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TMJi KJfib'BLiO:- FK1DAY; MAY 16. 1902.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
Yesterday'r ba:k clearings were J7.S2.163:
balances. JI.6.Sa. Local discount -rates
were Arm. between 4;4 and 5'i per cent.
Domestic exchange was quoted as follows:
New York. COo premium bid, 75c premium
asked; Chicago. 2T- premium bid. 30c premi
um asked: Cincinnati, par bid. 10c premium
asked; Louisville, 23c discount bid. par
asked; Now Oriti'ns, rar bid, 10c premium
Wheat closed Ui'fer at TITic b. July, SI'-
;'jc No. led. Corn closed lower at KHc
July. M'-SCc N.. 2 mixed. Oats closed at
S'c July. 4iy.c No. 2 Northern.
The local market for spot cotton was
t;u!ct and unchanged.
With the conclusion of the protocols with
Nicaragua. Costa Rico and Colombia, the
I.st diplomatic obstailes to an isthmian
canal were removtd.
The House took up the Philippine ques
tion and indulged in a spirited debate after
Congressman Vandlver of Missouri had
brought'eharges of outrages committed by
American soldiers in the islands.
The President has decided not to interfere
T.ith the British shipments from Chalmettc.
I-a.. and it is expected that the Louisiana.
State authorities will drop the matter.
Rochambeau and Lafayette, who are com
ing from France to see the Rccham
beau statue unveiled, cannot visit St. Louts.
as their completed itinerary does not con
template a visit to any Western point.
President, Roose-eIt and family will make
-he trip to Oj stei Bay by sea. going on the
The World's Fair management rets apart
a. wooded plateau, comprising 20) acres, for
the State buildings.
The fund for the sufferers in Martinique
amounts to tS.124.
St. Louis Elks prepare for their carnival
at Handlan's Pari:, June I to 15.
Ther Grand Lodge of Missouri Odd Fel
lows will convene In St. Louis next Tues
day. The trial of Juliur. Lchmann, former mem
ber of the Houc2 of Delegates, who is
rharged with perjury. bglns In Judge
Timothy T. Parson found a hank-collector's
book containing negotiable paper and
money to the amount of J2.256.
Vincent Kerens and G. H. Donnewald.
forced to leap for life from a, railroad motor
car. which was demolished by a freight
The Father de Andries court of inquiry
finishes the taking of evidence.
Rumor of compromise in Wiggins frrry
George Newland. one of the accused mur
derers of the Ade family, died in Jail while
awaiting a second trial at Nashville. Tenn.
The daughter of "Doctor" Dowie of Chi
cago die from burns while her father
prays over her. only vaseline having been
applied to her wounds.
At an auction of 9.030 shares of the 10.00)
shares. In the Philadelphia Record Pub
lishing Company, William S. Stenger Is the
successful bidder, paylrg $2,300,000 for the
Several grand Jurors lose their lives in a.
hotel fire at Point Pleasant, W. Va.
The monument to Indiana soldiers and
sjllorp was dedicated ut Indianapolis yes
terday In the presence of uO.OM persons.
Two men were killed by an electric shock
communicated through a barbed wire at
John Jacobstn, his wife and infant child
I were burned to death In a fire which de-
sfoyed their home at Laurel. Neb.
The war-claim issue again occupies the at
tention of the General Conference of the M.
K. Church. South, at Dallas.
Report that the Charlton County Grand
i.lnry hid returned Indictments against
prominent friends of Congressman Rucker,
Rwho werr-'wllh him on a hunting trip, for
1 playing penny-ante poKer is aenieu.
f-women oi tne ,n xorK ineuo rain
"hotelier shops on account cf high prices
charged by Kosher marketmen.
Pnsldrnt Schwab of the Steel Trust an
nounce the- purchase of a tract of land,
fronting the sea. which will lie used here
after as a fresh-air resort for poor children
in New York.
The Southern Presbyterian General As
sembly began Its annual session at Jackson,
Miss., with a large attendance.
John I'. Hopkins, chairman of the Illinois
State Democratic Central Committee, an
nounced that be r.lll resign.
Government experts will report favorably
on pneumatic mall tube system at World's
The large family of Mrs. Charles Balmer
held reunion on her eighty-second birthday.
The British Government adopts the pol
icy of letting the burden of relief for the
West Indian sufferers fall on the various
Prominent Haytians are - endeavoring to
make terms with the- revolutionary forces
lad by General Firmln, In the effort to
arert civil war.
Paris la undisturbed by the disasters In
tho West Indies, and the people aro far
more Interested" in the automobile races
than In the relief of their fellow-countrymen.
Gaynor and Green, who are much wanted
In the United Statu on charges of frauds
against the Government, are kidnaped from
Quebec and hurried toward Montreal, where
the American SecreUServlco men hope to
be able to obtain extradition papers.
Winners at the Fair Grounds yesterday
were: J. Sidney Walker, Miss Golightly,
All Saints, Ampere, Schwalbe and Parnas
sus. After fouls by both parties. Kid Abel was
wa given the decision over Tommy Sullivan
at the West End Club last evening.
