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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
PART I. I
16 PAGES. I
j TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
T Is Irintcl in Four Parts:
? Two Ncwj Sectiors, Comic
f Scct'on and Magazine.
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COPVRIGHT. 1IW. BY PIHILISUKKS. GHORGK KNAPP & COMPANV.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2l, 11)00.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BEVERSDGE IS IN FAVOR
AMTON PERROT SHOOTS
K OF HOLDING ON TO QJBA.
D KILLS HIS SON
Striking and Sensational Speech, Probably
Inspired by McKinley, at a New
Tragedy the Result of a Des
perate Battle Over Money
in i heir Home.
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Answers Ex-President Harrison's Ann Arbor Attack on Hie
Policy of the Administration Says Constitution
Follows Nag, but Not at Once.
JIEPl DUO M'lTCIAI-
N-w York. Dec Ii rrubal.lv iiiMiied "
the incjnilent of the White Hnu-e. Senator
Albert J. Beveridge of Imlltna delivered i
5pctch to-night at the iinnu.il .'inner of the
New Kngiand c!i't.. iiel.l in the Waldorf
Astoria, which transcends any previous ut
terance by a public man in the 1'nit.tl
States, favoring the r. tention of the ter
ntory wteted fiom Spain
The address was in nery iuv remark
able, lirst. Ikciu-o of Senator BetendRt s
prominence in the light in the Senate
against the Porto Rlean tariff bill:s-conH.
because tho-' invent leroirnized it ns a
reply, probably inspired bj the Presid. nt.
to General Harriron'.s seech cf a feu davs
ago at Ann Arbor, and Ilnalij for the pas
sionate enthuia-m with which the lmilar.a
Senator advanced his ideas, upon. "The
Turitan spirit ami the now ith In onr
rational life" that being the toist tow huh
he responded. Senator Beveridge said. In
"The rurlt.ui spirit I- constructive. They
new epoch in our national life will be ion-structlve-.
The Puritan spirit never criti
cised except to propose something better.
It felled forests only to erect buildings. The
word ot Immortality in Puritanism is the
master word "create." Iiuil.1, build this is
the method of Puritanism a applied to the
American people in tills new tpocli of our
Would Retain 1'iilia.
"It is unavailing to argue that the recent
change, wrought on the mip of the world
ought never to have been made. The change
"Tho Philippines are ours. Hawaii is ours.
The Pacific is the American ocean. The
cinal will bo ours. Lx.k at your map and
jou will see that the gulf Is. in practical
effect, an American lake. Our flag floats
over tho Antilles, and has not jet been low
ered even to the half ma.st; and when the
, Stars and Stripes L hauled down in Cuba
let it hang awhile at half mast, in mourn
in? for the ieoplo of Cuba, abandoned, and
the duty of the United States, deserted.
"These are epochal facts. The future of
the world i.s In ou- hands. This is not en
thusiasm, it is geogrpphy. The construc
ts e and righteous Puritan spirit must dom
inate this lr.tcnso situation. We ought not
to be merely Imitative any more than we
ought to be corrupt. New circumstances ic
quire new laws. It Is not against thse
pew laws that they are different in method
and even in principle from the oil laws.
New laws and new methods are not bad
Jut because they are new.
POWERFUL CONSPIRACY TO
DEFEAT NICARAGUA CANAL
James Creelman Says Panama Company and Pacific Railroad
Lobbyists Are Cleverly Disguising Their Covert but
None Ahe Less Dangerous Attacks.
New York, Dec. 2i-In ,3. Washington spe
cial to the Journal. Jarrji- Creelman says:
There seems to be abundant evidence of
a widespread consplraary to defeat the Nica
rauga Canal bllL Ar. Hutln. president of
the new Panarna' Canal Company, is here
and his ager.tsi' are exerting themselves in a
desperate attempt to convert the plan for
an Arat'XKcan canal by the accepted Nica-ragua.-oute
Into a scheme for the sudden
wirWnment ot tho bankrupt Panama Canal
The great Pacific Railway lobby, which
ta for years fought ever- step of every
effort to die a canal. Is nIo hard at work.
