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THE REPUBLIC: THUESDAY, AUGUST 16. 1900.
TRAGIC SUICIDE OF
CHARLES S. KILLALEE
Took Poison at Brown Springs, Near
Sedalia, While Laboring Under the
Delusion That His Sweetheart in
St. Louis Had Forsaken Him.
The hallucination, having Its origin In
111 health, Uhat his sweetheart, Miss Julia'
Connelly, a. pretty St. Louis girl, nad for
saken him caused the suicide, near Se
dalia, Mo., yesterday, of Charles S. Kil
lalee of St. louls. He swallowed tho con
tents of a package of strychnine, and then
threw himself Into Flat Creek, lie was
dragsed from the water and taken to Seda
lia, where ho died shortly after being car
ried Into the olHce of a physician.
Miss Connelly Is employed at No. C For
est Park terrace. In the household of James
H. Allen, president of the Allen-West Com
mission Comuany. She appeared to he
greatly grieved by tho news of Klllalee's
suicide, and said that he had no reaon for
thinking that srtie had forsnken Win. Only
last Friday she saw htm off at tho station
when he went to Sedalia.
J. F. Killalee of No. 2225 South Jefferson
nvenuc, a brother of the dead man, was
teen last night just, after his return from
n visit to his sister, Mrs. Martin Whalen
cf No. T3J North Sixth street. East St.
Louis. He said:
"My brother went to see Mrs. Whalen
last Friday. He told her he was going to
leave for Denver the next morning In com
pany with Frank Schultz, w ho said ho was
a druggist on Olive street, and a man
named Murray, formerly a. motorman on
the Grand avenue line.
"Charley claimed to have SS-X with him,
with which he Intended to start a grocery
"I am not convinced that he committed
eulclde. I shall go to Sedalia Thursday
morning, attend the Inquest and make an
Investigation. 1 will not say I suspect foul
play: his death may have been the result
of an accident."
Killalee was Tor some tlmo a clerk In the
St. Louis Post Ollice. A year or more ago,
on account of HI health, ho secured a po
sition as conductor on the Grand avenue
division of the St. Louis Transit Company.
He remained In the employ of the com
pany when the striko was declared on May
S. hut on the first day of tho btrike. in at
tempting to take a car out, was shot ut
near the sheds, the bullet piercing his coat
The next day ho was dragged from his
car and so severely beaten that he had to
be taken to St. John's Hospital, where he
remained under treatment for eight days.
Ill In LouInvHIc.
After his recovery from these wounds he
went to Louisville In the hope of securing
employment. Soon after he reached that
city ho became very 111, and for somo time
lay at the point of death In his boarding
house. No. 72S West Jefferson street, where
a serious operation had been performed.
His physician, at his request, telegraphed to
Miss Connelly the news of his condition, and
she went to see him, remaining- In Louis
villa for three days. Her visit was tho
turning point In his Illness, and whereas at
the time of her arrival he was not expected
to live ten hours, when she left ho was on
the road to recovery. He continued to im
prove, and after a time returned to St.
Louis, wher h remained Until last Friday
night. Then hu went to Sedalia, his sweet
heart bidding him good-by at the Union
Killalee began to drink hard after he
reached SedalU. From his statements to
those who went to his aid after he had
taken the poison, and also from statements
made last night by his friends in St. Louis,
he had not, until a fortnight ago, even
known the taste of liquor.
Ever since the strike drove him from his
position in St. -Louis, Killalee had been
despondent. Drink added further to it.
Then be began to imagine that his sweet
heart had forsaken him, and, with that
thought In mind, determined to kill himself.
He purchased a quantity of strychnine yes
terday morning, and for two or three hours
wandered about the streets, determined up
on death, but undecided as to the best place
In which to meet it.
Shortly after noon his mind was made up.
He boarded an electric car and rode to
Brown Springs, a short distance out of
town. He wandered about for a short while
and then sat down In a shady and secluded
spot on the bank of Flat Creek. He took a
picture of his sweetheart from his pocket
and gazed at It long and tenderly. Then,
etill holding the picture before him, he
WALES ASKS HIS QUIEN-MOTHER
TO PARDON MAJOR MURCHISON.
Soldier Sentenced to Penal Servitude for Life for Killing a
Newspaper Man-Was a Hero of Mafeking.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
London. Aug. IS. (Copyright, 1300. by W.
R. Hearst) A petition 13 being circulated
here, in the clubs and salons of tho metrop
olis, and in country houses, especially
raonsr military men, requesting the Queen,
'through the Home Secretary,, to grant a
free pardon to- ex-Major Kenneth Murchl
son of the Royal .Artillery, 'who .has just
been brought home from Mafcklng to un
dergo a sentence of penal servitude for
Tho Prince of Wales has interceded with
the Queen for Murchlson.
The offense .for which Murchlson, who be
longs to one of the best families of Scot
land, was condemned toNperpetual imprison
ment was the killing of a newspaper corre
spondent 'named Paxslow during the siege
of Mafeking, under circumstances of great
Parslow, while drunk, grossly insulted tho
Major at tho table d'hote at Riesle's Hotel,
and followed Sim across the square, con
tinuing to revile him, challenging him to
fight and accusing whim of cowardice. No
one witnessed the actual killing, but Murch
lson says the Journalist raised his hand to
strike him, whareupon he shot him dead.
