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"WOIRLID'S 1Q04 PAIR
In St. I.oula. Oar Cent.
ST. LOUIS, MO., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1903.
ntslilr SI. LdDl. Two LfBii.
Oil Trains. Urtt cent.
HOWARD ELLIOTT ELECTED
HEAD OF NORTHERN PACIFIC.
Vice President of tturiinglon Will lie Chief Executive of Great
Grcurr-Ciirrjirij: System Extending From St. 1'arrl to Seattle,
Having 5,172 Miles of Lines.
r holograph by Strauss.
HOWARD EI L.TOTT
Second ii-o president of thr Rjrllngton system, olr-trj president of the Northern
Pacific Railway Compnnj
At a meeting of the Ituard of Directors
of the Northern Pacific Railway Company
yesterday at New York Howard Klllott of
St. Louis, second vice president of the
Burlington Hone, was elected president,
socceedlng to the ptaco made vacant by
the recent resignation or Charles S. Mel
len, Mr. Elliott departed yesterday afternoon
for St. Taul, wlere Ws office -will be In
Before his departure he save out tho
"While I appreciate very fully the com
pliraent paH me by the Northern Paclftc
directors in eJcctlne1 rac president, never
thejesn I feel a sincere regret av lea.viag
the service of the Chicago. Burlington and
"I began work for tho Burlington on
July E. 1W. an 1 liave many warm friends
and associates among the officers, tlie
employes and the business men alone the
line: and the friendships! mean much to
roe. However, as the Northern Pacific h-ts
very eoe business relations with the
Chicago. Burlington and Qulncy. both -it
Billings and St. Taul. I shall still feel a
great Interest In the welfare of the Chi
cago. Burlington and Qulncy and of all
who work for it.
".My duties as an officer of the Chicago.
Burlington and Qulncy have been to help
to conduct and develop the business of
that company In the Mississippi and Mts
i sour! valleys, and as an officer of tho
'v Northern Pacific I shall strive just as
hard to conduct and develop the business
or that company In the North and North
west, with their growing communities and
"There Is a natural commercial Inter
change and Interdependence between the
States in the Mississippi and MIsourl val
leys, and I shall try to do what I can to
promote those relations In my work on the
Northern Pacific road, which is a Brest
property and an important factor In the
business development of the Northwest.
TO RETAIN IIOMB HERE.
"I will continue to make St. Louis my
home Until after the World's Fair, and
have made no plans for moving my fam
ily and residence to St. Paul.
"My duties as president of the Northern
Pacific will make It necessary for roe to
be on the road a creat deal, as I want
to become acquainted with the property
and the men as rapidly as possible. I
shall also have to go to New York morn
or less, so It seems unwise to move ray
home at present: even If mr family were
In BL Paul. I should of necessity be sepa
rated from tbem a. large part of tho time."
Mr. Klllott becomes chief executive of a
vast railway system extending for 5.172
miles west from Minneapolis and St. Paul,
having terminals at Seattle and Tacoma
oc the Pacific Coast, where It Is In close
connection with the great Asiatic line of
While Mr. Elliott's appointment has been
to a certain extent forecasted, many of
his friends will be surprised as well as
delighted to hear of his deserved good for
tune. At the Burlington offices all of the
officials were fairly beaming over Mr. El
liott's promotion, though all expressed re
gret at having him leave the Burllngtm.
Nearly two years ago Mr. Elliott was ap
pointed to his present position with htad
yiuarters In Chicago, and since then has
Anly been able to spend a few days of
each week in St .Louis, though his wife
and family have lived here. He married
Miss Jeanette January of this city, and
lives at No. 19S7 Berllrl avenue.
Mr. Elliott wag born In New Ycrk City
January 6. 1ES0. He Is a. college graduate
and entered railway service with the Btir
, lington in 1SS0 as a rodman in the engin
eering department. Shortly after he was
assistant treasurer of the St. Louis, Keo
kuk and Northwestern rodd, with head
quarters at Keokuk.
Between 1SS5 and 1KO he was general
freight and passenger agent of the above
road, with headquarters In St. Louis. On
the consolidation of the Kansas City. fct
Joseph and Council Bluffs, the Hannibal
and St. Joseph, the Chicago, Burlington
and Kansas City and the St. Louis, Keo
kuk and Northwestern railroads, forming
the Missouri lines of tho Burlington. Mr.
