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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, October 21, 1900, PART I, Image 13

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Homeliness not positive ugliness
but mere plainness, often passes for
beauty when crowned with a halo of
beautiful hair.
In scores of cases the secret of
beauty is Ayer's Hair Vigor.
Ajrer't Sirupiriua
Aycr't Pill.
Ajer'i Agoe Cure
Ajn't Hair Vigor
Aje-r's Cherry Pectoral
Ajer'i Conutone
If jour druggat cannot upplr you, tend u 1.00
Carpets !
Beautiful Velvet Carpet, worth SI. 25; at 79C yard
Linoline Oil Goth, worth ."oc; at 29C yard
Ingrain Carpets that will not fade, worth -13c; at 25c
Linoleums, worth 75c to 90c; at 45c az"l 49C
All our 50c and 60c Straw Mattings, at 25C an(i 29C
Remnants of Floor Oil Cloth, worth 30c toooc; at 25C and 9c yd.
Republican Campaign In the State
Dying; of Inanition.
With the election less than three -weeks
off. the Republican State Committee lias
been busy day and night. The sacred por
tals of the rooms at the Llndell Hotel havo
been closed, except In the general reception
department, and the sign "Keep Out" la
posted conspicuously where ubiquitous re
porters may readily Fee it
In the last week there have been numer
ous caucuses between Chairman Aklns and
various visitors from the country. In nu
merous Instances theso visitors have cu
rled their grips behind the closed doors
and what transpired there Is only Known to
Chairman Akins and those who have lieen
In the conferences, These aforesaid grips
have been carried out again. It may be
that they were there for documnts. but the
gripe always seemed heavier on the descent
of the broad marble steps leading down
irem the Llndell parlor. Documents are
totally sent through the mill und are not
carried away In hand-satchels.
Chairman Aklns has lost that look of as
surance that was with him at the beginning
ot the campaign. It Is declared that recent
reicrts received at headquarters from over
the State havo not hid the roseate hue they
had in the beginning. There has been a.
lump recently to the Democracy from the
laboring element that has stirred Flory and
Chairman Akins visibly. This was their
lone suit at the beginning of the lit; lit. but
the laboring men scan to be flocking to
Dockery In large numbers. The report from
Gouthwest Missouri Indicates that that
whole section will return greater mijori
tles than ever for the Democratic ticket.
The same Is truo from the southeastern end
of the State, which Mr. Flory had so fondly
Imagined he had buttoned In his vest
The State chairman has alo received a
Breaks up Colds
that hang on,
"77" breaks tip Coughs, Colds. Bron
chitis, Hoarseness, Laryngitis, Catarrh,
Influenza, Sore Throat. TonsIHUs, Quin
sy, Loss of Voice or Clergyman's Sore
Throat, and Grip with all its prostra
tion; Pain In the Head, Back, Chest and
Taken early cuts It short promptly,
taken during its prevalence, preoccupies
the system and prevents Its Invasion;
taken while suffering gives quick relief
and leads to entire cure.
"Seventy-seven" consists of a small
vial of pleasant pellets; fits the vest
At druggists', 25c.
Doctor hoot mailed free.
Iluicptarejs Homeopathic Medicine Co., Cor.
William and John at., JJertr York.
and we will expreua bottle to you, all chirgei preruiJ.
Carpets !
partial report from a number of towns In
which the railway shops are located. Thsc
reports, too, are not what Mr. Aklns. ex
pected. At headquarters the whole force has been
engaged for two dajs sending out circular
letters to the men who will vote this jear
for the first time. Thec letters are couched
In pleasant expressions and seek to F"cure
support from that class of voters on the
ground that the Republican party has ai
v.ays been friendly. It i a despairing wail
and will hardly be productive of requite.
Another proposition winch the State e'om
mittie had to tackle within the w-k was
the negroes. J. Silas Harris of Kansas
City and Doctor J. it. A. Cropland of St.
Joseph were visitors at headquarters jes
ttiday. They were closeted with Aklns for
quite awhile and worn again demanding
that something be done to hold the n"gro
in line. The negroes over the State threaten
to .desert the Republicans and the situation
Is so serious that Harris and Crossland
finally had to make a personal visit to re
cure a promise of assistance In a pecuniary
Momcrti.v Fan dockery.
Cltljen I'rnm Severn! Conntlrn Par
tlelpnlecl In I lie Meeting.
rtnritm.ic t--pnciAU
Mobcrly. Mo.. Oct. 50. This was a grand
day In North Central Missouri for Democ
racy. It showed conclusively that Mobcr
ly Is overwhelmingly for Dockery.
At 9 o'clock this morning people from the
country began to arrive, and at 10 o'clock
there were more people on the streets than
on "Flory Day." They came from Charl
ton, .-uonrpe. uowaru and eiacoii, and at 2 .
o'clock, when the speaking began. tile'
sidewalks were almost impassable. Mantue '
county came witn .iw Horsemen, bearing
banners inscrilxsl as follows. "McKlnley,
Sultan of Sulu, Kmperor of Cuba, Dictator
of the Philippines. Ask Mark About the
United States."
Three bands" made music for the crowd
and Attorney General Crow- spoke at Con
tention Hall to tcvcral hundred persons,
while Mr. Itlchmond talked to several thou
sand In the park.
Kvcry township In Itandolph County was
represented, as were sevtral from Monroe.
