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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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WORLD
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P( In St. Lonls. One Cent.
PTfip J Ontslde St. Louis, Two Cents.
-E J- Ij JCi On Trains, Three Cent.
ST. LOUIS, MO., SATURDAY. MARCH 7
1903.
NINETY-FIFTH .YEAR.
GRAND MARSHAL OF DEDICATION
PARADE STARTS FOR ST. LOUS.
COMMITTEES COUNSEL
OBEDIENCE TO LAW
WAGONER IS URGED
FOR POSTMASTERSHIP
VEST DISCUSSES CONGRESS
AND THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
Says the Republicans Have Irritated the Trusts, but Not Curbed
Them, and That the Combines Prefer the Republican Party to
the Democratic Believes That the United States Architec
tural Bureau Should Be Reformed.
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Statement Issued to WabaaH
Lodges Urging Compliance
With Judge Adams's Order.
Friends Declare That He Has a
Fair Chance to Succeed
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.Wagoner's Standing Is Said to Be
Good "With the Administration
Charles F. Joy's Position.
Friends of George C It. Wagoner are ac
tively urging his candidacy for the Ft- Louis
posrtmaster&hlp, maintaining that his stand
ing with the administration warrants recog
nition, in view or his race against Butler
for the congressional election and his sub
Sl sequent aggressiveness In the contest pro-
ceedings.
Information from Washington Is to the
effect that no decision hag yet been reached
by the President, but It la believed that
the case Is nearing i final settlement, and It
Is expected that the nomination will be
tent to the Senate Monday.
Wagoner's friends declare his chances for
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GEORGE C. R. WAGONER.
Who may succeed Postmaster Baumhoff.
success are good for the reason, they think.
that BaumholT will not be reappointed and
that Mr. Wagoner's most formidable eppo
jient, Charles F. Joy. Is not particularly
anxious for the position. Thej argue .that
he has frequently -expressed J desire to.
llVS In 'Washington. Mia tnai no nas oeeu
considered only as a receptive candidate.
They also Intimate that some foreign com
mission might be mere acceptable to Mr.
Joy.
Mr. Wagoner's business Interests have so
long been Identified with St. Louis that it
is thought he would be loathe to accept any
appointment which would necessitate his
removal from St. Louis.
Dispatches from Washington say that
Commissioner Foulke's report is said to be
somewhat adverse to Mr. Baumhcff. but
no official statement could be obtained on
this point. Mr. Baumhoff Is in Washington
with his brother. George Baumhoff, and
they appear to be confident that tho
charges have been disproved In a manner
satisfactory to the administration.
LEADING TOPICS
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
6:26 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 5:55.
THE MOON SETS TO-MORROW MORN
ING AT 2Z1.
GRAIN CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-MAT
WHEAT 70&JC BID; MAT CORN 4Uio BID.
CHICAGO MAT WHEAT 7Cc ASKED;
MAT CORN 41Hc BID.
WEATHER. IMMCATIOXS.
For St. LoaU and Vicinity Fair and
aiodernte Temperature.
For Ml.aonri Fair In west, colder la
east batnrdny. Saniluy fair.
For Illinois Rain Saturday.' Sunday
fair, colder.
For ArkaunnswUain. followed by
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fair and colder Saturday. Sunday fair.
For Last Tcxom I'air and colder sat
rday. Sunday fair.
For Woit Triiu-Fnir in went, rain
In east Saturday; colder in northwest.
Sunday fnlrj colder in cast and south.
Page.
1. Vest Discusses Congress.
2. Missouri Legislature.
3. Ryan Will Pay Less Than 23 Per Cent.
How All AVomen May Rival Venus.
Dun's and Bradstrect's Weekly Reviews.
4. Crowd Hissed Judge's Decision.
Gentlemen Riders Organize.
B. East Side .News.
Legal Giants Will Try Big Case Here.
C. Editorial.
Decide on Awards for School Work.
7. Books for the Week.
8. Mayor Conveys to Assembly Special
Bond Election BUI.
Bunlick's Slayer Likely to Go Free.
Robbed by Man He Employed.
9. Women Build Social Settlement.
Church News and Anrouncements.
Slender Girls Needed as Telephone Op
erators. 10. Gorman Again Leads Democrats.
Intercollegiate Contests.