It Is almost Impossible to exaggerate the
Jansrer ot the blutatlon in "Washington to
Cajr. Tlie Panarna Canal slockholdera placo a
Valuo of J109.000, on their property and
their rightn. They realize that the passage
tt th Nicaragua Canal bill will make tlilr
Mock worthless. The question which the
country must consider at this moment Is
Whether a group or skilled foreign advtn
irenr can overthrow tho national policy of
One Hundred Years of
"Evolution." by Alfred
Russell Wa.IIa.ce Maga
Reviews of the Century
and of the Year by Noted
St. Louis Authorities
News Section Part II.
l-ollowlng arc the subjects cov
Cd in the St. Louis Review, and
the names of those who will treat
.."T1"'0 Development of Art." by
Halsey c. Ives.
"Tho Year in Literature," Fred
erick M. Crunden.
"Educational Advancement." by
W. S. Chaplin.
"Growth of the Public School
eystem," by p. Liuis Soldan.
,-"P0Kress Medicine," by Doc
tor Young II. Bond.
by Miss Jlary
'Expansion of St, Louis Trade."
nil?""' and KeHgious Work." by
sLi,D P- S. Tuttle. the Reverend
R?i - Pnc,an. Rabbi Samuel
we and the Reverend S. I. Llnd-
'The World's Tair Movement."
oy aatne3 Cox.
In tTtf. T .K. T U . ,r-
Artnur Johnston; and,
Revi'T "nance and Railroad
Kevlcws, by Republic Writers.
"Let us be Hir Tile Philippine people
are to be govtriud e can govern tli--m
best by t oiisidering them as the ale We
rannot deal with tin in a we woull will
"Wo must not ignore .hff. r. in of let i
tion, condition. lunate, run- We mn-t li.ie
tlie adaptiibllitv of common vn-1 The Put i
tan w:i- the greatest inak. r of precedents
the world has tver seen. And to make a
precetb nt when lueded is as noble as to fol
low a precedent when pioptr Constructive
1- the ofilec of our nh. and tin lefore we
invoke tlie ereatlie spirit of lit.' Puritan
"Oar Con-tilutiou does not prol ii it this
It snvs-. "Cormess h..ll hae wr to dis
lKie of and make all needful tubs und less
'illations respecting territor and other prop
env belorglng to tlie United States" liven
if this present dtvelopnunt was not dreamed
of wr. n the Constitution was fram.ii, that
otdin.im.-e of n.itiouil life still authoiizi.s !t.
"Tor the Constitution grows as tlie peo
ple grow Otherwise the people would have
to stop growing, or the Constitution woull
have to be destroved. Neither is necessarv.
"The CotL-tltutlou is not a oontiact of
purchase and sale, or a deed, or a life-Insurance
policy. It is an or.Un.in.-.- of na
tional life. Iwt us thar.k (Sod for a Hamil
ton and a Marshall. The Constitution was
made for tlie American people, not the
American people for the Constitution. The
Constitution docs not give Immortality to
tho nation; the nation gives Immortality to
Constitution and 1'luir.
"Tho saying that 'the Constitution fol
lows the flag' Is only partly true. The
whole truth Is this; Our Institutions follow
tho flag, tho simplest nrst, later the more
complex and finally, whin tho way is pre
pared, our noblest Institution, the Anurl
can Constitution free schools, equal laws,
Impirtlal Justice, social order and at last
tho Constitution. First the blade, then the
spear, the full corn in the ear.
"The American Constitution follow., the
flag, to put it in another vay, when tho
American people deem it best, and the
American people may be trusted."
Senator Beveridge. was frequently Inter
rupted by applause, and peemed to have
the sympathy of his audience. His sptcch
completely overshadowed those of Presi
dent Hadley of Yale, who responded to the
toast "Tore fa thers' Day," Professor Wood
row Wilson on "The Puritan Bxample In
letters and Affairs," and St. Clair McKel
way, who spoke to the toast. "New Ergland
Spirit In Press and Pulpit "
the T'nite.l States, and delay or pi event the
greatest engineering enterprise of hiitor.
