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first. A great symposium in next
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- , flu M. l.mli. One Cent.
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IS. MO.. WEDNESDAY. .1 AXI'AKY
HEADED TH.S WAY.
"United Stales Demand a Declara
tion of J'olicy He-ranling
Uiir Thirl v - Threo - .Millimi -1 Uar
li"iinaj;i' "anal Djiened With
out I'oinp or i Vremoii v.
Private Agreement With the Mis
souri-Edison Made by Col.
R. C. Kerens,
MUST DEFINE CONTRABAND.
SEVEN YEARS IN BUILDING.
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IP I ',j!" ! A N--';- 'v X-nioTY t &&y ' . . . , fe ? Kile
r.rilish Finpito Also Is Asked to
Concede Its Liability for Car
goes Already Stopped
Washington. Jan. 2. The State Pepart
ment to-day cabled to Ambassaeior Clioato
to demand from the British Foreign Offleo
"a declaration of polioy and a concession
of liability," relative to the seizure of Amer
Jem Hour by British cruisers near Delagoa
Bay. It is the first vigorous step this Gov
ernment has taken In the matter, and the
State. Department oliiiials bclievo the mat
ter will he closed up within a week. It Is
not seen here how Gr.Mt Britain can evado
tho Issue that has been raised.
The State Department, -it dm of the opin
ion that the matter was of slight import
ance, began communication with London
nnd Soti'h Africa by mall. Last Thursday,
Sherburne G. Hopkins of Hopkins .t Hop
kins, counsel for Tlint. IMdy & Co.. the
shippers of tho flour called at the Stato
JJcpartment and. sufcmltled a hrlef and orsl
argument. All the shippers of this country
are behind Flint. Kddy & Co, and iefue
to export any more Roods to Bast Africa
until Great Britain declares her roliey. The
tate Department agreed with Mr. Hop-it-n's
representation."', and cabled Mr.
Tie ljttr replied to-day and received tho
Furplememal Instructions described to de
mand from Great Britain a declaration of
riMii y as to foodstuffs consigned to neutral
rrehrnts In neutral territory. Tho United
states make tvio distinct points:
IVst A neutral port cannot be blockaded.
kd-Great Britain's hlocksdo of Delagoa.
Stay is unwarranted ami contrarj- to tho
iaw- of cations.
Second Flour, c'n and meal -were not
rertraband of war unless addressed to the
camp of the enemy. It can even be sent
into the territory of the enemy to mer
chants. It certainly cannot 1-e stopped
when consigned to a neutral port to neutral
Mr Hopkins called th State Depart
ment's attention to tho decision of '.he Chief
Tustlco of Eng'and on this eubject. to
which that Jurist held to the very conten
tion tho United States are now making.
3Ie also showed Flint, Uddy & Co.'a ship
ping list for the i-"' "'rhfn montnj, ,-jV
me that the Intercepted shipments ar reg
ular a.d normal and can have no possible
connection with the Transvaal.
There wcro no recruits on board. There
vra3 not a package addressed to any cno
In tho Transvaal.
Great Britain has thus far failed to state
the sround on which the cargoes were
Intercepted and forced ashore at Etst Lon
don Instead of Lort-r 10 Marques. Tha ships
are held at Bast London and the cargoes
nro In warcnouses In British possession
If the expected declaration of policy anj
concession of liability are forthcoming they
1H mean that Great Britain will publicly
subscribe to a doctrine all nations hold and
that Great Britain has enumerated in the
rast, namely, that flour, corn and meal aro
not contratand unless on their way to the
enemy's camp or accredited agents, and
that Great Britain will pay for the goods
hclzed and damages for their ceteutlon anil
As a general proposition, it is considered
that for England to declare foodstuffs to be
contraband of war under any circum
Mances would be a dangerous action. Inas
much as Britain herself relies upon the out
Fldc w orld for about twv-thlrds of her pro
visions. It was semiofficially reported on last Sun
day that Germany had taken action prole
nbly somewhat i.lrnllar to that now taken
Jay tho United States In the case of the
seizure of the German Imperial mall steam
Berlin. Jan. 2.-The Press continues to
discuss the capture of the Bundesrath with
tome show of Irritation. In a smiofflcla!
jsoto the Post temarkg that In consequence
of the seizure Germany has taken steps
and Great Britain is expected to deal with
the m-iltcr In a "spirit of good oliicia! re
"There Is every reason to believe the In
cident will speedily be closed. '
Officials circles consider it imperative that
Great Britain adopt some definite attitude
regarding tho whoio question of contrabard
Ht war, and are surprised she has not
rfdopted a firmer policy on the subject
irom mc beginning.
DELAGOA HAY ."OY MLWTIOM'U.
EPECIAL BY CABLE.
Lisbon. Jan. . (Copyright. 19v, by
James Gordon Bennett.) The rojal speech
at the opening of Parliament to-day only
mentions the continuation of friendly re
lations with all foreign Towers, not spec
ifying any nation or referring to the Trans
vaal war or eo.omal matters. It .pecially
nicntlons the actual improvement in the
financial posiiion, and says that the Gjern
mrnt will propose several plans and ar
rangements for further lmpruienient.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Berlin, Jan. :. (Copyright. UV. by James
Gordon Bennett.) I hate just sounded the
Foreign Offleo In regard to the seizure (t
the steamer Bundesrath off Delagot Bay.
The Impression made at the department bv
- ,the affair was ery palnfuL Immediate:- on
receipt 01 tne news the German Govrn-
ment adrtresMl a note to L-mdon. contest
ing England's right of search, as well art
the right to redress.