11. Of Interest to Women.
Robbers Give Toast to Victim. .
12. Republic "Want" Ads. ''
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
13. Rooms for Rent Ads. -
11. Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Grain Values Rally at Close of Session.
Bear Sentiment Prevails in Chicago.
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15. Local Stocks Rally.
Stocks Unsettled In New Tork.
Weekly Bank Statement.
16. EscapcTjf O'Reilly Charged to Deputies.
Sells Inheritance for Paltry Sum.
Bullet Struck Baby Brother.
Etriklr-r Features of Importation.
As to the trusts, they have been irritated, but not enraged, by
the legislation of this session; and they would rather have the Re
publican party, with the legislation enacted within the last few
months, than the Democratic party on any terniB. Extract from
Vest's interview.
The Republic Bureau. I
Hth Ft. and Pfnn.lanla Ave.
Washington. March t Former Senator
Vest now can view public questions as a
private citizen for the first time in fortv
three years. Ho drove alrout the city for
a while to-day and seemed to enjoy the
final relief from official cares.
Tor more than twoscore years Mr. Vest
his not until to-day been entirely free from
tho cares of office In some form or othor.
He began public life In ISOOas a Democratic
Elector, was elected to tho Hou--e of Rep
resentatives of the Missouri Lgislatt:r In
the same year; was in public life until the
close of the war: then wa. a candidate for
the nomination for Governor, but beaten by
Phelps, and then began his four terms of
distinguished sen-Ice in the United States
Senate. '
OPINION ON CONGRESS.
When asked his opinion of the work of
the Congress just closed. Mr. Vest said that
much depended upon the point of view.
This Congress." said he, "pastel some
very Important bills and failed" to para some
very Important ones. It has spent a good
deal of money and especially for the Dis
trict of Columbia. It has been the most
liberal Congress toward this district since
I have been In the Senate.
"I do not complain of the amount they
have appropriated for the public buildings'
In this district, but unless the system is
changed which has prevailed in the past
as to the Government buildings in Washing
ton and elsewhere, a large part of what Is
authorized by law will be wasted.
"There must be some radical change In
the office of Architect of the Treasury In
order to remedy present evils. You can
not expect first-class work, and especially
first-class architecture, unless you pay a
first-cliss price to the public architect.
"We are paying now to the head of the
architectural bureau of the Treasury a less
amount annually than Is paid every day to
architects in the great cities for designing
a single building; and It seems to take
longer every year to finish the construction
of public buildings, and especially In Wash
ington. "The city Post Office here is an example
of what I say. and the alterations to the
White House and construction of the new
office for the President are condemned on'
all sides. The plans for the city Post Office
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FINANCIAL GIANTS
FOR MASTERY IN
Popular Interest Focused on Sully and Price, but Behind the Men in
the Limelight Is Arrayed Great Silent Forces Which Have Pre
cipitated One of the Most Spectacular Fights in the History
of the Cotton Exchange.
republic special.
New Tork. March C Bears at the Cotton
Exchange had another inning to-day. Helped
in the stock market and with general uncer
tainty In financial circles.lhey began to ham
mer prices at the opening, and before mid
day had succeeded In carrying quotations
back to within 2 or 3 points of yesterday's
level.
The courage of the bulls waned as the
day wore on. At the opening evorythlni
looked favorable for a further advance In
prices. Rains in tho South, higher Liver
pool prices and an Increased short Interest
all operated In favor of the market.
This started May at 9.S7c, or 5 points over
last night and about 23 points over the low
record of the break. At once selling, orders
began to make their appearance, and slow
ly the market ga-e way. First there was a
decline of 1 or 2 points, then a rally.
But as operator after operator received
selling orders and the bull clique failed to
support th market, prices crumbled rap
Idly, May crathlng through 9.80c, 9.7Sc, 9.70c
to 9.C3c before the decline halted.
At this point bull leaders made their
first demonstration of the day, sending bro
kers Into the pit and buying May back
to 9.73c. During the early part of the after
noon bull buying carried May to 9.77c, but
selling orders were again encountered and
May worked down to 'J.Kc at the close.
All operations closed at about the lonest
prices of the day. There was a. stream of
cotton all day, and uncertainty over the
ability of the clique to hold the market left
the situation as feverish as at any time this
eek.
SULLT'S STATEMENT.