Everywhere on the Continent of Europe
action of this Und would have met with the
approval of the military authorities, but
Murchlson wan sentenced by court-martial
to death as a murderer, his sentence being
commuted to penal servitude for life.
In the petition to the Queen, stress is laid
on the fact that although MurcWson had re
tired from the army, at the time of the out
break of the war he responded to the cail
for volunteers, that he behaved with con
spicuous gallantry during tlie greater part
of tho Mafeking siege, being In command
of the artillery, to which 'the town wa's
mainly Indebted for its defense, and
that when tho Boer commander
Eloff captuted the fort In which
Murchlson was conflned after the court
martial -had nentenced Wm to death, he
made no attempt to take advantage of the
confusion to escape, but seized a rifle arid
led the attack on the Boers, which culmi
nated in their surrender, after which he
laid aside his line and returned of his own
free will to his -prison cell
Had It not been for his killing of tho
drunken journalist he would have doubtless
received mlllttxy. promotion, as well as the
Order of .the Bath, foe Ills services, and
under the clroomstances the success of tho
petlUon-ta-tha croxa-oa bla Beiaix la prac
i ; i
Bl;iiii.iaprffi i mj "1 ' - ,"F--
opened the package of poison and emptied
it into his mouth.
Held Her 1'IlotoKrupll.
In a moment all the agonies of .strychnine
poisoning were torturing his body, lie
gritted "his teeth until the enamel was
broken, and clinched his lingers until the
nails dug into the llesh, and the picture of
tho girl he loved crumpled In his grasp.
Then ho threw himself into the creek, the
picture, crinkled and torn, htlll grasped
tiKhlly In his hand.
The rescuers were Clarence Alroni, a Me
dulla lireman. and Frunk Schultz. Jr.. a
traveling salesman, living In St. Louis. They
had been walking near the creek when they
heard Killalee's groans. Both men started
In the direction of the bounds, and reached
the spot about tho same time.
As soon u they had dragged Killalee
from the water, one of them ran to stop a
car that was coming. ,
Killalee, suffering agonies from the poi
son, was carried up the bank and to tho
On tho way to Sedalia, Killalee said,
between his groans, that he had
attempted suicide because his sweet
heart had forsaken him. He said he had
formerly been an employe of the transit
company, and had been drinking for a fort
night, never having tasted liquor previous to
that time. He said he had a. brother, Fred
J. Killalee, living In St. Louis. He said he
was a member of Holy Namo Council, No.
40. Knights of Father Mathcw, and of tho
Knights and Ladles of Security, both St.
Louis lodges. He refused to tell the name
of his sweetheart.
Tho car was stopped at the first doctor's
oliico that was reached, and Killalee, dying
und still suffering agonies, was carried into
the ofllce. Tho physician administered an
tidotes, but the case was hopeless, and
within an hour after he had taken tho drug
Killalee was dead. His body was removed
to Hlllls's undertaking establishment, to
await the decision of the Coroner at tha
inquest to bo held to-day, and instructions
Minn Connelly AVnt Grieved.
Miss Connelly did not hear of tho suicide
until Informed of it by at Republic reporter
"I am sure that there must have been
some mistake about what Mr. Killalee said
as to my having forsaken him," she said.
"Wo were the best of friends, and only last
Friday night I met him at Union Station to
hid him good-by when he was going to
Sedalia. I had not heard from him since,
but supposed ho had found employment and
would write as soon aB he found time. I
had no suspicion that he contemplated tak
ing his life, and the news Is a terrible
shock to me.
"Mr. Killalee has a brother In St. Louis
and he also has other relatives. The poor
man must have been out of his mind if he
said or Intimated that there had been any
quarrel between us. We were the best of
friends, just as we had been for a year or
more. I had not chlded him for bad habits,
as he was a most exemplary young man."
Miss Connelly asked a number of ques
tions concerning the suicide and tho dispo
sition of the body, and gave every evidenco
Mrs. George F. Eaton, a sister of Miss
Connelly, living at No. 1S26A North Twenty
second street, said that she knew of no
quarrel whatever between her sister and
Killalee, who had been sweethearts ever
since they had met at a social gathering a
"In the latter part of June," she said,
"Mr. Killalee was very 111 In Louisville, and
my sister went over thcro on receipt of a
telegram from his physician saying he could
not Jive. As the case appeared to be hope
less, nnd we could not rind his relatives In
St. Louis, she had me go to an undertaker
and make arrangements for tho shipment of
his body to St. Louis in the event of his
death. She remained in Louisville three
days, at tho expiration of which time Mr.
Killalee was so greatly Improved that she
Wrote for Sweetheart' Picture.
"I had not seen Mr. Killalee since tho
first day of the strike, when he came by
here in the afternoon, after unsuccessfully
trj'lng to run a car out, and showed me a
bullet hole in his sleeve which ho had re
ceived that morning. The next day he was
badly beaten by strikers, and remained in
St. John's Hospital under treatment eight
"After ho left here he went to Louisville
and on June 15 wrote me from that place
asking me to get a picture of my sister
which he had had enlarged, and take care
of it for him. 'It Is my only treasure,' he
wrote. I sent to his boarding-house. No 2
North Jefferson avenue, and got the pic
ture. I never heard from him after that,
except through my sister.
