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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC:
Trt, I In St. Loon
In St. Louis. Omc Cent.
ST. LOUIS. MO., FRIDAY. MAECH 15, 1901.
. Loafs, Two tcira. i
WHEN THE PRESIDENT TAKES HIS CABINET WITH HIM.
SIX ZIEGENHEINS ON
THE CITY PAY ROLLS.
DUEL TO DEATH
IN A SALOON.
FAIR GROUNDS TO BE
SOLD TO A SYNDICATE.
One Reason Why the Mayor Tins
(liven the Support of His
Machine ,o 1'arker.
THEY GET $11,199.96 A YEAR.
Other Relatives of the Mayor, Not
of His Name, Draw Fat Sal
aries From the City
THE ZIEGEN'HEIN FAMILY
ON THE CITY PAY ROLLS.
Major. SUG. CT a
tary. J20S.23 a month
John Zlegenheln, cashier In Collec
tor's CfHce. I10J a month.
William Zlegenheln. carpenter.
Water Department, $90 a month.
William Zlegenheln. Deputy Har
bor Commissioner, $S3.53 u month.
rred Zlegenheln, clerk at Poor
House, $35 a month and board.
The Zlegenhelns on the city pay rolls cost
the taxpayers of St. Louis $933.33 a month,
or SU.199.9fi a year.
Those who are familiar with the manner
In which Mayor Zlegenheln ha made tho
distribution of city offices a tort of family
affair do not wonder that he promised the
full support of his machine to George W.
Parker and that he has thrown all his
j-trength to the favorite candidate of the
City Hall Rang. He wants Paiker to win
because he knows that If this should hap
pen the Zlegenhein family would not be
divorced from the city pay rolls.
Mayor Zlegenheln has placed other rela
tives in fat jobs at tho City Hall, among
them Henry Alt, Harbor Commissioner, at
S2J0 a month.
This statement of facts, however, deals
only with thos of the name who are close
blood connections of the Mayor.
RODENBERG'S FRIENDS ACTIVE.
East St. Louisan May Yet Re Ninth
Member of Fair Board.
W.-uhlnglon. March 14. The President
stated to-day that he would not finally set
lie the appointment of World's Fair Com
missioners until his return from Indian
aiolls. There was the usual pressure at
the" White House this morning for these
positions, but no change was made 111 the
slate arranged yesterday. -
The suggestion that" -Mr. Hudenbers
name might be omitted had tho effect of
bringing hundreds of telegrams, urging that
he be appointed. To-night It seems that the
chances for Mr. Rodenberg's success are
about ex-en. When the list is published,
which will be abcut the middle of next
week. It need not be surprising if Professor
Northrop is left off and Mr. RoJenberg ap
pointed. The other eight members are decided upon j
bs follows: Carter, Thurston, Lindsay, Mc
Erlde, Allen, Glynn. Belts and Miller.
When completed the commission probably
wlll stand six Republicans and three Demo
crats, In spite of the criticism that the
make-up should be five Republicans and
The President is having a good, deal of
trouble and embarrassment in getting this
matter off his hands. He han made up a
complete elate several times, but by the
use of an unexpected pressure from strong
Influences a name has been marked for
omission here and there, ar-d the list laid
aside for further consideration. It Is be
lieved, however, that as soon as the Presi
dent returns from the funeral of cx-PresI-dent
Harrison, he will at once appoint the
nine Exposition Commissioners and put an
end to what has become a perplexing ques
tion with him.
NO ANTENUPTIAL PLEDGE
FOR COL. PEIGNET'S BRIDE.
...u. ii..:i.iST PiIL'GNEl'.
Who was married to Colonel Ernest
Peugnet, by the Reverend R. A.
The refuoI of Miss Alexlna Louise Green
Itaf to sign the antenuptlat pledge required
ny the Catholic Church In the case of
mixed marriages is, according to the Rev
erend Father F. M. Klelty of Holy Angels'
Church, the reason why the marriage cer
emony of Miss Greenleaf and Colonel Ern
est Peugnet yesterday was performed by
the Reverend Doctor Robert A. Holland,
pastor of St. George's Episcopal Church.
