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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
X TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
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IN GUY COUNCIL
'sOiie Appropriates 100.000 for
- Emergency Police Expenses
f- Franchise Ordinance.
' TO USE DOWNTOWN STREETS.
St. Louis anil Illinois Elertiie Rail
way Co. Applie Transit Co.
.Wants to Move Track Iliil
for Old Citv iiall. -
Councilman Hedges introduced bv rp!et
In the Council jesterdaj r.n orehnrjice to
set apart out of the municipal rcvc.r-.ue for
police emergency fund the .mi of flC)i)
lor the pay roils, stars, advertis'.ns. guns
revolvers, ammunition, meals ar.il sleeping
quarters furnished speelil po'ee ot!lcers
and other incidental expenses or the errer
gencj" police force. This does, "not include
the Sheriff's pose
Councilman Richards Intro-i-iccd an ordi
nance authorizing tl-e St. IVjuis rnd Illi
nois Klectric Railway Ccnpany to con
struct and operate a tre t railway in the
city of St I-o-jI-.. The rroposed new rail
Toad is to start at the 11 rclnnts' Terninal
fridge and a double trick Is to run from
there alonrr the Wharf to North Marke t
street, in North Marl.-t street to Broad
wa, in Broidway tj Third street and in
Third street to Locust .street
A single-track btxinch Is to run in Vine
street from Third street to Second street.
In Second street to Chouttau avenue, in
Chouteau avenua from Second street to
Third street, azul in Third street from
Chouteau avenue to Locust street; alo a
single track in Gratiot street from Levee to
A double track -Kill run In Gratiot street
from Fourth street to Seventh street, in
Seventh street from Gratiot street to Fop
Jar street, and in Poplar street from Sev
cnth street to Eighteenth street. Another
single-track brar.cli will run In Cedar street
from Levee to Fourth street, in Fourth
street to Gratiot street A double track
will run in Walnut street from Second
street to Fourth street; also a double track
! In Mullanphv street from Wharf to Broad-
Work on the new road is to begin within
j twelve months from the date of the pas-
Ease of the ordinance and is to be com
pleted within two j ears. The company is
to glvo a, bond of $19.100 and is to bind it
self to pave its tracks. The franchise is to
be for a term of fiftj years.
Nothtng is said in the ordinance about the
fare that shall be charged on the new ro id
or tba amount of money that shall uccrue
, to the city by reason of the granting of the
! A clause in the ordinance provides that
. whenever a majority of the cmploves of
1 ' .the new road have a grievance which pre-
l Hf..xentx the company from operating Its line in
I -the, usual way the differences between the
I company flnd its employes shall bj settled
by a Board of Arbitration, to consist of
I 'three members, one to be appointed by the
m company, a second by two-thirds of the
W employes of the company and a third rnem-
k ' her by the other tno members.
, Mr. Kratz introduced an ordinance, by rc-
quest, authorizing the St. Louis Transit
k Company to remove certain street railway
ft tracks on. ftroets in the vicinity of the Fair
L Grounds. In connection with the new or
1 dlnance Mr. Kratz read a. letter from the
A Undell Ileal Estato Company and other
Ibbbbb. owners of property In the neighborhood nf
the Fair Grounds asking fur the passages
of the bill.
It was explained by Mr. Kratz that the
purpose of the bill is merely to do awav
with some of the tracks leading to the Fair
Grounds and which were laid by the various
street railway companies having lines1 run
ning to the Fair Grounds Mnce the con
solidation of all those lines the neccssltj for
so many tracks has been eliminated and the
transit company purposes to use on loop
for all Its cars running to the Fair Grounds.
A communication from A. D Brown was
Tcad to the Council. In w hich he stated that
if the city will pay to him by September 1
the Judgment in his favor against the city
In the proceedings for the closing up of the
Twelfth street condemnation case he will
purchase the old City Hall for the sum of
J125.000 cash, provided the municipality can
not, within six month1-, dispose of the prop
erty at a better price. The communication
was placed on file.
The- City Council consilred the general
appropriation bill j etcrdav afternoon in
committee of the whole Depute Comptrol
ler Gabel was present to advise the Council
asj to the availability of tho cash Uilnnco
of t3000.0"0 In the treasury at the end of the
fiscal j ear 1K9-I!r. He said that before a
dollar of this bilance. could be appropriated
to any fund one or more ordinances would
have to be repealed.
Mr. Hodce-s moved that the Council ad
journ to meet next Monday at 3 o'clock to
consider the general appropriation bill. This
HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
Committee Appointed to Investi
gate Issuance of Permits.
At the Hoi.sc of Delegates meeting Hst
, night seventeen members were present. Mr.
Decker Introduced an ordinance authoriz
ing Alois Bollman to erect and maintain a
dairy at Xo. 841S Water street.