KfTeetn of Opposition Seen.
But there Is a sudden, whimpered move
ment among the Senators. Men who have
been heartily supporting the Nicaragua
Canal bill as It stands now shake their
heads, and wiy thit it will never do to pss
the bill until It has been so amende.) that
President McKinley will have the right to
choose between the approved Nicaragua
route and the rejected Panama route
They declare thut if the Senate leaves the
President no discretion as to the route
of tho canal the Governments of Nicaragua
and Costa Rica can force the United States
to pay a terrific price for their consent to
on American canal on American terms. Rut
with power to choose net ween the Nieara-
Kua and Panama routes, the President can
compel Nicaragua and Cota Rica to sur
render on pain of losing the canal ulto
gethcr. ThLs Is the only reason given for .1 move,
ment that clonks the most stupendous Job
or the c-erlury Many who supi ort it aro
innocent of corrupt purines.
They do not recognize the sinister ends
w-hich thu Panama Canal und Pacific rail
way lobbies have in view.
The truth Is that the Panama Canal
tympany Is endeavoring to put lUeif In a
position to sell Its now worthless stock to
an American syndicate, powerful e.noun to
Influence the McKinley administration's
choice of a ana! route, while th.j Pacific
railway monopoly hopes to revive the strag
gle between tho friends of the two routes
to see the canal enterprise demoralize and
to delay and ultimately defeat It.
Object f the Con.plralnrs.
Should the Nicaragua Canal bill be so
amended that President McKlnlev would
hive the authority and right to sav which
canal route should be taken, it Is said that
the new Panama Canal Company would be
able to sell an option on the eoiitrol of Its
stock to a syndicate of American ilnincler
This syndicate would then undertake trie
work of converting the President Io the
It is not so long since a comparatively
small group of men forced the administra
tion to abandon "our plain dutv" In I'orto
Rico nnd surrender to their private inter
Thc Isthmian Canal Commission has of
ficially recommended the Nicaragua route
The Senate lias drafted a treaty w Itli Great
Hritain and hits declared a national policy
which clears the way for the work of roi.
structiun. It would seem there was noth
ing more to do but to arrange for and dig
The theory that Nicaragua and Costa
Rica will atempt to blackmail the X'nlted
States has nothing more substantial be
hind it than the suggestion cunningly
spread al-out by the Panama Canal and Pa
cific Railway lobbyists. It Is well under
stood by the men who have Investigated
the situation that Nicaragua nnd Costa
Rica will jleld practically any terms asked
for by the United States.
DR. KINKAID IS EXONERATED.
Dcpartmont Store Withdraws Com
plaint and He Is Released.
LMctor Georgo U. Klnkald. who tvas ar
rested on Friday afternoon In a Jou mown
department store, was exonerated jester
day morning end released by the polico
after spondlrg- the night In the holdover.
Doctor Klnkcld was purchasiag the Imnd
Kerriilifs xwi was arrested while holdlnc
them iiv his hanJ.
"0hr say, buy
l'or Missouri 'toliler Muiiln), Ttlth
fnir in Ttrxtern nml rnln or kninr lit
enslern portion. Vlondii.v, fair; ln.l
l"r IllliifilK llueli c-ttliler unilay,
nlth rnln, prolmlily turning In miorr,
in northern portion. Miimla) . fnlri
IiIrIi Houtlierly vvln.ln. nliiftliiKT to
1. Ueveridge's Sensational Speech.
Father Killed Son.
2. Tekla's New U?e for Klectricity.
Stock Market Breaks Record.
S. Rough Trip Ahead for Ziegenhein.
Wood Scott Wedding. ,
4. Candidates for Presidency of Metcliants'
5. Worl'I's Fr.Ir Grows in Fa,vor.
C. News From Foreign Capitals by Cablo
to The Republic.
1. At the Theaters.
What Amateur Musicians Are Doing.
New Responses to The Republic's Appeal to Close
Up the Capital Stock Subscription.
Addition.il snlt-riiitioiK. arktiovvletlctsl liolovv, vve'io receivoil yestenlay 111 tespone to The Kt'iiulilic's appeal for
itu immediate completion of tin? World's Fair Fund.