Colonel Peugnet is a member of the in
surance firm of Peugnet & Hemenway and
Is a Catholic of many years' standing. His
bride Is n member of the Presbyterian
Church. Their engagement was announced
about a month ago, end at that time Colonel
Peugnet asked the Reverend Father F. M.
Klelty of Holy Angels' Church to perform
Father Klelty stated yesterday that the
first Inkling he received of the change in
the programme was the announcement in
yesterday morning's Republic. He Bald: "I
have known Colonel Peugnet for thirty
years and married him to his first wife,
who whs also a Protestant. month ago
1 -vvf tdjxs,, .A. T&jfUmSyR i
" itf''"J8t" rtsr4W iTiJfflrs1l"tJ""'
John, Known as "Cherokee," Ryan,
Puts Six Bullets Into William,
Alias ''Red,' Houlihan's Hody.
MEN FOUGHT AT CLOSE RANGE.
Police Say Victim Opened Hostili
ties, hut His Weapon Missed
Fire "Cuddy" Mack's Sa
loon Scene of Tragedy.
Alter a hand-to-li.ind struggle for his life
ana while his assailant was trying to shoot
him. John P. Ryan, better known as
"Cherokee John." shot and killed William,
alias "Red." Houlihan.
The tragedy was enacted ut 12:30 o'clock
this morning In the saloon of which Ryun
and John McGllcuddy, better known us
"Cuddy" Mack, -ire the proprietors, ut the
l.orthwest corner of Sixth street and Frank
Six shots were fired by Ryan and every
one took effect. Houlihan died In an ambu
lance while being remoed to the City Hos
pital. According to evidence gathered by the po
lice an J the statements made by Ran and
those, who were in the saloon at the time.
the shooting wa3 donu in self-defense. Ryan
said that Houlihan came upon him suddenly
and thrusting a revolver-against his abdo
men, made the remark that "he had him
Ran says that Houlihan had a revolver
In his hand and pulled the trigger twice,
but the caitrldge failed to explode. The
third time he snapped the trigger the re
volver went off, but the bullet did not strike
Kyau, arcording to his statement, had by
this time pulled his revolver from his pocket
and began firing. He di-clurged the con
tents of his revolver at Houlihan, who
walked to the head of the stairway, where
The police of the Fourth District Pollco
Station were immediately notified and an
ambulance was called. Houlihan was alive
when placed In the ambulance, but
breathed hit, last before the City Hospital
was reached. An examination revealed that
one bullet struck the left elbow, shattering
the bone. Another bullet entered below the
right shoulder blade and penetrated the
lung. Another entered on the right side of
the body, piercing the kidneys, and a fourth
entered the right thigh. Two bullet holes
were found In the abdomen. The man's
clothing was powder burned.
Houlihan was well known to the police.
He was urrested u few days ago near Sev
enth and Market streets and was locked
up on a charge of tiring a shot ut Patrol
man Cremlmt. who was pursuing him. He
lived on Collins street, near Blddle.
ltau Is marilzd and lives at No. 3113 Lo
cust street. He has four children.
Patrolman Summers jvas the ,flrst office
to arrive at the saloon after the shooting.
Realizing the condition or Houlihan, he
rapped for assistance, and Patrolman
O'Hara, who was but a bloc sway, hur
ri2d to the scene. When pMce? in the am
bulance, Houlihan was still alive, hut he ex
pired shortly after. Patrolman O'Hara ac
companied the body to the morgue.
Ryan gave himself up to the police. He
was taken to the Fourth District Police
Station and locked up, pending the outcome
of the Coroner's inquest.
