against the wall and hurled the filUcrwaro
ugalnht the Cfllltic. Then ho grabbed the
chairs, the rugs from the noor and cur
tains from the windows and broke and
tore everything into small pieces.
The butler summoned two passers-by.w'hn.
with the as-slstanco of the Archbishop nnd
tho Fccretary, the latter having been sum
moned from their rooms by the uproar,
snucecdcd in overpowering Hanley. Ho
was taken to the station-house, where he
kept relating over and over:
"If tho Archbishop can afford to go to
Rome to get a red feather in his cap, he
can afford to IK up my brother's gravo
In Calvary." .
Thero wero no traces, of llrmor on Ilan
lej. and It is thought lite actions resulted
from a sudden attack of Insanity.
NOTE FROM ANDREE FOUND.
Pottle Picked Up at the Most
Northerly Norwegian Port.
New York. Sept. C Tho New York Herald
to-night received the following cable from
the Harbormaster of Vnrdoe. the most
northerly Norwegian vort:
"Vardoe, Wednesday, Sept. 5 (Copyright,
1KX. by the New York Herald Company.)
A bottle from Andree, containing a note
numbered 143, has been found four miles
cast of Vardoe."
MAY ASCEND A THRONE.
Consuelo Vanderbilt May Become
Viccregent of Ireland.
London. Sept. S. Vanity Fair says It Is
not unlikely that the Duke of Marlborough
will succeed Earl Cadogan as Lord Lieu
tenant of Ireland.
If this prediction should prove true the
Duke's wife, who was Mlas Consuelo Van
derbilt, will occupy the viceregal throne ot
Ireland, an exalted position cprresponding
to the one hell by Lauy Curzon in In
Counterfeiting was once puniEtiable by death
in l.'nUcd, a fact which !; a Judge In passing
gentence upon a. man convicted of that crlm to
ua: "I can bold cut io ou no inercy here, and
I urge jou to make preparation for anotlur
world, where I bepe you may obtain that inercy
which a due rejard for the credit ot our papir
currency forbids ou tu hoie for now." Xhij was
certainly tetere, and yet counterfeiting of any
nature deserves ilsrcus punishment. One wblch
pas occasioned much misery la tlie Imitation cf
the well-known dsrK.psla cre, Ilostettera Stom
ach liitterj. Btcausa of its great euceess, hun
dreds of Jncapablw compounds baye arisen, claim,
lng to be lust as good. Don't be deceived. There
is but one Hitters and the genuine has eur Prl
ate Revenue huirnp oer the neck of the bvtfl.
Try it tvr intlicesUon. constipation, biliousness
torpid lUjr and weak kidneys.
'V iu ml M iwC
from a letter written by rrfvate William L.
Frazee of No. 1113 New-house avenue. This
letter, which Is wiitlen to Miss Nell Frazee,
tells fully of tho tragedy. It states that two
Sergeants and two privates started from
camp for tho purpose of taking a bath In
the river. They went unarmed, there being
a rule that American soldiers cannot go
about with their guns. A party of natives
followed the Americans and hid In a thick
underbrush until the four were disrobed
and about to enter the water. Then they
rushed upon them, killing Hnmrs-on and a
private nt the first onslaught. The other
two managed to escapi by flight. They
wero pursued, but succeeded In reaching
camp, where they gave the alarm.
Tho Americans were furious, and de
termined to be revenged upon the Fili
pinos. According to the letter, the ofilcers
wero unable to control tho men. They got
their guns and killed every man in eight in
Hilongos, then ran to a little village fur
ther un the beach and kliltd natives there.
The 1-tter states that KO natives were slain
to avenge tho two Americans.
Hampson was considered one of the best
soldier in his company, and was popular
with ohicera and men. WcIIo a member of
Battery" A ho was a hard worker, and ex
cellent soldier. At Aroyo, where the battery
landed at Porto Rico, he did the work of
teveral men In unloading the horses from
the transport. He was in tho regular army
threo years before becoming a member of
GOING FOR THE BARONESS.
Henry Ledyard, Quietly Married,
Starts for the Orient.
Hamilton, Ontario. Sept. H. At the homo
of the bride to-day Mis Mary Alice Maude
Hendrle, daughter of the Canadian mil
lionaire, was married to Henry II. Led
vard. Jr., of Detroit, the eldest son of H. E.
l.edard. president of the Michigan Central
The wedding wa3 very quiet, on account
of the recent death of Lieutenant Ledjard.
who was killed in tho Philippines, and of
Baron von Ketteler. the German Minister
to China, who was murdered In tho streets
of 1'ekln. Baron von Ketteler married a
sister of the bridegroom, nnd Mr. Lcdard
and hte bride lire going to Yokohama to
bring the Baroness home.
