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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
' NINETY-SIXTH YAE.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. TUESDAY, JULY 28. 1903.
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REPUBLIC FOR 1EABIC MMIANB' MIDWEEK BARGAIN
ITS SIXTH VICTIM,
Edwin D. Weiss Succumbs
Wound Inflicted With Toy
1'istol July Fourth.
TWO SUFFER FROM DISEASE.
Hoy's Death Makes XinclyOCine
Known Fatalities From Lock
jaw in the United States
in Less Than Month.
DEATHS FROM THT.1MS
i.m;i; jrijY fogrtii.
Edwin D. Weiss, No. 3m South
Morris Flnklcstcln, No. S3 North s
Michael J. Brcnnan, No. 141G Bid-
Willie Smith. No. 131S Belt avenue. s
Harold Zunnstein, No. 4023 Flad
Clarence Roes. No. 4331 St. Ferdl-
Charles Bottum. No. 3232 North
Charles Burns. No. 2606 Elliot ave-
Snved by Antltrlnnlc Sernrn. s
Rapliael Champagne, No. 1421 Dil-
Ion street. 4
PARTIAL LIST OF
VICTIMS II V CITIES. s
New York 5
St. Louis 6 A
Pennsylvania small towns...
"Water-town. N. Y.
South Norwalk. Conn
Red Bud, HI
Springfield, III .'.
-Kansas .CJty- -.
The. Fourth-of-JuIy toy pistol claimed
another victim, the sixth, when little Ed
win D. Weiss. tho. nnK ..Mia sr- j
, Mrs. Joseph Weiss, of No. 3421 South Comp-
iuu avenue, aiea saturaay evening last from
tetanus, produced on July 4.
The record of toy-pistol fatalities through
out the United States reaches nearly 100,
Chicago supplying fifteen victims. Cleve
land and Pittsburg, eight each; Cincinnati,
six; other towns from Watertown, N. Y., to
Portland. Ore., supplying the remainder.
The little Weiss boy met with his acci
dent about 10 o'clock on the night of the
Fourth, -when, with several children, he
was discharging his pistol and setting off
fireworks In the rear of his father's yard.
Suddenly, the little fellow ran up the
steps to his mother, exclaiming: "Mamma.
I have shot myself with the pistol." Hasty
examination proved that the wad from tho
blank cartridge had entered the little fel
low's hand in the fleshy part. Just below
his thumb. His relatives hurried him to
Doctor Thompson, a near-by phj slcian, who
dressed the wound and bandaged it and
sent the little fellow home, telling his
parents to see that the wound was kept
clean, and that probably he would get along
Apparently, the danger from the wound
had been removed. Ho seemed to progress
all right Until the rvpnlnir nf .TnK. 11 .!,
r ho was suddenly taken with convulsions.
.uunur ioeppen, me lamily physician, was
then sought. As soon as he saw the pa
tient, he pronounced the case tetanus. An.
tltctanlo serum was resorted to. Ho was
put to bed. but that night rigidity of the
facial and other muscles set in.
Tho funeral was held from his father's
homo yesterday afternoon.
There aro still two cases of tetanus ex
isting In St. Louis, but after so long a time
it is hoped they will recover.
WARM WEATHER TO CONTINUE.
Low Barometer Adds Discomfort
to Present Heat Spell.
Tho Weather Bureau predicts a continu
ance of the warm wcathpr to-day, with tem
perature about the same as- has prevailed
for tho last three days. A low barometer
has added to the discomfort of this last
heat spell and the same conditions are apt
to prevail for some time. The highest reg
istration yesterday was S3, at 4 o'clock, fall
ing to 90 at 6.
Two heat exhaustion?, Manuclll Albertl of
No. 13 North Levee and Charles Bauer, a
plasterer, of No. 818 South Twenty-second
sjrect, were reported) at the City Hospital.
Neither was serious and both will be sent
Following were the thermometer readings
from 6 a. m. to S p. m. yesterday:
12 m S8
lp. tn S8
2 p. m 92
3 p. m 92
5 p. m 91
6 p. m 90
6 a. m..
8 a. m..
