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NINETY-FOURTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1902.
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ESSDENT
SENATORIAL QUESTION
MAY SPLIT CONVENTION
KING CANCELS ALL
MINOR ENGAGEMENTS
PALACE OF FINE ARTS AT WORLD'S FAIR.
SSSON
A'S BENEF
frfv3K?S ' .-.
Republicans Aie Divided Into Two
Opposing Camps Features of
the Dr.ibflle Lav..
Edward VII Will Nor Appcir at
Any Public Function Hefoic
Next Mondi'V.
Belief Glows' That Congress Is Likely to Be Forced to Sit During the
Hot Weather to Consider Administration Policy Countei
vailing Duty on Sugar, Against German and Aus
trian Cartels, Suggested as a Compromise.
KERENS BOSSISM DENOUNCED.
IS HUSBANDING HIS STRENGTH.
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DEFINITE PROPOSITION DRAWN
The Republic Bureau.
Hth St 3n3 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington. June CO. The President's re
iteration of his determination to provide
for a tariff reduction on Cuban Imports has
retried taik of an extra session. There
ore those who believe that, if the matter Is
not attended to at the present session of
Congress the President will reassemble the
lawmakers in extraordinary fression this
bummer.
A new compromise on the Cuban rec'p
roclty question is suggested bv the bet
tugar men to-day, and they are urging Its
adoption by the administration Senators
as an easy and profitable way out of the
dilemma. The Ii'ea is that the United
States shall adopt a countervailing duty
against the cartel of Germany and Austro
Hungary The effect, it Is claimed, would be to al
most immediately increase the price of raw
sugar the world over about 1 cent a pound,
nnd bring Instant Drospcrity to the sugar
growers not only of Cuba, but I,ouIsIana,
Hawaii and Porto Rico.
It is declared that the cartel which has
for Its principal objects the raisins of the
price of sugar to the home consumei for
GREAT FOREST FIRE
THREATENS TOWN.
Many Lives Already Lost, It Is Be
lieved, in the Vicinity of
Buckley, Wash.
Tacoma, 'Wash., June 2) The Fire De
partment of this city has sent men, engines
and hose on a special train to Buckley, In
this county, which is thrq&tened vltn com
plete destruction by forest fires, rag'ng be
tween that town and Enumclaw, King;
County.
A great cloud of smoke hangs oer Ta
coma, thirty-three miles from Buckley. The
Mountain Mill, two miles cast of Buckley,
burned at 9 o'clock thl3 morning.
Undoubtedly many lives of mountain
campers and loggers have been lest.
At Buckley the efforts of more than ICO
men are concentrated trying to save the
house of A. F. Johnson at the cast end of
Main street, eight blocks from the center of
the town.
If this house burns, with the gale now
blowing from the cast, the town Is "doomed.
At 2.3) the Tacoma. Fire Department ar
rived and the Chief says be probably ran
save the town. v
WHOLE TOWN FIGHTING FIRE.
Everybody Prepared to Leave the
l'lace.
Tacoma, Wash . June 20 Enunclaw, a
town In King County on the Northern Pa
cific road. Is threatened with destruction
by forest fires The whole population is
fighting the flames, but the Waterworks
has been burned, and the work of protect
ing the town la difficult. A gale is blowing
and much farm property has been already
destroyed.
About forty women and children are shut
off bj fire from reaching the town and are
suffering greatly from heat and smoke.
Everybody Is ready to remove and wagons
are being- loaded.
MOUNT OURAY IS FIRESWEPT.
Miles
of Valuable Timber
stroyed in Colorado.
De-
Salida, Colo . June 20 Forest fires in the
viclnltj of Mount Ouray southwest of this
cltj, have swept up one gulch and down
another, burning miles and miles of valu
able timber.
A new fire started jesterdaj at Mill's
Switch, seven miles from the summit of
Marshall Pssp on the western slope, and In
very thick tlmbr. It is less than fifteen
feet rrom the Rio Grande tracks, and the
emoke blinds the trainmen as they pa-ss
through.
it
RITISH ADMIRALTY
SYSTEM IS ROTTEN,"
Lord Beiesford, in House of Com
mons, Scathingly Criticises
Xaval Inefficiency.
London, June 20 Durins tho discussion
of the navy estimates In the House of
Commons to-cay. Rear Admiral Lord
Charles Beresford, Conservative, scathing
ly ciltlcised the deficiencies of the navy.
He declared the whole admiralty system
was rotten and led to great extravagance,
and that there was a general want of
efficiency In the navy, on which depended
the existence of the Empire.
