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Will You Write a Postal
So a Sick One May Get Well?
-J"01 no ncney slrrply a postal card. rIv
1?, in name of foroeone who needs fceljx
Tell me the book to Bend
Then I will do this- I will arrange with a
arucKi-t near him so that he may take six
nottle of Dr Shoop'B ICstoratl.e He may
take it a month at my risk. If It succeed
the c05t Is J5W If It falls th druggist will
Mil the cost to me.
That month s teat will shoiv you what the
remedy can dp. it Is the easiest wa to con
Mnce ou it Is th- only way to Induce all
who need help to accept It
I make this offer to mutt.p'v my cures, and
I am willing to trust the cured ones to be fair
with me
In th pat tweh -tear I ha furrihed
my netoratl to hundreds of thmiards or
lck cres n Jut thvo term; and thirt-nlne
out of forty have paid glay. because they
pot well I nay Just &s willingly when one
Favn I ha failed
Th" remedy is rav discovery, the result of a
Ilftlrrp' wo-k. I hae perfected it by watrh
lnc results In thousand of the most d.ffcult
oases that physicians eer meet I know what
It will do.
My succes ecmes from PtrenKthenlnc weak
lny'de nerves, and mv Rw.ratHe t the on'v
remedy that do that When an organ Is
walc I brtnjt: back the nerve power which
alon operates every ital orrar It Is like
rivtnjr an engine more I'an I plve th weak
oran power to do Us duty and there 1 no
other way to make a wafc organ well
"an ou conr"lr a sik one who will neglect
Men a treatment when I take the entire rlk?
H'vk l on Dspepsia.
Slmplv tate which Book : on the Heart.
sook yoJ want anl ad- Hook 3 en th Kidneys.
1res Doctor thoop. Rook 4 fcr Women
Bos 531, Racine. Wis Book 5 for Men (sealed).
,.,.. Book 6 on Rheumatism
Mild cases, not chronic, are often cured with
on- or two iottiee. At druggists
eff nnsineas Men's CInb Offer SIO,-
OOO in Rewards for Arrest.
and Convictions.
Kansas City, Ma, March It The Repub
licans of Kansas City have taken stern
methods to stop registration frauds here,
J. H. Xeff Is the Republican candidate
ngalnst a split Democratic ticket, each
faction with a candidate. William T.
Kemper, the police nominee, and George
M. Shelley, antlpollce nominee. The Neff
Uuslness Men's Club decided to-day to
offer a reward of J500 for the arrest and
conviction of any persons guilty of fraud
ulent registration.
Checks aggregating J1O.O0O to be used for
this purpose were In the secretary's hands
bv 10 o'clock, one hour after the decision
was reached.
"We will place the money In the Ameri
can National Bank with Instructions to
pay It in rewards, according to the terms
of a circular to bo Issued." said Secretary
Dickey this afternoon. "Part of the sub
scribers to this fund are Democrats and
the movement Is realy nonpartisan In
its character, for It proposes to arrest a.
Republican as quickly as a Democrat.
"Whatever is left of the J10.000 after reg
istration will be used to pay for the arrest
and conviction of repeaters at the general
election. Notices of these offers of reward
will bo posted to-morrow morning."
Is It Not a GasB of Guilty
A Terrible- Responsibility Rests
With Somebody.
A Serious Question to a Great Manj,
and a Sad One.
VTho is to blame?
Surely someone Is to blame for the enor
mous amount of sickness and suffering in
the world Too often people are prone to
throw the responsibility for theirconaitlon
upon some higher power. In nine cases
out of ten this is wrong, for in most casos
the blame lies entirely with the 3ufferer.
It has been shown by constantly demon
strated fact, proven by the experience of
thousands upon thousands of people, that
most of the difficulties and diseases from
which people suffer are easily and readily
cured by the use of Dr. Greene's Nervura
blood and nerve remedy which Is, without
doubt, the greatest medical discovery of
modem times. It is sure to cure disease.
Mrs. James RoaKe, a well-known lady,
living at 145 Washington St., TeekskiU, If.
T., sajs
"About 13 years ago I was taken very
sick. After seven months I got over that,
but have never been well since. I have suf
fered terribly with pains in the chest,
back. kidnevs and head. There was
a disagreeable feeling In the eyes and I
would be very sick In the morning. My
mind was always glootnv and 1 felt very
low-spirited. I had terrible numb spells,
and would have to be rubbed ome time be
fore I could get around. Some of these
numb spells were so severe my friends
thought I would not recover from them.
"I tried doctors and medicines, but got
no better Finally I began the use of Dr
Greene's Xervura blood and nerve remedy,
as my husband had been most miraculous
Iv cured by it After using It a short time
thore was a most wonderful improvement.
