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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. JULY 10,1900.
' I v.
STRIKE RENEWED ON
THE TRANSIT LINES.
Union Men Declare That the Company Has Vio
lated the Agreement of July Second.
Attorney Lehmann's Offer to
the Striker's Counsel Is
THo Street Railway Employes' Union. In m meeting nt Wot Hrd Coliseum yes
terday afternoon, voted to renew the strike on the St. Louis Transit Company's lines.
The boycott was ordered to take effect at 5 o'clock thli morning.
Attorney K. W. I.chmann of counsel for llio Tran."lt Company In a speech t the
union men offered to abide by the decision of their nttorne. Joseph V. Folk, on Hi
question of fact as to whether the company had violated the agreement, but the men
did not accept tho proposition.
Thn union claims tho company ban violated the agreement of July ' In hlring-men
other than tho; whose names appear on the llt submitted by the union f.r ie
lnstatement. Tho company declares thit no men hae been put to work slin-o July
I. savo tho who were hlrod prior to the agrc-ment c.f tint dale, and other former
employes who were considered eligible to a rlace on the union's lL-t.
Tho men further assert that a verbal agreement which they were given to under
stand was effected on July I. concerning seniority of service and prioilty of em
ployment of union men, was violated, but the company denies tiiat It entered Into
any such agreement.
Manager Baumhoft of the St. Louis Transit Company slid la.st night that the strike
will not affect tho operation of cars, night or day. on any of the lines.
Tho special committee of tho Central Trades and Labor Union which was appoint
ed Sunday to rrepare a drx-liratlon of tho attitude i organized lal-or on th strike
last night mad public the statement, giving tpcclflc instances in which it charges tho
company with bid faith.
CLAMORED FOR A
The striko on th St. T.ouis Transit Com
pany's lines, which was declared eft on the
evening or July :. was ordtrcd renewed
yesterday at a nectlng of tho street rail
way men's union, at the West Knd Coll-c-iini.
This morning at 5 o'clock was tho tlmo
fixed for tho renewal of the boycott on all
the compan'3 dlvisiors.
When the Mriko was settled thcro
were some muttcrings of discontent
among tho men over the terms of settle
ment, and slnco that time the d!satlsfac
tlon has gfown daily. Charges wero made
that the company had failed to keep tins
agreement of July i and a dozen or more
instances were cited tending to proic that
there had been a breach ot faith.
Meetings were held at sexeral places In
the course of the week and committees
were appointed to procure proof of lntidellty
on tho part of the company. At a metlng
of the Kxccutlvo Committee of the street
iallway men's union, held on Sunday at
Walhalla Hall. :i batch of affidavits wcro
received and read. All these affidavits were
n iho pffpr-t that men had been employed
by tho company Einco July 2 .n violation of
the terms of the agreement or tnat uate.
After a session lasting several hours the
Executive Committee determined to call a
mass meeting of the street railway men
for yesterday morning and to recomend
to that meeting that the strike be declared
Tho Central Trades and Labor Lnlon met
later and indorsed tho action of the Ex
Tho representatives of the company met
and through ITesident Whltaker addressed
a letter to the men denying that the com
pany had intentionally violated the agree
ment of July :. and declaring Its intention
to live up to every condition of tha agree
jncni. both In letter and spirit-
Attorney lehuinn' Offer.
Fred W. Lehmann. attorney for the com
pany, appeared at the meeting- and ottered
to submit the question as to whether the
company had broken faith to Joseph W.
Folk, counsel for the men. and bound the
company to abide by Mr. Folk's Judgment
in the premises. The proposition was ig
nored. -and. by a unanimous vote, the strike
"fnTtome criticism of the conduct of
the old Executive Committee. It was de
cided by tbo union to elect a new one. All
divisions were instructed to meet last night
and select new committeemen. lf f
V. member of the old Executive Committee
ald yesterday that this was the second
time the company had broken thwdt" its
employes, and no agreement would be ac
cepted in tho future that did not provide
ro? Ihe reinstatement of all old employes
in twenty-four hours after the execution of
the agreement. ,,
"There will be no lawlessness or demon
strations of violence this time, he con
tinued. "By means of a vigorous enforce
menrof tte boycott we hope to tooIuy
destroy the earning capacity of the com-
P The whole trouble seems to nans upon a
question of fact, the men Insisting thit
the company has violated its agreement
while the company, on the other hand, em
phatically denies that such is the case.
The men claimed yesterday that a verbal
agreement was entered Into concurrently
with the written agreement and under .ne
verbal agreement the company bad agreed
to re-employ all the old men in sixty dais,
seniority in the service determining tco
priority of re-employment-
Dispute About Verin.1 Asrftmml.
Jt was claimed that the Keverend Doctor
W. W Boyd had assured the men that
such an agreement existed In a speech at
. !,,. f.mrxmv' tlpplarn that
ICvTie nun ur pulii s,ws ..----
and that the only agreement made by them
was tne wniien urn cru ...., "--- - -- ---
tentlon un this subject they show the origi
nal aralt or me wrms uiril j u.u.
and presented by T. B. Edwards, chairman
Vause providing for arbitration and another
men according to the seniority of service
were stricken out. nnd theeo clauses dp not
appear in tho terms of settlement signed
bv both parties to the controversy.
It was 2:18 p. in., after the meeting had
been in session since 10 a. m., that the
striko was renewed. Tho proceedings of
tho union meeting were dramatic after Jlr.
Fred J. Iehmann's arrival, when he faced
tho hostile assembly and replied to ques
tions put to him from all sides.
Impassioned speeches and the temper of
the men. indicated by their excited com
ments, made it plain as soon as the meeting
was called to order by Vice President J. J.
Meyers of the union, that the strike would
be renewed unless soma unexpected liberal
promlfes were made by the company. Be-
their audience had Indicated that the dis
charge of General Manager Baumhoft and
removal of President Whltakcr would be
FEEDING FOR HEALTH.
Directions by a Food Expert.
A complete change In food makes a com
plete change in body. Therefore if you are
siting In any way. the surest road back
to health is to change your diet. Try the
following breakfast for ten days and mark
Two soft boiled eggs. Of you havo a
weak stomach, boil the eggs as follows:
Put two eggs into a pint tin cup of boiling
:.water. cover and set off the stove. Take
I out In nine minutes; the whites will be
the consistency ot cream and partly digest
ed. Don't change the directions in any par
ticular.) Eorae fruit, cooked or raw, cooked
preferred, a. slice of toast, a little butter,
four heaping teaspoonfuls of Grape-Nuts
with some cream, a cup of properly boiled
Postum Food Coffee.
The Grape-Nuts breakfast food is fully and
scientifically cooked at the factory, and both
that and the Postum Coffee have the dias
tase (that which digests the starchy part)
developed In the manufacture. Both the
food and the coffee, therefore, are predt
gested and assist. In a natural way, to di
gest the balance ot the food. Lunch at
noon, the same.
For dinner in the evening use meat and
one or two vegetables. Leave out the fancy
desserts. Never overeat. Better a little less
than too much.
If you can ue health as a means to gain
success In business or In a profession. It Is
well worth the time and attention required
to arrange your diet to accomplish the .c-ult.
Submit the Question of Fact to
Rejected Boycott Ordered.
