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ST. LOUIS. MO., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1008.
PR OE 'ontslde M.
x 111U1J (On Train.
I.onM. two icon.
PACER DIN PATCH
Goes Half Mile at Memphis
In :56 FJat and Then Cov
ers Mile to Wagon In
LITTLE TIRED BY EXERTIONS. !
waning Pacemaker's Sulkv Car-1
Ties "Dust Strip" Major
Delmar Lowers His Trot- j
ting Hark to 1:30 3-1.
Memphis. Tenn.. Oct 27. Dan Patch
0:584), within forty-five minutes' elapse I
time tfcls afternoon, smashed two world's
records In succession on the track of the
Memphis Trotting Association.
nrst he went against the world's half
irl'e pacing record of -XT. held by Prince
Alert, and dinned a second and a half
from the record, pacing the distance in
Nest be hung out a new world's record
for a mile pacing to a wagon, making the
m:e in I-S74. two seconds better than the
time of 1:3H. which he made at the re
ceut meeting on the Lexington. Ky.. track.
eWorld's record until this afternoon
.lUJor IVimar. K E. Smathers's two
mlnute trotter, was also t-ent to lower his
own record, and won. He cut a quarter
of a second from the. two-minute mark,
making the mile in 1:36;. The quarter
was made In JO. the half in 10 and the
three-qua-ters In 1:29V
In making the half-mile pace against
time. Irlver Myron Mcilcnry started from
ihe wire and breezed Dan Patch around
to within short distance of the half-mile
io!e. where two runners 'to sulkies were
picked up. the forward sulky carrying the
customary canvas "dust strip" between
The three horses swept by the pole ami
McIIenry gave the signal that the trial
was a gt. The quarter was made in :2S4
ond the pacer dashed under the wire with
the hands of the timers' watches sharp
on the mark of S5 r-econds.
The demonstration from the grand stand
was quite as enthusiastic as those which
havnbeen Klven Dan Patch when he set
thrjjaclng mile record of li4JJ and Lou
Uillon when she trotted a mile In liSH.
but it and the other noisy-acclamations of
the new champions were all-eclipsed by
the enthusiasm f the moctalor.s when
lia Patch again came upon the track,
this time to set a new wagon mark for
With a few preliminary breezings before
the grand stand, the start was made with
two runners as pacemakers. The quarter
was made in JSi'n. the half In :1SH and the
three-quarters in 1:25. Under the wire
the champion pacer dashed in 1:571;. show
ing little effect from having smashed two
records in a single afternoon. The pacer
was driven by Mr. McHenry In the wagon
SLATED TO SUCCEED
HEATH AS SECRETARY.
I.rxnls V. t'oollilce of Mm-snchasvttft
3ny Ilceome Secrelnry of the Ite--
pnbllcan National Committee.
Washington. Oct. 27. Louis A. Coolldge.
a Massachusetts newspaper man and pro
tege of Senator Lodge as well an a class
mate of President Itoosevelt at Harvard,
Is slated to become Secretary of the Ite
publlcan National Committee when that
body meets In Washnlgton In December.
This Information comes from a high
rource to-day and means the retirement of
Perry Heath of Utah, formerly Assistant
Postmaster General, who has been Secre
tary of the committee Ince 1.
Heath's name has been connected with
the scandals In the Post-Office Department
and the Bristow report now In the hands
of the President is said to deal unsparing
ly with his administration.
x FORTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY.
3tun- nrmluilrr Krcrlted From
FrlendN In AH Part of
Washington. Oct. 17. President Roose
velt to-day celebrated his forty-fifth birth
day. Many beautiful and touching reminders
of the event came to him from every part
of the country. Hundreds of telegrams
and letters of congratulation were re
ceived at the White House during the day.
When the members of the Cabinet as
sembled for the usual semlweekly meet
ing they joined in extending cordial con
gratulations to tbe President.
