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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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NINETY-FOURTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS. MO., FRIDAY. MAY 1G, 1902.
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'- DEFENDANT JULIUS LEHMANN AND COUNSEL.
GAYNOR AND GREENE,
AMERICAN FUGITIVES
KIDNAPED AT QUEBEC
ST. VINCENT MAY BE ABANDONED ON
ACCOUNT OF REPEATED DISASTERS.
Hustled Into Wailing Tug With
out Being Permitted to See
Counsel or Friends.
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JULIUS LEHMANN
IS CHARGED
Philip Stock, the State's Chief Witness, Tells Jurors of Deal for Pas-
sage of the Suburban Franchise With Which Prosecution Says
Lehmann Was Familiar, Although It Is Charged He Denied
It to the Grand Jury Lock Box Containing ?75,(X)0
Introduced in Evidence and the Money
Was Counted in the Court.
EXTRACTS FROM PHILIP STOCK'S TESTIMONY
AT TRIAL OF EX-DELEGATE JULIUS LEHMANN.
"John K. Murrell called at my office on October IT to talk to me about the Sub
urban bllL
"He said he could pass It through the House of Delegates for $75,000. He told me
he wanted half the money down. I told him I could not lay that proposition be
fore my people."
"On November 23 I telephoned him I would meet him next day and I would
have the money to deposit In a safe-deposit box, where neither of us could get it
till the bill was passed. He said all right. We counted the money out and placed
It in the box. They gave us two keys. MurreU kept one and I kept the other."
"When the bill failed to become a law I refused to give up my key. In the
middle of last January I met Murrell In a restaurant. He told me If I did not let
go the key the Grand Jury would take hold of the matter. I told him I could not
help It."
Julius Lehmann. a former member of
the Bouse of Delegates, who Is charged
with perjury in connection with the bribery
Investigation, was placed on trial before a
(pedal Jury In Judge Ryan's court yester- I
day. It Is charged that Lehmann gave
raise testimony before the December Grand
Jury -while It was investigating the Subur-
Ban Drtbery deal.
The $75,000 which was placed In a lock box
t the Lincoln Trust Company for the pur
pose of bribing John K. Murrell and his
fellow member of the House of Delegates
for passing the Suburban franchise ordi
nance waa Introduced In evidence and
coasted before the jury.
Philip Stock, the "legislative agent" for
the Suburban Railroad, told how he made
the agreement with Murrell to pass the
bill. The money was put in a safe deposit
box with two keys. The box could not be
opened without both keys. In order that
neither party could get the money each
one took a key. When the bill became a
law Stock was to release his key so that
Murrell and his friends In the "combine"
could divide the money.
Before the bill was passed the Supreme
Court Interfered. Stock testified that Mur
rell came to htm on several occasions' and
demanded a settlement. When Stock re
fused, according to his testimony on the
stand yesterday, Murrell threatened to di
vulge the whole affair to the Grand Jury.
Afterward the Grand Jury did Investigate
and Murrell was Indicted on the charge of
bribery.
Motion to Quash Overruled.
When the case was called at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning Circuit Attorney Folk
announced ready for the State and Judge
Thomas B. Harvey replied that defense also
was ready to proceed. A plea of not guilty
was entered and Judge Ryan ordered the
roll of jurors called. Judge Harvey at that
point rose and offered a. motion .to quash
the case on the ground that the manner of
summoning the special Jury was contrary
to law. The motion was overruled.
The talesmen were called Into the Jury
box twelve at a time and examined. It was
nearly 1 n in. before the venire had "been
selected. Judge Harvey, Thomas J. Howe
ar.d John Gernez. the attorneys for the de
fense, agreed to waive their, right to hours
to make their challenges and court took a
recess for dinner until 2 -SO.
iFolk Outlines His Case.
By Z p. m. the challenges from both sides
were In and the Jury was called Into the
box. Circuit Attorney Folk made the open
ing statement of what the prosecution ex
pects to prove. He told of the agreement
existing between Stock and Murrell to pass
the Suburban 1)1 1 U
He said Murrell had communicated the
krlbery to Lehmann and the members, of
the "combine" and they knew of the money
In the safe deposit box, yet when Lehmann
as called before the Grand Jury to testlfy
tn connection with It ho denied knowing
anything' about the case.
When Paul Relss was elected to the House
f Delegates, Mr. Folk said, Lehmann went
lo " i and told him all about the money in
safe deposit box and requested his as-
ance in forcing Stock to release his key
that the money could be divided.
