St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on August 8, 1896 · Page 8
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Saturday, August 8, 1896
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"gatmbaa St. gonb Scat-gigpaltb.-Smwst S, 1811S; WERE WOMEN LBE BY THEFT. THE AMERICAN HOTEL AND ITS SALOON ADJUNCT. HOME FOR PILFERING BAWDS. A Place Where Men Are Bobbed and the Police Never Convict the Thieves. The downfall of young; girts is perhaps the principal evil for which the proprietors of disreputable saloons will some day have tr suffer, but there Is a lesser one, more frequent and more notorious. This is the robbery of unsophisticated men by the harpies of the street. There is rarely a day passes when reports of this character are not made to the police of the Central District. The offenses are nearly ail committed in the wine-rooms of some of the down-town saloons or else in the assignation houses which are over them. Time and time again, day in and day out. men lose from $10 to $500. They complain to the police. Perhaps a woman is arrested No warrant is ever Issued. It is use less. No case can be made. The proper leg-al proof cannot be obtained. Usually the offender is prosecuted in the police court on some general charge to which her life renders her amenable. There may or may not be a small fine imposed, but that Is all. Only once in years has there been an Immoral woman sent to the penitentiary far robbing and then the circumstances were unusual. The down town street walkers make no attempt to conceal that their main source of Income is robbery. They see how safe it is. They practice at it in their rooms. Newcomers are taught the trick of rifling a pocket Just as Fagin instructed Oliver Twist. It is a part of their profession. The first proposition a woman of the streets makee to a prospective victim is that he treat her. If he consents, she steers him to a wine room where she is "all right." There ere many such, bartenders in such places are not Many of them have mistresses among this class of women. They put nothing in the way of the successful accomplishment of any plan the woman may have to Increase their exchequer. A skillful thief and most of these women are skillful does not need to drug a victim. That's a dangerous plan. She merely becomes affectionate, and 'before he knows what has happened his roll ia gone. Watches are rerely taken. If found on a woman that may mean a conviction, but money tells no tales. It can rarely be identified. If a man does not prove tractable in the wine-room, he is cajoled into going to a room over the saloon and there the work Is pretty sure to be completed. During conventions and the fall fair these women reap a harvest from country visitors, and all on account of the disreputable wine-room and the houses of assignation above them. Half th robberies which occur in such ?laces are never reported, the victims hav-ng a wholesome fear of publicity. Among all these notorious resorts where robbery is tacitly encouraged, the American Hotel, on the corner of Kleventh and Pine streets, is about the toughest. It is a regular "Haven for Harries" a "Robbers' Roost." The money taken from the pockets of unsuspecting men in this resort would start a respectable business, if It could all be got together. It is the regular hangout for a dozen or more women. You can see them any time after dark standing around the corner in front of it, peeping from its wine-room door, catching men by the arm as they pass the hotel entrance, in an effort to get them into their clutches. The saloon stands on the northeast corner of the street. It is a three-story brick building, of rather a tasteful appearance. The wine-room is back of the bar on the Eleventh street side. The hotel entrance Is on the Pine street side. It is run very much as all such places are, and gets its peculiar distinction only from the unusual cleverness of the women who consort there. Ever since it was built a dozen years ago the building has had an unsavory reputation. Cool Herbert was the first man to run a saloon there. It has changed hands many times since and is now run by two Italians, whose names are so long and complicated that even the police don't know what they are. They are simply known by all the habitues of the place as Antoni and Gus. As in other instances cited, the assignation house is not run by the saloonkeepers. Its proprietor is Frank Phelan. a son of old lr. Phelan, who was at one time a man of considerable prominence. Frank and several of his brothers have the reputation of being pretty tough customers. This trick of dividing the proprietorship of the saloon and the immoral resort over it is apparently the result'of an efort to evade the law. One of the ordinances which the authorities think it best to keep is that one forbidding the licensing of a house of assignation or prostitution. Tn other words, it is the first half of the O'Neill law. So the sportively inclined individuals who prefer this method of making a livelihood get around the provision by one man getting the saloon license and letting the other fellow run the assignation house. There is no more reason for the existence of such a place as the American Hotel than there is for a brothel having & saloon license. When the law is applied to it, it comes within the same category as the Well of Cronin, the Hotels Pearl and Phoenix of Mme. Pearl Dumont and the Arado-McCann saioon and assignation house at Thirteenth and St. Charles streets. It could be closed just as these other places could be closed if the authorities saw tit to move against it. Its safety lies only in their inaction The latter part of the O'Neill law of 1SS1 declares specifically that when any part of a building in which there is a saloon is used for purposes of assignation the license of the saloon becomes void. Therefore the license of this resort, as of the others mentioned, is in