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ST. LOUIS. MO.. THURSDAY. JULY 10. 1902.
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DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES FOR THE SUPREME BENCH.
Flft-twood Gordon, a Prominent
yomijr Attorney. Fatally Stabs
Hugo G. Doeling in a Fight.
Thf -impi-rt.v 1! I.rtvvo''ii WfiMiliiston avenue .-uui Spruce. Main Mr is ainl tin I.t-vi--. antl Its osliinntcd value Is about
Si.liut.'n.O. Tlu p.'tit:o:i i City CiuiH-il pray for rislit nf-way uluns Main street and tbe Levee and across In
tPKveUns strn- is. acd lakrs '.'p CoatmiTeial siri'-t. tlnw sbuttiiic In tlit" twenty blocks shown In tlie plat.
FOUR PROMOTERS OF THE ST. LOUIS TERMINAL DEPOT COMPANY:
QUARRELED OVER A BILL.
JUDGE GAVON T. BORGESS.
JUDGE GATOS D. BURGESS.
G.ivon D. Burgess rertdes at
Llnneus. Mo. He was born In Macon
County Kentucky. November 5. 1S33.
and removed to Mi'sourl In IKK. He
was elected Circuit Judse In 1S74 and
re-elected In 1SS. and again Jn 1S55.
In JS92 he was elected to the Su-
FOR THE SOLDIERS
Army Board Recommends Radical
Changes in Dress of Of
ficers and Men.
PASSING OF THE BOYS IN BLUE.
If Xew Style Is Adopted the Pres
ent Colors Will Be Worn
Only on Special Oc
casions. The K?public Bureau.
Hth St. an J Pennsylvania Ae.
Washington, July 9. The Armr Uniform
.Board, which hsabeen in jwslon in thlm r
" 2fv tfr vCi-ar-ftl TniTifWrf trAn -Titl. lfn4 I
General Hughes la president. nas submitted
Its report to the Secretary of "Wax. The
board recommends some very radical and
far-reaching changes In the uniforms of
both officers and men of the army.
No lonser ran the American army bs
termed the boys In blue." In the future
they must be called "the men In green."
for the famous and characteristic blue field
uniforms. If the recommendations of the
board are adopted, will be done away Tilth,
except for occasions of semldress. For a
field uniform the board has designed a suit
of a khaki green color not by any means
presenting a beautiful appearance, but con
sidered by army otlicers as moat serviceable.
In the summer and for hot climates this
uniform villi be of light weight and In the
winter and cold climate of heavy material.
The long blue overcoat worn for so many
years by both officers and men will be cast
aside with the blue suits Into the remnant
rile, and a long overcoat of the same
brownish-green color will be substituted.
In the expert opinion of the officers who
constituted the uniform board, the new
color adopted will be most difficult for any
enemy to fee on the Held of battle. Its
wearing qualities, are also superior to the
blue uniforms which have so long charac
terized the American army.
Many changes are also recommended by
the board for full dress uniforms. The
helmet will be abandoned and a cap of the
same shape as worn by Lieutenant Gen
eral Miles will be adopted. This cap Is
modeled after the cap worn by the Italian
army. The shoulder knots are to be great
ly reduced in Eire and made more orna
mental. The sword carried by officers will
In the future be a weapon in every sense
of the word, instead of a toy affair, such
as Is now used.
O'DONNELL HAS RESIGNED.
Public Administrator of Chicago
Yields to Governor's Request.
Springfield. 111., July 9. Governor Yates
received to-day the resignation of P. II.
O'Donnell as Public Administrator of Ccok
County. O'Donnoll's resignation was asked
for several days ago by Governor Yates
because O'Donnell had been Indicted by a
Cook County Grand Jury on a charge of
Jury bribery. In forwarding his resignation
O'Donnell makes no explanation further
than to conclude a formal statement of
resignation with the words: "I resigned. In
effect, a week ago, when I asked the court
not to turn over to me any more busi
ness." Governor Yates, in accepting O'Donnell's
resignation, assures him that It is not be
cause he Is believed to be guilty of the
charges against him. or of the public clamor
for his dismissal. He says:
"The position of Public Administrator
ci (a ten a fiduciary relation and brings the
official Into contact with and charge of sa
cred interests Accordingly the latter must
be confided at all times to hands at all times
absolutely above the breath of suspicion
find free from reproach In any particular
whatever. The Interests of the numberless
widows and orphan heirs and other parties
committed by the laws and the courts to
Public Administrators absolutely demand
the avoidance of every appearance cf evil
by the appointing power."