YOTE ON STRIKE.
tho only ooncess-Ion which would avert a
renewal of the ytrike.
Clamored for n Mrlke.
The men assembled with no knowledge
that tho transit company Intended to com
municate with tlitm. Tho vote to declare
the strike on was about to be taken, when
Grand Master John T. Wil-on of the Na
tional Tiackmrn'o Association pushtd his
way through the cruwd at thi- door, hur
ried to tho platform und announced that
a communication was b ing prepared by
the company. I-v a then it r.iufml the ut
most enoris of Mr. Wilson. Ice President
Mejeis and other leadci In tho-uniun to
prevent an immediate vote on tiro reopen
ing of the strike. By temporizing, tho vote
was postpoi.rd irom time to time until the
men linatly was persuad.-d to otc to de.'er
action until 2 p. m., to anult the communi
cation. Atter it was. received Impatience
for immediate action acain was manifested.
! but the ctforta of the leaders caused action
again to be deferred until Mr. Lchmanu
could Lo heard, he arriving a few minuted
Immediately after he stepped off the plat
form, the strike was declared on. the voto
being unanimous. Then it ei ordered that
tho Ftrike take effect Immediately, but that
the renewal of the boycott be postpom-d un
til 5 a. m. to-day. to afford the public tho
means of reaching their homes this even
ing. Then It was ordered that the twenty
three divisions of the union meet as soon
as rossibic to elect a member of the Exe
cutive Board, so that If dissatisfaction ex
isted in any division over the action of Its
present member, ho could be replaced. It
WaS directed th.lt th nwiv Imir.l r.riili.o
demands on the company, to be submitted
to the public and the officers of the transit
The meeting was opened with an invoca
tion offered by the Keverend V. V. Newell
of the Compton Hill Congregational Church.
Complnlut of the I'lilon.
The complaints of the union with refer
ence to the company's treatment of tho new
agreement, and the action of the Executive
Committee on Sunday, as reported in The
Kepubllc yesterday, were presented by
Chairman T. B. Edwards of tho Grievance
i "X .d0 ,a?t. beI'e'--e that the company Is
keeping faith." said Mr. Edward.. "1 know
H5 f . n?5 eePlnK faith nnd never in
tended to. It has deliberated- bctravid us
ana merelv rnnti tn .iic.-...ii .hi-
. mlttee and get us righting among ourselves.
I ;ila .1 fca". ,hat x ,lPe ou W1H renew
...... ..hiii. uuu never maiee another agree
ment as long as Edwards Whltaker Is pres
ident and George W. Baumhoff gent-ral
manager of the transit company. I.et the
company ; remove them if it wants a sett.e
rneut. Wo will fight until we revoke its
rranchiso through the State Legislature."
National Organizer Harry Bryan followed
.F- ""la"', denouncing President Whlt
I ,anJ rTal Manager Uaunihon as
LrciIyas bl$ Mr' Edwnrd. Then the Ilev-
' l'utT",Il:2 ,10 'earned that the agreement
' ?f,JS'V Son,aln''1 no arbitration clause.
Mr Edwards saying that the company ob-
.V" . cla,-. air. .Newell brought his
thS ?-ii t0 .Bn. ab,raI" clo'e. Mr. IMwards
nro?f CJ?t''dthat )lc ,13d Indisputable
J f' ,n ,thtJ shaPe ot affidavits, that the
company had not kept faith with the men.
". "f-l 'VIl0Wed bj' " i,artI" Williams
wi2 Llt!.knon?.?s a slml9 tax advocate '
nr ,h?ld,i,hilt' rh"'' he was no member
oi i no union ia tmntn.! ... . ...
iViiiMJ'f Ulaenw tn". ficllt an",) ''"btlnue
I "until th end. He ailvNed. however, thit
! M.y?.. 5?."' company to 'show
Cai Airnue Van irt,.stn.
"I move that we give the company unt'l
p. m. to reinstate every nnn," shouted
a member of th.i nr!,t ,. -m- ivim.
I concluded. Another amended th 'motion, so
1 "-l-i? declare the strike on immediately.
I nV .i. J. ii . "" cneers irom an
,i ha."' an1 u W!" with d.lllculty
;V " "'einoer oi inn cass avenue divl-
. a",-f th? Vni2" m:,,,e himef heard to
argue against the htep. He ilecland that
...c.c ma no money in the treasury, that
the vnion no longer had wagons for a 'bin
Hue nnd absolutely was without r.uourcev.
He urged that the union had less to go
on than when It Inaugurated the strike.
I res.dent Lee Boggs ot the Tark avenue
line demanded Immedlite act'on. and when
the Keverend Mr. Newell suggested that
the comnanv mloht hn-.- cnin. ninmimim.
I tl5n l. mak "d that It would lu; wise to
inuru it wie opportunltv. replltsl that It
would be vvorth nothing. President W. I.
Benson of the Chouteau avenue line said
Hint euefi n mcu. k...l vnnn ..1 .i
I the company that no reply was jwssihle.
1 Just as Mr. Benson was finishing his
speech. John T. Wilson of the National
Trackmen's Association pushed his way to
the platform, and announced tint u com
munication was being prepared by the com
pany. "As soon as I learned this niornlns ot
the renewed trouble," Mr. Wilson told tho
men. "I hurried to President Iv of the
Merchants'-Laclede National Il-inl.- iml to
I Broker Kotany, both stockholders In the
, transit company. I told them the public
would permit no double deal ng from the
: rompany. They telephoned immediately to
Mr. W'hitaker. and a communication now
I is being prepared, to be sent out here in a
1 few minutes. If it is true that such tac
tics as have been described are being em
ployed, tho public will to with you stronser
than ever. The people will see that the
company treats you right. But Mr. Whlt
aker told mo that If the agreement had
been vitiated, ho would see that those re
sponsible should suffer."
Clamor for action on the motion to strike
was renewed when Mr. Wilson concluded,
several me-mbers urging the union to Im
mediate action. Mr. Wilson pleaded for de
lay, as did John Dlx ot the South Sixth
street line. Tho tumult finally subsided, but
repeatedly broke out anow. as the men
crew fretful under the delay. Repeatedly
the leaders were compelled to urge modera
tion, until finally the agreement was
reached to wait until not later than 2
It was then 1.
Prenldcnt Whltoker'n Reply.
Fifteen minutes later tho letter was de
livered to Mr.. Edwards, who read It, as
St. Lools. July . ISO. T. D. TMwards. K.i .
Chairman. CSty: Dear Sir lour cvmmun!t:..n
'f the 7th In't.. adJresM to the St.
I.ou! Transit Company was recelve.1 i,y
ra late Saturday altrrnoun. and It baa
not ben voible swn.T to make the neces
sarr lrm-"tlB.ulon requisite to nswir.
Tbe agreement between the company and your
rommtttre was made on July 2. alut S) p. m.
The list of mploe to be furnished bj you was
not prepared until three dajs thereafter, on July
t. It was a laree list, comprising more than
3;00f) namrs. and It was necessary to have it
copied and Ent to th4 divtalon superintendents.
Thla was done as soon ns posfitilc, and with
peat expedition, for on Saturday. July f. se
lections from the list were posted. A largw num.
lr of the mn thus selected haie ?rentl
themselvea at the company's office, and are nnMr
in me eompanjri service, runner sciei-uons win
le made from time to time, and the men put tj
work as rapidly as possible.
