WOiR, LID'S 1904 FAIR.
I. . ( In St. Lot
OJP.) On Train
In St. Loal. Ono Cent.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1902.
,, Thrtt Cents.
St. I.inl. Two Cents.
ROCK ISLAND OFFICIALS
ASSEMBLE FOR CONFERENCE.
KING WILL RETURN
TO LONDON TO-DAY
N THE MERAMEC RSVER,
Announcement Serves to Quiet
Flood of Rumors Concerning
State of Majesty's Health.'
President Leeds and His Executive Start Arrive in St. Louis to In
spect the New Properties and Delemiino Questions liaised by
the Advent of the lio.id Into the f'ity Decision Regarding
World's Fair Terminals and Agreement Regarding Wig
gins Ferry Property Jlny Be Reached.
Rank and File WiU Xot Express
Choice for Unhid States
CORONATION CROWDS ARRIVE.
ELEVATED ROAD FROM DEH0DIAM0NT DOWNTOWN NOT FAVORED
VChwf engineer of the Hock Island system,
lobby. He will deciilc engineering questions connecteu witn ine entry 01 me iioc
Island into St. Louis.
With f w exceptions, the entire executive
staff of the Chicago.. Rock Island araUP.i
clfic Hallroad, including William P. 1.1 eita,
p-csiclent. arrl 'n St ' -.a yesterday
momlnc md tit,ui-T-. at th Planters
Robert Mat' r and M. A. Low cf the
railroad'" legal department, the former of
whom I" second vice president of the tys
tem, h.." al'o returned to the city.,
It Is ".. .u -i lh.it l . tillering of
the var'uas heads of the road means defl
nlle settlement of several important ques
tions which hae been -s" il since he
road's advent Into St. l.ial throifh th
purchase of the St. Louis. Coloiado and
H. A. Parker. Ant vice president of the
road, -who has been in Missouri for more
than a week. Is expected to reach the city
to-day. and participate in "conferences with
the World's Fair officials, with private In
terests in regard to the tangled situation
at the Catlln tract and with regard to u.
settlement of the right for the Wiggins
None of the Rock Inland representative
would express a positive opinion yesterday
us to what would be the outcome of any of
the questions up for settlement. The prop
osition to carry the Rock Island downtown
from De Hodlamont via an elevated Una
on the Suburban right--f- . was scouted
by them. Absolute silence was preserved
in relation to the World's Fair terminals
Besides Messrs. Leeds, Low and Mather
hero are in the Rock Island party C. H.
Warren, assistant to the president; J. M.
fohnson, third vice president and freight
traffic manager; C. A Goodnow. general
toanager: W L Dauchv. chief engineer,
nd E. L. Phillips. President Leeds's pri
POINTS to nn DCCIUCU
BY RAILWAY OFFICIALS.
The settlement of the World's Fair ter
minals and a satisfactory agreement In re
rard to the Wiggins Ferry property are the
thief points which may be decided by the
tlslt of the railway magnates. Involved
tlso Is the probability that the Rock Island
Hill enter the Terminal Railway Association.
B. I. Miller, general manager of the Vanda
la Line, representing 'the Pennsylvania sys
tem, which Is a member of the Terminal
Railroad Association, met Mr. Leeds and
Ither members of the party yesterday after
loon at the Planters Hotel. He took Mr.
Leeds to dinner at his home last evening.
Mr. Miller said there would be no meet
rig of the Terminal Association In the near
future and that Mf. Leeds was in the city
erely to look over the Rock Island prop-
ty. It is not thought that an Issue to the
luestlon of admitting the Rock Island to
lie Terminal will be found at this time,
Ince Julius Walsh, president of the Ter
nlnnl, and J. Ramsey. Jr., president of the
Vabash, which Is In the Terminal, are in
Mr. Johnson, third vice president, said he
ould say nothing at the present time, Mr.
Dauchy, chief engineer, said that his pres
nce had to do with an Inspection of the
Iropertles and consideration of the en
Ineerlng questions involved. He said he did
Jot know how long he would remain, and
id not think any important decisions would
reached at this time.