Mr. Sully stood on the platform surround
ing the pit as usual this morning. 11 v ap
peared as unconcerned as when the market
was advancing, but he took no part in the
buIng and selling. In answer tu a ques
tion as to whether he had changed Ms
Ideas on the cotton market. Mr. Sully said:
"As far as my Judgment of the market Is
concerned. It is confined to the position of
cotton, and not to fluctuations In futures.
Whether cotton will be higher or lower to
morrow Is something that seems to me to
be utterly beyond the ability of any one to
forecast.
"But as to the value of cotton, even the
humblest of us may be permitted to express
an opinion. I have been on the floor reg
ularly since the drought last summer, and
my opinion has never changed. That opin
ion is based upon the big business being
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS
PRESIDENTS
Washington, March 6. In again sending to the Senate the nomination of the negro,
W. D. Crura, to be Collector of the Port of Charleston, S. C. the President has thrown
down a challenge which tho Democrats axe not slow In picking up.
Senator Tillman announces positively 'that the Crum nominaUon never will come to
a vote In the Senate. "I myself," said he, "will tako the contract, ir necessary, to talk
It to death whenever it Is presented, and I shall not lack plenty of assistance."
Tho Democrats In the Senate are much displeased with the President for what they
term his "dictatorial method" of trying to force unwholesome nominaUons down the
throat of the Senate, and they propose to resent it by preventing the confirmation of
any nominations sent mat the present special session of the Senate, confining its busi
ness to consideration of tbo canal and Cuban treaties exclusively.
were drawn by the then Architect of the
Treasury, but I am informed that the al
terations to the White House and construc
tion of the President's office were under the
control of a special architect employed for
that purpose.
PUBLIC ARCHITECT.
"Wo ought to have a public nrrhltect of
such ability and experience that there will
be no necessity for employing anybody out
side of his office. I have served on tho
Public Buildings and Grounds Committee of
the Senate ever since I entered that body,
and I have no doubt that the unsatisfactory
work on the Government buildings through
out the country is to bo attributed to the
fact that the office of Public Architect in
the Treasury needs reform.
"I have advocated such reform from time
to time, but there always has been great
opposition in Congress to Increasing tho
calory of the officer who is the head of tho
Architecture Bureau. I have . no disposi
tion to criticise the present Incumbent, who
is. I have no doubt, a very good officer for
th amount paid him, but the salary Is not
enough."
POLITICAL OUTLOOK.
When asked his views as to the political
outlook, Mr. Vest said:
"The future of the Democratic party de
pends upon the condition of the country In
1904. The Republicans have staked every
thing upon the maintenance of the present
high tariff, and If the present condition of
affairs can be maintained until the fall of
19H the Democrats cannot win. The Re
publicans will ascribe the prosperity which
then may prevail to the Dlngley tariff, and
the majority of the voters never will stop
to analyze the truth of the claim.
"Ail this is outside the question as to
whether the Democrats are to come to
gether in the next presidential campaign.
I do not know what Mr. Bryan will do, and
have no right to speak for him In any way,
but he will certainly appear at the next
Democratic National Convention, and will
be an aggressive factor in whatever is
done."
Mr. Vest added that he would remain In
Washington for the present, and has no
plans for the Immediate future. "I do not
expect to become a cltlzer of St. Louis,"
he said. "I cannot say just how long I
shall remain In Washington, as I have some
private matters to settle, hut I do not ex
pect to reside in St. Louis."
STRUGGLE
COTTON MARKET.
done In tho dry goods lines of this country
and the absence of available cotton of the
betetr grades throughout the South.
"As the Southern holder would not sell
cotton for 9 cents and the mills were urgent
buyers at 9& cents, the planter got 9'.i cents.
He got 9i and 94 cents In the same wav
because thero was not cotton enough In the
market to go around. Of course, we may
be mistaken In the amount of cotton In the
country and in the -value of cotton, but that
will take some weeks to determine, and. as
far as my personal opinion goes, cotton
stands to-day as It did a month ago. The
price is higher, but the supply and demand
is ine same."
GIGANTIC BATTLE.
Not for yearn has the cotton trade been so
aroused by events in the New Tori: mar
ket. Interests-4nv-o!ved Rre said to represent
some of the largest in the cotton business,
and firms rated at many millions of dollars
are long cr short of cotton and directly
Interested In the trend of prices. If rumors
on the floor of the exchange ran be believed,
Sir. Fully and Mr. Price are only figures
around which gossip centers and that some
of the most Important spinning and ship
ping ilims in the country are arrayed on
opposite sides of the market.