reality void now. They continue to do business, however. Men are robled. women srduced, all kinds of license and lecherv permitted and nothing is done to prevent it. The Grand Jury saw the evils and inveighed against them. The Kxcise Commissioner says he can do nothing, the Chief of Police says he can do nothing and so everything goes on in the old rut. with no prospect of a better condition of affairs. a E mi Absolutely Pure. A- cream of tartar hale i no- nn ilr ir;v. . w??4?1mJ a ievnnC strength. Latest oioiw government FoodReoort. . ROYAL BAKING POWPER CO.. k New York. mww. JUDICIAL HONORS. Candidates for the Nomination for Appellate Judge in the Eastern District. Maj. J. B. Dennis of Cape Girardeau, one of the candidates for Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri, is at the Laclede. The nominating convention will be held Aug. 18 a Uhrig's Cave. There will be nearly 300 delegates in the convention and the nomination will be hotly contested for. Maj. Dennis of Cape Girardeau. Judge C. C. Bland of Rolla and Attorney John W. Booth of Franklin are the foremost candidates. , There will toe others in the race, however, and the convention will be a lively one. There are 56 counties in the district, and It includes also the city of St. Louis. Just now the candidates are assiduously cultivating the good will of the sixty-nine delegates from the city. They are not instructed, and the candidate who captures a majority of them will prove the winner. The friends of Maj. Dennis claim for him the solid vote of Southeast Missouri. This aggregates sixty delegates. Judge Bland and Col. Booth will divide the bulk of the delegates from the Northern and Western counties in the district, so that the nomination will be in doubt until the voting begins in the convention Hugh Brady, Chairman of the Democratic City Central Committee, will go to New York to attend the Bryan-Sewall notification meeting at Madison Square Garden. His absence will add an additional element of uncertainty -as to how the St. Louis delegates will vote. There hai been talk of a St. Louis candidate, but if one announces he will probably make the race as a "dark horse." CHARGES NEGLECT. Attorney Napton Complains That Court Reporter Goldsmith Is Derelict. . "I am Just In receipt of Vol. 64 of the Reports of the St. Louis and Kansas City Courts of Appeal," said Mr. Charles M. Napton to a Post-Dispatch reporter. "Mr. Ben -Eli Guthrie reports the Kansas City cases and Mr. David Goldsmith reports the St. Louis cases. "The statute sec. 3306 provides that the reporters 'shall prepare a brief statement of the points made and authorities cited in the briefs filed' by counsel. Vol. 64 contains 52 cases from the Kansas City Court of Appeals, and in every one of them Mr. Guthrie has obeyed the law and abstracted the briefs of counsel on both sides. "There are 76 cases from the St. Louis Court of Appeals, and on examination I find th-at Mr. Goldsmith has complied with the law and abstracted the briefs of counsel on both sides in only six cases. He has abstracted the briefs of counsel on one side of the case only in fourteen cases. "In 55 cases he has wholly failed in his duty as required by law and has merely noted the names of counsel. In other words, his "reporting" has consisted of the gigantic intellectual feat of writing out the names of counsel, and in several Instances he did that wrong. "However, I do not wish to do Aim any injustice, as in the case of State vs. Vo-gel, page 161, he notes the fact that no briefs were filed by either side. So far as we are benefited by the volume the same memorandum might as well have been made in the other 54 cases. In all the 55 cases he does not favor counsel by giving a "brief statement of their points,' nor by even so much as referring to their 'authorities cited.' "Vas 1st los mit Goldschmidt?" OFFICERS OF ELECTION. Commissioners Notifying Citizens to Come TJp and Qualify. The Election Commissioners began Saturday sending out letters of notification to the men they Intend to appoint officers of election, if they are found to be qualified. The notices direct the recipients to report to the Commissioners Wednesday next. At that time the appointee will be examined as to his qualifications of citizenship, and be required to furnish a sample of his penmanship. If this is found satisfactory the appointment will be made, and sent to the Circuit Court, and if it is confirmed by the court, then the appointee will be notified to report back for instructions as to his duties as a member of the Board of Registry in his precinct. The school of instruction will be conducted by the Commissioners and three assistants in the chamber of the House of Delegates, and the hours will be in the evening to suit the convenience of the appointees. KARR MAY DRIVE A MULE. Work-House Superintendent Not Entitled to a Buggy Horse. Because an appropriation Is made for mules, but not for horses, for the Workhouse. City Auditor Brown has withheld his signature from a voucher for $S5, the price of a brown mare purchased for Supt. Nick Karr. The boss of the Workhouse made a requisition for a buggy horse and the Supply Commissioner bought an animal from F. Sloan for J So. The refusal of the Auditor to sign the voucher because an appropriation is made to purchase only mules for the Workhouse has complicated matters. The Committee on Workhouse and Wharf of the Board of Public Improvements is striving to get over the aitupuity. CITY HALL CONTRACTS. The B. P. I. Has Distributed Work Amounting to Nearly $85,000. The Board of Public Improvements has awarded contracts for work on the new City Hall as follows: Plastering, Albert McCartney & Co. of Chicago, $34,800; removal of rubbish, P. O. Donald, $1,326: for wiring the buililinir "F a. Bruckman. $16,947: addi tional fire proofing. Empire Fire-Proofing Co. of Chicago. $14,900; window frames, Rob ert Paulus, J 14,4:13. Bids for a