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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. JUNE 24, 3902.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
Yesterday's tank clearings were J3.309.378,
balances JS34.M3. Local discount rates were
Arm between 5 and C per cent. Domestic
oxchange was quoted as follows: New York,
20c premium bid, 30c premium asked; Chi
cago, 10c premium bid, 33c premium a'ked;
Cincinnati, Louisville and New Orleans, par
bid, lie premium asked.
Wheat closed higher at 71UC bid July; 78
73c No. 2 red. Corn dosed higher at 2$c
bid July; G32G3HC No. 2 mixed. Oats cloned
at 32vc bid July: C4Sc No. 2 Northern.
The local market for spot cotton was
quiet and unchanged.
LOCAL, AND SUBURBAN.
Members of the Board of Public Improve
ments are inclined to favor positive action
against street railway companies in regard
to power brakes.
The Mississippi River Commission began
Its session, and representatives of twenty
three districts were heard from regardng
tho .work needed.
The formal opening of the vacation play
grounds and schools will be next Monday.
Director of'Works Taylor has arranged a
plan to spare the forest sottlngs of historic
buildings on the wooded plateau.
Protestor J. B. Johnson, dean of the Col
lege of Engineering of the University cf
Wisconsin, and former member of the facul
ty or Washington University, was killed la
a runaway fit Pier Cove, Mich.
The class of 19ij2 of the St. Louis Univer-'
sity. comprising twenty-three students, was
graduated at the Century Theater.
Edward .Mortimer. 77 years old. and El
mer Newell. 16. died suddenly, the cause
assigned being insufficient mastication of
An unidentified oung woman die at the
Baptist Sanltar,um from carbolic at Id poisoning.
Thomas and Harry Howe were killed and
four other persons seriously injured by the
explosion of & portable engine attached to
a wheat thrasher on the Rowe farm, near
Mount Vernon, Ind.
W. J. Bryan makes public a statement of
his reasons for not attending the dinner of
the Tllden Club in New York, In which he
asserts that there Is no such thing as har
mony between ex-PrcFldent Cleveland and
The charred body of Arch Buckner.
pierced by three bullet holes, was found
near Rock Bridge, Boone County, Mo., and
tha authorities are looking for Davo Grant,
who was last seen In his company.
The Populist State Convention of Kansas
will meet at Topeka to-day to complete
the fusion ticket, a part of which was nom
inated by the Democrats af Wichita re
cently. A Brooklyn girl is rrightened to death by
Nebraska Democrats and Populists will
assemble to-day In State Convention. They
want to nominate W. J. Bryan for Gov
ernor. Tho Executive Committee of the striking
dyers' helpers at Paterson is authorized to
settle differences on the best terms obtain
able from the employers.
lira. Jan9 Tappan, on trial for the murder
of Mrs. Adams In Massachusetts, Is ad
judged Insane and is committed to the
Taunton Insane Asylum for life.
Mayor Holdcn of Zanesville, O., is forci
bly ejected from a police court of that city
by order of the Judge.
Kerens wins a preliminary victory by the
selection of Editor McJimsey for temporary
chairman of the Republican State Conven
tion, which meets at Jefferson City to
day. A search of the ruins of the St. James
Hotel at Dallas. Tex., revealed the fact
that no lives were lost In the collapse of
the building early yesterday morning.
In a Hit whlcc occurred at a picnic, fol
lowing: a funeral at Auburn, 111., four
Slavs were slashed with knives.
Alexander G. Cochran, general solicitor
cf the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Is said to
be a candidate for the seat on the Federal
bench now occupied by Judge Caldwell.
Wctelaw Held, special envoy of the United
States to the conoratlon of King Edward,
begins a busy week at London.
lord Kitchener starts for England, after
receiving an ovation at Cape Town.
Chili has broached the matter of a friend
ly alliance to her former enemy, Argentine,
with which country peace negotiations are
A duel Is reported having been fought be
tween Lieutenant Bartles of the German
"Legation, and Colonel von Gilmer, military
commandant. In Mexico, in which the lat
ter was killed and the former seriously
The funeral of King Albert of. Saxony Is
attended by Emperor William of Germany
and Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria.
A party of wealthy Americana will be
masts of the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba,
on. coronation day.
Winners at the Fair Grounds" yesterday
were Lurallghter. Herodes, Loone, Mynheer,
Lou Ann and Edgardo.
