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The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, July 06, 1902, PART II, Image 15

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! 12 PAGES.
Ij Printed in Flvs Parts
Three News Sections, Comic
I section and magazine.
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1 Ifjg A zx5rz?W-y&FZfzz-s d And promise the People the BARGAIHS of their lives out of the only siill complete stock of Dry Goods In St. Louis, fo A GjrrkPWc&F' sjtjw& Ct I
It is unnecessary for us to say that wc have
the banner Lace Department of this city, in any
wav vou mar choose to put it !! AVe keep only up-to-date
Rood's, have all the novelties in superabun
dant choice and make prices on them from 25 to 75
per cent below all else. And now, when we have
done the coronation act, where are we?
11,500 pieces mixed lot of I.aces, all kinds Point ile Paris.
Valenciennes, with insertions to match, froii 2 to ti
inches wide; also Torchon, Meilici, Black Silk, Chatl
tilly Lac? and Serpentine Insertions, white, cream and
Arabian Serpentine Insertions choice of big Q r
table full, at (yard) t'
Were loc, 20c and 25c yard.
Another lot of 9.000 pieces Laces mixed lot, edd and ends,
short lengths, etc.; choice of big table in front -r
of elevators, at (yard;
: osne of thee laces are -worth up to 23c yard.
The Head of This House Is the Great, Orig
inal and Only Clean Scalper!!
2jc Linen Finish Lawn, black ground,
with white fijrures-
were 7c now.
5c Fine quality Black Dimity, with S q
white figures were 12j4c now. .
Gut Below llie Belt.
500 dozen job Handkerchiefs, all
kinds, lace edjje, embroidered
scalloped, embroidered hem
stitched "no seconds," all per
fect were 15c and 20c H 1 1
lyic Choice styles Black Batiste, with
small dots and figures '7C
wprp 1 Ttc. now
Ladies' Neckwear Special. 0 .
v, i.,t in veckwear. verv low linen collars, i -j rtn 2c Imported St Gall Swiss, black grouna.
and 1 in., sires from 12 to 16 in., at (each). Aw'-6 with fine embroidered dots
Long Plack Silk Koiir-in-Hand Ties, were 2 5C C and 50c quality HOW . - .
35c each, at (each) .- w i j
each, choice now (each).
1,000 Ladies' Embroidered Initial
Hemstitched Handkerchiefs
were 10c each
now (each)
Children's Colored Handkerchiefs
Cut to the BoneJ!
We have made reductions in nearly even
line of our immense stock of Men's Fur
nishings. Men's Fine Madras Xe;lijee Shirts, in all sizes,
for clearing sale only li S .-
were 75c now -t O w
Men's Fine Percale Negligee Shirts, made with
two separate collars and separate SQp
cuffs, sizes complete were 75c now vv
All our Men's White Madras Negligee Shirts, in
the nobbiest Oxford and stripe effects QSp
were $1.25 and 31.50 now wUV
J-Hose 75 dozen Men's Fine Fast Black J-IIose.
for clearing sale onlv 7 -
were 12jc now a2
Fearful Scalping in Tins Department.
25c 1 lot of Corded Silk Crepes, in black,
25C wcre V"C CaCh" C 50 doz. Men's Fancy Hose, in stripes and -J Sr
now (dozen JW dots, special for this sale were 25c A O V
blue and wine regular
69c quality now
39c 1 lot of Fancy Silk TafTeta
regular 75c and 85c quality.
49c 1 lot fine Fancy Stripe and Brocaded
Silk, in light and dark shades: ,Qp
regular 95c and SI quality; now
59c 1 lot of Fancy Stripe Silk, extra good
quality; desirable styles Qc
regular $1.25 quality now v
49c Black Faille Francaise Silk
regular S5c quality now. . .
Suits, Skirts, Waists, Jackets and
Traveling Wraps.
The "Baron" and the "Boss" did the great xVmerican
coronation act (otherwise scalping) in the undermentioned
stocks, and they did the thing up to the queen's taste.
Now 45c 75 dozen Ladies' Black and White, Blue and White and
Red and White Stripe Gingham Underskirts were $1.75.