They departed for Vancouver on a spe
cial train Immediately after tho ceremony,
and will pall on Monday for tho Orient.
SAY THEY FOUGHtTbURGLAR.
Police Investigate Report of Ren
Clark and Companion.
Ren Clark and Charles Bnnrtcn of No. KtO
Von Vcrsen avenue reported to tho
Mounted District I'ollce. yesterday thut
whllo they were sitting In front of their
home they heard a peculiar noise on tho
seeonc floor and went up to Investigate.
They told the police that they found u
burglar In their bedroom nnd hail a dohper
nte struggle with him. According to their
story, he escaped nfter shooting at them
several times. They also declared that the
burglar Jumped from a second-story win
dow. Special Ofticer Cabanne of the Mounted
District was detailed to make a complete
Investigation. The offlcer rtported to Cap
jaln McNameo that he did not believe that
the Clark residence had been robbed.
IN NEW POLICE'cOURT TO-DAY.
Quarters in the Old City ITall in
The First District Police Court, Judge
SIdener presiding, will convene this morn
ing In Its new quartern in the old City Hall.
The old chamber of the Houe of Delegates
has been fitted up and remodeled for a
courtroom, which Is quite an Improvement
upon the stuffy little basement room at
the Four Courts.
All the records and furnlturo of tho court
were moved to tlie new chamber yesterday
afternoon, so that all Is In readiness for
the opening session this morning. Cages
have been provided In the new room for
the accommodation of the prisoners on trial.
The City Marshal has a new otnee litted out
adjoining the courtroom.
ENTERED THE SACRED CITY.
British Commander Eeports the
London, Sept. 6. General Sir Alfred
Caselcc. commander of the British Indian
troops at the Chinese capital, wires as fol
lows from Pekin August 9 to Lord
George Hamilton, Secretary of State for
"The allies marched through the Forbid
den City yesterday (August 2S). The British
Ish had third placo In the procesbion, the
Russians and Japanese being In greater
J. P. Iticc Anmlnntcd for Congr.
Lacrosse. Wis., Sept. 6. J. I'. Rice of
Sparta was nominated for Congress to-day
by the Democrats of the Seventh Wisconsin
GGLTS LEAP FROM
BOAT INTO RIVER, i
Six V'ild Mustangs llavr Narrow
Escape Prom Drowning Tug
Reliance to the Rescue.
THREE WERE TIED TOGETHER.
Got to the St. Louis Shore in
Safely, Then Fell From Ex
haustion Wfie on a
Six mustang colts beeame unmanageable
on board the transfer steamer Andrew
Christy yesterday afternoon, and while the
loat was In midstream they plunged over
board. It was the signal for a general alarm
along th rher front. The animals be
longed to Harry Gearing, a Calhoun County
shipper, and were led aboard the Christy
on the Cast Side. Three wore tied by one
lariat, two by another and the sixth, on
account of its diminutive size, was held
by a halter only.
When they went under the water tha
boat's engines were stopped and, ss they
came up, on effort was made to pull them
In by throwing ropes over their heads.
Deck hands soon discovered that all six
would bo drowned by tho wash of tho
boat before they could be approached In
that manner and tho scheme was given
The three tied together wero having the
worst time of It. They kicked and strug
gled furiously, each one trying to out
swim tho other, and thereby strangling
all three.. The two held by another rope,
seemed to be more evenly matched. They
faced the current steadily and struck out
for the East Side. The third outstripped
the bunch and landed opposite a shanty
boat on the east shore a few moments after
But It was a case of life and death be
tween the big three. They Anally became
infuriated nnd began to bite and kick at
each other as drowning men will fight when
given a chance to be rescued.
In the dilemma tho tug Reliance steamed
out to pull them Inshore with a. boathook.
The tug wa3 driven almost against the
colts. Two roustabouts leaned far over her
forecastle with a hook, but the horses deft
ly eluded their throws.
The gamo of rescue became so nborbing
that the tug was kept close to the colts, and
in an attempt to avoid tho boat they were
gradually washed ashore on the L Louis
ide. After running up on the Levee they
rolled over exhausted. It was first thought
that they were dead, but an examination
showed that they were only prostrated.