John J. Ryan made the following state
ment: "This is a bad affair. I had been to
a lodge meeting and returned to my saloon
to address Invitations to the opening. I came
out of the sitting-room In the basement and
started up the stairway. Jtit a I got one
foot on the steps Houlihan made some re
mark and grabbed me. He had a revolver
in one hand, which he pushed against by
abdomen, and 1 think he felt for my levol
ver with bis other hand. Just at this mo
ment I heard his pltoI snap and realized
my clanger. I grabbed his hand and pushed
his revolver away. While thus struggling
he fired at me. I then drew my own sun
and opened fire on him, continuing to shoot
as rapidly as I could until he turned and
went up the stairway. When he got to the
top he fell to the floor. I cannot say when
his revolver dropped, but after tho shoot
ing the officers who rushed In picked the
weapon off the steps."
Priest Says Her Refusal to
Sign Caused Ceremony to
Be Performed by
COUPLE ARE OUT OF CITY
I saw the announcement of his engagement,
and on Washington's Birthday he came to
me and asked me to perform the ceremony.
"I secured permission from Father Brons
geest and Colonel Peugnet set the date for
March 14. At the time I gave him a printed
slip for his wife to sign, without the sign
li g of which no Catholic priest can perform
"The slip contains a pledge on the pirt
of the noncnthollc, in this case Miss Green
leaf, that tho other party to the marriage
shall not be Interfered with In the exercise
of his religion: that children resulting from
the union shall be reared in the Catholic
faith, and also contains a pledge that tho
marriage bond shall be Indissoluble except
by death. The signer further promises to
have no wedding ceremony other than that
pc.-formed by the Catholic priest.
"Colonel Peugnet said that his wife would
not sign the slip, and seemed very doubtful
about It. He took it with him, however, and
said that he would persuade her to do so.
That was the last I heard of the matter.
The slip was not returned nor was It sent
to the Chancellor to be forwarded to the
Archbishop with a request for a dispensa
tion. Evidently bis wife refused to sign the
slip. When he was married the first
time a pledge was given to rear his chil
dren In the Catholic faith, but they are not
members of the church."
Colonel Teugnet and his wife de
parted yesterday immediately after- the
ceremony for a wedding Journey. The
Pcugnot residence. No. 4245 Llndell boule
vard, is Delng altered and will be occupied
by the couple on June 1.
Doctor Robert A. Holland, who officiated
yesterday, and Captain Peugnet's son,
Ernest K., stated that the wedding was
celebrated by Doctor Holland because Ern
est K. Peugnet and his wife were both
members of St. George's Church.
Mrs. Peugnet was formerly a stenogra
pher In the Boatmen's Bank and lived at
No. SSSS McPhcrson avenue.
The President has asked his oflirinl family 1o make all arrangements to accompany
across the continent in May. News Item.
PASTOR AND EDITOR
DISPUTE OVER TEMPERANCE.
Doctor J. H. Young of Centenary Southern Methodist Church
Takes Strong Exceptions to Statements Published
by Doctor W. B. Palmore. l'
Southern Methodist ministers who are engaged in a controversy re
sulting from Editor Palmore 's utterances on temperance.
Southern Methodists of St. Louis are con
siderably stirred by a controversy between
the Reverend Doctor Joseph II. Young,
pastor of Centenary M. E. Church, South,
and the Reverend Doctor W. B. Palmore,
relative to some utterances of the latter In
the columns of hlg church paper, the St.
Louts Christian Advocate.
The trouble was all occasioned by the
publication of a certain temperance car
toon and editorial last week. The cartoon
represented the "Saloon Octopus" with its
hands on the mouth of the press, the pulpit
the politician, the legislator and the chief
executive, whose business it is to enforce
law. There were also certain statements
made in the accompanying full-page edi
torial which were calculated to touch
tender spots In the sensibilities of those
within the scope of the cartoon published.
All this, coming within the purview of
the pastor of Centenary, made him write
forthwith a red-hot reply to Elltor Pal
more, which Is published in this week's is
sue, together with another full-pago edi
torial, but no cartoon.