You make ctwnplaint that the eompanr has
violttM Us agreement by the employment of new
iren since July, and Instance tnenty.tno trj)
eaM"s. namlnc the men. Of the only three,
namely, Nolan. Archamhault and W'hitaker, are
In any sense new men. Ths other nineteen are
old cmplojes of the compan. who hae ilther
neer quit the service or oult In the trenftrai
(trlke of May 7. and were therefore rliglble to
re-emplayreent under the temw ot tbe agrec
ccat ot July 2, unless they had been guilty of
law l"nes nr rlnlrnee. Vou make no charse of
tti.t kind kulhst thmi.
James Nolan aiphett fir emplo me.it on April
. and paeseit lu ttj)rlcal lamination n th
i-i m Ji llicre was no limmdialc ucfariun fer
Ids actrte serl.: at that tln.e. and. a.s ou aro
snare. thortl after the strike wan declatvd.
Lilians jpi'lieatioii vas irrlo..Wet during the
tarike. tinul July 2. when he api-eiml and risked
fer ii'tJ:unt. clalning tliat It had leen prom
ld hia. Me wis tuld to rrturn .m July S. when
he uu!.l !" st to work. Ul.lln he .lid not be
gin actlto ui"k until July :. ..u will no that
1- was actually emp:o)cd en Jul) r, before tlie
aniveiiient whs siciuit
rtamn Whillak.r made .ippbcation July t and
was iild by the suwrmlinK-nt tlut he would
lia emjlcinenl tt he LroiiKht satltfai-liiry
referen.-es. This he did tn July 4. and he a
thereupon assigned to the clss airaw line, ln
astuuen as he did not preeent his reterencs I -lore
the .isrerment was siKneJ. on July i I am
of cplnion ttuit th-rc was n hd.dliu olilicallon
t'li tiie part of the cimiian 10 emiltiy him wlun
the aKrwmr-iU was i lee. d on Jul 2. Ills I late
will then fore. 1. ailed hy trl.t.tloii Htm the
coiiuultu ' a llt
Arilutiiib'iult tlle.1 .t ap'licatton en June
ai.d wa tdd at that tune til he would Is put
to wvrk e seen .ts the lipidM unity ofCereil Inla
enstlluteil an (Miration uin the tart of Ihu
tvniiani. watch it w.u Pound to carry out.
Tt-e olh-r nineteen men wtre all via tmplojes
of the uiiiny. f theix' Kandle had ner
l-een out oi lie strvhe. but was aUnt on ac
count if slikn.ts He riivrtcil for work July
". but the stale of hu health has Lctn sucti thai
he has nt run n'KUIatly
sefli ot the men named bv oU. viz. lleerco
Wllin. ln NoH. i;u. Itauer. I. V Whlton. !
I eaklr. A 'lalor and Jehn Malnc apiiai
en the itinmlticc'i list, l .inni't uflersiand
how ttte asrutliCllt was Molatcd by lnl'liln
men whiia the fiuunltte thiiuel(es u-liru
illgthlc fir re ernplovuirl.t.
Mcniri ville iriiii.et. WflllaiiiS. hniilh. e'ar-rutlter-.
f-radin Mts.nnlck and llaninan ad
a plu-.! for n? ? mptuj ment Lifoie the aaree-u nl
was stKliel and were assured re niptojmenl.
Tills was in pursuant of thi. cisiui.mj 's llxe.1
and known polli tit take Ui. k Us eld empl""
as fast .is ther applied and put them to wcrU a-
son as tsrssitd rticy were In the cimiatiye
enipley tefv're the acrtelnent was signed
Josthsen. Illllen and llpiwn applied f-r re
f mp!o in ul en Julv 3 and 4. Th- were kni"n
to the sui-'rlntendeiii to be former employes,
and tsllettd t him tu ! (.rallied to a pUc
on tie committee's list. That Ilt had not jet
l.-en riade out As be needed miti he took them.
td...lns thst he was acting In strict acord
are with the acn'emeut If tlreso men were
r. t entitled to a 1 1 ne on the llt f r any reason,
then I asTee they hie riot been emploe.l. I
read ihe agri'ement to mean that ery man In
tle company's serxh-e on Hay 7 is entitled to a
place en the lift, unhss he haa been guilty of
iawlessners or vlolenct. 1 do not understand
ttat Any tliargfa of that kind are brought
agilnst tNse men.
The gepcral .harpe tn-ide by ti in the thir
teenth paragraph of jour letttr is too aeue for
prompt ICAC-tlKatlon. I hae but to say that I
have no knowledge of new mn t-elng emploel
rlm-e July 1 unless Mutator's case statil
ale. ! btken a en, and I shall see to It
tn.it the jgntment Is strictly k pt on ihe part er
the jmninj. and If It has ts n de:vir:-l fr.m.
pnmpt cerrevti-n will 1 made Itespcetfully
tSISr.c.l) ST. IVVIf. TICN.-IT ITOII'AM .
l!y Kdwards Wfcltakir, rnsitJeiit.
Transit Attorney Cross-IUiimliuMl.
Tumult followed the rending of the letter
and it was ten minutes before order was
restored. Meanwhlb word had le.-en re
ceive that Attorney I-ohmanii vas on his
way to the '.lis. urn '.Vlien this was an
nounced tot ro were cries of "! t him come.
As soon as Chairman IMwards of tht Griev
ance Committer niuld make himself beaul
lie annoum f.l that the letter clearly was
unsatisfactory and Unit he thought all were
ready to vote on the proiwsltlon for u strike.
In thv disorder which Iollowtsl.Mr. Eehmniiti
entered the hall and use mini the platform.
H was iveelvnl with applause.
'Gentlemen, v. hu this agreement was
made on July ;," said Mr. I.-hmann. "it
n.ii enlreil intn In itlisnltitn ccunl faith bV
the people whom 1 represent and the pur
pose was Its carrying out In good faith. No
man Is more concerned than I In having
it carried out and I Intend to do all that
I can to set that it is. There has been
dissatisfaction expressed slncef, but with
respect tu the questions raised I will saytli.it
Mr. Ktlk and I can settl- them ami will
settle them In shurt order. I plenlge you that
there will bt an agreement betwe-eti us and
I p!edge mjsclf personally lo catry 'his
"Vou have said that before and the com
pany has violated Its agreement." objected
some one In the audience. Anathe r nvm
Isr of the union then demtndetl of Mr. Eeh
mann whether George V. Baumhoft would
be tli-chutgcd for not having postesl lists of
men to be reinstated."
"We want fair play." broke In J. J. Mars
cf the Eiston avenue division. "Did vou
not understand. Mr. Lehmann. that th-
agreement niuint rtinslatement und not
merely the chaiuve to apply for re-einpioy-ment?"
"The agreement steaks for ItsWf." re
plied Mr Lehmarn. "I think that it said
rdnstatemeiit. without prejudice to the men
"We ale rdiablv Informed." persisted Mr.
Mars, "thet a-'urances und pledges were
made to tho committee in regard to rein
statement and on th strength of that, the
settlement was accepted by us."
"Everything In the agreement was In
writing." said Mr lehmann. "and no as
surances additional to the written agree
ment were mado in my presence."
