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ST. LOUIS, MO., SATURDAY, MAY IT, 1902.
Box. Cannon nnd Mr. Hepburn Open Up New Debate by Calling Atten
tion to Number of Naval Establishments Centered at Newport
and the Fact That One Officer Is Required at the Naval
Academy for Every Four Cadets Echoes of Schley
Controversy Civil War Reminiscences.
' ; REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAMS READS POEM ON
f 1 ADMIRAL CROWr.lNSHIELD WHICH AMUSES HOUSE.
"Ob. who is Crownlsslilcla. pa;.
sV That be ihouli have tie best
Of Terytil3K there It to ba.e.
4 .-"' ealne o'er &11 the re.tr
"Oreat CrownlnsMeli ray son, has Soae
4 A lot of wonircus thlnrs.
And now be reap tile proud rewards
Zhat virtue always brines."
"What were tbe Tlrtucus ceeis be did.
Tfcat be should simply name
The tracs" be want, f&r hu reward.
s And straight aaaex the saraer"
V "Oh. yon oaa never cnde-atani
Tbe wonders he ha, done.
V "Th Csbt be made on Schley be planned.
sr.fl that was great, m son."
s "What other flsata wire fousht by bliiK
"W bote Car so pruudlr dies
se- Hlsb on our greatest sh.p before
Tie world's adaurlic ejesr"
Washington, May 1C The House had an
other lively da. of debate to-daj. Philip
pine atrocities and the Schiej caso coming:
In for considerable attention. The naval
expropriation bill received little attention.
after the more exciting themes of debate
Mr. Cannon of Illinois and Sir. Hepburn
of Iowa brousht on the discussion by criti
cising: the extent to v. inch naval officers
secured comfortable berths ashore, where
! upon Mr. A illlams of Mississippi made a
ory sarcastic speech at tbe expense of Ad
miral Crounlnshleld, during which he read a
poeni describing the late bead of the Bureau
Of Navigation at "the greatest tar that ever
Mr Williams denied the asertion of "Mr.
Orow of Pennsylvania thai Pnl.lpplne war
methods were similar to those of the Civil
War. Mr. Cochran of M.ssuert. re-enforced
Mr. Williams in this cuutention, while Mr.
JjbdcIIh of Indiana discusee, the resolutions
adopted by Union veteiam. of Indiana com
paring "the copperheaus of the present
oa," who criticized tl.t armv i:i th Phil
ippines, nlth the copperheads of Cl-ii.
TUIRU Or SAVl Ol'l'lCEIti
MIT 0 AJ.,T WAIlilt.
Mr. Cannon called attention to the numer
ous naal establishments centered at New
portthe war college, the training station
and the torpedo station anl asued nlth
ome Irony If the duty of the officers at
these posts tn not chlcliy during the hot
Although he admired our navy and sup
ported the building of new. ships.. Mr. Can
non said one of tnu dai.ser. ol our navy
n as In the fact that one-third of the 1.710
officers utre not on tait water, but on dry
Air. Hepburn of Iowa also commented on
tlie large number of nav al ofUcero cO shore
duty, man of them enjoying snug and eoni
fortable berths after eomparatlvei brief
eta service. He believed Uiere must be
something wrong about the svstem at the
I"uvul Academj. with about one officer for
every four cadets. If this number of oltl
oer, in addition to instructor:, was neces
ear. he did not object, but if it came irum
b desire to provide comioruible nouks for
these gentlemen, then It shuuid be stopped.
Mr. Williams of Mississippi asked who
would deprive naval officers from securnir
evqrlastlnc renown bj "stajlng ashore and
deftl pulling the Btrii.gs " With mo.lc
Kravlty he read the poem given above
Th're was much laughter at the conclud
ing lines of the poem "Great Cronnln
shleld, the greatest tar that ever staed
JlESiOl,L"TIO .MIT IlUrilKTUD.
In more fcerious vein Mr Willlama ro
Jrred to the Sampsun-Scluey controversy.
Whatever the offl lal conclusion might be,
tlie American people, he said, had come to
the concluuion that Admlrai Schiey haj had
something to d' with th battle of San
tiago And vet it had happened that His
torian Maclay had vntten a history and
submitted It to the grtat naval authority,
Crownlnshleld. declaring that Schley had
noth ng to do with the vlfiorj l-it.Fite the
lmterial ukase that the Schiey case mjst be
diopped, Mr Wtll.ama bald the American
CARNEGIE LACONICALLY ADMITS HE OFFERED
520.000,000 FOR FREEDOM OF PHILIPPINES.
London. May 1G. W hen asked to-day whether there was any truth In the dud-
Ushed statement that he had offered to
provided he was authorized to announce
would be acknowledged ultimately by the
"Yes, and I meant It'
GAR TRACKS MAY
City Counselor Bates Benders This
Opinion to Board of Public
An entirely new feature of the special law
known as the St. Louis Transit Company
ordinance was brought out in an opinion
rendered to the Board of Public Improve- '
ments ywlerday by City Counselor Bates, J
who states that the company has the right-'
to construct tracks across sidewalks where-
ver necessary, provided the tracks will not
Interfere with public Interests. The hoard,
Ive says, must be the judge as to the pur
pose of the tracks.
