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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY. DECEMBEE 21, 1901.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
Testcrday's hank clearings were $S,3T3.V:
8alances, $1,063,141. Local discount rates
Svero firm between 4;t and 54 per cent.
J)omebtlc exchange was quoted a follows:
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"Wheat closed higher at KSSc bid
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eats closed at 4.c bid May; 50c No. 2 mlved.
; ine local mantel lor spot cotton was
Ctcady and unchanged.
Secretary Gaga vesterday Informed the
president that he would like to retire from
the Cabinet not later than early i-pring. He
lias received several very flattering offers
from New York and Oiicago iinancial in
tititutions. Several Western men. among
JK-hom Colonel Mron T. Ilerrlck Is consid
ered tho strorgest. are said to be candi
dates for the place.
Secretary lying's retirement from the
Cabinet -Is expected to follow coe upon
the heels of that of Secretary Gape. An
estrangement between the President and
Xhe Secretary of the Navy will probably
krow cut of the Schley Court of Inquiry.
The persistent rumors of Secretary Hay's
expected retirement from the Cabinet are
ifficlally denied as hiving no grain of truth
The Interior Department regard the re
ported cock-fight carnival, to be held In Hot
Springs during the month of January, as
The President yesterday removed from of
fice Appraiser Waterman of New York and
appointed Georgo W. Whitehead. Jate Col
lector of Customs at l'orto Itlco, to suc
Attorneys for Admiral Sampson liae Hied
Ihntn .n.A. nimlni-t ltft Riuirt (if Allmlrtl
Dewey in the Schley Court of Inquiry. It
Is declared that an injustice has uen none
Admiral Sampson by giving Admiral Schley
credlt for being in command of the fleet at
tho tlmo of the battle of Santiago.
Judge Advocate General Lemly and So
licitor Ilanna have Hied a reply to the pro
test of Admiral Schley against the llndings
of tho majority Schley Court of Inquire-.
LOCAL, AND SUBURBAN.
Coal in carload lots sells for SI a ton in
East St. Louis and 50 cents a bushel is
given for small lots In some cases.
The marriage of MUs Ella Hill to Alex
ander Hamilton Handlan is announced for
Captain Gaffney removed nearly all of
the children from the "Faith" Home.
St. Louis real estate dealers propose two
cites for the isolation of social evil in St.
Big increase In police revenues since May
or Wells's order against remitting of lines.
Portraits of three former presidents of the
St. Louis Club will le presented to the club
at Its annual meeting to-night.
Three women were rescued from two
early morning fires.
The Roosevelt children will hang up their
etockings at the White House and a great
day Christmas Is anticipated by the Presi
dent and Mrs. Roosevelt.
A horse remained by the side of his fallen
and senseless master for eighteen hours
un.1 then brought rescue, but it was too
late, for the man was overcomo with cold
and soon expired.
It Is announced that three plans for the
establishment of branch banking-houses In
the Orient are being perfected by New
York banking concerns. Two firms have
already made preparations to open branches
in Shanghai and Manila.
""Both Bradstreet's and Dun report that the
JiOilday trade has reached enormous pro
portions, and that every line of trade Is In
a. remarkably prosperous condition.
The simultaneous explosion of four boil
ers in a Pittsburg steel mill wrecked till
Want; an adjoining mill, a. residence across
the street, nnd killed three men and Injured
a. dozen others.
, Oplo Read, author and playwright, may
enter politics as a candidate for Alderman
in Chicago. He has the question under
consideration. In response to a suggestion
that he permit his name to be used.
" Judge Peden of St. Clair County. Missouri,
Vho has been confined In Jail for contempt
qf the Federal Court, will be released to
day. An American Inventor claims that he has
.discovered a process which renders glass
liquid for enameling.
Laura Jackson, known In America, as Ann
Odella Diss de Bar. was sentenced in Lon
don to seven years' ponal servitude for no
torious conduct. Theodore Jackson, her
reputed husband, was sentenced to fifteen
"The cruiser Philadelphia has been or
dered to hurry to Panama. It Is expected
that she will eventually be ordered to
. Captain Hao of tho Chinese cruiser Hai
Chi has arrived at Manila with hte cruis'r
to see General Chaffce.whom the Chinese
regard as their greatest foreign friend. " "
London representatives of the Standard
Oil Company profess no uneasiness at the
discovery of petroleum at an Immense depth
William Sargent, head of one of tho oldest
and largest of London metal firms, has been
compelled to close his doors through losses
The Sheikh of Koweyt openly denes the
Sultan of Turkey, refuses to let his emissa
ries land, and declines to go to Constantino
ple and make obeisance to the suzerain.
Paul N. Milaukoff, noted Russian writer,
has agreed to come to America to lecture
prospects seem good for a revival of high
class boxing In this city.
TTThe injunction against President Spalding
ct the National League was continued yes
terday by the Supreme Court.of New- York.
Freshmen and sophomores of Washington
phiversity clashed for tha second time yes
terday. -Jockey O'Brien has left New Orleans. It
la -stated that he proposes to ride for East
ern owners If he can secure release from
hte contract with Fixer & Co.
A match race to settle the relative merits
f Old England and San Nicholas will be
run at Oakland to-day.
Close finishes were the rule at Oakland,
jwith only two favorites' gaining decisions.
Jockey L. Daly was suspended at Oakland
for a bad ride on Huachuca.
Al Neill gave Tom Tracy a decisive beat
ing at Portland. Ore., winning with a right
to the Jaw in the eighteenth round.