.The Foreign Office fear. that there will
he a. ohanRe for the worse In the hlihorto
normal rlatimu between tho Goiriimnts
unless Krgland gos satisfaction.
Herr AVocrmanti. owner of the Biinls
rath. has been summonfil to Berlin !!.
declares that no contraband of war. icr
officers or men for the Transvaal were
on board the sp).
Opinion here lii,u, that England is se,k
Jng a pretet to occupy Delagna 15 ly be
cause neutrality obligations ar. nesle.-rd
fcy Portugal I nlurkilj. lKr warships iw.ie
seized a German sel
Complaint ha ai?. len lodged at tho
ISrltlsh Foreign Ollice respecting the stcain
lihlp Hans Wagner cf Hamburg.
Wilier Turiird in l Dcjiiv to
I'l't'vent llos.ili!i I laiiia.ne
Stream Will Kesicli (NuttioIHim
Works at I.ockport To-I a v.
Chicago. 111.. J in. 2 -The SS-OfiiW) canal,
at present um-I fur wow dlt.-il. but ul
timately to b.- a ship anal also. Is in u-e
to-day after sewn xoar of hard woii. b
the trustee of the Smilary District, v h'cli
Is tho name of a t-mporatlon im-ludina the
larger part of the city of flilcag.i and many
of its suburbs. At least the Chicago end of
It Is in use, hut the water has nt yet
reaihrd the other end at Lockiwrt, 111., and
will not raeh it tor sexeral days.
I'mbaMy nevr b fore has the completion
of a public wik of su Ii magnitude been
marked with surli absolute- lack of cere
mon. There were no speeches, no exer
cises and n cheering Abtail S a. m. the
Sanitary District trustee and engin,-r
gathered at the scene. Besides a few work
men there were not a dozen spectators Iir s
ent. There was no grand rush of water, to
be followed by the cheers of spectators.
Indeed the opening of the canal resembled
more the tiny stream of water that flowed
IHTr tlrt Il.illuml ill !. 'i,jl ,,..- Tort., njl
larger until It swept a great hole in the wall
of earth. Thit a the way the great canal
was opened. Thi-t method was Used to a-nld
the danger of a sudden rush of waters, but
it robbed tile oi-nIiig of all Impresrivciiess.
1VI.... .. 0,1 .t. II.. -1 T I 1
it..ii ? i iu,-o iue iuuii'i.ii cii.iiiiifi nail
been completed for some time from a branch
of the Chicago Uier in the southwestern
part of the city to within fifteen feet of the
canal. Monday night a big- steam ciredgo
began to cut away this wall of arth. but
the work had not been finished when tho
Sanitary District Trustees arrived on the
jvene this morning. Shortly before 9 a. m.
a small stream of water was flowing
through the hole In the nf teen-foot wall. It
backiil up against a sluicegate ai.d at D
o'clock the gat" was opc:ed. Then a small
stream of dirty water flowed half way to
the canal and stopped. By this time the
dredge had cut away some more earth and
more water came over the dam. This, with
what had gone before, trickled out on the
ice-coverl bed of the main channel and
the fc-reut canal had been opened.
M'atcr Turned In.
The men at work on the earth-dam. tried
a charge of dynamite to remove an 1-e-Jam
that was Interfering with the How of
water, but the or"dng was not enlarged
At last the dredge worked Itself up close
to the dam of earth and wil'i a ftw sweeps
of Its arm cut a big hole in the dam Quito
a stream of water came through, but the
dredge continued for hours to cut away
tho lifteen-foo wall of earth. Finallv the
-ut In .n. t" l .s.i.ois"'o jm subic
icet of water a minute, ami the ilow was
strong down the tnnal. The dredge con
tinued at work all day. so as to make the
discharge ,vi) cubic feet or more a min
ute. The canal has. been built to carrv
i.'o cubic feet a minute, but only about
PV.'jO feet a minute will be admitted until
the channel Is full. If the Chicago Blver
had been turned Into the empty canal at
the rato of 3W.000 fert n minute the en
gineers would have feared for the safety
of th numerous bridge piers in the canal
cham el and f..r the controlling work., at
Lockiort and the city of JoIIet. fo.ty miles
away There would have been al-o great
danger in tho Chicago Blver from a sudden
fa.I of water and a consequent inrushing
from Lake .Michigan. Thefe are the reasons
the wter Ls biing admitted gradually
About Wednesday at noon the water Is
expect, d to reach Irkport and about four
days from the time the How b gan. accord
ing to tho estlmntrt nt .!... .... . .
A, : --- "- - .-iini engineer
the canal will be full and the water Till
btg.n to run over the sills of the controlling
gates t Io,kport. twenty-eight miles from
Chicago, "here it will fall into the. Des
Plnines Itlver and then Into the Illinois
mill ATtttu'clr.nl -t. . -loniuis
V.,; '' wi-is ami so finally iii
of MeMcV'"1 ihak hanJS WUh lho "u'
Walrlilng the nireet.
Ins the effert on the Chicago UUur of the
opening of tho cannL This stream, which
s so objectionable In its prestnt conditio "
I? expected to be comparatively pure "ml
certiln.y to lose all Its feature ohjtlon
ablo from a sanitary point of Uvvf, when
the present tjRnatlon k!v..s wav to a fuii
strong current from Lako Michigan
As an engineering triumph, th; great ln-
hr7t..,nth" C1,"'JKO Ca,Ial m the fat
that it dispose or the sewage of that city
In a manner contrary to the laws f ,lalur;
and contrary to the laws of gravity
It restores topographical conditions" cxl-t
ing In prehistoric times-when the overflow
waters, if. Indeed. n.tt all waters of ,e
great lake region i!o.-d down the' Ml.
sipri Valley-by making a cut through the
glacial drift and rock between Chicago and
Lockport of an average depth or about
thlrtr-fiie f.et In r.r.1..r . .. ' ul
- . " vxive more re
store the gravity How from Lake Mlchlean
to tho Des 1-lalnes and Illinois va.y, 8
While the 4'hlcago Itlver has been deep
ened and widened In order to i-.crfase It-,
flow and capacity, the canal Itself, properly
speaking, begins at the south branch o tlu.