Proposals were received at noon by the
board for tho reconstruction of sixteen '
treets with granite, brick and asphalt.
These were the first prcposalb submitted for
Improvements under the Charter amend
ments and contractors showed especial in
terest in the proceedings The chamber was
crowded with contractors ano their agents.
The asphalt proposals are lower than they
ever were, wmie the granite ana onck are
higher. About three bids were received
tor each contract.
F. N. Judaon has been requested by tho
Mississippi Valley Trust Company to give
an opinion on the "area section" of the
treet Improvement amendment. L H. Ll
onberger Is studying the same section.
ileasTa. Judson and Llonbcrger conferred
yesterday afternoon with City Counselor
Bates and Chief Draftsman Trnv-llla of tho
Utreet Department, on the legal ana practi
cal phases of defining district boundaries.
The. board directed A. J. 0Reilly, Super
intendent of City Lighting, to stop the use
at the trolley wires of the Fourth and Ars
anal Railway for any other purposes than
authorized by the "Green Lint" special
The board rejected the bids for building
new machine shop at Baden Waterworks
station. The proposed structure is deemed
too elaborate and costly.
The Rlttcnhouse fender device was ap
proved. June 3 was designated as the date
Trhcn bids will be received for malring
wharf repairs. Harbor and Wharf Com
nlssloner Whyte was authorized to exercise
Els judgment In renewing granite and lime
i as issilm. aa the irbox-f.
"No other sailor ever sat
Behind a desk and fought
As clcrlou: a Osht aa that.
Or planned as great a plot. s
"Bat when and where did Cnnrnlnsaield 4V
Stand upon the bridge and show s
Ills buIlUa how to train their luna
Aeamst the arlnc last"
Oh. Be upon tost "flrinr foes"
And bullies and such thlncal
Great Crowalnscleld sat at his desk
And acxtly pulled the string."
"And was that all he did. papa.
That he with bulging chest,
Should bead the list of heroes now.
Edl&slnc all the rest?"
"Oo oat and chase the put, my son
And botrer me no more;
Great Crownuishle.d'e tbe creates? tar
That ever stayed ashore."
people were not disposed vo he stopped In
pursalng their own conclusions.
He commented on the fact that the Ccm
mlttce on Kuies had buried a resolution de
signed to investigate the charge that Ad
miral Crownlnshleld had passed on the Mao
slevci urn. to Mr. GroTr remarks yester
daj, comparing the Civil War conditions
with those in the Philippines, Mr. Williams
declared thnt as an American he hurled
back the comparison, and he asserted that
never In tbe civil conflict had there been
an order to make a "howling wilderness"
on Justifying murder and rape by soldiers
Had we reached the stage when the urmy
was greater than the nation, asked Mr.
Williams, when the criminals In the army
cannot be held up to execration?
Speaking for the Committee on Rules.
Mr Groovenor of Ohio said the Maclay
Crowmnshleld resolution had not been re
ported, as 1: would have been "more sound
and fur." after the Schley Court of In
"M I'AUALLUL, WITH
CIML WAIt COMHTIO.'vS."
Mr. Foss read a dispatch just received
from tho Xavj Department, saying that the
third volume of the Maclay history, deal
ing with the Santiago battle, wait never In
use In the Naval Academy, and that there
wa no purpose to use It.
Mr. Grow of Pennsylvania affirmed the
statement that Civil War conditions were
similar to those in the Philippines. The
duty of a commanding officer was to pro
tect his soldiers and if necessary meet
severity with severity
Mr Cochran of Missouri asserted that
there was absolutely no parallel between
Civil War conditions and the barbarities In
the Philippines Never was a charge made
that a Union or a Confederate soldier made
on assault on an unarmed noncombatant,
nor that an order went forth to desolate
u country It was a desperate extremity
he asserted, that compelled the other slae
to take refuge In Civil Wax conditions,
which offered no parallel.
Ivo Date Fixed for st Vote.
Washington, May 16 An effort was rr.ado
by Mr. L.od:o of Massachusetts in tho Sen
ate to-day to Induce the minority to fix a
time when a vote might be taken On the
Philippine Government bill, but Mr Dubois
of Idaho, speaking for the Democratic side,
did not deaire to specify a date for the vote.
Assurances were given that the minority
was not seeking for delay, but wished sim
ply that discussion should be exhausted be
fore the vote was taken.
CANAL BILL NOT TO BE DISPLACED.
Friends of Cuban Reciprocity Aban
don Ficut tu Have It Advunceel.