BELIEVES AURORA GIRL
IS LONG LOST DAUGHTER.
Itlcholns Xatban of Uoboken AV1II j
Adopt Ethel Greencm If He Can- '
not Prove She Wns Kidnaped.
Aurora. IU.. July S. Nicholas Nathan of
Hoboken. X. J who came to Aurora some
weeks also, searching for his Ions lost
daughter, has finally made up his mind that
Ethel Greenua la his daughter Mary, who
was kidnaped twelve years ago at Hoboken.
He believes there Is a possibility that the
child was brought to Aurora and substi
tuted, in some manner, for a child who had
The attorney for Nathan told that ne
thought If It could not be proves that the
girl was kidnaped she would be adopted by
the Nathans .and will then be the sole
SteUess to their Immense wealth.
JUDGE JAMES D. FOX.
4. JCDGE JAMES I). FOX.
Jamo D. Fox lives la Frederlck-
town, is Circuit Judge cf the Twenty-
seventh District. Ho was 00m In
Madison County. Missouri. January
23. 1S4T. He was educated at the St.
Louis University, admitted to the bar
In 1S65. elected Circuit Judge In 1S90.
re-elected In 1SSS. 1S32 and again In
BEST OF FEELING AMONG
DELEGATES AFTER CONVENTION.
Selection of Burgess, Fox and Valliant Will Attract Their Hearty
Support Ticket Regarded as a Very Strong One
Closing Scenes of the Convention.
THREE CANDIDATES ARE CONF
BY A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Springfield. July 9. After ten hours of con
tinuous work the Democratic Convention
adjourned this morning at 7 o'clock, after
having nominated for Supreme Court three
candidates Judge Gavon D. Burgess of Lln
neus and Leroy P. Valllant of St. Louis,
sow sitting on the Court, and Judge James
D. Fox of Fredericktown, x member cf the
Last night's session ot the convention was
without special incident. The Ionic v it'll
was occupied with nominating speeches and
the balloting, which was rather tedious,
owing to the fact that the counties and
wards were called separately. On the Dial
ballot they had the privilege of scat
tering three times their votes atnuug
as many candidates as they chose
to huuor. On the second
tlon, which required five ballots, each
delegate had the privilege of casting !J
votes. With 114 counties and twenty-eight
city wards to hear from, must of the time
between midnight and o'clock ai occu
pied with the calls of the reading clerk.
Good Keeling; l'revnllecl
Iepite the fining wrangles on the floor '
, ., ., ., , , . . , I
of the convention the delegates went home
to-day with the ir.o?t plentiful supply of
good feeling imuslnable. At Oral the con
vention crumbed to be very dull. "The dc-
bate over amendments and minority re- . nlgbt. the roil calls procredrd with a reg
ports," remarked one good Democrat who u:arlty which bespoke ifuod business nieth
took an active part, "was necessary to in- ' oJs ,n handling convention matters. Be
ject the right sort of convention feeling 1 tvt:en the first few ballots, the friends of
Into the delegates. litherle tne procecc- i buB1 ' the weaker candidates, notably
lugs would have dragged along with everj j ththe frum Kansas City and St. Joseph,
one anxious to get ana). As It was. the va- . lr,Ml to secure a reces until some hour
rii'is incident, parliamentary and other- j 'lt? ,n's morning. Kueh attempt was a
wis, served to slve et to the meeting failure. When a roll call wa demanded
which will not lose tneir ilavur fit jmt . " vote was so overwhelmingly against
tune 10 come. ' ) adjournment that it was soon discovered
Judge Durness was nominated on the first j that the "nulller" were makin: more
ballot, as ttlateu in jesterday's KepiUlc. (noise than their numbers Justified. In the
From the Aral ua of tne convention he was j midst of the eall a motion was passed to
considered the strongest candidate, and bis
nomination was conceded by every delegate
who was informed of his airensitu Though
be did not have absolute control of an)
una district, his general popularity was so
evident that bis nomination bespeaks his
excellent, running qualities this talL
The nomination of Judge Fox was only
made certain after live nallots had been
taken en the second nomination. Starting
out with 175 votes, he gained strength on
ever) Dallot, excepting the seconu. The
credit for nis nomination is claimed by the
lit. l.oul3 delegates. During the ba.loting
up to tne firth, St. Louis had vctea almost
tolldiy for Valliant and Snerwood. vhen
nerwooa began to I3se strength and his
tnends saw that there was absolutely no
chance of his nomination, St. Louis tnrew
its strength to i-ox. On the fifth ballot
Fox received 337 votes. Just a few votes
shy of the ZZ6 necessary to a nomination.