Among the floral offerings was a huge
baVket of chrysanthemums from the Gov-
'frm"at Pr-'Psgaling garden. It con-
lapetl specim'ns as large as the crown
of a derby hat and of splendid coloring.
ARGUMENT STOPS THE CARS.
Motormen Blockade Lines by Dis
puting Uight of Way.
A blockade, resulting In the tle-im of a
larce number of cars .oaded with men and
women hurrj Ing to work, was caued yes
terday mcinlng at nighteenlh street and
Washington avenue, by a quarrel between
a motorman of the Park avenue line and
one of the Eighteenth street lin.'
Both met- arsu.d for a Ions time as to
which car shculd round the curve at the
corner first. The cars were both stopped
In the middle ot tbe curve, and all lines
were blockaded. Both motormen claimed
the right of wa;.
Indignant passengers made many re
quests that the cars proceed, bat the mo
tormen paid no attention to them. A com
promise was Anally effected, so as tl let
the Yt!mar and Page avenue cars proceed
on their Journey.
When t-oth cars backed from tbe curve
if I -k avenue motorman took the
' is ires and made the curve with
THE JAMES L BLAIR STABLE AT
THE STOCK OF WHICH
sm&m wiswmKNwwmmmm mm&mamB MgmmrM
sciME or Tin: iiup.sKs i this
HS-lrir., T, JOMIIICMS STOP
CHANCE TO RECOVER HEALTH; mu mL
I'atient at Airdrie" Improves Durinjr Day Takes Xour
ishment Mrs. lHair's Vehicles-Sold and tlie Sale of the Furni
ture Will Follow Splendid Equipment of Country Kesidence
ANDREW A. BLAIR OF PHILADELPHIA ARRIVES IN THE CITY.
Mis. James L. Plair was yesterday afternoon re-elected presi
dent of the Morning Choral Club, which position she has held for
tlie lat twelve years.
A well-known St. Louis attorney says the statute of limita
tions is no bar to prosecution of the alleged crimes of Mr. Blair.
Andrew A. IJlair. brother of .Tames Lawrence Blair, arrived in
the city fom Philadelphia.
James L. Blair, whose chances for re
covery were considered exceedingly doubt
ful last Monday night, now has an even
chance for recovery, according to a state
ment of his physician. Doctor George Ho
n an. made to The ItepubHc last night.
At W o'clrck last night It was stated at
Mr. Blair's home that the patient's con
dition was the same as it had been
throughout the day. Ho was still in a
semiconscious state, although able to rec
ognize three at the ledside.
After giving this Information, the maid
salu that the doctor did not exject any
fatal result during the night and that
the telephone would not be answered until
When dawn broke at "Airdrie" yester
day Mr. Blair seemed nearer death than
at any time since his collapse of lust Sat
urday. His pulse was so slow and his
heart action so uncertain that the nursea
and physicians practically lost hope.
At noon Mr. Blair was In a semicon
scious stite. but there spemed to be a
slight Improvement in his condition. Two
hours later he was able to recognize those
about him. and jipon the advice of Doctor
Wyer he received nourishment in a nat
Doctor Wyer left the Blair home after
the nourishment was administered and re
turned at Z o'clock. He made an exam
ination of the patient and later gave this
statement to The Republic:
"Mr. Blair has Improved. You can
say that his pule. his respiration and
his temperature are mymal for the first
time since his collapse. He has taken
light nourishment and tellshed it."
Doctor Homan reiterated last night
what he said In his statement made Sun
day "that It Is Mr. Blair's Iron constitu
tion that Is keeping him up. The stress
on his mind and nerves has been tre
mendous, but he is fiRhtlnc death sam-ly.
He has an even chance for Recover-."
The uncertainty of Mr. Blair's Illness
has precluded any poslbIe arrangements
as to the future plans of the family. Mrs.
Blair cannot be seen, she staying almost
constantly at the bedside of her husband.