Mr. Lehmann introduced a resolution au
thorizing the Speaker to appoint a commit
tee of fivo to make a full lnvestigition of
the Issuance of certain permits to certain
corporations Inthi3 city and to reiort to
The resolution carried and Speaker Mur
rII appointed Delegates IKlms. Lehmann,
Kelly, Tamblyn and Denny to serve on that
committee. It is understood that the per
mits in question were Issued bj the Mayor.
The House adjourned until Tuesday night.
Cotton Growers and Bankers of
TexaH to Meet.
Waco, Tex., Juno 13. E. T. Peters, pres
ident of the Texas Cotton Growers' Protective-
Association, has issued a call for a
conference of cotton growers and bankers,
t tato place at College Station, Brazos
County, from tho S.I to the Cth of next
, month, simultaneously with the nice lng- at
tho same place of the Texas Farmers' Con
gress. The purpose of tho conference Is to
$ endeavor to reach n, basis of agreement I e-
tween the cotton planters and the bankers
by whieh. the planters can borrow money
to enable them to carry their cotton while
"awaiting better pneef. Such an arrange
ment was recently made In Georgia, and
the plan adopted in that State will be sub
mitted to the Texas conference at College
TAKES A CONVICT'S PLACE.
- Dent Must Serve Out Isaac's Life
!' REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Houston, Tex., June 3. W. J. Dent was
- riven a life sentence in tho penitentiary to
Gay, the verdict being rendered at Husk.
JOent helped George Isaacs, a life-lerm pris
oner, to eseape from tho penitentiary, and
the court decrees that he must taico he
place and serve the term of Isaacs,
J - Dent offered no testimony In his uebalf.
out pleaded not guilty.
OF MEIER'S OFFICE.
Mr. Wins'1" Introduces a Kesolu
tion in the Council for Appoint
.'nii'iit of a Committee. . ;
ACTION !S DEFERRED ONE WEEK
'Cliai-jres of February Grand Jury
Ajrainst Management of Supply
15jms of Pioposed Inquiry.
Couneilmin Wiggins introduced a re-olu-tion
in tl-i Counril etrday afternoon pro
viding for the appolntnunt of a commltue
to eon-'M of Cour-cilmen Wiggins Hodges
and Kratz. to Investigate the official con
duct of Sjpplv Commissioner Frederick C.
Meier .tnd nnde report to the Council with
charges ,md specifications in case the com
mittee should find that the facts warrant
tt'e ac'isr.tij'is of mismanagement nnl In
competent brought bj the Fibnnry Grand
The resolution, on rrr.tion of Councilmsn
Ho.'ton, was Uld over one meeting. It is
"Vhertu.s. the Grand Jury for the Feb
ruarv ttrm of the Criminal Court, did. in
its report, nnde on March 23. 1S"0. sav:
'Our attnlIon having been directed to the
fact that supplies for the city were being
bought In a manror contrirv to the citv
orcmancts governing tl.e purchase of city
supplies and that the city was paving exor
bitant prices vve have made this the
subject matter of a verj rigid examination.
' 'We found that a great many good for
tlo various city institutions, amounting in
the aggregate to thousands of dollars, have
bien bought, without competition, from a
ftvv favored firms, doin basiness in a fa
vored Iocalit. and that the price's paid for
such goods were eorbitant and much high
er than the goods could have been bought
for with the ordinary precaution and by
following the ordinances governing such
"Whereas, the statements of the Grand
Jurj purport to have been made after rigid
"Whereas, the Grand Jury states that ev
idence was in its possession supporting the
above quoted Htatements in general and as
to particular cases, and,
"Whereas, the publication of said report
to the Criminal Court has shaken public
confidence In certain officials of the city and
has put those oihcials under suspicion or
question as to their Integrity or as to their
illness for official position, and,
"Wnereas, The Mavor of the city of St.
Louis did. on April 17, 1!aV, prefer ag.tin-t
Frederick. C. Meier. Commissioner of Sup
plies of said city of bt. Louis, certain
charge-, namcl .