boiler house at pumping station No. 3, Baden, will be opened September 8. The board approvea orainance proviuing for a sewer in the Tower Grove sewer district at a cost of $42,500; also an ordinance of $1,500 for street labels. FOUND DEAD IN A STABLE. John Baumley Expires in a Hay Loft on a Hot Night. John Baumley, a Swltzer, 63 years of age. was found dead at 3 o'clock Saturday morn ing in the stable of Joseph Waser. at 2011 South Eighteenth street. Baumley was a widower, and had no eet-tled place of abode. He had been sleeping In the stable with the consent of the owner, and was last seen there alive at 7 o'clock Friday evening. He had complained of being 111 for several days, but doctored himself. Death is supposed to have been caused by sickness superinduced by the extreme heat. An Inquest will be held. The deceased has a brother and two sis ters In the city, but their residence is unknown. TALKED ABOUT FINANCE. It Will Cost John Harty Money for Breaking O'Brien's Head. Hugh O'Brien, John Harty and John Hogan were standing In front of the Court house late Friday night discussing the finan cial question. The argument got so hot that Harty struck O'Urien over the right eye with a Faone, iracturing a Done. Harty got away, but Hogan was arrested. O'Brien went to the CHv rn.non.ipV where the wound was dressed and pro nounced serious, after which he -went to his uume i aioj a sane street, i OBJECT LESSONS IN IN E. HOW DR. DINSBEER LEARNED WHO HOARDS GOLD. VISIT TO THE SUB-TREASURY. An Advocate of "Sound Money" Gets Some Experience That Tends to Shake His Faith. Object lessons on "sound money are growing more numerous as the campaign waxes warm. The corporations and the banks are giving them every day now. Their avowed intention is to intimidate employes -and to coerce them into voting for McKinley and the single gold standard. They do not hestitate to employ extraord inary means to secure the end they aim at. Two object lessons of especial signifi cance were given one man recently. Dr. John Dinsbeer of 814 Pine street has been discussing the financial question lately wren nis rrienos. Among those with whom ne orten wandered off Into the various phases of the money question was a friend. wno was ior suver at a ratio or 16 to 1. This silver champion advanced many ar guments which Dr. Dinsbeer did not believe were well founded. Especially did he controvert the nrooosl- tlon advanced by his silver friend that it was the banks of the country, and not the people, that were hoarding gold. ii tne present gold basis was all right. and Dr. Dinsbeer rather thought it was, why, he argued, should the banks hoard money ana anyway, he did not believe they were aomg it. The Question was answered for him Fri day. In the morning he wanted J200 in eold to place in a trust fund. He knew exactlv where to get It. Some time ago he placed $200 on deposit in the Bank of Commerce. . It was all in gold. He would eo there and cet the 10 vellow double eagles, which he had paid in some t.ime Deiore. It was warm golner from his office to the bank, but Dr. Dinsbeer was warmer when he came back, although he walked on the shady side of the street. He drew a check for $200 and handed it to the paying teller. "Please let me have that In gold." said Dr. Dinsbeer-.- The bank clerk shook his head. "We can't pay you in gold," he remarked. "You can't?" resDonded Dr. Dinsbeer. for getting all about the weather, "and why can't you? I paid gold into the bank and want gold In return. "Sorry, sir." reDlied the clerk, "but It s against orders." And that was all he would sav. while the man who wanted gold grew warm under the collar. Finally he tore up the check and walked out. That was object lesson No. 1 on "sound money" for Dr. Dinsbeer. When he returned to his office he sat down and discussed finance with himself for a few minutes. Then he decided to go over to the Sub-Treasury and see if any "object lessons" were being given there. He took with him $70 in United States coin certificates. "Please give me gold for these, he said to the clerk, handing them over the count er. The clerk slowly counted the notes out Into three piles. 'This pile is payaDle in san rancisco. ' he said, pointing to one; this in Washington, and this one in St. Louis." The notes payable In St. Louis formed on ly a small proportion of the whole. As the Sub-Treasury ornciai proceeaea ur. Dinsbeer grew warm again for the second time that day. "If we can't go to the bank and get gold for gold deposited," he said, "and if we can't go to the Sub-Treasury of the fnited States and get gold for its certificates, what are we to do?" "Vote for McKinley," was the reply of Mr. Cleveland's clerk. "I didn't come here to learn from you how to vote," retorted Dr. Dinsbeer. "I came here to get gold for gold certificates and I find I can't get it." That was object lesson No. 2 on "sound money" for Dr. Dinsbeer. After he had time to ponder over the developments of the day. Dr. Dinsbeer found his ideas on the money question slightly mixed. He was still for "sound money," but a doubt existed In his mind as to what "sound monev" was. Apparently the present gold basis was not sound enough for depositors to get gold for gold deposited in banks; it was not sound enough for a United States Sub-Treasury to give gold in exchange for coin certificates when presented. , "I have effectually proved one thing, any-wya," auoth Dr. Dinsbeer, as he fanned himself in a vain endeavor to cool off. "That is that it is the banks and not the people who are hoarcflng the monev." And the soundness of this proposition he will maintain against either bank or Sub-Treasury. OFF FOR A HOLIDAY. City Employes Getting Their Regular Summer Vacations. This Is get-away month with city employes, especially heads of departments who have cash to scatter over the country and at swell seashore resorts. Following is the latest batch of those who have asked the Mayor's