Genoa. May 16. Arrived: Kalserln Maria
Theresia, New York.
New Tork. May IE. Sailed: La Lorraine,
Havre; Bremen, Bremen, via Cherbourrj;
Klau Tschou. KJautschou, Hamburg, via
Plymouth and Cherbourg.
Hong-Kong. May 14. Arrived, previously:
KaJa'Maru, Seattle, via Yokohama.
Glasgow. May IS. Arrived: Siberian,
Philadelphia. Sailed, May 14 Buenos
London, May IS. Arrived: Manltou, New
Queenstc-wn, May 14. Arrived: New Eng
land, Boston for Liverpool. Sailed: Bel
cenland. Philadelphia; Oceanic. New York
(both from Liverpool).
Plymouth, May IE. Arrived: Culbla, New
York, for Cherbourg and Hamburg.
Cherbourg. May 15. Arrived: Moltka,
New York, via Plymouth, for Hamburg.
Liverpool, May 15. Arrived: Haverford,
Philadelphia; Majestic. New York.
Napier, May li-Salled: Palatia, New
Ilotterdam. May IS. Sailed: Steamer
Potsdam. New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
fond sailed from tho latter port at 720 p.
e'harghal. May IS. Arrived: Steamer Kal
r.ow. Seattle and Tacoma via Yokohama,
for London via Hong-Kor.g, etc.
Saigon. May 14. Sailed: Steamer Chlng
Wo. from Tacoma via Yokohama, etc. for
Hong-Kong nnd London.
Kletatnr at Pelilu Destroyed.
Peoria. 111., May 15. Fire, which was "dis
covered Just befcre midnight, totally de
stroyed the elevator of .Smith. Hipper &
Co.. at Pekln. together with Its contents of
C000 bushels of grain. A loss of about
J100.CO0 was entailed.
V. M. C. A.'S CLOSING CONCERT A
fung music program was rendered
lap: nigni on me occasum ui uic
closing concert of tho Y. M. C A. at -the
ora-ir.izatlon'it Central Branch, corner of
Grand and Franklin avenues. A large audi
ence was present. Vocal solos were ren
dered by MIks Oiuella I-ing. soprano at
Si-ccnd Baptist Church. Slgnore Parisl was
the violin rolaliu. and Miss Natalie Nor
throp was the pianist. Three members of
th Tlteraturn cla rehearsed two scenes
Fv irom .ine oirrcimnv i nnv. 't -
r sociatlon -orchestra, under the direction of
t.;.. numbers. Including Handel's "Largo." -
HUGH IN DEAL FOR
Withdrawal of the Simmons Com
pany Said to Have Caused
NOT SATISFIED WITH PLANS.
George Simmons Says Ilis Firm
Found That Individuality Would
15c More Preferable
1'i.in.- fur the proposed J12j.C"J,wr) hard
ware trust, in which the Simmons Hard
ware Company was heal!y Interested, are
said to have gone awry. That there Is a
serious hitch In the formation of the giant
organization officers did not deny, but they
were reticent as to the cauje of the hitch
and its probable result.
The general opinion among hardware
men Is that the arious stockholders have
found their position In the trust would not
be as satisfactory as they at flirt imagined.
In the event of a money panic similar to
the one of lSXt. their positions as individual
firms would be much more enviable than as
members of a huge trust.
Isaac W. Morton, advisory director of the
Simmons Hardware Company, stated last
night that the deal was off; that a hitch
had come up in the formation of the com
bine which would permanently pretent the
getting together of the principal hardware
companies of the United States. The csact
cause of the hitch he refused to state.
E. C. Simmon1, also an advisory director,
refused to dl-cuss the situation. He did
not deny that the pi in to form a hardware
trust had fahen through, but refused to
give the details incident to the collapse.
Position AVns Xot Desirable.
George Simmons, a son, tald that the
Simmons Hardware Company had found
their position in tfie new- trust not a'de
Mrablc one, and consequently had decided
The withdrawal of the Simmons Hardware
Company and other large lirms is raid to be
responsible for the collapse. This trust was
to have been capitalized for J120.000.0CO and
Edward C. Simmons of St. Louis was slated
for the presidency of the organization. As
the Simmons Hardware Company of SL
Louis was one of the largest tirms in the
new trust. Its withdrawal m-nnt the prac
tical collapse of tre trust. Auaed to this in
the last two weeks several otner large iirmi
decided to leave the trust and only tne pres
ence of the Slmmona Haruware Company
held the tottering organization together.
A tcjtgram from New lone last ntgnt raid
that It was positively stated In ocmmeici.nj
circles that the Simmons Hardware Com
pany cf St. Louis had withdrawn from Urn
trust, it was reported that the cause of
the withdrawal was that Edward C. Sim
mon", tho proposed president, had demand
ed ?l,CO9,0U0 lor the Interest which he repre
sented. ""Ciegrams from Kansas City, Mo., and
Nashville. Tenn.. announced that the report
of the collapse of tne trust was known f
the prominent hardware companies at thesi
places. A telegram from Nasnville said:
"K. M. DJdley. president of the Gray Dud
ley Hardware Company and a director li:
the National Hardware and Metal Com
pany. announces the collapse of the pro
i0!scu hardware trust."