Tho two evenly matched ones wero taken
in tow by a shantyboat dweller across tha
river, rts was the youngest colt, and all
were brought across on the next ferryboat
In time to be bhlpped aboard the steamer
Gearing, their owner was compelled to
pay heavy salvage Indemnity before the
shantyboat dweller would give up tho
three he caught.
Washington, Sept. i. Forecast for Thursday
Illinois rair la southern portion, showers or
thunderstorm and cooler la northern po.'tlcn.
Tluirada): rrlday, sooHen; cooler In southern
portion; fretih ?oulh to southwest Tvlnds.
Arkansas Warmer and generally fair Thurs
day; i.Yldar, showers, thunderstorms and cooler;
Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Kansas
Showers or thunderstorms and cooler Thursday;
iriaa7. fair; aoutnerly winds, becoming variable.
lovia fehowers or thunderstorms and cooler
Thurbday; Friday, fair; Iresh westerly winds.
Missouri l-'air and arm Thursday, except
prorata)- thunderstorms and cuoier la northwest
lortlon: lYlday, shotters and cooler, except In
ujrttinest portion; arlabia winds.
Louis, ilo, Tuesday, Sert. .19O0L
b.M a.ui. tip.m.
Xtarometrr, inches 3.). 11 W tit
11 ermormaer, desires Ti r-J
l.'tiv jK-int t.7 7t
Wrecllon of wind SB SW
Velocity cf wind i I
Weather at :M a. m., clear: :53 p. m., clear.
Maximum temperature, 92; minimum tempera
ture, it. ItUcr stage 1C.X
H. J. HYATT,
Local Forecast olllclal.
Iepartment of Agriculture. Weather Bureau.
Meteorological observations received at fat. Louis
beptt-mbr 5. llv. at 6.1 a. m. local time and
s p. m. sewmj-litth meridian time. Observations
taken at the fame moment ot time at all stations.
btations. Dir. Bar. Tp.Mx.Pra. Weather.
New Vork 8 W.W 81 .... Clear
Philadelphia W iO.ii hZ S .... Clear
uasmngton bU 3v.m io W .... Clear
Norfolk &B ii.U J W .... Clear
Charlotte St: iJ.ia Si .... Clear
Ja.kor.lllc NB torn T 76 .!: Pair
Atlanta K itMXf ii U .... Clear
Montgomery NB ao.ot M W .... Clear
V.cksounc ,i r.i fro U .... Clear
New Orleans HB 2).H ii W .... Clear
1-ttlc ltoUe SB WO W .... Clear
Ualrstou B 2S.SS U SS .01 Clear
l'aletln HF. 1.9) M M .... Clear
Ms-miliU X SD.od It M .... Clc-r
Nashville M 30.0S W .... Clear
H 30. w 14 i .... Clear
....K IO.-jH ii H Clear
...v ;).04 si so .... Clear
ClnclnriHti K S'U W IK) .... Clear
ntUDur K Ul.lo to it .... r-air
l'arkersourg- SW tO.U " .... Clear
IiUfalo BWT SjM ;t 7s .... Cloudy
Cleveland ,6B S'.C .i t3 .... Fair
Orand Haven KVV a.9S .i ti .... Clear
cnlrago ,.BW J9.S1 tl ii .... Clear
Duiutn ...... NE U.JO 79 84 .... Clear
Uucuquo H Ul.tS if Si .... Clear
Daverport , SW 21.92 M 93 .... Clear
St. Paul W .7 Ss 9a .... Clear
Oes i.'oinea ..SW 29.93 S3 92 .... Clear
t-prlnefleid. 111 ,..SW S 04 2 .... Clear
at. Louis SW 3J.04 SI 93 .... clear
Cairo W a.C S3 U .... Fair
bprlnKfleld, Mo ...SK S0.06 S3 SS .... Clenr
Kansas City H a.SJ Is S3 .... Fair
Omaha N'W S9.tu M 94 .... Clear
Huron ...,NW 2J.9S 74 84 .... Clear
Bismarck SW !.02 CO C8 Rain
U'Appells -S SO.M 61 .... Clear
Calitary SR M.S4 t 6S .... Clear
Havre SW Jo.Ol CS U .01 Clear
Helena , NE W.09 64 M .... Cloudy
ltapld City N 39.9 74 Stf .... Clear
North Platte N SJ.oo S S8 .... Clear
Lander NB 3SW K .... Clear
Cheyenne S ai.M T 78 .... Clear
Denver .SB 50.00 W J4 .... Clear
lieblo ....SI 33.98 St) a .... Clear
Douse City a . S 94 .... Clear
Oklahoma 6K So.M 4 90 .... Clear
Concordia 3 39 90 93 9S .... Clear
F4 Paso NB 29.9J 78 M Cloudy
Abilene ...SB 30.O) 13 SS .... Fair
Amarillo K ?-00 80 i .... Clear
Orand Junction ..NIV 39.94 80 84 w.. Clear
salt lake SW 59.86 S3 4 .... CWar
Cedar City SW 39.96 74 7S .... Clear
ganta Fe 8 So.04 M 74 .... Clouly
Indicates precipitation Inappreciable.