permission to lay down their onerous duties and recuperate their exhausted frames. Street Commissioner A. N. Milner, City Attorney H?nry b. Clover, Jr., Auditor Joseph Brown, City Counselor Marshall, Fire Chief Swingley and Recorder of Deeds Martrom D. Lewis. Ail of them are granted twenty days leave from Aug. 10. Frank Hequembourg, sidewalk inspector, began his vacation of sixteen davs Saturday Mayor Walbrldge says that he will not take a vacation, that he is not able to do so. NOTIFIED THE UNDERTAKER, And Then Deliberately Swallowed Morphine and Died. KANSAS CITT. Mo., Aug. 8. T. P. Whit-ten, formerly a clerk In the City Treasurer's office, committed suicide yesterday with morphine. Before taking It he sent word to an undertaker to call for his body and directed that his insurance money be used to bury him. Bronaugh Bank Troubles. NEVADA, Mo., Aug. 8. The depositors of the Bronaugh Bank, closed Thursday by the Bank Examiner, met and decided not to let the receiver have the books removed. On a guarantee from responsible citizens tne receiver turned over the keys to them, pending their seeking legal advice. President Conkling asserts that the bank can pay in full In 48 hours if given a chance. Attempted Train Wrecking. PARIS, Mo., Aug. 8. The south-bound M., K. & T. passenger train was almost thrown from the track near Goss Station yesterday morning by a tie, evidently laid across the track to cause a wreck. County officers who went to the scene found a negro named Ed Matthews hiding in the grass, heavily armed. He claimed to be from Cooper, Tex., and was placed in jail. Bank Rotber Shot. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Aug. 8. W. L. Chamberlain, a young merchant, went Into the Southern Savings Bank and handed the cashier a note in which he demanded $5,000 on penalty of throwing vitriol in the cashier's face. That official pulled his gun and fired, striking the would-be robber in the abdomen, He Is dangerously hurt. THE MORPHINE ROUTE Delia Fox, Who Lived in Crime, Took It to the Unknown Country. Delia Fox is dead from a dose of morphine, self-administered, with suicidal intent, in a brothel on High street, where she led a life of shame and crime. Shortly after midnight she took the fatal dose, but did not die until nearly noon on Saturday. The doctors at the City Hospital worked on her for hours, but without success. After a life of only twenty years, most of which was of a desperate criminal nature, the woman died in a ward at the hospital without telling a word of her his-toryr the cause of her last crime. oiX'.k tS "he 'had none except the cheap clothes she had on, and they were few enough. Tucked away In that part of her clothing where her kind keep their treasures weZe found two letters from her lover Iney are supposed to have been 'in a n!easur the immed.ate cause of her sui-o ,i ., They were badlX written and badly spelled but showed that much care had been taken in their composition wfyTjWf,re ?ignedW' h- Schuchmann. 4067 .fSl Bel1 Puce. The first one starts off with expressions of undying love, followed rhoK5"03 indicating an apprehension that the police are after the writer Then ?mii,regreL3 fol having spoken harshly J.D?1ila. and v. threat to take up with one Birdie. The writer speaks Id this connection of a probability that he will ale and becomes hysterical. The other letter is devoted almost entirely to protestations of affection, and refers to a lock of hair as an lnclosure. At the house where Delia lived the Inmates had locked the doors and fled. The rront door opens onto the narrow sidewalk on the west side of High street. Just inside the door is a Bhort counter apd showcase for cigars and tobacco. They take up nearly all the space in the little box-like room. From this little cigar shop are two doors leading Into small, stuffy bedrooms, filled with cheap, tawdry fur-"iture and lithographs. There is a saloon half a block away. The cigar store is only a bluff. No one ever really thinks of smoking the cigars sold there, but it gives the women a chance to display themselves arrayed in Mother Hubbards. Delia's life of crime dates back some four or five years In St. Louis, and her name is constantly repeated on the docket of the police courts for a variety of offenses the most grave and serious of which is that of enticing girls under age away from their homes to a life of bottled beer and red lights. Her field of operation was mostly in that section of the city which was known as "The Patch," and her victims were usually girls who worked for a living and were dissatisfied with their surroundings. As far as can be learned she had no friends, save the fellow who wrote her the letters, and he is supposed to be out of the fii' aItnouSh the police seem to care but little where he is. In consequence, Delia will probably go the way of many others and be buried In Potter's Field and forgotten. SCHMITTKERS IN DURANCE. The Most Noted "Dope Fiend" of the North Side in Trouble. "Schmlttkers" has been arrested. He is the valued canine assistant at the North Side City Dispensary, whose bad habits every one who knew him said would get him into trouble. Schmlttkers Is a dope fiend and drunkard. His career was depicted in the Post-Dispatch about a month ago. Since then he has been so "stuck up" that no dog in the neighborhood has been able to associate with him. But all the time he has had to have his "dope" regularly, and "each dose has been gradually increased in size Friday night he yelped and howled for his dope" until Dr. A. C. Leggat gave him a. good-sized shot. This satisfied him, and he lay down on the sidewalk in front of the dispensary. About 4 o'clock Saturday morning a dog catchers' wagon drove by. The dog catchers espied Schmittkers. He was too drowsy from the morphine to pay any attention nni narmitta Vi . ... l . 