Chicago itlver. at Bobey street, and "con
tinues southward as an entirely artificial
channel until it rea.-hes the controlling
works at I.ockport, a distance of twenty
ClilllKlel :it I.ucLport.
At Loekport the channel widens to about
J) TeM, Into a windage basin in
which the large lake vess.h can tw asilF
turned and maneuvered. The fall from lhe
mcuth of the Chicago I'.iver ti the Lock
port works and t It rtmembered tliat
henceforth the Ohl-.go nt.T will tlow up
stream, as commonly understood Is only
seven feet, so that the flow of w-j-te- In
rapidity and volume through the Chicago
Itner to the canal Is entirely controlled by
the bear-trap dam and controlling works
situated at the Loekport terminus, the fail
south of the controlling worka b. ing ahrup
and about forty feet in the next four miles
It Is by means of thes.. controlling works
that tho water was turnert down the valley
ly the simple opening of the sreat gates or
valves, and It Is also by means of th con
trolling works that the waters down the
valley can be as suddenly turned off iri case
emergen. i.i might demand.
The hru work in this great enterprise
was begun on "Shovel Day." Sp:cmbe- 3.
ISC. on the rock cut below Lemont. on the
line between '.'. ok and Will counties so
that a little over seven years have been
consumed in the entire work. Involving
an outlay of about $wt.(xo.iio.
Up to the present time, and indeed for
the past fifteen years, the entire sewage of
tho city of Chicago, which .mpties into the
Chicago Itlver. has, as a mi.tter of fact
bfcu Mowing down the Des plaines Valley
and Into the Illinois and Mississippi rivers
It has pa-sc.1 d itn the Illinois and Mich
igan Canal. Info which It was dumped by
the Bridgeport pumping Works from the
south fork of the south hran'h Is Ii this
same tlow of -ewag. that is to p.s down
the Illinois Aall.v. but diluted i irr
mendous II w of v. attr from Lake M. higars.
liter on sa in s' or f:ui mi'nh
when ti- sjstem rf intereptirs 'wer
now in iiroct3 of cuntrucllon b., the ci'j
1 " -
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1 f V 1 'TJ T
MR. ST. I.OUIS TAX
of Chicago Is compbted, an approximate
of 4.aO cubic ftol per minute of sewage
which ii now- tinning into Like Michigan
will li- divtrted into the Chicago Blver
ami the canal, so as to in. -reuse by the ad
dition of . fei t j.ir minute of sewage
the amount low going down the Illinois
NO IMMEDIATE DANGER.
Views of Doctor StarklolT and Itoh
crt K. McMatli.
Health Commissioner htarkloff, when
asked his opinion of tho action of the
Canal Trustees in turning in tho wattr,
suki: "Of all the seasons of the year in
which such J. step could have been taken
this Is the wo'.-tt. TV water of tho I1H
. .liV.i pA .! ruJaaver, and tho
Mississippi is. limlj to 'ie at any time. As
a r null, all the filth dumped Into the canal
from Chicago will come to us in practical
ly the same condition in which it lft that
city The Ice will prevtnt the f scape of
gassis gfnerated by It. anC so it will reach
our waterworks In about tne same condi
tion as If it had passed through a great
sewer, traversing the entlto distance from
Chicago to St. Louis.
Another fact that make thN a most
unfnunato time of the year for the open
ing of the canal. Is that at this time lho
wat-r in our rivers: Is at Its lowest stage.
Consequently tho dilution must be less and
tho !ahrTT correspondingly greater to the
health of our clty
"I feel certain that the polluted water
will aus.. a great deal of Uphold fever,
end li will entail much additional work on
the li- ilth leparlmnt at a time when the
city ts lem-t p pared t meet the esira -x-Dfiiso
that the extra work will cause.
There if. no need for immediate alarm on
the I art of the citizens. In the ordinary
course the filth started toward us jesterday
canno: reach St. Louis in less thu'i two
weeks, and by that tlnw we expect to have
carefully consld-jre.1 what Is best to be
done undtr the circumstances and veil! in
due time udvlse all of the result of our de
liberations." Bobert 12. McMath. president of the Board
of l'ublic Improvements, was seen at his
home. No. 7 V. lnd. rmere place.
"1 am not alarmed ytt." he paid, "though
I must admit that the canal ipiestlon has
assumed a very threatening attitude. I am
inclined to think this action in Chicago in
only h grandstand play, a sort of New
Year's celebia'lon to remind the Chicago
uubiic that the Canal Commission is still
extant. You know those pioide up there are
always doing something startling, and this
exhibition is only made to itvivu interest in
lho canal Iniquity.
"If it be a fact that the wate- of the
Chicago Bivr, with the sewerage of Chi
cago, i:, about to be ttirn-d on us. laden
with disiase and dtath, it is now time to
ln'.oke the aid of the courts to prevent it
if possible. -I suppose such procoelings will
be instituted at once by spetial counsel em
ployed in Chicago to lepresuit St. Louis, as
the exiget cles require.