Attorney Low stated that the object of
Sr, Leeds's visit was inspection.
"I am unable to say," said he, "how long
fe shall be In the city. As yet I can an
wer nothing definitely as to such, ques
lons as Involve Rock Island plans In St.
VOIILB'S FAIR. OFFICERS
IESIRE SrEEDY SETTLEMENT.
The World's Fair officers have announced
hat they desire a settlement of the rall
oad question as noon as possible. The
Ight-of-way of the old Colorado, now the
lock Island, is directly in front of what
rill be the main entrance to the Fair. The
onstrtlctlon of stations by the Wabash and
lock Island on property acquired by them
i the Catlln tract would be a detriment to
he Fair, and a detriment to Portland and
Vestmoreland property holders. The use of
e Wabash tracks and an underground
lation in common between the two roads
t the World's Fair site has teen consld
red a probable solution. Rock Island in
irests announced, however, that an lnde
endent right-of-way. paralleling the Rock
lUnd was wanted Iff theni. Parallel un
as sketched .e-sttrday In the Planters Hotel
derground tracks through Forest Park,
-vs:-iS'!i the lclnltv of the LIndell pa
vlllion of the Trunsil Company, have been
A counter proposition elevated tracks
downtown from X)e Hodlamont was
thought feasible, but from words let drop
jesterday by Mr. Dauchy and Mr. Low, this
i- now thought to be out of the question. A
meeting of the Suburban directors, which
road holds the prlvaie right-of-way from
De Hodlamont to Vandeventer avenue. Is
scheduled for to-day, and a reorganization
of that read will then be effected. The
coincidence of the gathering of Rock Island
officials and the Suburban meeting Is said
fr have 7io significance.
HOCK. ISLAM) OFFICIALS
The entire Rock Island party, eviepll'ig
Mr. Dauchy, Mr. Goodnow and Mr Low sir
rlved In the city about 8 o'clock jv-tidjj
morning. Messrs. Dauchy and Goodnow
left Chicago on an earlier train, but oiv'ng
to a delay did not reach the city until after
9 o'clock. Mr. Low arrived In tlir- otj in
Mr. Leeds, Mr. Mather. Mr Warren and
Mr. Johnson wero met bj W S. McChes
ney, Jr., and Edwin Duniup. general man
ager and general superintendent, respective
ly, of the Terminal Escorted by the Termi
nal officers, tha Isilorx were taken in the
private car of the R ick Island over th
Terminal properties! In the city. They went
over the new Blt Line, w htch is being con
structed around the citj, as far as that
road af present extends
The party returned to the Planters for
lunch. After lunch Mr. Leeds went for a
orlie oer the Wiggins' Ferry properties.
Ho viewed the belt lire of that company
on this side of the river, the depot on the
East Side tind a portion of the East Side
belt line. He returned to the hotel about
50 p. m., where he was met by Mr Miller
of the Vandalla
MR. LEEDS II S NO PLAN'S
oiTLiNEn ron TO-DVY.
Mr. Leeds returned to his hotel about 10
o'clock in the evening. He expressed him
self favorably Impressed by the city, sajlng
that it was a rapidly grow ing" business com
munity and that he wished to look over the
field In person.
As regards the World's Fair terminals
and Wiggins Ferry matters ho said nego
tiations had been tentative thus far, and he
did not know what would be the Issue. No
plans were made by him for tft-rtay.
Speaking of reported negotiations by the
Rock Ialand for the purchase of the Chi
cago, Peoria and St. Louis line as direct
connection from St. Louis with Chicago,
Mr. Leeds said that the matter had never
been officially broached to him. Asked con
cerning the proposed extension of the Rock
Island through Texas to Galveston, he said
that surveys had been made, but that that
was as far as the road had gone.
TAFT FRAMING REPLY
TO CARDINAL RAMPOLLA.
Relieved That Negotiations Over Phil
ippine Will Re Eminently
Rome. June 22. The reply of Cardinal
Rampolla, papal secretary of state, to the
presentation by William H. Taft, Civil
Governor of the Philippine Islands, to the
Vatican of his instructions from Secretary
of War Root, was received by Governor
Taft last night.