1 , . resistance. j Dr. Legatt, the policeman on the beat ! and the ambulance driver pleaded with the i dog catchers to let Schmittkers go, but to no avail. He was carted off ruthlessly I Saturday morning ail the dispensary phy- ' sicians and the ambulance driver wrote i City Marshal Thomas asking him to stay i TORNADO VICTIM ID"ENTIFIED. He Is Buried in Potters' Field and Will Be Exhumed. A railroad man who was killed In Nolte's saloon, 600 South Seventh street, during the tornado, and was burled in Potters' Field as W. F. Anderson, has been identified as W. F. Whitehurst, a member of a very respectable family of Charlotte, N. C. He was known as William F. Anderson at 350s North Eleventh street, and as Henry Schinstock at the Wisconsin House. He took assumed names because he had been blacklisted for his part in the American Railway Union strike of 1SP4. His family addressed him under his assumed names. When his mother failed to get replies to letters addressed him at St. Louis, she suspected that he had been killed in the tornado and she enlisted the assistance of a Masonic Lodge at Atlanta, Oa., to which Whitehurst belonged. The lodge communicated with Chief Harrigan and the man buried in Potters' Field was identified as Whitehurst. His relatives are anxious to have the remains transferred to Charlotte. BURGESS WASN'T STARVING. Charles Latta Claims He Was Getting His Meals Regularly. The story of starvation told Friday by Edward Burgess when taken to the City Dispensary from 1701 South Third street is denied y Charles Latta of that number. Latta states that Burgess has been in St. Louis three years. Two weeks ago he applied to Latta for assistance and was taken in ' Latta gave him a suit of clothes and fed and sheltered him Bur?ess got three davs' work at the Southern W hite Lead Co. and paid Latta $2 last Tuesday He got his meals regularly, but succumbed to thl heat Friday morning Latta s wife summoned a policeman and Burgess was ?em?veS to the City Dispensary, where he told the story of starvation. Drummers' Picnic. Arrangements are complete for the picnic oAhetuis Drummers' Association at the Fair Grounds S"as "An excellent ared PenTfwill bdUtributJL A cowboys' tournament wHl be one o the features of the day's "Jom'". be bicycle and horse race s a g f race and ether entertaining sporting events. Not His First Offense. , . A a form In the John Hosan, wno V Hnhln Penitentiary under the name of Hobin was arres'ed early Friday morning by Detectives Walsh and Tom Tracer. Horan who had been hanging aroundcatnlv saloon on South Second street. " I the proprietor on July 6 with $ 5 to pay Dia. nogan is saw iu -- ,. the place with the proprietor's best suit o. . ciotnes ana lorgoi ij never returned to the saloon. j Dean Gardner Dead. BATFIELD, Wis., Aug. 8. Very Rev. C. H. Gardner, dean of Trinity Cathedral. Omaha, died this morning at 12:30 of pneumonia. He was taken sick Monday, but nothing serious was expected until 11 o'clock last night. Blue and Gray. Special to the Pont-Dlfipatrh. EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo.. Aug. 8. The eight days" reunion of the Blue and Gray begins here to-morrow. Ample tent and other preparations have been made for all veter-i M and their friends. LIS, SEPTEMBER 2. THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE GOLDBUG CONVENTION. ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE. Gen. J ohn M. Palmer, Chairman of the National Committee, to Push the Campaign. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 8. The conference of sound-money Democrats closed its work last night, and adjourned. It christened the new party the National Democratic party, and calls the regular party the Populist-Democratic party. It called a national convention to meet at Indianapolis Sept. 2 and issued an address to the people. The committee met yesterday afternoon, thirty-five States being represented. A motion carried that a committee of five be appointed to select a time and place for holding a national convention. The Chairman appointed the committee as 3llows: James H. Outhwalte of Ohio, Charles Tracey of New Tork, J. H. Falkner of Alabama. F. W. M. Cutcheon of Minnesota and L. C. Krauthoff of Missouri. Indianapolis was chosen on first ballot, defeating Minneapolis and Louisville. At the night session Gen. John M. Palmer appeared and was chosen for Chairman of the National Committee. John R. Wilson of Indiana was elected Secretary and John P. Frenzel of Indiana Treasurer. Hon. Joseph H. Outhwalte of Ohio, as Chairman of the Committee on a Call for the National Convention and Plan of Or ganization, reported the following, which was repeatedly interrupted by applause in its reading and adopted unanimously: "To the Democrats of the United States A political party has always been defined to be an aggregation of voters to promote the success of political principles held in common. The Democratic party during its whole history has been pledged to promote the liberty of the individual, the security of private rights and property and the supremacy of the law. It has always insisted upon a safe and stable money for the people's use. It has insisted upon the maintenance of the financial honor of the nation, as well as upon the preservation inviolate of the institutions established by the Constitution. These, its principles, were abandoned by the supposed representatives of the party at a National Convention recently assembled at Chicago. "The Democratic pany wfll, therefore, cease to exist unless it oe preserved by the voluntary action of such of its members as still adhere to the fundamental principles. No majority of the members of that convention, however large, had any right or power to surrender those principles. When they undertook to do so, that assemblage ceased to be a Democratic convention. The action taken, the irregular proceedings and the platform enunciated by that body were and are so utterly and indefensibly revolutionary and constitute such radical departures from the