Washington, Ma 1C The Friends of
CuLan reciprocity for the time being havo
practically abandoned their effort to have
the measure made the unfinished business
I on the Senate calender and now express a
n i iujjsnei)5 inai ene iicaraguan canal
measure shall continue to hold the place
of advantage, with the understanding that
th Cuban bill shall have Incidental attention
when no one is prepared to speak on the
canal bill, and it Is understood that there
Till bo no effort to displace the latter. It
Is now the intention of the opponents of
the Cuban bill to see that tho canal blU Is
pay S30.000 000 for the Philippine Islands.
to the Filipinos that their Independence
United States, Andrew Carnegie laconic-
EFFORT TO EXTEND
GOAL MINERS' STRIKE
Anthracite Workers Pronnse to
Call Convention of All Men
of Their Craft
Hazleton. Pa., May 1E.-The anthracite
mine workers In convention to-day, in order
to win their strike, unanimously decided
that a special national convention of the
United Mine Workers of America be called
as soon as practicable for the purpose of
endeavoring to have all the bituminous mine
workers, both organized and unorganized.
Involved in the anthracine miners' struggle.
This announcement was officially made at
noon to-day by President John Mitchell In
a. statement giving the result of the delib
erations of the delegates in convention
If a Bpecial national convention Is called
and the miners succeed In their object It
would directly affect 449,000 men who are
employed in and about the coal mines of
the country Coal would soon become scarce
nnd this would ultimately result in the ty
ing up of railroads and all sorts of Indus
tries that use large quantities of the fuel
It Is doubted by some Interested persons
here who are closely watching develop
ments that such a stupendous movement
could be brought about, for the reason that
the business Interests of the country would
not permit such a plan to be put Into ef
fect. The striking miners are enthusiastic over
the convention's action, and most of them
can see only success in the proposition.
A point has been raised that the United
Mine Workers cannot call out the men em
ployed by companies with whom the min
ers have yearly contracts or wage agree
ments, but Secretary Wilson said that such
Is not the case. He said that the mine
workers' organisation respects all such
agreements or contracts, but added that a
general convention has power to abrogate
them If It deems such action necessary.
The coal companies continue their prep
arations for a long struggle. Mine mules
are being hrought to the surface and placed
at pasture; clerks and otber employes are
being laid off. Coal-carrying rahroad com
panies are laying off cool train crews evory
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NO EXPOSITION WILL
BE HELD NEXT FALL
Building to Be Rented for Other
Purposes Until After the
W. J. ATKINSON FILES SUIT.
Library Board Entertains Hope
of Leasing Part of the Prop
erty to the Government
for a Post Office.
Owing to the absence of a quorum th
business of the Public Library Boart of
Directors, at Its regular monthly meeting,
held In the librarian's olllco yesterday after
noon, was confined to a formal discussion
of library aftalrs. Those present vvero
President F. W. Lehmaun, I. W Morton.
Morris Glaser, Edward L Pretonn and
Librarian F. M Crt-nden.
A plan to make the exposition building
as profitable as possible until after the
World's Fair, since It has been decided by
the board not to hold an L.voos.tlon. was
the chief topic of discus on president
Lehmann suggested that tt t liii'ldin might
be rented lor concert:, al lime a id ot.ier
meetings of proper charaeui v.h ill v i ul''
bring Into the Ubrari fui.d ,i tii i v.uuc
The matter was referred n i'i cimi! 'ra
tion Committee The proljjb 'it . Jie
United States Government puTili- 'K
block bounded by Seventeen in tbht i n.
Olive and Locust streets, for the purr i"0
of erecting a Post Office building theieon.
was also discussed.
The property mentioned Is owned bv the
Library Board and as it heems to be the
most avallablo site for a Post Office the
members of the board are of the opinion
that they will find in the Government o
ready purchaser for the popertv The
advisability of refusing to renew the leases
held bv the tenants of that block was
therefore discussed nnd the Administration
Committee will take the matter up with
Postmaster Baurahoff for the pu-pose of ob
taining from him information regarding the
It was suggested by Librarian Crundn
that the Exposition Collreum be turned
over to the School Teachers Pla ground"
Committee for use as a summer i!a ground,
but the other members of the board
objected on the grounds that such
a venture might Interfere with tho
other objects which the boarD has in view
Next Saturday afternoon the board will
visit Carondelet for the purpose of inspect
ing several site" which have been offered
for library branches
To Set Aside Sale.
General Manager lll.am J. Atkinson of
the St. Louis Exposition filed suit In the
Circuit Court esterday against the city,
the St. Louis Exposition and Muslo Hall
Association. Bt. Louii Union Trust Com
pany and tbe directors of the St. Louis
Public Library, to set aside tho sale of the
Exposition propert, which he alleges is
worth Jl.000.00u and was sold for t.u.
and to restrain the directors of tho Music
Hall Association from disposing of the
money received from the sale.
EIIUPTIOX OF MOST COLI1IA
SEEMS TO GATHER FORCE. V
REr-ITBLIC SPECIAL. &
Guadalajara, Mexico, May 16.
Loud rumblings which come from
Mont Collma and tho great clouds
of smoke which are constantly being O
emitted Indicate that the Interior agl-
tatlon Is gathering force and that an w-
active eruption Is certain to occur. i
There has been an exodus of the
better class of people from all near-
by towns and villages, most of them
going to Mansanilla and other coast
points. A party of scientists repre-
sentlng the Meteorological Depart-
ment of tbe Mexican Government
& passed through Guadalajara to-day S
on its way to take obsei vatlons of
O the threatened eruption.