This was the Judgment of all tho com
missions of Inquiry and had been proven a.
fact. Every increase In the number of
ehlps and every improvement in them had
been the result of outside agitation. As a.
result of such agitation the British Medi
terranean fleet was now a fourth strongeri
than a year ago.
It is remarkable, Lord Beresford added,
that both army and navy officers are com
pelled to threaten to resign In order to get
things righted Great Britain has only 20,
000 naval reserves Instead of the requisite
89.000. and the engine-room departments are
thousands of men short. As to armament,
both tho United States and France possess
superior guns'
Blunders will continue, he said, until a
separate business board is appointed at
the ndmlralty and made responsible for the
efficiency of the fleet. Treasury control,!
fatal to efficiency. As an Instance, the
speaker pointed out the case of Sir Wil
liam Vernon Harcourt, who, when Chan
cellor of the Exchequer, put his pen
through the ammunition supplies after tho
.guns had been ordered.
Cholera Increase in Philippines.
Manila, June 20 The spread of cholera is
increasing. There -were 2j cases and .23
deaths from that disease here yesterday.
The totals to date are: Manila, 1.190 cases
and 1.197 deaths; provinces, 6,959 cases and
8,093 deaths.
UP BY THE BEET SUGAR MEN.
the purpose of forming a fund to enable
the sugar which is sold to a foreign con
sumer to be eiported at a price below the
cost of production during the two years it
has bcn in operation, his reduced thu
price of rir sujrar in the world by 1.11
cents per pound
There lb a difference of opinion among ex
perts as to v. hat bbould be tho amount of
the proposed countervailing dutj, but Pro-fes-or
Wiley, chief of the Bureau of
Cheminry, In the Agricultural Department,
Hays that whatever may be the amount,
the beneiit would go directly to every pro
ducer of raw sugar.
"It would go right Into ha pocket," he
said "It could not go anywhere else."
He thinks that tho countervailing duty
should be $1.13 per 100 pounds Mr. Wiliett.
a recognized authority on sugar statistics,
thinks it should be about half that.
A deflnit" proposition embodying the idea
has been drawn up bj the beet sugar men
and wis presented to the Republ'can con
ference this afternoon
The administration Senators object to the
plan on the ground that it might provoke
retaliatory tariff legislation by Germans.
MISSION OF RELIGION
IN GERMAN EMPIRE.
Kais'-r Declares That Imperial
Greatness Is Impossible Willi
out Personal Pielv.
Aix la Chapelle. Pri.sl3, June 20 A
striking speech on religion was delivered bj
Emperor William at the City Hall here yes
terday after his arrival from Bdnn. ac
companied by the Empress and the Crown
Prince. Frederick William.
After observing that tho city was the
cradle of the German Empire, as Charle
magne, on whom Rome conferred the dig
nity of a Roman Caesar, had filed the s-at
of government here, the Emperor said:
"It must not be forgotten tttat the Em
pire was rooted in simplicity and fear of
God. 1 lock to all priests and laymen to
help me uphold religion among the people
in order that the German name may pre
serve Its health and strength. This applies
equill to the two creeds. Catholic and
Protestant.
"It is with pride ard joy that 1 am able
to telTvou that the Pope said to m special
Ambassador, who went to Rime on the oc
casion of the holy father's jubilee, that he
had always ktpt n hlph opinion of the
piety of the German, and especially of that
of the German army. The Pope aked lny
Ambiifsadcr to tell his soverelti that tho
! cramtre- In Vnfnnn n 1,a.. ..... 1 1
w ... uu.u),;, i..v! tuuiiui, uruer
and discipline still prevailed, with respect
for authoiitv and regard for the church,
and where the church could live, was tho
German Empire, and for that the papal see
was i-debtid to the German Emperor.
"This justifies me," continued Emperor
William, ' In .saj ing that our two greit
creeds mutt while .ivlng side by side, keep
in v lew their one great aim to upho'd and
strengthen the fear of God and reverence
for religion.
"Whether we ore moderns or whether wo
labor In this or that field does not matter
at all He who does not found his life on
religion is a lost man.
"I rejoice that I have placed my whole
Dmolre. my people and my army, as well
as myslf and my house, .beneath tho cross
nnd under the protection of him who sold:
'Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my
word shall not pass away.' "
LEADING TOPICS
-IN-
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
1 SI AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7 27
THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING AT
7. DO.
WEVTIIEIt INDICATIONS.
For St. Louis nnd Vicinity Saturday,
fooler nnd fair.
Tor allaxourl I'alr and vrnrmer Sat
urday nnd Similar.
For Illinois Pnlr Sntnrdny; wanner
la Trent. Sundny, fair; irarmcr.