At Airdrie everything U managed In the
MRS. BLAIR SOON WILL RESIGN;
TRIBUTE FROM PHYSICIANS.
Mrs. James L Blair probably will soon announce her resignation as Chair
man of the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Fair.
Friends of Mrs. Blair say that she had decided to jcver her connection
with the World's Fair before the collapse ot her husband last Saturday, and It
was for that reason that she had called a meeting of her board for Novem
Percy Blair, her-son. Intimates that his mother will make a statement re
garding her future relations with the Fair at the meeting to bo held No
In relation to the resignation of his mother. Percy Blair said:
"Mrs. Blair will not make any announcement until she la free from anxiety
as to my father's condition. She Is not in a mood to discuss the matter of her
The National Commission controls the chairmanship of the Board of Lady
jiHnHFcrF. ana me resignation would
4 Mrs. Blair's friends say. however, that
v pians 10 ner own uouru oeiore naaKing any puwtc announcement.
$ One of the physicians attending Mr. Blair dictated the following to The s
Republic reporter jesterday:
- ."No words of praise could be too stiong In describing Mrs. Blair's courage, s
devotion, fortitude and Judgment. In facing a most trying and cruel situation!
sv unexpectedly thrust upon her one that few womeki have been called unan
s to "-onfront her true womanhood has sliown forth undiminished under evfry
test and trial, rnd every one of the attending physicians will bear hearty tea-
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KXi'Kxsivn luii.niNi: iiavi: au:ki iti-.i: insi'iiSi:i n-
alo.no with two veiiiclks. .
same systematic way that characterised
the place during former days.
The dynamo that supplies electricity for
the lighting of the costly mansion is still
operated, its revolutions sending a round
over tbe otherwise quiet neighborhood
that Impresses one with the luxuriance
of the beautiful country home.
Several vehicles, which have been In
cluded In the pntrtrtles of the Blair home,
were taken from tbe premises. This had
a tendency to confirm the report that
Mrs. Blair bail negotiated the tale of
some of the family property, and. when
pressed for a statement yesterday after
noon. Percy Blair, the son of Mr. Blair,
admitted that the vehicles had been sold.
"They were sold nearly a month ago."
said he. "Lone before my father was
stricken we had decided to give up pos
session of our country home."
"Will you dlspoe of any of the house
hold goods?" he was again asked.
"We have not sold anything Included In
the home equipment." he said, "and we
hae not as yet negotiated for the sale.
I would rather not discuss the subject."
It was learned from one of the employes
t!iat tl-e handsome gymnasium building,
which lies north of the mansion, has been
stripped of its costly equipment. The prop
erty was sold for Ihe same purpose as the
vehicles to rat?c funds for the mainte
nance of the family and the home.
Mr. Blair's high-bred horses, which have
been the pride of the family, will also be
sold along with other properties.
From Mr. Blair's conversation, however.
It would appear that Mrs. Blair will dis
pose of all her ijroperty as soon as the
state of her husband's Illness will permit
of definite arrangements with regard to
her future residence.
The expense of maintaining Airdrie ha
been very great, and It la believed that
the servant force has been reduced. Six
of them, carrying valises, bundles and
other paraphernalia, left the mansion yes
terday morning and departed for St.
naturally Have to be sent to that bo.lv A
It has been her intention to state her s
IS TO BE SOLD.
Blockade or Porto Plata Put in
Force Without Notice as meas
ure Against Rebels.
REVOLUTION GAINS RAPIDLY.
Leaders Well.Supplied4Witli SuP
eW3 of War Uidttni Stales
Will Demand Explanation
of Warship's Actions.
SPECIAL Br CABLE TO THK NKW YORK
HKKALO AND THE ST. LOCIS KKPUBLIC.
I'orto Plata. Santa. Domingo. Oct. 77.