Harvard and Yale crews at Gale's Ferry
have completed their heavy training and
only light work will be done until the races
take place. "
Philadelphia Tommy, Ryan knocked out
George Block In the seventh round of their
bout last night.
'" The first round of The Republic cup golf
tournament is played at the Field Club
Kid McFadden of San Francisco is
knocked out In London by an English pu
Eillst C. W. McCulIough, a one-legged oars
man, will row In the. Creve Coeur Lake
' Toung Corbett will reach this city this
Cherbourg, June 23. Arrived: Barbarossa,
Gibraltar, June 13. Arrived: Lohn from
Plymouth, June 23. Arrived: Keller Wll
hehn der Grosse. New York.
Cherbourg. June 22. Sailed: Steamer
Grosser Kurfurst. New York;
Gibraltar. June 22. Sailed: Steamer Hol
tenxollern. New York.
Cherbourg, June 23. Arrived: Steamer
Kaiser Wllhelm der Orosse, New York, via
Plymouth, for Bremen, and proceeded.
Suex. June 23. Sailed: Steamer Kalzow,
Seattle and Tacoma, via Yokohama, Shang
hai. Hong-Kong. etc, for 'London.
New York. June 2S.Arrlved: Steamer
Klnsale, June 24, 3:05 a. m. Passed: Com
monwealth, Boston, for Queenstown and
C XV. Grove.
This name' must appear on every box of the
genuine-Laxative Bromo-Quinlne Tablets,
the remedy that cures a cold In one day. 23c
YOUTHFUL COUPLE ARRESTED.
Harry Bruemleve and Annie Leahy
Found by Police.
Harry Bruemleve of No. 2755 Shenandoah
avenue, and Annie Leahy of No. 3006 North
Market street, who disappeared a week
ago after the former's mother had taken a
marriage license away from him, were
found yesterday afternoon In a roomlnx
houv at No. 1400 Chvjteau avenue by Spec
ial Otticer O'Hearn. Bruemleve was taken
to tho Four Courts and Miss Leahy sent to
the City Hospital, under the supposition
that she had'had taken morphine.
At the city institution the physicians stat
ed that she had not taken poison and later
on a permit from Chief of Police tKiely she
was allowed to go to her home at No. 3006
North Market street.
A week ago the young couple took out a
marriage license and were to have been
married at the bride's home, but the bride
groom dl dnot appear and It was learned
ihat Ids mother had destroyed the certi
ficate. Bruemleve is 17 a ndMlss Leahy
Will he tiald for the recovery of tbevbody of
AV.honse Kern, who was drowned in the
Merme; River at Fern Glen about 5:50
o'clo:k Sunday Afternoon,' June 22. Commu
nicate with Chas. Kern, 1022 South Fourtn
LONDON The Lloyd's medal for meri
torious service has been presented to
Captain Freeman of the British steamer
Roddam. as' a recognition of his action in
gallantly taking his -vessel from St, Pierre,
MartinQue. on May 8.
a v at lopeka btate Convention m Nebraska lo-Uay.
Reading from left to right: Former Representative Blair of Hickory County, Louis-P. Aloe of St. Louis, E. E.
Mc.Tlmsey of Maryville, Representative McKinney of Kansas City, Frank Barrl lgton of St Joieiih.
POPULISTS TO WELO
Convention atTopefca Will Com
plete Ticket and Indorse Se
lections of Democrats.
Topeka. Kas., June 23. The Populist State
Convention will meet in this city to-morrow
to nominate candidates for Supreme Judges,
Lieutenant Governor. Treasurer, Superin
tendent of Insurance, Attorney General and
Congressman at large. The other places on
the State ticket were filled by the Demo
cratic State Convention a month ago.
The Populists are expected to ratify the
selections made by the Democrats, then
nominate the remainder of the ticket. The
two parties hope to effect fusion and jet
not dlKbey the provisions of the law
While there is no doubt that the Populist
Convention to-morrow will declare for fu
sion, there 's every prospect of a lively
fight. There is" quite a sprinkling of straight
out Populists among the delegates, led by
John W. Briedcnthal, former candidate for
Governor, and these will combat to the end
anything that looks like making terms with
the Democrats. The issue will be closely
Senator W. A. Harris will be temporary
chairman of tho convention. He Is satis
factory to both elements of the rarty. Sen
ator Harris h.is not prepared a speech. He
says he has no keynote to sound. He ,1s
here, he says, to look the situation over
preparatory to being a candidate for re
election as Senator.