On the sixth Fox pulled out with JiS, cap
turing tome of the Davis, Gates and Sher
St. Louis's Attitude.
To James 11. Seibert, the warm personal
friend of Judge Fox, belongs the chief
credit for the nomination of Judge Fox.
lie has worked lndefatigably for him dur
ing the campaign. He started out without
the aid of the so-called administration
forces, but gathered votes when the weakr
men began to lose strength. During his
visit to Springfield Judge Fox has made a
host of friends by his kindly manner and
cheerful countenance. The vote of St. Louis
went to him because the leaders saw that
they would not only be landing a nomina
tion, but they would also be helping one of
the most popular men before the delegates.
The reciprocity of the Fox forces was a
natural consequence, which finally resulted
In the nomination of Judge Valllant.
Though Judge Valllant was plcKcd as a
probable winner, his strength was so scat
tered outside of St. Louis that he had no
trading strength. St. Louis was flghtlns
for Sherwocd, and had few votes to spare.
The remaining vote on the first ballot, wnen
three votes were permitted, was scattered
where it would do the most good. When
two votes were allowed St. Louis had ab
solutely no trading streosth, owirg to its
devotion to Sherwood. Sherwood could not
iTanrwouTd Vet The ' nomination! WhVte
time came to give up Sherwood, the St. I
AMtviAA4 A n IHA t M A Of AM tel .. YV
Louis delegates lost no time In maklnc the
trade with the friends of Judge Fox. At
that, the popularity of Valliant among the
Democrats gave him the victory.
Valllant Nomination Vnnnlmons.
It was thought that he would be nomi
nated en the seventh ballot, after For had
secured second honors. However, only 313
of the necessary 3S5 appeared. When the roll
call on the next ballot began, the St. L?uls
JUDGE LEROY B. VALLIANT.
JCDGE LEnOT n. VALLIAVr.
Leroy B. Valllant of St. Louis was
born at Moulton. Ala.. June 14. 1KB.
and cams to Mlourl from Green-
viUe. Mif. In IS74. He served as
Captain of Company 1. Twenty-sec- O
ond Mississippi Regiment. Confeder-
ate Army; Circuit Judge In St.
Loul from 1SS6 to 1S99. and was
elected Judge of the Supreme Court
IDENT OF VICTORY NEXT FALL
delegates began shouting for the country
delegates to get in the band wagon. When
Buchanan County was reached Doctor C.
It. Woodson of St. Joseph thanked those
who had supported Judge A. M. Woodso.i
and withdrew his name. Gates and Waller
were then the only two opponents of Val
ium. When .Marion County was reached
on the call. Senator Clay Heather withdrew-
the name of Waller, and moved that
the rules be suspended and Judge VallUnC
bn mads tbe unanimous tiouilnee of the
convention. The proposition carried with a
wlioup. Pike County, which bad brrn sup
porting Sherwood and AVoodson. iiad faced
about and assured the nomination of Val
llant. so that Senator Hetlier motion was
considered the quickest way lu doe up
the convention's business.
linllota la Detail.
Following ate the ballots lu detail:
Id. M. 4tij. lib. tin. fin.
Buret vi .
K Ki a: 3 IU-.V
11 lit 211 347 ITS . ...
27 S ill ; -) wittis.
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ivi iioh a it ;; w.tw.