A running lire of questions was kept up
for about half an hour, Mr. Ulimaiin re
plying to all. although often Interrupted by
He scarcely had quit tho platform, when
It was voted unanimously to declare the
strike on. not to be declared oft except bv
the union as a body.
1'ropoMtions then wore made for the for
mulation of a new set ot demands on the
"What we want," said J. J. Mars of th
Easton Aveni.e divlMon, "is a full and com
plete recugr itiou of the union; the rein
state mint of every man; ten hours a day.
ticished In twelve coneecutlve hours; a
cents an hour; pav for overtime Tor tho
shisimen and the like; and 10 cents an hour
while waiting In tbe Muds; ami an arid
t ration ajieeinenr. And vie want to let the
eompiny know thai ne want n to get rid
of Baiimhotf and Whltaker "
WIT n It had leen airr -il to !.( n .......
re-uiir uiiuiiiuee ami
iitstruct it to
formulato demand-, the meeting udjoumed,
ORGANIZED LABOR'S ATTITUDE.
Statement by Special Committee of
J. T. & .. v. as tu tin Strike.
A committee of the Central Trades and
I-ibor I'lilon. which was appointed Sun
day for the purpose of .'rawing up a declar
ation of the attitude of organized labor
toward the strike of the transit company
employes, list night made public the state,
ment. It is signed by ail the members or
the committer: Mc.. Johnson, president of
the Central Trades and l.ljr 1'nion; A.
W. Morrison, vice pr event; David Krej
ling. secretary I.eon Greenbaumand U Val
Putnam, and is as follows;
To the I-eepie cf St lmis; Th, un.lerfl.rn.. 1
commute, it th- Centlal Tradi "m ifuVur
l-mcn of fct, I-ouls and !c!nlty was ipWrtrd
nt a. meeting ot said body n Sunday. Julr s T .
make a statement to th- isibilo eipresin ti..
sense ot organized labor ruiidinr , "". '
t-y tho Su leouls T.anslt iVmpaSy1 of thTjaS
agreement made erlUi Its striking emploeei
Tho circumstances, uml-r whicli this acVVement
was formulated and with much of which the
luMla Is unfamiliar. Is a suhj-ct which riS !. I
will I- best explained In due tini by the miking
street ralnay eniLioes an.i a s,.i....r "i"r!v
knuTn cltitera who brought about and jurtlci-
fodiell SrSfcilJ,' Vnih'Ker
nis of nerti'nlae i.iir. ..- .. .. ..'"e Pies-
...". -"'. i"ulll rv 1.1 TT g i
nn i ijiu..ioic wonersea 1,1 the St lvuls
Irarlt CVmwny during the V-WAss of o,S
nations. That th- ,ai 1 from'lsc? were , no" In
cluded in the wrllten agreement eeiuel iu
uu to th.i niaimanlnious. hut mistaken olir
sitlon uiwa the pan. of the strlklm; emrloyesVnd
the fltlzens' Ooinndtlee to spare the A lafiila
a ne levimiai sircicn or authority exercised In
dectarlng tfc strike rt was the resulted now
did n.t stem unreasonable on the mrt Tt ifS I
transit company In view of its loluble nrnti.,!!. '
a"':.nr.: .."f.f.CJ,e??L,h .'" rresence'i.t ho!
... "".."- -. 'er.. iii- siorm or nuMic dis.
ratlsfactln an.l indbtnant protest whlth grcetel
th- pub cation of ihe .-.Krecment had Quieted
suracl.nl ) to permit explanations to be made to
; : L.. .... . :'. K neon ay union, the lat
ter twhlle still doubting the sincerity of the,
comp.injj show"! Its discipline and re?pontb!llti-
.. ... .......... ---- "t uijiiii. ice unsaririjt.
lory action i-f Its representailiej. dlscintinulni:
all of those ..Beratlons which It haa iJ-n suc
cessfully conducting In dtfense of Its rlshts. e-Ith
no othec foundation for this course than thi
lllmsy anil shifty pmmlses of Us f( ana tr .i
doing cave, the St. I.iuts Transit Company and
the world at large, an example of irentrous f.rr
tearance toward and trustrul reliance in the
white lbs" otun enemy without a parallel in
the Mstorv of the labor movement. Tiie ink hat
scarcely dried upon Us acrcement lt-.rA i. ..
K nlr. n In Ih. ... rh..n 1. . v"- 1 1
n-r by Ihe
uiL...r ... ...- ............ ii i-iT 9 ;oi.l Iirnze-n ma. I
M. louis. Transit Corrjjnv. jm,r.i.
Ing to the eildencc -hcU has and will he placed
of terrible sustien-e arid a s-irre test of iwitlsnce
under asorraiatlng clrcum-tanccs, the strikinlr
street railway men h.no shown a d-eree er ht
roic self-control tl-at cannot be prabel too bleb
ly. With the deierrnln.iti.rn toPstand ipn th
solld ground of rlEht and reason, the strlkln
stret railway m.-y. hefore taking suluLle actloii
in their on defense haie sees.rcl voluminous
testimony cf the Perfidy of the St. LJiuls Transit
Company wMch would be considered Irrefutable
eeldirev of jrullt In ary court ot Justice.
The .street I.allway Union Is in nosses.lon or
nff!.!svlts supporting each and eienrecitic vio
lation which It chars-s against the transit c. m
pany anlth latter cannot acoult Itself befcr
the bar of pub e pinion by the denials whlrh
are now emanating from its cfdclals AVe hereby
rharee tbe St. Liuls Transit Company with be
ing actuated by the following motlirs in making
atrt lolatlng this aurecment. "
First To get the public to ride aealn on 'ts
cars by halng the strike declared 0rr.
Second To cause a discontinuance of donations
to the strikers relief fund am! 'hus line and
prctent a trades union canvass cf the city on
Third To create lack of conridence In lender
ship anions the members ot the street Railway
!-- ie i"v i..s. "". uutuiiniandiniT a Denial
Kourth Tly stopping tl.e bojcolt. suspending
financial asslstame. creating lack of conlldence
In lead rshlp ant discontinuance of agitation It
hoped to cause demcritllzatlon and break up the
itreet Hallway Union.
Klfth Owing to the enormous losses which It
had sustain!, the decrease in the value of its
securities and the necessity ot meeting heaiy tnd
pressinc obligations, something heroic had to bo
done. The agreement was the consequent make
shift of those who direct the affairs cf tho St.
Louis Transit Company. ,
It th peeiI cf bt. Louis do nst rise la tbtic
might and measure out to these men tneir poiinl
ot riesi, according to the wise rull-g t,f ivrtla In
the ilercllant of X i pier. It will not be be
cause they do nea deserve II. As for inranlxsl
labor of St. lands laid vlelnlt. It .lnlgl Its
lael dollar and ever) drop ot ld.l In its vein
If riecesijury to make this slrtke a nuccess; to
continue the boycott, to estalltb a bus line; lo
make a tradi.s uri-n canvass of the city utvl
tinrr to tsvse its efloris unlit It brings the ht.
laiuls Transit iVmpany to a sene of its le
sisinslldlitv to Its striking implojex und the torn
muntty. "ihe people tJf this city will again d-.u?t
fie.in riding on cars of tbe sit. lamis Transit
e"iinf.ny rotnlth-iaialir.c this attempt to trick
ihetn Into riding in cars oticruted l.y lm:sTd
criminal and pausr labor. The people know that
any oilier course would be iintalr to orgHUlze.1
Iabr of SI. Iauls. The bsnl laior unl.-ns rnti
organized tabor and synuntMiera thn-ugho'it the
coo-.tn will tsntlnue their useetsnienU and suis
I'rt of the tieet railway in n, ind the strike
and ls,)..lt will Is more powful than ever r
riaeon of the l-mmrrang m trails whieii the
transit i miny has Jc-t employe!
