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ST. LOUIS, MO., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1903.
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Startling Revelations Concern
ing the Big Battleships
of the Navy.
GUN PORT SILLS TOO LOW.
Xcressnry to Close Them When
Waters Are Turbulent As
serted That Foreign Ves
sels Dave the Same
Washington, Oct. 3. Startling; revela
tions of the Inability of some of the best
United States battleships to fight their
turret guns and even their broadside bat
teries in a heavy yea are made by the re
port In which Hear Admiral It B. Brad
ford, recen'iy relieved as Chief of tho
Bureau of Equipment of the Navy Depart
ment, dissents from the designs for the
13.1-00-ton battleships Idaho and Mississip
pi, approved by the Naval Board of Con
struction. The elevation of their heavy con port
- sills above tho load water line is -royllt-
tJ3 tie that In a heavy sea they must be
closed, and the guns thereby rendered ln-
Soma of the members of this board
contend that foreign battleships labor un
der equal di-dianlages. but the fact that
the thirteen and eight Inch guns of the
Kearsarge. flagship of the North Atlantic
niuadron. wera worthless during the sixty-one
da s of her last summer cruise will
be a disagreeable message to the bulk of
the American people, who fancy American
battleships can tight an body anwh-re.
and come off victorious.
Here Is the salft-nt portion of the report
which vtas made public with the permis
sion of Secretary Mo dy:
There are tw o Important qualities of the
design of the Idaho and Mississippi, now
recommended by the niejerity of the
board, which I believe should receive se
rious consideration: first, the relation of
. the speed of this design to the speed ship
1 building, and. second, capacity for sea
"If the speed of the Idaho and the Mis
sissippi corresponds to that of the old bat
tleships, then they must be relegated for
service to the old battleship class and the
first line of defense, composed of batUe
ships of the latest and most powerful tyre
with peed of eighteen knots Is not
strengthened. There is no doubt of tho
importance of Increasing this first line of
defense as much and as soon as possible!
"Should the slow Idaho class be added
to the Maine, Virginia and Connecticut
classes, then tha speed of the fleet would
Je reduced one and one-ha'f to two knots.
Even If this sacrifice sliou'd be made the
Idaho class would still be useless In a
ruoderats sea way owing to low free
Saloons One Block and a Half
Apart Held Up Within
Ii FIvo men held up two saloons ahmit n
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Ues last night In East St Louis. The
victims were Herman Baura. proprietor of
tho Queen City Hotel, and John Egler of
So. HIS Broadway.
The police have arrested a man who
fives his name as John Hoffman for firing
at them near the corner of Fourth and
Converse streets. He has been Identified
Two revolvers and a bottle of whisky
were found near where Hoffman was
placed under arrest.
i ti L " -ciocK intra men entered the
I jJUj A lKU" owneI bv Baum and commanded him
Lr tf to throw up his hands, which he did.
There was no one In the bar with him
when tho men entered except Is 1-year-old
Baum was boaten about the head and
turned over to two men who wcro wait
ing outside. The highwaymen took (X
from tho cash drawer, some fancv liquors
from the bar and a gold watch belonging
to Baum's wife.
Tho crying of the llttlo girl had aroused
some roomers nt tho hotel and they ar
rived on the sceno Just 'n time to see the
five men going down the street.
Not more than fifteen minutes later the
five men entered the saloon of Juhn Eg
ler, where their tactics were repeatej. Eg
ler thought the men were Joklns; when he
was told to throw un hU hanrt as none
of them wa3 masked. Ho told them to
of them was masked.-
When the robbers cot throuch wtlh ti!m
Nhls coat and vest were torn, he was out
nn the street nnrf i1& hnri Iwn mkpn fmm
lhe till. Gus Huche, who had Just re
jS Leived M.S5 In change out of a Jo bill af--ter
buyinc a drink, was relieved of that
t and a gold watch.