Deletcntrs Were All liusluexa.
If any t of delegates er determined
to get through with their work In the
J" "bJ, U,me' V',0e "tl V"
Judicial Convention could certainly be In-
lu,M ,,. ,hc namb . , T,1I,M,V
buMness was done excedltiou-dv. Fl-ntv of
time was given to the orators to make their
nominating speeches. Beginning at mid-
As dann appeared the delegates were
determined to finish the work cf the con
vention before adjournment. One satis
fied Fox delegate, after the nomination of
his ravorite, moved that the convention
take a recess or two hours. He was imme
diately surrounded by a group of friends,
who asked him fo withdraw his motion. A
8L Louis delegate asked him what he sup
posed they had remained to long for. re
ferring to the votes St. Lou! had given to
Fox. Finally the lone delegate tock the
hint and roll call proceeded.
Considering the fact that they had been
In the convention so long, the delegates
were remarkably active. The men on
guard watched proceedings with Interest,
los'ng not a whit cf their enthusiasm.
The withdrawal of candidates did not
J occur until every hope had vanished. D. D.
uuggms wiinarew the nsme of Judge Sam
uel Davis when Pettis County was reached
on the sixth ballot. Judge Davis was un
fortunate In having- two other candidates
In his district Alexander Graves and Judge
It was 6:15 a. m when Judge Fox was
declared nominated. Ills friends who were
seated on the stage voiced their enthusiasm
In true convention style. The nomination
was made unanimous
Before the roll call on the sixth ballot was
taken Judge William M. Williamson of
Boonville called attention to n provision
of the law whereby nominees for the Su
preme Court must be placed on the ticket
for particular divisions. He moved that
the selection of divisions be left to the
nominees. This was carried unanimously.
After the convention Judges Burgess and
Fox announced that they had chosen Di
vision No. 2. Judge Valllant returned his
present division. No 1.
On the seventh ballot S. W. Dooley of
Butler thanked delegates for their support
of Judge W. W. Graves and withdrew his
came. He had received sixty-three votes
on each of the two previous ballots. When
Greene County was reached Emmet New
ton wffnrtnftor fti h,m. t T.... r, .
and cast the eleven votes of that county !
for Judge Valllant- i
D. H. Harris, before the vote on the sev
enth ballot had been announced, moved that
the thanks of the convention be tendered
to the officers cf the convention and to the
-tWnTin S5SS?& Sk &
!,e?J"f,il,r3wrJt0 " the 1s!t
of the delegate enjoyable. There were
seconds from every part or the hall, and
the motion was carried twice over, so stronc
were the ayes.
It was exactly - o'clock when Chairman
Peers declared the convention adjourned.
The sun was pouring in the open doors and
windows, and, compared with the gray
dawn of two hour before, the adjournment
Continued aB Page Two,
Deceased Was a Confectioner and
Itecrntly Jloved to Columbia
From Kahoka Home in
Columbia. Me.. July 3 nuro G. Doelin?
died Ian night a reult of knife wounds
inflicted by Fleetwood Cordon In a fight
The affair ha caured Intcne excitement
In Columbia, owins to the prominence of
Mr. Gordon, who I" a talented younc at
torney. The flcht crew out of an attempt
on the part cf Gordon to collect a bill
against Doellns. When th bill wa pre
sented word? passed between them, and
Doellng. It Is said, struck Gcrdon. In the
flsht. which followed. Gordon drew a knife
and cut Doellng three times, twloe In the
side and one on the neck. The wounds In
the side penetrated th walls of the abdo
men and were the ones which caused Deal
Gordon was arreeted after the flsht and
Placed under a ta bond. The Coroner's
Inquest was held this morning. After the
verdict Coroner M. P. Parker swore out a
warrant charging Gordon with murder. He
was then rearrested and committed to the
charge of the officers. The preliminary hear
ing wUl be held In the court of Justice J. E.
Boggs Saturday morning.
Mr. Gordon Is a son of Wellington Gordon,
a well-known lawyer In Central Missouri.
Several years ago young Gordon was ap
pointed to a position In connection with the
Paris Exposition by Secretary of War Root.