Macon and Charlton. It was the grandest
political demonstration ever seen in North
Central Missouri. This afternoon Attor
ney General Crow spoke at Convention
Hull, and his challenges to any Kepubllcau
to deny his statements were unanswered.
Ono of the most unieiue and beautiful
fe-atures of the parade waa that from Salt
Ittver Township of sixteen young ladles all
clothed in white, representing the purity of
the public lives of IJryan and Dockery.
Special Itepnbllcun Committee Solic
it) Subscription! Anionic the Gnnir.
William Eroeker and Billy Schlingman.
members of the Republican City Central
Ccmmtuee, yesterday morning called on
olhclals and clerks in the City Hall to col
lect a 10 per cent "assessment," which, they
claimed, tho committee had levied against
the salaries of employes of the city for
the purpose of pa.vlng tor "naturalizations."
Droeker and sj-iill.igman represented that
they had been selected by the Ite-Mican
City Central couiiuiutt- to make a frlendlv
visit to municipal officials to solicit dona"
tiens to the "fund." They said that they
Ptopcsed to gather In subscriptions to tho
amount of $3,000. which would Indicate that
2UH persons had been Induced by the "ma
chine" to take out their papers, the "ma-
J. C. Ayer Company,
Practical ChsmistJ, Lowell, Mass.
Be sure and give us jour nearest express office.
tl.lne" offering to produce the $1 fee for
inch case.
Brueker and Schllngman worked diligently
j-cflerday morning and succeeded In pro
ctiing subscriptions vnrytng from sJ to
Sj'j. Mu-l of the amounts subscribed were
for J-V, UOj. SZ'JO and 5.V.M. and one was as
low as ?0. Some of the city officials acced
ed very readily to the demand and consent
ed that a cam-ass be made among the sub
ord:i'ates in their olllces. The list of names
grew steadily and the total swelled rapidly
Into a large hum. It la understood mat
there were enough responses among city
offlclals alone, without considering subordinates-,
to warrant the belief that at least
Jlrft) wero assured Broekcr and Schllngman
in a short while.
Sewer Commissioner Hermann nnd Holler
Itspector Gunzebach acknowledged that
tley were approached by Brotker and
Scl.llngman. who requested the payment eif
an "assessment" of lu per cent ot a year's
salary, lioth Mr. Hermann and Mr. G'in:e
bach "turned down" the official solicitors
in the coldest manner possible, and Mr.
Hermann's rejection of thtlr suit was no
frigid that they promised to get revenge on
Mr. Hermann told them that ho would
not subscribe one cent. and. moreover, ho
would not liormlt solicitations among em
plojes of his department in regular work
ing hours. Mr. Uunzebach greeted them In
somewhat the same manner.
Broekcr and Srhliiigman did not caM on
President Me-Math 01 ihe Board of IMiblic
Improvements, or Water Commissioner
l'lad or P. F. Shirmer of the Special Tax
Department. One of the officials who de
clined to "cough up" denounced the action
as corn-Ion and said he would rather re
fign his position, which. Is an Important one.
than ce a party to any "assessment"
There Were Four !ieaUer and a
Grent Pa rude.
Mexico. Mo.. Oct. .. To-day was a gala
d-iy for the Dtmocr-acy of Audrain County.
Fatly in the morning the Democrats of
Audrain and adjolniri: counties commenced
gathering in Mci.co. While It was expected
that Joseph Hiiley would h In MejJce. and
deliver an addre.--. there v.eie plenty of good
speakers in his stead. Amo ig tncis present
were: W. II. Wallace ot KansMs City.
Champ Clark, Harry It. Haweie, president
of tl-e Jefferson Club of St. Iaiui: J. II.
Whltecotton of Paris; IV. A. Vundivcr, S.
If. Cook and W. H. Kennan. The at
tendance and the spirit fhown by the Dem
ocrats clearly does away with the report
that there Is any apathy among the Demo
crats of Audrain County. Every neighbor
hood in the county was well represented
and a large numlxir of Democrats from ad
joining counties were present. The speakers
v. ero listened to by large anil enthusiastic
audiences. Auilrain County Is unanimous
for the national. State and county Demo
cratic ticket. Tim joung and old men will
line up against the trusts and imperialism
and are for the principals of the Demo
cratic party.
W. H. Wallace and J. H. Whltecotton
spoke at the operu house this nftcrnoon.
Champ Clark and Harry II. Hawes -spoke at
the Courthouse. rvingressman Vandlver
speike at night. Lirge audiences were In
aUcnelance at nil of the-o meetings. The
parade took place immediately after dinner.
There were a large number of clubs In at
tendance. bcl'Jes a great many Democrats
who were not nttached to anv club. The
three -onte-ting clubs were: Hengle'si, 313;
Wilson's. M. nnd Jackson's, hj. xii" fligM
were awarded to Ileagle's and Wilson'., jfr
P. II. Cullen presented them from the
Kingo Hotel bclccny with an appropriate
Tltoaxanil Atteneled the Ille Demo
cratic Demonstration.
Warrershurg. Mo.. Oct, 20 The Demo
crats of Johnson County held a rally here
to-elay. In attendance and enthusiasm It
broke all records. Ity 9 o'clock the streets
were thronged with cheering Democrats.
The grand parade t-ok place at 11 o'clock.
It was fully two miles long.
One of the banners read:
"Republican City or Ft. Louis, debt, $19.
(Wi.trJO. Democratic Missouri State, debt, ti
Ouu.tfjQ." Another read:
"Illinois State tax. 38 cents; Iowa State
tax, 2S cents; Missouri State tax, 10 cents."
