THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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P NINETY-SECOND YEAR.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. WEDNESDAY, MARC I 1 7.11)1)0.
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PREPARE AN ULTIMATUM
Kansas City, Jefferson City and
Sedalia Capture the Three
Nominating Convention to Precede the National
Assembly Basis of Representation Cook's
Siaie Nominating Convention
Kansas City, .June .".
Convention to elect delegates to
the National Convention Jeffer
son City, June 14.
Judicial Convention Fetlalia,
bt a PTArF connnspospuxT.
Kansas City. Mo. March 6 The Berro
rratlc State Committee to-day cut looe
from its former custom and opened a n"w
field for the politiciar-s. According to pre -edent,
candidates for State offices should
not bo nomlnatrd until after the national
convention. The committee lias reverted
this and tho State nominatlrg convention
will be held nearly n month earlier. lss
than two weeks later the delegate conven
tion will be held.
Tho committee held tin long session".
Both were executive, but an unbroken liro
of communication was maintained with the
outside. It was evident last night that the
State nominating contention would come
first and that It would bcl.eld mucn earlier
than usual. This was the- expressed wih of
all but two candidates at their meeting la-t
nlsht and it had a. ierccptible effe ct on the
committeemen. At every stage of the com
mitter's deliberations there was a strong
majority in favor of an early State nomi
nating contention. Various tett were
made, but the opposition proved weak at
Majority "Well flrsanired.
The majority wus well organized and un
der the leadership of Frank I'. Walsh ef
this city. Ilefore noon to-day there was a,
general understanding nmoiiR those who
favored an ctrly State nominating conten
tion, the fame to hato precedence otcr the
other conventions. Without organisation,
but after numerous consultation, word
was passed around that at some Ftnge of
the sitting of the committor Mr Walsh
would offer a resolution fixing the elates
of tho contentions .in follows.
State nominating contention. June 3: del
egate contention, June It, judicial conten
tion, July 17.
This resolution was introduced at the first 1
sitting of this committee but was not acted
upon. Hut it served its purple, as Mr.
Walsh had borrotwd a calendar and dls
cotercd that June a would fall upon Tues
day; June II, Thursday, and July 17. Tues
day. Following the presentation of thl reso
lution the opposition, headed by Edward
A. Glenn of Tike, tried tollnjijct a rCiftu
tlon providing for State primaries. This
was defeated by a tote of 23 to . Mr
Glenn smiled nnd came back with a reso
lution providing that neither the State
nominating nor judlelal convention should
be held prior to August
After the orators had stopped for breath
this resolution was carted off to ihe mursuc
by practically the samo tote Then the mi
Jority settled doitn for a long t.aii con
fident meantime of their strength. Half a
dozen elate were nameil in Jalj for the
State nominating and Judicial contentions,
and the orators were permitted to talk as
long ami as often .is the desired. Foilovv
Ir.g each debate u tote was taken, with tho
same disastrous result to the- minority.
IteaKonn fur Knrl litnwtitlitu.
Seteral causes are: ussigne-d for the ac
tion of the committee In the first place,
ell but t'to of the eendidates wanted the t
State nominating eonte-ntlon held first, so !
as to mold le!ng niKed up in a, con- I
ten, deemed likely to ile vol.i' in the dele
gate convention with Governor Stone cul.i.
I.el W. H. Phelps anil Gotcrnur Stephens
as prlnelpels Again the ean.pjicn open-d
ilx months earll-r than usu il. anil many
counties and districts are going right ahead
llh nominating local e-andldite. Nearly al
the leaders of the piri seemesl to favor
as early eontentioiis as po'slldc. on the
theory that a better oiganizatiou will be
Perhaps the candidates elcserve the lir
fejit share eif cre-dlt for the early Slate- nom
inating convention They looked upon the
tolcanic Indications which s-em eerlain to
attend the dcleg-ile e-onve-ntion as likely to
Involve them in d.cp water, and all eif them
readily agreed they were not looking for
any new troubles. The politielans alw look
for fciormy tveiiher about June 14 in the
tlcltdtv ef Je.ffer'ii, Cit. Governor Stone
and Colonel Phelps have whetted ihe.r
scalping knlve-s, and ea h will seek to dis
figure and ei-feat the- other Governor
Stephens's enemies. toe. are on the war
path, and iy they will be terj much in
etidencej Ht the delegate tonvention in Jef
ferson City on June 11
But aside from a threat of fierce contests
st the delegate: contention, many party
leaders bald an early Slate nominating con
tention would enable the party to perfect
tho best organization It cter had. They
predict most satisfactory gulr.a as a result
of the committee's work to-duy.
It will be a s-trangc tight in Missouri to
witness a Deicoeratic Slate nominating
contention adjourn wltnojl hating adapted i
a platform, something now deemed Inevita
ble, as this eonecntlon will tunic ahead of
the nomination of a presidential catn'l iite
ICe-cessari'iy Uie work eif promulgating a
platform will tall to the responsibilities cf
the judicial coutcntlou.
Sclrctlnsr Cont e-ntiein Cities.
At no time during the long silting of the
committee was .my mure intertsi mani
fested by the oJt&idexsi than over the selec
tion of platen for holding the conventions.
Early in the morricg Kansas City turned
hr statesmen loose and told them to drop
local politics and go after a Stale conven
tion. Jefferson Cit, St. Joseph and Sedalia
were nlso astir early. The latter &oon
dropped out of the contest for tho two big
contentions, under advice from O. II. Bar
r.ett and others, and bid for the Judicial
"We need a, little practice in the matter
of handling contentions." said the Kansas
City men. "Glvo us the State Nominating
Convention and increase the representation
from 73 delegates to about I.lw. and it will
afford us practical lessons beforo taking hold
of th ble National Democratic Contention."
Strangely enough, this logic won. but not
without the most stubborn protest on the
part cf Jefferson City and St. Joseph. Not
only did Kansas City seen re the conven
tion desired, but the accommodating com
mitteemen voted tho increase asked for In
the number of delegates. It was a splendid
tight Kansas City put up. and much credit
Is accorded her member of the committee
Frank I. Walsh for the part he plated.