"I continued to steadily gain in every
respect until I was cured of all these ter
rible tilings This wonderful medicine had
now cured my husband and myself of the
most fearful suffering, but this was not
all I now want to tell you about my little
"She has never been well since she was
born No doctors have known just what
ailed her She was out of her mind most
of the time and had constant pain In her
r-ide She has had spasms continually,
from six to seven a month.
"She is the smallest child for her age
that can be found. All medicines could do
nothing for her until I gave her Dr.
Greene's Nervura blood and nerve reme
dy, and then she was cured in a. short
time. I cannot sav enough In praise of
this wonderful medicine, it has done bo
much for me and my family. I, heartily
advise everybody to take It."
If our readers will take example from
this case and such cases are constantly
being reported In the newspapers much
of the sickness and suffering which ren
ders life a burden will be removed. It i
a fact that Dr. Greene's Nervura blood
and nerve remedy does cure.
It is not a patent medicine, but the pre
scription of the most successful specialist
in curing nervous and chronic diseases.
Dr. Greene, of 101 Fifth Ave., New York
City. He has the largest practice In the
world, and this prand medical dlscovry
is the result of his vast experience. The
great reputation of Dr. Greene is a guar
antee that his medicine will cure, and the
fact that he can be consulted by anyone
at any time, free of charge, personally or
bv letter gives absolute assurance of the
beneficial action of this wonderful medi
cine. Recommended and tor sale by all
Democrats Outraged at Primaries
Last Saturday to Gather
Thursday Evening.
Facts to Be Presented to State
Convention to Unseat Dele
gates From Wards In
fested by Indians.
So Incensed have citizens become over
the outrages perpetrated In the primaries
last Saturday that an Indignation meeting
will be held Thursday evening In Chats
worth Hall. Seventeenth and Olive streets,
preparatory to presenting 'facts to the
Democratic State Convention for their
consideration -which will Justify that body
In vitiating the frauds committed.
They will ask for the unseating of the
delegates who have been announced as
elected from those wards where intimida
tion, thuggery and coercion prevented a
free expression of the people's will.
As chief executive of Missouri. Governor
Dockery has directed the Police Board to
Investigate the charges against the de
partment and to dismiss any officers found
guilty of neglect of duty In any way dur
ing tha primaries.
As soon as this was known, the officers
of the local Folk Democratic Club wrote
a letter to the Governor challenging such
an investigation "because judges should
not be triers of the cases in which they
are interested." This challenge affects
a majority of the board. Messrs. Ballard,
Blong and Hanlon. all of whom were on
the Hawes delegations, which profited by
the work of the Indians.
President Frye was also one of the first
Police Commissioners to declare for
Judge Given Campbell gave out for pub
lication jesterday copies of the letter
whlcS had been written and signed by
firomment business men of the citv. ask
ng for police protection and the reply
which was received from the Governor.
The extent of the intimidation of voters
and the almost universal use of Indians
in the West End wards was generally dis
cussed and denounced yesterday. That
there was no trouble inside the polls is
explained by the fact that the slugging of
citizens occurred outside, where voters
were in line.
The police opened and kept the doors
closed. There is not a case where an ar
rest was made, though frequent efforts
to have this done were put forth. Appar
ently In some wards the police simply
looked on and let the Indians do as they
Congressman Vandlver announced yes
terday that the meeting to be held Thurs
day night would give expression to the
views of the citizens whose rights to a
free ballot had been denied by the hood
lums that operated last Saturday.
At first some of the men who were In
favor of holding the meeting said that
they did not think it would be advisable
to have it made public, owing to the fear
that Indians would appear and capture
the hall and repeat In a measure the
methods which they used Saturday. It
was afterwards decided to hold the meet
ing111111 to have the public Invited.
The petition which is being circulated
Is as follows:
Democrats of the Cltr of St Louis: In view
.?? "J?"1!? """;' thogs ana repeaters
;X.i?,,ect!?J!L. of Relegate, to the Demo
cratic Convention, and Impressed with the.
5I,ouf op'rases publicly practiced by these
people In the view of the police, in order to
evince and make public our protest aeainat
such acts In our city we herebv call upon the
Chatsworth Hall, on Seventeenth and Olive
streets Thursday. March 17. at 8 p. in., and
give public expression to the sentiment of the
law-aoad.nsr people of our city against the vio
lence of thuis. and the acquiescence of the
These petitions will not be used to se
cure circulation everywhere, as It Is real
ized it would be Impossible to do so with
in the short time at the disposal of the
committee. Former Police Commissioner
William Small, who served on the board
for six years, was the first to put his
name to the paper.