The opening paragraph of Doctor Toung's
reply Is as follows: "My Dear Doctor Pal
more Your editorial of last week Is but
one of a number In which you have taken
occasion to slander the Methodist pulp'ts
of our land. I say slander, and I mean what
I say, for In the absence of proof such
statements as you have made In the Advo
cate are defamatory and tend to the in
jury of all ministers of the gospel."
Farther along in his letter Doctor Young
says: "You say that the 'demon of the
liquor traffic' has been using some 'bishop
at either $109 or $700 a night,' and paj-ing
him 'out of funds largely contributed by
American brewers.' Would you object to
giving us the name of that bishop and your
authority for publishing such a revolting
charge against him? I cannot believe that
any bishop in either branch of our Meth
odism would be guilty of such a heinous
crime.' If you know the facts and conceal
them, you become partlceps crlmlnls. Let
us have the light. ,
"Next you turn your attention to the
church, to which you owe all you are in
this world, and say of her, "She expects of
her pastors; who shepherd the top-crust '
membership, to raise a great deal of money
for education, church extension and mis
sionary work." Then you Intimate strongly
that the church expects these-pastors to
keep silent on total abstinence and tem
perance reform, In order to get the money
desired from these 'top-crust members.
Shame on yon, my brother. 'to 'find' It in
your heart to slander your spiritual moth-
In reply to these and similar pointed
statements. Doctor Palmore comes out In
an editorial entitled "Seeing Ghosts In Kirk
Alloway," In which he recounts! at length
his experiences in the graveyard of Tarn
O'Shanter fame and then draws the follow
"Thl experience and narrative are to
show how a person greatly excited cin so
things that have no real existence. The oc
topus illustration we used with an edi
torial two weeks ago has called forth the
demand on the part of my good brother Mr
an apology for the pentence, "The saloon
octopus has up all muzzled, and we dare
not declare the truth.'
"This Is more sweeping than anything we
have ever said or written, and if an apol
ogy is due. It should ba from the author
of that sentence. There was nothing in our
editorial that can be construed Into a
wholesale condemnation of tho "entire
Catholic clergy' or the 'entire Protestant
pulpit of our land.' Nor was there any
thing In it that can be. construed into a
special arraignment of the Methodist
preachers of any city.
"We ore charged with slandering our
spiritual mother," simply because we have
alluded to some of her unfaithful sons. Wn
are told ver- truly that our 'discipline' is
all right on the temperance question, and
our 'annual conferences delight to reit
erate' our position, and that good men pray
over It. What we need is for the discipline
to be put Into more, practical, every-day
operntlon between the conferences, and for
godly men to vote as they pray. The Bish
ops of both Methodlsms delight every four
years to 'reiterate' splendid sentiments on
this question, but what our Republic and
the world needs Is for such leaders to be
heard and felt more frequently between
the general conferences."
CAPTAIN SCHWENCK DISMISSED
He Was Convicted of Duplicating
His Pay Accounts.
Washington, March 14. The President has
approved the sentence of tho court-martial
In the case of Captain Samuel K.
Schwenck. U. S. A., retired, and he has
been dismissed from the military service
on the charge of duplicating his pay ac
counts. He was a veteran of the Civil War
-nd was retired In 1876. He was appointed
him on his trip
l'or Mlsxonrl Pair Friday. Sturlay
fnir and warmer; northerly lvlndn
For IlllnolH Fair In .jtentern, clrar
lnr In eaatcra portion Frlilay. Satur
day fair; frrau Treat to north -winds.
For Arkansaii Fair Friday and 9at
nnlny) frmh west to norlli winds.
1. Fair Grounds to Be Sold to a Syndicate.
I. Grand Jurv Indicts Mrs. Richardson.
World's Fair Assessments Still Pour
3 Illinois Legislature.
Senator Scented Danger.
4. Harrison Funeral Arrangements.
China Objects to Manchurlan Grab.
Bdlevllle Polire Threaten to Strike.
Compromise Bills Win In the Senate.
.CWCI JPMi a 01 sttuoouisa SMS'
jpnj, .wax -o uo jOHJHd aivpipueo c
C. Select Their Racing Dnte.
Wild Prairie Ran a Splendid Race.