10 a. m..
11 a. m..
FOLK CLUB AT MONTGOMERY.
Citizens Invite Him to Speak There
on August 1.
Montgomery, Mo., July 27. Montgomery
citizens met at the Courthouse last night
and organized "The Montgomery County
Folk Club." .
Former Representative George W. Sec
was elected chairman and James L. Mc
Gulre. secretary. Byj motion the following
committee was appointed to draw up n con
stitution and by-Iawsi K. L. Guf ton, James
w. Bail, Doctor c u. uaviuson. james iu
Appling and John Lotton.
Mr. Folk by a unanimous vote was In
vited to speak here on the evening of Au-
yfc'-vrya1p. A ,- yc
LEE NOW NOT SURE THAT
MATTHEWS OR SOME OTHER
SENATOR RECEIVED BRIBE.
Former Lieutenant Governor Is Suddenly Afllicted With Los of
Memory Defense in the Hoodie Cases at Jefferson City Desir
ous of Trying the St. Louis County Senator First in Order to
Make the Star Witness Show His Hand If They Can liioak
Down His Testimony in This Case They Feel Certain They Will
Have Little Trouble With the Others Dilatory Motions Filed
in Farris, Sullivan and Smith Cases Mrs. Kelley Arrives at
the Missouii Quintal.
NEW GRAND JURY ORDERED TO
BY A STArr CORRESPONDENT.
Jefferson City July 27. Not until every
resource has failed will the defense In the
boodle cases permit the trials of Senators
Farris. Smith and Sullivan to precede that
of Senator Matthews.
The niing of dilulory motions began to
day with demurrers to the Farris and Smith
bribery Indictments and a motion to squash
In the Sullivan attempted bribery indict
ments. Pleas in abatement will follow the
motions already filed. All because it is
said that John A. Lee has changed his story
in the case against Senator Matthews, and
is not certain whether Jt was Matthews or
a Eenator from Northwest Missouri who re
ceived a 11.000 antialum bribe.
Naturally this makes the case against
Matthews the weakest. It Is freely pre
dicted that he will come off with flying
flags If Lee does as It Is said he will now
do. The advantago to the general defence
in thus plajlng for position may easily be
seen. If Lee can bo shown up as so for
getful In the case of one Senator, his en
tire testimony may be discredited.
TO INVESTIGATE LEAKAGE.
Just how the defense learned that Leo
has changed his story is puzzling those
watching the cases here in Jefferson City.
It Is possible that the leakage will be In
vestigated, as. It Is said, that other Infor
mation has come to the hands of interested
parties after disclosures in the St. Louis
Until to-day, the change in Lee's testi
mony was unknown to the general public.
The demurrers to the Farris and Smith
Indictments cover practically the same
grounds. It is claimed that the Indictments
charge no offense under the laws of Mis
souri; fall to chargo the commission of
crime by the defendants; are vague. Indefi
nite and uncertain; arc bad for the reason
alj.it the, attempt 10 charge two offenses,
and are, therefore, bad for duplicity; do
not charge or allege that the defendants
made or entered Into any agreement with
Kelley -with reference to their votes in tho
committee or with reference to their votes
as members of the Senate with reference to
cither of the bills charged In the indict
ments to have been then and there pending;
defendants are not Informed by the indict
ments of the nature or character of the
charges and accusations against them.
The demurrer to the Sullivan indictment
sets forth that the charges in the Indict
ment do not amount to a crime; that thero
is no statute making it a crime to solicit a
bribe, as charged; that the allegations would
not amount to either a misdemeanor or a
felony; that 'the Indictment falls to allege
Representative Duncan's bill was up for
passage In tho Senate.
It dots not appear In the indictment, the
demurrer alleges, what the defendant pro
posed to do for the money he is charged
with proposing and offering to receive as
a bribe, whether it was to vote as a Senator
against tho adoption of the substitute, so
as to prevent it from becoming a law, or
to vote against Its passage if it came up for
It is no crime. It Is asserted, for the de
fendant to secure the votes of two other
members of the Senate to vote against an
enactment of the bill Into a statute law and
to secure the said two others to cast their
ofllcial votes in favor of tho bill.