FATHER SEES DAUGHTER
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I.lllle Shapiro Sustained Injuries
Which Caused Her Ueath boon
In the presence of her father, who was
powerless to save her, LlUie Shapire. X
months old, was struck" and fatally Injured
Ly a Bellefontalne car In front of her
home. No. 1S81 North Tenth street, at 4:U
' yesterday afternoon. Tho child died In
i Doctor M. I. Do Vorlcln's ofllce. No. 912
Carr street, a few minutes after the acci
dent. I The baby was playing- In Ulte street when
tho car approached under high speed. The
v 'iUd's .father, Morris Shapiro, and five
iher -er?pns witnessed the accident, but
EOUld not reach tha huhv", ddo in time to
The fender struck the child and thpue.
her to the curb. Her father carried her
to Doctor De Vorkin's office Motorman
Edward Davis was tn chante of the car.
He told the police that he did not see the
chld In time to stop.
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The Ftitue reprcntfnf; peace, modeled by Kan T F INUer, World's FiirOMrf
of S ulpture tin lKn eleuied to its posi'iun tit the to; of tho Iiuislani Iurrhi
fon im sit T'u- monurai nt which n d-ijmcd Ij f.urf of Iealfm F I- Mes-q-er
, i- loi i .' in t it tin Kxp(.uon p l u."i aorh of the Ornnd ISasln
RAID ANARCHIST MEETING.
tlohn Turner, an Englishman, Is Arrested at the Murray Hill Ly
ceum in New York, Charged With Promoting Anarchy in
the United States Warrants Issued by Secretary Cortelyou
of Department of Commerce.
New York. Oct. H Armed with a war
rant sworn out by Secretary Cortelyou.
of the Department of Commerce and 1.3
bor. four Immigration Inspectors, with
several Secret Service detictlves and sev
eral policemen, went to Murray Hill Ly
ceum to-night and arrested John Turner,
an Englishman, on a charge of Inciting
and promoting anarchy in violation of the
alien labor laws.
Turner had Just finished a lecture on
"Trade Unionism of the General Strike,"
and the hall, which was crowded, was
In an uproar when the arrest was made,
but the po'Jce were too numerous for the
crowd to do more than shout their disap
proval. Turner was put aboard a revenue cut
ter and taken to Willis Island, where
he was locked up.
Immigration Commissioner Williams has
had a warrant for Turner's arrest for Ave
week.. The Federal officials allege thit
ELECTRIC CAR ATTAINS SPEED
OF 1302-5 MILES AN HOUR.
Berlin, Oct. 2.1. An electric car to-day in the high speed ex
periments on the Marienneldc-Zosscn line attained the speed of
1302-5 miles per hour.
DECIDE ON DATE,
Missouri Society Will Probably
Consider Day for St. Louis
at World's Fair.
Citizens of St Louis, especially those
whose age entitles them to speak of his
torical subjects, are discussing the ques
tion "What day shall be called St. Louis
Day at the Worla's Fair?"
This question Is .of considerable im
portance, since It Is expected that the at
tendance on St. Louis Day will exceed
that of any other day at the Fair. It Is
the Intention to have the day on the an
niversary of an historical event that made
the greatness at St, Louis.
Secretary" E. C. Culp of the Committee
on Ceremonies of the World's Fair has
asked Mayor Wells to suggest a day.
The Mayor has sought earnestly, but has
not determined what one he will recom
mend. The World's Fair will continue from
April 30 to December L Many things that
have to do with the most Important events
In the lifo of the city havo happened dur-
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he had ben coing from city to city
preaching anarchy, and. though trailed by
a number of Secret Service detectives, he
was not apprehended unUl to-night-Emma
Goldman sat on the platform
with Turner and denounced bis arrest but
urged the crowd to leave the hall without
making a demonstration.
Turner will be arraigned before a United
States Commissioner to-morrow.
There were more than H) anarchists. In
cluding Emma Goldman and John Mrst.