He is a young man of good character and
Doellng was the proprietor of the Elite
cafe. He came to Columbia In April. 1S01.
He was born In Farmlngton. Ia and be
fore comlntc to Columbia wa engaged In
the confectionary business in KIrksvllle and
The bodv was taken to Iowa this after
noon for burial.
3 .t R
UIltKLKsS TKLEUItAPllV o
ADOPTHD-UV THE SAW.
WashlnKton. July S Wlrels t-!e-
graphic equipment for the entire
navv. including offices at all shore
stations and apparatus on ever)-ship.
U to be Installed as rapidly as pos-
stble. Orders have been l-mied and
are now being carried out at the
New York Navy Yard to fit all ships
In commission for the apparatus by O
4 settlnK up wooderuroasts above the 4
fighting tops, which will carry wires
from jardarra" US feet above the
water line, and poles of similar
4 height have been ordered put In post-
Hon at the New York yard, on the
Navertnk Heights and at N.r-
O folk and Key West. Poles with cross-
arms and wires are already placed In
the Naval Academy grounds at An-
napolls and in the Washington Navy
Yard, and l-etween these two points
In the next week or ten d)s a..
course of Instruction for Petty officer "V
will be put Into effect to provide op-
enttors fjr all the stations ashore
CHARLES BRIGHT IS ACQUITTED
American Tried in London ou
Charge of Coureuling Fuuds.
Loudon. July S The trial of Charles
Bright the civil engineer of Sandusky. O..
-barged with concealing w.W.) In connec
tion with bankruptcy proceedings, ended to
dav and resulted in the attiulttal of Mr.
J. F. Mor-no. who was formerly attach!
to the United States legations at Paris and
at Madrid, and R. G. Fudge, the secretary
of Bright's companies, who were chanced
with being accessories In the alleged con
fpiracy to defraud creditors of Bright,
were also acquitted
THE SUN RISKS THIS MORNING AT
4: AND SETS THIS EVENING AT TT.
THE MOON SETS THIS EVENING AT
AVE ITIIKIt INDICATIONS.
For St. I xi u l nnrt Vlelnlty Shnrrers
nnd thunderstorms, follorreit by rnlr
and cooler rrentlirr.
For Missouri Fair Thursday, et
eept mln nnd cool In southeast. Fri
day, fair; vrnrruer.
1. To Ruild Third Dridge, Depot and Ele
Clpslng of Judicial Convention.
I. Lightning Hit Giant Stack.
Yntrs Crowd Afraid ot Senator Mason.
3. Tlen-Tsln Soon to Be Evacuated.
Texas PlannlnK Excellent Exhibit,
State Commissions Visit Fair Site.
i. East Side News.
New Schedule for Street-Car Service.
5. Camp Wells Taken by Attacking Party.
Corn Bull Clique Plays Waiting Game.
Dlstrow Tried to Assault Prosecutor.
6. The Republic Form Chart.
Racing; at Delmar.
7. Cardinals and Bostons Play Tie Game.
Browns Make Clean Sweep With Tigers.
St. Louis Tourists at Atlantic City.
9. Vatican's Ban on American Princes.
10. Republic Want Advertisements.
Blrtb. Marriage and Death Records.
11.- Rooms For Rent and Real Estate Ad
vertisements. U. Local Stocks Dull. With Steady Prices.
To Make Sureof Profits.
River News and Personals.
13. Summary St. Louis Markets.
"Wet-Weather Scare Boosts Wheat
Rains In Wheat Belt Cause Rise in
11. Insurance Agent Arrived Too Late.
Twenty Thousand at Educators Meet
In C i
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EDWARD r. GOLTFtA.
JAIL AT ST, JOSEPH.
Wreck tlie Rear Wall of tbe Build
ing, but Xone of Them
BOY LEADER 18 YEARS OLD.
luniatfs Hide in Cells While Ex
plosion Occurs aud Avoid In
jury It Is Thought Tlit-v
" Had Outride Help. .