Elliott was appointed general freisht
., agent at St. Louis.
f January L 1895, he was appointed gen
St'tral manager of the Missouri lines, which
pesttlon he held until eighteen months
ago, whn he was elected second vice
president of the Chicago. Burlington ana
Or'ncv Railroad Comsasjr.
Eleven-Year-Old Kenneth Max
well of St. Louis Declares Tliat
Clav Fired First Shot,
St Louis boy. who testified at the
Barnes trial that Clay fired the first
BT A 8TAFF COnnKSPONDENT.
Troy. Mo.. Oct II. Upon the testimony
of H-year-o:d Kenneth Maxwell of St
Louis, supported by that of Mrs. John I
Sullivan of Chicago, formerly employed by
the child's parents, the defense In the
Clarence Barnes killing case confidently
expects a verdict of acquittal on the first
ballot The case will go to the Jury to
morrow. The hoy Kenneth gave the strongest
kind of evidence to-day for tho youthful
prisoner at the bar. When counsel sought
to examine him In the preliminary hear
ing, he became terror-stricken and cried
so bitterly that he was excused. Since
then he has been so well counseled that,
when he took the witness stand to-day,
the child was quite self-possessed and
answered nil questions put to him in so
straightforward and confident a manner
as to arouse the admiration of all In the
He stated positively that Rhodes Clay
fired the first shot in the fatal street duel
at Mexico In July. 1992, Which cost Clay
hls life. At that time Kenneth, with his
parents, was living in Mexico, and he and
Mrs. Sullivan witnessed the shooting be
tween Barnes and Clay.
Kenneth Maxwell now lives at the West
End Hotel in St Louis. His father Is a
member of the firm of Maxwell & Ken
neth, mula dealers.
BOrS STORY OP TUB DUEL.
When under examination by both the
prosecution and defense, the boy's story
was the same. On the day of the killing
Kenneth had driven In a buggy with Miss
Margaret Fitrpatrlck. now Mr. John
Sullivan, to Owertss meat market, a few
doors away from the main entrance of the
Courthoase. The lad had Jumped to tho
sidewalk, he saH. preparatory to giving
an order to the butcher, when Ms atten
tion was attracted to the Post 01006" door.
"I saw Mr. Barnes step out," he said,
"and Mr. Clay came right after him. Mr.
names had gone only a few feet when he
turnST around, facing Mr. Clay, who was
"I did not hear them say anything; I
was Jurt looking."
Attorneys- then aked thtf boy about the
position of the men's hands. He rep'led
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FOOTBALL PLAYER MAY DIE ;
FROM ACCIDENT DURING GAME,
.John Wilhnell, 17 Years Old, Par
alyzed by Injury to
FATHER SAW SON CRUSHED.
An operation was performed at St An
thony's Hospital taM nhjht on John Wilh
nell. son of William W. Wlthiwll of No
3K0 Meramee street, whose spine was In
jured Tuesday afternoon In a football
game lietween St. Louis rnlversity and
Marlon-Sim lental College teams, at
which hi father was a spectator.
Doctor Carson performed the operation
ami he found none of the plates of Wlth
nell's spine we-e fractured, but that there
existed a dislocation of a usually serious
nature. This dislocation was initially re
duced by the SHrceons. and there Is now
a faint h thai the Injured lioy may re
cover. Young WHhnell was quarter hark on
the "varsity." ami was Injured In the last
five minutes of the eccixl half of n game
with the Markm-Sims Dental College
team. The ball was Jut being put Into
play, ami had lieen kicked down the field,
with the Dental CoJkKe line cl-uely fol
The ball came to Wlthnell. and he
leaned forward to pick It up His In
terfcrence. Burr Caldwell, ran up to cut off
one of the Dental Ccllege players, ami
Just as Wlthnell was straightening tip
after catching the ball. Caldwell was
thrown upon him by the Dental College
Wlthnell' neck was twisted sideways
as he fell, and he lsy unconscious on the
field. Doctor William IM'.lon. who was
acting as graduate coach of the 'varsity,
ami Oach Martin E. Delaney ran to
Wllhnell's ae!tance He was taken to
the side lines and restoratives were ad
ministered. When he tried to move It w.s
found that he was paralyzed, ami a car
riage was called by the boy's father.
While the carriage was coming, the play
ers, not knowing how badly their com
rade was Injured, continued to play
The Injured bov was taken to ht home,
and there an examination of his Injur) dis
closed such a gn.ve damage to the base
of the spinal column that an operation wa
adiUed by Doctor Dillon and the conu't
ing physicians, who also adlel his re
moval to the hospital.