Hugh Farrelly. chairman of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee, has invited
all tho delegates who sat In the Democratic
convention at Wichita to be In Topeka to
advise with the Democratic State Central
Committee, which meets here und which
bears power delegated by the Wichita con
vention. Mayor Craddock of Kansas CItv. Kas..
the Democratic nominee for Governor, has
opened headquarters and says a tralnload
of "Craddock rooters" will be here from
Wyandotte County to aid him.
The principal interest of the Populist
convention will center in the nomination of
a candidate for State Treasurer, as many
members of the party declare that with a
strong candidate the Republican nominee
can be defeated.
DEMOCRATS OF LEWIS MET.
Connty Convontion Pots Forth Sam
Jeffries' Iloom for Attorney General.
Monticello, Mo., June 23. The Democrats
of Lewis County met in convention here to
day and elected the following delegates to
the various conventions:
au Josepn (R. Hollister. C. W. Bar-
Crouch' B' Bursess' C' V- Lor)ff- c- c- j
Springfield O. C. CUy, F. L. Marchand. '
T. Y. Ammerman, George R. Davis, WI1- j
St. Louis C C. Creasy. G. W. Burnett, N.
M. Henderson. T. E. Raleigh. W. B. Simp
son. The convention was enthusiastic through
out and adopted strong resolutions on State
and national Issues and condemning Mis
souri Republicans for their alliance with
Governor Dockery's administration was
heartily indorsed and Attorney General
Crow commended for his antitrust fight.
Particularly complimentary references were
made In the resolutions to Sam B. Jeffries.
Assistant Attorney General. Secretary of
state uookh cnorts in refuting Republicans'
campa'gn charges were strongly commend
ed. fjinmwKmnn T.lnviTa wnrt In rnmrrwa
was likewise indorsed. Strong Instructions
were given ror jo.in A. ivnott ror Railroad
Commissioner and for Thomas H. Wagner
for chairman of the State Committee. Wal
ter M. Hilbert of thH county was indorsed
for State Committeeman.
The delegates to Springfield are for-Burgess
for Supreme Judge.
Sam B. Jeffries addressed the con-ent!on.
Mr. Jeffries received an enthusiastic reccp
tion when he was escorted to the Diatform '
and Introduced by Editor Barrett ot Canton
as the next Attorney General. His 3peeh
was largely taken up with a severe arraign
ment of the operation of the packers' com
bine. COXVEXTIOX IX PHELPS COUNTT.
Hsnnonr and Enthusiasm at Gather
ing: of Democrats.
Rolla, Mo., June 23. The Democrats -of
Phelps County met in convention at Rolla
to-day and organized by electing J. W.-
Ecanlan chairman and" H. O'. Bland' secre
tary. '' ' !
The convention adopted resolutions In
dorsing the State and county administra
tions and W." J. Stone for United States
'Delegates were selected to, the State Con
vention at St. Joseph as follows; J. . S.
Llvesay, B. H. Rucker and R." H. GoodalL
The delegation was not instructed, but It is
solid for John A. Knott and Major Tom
The delegates to the Springfield Judicial
Convention are: J. B, Harrison, J. W.
Scanlan and O. G. Strobach. They, were
not. Instructed, but they are for Sherwood
and Burgess. The.delegat'es"to the S.U Louis"
convention arer Colonel J. L.' BosketUf.Kcn
Lenox 'and. Matt Cairns, all of whom -are
for Valle Reyburn.
The convention was enthusiastically, in.
favor of and Indorsed J. S. Livesay of
Phelps County, for State Committeeman
from the Sixteenth District. The conven
tion evidenced that the Democracy of
Phelps "County Is united.
Judicial Convention in Thirty-First.
Hartville. Mo.. June 23. The Democrats
Judicial Convention of the new Thirty-first
District will be held at Forsyth. Taney
County. August 5. The only candidate , for
the nomination is the Incumbent, Judge G.
W. Thomberry. who was appointed br Gov
ernor Dockery after the new district was
created by the last General Assembly.
Call for Christian County Convention.