St. Jureuli. SIo.. July S. The m darlnc
and deivrate conspiracy to breufc jail. In- j
vulvins; in the oristn.it u!au the murder. If
necessary, of a purtlon of the insrds and
the sbuctlnx: later of thusc who resisted cs- I
vave. culminated this ufternooa In the djn-
amltlusT of the count ijri.-on. The pUni. I
tbougli carefully lata by a xaus; or sume
forty cflnilnalf. ere frutrat?d. The trader
Is u buy of IS.
(if tlic?- conspirators three were under
rntciier of death fur raurJer. and a ma
jority of the reft to terms of buprlaonrrent
frum tivr vears to life fur crime of various
arts Ttit- ho Iadir Lak Allm ! uti-
dr sentence for six yeais for highway rob-
kplte Aicalnst Slaertff.
The animus for this cold-bluodcd plan wits
Inrll MDlf alflnit hfrlrf Mm. tin Sf.n...!- !
and Ids deputle. and Judte Urnlamln
Castile of the Criminal Court, the lattir
having senlented two brot&frs of tbe leudtr j
to penltentlaty trms. and Io Impoird
ine prrsetu senrenve uon young Allen mm-
srlf tSecause of the number and desperate
character of the lmuafrs of the Jail, an
extra strong KUard way employed.
liverj Hludun In the north and east hide-
of the Courthouse Wat destroyed. A large
section of the Jail wait was so badly da,n-ag-d
that It rom-t be rebuilt.
Sheriff Sprturr. Jt'ler Thomas and Depu
ty Shrrlff Ilryan vvre at d!nn-r in the resi
dence portion of the Jail when the terrldu
explosion occurred. They were thrown
from their chairs by the shock.
Tin three officers, with Deputy Sheriff
Henley, who Is the turnkey, ruhed toward
the wheel from ah'ch entrance Is gained to
the Jail. Other attempts have been made
to blow up the structure and they sur
mised what had happened. It was dlfcov
ered that a hole had been blown clear
through the masonry at the lower edge of
the northwest window, but that the upr
ture was too small to permit egrexs. Tlie
strong steel bars were twisted and lxnt
and rocks and plasfrlns were found scat
tered frum one end, of the corridor to the
AVatruInsr Naved Lives.
The only thing that saved the lives ot the
prisoners was the fact that they had ben
warned of what was comlnp. and had taken
refuge In the clls, which are Inclosed by
walls of sol'd masonry. Independently of the
cuter walls. Itocks the size of a man's
head were torn from the lnIde tier of ma
sonry under the shattered window and
hurled the full length of tbe corridor to
the east end.
The officers profess to have no theory a
to ths manner In which the exp!olve was
brought Into the' Jail, other than that they
are posltlvo It was slipped In from the out
side. In order to accomplish tills. It would
have teen necessary to pry open a steet
screen on the Inside, after the dynamite had
been pased between the bars.
DELIVERY BOY WAS ROBBED.
Robert Jacoby Delivered Package
to Stranger, Who Ran Away.
Robert Jacoby. 10 years old. a delivery boy
1st Robert Ziegler. a clgarmaker at No. lrrt
South Broadway, was robbed cf 500 cigars,
valued at Jll. yesterday morning. He was
dellverlnit the clqars to August Wunsch, a
saloonkeeper at Xo. 1630 South Second
When across the street from the saloon
he was accosted by a man who said he
would deliver the cigars, as Mr. Ziegler
wanted the boy to return to the store at
once. Jacoby gave the man the cigars, and
the latter ran away.
August Flessel of Sturges Park. Mich.,
who Is visiting his sister at No. SS Pine
street, reported to the police of the Central
District that J0 was stolen from his room
While celebrating tbe Fourth of July with
a toy pistol James H. McGreedy. IS years
old, of No. 2CC7 Division street, shot hlm
pelf In the hand. He Is now at the City
Hospital suffering frcm tetanus, and his !
- ml 1 itt linn t Al.
condition Is considered serious.
The boy thought nothing of the accident
until Monday, when It pained him severely.
Yesterday afternoon an ambulance was
summoned and he was taken to the city In
stitution, where the physicians stated that
he was suffering from a sever case or
J C VAN BLARCOM.
WILL BUILD THIRD BRIDGE,
DEPOT AND ELEVATED ROAD.