New England spinners have made large
profits on manufactured goods during the
present boom In the dry goods business and.
bablng their operations on a moderate sup
ply of cotton, they are plunging heavily In
the future market.
It Is generally known that Mr. Prico and
his friends started out with the idea that
cotton would sell hl;h this season, and that
they accumulated a big line of January cot
ton. During the fall thl line became so
unwieldy that business at the exchange was
practically tied up. For some unexplained
reason this line of January cotton was
thrown on the market, and six weeks ago.
when cotton was &)ic the Price following
turned bears on the market. Mr. Price him
self sent out circulars showing why cot
ton woold dtclln He a pound. Since then
cotton has advanced i',4c, and a new leader
of the bull forces appeared.
Now the bear faction has rallied again.
For years all straggles have been between
bulls and bsars, nut in the present instance
there la considerable feeling and some bit
terness, as one prominent figure finds a new
and equally daring operator taking the lead.
Theodore Price said to-day:
"An exaggerated Importance has been
given to the so-called market leaders dur
ing the recent activity In cotton, which has
obscured the eyes of many traders to the
real facts of the situation. I expect quieter
conditions -for the .Immediate future and
hope that more attention will be paid to the
actual conditions than to the personality of
the leaders."
WILL RESENT
DICTATORIAL METHOD.
Daughter of Texas Merchant
Asks Legal Separation
From Danish
Nobleman.
QUITS STAGE TO MARRY HIM.
Former Sweetheart of Young
Woman Commits Suicide in
Dallas Jniig
SHE IS HERE WITH A FRIEND.
Plaintiff, Who Was Formerly An
nie Lee Rodgers, Is Described
as Only 22 Years Old, and
Beautiful-
Hoping to nvoid notoriety among her
friends at her old home In Dallas, Tex.,
Counters Annie Ijo Rodgcrs Erockenhaus
von Lowenheim came to St. Louis and yes
terday filed a suit for divorce.
Her husband is a Danish nobleman, and
is said to represent a syndicate of St. Louts
capitalists interested In Western lands.
Daughter of a wealthy pioneer merchant
of Dallas, Tex., the Countess, who is only
22 years old and is described as handsome,
refined and accomplished, has had a careor
full of romance and tragedy.
As a girl her beauty and talent as an
amateur actress attracted tho attention of
Eastern managers and resulted In her going
upon the professional stage in New Tork.
There she met Count von Lowenheim. She
quit the stage and married him at Dallas
In 1S97.
The honeymoon trip extended to Den
mark, where the bridegroom's ancestral
estates are said to be among the oldest and
most notable around Copenhagen.
According to advices from Dall3s. the
Countess was at one time engaged to W. F.
Parish, who was charged with having insti
gated the murder of M. Langdon, Parish s
partner in the lumber business. In order to
collect an Insurance policy.
The Countess, then Annie Lee Rodgers,
believed that Parish was Innocent. She
visited him In the jail, where he tried to
commit suicide. He finally accomplished
this by cutting his throat with a piece
from a glass dish, in which she had
brought him some preserve.
ATTORNETS TjECLINETTO
DISCLOSE HER WHEREABOUTS.
Scon after her marriage to tho Count the
latter was sent to jail. Ho was charged
with committing a fraud In land transac
tions. His bride stuck to him, and later
ho established his innocence.
Attorneys for the Countess in the divorce
case, filed yesterday. In the Circuit Court,
state that she Is staying with n friend In
St. Louis, but decline to disclose her
w hereabouts.
She alleges In her petition that defendant
neglected her. and left her for months at
a time, alone, among strangers, without
providing for her support.
He compelled her to pawn her Jewelry,
and took the money and spent It upon him
self. Ho refused to fun.ish her with any
money whatsoever, and she became almost
a physical wreck, she states.
During the last three years he ha lived
most of the time apart from her, and prac
tically deserted her, she alleges. The cou
ple separated finally November 22 last. v
The place of separation is not mentioned
in the petition, but it is understood that
it took place In New Tork. where he !
stopping. She asks for the restoration of
her maiden name, Annie Lee Rodger?.