It is declared that there Is not sufficient
matter alleged to Indicate the crime charged
against the defendant with certainty, or
what he proposed to do was criminal, or
what he solicited money for, or what he
was to do for the money. If his offer were
accepted; nor is It charged in the indict
ment that the acts the defendant proposed
to Whitney Lajton to do and perform in
the premises were crime or constituted a
crime of any kind, either felony or mis
demeanor. It Is also alleged that the facts alleged
and charged against the defendant and
upon which the Indictment is based did
not constitute a crime or violation of law
under the law of England, and all statutes
and acts of Parliament made prior to the
fourth year of the reign of James I is not
Indictable In this State as a common-law
crime; that the Indictment Is bad for du
plicity in that It is attempted therein to
charge the defendant with two separate and
distinct offenses, soliciting a bribe to cast
his vote against the Senate substitute for
House bill No. 1 and to vote against Sen
ate substitute aforesaid and to induce oth
ers so to vote on Fald bills.
ARGUE DEMURRER TO-DAY.
The demurreis will be argued to-morrow-morning
before JudRe Hazel and Attorneys
Morton Jourdan of St. Louis and W. S. Pope
of Jefferson City.
If Jue'ige Hazell does not sustain the de
murrers, the pleas In abatement will be
filed They will attack the Cole County
Grand Jury procedure by setting forth that
the Attorney General and stenographers
had no business in the Gnijd Jury room.
These are new points.
Attorney General Crow was ordered by
Governor Dockery to take charge of the
Cole County Grand Jury Investigation, a
very rare occurrence. The Governor did so
under the general authority of the statutes.
It is not anticipated that Judge Hazell
will sustain the demurrers or pleas in abate
ment. MRS. KELLEY ARRIVES.
Mri. D. J. Kelley, .wife of the antialum
legislative agent, is at the Madison. "I
have nothing to say." she said in reply to
all questions. She takes her meals alone and
is leading a lonely life here.
If she testifies it will be as the recipient
of Lee-Kelley letters. She htayed in the
American Queen office and opened Kelley's
mall. The letters written by Mr. Lee to
Mr. Kelley and now In the hands of At
torney Morton Jourdan were thought to
have been the object of rather a sensational
quest Saturday night. The letters were in
a trunk brought up by Mr. Jourdan, and
when the trunk reached here It bore un
. 'wa jsjsrfSsr ,,(
sfhgt. feSaJrf-Qi flWjtgy
CONTINUE BOODLE INQUIRY.
mistakable evidence of having been tam
pered with. Mr. Jourdan thought for some
tl!7 that tliu trunk had b"en opered and
the letters stolen, as the lock had been In
jured and would not open. It was fouuA.
however, that nothing more valuable than
a boc of cigars had been taken from the
trunk, a'id the letters were Intact.
ANOTHER GRAND JURY.
Judge Hazell Issued a call this morning
for another Grand Jury to investigate
boodllng Sheriff Smith is to have the
jurors "-elected and notified in time to meet
Judge Hazell told the Sheriff to get the
best men possible. "Wo want substantial
men of good judgment," he said, "and if
nnvbody shows a disposition to make sug
gestions about whom you shall summon jou
will immediately report all the facts to this
There were fifteen persons charged with
gaming, or permitting gambling on their
premises, arraigned in tho Circuit Court this
morning. All pleaded guilty and were lined
$23 and costs each. Attention was first
directed against the gamblers last winter
by the Reverend Cravton Brooks, just be
fore the boodle investigation was started.
Tho penalties assessed to-day are con
sidered very light.