Reiss is an attorney and It is said they
thought he could use h'.s knowledge of the
Uw to force the Suburban to terms. Reins,
according to Mr. Folk's statement, refused
't have anything to do with the affair. Reiss
ti among the witnesses for the State, fe
Defense Makes So Statement.
Judse Harvey announced that the defense
would wait until the State closed befora
Baking any statement. The taking, of tes
timony was then begun w:UM. .'B. Goebel,
ft deputy clerk of the CtrqJBourt, in the
witness chair. His tcsUriBBvas purely
outlne. He read from the-jPHuites pf tho
resting of the ClrcuiCJlfdEes In general
jtim ordering the December Grand Jury In
Division No. 8 of the Circuit Court. He
also identified the records showing the elec
t'on of Julius Lehmann and John K. Mur
rell to the House of Delegates, and Charles
K,-to the City Council, City Register
Panicle- FitzGlbbons produced the records ,
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Adam Doerr, clerk in Division No. 8 of
the Criminal, CoUrtMestlfled to the impanel
Inr of "the December brand Jorr and read
., thVErolaarnefcT'deorge FUlfockler, clerk
"- the City Council, .introduced, the records
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ON TRIAL;
WITH PERJURY.
showing the Introduction of the Suburban
bill. It was Introduced in the City Council
by Charles Kratz on October 12. 1900. It
was referred to the Committee on Railroads
at the following meeting and remained in
the committee until January 25, when It
was reported to the Council. On February
C It was ordered to engrossment.
U stocic Tates tna staua.
, Jjphlllp Stock was then called upon the
Diana. xii9 testimony was me most interest
ing of the day and was listened to attentive
ly by all the spectators In the room. Sev
eral politicians were in the audience. After
Elating his name and address the witness
began:
"John K. Murrell called at my office on
October 17 to talk to me about the Suburban
bill, which had Just been introduced In the
City Council. He wanted to know whnt I
would do. I told him I had no propositions
to make, but I would llMen to him.
"He said he could pass the bill through
the House of Delegates for $75,000. I be
lieve he said the boys wanted that much to
pass It. Hs told me he wanted one-half of
the money down and the other half when
the bill was passed. I told him if that was
his proposition I could not lay It beforo my
people. I said If he would wait until after
the bill became a lay to get his money I
might talk to him, but not otherwise. He
refused, but as he left the office he left his
card on my desk, saying that If I wanted
to see him again I could call him up over
the 'telephone. His telephone numbers were
on the card.
Money Deposited In Strong Box.
"On November 23 I telephoned him I would
meet him the next day at the German Sav
ings Institution. When we met I told him I
would hat e the money to deposit In a vault
where neither of us could touch it until the
bill was passed. He said all right. The
next morning I met him at the German Sav
ings Institution. I got the money from Mr.
Hospes and we started to the Mississippi
Valley Trust Company. On tho way Mr.
Murrell said he would rather go to the Lin
colt Trust Company. I said all right. It
made no difference to me, and we went over
there.
"We called for a box and we wrote our
names In a book. We counted the money
out and placed It In a box. They gave us
two keja. Murrell kept one key and I kept
the other."
At this point Mr. Folk introduced the key
which Stock had surrendered to the Grand
Jury. Stock Identified It, as he did also the
cards they signed at the trust company of
fice. The pass word they gave was "car
riage," because Murrell was In tho carriage
business, as Stock expressed it. Stock said
he did not again see Murrell's key.
"When did you next see Murrell?" asked
Mr. Tolk.
"On April 4, 1301. I wrote him a letter to
come to my office. The next day I received
a telephone message from him to call at his
office. I went to his office and I found ne
had a man sitting In there to hear our con
versation. Ho asked me what I would do.
If I would give up my key. I told him I
would not. I said I would pay his expenses
but beyond that I would pay nothing.
"I did not see him again till the middle of
last January. I think It was the 13th. He
told me he had something to say. I tcld
him to put It in writing. Two days after
that, on a Saturday, he met me in a res
taurant on Third street. Again he asked
me for the key, but I would not give It to
him, and he told me that the Grand Jury
would take hold of the matter. I told him
I could not help it."
. 975,000 In Evidence.