IS ON VERGE OF
NERVOUS PROSTRATION.
Frank M. E"tes. her attorney, raid she
is almost on the verge of nervous prostra
tion, for fear of the publicity of the divorce.
"She came here," said he. "to secure the
divorce, in order to avoid unpleasant noto
riety among her friends.
"She Is a highly refined and cultured lady
and very handsome. Her husbind Is a real
Count. She was about 17 or IS ears old
wtipn the marri.ice took place.
"I am not at liberty to spak concerning
the case. In lact. i um not laminar wttn
the particulars. These will be brought out
at the trial."
TRAGEDT IS INJTEIUVOVEN
IN CAREER OF COUNTESS.
Dallas, Tex.. March 6. Countess Von
Lowenhlelm, who filed suit for divorce to
day in St. Louis, was born and reareil In
Dalian. Her father, the late W. A. Rodcers.
was one of the pioneer merchants In this
city, after the advent of railroads In the
earlv seventies, beior engaged In the whole
sale hardware trade. He was alo u leader
in Catholic Church circles.
Miss Rodgers-, when a girl, was a conspic
uous ngure in social circles, aim also in
amateur theatricals, where she "developed
considerable histrionic ability and attract
ed the attention of Eastern managers. Sho
went to New Tork, studied for the stags
and took tin the nrofession of an actress.
During the seaons of 1896 and 1S97, bho
visited Texas with New York stock com
panies. Prior to her ptage career. MNs Rok
ers had numerous suitors, among them the
late W. F. Parish, who was a member of
the rich lumber firm of Langdon, Gill and
Parish.
Young M. Langdon a member of the firm,
one night In ISM. was murdered in Dallas
by a negro named John Paris, who crushed
hi" victim's head with a gas pipe.
When captured he confessed to the crime,
stating that he hsd been hired by W. F.
Parish to committ It In order that Parish
might collect a large life insurance.
Farish was placed in the Dallas County
jail. Miss Rodgers. who was engaged to
marry htm, showed the most determined
lovalty and devotion, visiting him in the
jail and supplying him with flowers and
many delicacies.
FORMER SWEETHEART
COMMITTED SUICIDE IN JAIL.
As the case against him grew more des
perate he became determined to commit
suicide. He tried to beatv his brains out
against the walls of his cell. The Jail au
thorities padded the cell and tied the pris
oner's arms.
One day Miss Rodgers brought Parish a
supply of delicacies, among them some
choice preserves on a dainty glass preserve
dish.
Parish broke this dish, and with one of
the pieces cut his throat and bled to death.
Miss Rodgers was one of the chief mourn
ers at the funeral.
On January 14, 159., she married Count
von Lowenhellm. The wedding caused a so
cial sensation In Dallas.
Soon after the wedding the Count was
placed In Jail at Cleburne. Tex., charged
with being connected with extensive land
frauds.
BRIDE STOOD BT
THE COUNT IN JAIL.
His bride stood loyally by him, and when
be had established his innocence she ac
companied him to Denmark, where they
lived for a time in tho ancestral villa near
Copenhagen.
Later they returned to this country, and
lived for a year or more at Houston. They
removed from Texas three or four years
ago, and little has been heard from them
since among their former friends.
Count von Lowenhellm was in Dallas
about two months ago on his way back to
at. Louis from tne aexaa coast nee region,
where he had been to represent a, St. Louis
syndicate orcapitaUstB.
MAJOR GENERAL HENRT C. CORBIN,
Adjutant General of the United States Army, will arrive to-morrow morning to com
plete details of tho World's Fair pageant.
PHILIPPINE EXHIBIT
IS GUARANTEED
War Department and World's Fair
Representatives Reach an
Agreement.
EXPECTED TO COST $700,000.
Secretary Root Would Consent to"
No Display Which Would No"t
Give a Comprehensive Kwnol-
edge of the Islands.
The Republic Bureau,
Kth St and Pennsylvania We.
Washington. March 6 There was an im
portant conference at the War Department
to-day and, although many details remain
to be agreed upon. It i3 practically settled
that a Philippine exhibit will be provided
by the Government even better than that
at first planned.
Those present were Secretary Root,
Colonel C. R. Edwards and Doctor Wilson,
representing the War Department, and
Me'ssrs. Blair, Frank and Walbridge of St.