This effort ot' The Itepulilii- to brim: before the public the inave nivo-ity of immediate" completion is nuulc nt life
special mid earnest request of tlie World's Fair Kvs-uthe Committee.
The Republic again iiret-ents the appeal for iuiek closing- up of Hie Mibscriiilion list. The city cannot afford to
let Ihe matter dntg. All the rest of the country Is waiting. Those who have nesleeteil to subscribe .should inntuntlv
cciid in tlielr naitiCN with liberal contribution1. Those who have subscribed, but not to the extent of their abilities,
should send In additional subscription!.. Concerns desiring blank lists for employes can obtain them on application
to The Republic.
SulifcriiiUnus leceived by Tho Jtepublle up to last night nro:
.Meyer Itros. Ilrni; Company employes!
Kdwnrcl G. Sclinll. INt Cora place Ail
II. Ilonrdmun, llrjor Itros. DriiK Co. d
S. n. Itnrlier, t.'fJ orth (irnnd nvenae
T. II. I.oo.l. ITIS?na(h IH-oadnray
John C. AniiKbn, :to-ll Cook nvenne
Holla Ilrnee. i:ut Ilelt avenue
K. . Uloek. St. James Hotel
K. CJ. Arnnley, Mejrr llro. Ilrug: Company...
. II. WlKlitmnn, UKl S. .Second nt. d
S. II. Crenshaw, Mejer Ilrna. Drns; Compan..
C. i:. llllts Mine Company emploei
. A. IllneUwell, 2TOIV Jlarcnn aveune
.V 1. I.oKan, 114MA llnjar.l-avenne
Pnrnnnl Jordon, TMIA Knelld nvrnne
II. II. Parr. Mills Shoe Company
A. M. nnrns. 4TrtS Kastnn menne
K. J. J. .Inner, 1707 South Tnelfth street ,
V. K. Gibson, llf North Twenty-first street.,
(Irnritr II. Kills. Ill I A I.ueretla
Itobert II. Hoirlett, nxiS Cote Ilrllllnnte
John II. Iloehvall, ITtK! Waslilnicton avenue .,
A. H. Wachlrnp. SIOS 1-2 lllddle street ,
Charles K. liaui, 2lottl South Jefferson mr...
M. i:. Kersten, -.". la Mntter street
John J. Walsh, I4:tl Locust street
1". .N. Kramer, IKI!)A llolman street
Subjoined will be fottitd a snl-eription form ready for your subscription. Fill it out and send to The Republic of
fice at once by mall or messenger, as jou prefer. The Republic will make a prompt and ptomiuent acknowledgment
of tlie names and subscriptions of all who qualify for its Roll of Honor.
St. Louis, Mo
We, the undersigned, for the purpose of organizing a corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri to cele
brate the Centcnuial Anniversary of tlie Louisiana l'urehase, such corporation to be known as "St. Louis World's Fair,
celebrating the Louisiana Purchase Centcnuial," or by such other name as may be designated in the Articles of As
sociation, hereby agree, each In consideration of the other subscriptions hereto, and each separately for himself, and not
for any other, -to pay the amounts below, or upon copies hereof set opposite our respective names, to William II.
Thompson. Chairman, Committee on Finance, In tlie manner and upon the conditions following, to wit:
First. Ten per cent of the amount of said subscriptions shall be payable upon demand of said William n.
Thompson, Chairman, which sum may be called In such amounts as may be required by said Committee on Finance,
and used in its discretion for preliminary expenses Incurred or to be incurred in tho organization of yuch corporation
and promoting the enterprise for which it is to be formed, and the remaining ninety per cent thereof shall be payable
upon the call of the Board of Directors of the aforesaid corporation, when organized, in sums not to exceed twenty
("0) per cent during any ix months subsequent to tho payment of the ten per cent call above mentioned.
Second. These subscriptions shall not become binding until the full amount of $r,UOO,O0O shall have been subscribed.
me that! Get the money from
TOPICS IN TO-DAY'S
S Threat to Abandon Part of Philippines.
Feared Parents Would Object.