Plymouth. Dec. 20. Arrived: Khlscr Wil
helm der Grosse. from New York for Bre
men. Quecnstown. Dec 20 Arrived: Lucania.
from New York for Liverpool.
Havre. Dec, a). Arrived: L'Aquitalne
Boston, Dec 3). Arrived: Ivcrnia, Liv
erpool. Halifax, Nova Scocia. Dec 2). Arrived:
Ontarian. Glasgow and Liverpool, via Su
John's. Newfoundland, for Philadelphia.
Yokohama. Dec 17. Arrived: Empress of
China, Vancouver, for Hong-Kong.
Muroran. Dec 19. Arrived: Crusader,
Portland, Ore. for Manila.
Cherbourg, Dec 2. Arrived: Kaiser
Wllhelm der Grosse. New York, via Plym
outh, for Bremen.
Hng-Kng. Dec IS. Sailed: Empress of
Moville, Dec. 20. Sailed: Numidian (from
Liverpool), Halifax and St. John's. New
Rotterdam. Dec 29. Sailed: Ryndam
New" York. Dec 20. Arrived: Syrlia.
Naples; La Savoie, Havre; Campania, Llv
erpooL Lraacatng; of the Mlmiourl.
Governor Dockery said last night that hs
would lie unable, on account of pressing
duties, to attend the ceremonies attending
the launching of the new battleship Mis-
wuvt nt JwTnrt "VMrs rWwemlier e Wp
hK Baa delegated Lieutenant Governor John A,
' to be Missourfs official representative I
'V SB' that occasion. I
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! BRIEF CEREMONY AT
THE WORLD'S FAIR SITE
Continued From PaRe One
also held up their hands at another and
' ncre formidable sight. The ground was
' covered with cameras. They were nearly
., tlilflr i3 ItiA ii i-n.hnmmi'g nf Vin'nr
livery species of pholoi;rai.hIc device was
present, from the J2.5XI machines ot the
t -American Uiograph Company. 0
down to the
cry As guns were Inly yards off tho
actual sceno of the sround,-breakins. Tho
artillerjnien, natty and a'ert. In army over
coats and leggings, stood ready with the'r
lanyards. When a bule, tang in the sharp
distance, the first gun spoke. It sounded
like a hundred pine board falling off their
pile. Otlur guns repeated the sound. Tie
crowd closed In about the bare ash
Fcrluklcd pot, which had been thawed for
two dajs that the directors might disinte
grate the soli. The Liograph operator up In
the air on a scaffolding jelled for the crowd
to bo driven back. The mounted rolica
brushed tl tir impatient steeds against tho
tmall but eager throng, and the caTiags
rapidly emptle-d their loads. Three ladies
in furs grienl the scene, standing on the
j'i.i:Mm:T phaacis mi:aks
to tiii: .miiyi:him; cituwi),
President Francis stepped within the
circle which had been cleared, and removed
Ii silk hat. He began to speak, but his
words were rot distinguished at llrt be
cause of the nol-e of one thoasand feet pat
tering a. cold tattoo on the boards of the
stand. What he did really say was that
tho officials of the Exposition, and the peo
ple of St. I.ouis aad the sister States had
como together to celebrate tho first steps
In the phjslcal stage ef the Louisiana Pur
chase Imposition. He earned a round of
applause by the sertlment that no rigors
of the climate could prevent the sons of
1 the pioneers of the I-oaisiana territory from
braving the terrors of winter that they
w'ght farther the great enterprise which
was destined to go down into historv as
the triumph of exposition making. He re
eallcd that it was just ninetj -eight jears
ago that the transfer of the territory was
jnado from France to the United States.
But the crowd was impatient for the thing
that hail brought them out into the cold.
1'rcsldent Francl was evidently suffering
eo mtieh from the cold that he was about
to sink the first shovel into the sod when
Chairman Spencci of the Committee on
Ceremonies reminded him that the Reverend
Doctor NIccolls had not delivered the in
vocation. President Francis gracefully
gav e w ay for the minister. Doctor NIccolls
spoke shortly and stepped to one side.
Then the biograph got the attention of
the spectators. John cCutcheon, the man
who had ct tight tlu American troops land
ing at SllKjniy curing the Santiago cam
paign, shouted from the top of the plat
form: "Keep those people out of the way!
TAKES TUU PICTURES.
Every one began to observe the move
ments of the men at the queer-looking ma
chines. They saw McCutcheon focusing a
big disk on President Francis, who was
standing ready with the shovel. They be
held the President stick bis shovel Into the
thawed earth, and with the act Mc
Cutcheon's assistant began grinding a
crank on the back of the camera for dear
life. There was a clattering like the revo
lution of a galling gun. Whole jards i of
film were running through the camera,
making its panoramic Impress of the work.
Vice President Spencer followed President
Francis and then the order was broken,
fir.vrrnor Savage of Nebraska tossed a
shovel full of dirt exclaiming with the act:
"The beV State in the Louisiana Purchase. '
referring, of course, to his own Common-
Governor Van Sant of nne "J
Governor Jefferson p..v Is of Akansas
delved and were cheered. Director of Wo"
Isaac S Tin lor came in for special notice
olograph ctSrSfi- BxSSnd out Its continu-
SchrSn Guy Nixon. Thomas Stlllwell.W.
1IASTES TO COLISECM.
Immediately after the ceremony tte party
.ntred carriages for the long drive Jo the
SuSSnf SSrc they arrived 1 nt tfetoe.