Now 45c A grand assortment of Ladies' Chambray, Madras and
Gingham "Waists, all the latest style were $1.50.
NOW $3.50 Ladies' Castor, Black, Oxford and Gray Walking
Skirts, tailor made were S6.50.
Ladies' Blue, Castor, Brown Now $2.98 Ladies' Tailor Made Ox
ford and Gray Box-Pleated Skirts
were S6.50.
NOW $6.50 Ladies' Black Peau dc Soio
Th2 World Knows We Are the Leaders in Millinery II
Special clearance of our Summer and Early Fall Millinery
in ready-to-wear patterns, trimmed, and shirt-waist hats.
Linens!! shearcd
Now $2.50
and Red Serge Tailor Made Blouses and
Eton Jackets were $7.50.
Now 43c Ladies' Percale Dressing
Sacques and Kimonas were $1.25.
Mow 95c A lot of Ladies' Cloth Dress
and Walking Skirts were $3.50 to $4.50.
Now $5.25 Ladies' Black Taffeta Silk
Dress Skirts were 59.75.
Xobb3' Eton Jackets, new style cuffs,
cord trimmed were $12.50.
Now $7.50 Ladies' Cravenettc Rag
lans, just the garment for traveling
were $15.00.
All garments altered free of charge.
Now 2ac for Shirt
Waist Hats, with
quill, made of best
China straw, linen
and duck; were
Now $2.98 for beauti
fully trimmed Hats
man patterns
among this lot
trimmed with flow
ers, quills, pompons'
and aigrettes; were
$5.')S to 57.50.
Now 98c for Dress and
Walking Hats, made
of straw, horse hair,
chiffon and maline,
beautifully trimmed
were $3.50.
Now S5.98 for our best
creations in Even
ing and Dress Hats,
made of the best
materials and elaborate-
were SS.50 to $13.
Now 39c a Yard 70 inches wide Cream Table Dami!c, a good
selection of floral designs, heavy quality; was 59c a yard.
Now -(Oca Yard 68-inch full bleached ail-linen Table Damask,
choice patterns and an extra good value at the former price of
69c a yard.
Now I2Jc Each Hemmed Huck Towels size 22x43 inches, extra
heavy, in white and colored borders; were 2?c
Now 10c Esch 20x43-incli Hemmed Hack Towels, in white and
colored borders: were 15c.
Now $1.00 a Dozen AlM.inen Silver Bleached Now 8Jj; a Yard-Twillel Roller Toweling. 18
Table Napkins, 22 inches square, several dif- inches wide, fancv red lx.rder and extra heavy
ferent pattern and medium heavy quality. aualitv was l"tca vard
free from dressing; were $1.39. quality, was l.,sca vara.
Now !0c Each Heavy Unbleached Bath Towels. Now 7c a Yard AlM.inen Bleached Crash for
mads of heavy 3-ply yarn, closely woven, size rollers, IS inchei wide; good weight; was 10c
20x40 inchesfwere 16c each. " a vard.
iii ip-. T.I i Wi I i m
Now Leached
and Bleached.
Now 98c Children's Hats, Caps and Bonnets, made of mull,
strawbraids and nainsooks, with rosettes of ribbon, streamers
of ribbon and chiffon and flowers; were Si. OS to $3-25.
Look at our line of Baby Caps before purchasing and be
convinced that we are showing the largest and best assorted
line in the city and at lowest prices.
Now 3J4c a Yard Yard-wide Unbleached Muslin, Now 5c a Yard Canton Flannel, bleached and un'
made of One thread yarns, a medium heavy quality.
which mske It easy to wa-h and will bleach out
Illicitly; were-5c a yard.
l.IeacbeU. fullSTliichi-swIdu. twilled bark. xft qua!
ity.Just the weight for children's use; to clovrout
quick; wervTSc a yard.
Now 5c a Yard Yard-wide Bleached Muslin, full Now 6c a Yard A full yard-wide soft-finish
round thread, nodrt-lnjr. for general household me: Cambric Mulln for ladle-.' and children-, underwear:
werefiJia yard. an extra good quality; were Iix-a yard.