"He was a devout Catholic, and I never
thought ho would even think of suicide. I
never knew him to be a drinking man; in
fact, I considered him strictly abstemious
Mr. Killalee was about 24 years old, and I
think he came here from near Sedalia."
Killalee had very little money in his pock
ets when his clothes were searched after
tically assured, tho Prince of Wales having
warmly interested himself in the case.
Topeka Folks Protest Against
Using Beer lo Clean City Hall.
Topeka Kas., Aug. 15. The temperance
people of Topeka, and of Kansas for that
matter, are In a stato of excitement. Tho
city is just completing a flno City Hall and
auditorium, which is to be opened with cer
emonies early in September.
The city administration has decided to
slick up the new brick structure a little,
and for this purpose will use a lot of stale
beer stored at the police station, for wash
ing the walls of tho new building. This
stale beer has been Belzed in liquor joints
from time to time and. In accordance with
law, must be spilled into the street. Rather
than waste this liquid. It Is proposed to
use it in making the new brick walls shine
for tho dedication ceremonies.
The State Temperance Union, the W C.
T. U. and other temperance organizations
declare that such a procedure will be nn
outrage. Rather than permit it they
threaten to go to the city prison and forc
ibly turn the nasty stuff into the streets.
SPEECHES TILL SATURDAY.
Attorneys Presenting Arguments
in the Goebel Case.
Georgetown, Ky Aug. 15. Three speeches
have been made and a fourth is under way
In the Powers trial. All have been good
The Jury have been so Impassive that
the closest observer has not been able to
discover the drift of their sympathies.
Victor Bradley will conclude his speech
to-morrow, followed by W. C. Owens for
the defense and B. B. Golden for the pros
ecution and J. H. Tinsley for the defense.
Colonel T. C. Campbell will speak Fri
day morning, followed by former Governor
Brown, and Commonwealth Attorney
Franklin will close Friday night or Sat
That is the plan to-night, nnd the Tout
sey case will be called and the selection
of a Jury will begin Saturday.
Vincent Nominated In Kanxan.
Concordia, Kas., Aug. 15. The Fifth Dis
trict Democratic Convention to-day unani
mously nominated H. D. Vincent for Con
gress. Vincent had already been nomi
nated by the Populists.
Profenxor Bowie Nominated.
Selma, Ala., Aug. 15. Professor Sidney J.
Eowlo was unanimously nominated by the.
Democrats of the Fourth Congressional
District here to-day.
! , .. i , - . t .''.. ..,-. . J-iIil
HANNA'S HARD TIME
IN RAISING FUNDS,
Former Contributors, in Many In
stances, Refuse Cheeks
BRYAN IS NOT FEARED.
Hankers in New York, Philadelphia
anil Jioston Are Xot Interested
in the Republican Ap
peals for Cash.
New York, Aug. 15.-Efforts of the Repub
lican campaign managers to raise funds for
the expenses of tho canvass for McKinlcy
and Roosevelt have thus far been ilat fail
ures In every direction.
The Republican National Committee in lSDtJ
expended in Its literary bureau only for tho
combatting of the "isms" in the Chicago
platfonn and the education of voters, $TW.
l".. This was expended for printing and
distributing tracts, pamphlets, etc.
Thus far the Republican campaign Is be
ing run on promissory notes. No money Is
A prominent business man downtown, who
wag Interested in McKlnley's nomination
and election In ISM, several days ago sent
to forty or fifty of his business1 friends who
in the last campaign made liberal contribu
tions nnd Invited them to send him check.
Few of them responded favorably, and one
of them who contributed $2,D0O In 1S06, re
plied, saying in substarcc:
"Four years ago I gave you a check for
$2,500 because I believed there was danger of
tho free silver doctrine of Mr. Bryan pre
vailing. There Is no such danger now. I
Senator Hanna a few days ago entered tho
office of the executive head of one of the
largest Insurance companies in this city.
These companies have the custody of mil
lions of dollars. Invested In real estate,
bonds and mortgages. As Senator Hanna
entered the president of tho company said:
"Ah, Mr. Hanna, I know what you aro
coming for. You aro coming for money. It
Is the wrong place."
"I have not asked you for a cent," re
plied Senator Hanna.
"I know you have not. but you are about
to do so, I am sure," replied the Insurance
man. "Wo really cannot give anything this
"Well and good," was tho quick reply. "I
have not asked you for money and I will
not do so. But I will tell you one thing
before I go. Before the middle of Septem
ber you will bo looking for me with a
check as large as that which you gave In
These two Incidents Illustrate the feeling
of the business community in this city re
garding campaign contributions. Men in
terested In financial institutions and large
enterprises believe there is no danger of
the election of Bryan. In the meantime
the Republican campaign Is lagging.
The tame reluctance about giving money
to the Republican campaign prevails in
Boston and Philadelphia. Tho Boston
bankers In 1S35 gave Senator Hanna's com
mittee nearly JMO.00O. Philadelphia con
tributed about $700,000.
SENATOR HANNA MAY RETIRE.
Campaign Has Brought on Recur
rence of Heart Trouble.