Wnllace McCutcheon and Wluam Litiw
tho Monaph operators, took their xpoed
films to a Photographer's studio and devel
SnSl a test slip from each of the two cam
era's that hadVen used at the site. The
films proved to be perfect.
"I am certain that the record of the cer
rmnnVtll show up well." said Operator
McCutcheon. "It will show the wagon
drawi bv fmtr white horse- as it was drtv.-n
un uT the scene. It will show the group of
"pikers and Then the long line ot diggers
who shoveled earth into the wagon, rhe
scries is closed by the picture when Chair
man Snencer called for three cheers for the
suaesTof the Exposition, which were given
withering of hats and other active dem
onstrations. I think that the entire record
was well-balanced, replete with action and
Interest nnd should prove one of pur mot
toI Jed films. The films will be developed
and fiiellln New York and then will be sent
to St. Louis and elsewhere for exhibition.
The shovel used In the ground-breaklrff
ceremonv was a heavy, steel-handled L diamond-edge
shovel, with ash handle fitting
into a bVautiftitly carved round finished
sVeel sojicet. The steel was silver-plated.
The imptement was presented to President
Francis for the ceremony by A. L. Shap
lelgh. It will be preserved as a souvenir.
Stop the Conk
and norki off the Cold.
laxatlvt Bromo-QulniBe Tablrts care a cola la
cne day. No Cure. Ko Pay. Price S cnti.
New MIsHonrl Postmner.
Washington. Dec 20. The following fourth
class Postmasters were appointed to-day in
Civil lUnd. Davie's County, Fred Frost, vice
Martin Smith, rc'cnwl. ... . if
is.ri iTniintcav County. G. W. Davl. vice w.
It. ia I rcisnl.
IIar!turg. I!oon County. J. W. Yours, vice
llvrnn sjifar. rnFTiea.
Htnton. lSoono ciunty. F. D. Allton. vice C.
W. JIarlln. rcsljroci
Washington, Dec 20. The following In
dian appointments were made to-day:
Mrs. Ilattle rt. KMhor f Kansas Cttv. matron
at Uintah School. Utah; W. S. Mnore of Pawno.
OJ.. farmer nt l'onca. Ok.; T. M. McKpnny of
PawhrsKlr. Ok., carpenter nt San Carlos Arlx.
.nui.r..i ii'nii liTnnn nt Joffprson ilarracl.s.
J. It. A- CroiMlniMl Accepls.
Washington. Dec. 20 Doctor J. R. A.
Crossland of St. Joseph had a talk with
the President tbh morning and announced
his acpsptnnce of the tender of the L'Vrlan
mIrs.on. Doctor Crossland will uria.'se to
go to l.iberlr. in n month or so.
FIcl't Over for III 1'nno Colleetorshlp.
Wash'nqton, Dec 20. John W. Sanson.
Fvalde; G. R. Goldbeck, Uvalde and J. G.
Booth. Austin, are applicants for Collector
of Customs at El Paso, Tex.
ECZEMA: NO CCRE. SO PAY.
Your druggist will refund your money If
Pazo Ointment falls to cure Ringworm, 'fet
ter.Old Ulcers and Sores. I'implts and Black
heads on the face, and all skin diseases, aOc
OX A NEW PLAX.
1IU1 io Revolutionise Aeconnta
trm of Darlington.
Chicago. 111., Dec 20. Hereafter ths
Burlington si stem is to be operated on the
principle of a department store. Every
representative of the company has been ad
vised that he is to be the sole manager of
his department, and that his profits and
losses will be charged to him. instead of
to tho railroad company as a whole.
The smallest agent up to the president
will keep a strict account of his depart
ment and submit monthly reports to James
J. Hill. Tlie entire accounting and book
keeping system of the Burlington Is to be
revolutionized in this way to correspond
Northern road. These monthly reports will
cgt about aSOMu a yeas.
with tnc system prevailing on tne ureal
AT THE COLISEUM.
Contlnned Front Pane One.
deputation from the Real Estate Exchange,
carrvinir a huse banner setting forth that
I the ceremonies were In commemoration of
the first great realty deal in America.
WITH FLYING COLORS.
At3:30 o'clock a battalion of the First Regi
ment, N. G. M.. with Using colors, tiled In
at the east entrance of the building. A hand
headed the militia, plavins the "Stars and
Stripes" as they marched into the arcn.u
Owing to a misunderstanding the entire
regiment, which was to have turned out, did
not appear. The announcement that the
parade was to be abandoned 'kept away
most of the troops, the battalion was com
posed of the men who reported, and was
commanded by Major Rumsev. Colonel
Sinclair with his entire staff accompanied
Governor Dockery with the members ot
his staff and several other State officials-,
arrived half an hour before the Wotid's
Fair officials. They were assigned to
places on the speaker's platform.
Immediately after the militia followed
President Francis. Corwln II. Spencer, F. J.
V. Skiff, and the other Exposition officials
with their dlstlnsulshed guests. The sol
diers halted in front of the platform and
allowed the participants in the ceremonies
to take their places on the stage. In the
front row were seated Governor Jefferson
Davis of Arkansas, Governor S. It. Van Sant
of Minnesota. Governor Dockery. Governor
F. P. Savage of Nebraska. Geneial John C.
Bates, Mayor Rolla Wells. Frank R'dgely,
August Gehner, John D. Oglesby, and the
Reverend S. J. nScoIIs.
i'lesldent Francis, who presided, occupied
a seat In the center of the stage. Others
seated on the stage were numbers of Gen
ral Bates's staff. Walter B. Stevens, James
L Blair, Charles H. Huttlg. Harry B.