On one float appeared:
The flag waves over the Sultan ot Sulu.
Who wlil haul It down?"
A banner valued at $23. awarded by the
"Warrensburg Urjan and Stevenson Club to
the delegation h?ving the greatest number
of voters In line, was won by the Columbus
Township, with a total of ac
At 2 P. m. David Overmyer of Kansas
addressed a large crowd, conservatively
estimated at 4.000 people.
At night two great meetings were held.
One in the Courthouse, addressed by the
Reverend F. 1J. Loos, and the other in Em-
lre Hall, whero the speaker was General
,ou!s C. Boyle, former Attorney General
of Kansas. Hundreds were turned away
from these meetings unable to get In, while
in the streets there was a surging mass of
humanity, wildly cheering for the Demo
cratic candidates.
Johnson County will give the Democratic
ticket at least "0 majority this fall.
Shows That a Democratic Legislature Was
First to Leyy on the Railroads.
Their Assessment Has Increased in Greater Proportion Than
the Assessment of Farm Lands Platte
County Meeting.
nv v staff conni:.-:rnsr)r..NT.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. .v. Platte County
Ialr Urouuds was one ast camp fur the
Democrats of Platte County to-day. on tlu
occasion of the address or the next Cov
ernor of Missouri to the Democratic clubs
or that county. I'ew except those who livo
In I'latte and In Tracy, towns mar the Fair
Urounds. eparatd from each other by tho
Uttle l'latto ltler. came on foot.
Platte City was the rendezvous for tho
clubs and visitors. They went to the fair
Uround in a procession which for length
broke the parade record of the present cam
paign ill Ml oiirl. The detachments formed
on each side if I'latte City's, main Mitel
and took their wa across the l.lttle I'latte
It'.ver through Tracy to the fair grounds, a
distance of a mile and n half, and when the
had reae'xd the ground the re.tr cuard
hail not yet lallen into line at I'latle Citv.
A beautiful blue silk Uiiiner had bm of
fered for the township most numerously
nnil attnv-tKcly represented in the parade,
ai.d so there was great rivalry. Men o.i
horseback and In vehicle, only were rtck
oned. No fiHitnun jarticlpated.
Ilnmploii Won the llimner.
Hampton T.iwi.ship won the banner with
n deltgalion strong, comprising a troop
of llfiy oung horsewomen dreseij uniform
ly In ml, white mid blue shirt waistn. white
felt hats and black skirts. It v.aT Inspiring
to see the long bright line at a trot uir
the undulating xiuntry roids.
Other clubs wire not lar behind Hamp
ton. I'latte City had Ml In line, the Cini
ilcn I'olnt military cadets) rode js strong,
headcii by Major W. X. Stagncr: rarkvllle
had 31 In line. Unkville , Ilhlgsly UTa
mid Weston 40i). Two bands, a police o.r
don wearing rc-il sashe, and vehicles corn
pitted tlu parade. Kverj thing from a farm
wagon to a, two-story Magu coach partici
pated. I'latte City had been elaborately deco
rated with lithographs ot tho c-.i.dldate.s,
bunting and Hags, but whn ti:e parade
reached the Fair Grounds It was a destrled
The most notable tidng about I'latte Coun
ty's Fair Urouuds Is its mile track and grand
stand. A speaker's sfin-i had bttn reet 1
opposite the grand stand. The lehlcl-s
wire lintd up on the bltie-gras paddoik
so as to foi ma gigantic stinltircle, with the
FINiikerii' stand in the ctnter, the horus
weie unnitched and fed and tho spectators
fell uimn the lunch baskets that nail b.-in
brought. It vvas a grand family lunch. Cit
izens of I'latte City supplltu most of tho
provender. A fowl pool was formed. tolTeo
was cooked on the grounds and verbody
was supplied.
Tor the llrst week day In over a month
Alexander Docker- delivered but one ypetcli
to-dav. That was an open-air speech Irom
the .speaker's stand In the I'latte County
Fair Urounds In a raging duststorm. Ho
rpoke to acres of listeners, who Mood and
ihecrtd In dtllance ot wind and dust.
It was an all-day trip trom Uwlngton
through Kansas City and Ueverly, ending
with a four-mile drive to Platte City. Con
gressman Charles F. Cochran of St. joe. of
whose district I'latte County is a part.
Joined the Dockery party at Ueverly. Only
one rig. the mall carrier's spring wagon,
could Lc obtained at Iltvrrly. IJvery other
conveyance In I'latte County scennd td be
at the fair grounds-. Mr. Dockery drove and
the rest of the party picked themselves in
somehow, the mall carrier "catching on be
r.r.pcnuc fpixiau
Macon, Mo.. Oct. -). I"e Meriwether and
F. ii. Itlehmond addressed an opera-house
crowded to the footlights with farmers and
miners at Uevier last night. Although every
Inch or space on the stage and in the wings
was occupied, many coulel not get in and
had to listen through the windows in the
Mreets below. Mr. Meriwether lias many
friends In Uevier. and they always turn out
to hear him, without regard to party aflilla
tlon.s. It Is said fully 300 Republicans wero
lu tho audience last night. Four or live
hackloads of peeiple from Macon drove over
early In the evening. Inspiring music was
furnished by the Hevier nnd Macon bands.
Lizzie Jom-s. a little girl of C. sister of W.
E. Jones, chairman of the local Democratic
club. In a clear and well-controlled voice re
cited a Iiry.in poem that had been written
bv a citizen of lit vier.