"I do not fear that the canal will be legally
in operation for many ais jet. The act
of the Illinois Legislature under which the
canal was permit ted.requlres mat the canal
shall dlschurge t").CJ cubic fef of water
per minute. I believe this Is an irnix,.-.-!-bllity
Such a volume of water cannot be
secured nnd maintained from the Chicago
Blver. If It Is not. any iltizen, coriwra-
tion or municipal city or Illinois has the
right to petition the cour s and compel the
canal autlicrllhs iitlur to comply with the
law or discontinue its use
"I know Mr. Fitzgerald, the rnginT r
charged with the duty of repor'lng to the
State authorities w hether the law- has been
complied with, and 1 know him to lie a man
ho will report the fai ts and nothing else.
Before a favorable teport will be receded
fr-im him. UUUOiO tuble feet of watr will
have to pass out of the einaj per minute.
and, as I believe, that can nevr he wur
ed I do not entertain any fear thm it will
le legally ojerated.
"However, we shall see In a short time
now whether the turning in of the water
vesterdaj- was for show or whether 1:
really marks the opening of the cinat.
Thert Is no occasion for alarm, as the filth
Udcn water tinder the most advantacenu
rircutnstatios could not reach here in le
than two weeks. In the meantime some
Judicial action will prohabiv be taken to
prevent, ttmporaiily at least, the pullution
of our water "
ami .loi kiis i,'iM-n : l'u-Hmi-naii
Paplllim. Ne'1... Jan. 2 -Corpora! Fair and
Private Jockrcs nf the Tenth infantry, ar
rested on instr'n tlons of the Ooiernor.
charged with murder in the shooting of
I'rivate Morgan, a deserter, had their pre
liminary hearing to-day. lnitfd States
Attorney Somers appeare! for the defense
and Attomi v Oenfral Hmjthe ani Count-.
Atlornev Hass". ' for the State Thr evt
d nee showtd that the d. fendan's had re
reated the ordc- to hair fojr times b( fora
thev firel the hots which proved fatal
Thi- testimony al.-o showed tha' pr.vious io
Morgan's escape from the uard at I'ort
mufsmy -".. . .v xw"r3"Bfri s- &
J a. L.. .
PAYKR. "MY TROUBLES ARK
Crook ho had (.eserted from the Tenth In
fantrv and been captured and that in mak
ing his escape had assaulted the guard and
kiiockid him senseless. Tile defen-e also
inlr"iluml Ustnm-ny showing that Jus
prior to the sailing f the I-lghth 'avalr
for Cuba durirg tho war with Ppiin Mor
gan hal deserted from that regiment, re
tt:lltiiiK In the Tenth after thit regiment
returiu d Irom Cuba The County Judge
hi Id th two men under Jl.'.iOo bonds to ap
pear for trial
NO ONE AT THE THROTTLE.
Fireman 1 iscovond the Engineer
Whs Missiii"; ami Cavort Train,
Cedar Ilapid-i. la., Jan. I At a terrific
speed, tho Overk.nd Lh- lted train on the
ch!cri nnd N"tbw. .er Ballroad ttj:
rushing through the darkness last night
with no engine driver at the throttle The
fireman, who was buy shoveling in coal,
wondered at the high rate of speed, sin
that the tarln was raimlng wild and dis
covered that the cm-ino driver was miss
ing. The train ruhed b;. Mechinlcsvllle as the
fireman took the engine driver's scat and
was close to Bertram, :i stopping place, be
fore he could flow up tho heavy train Ha
managd to stop the train at the station.
I-ter the engine driver. 12. J. I'iske. was
found fifty mll.-s east, lying at the sido
of the track with skull iractured and his
body badly bruised. Tho only explanation
Is that he was i. amng too far out of the
cab window, looking ahead ami that as he
was behind time and going at a great rate
a .sudden umvcnmns of th" roadbed tl.re.v
him from his s. at. It Is billevid that
Tiske canr.o. live.
AN ACTOR'S WIFE INSANE.
Adelaide Ciixlimaii Morjraii Taken
t Ut'Iluvue Hospital.
New York, Jan. 2. Adelaide Cushi-ian Mor
gan, wife of Kdward Morgan, who plays
tho part of Ben Hur In the play of that
name. Is a prisoner in the insanity ward of
Bellevtie Hospital to-night. According to tho
story of her husband, morphine, liquor and
cigarettes overthrew her mind.
The unfortunate woman was arrested a
few- days ago on romplalnt of Morgan, who
charged that she annoyed him In the
streets. He said hir persecutions had
reached such a stage, that his life wa3 a
burden to him.
The excitement, d ie to her arrest, mido
Mrs. Morgan III. and to-day. on the adviie
of her mother, she visited the Manhattan
Hopltal. She pe-isied in smoking cigar-
ttes there and sh .v.d the effect of what
the doctors called a "spree"
Mrs. Morvan was thin removed to Belle
vue Hospital and j lai ed In the insane isi
Ulion. SERRANO SWORN IN. "
New Hovel-inn' General Takes Of
fice at Panama, Colombia.
SPECIAL BY CABLI2.
Panama. Columbia, la Galveston. Tex .
Jan. t -(Copyright, ISO", by James Gordon
Bernett The niw Governor General.
Campo t-'errano. took charge to-day in the
Goverinient Palace. He was sworn in by
the president of the Superior Court, as us
ual. General Serrano was born In Saula Mar
ta nxty-five years ago. Ho has occupied
many Important positions In ills pDlltlcal
and military carc-er. Iti 16 he actnl -is
President of the Bepublle tor a. few
month". He lielongs to the lndpendent 1
iioer.us. a t.u-.lon of the natii nal
.vhich are to.lay In p)wer.