9. Serviif.s on Christmas Day.
Funeral of William Waddingham.
10. Society Notes.
11 Social Affairs in Mlstourl and Illinois
12. Got Divorce and Remarried.
West Point Cadets to Re Exonerated
K. Did Mr. Cudahy Do Right?
14. Kinley Mack and Kthelbert.
St. Louis Iimnui for Golf.
1C. Witnesses Have Ieft the State.
Rurglar Dresses in Victim's Clothes.
1. Cecil Rhodes and South Africa.
Returned at Last to Her Husband.
Social Season Washington.
To Make Sailors of the Coys.
Z. Year of Progress Reviewed by St.
FAIR ROLL OF HONOR.
II. I.. Venetians. HClli Helen street 111
John Senllln, 212 1 Mullanph) street Ill
Walter II. Huelk. Jr., III2I Leonard avenue .. 111
John A. Wlnehelll, .1.111 .North .Nineteenth at.. Ill
Charles K. llllams, 2407 I.oenst street 10
John Hall. 4o;m Morgan street (one share
eneli for I.nele II., John, Jr.. Harry anil him
II. I. Itrjnn, Jr., Fericnson, Mo ao
John J. Klynn, 2111 North Tenth street 211
A. I). Wear, 1'rnciiinn, Mo n
Then. K. Vismeer, 2S2I Thomas street Ill
II. ". Thompson. I'erxusoii. Mi 10
II. It. Iorter. 112.", Mnrens avenne 111
I. J. C'ooney Msnufnelurlnc Co., IMXI Cass ate.. .11111
a.iils Deppe, southeast eorner Jefferson ave
nue and MnrUet street ;i
Kdmunil Sule, aillo MlehlRnn aveuue 2I
Todd Merrjman, ir.o7 Chestnut street Ill
Frederiek Krelrer, 2111 t St. Vincent avenne .... 10
I. S. Martin, Itias AMse avenue 10
liilulel W. Sulor. 42S2 Pane avenue 211
.No. of Shares (?10 each)
the old man."
3. Review Continued.
4. Bookmakers Flourishing In New Or
Records of Cocked-Hat Uowlers.
Martin Kern, World's Champion.
5. Macon McCormick's Review.
A Famous Breeder of Runners.
Candidates for Florj's Place. .
Buffalo Steaks for the President.
T. Olhciil Text of Note to China.
Rich and Well, But Not Happy,
l-illplno Roy Spy Will Be Pardoned.
Sankey Intends to Gather Singers.
(Pages 8 to 12 Republic Want Adver
tisements.) 10. Finanral &nd Commercial .
14 Fraternal Order News.
FATHER IN CITY HOSPITAL.
Says Son Refused to Pay
Board Bill-Pleads Seif-
Anton Pemt hot and almost Inst t!j
killed lil ;,,.t .on. .it rt. at tie ir 11 11 .
No. t'C Gevr avenue, at nls.ut a.i o'elo. k
jesterday ifternom. Tlie shooti'i .- tlu
result of a light between the father and
yon. vvhieh nriginattd in .1 ih'pule as t
win tin r tin- voinig man should pav his -il-arj
to his in..tl: r r fatlr r. Ant. .11 IVrrot.
who i.s C ...r.-. o!d. Is a prisoner at the
City Hospital. His son was 21 jears ol I.
A dispute lji'tvic. u the father and son oc
cur reel shortly altir the hitter's return home
from work eter.liy afternoon. As v.as
his custom, the jjiing mm handed hl
wage.s to his mother to deftay the house
hold exptns,s. Aiitcn Perict. who was In
the 100m. demand. l that the money be
given to him, .-siying that he was head o:
the house. Albert refused to comply with
the demand, and when Ills father attempt
ed to take the money by force he pre
vented him, and a struggle follow d.