"Incompetency and willful violation of
official dutv, and of fie crdtuance provisions
relating thereto. and
"Wlierca"; the Citv Counselor, who. at tho
request ef the Major, prepared the sail
charge's and Fiiecitlcaliuns in a letter to the
Major, dated April 17, l'.W. did admit that
the charges and speclticalions 'are not in
such form us I should desire them to be
from a legal point of view," and
"Whereas, The City Counselor in said
letter further said. 'I have no facilities
for getting at the facts which tho Grand
Jury claims to have, discovered,' and
"Whereas, Said charge-s were dismissed
by tho Major on June II, 19v0, without trial,
ostensiblj- on the ground that the charges;
were too vague and "general to make a
"Whereas, Such dismissal dees not restore
public confidence in the officials of the city
or remove the cloud upon the Integrity or
fitness for office of such officials, and
"Whereas", The Council is fully vested with
the ncctssarj" powers to investigate and
secure evidence, and
"Whereas. The public interests and con
sideration for the good name of officials
require that the facts be- obtained; therefore,
"Kcsolvc-d. That a committee, consisting
of Messrs. Wiggins, Hodges and Kratz, be,
and is hereby, instructed to make Inqulrj"
into the official conduct of the CommlsiDner
of supplies and into the business methods
of his cilice, .iIo us to the connection which
anj- other official or officials of the cltj-maj-
have had, or may have, with any Ir
regularis or malfeasance in the purchase
of supplies for uny department or institu
tion of the city of St. Louis, and if there
has been, or mnj" be, any such Irregularity
"If said committee shall find that there Is
ground for the charge that the Commission
er of Supplies or any other officer of the
citj- Is incompetent, negligent ar has will
fullj" refused to obej" thu ordinances gov
erning tho purchase of supplies, or has In
the discharge of his official duties been gull
t" of anj" fraud, extortion, oppression, fa
voritism, partiality or willful wrong or in
justice, then raid committee shall report
to the Council In tho form of charges
ngalnst such official, together with specifi
cations under said charges, and otherwise
to report tho facts and recommendations
of the citj".
"Itcsolved, That said committee is here
by authorized to employ a stenographer and
to keep a record of all evidence secured by
tho committee, and said committee Is here-bj-
authorized when mnklng such investi
gation, to send for persons or papers and
to issue writs of subpoena and of subpoena
duces tecum "
Mr. Carroll seconded Mr. Wlcgins's mo
tion to adopt the above resolutions, but
Mr. Horton said he thought the members
of the Council should huve a little time to
studv them before votlnc on them and
moved that thej- be laid on the table for
one meeting Mr. Mevsenburg seconded Mr.
Horton' s motion, and on a viva voce vote
th" President declare 1 the motion to tabl
Discussing the resolutions introduced by
him. Councilman W Igglns said:
"There is no doubt thit the resolutions
will carrv at our next meeting-. That mat
ter has lieen hxed. The Council Is in fa
vor of a full investigation of the affairs of
the Supply Commissioner's office. The Maj--or"s
Investigation was a farce. He was
afraid that if he mndo a full and fair In
vestit, tion he might hive to remove the
Supplj- Commissioner from office. Then tho
Coun' II would hnv'e the power to appoint
his successor. The Major wanted to" ap
point Mr. Meier's successor himself, and he
will have that power if the Council removes
the Supplj Commissioner from office, as It
has the power to do. If tho charges made
against him bj- tho Grand Juiy are sub
stantiated bj' the committee's investiga
SMALLPOX AT CAPE NOME.
Steamers Ohio and Santa Ana Sent
San Francisco, Cal., June 23. The steam
er Zallndla, which arrived hero to-daj",
eight days from Cape Nome, brings words
that smallpox has broken out on board the
steamers Santa Ana and Ohio, and those
vessels hnvc been placed In quarantine at
Tho Zallndla reports the loss of the bark
Hunter and the schooner Eclipse, en route
from Dutch Harbor to Xome, The crews of
tho wrecked vessels were picked up by the
steamers Valencia and Hauler. The U. S. S
Itosccrans went ashore at Cape ItamanofL
but got ofT safely with the assistance of
the tug Meteor.
It ! estimated there are 30,000 persons at
Nome. Newcomers arc reported all at sea
on account of the wholesale Jumping of
claims and trouble Is predicted.
The Aliskan Commercial Company has
rrcelvod from Nome ten boxes fif gold ag
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WAR IN THE COUNTY.
French Fanner and His German
Neighbor Fall Out Over
Ownership of Hay.
FORMER OBTAINS A WARRANT.
Prosecuting Attorney Tfefiises to
Take Part in ihe Imbroglio,
but Justice Grecnsfeldcr
The Franco-PraI:in War In mlrlature
has been reopened In the countj". The prin
cipals are a French farmer and a German
farmer, whose lards adjoin. The name of
the first Is August Fortlcr. and the German's
title Is William Drakeschmldt. They live
on the Walton road near Central.
Their opposite nationalities have kept
them in a continual wrangle for the last
jear, or ever since Drakeschmldt took oc
casion to saj" that Fortier was a black anl
eternallj- blasted Frenchman, or something
to that effect: and that he would knack the
davllght3 out of him. Fortier rspomI"d
that he would take chances on the daj--lights.
and nsserted that h" was running
little rUk, ns Drakeschmldt wouldn't fight
under any provocation.
After exchanging compliments though In
a blunter way than tol 1 one m ntloi.cd
that he would take the nntter into eourt
and there have It out. Then Drakeschmldt
asserted thit he had J?.O0 to spend in court,
and Fortier replied that he hid oW. etc
They finally parted with their dajlights.
whatever thej- were, Intict.