New York, Aug. 15. To add to the per
plexities of tho Republican campaign mana
gers. Senator Hanna's health Is causing
his associates on the National Committee
the gravest apprehensions.
Although Senator Hanna has been at his
desk at headquarters every day this week,
he has been unable to give that attention
that marked his vigorous work at the or
ganization of the headquarters. Ho was
compelled to-day to give up work for sev
eral hours, although engagements were
pressing. This was due to a recurrence of
the heart trouble which caused such alarm
among Mr. Hanna's friends a year ago,
and on which were based the numerous re
ports preceding the National Convention at
Philadelphia that ho would retire, from the
Tho death of Collls P. Huntington also af
fected Senator Hanna.
It was said to-night by one of the national
chairman's Intimate campaign associates
that no one would be surprised If Mr. Han
na were compelled to give up the active di
rection of the campaign and seek complete
What the effect of this would be no one is
able to foresee. It would necessitate tho
election of a new chairman of the Executive
Commlttco and changes In many party ar
rangements. Senator Hanna's threatened illness is said
to be due In part to the unpromising man
ner in which the campaign is opening, plac
ing on him many burdens and much work
that he expected to nvold. He had divided
up the work among bureaus and subcom
mittees In such a way that ho had few
matters of detail to attend to.
This subdivision has not worked well, and
on top of that has developed the most sur
prising apathy and Indifference to appeals
lor assistance by business men known since
the campaign of 1S92.
RETURNING TO LINCOLN.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Are En Route
Home Incidents at the Station.
Chicago, Aug. 15. Mr. Bryan, accom
panied by Mrs. Bryan and their son, left
to-night for Lincoln, via the Rock Irland
road. The train Is due at Mr. Bryan's homo
at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon.
There was no demonstration at the de
pot, Mr. Bryan coming to the depot un
attended. There was some excitement In.
the Bryan family circle when the head of
the house attempted to check his baggage
and found that he had lost his mileage
book and had no ticket to show the bag
After a search through all his pockets
and through his valise and that of his
wife, Mr. Bryan, with just a few minutes
to spare, hurried to the ticket office and
purchased new tickets, the baggageman In
tj-.e meantime checking the baggage on the
Btrength of Mr. Bryan's rush for the ticket
Pleased by the Decision to Locate
Western Illinois Normal There.
Macomb. HI., Aug. 15. Macomb Is holding
a grand Jollification to-night over the lo
cation here of tho Western Illinois State
Normal School, and the din Is augmented
by i-ery Instrument from which a noise
can be procured.
The band, accompanied by a large crowd
of citizens, went to the train to meet the
delegation, which returned this evening, ex
cepting Judge Shermand and C. V. Chand
ler, who had returned by another route and
arrlrved a few hours earlier. They were
heartily congratulated on their great fight
by the business men and citizen?, and a
teneral rejoicing ensued.
The trustees will be here Monday and se
lect a site from tho six or eight offered,
and It Is expected that ground will bo
broken for the building beforo snow Hies.
SENSATION AT PANA.
Farmer Confesses to Being One of
a Gang of Horse Thieves.
Pana, III., Aug. 15. During the past two
months many horses have been stolen In
this vicinity, and all efforts to locate the
culprits have been unsuccessful. This aft
ernoon Franklin McLean, a farmer, resid
ing near this city, was apprehended by a
vigilance committee and to-night confessed
that he was implicated In the thefts, and
that it was the intention of the "gang" to
purloin several more animals and market
them at Terre Haute. Several men who
have hitherto borne good reputations are
C. & A. Officials at Odessa.
Odessa, Mo., Aug. 15. The following of
ficials of the Chicago and Alton made a
tour of inspection of this city to-day in
carriages, accompanied by several of the
leading citizens: F. A: , Wann, general
freight agent; W. E. Gray, general super
intendent; .C. Price, .purchasing agent; G.
J. Charleton, general passenger agent, and
C. A, King, traveling freight agent.
RUSSIAN GENERAL KILLED
BY THE PRICK OF A PIN.
He Died on a Train Stranger Who Wounded Him Believed te
Be an Anarchist Autopsy Revealed Violent Poison
Prince and Princess Witnesses.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Berlin, Aug. 15. (Copyright, 1900, by W.
R. Hearst.) Prince and Princess Apaltnoff
have just passed through this city on their
way back to St. Petersburg, In response to
an urgent summons from the Russian Gov
ernment, which reached them at ParK
Their testimony Is needed In connection
with tho mysterious murder of General
Pantegeleff, second In command of the Im
perial Gendarmerie, who met death under
extraordinary circumstances a fortnight ago
while traveling with them from St. Peters
burg toward the German frontier.
Tho General and an exceedingly good
looking and well-dressed young stranger
were seated opposite the Prince and Prin
cess in the railroad carriage. All four got
Into conversation during the course of the
Journey. After It had become dusk and be
foro the lamps were lighted, the stranscr
roso rather abruptly from his seat and as
he did so In somo way pricked his neigh
bor's wrist in such a manner as to call
forth an exclamation on the part of the
The stranger was profuse In his apolo
gies and ascribed the prick to his scarf
pin, which he had stuck in his sleeve after
using it to cut the pages of a book.
At the next ttcp of the train he alighted
WHAT ONE PREACHER
DID IN ONE HOUR.