Ladles Play Polo.
7. Hugo Plot to Get Rich By a Swindle.
Doctor Horace Llojd ArreMed.
5. Society Wom.in's Device to Stop Cheat
ing at Cards,
liohtmians Want to Register as Such.
Followed Army to Be N-ar Loer,
10. Rppubllc Want Ads.
11. Republic Want Ads.
Railroad News From All Points.
12. Up-und-Down Markets.
Bulls Realize on Recent Purchasfs.
New York Poultry Market.
Iron Trade Review.
13. New York Stock Market.
Security Market Fairly Active.
14. Marconi Here on Business Bent.
Supreme Court Annuls Marrlase.
Burned 200 Boats of the Filipinos.
OF COTTON EXCHANGE
Ex- Governor Francis .Tendered
Xew York Honor Declines on
Account of Fair Work.
New York, March 13. The Morning Tel
Former Governor David R. Francis of
Missouri was at the Cotton Exchange to
day. It Is said the purpose of his visit
whs to confer with a number of prominent
cotton dealers, who wish Mr. Francis to
accept the presidency of the New York Cot
ton Exchange. A conference was held.
Mr. Francis has not accepted the office
tendered him. He says that he cannot do
so on account of his labors in connection
with the World's Fair. In order to give
the necessary time to the presidency of the
Cotton Exchange, Governor Francis would
be obliged to resign from tho World's Fair
Commictee, and this, his friends say, be Is
not at all likely to do.
FOR AN ARKANSAS EXHIBIT.
Senate Committee Commends Bill
Little Rock, Ark., March 14. The Senate
Committee on Public Expenditures submit
ted a report to-day recommending the pas
sage of Senator Price's bill appropriating
$10,000 for an exhibit at the St. Louis Louis
iana Purchase Exposition. The bill wilt
be called up this week and disposed of.
C. A, Tides, Sam W. Adlerand Louis A. Cella,
Principal Owners of Defmar Track, Hold
Option on the Stock Probable
Within a few days the St. Louis Fair As
sociation will pass into the possession of a
sndlcate represented by Messrs. C. A.
Tilles, Sam Adler and Louis A. Cella. the
leading owners of Delmar track. It is said
the purchase priff will l.e $7U).0W.
Tim syndicate already has an option on
The fair association I.s represented by the
Mercantile Trust Company, cf which Fes
tus J. Wnde is president, and the Interests
of the buyers are being handled by James
Campbell. Those in a position to know de
clare that the sale has been completed, and
the official announcement of It will be made
within the next week or ten daj's. Those
directly connected with the ilal derllne to
di;-eu--s th negotiations.
Tue d,-al Is considered one of th most im
portant transactions ever promoted in St.
Lnpuis. and is a. direct result of the impetus
given realty by the passage by Congress of
tl o World's Fair bill. The location of the
pioptrty owned by the St. IjjuIs Fair Asso
ciation has been prominently mentioned as
a prospective World's Fuir site.
WHAT TIIK PKO.WOTUUS
SAY OF THi: DEAL.
Festu.s J Wailf, president of the Mercan
tile Trust Company, said yesterday: "It Is
true that negotiations are pending for the
sale of the Fair Grounds property. To
wh m it i:i hf old I am not In a posi
tion to state and neither can I discuss the
amount to be paid for the property. I can
not saj- w'hat disposition of the property
will be made by the prospective purchas
ers." Mr. Campbrll said: "Negotiations are
pending fur the "ale of the Fair Grounds
property. No sale has yet been made, and
It would be premature to discuss future
Mr. Tilles and Mr. Adler dismissed the
subject with gestures of impatience, de
claring simultaneously: "There Is nothing
to it." Mr. Cella is out of the city.
C. A. Tilles. Earn W. Adler and Louis A.
Cella hao been operating together ever
ulnce they became Interested In the old
Madiscn race track. Adler and Tilles
came to St. Louis from Arkansas In ISM.
