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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, March 16, 1901, Image 2

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Local discount rates were quoted nt 3 to 7
per cent on call and time loans. The clear
ances were SC.1S0.TC9. and the balances tlliir
S43. Domestic exchanse was -quoted as fol
lows: New York, 10c premium bid, 15c pre
mium asked; Chicago, Sc premium bid, 35c
premium asked; Cincinnati. Wc discount
bid. par asked; New Orleans. 10c discount
bid, par ask(d.
Tlie local wheat market closed higher at
71'ic a. May. TJUSp-nC July, Tl'iiTT: "No. :
red. Corn closed higher at SSJVfflOc May.
4050 Julv. KWg'JOc No. 2. Oats closed at
26c b. May, :i?ic n. July, W.ifVc No. 2.
The local market for standard mess pork
closed firm at $13 new. 1'rime steam lard
closed steady at $7.3-" Hast side.
The local s-pot cotton market closed quiet.
Otto Wclsc Is accused in a warrant of tak
ing goods from boxes or freight intrusted to
111" care.
The House of Delegates reads for the first
time an ordinance empowering all telegraph
and telephone companies to place their
wires underground in nil parts of the city.
Mrs. Gail Yourtee Wolff, a St. Louis ac
tress, sues her husband, K. B. Wolff, for di
vorce on grounds of neglect and indignities.
Local Forecaster Hyatt promises better
wtather for the next few days for Misouri
and the Southwest.
James McGauIey. declared in the Probate
Court to be of unsound mind, attacks an
attendant and is overpowered with dlfll-
The first formal application for space at
the World's Fair has been made by two
Japanese merchants fcr a silk exhibit. The
banquet to the workers- will be slcn April
4. Subscriptions continue to come in in an
Increasing stream.
The Special Committee on Lighting of the
Board of Public Improvements, on account
of the condition of the city's finances, may
rot present anv ordinance iookin? toward
a municipal lighting plant for the City Hail
and other public buildings.
P. N. Judson, in a speech at the noon
day meeting of the Jefferson Club, tells why
the business interests of the city demand
the election of a Democratic ticket.
Zach W. Tinker announces that he will
not run as an lnderondent candidate for
Mayor, and urges his friends to support the
entire Democratic ticket.
Krnest Tesscn. a florist, stopped a Clay
ton car going down grade, after the motor
man had been knocked senseless by trie
A man wants a bride with a sweet dis
position and a cork leg.
Doctor Meyer, English evangelist, has
arrived in this countn.
California growers complain of shortage
of cars for ripened oranges.
First beneficiary of Carnegie fund.
Huge quantity of shamrocks, moss, peat,
bog oak and poetry sent from Ireland in
commemoration of St. Patrick's Day.
Surgeons in Granite City, by a surgical
operation, made an artificial palate for 10-year-old
Raymond Pfoender. permitting him
to speak for the first time since his birth.
Citizens of Mompelier. O., claim to have
seen the village of Edon. eight miles dis
tent, in a mirage.
Kansas women wreck another Joint, while
100 men stand by and encourase them.
The transport Indiana sailed from San
Francisco fcr Manila, with the Twenty
eighth Infantry and Company D, Twenty
second Infantry, on board.
All arrangements have been completed
for the funeral of former President Benja
min Harrison. President McKinlcy will
arrive at Indianapolis early to-morrow
morning, and will be the guest of Gov
ernor Durbin.
In a fire In the Boston Advertiser and
Record building last night, three proof
readers were suffocated and several men
were injured In escaping from the building.
Seconds arrange the duel between Count
BonI de CcEtellanc and M. de Rodays, ed
itor of the Figaro.
London papers seriously discuss Professor
Hadlcy's prophecy of an American Em
peror within twenty-live' years.
Mr. Chamberlain advpeates plan of send
ing English women to British colonics.
Moscow Is reported to' be in a state of
siege. The students' agitation is growing
more serious evc:y day, arid wholesale ar
rests fail to suppress it.
Senor Crispi, the noted Italian statesman
and former Premier, was stricken 111 sud
denly while addrcssne Queen Margherita.
Released prisoners say that General De
Wet, the Boer raider, is a madman; that
his mind has been unhinged by his hopeless
Russia and England clash at Tien-Tsln
o-cr the limits of railway property in the
Russian concessions. Russian troops arc In
trenching in the disputed territory in the
face of British soldiers with drawn bayo
nets. Instructions have been sent General Chaf-
fee to evacuate China and take his force
to the Philippines. Only ISO men will bo
left at Pekin as a legation guard.
The sentiment of the Cuban Constitu
tional Convention is said to be almost
unanimously in favor of rejecting the terms
proposed by Congress.
The Crescent City Derby -will be run to
day. Seven horses nrc carded to start.
Wild Pirate was made favorite in .the over
night books, with Varro secoftd choice.
Henry Clay Rye, with Cochran up, is quoted
at 71.
Chcrrlcs's win at New Orleans caused a
very complicated state of affairs, because
he was not qualilied to start in the race,
and was run up and bought in.
The California Handicap will be run at
Ingleside to-day. A splendid field is entered
lor the J3.000 purse.
A $750 match race between Advance Guard
and Tuthill is on the card at the opening
day at Ingleside to-day.
The Thornton stakes, at four miles, will
be run to-day at Oakland. The starters are
Locochee, Bangor. Norford, Doctor Marks
end The Bobby.