It has been translated into English, and,
after due consideration of the Cardinal's
answer. Judge Taft does not deem it prop:r
to permit its publication at the present
stage of the proceedings, because he fears
that by so doing he might embarrass the
Cardinal Rampolla has submitted a copy
of his reply to Judge Taft to the Commit
tee of Cardinals, which was formed to con
sider the matter of the religious orders and
otner church affairs in the Philippines in
order to inform them of the precise scops
of the questions Involved, and upon which
it Is hoped thaOdeflnlte results will shortly
be arrived at.
It cannot be said that any conclusion has
as yet been reached, but the general tenor
of Cardinal Rampolla's reply gives reason
to expect that Governor Taft's negotiations
will be entirely successful.
Governor Taft will answer Cardinal. Rejn
polla's letter next Wednesday.
Streets Are Packed and .lammed
With Visitors and Hotels Are
2 KING'S SECRETARY
DENIES WILD RUMORS. Z
s London. June 22. Various wild ru-
s mors current in London to-night ion- s
cerning the health of King lid
s ward were referred to Sir Franc s
Knollys, private secretary to thi- O
King. To the queries. Sir Fraud V
has telegraphed the following r pl
O from Windsor Castle:
"There Is not one word of tiuth In
s these reports." s
SPECIAL, BY CAULK TO THU Ni: YOHK
IIEHALD AND THE ST. LOUIS RUI'L'IILIC.
London. June 22. (Copyiight, 13'JJ ) Pitas
ant weather marked the beginning of coro
nation week, for showers which fell in the
evening in no way dampened the spirits of
the thousands of people who all dav long
thronged the streets along which Hi- pie
cessions will pass on Thursday and Friday.
The announcement that King EJwsrl,
Queen Alexandra and the court would re
turn to London from Windsor to-morrow at
noon Increased the universal antlclpatioas
c-r that day and served to aulet, to some
extn t, the flood of extraordinary rumurj
concerning the King's physical tond'tiou.
varied In some quarters by weird tales of
plots to assassinate his Majesty and other
fictions, all of which have been promptly
denied by the officials, most Intimately con
nected with the King.
King Edward's health was authoritatively
declared to be good at Windsor C tstle to
day and this morning His Majestj attend
ed divine service, accompanied by other
members of the royal family. This even
ing he enjoyed a drlvo through the royal
gardens of Windsor Castle in a closed
carriage. The court will arrive at Buck
ingham Palace to-morrow before luncheon
King; Heard Hnnl f'oneert.
At the command of the Kimr man) thous
and persons were admitted to the east ter
race of Windsor Castio this afternoon for
the Sunday band performance. The ter
race was crowded. The King and the Queen
listened to the music from the windows of
their private apartments King Edward's
appearance does not justify the sensation
al rumors of his lllnesb.
It was possible to-day to get a very good
Idea of the general effect of the decorations.
The most striking are to be found In St.
James street. Here the tall Venetian masts
have been glided, while at their tops long
arms swing over the street, supporting ban
ners. Thick festoons of evergreen" and arti
ficial flowers hang across the entire width
of the street. cnslng each other In the cen
ter so that, standing at the lower end and
looking up toward Piccadilly, there was a
suggestion of a covered alleyway.
All along the route, poles have been erect
ed from which float flags and pennants,
while miles of festoons swing between them.
Piccadilly will look splendid. Lord Roth
schild's big house promises to be magnifi
cent. One can get some idea of what it will
be like, for all the top window sills are fes
tooned with ruby velvet, edged with ermine,
upon which escutcheons and various arms
are placed. From these fall festoons and
trails of flowers, which are suspended from
the red velvet by truelova knots. The
effect Is very handsome.
1'ndecoruted Stands bnsljcntly.
Many of the stands are still undecorated
nnd present a most unsightly appearance.
Animated by the desire to make as much
money as possible, the owners t of these
structures ran them up until the topmost
row of yeats Is frequently on a level with
the roof of a three-story building.