Judge Given Campbell yesterday gave
out the correspondence between the busi
ness men and Governor Dockery con
cerning the use of the police in the pri
maries. In doing so. he said, that It was
not done before, because those in charge
of the matter thought that It would be
unfair to do so If the police obeyed the
Instructions from the Governor. The Not
ing of Saturday decided them In their
The letter sent to Governor Dockery was
as follows:
St. Louis. March 7, 1M To His Excellency.
Alexander M. Dockery. Governor of the State
of Missouri. Jefferson City. Mo : Sir In ew
of the approaching- primary election, to be held
In this city, for the election of delegates to the
three ensuing State conventions of the Demo
cratic party, and cf the Interest of the people,
and of lis importance to the people, and of the
necessity that It should be peacefully and law
fully held, the undersigned deeply regret to be
compelled to say that in their opinion a con
dition has arisen when jour Excellency should
exert your power to see that the police of the
clty of St. Louis should, in all matters relating
tilth public neace.
We Hnd that three of the four Police Com
missioners, holding their appointments from you
as such Commissioners, are candidates for the
fiosltlon of delegates to these conventions In the
nterest of Mr. Hawes. one of the candidates
fcr Governor
We cannot disbelieve but that this speaks for
Itself, and that these Commissioner of the Vo
l'ce Foard are partisans In favor of one of the
candidates for Governor, and we submit that
it would require a stretch of credulity on our
part to believe that th patrolmen can be im
partial under such circumstances, and In the
interest of fairness, nubile order, and the good
name of our cltjr, and that the experiences at
Clayton. St. Louis County, may net be repeated
in this city we urge your Excellency to inter
pose efficiently In this matter, to the end that
there mav be. on March 12. ISO! a peaceful
election, at which the electors may vote without
fear of molestation
All of which is respectfully submitted.
Governor Dockery's
reply was as fol-
March 9. WM. Honorable Given Campbell.
St. Louis. Mo.: Dear Pir I beg to acknowledge
receipt of a communication, signed by your
self and other cltlxen of St. Louis. In respect
to the approaching Democratic primaries
I have this day transmitted your communica
tion to the Honorable William G Frye. Presi
dent of the Board of Police Commissioners,
together with a copy of an Interview of Feb
ruary 7. 1901 (copy thereof herewith irclosed).
wtilch fully states my position a to the duty
of policemen at primaries and elections
In transmitting these papers to Mr. Frye. I
have emphasised the Importance of protecting
the rUhts of all citizens and maintaining order
at the polls. 1 have confidence that the Police
Board of the city of St. Louis, composed, as
it Is. of citlxens of high character, will fairly
and impartially execute the laws and main
tain the public peace. Very respectfully.
Governor Dockery's Interview to which
he refers In his letter was published In
The Republic February 7, 19BL and was
as follows:
Regarding his policy In the selection of th
different officials and boards which are to
manage the affairs of the large cities with
which the State has to do. Governor Dockery
announced the following:
The policy of this administration will be an
"honest. Impartial, feccnomie and efficient en
forcement of the laws.
In a republic political parties are essential
to good government. Wise partisanship con
templates both personal and party responst
blllUci. X to, therefore, a partisan as to all
fJrav ITairs of Democrat, Who-
Has Voted in St. Louis for 45
Years, Xot Respected by
Kufflans at the Polls.
One of the victims of the "Indians" who
operated Saturday In the Twenty-eighth
Ward was Judge Chauncey F Shultz of
No 5013 Mcl'herson avenue, who has lived
In St Louis for 45 jear.
Juise Shultz was presiding Justice of
the County Court In 1S74. and was one of
the Forest Park Commissioners. When
Foret Park was opened June 6, 1S76,
Judse Shultz made the Inaugural ad
dress He was appointed Assistant Treasurer
of the United States during Cleveland's
first administration, and was in charge of
the subtreasury in St. Louis. Judge
Shultz Is SO years old. and his hair and
beard are snow white.
Speaking of the treatment he received
at the polls last Saturdav. he said:
"I have voted in St. Louis for forty-five
years, and as I have always been an un
swerving supporter of the Democratic
party, my treatment at the Arcade last
Saturday was such that my indignation
can find no words to express the disgust
and humiliation I feel at the thought that
this outrage on common decency was done
in the name of the party to which I have
devoted a lifetime of iovalty.
"Has the Democratic party come to
stand for riot and disgraceful control by
drunken criminals and toughs, unmolested
by police?
"I arrived at the Arcade before 1 o'clock,
and saw a leader of forty or fifty roughs,
not one of whom I recognized as a resi
dent of the ward where I am well ac
ejuainted. arrive in a body and fall In
line. They all came from the saloon
around the corner.