Iieyund tiding our a crisis in Its .lipb'cd
Ireaskr) the St I-uls Tiane.t Curinsnv tas
galin.l no a.liartage. while i th- other hsn.l it
lias Increased ten told the odium In whkli 11 Ii
held. It lu. made It alBxdunly Imperative be-f-re
the strike 1" acal" dis-laretl eff. that the
pres.nl manaKein.-nt should and inu-t resisp and
rlie way to mn who H up to their word nn I
signature The po-es!.'i ef enornieiiK wealth
lirl-.-.n ii;ir.i t'le holder prvportMiat.1 ohllgatl. ns
toward the worklsc class an.l tie general public.
and It must not l-e fnrB"iier that it Is the Iri
beient right ot empls b demanl attitratlcii.
ATTORNEY LEHMANN TALKS.
f l:ul Hopes Tlinl riiion AVtuilil Ap
prove His rropo-.il ion.
Ere.l W. Iadunan of counsel for tho
transit company said jestfrd.ij, after the
strike was dcel.ircd renewed.
"I had but one puns''! '" view In going
lo the meeting, nml that was to iritivim
the men that the esimpany was acting in
good faith and proposed to stand by the
agreement of Julv ". both In letter and
spirit 1 am frank to admit that I felt
that little or no he-sl would be paid lo
Jny word., but I went prepared t ami ilil
make a proHitiou wlib-h 1 know must
tuuiiiieiiil Itself to the favorable i-onsMera-tlon
of the St laiuis public, and whicli I
bad hoped would meet tho upprov.il ot
"That proposition was simnly this, to
submit the question of fait as to whether
tbe lompanv had broken faith or not I"
Mr. Joseph W Folk, the attorney fur th
men. and if his lodgment was :.i::iint the
e-nmpany to dischargf every man tiiat be
dccldid had liccn emplojisl In violation of
the terms 0f settlement of Julv i. Coulil
any fairer i reposition be made" Could
anv reasonable bmlv of men ask lor rnon T
Could tlii- ct-nipanj against whom tills com
plaint Is lodged do mure.- as 1 sain neiore.
tlio ciimpany s acting In perfect good
As I said before,
faith In this matter and had no thought
of doing otherwise.
"This rice lit trouble Is one entirely ot
fact, and ns such Is susceptible of proof.
Mr. rdk being the attorney of the men
they could confidently rely upon him to
protect thrir Interest, and the company Is
so absulutelv certain of lis contintlon that
it was willing to trust Its security to his
".My suggestion v.as Icnored, as the ac
tion of the meeting shows. I know of
nothing else 1 can de In tin- prniis.-s but
submit to the judgment of a competent
public to decide whether or not Ihe com
pany could do more than it did to prevent
a ri-curri'iice of the conditions which sub
jisted it to so much Inconvenient.' from
May s. to July 2. and vx lilt It all had hoped
was happily ended for all time."
RICHARD FERRICK'S TRIAL.
Work of Selectiiif: Iiiry lej!.iH.
History of (';im
Klchard Kcrrick. Indicted for the killing of
Kinci-genoy I'ollcinian Duncan K. M.icKae
on .May "3, vias placed on trial in Judge
Spencer's division or the Criminal Court
isterday. A panel of forty -seven Jurors
was selected. I 'rum this number twelve will
be chosen. The law allo.vs twe-utj-foiir
hours for this work In cases of murder In
the first degree, and unless the time is
waived by prost-cutioa the jury will not Is:
called Into the box until to-morrow morning.
At that time the taking of testimony will
Macltat: was an emergency special who
wa.s enlisted In the sv.-rvU.-e only three days
before his death. He was dt billed as guaitl
on car Xo. 1.1 of the Cass axenue llPe. About
3 o'clock in the afternoon on May 23, while
tho car was approiching Tweiity-ee-ond
street in Cass ax-enue. a man in his shirt
slecXTs ran out to the curb on the north
sidewalk and tired two shots. .t the s-conI
shot OHiccr Macl'ae fell lifeless to the car
platform. The assailant escaped in the
crowd. Three daj s after the killing lietci -tlxe-s
Field ami Sheviln arrested Kichard
Ferrlck. He was identified by the conductor
and partially identinnli by the motormau.
As he was In Ing placed In the patrol wagon
after the Identification he Is said to have
remarked ta the detective" that he wishes!
he hid got "that little fellow," meaning the
SUBURBAN ARBITRATORS MEET.
Testimony Taken Next S'e
le Held Mnuilav.
Tne Arlutrati -n Hoard, composed of Sc.dt
H. Klewett. W. T. An.ler-in and it. W.
Steinblss, which Is to decide the merits of
the contention between the St. I.ouls an 1
Suburban Hallway Company and Its union
employes, met at 2 o'clock vvsterdav after-
I noon at uie st .m-:iui.is iinui.
.Mr. Anderson is chairman and Mr.
Illewett secretary. Mr. Jenkins was at the
in.etlng un a sort of prosecuting iitbirn'y
with the vidtnce to show that th- union
has not lived u. to Its agreement with the
t-nmr.rinv On ih other bnnl vt.I.n.. e-.
submitted by the union to hov.- that the
.-Miiniruan company nniKe laitn witn tne
union, and not the union with th. oomikiuy.
The prMt-ee-dliigs of the uitt-tiug ivero
taken down by a stenographer. The taking
of testimony is-cuplcd several hours, hut
was tun completed vtstenl.iy. Ib-fore tlp
meeting adjourned Mr. Jenkins nnnoiinred
that as he will depart from the , ty to-tl.tv
on business which n'.iy detain hint sfver.il
days-, he cannot attend any Immediate
lnceilngs. Mr. Steinblss then said that
urgent business required his prestnc- In
Cliirago on Saturday, and that he would de
turt nn Friday night. Xet Monday after
noon was the time set for the next meet
ing of tho Arbitration Hoard at the St.
WARRANTS AGAINST WOMEN.
Cliai-j-rtl With OhMi 'itctiii"; Transit
Assistant Prose-cutlng Attorney Johnson
Issued warrants yesterday against Maty
Sottoon and Mary Olassliear of Xo. KJi
?outh Tlllr'' "" ch3rBtnK them with oh-
structing street railway tracks. It Is al
leged that thev piled a number of boards
ami rails on the tracks at Btoadway and
Special Officers Drisell nnd Heard and
Sergeant Hess of the Third District ar
restee! the women Saturday evening on sus
picion of having assaulted Mrs. Kva Do-
man on Dummy, aune ji. at lint saint- cor
ner. When they had been nrre-sted. It xias
f"un1 t,lat JIr!- Dt.man had left the city.