Now 19c a Yard 94 Bleached Sheetinp. soft finish, made of fine thread yarns, full width, without
a particle of starch; one of the most popular brands on the market; were 22.c a yard.
Summer Corsets
All ends of lines and broken assortments of best makes
in batiste and summer nets reduced to about half price.
1. D. linen batiste, full gore, straight fronts, new shapes, (J J f"
were J4.C0, HOW ytj
Sonnette habit hip batiste Corsets, with hose supporter! at- ni f Q
tached, were 53.C0, now vpl"0
Ends of lines in W. B., C. B., J. B. and Sonnette and American
Corsets, were 81.00 and 31.25, now .. .
Wash Goods
Now 5c
Women's and
out -;
Cut to the Bone.
Madras Shirting, fine quality,
in light blue and white with
small black hair-line stripe; also
lavender and white with small black stripes
combined, for gents shirts and ladies' fhlrt waists, 32
inches wide, were 15c and 20c per yard.
NfiW Cf Extra fine Batiste. 32 inches
1WTT wdef in pink, light blue, helio
trope and white grounds, in a
variety of different designs, were 12c per yard.
chifdren-s Knit Underwear.
Women's Jersey Ribbed Fine Cotton Vests,
low neck, ribbon in neck and arms, fast
black; also cream and white were 71.,
15c and 12jc now C
Women's Jersey Ribbed Vests, silk ribbon in
neck and arms, shaped and straight bodies,
some lace trimmed were 25c 11I
now l'-C
Now i9c ftVAtiihi:
silk and lace ef
fect in all colors & sizes, were 35c
American Coronation Means Scalping.
So Here's Your Coronation Gloves.
Now 45c
adies' lace ef
fect lisle thread,
gray, tan, black
and white, were 65c.
Kaj-serdouble finger tip
ped silk Gloves, white, black,
p-arl, gray, tan and mode,
all sizes.
long lace
silk Mitts, white
and black.
Ladies' lisle thread
and taffeta silk Gloves
all colors and sizes,
were 65 cents,
45c a pair
50c, 75c, $1.00 50c, 75c, $1.00
Dainty Footprints Led to Her Arrest and Imprisonment Enlisted
in Her Defense Are Scores of Indianapolis Citizens and Ar
raved Against Her Js an Influential Faction.
Imprints of a pair of dainty slippers In
the mud beneath a window of her neigh
bor's house and the soiled condition of her
own footwear cost Miss Hortense V. Abro
met, the moat beautiful girl in Indianapolis,
her incarceration for nearly a month In
the jail of Marlon County. Indiana. To the
friendly office of twelve generous men,
whow Identity she does not know, she
owes her liberty.
Over the plight of this charmlnc young
woman the social leaders of the capital of
Indiana are rent In twain. Enlisted on her
Fide are scores of the most prominent club
men of the town. Sharing their belief are
i'undreds ot admiring- women, old and
;.oung. agreeing that Miss Hortenze has
lrrn most unjustly dealt with.
Arrayed against her !s another Influen
tial faction, which refuses to be biassed by
her beauty, and affects to believe the min
ions of the law have not done more than
their dutv.
Miss Abromet is charged with setting Are
to the home of Henry B. Marsh, who. with
his family, resides next door to the Abro
tnets The Ore occurred late at night, and
the house was partially destroyed. The
Marshes were away at the time. The next
morning a search of the premises brought
to light, beneath the window, the telltale
footprints. Pour tiny round holes, denning
a square, also were found. That was the
enly clew obtainable, near the dismantled
Sllppera Found on Porch.
X few feet away, on the rear porch of the
Abromet house, there was a stooL When
the experiment was made Its four feet were
found to fit nicely in the fonr holes In the
mud beneath tho window. A pair of sHppers
stood on the porch beside, the stoaL The
police declared they were Mlas Abromet's.
and so ther were. There was mud on them
such mud as might have come from the
eoft earth by the window.