CONDITION IS CRITICAL
He admitted that Wlthnell was In a
critical condition and that his chance or
recovery was slight He characterized the
accident as unavoidable, and said that its
gravity was not at first suspected, al
though W ithnell Is of slender build, weigh
ing scarcely IS pounds, while Caldwell,
who fell on him. Is large and heavy.
As to the physical condition of young
Wlthnell. before the accident the physl
sian said that none of the team was in
better condition. Ho la an experienced
player ar.d had filled the position of fuH
back on the 'varsity team lt jear. and
has played football during the last three
or four years. He was a strong, rugged
player and had nver been Injured be
fore. The parents, sister and brother of the
Injured boy waited at the hospital jes
terday afternoon for some word of en
couragement as to his condition, but all
that could be told them was that he was
William W. Wlthnell. the bo's fathr.
was preent at the game and was scarcely
fifty feet from his son when the acci
dent occurred. He was one of the first
to reach his son and help.! carry him
from the fleM when It was found that he
could not go on with the game
Several ntudents of the unlvrsitv called
at the home of their Injured classmate
yesterday to learn his condition. Others
came to the hcpital. and all went away
greatly depressed when they learned that
the accident would probably have a fatal
John Wlthnell Is IT years oM He Is a
student In the commercial college of the
university, and his graduation was set for
this coming spring. He Is a general fa
vorite at the university and generally con
sidered one of the strongest ami bet play
ers on the team.
THE SI'N RISES THIS MORNING AT
C:17 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 5:12.
THE MOON SETS HIS EVENING AT
GRAIN CLOSED- ST. LOPIS-DEC
WHEAT. Kie BID: DEC CORN. 3SHc
BID. CHICAGO-DEC. WHEAT. Wic
BID; DEC. CORN. Ur
I'nr St. I.oaU nml Vicinity Fair
with variable vilndst cooler to
night. For 31Usonrl Fair Thnrsday and
Friday: cooler Thnrsdny.
For Illinois. Arkanaaa, Ent Texas
nd West Texas-Fair Thursday and
2. Would Nominate by Popular Vote.
3. Pittsburg Bark Quits Business.
Samuel M. Kennard Gives Up Trcas-
urcrshlp of Slate Masons.
4. World's Fair Nenp.
Real Estate Transfers.
Order Restored at Waco.
5. Happenings In East SMe Cities and
Committee Named for Hospital Fund.
S. Flintlock Won the Feature at the Fair
The Republic Form Chart.
7. The Funeral of Archbishop Kaln.
To Pay for New Street
St, Loulsans In New York and Chicago.
9. SJnods Conduct Union Service.
View the Smoke Inspector's Work.
10. The Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
U. Bridegroom From St Louis.
13. Pittsburg Bank Failure Felt In Wall
Large Wheat Receipts Dpres Pries
Summary of St. Louis Markets.
It. Blackburn Took- Squash Pie.
Believe 8un Spot Forecast Storm.
St. Louts Bankers Exprers,No Anxiety,
rhleves at Vallu,- Park.
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Quarter Iwcfc of the Kt( Louis I'nlverslty
football team, who la ot expected to re
cover from Injuries sastalned In x prac
tice game Tu-day
WIDOW TO FIGHT
BBWS CUi OH
ILI I Lu I H I Li
Believes He Has No Right to
$50,000 Which, Her Hus
band Wished Him
BRYAN WILL ASK FOR RULING.
If He (Jan Obtain .Money He Snys
lie Will Distribute It Among
Educational and Chari
New Haven. Conn.. Oct It As a climax
of to-day's hearing on the application for
the probating of the will of the late Philo
S. Bennett, accompanying which was a
sealed letter whleh WilHam J. Bryan to
day testified Was a request that he ac
cept I3.0, Judge Stoddard, who repre
sents Mrs. Bennett, declared that If Mr.
Bryan inelrted upon receiving the fund
she would contest the will.
Mr. Bryan In reply said that not 1 cent
of the money would he allow either his
wife or his children to receive unles Mrs.
Bennett were willing.
He however, dees Intend, he said, to ak
the court to decide tho validity of the be
quest, so that In case It ts declared legal,
he can dL'ttlbule the money among educa
tional and charitable Institutions.