principles of true Democracy which should characterize a sound and patriotic administration of our country's affairs that its results are not entitled to the confidence or support of true Democrats. For the first time since national parties were formed there is not before the American people a platform declaring the principles of the Democratic party as recognized and most courageously and consistently administered by Jefferson. Jackson and Cleveland, nor are the nominees for the offices of President and Vice President of the Vnited States pledged to carry those principles into practical effect. The faithful and true Democrats of the United States are determined that their principles shall not be ruthlessly surrendered, nor the people be deprived of an opportunity to vote for candidates In accord therewith. "Therefore the National Democratic party of the United States, through its regualrly constituted committee, hereby calls a National Convention of that party for the announcement of its platform and the nomination of candidates for the offices of President and Vice-President of the United States, and the transaction of such business as is incidental thereto, to be held at Indianapolis on Wednesday, the second day of September, 18S6, at 12 o'clock noon, and hereby requests that the members of the party In the several States who believe in sound money and the preservation of law and order, and who are unalterably opposed to the platform adopted and candidates nominated at Chicago, will select in such manner as to them shall seem best a number of delegates to the same, equal to twice the number of electoral votes to which such States are respectively entitled. Such delegates shall be duly accredited, according to the usages of the Democratic party. Their credentials shall be forwarded or delivered to the secretary of this committee with all convenient speed, and this committee will make up and announce the roll of the delegates entitled to participate in the preliminary organization of the convention." " The report was adopted. On motion of Mr. Outhwalte, Chairman Palmer was directed to appoint an executive committee of nine, who should take charge of the campaign of the National Democratic Commfttee at once and report to the General National Committee of the new party at a meeting to be held in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Sept. 1. the day preceding the National Convention. By resolution this executive committee was directed at the earliest practicable day to issue an address to the Democracy of the country, setting forth its purpose and plans. Telegrams were read from Mayor Matthews of Boston, William S. Forman, formerly a member of the Illinois Democratic State Committee, and others, indorsing the third ticket movement. Chairman Palmer was authorized to go outside of the membership of the National Committee in selecting the nine members of the Executive Committee. The General Committee at 10:15 adjourned to meet in Indianapolis, Tuesday, September 1. A conference was then held at Senator Palmer's room over the selection of nine members of the Executive Committee. Chairman Palmer announced his Executive Committee as follows: Alabama J. M. Falkner. Illinois-John P. Hopkins. Indiana W. D. Bynum. Kentucky W. B. Haldeman. Missouri F. W. Lehman. Minnesota P. W. M. Cutcheon. New York Charles Tracey. Ohio Samuel H. Holding. Wisconsin Ellis B. Usher. Chairman Palmer of the National Committee is a member of the Executive Committee ex-olticio. DISTORTED BODY FOUND. Henry Gehne Appareptly Died From a Dose of Poison. The dead body of Henry Gehne was found Friday In the alley in the rear of A. Rupp's saloon, 833 Manchester avenue. The face was distorted and discolored The legs were drawn up and all appearances pointed ,Z1 uJZl? ,trv.on J01son. This led to the belief that Crehne had committed suicide. Gehne worked as a peddler for Rwirm Thomas of 3901 Chouteau avenJe and board! .v-f 8e; n'm aiive wife, who resides at crinIonr"Mo.leaVe' Third Street Railway to Resume. Trial trips were made with the electric motor cars on the Fourth Street and Arsenal Kailway Friday afternoon under the supervision of President Charles Green It was the first time that cars were run over the line since the Mill Cree-k sewer explosion at Fourth street and Chouteau avenue, which destroyed parts of the Green line tracks. At that time, horse cars were used on the Green line. The cars will run from Third and Carr streets to Fourth ind Morgan, thence over the People's Ran. 1, tracks to Fourth and Chouteau avenue and thence on Second and Third streets ta Arsenal street. Regular trips will begin Bt 6 a. m. Sunday. AT: INDWPO GOOD FOR KERH. The Republican Fight .in the Twelfth District Will Make His Pathway Smooth. The Rerublican muddle In th Twelfth Congressional District has now reached a state of confusion which makes the Democ racy certain to win. The fight between the factions of Fillev and Kerens and the certainty that there wlJi oe two Republican candidates In the Pldiassures the election of Col. Bob Kern, the Democratic candidate. ine iterens-Comfort faction In the dis-irct which some time ago nominated Maj. Charles E. Pearce, had Its Congressional Committee meet Friday night to receive the Major's answer. garner in the contest Maj. Pearce ha-i written a ltto- 1 n .v.iAt. v, .i n- - enned to run for fear the convention which .iu.iiiiia.ieu mm would be declared Irregular, "uu omue mat time ne has been on the fence. Friday night he was booked to "come off the perch," but he failed to perform the feat, to the disappointment of the Kerens Congressional Committee. Instead, he made a speech, in which he virtually asked an extension of time until next Friday nlgliU Maj. Pearce is trying to get an agreement fmwi hsi.l. bIab .... n V. . . . . .