' Hertville. Mo.. June 23. Chairman J. M.
Williams has Issued a call for the Demo
crats of Christian County to meet In dele
gate convention at Ozark July 5 and elect
delegates to the State conventions at St. '
Joseph. July 22, and Springfield. July 8.
Township delegates to the County Conven-
tion at Ozark will Lc elected next Satur-
AND POPULISTS MEET
Want W. J. Bryan to Be Candidate
for Governor, but lie Has So
Grand Island. Neb.. June 23. Delegates
to the Populist and Democratic State con
ventions, which will be held here to-morrow,
began poifring Into the city this after
noon. More than 1,200 delegates are ac
credited to each convention, am at teast
2,000 ro expected to attend.
Preliminary conferences began as early as
noon to-day and were entered Into with
spirit by the party leaders. The question
uppermost in the minds of the great ma
jority of delegates is whether or not fusion
can be accomplished, and a candidate se
lected to head the ticket that will be satis
factory to all factions. To-night many Pop
ulists and Democrats, who aro considered
authority, professed to believe that there
will be little opposition. They call atten
tion to the fact that only one delegation
that from Cass County has openly de
clared opposition to fusion, as ugalnst a
very great number sent here under In
structions to do everything possible to se
cure a combination ot forces.
It is still the unanimous opiulon that lfW.
J. Bryan will accept the nomination for Gov
ernor, which he ha3 ro far refused to consid
er, there will be little to do but divide the
rest of the ticket The Populists say that the
rcnomination of Congressman Stark to-day
will have a demoralizing Influence If Bryan
is not nominated, as the Populists counted
on stark to carry tne btate ticket tnrougn
fusion. The minor ollces are attracting I
little attention, although there is a large
number of prospective candidates for thosa I
POPULISTS ARE FOR BRYAN.
Douglas County Democrats Favor
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out.) iu tor wovernor.
Omaha, Neb., June 23. The Douglas
County delegations to the Grand Island
conventions left to-night, each 127 strong.
The Democrats go with an avowed inter.
tion of suprortlng former Attorney General
Smyth for the head of the ticket, while the
Populists are a unit in favor of Dominat
ing William J. Bryan.
Mr Smyth and his friends, headed by
Richard L. Metcalfe, preceded the delega
tions and were on the ground early in the
day. They profess to have 400 vote- for
bmytn, nailing from Douglas and near
by counties, and it is given out that their
second choice will be Victor Vlfquain.
Lieutenant Colonel In Bryan's regiment
J during the Spanish-American War. The
Tr,Tiiieta ,-,?,! v,- tti. -c irT...n.u
Instructed to support Bryan "to the end!
COVETIOX AT MT. VERXOX TO-DAT
Jefferson County Republicans Select-
ed Delegates at Precinct .Mectlnca
Mount Vernon, HI., June 23. The Repub
licans held mass conventions in Jefferson
County this afternoon to select delegates
to the convention to-morrow to nominate
candidates for County Judge, Treasurer,
Clerk. Sher'ff and Superintendent of Schools.
The faction, led by Postmaster S. H. Wat
son and that by Morris braracrson had quite
a spirited contest for control of the commit
tee to be selected at to-morrow's meeting.
Watson claims 17 and Emmerson 14. The
fight in Mount Vernon Township was C to 2
in favor of Emmerson.
I1I5XTOX COUTY DEMOCRATS MEET.
Delegates Selected to St. Joseph nnd
Warsaw, Mo., June 23. The Democrats of
Benton County, in convention here, to-day
selected delegates to the State and Judicial
conventions. Indorsed William J. Stone for
United States Senator, W. W. Graves for
supreme uouri juage ana passed resolutions
urging the retention of Emmett Newton as
State Committeeman. W. C Bronaugh was
aiso Indorsed for Railroad Commissioner.
Tho delegates to the State Convention are
H. L. Hackler, Doctor Bradley and J. H.
Savage. To the Judicial Convention the
delegates are: P. R. Wray, W. L. Morgan
and E. L. Rhodes.
Ilnrk-Dovriiey Contest llrnrlnjr.
Pana. III., June 23. The contest between
H J. Burk and T. J. Downey for the nomi
nation on the Democratic ticket for County
Clerk will be heard by a board composed of
the County Clerk, State Attorney nnd
County Judge to-morrow.