Louis: A. V. Cockreli, Washington repre
sentative of the Fair, and Chairman Janies
A. Tawney of the House Exposition Com
mittee. The outcome of the conference was tho
making of a protocol, or tentative agree
ment, which will be presented to the local
corporation for approval, and Is expected
to result In an agreement duly signed by
tho World's Talr management and the War
Department.
In general terms, the War Department
Insists on a complete display of the Philip
pine Islands, and to begin the work binds
Itself to pay at least J2j.),0 on the condi
tion that the local corporation pays J1C0,
0U0. The department Insists that this shall
not be the total expenditure. It agrees to
provide further funds, by means of Its own.
if the revenues of the Philippine Islands
lmnrove during the next year. and. thit
falling, to secure the money by appealing
to Congress for an additional appropria
tion. But. if it should be necessary, tnen
the local corporation is to raise an addi
tional sum. possibly S100.C0O, with the un
derstanding that the department will rec
ommend Its reimbursement by Congress.
The spirit actuating Secretary Hoot in the
matter is a positive insistence that a large
exhibit must.be made or none at all, &o
that an accurate idea of the' actual re
sources of these new possessions may be
given to American visitors at ths Fa.r.
The department in reality expects th'at
about J700.000 will be expended eventually in
this work. The first pledge jf tXW.OX) is
all that can he guaranteed at the begin
ning. The qualifying clauses of the l roto
col are aimed to bind both parties to a
more comprehensive display than could be
given for SEO.OW.
HOUSE FAVORS CAPITAL
REMOVAL TO ST. LOUIS.
Kronrk'a Measure lo Talce Seat of
Government Array From JcffrrMon
City It Engrossed.
ItEPUBI.IC ErECHL.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 6. Kronk of
St. Louis this afternoon secured the en
grossment of his resolution providing for
the removal of the capital to St. Louis.
When it came up on the calendar Stamp
fll of Jefferson City was on his feet asking
that the resolution be not engrossed, but
was beaten by a stronjf viva voco vote.
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POPE LEO IS MUCH IMPROVED.
Sits Up All Day and Confers With
Cardinal Rampolla.
Rome, March 6. All the sensational re
ports circulated regarding the health of the
Pope are unfounded. Although his Holiness
is not yet restored to his normal condition,
he is better to-day than he was yesterday,
so much so that he gave his usual audience
to Cardinal Rampolla, and later had a con
ference with the Secretary of State.
Although Pope Leo did not attend the us
ual Lenten sermon preached in the Vatican
trwlnv before the Cardinals and Ttt.hnns hn
Ihas been, sitting up aU day. and his cold has
almost entirely disappeared..-
LEGAL GIANTS WILL
TRY BIG CASE HERE
Litigation Over Great Northern
Railway Merger Transferred to
Federal Court of Appeals.
PIERP0NT MORGAN A WITNESS.
Brilliant Lawyers Will Argue Case
Uefore .fudges Caldwell, San
born and Thayer in Which.
$400,000,000 Is Involved.
One of the most Important cases ever
docketed for trial in the United States will
be heard in the United States Circuit Court
of Appeals In the Federal building in this
city.
The case is that of the United States vs.
the Northern Securities Company, which is
set for trial March IS. It will be tried be
fore Judges Caldwell, Sanborn and Thay
er, and. was transferred from the St. Paul
court as a matter of convenience to the liti
gants and the jurists, two of w horcCald
wcll and Sanborn, live here.
The litigation is brought under the Sher
man antitrust law. and the brightest legal
minds of the country will lj opposed to
each other, while several of the most
prominent figures in the railroad and finan
cial world will appear as witnesses.
Attorney General Knox, It U believed, will
represent the United States In the prosecu
tion, and he will be assisted by able coun
sel from New Tork, Washington1 and Min
nesota. PROMINENT MEN WITNESSES.
The defense will be reprtrsenttd by M. D.
Grover, general counsel for the Great
Northern Railroad: C. W. Bunn. general
counsel of thi Northern Pacific, and Grorge
B. Toung of St. Paul. Among the witness
es expected to be called are J. J. Hill, pres
ident of the Great Northern and the North
ern Securities Company, and J. Pierpont
Morgan, the financial king.