In the hal! at the time. Secret-Service
agents In this city recently learned that
Turner liad been consottlng with John
Most and Emma Goldman, and a few
nights ago they located hlra.
After tho first excitement Emma Gold
man sprang to the center of tire platform,
and bade the audience be calm. But for her
presence a riot would have been precipi
tated. She afterwards went to tho police
station and denounced the police.
lng the months that the Fair will not be
Tho day that the territory came Into
the possession of the United States was,
of course, the Qrst to be considered. This
occurred on March 19. which puts It out
of the question.
The landing of Laclede, perhaps the most
Important day In the history of the city.
Is also beyond the possibilities, since It
fell on February H.
This subject will probably be discussed
at the next meeting of the Missouri His
torical Society. William Taussig, a mem
ber of that society, said yesterday that he
vould not liko to express a preference for
any day unUl he had considered the sub
"The great Ve of May II. ISU, might bo
commemoratd in this way," said Mr.
Taussig. "Vhllo It was a great disaster
and all the buildings along the Levee
were destroyed, a nsw St Louis rose from
At the Chicago World's Fair the at
tendance on Chicago Day was over 7W,
000, the largest attendance of any day
during the exposition. The anniversary of
the Chicago Are was chosen for Chicago
"The opening of the Missouri Padfia
Railroad, which occurred on November 2,
lis. was a memorable day In the history
of St Louis. On this day also occurred
the terrible Gasconade wreck. I was un
fortunate enough to be In that, wreck.
Thirteen persons who were In the ccach
with me when the bridge went down
were killed. r
The opening of the "Ohio and Mississippi
Railroad was a great day. too. 1 do not
know what day most deserves tha honor
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PLANNING FOB FI,
Extensive Alterations in Union
Station Will Hi Kernnunendcd
to the Teruiiual Ast-ociation.
TWO ADDITIONAL STAIRWAYS.
Office Space to He Largely In
creased and Second Floor
Wailing-Koom Will He
Made More Accessible.
4 AT l.MU.V STATION. s
New stairway to Eighteenth
Stairway from recond-fioor wait-
4 ing-room to midway.
Second-cltss waiting-room to be
used as ticket otflce.
Seats to Ia- removed from main
Information bureau to be enlarged
for Pullman cince. o
Information bureau to be built on
Larger entrance on Market street. '
Pneumatic-tube service to be used i
for checking baggage. j
At the meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the Terminal Association, to be
held early next week, recommendations
which were approved yesterday by the
passenger officials of the St Louis llns
for Improving the passenger facilities at
Union Station will be submitted for the
approval of the committee.
While the changes recommended wl'l be
costly, and. In a greal measure, alter tho
present arrangements In all departments
at Union Station, it Is stated that of
ficials; of the Ttrmlnal Association have
expressed willingness to do anything that
the passenger oiliclals beneve will better
the prewnt facilities and aid In handling
tho World's Fair truffle
At the meeting of tho pa-senger of
ficials of the St Louis lines yesterday, in
the offices of the Southwestern Passenger
Bureau, attended by many of the gen
eral passenger agents', the report of the
""nmlttee on Improvements at Union
Eta - was unanimously adopted and will
be recommended to the executive officials
of the Terminal Association.
Following Is the substance of the re
port: That the second-class waiting-room at
Union Station be used for a ticket office.
That n tUlrway be built at the east
end of tho station from thVprssent second-class
waiting-room to Eighteenth
That the present bureau of Information
be enlarged to accommodate ten Pullman
That the bureau cf Information be
placed In front of the present site of the
bureau, on the Midway. ,
That the counter space now used by the
candy store In the station be used for a
Joint validation office.
That the space between the east arches
of the carriage concourse on Market street
be used for an additional way for pedes
trians. That all seats be taken out of the main
waiting-room on the first floor.