"I took my place in the rear of this
gang, ab they formed before the polls
were opened. As additions to this gang
arrived, they were crowded in front of
me. I appealed to a Sergeant of police,
who replied that he had no right to tike
a roan out of the line.
"This Sergeant plainly saw men who
had been In the voting booth come out
and crowd into line in front of me. Some
of these would hold a placo for some
other man. or w ould go througn the booth
"I saw one man enter the voting booth
political appointments. Ii is not my purpose
to attempt to abridge, or in any way inter
fere with, the esjrcise of the political rlehts
of my appointees I believe In ac'lve. capable
J tarty woricers. The administration should be
n the hands of its friends.
In ths discharge cl public duty, how ever, the
members of the boards and the police them
eelve3 should know neither politics nor sta
tion in life, but with fidelity and absolute im
partiality execute the laws.
As citizens trey have the same right to ex
press their preferences at the party conven
tions. primarie or at the elections that other
citizens enjoy, but there must be no interfer
ence with the voters in the proper discharge
of their dntle. either In the primaries, conven
tions or elections. The duty of the police on
all of these occasions is simply to enforce the
law and maintain order. .
Discipline is e-sential to an efnclnt police
force. Divided responsibility Is hostile to d scl
pltne and leads to confusion and disorganisa
tion. I shall therefore nx the responsibility
upon the Police Beard, by committing to them
the absolute control and direction of the force
without unseemly executive Interference
As to tne conduct of the election boards: It
goes without saying that the right of every
feral voter to cat his ballot without Intimida
tion shall be maintained, and his ballot count
ed Just as the v oter cast it. Any other policy
Is fraught with danger to our free institutions
The problem of municipal government. I ad
mit. Is a vexing one, but the policies to which
I have referred will be faithfully cb'erved.
Regarding the contest which the friends
of Folk intend to make before the State
Convention, it was stated yesterday that
the fact that most of the Judges and
clerks signed the returns would not serve
as any sort of disbarment. In some cases
it is claimed that intimidation was used,
while in others, the work of the Indians
was done chiefly outside of the polls.
It is probable that the contest will be
made chiefly on the broad ground that
no adequate expression of the people's
will could be secured because of the Intim
idation exercised by the Indians and the
police. Hundreds were driven from the
polls while fradulent votc3 were cast in
such numbers that no estimate of the
number could be made.
Republican CInb to Meet.
The Twenty-sixth Ward Republican Club
will hold its regular meeting to-night at
S o'clock in Kicker's Hall, at the comer
of Newstead avenue and North Market
Democratic Committee Decides to
Hold Township Meetings March 20.
Moberly, Mo., March L The Randolph
County Democratic Central Committee
met here this afternoon and decided to
hold township mass meetings on Satur
day, March 26. to select delegates from
eleven townships, who will meet in this
city on Monday. March 2S. to select dele
gates to the State Nominating Conv entlon.
to the Judicial Convention for this dis
trict, and to the convention to nominate
a Judge of tne Kansas city Lourt of
No delegates will be chosen to the Sena
tnrlal Convention, as the date for such
convention has not been called.
A Tirimarv to select candidates for
county 'offices was ordered for April 16,
and the committee will meet at Hunts
ville, April 18, to decide upon results.
Democrat Cnll Meetlnjj at Moberly,
Mo.. Slay a.
Columbia, Mo.. March 14 At the meet
ing to-day of the Democratic Committee
for the Ninth Judicial District, a call was
Issued for a convention to be held In Mo
berly, May 3.
The ratio of representation at this
convention will be as follows: Boone. 10.
Randolph S; Callaway 8, and Howard 6.
This convention will nominate a suc
cessor to Judge Waller, who was appoint
ed by Governor Dockery to succeed Judgo
John A. "Hockaday, who died last fall.
Enrly Returns Indicate His Capture
of Texas County Committee,
Houston, Mo., March H. Reports from
six of th sixteen townships In Texas
County indicate that fifteen of the eigh
teen Democratic Committeemen elected
Saturday are for Folk for Governor.
Reports from many townships will prob
ably not be obtainable till the committee
meets next Saturday. Both Reed and Folk
supporters favor a primary for Governor.
Edward Dooley Injured.
Edward Dooley, 50 j ears old. of No. ZX1
Randolph street, an assistant supervisor
for the Terminal Railroad Association, was
struck by a cut-oft of cars In the Twelfth
street yards yesterday afternoon and seri
ously injured. He was removed to St.
Mary's Infirmary. Dooley's Injuries con
sist of severe contusions and bruises and
probable Internal injuries.
"For Good-ness sake."