SN0DGRAS NOT YET CONFIRMED
Committee on Sanitary Affairs Will
Consider His Appointment.
The appointment of Doctor C. A. Snod
gras as City Bacteriologist and Pathologist,
i which was approved by the Board of
' Health, was not confirmed yesterday by tho
i City Council. Chairman Sheehan of tho
Committee on Sanitary Affairs announced
that his committee will consider tho ap
pointment Tuesda afternoon at 2 clock.
Friends of Doctor It B II. GraawohL who
was a candidate, are seeking to prevent the
confirmation of Doctor Snodgras.
The bill to authorize the Merchants'
Bridgo Terminal Rill w a Compan to build
a spur track on Second stree from Hemp
stead street to Tlcr street as sent to en
grossment. Two building-law bills were
cent to engrossment and the Brady & 31c
Groarty scale bill The Gibson unoke
abatement bill was laid over for a wpek
In the House Mr. Koeln introduced a bill
to appropriate J19-' for payment of damages
for an nlley opening In city block "XG3 Mr
Oberbeck Introduced a bill to lease a portion
of the wharf near Ferrv street to the Mis
souri Rowing Club for ten jears at an an
nual rental of ISO Mr Denny submitted the
draft of amerdmer.ts to the House rules.
The rules were ordered printed They will
be discussed later.
MRS. L V. CLARK GETS DIVORCE.
Husband Was Once a Besid"nt of
New London. Conn.. May 1C It was an
nounced here to-day that Mrs. Louis
Vaughn Clark had obtained a divorce from
her husband The decree was granted In a
New York State court on statutor grounds
Mr. Clark formerly lived in SL Louis T!.e
Clarks made their home in the Pequod col
ony until two seasons ago. Since then it
has been understood that the were living
In New York City. There were rcpo-ts
while the family was here that the hus
band and wife were not happy together,
and a separation by mutual consent fol
lowed. Mr. Clark Is wealthy and was well
known In vachtlng circles Mrs Clark was
Miss Edith L. Draper. Her father, John
Draper, was for many ye-ar.s a well-known
auctioneer In New York City.
CARNEGIE HF-LPSRELIEF FUND.
His Gift of ?5,000 the Largest in
London, May IS. Andrew Carnegie sent
1,000 to-day to the Mansion House West
Indian Relief Fund, which now amounts to
10,OCO 050,000). With the exception of Lord
Rothschild's donation of KSO, the other sub
scriptions were not large.
Popular interest here In the disaster has
largely subsided. Newa from the West In
dies has been relegated to the inside pages
of the newspapers, no specials are printed
and editorial comment on the events ha
been dropped. Outside of the Asosciated
Press dispatches, on the tubject. received
here from New York, there Is little news,
with the exception of brief official telegrams
to the Colonial Office, expressing thank)
for King Edward's message of symputby
and announcing that no prominent residents
or officials bavt been Injured at SL Vln-
,-. .rJ:ir-j. -w-yra. --a-j-. a -i
YALE PROFESSOR SAYS A NEW
BEING FORMED IN THE CARIBBEAN ARCHIPELAGO.
New Haven, Conn . May 16 Doctor Herbert E. Gregory, assistant professor of
geology in Vale University, believes that an earthquake preceded the -volcanic
eruption in Martinique, and that the archipelago will in time become a continent,
"Earthquakes almost invariably precede eruptions of this kind." said Doctor
Gregory "I surmise that there was a series of earthquakes, ending in a number
of explosions In the volcano, and then a final bursting out of tho main mass
which was so destructive.
"It is not likely that sea water had anytldng to do w ith the original explosion.
The saturated rocks In the mountain Itself must have burst Into steam when the
pressure was relieved The whole top of the volcano was first blown off, then the
mass exploded In midair, falling In fire dust on the city, while mud and lava
poured out of tho orillce. It Is quite likely that earthquakes will follow now In
tho neighboring and sjmpathetlc regions.
s "As to the lava reported to have Mowed In three minutes from the crater to the
sea, I take It to have been much more likely mud and hot water, while the lava
J (low, being of thicker constituency, came later. I shall also expect to hear that
there w re heavy rains at tho time of the explosion.
s "The vv'ie-li' chain of i lands in the Caribbean Sea Is undergoing a change from
lslana to continental structure. j Is Japan. Earthquakes and vuleanu. eruptions
will continue until this is completed In time the whole chain will be a new con-
tlnent. connected by land surface throughout "
ACTIVE AND HEARTY
THOUGH 94 YEARS OLD
Mrs. Elizabeth Zeiler, Former Resi
dent of St. Louis, Travels
ilere Alone From Denver.
MRS. ELIZABETH ZEILEP
Ninetv-four jeers old. who Is visiting In St.
Louis from Denver She was a resident
of SL Louis in 1SI1.
Mrs. Elizabeth Zeiler, active and hoarty
at SU. arrived in St. Louis from Denver
Monday, having traveled all the way
alone. She got on n car at Union Station
and went to the residence of her son, Wil
liam Zeiler, at No 1C3T South Jefferson ave
nue, without assistance or difficulty Mr.