' ' Piles .Cured Without the Knife.
ItchlEc.c IKlzd. Bleeding or Protruding rile.
Voor drctelst UI rcruna your money It PAZO
OINTJ1E.NT alls to cure you. SO cenu.
MISS TOPPAN IS
. ADJUDGED INSANE
Trial, of Nurse on Charge of Mur
der Is Brief Doctor Says
She Admitted Guilt.
Barnstable. Mass., June 23. Miss Jane
Tappan. a nurse, was found ""not guilty by
reason of Insanity" of the murde'r by poison
ing of Mrs. Mary Glbbs of Cataumet on Au
gust 12, 1901, before a special sitting of tho
j Superior Court here to-day. The time cc
I cupicd in the trial was scarcely six hours.
IMiss Tappan was ordered committed to
Taunton Insane Asylum for life. She will
I be taken there to-morrow.
KeyesporL III., June '23. Mr. Harry E
Muiu..ii and Miss Mary Kershner of
Kejesport were united In marriage Ijst
evening, the Reverend Mr, Smith officiating
They will reside' near this place.
KERENS POWER IS INSTALLED;
McJIMSEY WILL BE CHAIRMAN.
Continued From Pace One.
way, is the Postmaster at Maiden, will not
have to bear the expense of his congression
al canvass, and that he will make the rec
ommendation for post offices in the Four
teenth District. Kinsolving's disappearance
lost the temoorary chairmanship for Akins.
When the vote was taken McJimey re
ceived 19 votes and Congressman Bartholdt
IS. A tio would havo given Mr. Akin" the
Denunciations ot Klnsolvlng arc common
talk with the friends of Aklns to-night.
It is represented that the tactics which
were emplojed In putting oil Klnsolvlng
aro characteristic of the lobby Influences In
control of the Republican organization.
Immediately after the conening of the
State Committee, three members Henry
Lamm of Sednlia, J. C. KUkaddon of Clay
ton and Doctor D. C. Clements of Macon
were appointed to determine tho order of
business. Their report, which was adopted,
lecommended that a temporary chairman
of tho convention be chosen by secret bal
lot, a majority of those present to elect;
that the temporary secretary and two as
sistants be elected by viva voce vote; that
Chairman Akins select the temporary scr-geaiits-at-armsv
and that the commttteo de
termine the powers to be given to contested
delegations in the temporary organization.
The adoption of the secret ballot for the
election of a temporary convention chair
man was a distinct victory for Kerens, as
this, in a measure, protected certain sup
posed friends of Aklns who had flunked to
tnfl xatlonal Committeeman.
mkTEEN WHO VOTED
" K' rtvnmAiT
Ftm : CAADlDArL.
It Is said that those who voted for Mc-
Jlmsey were Louis P. Aloe, M. C Starkloff
" L"i Alt of St. Louis; Walter B.
Dickey and P. S. Brown. Jr., of Kansas
City; Theo. LaCaff of Nevada, Charles D.
Morris of Trenton, Grant R. McCulIough
of Milan, Doctor M. M. Campbell of Albany,
W. J. Wightman of Bethany, E. M. Blrks
of St. Joseph. Doctor J. P. Porth of Jeffer
son City. Robert T. Stlckney of Carthage,
Henry Lamm of Sedalia. Sam W. Jurden of
Kansas City, Ralph O. Stauber of St. Jo
seph. R. C. Martin of Kansas City, Thomas
M. Allen of Cassville and W. C. Hawkins
Charles D. Morris of Trenton put Mc
Jimsey in nomination, and Ben F. Russell
of Steelvllle nominated Congressman
It is said that Mr. Bartholdt announced
that he did not care for the honor, but that
as Mr. Akins had helped him In the past he
thought It his duty to stand with the State
chairman at the present time. He expressed
surprise at the unprepardness of the friends
There was no fight on the naming of the
other temporary 'officers. A. F. Schrlner.
secretary of the State Committee, was
chosen temporary secretary of the conven
tion, with L. E. Senneker of Bowers Mill
and Charles E. Reese of Humansvllle as as
sistants. When the question of seating the St. j
.louis uciegation came up speeches were
made by Schwelckardt, Aloe. Droste and
Lamm In favor of the delegations having
the credentials of the Election Commission
ers. Henry Lamm thought that any dele
gation which could get credentials under
the Nestltt law deserved to be seated. He
did not know that the primary law of St.