Circuit Attorney Folk then offered in vl
dence the safe-depcslt box containing tho
173,000. Stock Identified the box and counted
out the money, identifying each of the
seven .packages In which It was tied. The
bills ranged from $50 to $1,000. Judge Ryan
assisted In counting it. The money I? in
the custody of the Lincoln Trust Company,
which is holding It subject to the court's
orders.
"What passed,, between you while you
were placing the money in the box?" asked
!!!. rillA.
"Nothing much. It was understood that
the,.money. was, to be turned, over to Mui
reU after the, bill was signed." Stock ex-
plained- that v the Supreme Ccurt c
the House of Delegates from r
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AVIT.M1SSKS FOR TIIH ST VTC.
Phil Stock.
Cl:as. H. Turner,
Rich. IIo?pes,
Paul Itei'-s.
Wm. H. O'Brien.
George Mockler,
Chai. Wiggins,
Wm. II. Lee.
John II. Dutro,
It. W. Shaplelgh,
John I". Camp. '
Harry M. Coudry.
1. IL Fitzgibbon.
Wm. R. Hodge',
W. L. Sturdcvant,
C. W. Holtcamp.
Fred C. Lange,
John r. Meitert.
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4 JlllV I1V M3Il"UA CASH.
Christian C. Beckemeler, Jr.. secre-
tary Gravois Planing Mill. No 2223
Texas avenue. O
Mortimer Newhouse, art Importer.
No. otJl Calianne avenue. 4
Trunk E. Nulsen. secretary West- A
em Railway Equipment Company,
No. 26C1 Flad avenue.
4 Harry C. Oyler, carriages. No. 4
4 B1S1 Kensington avenue.
Henry S. Piatt, Jr., superintendent
Piatt & Thornburgh Paint Com-
4 pany. No. 1923 Washington avenue.
Henry A. Rehbeln, commission
merchant. No. 4217 West Morgan
street. 4
4 James W. Anderson, wholsale
grocer. No. 4180 'Washington atenue. 4
O EJgar Skinner, dry goods, No. 3142 O
4 Pine street.
4 Charles H. Smith, secretary Beck-
Corbitt Iron Company, No. 4277 Fin-
4 ney avenue.
Louis Stockho, vice president Lam-
mert Furniture Company, No. 3011
4 Rauschenbach avenue.
George W. Teasdnle, tice president
O J. W. Teasdaie &. Co., No. 4012 Del-
4 mar avenue.
O Otto W. Witte, salesman, No. 3634 4
4 West Pine boulevard. 4
bill, and so It never became a law. Tor
that reason, he said, the Suburban refused
to release the key. and Murrell held to nls,
thus keeping tho money in the box.
This concluded Stock's direct examination
arid court adjourned until this morning.
VINCENT KERENS
LEAPS FOB LIFE-
Train Crashes Into Motor Cai- on
Which He and G. H. Donne-
wald IJode.
Vincent Kerens of No. 20 Vandeventer
place, son of Republican National Commit
teeman Richard C. Kerens, and C. II. Don
newald of No. 5 J.imeton street, were forced
to leap for life from a railroad motor car
which was demolished by a freight train
near Glen Carbon, 111., last evening.
Mr. Kerens and Mr. Donnewald, who are
partners In the coal business, were on their
way to St. Louis on the Litchfield and Mad
ison division of the Chicago, Tcorla and St.
Louis Railway, from a visit to their mine at
Worden. The motor car was speeding over
the track at a point where a steep embank
ment extends fifty feet downward on either
eide of the rails. They were approaching
a curve, and did not know that a train was
coming toward them.
Both men were suddenly attracted by a
locomotive whistle. Looking up they saw
a train bearing down upon them. Without
stopping the car, both leaped from their
seals and rolled down the embankment.
Neither was hurt. The car sped onward
and collided with the ensine. It was tossed
Into the air like so much paper in a cy
clone, and the train flew by, belns unable
to stop until some distance had been
traversed.
John P. Worden, president of the Vil
lage Board of Worden, had accompanied
Mr. Kerens and Mr. Donneweld on part of
their journey, and had been left by them
at ndwardsvllle.
The motor car on which the men were
riding was operated by a gasoline engine.
It was wrecked beond ail possibility of
repair.
At Mr Kerens's home in Vandeventer
place last night his wife stated that he had
returned on an evening train. Mts. Kerens
said her husband was uninjured, as was
Mr. Donnewald. but that Mr. Kerens was
suffering more severely from a headache
which attacked him before he left home.
DISTINGUISHED FRENCHMEN
CANNOT VISIT ST. LOUIS.