Chairman Jonep Introdaccd Mr. Meriweth
er, who. he said, had been Invlteel to Ilcvier
not to address a Dockery meeting nor a
Flory meeting, hut a gathering of American
citizens who had laid aside partisanship
and come out to hear principles of govern
ment discussed by a man whose experience
had richly iiunUllci! him for the task.
Mr. Meriwether seems to be more nt home
when talking to laboring men than nny
xvhere elre. The audience) gave him a gen
erous recepil ii at tl.e start and cheered fre
quently during the hour and a half he
spoke. Twelve e-irs ago. vvhn I.abor Com
missioner, he visited Ilcvier in the interest
of the miners nnd took a decided stand in
favor of their contentions. He referred to
this Incident last night In cpenir.g and said
It wns the dividing line In his life. After a
brief Introductory he ell.-cused national
question?, citing Information he had derived
from interviews with prominent men when
In England and other countries of Europe.
Touching the colonial system of England
and Its policy as a business matter. Mr.
Meriwether said:
"Now. I want to say something to you
English. Welsh and Scotch people here. You
will be intere-sted in this. I happened to be
In London not long ago. I was well ac
quainted with a member of the House of
Commons. Mr. Illgwood. For years he has
lccn a supporter of Ihe Silisbury adminis
tration. I said to him as a man Inquiring
fcr information: 'Mr. Rlgwooel, how elo you
convince the Rritish workman, merchant
itnruni.ic sitciai..
Gallatin, Mo.. Oct. 20. More than 10 00)
citizens of Daviess Countj wero in Gallatin
to-day to participate in the grand rally of
Bryan and Dockery clubs, anil to hear tho
doctrine of Democracy from the lips of the
grand old commoner. Senator Cockrcll, and
the brilliant Congressman M. E. Benton of
the ntteenth Mls-ouri District- The rally
was opened this morning at 10 o'clock with
tho finest rarade ever witnessed in this
county. It was In four sections, each one
headed by a uniformed band, and was fully
four miles long, and as pretty as a pan
orama. More than 3.0U0 rersons were in line,
some In attractive vehicles, others in gaily
decorated buggies and wagons, and still
others were on horseback and afoot. All
manner or floats, flags, banners) and car
toons were dlplajed In lavish profusion.
Mark, Teddy and Mack were burlesqued to
tho edification of the multitude. Many terso
stirring epigrams were on the banners. One
reaU: "Slavery and Polygamy Are Indorsed
In the Sulu Islands by McKlnley;" another,
"Trust Salt. One Dollar Sixty; Non-Trust,
Ninety Cents." On a six-foot banner an
immense hog was. painted with this In
scription: "Trust Hcg. Fattened by Hanna
& Co.. Biggest Hog in the World."
On State issues there were hundreds of
good ones. One read: "Dockery will show
Jce the books"; another: "Missouri has the
second largest school fund in tho Union";
another read: "Missouri has lowest tax
rate In tho Union": another with Flory
pictured on bis bicycle read: "Flo Jory go
hind" and shouting warning of "Watch tho
springs" whenever a rough bit of road was
A high wind was carrying the dust In
whirls ovrr the grounds when the time for
the speaking came. Mr. Dockcr's voice Is
troubling him and be has declined to ieak
outdiH.rs. but llie size of the I'latte County
crowd and the Imposs-lliiiitv of transferring
it to ii hall forced him to i(M. As the
speaker's stand was loeitid. the sltaker
would have l.n obligtd to speak in the
vtry tctli of a howling gale The stand
was of heavy lumber, looted ovtr and s-ub-s-taatlal.
Sevtral handled 1'1-itte Coiintv
tntn took It up ldlly and swung It around
so that tile s-pcal.er's back mUht be toward
the wind
llorLrr) on Mntc- tssucft.
Mr. loiktiy spoke tor over an hour on
Stale nffA-s.
"i.M"ililrl-.iii hadtrs" he s.il.1. "have
he'll haiging thai the tax assessments f
I. tlrouds have been loiuitd. .vnile those
ot farms have been iiicreHd sinee lb3 by
the Duiiotratlc liarly. The charge 1" as
Uiseless as the ih ires Imnighl regarding
tin s.1,,,,,1 fmid. and in this case. also. aH
in the case of the school fund. InvertUatlon
shov.-.s tiiat tile Kepubllcau parl'.s rnord
in tills respetl contains ause for tensurc.
'It was not until March Vs. 1571. when the
K pul.liean grip on tne State w.et PiosoninS
and whtn :i Deni'icr.itlc legislature vvas in
powir. that the act assessing railroads for
taxation was passed. Itefore that time the
i.illroads or Missouri had not paid a tent
of tax.
-;: taking the figurts or 1S7T. the Hcpu'
Ucan li.idrrs have attempted to show that
nulroad.s wc as-itssC,i at jn.ll.; per mile
tbsii. while now they are assisaetl at $11. US
pr mile.
"The ansvitr to this Is that In 1ST3. under
railways, vvtre Ineludtd all kinds of rall-
oad property which are not assess-d under
that, head now. It ineludtd "uO.'juo acres
of land, it ineludtd town lots, workshops,
machine shops and warehouses. Thes'e lat
ter clast-es of property are now- assesstd,
not l.y the State, but by the communities
where tliiy are located.