B&Ikcd In their efforts to secure tho big
contention. Jefferson City and St. Joseph
fell upon each other and struggled for the
delegate contention. Although dlsSgurcd in
the first bout. J. II. Edwards. Jetferson
City's member of tho committee, summoned
his forces and snowed St. Joseph under by
a tote of 21 to 6. Twice elefcateel, St. Joseph
withdrew from the third ccntest, and Se
dalia won. after a pretty speech by O. M.
Barnett of that city.
Baala of neprrsentatlon.
Th basis of representation to the Stat
nonunaUrg conven'.ion wis StM at one
delcgtte tor each 3& totes cast fcr Br at.
in lvi-3. n-d fraction if Vrt nl ovr. This
will make neirlt l.l delegates The- end
rcprese ntatioa was established for the other
two contention", to-wit: Oio delegate for
each SM totes cat for Unan and fraption
of Zt) and oter. Accordingly, there will be
TS elelegatcs to elect to each of thes-'" con
tentions. Chairman Sam B. Cook tendered his
resignation to the committee at if. first
meeting and at oi.ee retires! Two minutes
later the committee unanimously totc.1 to
refuse to accept the r. 'Ignition Cpoti re
turning. Mr. Cook said slue- t was the
unanimous desire of the committee that
he should serte until his successor is ele t
ed. he would compl with thi-, wi-h. The
tacancy In the Eighth District was filled
by the election of l'rank l:use! of Pulaski
County Thi- was much of a surprise- to
the friends of J. W. Armstrong of the tame
county, who has regarded lis .e.-ti,,n villi
much eertalntv until a few minute- before
the committee' meeting.
The old politicians said they could not
remember a former meeting of the commit
tee that attracted .. mi. h inter-t as the
one which adjourni-d about lu ottoc1. to
night. Fully r) Democrats ramp from
tarinus sections of th.- State The hading
hoteN were thronged, and the siirrom-lings
and talk reminded one te-rv muli of a
Democratic Slite contention.
Last night Governor Stephens es.nc hided
that Jefferson Otv was too elull and i-ime
here on an early morning train He- s.i!d
the sol- obj-s. t of his visit was to meet
old friend' Ail eliv he mls-tl up with the
politicians about the Midland a-wl Bjlu-murt-
The list eif candidates tibse-rted about the
hotels during the elav included tile follow-ing-
For Governor A M Dockery and Datid
Lieutenant elove rnor JIm A 1 e- of St
Imi- J W r.irri of l..-l.aiwn and W.
MC'Pntie of Marlon
For Se-iretarj if St.H Sam I: Cook and
Join A Knott
Audit. ii Alliert O Allen of Xew Madrid.
Frank L Titts of Monroe. Tlnm is M Strad
burv of Cob- and S P. Kohie-r of Livins
ston. Treasurer A. II IJoIte- of Frankllr. and
It P Williams tlf Hoaar.l.
A ttornev General K. y Crow of J uper.
Itailroad Commissioner M. F Ite II of
Callavtaj. Gsirge W Trigg of Itat. Colone.1
O F Guthrie of St IouN, jtM. Herrlngton
of Pitls and Colonel W. C. Btonaugh of
Judge of the Supreme Cout Judge James
I! Gantt of Henry and Judge Xoih M.
Git an of Ci.
One Ucpublican e-ordidate s--ii Oritur
1 si T TeiVloSOTt nf llarrlknN , hn , !.
I gubernatorial nomination, droppn in lu-re-
iu-ujv xie Miii el'Toterril In- was In the
t r-. crowd hat he kept In touch with the
vis.mrs all i1.ii. , h.. lji for t!ic j.ur.
pose of picking in pointers
A dozen or nitesn eoi.gre.s.sli,naI and
judicial candidate-, were in the crowd lie
tv.ecn all the candidates and their friends
there vas no lack of cltemeni at any
time- since- Sunday ni.li: A good tort of
the erowd got awaj to-night, bat iicrii.ip?
lulf will sis.nd another night in the Kaw
But three members of the commlitee were
absent Colonel John II e'arr.iil h-i,! n
!"" from 7. T Crawford of Putnam and
olonel t . I! Ph !ps one from Henrj"
"wiimjii si uouis u. - ) of Lewis
rt- ui;oe-r ine-ci-i nor re-prei nleil l a
prox. .More orator atlemle-el the meeting
than was. tter known at a similar si.tl-.t-
X"i s. rluus efforts wre made to choke the
ontors off until art-r J o'clock, when It
lceatue- evident unlcs dtspe-rate- methoils
were, resorted to thej would talk all night.
luring the day there was a meeting of l"rt
I of Mr Doekerv's friends freuu the Third
I Congressional IHstrlct In the rooms of the
I latter at the MiJIaud Most eif Hum lute
lcn his trasteil supporters for jears when,
he was In e-ongrcss onal politic. Mr. lock-
er tuld them that while appearances ludl-
catcd his nomination fur Governor, jet he
did not propose lei n 1 1 hi) vigilance-. Ho
1 sa. lie ! not iraele .m promtses )f
otliceti cr favors, of mi kind te, any living
jtfTS'Mi. .ils-i that he had not sollriie.1 f.tvors
of nn kluel ftom any of the great corpora
tions, nor woum ne eio so In the future.
Those present at the. meeting expressed
their Krat.'.leation over the slliiatiou. Most
of them oelicvc Mr Uockery will be nomi
nated by acclamation
General M. I. Hells Coop.