A story Is going the rounds about some
letters which Lee had from Kelley. It Is
said that he became so frightened before
the Cole County Grand Jury that he burned
nearly all he had. He sorely misses them
It Is said that no effort will be made to
have a special Jury by cither the State or
defense. The ordinary panel Is considered
above the average. It consists of the follow
E. L. Frlemet, proprietor summer garden;
Joseph Stampfli, undertaker; Adam Ant
weiler. farmer; William Carlln, wood and
coal dealer; Frank Scott, carpenter; George
I Harding, bookkeeper: George J. Yaughan,
furniture dealer: William Bauer, farmer;
Henry Wulfcrt, bartender; George W. Rlg
glns, engineer; Henry Schmidt, grocer; Ben
' J. Fork, farmer; Herman Banning, black
smith; Andrew Popp, farmer; John Bond,
farmer; Joseph Schmidt, farmer; Henry
Wankum, farmer; Rumsey Watts, farmer;
William Campbell, farmer; Edward Bau
man. farmer; William Brondell, farmer;
Amos Carroll, farmer, and F. C. Knccrn
schlld, coal operator.
Joseph Shannon of Kansas City, friend
and assistant of "Colonel" William H.
Phelps, Is here. Senator John F. Morton of
Richmond is also at the Madison, and debo-
j nalr as ever. Lee has said that all but one
I n )er of the Senate Criminal Jurlspru-
! dti.ee Committee of two years ago received
money on the alum-repeal bill. The excep
tion, according to Le, was Dowell of Lewis.
Captain J. W. Tarrls, father of Senator
j Farris; James T. Moore. H. T. Wright, R
I A. Holt and R. D. Walklnsliaw, all of Far
' rls's district, arc here to attend the trials.
Moore Is a Republican and run for Congress
against Dorsey W. Shackleford. He said he
Is here resisting In Farris's defense. Con
gressman Shackleford is also here.
TELEGRAPH MEN SUMMONED.
Senator John Sartorius of St. Louis ar
rived on the midnight train. It is not
known whether he will be a witness. C. L.
Wooio, J. W. Poole and H. O. Bland, all
of Holla, also arrived. They have been sub
poenaed as witnesses for the defense.
G. J. Frankel. division superintendent of
the Western Union Telegraph Company, ar
rived on a subpoena from the defense. G.
E. Paine, occupying a similar position with
the Postal Telegraph Company, Is expected
In the morning.
They will show telegrams sent by Lee. It
is supposed that tho State will tako ad
vantage of their presence to ask for all
telegrams, those from Kelley, as well as
The former Lieutenant Governor was ex
pected to arrive from St. Louis on the mid
night train, but did not come. Attorney
General Crow does not doubt that ho will
appear to testify.
P. E. BURTON.
PREPARED FOR RAPID WORK.
Corps of Stenographers Ketaincd
by the Defense.
Kansas City, Mo.. July 27. Joseph Lar
riber of Kansas City. Kas, departed to
night for Jefferson City with a corpi of
stenographers and apparatus. Larriber has
been engaged by the defense in the boodle
trials at Jefferson City to report the pro
ceedings with the provision that a complete
transcript be furnished each day within one
hour after the adjournment for the day.
Larriber took with him three stenog
raphers, seven graphaphones, four stencil
cutters and mlmeorgraph man.
This is not his first attempt at such ex
pedlton in getting out Important legal trans
cripts. Larriber IntendiPWvIng stenog
raphers take short reports in court, read
ing their notes into a graphophone and then
turning the talking machine over to a sten
cil cutter. When the stencil cutter has
finished a sheet It will go to the mimeo
Larriber at first said he had been retained
by the State to do the work, but one of his
clerk sald'to-nlght that Benator Farris' had
RUSSIAN PAPER CARTOONS J
AMERICA AND NEGROES. ?
St. Petersburg, July 27. The Novoe
Vremya has printed a cartoon s
lepresentlng Uncle Sam driving an
automobile over two negroes, his
right hand wielding a whip and his s
left supporting the Stars and Stripes,
with the mottoes, '.'Freedom" and
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IN FAULKNER TRIAL,
State Introduces All Its Evidence
and Defense Will Have Only
STOCK COUNTS THE $75,000.
Verdict Expected This. Afternoon
in Case Against Former House
of Delegates Member, Who Is
Charged With Perjury.
s JURY I. FAL'LK.NER CASE.
Henry S. Biest. vice president Gle- $
s No. 3301 Shenandoah' avenue.