Yesterday and to-day the streets which
the pageants will follow are pimply Jammed
with people from the suburbs and Prov
inces and outlj ing districts of London. They
flocked to the center of the city to see the
decorations. There was no use trying to
make headway In the crowd. One had to
go with the slow-moving stream of humani
ty. It was a foretaste of what may be
expected to a greater degree all the week.
Londoners who calmly watched the stands
and decorations take shape were elbowed
and Jostled by the army of visitors. It was
a good-natured, curious crowd. Intsnt upon
seeing all It could. Some drove in hansoms,
many were on 'buses, but the majority
walked. Already the pitiful Inadequacy of
transportation facilities is painfully evi
dent. Around Westminster Abbey the crowd was
thickest and traffic was almost at a stand
still. The old coronation chair, containing
the Great Stone, Is not yet put Into posi
tion, but Is locked in the chapel Immediate
ly behind the high altar. Hundreds of work
people are still putting the finishing touches
on the Abbey. Four or five women were
yesterday afternoon outlining the edges of
the steps of the "theater" with gold lace.
Speclnl Onlem for Meat anil Fish.
The beautiful Indian carpet, upon which
the King and Queen's thrones are placed. Is
one of the most exquisite pieces ever seen.
Equally beautiful are the carpets of a sim
ilar character laid down right to the front
of the altar
Extraordinary preparations are being
made for ptcv.slonlng-London and Its multi
tudes oi visitors on iliur&uay uno. riiuoj.
Smlthtield Is sanguine there will be no
shortage of meat, notwithstanding the ract
that the weeks supply will hae to be dis
tributed In the first three days. Billings
gate Is not so sure of its power to meet
all demands as there will be a tremendous
rush On fish, though immense orders have
been given at the fishing centers. It Is not
unlikely within the. next few das that
salmon, lobster and soles may be at fam
ine prices. Extraordinary orders have al
ready been received by the various Billings
gate firms from the big hotels, principally
salmon , , , . .,
Last week was a fairly busy time, as
2.229000 pounds of this fish reached the
market. To-day. to-morrow and Wednes
day half a million pounds cf salmon are
expected. Besides this, more than double
the weeks' supply of other fish will be dls
Doed of in three days.
King Edward's dally life for the past week
has been regulated to conform very closely
to his physicians' advices, and th's regime
has had -a very beneficial effect in bringing
about his rapid recovery from his recent in
disposition. He retires early and rises late;
he Wakfasts alone and receives the fewest
possible guests. He has even failed to at
tend some of the private morning services
m the chapel at Windsor Castle- All state
business possible has been put aside, and
His Majesty has occupied the spare hours
of the past week in playing quiet games
his Majesty has occupied tho spare hour
KERENS HOLDS THE SITUATION.
Delegates at Jefferson City Admit
WITHDRAW AT FIRST CAUCUS.
Programme Agreed To One Month
Ago by Railroad Attorneys
Promises to 15e Carried
Out to fhe Ltln-r.
BY STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Jefferson City, Mo., June 22. Late to
night, after much caucusing, the anti-lobby
faction practically admits that it is unable
to break the "agreement" made under the
direction of Bill Phelps a month ago. There
will be no nomination made for United
Kerens is said to have announced his will
ingness to accept any sort of a revolution
denouncing the Missouri Pacific conference.
Frank Roberts, Joe Harris and other stanch
friends of Aklns hae all declined to work
for a senatorial nomination. Roberts was
in tha conference.
Those Republcans who hae heard with
disgust of the "agreement" which was
made In the offices of the Missouri Pacific
Railroad, whereby a few bosses assumed
to d'etate tho work of the convention a
month before it convened, insist that any
thing short of an indorsement of a senato
rial candidate will mean that the lobby has
absolute control of the organization. In all
moral consistency, they can see no way ot
escape from the dilemma presented by the
Phelps-Kerens conference other than the
abrogation of the "agreement "
4) "iii ii-..-..fr
Of Kansas City, president of the first Mis
souri Roosevelt Club.