That the open space tn tho flocr of the
main waiting-room on the second floor be
That a stairway be constructed from the
train waiting-room on the second floor to
REPORT OF BAGGAGE AGENTS.
The supplementary report of the bag
gage agents was also approved. It con
tained a recommendation that the subway
nt the rcuth cnJ of the train shed be used
for handling baggage, and that the bag
gage check counter be 3C0 feet long and
be In the present headquarters.
It was also recommended that the pneu-matle-tubo
service be used for checking
baggage from the baggage-room to the
All these recommendations wero In
dorsed, save a recommendation In regard
to the details of the Joint validation
agency, which was referred to the com
mittee In charge of the matter.
The Committee on the Joint Ticket and
Information Office nt the World's Fair
submitted plans for the station, which
were approved. Tho committee was In
structed to have the office built, each road
bearing the expense In the same propor
tion as is In effect at Union Station.
J. M. Chcsbrousb was elected chairman
of this committee as Mr. Hllleary. the
former chairman, on account of his duties
at the Fair. Is unable to give the matter
his undivided attention.
Pnsent at the meeting were: L. W.
Wakely. O. P. McCarthy. F. D. Glldfr
rleee. E. A. Williams. G. J. Charlton. D.
Bowes, W. P. Drppc. A. Hilton. A. IL
Hanson, C. C McCarty. a Boyd. George
Morton, J. M. Beall. W. II. nissland, H.
C Townsend. D. H. Martyn. W. IL Tams;
J. M. Chesbrough. F. Van Dusen, C. S.
Crane, C. L. Hllleary-
TALK OF OVERTURES
IN THE STONE SUIT.
Reported That Ten Thousand Dol
lars Is Promised Senator if
lie Will Drop Case.
Kansas City. Mo.. Oct 3. It wis ru
mored to-night that overtures had been
made to State Committeeman Chrisman
looking toward a settlement of the suit
Senator Stone Instituted against htm for
J10.WO which Stone put Into tha Kansas
City Times whin Chrisman owned It
It Is asserted that after a conference
hero on Wednesday. parUdpated tn by
friends of Stone and Chrisman. it was
agreed that 8tone would receive the full
amount of money sued for provided the
entire affair could be dropped.
Senator Stone la said to have asserted
on Thursday afternoon, when asked regarding-
his case, that ha Intended going
on with It unUl be cither sot a verdict or
Attorneys Walsh and Sebree to-day de
nied tha rumor cf another settlement on
the CardweU plan.
SHIPYARDS TRUST PROMOTER
NOW ACCUSED BY ASSOCIATES.
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CHARLES M. SCHWAB,
Who has been a keenly Interested lisUner at thf hearings In New York this week
regarding th affairs of the United States Shipbuilding Coocpny. in the formation of
which he Hayed a vital part. The witnesses, most prominent nmom them being
Daniel Lerov Dresser and Ix-wls Nixon, seem disrobed to lay all the blame for the
company's collapse on Mr Schwab, who was formerly president of the United States
Steel Corporation. Schwab, It Is expected, will make a strong tight
01 FIRST BILLOT,
Jury Exonerates Him of the Kill
ing of Representative Rhodes
Clay at Mexico, Mo.
CHEERS GREET THE VERDICT.
Colonel Green Clay Is Bitterly
Disappointed, While Barnes's
Mother Breaks Down and
Weeps for Joy.
BT A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Troy. Mo.. Oct 3. Clarence A. Barnes
was acquitted to-day of the charge of
murdering Represenatlve Rhodes Clay at
Mexico. Mo.. In August. 1!C.
The Jury returned a verdict of not
guilty at 4:SS o'clock this afternoon after
helng out forty-eight minutes. The Jurors
agreed on the first ballot.
A tap on the Juryroom door told that
tho Jurymen were anxious to return the
-erdlct A path was made for the Jurors
through the center aisle of the courtroom,
which was crowded almost to suffocation.