Louis Is entirely separate from the so-called
QUICKLY DISPOSED OF.
Ben F. Russell argued from Reed's and
Robert's rules of order that contested dele
gations should have no voice in the tem
porary organization. The Kerens faction
quickly silenced this objection by moving
that the six wards, which were carried by
Kerens in the primary, be given seats in
tho convention, and that the Credentials
In the top row, reading from left to right are: John Weber, Herman Pla ntbold, Bartlt Freihant, Henry Dnst
John Beady, Carl H. Albcrs. Lower row: Henry Oldeg, Clarence Schneider, Lo uls Otteaad, John E. Schllchter, Anthony
The jnmimnwqame TrfU :taia jSie e to-day In the Dramatic Hall.
City Opens This Morning Populists to Mee
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6 .t. ... . .. t . .
E I ("Lin") MORSE
Of Kxcelsior Spring".
Committee should determine whether they
ihould rtmain there.
The same action was taken on the St.
JOfwph contests, tne Stauber-Illttlnger dels
gates being seated. The Remley delegation
of Boone County was seated. The delega
tions from Adair and Cedar counties will
not be t,eatl until the Credentials Com
mittee of the convention takes action on
it was also decided that each member of
the State Committee should havo live tick
ets of admission to th gallery. The other
tickets will be given to residents of Jeffer
son City by the local committee. The State
Committee adjourned shortly after 6
KERENS WAVr.S SO
I.NDOUSEMENT OF HITCHCOCK.
The friends of Colonel Kerens are feeling
jubilant over the day's work. Their next
fight Is to secure control of the Committee
on Resolutions. They will allow an Indorse
ment of Roosevelt to go Into the platform,
but claim that they do not care for an
expression of confidence in Kerens unless
the convention decides to ludcrse Secretary
of the Interior a A. Hitchcock. They are
workini; for his retirement from the Cabinet
and wish to prevent any appreciation of his
work by the State Convention. Of course
they will try to smother the fight for a
senatorial nomination. H. H. Mitchell,
secretary of the Editorial Association, re
ceived a telegram to-day from Charles Par
sons of St. Louis, saying that the best men
In the party wished the convention to nomi
"If this is done." the telegram is said to
iave read. 'The liberal men of the party will
see that funds are not lacking for the
IIOAST THE LOIIKV.
An open meeting ot the Republican Edi
torial Association was held this morning in
the Senate Chamber. It was attended by
only a few editors, perhaps twenty-five.
Addresses were made by Hen F. Russell of
Steehllle and M. V. Oustin of Salem, on
the "Discrepancies." E. C. Urokmeyer
brought forth some honest applause by his
summary of the present conditions in the
"The conference In the Missouri I'acinc
oflice," he said, "is an agreement by which
the party cannot abide. It makes no dlf-
ferece how much we denounce the lobby In
the platform, unless we can show the peo
ple that we are In good faith by nominating
a senatorial candidate they will buy that we
are liars. They will have" no right to be
lieve our protestations of Innocence. They
would be fools, if they did."
' Captain Posegato ot St. Louis replied and
said that it was poor party poJcy. He did
not get any sign of appreciation from the
assembled editors, who are beginning to see
tho position in which they are placed. Only
those editors who have been made Post
masters aro lined up with the Kerens fac
tions on the proposition. Captain l'osegate,
it Is said, ia an applicant for a Federal Job
and has given his papers to Congressman
Burtholdt. The Soutn Side Congressman
can be depended upon to let Captain Pose
gato seek help from Kerens.
CAUCUSES OX COMMITTEES
WILL HE HELD TO-DAY.
Nearly all of the Congressional District
caucuses to select nominamion lor the va
rious convention committees and State com
mitteemen will be held to-morrow. Both fac
tions are claiming control of the Creden
tials Committee, it is poSilole tnat Akins
will control the committeemen trom the
Fir3t, Fourth, Fitth, Seventh. Eighth.
Eleventh and Fourteenth aistriets, a total of
seven. Kerens cidlms tne other nine, though
thtro Is some doubt about the Third, Thir
tennth and sixteenth ulstricts.