Kansas City freight men. who came to
Sti Louis to avcid subpoenas issued by In
terstate Commerce Commission, were
frightened awar.
A new train for the Texas Midland was
exhibited at Union Station yesterday.
Tnc St. Louis Association of General Pas
senger and Ticket Agents held Its regular
The Southern will run a special to-morrow
for the Bernhardt-Coquelin company.
The Wabash extensl.n, now under way,
will give the line many new advantages.
The party-rate rool of Chicago and North
western lines has fallen through.
President J. W. Palmer of the Rio Grande
Western has made a statement relative to
pending deals v.lth the Gould syndicate.
The Northern Pacific will make extensive
additions to Its shops at St. Paul.
A Missouri poet is an applicant for a
position on the Cotton Belt.
Your druggist will refund your money It
Pazo Ointment falls to cure Ringworm. Tet
ter.Old Ulcers and Sorrs.PlmpIcs and Black
heads on the face, and all skin diseases. Luc.
Mnrlnc Intelligence.
New York, March 13. Arrived: Kaiscrin
Maria Theresa, from Naples.
Hamburg, March 15. Arrived: Phoenicia
New York.
Hamburg, March 15. Arrived, previously?
Isis, San Francisco, via Valparaiso and St.
.Vincent. C. V.
Havre. Ma:ch 13. Arrived: La Bretagnc,
New York.
Movlllc, March 13. Sailed: Furnessla,
Irom Glasgow, New Yorlc
London, March 15. Sailed: -Marquette,
New fork.
Quecnstown, March 15. Sailed: New Eng
land, from Liverpool. Boston.
Genoa, March 13. Arrived: Steamer Trave,
New York. ia Gibraltar and Naples.
Wucenstown, March 15. Arrived: Lucania,
New York for Liverpool (and piocecdea).
Southampton, Marcn 15. Arrived: Vader
land. New Yolk.
A Month's Teat Free.
If you have Dyspepsia, wnie Dr. shoop Ha-'
cine, It., box Id. for six bottles of Dr. snoop'i
Xufcioivlivc; expreu p&ia. Send no zncney. -&y
H.ir) It CUldd
Democratic Candidates Given
.Warm Reception at' First
Ward Mass Meeting.
All Speakers United in Praising
His Action in Withdrawing as
an Independent Candidate
for Mayor.
The Democrats of the First Ward met
las-t niuht at the cor.-.cr of Newstcad and
San Francisco avenues. In St. lto.-ary's Hall.
The hall was crowded to Its capacity.
Nicholas Gates called the meeting to order
and introduced Tred Murphy as the chair
man of the meeting. Murphy made a short
speech, calling the attention of the audi
ence to the condition of the city and ap
pealing to all to vote for the Democratic
ticket to the end that the people might en
joy better conditions in the futuie. He in
troduced E. A. r"jnan, Jr., as the first
Mr. Noonan t-poke for fifteen minutes, in
which time he called attention tu the mal
administration of Zlcgenhein and the ills
that the jtople suttered In consequence.
Before he hail gotten more than halt
through his address Rolla AWlls entered the
hall. Those in the lear noticed him. and In
a moment a .-.bout for Wells went up, which
rolled around the hall anu e.-.ded In n gen
eral hanu-clapp.ng, which lasted until after
Mr. Wells haa tal.eu his seat on the plat
lorm. Mr. Noonan spoke only a few moments
alter Mr. W clip's arrival, saying that he
kiiLTT that nus: i.f the audience had come to
hear him anil the oilier candidates 'on the
Democratic ticket.
When Mr. ohs arose to speak the audi
ence greeted him with enthusiastic cheers.
Mr. Wells said that he had been Informed
that Mr. Tinker had deeidid to withdraw
from the race and to urge all his support
ers to go to work for the Democratic ticket.
"I want to lake this, the first opportunity
Ihave had. to thank Mr. Tinker fcr what
he has done, and say that I believe his
course will be commended by every loyal
Democrat in the city."
Continuing. Mr. Wells said: "The en
thusiasm of this meeting indicates the feel
ing of the people in this campaign. I am
certainly gratified to find that the people
are so aroused to the situation, and I be
lieve it augcrd well "for the cause of De
mocracy. The government of a municipal
ity may fairly be compared to the man
agement of a great corporation, managed
by a president and Board of Directors.
The Mayor Is the president and the men
elected to form his official family are the
Boanl of Directors. No trreat national is
sues are or can be involved. The sole ques
tion is to so manage the affairs of the city
so that every tax payer and every citizen
mav get his just dues.
"In a municipality every citizen is a
stock holder and is entitled to the full pro
tection guaranteed by the law. If I am
elected Mayor 1 propose to ree that full
Justice is done to all. and so far as it lies
in mv power I will administer the affairs
cf the cltv with the same fidelitv and tho
same honesty that I would conduct ny own
private business. I know every man on the
ticket with me,- and I know that they will
do the same in their respective official ca
pacities that I will do in mine."
Harrv B. Hawes followed Mr. Wells. He
denounced the attacks of the Republican
press on the Nesbit law and showed that
they were only the cries of a thief that was
being pursued. He wanted to know why It
was that the Republicans did not say some
thing In defense of the administration of
Mavor Ziegenhcln instead of attacking the
Nesbit law, for which Mr. Wells wai not
responsible, and. .as Mayor, he could notj
repeal, even If he.wanted.r He declared thatj
no man was more desirous than he that the
free will of the people should be expressed
at' the polls. But after the Republicans
had been carrying the city on a padded
registration for years they could not believe
otherwise than that any change in the
registration list which cut off their spurious
citizens was a fraudulent onp. Ho howed
that the increase in population ordinarily
would have made nn Increase in the regis
tration of about 10.00 instead of which
there wan only one about 1.000.