"For Good-ness sake."
Music at the -World's Fair.
A lecture on the "Music at the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition" will be given to
night at Memorial Hall. Nineteenth and
Locust streets, by George D. Markham
The proceeds will be given to the improve
ment club of the Third Ward.
sai .
Y. JI. n. A. to Discuss "Tnucred.'
Benjamin Disraeli's "Tancred" win bo
discussed next Thursday evening at a
meetlne: of the Chautauqua Circle of the
Young Men's Hebrew Association, at
their headquarters. No. 3137 Pice street.
Papers will be read by several of the
i, 4J ' I 0
0 Hi . .. .. .. .. . i t fr
Of No 5013 McPherson avenue, who was
assaulted and beaten by Indians at "The
Arcade" in the Twenty-eighth Ward.
three times, and saw the police at the
door allow the gang to crowd Into the
line, putting out each time three or four
men who were in line.
"A repeater, by which I mean a man
recognized by Dorsey Jameson as one who
had voted when he did. came up and
pushed me from my place and tried to
crowd me away. I defended myself as
best I could and held my place at the
risk of my life.
"Many reputable citizens saw the en
counter and thought I would be killed. Wil
liam T. Field and Governor Campbell
rt.nniiTii.l in the strongest terms the
treatment given me by the Hawes-Butler
"From 1 o'clock until 4:M o'clock. I wit
nessed constant repetitions of the scene I
have described. I talked with Given Camp
bell and A. C. Steward, who will Indorse
my statements.
"It Is not the least astonishing to me
that the Twenty-eighth ward went for
Reverend Frank G. Tyrrell Write3
Letter to the Gov
Christian Ministers Hold Meeting
and Adopt Resolutions De
ploring Scenes at Polls
on Saturday.
"The Democratic primary election Satur
day furnished an example of violence and
lawlessness which seemed to have the con
nivance and support of the Police Com
missioners, your appointees. I cannot con
ceive that you are any party to it, and
trust you will repudiate their action and
The foregoing Is a copy of a letter sent
yesterday to Governor Dockery by the
Reverend Frank G. Tyrrell, pastor of the
Mount Cabanne Christian Church, and is
supplementary to a set of resolutions
unanimously adopted at a meeting of tha
Christian ministers yesterday morning, in
which Mr. Tyrrell denounces the police
officials for protecting and promoting law
lessness, and calls upon them for a pub
lic explanation. The resolutions follow:
"In view of the lawlessness and violence
perpetrated at the polls on Saturday,
March 12, be It resolved:
"That, in common with all good citizens,
irrespective of party, we deplore the reign
of lawlessness and view it with humilia
tion and alarm.
"That we look with pity and contempt
upon the 'Indians' and other criminals
who were used by their masters in said
election, and denounce the Board of Po
lice Commissioners, the Chief of Police,
Sergeants. Captains and all other higher
officials, who seem to have been the pro
moters and protectors of lawlessness, and
call on them for a public explanation.
"That we call upon the 170.000 members
of our church In Missouri to Join with all
other churches and good people in a de
termined and sustained warfare against
commercial and political corruption, and
control of men vicious and base.
"That we appreciate the help the press
of all parties has rende;ed for fairness
and honesty in government, and request
them to continue their good offices."
After the reading of the resolutions the
meeting resolved Itself into an experience
session, and all prtsent told of the diffi
culties they encountered In getting to the
rolls. None of tham were clubbed, but
all were Jostled about and made to stand
In line while the "Indians" were given the
The Reverend Doctors Cree and Tyr
rell, who voted In the Cabanne district,
said they were absolutely positive that
men were permitted to vote there who did
net live in the neighborhood, and had no
right to cast their ballot.
Democratic Central Committee
Sets Election for Gubernato
rial Candidate on July 9.
Marshall, Mo., March K The Demo
cratic Central Committee of Saline
County decided to-day upon primary elec
tions for State and County officers. The
State primary was set for July 9, while
that for local officers was fixed as April
A resolution was adopted providing that
no candidate's name will be placed upon
any ballot until he has signed a pledge
cromislne to support the Democratic
ticket from top to bottom.
The names 01 tne canuiuaies ror Gov
ernor will be placed upon the ballots and
the one receiving the largest vote will be
entitled to the county 'delegation, which
is to be named by the Central Commit
tee. This was a compromise between the
Folk ad anU-Folk men. The adberests of
the Circuit Attorney desired a primary
: at once, out ratner man run any nss ac-
ceded to the July primary.
Broken Xoses, Discolored Eyes
and Swollen Cheeks Result
From Saturdav Primaries.