Henry W. Blankc.j with J. E. M. O
Walker Leaf Tobacco Compan, No. s
411 Washington avenue.
fc Abraham IllocK. commission mer-
chant. No. 1614 Cook avenue.
William Dlscl.crt, Disehert Carriago
and Wagon Company, No. 4GC3 I'age s
4 Julius Donnerlcrg. J Donnerbcrg &
Co, No. 5173 Vet r.oii avenue.
samutl Ij. Kltman. secretary 11. L. t
Ettm.ii! Sponge Company, No. 4129 4
s Russell avenue.
Frank C. Townsend. Townsend
Commission Companj, No. 3WMA La- O
Charles Yierheller. A. Vierhcllcr & v
s Sons, No. 2611 Gravois avenue. s
O Henry Walker. II. Walker FurnI-
turo Comp.inv, No. 3939 Westminster
Jacob P. Well, D. Itaer &. Co., No. A
4237 Washington avenue.
John Raboteau. Rabotcau & Co., 0
No. 3712 Finney avenue. s
Arthur J. Rice, bujer Rice, Stix & s
Co , No 3733 West Pino boulevard. s
The Faulkner case will, probably go to
tho Jury about 1 o'clock; this afternoon. The
State closed at il3 yesterday afternoon.
The defense will have 'only a few charac
Judge Douglas vcslerday morning over
ruled the motion for a change of venue.
The Jury wa3 selee' I Immediately from the
panel of twenty-four veniremen who were
choen last Thursday.
Circuit Attorney Folk madc-thc opening
statement for the prosecution. He stated
that the State expected to prove that Faulk
ner committed perjury when he was culled
beforo tho Grand Jury In January, 1902,
and was questioned about the Suburban
Railway boodle deal.
Mr. Folk stated that witnesses would tes
tify that Faulkner did have knowledge of
the $73,000, which had been deposited in
the safety deposit box of the Lincoln Trust
Company, although he denied It before the
This Is Faulkner's second trial on the
charge of perjury before the Grand Jury.
Last July a jury found him guilty and
fKed his punishment at two j ears' impris
onment in tho Penitentiary. The case was
taken to the Supreme Court and reversed
Deputy Circuit Clerks Louis Holly and
J. Adam Doerr, City Register Patrick Fitz
Glbbon, Secretary of the Council George F.
Mockler and Clerk of the House Joseph N.
Judge were tho first witnesses. Theirs was
documentary evidence as to the election of
Faulkner, the Impaneling of the Grand
Jury, Faulkner's oath of oftico and the ac
tion of the House and Council on the Sub
PHILIP STOCK TESTIFIES.
Thllip Stock, legislative agent for the
Suburban Railway Company, took the wit
ness stand about 2:15 o'clock. He told of
the deal which he made with John K. Mur
rell for the purchase of nineteen votes in
the Housh of Delegates, for which he was
to pay $73,000.
Circuit Attorney Folk then handed to
Stock the safety deposit hot from the Lin
coln Trust Company vaults containing the
"I'll show vou this hot, Mr. Stock," said
Circuit Attorney Folk, "and ask jou to
"Yes, It is the box in which we deposited
the $75,000," answered Stock.
Mr. Folk then drew forth tho money.
"Please count the money for the jury,"
said the Circuit Attorney. '
Stock complied, and after going through
the large bundle of bills, made up of $1,000,
$100 und $30 bi.ls. announced that there
was a total of $75,000.
Three detectives and two Deputy Sheriffs
stood not far from .he witness chair while
Stock was counting tho money and watched
closely all strangers who entered the court
room. On cross-examination Attorney Rowe
'IDId jou ever have any conversation
with Mr. Faulkner?"
"He was not present when you nnd Mr.
Murrell put the money In the box, was he?'
TESTIMONY IS CORROBORATED.
John K. Murrell. the next witness, cor
roborated the testimony of Stock Cs to the
deal they mado for the payment of $75,000
for the passage of the Suburban Railnay
Murrell told how he had been appointed
representative of the combine members to
see tho Suburban's agent and make a deal.
"How were you selected?" asked 31:.
"By a vote of the combine members'
"Wn the defendant. Faulkner, there?"