Hawcs, James A. Tawny, D. W. vooten,
Senth W. Cobb, Cyrus P. Walbridse, S. M.
Kennard and Archbishop J. J. Kaln.
AIIDRESSKS THE ASSEMBLAGE.
After a number by the band. President
Francis said in part:
' On the twentieth day of December, just
Iiinety-eight Jears ago to-day, the Terri
tory of Louisiana was transferred lrom the
jurisdiction o France to that of the" United
States. The tri-color of French sovereignty
was lowered and tnc Stars and Stripes were
lun up amidst the tiring of salutes, the
strains of martial music and the shouts of
a tree people. That was the ground
breaking for the establishment of repub
lican Institutions In Transmississlppi, for
the upbuilding of constitutional government
on a stable xoundatlon. and with a juris
diction from the Atlantic, to the Pacific
"And what a noble structure has been
erected. The storms of foreign wars have
beaten on it from without, and the terrific
throes of civil strife have shaken it from
within, but so well has it withstood all
vicissitudes that to-day it is stronger and
more enduring than ever before. E?ry
step has been forward, every Influence has
been promotive of civilization and eleva
ting to mankind.
"As the rounding out of the first century
of our membership In the American Union
approaches we are moved by a sense of
patriotic duty and pardonable pride to corn
memo ate tne most marvelous progress
made by man.
"It seems but a few months since the
movement was begun. Its progress has had
many difficulties to contend with becauso
it was planned on a scale commensurate
with the importance of the event to be cel
ebrated, and in keeping with the dignity
and power of our Government and the
wealth and influence of the country.
"From this time let us make December 20
a memorable day throughout the Louisiana
Purchase and the entire country. To tho
chief executives of the States and Terri
tories carved from that Purchase, who have
recommended their people to observo till
anniversary by unfurling the Stars and
Stripes from every public building, every
schoolhouse and every abode within thjlr
Jurisdiction, we make our grateful acknowl
edgments. "May the glorious emblem never be low
ered. Let us wno have enjoyed Its protec
tion pledge anew our devotion to its honor,
resolved that jje will defend it with our
lives and treat as enemies of our country
and ourselves and our God all who would
trail In the dust its sacred folds."
COXGRESSJIAN TAWXEY OV
VALVE OF THE PURCHASE.
James L. Tawney. M. C, from Minnesota,
chairman of the Committee on Industrial
Aits nnd Expositions, United States House
of Representatives, followed President
Francis on the rostrum. Mr. Tawny spoke
at great lergth on the Louisiana Purchase
and the Important part it has phived ia
the commercial and political history of
the United States. In part he said:
'The occasion upon which we have as
sembled here to-day is one of rare and mon
umental Interest. It is crowded with patri
otic pride in that marvelous achievement
soon to be commemorated, and It Is full
of exultant anticipation of the glory arid
triumphant success of that commemoration.
In this ceremony we witness the real be
ginning of an International exposition
which In its general scope, artistic design,
nnd In its final and complete accomplsh
ment. as well as In the event it is to com
memorate, will surpass anything of the
kind tho world has yet seen.
"Here, on the banks of the Mississippi,
the river that gave us the territory of
Louisiana, in the beautiful. hUtoric cltv of
old St. IouIs. within the space set apart by
her people, dedicated to this great under
taking, we will, in J90B. present to the
world in practical, concrete form the high
est evidence of our commanding supremacy
In the family of nations. We will here show
that measured by the life of nations in the
short space of one century we have grown
from infancy and insignificance to full man
hood ard commanding Importance; that we
enter the Twentieth Century the second of
our existence not only a world power, but
that In peace and war. In the arts and
sciences, in productive Industry and econom
ic organization, in the wisdom and benefi
cence of our laws and Institutions, In all
things essential to national leadership, we
have proudly won and as proudly, though
modestly, occupy the foremost place among
our sister nations.
FIRST FULL CENTURY AS
EPOCH IX WORLD'S HISTORV.
'The first full century of our national
life has been the most eventful and pro
ductive of anv epoch in the world's history.
In all lines of material progress, social and
industrial welfare, and in commercial and
territorial expansion, it surpasses all oth
ers. Not in any of them, not in all of them
was so much accomplished by any nation
for the welfare of mankind, and yet it may
bo said that its greatest achievement is in
the preparatory work for the accomplish
ment of sublime purposes dining the cen
tury on which we have just entered.
"At the time Of fho Titirolinv.. nlnntnnn.
twentieths of the territory was unpeopled
save by wild beasts and savages; the rivers.
flowed unvcxed by the fretting wheels of
commerce: on the broad prairies flowers
bloomed and died, with none to note their
beauty or enjoy their fragrance; luxuriant
grasses ripened in summer airs, rotted and
enriched a soil on which no harvest waved.
"In less than a century all this has be.i
changed. The strong hand of the early
pioneer was laid upon the mighty forces
of nature, bringing them under his com
plete control. Things seemingly Impossible
have been more than fully realized. Har
vests now ripen in the fields; villages clus
ter in the valleys: cities sit queenlike by the
side of lakes and rivers, where, within the
memory of men yet living, blazed the wig
wam fires of the noble redmen. Mines are
rapidly giving up their hoarded wenltn;
hammers thunder in mills and factories:
steamers corae nnd go; the steel rail and
the living train make the people near ami
familiar; from one end of the territory to
the other lightning leaps responsive to the
voice and toach of man: schoolhouses are
everywhere seen, and. on every prairie and
In every valley, church spires point toward
"In no country, under no government, hv
no people on earth could this wonderful
transformation have been accomplished save
by the American people, under the free
American Republic the inspiration of lio
erty and the influence of Christian clvillza-
"Here. then, at the metropolis of the
Louisiana Purchase, on the banks of the
mighty Mississippi. In token of their ap
preciation and Bratltud", will the Amercan
people tear an Expostlon monument In
keeping with the vast Importance of that
matchless and patriotic achievement
wtcught by Thomas Jefferson and his il
lustrious cssociates when," in the infancy
of our national life, with eyes ever fixed on
the 'pilot stars, they led us by the hand
out Into thee fertile fields In which we
wander, and in which we prosper still.