Ze-iler expected his mother and was at tho
station to meet her, but she came on a dif
ferent train from what had been planned,
nnd the two did not meet until Mr Zeiler
reached home and found his mother wait
ing for him.
Mrs Zeiler lived In St. Louis twenty
ears She was born In Cologne, Germany,
In 1S0S. und came to St. Louis iu 1K0 with
her husband, who was a contractor and
superintended the construction of a great
part of the lovee and the Madison Bank
above Venice. After her husband's death
in BSD. Mrs. Zeiler went to live with hor
diughter, Mrs. Henrv Maul, at Eudora,
ICas For several years she has been mak
ing her home with another daughter, Mrs
Caroline Roeder of Denver She comes to
St Louis cverv rive or six years to visit
her son and occasionally makes long visits
to her daughter in Kansas. She Is remark
ably hale for n woman of !M. and aside
from the fact that she was very sleep on
her arrival from Donver, she did not seem
to suffer from the trip
GOLD MEDALS FOR ST. LOUIS.
City and State Share in Education
al Awards at Charleston.
Charleston, S C, May 1C The jury on
educational awards at the Charleston Ex
position submitted Its final report to-day,
nnd Missouri has fared splendidly In every
department. The city of St Louis carries
off three gold medals, one going to the St
Louis Board of Education, one to the SL
' Louis Domestic School of Science, and the
' other to the St. Louis Kindcgarten ex
I The State University at Columbia and
. Lincoln Institute at J.fferson City each
carried off n gold mdal. Silver medals
wore awarded to the Boonvillc. Chillicothe,
KIrkwood Montgomery City. Nevada nnd
Webjti City public schools and alo to the
Douglas County Normal. Warrcnsburc.
and KIrksvlllc Stnte Normal schools.
Colonel R M. YosL who has charge of
the educational exhibit feels complimented
at the success in this department.
Missouri hns ben awarded a grand total
of fort-lght gold, twenty-six sliver and
twenty-spven bronze medals, and thlrty
fonr honorable mentions, besides two diplo
mas of merlL
J. M. HARRINGTON IS DEAD.
Detective's Father Expires Fiom
Heart Failure Funeral Sunday.
J M. Harrington, father of Detective
Henr Harrington, was found dead ester
day In a rooming-house at No. 608 North
The body was taken to the rooms of Don
nelly Bros. Undertaking Company at Twenty-first
and ash streets.
Deput Coroier Boogher held an Inquest
find announced that death had been due
to heart failure.
Mr Tl.irrlni-tiin left his home. No KS-
Cozens nvenue. Thursdav evening, presum
I abl to visit friends Al out e-00 o'clock the
same evening he rented . loom Irom Mrs
I Jennie Buil at the address on Eighteenth
street That was the last seen of him until
his dead body was found estcrday He
i was sitting on the floor his head resting
on a bed He was completely dressed.
i Mr Harrington was t years old and was
n member of Robert Emmett Lodge, A O.
U W. Besides his widow and son he leaves,
n i.uwhtM Mrs Thomas Cofferv.
The funeral will take place Sunday after
noon from St Teresa's Church. Grand Ave
nue and North Market street.
lll-Fated Colony Has Been Expen
sive and Difficult to Govern.
Washington, May 16 The French colo
nial experiments in the Island of Marti
nique, the scene of the recent awful dis
aster, nave noL according to the publica
tion of the Treasury Bureau of Statistics,
"colonial administration." been altogether
satisfactory. , .
While manv of the French colonies have
been successful and prosperous, those of
the West Indies, by reason of their Bmall
area and distance from the mother coun
try, have proved -not only a burden finan
cially, but somewhat unsatisfactory In the
demands which their representatives have
made and continue to make upon tbe
mother country. ,
France has tried the experiment, as did
Spain, of giving to certain of her colonies
representation in the legislative body of
the home government and, according to a
quotation made in the Bureau of Statis
tic nuhllcatlon from M. LeRoy Beaulleu,
I that experiment has been unsatisfactory..
s& v S Sf -' .frvVR?'?
Q ' f '. . . .i igt
Frank Prade, Who Says He Lives
in St. Louis, Under Arrest
at Jerfeeyville, 111.
A youth who sles his name as Frank
Prade of No 36SS Laclede aenue, St. Louia,
Is under arrest at Jerseyville, Ul charged
with obtaining money under false pre
tenses Prude was first seen in Jerteyville
on the morning of Ma 3, when he was
found llng alongside the tracks of the
Chicago and Alton F-ailroad. apparently
fatally Injured. He was taken to the Jer
seyvillo Hospital, where Doctor M. B. Tli
terington examined him and said that
he was suffering from a dislocation of the
left hip. In addition to a few minor bruises
Prade claimed that while riding in the
cab of a freight engino on his way to Rood
house. Ill, he fell end received the m
junea He made a claim against the Chicago and
Alton road for $Z. which was allowed. An
investigation. In which It was claimed that
he had practiced fraud, resulted in his ar
rest just as he was boarding a train for
Chicago. He was lodged in the Jersej Coun
t Jail, and there he apparently was se.zed
L with an epileptic flL Phslclans were sum
moned. Prade then attempted suicdo bj
trying to sever his jugular vein with a
sharp piece of brass
At the address on Laclede avenue given
by Prade at JerseVlIle Miss Teresa Prade.
a musio teacher, stated that she has a
brother named Frank, though she was un
able to state whether or not the person un
der arrest at Jerseyvllle is he. She fur
ther stated that her brother Is 17 jears old
and of a roving disposition, and that he has
not been home for a month.