AN OLD FEUD REVIVED.
Thomas A own Killed and .lennij,'.'
llellsiui Fillilllv Illrv-..--l.r of
t lialtHPooca. Tenn . Jan 1
of a family fetid. Jeron'' l'K Ml.
Themas Jo-ies. UnU proni. PW,
lialker Coun'v. tlecrgla.li
.luaiici a. .euar i.rov htcm.nt. issued
Hen'on down with a we! ., ' . .k
.V...1I si shows that th
Hentsin manage,) to risi
atnl followed Jones, overil
was entering h'.sjitori He
contents of his pi-ol in'
ie mints of the
s J133.2.1!1. as
the latter falling dead
the point of death.
,4gthe month of
K.lll.-Jt, JS IU1'
'illo....s- T... n
' - " "!' " e,l
J!t cash in the
'2teiW,W7. a Ut-
S' Peter ' re Jan.
yesterday dcs,ro;ei ten tf . i
Alrh.-ilk.ilak e.istrirt of the inth.
- platforra of 1
S- if mmt
' I ' "' HsM""
NOT COMING SINGLY."
I'nr Missouri I'nlr Mednesdnr
rlliiirsdn; noiitberly -nlnds,
l"op Illinois I'nlr AVcdnrsdnj
TIiursdn; south westerly ivlnds.
1. Stato Department Addresses Britain.
Chicago Sewage Headed for the Missis
sippi. City Hospital Lighted.
2. Small Gain for British. -
3. Chappelle Has His llai.ds Tall.
New Cuban Cabinet Sworn In.
Chicago Klcvated Blocked by Police.
Consolidated Gaa Humor.
Democrats Name Jie Blackburn.
New System of Bestorlng the Dead.
i. Speirtlng News.
Bare Track Besults.
Jockey Faints After Winning.
5. Banks that Get Bcvenue Becelpta.
Coinage for Last Year.
Receivers for Threo Lines.
Shipments of Fruit.
Drastic Measures l-y Polico Board.
Web Davis May Bcslgn.
Bishop Byan Blesses the Boers.
State Federation of I.ibor.
Tho Woman's Shelter.
7. Cornlrfi on the Stand.
Humphrle-s Ljnchlng Trial.
Vnlvrslty of Chicago.
Glenn Gets Another Letter.
Street Railroads Won.
Hanra Will Not Retire.
9. Transfers of Iloalty.
10. Grain and Produce.
Sales of Live Stock.
11 Stock and Bond Trading.
12. Colonel Brjan to Speak In St. Louis.
Reply to Republlian Charges.
The Poultry Kthlblt.
Renewed Thtir Childhood Love.
Detectives Cited for Contempt.
National Building Trades.
PROTEST TO SWITZERLAND.
-Men Enlisted for Filmland Have
Gone to the Transvaal.
I.ondyn, Jan. 3. The Bs-rlln correspondent
of the Standard says:
"The British representative at Berne ras
lodged a protest with the Swiss Governm-nt,
calling attention to the fac;. that the re
cruiting for the Transvaal Is In progress
in Swiss territory. Muny voung men who.
had engaged to go to Bngland
were told, on arriving at Marseille-
Kngland no longer needed them. I
they could go to the Tianse ,t - office of
. .. ,',.v'a'r Bates,
that manj have acceptee',.y,rir-. on nst
and lei an reported t -l)-nls wav home
,, , . -mo lives at Vo .;?;
ago:. Bay in . -i-r-p.f, a Xorthern Cen!
.,, -' "" m '" attacked fiom the
"" nJ','C'i0. man wn" haJ t-e-en follow-
',i . T" ,,Io,n MM '"" ""' the ne
ar., rifled his poefce-n. taking more than KO
." '"'T, a -'even I bundles. Keller in a
Case of Aljiha T. Stephen. Against
Annex Ke.iliv Comnanv.
t.OSl. niel.lllt i.,.n,u.m.n.ln.. .'.
. .- .......... .. uni iijr :e feiir.iii. mie
of the owner.
T11MCI' h'ld that the covenant did not
provile for the taking of prnp.rtv without
due prccess ot law, but provided for the.
tn-ik'pg of afses-ments which were to be
collected by due rrot. ss of law. In re
gard to tli- other Klnt the court held that
It was not taking proj;rty without the
consent of the cwner but the enforcement
of an obligation which the owner volun
tarily Incurred when he purchased the
property. The assessments were different
from taxing property, tho court held.
.iieiKe 11TOI1 gave- a .Uelslon v...lr.ln. In
the c.l9T of Alpha T Stevens a gal it th ,.' i u-.V.-rs art- Pntr ek ltr2 inhV? 'N ,'ro-'" at """ "rnPr of Nlnth f,n1 Litfayette
Annex Realty Company, enforcing a cove- , y ". u b'llellly P, ter t ?,'v'.i" ."Ye'""". !;r"' " hts fr..m his re
ni tit In a de,-.l to real estate In Clifton I j ".coii ,.hneffer Vi es i ni vL "' V(,l'r in crowd of men who- were drink-
llelghts providing for th- assess mg of tfi" ' Th.. ebcensVS clJUv i-ii ni.f .. . '.""s at,-,h' l,;,r- ne ,,f he sh',til s
pnpertv to maintain parks, which had I ihi J Hni, i,! i ,, , .t,L '''?' to John Krause. emplojeel as a pneke-r at the
been .'.mated by the lurtl.-.7v ho originate 1 ! tsTn ?i,r! i Vr, . N ,(.iuh",lra r American Rattan Works, nnd It i-s said that
the cov.-n.-int "" ' , 0:,h,,,h'"ItV0,eo0vXto le? u ZVpni,M'" 5T ls.m:w ln a " -"ndltlon at the city
It w.-is claimed that the covetmnt w ,s ,?.i!ei,. ,h . J ! ,.1- -'' 'Hospital. Mnelbr was arre'sted shortly
In conflict with the Const itutlon which nr" , effree".!! 't ,j,"!"' nr'" I''",h'r,Jlc- i "f"''' h. shotting. snortiy
v ides that property cannot "e taken 'w'thl lenmrsitst'int ' " fIV-r.a,',,0l",,,e TI, '""" to find hut few wit
out due proofs of law- nnd thai private S fM to Tn los. S-.fte "' ss"s, '" ,,,e "hot-''"! last night, although
property cannot be ne.i t-..e ....V.' ".: "?' ".e ".is i.orn in Josephvllle. Mo.. . the sainnn wan crnmie.! nt t ttm. e ti.