The other speakers at the meeting were:
L F. Hammer. Jamn M. Franciscus. James
Y. Plaver. Hiram Phillips, McArthur John
ston and George J. Neville. Everv- speaker
alluded to the decision of Mr. Tinker not
to be nn independent candidate, nnd de
clared that his conduct in the matter would
have the effect of making him one of the
most popular Democrats in the city in the
Campbell Cammlnfrn RepllcH to an Ar
ticle Printed In CIolie-Drmocrnt.
Commenting en nn article in the Globe
Democrat of Friday morning, Campbell
Cummings said jestcrday:
"I noticed In to-day's issue of the Globe
Democrat another instance of lying on its
part. I made a short talk yesterday noon
nt the Carletcn building, headquarters ot
tho Jefferson Club, and tho Globe-Democrat
In Its report of the same purposely
misquoled me, claiming, nmorg other things,
that I was opposed to municipal ownership.
Those who heard my talk wl'I bear me
out In tlie following: That there was no
effort to break up the meeting and that
no men left, and then returned to the hall:
that in my talk I told them I wan strongly
In favor of municipal ownership, but, as a
friend of municipal ownership. I regarded
Meriwether's election ns a blow instead of
a benefit to it; that I simply pointed out
the different conditions confronting us that
did not prevail elsewhere, requiring us not
only to be as smart and have as much
fense as the people elsewhere, but a great
deal more; that I simply pointed out the
obstacle?, legal and financial, to be first
overcome to show what a stupendous
scheme It was, and that It would have to
be brought about by Daticnt and practica
ble steps none of which Mr. Meriwether
had outlined to us, either In his platform
or his speeches, or, in fact, any- proposed
step at all. and had not even made a
promise of having municipal ownershlo
w.tnin the next four years; that his plat
form wan the sama as ours, nnd that the
Democratic party was sincere in their mu
nicipal ownership plank, and had worded
It so carefully because It could not be ac
complished in a month, or perhaps one or
two years, or even longer: that because
Meriwether was so impracticable, if he
was elected, it would turn out to be a blow
to municipal ownership: that I did not
quote tho well-known labor leader. Owen
Miller, at all.
"In conclusion. I desire to state that at
Uhrig's Cave Hall last Monday night I
strensly advocated municipal ownership,
emphatically stating that it was founded on
honest prirciples. and was bound to come
in time, but could only come through prac
ticable efforts."
Clinirrann Jonea nt the Xntlonnl Com
mittee Will Confer Willi Gov. Stone.
Senator James K. Jones of Arkansas,
ckaliman of th Democratic National Com
mitteee. and J. G. Johnson of Kansas,
chairman of the Kxecutive Committee of
the Naticnal Commltteec. arrived in the
city last night. They will consider the ques
licn of closing the national headquarters
in Chicago, which has been opened since
the campaign began last fall. Mr. Johnson,
who has been in charge, came down from
Chicago and met Chairman Jones, who is
on his way home from Washington. Owing
to the Illness of W. J. Stonp vim i-hnlmnn
of the National Committee, the distin
guished visitors will call on the Governor
at his home to-day, where the matter will
be dlscursed. Other things may come up in
the way of details.
"The visit has no special significance,"
Paid Mr. Johnson last rlshr "Senntnr
Jones Is on his way home, and 1 came down
ncre 10 meet mm. we will hold a confer
ence to-morrow with Governor Stone. The
question cf closin? the national headquar
ters in 'Chicago will probably be taken up.
I have no Idea what will be done In the
Senator Jones retired rather early, being
very tired after his trip from Washington.
He declared last night that the conference
would be of little consequence.
With Moses C. Wetmore. the two spent
several hcurs conversing in the former's
room at th hotel.
IJIr Sale of Texan Cattle.
Fort Worth. Tex.. March 13. A. B. Rob
ertson of Colorado City to-day sold here to
Pemberton & Cowan of Midland and Spear
Fork. Dak.. 4.000 2-year-old steers for $90,
000. This price U22.50 per head) may be
taken as a representative sale. The Rob
ertson cattle are well graded, some being
now oi veryfljen graue.
yAIfih grat
F. Mueller and the
and Riechmann
Charge of
"This department is too rotten for me. -I resign my'pbsltlon.'l won't work
In a place where I'm not allowed to do my work honestly." From letter of res
ignation written by Fred Scholl, Sprinkling Inspector, on July 9? 1S33.
Tlie Department of Street Sprinkling un
der tho Ziegenhein administration has
earned its full share of notoriety.
The development of the F. Mueller case
in 1KB, resulting in the Indictment of Henry
Besch and George W. Riechmann, then Su
perintendent of Sprinkling, on the charge of
obtaining money from the city by false pre
tenses; the indictment of Henry Be.-ch at
the sumo lime on three counts, charging
bribery, the time specified being In his ad
ministration as Sprinkling Superintendent,
in 1&S0; the letter of resignation written by
Sprinkling Inspector Fred Scholl in July,
ISI'3. in which he said: "I won't work in n
place where I'm not allowed to do my work
honestly"; the admission on the part ot
tho Street Commissioner. A. N. Mllner, that
entire blocks had r.ot been sprinkled, al
though the inspectors reported that the
work had been done, are a few of tho
things on record aguinst the department.