Many Citizens. Heretofore Silent,
Join in Relating Rough Ex
periences at Polls Where
Ruffians Held Swav.
Citizens yesterday continued to give ac
counts of the outrages heaped upon them
by the Indians and police In the primaries
Saturday. Broken noses, discolored eyes
and swollen cheeks were generally recog
nized as telltale marks of participation or
attempt to participate In the primaries.
Denunciation of the indignities was con
fined to no one set of men. Business men
and citizens of all respectable classes de
nounced the outrages without stint. The
plain, unvarnished tales of the experi
ences of citizens In the primaries were the
most effective provocation for denuncia
tion. Leslie Green of No. 4546 Cook avenue
had one of the worst experiences of the
day. He was one of the unfortunate vot
ers who tried to et into the polls at
Taylor and Delmar avenues In the Twenty-eighth
Ward. After he had been in
line some time, about 6:33 o'clock two
men grabbed him by the arm to pull him
out of the line.
They were thugs of the toughest va
riety. When he resisted, both of them,
assisted by brother Indians, began beat
ing him. He put up a gallant fight, but
was knocked down. They began to kick
him. His hat was broken and rolled in the
Yesterday his left eye was almost closed.
while a large blue patch discolored his
face. A big piece of skin had been scraped
from his nose.
Mr. Green went home as he feared ho
might be killed by If he remained.
"I am a Folk man." he said, " and the
Indians were onto the fact. Before I
had my experience, I saw one man pulled
out of line and beaten, though a policeman
stood within three feet of him. The of
ficer smiled but did nothing more, I saw
another man struck with brass knucks
and rendered unconscious. He was car
ried away and I afterward saw him limp
ing down the street. It was an outrage
and seemed to be pre-arranged,
Part of the gang of "Indians" that
worked in the Twenty-eighth Ward first
appeared in the Second District of the
Twenty-seventh, at Marcus and Easton
avenues. There they pushed and intimi
dated voters and repeated to their hearts'
content, except for challenges from James
We-sh, the Folk chaUenger.
John P. Leahy, one of the Folk work
ers, stood outside of the polls after 3.30
and watched the gang work.
"The polling place here was In a room
which was partitioned off from a saloon,"
said Mr. Leahy.
"The 'Indians' congregated In the saloon
and slipped into the polling place from
there at their convenience, while bona flde
voters remained In line outside. The ar
rangement of the vestibule permitted this
to be done with Impunity.
The police at this polling place were
In charge of Sergeant Patrick Kirk. I
was next to the door entering the polling
place when my turn came to vote, and
Kirk put a man in front of tne. I pro
tested, but he only laughed. Another
time I requested him to arrest three men
who had forced the regular line, but he
refused to do so. The police would do
nothing. They seemed to enjoy the dis
comfiture of the better class of citizens,
and worked hand-ln-glove with the hod
lums." There were about sixty In this gang.
After they had worked there the first part
of the afternoon they started for the Ar
cade voting place, in the Twenty-eighth
Ward, They took three separate routes,
one part going by way of Stewart place,
another by Arlington avenue and another
by Belt avenue. A friend of mine after
ward located the entire gang at the Ar
cade, so that they evidently divided in or
der to avoid suspicion. It was outrageous,
and I am glad to see The Republic de
nounce the high-handed proceedings."
James Walsh, the Folk challenger at
Marcus and Easton, managed to keep
about twenty-five names from being voted
by this same gang of Indians.
'"One man came in and said his name
was John Miner," said Mr. Walsh yester
day. "I challenged him and asked him to
write his name. He did so in a flowing
hand that showed education. On the poll
book Miner had signed with a cross
"I then asked the policeman to arrest
him, but he would not. Another man said
his name was Davis. He could not write
the name in the same handwriting and
promptly 'ducked. A man who had voted
the name of Tony Gazzclo oncu tried to
vote another name again, and I chal
lenged him. The policeman would not ar
rest him upon my request.
"Besides Sergeant King, the other po
licemen on duty Included Patrolmen
Thomas McVeigh and James Harrison.
The 'Indians' hardly attempted to con
ceal their work, but changed their coats
and hats with Impunity. We could hear
their boasts through the thin partition
that separated the polling place from the
Attorney E. F. Cunningham was one of
the Folk Judges in the polling place at
Marcus and Easton avenues. He has snt
the following communication to The Re
public: Editor St. Louis Republic.
St. Louis. March !4, 1S04. As one tf the Folk
Judges at the primary on last Saturday, in th
Second District of the Twenty-seveath -Ward,
held at No. K13 Easton avenue. I desire to let
the public know how they were outraged and
denied tha right of auffrage. as guaranteed by
law. A more disgraceful exhibition ci hoodlum
ism was never witnessed in this city. From
the time tne pons openea until they were
closed, or until the Indians and hoodlums had
disgusted the decent and respectable citizens
and by intimidation drove theia'awa'r from the
polls, it was almost worth a nwn'a life to try
to get In to the polling placo ir ho looked like
he might want to vote for the Folk -delegation.