"What was done regarding the price
which was to be paid for your votes?"
"Some of the members asked for $30,000,
some 60,0CO and others $100,000."
"Who wanted $100,0007" :..r
"Mr. Faulkner." ijiiil2Sl.iI
"This defendant?" ISijs-'J
Murrell, In reply to questions from Cir
cuit Attorney Folk, told of other combine
meetings at which, he said, the Suburban
deal was discussed. He declared that
Faulkner was present at these meetings.
Murrell Identified the safety deposit box
and the money. He said he had one key
and Faulkner the other key to tho box.
The witness said Faulkner was present at
Continued ca Pnse Two.
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CARDINAL Dl PIETRO WOULD
BE ACCEPTABLE POPE TO ALL.
Cardinal Angclo di Pictro, pro-datary of the late Pope, in well-informed Vatican cir
cles is being talked of as a compromise candidate for Pope. In the event that Cardinals
Oreglla, Gotti, Rampoll.i and Serahno Ynnnutelll Is unable to secure the ncces-ary votes.
Should Di Pictro be elected I'olc it is said, lie woulc be the representative of the
Rampolla-Gotti faction and jet would be fairly acceptable to all.
E. S. Itooley & Co. of Xcw York
and William Itasset of Itoston
Forced to the Wall.
SPECIALTIES MOST AFFECTED.
Evansville and Tecrp Haute Drops
01-2 Points Situation Im
proves Toward Clo.-e
of the Session.
New York. Juls 27. In spite or probably
because of two additional failures on the
Stock Exchange E. S. Hooley & Co. of this
city and William Basset of Boston-to-day's
stock market showed very general improve
ment and the situation as a whole was
viewed with more cheerfulness.
The Hooley failure was regarded as an In
evitable sequel to that of W. L. Stow & Co.,
which came last Friday. The failure of Mr.
Basset was wholly unimportant one of the
The market displayed a hesitating tone at
the outset, manv of the railroad blocks
showing fractional declines. Slight im
provement soon followed, but prices fell
oft one to three points in tho active list,
with even greater declines In the spe laities,
as soon as the Hooley failure came out.
Evanrville and Terre Haute, a Hooley
specialty, declined 9',i points and the entire
list reflected considerable confusion.
By the end of the first hour the situation
seemed well In hand and the prices ad
vanced save in a few instances' where
pressure continued to be directed upon cer
The Basset failure, announced at noon,
excited hardly any attention. So far as
could be learned. Mr. Basset had no out
standing contracts in this city.
Further improvement was shown by tho
market In the late session. Even Evansville
and Terre Haute recovered all but a point
of Its early lo"s, Des Moines and Fort
Dodge and the Hooley stock gaining four
While somewhat Irregular at the close,
the list made a number of material net
gains. These include advances of 2 per cent
or more In the active railway, list: Brook
lyn Rapid Transit. 2; Consolidated Gas,
2; Lackawanna, 9 Delaware and Hudson,
4H; Minneapolis and St. Louis common, 3.
ai.d Iowa Central common and preferred, 1
and 2',i points, respectively.
GAINS IN INDUSTRIALS.
A few of the high-class Industrials made
gains, notably the Westlnghouse issues, 5
points; General Electric, 3; United States
Steel common, l'J, and the preferred, UJ.
On the other hand, some other industrials
finished the day with severe declines. Shares
of the Rubber Goods Company nnd the
United States Rubber Company, in which
the firm of Talbot J. Taylor & Co. Is said
to be Interested, sold at better prices.
The assignee of Hooley & Co. would make
no statement for publication and it was
impossible to learn the extent of tho obli
gations. In conservative circles the firm's
linbllltlen are placed at about $3,000,000. It Is
known that Hooley & Co. had offers of help
frcm high quarters, but deemed it advisable
The firm of Hooley & Co. consists of
Edwin S. Hooley, Frank E. Brumley and
Ncrbert Nelnshelmer. They acquired con
trol of Evansville and Terre Haute two
Hooley and W. L. Stow were the doml
rnnt figures in Des Moines and Fort Dodge,
leased to the Rock Island road In 1SS7 for
NEGROES ARE FLEEING SOUTH.