St. Louis and Eastern Capitalists Ask a Franchise for Uight-of-Way,
Terminal Facilities in the North End and an Elevated Road
to Forest Park Twenty City P.locks Along the River
Front May Re .Condemned Depot Contemplated
Near Twelfth Street and Lucas Avenue.
OUTLAY FOR IMPROVEMENTS
PRIVILEGES ASKED FOR AND PROMISES
MADE IN NEW TERMINAL ORDINANCE. $
The St. I.out? Terminal Depot Company proposes to exp-nl between J19.O30,-
CV) and JU.uM.tM In buttJIllK:
A bridge over the ilILIppI River at Mulianphy street, the franchise for
-nhloh it controls.
An rlevutrtl road from th !ve out Clark avenue to Forest Park.
A pasni.-r dput near Twelfth trt and Lucas vriue- A
Knlght-houaes and yards b-tn
street and thr Levee.
Connecting lines between the Burlington bridge in the North K.-.d and the Iron
Mountain Station at Chouteau avenue.
An elevated road from the 1-cVre up O'Fdllon stret to Tuelflh. and alone
Twelfth to Lucas avenue.
The Incorporators declare the enterprb-e will b" Indeprt.drnt of other corpora
tion?. Tin- company aks of the City Council:
ItHfhts-of-way over about ten mlle-t of city streets. Clark avenue. Main,
O'Fallon. Twrlfth and Commercial strrets and the I-vee.
A franchise for fifty years.
l'rlvllge of operating by either electricity or steam as rnoUve power.
The company offer? to put up CUO.vCu to guarantee that St. Louis will be made
tte basfei of freight rates for ail railroads u-lng the Mulianphy street bridge.
The company 1 composed of St. Louts and Kastern capitalist, who recently
built thi Tennessee Central Kallrcad.
J. C. Van IJtarcom. Kdward F. Goltra. W. K. DoddrlJge. M. M. Stephens and T.
C IX.rrimis are th- Incorporators.
A. corporation cotnposrd of St. Louts an.l
Eastern capilallrts has ben organised for
the purpoe of building a bridge over the
Mi.-s-:?slppl Hivrr tit Mulianphy stret.
Extensive terminals on the rivr front, an
elevated road to Forest I'ark. and a new
drpot near Twelfth street and I.ti.a-. ave
uue are conlrtuplated. Tbe rondrmnatlon
of property valu-l at more than COOO.Ovl
on the river front is Included In the plan.
It It stated by the Incorporators that thi
total inWitnu-nt In the terminal and rle
vated road, aside from tbe cost of the
bridge, would reach tl0.OuO,(U at the outset,
with a polble expenditure of S5.W0.0X)
later on extensions.
The company offers to put up CZO.G00 its a
suaranlee that St. Louis will be made the'reptlng part of the line on Main street lai5
b.i?!s of frelsht rafs by all roads using the i
Mulianphy stwet bridge. It Is .aid that
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now charged on Kads bridge.
The incorporators are; J. c. Van Blarcom.
vice president of the National Bank of
Commerce; Kdward F. Goltra. president of
the American Steel Foundry Company; W.
B. Doddridge, formerly chairman of the
Kxecutiv- Committee of the Terminal Ai
i.ocIatIon: Mayor M. M. Stephens of Eat
St. Louis and T. C Doremus cf New
York City, who has Jun finished building
the Tennessee Central, financed principally
by St. Louis capital. Incorporation papers
were sent to Jefferson City yesterday.
A bill was Introduced yesterday in the
City Council by Mr. Horton to graut exten
sive privileges to the corporation, which Is
styled "The St. Louis Terminal Depot Com
pany." "Our projt all depends upon the action
of the Council." said T. C. Doremus at the
Planters Hotel last night. "It the Coun
cil will grant us the franchises an abun
dance of money will be at hand ready to
put through Immediately the construction
of the Mulianphy street bridge, the fran
chise for which we have secured.
"Depots and terminals, and an elevated
road to Forest Park will also be built with
CORPORATION INDEPENDENT OF
OTI1ER RAILROAD INTERESTS.