Pago.
1. President May Call Extra Sesrfon for
Cuba's Detent.
2. Senatorial Question May Split Conven
tion. Henry Watterson on Grover Cleveland.
3. Leo J. Fester Honor Graduate at C
n. c.
Bill for Boulevard Commission Pired.
4. The Republic Form Chart.
Fair Grounds Races.
5. Dynovanltes In Seventh Place.
College Oarsmen Ready for Races
Championship Bout to Be Fought Here
6. Editorial.
Why the Hyglca Must Go.
7. Book News and Gossip.
S. Of Interest to Women.
Cabinet Sanguine of Canal Success.
Mlssoml Prohibition Ticket Named.
9. East Side News.
Railway Newst
10. Wrecking the St. Louis Cotton Com
press Company's Plant.
Labor In Great Demand.
11. News of the Churches.
Father Tracy's Parish Club.
12. Repnblio "Want" Advertisfments.
Birth, Marriazc and Death Records.
New Corporations.
13. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Adver
tisements.
14. Speculative Movement Quickly Loses
Force.
Local Securities Dull.
15. Summary of St. Louis Market".
Weather Condition Rules Grain Market.
16. Delegate Rodey Loses Patience
Live Stock Price Break All Records.
Many Contests From This City-
Dt-mocrats Who Voted in
Republican Priniaiy
in Bad Light.
Unless signs fjil the Republican State
Convention will be anything but dull despite
the assertions of the Kerens leaders, who
met in his office Thursday .lfternoon and
announced that there would no actlo.i tak-n
bv the delegates on the United States scna
utorshlp Possibly there will be nothing
done in the convention, but if there 1 not.
it will be on account of an overwhelming
lack of votes by the anti-Kerens faction.
The positive announcements of the bosses
that t'le convention will not -o much as hear
of the matter, it. naturallv being resulted
by some of the d -legates, who were in at
tendance at tl e conference These Re
publl -ar.s vvho have made themselves con
fzIcuou as opponents of the lobby are de
termined to put the party on record for or
against the carrjlng out of the "agree
ment" made In the -ViUsouli Pacific offices
Ma 22.
In the Plrst District.
iti conrt?ct!on w.th the confercrce. held
Thursdaj afternoon. It is Uainea that the
representatives from the First District
spoke without authority v.heu thev a-erted
that they could absolutelv control the dele
gate.s from the counties In that neighbor
hood. T, J Dockery and S. M Pickler of Kirks
ville. Adair County, who were in the con
ference, piomibed to deliver the Votes of
that county. A& their seats are contested,
it is up to the Credentials Committee of the
convention to determine what 'hall be done
l'cstmaster J. L Greenlee of Cahuka. Clark
County, made tte same sort of a promise,
but he, too, was defeated in his county con
v cntiun
Joseph C. Moor", Postmaster In Arbela,
Is ore of four delegates fiuni his county He
assured the National Committeeman that
lie could deliver his county's entire vole Aj
Pickler Is the boss in his county, he can
procably keep his word
However, mere are other counties in the
First District, which are lined up on the
other side. In Shelby, re-olunum. v ere
pa-sea, not only indorsing Chairman Akms
and Secretary Hitchcock but ul-o asking
the State Conv entlcn to n.iK.- Colonel D.
1 Dy er as a senatorial nominee, because of
his acknowledged fredont from lobby In
fluences Another resolution r;.cclflcally
condemned the conference in tho Missouri
Pacific offices
St. Louis CoutektH.
There will b" plenty cf contests from St
Louis Gus rillcy and Bob Walker have
affidavits setting forth that judges of elec
tion were boaght by the opposing faction.
In the Tenth Ward the closing of the poll
ing place by Cooney Bech and fraudulent
voting will be the basis of the contests.
Representatives of the Citizens' Republi
can delegation in the Twelfth Ward, ex
amined tne primary registration books at
the office ot the Election Commissioners)
ye-steruav to coUect evidence for a contest.
Tney ciaim that Democrats voted and that
more ballots were cast than persons who
voted
Charley Graves has a number of affi
davits s-ettlng form that a delegate on the
regular Republican ticket in the Twenty
second Ward steered negroes mto the polling
place and then met them around tne cornel,
where they were rIJ I" cash
It is claimed by the opponents of the
Kerens faction, tr-at the ballot boxes were
all delivered to the Judges and clerks of tho
Kerens Taction The name or Louis P Aloe
will figure In the- contests, as it is clslmed
he w is responsible for this favoritism.