John M. Allen of Mississippi, a member
of the Lou'slana Purchase Exposition Com
mission, who was to make the final address,
was unable to be present. "President Fran
cis announced that Mr. Allen had missed
his train at Kansas; City, but would b? in
time to attend the banquet iu the evening.
Three of the executives of Louisiana
Purchase States are with us to-day." he
.ald, "but the Governor of the sister State
of Arkansas informs me that he is 'com
pelled to depart for home on an early train
this evening. Our programme would be in
complete were we not to hear from the com
monwealth which Mr. Davis represents. I
know you all will Join with me In asxloc
that Governor Jefferson Davis favor us
with a few remarks."
G'Al'SES .11 LC1I MIRTH.
Mr. Davis responded promptly to the call
upon him. He said:
"I came to jour hospitable city as a
guist, not Us a speaker. 1 am the boy
among the clilel evecutivca to whom jour
chairman refeired, and 1 thlnl: it Is not fair
to cill on me to respond upon un occasion
of this kind, and especially to take the
place ot that distinguished statesman. John
Allen of Mississippi. There is but one John
Allen to-day. No man ean take Ills place.
Another like him un never born, and I
feel my utter Inadequacy to supply his
p.ace; hut, coming from a land of .sunshine
and flower, hailing fiom a State far to the
seuth, I fiel, ladles and gentlemen,
that 1 would be untrue to mvself; I would
be untrue to the people I represent: I
would be untrue to the great cause that
we are here to-day to commemorate. If I
did not speak on this occasion.
"I represent, without invidious compari
son, the greatest State in the Louisiana
inirchnse (laughter and applause), and I
siy to you, ladies and gentleman, that
Arkansas joins hands vvitn Missouri and
St. Louis, and wo will in ike it the greatest
Fair the world ever saw if ou help Arkan
sas (Laughter and applause.)
"When jou catch the train at Fort Smith
and travel to Monett, Mo., vou travtl
through one continuous apple orchard.
There in the mountains of Boone, Madison
and Carroll Is an untold wealth. Joplin. in
our own State of Mi-ouri. does not equ il
it. There-, in Sebistian and Carver, and
Johnson and Franklin, vou ean employ
every coal miner In the United States for a
thousand ytars nnd they wouldn't toucli
the coal of our State. (Laughter and ap
plause.) "With me to-day I have the chairman of
our committee, the Major of our citv, my
private secret, iry. and we are here to-day to
bid jou godspeed and to tell you that Ar
kansas will mako one of the nicest and the
best exhibits seen at the St. Louis World's
Fair in IS".".. Nov.- I s:tv I am called to rei
resent John Allen. 1 can't do it. I think
jour chairman most heartilv for this intro
duction, thank this ass, mhlj- most heartily
for their indulgence; I must catch an early
train to re-ach my lily bj- da light, and 1
lid you all a very kind go.-d-u."
The ceremonies were closed with a prajcr
by the Reverend Doctor NIccolls.
CONFERRED WITH 1LLIN0ISANS.
Chairman Thompson Talked About
ytate't Jitiililiiifr, Site.
The Illinois Commission to the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition was unable vestcrdaj
to obtain definite information as to the
amount and location of ground on the Fair
site which will be allotted to Ullnola for
its building and exhibit, for which !::,)v
has been appropriate"!. A special committer
from the commission waited upon William
II. Thompson, chairman of the Committee
on Grounds and Buildings, but from what
could be learned last night nothing posi
tive resulted from the Interview.
Mr. Thompson received the committee
with courtesy, but stated that he had noth
ing specific to offer. He said that the De
partment of Works, in conjunction with
his committee, was now ens igeil in per
fecting the general arrangement of the
site, with regard to locating buildings, and
that the Illinois allotment would In- made
within the next few weeks. Mr. Thompson
said that the Fair would be opened in 1MJ.
DENVER WAS GAY WITH FLAGS.
Statehonse Decorated in Honor of
Louisiana Purchase Anniversary.
Denver. Colo , Dec. 20 In compliance with
the proclamation of Governor Orman. the
Statehouse was to-day decorated with
flags. 116 being placed in windows and five
large ones floating from staffs.
The occasion was the anniversary of the
signing of the- treaty in New Orleans. De
cember 2. 1S03, whereby the Fnlttd States
acquired the Louisiana Purchase.
The most reliable clas3 of working people
read The Republic. If you would secure
first-class "help" advertise in the Sunday
Republic. Twenty-one words or less, Jc.
COAL FAMINE STRIKES CHICAGO
Many Large Office Buildings May
Have to Close.
Chicago. III., Dec. 3 Giave trouble
threatens the city because of the lack of
tuel. Agents for buildings besieged the of
fices of everv- dealer in Chicago during tha
day and offered all kinds of inducements to
have their orders lilltd, liut the dealers
The shortage Is felt by the little merchant
In the outljing distr.cts as well as the men
doing the big business downtown, and un
der its influence prices for coal advanced
25 cents a ton before noon.