The immediate oe-a'lon for Thursdiv's
dl'pute liy In the fact that Fortier
had a leae on a right-of-wav twenty feet
wide through Drakeschmldt's propertj-. On
the sides of this prlvit" road a verj- fine
article of haj- grew. Both farmers s t clilm
to this, and their wordy fight came nbo.it
when an attempt was made ! Drake
schmldt to cut the crass.
Yesterdav afternoon Fortier nppeared at
Clajton. He went to Proii-cutlng Attorney
Heidorn and said he wanted a warrant
against one William Drakeschmldt for the
disturbance of his peace. On the attornej-'s
inqulrj" as to whj" he wanted the warrant.
Fortier replied that he wasn't going to let
anybody ray ho would knock the daj lights
out of him, or to stigmatize his French na
tlvitj". It was explained that because hP
had been called nnmes it did not prove he
was hlmsflf wha; tne names Implied. But
this did not clear tho. Frenchman's mind
"Bj" hefe-nl" exclaimed he, "that Duteh
man Insult me, and he saj-s I'm afraid to
go to eourt. and he won't fight he run
away always. By hefen, I will have him ar
rest!" But Mr. Heidorn did not think the evi
den;e sufficient to Isoue a warrant and he
announced his dictum to Tortier. The lit
ter was much disappointed, rnd It was easy
to see that his opinion of tho nttorncj's
discretion had somewhat decreased. Hei
dorn. bj- waj- of smoothing the matter over,
aid It would be an admission of cowardice
In Fortier to havo Drakeschmldt arrested,
since It would then appear that he was
afraid of the German. But this did not ap
peal to Fortier. He had hit upon the Idei
of "going to law" as a substitute for the
forbidden "duello," and he had hoped to
"pink" his adversary with the odium and
custd of a lost lawsuit.
Mr, Heidorn could not be Induced to take
up the matter, but Justice of the Pence
Greensfeldcr stepped Into the breach and
on application of Fortier Issued a peace
warrant agilnst Drakeschmldt. The fact
that the law had been set In operation In
any shape or form gave great pleasure to
Fortlcr and he went away smiling broad I-.
Governor Tanner Fills Important
Springfield. 111., June 13 Three Important
appointments were made to-day bj" Gov
ernor Tanner. David M. Brothers of Chi
cago was named as Superintendent of the
North Side Free State Employment Office
In Chicago, to succeed W. E. Goodman,
James P. Fletcher of Ridge Farm was
made a trustee of the State Home for Ju
venile Offenders at Geneva, to succeed John
J. Southworth. whose term has expired.
William J. Meese was appointed trustee
of the Northern Illinois Normal School, to
succeed C II. Deere, resigned.
Mr. Goodman ent his resignation as Su
perintendent of the North Side Emplov--ment
Office to the Governor several weeks
ago and went east to take a position with
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A few
dajs ago he returned to the State and
expressed a desire to resume charge of
the employment office, but the matter had
been taken up by the Governor, and the
appointment of Mr. Brothers decided upon.
The term of Mr. Southworth, as trustee
of the Geneva Home, expires Julj- 1. and
the Governor ald he has made no appli
cation for reappointment. Mr. Deere's
term on the Normil S"hool Board expired
some time ago. and his rcsigmilon had
MO., SATURDAY, JUNE 30. 1900.
nVREMONT HORNSLY. G. B. GA1KNN1E, THIX).
IN GRAND HOTEL,
Well-I)r-sed Man. Suppo.sed to I'.e
Katon Hainan! of Alton, in
a Serious Condition.
SYMPTOMS OF POISONING.
Police Think He Is the Person YV.
1). lSainaiil of I'ppi'i" Alton
Made Inquiry Abjut Xo Let
ters Wele I.eft.
A well-dressed joung man. supposed to
le 1-itun Barnard of Fpper Altoi whom
the police had len asked to locate onlj"
jesterdaj, was found unconscious last night
In a room in the Grand Hotel, at No. 103
North Sixth street. It was suspected tint
he was, suffering from a dose of chloroform,
and he was removed to the Citj" Dispensary,
where Doctor Vo-r-ter slid the indications
were that he had taken a quantity of that
drug. From the Dispcnsarj" Barnard was
hastily conveyed to the City Hospital,
where his condition was pronounced serious
b- the phjsleians. who made fruitless ef
forts to revive the patient.
There was nothing fourd In the J onus
man's clothing to Indicnte that he had
tiken polnn with suicidal intent. The only
article tint might lead to his I lentitj" was
nil envelop" which bore the name, "Eaton
Barnard." The patient was n-"itlj" clad In a
dark business suit and had the appearance
of a prosperous business man. He Is about
"5 jears old and looks as If he enjojeel t,ood
He s fair comp'.exioned and his face Is
The illce are or the opinion thit Barnard
is the man whom thej" were askeil to loeatc.
The request wat made of them bj W. D. W".
l!.irnard of Fpper Alton jesterdiv". He siid
tint Eaten Barnird wis his brother. lie
gave no reason for asking the police to lo
cate Eaton. He told them that If thej" were
successful in finding his brother, to notlfj"
him at Upper Alton.