IVatnrcx of Primary Law,
Much inttrrest attaches to the charge that
some Democrats voted In the lie publican
primary. Some of the politleluns claimed
that they cnuld do this If they refrained
from participates in the Democratic
primary, June CO
Senator Drabelle. the author of the new
primary law, was aiked concerning this
teature of the case yesterday and raid.
"Puch Democrats will find themselves dis
qualified If they attempt to vote at an
Democratic primary in the period of two
vears from the date of yesterday's primary
"Section 2 of the new primary law defines
the term, 'primary period' as 'the time
Intervening irom the date of the election of
State officers to the date of the next sub
sequent election of the lame officers,'
n lilch is tw o y ears
"Section 18 of the act provides that when
any elector votes at a primary election one
of the judges shall lmmediatdy enter up in
his prisence in the proper column tne word
voieu. ana as tne same primary hooks
are used in all primaries a record is thus
kept, which, if the Judges do their duty,
will prohibit the elector from voting at a
primary election held by any other during
the 'primary period '
"Section 17 provides that the primary'
registration bocks used at a primary shall
be open to Inspection at all times, during
reasonable hours, Sunday and public holi
day s excepted, to any citizen, for thirty
days after each primary.
"Section 5 of tho act provides penalties.
"Clause 2 of said "ectlon innkes It a pen
alty for any person having voted at any
primary" election of a political party to
vote or attempt to vote at the primary
election of any other political party during
the 'primary period '
"Clause 10 of said section makes it a pen
alty for any Judge or clerk to knowingly
permlt any elector to deposit a ballet at a
primary' during said period. In case said
elector has during that period voted at the
primary of any other party.
"Clause 14 of mid t-octlon provides that a
party guilty- of the offenses above named or
anv other offense mentioned in said section,
shall be punished by Imprisonment for pot
more than one year nor lets thtn six
months, or oy a nne or not more thin IXO,
or by both such fine and Imprisonment."
JUDGE SHERWOOD'S CDIDCY.
Friend Defend Him on Point of Ape
nml Mlvcr luetIon.
Speaking of the candidacy of Judge Thom
as A. Sherwood for the Supreme Court
bench, one of his friends yesterday com
mented upon some of the points which
Judge Sherwood's opponents have sought
to xalse against him
"I notice," said the friend, "that the ques
tion of advanced age has been brought up,
notw Ithstanding Judge Sherwood's age com
pares with that ot all the Judges of the
Supremo Court. Judge Sherwood was born
in June. 1S3I. and Judge Braes Just one y ear
later. Judge Burgess was born In Novem
ber, 1S35. and Judge Valllant In June 1SJ8
So it will be seen that Juage Sherwood is
only four yearn older than the youngest
member of the Supreme bench.
When they urge ngalnst him that he Is
a 'gold bug, they are clearly away from
the facts." the friend continued. "Judge
Sherwood was one of the earliest champions
of silver, and one of the first to boldly re
buke Cleveland at a time when most of tho
present sliver leaders were w.th the former
President. In a speech at the Mercantile
Library Hall in October. 1SS6. Judge Sher
wood said on the money question:
" 'In reference to the free coinage ot sil
ver, the plank In relation to that subject
Is not in accord with the wholesale Indoise
ment with which the Platform begins. Pres
ident Cleveland ttanus committed to the
peiley of destroying the bimetallic stan
dard. His position on this tcp'c has al
ways been at variance with the views of
Western Democrats. He is Indorsed by
some Western Democrats for his approval
of tha oleomargarine bill. There Is a con
flict of approbation and disapproval which is
explained only by Mr. English's utterances.
Jt is not necessary to agree with the Pres
ident in order to give him a cordial Indorse
ment. But family discipline must be main
tained In our household. He must be ad
monished. If he takea thp .ii!mrtnitir,n
kindly we win prolong his waning term four j
J(Atf UWtVl
Ex:igrtt 1 Keports if plixsic.il
Condition Have ISeeji Ciivul.iti'd,
but He Sulfer.s Fwim Old
Complaint and Mml-i i;, .,
srrriAf, m- cvm,R to tut vnw youk
IIKIt U.D AM) THCsT I 01 IS ltBITUI IC
London. June 20 (Copv right, 1902.) That
King Edward Is husbanding all his strength
for the trying ordeal"1 of the coming week
undoubted'y accounts in pait for ills can
celling etgagements up to Monday.
I.i M'ite of the lari'fullv v.ordisl bulletins
given out at Wlnu-or. some very alarming
stories, stating that the Kirg's health is
most piccailuus. have- been circulated, but
few of them have been printed.