Other witnesses then ldentillcd the women
as the two who placed obstructions on tho
Conrad Paul, a 1I-J ear-old boy. who was
arrested with them, admitteil throwing mud
at Mrs. Dom.m and said the Sottoon and
Olassnear women xvere with him. I'nless
Mrs. Doman li fountl they cannot bo prose
cuted on that charge.
TOBACCO WORKERS' GRIEVANCE
Action Tost polled Two Unions Re
new tho Boycott.
At a mass meeting of tho Tobacco Work
ers' I'nlon last night at Druids' Hall, tho
nuestlou of the advisability of ordering
striko In a certain plant In the city was dls-
cusjied. The llrm in question Is chargtsl
with discriminating against the union. Tho
matter was left to a meeting to lie held In
a few days. The support of the union was
pledged to the street railway striker and
any member found riding on a transit oar
will be fined S3. All firms that sell to transit
employes or whose members ride on transit
cars will be boycotted.
The Klectrical Workers Union held a
meeting last night at their hall. Xo. 0i
Market t-eet. ami resolved to continue the
boycott against the transit company.
DOCTOR O'REILLY EXPLAINS.
Says There Was No Verbal Agree
ment of Reinbtateineiit.
Since tho agreement of July I, which had
tho effect of terminating the striko for a
few days, a report has h?cn In circulation
to the effect that the Grievance Committee
of the union was Influenced In signing the
agreement as much by a verbal promise
made by tho representatives of the fet.
Louis Transit Company as by the clauses
of the written agreement. Accord
ing to the report the representatives
of tho St. Louis Transit Company
tuui uromi-ei U IMtiaB Cwmalttw that
all the former employes of tho company
would be reinstated Inside of sixty days.
It was said that Uoctor Thomas o'ltellly
had made suth an assertion at the mans
me.tlrg that was hi Id at the West End
Coliseum the day following the signing of
Doctor O'Kcllly learned of the report last
night ami he said that it was not cor
ris:t and that possibly sine of the things
th.it ho said at th- mass meeting have been
"During the strike." said Doctor O'Beilly.
"Con Moloney. Doctor J. J. Kane and myself
decided that it was our duty as good citizens
to do what ne eould to help bring about an
amicable adjitstmtnt of the differences be
tween the ;-t Louis Transit Company ami
lis former employes. To this cud we con
stituted oiirselxiis an Intermediary commit
tee of three and called on I'resldcnt Whlta
ker svveral times to discuss the situation
with him ami see if we could not hit upon a
plan to end the strike.
"Wf were cordially received by Mr. Whlt
aker and we talked over the agreement that
was signed on July i It seemed to me that
Mr. Whltaker had a very cordial feeling
toward his old employes, and he manifested
a desire to h'ixe them back on the cars. His
manner cauod mo to believe that most of
the former t mployes of the St. I-ouis Tran
sit Coinpau) would be reinstated Inside of
sixty d.is. I think I expresses! that opinion
lo several of mv frit mis. and. although I do
not nineinlMT doing so. I ma- have said the
same thing to the strikers at the mass meet
ing. Mr. WldtHl.er. however, did not sa"
that to inc. and I did not say that be did.
If 1 spoke about the time that Would lapse
before all the men w.-to reinstall d It was
nly to express my belli f. In the hop" that
it might inlluiiit-e the men to stand by Hie.
ncilon of their Grievance Committee, which
signed the agrts.nn.nt."
MR. BAUMHOFF ON THE STRIKE.
L'iJ:ires It Will Not Affect Opera
tion of Curs.
George W. Ilatmih'.rf. general manager of
the St. laiuls Transit Company, said last
night tint the calling t.f a ses:ond strike
would not afitct the company In the least.
"i far ns the company Is cotiee rncd."
said Mr. UaumhofT. "the strike Is of no
great Importance. I n gret. however, that
our former employes were so hasty. Tho
company was making every endeavor to re
instate the men as rapidly as possible and
w.e. and is keenly alive to the advantases
of having its cars manned by old and ex
"The company will continue to run its
cars on schedule time. Tin- owl cars will
In run ns widl :is rbi ibiv irirs. :intl I ilnli'l
i iKIiew ibat the strike will affect the optra-
iion or tm system in any way wiiaiso
' ever. As far as I know, none of the m
I ployes quit yesterday, on Hie contrary, a.
very large number of the former employes
of the rorapativ made application for re
instatement. Those of th former i mployes
who went to work since the agreement was
Mgned did not walk out eterday. and I
elon't believe that they Intend to do so. I
think they have- bail enough strike ami
I that they Ixdieve that thev can do better
' for themselvis and families by working
, than bv s'triking.
"Th" evening s rvlcc. to accommodate the
crowds going to a.id from the amusement
places, will not be aifisrted by the strike
imy more than .-hit other branch of the
svstein. and tho cars will lc run over the
in w 'summer garden routes at short Inter
vals." SUMMONS FOR MRS. BUCKLEY.
Saloonkeeper Xow Says Siie Dis
liii'Iicil tlic Vcaco.
Th- arrest of Anna Ituckley in South St.
lamis lctst month, because of which Cap
tain Samuel Iloyd. In charge of tho First
Police I'istrtet, and Olfuer Uridwell. who
atresletl .Mr.!, liuckley, were Irdicted, re
sulted In the issuance of a summons yes
terdiy against .Mrs. luickley, charging her
with dlsturb:.nee of the pcea The com
plaining witness against Mrs. Buckley is
J. P. Ksan. a saloorkeeper at Xo. JJ25
South Itroadway. It is alleged that Mrs.
ltuckle's anions lifter getting off of n St.
Louis Trani' Company car were- calculate'd
to cniisc trouble. Chief of Police Campbell
onleretl her rek-se after she was first ar
rested. Captain Ibiyil and Olliccr Uridwell
wire blametl on the ground that the acton
of the Ch'if Indicated that her arrest was
MENDJZ LEAVES BERLIN.
Spanish Ambassador Is Ketiirninie
In His Home.
Berlin. July 9. The Spanish Ambassador,
Senor Memlex tie Vigo, left here to-day. He
received a high decoration at Ihe Foreign
Olllce. Ail the Ambassadors and nearly the
entire diplomatic corps accompanied tho
Amabassudoi to the depot to bid him fare
Amb.iss.idor White and Secretary of Em
Iussy Ja kson were among those present at
HOBART ESTATE APPRAISED.
Late Vice President Worth Nearly
Three .Million Dollars.
Xi'w- Yolk. July It The Inventory of the
ltrscnal e-state of the late Vice President
Carret A. Ilobart was filed with the Surro
gate at Palirson. X. J., to-day.
It upprnl'vs the late Vice President's
wealth at $-.0JS.4ll. Mr. Hoburt held lamd.s
In twenty-six corporations and stock in
MAY MEAN MORE FIGHTING.
Hnlivia to Send a Division to Accra
l.im.i, Peru, via Galveston. July ?. A dis
patch from I-i Paz. Bolivia, says that Senor
tluachalli. the new- Bolivian pleniotentIary
ta the fulled States, will leave shortly.
A Bolivian military division, commanded
bv the Minister of War. the dispatch say,
will leave Li Pas on July V) for the dis
puted territory f Accra.
AFRIDI WAR THREATENED.
Afghans Attacked While Krectin'
a Fort Near Doccsi.