There Is a W. D. W". Barnard In the drug
business in College avenue. Alton, but ef
forts to find him last night were unsuccess
The man who Is at the Citj" Hospital reg
istered at the Grand Hotel as B. Barnard.
He came to tho hotel early In the after
noon and asked for a room. He sail he
was tired and wanted a rest. He was as
signed to room No. IK. and Imm?dlat'lv re
tired, leaving a call for 6.J0. J. E. ltiufro.
night cierk at tho hotel, went on duly at
C o'clock. At CSX) o'clock. In accordjnee
with the call left for No. KM, he went to
that room and knocked. The oc cupint re
plied In a clear voice: "All right." The Mcrk
thought hi? dutj- executed and returned to
Renfro noticed that the nw In No. ins
did not appear In the evening. II I'eojght
this curious, but did not consi ler It cause
sufficient for an examination. A'jJ'it 10.3)
o'clock H. Wallace, who ofcupics a leem
adjacent to No. IV,. came to the l'tel
office and complained that nls i,lR'nlr
made such a noise that he could not leep
and asked that Uenfro look Into lh mat
ter. Renfro went lo Barnard's room. He
knocked loudlj-, but received no rc-spns
Meantime the man's heavj" breathing ciuld
be heard. Renfro turned the knoo and en
tered. The door had not been !o;ked.
Barnard lay upon the bed partly dressed.
His head hung partially over the bed, and
his ejes were cloed. Renfro addressed him
loudlj-. but received no response.
The hotel clerk saspected poton. and
called the rolice. Investigation discov
ered that the nun was in a djlng con
dition. An nmbulance was called, and Bar
nard, still unconscious, was removed to the
Citj Hospital. The few trivial articles he
cossescd were taken possession of bj- the
An empty vaseline bottle found In the
room and a tin bucket cont lining what ap
peared to be water were still at the Grand
Hotel last night.
AMERICAN SILK EXHIBIT WINS.
Awarded Gold Medal at Paris Over
Paris, June 3. The greatest surprise in
exposition circles .since the fair opened
came when it was announced that the
American silk exhibit will be awarded tho
cold medal over the French exhibit. This
announcement of the triumph of the silk
manufacturers of the United States, who
competed with tho French weavers In the
home of the silk Industrj", gives an uncom
fortable shock to Paris.
The dally number of visitors at the ex
position Is steadily Increasing, the average
now being between Za.OOO and 240.000.
SCHULTE. THOMAS DAVIS.
Photographed bj- Ro'ch.
PLAY "SHINNY" WITH
SKULL AND BONES.
Hoys in South St. Louis Amuse
Themselves With Skeleton Re
mains of Tiieir Ancestors.
EXCAVATING AN OLD CEMETERY
Workmen Digging Cellar for New
Piiihling riiearth Skeletons
in What Was the St. Jo-eph's
Convent Hurting Ground.
The bov-s In the neighborhood bounded by
Ilroadv.-aj", Park avenue. Seventh and Rut
ger streets are enjojing th(melves during
the school vacation eaon with curious
plaj things. "Shlnnj"" Is their favorite pas-
i time, and the instruments thej" emploj" In
the game are portions of the decomposed
anatomies of what were once, perchance,
A blackened, grinning skull serves for the
ball and a grisly tblgh bone or upp'r bone
of the arm for a driving stick.
The plaj things cf tbp bojs of the neigh
borhood are the relics of past and almost
forgotten generations of people, whose
bodies were burled in the old M. Joseph's
Convent Ci meterj". which, more than half
n century ago. occupied a p'ot of ground
adjoining the old St. Joseph's Convent, on
what Is now Ninth nnd Rtitger streets. A
block of modern buildings now occupies thft
siHit formerly dedicated to the repose of
the bodies of the dead. The I-jf.ijette Bank
and Engine Companj" No. 1C, together with
numerous nth'r buildings, now occupied bj"
small merchant', are located on the cite of
j the former cemeterj", the existence of wnica
Ii33 long been forgotten bj" all save tae
oldest inhabitants of that section, ard which
t is onlj" recalled to memory when the march
' of progress, icquiring the demolition of one
I of the old structures, revals to the exca
vators the cseous remains of their uead-and-gone
Vtrj fw of the inhabitants of the tcrri
torj" bounded bj" the abave named streets
know that they are dwelling above what
was In Its time one of the most dcnselj
lopuIated gravej-ards of earlj- St. Louis.