The Rev. If. H. Pecker Married
Three Couples nnd Ate Three
Suppers in That Time.
BEATS ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS.
Pastor of St. Taiil's German Free
Protestant Church at Belleville
Demonstrates His Ability to
Cope With Emergencies.
The Reverend R. H. Becker of Belleville,
111., pastor of the St. Paul's German Free
Protestant Church, broke all previous rec
ords yesterday by marrying three
couples In their homes at Belleville and
eating thrcd wedding suppers In one hour.
The Reverend Mr. Becker Is proud of both
records, and tho three' couples shnro his
pride. Tho other participants In the triple
event, were Misses Emma Dlehmann, Han
nah Baumann and TIJHe. Rhine, nnd Messrs.
Jacob. Miller, Waltcr.iJEhret and Louis E.
About G o'clock the Reverend Mr. Becker
went to the home of Miss Dlehmann on
South Jackson street, where preparations
for the wedding had been made, and en
tered, like Monte CrUto, on schedule time.
Calmly, tho clergyman read the slmplo
wedding services of his denomination and
made the couplo man and wife In exnetly
the time he had at his disposal. Then he
strode to the table with the wedding party
and participated In the feast without un
Excusing himself at precisely the time ho
had planned, he leisurely strolled to tho
home of Mrs. Mary Baumann on East
Main street, and married her daughter.
Miss Hannah Baumann, to Mr. Walter
Ehret, who Is a son of Supervisor Ehret.
Up to this time tho programme had de
veloped as he had prearranged, and when
the preacher sat down to eat his second
wedding supper at the Baumann home ho
was still on time.
But In the course of the collation he be
came Involved In au Interesting conversa
tion with a guest, and when he chanced to
glance at a clock which was a wedding
present ho was horrified to see that he had
outstayed his time by ten minutes. So he
hastily excused himself and walked swiftly
to the residence of former Sheriff Phillip
Rhine, nt No. 291 Jnckson street.
As he entered the house rather precipi
tately he again glanced nt a clock, In the
reception hull, and to his surprise noticed
that he was ten minutes before his schedulo
time. The only way that he could explain
It was that the wedding present clock he
had glanced at in the Baumann home was
Then the Reverend Becker calmly spoke
the words which made Miss Tillle Rhine the
wife of Louis E. Wangclln. There were only
a few friends and members of the immedi
ate family at the wedding. As the clergy
man spoke the concluding words of the
third ceremony he heaved a deep sigh, for
his duties were over. And as he sat nt the
third wedding supper the clock struck 7.
Then he told the guests at tho tablo how he
had broken the record.
CAPTURED BY FUNSTON.
War Department Makes Public In
Washington, Aug 15. Tho War Depart
ment has made public the Filipino corre
spondence, captured some months ago by
General Funston's command In Luzon. One
of these Is from Doctor Montague R. Lev
erson of Brooklyn, N 1, to G. Apaclble,
In which tho war with the Filipinos is char
acterized as piracy on the part of the
United States. Doctor Leverson's corre
spondent Is advised to bring about tho cap
ture of some official of the United States,
who should then be put on trial before a
council of war for piracy. He is also ad
vised to have the Filipino Congress issue
an address to the people of the United
States calling attention to alleged violations
by the United States of tho usages of civ
There Ib also a letter from W. G. St.
Clair, editor of the Singapore Free Pros,
to Howard W. Bray, in wmch, after dis
cussing conversations with Spencer Pratt,
former United States Consul at Singapore,
the writer assert? that Admiral Dewey's
policy In the Philippines had been over
ruled by tho military element at Manila,
and that the Admiral was about to return
to the United States, where he might be
expected to enlighten the President as to
the facts and bring about conditions more
favorable to the Filipinos.
XOT A MEMUER OF LEAGUE.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 15. "I know Doc
tor Levcrson well," said' Franklin Pierce of
New York, a delegate to the Antl-Imperlai-ist
Congress, now In session here, to-day,
"and he Is a kindly, cranky sort of a gen
tleman who Is erratic to a degree. In other
words, he Is a person for wnom the antl
lmperlallsts of the country are not respon
sible. He Is not a member of the league.
He Is an extremist, and when tho league
refused to sanction or indorse the stuff he
wrote, he sent it out at his personal ex
AMELIA RIVES WAS LOST.
Well-Known Authoress Wandered
From Home in Her Illness.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 15. A Charlottes
ville special says that the Princess Trou-betskey-Amelle
Rives, the authoress, who
has been suffering from a severe attack of
nervous prostration, disappeared from her
home at Castle Hill yesterday afternoon,
and after search was found near an old
pond at the foot of Peters "Mountain, which
figures In one of her stories. Her husband
Is at Castle Hill.
An hour later, when another passenger
entered and asked the General to move a
little to one side. It was discovered that he
was dead. It wa at first believed that the
General had succumbed to heart failure,
and it was not until the auttopy took place
that the doctors found, first of all, the mark
of a pin or needle prick, the skin arqund It
being black and "angry," and subsequently
discovered traces of a very violent poison,
evidently communicated by means of the
pin or needle.
Tho Prince and Princess learned of the
result of tho autopsy early last week, and,
remembering tho Incident of the pin prick,
at once notified the Russian Embassy.