Mr. Doremus declared that the corpora
tion was not connected with other railroad
Interests'. He stated that he did not repre
sn J. P. Morgan vr any of the blit pyndl
cates. but was acting fcr certain New Torlc
capitalists who appreciated the great possi
bilities of SL Louts, and who wished to Join
local men of means In pushing this enter
prise, which should be of vast benefit to the
The bill Introduced in the Council seeks
northrn dtv limits to Chouteau avenue:
along Clark avenue, from Main street to
King's Highway boulevard and Into Forest
Park, with continuous right-of-way. on a
route to be selected by the Board of Pub
lic Improvements, westwardly beyond the
.western city Uralts; on O'Fallon street from
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Main street to Twelfth street: on Twelfth
street to Lucas avenue, and privileges at
the foot of Mulianphy street, where the
third bridge will be built.
Title fcr fifty cars. for which time the
franchise would endure. Is sought to city
nrorjertv that would be utilized. To all
property that would be vacated and occu-
pled under the conditions ot tha bill the
WILLIAM E. DODDRIDGE.
MAY REACH SUM 0F$15..000,000.
Washington avenue hnd Spruce street. Mala
company would have full title upon actraV
sltion of abutting property. In considera
tion the compauv agrees to construct tares
viaducts over property that would be va.,
c.tted. W-rk of construction would be be
gun In one year and be finished within flvo
years, with tbe understanding that privi
leges not accepted In the time limitation t
would cease and determine.
KLECTHIC A.U STC4M . .
fftlVII.UtiKS ASKED FOR. '
By this bill the corporation endeavors ta
obtain the privilege of operating cars by;
electric as well as by steam power, though,
l.rg.11 restrictions providing or burial of
wi.e: :n tl.e conduit district would be ap
plicable to all tbe corporation's lines. The
track over Clark avenue would be laid on. J
an elevated structure ftom Main street to J
Vandeventtr avenue. Mrmf nf lh mAA
nouio. ue uuiir oa suriaces or streets.
tne central part or the city. "
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the corporation shall give the city a C60.0 I
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uoou io insure laiintui penormance or tn
rondltlon that "No railroad shall use said
bridge or terminals sand depots and 8tatkaj
without making St. Louis the basis rat efW
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TWENTY CITY BLOCKS fjjjl
MY UK CUNDE.M.NED. -
Twenty city blocks between Washingtoa ,
avenue and Spruce street and Main str4 j
and the Levee may be condemned If tho J
petition or the St. Loui Terminal Depot
Company to the Council for right-of-way la f
granted. The estimated value of the prop-A
erfy Is between JIOW.OM and aOOO.OOO.
That part of the petition affecting' this ,
property asks for right-of-way "on the east
line of Main street and the west Una of
the levee, from Washington avenue to
Spruce street. Including the use of all In- j
tersectlng and intervening streets. This)
means the confiscation of Commercial
street, with two blccks of Vlnce. Locust.
Olive. Pine. Chestnut. Market. Walnut,
Elm and Clark avenues.
OPTIONS ON PROPERTY
HAVE LONG DEEX IN DEMAND.
II. H. Haeussler of the Downtown Realty
Company, which owns several blocks of tha
property In question, said that efforts havu
been made from time to time to secure op
tions on the holdings, but the negotiations
never amounted to anything because taa
owners. In most cases, asked unreasonable
"For years," he said, "It has been thougfct
by the property owners In that part of tho
city that railroads would need the spaeej
No one Is surprised to hear that some roatt
seeks to condemn the ground."
The twenty blocks between Washington
avenue and Spruce street have a frontaga
of about 2,715 feet, property line, on MaM
street, and practically tbe same on tw
Levee and on Commercial street. On 2aJa,
tbe values run from S00 to $690, and on th4
Levee from JtfO to Jt a front foot, Sorao
of the blocks are Improved with handsots)
buildings, and In these Instances the values)
run higher. At the Real Estate Exchaago
yesterday it was stated that the assregat
price would be between 32,009,009 and 3s
Another feature of the petition which in
terested real estate men was the proposal
route nn O'Fallon street from the Levea to
I Twelfth street, and on Twelfth to Lucas-
avenue, stopping; there.
Mr. Doremus of the Terminal Company
admitted that a depot may be bunt at la
corner Indicated, or thereabouts.
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