Tlie name of F. Mueller was carried on
the Street Department pay rolls as a Sprink
ling Inspector from March 15 to December
L 1E96.
F. Mueller never called for the salary al
lowed on his name. JS3.C3 a month, or tho
20 a month allowed on his name for horse
nnd buggy expense.
The money was collected by Henry Besch,
Superintendent of Sprinkling, up to July,
ISM. In that month Besch was appointed
City Register and George W. Itleclimann,
who had been clerk under Besch, was mado
Superintendent of Sprinkling. Riechmann, .
collected the money allowed on Mueller's
name from July to December.
An investigation ty the Grand Jury in
November, 1828, resulted in the indictment
of Besch and Riechmann on the charge of
using Mueller's name to obtain money from
the City Treasury by false pretenses irom
March 15 to December 1, ISM.
It was shown that F. Mueller was a rela
tive of Besch's and that this same 'Mueller
worked at his trade, that of stove finisher,
at the Buck Stove Foundry, No. 3309 North
Second street, from March 13 to December 1,
1SK, missing only ten days from the foun -
dry in the entire period, sickness being the
cause of his absence.
When the case went to trial in January,
1S!. th3 Circuit Attorney failed to obtain
service on F. Mueller as a witness. It was
given out that he could not be located.
Besnli and Riechmann were discharged.
Besch's present term as City Register ex
pires in April. '
Riechn.ann was not disturbed In his posl-
John B. Owen, meniber of tlie Republican tjlty Central f5ommlttec from the
Sixth Ward and member of the Executive Committee ot this" body.- has been as
sociated in politics with Mayor Ziegenhcln for ten years. When Ziegenhcln was
City Collector Owen held ofilce under him as deputy for a time, and afterwards
was appointed an inspector of sprinkling in the administration of Mayor Wal
brldge. With tlie inauguration of the Zlcgenhein administration in 1ES7 and the
passage of the Wittenberg bill reorganizing tho Street Dcparement, Owen was
appointed superintendent of Street District
He has retained this position since, but
greater part of his time to the Parker campaign.
Owen was in the secret caucus which prepared the Parker ticket and was one
of the most active workers in its behilf at the primary on March 5. He is con
sidered one of the shrewdest politicians connected with the .Ziegenhein machine
nnd has been one of Zicgennein's favorite advisers since the present Mayor en
tered office, four years ago.
Twice as Many Hear Ilim
Were Present When Parker
Spoke on March 4.
Backers of Machine-Made Republic
an Ticket Grow Apprehensive
Parker Had Only One
Friend in Audience. '
Chauncey I. Filley Is making a campaign
for the Good Government party ticket that
is causing the City Hall gang and the
other backers of the Zicgenhein-Parkcr
Republican machine ticket no end of un
easiness and apprehension.
Last night Filley Invaded Mayor Zieen
hein's own ward, the Ninth, and for an
hour and a half addressed an audience that
filled the big Concordia Turner Hall, fully
twice as many persons being present as
were there on the occasion of George W.
Parker's appearance on the night of March
4. Every utterance of "the Old Man's"
was cheered to the echo, and allusions to
Ziegenhein and Wurzburger were greeted
with yells of derision. Cries of "We'll vote
for you" were frequent.
"I know that the City Hall push ha3 its
spies here to-night," said Filley in the
course of his speech. "Let one of them. It
he wants to have a buzz saw run through
him, get up and confront me here on any
issue." . .
If there were friends of Ziegenneln,
Wurzburger and Parker In the audience
they were careful to conceal the fact, for
no one responded to Filley's deii.
Early in his remarks Filley Impressed It
upon his audience that Parker is not In the
race. He ridiculed the attempt of the City
Hall gang's candidate tor Mayor to maKe
the election and police laws the issue, in
the present campaign.
Holdii ZleKenlieln Renponnlble.
"If Henry Ziegenhein h?dn't appointed
Juliun Wurzburger Election Commissioner
there wouldn't have been any Nesbit law."
he declared. "And If the Municipal Assem
bly hadn't refused to grant the 100 extra
policemen asked by the Police Board and
required for the protection of tho city,
there wouldn't have been any new poll:o
law. The trouble had always been that the
members of the Municipal Assembly dic
tated the appointment of policemen, threat
ening to hold up tho appropriations if they
were not allowed to name the men they
wanted on the force. I tell you. the present
city administration Is responsible for the
increased police force, and all the shouting
about the new police law doesn't remove
the responsibility from the shoulders of this
administration. It refused to grant a rea
sonable increase of the police force, but it
turned right around and passed the Witten
berg bill, with its JIOO.CO) of new Jobs."
Referring to the broken pledges of the
Ziegenhein administration, Filley said:
"Four years ago when Henry Ziegenhein
Indictment of Besch
An Inspector's
tion at the ti-ne, but was succeeded In ISM
by "Tub" Becker.; member of the Repub
lican City Central Committee from the Sev
enth Ward, who has been delegated to rai"o
a Parker campaign slush fund at the City
Hall. Becker was reappointed by Street
Commissioner Varrelmann on last Tuesday.