Requisition for Elcctricit' for Eleemosynary In
stitutions Sent In by Health Commissioner
Starklof f .Matter Was Referred to the
City Counselor for His Opinion.
Cok.t! 1 B c Kr ns estenlav afternoon
arraign! r h..v, the clutric lights at the
cm IP-:.pital turned on and maintalmd at
lus own p. us. . This In the latest devel
opment in the city lighting situation.
It had lh.-n tittil that Major :Cigen
llein. as i hi f ustod!all of the eleemoj
n.ir institutlonoand their thousands of in
ni.ins. v.emld make somw attonpt to re
in ve th ! ploral.Ie state ,r affairs :.t the
Citv Hospital. . nale Hospital and poor
house. i .iisiuneii by the shutting off of the
light-. 1 ut. although he lias a Ier-onal ctin
tintiit lund of JllV") at his disposal, he
apparently overbooked the opportunity to
show Miuei'tn for the welfare of the city's
When th- n-port lecame current last
night that Colonel Ker ns had e-ontni'-teil
on his own resiwnslbility for tho continu
ance of eleitne lighting at the City Hos
pital, it wnt a Ion,; way to confirm the b.
lii f of many who have been watching the
trend of affairs in th- Uepublli-an amp
that the national committeeman and the
Mayor are consiiii rably at outs.
It w s the general opinion, too, th.it Colo
ml Kirens had scored hard on the Major
by doing what the people had exacted the
ihlef executive would do.
l.it night, when Colonel Kerens was
a.-ked about his action in restoring the
lights at the C'ltj- Hospital, he said:
' I was reading In the papers to-daj
about the condition of affairs at the
......... .... . .,..u. ...... v,. ....u.... ,. ,,,,
hospital, and it occ.urre.il to me tint there
was a gre.it deal of il.ingi r in trying to
light the building with lamra and candles.
1 called Mr. Pike of the Missourl-lMlson
c, mpany by telephone and asked him to
turn on the light at th- hospital and charge
it to me lie -aid lie didn't know whether
he coul I arrange to furnish It or not. Later
he came ov,:r to my otilce and I dizcussed
the matter wltn him. He raid he- would do
his be-st. I propose- to allow the- arrange
ra. nt to continue- for the present."
There are aboJt I" Incandescent lamps
at the City Hospital. It wa.- estimated by
an official last night that the cost of these
Is from ts to $3 a day.
Doe-tor Mitrklorr.s Action.
Insofar as bettering the woeful condi
tion, brought about by an Indifferent Mu
nicipal Assembly, nothing was done to r
llevc the situation by the ullicials at th
City Hall yesterday.
Hra"b '" --"n's-rfnper Mar "". i-r.- T
a..l- uDu ..ill., r.n-i -..ii.t til .larl.i. i-a. i,t n:-
office at an early hour. 11.: was t.ior i-jhlj
alarmed, and he drafted four requisite ns on
tho Supply Commissioner for electric light
at the institutions, submitting them to
Comptroller Isaac Sturgeon. Accompanjlng
the request was a communication, mure in
the form c-f an ultimatum, in which he re
nounced responsibilltj- if they were net
Thjt candles and coal-oil lamps !s a
danctroua method of lighting the Institu
tions tho Health Commissioner frankly ad
mits, and had ho be-en at his otiire instead
of In a sick bed on Saturday It L doubtful
if they would have been purchaseil. Mj-or
Zlegenheln differs with Doctor starkloff. for
this method of lighting was put In operation
nt his su5gestlon. The Lite of the Health
Commissioner's four r-qulsittons rv-ls In
tho hands of the City Counselor. Ben
'SchnurmacheT. without whose opinion in
the matter tho Comptroller would not act
yesterday, saying: "1 feel that I would bu
lleutiimls 12lrctrlc I.lKbt.
'To my way of thinking light can be pur
chased like any other commodity under the
provisions of tho Charter." said Health
Commissioner Starkloft jesterday. "In
drafting requisitions for electric light at
the Poorhouse, Female Hospital. City Dis
pensary and Female Hospital, I feel that I
have in no way overstepped my authority.
If we buy coal to produce heat, why Is it
not logical to purchase electricity for light
ing purposes? There Is no diffe'rence le-
tween the two problems, and I feel certain
City CoViselor. ...
. 1 !.... ..Ill . - ....-rs-r..-....! .-.. .k..