The two men wrestled about the room
for several s--e-und.s, and Anton Perrot. who
Is strongly built, succeeded in throwing his
son, then gripping his throat, attempted
to choke him. At this juncture. Mrs. Per
rot and her daughter interfered, and sep
arated 'the combatants. The women pu-shed
Albert out of tlie room on to n back porch
and Into the kitchen, which is located In
Mrs. Perrot left her win and daughter ill
tho kitchen and returned to the house. She
says she saw her husband enter the front
room and take hi.-, revolver from a ward
robe. She declares he then proceeded to
the kitchen, whTe he found the door
locked. He knoekel and demanded admis
sion, declaring that lie would break In the
door If it were not opened at once. Loui'.i
Perrot. the daughter, who was locked in
tho kitchen with her brother, refused to
open the door. The old vaAM then returned
into the hous-e.
MIX AMI I'VTIIKIl
IIAII DISAGRKKH lIKI'dlli:.
Shortlv after Albert took the joker and
followed him out of the kltelun. It Is be-lieve-d
that the two men engaged in a sec
ond struggle, but none of the vvitiie-.-3 are
able to state w hat occurred. Presently the
rtport of a pistol was heard and when Mrs.
Perrot and her daughter went into the
house they found Albert mortally wounded.
He was seated in a chair In the front room.
They spoke to him, hut he was umble to
ma'ee a leply.
Anton Perrot left the house and, walking
to the Third District Police Station, surrjri
ilered himself. Doctor Krlk-h of No. ltd
South Ninth street was summoned to at
tend th wounded man. hut cou'd do noth
ing to save his life. He expired chortly
after the doctor's arrival. The body was
sent to tho morgue. Anton Perrot was
taken to the City Dispensary, where Doctor
H. R. Johnson !rtsetl scalp wounls vhteh
RUNS OF THE OLD HOSPITAL
ARE TO BE R.AZED AT ONCE.
At a special m-etin; yeterday morning
the Hoard of Public Improvements awarded
to Michael Hannick the contract for wreck
ing the old City Hospital building on Lafay
ette avenue, removing the debris and grad
ing the site for the new structure. The con
tractor's bid was tt.lTt.S". only JD1 lower
than his next competitor. AftT the a .tan!
Is approved by the City Council, vvhieh
reconvenes on January 1. the work may to
commenced, according to specifications.
Since the tornado of May 27. 1W. the luins
hate bravt.l the wind ard weather. .1 tot
tering siicter, that might have eoliaps si
under any stern Influene-e, and through the
passing tars have .stood unmolested a? .1
grim reminder of the eatatroplie.
IJojs have played ba-eball on the adjoin
ing ground and girls have tossed "Jacks"
In the shadows of the leaning wails; the 'ot
was specked with idle wagons and crts.
ash heaps and dirt piles, and broken btick
were scnttere-d by children in their games
all over the grounds, until th- s ene gradu
BRITISH AND BOER RAIDERS
FIGHTING IN CAPE COLONY.
London. Dec. H Since Lord Kitchener's
dispatch ef Wedne-day last, retorting the
crosslni; of the Orange River Into Care Col
ony of two bands of Boers, no official nyvvs
concerning everts In South Africa has
reached the publie.
Reports were receivel last night from
Cape Town that the railroad had been torn
up In three places north of De Aar. A
column of f0. of all arms, under command
e.f Major Phute. left Colesberg December IS
by tho Phllipstown rend to relieve a pest
of twenty yeomen who were Invested on a
farm at Hamelfonttin. .The fioers had
been beaten on by tbe yo-sman before the
relieving column arrived. Two wounded
Boers were captured. They stated that.
their party had lost two killed and twclvo
A Standerton dispatch dated December IS
he sustained in the light with his son, acrl
pronouneed them not serious.
According to the story told by Mr?. Per
rot and her daughter last night, Mr. Per
rot started the quarrel. In the last week,
he had several times declared that he vvoui 1
ran his house, and that his sons nao g'vo
their money to him and net to their moth
er. Formerly. Mr. IVrrot rmnaged f
household affairs. Alout four months ago
he went to Germany to visit relatives. After
an absence of more than two months he
Four jears ago Perrot and his Fon Lad
a disagreement over a trivial matter, and
the latter was driven from home. He did
not return until requested to do so by Mrs.