Riechmann was taken care of by the Zle
genhein administration, receiving an ap
pointment as district inspector in the office
of Assessor and Collector of Water Rates
Hemmeimann early In 153. He still retains
this tosition.
An instance -of the negligence of officials
In the Sprinkling Department was furnished
in tlie tummer of 1S3S when K. W. Hllge
n.an. living on Chouteau avenue between
Boyle nnd Tov.-er Grove avenues, reported
to the Street Commissioner that the block
on Chouteau avenue in which he lives had
not been sprinkled during the season, de
rpite the fact that tihfbllls were made
against the property owners for sprinkling
sprinkling that had never been done.
The Street Commissioner looked up the
Inspector's reports and found no reference
to the lack of sprinkling in this block. He
wrote to Hilgeman, telling him that the
sprinklirg had been properly done. Further
lntMii?atIon was made, and It was proved
to the Street Commissioner's satisfaction
that the block had not been visited by the
sprinkling wagon throughout the season.
Although the facts in the case were
placed before Mayor Zlcgenhein in a man
icr which could leave no doubt as to their
authenticity, lie refused to take any action,
an-i Riechmann and the Inspector were nl
lawed to remain in office without molesta
Henry Besch was Indicted in November,
I89S, on three charges of receiving bribes
from sprinkling contractors while he was
Superintendent of Sprinkling. One contract-
i or produced papers to show that he had
! paid Besch $E50"in ono sprinkling season to
obtaln immunity from fines by inspectors
under Besch's control. Tho indictments were
drawn defectively, being patterned after a
case In which a Sheriff was accused of ac
cepting a bribe nnd failed to plead the
city ordinance under which Besch's office
was c-cated As the Sheriff's Is a State
office, the Indictments'could not hold against
Besch, a city officer, and the cases were
No. 2 at a salary of $166.66 a month.
Is now laying off, and Is devoting tho
was making his campaign for Mayor he
stood on uns very platiorm with me nnu
tieeiareu hmxselt in lavur ot the merit faa
tem. Is there any merit in the joboery mat
nas been guiug on at me city Han:"
m support uf his statement mat Ziegen
hein auu farKer are in a deai oy wuich
tney nupe to bring about the i.itttr's elec
tion, he remarked the lact Ihut ex-Councn-lnun
rat Clarke, member ot ine ivepublican
city Contiui Committee Irom the iwenty
iniid ara, w.'io, two lnunius ugo, was un
ouispoKen anii-Zicgeuhein man. nail oeen
puiicu into line tor me. City Hail gang's
eanuiaate oy appointment to the position of
factory inspector on last 'luesuay.
. '"tnia Ziteunnem-l'irKer ticket was de
feated so lar us tlie voters ur at. Louis are
luuceiind Defore It was put in the neld,"
baiu ihe spcaKer. "Parker aiea a-bonnu".
"ii'ow tneie's a otai on ueiween farKer
ana Ziegenneln by wnich there's to be no
'criticism ut me iiJminisUrauuii m mu pl.u
iurin. w'ny, the sioiy is going the roanus
tnat Julius wurzourgcr nas already De-en
promised the position of Assistant Street
l'illey declared that no matter which
ticket is elected the men who compose
tlie next administration will fall heir to the
disgrace wnich hus accumulated througu
me corruption which 'has" existed.
Broken I'ledees.
"Tou could have had clean streets, pure
water and good lighting facilities If Mayor
Ziegenhein had done his duty as 1 did
when I was Mayor in 1S63," said ho "The
Republicans could have elected tho State
ticket lost fall if Mayor Ziegenhein hadn't
put Julius Wurzburger in the Election
In regard to the franchise grabbing which
has marked the Ziegenhein administration,
he said:
"I'd like to be in the Mayor's chair just
long enough to make the street car lines
do their auty. If they didn't they'd lose
their charters. I'll not crawl on .ny belly
for anybody's vote."
1. J. W. Wall was the first speaker of the
.evening. In the course of his remarks he
asked thoso in the audienco who ki cw
George W. Parker, the man who had been
represented as the people's candidate, to
stand up. One man stocd up. .Mr. Wall
said this was an indication of Parker's fol
lowingone out of every thousand.
Mr. Wall told a story of his boyhood, de
scribing how he and his companions In
Warren County traced an awful stench to
a skunk, and how they killed the Stunk and
buried it.
"But somehow that skunk stank worse
after it .was dead than it did when It was
alive." he said. "Well, that's tho caso with
the skunk up at the City Hall. He's dead,
but he stinks worse' now than he did when
he was alive."
Other speakers wero Robert E. McMath,
President of the Board of Pubil; Improve
ments, and candidate for re-election on the
Good Government ticket; John W. New
comb, candidate" for the Council, and Phil
Redan, candidate for" Inspector of Weights
and Measures- CharIcs"".F. Vogel, president
of the Ninth Ward Good Government Club,
presided. . ;,
After the meeting many signed the peti
tion, which will bo, filed to-day with the
Election Board, officially placing the Good
Government ticket in the field.
FHIey'a Meetlne To-Msrht.
Chaurcey I. Filley, Robert E. McMath
and other candidates on the Good Govern
ment ticket will speak to-night at Union
Hall, Broadway and Benton street
Municipal Tickets Decided Upon.
Conway, Ark.. March 15. The following
Democratic municipal ticket was nominated
to-day: Mayor, E. A. Bolton: Recorder, W.