When the South Side baseball park was
opened they Interested them.selve in the
enterprise, and when the park was changed
Into a race track were identified with it.
Afterwards they established the first elec
tric light track in America, and. It is said,
made a fortune out of the venture.
About this time the Ullman brothers. P.
A. Brady and other bookmakers were mak
ing money out of the old East St. Louis
track. The Madison track was idle at the
time, and a syndicate was formed to open
it. This syndicate was headed by Adler.
Tilles and. Cella. It was then tint they
became definitely identified with the racing
The St. Louis Fair Association was Incor
porated, with a capital stock of $300,000.
with about fifty shareholders. Robert Aull
COUNT B0NI DE
Victim of His Wrath Promptly Declares He Will Send His
Seconds to the Count, and a Dtiel Is Expected.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris. March 14. Count Bonl de Castel
iane, husband of Anna Gould, is again the
talk of Paris. He thrashed M. de Rodays,
editor of Figaro, to-day, and a duel under
the code Is to follow.
The Count visited De Rodays In his homo
and boxed his ears pitilessly, then slapped
his face, and whs proceeding to pummel his
unlucky victim when friends pulled him off.
De Rodays Is determined to wipe out the
deadly Insult on the field of honor. He,
stated this: afternoon that he would send
his seconds to the Count. The last time the
Count fought a duel he ran his opponent
through the neck.
Count de Castellane attacked ami
thrashed De Rodays for stating that the
Count had betrayed the Deroulede plot on
the occasion of the funeral of the late Pres
ident Faure. February 23, 1S99.
Count de Castellane Interpreted a para
graph in the Figaro as alluding to him.
He was accompanied to-day by his father,
the Marquis de Castellane. and a newspa
per friend, M. Moral.
They proceeded to the residence of M. de
Rodays, In the Rue de la Chausse d'Antln.
situated in the center of Paris. The Count
asked to see M. de Rodays find was ushered
Into the writer's study.
M. de Rodays later received the party
In his dressing-room. Count de Castellane
"You published In the Figaro this morn
ing an abominable paragraph against me."
M. de Rcdays replied that he did not un
derstand what the Count meant, to which
the latter retorted hotly:
"Will you retract or not?"
To this M. de Rodays replied by explain
ing that the paragraph was courteously
couched and that no mention was made of
the name of Count de Castellane.
Then, without further ado. Count de Cas
tellane boxed M. de Rodays's ears severely
M. de Rodays1, who had been seated, re
treated, and M. de Castellane followed him
up and slapped his face again.
The Marquis de Castellane and M. Moret
then interposed and protected M. de 'Ro
days from further violence.
The Castellane party then withdrew.
"Will Split Him Like m Bin!."
Count de Castellane. when told this even
ing that De Rodays had challenged him,
"Ah, I am happy. It will give roe an op
portunity to punish the poltroon for his
persistently insulting attitude toward me.
I will split him like a bird."
GENEROUS PEORIA WOMAN.
Mrs. Sarah D. Easton Contributes
$ 15.000 as Memorial Gifts.
Peoria, I1L. March 14. 3Irs. Sarah D.
Easton has announced several gifts, the
total amount "representing $13,000, and all
being given as memorials to her late hus
band, Edward S. Easton. who left a large
Mrs. Easton presents $10,000 to the Wom
en's Christian Home Mission, this sum to
be established as a trust fund for the home
of the friendless.
Mrs. Easton's next most Important gift
Is to the city. She sets aside $2,000 to be
used in establishing drinking fountains
throughout the city. She also gives $2,000
to the Ladles' Memorial Day Association,
and $1,000 to the Women's Christian Home
Mission, for general purposes.
is president. A. It. Euiuir vice president
and Joseph A. .Murphy secretary.
HlVrOICV OF .ST. MIL IS
The St. Louis Fair Association Mitcecdeil
the St. luis Mechanical and Agricultural
Association, which was organized In 1S"6.