Several arrests have been made in con
nection with the crime, which is ascribed
to the anarchist movement In Russia, for
anarchists and nihilists there are one and
the same thing.
Prince and Princess Apalinoff are needed
at St. Petersburg to Identify their fellow
traveler and, like tho authorities here, they
do not hesitate to express their perturba
tion at this new and alarming form of an
archist assassination. For, while it may be
posible to protect oneself from bullets,
knives and bomb?. It is difficult to ward off
mere pin pricks of a deadly poisonous
FARMERS RAGE FOR
POSITION IN MARKET.
John Lucks and Henry Semple Set
tle Dispute of Long Standing
by Test of Speed.
SUGGESTION OF THEIR FRIEND.
After Wrangling for Months Over a
Stand in Piddle Market, They
Arrive at Peaceful Adjust-
ment bv Odd Method.
For several months John Lucks, a farm
er, who lives about twelve miles out on
tho St. Charles Rock road, and Henry
Semple, who has a farm near Clifton
Heights, have hotly contested each other's
claims to a stand in the BIddle Market, at
Thirteenth and O'Fallon streets. The dis
puted stand had always fallen to tho farm
er who arrived first and took possession.
Both Lucks and Semple considered this
plan unsatisfactory and resorted to all
sorts of means to secure individual control.
On Monday night they decided to settle the
question by running a race with their
teams from their homes to the market.
This happy solution was the result of a
Joking suggestion made by a mutual friend.
Lucks won the race and now holds the
Tuesdays and Saturdays are the busiest
shopping days at Biddle Market In sum
mer. Then the place Is so crowded with
farmers the night before that only those
who come early In the evening can obtain
stands. Thus, when this season began,
Lucks managed to obtain possession of tho
disputed stand by coming very early In the
evening. Semple complained to the market
authorities that he had occupied the stand
all winter and considered that he had a
But the rule Is "first come, tirst served,"
and the stand fell always to the one who
got thero first. Sometimes it was Lucks
and sometimes Semple, hut this state of
affairs did not suit either long. Tho penalty
that tho loser always had to pay was that
he lost a conspicuous position and had to
take a placo wnere his sales were conspicu
So the farmers resorted to all sort3 of
strategic means to maintain possession of
the stand. Lucks engaged a lot of boys
about the market to pile boxes on the dis
puted ground. Thus he was able to ob
struct his adversury and to hold tho placo
until he came to tho market. Interference
from the market peopie, however, put a
stop to this, and Semple adopted the meth
od of sending his sons in early In the even
ing to hire a huckster's wagon with which
to fill the Bpace until he arrived. When
Luck" found thin out he sent his hired mun
in earlier and did the same thing.
Meanwhile the farmers, who had formerly
been civil to each other, became estranged
and did not speak as they passed each
other. They happened to meet In a saloon
the other night after Lucks had won the
coveted stand by coming in particularly
early, and friends looked for trouble: But
the developments were different from what
Some friends invited them to drink and
suggested that they should submit their
difficulty to arbitration. This was not sat
isfactory. Then ho laughingly suggested
that as they lived about equally distant
from tho market they should race for tho
stand with their teams.
To the surprise of all those present the
matter was arranged thus. So at 8 o'clock
Monday night both men left their homes
with loads of the same weight on their
wagons and raced for tho possession of the
stand. At 1:45 on Tuesday morning Lucks
drove Into the stand and ten minutes later
Semple arrived. He acknowledged Lucks
the winner, and they shook hands for tho
first time In many months.
1 10 Help Wanted Ads
In to-day's Republic.
WILL SELL DUES STAMPS.
Typographical Union's Plan for
Recognition of Members.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 15. At to-day's ses
sion of the International Typographical
Union a committee on tripartite agreement
was appointed. The object in view is tho
adoption of a uniform joint seal of the In
ternational Printing Pressmen and Assist
ants' Union, the International Bookbinders'
Union and the International Typographical
The whole forenoon was taken up in fur
ther consideration of tho report of the Com
mittee on Laws. The most Important prop
osition adopted calls for the preparation
and sale by the secretary-treasurer to sub
ordinate unions, through the proper officers,
at a face value equal to the monthly per
capita tax, of the International Typograph
ical Union adhesive stamps, and working
cards with stamps of equal value printed
thereon, to be known as International dues
stamp and working cards.
By this system tlje standing of Individual
members will always be known and rights
will be accorded to conform with the show
ing Indicated by the working card or
stamps In possession of the various mem
bers. Another important proposition provides
that money In the defense fund shall be
drawn on only for sustaining legal strikes
or lockouts of subordinate or affiliated
unions and for the payment of expenses of
officers or organizers. This proposition Is to
become operative only In case of a favorable
referendum vote of yesterday's proposition
to increase the revenue.
Among the propositions from the Law
Committee adopted" this afternoon were the
"AH machine tenders shall be members of
the I. T. U.V
"Local unions are empowered to prohibit
employers from joining the union If they so
The Tripartite Committee did nothing fur
ther to-night than to organize.
RODY IN NEW YORK,
Fast Time Made From the Dead
Railroad King's Sum
FUNERAL OCCURS THURSDAY.
Services Will Be Held at the Fifth
Avenue Home and Will Be
Left a Will.