H. Martin; Aldermen. Sam Fruenthal, W.
W. Martin, G. D. Dickerson, S. L. Anderson
and W. D. Cole, Jr.
At a mass meeting to-night an opposition
ticket, as follows, was nominated: Mayor,
S. E. Anderson; Recorder, W. H. Martin;
Aldermen, W. T..PIercey, C. J. Hamilton,
G. M. Waltaall, J..,P. Thines and B. T.
Bullieon. 5 jUe -
Tells Why Business Interests of
the Cit.v Demand Election
of Democrats,
Could Not Turn Out of Office Men
Who Support DTiin Charles T.
Xblnnd Also Speaks at
Noonday Meeting.
N. Judson was the principal speaker at
noonday 'meeting in the downtown
headquarters of the Jefferson Club In the
Caricton Building yesterday.
The rooms were packed to their fullest
capacity. Charles T. Noland mado a brief
speech. HeCalludcd to his long acquaint
ance with Rolla Wells and interestingly de
scribed the qualities of his nature, which,
he said, could be epitomized in the words,
honesty, ability and sincerity. He then re
viewed the Ziegenhein administration and
showed why every citizen that has the
welfare of the city at heart should vote tho
Democratic ticket. Mr. Judson was next
introduced. He said:
"Such a gathering in business hours In
the business center of n great city is tho
strongest evidence of the interest in the
pending municipal campaign. In cannot bo
too much emphasized that this is neither a
national nor a State campaign. The ques
tions involved are purely those relating to
municipal government, the selection of pub
lic servants to administer the affairs of the
municipality for the next four year?. Busi
ness rather than political considerations
should govern the selection of candidates
for such offices at all times, and parties
are only the agencies for securing the pub
lic good. It Is not the wealthy taxpayers
alone who are interested in good govern
ment, but the humblest citizens in the com
munity have tlie deepest interest, because
they cannot fly from the evils of misgovern
ment. ,
Republican)! Evade Ismics.
"One would not know from Republican
speeches that this is a municipal campaign,
bo carefully do they refrain from discus
sing municipal Issues and the municipal
record of the present administration. The
Mavor of St. Louis cannot change the elec
tion laws of the State any more than he
can change the tariff laws of Congress,
but he can aid the people in sjcuring clean
streets, pure water and an honest and eco
nomical municipal administration.
"But the Importance ot the municipal Is
sues is now grcatlv increased by tlie fact
that St. Louis is facing the greatest crisis
in Its history. It has voted J5.COO.000 bonds
for a World's Fair, and pending constitu
tional and Charter amendments will not
only involve an increase in the income from
taxation, but will lead to extensive public
improvements, and probably bond issues
wid be made, irom which large expenditures
will be made for puollc improvements and
public buildings.
"The Republican machine which nominat
ed Mr. Parker, and which would like to
elect Tilm, haa been in undisputed control
of the city administration fcr the last four
jcara, and. indeed, for eight years."
Mr. Judson referred to tho Nagel re
trenchment bill. Introduced in 1S35, and he
referred to Mr. Charles Nagel, then Presi
dent of the City Council, as si conscientious
and independent public official. He con
tinued: "Thi3 measure involved a saving of some
JGO.oOO a year li. the different departments
by discharging unnecessary employes. Not
only wa3 nothing done with this measure,
but two years afterwards. Immediately fol
lowing the election of Mayor Ziegenhein,
the notorious Wittenberg bill was passed
which created an army of city Inspectors
at nn increased annual salary expense of
mere than JU'O.OtO. The recklessness of this
expenditure can be best illustrated by com
paring the number of offices and employes
authorized therein with the provisions of
the retrenchment bill Introduced by Mr.
T4nHf.na In till fnilllMI In 1CW T- UnrWe'e
bill fell uron deaf ears, and his proposal
was treated with contempL Mr. Hodges in
November, 1S!)9. speaking before the Com
mercial Club, commented upon the deplora
ble condition of the city's finances, and said
that there would 'continue to be misman
agement as long as tne political boss is
Permitted to put his henchmen on the city's
pay roll and keep them there.'
FroIinhHity of Reform,
"Assuming that tho candidates for Mayor
are both men of ability and character,
which man could act for the best Interests
of the city by discharging unnecessary em
ployes In this vast army Mr. Parker, who
was nominated, and. if elected, would lie
elected by their votes and the votes of their
organization, or Mr. Wells, elected in spite
ut Lirciii anu in opposition to mem i?rom a
business point of ilew. there can be no
question that Mr. Wells will be the most
effective agent for accomplishing that pur
pose. Mr. Parker, however good his inten
tionsand his ability nnd high character
are conceded could not In the nature of
things fall to be embarrassed by being com
pelled to act against the very men through
whose organization he was nominated and
"I call attention to the reckless granting
of public franchises for the use of our
streets, and the failure to secure relief
from financial necessities of the city by the
exaction of compensation for theo grants.
I will not say how or to whom the com
pensation was paid for certain of these
franchises, but it certainly was not paid in
to the City Treasury.