MeJInisey for Tempornry Chairman.
Xatlonal Committeeman Kerens has cen
tered his forces on the selection of E. E. E.
McJImsey ot Maryvll'.e for temporary chair
man of the convention. He is a strong
Kerens man, and is considered a .spell
binder. Charles D. Morris of Trenton Is
the acknowledged father of the McJImsey
rrovement, and! Is trying to secure pledges
from the State Committeemen who have
arrived. Friends of Sorrls claim that they
have a sufficient number of votes to secure
him McJImsey's selection. At the meeting
of the Editorial Association to-morrow aft
ernoon an effort will probably be made o
secure a McJImsey Indorsement.
The anti-Kerens faction claims that It
has selected no candidates for the position
of temporary or permanent chai'man.
However, It Is belieed that an effort may
be made to put Congressman Richard
Bartholdt of St. Louis In as temporary
chairman, and Ben F. Russell of Steel
vllle, as permanent chairman. Both of these
men are strong friends of Akin. Russell
claims to be undecided a to the best
course to pursue In the senatorial question
and as he Is a candidate for Congress in
Candidate for Railroad Commissioner.
the new Sixteenth District, is very chary
about committing himself.
Platform May Score the Lobby.
It is likely that the convention will en
deavor to temporize with thev questions
raised by the publication of the "agree
ment" by adopting resolutions which will
condemn the lobby and repudiate lobby In
terference Colonel Kerens Is willing for the conven
tion to literally skin the lobby, if that will
give the reformers any satisfaction. He is
willing to sacrifice every other advantage
to gain this one end. He realizes that with
another man recommended for Senator, his
voice wiU bear no weight, in patronage mas
ters. He was in Washington ess than ten
days ago. and was led to believe that he
All Were Members of I'ii-nic Party Organized by the St. Louis Turn-
verein and the Society Was Enjoying an Outing at Fern Olen.
Mo. Mrs. Elizabeth Flynn, Mother of One of the Youths. Ue-
eaine Hysterical Robert Reagan, Eddie Flynn. Peter Lar-
kin and Alphonse Kerns Lost Their Lives.
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SEARCHERS ARE DRAGGING RIVER FOR THREE OF THE LOST.
Four South St. Louis boys were drowned
at 4:30 yesterday afternoon In the Meramec
River at Fern Glen. In St. Louis County,
fifteen miles west of -St. Louis, while they
were attempting to row across the stream.
The accident occurred in the presence of
a large crowd, celebrating the annual pic
nic of the St. Louis Turnvereln. Three ot
tho bodies arc still In the river. The body
ot Peter Larkln was dragged ashore short
ly after the accident, brought to the city
and taken charge of by the Turners. Young
Larkln was the son of Mrs. Ellen Larkln
of Xo. 1712 Papln street.
The Larkln boy and the Flynn boy lived
in the same house. Mrs. Elizabeth Flynn,
mother of the drowned boy. wa3 preparing
a lunch for the children several rods away I
from the river wnen the boys got into the
boat, and started across the stream. In
midstream the boys arose In the boat, pre
sumably to change seats, and the craft was
overturned, throwing them all into tho
water. The current at that point Is swift
and treacherous and In a moment the lads
were tattling for life.
When the accident occurred the alarm
quickly spread, and the picnickers, who
were scattered about the grounds, hurried
lj gathered on the banks. Mrs. Fl.vnn. upon
hearing that her son was among the unfor
tunates, ran wildly to the river, and but
for the alertness of her friends she prob
ably would have jumped In.
She witnessed the recovery of the dead
body of Larkln. and then became hysteri
cal. She was carried from the scene, as
afso was her.slster. Miss Nellie Sweet, who
had witnessed the accident.
AT RESIDENCES OF ROYS.
The sad news was brought to the homes
ot the other drowned boys parents by Ju
lius Seldel of No. 1113 Gratiot street, who
J r WHITE
Of Brookflcld Mo., candidate for the Re
publican nomination for State Superin
tendent of Public Schools.
can get bark into favor if the convention
stands by him.
