The St. Louis Republican is the Lucas-Busch Annhiser Brewing Company's Union Association organ.
-Cleveland Herald, December 7, 1883
This is interesting for two reasons. First, there was something in the Globe a few days prior to this replying to a charge in another paper that they were the Maroons house organ. They said something along the lines that they were journalists and not anyone's organ. And then I found this same charge directed at another St. Louis paper a few days later.
The second reason is a bit obvious. If the Republican was the Maroon's house organ, then I really need to get my hands on the Republican. Sadly, at the moment, all the microfilm is being stashed in a warehouse in St. Louis as the public library downtown is being renovated. I can't just walk in and grab what I need. That is a pain in the rear but I'm stashing the information away for future reference.