Danville and Evansville Uiots
Scare the Blacks Awa
Evansville, Ind., July 27. Two cars of
negro refugees front DanvIHe, III., and
points along the Illinois Central Railroad
passed through here early tills morning.
Most of the negroes are en route to tne
Gulf States, where they will seek homes.
Hundreds of the negroes who left this city
during the recent riots have not returned.
Several towns In Southern Indiana are frej
from negro Inhabitants for the first time In
LOTS FOR CONCLAVE,
Are Permitted to I'se Four Kooius
Each During Time They Will
I5e Prisoners in A'atican.
MAY LEAVE NEW POPE FREE.
Strong Sentiment in Sacred Col
lege in Favor of Abandoning
Plan to Addiess 2fote
to the Powers.
Rome. July 27. Almost all the Cardinals
of the conclave have now arrived. Their
time to-iny was mainly occupied with a
lencthv meeting of the congregation, which
was notable for the cordiality with whichJcontract covering the routes from Musco-
Cardinal Gibbons was received. After the
meeting the Cardfnals received numerous
visits at their various residences.
The Cardinals to-day again discussed the
advisability of sending a note to the Pow
ers regarding the condition of the Holy Se.
Some of them Insisted on the necessity of
not allowing the occasion to pass without
again protesting against the occupation of
pontifical territory by Italy, thereby show
ing that the papacy is determined to main
tain Its claims unabated.
Others said they thought a note would not
add any force to the many protests of the
same kind alreadv made, while it might In
terfere with the policy which the future
Pope may desire to follow, and added that
the best thing to do was to leave the suc
cessor of Leo XIII entirely free to choose
the course which he may consider best for
tho good of the faithful and the general In
terests of the church.
No decision on the subject was arrived at.
If the Cardinals determine to send the note
It Aill probably be delivered to the diplo
matic body on Thursday.
IRISH CARDINAL ARRIVES.
Cardinal Michael Logue, Archbishop of
Armagh, who, with the exception of Car
dinal Gibbons, will be the only English
speaking Cardinal in the conclave, arrived
to-day from Ireland.
He said that he believed that the succes
sor to Leo would be quickly chosen. In his
case, perhaps, the hope is father to the
thought, as he said he did not look forward
with a great degree of pleasure to being
shut up In the Vatican during the present
hot "weather. '.
Speaking of Cardinal Gibbons, the Irish
Cardinal paid him a glowing tribute, though,
like all the prelates here, he held out no
hepe that the American Cardinal had the
reirotest chance of election.
"Indeed," said Cardinal Logue, "I think
Cardinal Gibbons would be a subject for
commiseration if tho selection should de
volve upon him, for no American would
care to spend the rest of his life confined
within the precincts of the Vatican."
The Irish Cardinal expressed the opinion
that the question of sending a note to the
Powers protesting against the treatment of
the Vatican by the Italian Government
should be left to the next Pope.
To-morrow Cardinal Logue will pay an of
ficial visit to Cardinal Oreglla, and then he
will formally Join the congregation.
ONLY TWO ABSENTEES.
It is now practically certain that all the
Cardinals will be present at tho conclave
except Cardinal Moran, Archbishop of SyiT
ney, who will not reach Rome In time, and
Cardinal Celesla, Archbishop of Palermo,
who Is too 111 to attend.
A proclamation was posted In the streets
of Rome to-night inviting citizens to the
annual commemoration of the death of
King Humbert, which will take the form of
a procession through the streets to the
Early in the morning of July 29, under
the auspices of patriotic and other socle-
j ties, the Italians will visit the tomb of
xiurauen ai ine ranmeon anu decorate it
with flowers. Commemorative exercises at
the capital will follow. For thi3 event King
Victor Emmanuel will return to Rome on
Wednesday. Queen Margherita will arrive
to-morrow. The ecclesiastics view the ap
proaching ceremony with some alarm, be
lieving that the Antlclerlcals mar take ad-
! vantage of the opportunity to make a coun-
ter-demonstratlon against the sympathy ex
hibited all over Italy In connection with
the death of thp Pope.