Tin- St. Louis Fair and Joekev Club w-t
established by th Agricultural ami Me
chanlral Association. The St. Louis Fair
has been one of the greatest educational
and amutment features of St. Louis ever
since the Fair Grounds was first thrown
open to the public in l$r.C.
The St. Louis Jockey Club tame into ex
istence in the early eighties, when tha
present ra-. roure, grand stand and club
house were erected at th" Fair Grounds.
Charles Green was president of the institu
tion when the racing department was
Prior to Mr. Green's election to the presi
dency the position was filled by Julius S.
Walsh. Arthur Hirrett and other well
known St. Iiulsans.
The Fair Grounds consists of HZ acres,
extending westward from Grand avenue
between Natural Bridge road and Kossuth
avenue to Fair avenue. In addition, the
association also has about twenty acres
used for stable purposes, on the corner of
Fair and Kosuth avenues.
At one time there wa a zoological ex
hibit at the grounds, but the animals were
disposed of several years ago, and most of
the buildings! formerlv used for this pur
pose were converted into stables for thor
oughbreds. In the nineties Mr. Green was
succeeded by Rolla Well", who was at ths
head of the Institution for several years.
Since the retirement of Mr. Wells.
Charles Clark. L. M. Humsey and the pres
ent incumbent. Mr. Aull. have officiated a3
president. The association got into finan
cial difficulties several years- ago, and for
a while it looked a if it would be sub
divided and sold. The late C. C. Maffitt
came to the rescue in time to save the
property, and under his able management
It was placed on a paving basis. The ra
cing department became e-peclilly success
ful. HELM 1l TRACK
to in: ;uviii.i:ti:u.
It wa the Adler-Ceila-Tilles combination
which compelled Chris You der Ahe.to
clcse his race track at Iportsman's Park.
The passage of the breeders" bill In Mis
souri effected the close of the South Side
track. Since then Adler. Cello, and .Tilles
have successfully handled' several big en
terprises. They own the Little Rock. Ark.,
race track, and are the chief financial pro
moters of the new Delmar race track in
this city, which Is to cost SSO.OOa They
also conduct a bond, stock and commission
brokerage business, and the Madison pool
room has been one of their best-paying
properties In late years. They have the
Memphlsbettlng privileges this year.
It Is said that the probable purchase of
the Fairgrounds property will not in any
wny Interfere with the work on the n;w
Delmar track, which is progressing1 satis
COUNT DE CASTELANE.
31. de Rodays said. In talking of the In
suit administered by Castellane:
"Only blood will wipe out the Insulti"
Owing to the gravity of the Insult, the
drel may take place at dawn to-morrow.
Castellane expects a vilt from De Rodays's
seconds at any moment. t
COCJfT BOPS STATEMENT.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Paris, March It The following statement
was given out by Count Bonl de Castellane
"Reading the Figaro. I was filled with In
dignation at the perfidious Insinuation ac
cusing me of treachery. I Immediately
begged my father and a friend. 31. Morel, to
accompany me to the residence of M. de
"The latter received us and. after a few
brief observations', to which he gave unsat
isfactory responses, I inflicted on him mer
"I reerve a similar one for any person
permitting himself the same accusations.
M. de Rodays said this afternoon that ha
had decided to send seconds' to Count Bonl
ELEVATOR CABLE BROKE.
Cage Fell Sixty Feet, Seriously In
juring Christ Biederman.
In an elevator accident that occurred yes
terday afternoon at the F. D. Seward Candy
store. No. 112 Washington avenue, Christ
Biederman. employed as a porter in th
building; sustained a dislocation of the spins
and suffered Internal Injuries.
Biederman was descending in the freight
elevator from the fourth floor when tht
cable broke and the car fell to the cellar a
distance of sixty feet- The elevator struck
the cellar with great force and Biederman
was rendered unconscious for a few mo.
ments from the fall.
Doctor 31. "W. Lambert of No. 414 Wash
ington avenue, who attended the injured
man, pronounced his injuries of a sertoua
SS?1- JJ!'V removed to his home. Nh.
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