These accounts have also bcan cabled to
America and the Cuntinent Lust too much
v.cight should be given these reports a
careful Inquiry has been made, and It can
b stated that theie ! no ground for the
alarm'st rumors which allega that the Kinq
Is seiiouslv III. At the -ame time it must
not be thought that the slight chill ard
attack of lumbai;o. given In the official
Lulletins as the cause of the King's Indis
posltlrn fully explain vvhv th? King has
gone Into practical retiren ent for about a
week
The King this yar had a return of a
complaint which has given hlni slight
troubl- upon previous occasions Evidences
uf this ailment developed during Ills Majes
ty's cruise In the royal yacht during the
Easter holidays. Prompt treatment and a
period of absolute rest, with very little
physical exertion, were efficacious.
Since the London bcason began, however,
the King has been called Upon to stand a
great deal a courts and other functions,
which rath - tried his strength and brought
on a recurrence of the former attack.
The King, appreciating the fact that un
less he took Immediate rest the ordeal of
the coronation might prove too severe a
stra'n upon hU strength and aggravate the
trouble, decided to cancel nil engagements
until those immediately connected with the
coronation began.
It Is now pretty definitely decided that
after the coronation the King will go for a
cruise in the royal yacht, and, away from
cares of state and social functlors. will seek
the rest which his system demands and e--cape
from the necessity of standing for
long periods of time.
SUIT AGAINST WEBSTER DAVIS.
Fonncr Private Secretary Claims
a Commission.
Rcpfw.ir spnciAL.
Kar-sas City. Mo, Jure 20 -Webster Da
vis, former Mayor of Kansas city, former
Ass,tant Secretary of the Interior, and
Trank D. Hummer, his private secretary In
both positions are at puts As a result.
Hummer brought suit against Davis In th
Circuit Court to-day- for JH.C25. which he
says Is due him.
According to Htimra-r, Grorge Baer. who
was n member of the Board of Public
Works under Mavor Dv.-is, had a claim of
JIfD.000 against the city of Key West. Fls. .
for sewer work done by- him there After
repeated failures to collect, Baer went to
Davis, says Hummer, and made a proposi
tion that if Davis would collect the money
Bar would allow him as a commission all
over J120.000 This was while Davis was
Assistant Secretary- of the Interior.
Hummer says Davl proposed that if he
inuinmerj coma seu tbe ciam ne (Davis)
would give him half of the commission.
Hummer sold the claim for Jlil.OOQ. Its face
value He claims half of the balance as his
part of the commission.
'MOTHER JONES" GOES TO JAIL
Charged With Violating Federal
Court Injunction
Clarksburg, W Va . June 20 Marshall C.
D Cl'iott and deputies departed for Par-
itersourg to-night with twelve mine organ
izes and striker. Among those taken
was Mary Jones, known as "Mother
Jones." They are charged with violating
the Injunction issued bv Federal Judge J.
J. Jackson at Parkersburg on petition of
the Clarksburg Fuel Company
The Injunction is more sweeping than the
one i'sried a few days ago. and restrains
the strikers from anyway Interfering with
the mine property or employes, and pro
hibit"' them from camping or holding meet
ings within such distance o the mines or
property- of the coal company as might In
any way Interfere with the working of the
miners through intimidation or otherwise
0 COM. K-orII MINED
TO LAST TUHDn MOTIIS.
Indianapolis, Ind , June 20 It is
4 estimated by- W. B Wllon. secre-
tary and treasurer of the United
Mine Workers of America, that the
a present supply of b'tuminous and 0
anthracite coal above ground would 4
be exhausted In less than three
months If there should be a general
suspension of wcrk In the mines. (
O Probably- the largest supply of coal O
l is in the bins at uutraio, N. Y., and &
other cities along the Great Iaikes.
Canada has no coal on which this
s country ould draw If there should d
be a general tie up The British
isles might supply a part of the mar-
ket. but at a price that would be al- s
most prohibitive to the manufactur-
s ers "and ordinary consumers. The 4
tariff on imported coal is 60 cents a
ton more than the miners receive, as
a rule, for mining In the United
States
Gs4ssss4B
? Help the Babies.
J The officers of the Fresh J
f Air Mission request all Y
subscribers to forward ?
4 contributions to The Re- X
A public. The noble work I
T of the mission is well T
known to the people of St. T
irouis. Every contribu- f
tion will be promptly ac-
knowledged and turned . t
over to the mission. v
- &
!'iri'i'i!'r striic-tuie, to ciw ?l,0U0 000. I UII he situated on tile summit of Art Hill, loO feot in tUe rear of the
Tenntc of State's and the' PeiKivIe- on Hie soii'lclriular ctfst of the casitlde gardens.