General M. F. Bell or Ca!!awa. candi
date for Railroad und Warehouse Commis
sioner, stolo a march on all the other can
didates to-night afier It liccame known
the State uomlnat.iig convention would
be hclu here. He st once si-cured quarters
at the Midland and the- Baltimore, and was
to ejulet about It that no one knew of his
coup ut.tll candidates sought to secure thee
firsi-tljor asiembly-rnem at the Midland
and the ladies' tvaitirg-room at the Balti
more lie bad taken both, the choice of
the two holer, and will bite ampU ejuar-te-r-
for his home delegates as-d (tiends
Mr Do. ker and lieutenant Governor
BoKe will i)H-n their hea.lquirters at the
MIdiind Sam B e'ooh and I" L. Iuts
will be at the 15.iltimf.re Slate Commit
tee headquarters for tne contention will be
at the Baltlmnrc.
The hotels aie so sc-ittercd it Is expected
man of the candidates may llr.d it jdv s-.ibl-
to open two headquarters. Those wh
feel conlulert ef lil;ig nominated on the
tirt ballot need not incur this additional
State Senator Unbcllc. l"en Brady ant
Tom Barrett of St. Louis arrived this
morning with a large p.le of assorted
dirty linen, which they dumped In on the
wearied committee late this evening.
Messrs. Brady and Barrett are members of
' tbe committee, and on this a count got
the matter of tne reorganization of iso
e'ity v.oT.mlttce beforo the State Commi"
lee Harry B. H.-wc. Colonel IM Butler. O
P. MatlareL Judge James McCafTerv. James
J. Butler uid Committeemen Thomas Ward
and William riyr.n had ben on the look
out for this batch of laundry all da v. and
were ready to give It a warm reception
They corris.tly Interpreted li to raran an
efTort on the part of Ben Braely and Tom
Barrett to Induce the State Commutes? ;
set aside the action of the City Committee
In deposing Andt Blong as chairman and
electing Judge Bernard Taafe
"Duriag the day there was an angry ex
change of words between Senato- Dmbelle
and Colorel EJ Butler on the parlor tloor
of the Baltimore Hotel, yulte a numbe-r
heard them and not a few thought Colonel
Butler was about to re-sort to a tistie ar
gument. It seems he accused Senaior Dra
lcllc of coming here to act as attorney for
the Brady crowd.
St. Lnnlx Affairs.
Mr. Drabcllo appeared before the com
mittee and eulogized tho Brudy clement in
the city committee as the lust and .nost
trusted Democrats In St, Louis. lle ,i.....t
Washing,,)!!. Mairli fi. Cuincidi'iit willi tlie foiiijilcjidii of tli-c-oiiniiissinn.
ciiiiics a it-jmrt Jy Coiigifs fiom I In War Di-pariiuriit
git ing a statement t-iiwiiiig tin nulitaiy fipcmtimi' in the Hiilip-)int-s
fur the iiuritid fiuiu .May 1, 1MIS, to Novi-iiiIht 1, 1'M.
This (:iti-inciii shows, ihat tlu'tc has hwii a total 'X-iidihire
in the islands by the army alone or J.!JS.M;t.::i. Of 1his sum '."i.
Tl.V.HU.til was f.ii'ii(lcd by the (i!:iitrriiiaster"s- Pepaitment; tln
Sulisistenee Department spent $!l."i(r.i)IM: tin Pay Pepaitment $l(.
S:r.,i:;i.!l: tlieOrdiniiice Pepailiiieiit S!.(;0,L'.!i.t: the Settetaiy if
War spent S!.77.!::.
This is in addition to the $J0.0(MMHi0 paid to Spain fur ihr islands..
M I. ! .M
PRESIDENT SAYS HE HAS
NOT CHANGED HJS MIND.
SUM Believes Puerto Rico Should Have Free Trade Yielded
to House Leaders Docs fs'ot, However, Believe the Con
stitution Extends to Mew islands, and An
iotisly Awaits Supreme Court Decision.
W a!iln;tun. Mare.li C The Pest to-ir ir
rovv will sjj .
"President MiKinl-v. in conversation
with callers a t!-e White- lluu'c je-steT'lay.
reiiera-til hfo U lief that the people if Pii- r
to IJicei vveree entitled to fre trade with
th- Fnitrd State-. He made it clear that
his v levvi had undergone no e hance- sln.-ei
he wrote his mei.sagu to Congre-s. Il
still adhereel to the s ntime.it the-riin
"At th" ame time he ald 1 e wa unable
to subscribe to the theory that the e'on
MituiHn followed the :1 eg that the lU"rt.i
Ulcans must have free tradu as a nece-aiy
"When he found that the lloife drenv 1
it the oar: of wisdom, th- Pre.-d-ni ex
plained, to lmpoc a snuul tariff, upon aii
di'ion that the retenue-s e-olleet.s;l L-e
returned to the island. li had been e-on-stralncd
to jleld to the- judgment of the
Huns'. Th tariff, unde-r -leh conditions,
would be no hardship to .the Puerto Ki
'Moreove-r. lie laived It advisable a Hie
earliest moment to secure a decldon ' '"
S-iprcme Court on th e-onsututionai eiuf
tion involved Therefore, he hal given hi
con- nt lo the nominal tariff and a;re. J
to sign such a bill.
"He- left no doubt in the minds of his
caller: whom he quetior.eel cloe!v re-gnrd-Ir.r
She drift of public sentiment that rvi
grcss. not the executive, was resio:-!bIe
for the charge of jwillcj
ltH)T III:F1:M!s IIIVIsI-.LI'.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Washington. March C As the author-hip
of the inicrto Rlr-an tarlC bill has been
ascrlbcel to Secretary Hoot by a member
of the Waj.s nnd Means Committee, it ma)
be proie-r to state that the Secretary him
self drew up the bill, bjl on! as an alternative-
measure upen representations l.v
ome of the- Republican members of the
committee to th" effect that It was the be-st
llile- con-, nliug lo draft the hill under
these ein linistltncf- Secretary Resit tle
clared that he still h.l.l to the opinions
on th mjiih i expresnl In Ills annual re
port and favored doing all that e-oul.l l
done for I'ue no Rico. These facts are from
th. highest authority.
(-i:imtt m:t'isiu mi iii:asu.