LMitor .McJimsey nas been beaten In his
own county for Stale Committeeman. Sam
O'Fallon of Holt County will probably suc
State Senator C. W. Clarke of Kansas
City, who has been chosen for State Com-mltteem-n-at-Iarge,
by a caucus of Kansas
City delegates, will be fought for the honor
by Walter S. Dickey. Dunn and Nlei,
friends of Akins, will probably go Into the
State Committee from the Fifth District.
It is claimed by the friends of Dickey that
he put up the money far Clarke's contest
two ears ago, and that the Senator has
James U. White of Brookfield seems to
be in the lead for Superintendent of
Schools. M. W. Gustin of Salem. Barney
Fraucnthal and Joseph E. King of St. Louis.
W. S. Crane of Carthage and W. H. Bish
op of Kansas City are making a close race
SS. PETER AND PAUL'S
A group of Kerms supporters. Keatnixr from left to right: Major J. I.
Rittinper of St. Joseph, Frank BarriiiRt on of St. Jo.-nph, Norman I,. Florsheim
of St. Louis ami Ralph Stauber of St. J oseph.
for the Railroad Commissionership. Ker
ens is said to bo supporting Crane.
P. E. BURTON.
COCHRAN AFTER A JUDGESHIP.
Interest of General Solicitor in Re
publican Polities Explained.
Jefferson City, Mo., June 23. A story Is
going the rounds of the politicians who are
attending the Republican State Convention
that one plau!bie explanation of the activ
ity of Gneral Solicitor Alexander G. Coch
ran in the councils of the Republican party
Is the candidacy of Mr. Cochran for tne
seat on the Federal bench now occupied by
By the law. Jud:e Caldwell's service as a
Federal Judge will end in November, lie
Leing eligible for retirement at that time.
Attorney Cochran Is sa'd to be willing to
accept the honors of a Fi-deral judgeship,
wishing thereby to close his legal career.
Mr. Cochran attended the Kansas Repub
lican State Convention, and is said to have
written .the plank In Its platform which In
censed President Roosevelt in such flatter
ing terms. The story of his authorship came
out when the Democrats In Kansas began to
quota the phraseology of that declaration,
and reminded the politicians that it did not
When that convention was held. Senator
Burton of Kansas was asked to indorse a
man other than Mr. Cochran for a succes
sor to Judge Caldwell.
Senator Burton is said to have told the
applicant that he had indorsed Mr. Coch
ran, who was an active candidate for the
Frank Hagcrman of Kansas City. Is said
to lo the authority for this story, claim
ing that there is no secret about the mat
ter among the lawyers who are friends of
That Mr. Cochran considers his chances
good is evident from the fact that he is a
close personal and legal friend ot Attorney
General Knox. Opponents of National
Committeeman Kerens assert that the can
didacy of Mr. Kerens explains many things
in connection with the conference held in
the Missouri office to "hai lomze" the Re
publican factions, it being assumed that
any man who could unite the Missouri Re
publicans would bo worthy of the highest
favoro from the President. If the defeat
of a Democratic candidate for United
States Senator could be accomplished,
nothing would be too good for the man or
men who brought it about. Whatever the
underlying motive of the Missouri Pacific
attorneys, 'the politicians assert that Mr.
Cochran is an avowed candidate for Judge
Caldwell's place on the Federal bench.
TO IMPROVE THIRD BAPTIST.
Building Committee Reports on
Remodeling of Church.
The annual meeting of the Advisor" Board
of the Third Baptist Church. Grand and
Washington avenues, took place last night.
The meeting was presided over by A. D.
Brown. The principal matter of Import
ance that came up was the report ot the
The chairman stated that the committee
had consulted architects in regard to havlnz
the building remodeled to allow for addition
al seats aid it had been learned that this
would cost in the neighborhood or 52.oi.
The board decided to lay tne matter over
till spring, wncn It was argued, that tho
church would be in a better financial con
dition. XEGno DROWXED IX RIVER narry
Jones, a negro roustabout, who lived at
Sixteenth and Morgan streets, was drowned
in the river at the foot of Olive street yes
terday mdrning. He attempted to step from
a wharfboat to the steamer City of Provl
denco. which was lying near by. but he
failed to leap far enough and Ml Into the
wnter. A watchman heard the splash, but
before help could reach him the negro had
sunk out of sight. His body was not re
covered. HIGH SCHOOL.