Prude Ih Identified.
i'esterda morning, while the authorities
were still in a quandar as to the man's
condition and motives. E D Haldeman of
Kansas Clt . claim adjuster of the Kansas
City and Southern Railroad-Port Arthur
Route, arrived in Jerseyvllle and identified
the stranger as Frank Prado of Xo 3CS9
Laclede avenue, St. Louis. Haldeman al
leged that Prade has attempted to collect
a claim from the Port Arthur Route for in
juries alleged to have been received in a
similar manner, and tbat he also had at
tempted to collect claims asalnst the Met
ropolitan Street Raiiwa nnd other Western
railroads, including the Missouri Pacific
After being confronted with the charges
of Haldeman, the man made a nworn state
ment to the court stenographer. In the
presence of the officials. In which he stated
his name was Prade and that he was a
contortionist, and by throwing his limbs out
of Joint had been able to deceive the sur
geons of several railroads Prade also stat
ed he was the son of Louis Prade who at
the present time Is the chef at the Great
Northern Hotel In Chicago.
Ho tald he had a brother, August L
Prade, who was a traveling salesman for
tho Simmons Hardware Company, and nn
other brother, Louis Prade, Jr., who was
connected with Nelson Morris & Co. at
East SL Loals Prade claimed to have a
sister. Miss Theresa Prade. who was a
teacher in one of the universities of St
Louis. On Prase's nerson was found a let
ter from the Continental Casualty Com
panv of Chicago The letter wa written
by C F Seaton. th St Loals agent, from
which It nppears the man had put In a
claim for the accident. Accordlnr to th
, letter the nccldent policv had been Issued
on May 2. the day before the accident at
Jerseyvllle. nnd had been made out to
"rrank Rosy brakeman." The conpany
asked an explanation a the man clalmd
to have been Injured while nctlng as a fire
man. Prado Is being held on the charge of
obtalnlnir manev umlpr fnlsp nrotpnsp hut
I State Attorney George M Seago was busy
yesterday preparing r-arrants on charges
I brought by tlie railroad and Insurance
LUMBER DEALERS ENTERTAIN
Banquet to Delegates of Haid
wood Lumber Association.
Delegates to the fifth annual convention
of the National Hardwood Lumber Asso
ciation, which was in session yesterday and
Thursday, were guests at a banquet given
at tho Southern Hotel last night by local
members of the association.
C r. Liebke acted as toastmaster. The
principal speaker was Doctor Tarleton H.
Bean, chief of the Tish, Forestry and
Game Dpartmcnt of the World's Fair.
Other speakers were W H. Russe of Mem
phis, Tenn.. John M Woods, Boston, Mass.;
L r McMillan, Wisconsin, Max Londlmor,
Chicago. I' H Smith, SL Louis, and C. D.
Indianapolis, Ind., was selected for the
annual convention, to be held on or about
May 13. next year. At the morning session
jesterday a resolution was unanimously
adopted re-electing the old officers of the
association. The are President, r H.
Smith, St. Louis, nrst vice president, vv n
Russe, Memphis, Tenn , second vice presi
dent. William H. White. Bovne City,
Mich.: third vice presioent. Max Sondhcim
cr. Chicaco, III., treasurer. George E.
0"Hara. Cairo. Ill ; secretary. A. R. Vin
ORGANIZE ANOTHER BRANCH.
United Irish League Forms New
Society in St. Loui!.
A second branch of the United Irish
League of America was organized by Irish
Americans of the Twentieth Ward at SL
Theresa's Sodality Hall last night.
The officers of tho new organization, to
be known as Wolf Tone Branch are: Cap
tain Thomas F Lev den. president: David
O'Keefe. first vice president; John Sufferln,
second vice president: Frank Mooney, treas
urer. M J Case secretary-
A communication was read from the Na
tional League appointing Richard C. Kerens
and John P Leahey members of the Na
tional Executive Board to represent SL
A national convention Is to be held In the
fall, at which John Dillon, John Redmond
and Joseph Devlin, famous Irish leaders,
will be prescnL
SEVEN GRADUATES IN"oRAT0RY.
Perry School's Commencement Ex
ercises Held Last Xight.
Seven young women were graduated last
night at the commencement of the Perry
School of Oratory and Dramatic Art. The
exercises were held at Central Branch of
the Y. M. C. A. A music and literary pro
gramme was rendered.
Diplomas were presented to Misses Cor
nelia M. Culberson. Miss Martha A. Bar
ren:, Anne Shannon Evans. Laura A. C.