Foreman Horatio Humphrey handed the
verdict to Judge Shelton. who read:
"We the Jury find the defendant not
guilty as charged." .
Cheer after cheer greeted the decision.
So demonstrative were the peoplo In the
courtroom that It was several minutes be
fore judge Sbelton restored order. The
Judg reprimanded the spectators severely
for their conduct
MOTHER WEEPS FOR JOT.
A sigh of relief escaped Mrs. A. C.
Barnes and her daughter. Irma, mother
and sister of the defendant, as tho verdict
was read. Then they burst Into tears.
Clarence Barnes, too, was happy, and
In the space of a few minutes he had
shaken hands with perhaps fifty of his
friends, who rushed to congratulate him
Barnes's bride was not In the courtroom
nt 'he time the verdict was returned.
Neither was Representative Green Clay,
father of the dead Representative.
Young Mrs. Barnes became wrought up
to such a pitch of excitement by the ar
guments of Assistant Attorney General
Jeffries, who closed for the State, that she
could not stand the tension any longer and
went to the Avery House, where the ver
dict was brought to her.
Colonel Clay walked up and down the
pavement in front of the Courthouse dur
ing the time the Jury was out. The ver
dict reached him through one of the at
torneys for the State. It Is rakl It af
fected him greatly and was a severe dis
appointment ATTORNEYS ARGUE CASE.
Coutt convened atS:U c'clotk. Attorney
Edgar B. Wool folk opened the arguments
for the State. He delivered a glowing
tribute to the life of the dead Repre
sentative, which affected Colonel Clay so
that he completely broke down and sobbed
like a child. The risht of the venerable
Representative, with his long, flowing
white beard and his face hurled In his
hands, called for the sympathy of every
Colonel Norton openly and unqualifiedly
charred an attempt at fraud on the part
of some one Interested In the prosecution
of Barnes. He declared that ho'es were
cut In Clay's do hes after he died.
Attorney V It Jes for the defense,
drew a parallel of the parable of Ruth and
Naomi, uslnsr the young brfcle as the re
Incarnatkn f the Mbl.cal character. He
told of young Barnes being indicted on
his wedding day; of his wlsalng to post
pone the nuptials because he thought his
Indictment might blight her young life. He
told of how she decided to marry; to stick
to 'her fiance through thick and thin,
trusting that a Just trial would lift the
trouble that had come Into their lives.
HARDLY DRY EYE IN ROOM.
Tho speech was so pathetic that the en
tire Barnes family sobbed bitterly. In
cluding the defendant himself, and there
was hardly a dry eya In the crowded
One of the jurors who sat In the back
row was kept busy brushing large tears
from off his cheeks throughout the speech.
Attorney Edward E. Yates for tho State
and Attorneys P. II. Cullen and Orlando
Ultt for the defense made strong spectes.
At tb close of the-arguments a tilt was
narrowly averted by the Interference of
Colonel Cliy himself, who stepped be
tween Attorney R. H. Norton, for the de
fense, and Attorney John D. Orear. for
Norton said to-night: "John Orear asked
me what I meant by charging fraud in
my argument I replied; 'I said soma
on cut those holes In Clay's clothes.
What are you going to do about If
"Colonel Clay stepped between us as a
peacemaker, and sold: There must be no
trouble, gentlemen. "
GEORGE T. CMALLET.
FAILURE TO MARRY
RESULTS II FIGHT,
Charles ITardy and Bridal Parly
Arrive in ISellcville Too Late
to Get License.
YOUNG WOMAN GETS ANGRY.
After Struggling in Oar the
Couple Go Into the Street and
Prospective Bride Is
After a vain attempt to secure a rnsr
rlage license at Belleville. 1IL. Charts
Hardy, son of James Hardy of St Louis,
and his prospective bride Indulged in a
hair-pulling; match, which began on a
Suburban car and ended on Main street In
front of the distillery, shortly after C
o'clock last evening.