The police were seen to drag legitimate vot
ers from the line near the door, who had wait
ed for hours for their turn to go in and vote,
and allow soma low-browed ruffian take his
place in the line, and when the chillenger or
Judga would, and old. protest against their ac
tion, we were told that we had no Jurisdiction
outside of the polls, and were laughed ar.
I am satisfied that many fradulent votes were
cast by Impersonators, as a number of boca-nda
citizens came in to vote, whose nameir had ben
voted, but the Judges did not know th person
who voted the name or The legal voter. That
It was a well planned and well executed con
spiracy, to steal the delegation, there can be
no doubt: but such rascality crime la hard to
prevent when those who are carrying out the
plan of ths conspirators are backed up and pro
tected by the poller The Judges of election
are pouerleis to puard against such outrages
but no nun whn will permit his manage and
friends to report to uch methods, to rob the
people of rights sanrtined by our fundamental
law Is fit to be Goernor of this or an) other
I do not accept the resjlt in th T-v-'nt
seventh Ward as any Indication of how the
lople feel and it is no criterion of the en:i
ment of tle voters f the uurd If I must ac
quiesce in uch outrac", sanction such metho-is
of nomlnatinc a candidate for G"ernor. m or
der to be a Democrat then I no longer w int to
be called a V mot rat If to ex;x e R-d de
nounce such corruption and fraud is ur 'emo
cratlc. then I wait to be claste.1 as undemo
cratic, and 1 will never vote for a man who
seeks to be nominated in this manner
e r li vxiNOHVM.
a; VAainw right Hid?.
vovci. T.vniinit: i,UEi-nT.
.v. :
. Mnrplij. Miirrlnl Saturday, Will
Receive Anntlniitlon 'lo-Dny.
A. P Murthv of Crocker. Mo. surprised
his friends in this State by beins married
In St LouK Saturday afternoon. As a
weddlnc cift he will receive the Repub
lican nomination for C'oncrevs. m the Six
teenth District to-d.iy at the convention
to be held In Lebanon.
Mr. Murphv and his bride departed for
Lebanon yesterday afternoon. For the
laat two vears he has been attorney lor
the Cherokee Indian at Museoget. and it
was there that he met his bride forme1-!
Ml'-s Jessie Born
Saturday, she came to St. Louis. She
was met at Union Station by her mother,
Mrs. Boren, Miss Tijpka Turrer and C A.
Looney of Muskogee, and her affianced
They went to the residence of the Rev
erend J W Ashvvood pastor of the
United Presbvtenan church, corner Grand
and Forest Park boulevard, where the
marriage took place.
Mr. and Mrs Murphv will go to 5Ius
cogee from Lebanon They expect to at
tend the Kansas City Republican Conven
tion next Tuesday.
Sixteenth District Concrt-ssional Con
vention Meets at Lebanon lo-Dny.
Lebanon. Mo . March II A majority of
the delegates to to-morrow's Republican
Congressional Convention for the Six
teenth District are In the city and A. P
Murphy of Crocker appears to be the
unanimous choice
Elesenth Conjrressionn.1 Coll.
The call for the Eleventh Congressional
District of the Republican party was set
To ascertain exactly
what your sickness COMES FIL0M.
One day yon suspect It's "from something I'to eaten."
Next day, perhaps, "it's the chanrre in the -rreather."
Next day It's "I have overworked a bit."
Again, It's "because I can't sleep."
You occasionally ljave a suspicion that coffee causes the trouhlfis aaS
sometimes really believe you should stop coffee and see If it really does whai
some people claim. But the breakfast comes on and the coffee Is thera asd
"it's so hard to give it up."
"If I really thought coffee was hurting me I tvonld quit It, heeansa I rales
health above everything, but as long as there's a doubt I keep oaostnjcoSe4
and yet staring me In the face is the fact that I have . j
Taken medicines of many kinds.
Changed food.
Tried exercise.
Changed climate.
"Tried various other methods to get
well and yet"
"Ailing right along and getting slotrly a
Something must be done, for there
nere i
"Oh rats about coffee. It don't hurt me; why, I've drank it for 20
"Experiment to learn the exact truth about it?"
"Why, of course, I would really like to know definitely and rarely an
about it, for I want to find the demon that keeps me iH, prevents my enjoy
ment ff health and strength and keeps me from success in business, becausa
I am half sick all the time."