At the hearing Mr Bryan introduced a
mas of correspondence between hlm"elf
ami Mr. Rennet:, from the year 18K to
1900. He read several of the letters aloud
In order to show that Mr. Bennett repeat
edly made offers of financial assistance fo
him. On four occasion, according to the
witness. Mr. Bennett sent him money to
aid him, the amount In all aggregating
He relates that In May. K-H Mr. Ben
nett came t Uncotn. Neb., to dtcus the
provision of his will, ami tnW Mr. Bryan
that he wished hlra to accept a lequest of
3T0A. believing that he would need It
A suggestion made by Mr. Bryan at that
litre was to the effect that If Mr. Bennett
so desired, he could embody It In a request
to Mrs. Bennett In n letter to be left with
the will. He further suggest"! that the
money tie lft In trust to Jilmeeir to dis
tribute among educational and philan
thropic Institutions. After Mr. Bennett
returned East he executed his will and
sent a copy to Mr. Bryan of what, he
said, was the letter which be left with
his will for Mrs. Bennett
When Mr. Bryan's statement had been
concluded. Judge Stoddard said that the
will would be contested by Mrs. Bennett.
If Mr. Bryan soilghl to secure the money,
believing that Mr. Bryan hid no equitable
right td It
COOL WEATHER FORECASTED.
Conditions Will Keniain Pleasant
for Another Thirty-Six Hours.
Fair weather with Uwer tempenture by
to-night. Is the forecast of the, Weather
Bureau. Forecaster Bowie says there will
be a continuation of the fair and pleaunt
weather prevailing for another thirty-six
hours at leant
Rain was reported from only two polr.ts
In the United Slates esterday. Cerpus
Chrlstl and Duluth, each receiving a small
rreelpltatton. The temperature has fal'en
In the Lake region, Ohio -Vally and on
the East slope of the Roiky Mountains.
Freezing weather H reported from South
Dakota. Minnesota. Wyoml-g and Utah.
MOTORMAN FROM ST. LOUIS.
Went to Texas to Help Itrenk
Street-Car Strike and Was Shot.
Waco. Tex-, Oct. IlHarry Hays, the
moterman who -jras shot last night by un
known parties. Is slHl alive, but Is not ex
pected to live until daylight.
Hays is a young man who came here
frtim t rmis n week ago. His home Is
In Bridgeport. Conn., and be has relatives
also In California.
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FOR EARLY CLASR
Trying to IIuv WsirMiiiw From
Chile, While" Fighting Admi
ral" Commands Fleet.
RUSSIA CONTINUES BUSY.
Derisive Action May Soon He
Necessary for the Very Exist
ence of Mikado's Empire
Ixindon Hears Disquiet- -ing
Santiago de Chile. Oct II. It is reported
here that the ChHn Government la
treating with Japan for the sale of two
Fifiirri'w: aiimiii.w. aimmiintkii.
Yokohama. Oct. II. The ministerial con
ferences, naval preparations ami notaMy
the appointment of Vice Admiral Texa,
known as a "lighting Admiral." to com
mand the standing squadron, have led to a
rrnewal of the anticipations of trouble.
Some dfcHed development m the crlls
Is expected shortly. The steamship and
railroad companies are reported to have
lieen notified to be In readiness for emer
gencies. IUSMA TII.I. ACTIVE.
Tokto. Oct. SI RuWa.n military activity
on the Korean frontier Is unabated.
The Important newspapers take a
They are Inclined to believe Russia does
not intend to fulfill her reputed promises
and declarations. In which cae It will be
Incumbent on Japan to take decisive steps
for the sake of her very existence.
The Japanese gunboat Chk'kal was to
have wintered at Nleu-Chwang. but this
arrangement has been countermanded.
tandon. Oct. 31. A report was in circu
lation on the Stock Exchange to-day that
the negotiations between Russia and
Japan had lieen broken off. but the For
eign Office otttclals here said they had not
heard anything confirmatory of tho
rumor. This statement was made subse
quent to a visit paid by Baron HayashI to
Foreign Minister Lansdowne this after
noon. The officials of the Foreign Office
added that the report was contrary to tho
general trend of Its Information.
ST. LOUIS AUTOMOBILISTS
ARRIVE IN CHICAGO.
Pierre rhnntean Scolt and Party
Make Qnlck. Trip Despite One
Setback Amusing Incident.
Chicago. III.. Oct. H. Mr. and Mrs.
Pierre f houtecu Scott and Harry S. Tur
ner arrived at the Auditorium Annex at
4 o'clock thin afternoon In an automobile.
They had broken the record between St
I.u!s ami Chicago by a day.
Mr. ami Mrs. Scott left St. Louis on
Monday morning It was 10 o'clock when
Mr. Scott gave the warning "toot" and
the touring car started on Its way.
Springfield was the Immediate destination.