Th lEepuhllc l:ureu.
lttli St. acd 'ranlvasla Ave
W.iihlrgton. March . There was .i long
seussiun of the Puerto Riean tariff a: the
".il'net meeting to-dav. The overv h. lining
p-ot.-sts resce-lved against th actum of the
Hotifc Republican", were diru-e-il with
great anxict . but tl-e eleclslon rejehed was
that It Is tex late to retreat, and that the
He.uc bill must be urged to passage by the
Although the Pres.drnt's message to Con
crrss reeoremendeel free tride with Puerto
R!ct. it Is admitted that the administration
slr.ee then h.i urge-1 u-en the Republicans
In e-ongress ihc need for a lsjen.i Rican
tariff. The purpose now Is lo put the bill
through the Senate. If iosiulc. In otliclil
tirejis to-ela It was s!.ite-.l that the- Vnll'd
Slat's Sui--eine Court will b" api"ale'd to
fe- an eitrl elesrlIon as to the ewnsiltutlon
allty of a tariff on gotxls b-ought from
l"uerto Rico as a precedent for ligislatlon
concerning all Ihe new -ol"nte
If the court eletermlne that Puerto Rb o
b-cainc a part an 1 lurccl of this e-ountry.
to bo on the same tariff footing as the
balance of the Cnlled States, that means
free trade with the Phtllpplre. fre-e trades
with Hawaii, with the Islard which has
been acquires! In th Saraoan group, with
Guam, with the Sulu group and wltli every
new possession whl. h corres. under the flag
of the Unileel States In the future. This
was the view of the Cabinet to-.lt v. And
it niv !" stated emphatically that before
President McKlnley and his administration
will submit to free trade with the Phil
ippine, they w.ll consider an Important
revolution In their plans as to the I'hl'in-plni-s
.eii'l other Inlands remaining undr
Mnst l pliold Irolre-(lnn.
A Cabinet oflie-er said Ire-day that free
trade with the Phlllpplres would me-in the
breaking down of th- protective tarife sj-
that a committee" be appointed to Investi
gate the reorganisation of the city com
mittee. Th- Senator talked and talked and
droppcl in a whole lot of letters and writ
ten statements relating to city committee
affairs, but the commitlc-e tlM not read the
Hairy B. Hawe-s and Thomas Ward re
plied to Serator Dr.ibclJ"'s spceci. tend they
handled some of his statements touching
the Ready crowd without gloves. Thy
kept the Senator e xplaiulng and qualifying
Id-, remarks until lie revised much of his
original s.c-ch Mr. Ilawes. In particular.
v--s "-harp lu bis nrraignment of Brady
mrthesls in the city committee, and Mr.
Ward played a etrong second William
l'lvnn Icelcrscd all Messrs. Ilawes and
Rvery thing transeireei lvoliln.l closed
dears, but the facts could not be concealed.
Me-ssrs. Ilawes. Ward and Klynn finally
constntcel to tho appointment of a sube-om-mlttee
of seven to investigate the situation
In St. Lulls, hat stipulates! that It must
xeport somi time to-night. A committee was
name-d. n follow. Messrs. Winters of Sul
livan. Siller- of Harrison. Oat Is of Iww
rence. Hickman of Johnson and Bane of
This, subcommittee met at D o'cloe-fc. and.
alter listening to the reading of the letters
and statements referred to. and also rcmy
spccclies, the members said they were too
tired to proceed. They agreed to go to St
tem: It meant competition by Interior ljbor
with Ami-ri.-a:i labor, the manufacture of
goods In the Philippines with cheap labor
and their shipment to this country in com
petition with goods mantifaclurisl !ie-e; th,.
illsrupt.on of the ojien-door iMHey with the
European nations In China Tree ttade
with the Philippine. It was pointed out by
the same olllrlal. meant that tve-ry port of
the I'hlllpnines beoarie tl.e ame. under
the liw as ports .,f tliU counlrv and goeeds
go ng into them from lh outside world
would nav the Dlng!e tariff rale-s or what
ever rate- were In e'vl.trnc. At the same
time tl.e Cnited Stafs and th Isimds
would e-xchat ge goods with each other free
of dutv. Spain would for ten ears have
ihe s.ime- privileges .is thi, -ountry. bu;
the ret of the world vvouU meet tlieVlme
privileges as this cotuitrt. but all the r?st
of the world would meet the tafff wall.
The- ee.nse-eim-nce would If the protesets ef
the remtladT of th,. world against main
taining an ois-n eloor it China for the !ne--fit
of this country and ivsslble complica
tion. On the other hand. It was pointed out at
the Cabinet meeting to-day that If th-I'nlte-d
State Supreme Court holds that
'onsre has the right to determine the im
sttlon of the new p-e.ysioiis of uj coirn
trv. Puerto Rico will eventually have free
trad- and free relations, hut the Philippine-
will have tariff iawscu icted for thrm width
will look to ih-lr protertlon n,s well as the
p.-ote-e-t.eiu of the I'nitiil States, until the
i!-e-Ison of the court uixjij this vital epies
tlo'j, the admlnl'tnetlem will hold In abet
anre anv iiurpoe a.s tn the (Jovenimtnt of
th- Phl!ipjilne. but will urge a tariff
against Puerto Rico.
Tin re has been a marked change in the
dlscusKon of the new pocsions since the
debate upein th- Puerto Rlcan tariff began
in Congress. Many hefetoforo expansionists
admit now that the aujtu'tincnl of the com
pllc:itir.g questions concerning them is
growing more difficult upon e-lcer study.
IW-hlnd the- l'ue-rto Itlcnri . ruble in is the
more grate and elltli- ult one of adjusting
ih.- tariff for the Philippine n a manner
that will stand the tei-t of the Supreme
Court nnd at the same time meet approval
of proles. tlunits in the- l":ilt-d Slater.
Prrpnrrel 1 Rieol.