"Comparing tho railroad assessment In
177, when these clashes of property wero
lirst cxcludisl from cla-sltlcat-on as rail
wajs. with the present ass ssmeiit, we llnd
that in 177. T.1W miles of railways wtro
assessed at JJI.11S.1H. or at the rate of V.XO
jkt mile. In r.", .77.". miles of railway aio
:i-etd at $77.41S.2?I. or at the rate of JII,
131 per mile. Hi re is an Increase in assess
ment In tvwnt. -three jears of SI per cent.
"This proves that the a-sessment of rail
roads has not lx.cn ridiiced more than this.
The assessment of railroads has Incrc.isol
In greater proportion than the assessment
of farm Iandp.
"In l-77. W.l.1fO acres of farm lands were
taxed at the rate of JJ.tl' per acre. In 1,
4!.J!"75 acres were taxed at J7.7" an acre,
making an Inciease of 11 per cent. Kail
loail as.sssment has Increased il per cent
s.nee 177. while farm land assessment has
lntrtased only 11 per cent."
Congressman Cochran, who followed Mr.
Dcckerv. was Introduced by C-uy l'ark, a
oung "attorney of I'latte City. He UIs
ci:s.sed trusts and lraperlallam.
In the evning Major James A. Heed of
Kansas City addressed a big gathering in
t courthouse. State Senator Frank Cos
tello addressed an overtlow- meeting and a.
Iavlh pjroteetmlc display took place.
I'latte County Is tho banner Democratic
county or the Fourth Congressional Dls
tucl. and Increased majorities are looked
for from the rally.
Mr. DoeKery spends Sunday In Kansas
Citv. taking treatment fur his voice, which
si.nered trently from the outdoor address
in I'latte County. JOHN C. 1.KDCNS.
and shopkeeper that your colonial rollcy is
n good thing? Just think of what it has
ceist them. There was jour war with our
country, lasting tight years and costing you
nearly Jj.iO.vw.1"); the ltoer war going on
now lias cost ou JIjO.IjOO.IO); ".our Soudan
war rost )c.u $7j.t'0).'jCM, utul so on down tho
list. Turn. ng over the pages of history you
wl.l find there has hardly iwc-n a day In this
century when Englanel has not been carry
ing on a war somewhere in tho world, and
her total national debt is now more than
"He answered by saying: "Look at our
encrmous Hrltlsh trade; look how we have
extended our commerce." 1 asked him If ho
thcught his commerce came from the Brit
ish colonies. 'Of course; it does, he an
swered. dcciileJly. Well. I happened to 1mj
loaded for him. I had a handbook of mil
clal statistics lsued by the Hrltlsh Gov
ernment. 1 said: '.Mr. lilg.vuod. here is a
book lssued by jour own Government
which says that In all your trade onl" 31
per cent is with your coinnhs. Seventy-!
per cent more than three tlme-s as much
is with foreign countries that don't float
jour flag and don't care anything about
jeiur flag. If you set Ihe grtat hulk of our
trade without otir colonies, don't you think
jou erould cct that little end piece, too?"
"lie looked thoughtful a moment, and I
went on: 'Lven supposing not a single dol
lar of this i'l per cent would be brought to
jour shores unless the colonies it came
from belonged to jou politically and Hew
jour flag, dots it payT Again turning to
mv deadlj- little handbook. I said: 'If j-ou
allow li per etnt on everything British mer
chants and manuf ccturers sell to their col
onies, tho total amount of net profit l only
Jir.iXWMf. und j-et jou spend tZU.WX'jO en
jour armies and navy in order to make
ihnt tl5.iWV Then 1 asked. for I was In
terested and wanted to know: 'How in tho
wcrld is It that jou can get the British
people to keep on voting to sustain jour
policy? What do j-ou suppose his answer
wes? It was frankness indeed. He said:
The only reason wo win Is because they
don't read those figures as carefully as you
"Now. In the light of these Incontrovert
ible facts. It Is only In tha event that the
American people will shut their ej-es to
logic and reason that they can bo induced
to support n pollcj- that is essentially the
same as the ono that Is to-day robbing the
people of England of millions of pounds
anr.uallj-. I don't believe thej- will do It."
Mr. Richmond followed Mr. Meriwether In
a half-hour talk, and the crowd adjourneel
with cheers for Brj-an, Dockerj' and the
countj- ticket.
ing up Salt Crek." Several read: "Dockerj-,
Daviess County's Pride."
When the parade reached the square 5.000
persons were on the streets and In the
public park, the band struck up "Dixie"
and the crowd went wild.
Judging from to-daj- tho Democrats will
cany Daviess County by not less than 000.
The frost on Flory Day last Saturday has
made the Republicans hopelessly dtspon
ctut. Congressman M. E. Benton spoke at 11
a m. He made a magnificent presentation
of tho Slate and national Issues, He spoke
for two hours und then the audience was
not willing for him to quit. It vvas a
splendid speech and will be of great service
to the Democrats.
Senator Cockrell did not arrive In the city
until 1ju o clock, when he was given a
rojai reception, crowds meeting him at the
depot with three banus. Ills marcn to tne
speakers' stand was characterized by the
n.ost Intense enthusiasm. He made a clear,
logical adures. lull of statistics and un
answerable tacts. He spoke both upon
State and national issues and treated, them
In his usual earnest ami convincing way.
it was one of the ablest addresses that haa
been made here during this campaign.