They expected to spend the night thens.
About 5 o'clock in the afternoon they dis
covered that they had lost their way. This
delated them several hours.
They were to be guests of honor at a
dinner party at Springfield and figured on
a dramatic entrance. But Just about sun
down It was discovered that Mr. Turner's
suit ease was missing. The suit which
Mr. Turner expected to wear at the din
ner pirty was in the Bult case. They re
versed the machine and ran back a dozen
miles, but no suit case was foumL It
was about W o'clock when they reached
the capital city. Mr. Turner wore a
sweater to the dinner party. He is still
More trouble awaited them when Ihey
struck Chicago. They were held tjp hy
a boulevard policeman because their" ma
chine did not carry a number recording
to the Chicago ordinance. After inhibit
ing a St IjhiIs Heense they -verc allowed
to continue their Journey.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott will go to Toledo.
O . m the machine, starting to mnrn.w.
BATTLESHIP MISSOURI IS
FASTEST OF HER CLASS.
Boston. Mass.. Oct. II. By her performance In her official spent trial off the Cap.5
Ann cnur9 to-day the battleship MleeoJri holds the record for speed of all American
Her required speed was eighteen knots and she logged up In her four hours' trial a
clip of 1S.2 knots. Her official speed was 1M6 knots and the extra was gained In tidal
The first part of the run was made agalnpt a strong northwest breexe. which kept
down the speed to 1".4 knots, but coming back the conditions were more favorable and
tlie thirty-three knots were covered In one hour forty-seven minutes nine seconds, a
speed of li. knots per hour.
The Wg battleship at one lime attained a speed of IS.T5 knots per hour. The con
tract requirements call for IS-knots and the margin was very gratifying to the Gov
ernment offleldls on board.
The best previous record made by a battleship In the Missouri's class Is that of th
Maine, a sister ship, which was 17.93 knots per hour.
The Missouri had On board the Naval Trial Board and the naval officers stationed
in and near Boston. The weather was clear, but a stiff quartering breexe blew from
tho northwest and roughed up the water considerably.
The vessels marking the course were stationed . knots apart and the Missouri's
lowest etapsed time between any two of the mark boats was twenty-one minutes
eight seconds, made on the homeward leg. which makea her best actual speed 13.75
knots per hour. On the northern leg the engines attained a speed of 111 revolutions a
minute and the average for the entire trial was 117.
At the conclusion of the speed test the Missouri was tested as to her steering
abilities. She described the figure "8." turning In from twenty to twenty-five seconds,
with an angle of heel of about -I per cent- The usual stopping, backing and anchoring
tests were then given, at the conclusion of which the vessel returned to Boston Light,
and after landing her passengers started for Newport News.
ARCHDUKE LEOPOLD WILL
SEND BALLOON TO ST. LOUIS.
Paris; Oct M. Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria, who Is visiting hre. has
Informed the Aero Club of his Intention to send his famous balloon "Meteor" to the
St Louis Universal Etposllloit, The Exposition authorities. It Is added, wilt Invite
the Archduke to go personally to St. Louis and conduct thj operations.
JUDGE SEDDON APPOINTED
ACTING COUNSEL FOR FAIR;
SEVERS BLAIR PARTNERSHIP-
Grand Jury Begins Investigation of Reports in
Connection With. Publication Supposed
to Have Reference to Late Ex
PATIENT RECOVERING AT KIRKWOOB.
Photograph by Strauss.
JfDGE JAMES A. SEDDON.
Who has been appointed Actinjr Gcceral Counsel of the World's Fjir
JiuIro Jatnes A. Soildon was appointed yesterday ty PiWdent Francis
acting General Counsel to the World's Fair iwndlnir tlie selection 1J- the.
Hoard of Directors of a permanent Micivsor to James L. ltutlr.
Jtidse Seddon made public annonnevment of lil li)ItitluH of hi law
patncrKlilp with J!r. Blair.
Tlie Crand Jury, at the Instance of the Circuit Attorney, examined sev
eral wilnejw In connection with anonvmou. publications supposed to
have reference to Mr. IMalr. .
Judge James A. SoMon. who has been
tho law partner of James L. Blair since
1SS9. was yesterdav appointed Acting Gen
eral Counsel of the World's Fair by Pres
Judge Seddon will perform the duties of
the oIQce until a successor to Mr. Blair
Is named by the Board of Directors of the
World's Fair. Tlie board wilt meet on
November Z. at which time the matter of
appointing a permanent General Counsel
will be taken up.