Completed Itinerary for Rochamhenu
nnd I.afaette Does Xot Include
Any Wentcrn City.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Washington, May 15. The secretary of the
French Embassy said to The Reubllc cor
respondent this etenlng that It will hardly
be possible Zor Rochambeau and Lafayette
to visit St. Louis. Their itinerary, he said,
has been completed, and it does not Include
any Western point. They will be In Boston
June 1 and sail for home from that- port.
The secretary added that M. LaGrave, the
Commissioner General of France to the St.
Louis Exposition, is due to arrive in New
York Saturday on the "French steamer
Brazil M. LaGrave will no .doubt go to
St. Louis, but it Is believed at the Embassy
that neither M. Rochambeau nor 11. Lafay
ette will be able to accompany him.
Court Exiles a Bad Negro.
RDECBUC SPECIAL.
Owensboro, Ky., May li-Wallace Hardin,
a. bad negro, was banished from this Sttte
by an order ln-the City Court here to-day.
He was before the court for several of
Jh.'ll.trfSSl'? J11 8Tnent to.leaJe
.tJjj5$"H aS? $ nevef wtnrnhe was
.. ,v,.u,u, ana leit at once
' . 5-iSTionie..
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HURRYING TOWARD MONTREAL
Pioviin-ial Authorities Stiainin:
Every Kcsource to Intercept
the Detectives.
SCHEME CAREFULLY PLANNED.
United Staies Secret Service lieu
Hope for Success in Montreal
Courts When They Ask
Extradition There.
REPUBLIC SPKCI U
Quebec. Quebec, May 15 -Colonel John F.
Oaynor and Captain B. B. Greene. v;l,n are
wanted on charges of embezzlement and ob
taining money under falre pretences from
the Government of the United States, to th
etent of SW.OTO in connection with harbor
works in Georgiu, were abducted at 11
o'clock to-daj-, hustled Into tabs without
permission to see counsel or friends, driven
to a wharf and forced en board a. tug which
had steam all up and left immediately upon
the rlter for Montreal.
A poe of detectives, heavily armed and
tiding under orders from the Protlncial
authorities heie, started from Montreal to
night to head oft the tug Spray, with the
prisoners on boird, and bring them all back
to Quebec. The boats were expected to
meet about midnight, and the result is
awaited here with anxiety.
The species of kidnaiing resorted to in
order to obtain possession of the accused
was due to the fact that those who made
the arrest knew that It could only be ac
complished by irregular methods, and feared
the intervention of the Crown authorities
of both tho Dominion and the Province and
the local police.
They wero armed only by a warrant Is
sued In Montreal, which Is Invalid in any
other district, unless indorsed by a local
magistrate. Th6 warrant In question was
signed by Judge La Fontaine of Montreal
and was never presented here for indorse
ment or assistance.
MONTREAL. BKTTKR SUITED
for nvrRADrrio.t.
Hither for their own convenience or pre
sumably because the United States authori
ties were of the opinion that they wero
more likely to succeed In extradition pro
ceedings before a Montreal court than in
Quebec, Mr. Donald MacMaster, King's
Counsel, and the other Montreal lawyers
engaged In the case, determined on taking
Gaynor and Greene from Quebec by coup
de main.
The arrangements had been skilfully
planned In advance with the aid of Detec
tive Bennett of the United States Secret
Service, who has been here some weeks
shadowing Gaynor and Greene, and was
consequently contersAnt with their habits.
Bennett, with a couple of Montreal men,
kept an eye on Gaynor this morning In
the Chateau Frontenac until word reached
them that the other officers had arrested
Greene coming out of the post office, a block
away. Then Gaynor was seized by three
men who hustled him Into a cab and drove
him oft to the wharf, where the boat was
in waiting; dcpplte protests and pleadings
that he be nllowetl to speak to his lawyers
or his wife.
Ql'EUKC AUTHORITIES
START IX PURSUIT.
Mrs. Gaynor, immediately upon learning
the facts, rushed after her husband, but
the boat had already steamed away from
the wharf. It was only whon Ganor's
counsel was called up and notified, and
went to the police office to see the charge
on which he was arrested, that the local
authorities learned of the arrest which had
been made without their authority.
While Mr. MacMaster contends that the
arrest Is valid, the authorlti's, including
Premier Tarent and the Judged of both the
superior nnd police courts, insist upon the
contrary, and immediately upon learning
-Of the facts dispatched a pos.e of Govern
ment police in another steamer after the
"Spray." It failed to overhaul her, how
ever, and later returned to town.