In their eag rnes to eeape .lenniK i iilun
at home. v.nn Rel.Jldie-au leaders who were
strongest In advocacy of the Puerto Riean
tariff lo-elsj state unrqultecallv that the.v
.11.1 so at the lieheet ot President MeKlnlej.
Although this places the Preldcni in the
light of doulilc-eleallr.g. In having sent to
Congres a written ree-omtne-ndatlon for
Pu. rto Itie-nn free- trade and then communi
cating verbally to his party In the Iluus,
deslic- for a tariff, tel these Republicans in
sist that the-) toteel and wurkes! for tho
tariff at the urging cf the administration
Mr Tas-nev of Minnesota, a li adlng me-m-lr
"f the Wavs and Me ens Committee-, be
ing In great distress, with his constituents,
to-day states thai the Puerto Itlcin bill m.t
mlv was a eepiible to the administration,
but. In faet. was draftesl by the Ses?retary
of War jet the request of the President.
Reirc-s-ntatl-.c Tawnc"H frank statement
ot the situation Is In liold re-lie f lit the side
of ginrde-l statements by other Republican
memters of the Wajs and Means Commit
tee Mr Tanrey made no "statement coneern
lrg the pressure that Republicans brought
to be.tr at the White House for aid In press
ing Ihe llll through the lleiuse. belt It Is
kno-vn tint v.s.c.1 the storm threaltneel to
result In the defeat cf the bill Chtlnnati
Paine w.-is on the point of iling In fie
House tn make n frsonul statement of tho
hU:ory ..f the jne-aeure.
That was Tuesday afternoen. but tho
PreMdent eame to the- rescue of tho Ways
and Means Committee, after Mime te-y
tiklln vvonla had been sleeken at the White
Houso h dlffemit member?, und thtt
afteri.oon and the follow Irg forenoon sev
eral Repul.Iicirs who were persistent It
their opposition to the Mil were rejqu.ted
by telephone to call and see the Presi
dent. Since the Puerto Rlcan tariff bill has
passed be yond the present jurisdiction of tho
Houre. members or that hedy nre dis
inclined to discuss for publication the events
whleh led up to Its pa'sage.
In private conversation, however, men
v.ho withdrew their opposition lo tho bill
at the last moment Eay that the bill could
have lieen defeated If word had come from
the White House that the Ir-sident eie
posed It. The statement Is frequently ten
luid that twoseore totes hanging In ihe
lulanre were turned to the bill whist it
was nnr.our.ecd that the President wculd
Mn th" bill, and afte-r he had sent for
.!.."uUlng Itepubllcaiis and urged them t
support the measure.
Louis next Sunelay anil tnke up the investi
gation MoiiUay following.
Meantime, the Brady crowd will rcmii'i
out -.f control of the city Committee. It is
said, even hould the- subcom-rJfee clee'do
la favor of the Bradys. il would le ap
pealed from, and the .situation remain un
charged lo-ally. The Slate Committee! will
nor likely mce i jgaln until Juno A.
Messrs Hawc. WJnl. Butler. McCaffrey,
n.vnn and others ty they hate nuthlug to
fear fron- the subcommittee.
C, R OLDHAM
WILL POOL ISSUES.
Inii'iuMs of Annuiir & Co. tn I'.e
t h'.itgo. Marrh t Incorporation papers
for the consol'datlon of Armour & Co.'s In
terests Into one corporation are expected to
be Hied with the Secretary or State nt
Springfield to-lrorrow. The plans for this
move have been under way for the last
month. All the branches of Armour will
j le included In the deal, hairing the Omah t
and Kansas City p.icking-housea and tho
wbe-it brunch of the compnny.
The List llgurrs given out by those In
terested In the consolidation stated that the
capital of the company would Le ?9).XQ,0&.
Demand That the Transit Company Rein
state Discharged Union Men anrA
Recognize the Union.
Committee lo Wait I'pon Manager Coleman To-Day Reply
Will Determine Whether There Will Be a Strike En
gaging Oul-of-Town Motormen and Conductors.
loic-i! urle.n No '"I cf th Amalgamated
St-eel Re-Iwi, Empluvet of An- r I in
ot.n-r word- thos. s . I.' tils tr.e.-.irmeri nnd
conduct r In IV e-mpl... of the yt. lajul"
Transit Ci.mpanj who hate deelae.I to -:ist
their lot with union lib' r held a meeting
at Harnople Rail. Eightes-nlh and trllve
streets last night, wl leli v.i rei.lete with
stirring incidents, ranjlng rrom the re
moval of "spollerV to the adoption of an
ultimatum in the form of resolutions, which
will lie? pre-senTert 1. 1 General MiniRer Jll
son J. Coleman of the Transit company
this mornlm; at 10 oMoek.
Thai the street railway employes are in
entnist and til-it thev are orgarlied aeirnlts
of r.O ileellb'. but whether the'e will le .1
strike on the- lines of tho St. I.uls Transit
e'oirpany leforo another week has ended
depends upon the answer of the cotrpan;.
Aflrr the ni-etlng. I':es.lent l'dvvards
Whltaker of the Tran-il Company was
te.ld the rr.-utt. and was akesj what the
comirny would do.
"I could not make any sta'unent as to
tkat." he repiirel. "Thai matter will hate
to t- dete rmlnesl l.y the oilletal' of the com
pany at .1 meeting "
Mr. Whltaker would not make any state-m'ei-t
as t.. tSe situation as It impress. .1 him.
He said that he had nulhlng to "ay on the
Til.- motorm-T and eondui tors kate b-en
oeganli.ng riace last J ily in a systemJtie
manner, the tii?a! ilan lielng for two
union met to call upon a ihlid e mpl'.ye at
Ins hon- The greati-i secrecy has been
main- .'ne.i at all times The company was
In Igneiraies of ihe atoveme nt until quite
rc-entlr uheti It began to discharge the
eraplojes In groups v.lthout stating any
s!-e:tie reason, whleh action h-s pr.-clpl-tated
the !.r--sent trouble.
n I nitsunl l.utlierliig.