-J J . win "im in inn uui uua cauui. date. If he succeeds in this undertaking win prooaoiy mate tne race. The Filley faction has Ben. Holmes slated and as it Is uncompromising In Its war on Kerens it is expected to decline, Maj. caito s iiraca uvtriurcs, : NELLIE IS AN HEIRESS. Lass .Who Had to Eat Soap Has Honey Coming to Her. Little Nellie Whalen, the 8-year-old girl whose aunt, Mrs. Mary Clynes ot 1834 Division street, has been accused of beating her cruelly, is an heiress. Her grandmother on the maternal side, Mrs. Mooney of Manchester, England, died recently and left a small fortune. A letter from members of Mrs. Mooney's family says that Nellie has not been forgotten in the will. John H. Holmes, special agent of the Humane Society of Missouri, advised Mrs. Clynos to put Nellie in an institution when he took up the investigation of the charges of cruelty and learned of the English legacy. He told Mrs. Clynes that she had no right to the custody of the child as she had not formally adODted her. At the same time he told her that he would look after the En glish leeracv and strive to get it or Nellie, Mr. Holmes has examined several of Mrs. Clynes' neighbors, and he says that their stories of harsh treatment are apparently exaggerated. He states that Nellie shows no signs of a black eye or the marks of a club and he believes tnat sne is a stuooorn child, with a bad habit of crying loudly on the slightest provocation. Mrs. Clynes denies that she clubbed Nellie or made her eat soap. To break her of a habit of stealing sugar Mrs. Clynes rubbed soap on the child's lips. MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY. Both Houses Preparing to Adjourn . Till Nov. 10. Both houses of the Municipal Assembly passed a resolution at Friday evening's session that when they adjourned on Aug. 14 it should be to Nov. 10. The Council discussed the bill providing for the lighting of streets and alleys for a term of 30 years, from Jan. 1. 1900, for all that part of the city north of Keokuk street, and for a term of 25 years south of Keokuk street. The bill was referred to the Committee on Public Improvements, which will consider it In detail next Tuesday. The bill appropriating $4,500 for steam heating in tne temporary iiy iiospnai. , penses fvr the several departments, caused ! by damages irom tne tornaao was passeu. In the House of Delegates the Keyes and Sutter conduit bills were, read for the first time, a.nd referred to the Committee on Public Improvements. Delegate Murrell submitted a bill providing for the employment of five assistant janitors for the new City Hall, at $55 a month each; two temporary engineers at J70 a mojth each, and two firemen and a watchmaa at $50 a month each. Bills for the improvement of a number of streets with telford pavement were passed. TO BRING BACK SHEA. Two Detectives Go After the Murderer and Fugitive. Detectives James Tracy and Viehle left for Columbus, O., Friday night to arrest John D. Shea, alias Charles Sweeney on his release from the -Ohio Penitentiary next Monday morning. Shea escaped from the Four Courts building in this city three times, and on one of these occasions, In 1881, he killed Policeman Michael Doran. He was sentenced to fifty years' imprisonment but he again escaped before he began his term. Next Monday he will finish a three years' sentence for burglary committed in Canton, O. Detective Tracy recognized him a year ago in the Ohio Penitentiary, where he is known as Charles Sweeney. The requisition papers have been prepared and recognized and there will be no delay in Shea's return to Missouri. He will be transferred to Jefferson City to begin his fifty-year term. ONLY UNION LABOR. No Work-House Convicts Employed on Mr. Niemeier's House. John D. Nlemeler, whose house at 2638 Ann avenue, next door to Work-house Superintendent Nick Karr's, was demolished by the tornado, wants it distinctly understood that none of Mr. Karr's convicts are employed on the repairs that are being done on his house. The fact that both bouses are being repaired at the same time and Workhouse prisoners are being used by Superintendent Karr on his own house, may have caused some of the neighbors to think that Mr. Karr had loaned some of his prisoners to Mr. Nlemeler, but Mr. Niemeier says that every stroke performed on his property has been done by union labor, and he wouldn't have any other kind. TRAINED PONIES SEIZED. Constable Hand Interrupts a Circus Performance With a Writ. Tom Hand, deputy constable of Justice Haughton's court, served an attachment upon J. C. O'Brien's circus, technically known as Howe's London Circus and Menagerie, Friday, because the balloon, which Is part of tne show, tore the roc off the home of Mrs. Annie Kilcullen of 2313 Wash street. . The circus travels about the city ana Hand located it at La Salle and California avenues. The constable seized several ponies wwen were performing for a clown, and thereby Interrupted the programme. Escaped From the "Ref." v Lawrence Barker, Everett Chapman and Josie McCsure. all colored, escaped from tie House of Refuge at 11 o'clock Friday n'Rht Barker is 14 years old. McClure 15 and Chapman 16. All of them are tough cu.tomer. and thi is not the first time they have escaped. Walter C. Averill AssifcTM- W -alter C. Averill. doing bnalness at 2600 OUt street as Jones Averill. assigned to V. V. Hardcastle. trustee for creditors. The assets consist of men's furnishings valued at $1.000. Child's Narrow Escape. Lotta Herwig. aged 2. fell from a second', tory window at her home, S3 Spruce street. She only reaelved a bad cut oa her Sore- eua. Diseases originating In Impure blood yiell to Hood's Sarsaparllla, which cures scrofula, salt rheum, bolls, humors, etc. "I was troubled with neuralgia for six years. I began taking Hood's Sarsaparllla and after I had taken six bottles I was entirely cured. My little girl. 4 years old. has been cured of chills by taking Hood's Sarsaparllla." Mrs. L. G. BASTEAU, Canton, Mo. 3ril e , Saroaparilla I the bet is fact, the On. Tram Blood