The fight was witnessed by a score of
persons, peveral of whom called for a po
liceman. When the latter arrived peace
had once more settled over the neighbor
hood, and Hardy, his prospective bride
and a young woman and a young man
who accompanied them had sought ref
uge at a convenient hotel until the next
car for St. Louis.
The quartet arrived In Belleville about
S o'clock. When they cot to the County
Clerk's office the deputies had gone for
the evenlrur. Hardy and his would-be
bride wanted to know ir a license Issued
In Belleville could be used In St Louis,
and whn told that It could not they
wanted to know If a priest In Belleville
would marry them.
They were told that It would require a
special dispensation. The couple said
that they did not want to be married by
a Justice and would either wait or return
Hardy wanted the members of the party
to remain in Belleville rJl night so that
the marriage could be performed In the
morning ard still the features of the
elopement kept secret.
This did not meet with the approval of
the young women, who either wanted the
marriage ceremony performed Immediately
or desired to return to St Louis. The
party walked to a nearby hotel, where
they discussed the case, finally asreelns
to return to St Louis.
As they got on the car. Hardy made a
remark which did not meet with the ap
proval of his fiancee, and she told him not
to repeat It. He d'd. ltowever, and the
next Instant Hardy found hlmso'.f sprawl
Inc In the alsl
His fiancee hud a strong hold 'n his hair
and he begged lor merer. When she re
leased him. passengers In the ear siw
her drop a handful of his hslr. The next
Instant he had staprcd her face, and again
she grabbed at his head and struck at
The passengers In the car. several of
whom were women, were excited by this
time, and when Hardy's fiancee called to
tho conductor to stop the car so that she
could get off. the passengers felt re
lieved. Hardy was determined that she
thouM not get off the car. and threw
himself on her, forcing her Into a seat
on the opposite side.
Again the young woman showed her
strength, wrenching herself away from
him and darting out of the door. She
jumped oT the car before It came to a
rtop and the other members of the party
followed her. When the party reached the
stnet the fight was renewed.
From the sidewalk to the middle of the
street the pair strucEld and fought.
Sometimes the young woman had tho
better of It and sometimes Hardv seemed
to be inflicting the most punishment A
crowd gathered around the couple, and
suddenly Hardy's fist found the girl's
jaw and she went sprawling into the
She was assisted by her friends and the
four, alarmed at the excitement they bad
iud. hjrrl.Ki ti a ueit-by no'el. whre
they rearranged their toilets and boarded
the next car for St Loula.
MEETS IN ST. LOUIS IN 1904.
Thomas Grimshaw Chosen on
Board of Spiritualists.
Washington. Oct 2. The NaUonal Spir
itualist Association finished Its annual
convention here to-day and adjourned to
meet at St Louis In 1JL These officers
Harrison D. Barrett Boston, president.
Mrs. Mary T. Longley. Washington. D. C.
secretary: Theodore Mayer. Washington.
D. C. treasurer. Trustees I. C Evans,
Nebraska; Thomas Grimtbaw. St Louis.
Crorkcd Transactions Involve
Fifteen Million Dollars
and Persons in High
SURPASSES INDIAN SCANDAL
Secretary Hitchcock Has Been
Probing the Affair Tea
States and Three Terri
tories Are Affected.
Washington. Oct SL According to t
admissions of officials of tha Department
of the Interior, made for the first time to
day, the Investigation of the public land
scandal, now going on in the States of tha
Pacific Coast Involves the most tremen
dous or all Government "grafts" and
causes the "hot air" affair In the Post
Office Department to pale Into Insignifi
cance. Persistent Inquiry has developed tha In
formation that the present Investigation
has been going on over four months. Is en
tirely Independent of the Indian land scan
dal, and Involves money-making transom
tlons to the extent of between J15.O0O.0CO
tnd JM.oro.WO and collusion between organ
ized "grafters" and State and Federal au
thorities tn the matter of land allotments
in some fifty-four forest reserves, which
..-ove r altogether W.17S.763 acres of land.