Klglitcnth and Olive tr.-.ts s. for tt
railway men. the mtsi centrallv locatcsl
sr-'t In downtown St. letuis Kor that rea
son Hirmon..- Il-il v-as -elee-t.d for the
genetal ma-s mi-Ming, the cars ail l-asslng
within a rail.u- ! Hires- blocks.
Only th.- -dav ' men were enabled : get
to till- meeting wh.-li vas preslebsl over bv
W 1) Mahon of lietroi'. ML h.. preside-1 err
the International organization. t the at
tetdanee was s., gr...' that it paeked tne
hall. With the exception of several repre
sentatives from the Central Trades and
Labor I'nlo-i. non but street railway mm
The gathcrirg of the conductors .tad ino
tormrn. together wth the pr.-cautlons ta
ken ot the door that no outsiders, news
paper men or "spotters" I admitted, was
nothing R not interesting. They came fresh
f'.in a hard dav 'a work, many in ihelr uni
forms and heavy top coats, while o hers had
time to go home and ehange their gnr-
II w.'i -e mof.-v rre'wd that trekked upth
loi.g Ihcht ..f -lair- U -if. trm K.sht.e-nth
street t Harmonic Hull. Old conductor
wh. had grown gray m Ihe sl-eet railway
se-rti. e le irelei! motormen with wind
mark.. I features, striplings In stylish
clothes, r .-. -tly given a run-all unltesl in a
se-rlir nt the Boor.
Tney began lo gather about I p tn.. wh'ti
the mm who had l.e-n dischargrl. is sale..
l..iause of su-peeteil cwnneclinn with the
ei..e look eluree ef th- stairway. Th.
.m of onranizillon is uy oni-ioo. - -
r..m e-.ch line- formed an I lent tile-, lion
; .rrs. which no n-an went un.ss an
le.j.- .if th- c mjanj and a member o.
,.rTiz ,elon is by division, ami a
- T .. . . iletll
the union. Later the jam on the sbUrwat
I.,-. lerTltii . and S'trral upouirs
sllooed r.tst ihe- i.rst group only to leeeaiight
aVlby ., secono' group and hurled
ciowiiio. r.. - Thlel's
-Stop those r "- ' ' J II esTndue-
tor. as two well-elrescd fellows pu
way tow arel tne nan.
In a twinkling the men were halted and
'"wiu'n'rniuill began to overflow President
Pat te... of the Imal union came out for
norei elairs. th, I- in he l.al I be lug .
sulllilent He w.-s rr-ct by the t nlon ..n
d- "galiou. in the mld.t e.f which was a
sl.ou. elderly man. dressed ill a long eo.it
falling to tho kne-e-". .
"lie is on- laee,. ' explained one ot the
"..".Vl,!... t .he him up. I am glad
he Is' with ii-." remarked the president.
nve minutes later Ihe llttl- old man
came r.vlng down the- steps in a hurry.
-P 'f-e y that want t.i strike and I
won't stay." he said to the man nearest
At the, head of the stalne there aPP'"";1
a powerfully built man. who shoutee. I ui
UiU ..Id guy out. he Is a knocker." Therej
would have leeen a fight had not c-c.
hcails prevailed. Before leaving the hall
tho old man said his name was Mooney
and that he was foreman at the Union
UTheSnext excitement was fuml'hcl on
the ellr.otery or a rain named MrDonnel
In the hall takin;; notes.
He wjj working Industriously yhrn
p ileSnsI. Ills notes were sclze-el and he Lid a
n!.i..rw escape from being mobbed. He was
followcl. not only .iovvn the stairs, but
Into tb- street, re-rivlnc sevcn.1 sharp
tuffs on Ids head as the crow.I ru..he.l him.
A l.e.nsr srseilcm.
It was not until 11 P m thit the ntl
pels en the outside annoutiee.1 to the news
paper ir.r that they would be adml'ted
lut s the tr.'-rtlng adjourncil Informa
tion of the baslTirss transacted was allowed
to filter through two sou-ces-Secretary
Maek MUstk and Interntloral Itesldcnt
Prcquent and wild applause had been
heard throughout the meeting, which Sec
retary MLssik explalneei by beglrntng as
We wish the public to thoroughly un'rr
stand that our demands, ircorpe rated in a
reseolution whirl, we ndoptcd il.U e-venlng.
are not exeirhltant Tlie erganlz-.llon Is
praetie-allv e-mpleie. embraelug all save a
few of the employes of the M iaiuls Tian
slt Company. While we weiuld le- willing to
give out -t copy eif the rew. hit tons, it would
not le- fair until they have been formally
pit nteel tie the compauy."
"Is tl-erv dam-.e r of a strike?" was aked.
Tim Is a quesilon. Walt and see." was
International iTe-sident Mahon said. "It
the trcublc can 1jc settled amicably, s-jch Is
my wlrh. Within the past year lilt As
sociation has lewt two out of seventeen
railw.sy lights, nnd 1 am here t counsel
moderation. I was sent for. ami have been
In the city sim-e Sunday."
There Ls bJl ore th'rter of the Amalga
mated Aseclation eif Street Railway Em
ploye's In St luils. The members claim to
hate the support of th" Central Trades and
Labor tnb.n and boldly state that In case
they are compelled to walk out they will
rct-eiv. a strike benefit of $7 rsrr t(k for
married men and Si for single men Thoe
who b'-t their positions on nescount of the
union are alreauy rcceitlng the benefit
It was stacl by a member of tho union
that only a few hours' time w oul-1 be given
h to make repiy to I
, -the,r.e When eh t,
t..- I. - u'.lve Commitee
ore ma from carh of j
will coti-r and ea'l a s rite
If It is deemed r.ne-sart.
Urgni.irntloii f Hie I nlon.