London. July 10. A dispatch to tho Im
press from Pcshawur, In the Punjab, under
dale of June IS, says ( Afrldis made a
sudden night descent on "CO Afghans, who
......-?. nnn.A.1 I.. toOl.ltn.- .. r..- T
I c.i eie.uMsi U......,, .. khi u--.il jjcvc.fc
. and killed a number ot them.
It Is feared In utliciat Indian circles that
(mother Afridl war Is brewing.
At .Xrir York Hotels.
Xew- Vork. July . Hotel arrivals to-djy
inciuui lilt- lununiuK;
bt. 1-ouis P. J. Byrne. M. A. Singer.
L. L. Singer. D. J. Inman, M. Llppmnn,
M. I.ipshltz, K. T. Xugent. V. A. Morris,
J. I-utner, J. B. Kosenthal, Herald Square;
K. F. lteacli. Mrs. O. Turner. D. Turner,
C D. Calbralth, Waldorf; K. C. Butler.
Miss Butler. C. Shlagel, Holland; M.
Beckel. I. T. Tune, K. J. Miilholland. T.
15. Bradfonl. J. Antlerson, Imperial; K. X.
Johnson., J. i;. Pitcher. I'. . Hammar.
Jlrs. V. 11 Hnmmar. Westminster: L. Y.
Orff. T. J. tJIImore. C. P. Blue. Jr.. Mrs.
S. B. lllnehart. St. Ienis; J h. isryson.
II. M. Blossom. Manhattan: K. Hill,
G. Mackenzie, Grand; II. H. Zutk
er. B. V. Clarke. J, Knight.
Broadway Central; G. C. Carter, L. M.
Wolff. J. A. Cohen. J. Landau. Vendomc;
J. V. Stahlberg, D. W. It. MacDonalJ.
Xonnandle: C. 1- Kiapp. Xew Amsterdam:
J. S. Boyd. Sturtevam: C. B. Blllingtcn.
Xctlierland; L". Garrison, MetropoliUn: P.
It. Kitzttibbon. (Irantt l nlon; D. ltanken,
Jr.. Astor: S. Strauss. Belvedere; W. Tier
non. Murray Hill; V. I. Cookson. Albe
marle. Kansas City-E. HIrshorn, J. Dennhocfe.'.
St. Denis; S. frledberg. M. Abeles. Grand
Union; B. I). Howe. A. It. Mejer. Manhat
tan; D. Lyons. IK Krankcl. Criterion; Mrs.
V. G. Hawes. Grand Union: P. Williams.
Sturtevant: C II. Lyon, Albert; J. B- Cav
St. Joseph-T. W . Gaynor. G. L. Hammer,
J. L. Itoscrs. Cadillac.
GUY H.WEBBER ARRESTED.
Accused of Killing Mail at Eldora
Dutiuoln. III., July 3. rost Office Inspect
ors Gcorgo W. Hollow-ay and M. G. Price
of the Chicago division to-day arrested Guy
H. Webber, late assistant Postmaster and
son of the present Postmaster at Eldorado.
Xumerous complaints of losses of regis
tered matter had annoyed the department
lately. Since last May they became so fre
vunt that the Inspectors were detailed to
locate the leak, ror the last week their
energies havo been directed on the Eldorado
ofliee. , M .
The arrest resulted. I
JESTER ON TRIAL
AT NEW LONDON.
Aged Prisoner Betrayed Some Ner
vousness and His Eyes Showed
Traces of Tears.
PANEL READILY OBTAINED.
Expected That the Jury Will I5e
Selected To-Day Without Dilli-
culry Koth Sides Keady
lor the Jiattle.
Xew London. Mo.. July 3. Alexander Jes
ter, ulias William A. Hill, is now on trial
for his life, charged with tho murder of
Gilbert Gates, his 13-ye-ar-oId companion,
nt-irly thirty years ago. At 10 o'clock court
convened, with David II. Kly on the b-nch
and all the atlornevs and many witnesses
Circuit Clerk Htihe administered the oath
to Sheriff Jones ami two deputies. Both
sides announced their readiness for trial.
The aged prisoner and his two sons sat
near their counsel. Jester wears a clerical
black suit and looks like a superanuated
Though seemingly in fine health, ho
leaned heavily on his car.c. His face Is a
study. HLs square jaw- Is covered with
He has a low. receding forehead, bald
head ami a heavy fringe of dark gray hair
that falls to the collar cf his coat. His
dark, thick skin Is less rosy than when he
last apeared in court. Dark blue mourn
ful eyes look steadily at you from beneath
heavy brows. There were traces of tears
In his deep-set e-yts and a nervous twitch
ing of the mouth.
The one striking feature of the face !s
the strong Homan nose of the Duke of
Wellington type. He is composed, but
wears constantly a pi rsccutcd nlr. Xo man
In Xew London has lecn more pious in his
ronduct or more careful of his words than
the prisoner. He was baptized. Se says, by
IJldcr Lynn of the Christian Church niany
years ago. and was ordalnul to the min
istry in IS.'.?. All these j ears he has preached
and farmed, but never accepted a cent for
Out of the venire of eighty men a sancl
of forty was readily secured. From this
panel a Jury of twelve men will be selected
Governor Johnson extracted from one
man the statement that he had read re
ports of the case In The IJepubllc and had
formed sind expressed an opinion. He was
promptly excused from tho panel.
Court adjourned until 3 o'clock to-morrow,
when the battle will begin In earnest.
STREET RAILWAY TROUBLE.
Little Kock's Mayor Wants the
Little Hock. Ark., July 3. The City Coun
cil tc-nlght took decisive action relative to
the street car controversy by adopting the
following recommendations offered by
"I dce-m it my duty to urge upon the
Aldermen the necessity of taking some de
cided action relative to the franchltse-of the
Little Bock Traction and Klectric Com
pany. Tho numerous derailments and the
Inconvenience to and the hardships Im
posed on the general public on July -I tc
cau"e of the very poor physical condition
of the tracks and rolling stock have caused
such universal condemnation that It
iiniounts to a demand upon us to take ac
tion. Inasmuch as all former petitions h.vve
"I would therefore recommend that the
City Attorney lie Instructed to apply to tho
honorable f nltcd States Court to have tho
receiver make the necessary Improvements
within a reasonable time, and In the event
this Is not done that he at once take such
steps as may be necessary looking to an
nulling the contract between the city and
the street railway company."
DICK MAY SUCCEED COX.
Ohio National Committeeman to Be
Cleveland, O.. July 9. Colonel Wlnfleld T.
Durbln. Republican candidate for Governor
of Indiana, spent an hour with Xatlonal
Chairman Hanna to-day. discussing polit
ical affairs in that State.
Colonel Durbln expressed himself as feel
ing confident that the Republicans would
make a clean sweep In the Hooslcr State
this fall. Colonel Durbln was a member of
the Xatlonal Republican Executive Com
mittee during IK'S, being- located at the
Among tho other callers1 at Senator Han
na'.s ollice to-day were Secretary Kasley of
tho Chicago Civic Federation and Major
Blgelow of St. Louis.