Bids for the construction of the F"ne Arts Palace. ford stone trimming courses. The center
Palace, one of the largest of the Exposition I The bids wer Goldle Construction Com- portion, a structure l0xl60 feet. Is to b
st-uctuies. were ortned yesterdoy after-
neon by the Ground" and Building Commit-
tee, but no award was made because the
bids excteded the allowance set aside for
the building
The bii's were not rejected, but were tak
en under adviement, nnd a decision will be
reached bj the committee at another meet
ing to be held some time durins the coming
we"k Th lowest bidder was the Goldle
Construction Company, which holds the
contract for the erection of the Electricity
UNIOiM MAY SPLIT
N GENERAL STRIKE
Western Miueis Bitterly Antag
onize Proposed Violation of
Their Contracts.
VOTE LIKELY TO BE CLOSE.
HeMiIt of Convention Probably
Will Depend on Whether All
Hie Anthracite alen Want
Work to Be Stopped.
Hx.soossosa
. HOW THE STVTES STAAD
0 STRIKE PROPOSITI!)..
FOR A STRIKE.
States. Vote3.
Pnnsylvanlna (anthracite) MM
'West Virginia IsO
-Virginia 20
s 'Kentucky 10
-Michigan 30
Total 1.CT0
s AGAINST A STRUCK.
Ohio 27C
Indiana 117
Iowa 116
Tence-seo 2
Missouri SI
Total G72
DOUBTFUL STATES.
Pennsylvania (bituminous) 451
Illinois 350
Alabama 139
Kansas so
V
Total 1CS3
'Partially organized.
!!
Wllkesbarre, Pa , June 20 Reports re
ceived to-day- from the unionized States
which have contracts with the operators in
the Middle West show general opposit on
there to a strike.
These reports come from the presidents
and other officers of the State districts who
are supposed to have control of their men.
With the exception of Illinois, the officers
of all the organized districts where con
tracts exist are reported to view the pro
posed national strike with disfavor. There
are to be added to these figures about 2D
votes from Maryland, Colorado, Washing
ton, Montana, Indian Territory, Arkansas,
New- Mexico, Texas and the bituminous re
gion of Pennsylvania, which Is not under
contract with the operatois.
Most of thesie votes are understood to be
for a strike, because a victory would per
fect the organization In those States and
gain contract for the workers which they
are eager to have, so that, despite the pro
nounced opposition in the central belt. It
looks now as If a soft-coal strike Is una
voidable, providing all the anthracite woik
eis are for It.
There is a belief that a few will refuse
to declare for a general strike, but the
number will be so small that It will be un
important. The question is now not so much whether
there will be a strike, but whether those
btaies having contracts and which oppose
a strike, win obey tne strike ord;r or
vh tlier they will, as the ptestdents of most
of tnem say to-day, keep their contrac.s
and refuse to stop work. If this occurs
there will be a split In the union.
NO FIREWORKS JUL FOURTH.
Chief Kielv Issues Order to That
Effect.
Chief of Police Klely has issued an order
to the effect that there can be no fire
works display on the streets or in private
yards until the Fourth ot July. Premature
celebiants will be arrested If they per
sist In violating the order and sent to the
Police Courts. The order sent out yester
day morning reads:
'10 All Optolns: Firecrackers anil firework
are being set elf all over the city In violation of
sertlcn G6 article 1. of the Municipal Code. RaJ
this eectlon to your command at roll call and
Instruct them to atoD this dangerous practice.
MrreiUnf: all offenders and prosecuting them In
police court. Respectfully,
1IATHEW KIELT. Chief of Police.
Chief Klely"s reason for Issuing the order
was because, in the last few days, several
horses have been frightened by the explo
sion of firecrackers, torpedoes and toy can
nons by children over the city, who have
been anticipating Independence Day. On
that dav the Chief feels that patriotism
may be allowed to give vent to Itself with
feriect afetv when everybody Is expecting
t, but there Is no need of celebrating every
day between now and then.
SERIOUS CUT IN ABDOMEN.
John Murphy, a Peddler, Stabbed
in Course of a Quarrel.
John Murphy, a peddler, living at No. 107
North Nineteenth street, was stabbed In the
abdomen last .night in the course of a quar
rel at No. 1812 North Broadway. He was
removed to the City Hospital, where his
condition was pronoui-ced serious.
ptr rjolan of No. 1818 North Broadway
was arrested and is held In connection with j
the cutting.
prny. Jl KS.'Vl. HIU-O'Meara Construction
C omp-iny- Jl.ll
' Jl.l5l.SW; Roun
4. James A McGonlgal.
Rountrce Construction Company,
J123.-.CO0: Strehlow &. Phclp. Jl.345.iS3 3C; J.