Demand for l,0OO,00O Denied.
In lcgaid to the- demand for Jl.oWMO re
ported to have been made by .Mr. Simm'.-ns,
ooth .Mr. bimmons ami Mr. .Morton entered
A person In position to know said last
nbent that in the last ten days three prom
inent hardware companns had withdiawn
from the trust, and this had precipitated
the collapse whlcn the withdrawal of the
Simmons Hardware Company made an as
The Arms which hae withdrawn arc:
Farwtil. Ozniun. Kirk & Co.. of St. l.ul;
William Bingham of Cleveland, and Straiia
sir, Kshleman & Co,, of New Orleans.
The withdrawal of these large Anna is
raid to hae been rosponslde for Moore.
Schley & Co. of New- York, the under
writers, deciding to withdraw their back
ing of the enterprise.
Iannc W. .Morion Talk.
In regard to the collapse of the com
bine. Isaac W. Morton, an advisory di
rector, said: "There has been n hitch in
the negotiations which wlil prevent its
formation. I can state positively that
neither Mr. Simmons nor the Simmons
Hardware Company ever made a demand
for Jl.OOO.lTO for the company's Interest in
the new enterprise."
George Simmons said: "The Simmons
Hardware Company has withdrawn from
the new trust because we have found that
the situation was not what was imagined
earlier. When the Idea of the formation of
the trust wa first discussed the position of
the various companies was thought to be
different, but now it Is realized that work- j
lng independently would be much more i
for our Interest. I can state positively that
neither the company nor my father eer
made a demand for tl.000.Oj0 for the Simmons
Hardware Company's interest in the new
For wedding gifts-, llihss & Culbertson, Cor.
6th & Jvocu-t M.
Forty-Second Annnnl Session Open
at Jnrkaon, Mil. Doctor
Jackson. Miss.. May 15. The forty-second
annual session of the Southern Presby
terian Church of the United States began
Its deliberations here to-day. The assem
bly Is composed of commit-sloneis from tlis
following States: Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida. Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi. Missouri, North Carolina. South
Carolina, Tennessee. Texas a'nd Virginia.
ine conierence was cantu tu umei u mir
Moderator, Doctor Leander J. cods of
Two hundred and fifty delegates were
present. When the assembly was organ
ized In Augusta, Ga., In 1861, about 70.0C0
Presbyterians were represented. The mem
bership" reached by the meeting to-day is
about 130,000, an increase of more than SCO
nf 0nt in fnrtv-one vears. .
ci..n.nu.i,.iv iritti DiKniMitlni. hrr tho
v,Tw., As.mhiv is beine convened in
The assembly this afternoon elected
Doctor W. T. Halljjf Columbia, S. C, as
moderator. Four ballofs'were taken', and
the other candidates whose names were
presented were: Doctor Cecil of Virginia,
Doctor Rutherford of Kentucky and Doctor
Johnson of Texas.
Reports were made by Publication. Edu
cational, Foreign and Home Missions and
Ministerial Relief committees. ,
To-'nlght addresses of welcome were de
livered by Governor Longino. Judge Ed
ward Mayes and, C. H. Alexander, followed
by a public reception to the delegates.
The mission commissioners enrolled are
as follows: Lafayette, the Reverend Doc
tor G. L. Leyburn, St. Louis, Mo.; the Rev
erend D. S. Gage, Fulton: G.. R. Paden, Pal
myra; the Reverend W. S. Trimble. Kaho
ka; W. S. Bussy, Memphis: Potosi, the Rev
erend Wlsel Bealc. Caruthersvllle; 'St.
T -..',. trf Rev r d W. R. Tavlor. St.
Charles; Upper Missouri, the Reverend Doc
tor T. C Barrett, Richmond; K. M. Mitch
ell. St. Joseph.
Hundreds of opportunities to make money
are offered In The Republic's "Want"
pages every week. Seven hundred and
-'trht snpR', "-rll""rt" - ,ire
printed In to-dar's'Republtc Read them.
Fari&iuns More Interested in Auto
mobile Races Than in Mar
RELIEF FUNDS GROW SLOWLY.
Provinces More Actively Engaged
in Providing Funds for Strick
en Frenchmen in the West
Paris. .Mio 13. The Americiu Litois
here cannot understand the seeming indif
ference of tin Parisians in regard to the
3Iartir.io.ue disaster. Beyond the half
masted Hags over tho Government offices,
there arc no signs of public mourning. The
people Hock to their usual resorts. atte'nd
the races, 1111 the theaters, none of which
lias been closed, no "extras'' are issued,
and theie is no demand for them. But the
ciening papers, containing bulletins of the
automobile race, arc eagerly purchased.