Meanwhile the irregularity of the whole
affair led the Attorney General's depart
ment to wire to different points along the
American frontier to detain the prisoners if
any attempt should be made to land them
from the tug and drive them over the
boundary.
PRKMIKR JOIS IX
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
The Premier of the Province and the
counsel for the accused joined in an ap
plication this evening to Judge Andrews
nf the Superior Court for a writ of
habeas corpus addressed to Detective
Carpenter of Montreal, who had posses
sion of the prisoners, ordering him to pro
duce them before the court here. This writ
was immediately placed in the hands of
High Constable Gale, who started with a
strong force of police by special train at 4
o'clock for Three Rivers, to Intercept the
tug and those on board.
The authorities of the Attorney General's
department here Insist that the writ of
habeas corpus Issued by Judge Andrews
to-day, and which will be served on Detec
tive Carpenter to-morrow, will have to be
promptly obeyed.
SAYS ARREST WAS LEGAL.
Government Representative Denies
That Men Were Kidnaped.
.
Montreal. May 15. The pursuit of the tug
Spray by the Quebec authorities is probably
due to a misunderstanding of the situation,
owing- to the quick arrest there.
Donald McMaster, counsel for the United
States Government, who planned and di
rected the arrest, returned from Quebec
thi3 evening.
"A legal arrest was made In a legal -way,"
he stated to the Associated Press corre
spondent. "Gaynor and Greene are wanted
here to answer to a charge laid before an
extradition commission. The people In Que
bec who are raising so much fuss oust mis
understand the whole thing. There has been
no kidnaping."
Six Graduate at Windsor.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Windsor. HI.. May 16,-Slx young- ladles
were graduated from Gay's High School last
night They were: Edna L. Grler, Besse B.
Blythc. Grace Moore. Estelle G,Armen
tront, Ferne Sexton and Kola Trtfct,
FORT DE FKAXCE. ISL AND OF MARTINIQUE.
Which is headquarteis for the relief work now in progress in Martinique and St. Vim-ant. The town H
crowded with refugees and for a time there was danger of actual t arvation among the 50,000 persons
now seeking shelter and food at t hat place.
Noxious Vapors From La Soufriere Increase Spread of Sick
ness, and Slarvation Threatens Poorer Classes in
Afflicted District Neighboring Colonies
Raise Funds for Relief.
NO PERSON YET ABLE TO GET
Kiujrstoun, IMnuti of St. Vincent, Tuesday, May IS. The Government of
the Windward Islands, in view of the continued eruption'!, following other dis
asters, in St. Vincent, lias about decided to abandon this island altogether and
convey all the people to the other British colonies in this vicinity.
No person has yet been able to approach within eight miles of the new
crater of the Soufriere volcano. But, Judging from what can be seen from a
considerable distance, the old lake at the summit of the mountain has disap
peared. The numerous iissures In the mountain's sides continue to throw out vapor,
and the subterranean murmurings and tremblings indicate continued -unrest.
During the afternoon of Monday a dense volume of steam and smoke rose
from the volcano, and the whole island was covered by a peculiar mist.
The inhalation of noxious vapors here is increasing the spread of sioknePS.
An ambulance corjis from' the Island of Barbados has arrived here.
Starvation threatens the poorer classes of the afflicted district.
Xrarly every remaining negro hut lu the Carlb country contains decayed
bodies, and the horrible stench Is driving people away. Mutilated bodies are tied
with ropes and dragged to the trenches, t here they are buried. Sometimes
boilies are cremated. '
The local Government is feeding ard sheltering about 3,000 refugees.
Subf-eriptions for the relief of the sufferers are being raised in all the British
West Indian Islands.
SCIENTISTS PREDICT ANOTHER ERUPTION IN A SHORT TIME.
Scientists, who have come here from the British island of Trinidad, pre
dict another volcanic eruption on St. Vincent within a short time.
Tho damage done to St. Vincent by the volcanic eruptions is now known
to be considerably greater than was at flrst estimated. The present uneasiness
of the inhabitants of the inlands is increased 13' the continuous agitation of
the volcanic craters.
Stones and volcanic dust have fallen In the neighborhood of Georgetown
for two hours, terrifying the people there. A cloud of hot vapor later passed
over that part of the island.