This disagreeable fact is made known to
them upon the rare occasions when one of
their more progressive neighbors decides to
make improvements In his propertj", and the
contiartors. In excavating on the old prem
ises, unearth a couple of coffins and skele
tons. The latest Instance of this occurred Thurs
daj". when Fritz Ehrlacher, a saloonkeeper
at No. 113 Sauth Broadnaj". who is bJtldlng
a bowling alley adjoining his premises,
found himself with a couple of skeletons and
a conglomerate mas of skulk and bones on
his hands, for which he had not the slight
The bones were unearthed bj" the laborers
emploj ed by the contractor In charge of the
excavation for the new addition. The la
borers unearthed one grave about tTentv
feet west of the Broadwav building 'In, and
another about twentj" feet west of the f rst.
The full skeletons of two adults were found
when the picks first uncovered the graves;
but at the next touch of the picks the coffins
nnd their contents crumbled away into a
miss of rubbish and bones. Other portions
of human skeletons were unearthed at o'her
points In the course of the excavation. The
practical contractor, knowing the nature of
the ground bis men were working tn, or
dered the bones thrown In with the rest of
the refuse, and all was unceremoniously
carted to the dump. The omnipresent small
boj-sof the neighborhood, however, got the
skulls and the larger bones found, and took
them to a vacant lot on Ninth street, where
they Inaugurated a game of "shlnnj" with
tile ghastly relics.
The police on the beat, who were apnrlscd
of the tlnd, made no report of the matter,
believing that the circumstances illd not
warrant the Coroner holding an Inquert.
WON A GREWSOME WAGER.
Frank Funk Het That He Would
Not He Hanged Yesterday.
Washington. June 29 Frank W. .Funk,
who Is under sentence of death for the mur
der of William H. Brooks, received a box
of cigars to-day In pajraent of a bet. He
I was to have been executed to-day, but was
given a respite until next November, In or
der that his case might get before the
United States Supreme Court. One day last
week he mide a bet with a reporter that
he would not die on the scaffold with Son! I,
who was hanged to-day. Having won the
bet. Funk addressed the reporter a note
"1 desire to remind you that jou are in
debted to me one box of cigars on our wager.
It seems, after all. that only the guiltj
shall be hung. I never could believe that
In these enllghtned daj-s a man could
be hung by prejudice alone. Please do not
fall to come around with the cigars. I can.
smcke with more comfort now."
Funk was arrested In Missouri last winter.
After Walking Downtown in the
Heat She Puts Two Hul-
Iets in Her Hodv.
OVER-EXERTION DERANGED HER
Mother Prostrated as a Kesnlt of
Daughter's Aet She Was
Wealthy and Member of Ethi
cal Culture Society.
Miss Pauline H-hrleln. a wealthy young
worn in of the South Side, committed sui
cide jesterdaj- afternoon bj' shooting her
self twice In th abdomen with a 32-c.i'lber
revolver. In the attic of her home, at No.
S8A Californli avenue.
Deputy Coroner Cast held an Inquest and
decided that the deed was due to temporary
Insanitj" resulting from overexertion in the
excessive heit. Miss Hehrleln had walked
from her home to Broadwav- and Olive
street and laek Ju-t before killing herself.
H-r relitlves can give no reason for her
suicide ixeeiit that embodied In the D'pntj
Curorefs verdict. Her m ther 's pr. s:rattd
as a result of the occurrence. William II.
HehrMn. the vice president of tli J. J.
Wli-dminn cigar box factorj'. Is her only
brother. ler f.imllv Is prominent on the
South Side, but sh? cared little for socletj".
She was a member of the Ethical Culture
Ssclety. and took a great Interest In the
work of the organization.
Miss Hehrlein was j; jears old. lived alone
with her mother. Mrs. R-glna Hehrlein. who
has been a widow for many jears. and was
verj" wealthy The house In which she lived
was her own. Yejferdiv- forenoon she told
her mother that she would go downtown to
do some shopping. She said that she would
walk, as she feared to ride In the transit
cars and considered the wagons running
bark and forth more uncomfortable than
Mrs. Hehrlein tried to dissuade her. ns It
was too warm for such a trip. But when
she returned she told her mother that she
had walked both wajs and was suffering
from a splitting headache. As she was much
troubled with headaches. Mrs. Hehrlein raid
no particular attention to her complaint ex
cept to give her some remedies that were
In the house.
Miss Hehrlein ate a light luncheon and
then lay down, saying that a rest might
cure the headache. Her mother was en
gaged with some household duties in tl o
sitting-room of their flat about 2 o'clock
wben she heard her daughter going up to
the attic. She supposed that she had re
covered from the headache and was bound
'or the attic in search of something.
After JILs Hehrlein had been In the upp-r
room a few minutes, her mother heard two
rhots tired and then a noise as If a bodj
lud fallen to the floor.
Mrs. Hehrlein Is quite an old Iadj". but her
fright gave her strength enough to run up
the attic steps.
What she saw there caused her to scream
with fright. Her djugbler lay In a heap on
the floor, with the smoking revolver clasped
In her right hand. The frantic mother tried
to rouse her to consciousness, but life had
fled. When the neighbors came thej" found
the mother with the dead bodj- of her child
In her arms, the blood from the wound
staining her clothes.