New York, Aug. 15. There arrived this
evening at the Grand Central Station a
special train bearing the body of Collls P.
Huntington, the Napoleon of the railroad
world, who died Monday n'ht in his lodge
in the Adirondack?. Funeral services will
be held Thursday In his mansion at Fifth
avenue and Fifty-seventh street.
It is expected that Mr. Huntington's
nephew, H. E. Huntington, who Is hurrying
from Texas on a special train, will arrive
here to-morrow night. There had been talk
of postponing tho funeral until the arrival
of the millionaire's adopted daughter, the
Princess von Hatzfelt, who sailed to-day
for this port from Liverpool. Thl3 plan,
however, was found to be impracticable.
Following the Interment In the magnifi
cent mausoleum In Woodlawn Cemetery
will come the probating of Mr. Hunting
ton's will, for It was learned to-day that
there Is a will.
The financial world Is talking of Mr.
Huntington's successor. The names of H.
E. Huntington and Charles H. Tweed, the
confidential adviser of tho railroad builder,
No special over the New York railroads
ever made better time than the train which
bore the body of Mr. Huntington. It con
sisted of tho tame cars In which, a week
ago yesterday, the railroad king traveled
to his lodge on Raquette Lake, where he
died. They were the parlor cars Oneonta
I and Oneonta II and a baggage car.
Mr. Huntington's body was brought early
this morning to the station, Durant, on the
steamer Oneonta from the mountain lodge.
The special train left Durant at twenty
minutes past 8 o'clock and proceeded to
Clear Water, where a special engine was at
tached. The train was at Utlca at 11 o'clock
nnd from there sped to thl3 city. The body,
which was in the Oneonta II, rested In a
plain black casket which an undertaker had
brought from Utlca.
In the party which accompanied it were
Mrs. Huntington, Mr. and Mrs. Archer M.
Huntington. Miss C. M. Campbell, a friend
of the elder Mrs. Huntington; Mr. and Mrs.
Mansfield Hlllhouse and Doctor W. D. Coles.
Mr. and Mrs. Archer M. Huntington had
been at Bugle Lake only a few rnlles from
Raquette Lake, but owing to the fact that
the telegraph and telephone lines had been
broken,. It had been Impossible to promptly
communlcate the news of Mr. Huntington's
death to them. They reached Raquette
Lake Tuesday night. Mrs. Hlllhouse is Mr.
Train Itenchci New York.
Numerous attendants were awaiting the
arrival of the train when It reached the
Grand Central Station here at twenty-five
minutes to 5 o'clock. The coffin was lifted
out of one of the car windows and carried
on the shoulders of six undertaker's as
sistants to a hearse and then conveyed to
the Fifth avenue home.
George E. Miles, one of Mr. Huntington's
secretaries, who was of the party that ac
companied the body to this city, gave some
hitherto unpublished details of the death
ot thpjeaiiaat xit thcSQUthern Paclflti.
Mr. Huntington nndTnemBers of; ht family
had been playing whist Monday night iri
the main building of Pine Knot Camp.
Mr. Huntington went to his room at It
o'clock and was there selred with a violent
fit of coughing. He frequently had these at
tacks, and Mrs. Huntington administered a
small quantity of whisky. He seemed re
lieved temporarily, and then was taken with
a choking spell.
"1 am very, very III," were hl3 last words.
He became unconscious after that and died
of heart disease before medical aid could
reach him. Mrs. Huntington, Miss Camp
bell and Mts. Miles were present at his
No definite ararngements have as yet been
made for the funeral services. The funeral,
which will be private, will take place at 11
o'clock in the morning. Services probably
will bo held In the large east room of the
house In which Mr. Huntington's body now
Many messages of condolence were re
ceived to-day at the office in the Mills
building, and also at the house. Among
those who sent expressions of their personal
sorrow were Senator Thomas C. Piatt, Ed
ward M. Searlcs, Booker T. Washington and
Charles H. Tweed, In response to an in
Sir. Huntington Left a Will.
"I cannot talk about the matter of tha
will until after the funeral, but you will
be safe in assuming that there Is a will."
"Was the stability of his investments, in
the event of his death, made secure by for
mal provision during his lifetime?"
"Provision was made against his holdings
being thrown upon the market."
"It Is reported that you are likely to suc
ceed Mr. Huntington as the head of the
"No; Mr. Huntington, nephew of Mr. C.
P. Huntington. Is the first vice president
of the company; I am tho second vice pres
ident. But all that Is matter for future
Mr. Tweed would give no estimate of the
value of Mr. Huntington's estate, which Is
variously said to bo worth from J27.000.000
It developed to-day that Mr. Huntington
was the person who at the time of the
great vogue of Edwin Mnrkham's "Man
With the Hoe" had offered $700 in prizes for
poems on "The Man Without the Hose."
More than a thousand poems on the sub
ject were submitted, and first, second and
third prizes were nwarded. Mr. Hunting
ton believed In the dignity of labor, and
he thought the philosophy of Mr. Mark
ham's poem was harmful.
There was a story, which lacks verifica
tion, that only shortly before his death, Mr.
Huntington agreed to give $1,000,000 to tho
Republican campaign fund.