Oil W00QE0 PLATEAU
Railway Tracks to Be Carried on
Trestles Fortv Feet
Monticello. tho home of Thomas Jeffer
son; the Cabildo at New Orleans, where
tho transfer of the Louisiana Territory
was made; Burns's cottage and Stirling
Castle. Bcauvolr. the home of Jefferson
Davis, and the Temple of Fraternity, will
all be erected in the forest of the wooded,
plateau at the World's Fair.
Not a tree will be cut from the rustio
surroundings of these historic structures
as they will be reproduced. Woodlind path
ways will wind from one place or interest
to another scene of memory-evoking en
chantment. This is the dictum of Director
of Works Taylor, and to insure a perfect
vernal setting for thee pleasine features
of the Exposition, he has orderel that tho
railways which will enter that pirt of the
site from the south shall be t irrii&l on
high trestles over the trees.
Masses ot piling will carry the freight
trains over the forest. As much as 2.100
feet of trestle, in five sections, the longest
TOO feet, begin immediately north ot the
southern fence of the site. The pilc-Jrivers
commenced their work yesterday, oorae of
the trestle work will be forty IiMt high.
Grading In tho forest would have ruined the
The trestle work will preserve the nat
ural surtace of the ground, and when the
construction period is o.er, the removal of
the trestles will leave the park in its orig
The main line of the Missouri Pacific and,
Frisco construction spurs has been laid out
with special reference to avoiding tht trees.
The tracks will rr.uh tho lower level of
the Exposition site by a grade of 2 per cent
or less throughout its length. The line of
rn.iri hfis hepp o carefullv chosen that It is
I impossible, except on the closest scrutiny,
I to determine from the location of tha
trccy where It will run.
All of the upper wooded plateau, except
that portion occupied by the Government
building and Art Palace, will be keDt in its
natural state, preserving the glsantic trees
and the present contour of the ground. The
little rivulets which drain thli district will
be preserved. Only where Exposition road
was cros" will bridges be constructed and
flight grading done.
COSIMISSIO.YER SMITH RETl'RXS.
World" I"iHr Honorary Eutoy to .Ie
pint AxureH (Jovernment Exhibit.
J. E. Smith. Honorary. Commissioner for
the World's Fair to Japan, has returned
from a tlirie months' visit to tho land of
the Mikado, where he was received with
distinction. Mr. Smith accomplished tho
mission which he was delegated to perform,
interesting the Japanese Government in tha
He spent much of his time at Tokio, Yo
kohama and other principal cities of tho
Island Kingdom. Audiences were had with
various commercial bodies of the Empite.
The news of the postponement of the Fair
had reached Japan before his departure,
and he observed the effect it hud on tho "
Government and the leading merchants.
The postponement placed the Fair out ot
competition with the proposed international
exposition which Japan intends to hold at
Osaka in 1S03. It is now quite certain. Mr.
Smith said, that the great Japanese exhibit
to be made at that exposition will be trans
ferred to the World's Fair with the official
sancUon ot the Government. He said prep
arations for the reception of Commissioner
General Barrett were being made on a lav
ish scale at the time of his taking tho
steamer for home.
ADVERTISE BY CAR.
I.enrr Dnllna Julj- 1 to Vllt
Ei cry Point In State.
An advertising car to be used by the
Texas World's Fair Commission to traverso
the Lono Star Stato in the interest of tho
Texas exhibit at the Exposition will leavo
Dallas on its tour on July 1. The trip will
take about three months, during which timo
all points In the State that may be reached
by rail will be visited.
The advertising corps of tin Texas Com
mission will take along various stereoptl
con slides to advertise the exhibit which tha
Texans will make. The car will bo In
charge of Louis J. Wortman Secretary of
Uie Commission and general manager of tho
I.Ient. Cnrilen Exploiting; the Fair.
Lieutenant Godfrey L. Carden. superin
tendent of the arsenal tool section of tho
machinery department of the Exposition,
made an Illustrated address before tho na
tional convention of the American Hard
ware Manufacturers' Association last week
at Atlantic City. The leading papers of
New York. Philadelphia and other Eastern
cities commented favorably on the talk.
Pine Bluff. Ark.. June 21. Mis LMIe Er
win and Mr. Jack Currie of Monticello. wero
married here yesterday at the home of the
bride's sister. The Reve-end Charles W.
Daniel ot the Baptist Cht-rch officiated.
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