The ir.itlitory sfp alirr the drirs th t . re
being followed r-.ivv bv the empNiy-s ! .ill
the systems wa- tan -v.n m-.n-l.s .So
by the m.-n working for th. Broadway !...
who organ..-. I a union, v.'ii.l. in-' i.i-
v.1th few tscciitlons. all the- employes uf t.ie
The presvnt officers or th union c '
Sherman Wttt-rson. preskietit. Mtv-l. tl -
siek. secretary, and Joseph Murphy, irei-
ure-. They are .il! emidoves of the Broad-
v v line, on which the very tirst unui. u 1
fie city was formed. Th. men ;i'ert ti.it j
tley have not ks than r.l"J members ., .t
of ah.ii.t 2 H rr.en emp'oeil on ihe tar . j
sr.l that Ih-v will stand together a ot- j
taan for an, thing the union may deel-i.- to
ask from the railway ptople
As explained 1 .st night by one of tne or
gnnlsers. this ao"latlon was InteuiKd. not
si. much for the purpose of securing the
changes of present condttionie a- a safe
guard nsnln't f iture a. tlon on li-e fe-.rt of
the Transit company.
Cnder lb edd regime, the Rro.idv.av line
j. considered the test In the city to work
for. as Captain McCuIloch. the former r.-.. n
aser. manifested a dep Intere.st In tfa w 1-fare-
of the men vorking for him. and went
so far as to even build a hall In conn-c-tlon
with the leovver-huuse a: N T00 Nor.h
Broadwiiv for the entertainment uf lh em
ployes. ar..l their families.
When the change of management .ante
nbotit. there was no difference made nl
the s.lieelules of this iiartlcular road. but.
led bv two or" three men. a union vas
te-fected. It is elurgcsl thai the manager
ment learned the names of these leader.
ard. on on- pretext e.r another. elLsmiss-sJ
them from the sertlce. This prarticUly
constitute- the only grievance nl this jr
lic liar branch.
ure of the cl-ar.er members of this or
ganization, a mall of more than average .a-telllg-nce.
spoke freely in regard to the snu
at'on last night
'.-o far as the Bro4way line N con
cerned." said he. "we hate no pankukir
change th.it we wish m.ide. The mtn are
a hit '.-ore' at the dismissal of setiral of
their fellow-workers, who. they think.
were let emt on account of their known
untr.n afllllatlons. Of course, in giving the
reason for discharge, some trivial cause
were assigned, though they coutd scarcely
hate been the real ones, as all the men
had beer, in the employ of the company for
a number of vears The men all feel theit. J
apirt from present conditions, a union
would be of great benefit to them, and they
ar determined to force its recognition
"This is the Ts-.s-dble cause of a strike. a.s
we understand Ihe transit company W de
cidedly averse to permitting the associ..
i.on to exist. So far as we are concerned,
we have no grle-vance In regard to time or
v ages. We- insist, however, on Latins the
discharged rren relnstate-d."
At ihe power-house of th Benton and
Hcllefc-italr.c lt.iilro.il the men are deeply
in ejn est In their intere-t as to the out
come of the present movement. Thev cliim
to hate suffered severely In the transfer
of otvncrshlp. as Immediately afterwards a
the pay. A
schedule was put into operation.
the hours without increasing
delegation of the employe of
this road waited upon Mr. Colemtn about
three wexks ago. but tho result of the In
j t.rvlew ha- yet to
to make Its appearance.
till now- nothing has
was the firt orgunlied
, protest maile to the management.
All the off-duty men at this place
well as from the Northern Central sb
I at Pralrlc avenue and North Market street.
; atlendesl the meeting last nigfct. The entl
1 mmt In regard to it was apparent. Though
etery man professed to lie quite satisfied
Willi his Job. all felt, as one expressed
It. that "In union there Is strength," and
by taking ibwisive- measures at one much
J dtillculty would lie spare.! in the future.
"It has to come some time.' a moiorraan
remarked, "ami If It can't come without a
fight it might as vrel! occur now as any
other time. W'c oeliete the peoples to 1m
with us In ti.e thing and expe-ct much
from their sympathy and support."
genls lllrinsr lien IllsrTerlirre.
Speeial telegrams t The Republic from
Kansas City. Topeka. Atchison and Leaten
worth las: night stated that the St. Louis
Tranrlt Company had agents In all th-'So
cities attempting to secure men to take. th
Xlacrs of the coneluctors and motormen who
are cxpecttsl to trike. John L. MIers. gen
eral fore-mun or the Undell elltlslon under
Superintendent IkiumholT. is given as the
head ef the emissaries, or whom there
soems to be a number. The reports Indi
cate that the success met with was not
very great. The special from Kanr.is City
"A few Kansas City cable men promised
;o go. and It Is said that severnl left on th
evening trains, but no rrotormen were se
cured here, so far as could be learned."
The Topeka dispatch says:
"John I MIers has been at work tn To
pek. trying to hire street car conductors
and molorneers to go to St. la.uls and tike
the placets of the strikers on the lines of th
St. Louis Tranlt Company.
Two Topeka men quit their jobs here to
go to St. loiuis. not knowing that they had
teen hired lo go to wrk as nonunion men.
Now that tee secret of MIers's mission Is
out. l.e will r.ot continue his work In To
peka." According to the advices, not a man was
secured at Atchison and only three or four
at Iitenworth. The Ioratenworth repre
sentative drcarcd th.it he bad hired more
than twenty- men. but mo-J of lhee changed
their minds when tbey learned that they
were wanted to tike strikers places. The
street car employes" unions in all thrse
towns are dolus all they can to pretcnt men
from going to St. Louis.
A report was also current that agents of
the Transit Company were in Chicago try
ing to hire men. but this report could not
be terilled last night. A special to The Re
public from Chicago says that extra men
at the various liarns ami carhouscs declared
they hud not been approaeherd. and had
heard nothing of any agents from the SL
i.itleluli. on Mr. tlrlei-s Miivrment.