He has told his friends that he wishes an
Indorsement of Roosevelt for rcnominatlon
In lfOJ. He is also said to favor ,an In
dorsement of the President's Cuban reci
procity message, it that will help prevent a
"Anything to keep control of the patron
age," is the motto of the Postmasters who
have arrived in the city.
DelfKates Want the Credit.
A Kansas City delegate is said to hae
told the national committeeman when he
said that he desired the privilege of put-H
ting these planks In the platform that the
resolutions would be Inserted, "but not by
Kerens. "We do not propose to let you
take the credit for our work." he was In
formed, it is reported.
John Albus, Jr.. of St. Joseph, is on hand
with a gripful of lapel buttons bearing the
inscription, "Roosevelt, 1S04." It will be
up to the Kerens factlonalists to don the
The first rontlnsent cf politlcalns arrived
on the noon train from St. Louis. They
proceeded to the Monroe House, where
both factions have established headquar
ters State Chairman Afclns. who Insists that
he Is' taking no hand in the senatorship
contest, was accompanied by a number cf
Mi-n. Charles Nagel whose candidacy
has been announced, was with Mr.' Aklns,
as was James L. MInnls. Ben J. Taussig and
Bert Nortonl.the la'tter of New Cambria, j
Judge Edward HIgbee, candidate for a
Supreme Court nomination, arrived on the
same train. Ben F. Russell, who Is said to
be opposed to the seuatorship proposition,
came in. Joseph McCoy, formerly of Kan
sas City and St. Louis, with M. a Kauf
$ ' H .. I-.HMI. ll..l.l"l.ll.l
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1 iiXitfP9K31vR HBHEaBjCSiHJr
was one of the first to make an effort to
save the lads.
Mr. Seidel says the boys started across the
river and were about the middle of the
stream One of the boy stood up in the
boat waging the, oar at some companions on
the shore, and the boat became wobb'ir.
Cries of warning were yelled by the onlook
ers, but before they were heeded all four of
the lads were dumped Into the river.
They battled hard for life.
Their friends coached them, but few dared
to venture Into the stream, because it is
fearfully swift at this point.
Larkin seemed to hold out the lonqest anJ
came nearer to the shoreUhan any of his
struggling companions. He was forced to
gle up from exhaustion, however, and It is
said his despair could be distinguished on
his features from the shore ts he sank the
It was about fifteen minutot after the bo it
overturned before his body was recovered.
Relatives and friends of the other boys were
still searching for their bodies when the ,.i,c
report came in from the scene last night.
Three of the drow ned boys were neighbors
on Papln street, and their heartbroken
relatives, some frantic with grief, mingled
their tears. The sidewalk in front of the
homes was lined with friends and morbid
persons until a late hour. ,
It was necessary to call In several physi
cians for Mrs. Larkin jf.id Mrs. Flynn,
mothers of two of the victims. Their con
dition is very seriou. Mrs. Flynn was
taken to the home of Mrs. Mary Hogan at
No. 1701 Papln street.
SEARCH FOR UOUIES
OF -tUSMXG 1101 S.
The Larkln boy had three sisters, older
than himself. He was the only boy in the
family. The mother of young Larkln is
an Invalid, and It Is feared she cannot sur
Ive the shock.
man, arrived from Muscogee, I. T., where
they are In the land office They are both
enthusiastic supporters ot the convention's
taking action on the senatorial nomina
tion. Kerens Headquarter Established.
Colonel R. C. Kerens, the National Com
mitteeman, though insisting that he is not
an issue In the present quarrel, has estab
lished headquarters. Colonel Fred W.
Schuarte is with him. They went driving
with Postmaster Robinson Immediately aft
er their arrival. Norman L. Florsheim of
St. Louis, Postmaster Charles D. Morris of
Trenton and PostmasterIohn Swanger of
Milan are also boosting the Kerens Idea.
W C Sebrlng of Lafayette County, candi
date for Superintendent of Schools, Is here
competing with J. V. White ot Brookfleld
and W. H. Lynch of Wright County, who
are also on hand. M. W. Gustin of Salem
Is pushing his candidacy for Railroad Com
missioner, with every prospect of success.