The bodj- was carried to the couch on
which the girl had shortlv before rested,
and after some deluy Doctor Valentine
Schulz of No. 270U Russell avenue was
called. He pronounced her dead. For a short
time the mother was desperate and called
upon the neighbors to let her die also. She
said she did not wish to live without her
The jiolice were notified cf the suicide, hut
when the Si rge int came to gather the
fact to make a report he was denied en
tiance bj" the neighbors, as It was feared
that the Investigation might nccn:uitc the
mother's n.rvous rondltt n. The ellleers
were- not admitted u.itil the Deputy Coroper
Miss Hthrh Itf.s father was f'.rmerly the
owner cf the Cherokee Garden, v.nich wtut
under the name of Helirleln's Garden jcars
ugo. The family is one of the .ilde Ger
man families in the citj. Melchlor Hehr
lein owned much prouertj" at ilie ;'me of
his death. The buiK of his fortune wc-ht to
his son. William II. IlehrU-m. ;.ii.- Hehr
lein received propertj" vilurd at GJ.Oio. ?nd
Mrs. Hehrlein is worth probablv 31 .t.je.
Miss Hehrlein was cf u retiring :itp.jition
and studious. For a while she taurht mu
sic just to gratify a whim. Shu had .".lwajs
lived In St. Louts and wus InmostisI in a
number of charitable institutions and so
cieties. BOUGHT BY THE SANTA FE.
K., O. C. & 8. W. Acquired at Auc
tion for fluU.UUO.
Vinitii. I. T.. June 29. The Kansas, Okla
homa Central and Southwestern Railroad
was sold at auction to the Atchison. To
peka and Santa Fc Railroad here In front
of the United States Courthouse at noon by
Special Master Pllnej' L. Soper.
The onlv I Id made was by Llmon F.
Parker. Jr.. representing the Atchison, To
peka and Santa Fe. whose bid was tvM.OOO.
The sale will be confirmed In the United
States Court at this place next Mondaj"
by Judge GUI.
The Kansas, Oklahoma Central and
Southwestern Railroad extends from
Independence. Kas., south to the
town of Owasso In the Territory and
west from Bartlesvllle in the Osage Nation,
a distance of eighteen mile's. The Kansas,
Oklahoma Central and Southwestern was
commenced at Indepenuence. Kas.. by pri
vate parties and was Incorporated under
tne i&ws or tne hiate or jvantas ana UKia-
homa. The Oklahoma charter authorized
the company to Issuo one million dollars In
bonds, but only a half million dollars' worth
In the Indian Territory the company gave
a mortgage, which, with the bonds Issued,
aggregated K85.C3. The Santa Fe pur
chased the bonds and alo the mortgage
and filed suit to foreclose the mortgage.
Now that tho Santa Fe has purchased the
road It Is expected that the company will
extend It south to Texas rapidly, whicn will
give It a new line through the Indian Ter
ritory to Texas. 100 miles shorter than the
main line of the Santa Fe to Texas. The
line south from Bartlesvllle will tap a rich
countrv". which has never been develope-d.
The Santa Fe assume-d control cf the rew
road last year, ami Santa Fe trains have
been run over it for the last e-Ieven irontlis.
LEPROSY AMONG VOLUNTEERS.
Idaho Men Recently Returned
Fiom the Philippine.
Boise Citj", Idaho. June 23 Leprosv Is
said to have broken out among the Idaho
volunteers returned from the Philippines.
The State Health authorities are investi
gating the report. It Is known that four
cases are being looked into, and It Is stated
that one of these Is bejond question lep-rosj-.
The victim is the son of an Episcopal
clergjman In Blaine County, and is now
Isolated in the mountains.
Fatal Collision on a Branch Road
Worcester. Mass.. June 29. A passenger
tral-i on the Gardner Branch. Fitchburg
Railroad, ran Into an excursion train at
Barber's Station, one mile from this city,
at 6:20 p. m.
Two trainmen were killed and seven or
eight passengers Injured.
St. Louis. One Cent.
tuidr hi. Limit. Tvto rents.
Trrln. Ihrrr Crnls.
IDENTIFIED AS AN
Edward Rohlllng, an Escaped Con
vict, Is Declined to He One
of the Gang.
CAUGHT BY SERGEANT MEEHAN.
Warrant Sworn Out by Henry
Soeker. Who Was Held Up
and Locked in Refrig
erator. Edward Rohlfing. alias Harris, an e
caped convict, who was arrested Thurs
daj" afttrroon. wjs Identified jesterdaj" as
one of the "Ice-bov." robbers. Hcnrj" Soek
er. the prrprletor cf a saloon and grocery
store at No. 1701 Morgan street, positively
identilitd him as one of the three men
who. after robb n; him on the night of
June ID. locked him up in he Ice box. Rohl
f.ng denies the charge, but a warrant his
been Issued against him eliargii u rob-berv-
In the first ilesree.