The litigation was Inaugurated by Gov
ernor Van Sant of Minnesota to prevent
the merging of the Great Northern, North
ern Pacific and Burlington lines In Minne
sota. Involved in the litigation are securi
ties amounting to HOO.OCO.OyO.
1 Under the Minnesota law parallel compet
ing lines are prohibited from controlling or
absorbing each other, und when the head of
the Great Northern attempttd to merge
that and the Northern Pacific system, he
discovered this a stumbirfrg block to his
plan. To circumvent this the Northern
Securities Company was organized under
tho laws of New Jersey, November 1. 1901,
with a capital of J100.0u0.000. and, with Hill
as its president, proceeded to acquire the
majority of the stock of the two big rail
way systems.
Of the JIK.OM.COO capital stock of the
Northern Pacific 99 pervcent was acquired
by exchanging 1113 of Northern Securities
stock for J1W of Northern .Pacific common
stock.
Through the exchange of J1S0 In Northern
Securities stock for fWO of Great Northern
common, 73 per cent of the H23,&S0.) of the
capital stock of the latter road was
acquired.
GOVERNOR BRINGS SUIT.
Governor Van Sant Immediately Insti
tuted proceedings through the Attorney
General of Minnesota, against the North
ern Securities Company, to break the
merger. Suit was brought in the United
States Supreme Court, but that court de
cided that It had no Jurisdiction, and the
case was accordingly brought In the United
States Circuit Court, under the Sherman
antitrust law and the Interstate commerce
law.
Under a recent act of Congress an appeal
from the finding of the United States Cir
cuit Court In this case may be prosecuted
direct to the United States Supreme Court
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BLIND GIRL ADDRESSES
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE.
Boston, Mass., March 6. Miss Hel
en Kellar, who, although deaf, dumb
and blind. Is a student at Radcllffa
College, addressed, through an at
tendant, the legislative Committee on
Education to-day In behalf of a bill
for tho relief of the adult blind.
Her message to the committee was
a feeling one. and she urged all post.
Bible aid to her fellow unfortunates.
She said that the blind did not need
the higher education, but did require
help In order to take their places in
the Industrial world.
.
ADVISE AGAINST A STRIKE.
Attorneys Unable to Tell When
the Motion to Dissolve the In
junction Will Re
Made.
In a statement Issued last night to tha
lodges of the Wabash trainmen and firemen
strict obedience to the mandates of Judga
Adams Is counseled by the grievance com
mittees. A general review of the proceeding be
tween President Ramsey and the commit
tees on the day when the writs were served
! given, and It Is also borne upon the mem
bers that a strike at the present Juncture
might be construed as a violation of the
order of the court, and have the effect of
prohibiting the leeal fn. ,!,, .., v
taken to dissolve the injunction.
The statement closes with the Informa
tion that ample fact- will be furnished the
court and sufficient reasons for dissolving
the order, and for this and other reasons, it
Is urged, that the officers and members on
the Watash. as well as elsewhere, resract
the order of the court.
With the statement a copv of Judga
Adams's decree Is sent to the lodges
"We did this." said First Vice Grand Mas
ter Lee. "in order that the men may ha-.e
rnafter ri,a"Ve " f Ur atUtulIe ln 8
th'uVf fre ?ware that on the strength cf
hi, injunction certain arguments are be-
we ue,aSa'ns' Us amons :ne en, and
arguments11" Ben ,0 "e the faIIa
JOINT GRIEVANCE
COMMITTEE'S STATEMENT.
The statement Is as follows:
i.T? ' C" id m'mbers of the nrotherhocd ".
or lacomotlTe Flrmen and BrortThooa of Rail
road Trainmen. Waba.h Railroad ajttrm:
The General Committer, of the B. of L. F. and
B. of R. T. for the above namd ey.tem of rail
way, reccm enrd at St- Lculs March 2. J90X. Tie
vote en tho proposition a. to whether or not the
men)br would rustaln a strike unless a settle
ment .of the ndln grievance satisfactory to
the committee and officer, cf the organization
could be err;t.ed. mi canvaFned and it was
fuund that the wraired majority of each of tho
organization, had voted lnfavor vt suttaiclcc a
strike und.r auch circumstances.