He also s-pone in Piittonsbutg, in this
county, to-night to a crowd that filled the
large opera-house to overflowing. He was
given n grand ovation on reaching that
cltj-. Manj- of his old company wl.o
marched with him in tne late war live
there. Democrats are Justly- Jubilant to
night. They feel that, despite all the Re
puDlican bluster and huilaboo, Daviess.
County Is as reliably Democratic as ever.
ICothlng Is now in doubt, but the size of the
LfHQrur sn Hun Xorulnnllfiii .Maf
lie Made l.y I'ollllenl rnrlles.
J ffcrson City. Mo.. Oct. 1?. Secretary of
State I.esueur madn tho following im
I.rtant rulings concerning nominations bv
political thirties. In response to a letter sub
mitted to him bv Chairman Seibert from
the County Clerk of Douglass County,
which answer.; numerous lntmir!-s of a
similar character.
"It Is regular and according to law- for
the I'rcgrcssive People's party In Douglas
County, Missouri, to nominate a ticket by
petition with fifty-throe legal signtr.-. with
names properly and lawfully acknowledged,
this numl-r being more than 1 per cent of
the vote cast at ttso last preceding election
In that county.
"Provided tint said signers thall have
declared In said certificate tliat they are I
bona ilde supporters of tho candidate I
sought to be nominated and have not aided
and will not aid in the nomination of any I
otner candidates for the same othce. I
"If It can be proven that cle -spite this
declaration In the certificate. :i sulliclent
number of voters to Invalidate the eertili
cate have, as a matter of fact, aide-el lit the
nomination of other candidates for Ihrt
same otrice. the certificate may be attaekul
for fraud In the courts and rtmlertd void l
and of noneffect. j
"There are three ways under the An."- .
tralian ballot law of nominating either i:i- I
dividual nomlne-t-s or a ticket: om i.v -n- I
xentioa. ope by primary election ai.d one by
4 (-IIIK.II.
Missonti mm:aki-:iis w.wtch.
Cfimmlttrr From IIiinI M. Louis Calls
on Clialrniiin e;'ierl
Louis IMIieh. City Treasurer of Kist St.
lends-, anil Thomis J. Ilaky. c:, rk e-; h
City Ce.uit. calleel uiiii Chairman S-H.-rt
Je-sterlav to secure speake-rs for t"i- "oig
tonrcs-elr.n il meeting which the I), n-o-erats
.if i:.t rit. Louis will hold next
Mature!. iv evening. Octoder 17, In the a ,dl
torium e.f the- ntw city Hall. K-Uov-criir
John 1. A te-ld will 1 . the prlne-lpil spe.ek
e r e.n that oeasien. but the m.tt.ager.s of
the affilr. reallz.ng that the Citv II ill au
ditorium v. Ill not nccummoclatp ohc-h-ilf the
people that will turn out on that cKvarlun,
wish to prepare for an overflow- -neitlng.
anil to that ene! are elesirous of obtaining
tlfKtue-nt speakers to address the overtlow.
In the event that the evening will le
pleasant, the overtlow meeting w'l lie -addressed
in the rity Hall l'ark. just norm
of the City Hall. If the wcutln-r Is 'n
clement. the overflow- meeting will be hi 1
in the ope-ra-houe.
Chairman FeiLjri his taken the matter
under ndvi-t nient. nnil will n.-s.-e. tin,, ne
I more able speakers- to the me eting. Juiige
I 1-rar.k M. Lste.s will be coie of them.
nii-.nv to m:ri:ivi; jiaioh itr:i:.
Crent Driitonslriitltiii Planned at West
i:nd Collneuni.
The reception to Ik given Mavor James A.
Hcs-d of Kansas City In the West Ihvl Coil
scum to-morrow night is expected to be the
occasion for the greatest demonstration by
the D-moerats of St. Louis since the recep
tion to William J. Uran In the nxposition
Tro meeting, which v. Ill bo held In tha
Interest of James J. Hutlcr, Democratic
congressional romlneo In the Twelfth Dis
trict, will b under the nup!ct of tho
Workin-men'.s nrjan and Doekery Club.
Every organization In the district has prom
ised to turn out with Its full marching
stri-ngth. and march to the Coliseum. There
will bo several drum and fife corps in the
parade, and. from information rts-elvcel by
President Haughtun or the Worklngmen's
Ilryan and lockcry Club, there will be a
torchlight procession a half mile in length.
The meeting will be presided over by
Robert H. Kern. The Committee on Ar
rangements Is composed of W. Jeff Pollard.
K. F. Cunningham. S. C. Jolly. K. .
Frazee. T. F. Keane. A. H. Itobbins. Ben
J. Selkirk. Charles Haughtou and A. C.
Range. Tho Iteceptlon Committee Is as fol
lows: Charles Bai ge, A. I Iierce. E. F.
Ci.rnlngh.im E. V. Frazee, Frank M.
Klelber and W. Jeff Pollard.
Think Prospects of Ttryan'n Election
Are Bright.
Senator J. II. Berrj of Arkansas was a
visitor at Democratic State heaelquarters
jesttrdaj-. Senator Berrj- Is enthusiastic
al out the prospects for Democratic suc
cess In Arkansas and the ccuntrj- at large.
'There are no prospects." saj-s Senator
Berrj-, "from mj- iiolnt of view they aro
all realities. Thej- slmplj- have no show ot
beating Br) an down m- waj and I know
the same Is true of Missouri, and. 1 be
lleve, of Kentucky and Indiana, and. I hope,
of Oaio nnd Illinois, and. I sincerely trust,
of Ntw- York. There is an extensive revul
sion of feeling. I And, In favor of Bryan
lr. those State-s which cast their electoral
voto against him in 1S:; sufficient. I be
lieve, to return him President this fall."