Running's arrest was a clever bit of
work on the part of Sergeant of Police
Mt-ehan cf the Central District. He was
"', $ .71
passing the house at No. 713 Walnut street
horlly after noon Thursday, when he no
ticed a man. who was sitting- on a bed In
the front room, duck down as if he did
not vant to b een. There Is no entrance
to the front of the houe. Meehin ran
through tl e side hall, followed by Police
man Little, nnd entered the room, but the
man had fled. Ieavlrg his hat and coat on
the bed. Me han ra'sed up the pillow, ex
posing two revolvers and a loaded "billy."
As soon as 1 e aw them he felt that he
was on the trail of good "game." and ha
told L'ttle to take charge of the weapons
while he went after the man.
Meehan searched the house, and. faillng
to find his man. searched the neighborhood.
Ten minutes eljpseil. when Meehan met a
man coming out of an alley near Seventh
and Elm street in his shirt sleeves. wear
In a new straw hat pulled well down over
his face. Meehan stepped up to him and
raided the hat. lrstantly recognizing him
as the man he was after.
"I guss I've got jour eoat and hat and
artillerj- up here." suld the Sergeant.
"Come with me."
At the Central District Police Station the
prisoner gave -the- name of Harris, but when
he -vas sweated in Chief Desmond's office
he was Identified by Detective Louis Zi'g
ler as Edward Rohlfing. a convict who ee
caped from Chief Deputy Sheriff Adclpn
Troll while being taken to the penitentiary
four j ears ago. Itohlfir.g then acknowl
edged that he wus the man. He Is now un
der sentence of two jcars for burslarj".
Henry Seeker called at the Four Courts
yeslerdaj" morning and ldentllled Rohlfing;
as one of the three men who locked him
in his Ice box after robbing him en the
night of June 19. Soeker was In the saloon
alone about 10.W o'clock, when the three en
tered. The largest one ordered three beers,
whereupon the smallest one said to make
hLs soda. The big one asked If there was
any cheese In the house. Soeker went back
to get It. Tho big man followed him. and
when at the ice box covered him with a re
volver. Tne other two came up with drawn
revolvers. While two of them covered hlra
the little one seurched his pockets, taking
JlO in money and his gold watch. Then they
marched him Into the ice box and locked
the door. Soeker Identified Rohlfing as tho
little man who did the searching.
"I have been In the city only two week. '
said Rohlfing. "and have had nothing to do
with any robberies. I was on my way to
New Orleans to go to work. Since I jot
away I have been working in Black Rock.
Ark. hauling logs, but the work was too
hard for me apd 1 went to Chicago. I have
not done a thing since that first Job. Mr
parents live at Sixteenth and O'Fallon
streets but I was afraid to go to see them,
for I thought the police would catch me. "
ChleT Desmond will have other victims of
tbe "Ice-box" robbers call at the Four
Courts to-daj" In an effort to identifv- Rohl
fing in connection with the other cases.
DETECTIVE KEELY BETTER.
Assailant Not Found, Though
Many Ai rests Are Made.
Detective John J. Keely. who was shot
four times while trying to arrest "Blddj"
Holden and a companion Thursday after
noon, was much Improved In condition yes
terday. Doctor A. V. L. Brokaw", by whom
he is being treated, nt St. John's Hospital,
said yestenlay that he thought Keely would
be well within a few weeks If blood-poisoning
did not set in.
Detectives searched the city jesterday
for "Biddy" Holden. but he was not lo
cated. It Is now established that Frank Me
Grorj was not Holden's companion. Keely
and Theodore Bateman. an ejewltness. ar
positive thej- can Identify the man who did
the shooting. Bateman Is shipping clerk
for the Collier Vv hlte I-ead Works, at Tenth
street and Clark avenue. In the rear of
which the shooting tooi place. Over a
dozen arrests were made yestcrdaj", but
none of the men could be connected with
Herman Schmidt of No. 713 Barton street,
who was shot in the fight which caused
Keely to make the arrests, swore out a war
rant jesterdaj- against "Blddj-" Holden
charging him with assault to kill. Holden
and his companion chased Schmidt out or
Condon's saloon shortlj" before they over
took him and shot him. The following pris
oners are held at the Four Courts In con
nection with the case: Ed Blong. Jack Dal
nn. alias Lawton: John Whalen. Frank
McGrory. James Dalj-, alias Hussey: Harry
Popj". George Miller, all's Palmer; Charles!
Perry, William Korn. Wallace Sparks.
James Kelly, alias "Texns"r Dan Julian.
James, alias "Bud." Fossett; Charles, alias
"Shorty." Burnes and Ed Pope.
Miss Addle Trowbridge.
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Trowbridge, youngest daughter of Mayor
W. L. Trowbridge, died this evening from
tj-phold fever. She was a beautiful yoniur
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