" e rj --olv-Tlie
el- l.la! el
The oalrlali of the Transit Company last
night gave a variety of Information as to
Mr MIers arid his mission General Man
ager Coleman said Mr. Jlleris was, not under
his dl-ectlon. but was wholly responsible to
Mr. Baumhoff He suld. however, that he
knew Mr Baumhotr had granted him leave
or alisencc a week or so ago. and it was
stat.il that the purpose of his leave was to
enable him to tlslt his friends and parents
nt some point In Western Missouri. He
thought Mr. MIers had returned Monday
Mr. Beiumhoff stated that Mr. MIers had
been In Kansas for several days, but he
would not say what be had been there for.
All T "I HE URN HI." -sir.
1'irst That there be no further dis
charge of motormen .nil conductors
lee, in e of the.r amli-itio wlih local
I nlon No. l- cf the Amalgamated
Association e.r Str.-et Railway Em
ployee. Sieond That motormen anil con
ductors who !-ate ts-en discharged
liecausf- of their afllliatli n with local
I nb.'t Nc 121 of the Amalgamated
Association of Street Pnilwtv Em
I loves l.. reinstated in th'-ir former
Thin That the compauy recognize
leal fnion No. Ill, Amalgamates!
A soehitloil of Street Railway Em-
tilr- . a Iti futtlre diffe-rc HCCs
i.i,m ..-wim I,. ,
" " I
tronr. vet frlerdly. reoliiti..:i will
i- pre-entee! l.y .. e mmlttee of
o ne empl s re rre-ser t.ng the
i tn.lor. to tlen.rat Manager Jilson J.
f.dem.m of tl.e St lanns Transit
romnanv. at the- e., ncral offl.es of
i . ., , ,..,
' ' ' company No Wl P..-k avenue,
. ut :- c do. k thLs me r ung
l'e.r .lise.i.url Fair .. eclneaclayt
warmer lu iiorllMTrst portion: Thors
elny futr. nur.ner: nortl.i-rly triads,
1'or Illinois Fair Wednesday!
Tlmrsduy fair and itaraier: dlmlnlsb
l..icsvest tn north s.lnel.
I'ur VrLnnsnx i'alr Wednesday and
Thursday : north to east ttIh.Is.
1. Priee America Pays for riii'.lpplnes..
e'ampaiga Plan of Democrats.
1'lttmtti.m of Street Railway Employes.
Ptefidenl Pavers Free Trade for Puerto
Z. NatJl Clear e-.f Boers.
Cape Dutch J.ie in Rebellion.
I. Hill In L'ne With Bryan Democracy
I'irty Killed in Mine Ilxplosion.
t. President Brings Pressure to Bear.
I"auncefote Holds His Pt.
Nether.'ole lit Another Role.
M.-ho Bull-Pen Scenes.
Bicoklyn Rapid Transit Scandal.
Admiral Watson Ordered Home.
Died by Assassin's Hand.
J. Disastrous Floods In Madison County
River De-s Peres RImg.
Needs of Methodism Discussed.
Anscn Wllon Captured
Mr. Lehmann's Lecture.
Got Dispensation and Were Married.
C Sporting News.
Results at the Track?
Club Owners Get Into the Gam.
7. Currency Bill Passes the Senate.
Developments In Kentucky.
Preferred Death to Army.
Details of Refunding Plan.
Events In Society.
9. Illinois Democrats Down to Work.
Callaway to Be Visited by the Governor.
11. New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
News of the Railroads.
Terminal Directors Re-elected.
I . Grain and Produce.
. . .-,.. (..-
15. Financial New;.
H. Almost Perished in a Freight Car.
Trimmed Hals Prove Attractive.
Break In Cotton.
Burled the Wrong Man.
When asked if he had met with any success
In securing men for the Transit Company
he said that was not a matter for him to
discuss, and referred the reporter to Mr.
Coleman ns tho t,eneml manager of thet
systen-. Later he said that he supposed
Mr. MIers had met with considerable suc
cess, as that was a way he had wh-n he
undertook anything When aktd why Mr.
MIers had Ief or would leave. Topeka. tin
said he did not know; when a.-ked whern
ho was nt the present time he said he was
prolvably at home- In bed; when akrd what
hes had reported on his return he- sid h
had not s.vn him since his return: anil
when asked when he returned he said that
h supposed it was last night, as that wa
When Up Wn Expected.
At the car sheds of the Llndell division
nt Vandeventer and Finney avenues. It
was stated that Mr. MIers had left St.
Louis a week or so ago to tlsit Chicago,
and that he was expected back shortly.
His residence was given as No. 5015A Fin
ney avenue, but a call there failed to dls
elose any one Nobody answere-d the door
bell, nnd various knocking and rattllngs
at the door were eeiunlly futile. And no
hody In the neighborhood knew where Mr.
MIers was. orwhcn he would be buck.
Mr. MIers has been employed by ths
Llndell Railway for a number of years,
and li one of Superintendent's Caumhoff's)
most trusted lieutenants.
Tl.e Company's Expectation.
It was stated by officials of the St. Louis
Transit Cmpany last night that the efforts
looking toward the formation of the union
began some rour months ago. and that they
had been, poshed with a great deal of vigor.
It was stated that a majority or tho motor
men and conductors- on the various lines
were not members or the union, and that a
largo number or them would not beconiB
such. The officials are counting- upon re
taining enough or their old men, in th
event of a strike, to operate some sort of
a system rrom the start. They expect that
they will be able to secure enough other
men from the outside to soon have the can
In rull operation. Irrespectite of the atti
tude of the old employes. The officials will
not admit. In so many words, that they
think there will be a strike ot great pro
lortlons; but they so word their statements
that R Is clear that they anticipate a gen
eral tvalk-out. except, possibly, on one or
two divisions. It Is with this tn view that
seteral. If not all, of tho division superin
tendents have been engaging- everybody
who applied ror the l.it two week?.
It was estimated last night that there are
lO.CeV) men In St Louis besides those novr
employed as motormen and conductors tvh
are competent to run electric cars. Two
thousand or these, it was said, are avail
able, as they are men out or employmentv
or employed In capacities that ure not su
remunerative aa is a street car position.
Continued on Pace Tare.
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