Here. then, was a link and there a link,
but there was lacklnr a motive. The ollce
built their hypothesis on the slippers, the
stool and the Imprints. They went to work
on the theory that Miss Abromet waa the
culprit thst set Are to the house; but why?
Jror the motive they sought out the mem
bers of the Marih family. They were told
that Mls Abromet and Mrs. Abromet. It
was represented, had taken Mrs. Marsh to
task fcr alleged remarks reflecting on the
good name and character of Miss Abromet.
ti .t"11 alB0 hBd beett called upon to ex
plain the supposed slanderous statements of
J'in It1t!al1 hft mado an appointment
with Miss Abromet to talk the matter over
and failed to keep the engagement. Here
waa the aum total of the evidence sxalnst
the accused girl.
Upon the strength of this Information Miss
Abromet was taken, a few hours after the
Are. to the police station. Bhe went imilinjr
and happy with the officers, expecttne. as
she afterward, declared, that Vie would be
released and sent home in a few minute.
Her prophecy was wrong. She was sub
jected to a star-chamber InauIsIUon. in the
vernacular of the police, the "sweatinc pro
cess." At the Police Station.
The scene at the police station was a
picture of sharp contrasts. One lone girl,
whose handsome face and figure were the
talk of the town, was pitted asalnst a half
dozen branny ofllcers. who had little regard
for dellcacv of womanly feelint;. Miss Abro
met's raven hair fell In luxuriant co-is
about her brow and nck. Her black eyes
looked squarely into the eyes of the officers
as they plied her with questions. So long
as the queries were confined to her move
ments on the night of the fire she answered
every one with a smile on her lips.
But there was a more trying ordeal In
store for her. FVr the first time In her
life the fair girl learned that cruel whis
pers had been going around about her char
acter. At the llrrt hint of it In a question
her voice trembled In answering, and bo
fore the catechism was ended she was con
vulsed with weeping. But her emoUon did
not save her. Tba trial Judge decided the
evidence was strong enough to hold the
prisoner, and he sent her to Jail under a
heavy bond.
She might sigh In vain for those of her
own blood to come to her" rescue. There
was only her mother to look to, and she
Ras poor. And so Miss Abromet was Im
mured In Jail and lay there day after day.
surrounded by criminals of the worst char
acter. Liberty came suddenly and unexpectedly.
Twelve substantial citizens, all members of
the Columbia Club, the leading social and
Republican organization of Indianapolis,
banded together and signed the bond. They
did not make themselves known to Mls
Abromet. Their names never have been
published, press and court and public seem
ing to agne that their request to remain
Incognito should be respected. This, of it
self. Is evidence of the sympathy enlisted
for the beautiful girl.
Cell Mode Comfortable.
These men were not moved wholly by sen
timental consideration. The Idea of a youn?
girl languishing In prison week after week
in such environment was repugnant to
them, but above and beyond all they be-
..ocu ur innocent tic tne serious charge
hanging over and alighting her lire.
Save for the odium that attaches to im
prisonment in a public Jail. Miss Abromefs
Immediate surroundings In the prison were
not unpleasant. The Jail attaches, unlike
the men who subjected her to the "sweat
ing" process, treated her with the utmost
respect and tried to brighten her days with
chivalrous little attentions.
Great clusters of flowers were brought
every day from sympathizing friends. Books
and majaxlnes and boxes of sweetmeats
enough for a girts' boarding-school-poured
in from unknown sources. All these served
to bring a measure of cheer to the oher
wlse gloomy square of Iron and stone which
-' IIHHiiTiHt "TBnOWr 1 i' fit t
r jbbmIbK? BvS53iwt v!sHRHBllliRk
had become the temporary home of the ac
cused clrL
Never will the Jail authorities forget the
expresMon of ecstasy that Illumined MI
Abromet's face when the news came to her
that she was to leave her prison quarters
and get out among the green trees nnd the
flowers and feel the thrill of freedom. Here
Is what she said:
"I cannot describe to ycu the sense of
gratefulness and delight that came to me
when I realized that I was Indeed free to
go my way once more. I dj net think It
possible for me to have remained In Jul
another month and lived. Seldom did sleep
come to me while in that horrible home of
unhappy men and women.