There was general mourning to-day at
Newport News. Va., where Mr. Hunting
ton's great ship yard Is situated. A com
mltteo of one hundred and fifty citizens was
appointed to arrange for a commemorutlve
service. The ship yards will be closed and
all business suspended there on the day of
A floral tribute will be sent to New York.
CAPTAIN MURPHY KILLED.
He Commanded a Company
Washington. Aug. 13. A cablegram was
received at the War Department to-day
saying that Captain William L. Murphy
Thirty-ninth United States Volunteer In
fantry (First Lieutenant Twenty-fourth
United States Infantry), was killed near
Captain Murphy was born In Iowa and
was appointed from that State to the Mili
tary Academy. He was made a Second
Lieutenant of the Twenty-fourth Infantry
April 26, 1898, and a First Lieutenant in the
same regiment March 2, 1899; "was appointed
Captain of the Thirty-ninth United States
Volunteer Infantry August 17, 1899, and wai
with his regiment in the Philippines.
During the Spanish-American War Cap
tain Murphy served with his regiment In
the Santiago campaign, and was recom
mended for bravery at the battle of San
SoathvreHtern Cattlemen's Picnic
Kingman, Kas., Aug. 15 The first day's '
entertainment of the second annual picnic
of the cattlemen of tho Southwest proved
highly gratifying to not only the 15,000 vis
itors to Kingman, but to the management
of. the affair. Major W. L. Brown brought
In the band of Ponca Indlansaccompanied
Jby a score of the cowboys from the W L
W. ranch this morning, and a grand parade
of all the cowboys and their lady- escorts
was the feature or the forenoon. This after
neon the riders and their friends went to
a pasture can of town for the cattle-roD-lng
contests. The Tonca Indians entei
tafned the visitors with native dancing.
To-morrow they will give the green com
dance, in the original, such as they- have
heretofore Indulged in only when among
their own people.
A CHILDISH COSTUME.
One of the New and Becoming
Frocks for a Young Miss.
Pink and white foulard is here elaborately
trimmed with point do Paris lace and lnser-
UIt"is made with a lining body, which
closes in the center front, and is simply
adjusted with shoulder and under-arm
The "back is fitted smooth across tho
shoulders with slight fullness at the cen
ter, drawn down In tiny plaits.
The front plastron of white moussellno
do sole Is permanently attached to the right
lining and fastens Invisibly on tho left side.
The fronts are slightly bloused over a soft
belt of pink ribbon, which Is tied in a bow
at the left side.
6, S, 10 and 12 year.
The collar forms broad revers. which out
line the plastron and are finished with a
frill of lace, surmounted by three bands ot
The short sleeves are shaped with upper
and under portions, having slight fullness
at the shoulders. The lower edge is
trimmed with lace.
The neck is slightly low. giving a de
lightfully cool effect to the attractive ltttla
The skirt Is shaped with five sores, fit
ting smoothly around the front and over the
hips, with the fullness arranged in gathers
at the back.
The straight flounce Is trimmed with
three row3 of Insertion, and the skirt above
the flounce is decorated in the same man
ner. Lovely frocks In this mode may be fash
ioned from Swiss, organdie. India silk,
dimity, or poplin, with velvet, ribbon, silk,
lace or Pmbroldered batiste as trimming.
To make the dress for a girl 8 years) will
require three and one-half yards of thlrty-slx-lnch
material. The pattern. No. SQ43, Is
cut In sizes for girls 6. S. 10 and 13 years.
THE REPUBLIC PATTERN COUPON
ENTITLING TO ONE PATTERN,
ANY SIZE OF NO. S043.
Cut this out, fill In with age, name i
and address, and mall It with 10 cents a
for each pattern wanted to THE PAT- X
TEItN' -DEPARTMENT OF THD HE-'X'
:No. 8013. Price 10 cents years. X
Any one wishing the latest style
patterns may obtain them by calling
at ROOM 20, Second Floor, Repub
ic BjIIdlig, Ssven th and Olive.
Republican County Ticket.
Buffalo. Mo., Aug. 15. The Republicans of
Dallas County met In convention to-day and
nominated the following county ticket:
Representative. H. Edmonson: Prosecuting
Attorney, W. C. Hawkins; Collector. F. C.
Wilson; Sheriff. J. A. Bonner; Treasuer. T.
J. Wilkinson; Assessor. J. W. Engle: Sur
veyor, J. M. Brackley; Coroner, W. M.
White; County Court Judge, Northern Dis
trict. R. Smith: County Judge Southern
District, W. L. Pittman.
Prohlbltlonlatu' Xeff Nominee.
Marlon. HI., Aug. 13. The Reverend Jos.
J. Harris of this city has been nominated
for Lieutenant Governor on the Prohibition,
ticket. This nomination is occasioned by
the withdrawal of the Reverend John A.
Henderson of Sparta, who unexpectedly
removes from the State. Mr. Harris was
born In Ohio In 1S33. He has been paFtor of
several chuche3 of the Christians' or Disci
ples Brotherhood In Southern Illinois, end
is widely known In this section of Illinois.
Cleanses the System
Gently and Effectually
when' bilious or costive.
resents in the most accefitmileAwr,
the laxative principles ofpJmnts,
Icnoirn' to act most ienetlcimJfy:
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