"How's that? Quit coffee 10 days?"
"Pretty hard to do, neighbor."
"Easy when Postum is served In its place, why?"
Postum coffee when properly brewed (and that's easy) has the deep seal
brown of fine old gov't Java, which changes to a rich golden brown when
cream Is added. It does not possess the strong acrid taste of Bio Goffer
but has the mild, fine crisp flavoj of the higher grades of Java and a fra
grance all its own. With many cultivated people it ranks in flavor abover
ordinary coffee.
So, it's eay to shift from ordinary coffee to Postum and make the--10-day
test to see if you can locate the thing that is eating away your Ufa, ... i
No Possible
Argument Will Stand
Against the fact that
Coffee Does
Thousands of People.
If, as a result of this test, you find in 2 or 3 days peaceful sleep returns,
appetite comes keen again, stomach no longer feels sick and abused.
Breath sweet once more and tongue clean.
The yellow skin takes on pink and white.
Bowels become natural-'nnd you can walk forth with the old-time spring
of conscious strength and health.
And only then will you certainly know that coffee has all along been yir
hidden enemy and how much you have thrown away In peace, money, coca
fort, accomplishment and position during the past years and all for toe
miserable pittance of a morning cup of coffee.
Poor, old, weak humanity, what chattering, doddering foola Tre are ia
exchange the brilliant and wonderful birthright for such a mess of pottags.
for April 3 jesterday by the Congres
sional Committee of the district.
County Deninrrats Explain
To the Editor of the nDUbllc
In jour Issue of March l; dppears a letter
wr tten bv Mr llan.s In which he aks Mr.
F,ik to cun-ent to resubmit t the Democrats
of bt Louis Countv the question of choice be
tween gubernatorial (dniidate In this letter
he makes leriotr? i harp against the Demo
.rat,t Ountv rommitree w hether he has been
misinformed by his friends, ir whether he par
lKtel misrepresents the ut tiuns of that body,
I am urable to sa
As secretary tf the ccm-nlttee I state posi
tively that it ii not true that committeemen
frl, ndl to FoIk were n titled a week before
hand of the rieetint: called to name dates and
places for mass meetln-s hi 1 conventions. The
nr t'ces printed for tha' purpose by Mr Harris
of th- Klrkwood Courier were handed to m
February IS I started filling in names and
dates in tre blank spaces left for that nurposs
and addressing envelopes on the morning of
Februarv Is By 10 o clotk ami sent about
Ihlm -re letters to mv Post Offtce with an
order for more envelopes The Post Of nee Is
less than one mile frvm m residence Tnere
Is but one mail earn ta and 3 o'clock p. m.
Is the time set for the carrier to depart By
I I." p m I sent awaj the remainder of ths
notice-" In whs h were Included the address's
f at least seventeen members friendly to Mr.
Krllv. If the last mentioned letters were, not
ent out on the stme day with the first. ths
fault does not rest with me. as they were
mailed at lean twentv minutes before the tlm
set for the carrier to depart. If for soma reason
thev were not mailed out till the 17th. thev
woull have arrived at the post offices of all
partis addressed on the morning; cf February
'.a two davs before the meeting of the commit
tee Everv member of the committee friendly
to Mr Hawes wa- present or represented by
P-nt except two. one of his friends. I hava
slrce been Informed, came from St. Louis, t
whih rdace he had moved outte a while ago.
I challenge Mr Hawes to produce one aingla
rotire of committee meeting bearing Graver
poetnrk dated later than February 17. If he.
has been misinformed, or purposely misrepre
sents fa ts en this point, there is mora than m
chance that the same is true of other charges
made by him
As to the remainder of Mr Hawes's letter ta
Mr Folk. I indignantly resent the reflectlona
cast upon a bodv of respectable and fallthful
representatives of the party In our county,
whose only offense is that out of a total mem
bership of sixty-two not more than fifteen can
he found who favor his candidacy I further
resert his attempt to Ignore this body of loyal
acent3 of the county Democracv In the settle
ment of questions properlj belonging to their
Neither Mr Hawes, Mr Folk nor any other
man has a right to say to us what methods, if
an), shall be adopted to settle matters In dis
pute between them except the duly chosen rep
resentatives of the party, the county Commit
tee If Mr Hawes, Mr Folk or others desire ta
resubmit their respective claims to the Demo
crats of St. Louis County. let them address
themselves to the County Committee, and I sin
cerely believe their wishes w ill receive fair and
careful consideration from a Large majority of
that body J C AlHILLER,
Secretary Democratic Central Committee.
Orover. Mo . March H. 1901
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A 9f
little worse each month."
is but one end to the road I am now,

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