"Jail officials and matron were kind, but
oh: the horrors of the night! My farcy led
me a riotous rbase Into all sorts of direful
thing?. In my half sleep weird and awful
objects floated about and startled me every
little bit Into wakefulness. It seemed to me
my cell was a rendezvous fpr ghosts, a focuj
for flitting shadows.
"I translated every tiny no's, every
sound of a moving obct, man cr teist.
Into somethlns; that was about to annihi
late ine. 3od only knews how I longed and
prayed for the comic: of dawn. The llg'it
of day always was kind; the darknes of
the nisht I can't tell you how cruel It wa.
"Bat I never quite lost hope, cever give
up the thought that, somehow. sme t-rne.
relief would come. I never dared to let my
self dream Just how it would come. Lut
there were vague remembrances of frltnds
who had Nen good to me when I was a
free girl. UJiln't I attenj parties and the
aters like other girls before the shadow of
dlfcrace fell upon me? Weren't men ai,d
women considerate of my happlr.e- then?
Didn't they grant me every kindly attea
tion without the asking?
"Had 1 done anything that should make
me forfeit such kindnesses now? In my In
most heart I knew I had not. and I trus:ed
fate to make others i-ee that I had not.
And then liberty truly the sweetest thins
on earth came. I never can thank suffici
ently the unknown friends who came to my
Tears welled up In the great black yes
of Miss Abromet. as she voiced her grati
tude to her deliverers, and then a fright
f n-,1 look came Into her face as she thought
of the fact that the Grand Jury might yet
dral with her case and Indict her for anon.
"I can't believe." she said, "that the Jury
will Indict me. I live In America, in In
diana, a State noted for the impartial al-mlnl-tratlon
of Its law, for the chivalry ot
Its men toward women. In ail my life if
ever I hnve done a living thing wrong I
cannot recall It.
Her I'nkDonn Knights.
"I have not visited the poor to give them
Id because well, because I am pcor try-
self. But I have nursed the s'ek. I hae
been a dutiful daughter and I Inve mind-it
my own bulns. My rescuer I know thev
must be men with wives and daughters
who know how easily the reputation uf a
woman may be tarnished truly they are
knights and I am a Uulclnea. Their k'ni
ne shall not have been rhown In vain.
When this terrible accusation Is lifted from
me I shall visit county JalU wherever I
may be. There may be hundreds of wompn
behind bars who arc as Innocent cf the
crimes charged against them as I am lr.no
cent of firing the Marh home.
"Why. I wa hardly acquainted with th
Marsh family. If Mrs. Marsh has said
cruel things of me I paid no serious attcn
tlon to what was told me. I did not vl'lt
the family at all. nor have I vr ex
changed a dozen sentences with elth-r Mr.
Marsh or Mrs. Marsh."
Ohio Man Robbed of $300 by Bold
Fortune-Telling Swindler.
Cleveland. July 5. George C Quigley, a
farmer, has reported to Chief of Detectives
Kohler that he has been the victim of a
bold swindle.
Three weeks ago Mr. Quigley was in
Cleveland on business and while sitting on
a bench in the public square waiting for a
car. he read an advertisement about a
"professor" who was both a fortune telter
and a magician. He was also advertised
as a spirit medium.
As Quigley had a few minute to spare,
he went to the office and had his fortune
told. The magician told him he had a
brilliant future and even guessed W
name. The "professor" told the farmr to
call around again In a few day?. The
farmer did so and in conversation with the
fortune teller this second time Quigley
was duped.
Arrangements were made whereby the
farmer should put up rax), to te invested
by the fortune teller. Quljcley did so with
1 an additional iJW. on which he n to
; rrallxe from 10 to 1M per cent in Interest
in tnirty aays. ine inlrty days have
nearly expired, but neither Interest nor
principal have been heard frrm. The
"professor." besides has left the city.
Cleveland detectives are after the man and
every effort Is nlng made to find nun.
Letters written to Quizley bv the fortune
teller told him to get all the money he
Work Culled "When Johnny Conies Marching Home" Action Is in
South, Just Previous to the Surrender or General Lee
Confederate and Union .V.'ar Songs Paraphrased.