"Mr. Weils 'is pledged to a businesn ad
ministration, and that means the reduction
of the army of city emplojes to the needs
.i t-iiuvuiii. iiuiiiimsiraiion demands 1
would not vote fcr Mr. Wells -if I did not
believe that he would acf up to these
"But the Republican managers not only
dwell upon the election laws, which the
Mavor cannot chance, hut in td. .." ii".
of poi cy of diverting public attention from
municipal Issues they Insist that the police
expense is too great. But the Supreme Court
has decided that tho protection of life and
property is not a municipal but a State
function. If we see fit to waste the munici
pal revenue in granting franchises and with
unnecessary employes, the State none tho
less has the right to interfere in the protec
tion of life and property. '
Xced for UusIuchs Administration.
"If we increase the number of city em
ployes for political reasons, for the creation
of a political machine, is it to Tbe wonderefl
at that the other political party controlHnc
the State Legislature would be governed by
the same considerations in the control of
the police? Business and not political con
siderations should control both departments
and. indeed, every department of the pub ie
service, but our Municipal Assemblv re
fused even to submit the question of a merit
service to the vote of the people, although
t was demanded by a petition of some fifty
thousand voters. -". ")
"It is said that the police expense is tnn
great and that the number and pav of
force should be reduced. Even If" that is
true, and the police expense for sixty miles-
SfcllT."" Is t0 UF1e- cannot a readjust
ment be best secured by having a Mayer in
political sympathy with the dominant party
In the State, so that such a question can
bp discussed and determined on a business,
rather than on a political, basin?
"Watch on the streets where any public
work is being done, and see the army of in
spectors employed bv the city. Why could
not such public work be in great measure
done by the policemen, whose duty it is to
patrol the .streets? In other words, whv
should we maintain two great armies at th
rest of the taxpayers when the work could
be done in great measure by one? These
necessary reforms can be best effected. In
fact, can only be effected, through an ad
ministration in political harmony with the
State administration."
Mr. Judson contrasted the promptness
with which the General Assembly had
passed the constitutional amendments re
quired for St. Louis with the delay of the
Municipal Assembly in passing the Charter
amendments, and also commended the ac
tion of the Democrats in holding an earlv
convention, so that their nominations could
be carefully .scrutinized by the public In
ample time for independent nominations,
while Ihe Republican nominations were
made too late for that purpose. He sail
that the Democratic party has made an
effective appeal to the independent senti
ment of the city.
Bond aa Factory- Inspector Ap
proved by tlie Council.
The $5.C0O bond of Pat IL Clarke. Repub
lican City Central Committeeman from the
Twenty-third Ward, who was appointed by
Mayor Ziegenhein Factory Inspector, waa
Btreet, Grand Rapldi, Michigan, relates the following story:
"The birth of my first child left me In a deplorable condition. My sys
tem was broken down and I buffered from general dsblllty. I was exceed
ingly nervous end rheumatism often troubled me. My appetite failed me
and tho most dell.-uteand iuvltingfood failed to tempt me. I was thlnand
paie, ana nan neuner energy nor amoition. jiy case nnu oeen growing
steadily worse for two years. I had used several so-called remedies but
found no curative qualities In them.
"In the summer of loft1. 1 was vHltinsr mv grandmother In Ludlngton,
Midi., nnd thfre learned of tho wonderful cures fTected by Dr. Williams'
Pink l'llls for I'&!e People. I tried thcpllIsandbadnotflnUhodone box be
fore I felt much better 1 continued them through the year nnd the result
was a perfect cure. I am no longer nervous norrheumntlcand have more
than regained my Ion Mesh. I certainly recommend tbopllis to all who
need them and their results havealways bean beneficial."
signed Mns. GiiAcr Campbell.
Statb nr Mjchiqx,,
Cocsty or Kznt.
SabscruKd and sworn to before me this SSth day of July. 1SW.
Seal B. F. Btiffvnsrer, Xotar-j Public
Or. Williams' Pisik PiSis
for Pale People
are sold la Swiss (never la loose balk) at 69 cnts a box or sir boxes for tiSO. and
niy be hail or all drugirlJts, or dlrsc: by mall from Vc Williams Msdiclas Uos
panr. scneneciaay, a. i.
March 19 and 26; April
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St. Louis, daily, at 9:00 a. m.
Send for a copy of the Burlington's Special folder. "The Burlington-Northern
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Tickets and information at City Ticket Office, Burlington Route, S. W. Corner
Broadway and Olive Street, St. Louis, Mo.
$39,000 STOCK
BSflKnetg, gfoftt anb gbitt fflflafate
All Must Go at Any Old Price.
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lllllliin.ArtNXED-3S SrtLESLrtDIES. illllllllllir.
714-16 Franklin Ave-
approved by the City Council yesterday aft
ernoon by unanimous vote. Mr. Clarke was
present prior to the meeting, and was en
caged In earnest conversation with several
The appointment of Clarke, who voted for
the "open" primaries, is Generally looked
upon as a perpetuation ot ziegennemtsm
in the City Hall. The Mayor appointed him
to servo until April 9. 1904. There are two
strange features to Clarke's selection, and
the Mayor's selection Is causing some little
talk. Tho first Is that there Is no money
in the City Treasury, and First Assistant
Comptroller Gabel has stated frequently to
different city officials that finances will be
low throughout the next fiscal year. An
Item providing for the salary of Factory
Inspector was chopped out the general ap
propriation bill last summer by Chairman
Carroll of tho Council Ways and Means
Committee, on the ground that the ollic'al
had not then been chosen and money was
Labor union representatives made earnest
pleas for the appointment to be made, but
city officials were Inexorable. Delegations
visited the City Hall and eloquently pre
sented the case, but without avail. Aotr,
with election near, with the deficit still ex
isting in the City Treasury, and on the
verge of his retirement from office. Mayor
Ziegenhein appoints Clarke, a member of
tho Republican City Central Committee, to
serve until April 9, 1901.