R. J. HYATT.
Ixeal Forecast Official.
Kerr Mayor of aa Arkansas Town.
Hope, Ark., Sept. S. At last night's meet
ing of the City Council Charles McRaA ten
dered his resignation ai Mayor of Hope,
which was accepted. The Council elected
Captain J. P. Hervey his successor. Mr.
Mcltao will soon move to Houston, Tex., to
IN THE GTY.
GIItL TRAMP ILL-Mamio Jeffries, tha
13-year-old girl who has been traraplue
about the country clad in male attire, wu
taken from the Four Courts to tho Clty
Hospital last night surfeiing from bron'
chltis due to exposure.
INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL'S OUTING Tha
sisters and pupils of St. 1'hllomena's In
dustrial School for Glrte. Clark and Bwina
avenues, ilbltcd Creve Coeur Lake Tuesday,
afternoon. The party made tho trip oa
cars furnished by tho transit company.
WARRANT FOR TWO Lawrence Ken
nedy nnd Thomas O'Rourke are locked up
at tho Fifth District I'ollce Station on a,
warrant charging them with stealing forty;
yards of dress clotli Irom A. J. Knrte, who
conducts n dry goods -torp ut No. ISN Blddla
htrttt. Ihey were caught by Detective Cul
MAT DIK OF INJl'ItlKS-Jerry Stanton,'
52 j ears old. living at No. 314 Le.perancsjt
street, fell from an ice wagon jesterday,
afternoon at Missouri avenue and Hickory
street, sustaining a dangerous acalp wound
and ioncuiion of the brain. He was taken,
to the City Hospital. Doctor Nietert said,
that he probably will die.
WILL OP .MARY B. YOUNG Mary B.
Young, by her will. Hied for probate jes
terday. left l.v) each to her daughters.
Anna G. Jones and Marie A. Jones, and or-
dered tho rest of her estate to be divided!
equally among htr children. Anna G. Jones.
Marie A. Jones, Lewis R. Jones and Robert '
TRANSFERS STOLEN-Ed ward Conror
of No. ZXQ Madison street is locked up at
the Sixth District Police Stati-m charged
with stealing a block ot transfers from Con
ductor Prosse's pocket on the Union Llna
in front of the Bbeds at Ko.vuth and Ohear
avenue. The block Is valutd at Jt.50. The;
police will apply for a warrant this morn
ing. LABORER'S SUDDEN DEATH-Frcd Er-
hardt, a laborer, ii years old, was found
lying unconscious near his home about l:ts
o'clock yesterday afternoon by a policeman.
He was taken to the City Hospital, where,
he died at 7:19 o'clock last night. The doc
tors at the hospital said hi death wai
caused by kidney troublci Erhardt lived
at MS Commercial btreet.
PETITION IN BANKRUPTCY A peti
tion In voluntary bankruptcy was filed It
the United States District court iiiesaay vy
I James Collins Thompson, Jr., of No. 62a
North Spring atenue. The schedule showa
IIAUUUICS ttlliuuuniifc .,-.-. ut,u....-
51 32 assets. Most of the liabilities aro fon
merchandise bought while Mr. Thompson
was a member of the firm of Trachshel Si
Co.. Mexico, Mo., In 1S37 and 1S2S.
CHARGED WITH LARCENY Warrants!
for petit larceny wero issued yesterday,
aealnst James Harry, a years old, llvtng ae
liiS North Third street. Joseph Grifflth, 20.
living at the Maple House, ut Third and
Ashley streets, and Thonws Flannery, a. of
12 North Twenty-second street. They
were arrested Tuewwy en swipleiijn of belnsr
the trio who stole ten hoies of cigars front
the buggy of August Roebke of Fourteenth
and Salisbury while the vehicle was stand
ing at the corner of Fourth and Blddlei
streets. They were identified by Frank;
Bumgartcn, who lives at No. loS Mlllen
HER RING DISAPPEARED Miss Cath-
crlne Quinn of No. 2337 Pine btreet swora
out a warrant jesterday against Henry;
j Jackson, her father's negro houseman.
leged that he stole a diamond ring, valued
at 13o. from her dresser. Three days agef
she left flvo rings lying on tha bureau.