Interesting discoveries have been made regarding physical changes In St.
Vincent resulting from eruptions. Several fissures have been observed on La
Soufriere. The estate of Walibou has disappeared and has been replaced by an
Inlet of the sea.
Itichmond, an estate adjacent to Walibou, -nliich was formerly flat, and up
on which there were several laborers' cottages, has been completely burned, and
out of the estate there now arises a large ridge of ground. It is believed that
the Itabacc-I crater in the windward district of the island has also erupted.
iMALS FELT APPROACH OP DANGER.
Long JJefore Mont Pelee Gave Forth Its Death-Dealing Flnnies, Live
Stock Showed Every Sign of Fear, While Wild Beasts and
Snakes Fled From Aricinity of the .Crater Entire Island
Continues in State of Panic.
St. KIIt. nritlh Wet Irdie. May 1.
(Copj right. 19C2. From an officer of the
steamer Solent, just arrived from St.
Fierre, it is learned that Mont Pelee Is still
in eruption.
I.ava flovs In broad streams down the
sides of the olcano.
The entire Island of Martinique continues
In a state of panic.
In St. Pierre the desolation Is appalling.
Bodies are being burned in a great pyre
upon which kerosene i steadily sprayed. In
rplte of this It uill be weeks before the
place can be cleared of the dead. Physicians
who have made examinations say thPt In
most cases death was due to asphyxiation
and that the tiro came later.
It Is now believed that Mont Pelee tlire-v
oS. a great gasp of some exceedingly heavy
and noxious gas, something akin to fire
damp, which settled upon the city of St.
Pierre and rendered the inhabitants Insen
sible. Tills waa followed by the sheet of
flame that swept down tho side of the
mountain. This theory is accepted by the
survlors, who were taken from the ships
In the harbor, as they 3ay that their first
experience was one of faintness.
Looting is being sternly suppressed. Sol
diers now form a cordon about St. Pierre,
and only those who have business there
are allowed within the lines.
Great suffering continues In Martinique.
Food Is being rcoelved, but not In sufficient
quantities to feed the crowds of refugees
that have flocked to Fort de France.
The steamship Madlana with food supplies
purchased by the New York Chamber of
Commerce left here last night for Fort de
France.
By those who have arrived here from
Martinique It is said that the dumb ani
mals wero wiser than man. Mont Pelee
long gwe warning of the storm of fire
which It was storing up to hurl upon the
island. Residents of St. Pierre saw and
heard the warnings and they refused to
heed them. They remained and the dan
ger which had "long confronted them
brought death to 30,000.
Even before Mont "Pelee began to rumble,
late in April, live stock became uneasy and
at times were almost uncontrollable. Cattle
WITHIN EIGHT MILES OF VOLCANO
lowed In the night. Dog" howled nnd
sought the company of their masters and
when driven forth they gave every evi
dence of fear.
Wild animals disappeared from the viclni
ity ot Mont Pelee. Een the snakes, which
at ordinary times are found In great num
bers near the volcano, crawled away. Birds
ceased singing and left the trees that
shaded the sides of Pelee.
A great fear seemed to be upon the
Island, nnd, though it was shared by the
human Inhabitants, they alone neglected to
protict themselves.
RATIONS ENOUGH FOR MONTH.
Government Will Not Increase Ap
propriation Unless Needed.
, The Republic Bureau.
Hth St. and Fenni7lan,l Ave.
Washington, May 15. Chairman Cannon
of the House Committee on Appropriations
did not call a meeting of his committee to
day to take action on the Senate proposi
tion to make the total of the Martinique
relief fund $000,000. It Is not likely that
action will be taken untU further word
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CRUISER DIXIE, LOADED IN RECORD TIME, TAKES
FOOD ENOUGH TO LAST ALL MARTINIQUE A WEEK.
New York, May 15. With food enough on Board to feed the entire population
of Martinique for a week, the cruiser Dixie, which sailed from this port for For;
de France yesterday, will arrive at her destination Monday.
Never, even during war time, did the Army SubslstenceDepartment make sue-;
a record In collecting a shipload of food supplies. It was done in twenty-fcu;
hours' time. Colonel D. L. Bralnerd bringing from Philadelphia three carloads c. -,
supplies needed to make up the shipment and purchasing the rest here. Th '
Dixie's cargo will comprise 800,000 rations. It contains:
200,'JOO pounds of bread.
83,000 pounds of flour.