"Candles and coal-o I lamps .r'rc'I1,,roi. which his saiooi, stand extends over
rageoua lights for public nstltlltl,.'..0j V.-V-I thirty-live acres. More than ten acres of
llieuuiH-llutii eiaj oi7 ut. iaiuis. rjefoe f
more than inadequate; they are . 1 -
elangerous. The Inmates of the
btitutlons are helpless. Shoul ,.'
occur and thtir lives be lost .' D. D.. who
no amount cf explanatloivt 12.4.".. after n
the ollicials would wipe '.Vver. lies in states
tho ilt-. Tho Cemptro,,iral Chapel, where
the expenditure of lht ,,,. a..,s,,an, ,
candles-from whiili tf,rt.,i ,. i: 0-riiv
is no reason why he.,, h RnMt f)Ua
.lietrieitj for the sKet stands surround.si
head of the He-al t ,.rs
that it shall In. fl; a -uar.I of honor over
On """'"ne .leDd pilest. The guard is
fend to wait f. ,.,. Th,.
e-ounse-ior. uo.. ,., 1 . - . . .
latter official niy;',. - are t V " c X
The-j- are It. W. Coelev
W .1 ICtnult . Tl,-....
ce'tS'lla,clt,V'',;,nC'-'' Kl,hn' J- V' J"W. J
get oacK y James Ullrien. Ixiwrence Har-
; W. O. Anderson. P J. Ctinnlng
S. lllggins. l'estus J. Wade. Jo-
.. Oiteiiij. riieimas Manning, p.
jpj., 11. itniie-r e. iiiiningnam. 1 e art.ui. 1
lettir'i"-"1.1" " ter. j J I'arle. ii. H,,n.
r i . .".iiieiscus, a itartln. L-juIs Bur
siti..' J-. I:hl, J. M. Dickson. II. Stroppe.
thm."'' i",J" ? ' hurl.sl at Josephvllle,
U ... where the prle-t was born. The faiie--'
'J SCfnlir!' JJ'i .h,! s,;''"u1' Cath-elral Cliap-
.i ..i.i i.e. iii-in on iimrsi.iy iiiorninir at .
Archbishop John J. Kain will cel
I " "-
ebrate the high trass and the office for
me ueau. .lie win ue assisted iiv the Rev
erend P. F. O'ltellly. ree'tor ot" Si Louis
cathedral Chapel. Mgr Miiehlslepei. Vicar
General; thee Bevereiiel I V. Nugent of
the Kenrlck Siminiirv; the Iteverend N
Sehle-ehter and the K-vereml Joseph Cruse"
The masters of ce reinonte-r will I..- Fathers
liiinuaii oi in. cnapei an.l Martin lire n
nan Father James T Cufr,-. pastor of
St. John's Church, who was the confessor
and most intimate frbnl of 'he d-ce-s,
priest, will make a short funera! oration
All of the prominent Bintlish and German
Catholic clergymen of St. Le.uls will be In
Main of the local priests and church dlg-nltarle-s
will accompany the body to
Jos,.phvilIe. Mn, where Father Mummer
f ttie parish will eot.eluet the funeral ser
vices The hynorarj p-illl-.nr.TS will be
I'aiuei woe in. j. i.. ej Jleara. f-fuvlt it
INl!e-ri. L J. .MIT. F J. Traiimlller an.l J
wnero ill win oe mirieu. ins rather was a
farmer, in Kome, where he studied. Father
Orf was made a doctor of divinity. His
death Is greatly deplore-d. and the entlro
parish mourns with the rector, the Rever
end Mr O'Relllj-. who was very much at
tached to his j-oung assistant.
CASTOR I A rcrMartsaidChMrca.
The Kind You Have Alwiys Bought -
If thre was authirlty f r th pa?n-.-.t rr light
ins bills frr the tr.lltuitors f-r thirteen rears I
b;M that the san.e .rih.Tll exists izy I.
theief, re. as pealtn -emini-l-ner ail un.r
th authority i.f ih eaart. r an4 er.b-.Tt-1 -, re
quest jour approval vl the-e ri'ii.siT t t r
itfiht f.-r the in&Iilu Itis f lhe iKdlth lrlTi
nnt onilVr rny ci ntr I
Temporarily an arranKfna-ct was mi f r
liktitine these places with . a- .11. TS s '
mi.it Unrenjus m.! . ai huia n-1 he e-nt n
net! 4B.-tr.er nigit I true tiVe-e n-.iiii-ii us anl
write th.s Ie ter In ereler i.. put mi'f t-i -r-itl.
set!at if Heme t-miili alallt ta,tes t
ii . ur !". in. u . h'j.ltais e-r insane A-y -u
e,'.in te ties want eC trir nuaiw -a t luiiii' t
ii s- the ..me. lh.tt titere- iihafi 1-- n r-l nsit . I
t resting en r.y sh uier.
ela anil el-tilcit 1a ineanurd tr mtr.
th . f T- It It n am ie that If s. ! t y th
4ti. ntit It un L rueauied the srno ad cal
.lllijur Crltlclseil st.lt.rel.
Criticism was hurled at M.nor Zlegen
h.ln yeterlay at the City H.i.1 for the
e-alm and altogether indifTert ni maniT i'
which he vi.-.vs the situation It w is an
nounces! in all parts of the b'dldinc that ha
had lost a glorious opiKirtunity for assum
ing a ihilanihrai.hlc rob-. ThJ qu. sioa
arose whethir it was not for ju.-t such an
emergency : s this that the contingent fund
of JL.u"J per annum, allowed the Major of
St. Louis was establish-d.