W. Thompson. Jl 3K.634 23; N Pelllgreen and
R W Morrison, Jl.4l4.937. Conrad Keller
man. Jl.471 , Westiake Construction Com
pany, Jl.570.4u0
The main building Is to be fireproof
throughout and Is to cover a space of 7J0x
423 feet. The material of which it is to be
constructed Is buff Roman brick with Ued-
JUSTICE JOHN RAPP
TOOK GARBOLIO AGIO,
Feaied to Fate Chaiges I i-.-fened
Against Him by Patrons of
School He Taught.
HIS DEATH WAS SUDDEN.
Judge Rapp, SI. Louis Counly OHl-
cial. Denied Act ligations and
Declared He Would Prove
His Tnnoeenee.
Justice of the Peace John T Rapp of
Wellston coTimlttecl suicide at Ms home.
No 21 Rldgc avenue, at 11 o'clock last
night by- swallowing carbolic acid.
Justice Repp until recently was prlnc'pal
of the Ferguson School, on the Olive Street
road. Thursdav John Gruenlnger. Sr- presi
dent of the Board of Directors of the "s
trict, announced that the board had decide!
to declare the uosltion vacant Th's. and
the charges Iadln3 up to till" discharge. Is
believed to have caused his suicide.
Lena Jacobs. 14 years old. daugther of
Charles Jacobs, foreman of the Lamb quar- !
rv. in St Louis Countv. nnd a nunll at the
Ferguson School, through her father, made
charges recently- that she had been unjust
ly treated bv Principal Rapp.
At a special meeting of the Board of
Directors last week the girl's charges were
taken up. with the result as stated, the po
sition of principal of the school being de
clared vacant.
The girl's father engagpd counsel and an
nounced that he would push the matter In
the courts. The authorities at Clay toti were
requested to take ome action in the mat
ter. It wos taken under advisement. Sev
eral visits were made to the county Beat by
Jacobs. On Wednesday- he appeared there
with his daughter. They- called upon John
R Warlield. Assistant State Attorney, and
he ndvi'ed that they make affidavit before
1 Justice Greensfelder against Rapp. This
they did not do.
Mr. Gruenlnger stated Thursday that
there was considerable feeling over the
matter among patrons of the school dis
trict. Jun'Ice Rapp declared that the statements;
against him were untrue, and that he
would prove his Innocence at the proper
time. He declared that he was present at
the meeting of the Board of Directors to
answer the charges by- Lena Jacobs and
her father, but that they did not appear.
It Is understood that other pupils of the
school were about to file similar charge?,
ami this. It Is bellfved, caused Rapp to take
his own life.
Rapp arrived at his home last night
shortly- before 11 and retired. Soon after
a member of his family- heard him groan
irg. went to his room and found him un
conscious, an empty bottle labeled carbolic
acid at his fide Before the physician who
vor sumn-oned could arrive he was dead.
VIGILANCE COMMITTEE
TO FIGHT ANARCHISTS
Paterson Business Men Organize
to Starve Out Leaders of
Disturbances.
Paterson. N. J.. June 20. Mayor Hlnch
cllffe seems to-night to be In complete con
trol of the situation here, backed as he 1b
by the entire peace controlling force of the
city and county and a good portion of the
State militia.
The soldiers' pretence has had a deterrent
effect Upon the "Reds" and they are not In
evidence In the city.
The troops will remain on duty all night
and will be relieved by- the deputies in tho
morning. No troops will do duty In the day
time unless there should be serious trouble.
An organization has been completed, com
posed of fifty wealthy businessmen ot this
city, to be known to the public as the
Paterson VlgUance Committee, but the
membership and proceedings are not to be
.made public Private detectives have al
ready been engaged to shadow the leading
anarchists. The "Reds' are to be Induced
to leave Paterson quietly if possible.
If they do not go the committee is said
to have its own plan for action. One of
the methods to be employed Is said to be
the keeping of a blacklist, and no matter
where In Patrson a man on It may ob
tain work, his employer will be notified to
dismiss him.
If this plan be carried out It will starve
out of the city all anarchists who may
come here. It Is said the committee has
$250,000 pledged by the men composing It to
carry oat its purposes.
! equipped with a heating and lighting plant
along most approved museum lines. Two
annex portions will be built of staff to re
ceive a more festal treatment than the se
verer lines of the permanent structure.