The nrlous funds being raised for the
relief of the Mm Unique sufferers now only
total SH3.AO francs. Including the large sub
scriptions of tho foreign potentates and the
1V.O00 francs from the municipality. The
Provinces seem moie interested in the dis
aster than the capital. They are actively
organizing committees to raise funds, and
theie is much mourning at the seaports,
whose shirs were destroyed.
A representative of the Associated Tress
has ju-t returned from the Ministry of the
Colonies. Besides the reporters, those who
were in the waiting-room around the green
board, on which the official bulletins are
posted, were nlmost exclushely natives of
Martinique. Occasionally a woman Issued
from the Minister's room in tears, after
learning- the fate of some'loved one.
llreat Fete nt Interrupted.
Tin opposition Is beginning to use the
cui.icijsm as a club to beat the Govern
ment. The Nationalist Patrie says:
"We hoped that the fetes at Brest would
h.iie been countermanded on account of the
catas.iophc over which foreign sovereigns,
courts and Parliaments are mourning more
than our own authorities. The flags are
half-masted, but the military bands are
playing as If T'.OOO Frenchmen had not
An American, who has resided here for a
long time, said:
"The Parisians! are constitutionally una
ble to become deeply interested in any
thing not connected with the capital. Have
ou not noticed that the papers are giving
more space to the Humberts case than to
the terrible 1p of life ;jt Martinique?
Hirly this week they devoted pages to the
death of Severo. the aeronaut, and only
two columns to the West Indian catas
trophe." GRAND JURORS LOSE LIVES
WHEN HOTEL IS BURNED.
Sleeping I" Second Story nnil.SIeans
of i:copc I Cat OC bj-
Point Pleasant. . V.. May 15. The
American Hotel. .bunted .here last night.
Four lives are known to have been lost.
Several adjoining buildings were also con
sumed. Among those who lost their lives are:
John Slack of Kanawha County: Eliaa
Hambrick of Glenwood, Macon County;
Jchn Wocdall nnd C. Woodall.
All were farmeis and were here as grand
jurors- They were sleeping on the second
floor and means of escape was cut off.
I.ee Carlisle, a mate on the Ohio River, was
so badly burned that he will die.
MEETING OF LIBRARY BOARD.
Will Determine Use to Be Made of
The monthly meeting of the Public Li
brary Board will take place this afternoon
at 4 o'clock, at which time it is expected
plans will be outlined for making tho St.
Louis Exposition building, recently pur
chased for a site for the Carnegie library
building, as piofitahle a3 possible until the
board is permitted to raze it to make way
for the-library structure.
Jt Is the general Idea of .the board that It
would not be wise to attempt to conduct
another exposition, cs in tho past it has
not been profitable. The building will be
rented for concerts and operas and nth
let'c r-ents of reputable character. When
ever there N any doubt in regard to that
matter the board will decide.
Frederick M. Crunden. the board's li
brarian, said: "Until tho World's Fair is
over our object is to make the Kxjiosltlon
building as profitable a? possible, and It
will be rented for any proper purpose. Aft
erwards It will be razed. After the Fair is
over there will be a period of depression
and it 1 my opinion that the predion of a
big building at that time wH! do the city
good. Material will be less expensive and
GRIGGS HURRIES TO GOTHAM.
Chairman Will Confer With Tam
many Leaders on Resignation.
Washington. May 15. Chairman Griggs
of the Democratic Congressional Committee
left Washington to-day for New York to
confer with Democrats In that city upon
the effect of the change In the Tammany
I organization on the congressional cam-
The resignation of Lewis Nixon from the
chieftainship of Tammany may somewhat
disarrange some of the well-laid plans of
tho congressional organization. Mr. .ixon
had been chosen by the Democratic Con
gressional Committee to be chairman of the
Finance Committee of that. body
It was believed that his relations with
Tammany would prove beneficial to tho
I Congressional committee.
I Chairman Griggs wlil e
1 Chairman Griggs will earnestly urge Mr,
I Nixon to remain nt the head of the Finance
Committee unless It should develop that
the strained relations threatened between
Mr. rixon ana tne rank ana me oi nm
ma'ny might react to the detriment of the
general Democratic good. The Finance
Committee had about been made up when
intimation came of Mr. Nixon's trouble and
announcement of the committee has neces
satlly been postponed.
The Democratic campaign managers are
desirous of maintaining harmonious rela
tions with Tammany. For the -purposes of
the congressional campaign all feuds are to
be healed and nil Democrats are to be In
vited to participate in the victory which
the Democratic managers are planning. The
Executive Committee, whih has yet to bo,
announced, will contain men of prominence.
BUTLER IS EN ROUTE HOME.
Xo Vote Will Be Taken in House
on Contest Before His Return.
Washington, May 15. Representative
Butler departed to-day for SL Iouis, 'where
lie will remain several days. He wIU atop
iri Louisville on hbiTeturn. " fMr
Beforo.Volng; 'Mr: BuUerscertalned" that
a vote will not be Ukenin the.Hfuser
his coptest before bis return. - viirf?-
Suede Lisle Gloves and Silk Mitts
Very SUgJitly Priced.