Secretary Hitchcock alone knows the
full extent of tho frauds now under in
vestigation, and he says that he will dl
vu'ge absolutely nothlnz until tho whole
inquiry has been completed under his di
rection. This reticence maintained by the head
of the department has made tho spread
of all sorts of alarming rumors possible,
in which the names of men in high publlo
places havo already been mentioned here
and In the States where tha lnvestiga,
tlon Is going on.
Rumors havo como from tha West that
five United Suites Senators have already
been reached by the Investigators, and
are seriously Involved in the scandal. In
fact, one story had it that official reports
already In the hands of Secretary Hitch
cock had already named these Senators.
The raos.t positive denial, however. Is
made at Jhe Interior Department that any
Senators are so far Involved.
Thomas Ryan, the First Assistant Sec
retary, stated to-day that no such report
had been received at the department and
William A. Richards. Commissioner of tho
General Land Office, made the same state
ment Secretary Hitchcock was not at the
department this afternoon, and It was an
nounced that he was confined to his resi
dence by a slight Illness.
While It Is generally accepted that no
United States Senator Is being lnvesUgat
ed. It Is nut denied at the department that
some Western Representatives have al
ready been found to be suspiciously con
nected with these land scandals, and be
fore the Inquiry Is finished soma railroads
and their connection with the great forest
reserves may receive unpleasant mention.
The States In which the reserves are lo
cated and In which Investigations are now
going on are California. Colorado, Idaho.
Montana. Nebraska. Oregon. South Da
kota. Wyoming;. Utah. Washington and
the Territories! of Arizona and New Mex
ico and Oklahoma.
The method of the "graft" has been very
simple and In large part consists of ad
vance InformaUon by means of collusion
with Tedcral authorities In Washington
and the Land Offices In the States con
cerned. If the Investigation should dis
close that JM.000.0CO had been made out
of the Irregularities, it would not mean
that the Government had lost this sum,
but It would mean that persons In and out
of the Government service had made this
money through collusion and Illegal trans
actions. CONTRACTED FATAL ILLNESS
WHILE NURSING FIANCE.
MUs Hoffmann Filed In Smallpox IIos
pltnl Tiro Weeks After Death
of Adolph Froth.
Miss Frederlcka Hoffmann died at ths
contagion hospUil at Belleville yester
day from sma.Ipox. contracfed at the bed
side of Adolph Frutb. her fiance, whom
she vainly tried to nurse back to health.
Two weeks ago the young man died, and
his last words were to his sweetheart,
telling her to meet him in heaven.
"I will meet him soon." sild the young
woman Just befotc she died eilerday.
Young Fruth. who was a ton of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Fruth of West Main street.
Belleville, became III a month ago. and he
was removed to the Contagion Hospital.
Miss Hoffmann, who was employed at
East St. Louis, heard of the Illness of
Fruth. and she hastened to Belleville, go
ing to the Contagion Hospital.
She insisted on nursing hlra. against tho
advice of Doctor Woods, Superintendent
of the place. Two weeks ago the young
man died, and a few days later the girl
was taken 111 with the disease.
The parents of young Fruth tried to in
duce the girl to come to their home for
treatment, as they stated that aha con
tracted the Illness while nursing their son.
She refused, however, nnd went to tha
Contagion Hospital, where she died yester
Miss Hoffmann was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Hoffmann of No. 21 North,
Airy street. West Belleville, and was ono
of the most popular girls In the neigh-.
borhood. The burial took place yesterday
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GREYHOUND TO FIREMEN.
s New York. Oct. is. a greyhound s
s from the royal kennels of King- Ed-
s ward of England has been received
s by the Royal Fire Insurance Com-
s pany of this city. Tha firemen wroU -.
s to the King's secretary some time s
ago asking for a dog as a mascot. -
s They are Immtnsely pleased over s
s the result
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