9C0,0f0 rounds of tice,
iOe.COO riounds of codf sh.
2O0,cases cf chicken and beef soups,
100 cases of evaporated cream,
lOQcaacsot condensed milk,
5,000 pairs of tct-sers, n
In addition there are large quantities of ccnl, tea. sugar, vinegar, pepper aaC, ''J
in the way of clothing, a larac amount nf iltn itindMMnn.n. ...i . tii, VA
There is J3.0OT worth of medicine In the carrd. and three armv-'urarw-., .-3
4 tor Church, -Doctor J. H. BeUly and Doctor J. B. CUyten-wjll accompany" to A
party. They .take aJkrog'a plentiful supply of surgical instruments.; ,V,' W""
o- 4 ; hm 5
comes from the President that mere funds
are needed.
It Is stated at the War Department that
supplies and stores sh'pped to Martinique
and St. Vincent on the cruiser Dixie from
New York and on the collier Sterling from
San Juan will undoubtedly be sufficient to
meet the needs of the suffering people for
fully a month to corre. and t!at the pres
ent efforts of the Goernment officials are
being directed to supplementing to the food
supplies contributed by the peoplei so as
to make them Immediately available.
Secretary Root has authorized the officer
of the Commiwary Department at New
York to purchase any additional suppl.c
that may be necessary to supplement :hoe
contributed by private firm"! and :ndivldtia!
for shipment to the s-'ene of the disaster by
the cruicer Buffalo, now leaning at New
York, or by other vessels. Consequently-,
private donations ot flour will be supple
mented by a proper supply of yeast by the
Goernment. and the rame with codfish
and other food stjppl'e which require
other articles to make them available as
food.
The Government has already expended a
Contlnned on Pnjse Two.
LEADING TOPICS
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TO-DAY'S REPUBLI
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
1:46 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:CC.
THE MOON SETS TO-MORROW MOAN
ING AT 2:03.
WEATHER IXDICATIOXS.
For St. Louis and Vicinity Partlr
cloudy and probably showers.
For Mtaaonrl Shoners Friday; Sat
urday showers, except fair In aoatk
weat. For Illlaoln Showers Fridays warm
er In north; Satnrday showers.
For Arkannao Showers Friday and,
Satnrday.
For East Texas Showers Friday and
Saturday, except fair on coat.
Page ' i
1 St. Vincent May Be Abandoned. J .
Julius Lehmann on Trial. ,
Burden of Relief Fal's on Colonies. '
2. French Capital's Gaety Unchecked.
Hitch In Deal for Hardware Combine.
Burden of Relief Falls on Colonies.
3. Fund for Relief of Sufferers $8,121.
Wooded Platcr.trfor the States.
4. House Excited Over Philippine Question.
Found J2.2C6 In Cash and Drafts.
Pneumatic Mall Tubes at the Fair.
Meat Riots Started by Ghetto Women.
5. Strike ot 1CG00 Miners Is On.
Doctor Van Dyke Elected Moderator.
Balmer Family Holds Reunion.
NImrods on Stand Before Grand Jury.
Real Estate News and Transfers.
. Bru'are Again Fcols Handlcappen.
Griffith Sjspended for Umpire Baiting.
The Republ'c Form Chart.
7 East.Slde Nws.
j River News and Personals.
8. Editorial
Society Happenings.
9. Grand Lodge of Mlscourl, Odd Fell -rs.
Convenes Tuesday.
Elks Prepare for Charity Carnival.
10. Republic "Want" Aderth?ements.
Birth. Marriage, and Death Recorv"'.
11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad
vertisements.
Drowsy Grain Markt In Chicago.
New York Stock Quotations.
12. Commerce Well Supported on LocaJ lis-
change.
New York Stock Market's Inactlvltj-;
13. Summary of the St. Lou's Markets.
Grains Work Lower After Srtong 0.r.
ing.
14. Philadelphia Record Brims $iIM,004.
Death Stays Trial of George Newlairf.
Efther Dowie Dies While rather Pi :ys.
Urge Early Improvements.
Trying to Avert Civil War In Hatl.
6.000 nalrs of shoes.
1,000 pairs ci Khaki trouiers.
4,000 pairs of barrack shoes,
2,000 blouse;.
1.000 tents.
2,000 pairs ot balbri?xan drawers,
i,wv iMiuiiau euii 9, V3l
irmh.iwiH.i..vi.t. a. -
M0 summer coats. ?ffl
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