50c Gloves for 35c
2-clasp Suede-finished lisle,
all the new shades and blacks
Lisle thread gloves, plain or lace
white, mode and slate, a full line
Sale of Boys' Hats.
75c Eats for 35c
10 dozen stylish white Duck
hats with stitched brims and
red and blue cord.
50c Mats for 25c
25 dozen Duck has in the
fastiionablcrblue, red or white.
On sale to-day in Boys' Clothing Section, Third Floor, Olive
YWXVnf, rexnady that cores a cold Ua oao Car.
BURDEN OF RELIEF
FALLS ON COLONIES
Balfour Outlines .Course of British
Government in Relation to
the West Indies.
READY TO OFFER ASSISTANCE.
Governor of Windward Islands Au
thorized to Spend Whatever May
Be Seeded Dillon Fails
to Start Debate.
AMKIIICA SENDS MCSSAGB
OF SYMPATHY TO KNGLV.M).
Washington, May lo. By dlrecUon
of the President. Secretary Hay, on
May 12. sent, the following cablegram 4
to Ambassador Choate, at London:
"Express to British Government tho
sympathy of the President and tho
if people of thisVpountry '" the. affile-
tion which has WfalTen St. Vincent1
and our deslrcwjto share in the woik
ofruld ap.d're;(iie." ,
too ' kl
London. May 15 In a statement in tho
House of Commons to-day regarding the
measures proposed by the Government for
the relief of the sufferers from the vol
canic outbreaks In the West Indies, the
Government leader. A. J. Balfour, after a
reference to the steps taken, added:
"We have not taken account of the most
sympathetic manner in which the United
States Government have, to use their own
language, expressed their desire to share
in the work and" rescue. As to the man
ner in which this generous offer can best
be accepted the Government of tho Wind
ward Isles has already been consulted." I
AT, Ttrtfrtit rAfnrrail in flirt nrpnlTK. f 1
the relief fund at, the Mansion House bv
the Lord Mayor. Sir Joseph DImsdale. In
lioliatf nt t Tin anffcroro rt tho (Qlnnrl tf K
Vincent, and said that Canada. Jamaica
,.,i ,i, tw -ww inHi,n L.nH , .
i j , ...i.i. i .1 tii -
Island of Mauritius', in
the Indian Ocean.
had promised to help
with money un:
"1 have no doubt," he added, " that the
other colonies will be equally generous. In
addition, the Governor of tho Windward
Islands lias been authorized to spcnti wnat-
ever sums are necessary nnd the Imperial
uovernment is prepared to supplement too
Contributions from other sources to what-
ever extent may bo necessary.
Offer of Aid Mmie to Franco.
"As regards the Island of Martinique,
IjotiI I.ansdowne, the Foreign Minister, on
May 12, Instructed hl.i Majesty's Ambas
sador at Paris, Sir Edward Monson, to
say that It would give the Government
great pleasure to offer assistance In any
manner most convenlenf to the sufferers
from thecalamity. and to say that if this
country could help by the loan of doctors
or the gift of medical comforts and pro
visions that we were prepared to act forth
with. "The French Government replied, accept
ing, with gratitude, the offer of his Majes
ty's Government. -From the nature 'of the
case there must be a distinction 'between
ojir own colonies and those of another
Power in the expenditure of money. But
the Government, as stated, is prepared to
give comforts and provisions to sufferers
John Dillon, Irish Nationalist, who first
raised the question In the House Tuesday,
and suggested that the authorization to the
Governor of the Windward Islands to spend
1 money ought to be extended so as to pro
vide for the relief of the Martinique suf
ferers, tried to movo an adjournment of
the House on this point, but the motion
Capitalists are somewhat slow In sub
scribing to the Mansion House fund. Up
to 4 p. 'm. only 3,000 had been received, of
which amount the Bank of England con
tributcd 1,000. the corporation of London
fof0. and Joseph Chamberlain 50.
GREAT GERMAN' EXHIBIT.
Walter Williams Says the Father
land Gives Good 'Promise.
Walter Williams, editor of tho Columbia.
,(Mo.) Herald, writes President Francis from
Lucerne Switzerland, that Germany will
have a great exhibit at the Exposition, and
that the proper pressure will secure the ap
pointment of an Imperial Commissioner and
the-consequent official participation of the
He suggests that the presence In Europe
of a Commission to Invite the dignitaries of
the various Powers would Insure the parti
cipation of every European. Go vernemtn and
exhibits and attendance never equaled else
where. ' , u
He also "says that the suggested World's
Fair parliament of editors has' taken well
with the newspaper people of Europe.