Unless the cold which tied up the mining
districts, hampered the railroads and creat
ed the unusual demand in the city subsides
soon, theie v ill be great suffering and many
of the large ottice uuuuings mav nave to
close. The rinch is iu'lcg fe:t already ai.d
In many of the skj'-vcrapers, hat Is ai.d
large apartment houses engineers have in
structions to keep the lires as low as pos
sible In order to make the cell last.
In all lnrao buildings where fiom twenty
to two hundred tons of co.ll are us. d dally,
space is too valuable to store fuI and the
result Is that few have a supply on hand
large enough to last longer than twentv--four
TWO lilts' M'PPI.Y OM.Y.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Dec. 20-There Is an
alarming scarcity of fuel here, the supriv- of
soft coal being sutheient for only two davs.
while the conditions. leganlln; hard coal
and wood, are little better. A shortage of
cars Is responsible fcr the trouble.
WILLED THE CELLAR TO WIFE.
Rest of the House Bequeathed to
Daughter Peculiar Will.
Morrlstown, N. Y.. Dec. SX The late
Thomas Mannion of Netcong left one of
the most peculiar wills on lecord. Uy its
terms the house In which the Mannlons live
goes to the daughter. Kate, while the cel
lar under the house Is bcmitathe-d to the
widow. Mrs. Mannion also gets the house
and lot adjoining the one In which they
live. Hut this house has no cellar, and now
the widow Is wondering how si)e can move
her cellar from the house which her daugh
ter owns to the one which belongs to her.
Mrs. Mannion savs tli.it the cellar has al-
Uwajs belonged to -her. In explaining, she
sajs inai wnen ner iiusuami acquireet lue
property from her father, thirty years ago,
there was a clause In the deed making her
the owner of the cellar, but of no other
part of the property. Therefore, her hus
band had nothing else to do Jiut to give her
the cellar when ho diid. It Is tiulte Ilkel.v
that the matter will have to be adjusted iu
FIRE DAMAGES A HOSPITAL
Patients Removed to Safety
ing Zero "Weather.
Maryville, Mo., Dec. M The St. Francis
Hospital caught fire at U o'clock last night
and was damag'ed to the extent of J3.&.U.
The fire w is disccv eresl by one of the sisters
and as quickly as possible after the, pa
tients, thirteen In number, were moved to
Postmaster Greb's residence, just across the
street. This was a risky undertaking, aj
the thermometer registered 13 degrees he
The fire extended from the basement to
the top of the third story and as smoke
came pouring Into some of the patients'
rooms in the top story there was much ex
citement among them, several being unable
to move without assistance. The building
was valued at $W,OX, and was insured.
TEAMSTER OVERCOME BY COLD.
Robert Summers Falls From His
Wagon on Eads llridge.
Overcome by the cold while driving across
Eads Bridge yesterday morning, Robert
Summers, a teamster, fell from his wagon
near the corner of Washington avenue and
Sixth street. His head struck the pave
ment with such force as to cause concus
sion of the brain.
Summers left East St. Louis nt S o'clock
In the morning in charge of a wagon of ma
chinery for the N. O. Nelson Manufacturing
company at iigntn anu at. unanes street.
, At the City Hospital, where he was
I taken, it was found ihat hie condition Is
i serious. Summers is married, and lives
1 with his family In Bast St. Louis.
Senatorial Fights Will Regin in
Earnest Soon After Jan
WARM CONTEST IN KENTUCKY.
iifin4-tnr. T1T11 1n l..nl..
. ..iiiiiiuu i in it- .v,isen I
a tohetl, Because of the
. Row Between Ilanna
Washington. Dec. 20. The Kentucky sen
atonal situation will soon obtrude itself
upon the public nnd share the attention
which Ohio and New Jersey will claim
from the politicians at the beginning of
the new enr. It is a rare season when
there Is not "somethln doln' " In Kentucky
politics nnd a very animated contest is im
pending for the seat in the United States
Senate to be vacated by Mr. Deboe. Re
publican, nnd to be filled bv some one to be
elected by a Democratic legislature.
Two members of the House of Repre
sentatives are aspirants for this honor. Mr.
Wheeler of the First District and Mr.
Smith of the Fourth District. Roth gen
tlemen left for Kentucky lust night.
They will look warily about fcr possible
amhtiches by two others who have had their
war pilnt on and have already been on the
trail for some time ex-Representative Mc-
Creary and Judge Cantriil. the latter of
Goebel murder trial fame. Mr. Wheeler
is the youngest of the candidates only .is
but he Is very much In earnest In this fight;
so much so. In fact, that he has declared
he won't come back to Congress unless he
can come as a Senator. Mr. Smith, Mr. Mc
Creary and Judge Cantriil have been in
The Kentucky contest will bo largely per
sonal, it is said, and Democratic factional
questions will not figure in an important
IIiinnn-Fnrnkrr Fight In Ohio.
Chios political situation will become
acute as the organization of the Legislature
draws on, mainly on account of the contest
between the Hanna and Foraker forces for
control of the patronage .of the Legisla
ture. Senator Foraker probably will be re
elected. The fight for the organization of the Leg
islature Is Important In that the rank and
file of the party workers and especially the
weak-kneed brethren who linger close to
the fence, may view It as a possible test
of strength of the two factions In the State
from the tw o big leaders.
Tlie New Jersey situation will become
immediately interesting if the apprehen
sions as to Senator Sewcll's condition
s! ould be fulfilled. It Is said that the con
test for his place would be of a character
unparalleled in the history of New Jersey
politics. Delicacy restrains the politicians
from soing into details, however, until Sen
ator Sew ell dies.