Among those "who arrived'1 on the after
noon train from the West were John H.
(Fire Alarm) Flanagan of Carthage, Frank
D. Roberts of Springeflld, John Albus, Jr.,
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BEN J. RUSSELL
Of Steelvllle. Republican nominee for Con
gresst In the Sixteenth Missouri District.
of St. Jpseph. James'GIIIe.spie of Memphis
and H. H. Mitchell of Clinton, secretary of
tho Misrouri Republican Editorial Associa
tion. Accommodations Store Than Ample,
Jefferson City Is provlrg its hospitality in
more ways than one. The arriving visitors l
are being treated in rpyal style. A base
ball game this afternoon between the Ne
vada and JeHerson City teams wras patrpn
izedl)y a large number of the local enthusi
asts, each of whom made sure that no out
. Continued on l'sge Three.
1 I- iiMWA'.H-LJijki'
IIII1S WHO WERE DKOWN'ED.
Robert Regan, aged 1C, No. 1716
s Papln street.
Eddie Flynn. agd 17, No. 1712 s
s Papin street.
Peter Larkln, aged 1"., No. 1712
s Papin street.
Alphonse Kerns, aged 16. No. 1222
South Fourth street. t
A great thronsr of men and boys Im
mediately began a search for the bodies,
among them the father of, ouug Kerns.
Mr, Krrns 's a Lker a! a 1222 South
Fourth stre.t .'nj uus at home when in
formed of the fate of his boy. He im
mediately started for the ycene. wlOi
ncnrr-ly n wr.rl to ui grlcf-rtrlcken
.Muny 'of jhe excursionists remained at
Fern Glen after tne excursion train left:"
some are there yet. They had sad faces'
ns they rasse.! through the midway at
Union Station last nisht. the same that
were smiling when they .passed in the op
posite direction a short time before.
Fern Glen Is on the Missouri Pacific Rail
way, fifteen miles wnst ot St. Louis, where
excursions are often held by the Turners
and other St.- Lou,is societies'. The Meramec
River yesterday added a. page to her his
tor, which will eclipse all others for hor
ror. The stream Is comidcred almost as dan
gerous as the Mississippi at some points,
and Fern Glen is one of the points.
The body of youn? Larkln will be turned'
over to his family this morning. The.
searchers hope to find the other three to-
day. and many boats and skflled oarsmea
will enlist in the search.
THE SUN RISES THIS .MORNING AT
4:Jj AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:28.
THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING AT
' For Mlourl Fair and -rrnrraer
Monday. Tuesday showers la Trent!
fair In east. I
For Illinois Fair Monday and Tnes
ay. For Arkansas-Fair and -warmer
Mondny; probably showers and cooler
For Eastern Texas Fair Mondayi
warmer In north. Tuesday fair.
1. Expert Parkcs Is Not a Bond Expert.
Rock Island Officials Assemble for Con
ference. 2. Congress Has Ignored Policy of McKto.
ley and Roosevelt.
3. Railroad News.
Building Playgrounds for Tenement
I. Hard to Pick the Race Track Winners.
Race Entries for To-Day.
Browns Defeat Athletics.
Cardinals Lose to Cincinnati.
5. Nineteen-lnning Game at Chicago.
Cholera Ravaginc the' Philippines.
Will Be Graduated at an Early Age.
Corn Beef .Hash tho Administration's
At the Summer Gardens. i
Coronation Reflections by a Humorist.
Panama Grows in Favor With tha But
T. Remarkable Rise in Realty Values.
English Grow Jealous ot America.
General Koraatsu to Visit St. Louis,
8. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
9. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
East Side News.
10. Sermons and Services at the Churches.
Trouble Expected at Union Hill. N. J.
Expert Parkes Not a Bond Expert.
11. Grains Close Lower on Cessation ot
12. Stumbled Against Her Father's Body.
Crawfish Hunting Forbidden in Park. .
Better Zinc and Lead MaTket. T
Car Demolished Jroa Fenc.
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