Among those who nave positively promised
Mr. .Williams tor -come are: Alexander von
Huhn of theVosslsche Zeitung: Doctor Her
man, Cardarms of the Koelniscbe Ze tuns; At
Cologne: Privy Councillor ..Doctor W: Lbu
serrof .the Imperial Opera. 'at Berlin: Doc
tor Hugo von Kupfer of the-'Bertln Lokal
Anzelger. " - - . w
I $1 Mitts for 25c
Elbow lengths in red and a
few other shades broken as
sortment. effect, black,
Hoc a pair
Handsome Russian Styles
blue and tan Duck and blue
and white striped Galatea,
1.25 a Suit
Linen Russian blouse suits,
trimmed in navy, red or blue
$1.50 a Suit
This eignatn.ro is oa every box of tho genuine
ST. VINCENT MAY BE
ABANDONED BY INHABITANTS.
Continued from Fngre One.
little over J100.000 of the available appro
priation of. $20i),CtX), and as much of the bal
ance as is necessary will be utilized in
supplementing the food supplies contributed
by firms or individual?. As has already
been stated, the administration officials an
ticipated the action of Congress in pro
viding for the immediate relief of the sit
uation, with the result that the Sterling
sailed from San Juan with supplies within
five hours from the time the appropriation
became available, and the Dixie sailed from
New- York with additional supplies in ex
actly twenty-nine hours after the Presi
dent signed the act making the appropria
tion. These two vessels carry more than thirty
sl. days' rations for 51,000 people, together
with a proportionate amount of clothing
WAS WITHIN A MILE OF
THE GREAT ERUPTION.
nr cadle from Tan nnruuLic and new
VOHK IIEItALD SPECIAL COmiESrOND-
Port of Spain. Trinidad. May 13. (Copy
right. U02.) M. Albert, the owner and man
ager of La Garranc estate, which lies about
a mile northeast of the crater of Mont Pe
lee, has Just arrived here with his famlly
ou the fcteamshlp' Canada from Martinique.
Ho tells of a marvelous escape from the
death that swept St. Pierre out of exist
ence. He sajs:
"Mont Pele had given warning of the
destruction that was to come, but we, who
had looked upon the volcano as harmless,
did not believe that it would do more than
f,pout flro and steam, as it had done on oth
er occasions. It was a little before 8 o'clock
on the morning of May S that the end came.
"I was in one of tho fields of my estate
I when the pround trembled under my feet,
j not as it does when the earth quakes, but
I cs though a terrible struggle was going on
within the mountain. A terror came upon
me. but I could not explain my fear.
CJIUIAT DRKM3SS FALLS,
.MOL'.T.l GHOAS AD Ql'AKEf.
"As I itood still. Mont Pelfe seemed to
shudder and a moaning sound issued from
its crater. It was quite dark, tho sun being
obscured by ashes and fine volcanic dust.
I Tho iir ,v"s ,,"J about mc' so dead tl,at
i tho floating dust seemingly wa not di
';TI,,,eu "'I ?"' "nd.ng crashins.
I Grinding noise, which I can only describe a
sounding as though every bit of machinery
In the world had suddenly broken down. It
was deafening and the flash of light that
accompanied it was blinding, more so than
any lightning I have ever seen
It was like a terrltic hurricane and where
! a fraction of a second before there had been
, a lerfcci caim. 1 felt myself drawn into
vortex and I had to bruce myself firmly. It
was like a great express train rushing by.
und I was drawn by its force.
"The mysterious force IeveUd a row of
strong trees', tearing them up by the roots
and leaving bare si spree of ground fifteen
yards wide and more than 100 yards long.
'"IranslKcd I stood, not knowing In what
direction to flee. I looked toward Mont
l'elec and above, its apex formed a grtat
black cloud, which reached high In the air.
It literally fell upon the city of St. Pierre.
It moi-wu with a. lapidlty tnat mad It im-
( P",, n h'n?.. lJ T1" "'
ALL XAVIES. OF WORLD
"From the c'oud came explosions that
sounded as though all of the navies of the
world were In titanic combat. Lightning
played in and out in broad torks, the result
veins that intense darkness was followed
by light that teemed to be of magnifying
'"that St. Pierre was doomed I knew, but
I was prevented from seeing the destruc
tion by a spur cf the hill that shut otf the
view- of the city.
"It is Imponxible for me to tell how- long
I stcod mere inert. Probably It was only a
few seconds, but so vlvia were my impres
Hons mat It seems as thougn I stood as a
spectator for many minutes.
"nen I recoc,ed poaoe-oslon of my senses
I ran to my nouses r.nd collected the mem
bers of the family, all of whom were panic
stricken. I hurried them to tho seashore,
where we boarded a smnll steamship, in
which we made the trip in safety to Fort
"I knew- that there was no flame In the
first wave that was sent down upon St.
Pierre. It was a heavy gas, hko fire damp,
and It must have asphyxiated the inhabi
tants before they were touched by the fire,
which quickly followed.
"As we drew out to sea In the small steam
ship. Mont Pelee was in the throes of a
terrible convuls.on. New craters seemed to
be opening all about the summit and lava
wan flowing In broad streams in every di
rection. My estate was ruined while we
were still in sight of it.
"Many women who have lived in St.