MARRIES HIS STEPMOTHER.
Levi Gaddis, Aged 24 Years, Wed
ded to Xancy Gaddis, i!3.
Charleston. III.. Dec. 10. Levi Gaddis,
aged 21. of Mansville, Taylor County. Ky..
ard Mrs. Nancy Gaddis, aged 33? his step
mother, were married In this city to-day
hv Judge J. P. Harrah. Mrs. Gaddis has
two children by her former husband.
ll 1IMEL IVATSOX.
Rumsev, III . Dec. 20 Mr. Joseph Pummel
and Miss Etta Watson, both of Yera, were
Mokane. Mo . Dec. 30. Mr. Douglass ciai
terbueiof New Bloomfield was married
vestertnTjTin West Plains, Howell County,
to Miss Annie Mercersmlth, a prominent
young lady of that place.
Eldorado. III.. Dec. 20. Mr. Harvey Hicks
of Cottage Grove and Miss Ida Guard of
Harrlsburg were married on Thursday.
Greenville. 111. Dec. 21-Mtss Cardla
Hamel of Mulberry Grove Township and
Adam Marshall of Hagarstown were mir
rled Wednesday evening at the country
home of the bride's father, Barney Hamel.
Notice the number of "Want" ads. printed
in to-day's Republic. In comparison with
other St. Louis newspapers.
BOY IS DYING FROM EXPOSURE.
eToliu Burns Loses His Way and Is
John Burns, a necro. IT years old, who
lives with his mother at No. SS25 Easton
avenue. Is In a dving condition at the City
Hospital, suffering from exposure while lost
in the extreme cold Thursday night and
earlv Friday morning. Both his hands
and "feet were frozen.
Tho bov -Is empiojed as a porter in a
grocery store at No. 3018 Easton avenue.
He ate supper at home Thursday evenln?
and -tarteil back to the store about 6:30
o'clock. Ho usually walked from home to
the grocerv, but he was in a hurry Thurs
day cvcnlni; and boarded an Easton av
enue car. Bv- mistake he rode to Broad
way. When he cot off the car instead of
taking a westbound car he started south.
Unaware that he was going In the wrong
direction, he walked until at -M o clock
Frlil.iv morning he was found half frozen at
Drouiiwav and Montana avenue, having
walked about six miles.
Policeman Itudolph of the Second Dis
trict took tho ne'sro to the South Side Dis
pensary, where he was given temporary
treatment and forwarded to the City Hospi
tal Doctor Nleteit. Superintendent of the
hospital, stated that Burns would hardly
COLD CAUSED COURT TO CLOSE.
Justice Suauldiiig Adjourned Yes
terday for Want of Fuel.
Persons having business at Justice Spaul
dins's. court. No. 109 North Sitth street, yes
terday, found the door locked and the fol
lowing notice posted on it:
"This ofllce is closed until December 27,
on account of the condition of tho otrtce.
and lack of fuel, water and light. James
J. Spauldlns, Justice."
The Justice and his landlord have been at
outs for some months. Judge Spaulding
claimed tho terms of the lease have not been
compiled with In regard to keeping the
premises in oruer nu iciuoeu w v. n.
rent bill--. This did not have an encour
aging effect on the landlord. When the
cold weather set in no fuel was at hand,
and the court officers lit the gas and kept
it burning In an endeavor to keep warm.
When this became known the meter was
taken out. and the office left withodt light.
The water was also turned off, and when
tho wall paper began to crack and fall off
the walls It was not replaced. The Jus
tice struggled on. however, until yesterday,
w hen he gave up with the thermometer be
Deputy' Constables John Ellison and John
C. Boejple, who had some writs to get out
vestcrdav. bought a basket of ccal and
made a tire in their office. What coal was
left was placed in a corner of the room,
with a card on It reading: "Don't toucb
MYnOX T. HBRBICK'S CHANCES.
New York. Dec 20. Administration officials
were In conference to-day with banking In
terests of this city over the appointment of
a successor to Secretary Gage. One well
known banker declared that no Eastern
baer would get the appointment, but tbat
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Just in for the Holidays.
Placed on sale this morning, two lots of Fine Steamer Rugs
a special purchase marked considerably less than their
-They are plain one side and plaid the other side, in the
best French and Scotch colorings.
$5.00 for Rugs regularly S7.50 and SS.cO
$6,00 for Rugs regularly S9.30 and S10.50
BLUE RIBBON BREAD.
f SK YOUR 6S0CER FOR IT.
CITY TICKET OFFICE:
the portfolio w ould go to the Central West,
which had already put forward three can
didates for the position. One of these.
Colonel Myron T. Herrick. of Cleveland, i
at the head of a large savings bank and
also president of the American Bankers' As
sociation, and is regarded In some quarters
as the strongest man yet suggested for the
Friends of the administration were united
to-day In the view that the appointment
should go to the West, since, for various
reasons. It would be bad policy to replace
a Cabinet officer from that section with one
from the East. Exponents of this theory
pointed out that the appointment of a New
Yorker would expose the administration to
the criticisms heard whenever a banker in
touch with Wall street affairs was given
Aside from Colonel Herrick. two "dark
horses" are in the field. Both are influential
and all are hard at work through friends
to be named for the place. Since none but
a wealthy man could afford to live at the
rate of C5.0O0 on an $3.W salary (which the
Secretary of the Treasury recelve). only
a man In comfortable circumstances could
Indulge the luxury. Colonel Herrick is a
At the National City Bank it was denied
to-day that Mr. Gage is to become IdentlHcJ
with that institution.