Sir. ParUer Will Announce the Plat
form of tue Itepnbllcan Ticket.
A mass mcetlne will be held to-night at
the Odeon, at Grand and Finney avenues,
at S o'clock. John D. Johnson will call the
meeting to order and Introduce as perman
nent chairman George H. Shields. The
breakers will be George TV. Parker, E. O.
dtanard. C. P. AValbrldge, Charles i E. Pearce
and George D. Reynolds. Mr. Parker, at
this time, will announce the platform upon
which he stands and define the Position
which he takes on every Issue which Is be
fore the people. He will address himself to
citizens, regardless of party lines.
Among the vice presidents are: C. F. S.
Mever. A. L. Shapleigh, Albert Blair, John
It "Williams. George Warren Brown, Henry
G. Craft. P. R. Flitcraft. August Gehnar. J.
S. Tinkenbiner. C. E. Udell, W. K. Bixby,
H. W. Eliot. George O. Carpenter, William
B. Dean. E. C. Eliot. John A. Gilliam,
Nathan Frank. P. M. Hanson, W. M. Kin
sey, George E. Leighton, J. L. Minnis,
Charles Nagel. J. T. Hussmann, D. N. Klr
by. Charles V. Holtcamp, George B. Leigh
ton. A. C. Orrick. O. A. Post. Clarence F.
Parker, C. A. Powers, H. M. Pollard. Jame3
B. Prltchard, E. C. Rowse, George A. Roth,
W. A. Scudder, Charles A. Stix. W. L. Stur
devant. H. C. Townsend. B. J. Taussig, G.
IV. Simpklns, E. S. Purdy, John A. Ocker
son. J. C. Taussig. Charles F. Vogel. C. A.
Welsh. H. H. Wernse. D. R- Wolf. Richard
Barthoidt. E. S. Lewis, C. R. Llghtner, P.
B. Marquis.
Daniel O'Brien Dies in Hospital in
Quincy, 111., March 15. Daniel O'Brien,
who turned the gas on in his room at the
Pacific Hotel Monday night, died to-day at
St. Mary's Hospital without having re
gained consciousness. Thus far it has been
impossible to locate any of his relatives. It
is believed that his home was in Austin,
Minn. Papers found in his possession
showed him to be a writer for the press.
He was recently a patient In the Cook
County Hospital. Chicago.
Fourteenth. Ward Democratic Clab.
The Fourteenth Ward Democratic Club
will meet every Wednesday and Saturday at
the clubrooms. southeast corner of Twenty-third
and Chestnut streets. Yesterday
the following officers were elected: Michael
Ryan, president; Isador Marks, vice presi
dent; Charles Green, secretary; Buck Tay
lor, treasurer; William Ryan, sergeant-alarms;
William Williams, bookkeeper.
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Thousands of women ondnro the torture
of living death and at last succumb to
tho diseases peculiar to their es with
out knowing of tho life and health
which is theirs if they u so Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills for Palo People, an ever
faithful remedy that cures where all
others fail.
Mrs. Greco Campbell, of 3C1 Loran
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1901.
St. Louis to Montana.
St Louis to Washington, Pu
get Sound Country.Oregon.
Surgical Operation Permits Ray
mond Tfroender to Speak for
the First Time.
For the first time In his life little 10-year-oid
Raymond Pfroender of Granite
City was able to talk yesterday. It was
a strango and wonderful accomplishment
to him, and the first word he uttered was
"Raymond," his own name. "Pfroender,"
his surname, he pronounced with difficulty
at first, but a little training was all that
was necessary until he could articulate
Raymond Is the son of Mr. nnfl Mrs.
AI Pfroender. He was bom without a
palate and the deficiency prevented him
from talking. The slight deformity was
not noticed for many weeks, hut when.
Raymond was old enough to talk he could
never be induced to make the attempt. An
examination showed his deficiency, and
the family mourned his condition as hnno-
Ies. Ha was a bright child and his
affliction seemed to sharoen hist faeultlM.
He learned to write almost before he
learned to walk. In arithmetic and ele
mentary mathematical studies he soon be
came unusually proficient, and his Inability
to talk was his sole handicap In life.
Sir days ago Doctor Nledrfnghaus. with
Doctors Eyermann of St. Louis and Schrie
fels of Granite City, gave chloroform
to the child. Healthy tissue from the roof
of his mouth was transferred to his throat
to form the groundwork of a palate. When
the bey became conscious he was told not
to try to talk for six days.
The time expired yesterday. When Ray
mond's parents approached him and asked
him to speak he murmured "Ray," hesi
tated, ana then spoke the full word. In a
few moments he was talking quite glibly.
Anothtr operation will follow, and It 13
believed that Raymond will then be abio
to sing and shout and take up regular
school duties and pastimes with other lads
of his age.
It belongs to health, for a
baby, to eat and sleep, to laugh
and grow fat.
But fat comes first; don't ask
a scrawny baby to laugh; why,
even his smile is pitiful! Fat
comes first.
The way to be fat is the way
to be healthy. Scott's emul
sion of cod-liver oil is the prop
er food, if he needs it; but only
a little at first
Well scad yon a little to try If you Oct
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