Senator B'rrj- will spend the coming week
f tumping Ml'souri In the Interests of Bryan
and Dockerj'. His engagements are as fol
lows: Bowling Green. Mondaj-; Fulton.
Tc.elav: Columhla, Wedr.esdaj-; Salisbury,
Tkurulay; Liberty, Friday; Richmond. Sat-urdaj-.
Xoonelny Mcelii'ji- Audience Grenlly
Entertained Other Speaker.
W. A. Carter of Montlomery was thi
prlncijtfil ieaker at the noonday meeting
of th- Jefferson Club at Its downtown head
ouarters In the Carleton building j-estcrdaj-.
Mr. Carter Is ono of the most entertain
ing. Instructive and humorous speakers that
has ever been sprung on a St. Louis nudl
ence. His speech waa mainly along the lines
of Stato Issues. He knows Jot Flory from
a to Izzard. and the waj- he exposed tho fal
lacies of Florj's pollcj- nnd adverted to his
labor record was sn unctuous that the audl
erce was kept in a tumultuous roar, and
when he had finished tho cheering was so
hearty anil continuous that he was com
pelled to beg to be excused from further
sf.er.king on account of his voice, which ii
hoarse from the strain of nightly speeches
In his own district.
Michael J. Gill and Walter D. Jonejt also
made rous.ng speeches on State and na
tional issues, and kept the large audience
at r high tension until long after the hour
ussUned to the meting.
At Ihe meeting to-morrow II. Clay Heath
er will bo one of tho principal epeakers.
He la Asked to .Meet I.ee Mcrlvrether
in Joint Del.nle.
The Woiklngmct's BtJ-an Cljb has Issued
a challenge- to Congressman Bartholdt to
meet Ix-e Me-rivvethcr In Joi.it debate. The
challenge, which Is slgneil bj- Owen Miller
lis president and J. E. Mulkej as secretary,
"Richard Bartholdt: Dear Sir It appears
that previous engagements prevent August
II. Bolte from accepting j-our Invitation to
a Joint debate. This, however, should not
deprive the voters of the Tenth District
of the Instruction always to be derlvexl from
a frank nnd courteous discussion of the
Issues of tho campaign, and we hereby In
vite J'ou to participate in a Joint debate, on
tho terms suggesteel by yourself, j-ou up
holding the Republican policies and the
Democratic policies btlrg championed bj
our speaker, Lee Meriwether.
"Our club is to hold n me-ctlng on October
30 at Bohemian Gymnasium Hall. We will
divide tlmee with J-ou there or will hold a
specl.il meeting on November 3."
Orcnulre Clnl.s to llefent Hepnhllcnn
Xominee for Mit-rliT.
Tho fight against Edmund C. Henekcn.
Republican candidate lor Sheriff of St. Louis
Count has been taken up bj- tho negro
Republicans of that place. Fridaj- evening
thej' organized an Antl-Hencken Club at
Webster Groves. John Williams, wa.s elected
president of the club, William Thomas vice
president. Amus Wulson recording secre
tary. Darl Turner corresponding sccrctarv.
John Walker treasurer, nnd William Scott I
sergeant-at-arms. The club waa addressed '
by ii. li. llacfiet.
"Other anti-Hencken cluba were organized
last week bv- the negroes of Lake. Fergu
son. Black Jack and Kirkwo.ed. To-morrow
evening one is to be organized at Allcnton.
M. I.oplsnns Speak at Richmond.
Richmond. Mo.. Oct. 2). Judge W. Jeff
Fol.ard of St. Louis delivered a splendid ael
dress to the Richmond Democratic Club at
its meeting last night. Lre Meriwether of
the sarrc citj- also addrts ed an enthusi
astic assemblage of Democrats here th!3
Democratic Prospects Very BrlRht.
Butler, Mo.. Oct. K. Congressman De
Armond returned home to-night from a
two weeks trip through Illinois and Indi
ana. He reports Democratic prospects in
those States very bright.
Overflow Meetlnic at Memphis.
Memphis. Mo.. Oct. . The crowd which
attended the address made by John A. Lee
here this afternoon filled the Courthouse to
Democratic Picnic at Butler.
Butler. Mo.. Oct. 20. The Democrats of
Northern Bates County held a grand picnic
at Altoona. to-daj-. General IL C. Clark and
Judgo J. F. Smith troth made able ad
Thonsands Have Kidney Tronbte
and Don't Enow it.
How To rind Oat.
Fill a. bcttis cr common glass with yeor"
wat;r and 1st it stand twenty-four hours: a
ssc:rncr.t or set-
rj tnnj maicates an
forif tion of the k!d-
f . V ncys; if it stains
yo-ar linen It fa
evidence of kid
ney trouble: too
frequent desire to
pass It or pain in
the back is also
cor.vincins proof that the kidneys and blad
der are outof order.
What to Do.
There Is corr.fcrt in the knowledge so
cften expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish In c".r:.i rheumatism, pain In ths
bask, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part
cf the urinary F--3aEe. It corrects Inability
to hold water and scalding pain In passing
It, or bad effects following use of liquor,
vme cr beer, 2nd overcomes that unpleasant
necessity cf being compelled to go often
during the day. and to get tp many times
curing the night. The mild and the extra
ordinary effect of Swamp-Root fa scon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
derful cures cf tne most distressing cases.