Perrot after her husband had departed tor
Germany. On the old man's return, it 13
said, he raUed a complaint at Albert's be
ing allowed to live at the house, but v.as
obliged to submit to it, js the family hal
no other means of upport.
ni:.i) novs siTEifs
A KRSIOV OF TlttGEIir.
"My father was Inkklng for the trouble."
said Miss Louisa Perrot to a lit public rep
resentative last night, "" and when Altert
came home he Immediately demanded his
wages. The boy has been giving his money
to mothtr cvr since he returned to live a't
home, and - would not let the old man
have It. AVo saw them fight, and separated
them, whin Albert's face was purple from
being choked by bis father.
"List Monday my father a-ked for money
and said that he would b-enk up the house
if he did not get it. The shooting tx-ciirred
In the middle room. There are three rooms
in all. besides the kitchen, which Is sep
arated from the house bv n iiorc'i. When
we ran Into the house after the shot was
f.red wo found Albert stretched on a -lnlr.
He never spoke before he died.
I'ATHKK I)i: I.AHUX
J.ON ASSAl ITED HIM.
At the City Dispensary Anton Perrot''
wounds, which consisted ot several abra
sions of the skin on the scalp and face,
were dressed by Doctor Samuel R. John
son. Mr. Perrot was very much excited and
explained that he had to kill his son in
order to "save1 his own life.
"It is my opinion that my son had bee..i
drinking." said he. "because he was In n
ugly mood when he arrived at the hcuse
about 3 o'clock esterdiy afternoon. It has
been his custom for several years to paj
me a certain amount of menty each wee.k.
which was used toward defrajlng the
"Last nicht he appeared surly and be
came abusive when I asked him for the
money. He attemuted to make an ex
planation, which I did not understand, and
the result wius that we grappled and
wrestled with one another. Finally he
freeel himself from my grasp, and. with
the declaration, that he would fix me. he
rushed upstairs to his. room end reappeared
In a few seconds with a pair of brass
knucks. I anticipated that It was his In
tention to get a weapon when he left the
room and. therefore. I armed mvself with
a revolver, whicii I had concealed in a
"When Albert returned. I attempted to
expostulate with him and explain wherein
he was wrorg. He refused to listen to mo
and s-truck me In the face with his knucks.
The blow felled me to the floor and he
Immediately Jumped upon me. He grabbed
me by the throat with his right hand and
was choking me when I drew the revolver
from my pocket atid fired two shots. One
of them took effect In his abdomen and
caused his death. I Immediately went to
the police station and gave myself up. Mr
wife art! my daughter. Louisa, were wit
nesses to the shooting."
ally became a desolate contrast to th
structures on adjacent streets' and avenue;.
Now the walU are to be raze-d and the
debris removed. The good bricks that are
In the walls will be claimed by the city lor
use In the Inferior buildings of the new pa
vilion hospital. The rubbish and the shat
tered brick will be taken wherever the con
tractor wills. Before the end of Januiry
the ruins will have entirely disappeared and
the ground will be In readiness for actual
work em tli- new buildings.
Six buildings are to be erected next spline;
at a cost of about KouMO. Of this sum tZk
111 has been appropriated from the special
fund, but an additional amount of IGn.OO1)
will have been accumulated by April 1 Tht
new structures will face Carroll street.
They will consist of an Isolation ward, two
surgical wards, a, surgical operating-room.
a laundry and power plant, and a kitchen.
The plans provide that these structures ani
others that are to be constructed shall b
grouped In pavilion si) le.
says a sharp encounter took place with
two parties of Boers near Kalkspruit. ten
miles south of tho railway. One. of th
Boer parties numbered "W. Both were
routed after obstinate resistance. One re
tired Id the direction of Grobelaar's Drift,
and the other toward Vllllersdorp. It it
supposed that they lost severely. Th
British force lost two wounded and
captured a cuantlty of live stock and for
age. Many people of all clashes gathered about
the War Oltice last evening anxious for tha
welfare of friends engaged in the war, and
especially for those connected wita tfca
regiments which were engaged In the
At h late hour a list of the casualtle-l to
noncommissioned officers and men wnj
posted, showing that sixty had been killed
and 162 wounded. .