Pierre, have escaped only to know that
they are left widowed and childless. This Is
because many of the wealthier men sent
their wives away, while they remained In
St. Pierre to attend to their business af
fairs." FARL1X. IA SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS.
Des Moines. la.. May 15. The town of
Farlln, seven miles north of Jefferson, in
Green County, on the Chicago. Milwaukee
and St. Paul Railway, was visited by a con
flagration last night that wiped out the en
tire business section, entailing a. loss es
timated at more than WO.000. Every stor"
In tho town. Including the Post Office, is a
mass of ruins.
1HCREASE OP CAPITAL StfOCK-The
Tradesmen's Publishing Company yesterday
certified to Increase of capital stock from
JS1.000 to H0O.00O. The assets are stated at
$U6,W ana me uapuiues ar st,s-"a
Summer Dress Fabrics at Half Price
This season's new fresh goods waist and skirt lengths-soften
enough for a dress.
Chatties, Wool Crepes, Albatross, Venetians, Serges,
Cheviots, Heather Mixtures, Henriettas,
Armures, Granites and others.
S2.00 goods reduced to $1.00
$1.50 goods reduced to 75c
Short S1.25 goods
Lengths S1.00 goods
of 75c eoods
65c goods reduced to 30c
50c goods reduced to 25c
These goods will be on display on special
counters at Locust street entrance to-day.
On sale in the iasemenl
2 to 5 Yard Lengths of the
Season's Choicest Washable Goods
The specially good waistings will be quickly appropriated, we
suggest an early inspection.
Oxfords, Cheviots, Madrases, Ginghams. Zephyrs,
Piques, Dimities, Ducks, Batiste,
Greatly Belittled in Price.
HAVE BEEN ANNOVNCED.
We have anticipated appropriate presents in a well
selected stock of Sterling Silverware, Cut Glass and
Handsome Clocks. '5??95555
F. W. DROSTEN,
KANSAS CITY MAYOR
AT JEFFERSON CLUB
James A. Reed Addresses St. Louis
Democrats on Subject of Pub
James A. Reed. Mayor of Kansas City,
last night was the guest of the Jefferson
Club, and fully 1,500 Democrats were pres
ent to hear and applaud his speech In advo
cacy of government and municipal owner
ship of public conveniences.
On the platform with Mayor Reed were
Mayor Holla Wells, Harry B. Hawes, Lieu
tenant Governor John A. Lee and Secretary J
John FiUslmmons. i
Mayor Rolla Wells Introduced Mr. Reed
to the audience in a speech in which he
complimented the Jefferson Club on Its
work In behalf of good government. He
aid he felt and acknowledged its services
in helping him to give St. Louis a good ad
ministration. His remarks, though not ex
tended, were frequently applauded.
On his Introduction by Mayor Wells. Mr.
Reed declared that the Jefferson Club de
served the credit of' redeeming St. I.oui3
from the effects of corrupt control, and
placing the administration of its affairs in
the hands of men whose right to office was
merit, rather than political Influence.
The burden of Mr. Reed's address was the
discussion and advocacy of governmental
and municipal ownersh.p of public utnltlc".
He said he did not declare for the doctrines
of socialism, nor for the Immediate confis
cation of franchises and private or corpor
ate properties. The plan he proposed, he
said, was the gradual acquirement of all
private monopolies by just and legal pro-
When elected to the mayoralty of K.in
sas.C'lty. Mr. Reed said he believed in gov
ernmental and municipal ownersh.p only In
a limited sense, but, he declared, the expe
rience gained in dealing with the water
works company In his own city, had con
vinced him that the people should be the
owners, not only of municipal lighting
plants, and waterworks, but of railways,
telegraph and telephones, as well. The cost
of water supply to consumers In Kansas
City he said, had been reduced S3 per cent
lncc the city acquired its waterworks
The doctrine that public utilities should
be the property of the people, he said, was
a cardinal principle of English common
law. and Its application, he said, had been
made In Rome. In support of that state
ment he cited the Roman aqueducts and
highwars. which, he said, were bullded for
public benefit, and were owned by the j
whole Roman people.
In closing his remarks Mr. Reed ex
plained that he was not speaking for any
political party, but. he declared, that there
should be incorporated In the next national
and State platforms of the, Democratic
party a plank advocating the public ownci
shlp principle. The trend of opinion, he
(aid. was toward municipal and govern
mental proprietorship of public service cor
porations, and the party that attempted to
ignore or fight that opinion would be de
feated. Mr. Reed returned to Kansas City this
Last night's was the regular quarterly
meetln; of the club, and reports were re
ceived from the various committees. The
Labor Ccmmlttce, under whoe auspices the
Jefferson Iibor clubs are being formed
throughout the city, reported encouragingly
of their work.
Resolutions commemorative of Thomas
M. Knapp. the Jefferson Club's first presl-
dent, whose death occurrea last ween, were
offered by Virgil Rule, and made part of
the club's records. Resolutions of respect for
the memory of Thomas M. HIckey were In
troduced by Joseph Judge. They also wero
Two hundred and fifty-one new members
were received last night. Those additions
Increase the roll of members In good stand
ing to more than 5,500.