Kenning, Edith Winifred Moses, Madelin
Cushraan Selby and Lillian Williams, aU of
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Annie Kickel Mixes Death Potion, Swallows Half and Hands Glass
to Antoiue Begnier, Who Drains It They Commit Suicide Be
cause ilarriage Was Forbidden, and He Had Been
Ordered to Leave Her Home.
Sweethearts who drank catumiv. acid and
Despairing because of obstacles in the
course of their It.ve, Antome Regnler. "3
jears old, and Miss Annie Kickel. IB jears
old. both of whum lived at No. 731S Penn
elvania avenue, ended their lives last
nlghL dlng arm In arm, lip to Up, in a
close, fond, farewell embrace.
The girl kept a vow that if her lover was
forced to go from under her father's roof,
where he was boarding, she would go with
She mixed carbolic acid with water in a
tea-cup She drained one-half of the
draught, and passed the cup to her lover.
He also lifted It to his lips and emptied IL
Fifteen minutes later they were found by
the girl's mother, who all the while had
been in an adjoining room.
Mrs. Kickel seized the coat of Regnler.
who was already dead, and, pulling him
away, she parted the cojple from their
embrace and kiss, which had been the seal
of death. The man fell from a couch upon
which both had thrown themselves after
drinking the poison. The mother hter
lcally hugged and snook her daughter, cry
ing out and asking why the deed had been
"Mamma, mamma, dear mamma!" whis
pered the girl. The words were uttered
with the last gasp. When, ten minutes
later. Doctor Hardy of No "CM South
Broadway reached the scene, she, too. was
The girl and young man met two years
ago at a dance In Collinsville, 111., where
both lived at the time. Though she was
then but 16. her charms captivated Regnler,
and he paid her persistent attentions. Their
suit was not opposed, except that they were
counseled to wait because of their age.
In last August the Regnier family moved
to Granite City. Ilk, and the Kickels to this
city. The dead man's parents still live on
the East Side, and the girl's father August
Kickel, Is employed at the Edison Zinc
Works. Their parting only Increased their
affection, and finally, seven weeks ago. Reg
nler obtained employment at the zinc works
and went to board at the Kickel home.
Ilctrnlcr Ordered Avwiy.
Despite that he professed undying devo
tion for the girl. Regnler drank to exceis
and was frequently Intoxicated. The elder
Kickel, while he did not wish to prohibit
their marriage, several times reproved Reg
nler for drinking. Finally, on Thursday,
STOLEN RIDE FATAL
TO WILLIE DAVISON
Jumped at the Conductor's Ap
proach and Ban in Front if
A stolen ride resulted fatally to Willie
Davison. S yeasr old, who was crushed to
death under a Cass avenue car last nlghL
The boy was riding on the coupling rod
on the rear of a westbound car, and. Jump
ing off as tho conductor approached, ran
In front of one coming In an opposite direc
tion. He was truclc. and his head crushed
under the front wheels In such a manner
that the car had to bo raised from the
tracks before the body could be removed.
The Identity of tho boy was unknown for
several hours, until his father, George -Davison,
of No. 153) North Eighteenth street,
hearing of the accldenL called at the
morgue at midnight and claimed the body.
He said the child had left the house In the
evening to play, and that he had no Idea
of his ,on's whereabouts until he visited
the police station and was Informed of th
The Motorman, J. H. Meyers of No. 1713
Garrison avenue and Albert Meyers of No.
No. 3813 Kosciusko streeL the conductor,
were arrested and taken to the station.
Lieutenant McKenna. however, ordred
their release after being satisfied that the
aeclaent was unavoidable.
PAUNCEF0TE A LITTLE BETTER.
Physician Says With Each Attack
There Is a iXew Complication.
Washington, May 16 Doctor Franz A. R.
Young, Lord Paunccfote's physician, when
asked to-day regarding his patient's condl
"With each attack he has some new
complication The outlook is not so brighL
but he Is In no immediate danger."
Lord Paunccfote's condition to-night
showed a slight ImprovemenL
PAMPHLETS OF FAIR MAILED.
Department Chiefs Send Out In
Director of Exhibits Skiff has started the
vast machinery of his departments.
All of the chiefs have begun to mall their
formal announcements to the exhibitors of
the world. These documents convey much
of the hitherto unwritten plans of the
SCHOOL COOCIL l!f SESSIOX.
Sontbern Illinois Edncatora Discuss
tbe Problems nt Teachlne-
Carbondale, 111., May 16. The School
Council, composed of the city and county
superintendents of Southern Illinois, con
vened In this city to-night In the tenth
semiannual se'ston with a large attend
arce of educators.
The programme! to-night consisted of,
died together Decauso tncy naa De-en forbidden
Mrs Kckel told the oung man that ha
would have to reform m his habits or leava
her home. Tnis was said in her daughter's
hearing, and the girl Immediately replied:
"If he goes, I go, too "
Yesterday morning Regnier did not go to
his work as usual. He left his room at 5
in the morning, but did not appear at lha
zinc works. He was seen around the saloon
of Charles Bacha. Ne. TtX South Broad
way, during the morning and seemed ex
cited. T.ie afternoon he spent at the Kickel
home, talking occasionally to his sweet
At supper both were unusually silent,
speaking altogether in monus llables. When
the meal was finished the oung coup.e
went into a front room on the lower floor
of the house Mrs. Kickel remained In th
rear room, sewing
He Ilonght the Poison.