At to-daj's meeting of the congregation
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- TO BE INVOLVED IN
STAR ROUTE FRAUDS
Government Inspector's Re
port May Expose Fla
grant Violations of
Law in Indian
BIG SCANDAL IS ANTICIPATES,
After Several Weeks of Investiga
tion. Second Assistant Postmas
ter 5cneral"s Assistant IJe
turns to Washington.
WARRANTS MAY BE ISSUED.
Alleged That 100 Mail Koutes
Have Ileen Sublet Illegally and
Thar More Than a Score of
Persons May be Punished.
Muscogee. I. T.. Julv 27.-There is now
being unearthed in Indian Territory one of
the b"ggest star route postal frauds that
has been exposed in a long time. C. E.
MrGlnnis. assistant to the Second Assistart
Postmaster General, has been in the Te
ritory for everal weeks ami left this- city
for Washington last night.
It tins !nce been learnej from the very
bet authorities tint he will cause a stir in
postal circle- when he makes hi3 report.
It will Involve two or three companies in
Missouri and two national banks in the
same State and more than 100 postal routes
There has boon a company there which
has taken over 100 mall contracts In Indian
Territory, all of which have been sublet
contrary to law, the Missouri company get
ting S3 pei cent of the profits and the par
ties with whom they deal there getting 13.
It Is believer that warrants will be issued
for more thin twenty persons In Indian
Territory within ten days, and there will
be several for persons in Missouri, some of
whom have been mixed up in a similar af
fair before. . r
Copies of the contracts btween the M!s
rouri firm and the subcontractors have been
found, and are in the poes!on of the In
spector". The direct reu!t of the discovery
of fraud will be the canceling of the old
gee to Lee; 3Iucogee to; Hall Hill; Lee to
Stone Bluff; Wagoner td Choska; Now eta.
to Choka; thirteen routes running out of
Checotah and thirty-five routes in the
McGinnls says there are more than 100 of
these contract", and in some of them the
persons interested have made a profit of
$120 per month New contracts are to bo
advertised for at once.
It took the Inspector thirteen weeks to
locate the man who was supposed to have
the contracts running out of, Ada In the
Chickavjw Nation, and when he found him
he found a 17-ycar-old boy. This boy is
"aid to hve been recommended by a na
tional bank In Missouri and was supposed
to live in Missouri. He had never" been out
of the Indian Territory.
McGlnnis caused a big stir here. He did
not give up the names of any of the per
sons connected with the frauds, but it has
since been learned that his reports will
recommend the removal of several Post
masters in the smaller offices and one in
one of the largest offices in the Territory
There will also be involved somo of tho
most prominent citizens in Indian Terri
tory and the national banks which cashed
the warrants for the subcontractors.
For St. Louis nnd Vicinity Fair nnd
norm tn-dn: lllit southerly nlnds.
For 3IImioiirl SliovTrm nnd cooler In
west; fair In enst Tuesday. Wednes
day sliotrera; cooler In eaat.
2. Convicts Capt'ire Guards.
Panama Revolt Full of Mystery.
3. Murphy Convicted.
Quality of Milk Greatly Improved.
Files Demand Upon the State.
A. Frank Ricker's Mind Wander.".
Child Refuses to Leave Observattgn
Drunken Youths Mistreat Girls.
New York Builders to Work Without
5. Gay Water Craft for Fair Lagoons.
Sumatra Tobacco Grows on Simpson
Cockrell'a Boom Gaining Strength.
7. Full-Blood Indian Becomes a Priest.
Will Eliminate All Sharp Curves.
S. Easy to Make Money at Delmar.
The Republic Form Chart.
9. Both St. Louis Teams Won'Yesterday.
10. Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth. Marriage and Death Record".
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
12. RherNcws and Personals.
Eat Side News.
St. Lui3 Cotton Market.
13. New York Market Regains Strength.
Transit Has Support.
Grain Active and Strong.
II. Progress Is Rapid In Southern States.
An Odd Exposition Character.
Roosevelt Organizes for the Nast Cam-
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