HOPKINS WILL RESIGN
FROM STATE COMMITTEE.
Thinks Convention Should Select
Someone to Direct Illinois Cam
paign When Candidates Are
Chicago, 111.. May 13. John P. Hopkins,
chairman of the Democratic State Commit
tee, declared' to-day that his resignation as
a member of the committee would be avail
able to his party at the State Convention,
r-h.irman Wnnklns asserts that the nomi
nees of the-convention and thelr'frlends are
to control tne wenxrai-.wommn
reduced to 65c
reduced to 50c
reduced to 40c
.SEVENTH AND PINE STREETS.
Kodaks, Rtoi Blassoi,
Gatalpa Swimming School, .
Ninth st., npar Chouteau av. RmodIed: is
now .open for busings. Water W-ated bj nr
hfatlng apparatus and kept frch by constant
influx. Hot and roM Fhower hathy. Teach-n2 In
""wimmlnir a sp-cia!ty. Otynlny day for ladies.
Saturday. May 17. l-HWcT JIC.VKE. llwpr.
Harrv Jlebus. Frd Weirs. Tcath'rf.
and that the old Democratic rule which al
lows the old State Committee to act until
January following the election is obsolete
"Members of the State Committer under
our sjstem." saij Mr. Hopkins, "may be
out of harmony with tho action of a Stat
convention, yet there is nothing In our party
constitution to present the old committee,
possibly an aderne committee, from man
aging the campaign of the party at the very
time the parly at large may be seeking, to
elect nominee' opposed to the policy of tho
Ill'KGETT AI) 1)01 GLASS AMED.
Republican la ThlrO-Koarth Dlitrlct
dominate I.reMlatlic Candidate.
Charleston. III., May n. Republicans of
the Thirty-fourth Senatorial District, com
prising Coles, Douglas and Clark coun
ties, held a convention here thl" afternoon.
Carl S. Burgett of Douglas and D. B. Mil
ler of Clark were named for the lower
house. State Senator S. C. Pemberton of
Coles is : holdover.
Resolutions were pis.ed Indorsing the ac
tion of the State Convention on the ques
tion of United State Senator, and each of
the candidates nominate! to-day. and Sen
ator Ptmberton were instructed to vote in
the Republlc-iu caucus for Congressman
IIDWAIIIIO AD tS.Vl.NT M,M1.ATED.
Rriintillrnnx Choose ItrrtrraentntlT
Candidates nt Jlonnd City.
Mound City. 111., May IZ. The Repub
licans of the Fifteenth-Senatorial District,
comprising the countie" of Alexander,
Franklin. Pulaskt. Union and Williamson,
met In thi t .ty to-day and nnmlnited J.
K. X. Edwards of 'nion County, and
Charles M. Gaunt of Pu aki County for
RTresentjtlWs In the State Legislature.
Connl Contention la Ci
Pana. III.. May 13. The Temoc:ntio
County Central Committee ha Issued & call
for a convention to be held Monday. .lun
9. for the purpose cf rejecting dclegit.; to
the State, Senatorial and Congressional
conventions. The basis of representation
will be one delogate for each fifty vites
or majority frcction thereof cast .for 9o"
an In 1900.
EVAX STEVESOX IS X031I5ATI: J.
Democratic Contention in Tvrr;v!y
fourth Illinois .Sennlnrlnl District.
Remcnt. 111.. May 13. Tlie Pemncfltle
Senatorial Concntion of the Tw-"iity-l-'-;rth
District, comprises the -oiinti of Cl.::m
palgn, Moultrie and IMatt. convened hn .to
day. Kan Stevenson of Montic:l!o. rcc. ired
XECK. BROKEN II V A r.M.-"llr. ..
Rodgers. an employe at the city r.-Aer
works at the Chain of Rocks, fell twcny
flve feet from a tree he was pruning .-War
the water works yesterday morning. b-ii-Ing
his neck. He was removed to Ills l.o.ne
at No. 540 Baden avenue, w here he wa,; in
tended hy Dortor Chopin. Death came t'xo
hours cfler the acciderX
WEST END llL'SlitESS ME.VS Associ
ation The West Knd Business Men's :sso
clatlon at Its regular meeting held last
night in the Northwest Turner Hall. no.
39W Easton avenue, changed the com'jUu
tion and by-laws of the organization so bat
meetings in the future wll be held ,lce
each month Instead of seml-monthltf as
heretofore. The meetings will be "htld
every second Wednesday. The Boird o? 1
rectors will meet every fourth Wednesday.
Day In.jin&fpat there Is that feelinc Ci
weakness tnat makes a harden of Itself.
Food does not strengthen.
bleep does not refresh.
It Is bard to do, hard to bear, wa4
abould be easy, vitality Is on the ebb, nnd
the whole system suffers.
For tnis condition taw
It TitaUses the blood, fires
to all the organs and tat
pocitlrely unequalled tor an
oosra nuM osn"