X"W York. July 3 It Is certain that at
one time or another there ha been a most
cherished wish In the mind of every writer
of note of light opera in this country to
same day write an opera purely American
In character and conception. And now a
work has been ccmplcted dealing with tho
war between the North and the South,
which several competent Judges are certain
that so far from giving offense In either
section, should be heartily received. Mr.
V. V Whitney will give It a production. It
Is called "When Johnny Comes Marching
Heme." The hook Is by Stanislaus Stange
and th mutc by Julian Edwards, who are
autnor ana ccmpoer. respectively. 01 "uoi'
ly Varden'
and other well-known comic
The action ts in the South lust Drevloui
to the cloe of the war. and fa laid within
the Federal line. Th. time nnel ulac clre
the librettist opportunity for the Introduc
tion of appropriate verse, and the com
poser has set four of the healer of these
numbers tn patriotic music. The big catch
song of the opera Is expected to be "My
Own I'nlted State-.." It breathes a spirit
as nnbte and thrilling as "My Country, 'Tls
of Thee."
The authors have contrived to suggest all
through the opera the themes of the finer
negro melodies or the South, which are.
after all. the most characteristic American
It was related that when Clara Louisa
Kellogg visited Verdi he asked her to stnjf
for him. and she started on one of the bUT
arias from "Klgcletto," The composer,
stopped her and requested that she sing;
some of the Southern melodies of America.
Instead. He would not allow Miss Kellogg'
to retire untlt she had sung them again, and.
again for him.
In "When Johnny Come Marching
Home" are alo paraphrased snatches here,
and there of the best cf both Confederate
and Union war song. Love, heroism and'
romance are the elements that Mr. Stango
has employed principally In the construc
tion of the libretto, and he has avoided the
Introduction uf anything that would in the
least tlr up the old sectional feeling.
The opera can be played In New Orleans
a well n In New ork. for Its music and
th patriotic tone of portions of Its lines
are calculated to enttendrr a love for a re
united country- Mr. Stnnge puts Into tho
mouth of one of the principal characters the
retort of Henry Ward becher. when he.
was tauntingly asked by an auditor, during
a speech at Birmingham. England. In ISO,
why the Federal Government hadn't put
.down the rebellion in a hundred days as It
had prora!?d to do: "Because we found.
tr.at we wer fighting Americans, and not
There are three acts In the opera ant
they are all laid on the bank. of the Mls
sIsIppL Two hundred and fifty-four per
son will take part In one scene and with,
the new device that will L rmnlovnl fhor
will seem to be about 6.W0 moving soldiers
in the picture.
could for fortune was knocking at his
door. Five hundred dollars was all Quig
ley had. The last letter received stated
that the spirit medium would be forced to
leave soon on account of ill health, but
even then suspicions were not aroused. The
money was sent by check and stubs are
all the victim has to show for It.
Says He Can't Conduct Airship for
London. July 5. Copyright. 1303.) M.
Santos-Dumcnt left for Paris last night.
He expects to sail for New York the latter
part of this month and does not anticipate
rttunilu to London for some time.
In speaking of his proposed flight around I
New York and Coney Island. M. Santos;
"I am very anxious to show the people In
America what I --ail do In the way of navl
Katlnc the air. but I want something tangi
ble to work for.
"If a prize Is offered for competition or
on condition that I do a certain thlnp I
I will gladly undertake to win It. but I
don't intend to prepare my machine and
fly about New York in an aimless manner,
simply to demonstrate that I can navigate
the air. I want a definite tak put be
fore me.
"My workmen In New York will have my
balloon ready when I land If a proper In
ducement is offered, as I will go to work
Immediately, in all probability, at Coney
Island. "I should like to make some trials at
Newport or Narrangansett Pier, preferably,
from what I am told of the toposraphy of
thfse olaces. at the tatter resort.
"If a suitable site lie procured and a
balloon shed erected for me. I will take
my balloon there and aive a practical dem
onstration of the possibilities of aerial nav
igation by making a round trip betveeat
two given points." " . """
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