If you need a medxine you should have ths
best. Sold by cruggists in 0c. andSL siies.
You may have a sample bottle cf this
v.-oncerfuI ciscovery
and a book that tells
more about it, both sentg
absolutely free bv mail.
Address Dr. Kilmer iz
n-m of Swamp-Koot
Co.. Binghamton. N. Y. When writing men
tion reading this generous effer la this paper.
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anil Winter Weddings are the most
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We etipeciallj- Invite attention, to
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Martele Chasing in larger pieces ot
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Five Grievously Wounded Soldiers
on Transport Sherman.
Ean Francisco. CaL, Oct. 3). Among tho
Invalid soldiers who arrived on tha transport
Sherman is First Lieutenant G. W. Lee of
the Thirty-ninth Infantry, son of Brigadier
General Fltzhugh Lee, now at Havana. Ha
i? suffering from disease contracted In tha
Jungles of Southern Luzon.
Lieutenant Lee says the Filipinos usually
fire from ambush, aiming at ths American
olticers. He saw Captain W. L. Murphy of
his regiment shot down by natives concealed
in a hut.
Five men. each of whom lost a leg In tha
Orient, came home together on tho Sher
man. They are: Arthur Kosloske. Sixth
Infantry, wounded at Tlen-Tsln; George.
Kirg, Fourteenth Infantry, wounded at Pe
kin; Charles Johnson, Fourteenth Infantry,
crirplcd nt Yang-Tsun: Joseph Bier. Thlrty
icvcnth United States Volunteers, wounded
In the Philippines, and James Iakln. Four
teenth Infantry, injured August 6 on tha
inarch to PcKin.
One of the most grievously wounded sol
diers who ever entered the Presidio Gen
eral Hospital is Private R, W. Adams of
Company A. Fourteenth Infantry, who took
part in the battle of Tlen-Tsln and was one
of the relief column that pushed on to be
leaguered I'ekln. He was wounded at Tang
Tsun by one of the British shells dropped
by mistake within the American lines. Tha
whole of one side of his face, his nose and
one eje were literally torn off bj- a frag
ment of the missile.
First lieutenant Harry F. Rethers of tha
row- famous Ninth Infantry Regiment Is
another arrival from China. Accompanying
him is his wife, the daughter of Major Lee,
who succeeded to the command of tha
Ninth at tho death of Colonel Llscum.
Lieutenant Rethers has been mentioned
for gallant conduct at Tien-Ts'n and Pekln.
and has been recommended for a brevet.
His storj- of the march to Pekln show
that the men suffered terribly from hent.
the thermometer standing as hlh as 120 In
the shade.
Street Picture Machine Biraei.
JirU'l'ttLK Hl'lIC-IAU
De-cntur. HI.. Oct. . A spark of fire was
droppeel into the films of the Galveston
flooel pictures In a street fair feature hera
to-night and tho outfit burned. The loss
was $. Larue, the operator, had an arm
baellv burned. It was the only accident of
the fair, which has drawn big crowds for
six days. This was Traveling Men's Day.
and the T. P. A. gave a burlesque and
decorated carriage parade, with hundreds
of vehicles In line.
Is Sot What Makes m. Resseay Talis
able. Testimonials are good things and w ara
nlways glad to get them, but they don t
make our remedy any better.
Stuart's Dj-spcpsla Tablets are good be
cause thej- elo good because they cure.
Testimonials simply prove that the tao
lets have hclpeel other people, but It's your
self j-ou are most lnteresteid In. and whether
they will cure jou Is the question.
It Is very easy to find out try them. A.
full package costs but flftv cents at your
druggist's. Thej' tire worth that If they
only help you a little bit. The chance is
worth taking at the price.
We put it on that basis because you con t
know about the tablets. If you knew as
much about them as we elo ou would have
complete confidence; ills advertising would .
be unnecessary. We have seen them cure
the worst case of stomach trouble.
Caes of long standing and obstinacy, cases
that other metllcincs and even high-priced
doctors had failed to subdue.
Here are some testimonials. If you care
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Reverend J. R. Hoag of Wj'more. Neb
writes: "For Ix years I have been troubled
with dystiepsia. Last fall I became very
much alarmed at some symptoms of heart
trouble and came to believe there was a
sympathetic relation between the two ells
rases, or rather, that the stomach troub'e
was the caue of the heirt disturbance. I
hit upon Stuart's. Djspepsla Tablets for a
remedv nnd Invested a dollar and a halt for
three boxes, which lasted me three months,
and I can eat any kind of food I want, and
have a good, vigorous appetite. Although.
I am 77 vears old. I now fel perfectly well,
and without being requested bv any one I
mako this statement as a compliment to tha
virtues of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets."
Mrs. LVdia Bartram of Assyria, Mich.,
writes: "I have suffered from stomach
trouble for ten years, and five different doc
tors gave me only temporary relief. A Mr.
E. R. Pace advled me to try Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets, and four boxes did me mora
permanent benefit than all the doctors
medicines that I have ever taken."
We honestly believe that Stuarts Dys
pepda Tablets are the best medicine ever
made for the cure of stomach troubles.
Don't mistake our meaning. We don t
claim them to cure anything but dyspepsia
and stomachic disorders. Just the one
thing Is what they are made for. but that
one thing is the cause the starting point of
nearly nil the sickness In the world.
Use Stuart's Tablets reghlarly. Keep,
your stomach right, and you aa neve ha
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