While nothing authoritative has yet been
made public as to who will be selected to
fill Ihe vacancy on the Xatlonal Committee
cau'ed by the resignation of George B. Cox
of Cincinnati, there seems to be but little
doubt that General Charles P. Dick will bo
chosen for the place. The appointment will
Is' mado Friday, when the Executive Com
mittee will meet at Senator Hanna's office.
INDIANS SEE THE PRESIDENT.
I'awuee Kill's Knives Call and
Canton. O.. July 3. A delegation of full
blooded Indians waited on the President
this evening and were rewarded with cor
dial handshaking. They are connected with
the Pawnee Bill Wild West Show and were
accompanied by thu man whoso name the
There was tho usual number of callers to
pav their respects or to see the President on
personal business nnd a number to talk
over matters In ewnnectlon with tho Xo
tlticatlon Committee. Tho survivors of tho
President s out regiment in tbo civil War,
the Twenty-third Ohio, are calling and wilt
bo entertained by the local posts of tha
Grand Armv of the Republic.
Senator Fairbanks ot Indiana will bo one
of tho visitors on that day.
TOADSTOOLS KILLED NINE.
Entire Family Died From Eating
Little Rock. Ark., July 9. Xcws reached
here to-day that an entire family of nlno
persons had died near Calico Rock, Marlon
County, from eating poisonous toadstools,
supposed to be mushrooms; The victims
W. J. Fink, aged 4') years; Mrs. Mary
Lee Fink, aged 3 years; John E. Fink,
aged IS years: Keakle Fink, aged 13 years;
Slegel Fink, aged 11 years; Veil Flnlr, aged
9 years: Hose Lee Fink, aged 7 years; Me
lan Fink, aged 6 years, and an Infant.
The family ate a hearty dinner, which
Included the supposed mushrooms. All were
taken violently HI and none recovered.
HONORED AST. LOUISAN.
William Stix, President of Jewish
Cleveland, O.. July 9. At tho annual elec
tion of the trustees ot the Jewish Orphan
Asylum, maintained by the Order of B'Xal
B'Rith. the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year:
William Stlx. St. Louis, president: Louis
Lc.vl. Cincinnati, vice president; Kauffman
Hays. Cleveland, treasurer: JL Buchman.
Cleveland, financial secretary; Doctor S.
Wolfensteln. Cleveland, recording secretary
and superintendent. David Adlcr of Mil
waukee refused to again serve as president
owing to ill health.
Governor Allen In AVashlnjrton.
Washington. Julv . eJxvernor Chart :-s H.
Allen of Porto Rico, vho is on a vuut t0
thn United Siattj en oftlfal business, sr.
rived hero t.-nlsht Xrom Kvtc york,
UnlieaHiiy KHncys Malic Impure Blood.
AH the tlosd in your body passes through
your kidneys once every three minutes.
jejt , i ne Kicneys are your
clcod purifiers, they in
ter cut the waste or
impurities in the blood.
If they aresick or out
cf order, they fail to do
their 'work- 1
tnatism come from ex
cess cf uric acid in tha
blood, due to nselected
Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteady ,
h-art beats, and makes one feel as though '
they had heart trouble, because the heart ts
over-working in pumping thick, kidney
poisoned blood through veins and arteries, i
It used to be considered that only urinary
troubles were to be traced to the kidneys,
but now modern science proves that nearly
all constitutional diseases have their begin
ning in kidr ey trouble. j
If you ate sick you can make no mistake
by first doctoring your kidneys. The mild
and the extraordinary effect cf Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy is
soon realized. It stands the highest far its
wonderful cures cf the mest distressing cases
and is sold on its merits f'h -by
all druggists in fifty- grtr-jj'a.a.!?j
cent and one-dollar sU- -SKI
es. You may have asUg
sample bottle by mail norascfswamnixit.
free, also pamphlet telling you haw to find
cut if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
Mention this paper when writing Dr. Kilmer '
& Co., Binghamtcn. N. Y.
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ROBERTS REPORTS FIGHTING.
Boers Attack tbe British at Several
London. July 9. Tho folIoTilnjr dispatch,
from Lord Roberts has been received at
the War Otnce: ,
"Pretoria. Sunday, July S- As the enemy
for some days had been threatening our
lice of railway by trying to get round our
rlsht flank. I dispatched Hutton. July 5,
with mounted Infantry, to re-enforce ilahon
and with orders to drive the Koere to th
east of Itroenkerspruit- These orders wero
effectually carried out during Friday and
Saturday by ilahon, who was attacked by
some 3,0 men. with six Runs and two
alaxtms. Our casualties were:
"Wounded Two officers. Including Captain.
Xclles of the Canadian Mounted Klfles.
idlehtly. and twenty-six men.
"Steyn left Bethlehem on the night of
July 4 for Kourle-suurg. between Bethlehem
and FIcksburg. accompanied by Christian
Ue Wet and other Free State commanders.
with troops reported numbering 3.tj0 men.
"Hanbury-Tracy. commanding at Rusten
burg, reports that a party of Uoers under
IJmmer called on him yesterday to sur
render the town and garrison. Hanbury
Tracy replied that he held Itustenbunr. for
her Majesty's Government acl Intended to
continue to occupy It- The enemy then
opened tire with artillery and tried to takn
the heights commanding tho town, but did
not succeed, owing to the good arrange
ments made by Hanbury-Tracy and hi
ofUcers. Kventually they were driven o.T
with the assistance of Holdsworta and his
hussars, who made a rapid march of forty
eight miles from the neighborhood of
Zeerust with tho Bushmen under Colonel
Aire on hearing Rustenburg was likely t"
be threatened. The enemy suffered heavily
and five men were captured. Our casualties
were two men killed and one officer and
three men wounded.
PROMINENT BOERS YIELD.
Roberts Saja Many Leaders Stir-;
rendered at Heilbron.
London, July 9. Lord Roberts telegraphs
to ihe War Office from Pretoria aa follows:
"The officer commanding at Heilbron re
ports that State Secretary Bllgnaut, Stata
Attorney Dickson and members of tha
Council Vanander and Kuppervergen came
in yesterday and surrendered.
"Hutton was attacked yesterday In a po
sition as was holdlnng by a large number -of
Boers. He cut them oS without much
difficulty, the five-Inch guns with him being
found almost useless. Our only casualty
was Lieutenant Young of the First Cana
dian Mounted Troop V. slight scalp wound.
The enemy left several woucdetl on tha
ground and sent a flag of truce with, a te- l
quest that they might be received In our
I regret to say that Captain Cnrrle) and
Lieutenant Klrlt of the Imperial Light
Horse, who wero reported wounded In or
telegram of yesterday, were both kllled.
Or.e squadron of this distinguished corps
pressed a very strong force of tbe enemy
In a gallant attempt to carry off a wounded
comrade, to which they attributed the heavy
loss susalned. In adiltlon to the ofUcers a.
farrier Sergeant and three troopers wer '
killed and the Sergeant Major, three Ser
geants nnd seven troopers wounded."
WOMAN TAKES A LIFE.
an Alleged ,
LItt!e Rock. Ark., July 9. Near Falcon.
Columbia County. Lee Watson -was shot
and killed by Mrs. James Henry.
Watson went to the Henry home and, it
Is alleged by Mrs. Henry, attempted to as
sault her. She seized a shotgun and trap- ,
tied both barrels at Watson, killing him Instantly-.
Mrs. Henry was arrested on a
charge of murder.
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