3IAY SOT HETIIIX TO CHICAGO.
Chicago. Dec. 3). In Chicngo VanklnT cir
cles It is generally believed that Secretary
of the Treasury Gage will retire within six
weeks, but that he does not intend to return
to Chicago as a banker.
ST. LOUISANS RESCUED
FROM BURNING HOTEL
George A. Larimer and J. W. Kcl
ton Taken From Third Story
' Hotel Nonpareil Destroyed.
Helena, Ark.. Dec. 20. The most serious
fire, measured by property loss, to occur
In this city for man. years was that which
at an early hour this morning destroyed
Hotel Nonpareil, a three-story stone and
brick structure, together with all its be
longings, the property of a number of fam
ilies who made their homes In it. the drug
store of R. B. King, the barroom and bar
ber shop connected with the hotel and the
handsome residence of Henry Lehmtnn.
which stood next door. The loss will exceed
SIOO.000, with probably $60,000 Insurance.
The guests were all saved, though there
were several very thrilling escapes.
Joseph Solomon cut his hand badly break
ing a window through which he passed his
baby and afterwards dragged his wife. Mrs
August Cottam and Mrs. M. IJeber Inhaled
considerable smoke, and the former is very
ill as a result.
George A. Larimer and J. w. Keltnn of
8t. Louis were rescued from a third-story
frcnt window, a rope being sent up to them
from below, while George M. Guild of
Nashville was saved the same way after
thrcwlng a mattress1 out of the window
upon which to Jump. Mr. Guild lost h's
watch and everything else of value. The
Hotel Nonpareil was the property cf Frank
General Alcer I. Maeh Belter.
Detroit, Mich.. Dec. 20.-U was announced
to-night at General R. A. Alger's residence
that the General's condition was somewhat
better and that a consultation of attending
physicians will be held to-morrow to de
termine upon the necessity of an operation.
Two Shepherds Foaad Banted.
Santa Fe, N. M.. Dec. 20. The bodies of
two shepherds, partly burned, were found
to-day at Cabra Springs, near Canon Blan
co. Tanta Fc .County. N. M. It is believed
the sheDhpnlg wpri miirdpvvwi n,i ...
j flocks stolen.
State and social functions at home and abroad pronounce
ApolUnatiS the Beverage of the Select World.
Bottled at, and Imported from,
- the Apollinaris Spring, Rhenish Prussia,
charged only with
its OWN Natural Gas.;
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AND RETURN FOR
Tickets on sale for evening trains of
December 24. all trains December 25 and
26, and morning trains December 27. Good
returning to and including Dec 31, 1901.
TRAINS - - 5
. W. Corner Broadway and Olite St.
IS GGULD TO GET
Keported That It Will Be Takea
Out of the Frisco
Svstem. . ii -;'
It was reported in St. Louis yesterfaT" '
that President George J. Gould has secured
enough of Memphis) Route stock to giva
himself and Mr. Thayer control of the prop-
! erty, and that" the Memphis Route would be
taken out of the Frisco system. Into which
it has lately been merged, asd operated as
an independent Gould interest.
The report was also to the effect that Mii
Thaver ia dissatisfied-with the Frisco man
agement, one reason for the psrehase at
stock by the Gould interest and the chang?.
To a reporter for The Republic, President
Yoakum of the Frisco said:
"There is nothing in the story: absolutely
nothing. The roads have recentlybeen
changed under one management. Every
thing seems to be running satisfactorily; ia
fact. It is." ,
The report was not credited in New Yor&
HAS BEEN REMOVED.
President Punishes Officeholder
Who Attacked Secretary Gage -
Washington. Dec 3). At a conference to
day between ths President and Secretary
Gage it was decided to summarily remove
Appraiser Wakeman. who. It is said, wrota
to the President, attacking Secretary Gage.
The President refused to entertain tha
charges or overlook the offensive character
of the letter.
Later the official announcement was made
at the White Hoi.sc that Mr. Wakeman had
been removed and that George W. White
head, late Collector of Customs of Porta
Rico, had been appointed to succeed him.
No further announcement was made. Sec
retary Gage declined to jnaka public Mr.
Alfred W. Brown, the Appraiser of Mer
chandise at the port of Itcton. has been
ordered to New York to take charge of tho
Appraiser's office there, p-md'off the con
firmation of Mr. George W. Whitehead to
succeed Mr. Wakeman. The nomination will
be sent to the Senate on its reconvening
January 6. Mr. Wakeman will vacate his
office to-morrow mornlrg.
WAKF.lliV SHOWS AO nESEXTMEXT.
itEPunur srEciAi- . . .
New York. Doc. 20. Appraiser Wakeman
when seen said: .... . .t
"My Idea In writing the letter to the Sec
retary nnd sending a copy to the Presi
dent wa- to give them the truth, for I be
lieve both of them nave Deen nnei are im
deceived. In the letter. I have given soma
of the facts concerning tho customs serif
Ice:" nERGEK MEISKOTH.
Carlvlc. III.. Dec 20. Mr. Henry Bcrger
and Miss Annie Melnkoth. both of Trenton.
were united In marriage at the home of tho
bride, the Reverend G. W. Fisher officiat
ing. CAPTAIJf THOMAS O'nARA.
Peoria. III., Dec 2.-Cnptain Thomas
O'Hara. one of the best-known of the Illi
nois River pilots, dleel at his home In this
city to-day, aged frt years.
of the notable