A letter was sent to Prerldent Bamsey, ecra
munlcitinir to him the fact that unlet he re
ceded from his former position en the irrierancei
within a certain time, the members of the or
ganlzartans would quit the service of the com
pany. This letter was answered by Mr. Ramsey,
and hi! requested a statement from the coromlt
teei cf the exact point of difference between
himself and the men. so that If a strike oc
curred he mlcht know the .reason on which 4tha
action was based. About the tlm this state
ment rrs4 tieflifr detlvered'at his ofIre the of
ficer, of the1 erxanUatkuw. and th members of
the committee, were served with .a writ of tn
Junctka issued by Judr;. C B. Adams of tho
United States Court for the Eastirn District of
Missouri.
it will be setn by the writ that, to bare sanc
tioned a strike under the circumstances, nt'sbt
have len construed a violation of the order of
the court. The order cf the court, had a strike
betn declared, might also have been construed
as prohibiting the prosecution cf the same on thif
Dart cf the c.rganIzatlon or any of Its representa
tives. The writ of injunction was granted upon
a bill of complaint filed by the Wabash Railroad
Company, alleging an unlawful and malicious
ocnspliacy on the part cf the organisations and
other allegations equally unfounded and untrue.
We lire taking the necessary legal step, to
protect our rights, and we believe we can fur
nish tha court ample facts and sufficient reasons
for aratlng the onlt-r. Until this ha been
dona. the, organizations will respect the order
of the court. We advise our officers and mem
bers. n3t only on the Wabash .yatem. but edsa
where to do likewise. Fraternally.
Joint FrotrctUeBoanl. B. of I F.. by Charles
A. Lov ton. chairman.
General Grievance Committee. B. of R. T.. by
J. B. Courtney, chairman.
Approved:
John J. Ilannahan. grand master B. of L. F.
W. O. Lee. first lice grand master. U. of L. IT.
PREPARING PETITION
FOR MOTION'S DISMISSAL.
The attorneys for the trainmen and fire
men are busily engaged In preparing tha
petltloa on which the motion for a dismis
sal will be based.
It was hoped that the motion could be)
made, but the attorneys stated last night
that they could not say definitely when they
would be ready, as there Ls still consider
able work to be done.
"Everything at present Is ln the hand
of our attorneys," said Mr. Lee last night.
"I hoj.-e that they will be able to make a
move to-morrow, but I frankly confess that
I do not see how they can. They have had
several stenographers hard at work almost
ever since they have beea herp, but I un
derstand that there is much more to ba
done.
Thli talk of other roads joining us is)
fcollsh" continued Mr. Lee; "the only way
that could arise would be ln a road assist
ing a road on which a strike is declared, by
sending men to fill the strikers' places.
"In that case it Is probable the grand
masters would notify the lodges of the as
sisting road that this was being done and
order a. poll for a strike.
"However, we are going to fight this out
with the Wabash only."
R0WB0AT FOR AN AMBULANCE
Fred Kruse Brought Sick Wife and
Child Seven Miles Upstream.
Fred Kruse, a fisherman living in a house
boat oiposite Carondelet, rowed seven rall&n
against the swollen tide of the Mississippi
Thursday afternoon ln a skiff to bring his
sick wife and 18-months-old child to St.
Louis for treatment.
The wife and child lay snugly bundled up
against the fog and drizzle ln the bottom
of the boat during the long and dangerous
ride up the river.
After more than three hours' Incessant
work Kruse landed at the Wash street
wharf und notified e. policeman of the con
dition of his family. An ambulance con
veyed them to the City Hospital.
Mrs. Kruse is suffering from consump
tion, and the child has bronchitis. Little
hope is held out by the physicians for the
mother, but there is a chance of the child
recovering.
MAY BUILD NEW DALLAS HOTEL
Adolphus Busch, Said to Be Inter
ested in the Project.
REPUnl JC SPECIAL.
Dallas, Tex., March 6. The directors of
the Oriental Hotel, representing a syndicate
of St. Louis capitalists, who own the proper
ty, are to meet In Dallas Monday. Among
those who will be present is E. A. Faust,
J r.j-son-in-law and personal representative
of Mr. Adolphus Busch.
Mr. Fiiust will present tothe meeting the
views of his father-in-law concerning the
Investment of large sums cf money in the
hotel business at Dallas. Those on the "in
side" Intimate that Mr. Buich stands ready
to put up the big end of the finances for oa-
other. hidf-mJUlon 'dollar hotel ,
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