Following the announcement of his ap
pointment as Acting General Counsel.
Judge Seddon vesterday sent to The Re
public the following formal announcement
of the dissolution of his partnership wltn
The law firm of Sdon A Blair has
been this day dissolved by mutual con
sent. Dated October It. . James A.
Neither President Francis nor any ot
the members of the Executive Committee
has any knowledge as to who will be ap
pointed permanent General Counsel, as
the power of appointment tests solely with
the Board of Directors.
Judge Seddon was named as acting of
ficial on account of his Intimate knowl
edge of the worklnss of the leral de
partment of the World's Fair. Since Mr.
Blair's Illness Judge Seddon has assisted
In a great deal of the World's Fair work.
Much of It he has accomplished alone. In
this way he hag become thoroughly fa
miliar with the duties of the office.
President Francis stated that he looked
upon Judge Seddon as one eminently
qualified to handle the work, ami that his
appointment to th" temporary position, at
least, was the natural ilevelopment of cir
cumstances. Itl.tllt St f.'KKVTH
Regarding tho Grand Jury's Investiga
tion of the reports concerning Mr. Blair.
Judge Seddon "aid that the early par of
this month Mr. Blair told him that ru
mors affecting his character and standing
nrrc pefisieiuiy circuiaieu anu ne astiai
Judge Sedtlan what he thought should be
Judge Seddon advised Mr. Blair to make
a public statement regarding the cae.
and. If necessary. ax Mr. Folk to make
At the same time Mr. BMIr suggested to
Judge Seddon that he withdraw from tho
"1 intend to r"lgn from the World's
Fair." said .Mr. Rlatr. "ard I th'nk It
best that we dissolve partnership. The re
ports being circulated, although wholly
untrue, will damage the Interests of the
law firm, and I think It best that I step
"I Intend to go before the Grand Jury
ami court Investigation. Without any en
tangling alliances, which might be dam
aged by my unfortunate pe-Hlon. I In
tend to make the fight a!one and prove to
the satisfaction of the public that the ac
cusations made against me are utterly
"I am not afraid to face the charges
that have been made."
Judge Seddon at that time told Mr Blair
that he would consider the suggestion as
to a dissolution of partnershm On Otcb-r
11. a few days after Mr. Blair's confer
ence with his law partner, he fell from a
ladder at his country home in Kirkwood
and sprained his ankle.
He was suffering a great deal from nerv
ousness, produced by the reports which
were being circulated, ami the accident
that occurred Is attributed hy Judge Sed
don to the man's weak physb-al and
IILAllt IltHGK KIUll.
This accident cauxed a postpf nement of
the vigorous steps that .Mr. Blair had in
tended to take relative to the prop ed
Grand Jury Investigation, although ! had
conferred with Mr. Folk.
"The proceedings before the Grand Jury
to-day." said Judge Seddon last night,
"are evidently the reniH of the aitKn
taken by Mr Blair several days ago I
was unaware that Mr. Folk Intended to
begin the Investigation to-day."
Last Monday Judge Sfdon vlslied Mr.
Blair at the MbHourl Baptist Sanitarium
ami told him that he had decided to act
upon Mr. Blair's suggestion ami would
announte the dissolution of partnership
within a few days.
Judge Seddmi has not seen Mr Blair
since that time and the announcement of
the dissolution made yesterday is the re
sult of the conference held between tho
two men over two weeks ago.
"While I do not wish to go Into tho
charges made against Mr. Blair." said
Judge Seddon. "I reallie that the stories
that have been so persistently circulated
would prove damaging to tlie firm's busi
ness, and I feel that I owe It to my fami
ly to act upon the suggestion su kindly
made by Mr. Blair.
"I do not know whether Mr. Blair will
resign as a member of the Hosrd of Di
rectors of the World's Fair. He told ma
that hp would resign from the World's
Fair, but whether tie meant only as gen
eral counsel. I do not know.
"In the Department of the General Coun
tel I shall retain the same corps of as
sistants that has been rendering servico
to Mr. Blair I have been consultcl In
all of tho Important eases which Mr.
Blair has handled, and while Ihete Is a
great deal to do. I think that all of the
work Will be handled satisfactorily "
do .ioT Advise blair
TO PROSECUTE COMME.S.TEIIS.
Judge Seddon tried to reach Mr Blair
by telephone yesterday morning, but tha
'latter was unable to leave bis bed.
Judge Thomas B. Harvey, whg has been
retained by Mr. Elalr to represent him la
the proposed criminal action against tha
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