4, .oa n..i.i. t ,1a.. -a. ntir ani vis
JIL ..l U L1ULA iiefeUl n.u- uh.. u..u
lted Wohrlln's drug stole in Carondelet. and
purchased a four-ounoe bottle of caroouo
acid, saying he wanted it to kill bed-bugs.
He Immediately rejoined the girL About a,
quarter of S he opened the door of the front
room and called young Robert Kickel. a
1 lad of vears. cave him a nickel asking
him to go for beer, and saying
"Th.s is the last nickel vou'll ceL
The door was again closed, but the mother
heard tho voung people talking to each
A moment later the girl opened tho
door between the rooms and procured th
tea-cup and water, bhe said nothing to
her mother After securing the cup, she
re-entered the front room, closing the door
as before The mother heard no further
si.und, and grew curious. Finally she sent
the boy. Robert, to look and report If all
were righL The lad opened the door part
way, und seeing the unnatural expressions
uron the faces of the girl and man, ha
Mothr. mother, come! They are dead.'
Thpn the Tarent ran to the couch, to ar-
' rive Just before the fatal poison had cut
' short her daughter's life. When the news
of the tragedy spread a crowa, cunous eo
see .he dmd lovers, collected around tho
modest home. With morbid eagerness they
pushed into the room where the bodies lay.
The girl, who was a striking blond, of mid
dle height, and of womanly form despite
her outh. was still upon the couch. The
man was outstretched In an awkward po
nitlon upon the floor just as he had fallen
from his sweetheart's side.
The police were notified, and the man's
body was taken to the morgue after It had
remained several hours in the room. The
girl will be buried from her home, and steps
have been taken to notify Regnler's rela
tives In Granite City.
thtee addresses basd upon the general
theme of discussion for this meeting
"Science in the public Schools for Pupils
Under Fifteen Years of Age." Doctor J. T.
McAnally. president of the Illinois State
Medical Association, spoke on the medical
opinion; George Barrmcer of Jonesb-ro,
County Superintendpnt of Union Countv. on
the agricultural opinion, and Miss Saran J.
Whitenberg of Vienna. County Superin
tendent of Johnson County, on the domes
To-morrow's session v. Hi be ilevotpd to
discussions on the addresses delivered to
night. The officers of the council are Su
perintendent John RIcheson of East SL
Louis: Emma Roane of Mount Vernon, sec
retary, and Professor J. W. Ashbury of
THOESAMJ AXD OXE ENROLLED.
Fayette Completer Enumeration of
School Children Field Day Contests.
Fayette, Mo.. May 16. H. A. Norrls. secre
tary of the Fayette School Board, has com
pleted the enumeration of school children In
Favette, showing a total of 1.001. an In
crease of sixty-seven over last year's enu
meration. Not to be outdone by the boys, the girls
of the Fayette Public School had field-day
exercises A large crowd witnessed tile
meet nnd enjoyed it Immensely. The fifty
yard dash was won by Bertha Andrews;
the running hop, step and jump, Carrie
Wright: the hopping race. Sudie Powers;
the hop, step and jump. Francis Forbes; the
hammer throw. Bertha Andrews: the tus
of war. Bertha Andrews; the running race.
Beulah Woods. Edna Andrews and Fran
cis Hughes; the sack race. Beulah Woods:
the backward run. Bertha Andrews; the
hand pull. Bertha Andrews.
Principals fnr Aaxvsiae Schools.
Auxvasse. Mo.. May 16. The School Beard
has elected Professor N. C. Wright of Ful
ton and Miss Etha Femberton of this city
principals of the Auxvasse High School.
Professor TIuiiLc Cuoxen Auralst.
Vlncennes, Ind., May 16. Professor Albert
E. Hunk was to-day re-elected by the
School Board sunerintendent of Vincennea
public schools. This Is the twelfth time that
I'rorcssor Hunk has been chosen to this re
sponsible and Important position.
W00DENWARE DEALERS' PLANS
Cupples Company Buys Out Felix
& ilarsden of Chicago.
Chicago, III., May 1G, It was reported to
day that a combination of the woodenware
dealers was ImmlnenL The rumor had Its
foundation In the fact that Felix & Mars
den announced that they had disposed of
their business to tlie Samuel Cupples Wood
enware Company of SL Louis.
It was reported several weeks ago that
the local concern had been taken over by
the-St. Louis company, but Mr. Marsden at
the time denied It absolutely. The princi
pals to-night denied that the transaction
had any significance In it. saying that th
sale was a clean one, and that the transfar
was absolute. Representatives of other
woodenware dealer-, also professed Igno
rance of the existence of an embryonic
combination between tbe various firms.
Promoting New Electric Line.
Evansvllle. Ind., May 16. H. Ranaall. who
represents a party of Dayton. O., capital
ists, to-day applied for a franchise to build
an electrto line from Evansvllle to Boos
vlUe. Tu Una U1 . 100,000.
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