Jackson entered the room a few minutes
later, rawl one of tho rlng3 disappeared.
He left the houie the next day and tha
police were requested to taka him In charge.
PoUceman Barney Reagan arrested him aS
Ninth nnd Chestnut streets Tuesday even
ing and yesterday a warrant was sworn out
MISS PORTER REINSTATED Mis
Georgia Virginia Torter, the Poorhousa
nurse who was alleged to have been mar
ried to Robert Steffcn,( the Toorhouse ao
countant who committed suicide, was yes-'
terday reinstated to her former position by;
the Board of Health. Superintendent Item
mers presented formal charges against her?
and appeared before the board. The action
of the Superintendent in suspending Mlsa
Porter was Indorsed officially, but the boaril
considered the charges for ilUmL-sal and do- .
elded that ehe w-us entitled to reinstate
ment. Miss Porter appealed to Health
Commissioner Starkloff several weeks as9
for an Investigation.
VERDICT FOR DAMAGES-James A'.
Connell was awarded a verdict for jaw
damages Rguinst the Suburban Railroad
Company In Justice Pollard's court yester
day. Conncll's stilt was based on the claim
that ho was unable to enter one of the de
fendant's cnr3 on account of the crowd
on its platform nnd that In rounding a
curve he was jostled from his footing by
the crowd and thrown to the street, re
ceiving seieral painful cutrf. The company
contended that the plalntuTa fall might
have been avoided had he exercised ordi
nary caution. Hcforo rendering his deel- ,
Fion Justice Pollard visited tho scene ot
the accident and rode around the carve on
tho platform of a crowded car.
GROCERS' PICNIC WINNERS-At th
Retail Grocer Employes' Union outing at
Pacific, Mo., on Sunday the athletic games
were won as follows: Baseball game be-,
tween the llutler Itros. and R. X. Pulllna
teams was undecided anil the purse dlr
vlded; hundred-yard dnsh was won by;
James Walsh and Al Meyer: one-mllo bi
cycle race, Al Meyer. Joseph Strauis and
A. D. Ulackstone; fifty-yard dash for 1
dies. Misses Ualslngcr, S. Timlin and G
Fraser: backward race for ladies. Misses
G. Fraser, S. Timlin and Fannie Allred:
sack race, Fred Half lrger and Mike SchulteJ
egg race. Misses Fannie Allred. Mollle Ker
sinch and A. Balslnger: tu;-of-war clerks
won from employers. MIfs Anna St. cr
received the most votes as the most popu
lar young lady present at the outing.
SERVANT ACCUSED OF THEFT-Cora
Gray, a voung regress. Is locked up nt tha
Central District Police Station charged with
stealing from the residence of John Mo;
Claln ot No. 9J7 Hamilton avenue, when
sho was employed as a cook. She answered
an advertisement on August 7! and was Im
mediately Installed In the kitchen. On tii
following day she disappeared. About tha
same time McCIaln missed a lot of clothing
and some Jewelry S.7.J complained to the
police. While Detective King of the
Mounted District was in the holdover at ths
Four Courts Tuesday afternoon ha found
a ne'gress, whom he recocnlzed by. the de
scription given him by McCliin. McCIaln
oalled at the Four Courts yesterday morn
ing and identified her. Afterwards b
swore out a warrant against her charging
grand larceny. r
IN THE COUNTY.
J. Will Barron was yesterday appointed"
Justice of the Peace for Central Township
by the County Court to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of C. H. Cogges-
V..11 .....IT .Via VfltfMnh.. a.1tfln71 WDn &
Justice will be elected by the people- 3fr.- k
Barron Is the Republican nominee for the
Dram shop licenses were Issued at Clay
ton yesterday by the County Court to John
Schneider of Oakvltle; Lakeside Improve
ment Company of Creve Coeur; W. Hartung
of Anglum. and E. W. Ztereuberg of Lake.
Preparations for the annual county fair,
to be held at Creve Coeur on September 1J.
20. 21 and 22 are almost completed. Henry,
Helneman. superintendent of tho arena
events, said yesterday that the new trade
had been put In first-class shape and that
the stalls would soon be ready for occu
pancy. He expects a large number of en
tries for his- department.
117 Boarding Places
Advertised la to-day's Republic
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