At any- rate it remained for SufeTln
tendent Iiunge at th- Insane Asylum tu
e-eime to the front, and alone, at a trjin
time. Inasmuch as his stand on the light
ing epiestlon. that candles and coal oil
lamps are) unfit for the rieketv buildings1
occupied by tho wards of the city, has re
ceived the. formal support of the Health
e'ommissioner. it was expected that this
M.iv.ir w mid act. Te guarantee the cost
or eleetr'e light in the City Heespital, In
sane Asjlum. Poorliouso and Kcmal" III)'.
i-niic ,e-iuiii. i i-iiiluu.' ein I iiiwi- eo--
I pital for thirtj- ilnjs. meant a risk of less
than J1.("0 to the Chief KxecutHe. je-t ho
never raised his hanel.
"What elo jou propose to do?" was
askeei of the Major ye-stirda.
"I have nothing to saj-." was his reply in
tho most complacent manner.
"But the Health Commissioner will throw
down the responsibilitj- If tho pnscnt ar
rangement 1 continued?"
"Hverything will be all right, just yo-j
mlnel," he rernarke-d. "If you nassj such
a New Year as 1 illil, you would be as
plcas-d as I am. I guess w e all had a good
"It was of the lighting of public Institu
tions we were spe-aklng. your Honor."
"Como out here In the ante-room and I
will show you a line light." remarked the
Mayor as he lead tho way to a hanging;
lamp fed by coal oil.
"Nothing the matter with that." h,e con
tinued. "I am going to have one put in my
eifilco and another In the office beyond.'
Ami hero the Mayor turned on els he-?l
and strode back to his desk with a smile on
J ' vlicre- the llluine Lle-f.
eft- r a 1 i"on cf more than a wceE tn
House of 'Jelesa'es resumed business yesu
terdaj-. with Clerk Judy and Speaker E. E.
Murrell on hand. It Is upon the e-houlders
of this branch of rhe Municipal Assembly
that the responslbll-ty for the present dan
gerous s -stem of lighting' city institutions
rests, for three t. niporary lighting bills
were drafted and sent to the Delegates by
the Bo ml of Public Improvements befora
Novvmbe-r 10. UK The House Committee
on imblie Improvements, of which William,
M. Tambljn is chairman, failed to report
on either of the measures.
"Of e-ourse I knew that the bills were In
the hands of the committee." raid Speaker
Murrell je-jterdaj. "But I am not a mem
ber of the committee ar-el have no part In
its proceedings. L'ndoubtedly there were
-od anil sullieient reasons for the stoppage.
jet I oniy speak as an outsider.
"My private opinion all along has been
that the Vltv- should maintain Its own elec
tric plant in public buildings and Institu
tions. Thf cost to the taxpajer- would i
much less and I feed certain that s '
plan 1 fe-isible. In regard to th ""
dilemma. 1 have no doubt b- rm ,. ,
llouso will pass 11 tempo-. - i-"1" sturdy
Yet It must Ik. 0f the ri s:e2 for v'
ably will lie the ilr- . .-. ". they have
Its reassembling n . a pg? lDt JtlLat 1
- eJ .-Ve.ene Issued by poti-
nnil'T ml T,,",?!'tJ' sood for that
UUN I J"1 1 Vfovldes that licensed
KCIAL.ionth prlods on the
Pooi'lloii's--. Jan. sM-tton signed by the
i uuiiiutis ts in a township, with
-rp.lr .yiat it may be extendea
I.e. nsut an additional petition.
Great 1 .etfd. by the liquor men to
at the ;-ri;-.-, Privilege, but the opposite
the i-e.-k-:r Sturdy says, that he can flg-ht
ing ffwejod on the broad ground of the le-
M luat" " JiJ!S
this he hair nlie-s !..,(? im,w ..i.e .,
and none of It has ever been divided Into
lots H.. point to tho Macon Cltv- cas
recently 1!. irfr-et by the Supreme Court, in
which a ga-demr with eight acres of land
.icfented .Mae-on City In the attempt to In
clude, him within Its limits. Sturdy says
that if if come-s to a fight. KIrkwood can
not consider him within the city's boundj
LECTURED BOTH PERSONS.
Old Soldier and His Landladv Be
fore Ooiiunis.Moner Gray.
Bridget Bradj-. a leoirdlng-houe keeper
: - -
"" N" 01i - "rested yester-
.lay l.y T'nltis States Deputy Marshal Wat
on on a warrant issued bv Commlsslnnee
h.raj-. charging her with withholding the
I pension certificate of Byron Metcalf an old
j soldi.", and former boarder ot he-r h"oue
, Me'ealf tame t- St. Iaiuls frim a firm
n.ar Marvville. Mo He tired of rural r.ur-
r. ..i.-, ie, iniiKiii more- pruuiabk en.ploy
meat In the city. He stayed a month at tho
Brady Imarding-house. an.l then moved
Mrs. Brady alleged that he den-irted owlnc
her J.So. and that she held the certificate
Justice Gray lectured both persons yester-daj-.
He told Mr. Hrady th-et it was unlaw
ful to hold pension certificates, and that
by so doing she had made herself amenable
to severe punishment. At the same time h
told Metcalf that he hnd no right to refuse
to nay his .1 bts. especially his bmrd bill
and room rvnt. Mrs llrndy s'lrrcn iereel the
c rtlflc-ite, and .ilete-alf trumivd t, pay
w-hat he owesl her Having thus settle.! the
dlfferenees between them. Commissioner
Gray dlschargeil both persons.
He Fired Into it Crowd .lohn
Cra7e.l by drink and angered by the taunts
of several Ixiys, John Mueller, a tailor, liv
ing at No. ls"0 Menard street. last night en-
tend tlie saloon owned by Charles K. Am-
Mueller admits the shooting, but could not
explain It. He said that he had been
drinking all day and that prior to en
tering the saloon he had been Jeered by a
crowd of small boys.
The bullet lodged in Krause's chest.