The ground, 4Sx2S2 feet, inclosed on thret
sides of the Art building, is designed as a
sculpture garden in a highly ornamental
stvle. Replicas of antique and replicas of
tablets and murl sculptures will ferve to
embellish the garden and the walls of th
building
FAIR SITE TERMINALS
WiLL BE ARRANGED.
Roik Island Officials to Participate
in Conference ot Local
Intel est 3.
LEEDS COMING TO-MORROW.
Suba Siations of Wab t-.Ii and
Rock Island Re-ids -May Be
Located Within the Im
position liroiinds-.
'PrtVdem Willfum B I. cd of the Rock
Island will airlve Sunday frcm Chicago to
arslst In the arrangement for the disposi
tion of Jhe Wcr'd's Tair railway terminals,
yet In an indefinite shape. He will be fol
lowed Monday- by General Attcrnev Rnbeit
Mather of the same line.
The presence of President Leeds and
other Hock Is. and officials revives interest
In the IsFue which must be met by the
Wabash and Heck Island for the safest
and. most expeditlnu fettlement of the
terminal question at the World's Fair.
The Rock Island is known to in-
' sIyt
upon art Independent righ-of-way
the city by way cf tlu World 3
Int0
Fair grounds, parallel to the Wabaso. Tr
Wabash Is willing to grant tbe Rock I lard
trackage facilities Into the city and ovr its
terminal lines to the Etiosl.lon. The-K cJt
Island is not willing to accept such facl
itles. which has given rise to the later pro
posal by the p-operty owners concerned m
the complications, that a parallel right-of-way-
to the Wabash through the park 1o
the line of De Baliviere avenue be canted
to the Rock. Island.
The questions which have to do with the
J proposal of the property owners on West
moreland and Portland places to purchase,
from the Rock Island the terminal territory
acquired by that road recently from tho
Park View Realty Company; the adjust
ment of the route of the Colorado line, now
controlled by the Rock Island; an airree
ment whereby the main entrance of the Ex
position will be protected from spoliation by
being placed out of its logical location In
the front approach to the grand court of
the Fair; the adjustment of the railway
tracks In the Fair site, and the rearrange
ment of the railway routes through Forest
Park In thtlr approach to the Exposition.
The first proposition, with respect to the
sale of the Rock Island's recent property
acquisition on the Park View Realty Com
pany's former holdings, near Union boule
vard, to the property owners of Westmore
land and Portland places. Is to be made cons,
dltiona! upon provisions for other adequate
terminals for that line, near the main en
trance of the Fair, insuring a fair competi
tion with the Wabash at that point. Inci
dent to this provision is the problem of the
removal from the north line of the Catlla
tract of the Colorado line, or the depression
of that road below the property grade. Tola
is the point on -which the Catlln tract own
ers stand.
With such an adjustment, the Rock Island!
has Intimated through Its officials In tha
conference with city authorities. World"! '
Fair representatives and property owners,
that it will Fell Its holdings at Union boule
vard to the property owners of Westmore
land and Portland places. Those who have
been In these conferences agree in saying;
that the key of the present problem is some
arrangement by which the Rock Island 1x187
secure the parallel right-of-way up to tha
main entrance of the Fair and a continua
tion through the park Into the city.
This arrangement would necessitate the
rearrangement of the existing right-of-way
of the Wabash across a part ot the north
ern end of Forest Park. As related in Th
Republic of Friday, the proposal is that
the roadbed of the Wabash be carried
through the park on a subway from the
Bolnt where it now makes Its entrance at
fnlon avenue to a point about where the
Lindell pavilion stands, where a subway
station tor the delivery of passengers for
the Fair could be made. The tracks. In this
event, would then leave the park in the
subway and take a course along the line
of De Baliviere avenue and thence to rejoin
the main line at or near Forsythe Junction.
The Rock Island desires the same privileges
and out of this demand arises the pro
posal for parallel tracks.
A World's Fair official has gone a step
further In the statement that the great un
derground subway stattcn of the Wabasn
and Rock Island would be located Inside
the Exposition site at Its eastern end, near
Lindell boulevard. This location would not
affect the plan to carry tho tracks of both
roads Inas -v under Lindell boulevard
and along De Baliviere to the Junction with
the main tracks of either road further to
It has been learned that it is the intention
of the city authorities after the Exposition
to extend the Increased width, of Lindell
boulevard past the point where the main
entrance to the ExposlUon would be situ
ated to Washington University. Tha pres
ent plan contemplates only the widening of
the boulevard to the gates of the Exposi
tion. This would be dons by taking fifteen
feet from the Park View Realty Company's,
holding and fifteen feet frcm Forest Park
for the distance between Union boulevard
and De Baliviere avenue, where tha Fair
entrance la to be located.
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