Pnrlflar. TTfnd3 Pi II I th bst family cathartic XLUUU S X HIS and iiver Btimuianu 25c, From the Battle Creek Sanltariaai Health Feoa C. Whole Wheat Wafers Very crtae, very teller. Very to. Conrad's, fSA. 447 Delnar klra. ExcIaaW Afeacr Battle Creek Health Feoa LEFT WELTERING IB HER OWN GORE. MRS. LOTUS A HEIXYER TELLS HOW HER HUSBAND SEAT HER. NEIGHBOR THOUGHT HER DEAD. She Claims That Wm. A. Hellyer Beat and Cut Her Without Any Provocation. Mrs. Louisa Hellyer, a trim little woman of 25, called on Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Johnson Friday afternoon and poured into his ear a tale of matrimonial bitterness. One of her eyes was blackened and swollen, a bandage across the forehead covered a gash three inches long, and her face bore many scratches and cuts. She married William A. Hellyer a year ago, and they went to live at 2702 Lucas avenue. Hellyer Is employed by a sewing machine company on Olive street, where he was working at the time of his marriage. According to Mrs. Hellyer, the union was not a happy one. After they had lived together a few months they quarreled, and he left her. She was alone two weeks; then he returned and they tried to be happy again. But up to last Wednesday night their life was a series of quarrels, a new one springing up each day to take the place of an old one. Wednesday night the quarreling terminated when he left her, after beating and cutting her. "He did not make enough money to support us," she said, "and I went to work ' at the Union Dairy Co.'s place to help out. When I was through work Wednesday night I went home and prepared supper for both of us, but he d:d not come, so I ate alone and kept his meal warm. The evening was very warm, and I went out on the front steps. About 10 o'clock my husband came home. He was drunk. He walked past me up the steps without saying a word to me. When he was behind me he reached down and grabbed the knot of hair on the back of my head. He jerked me back into the hall, where it was dark, and beat me with his fists. I screamed, and he dropped me to close the door, so that my screams would not be heard on the street. "After he had locked the door he came back toward me. I saw him coming in the dark and ran to the back of the house. He followed. The back door was locked and I did not have time to open it, so I started toward the parlor. He caught me in the dining-room. Then he shoved me up to the folding doors and closed them on me. I dodged in time to keep my body out of the jam, but the two doors coming together caught my arm and mashed it horribly. "He struck me one blow In the face with his fist and I fell to the floor. "That blow almost knocked me eenseless. He fell on me and beat me with this fists. That is the last I remember of the assault as I became unconscious. "It was 8 o'clock in the morning before I came to my senses. Then everything was quiet and dark, and I was alone In the house. My forehead hurt, and I raised my hand to it and brought It down covered with blood. I felt the long gash in the skin, and my finger touched my own skull. "I was sick and very tired and ooly partly conscious. I rolled over and the side of my face slapped down in a pool of blood that had saturated the carpet for several feet. That woke me and I tried to get up but X vV&.fl tOO WCfltlC. "The night was intensely hot and the rooms were close and stuffy. I crawled to a front window and climbed Into a chair. I was so fatigued that I went to sleep in- a . - . r 1. A V. nn sr tnA j J.CW III III U A WZLS . H anTU7V, y w. neighbors at 7 o'clock In the morning. This J neighbor was passing the house and in looking in saw me there Dy ine winaow ana thought me dead a I was covered with blood. She called a man from across the street and he climbed in the window and shook me. I opened my eyes and they put me to bed. While the man went for a doctor the woman undressed and washed me. The doctor told Mrs. Hellyer. she says, that she had been cut on the forehead and about the face with a knife She remained In bed all of Thursday, and . rr'-ii.., when he called for a war. ; niuBV ui rju. ' rant Col. Dick Johnson was Just closing t his office for the day, but he told her to return Saturday, ana ne wuuiu issue me warrant, charging Hellyer with assault with intent to kilL Meeting of Republican Clubs. The Republicans of St. Louis expect to end 700 representatives to the State meeting of the Missouri Republican League Clubs, which will be held at Chlillcothe. Mo , Aug. 18. 19 and 20. About 2.000 delegates will attend and the gathering wll! be held In a tent that will seat 8.000 persons. Lyon Bowling: Club to Celebrate. The members of the Lyon Bowling Club, whose annual picnic was Indefinitely postponed because the tornado occurred a few days before the date, will meet at Anheuser-Husch's brewery Saturday, evening and drive o Sebastian's Grove to enjoy a supper. An entertainment will follow. Serenade for Henry Sesch, Henry Besch, who was recently appointed City Reg ter, to fill an unexpired term, was tendered a serenade at his home Friday evening. They took him to Cherokee Garden, near by. and all enjoyed a schmler-kaae banquet. Military Fugitive Surrenders. Military Convict Charles Tuttle. who escaped from Jefferson Barracks September 6 last year, surrendered at Pittsburg,. Pa., a few days ago. and is finishing his term at Fort Sheridan. 111. Volger Dies of His Injuries. David Volger. one of the tinners wh fell from a stage at Central Kievator H. foot of Chouteau avenue. Thursday, died at the City Honpltal Saturday morning. Ills home is at the foot of Dorcas street. Hurt While Fishing. George R. Robinson. Jr., who is loamf !ng at Manltou, while Caning In the t Paa a few days ago. slipped and fell ha long into the stream, bruising his rig ' knee severely against the rocks. 21L Headache Wafers Care AU Heasacacs. 19c. I - 0 .-"?

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