(Copyright. 1S.) In Us efforts to crueh
tho revolution that threatens the fall of
the W-y-Gll administration, the Do
minican Government has declared thls port
The Government cruiser Independence
appeared off I'orto Plata this morning
and proceetled to vigorously enforce the
The flrst vrfcej halted was the Cuban
mail steamer Maria Ilerrera, bound for
Porto Rico, which calls regularly at this
port. The commander of tbe Independence
Informed the captain of the Marb Iler
rera that he could not land lib, iMsyengers.
mail or mercbandlMi at Porto Plata. Ex
postulation were in vain.
The fulfil refuKd to accept the sugges
tion that ho land the i8.--i,ei-s and
malls at some other Dominican port, and
after a few minutes turned to wa and
IK-oceeded to San Juan. Portn Itlco.
As the Maria Herrera dimpeHred an
other steamer hove In sight from the
westward. It proved to be the American
mail steamer Cherokee. comltM: from
Monte rrisle. The warship steamed out
to meet the American ami the Cherokee
proceeded on to the capital.
Notwithstanding the success of the Gov
ernment in blockading the port, the rev
olution, which Is led by General Morales
in the interest of former President Jlra
Inez. Is rapidly spreading, and the rebels
seem well supplied with arms and ammu
nition. It is not believed here that the blockade
will do more than Inconvenience the local
merchants and annoy shippers. The reb
el'. It Is stated by their leaders, are not
In ned of supplies, and It is the general
opinion that th Government of Wos-y-Gll
Washington. Oct. r7. Full explanation
of the stopping of the American mall
steamer Cherokee at Porto Plata by a
Dominican warship will to-morrow be de
manded of the Dominican Republic by the
State Department. An American cruiser
or gunboat will meantime be ordered to
Porto Plata and prevent further arbi
trary Interference with commerce, cither
by so-called blockades' or otherwise.
Up to the time a Repuldlc dispatch stat
ing the Cherokee had been turned back
at Porto Plata was shown to a State De
partment offlcial to-night the department
had received no advices regarding this oc
currence. The only advices received to
day came from Minister Powell at Santo
Domingo City and stated that Porto I 'lata
was in a state of revolution.
From this It is Inferred the Dominican
Government has Instituted a blockade
with the idea of cutting off the revolu
tionists' source of supplies. According to
International law. however, a blockade, to
be recognized by other Power, must be
preceded by a formal notification of its
The tendency of the Central American
and Weet Indian Governments, particularly
Hajtl and Santo Domingo, has been so ar
bitrary In this regard that no blockade not
preceded by formal notification long
enough to exempt ships sailing before no
tice Is given will be tolerated by the
I'nlted States Government. If an Amer
ican warship appears at Porto Plata. It
Is expected neutral commerce will net be
further Interfered with.
UNFOUNDED RUMORS CAUSED
SMALL SAVINGS WITHDRAWALS!
Ploik Maiiipulators Circulated False Trust Cumjiaiiy Ueporis to
Lower .Market Small Depositoi-s, Most of Them Women,
Called for Their Money and "Were Paid Promptly.
ST. LOUIS CLEARING
Sr Ijitiiv Mo.. Oft. 'SI. UKiS. Tliert'piwntatlvp". of tlio :e0elat-0 lsnk'
of St Luiiw. at a mwtui;; held at is:0i'il-k lliw arteriXMiu to itmI(lor tlif
loial xltiiaiuin ami the ik-maiitN maile iijinit the trust tMiiniwnU-s if tin; city.
inva-l tin- presltlents of tlio.-t orKttnlxations to tiinffr with tlwm for thinr
n' of tuKitis siit-Ii artioit n the ltritlon -'im-d t n'iniln. .
It Ira" nrerfnlnril In thin confer nrf tbnl nn trust ronipany its In
nrril if nnltnre of nn- clinmrter. Itnt rarli felt nsNured of Its nbillt? to
prolrrt II obligations nnil iiiulnlnlu Itsrlf vlthout railing 011 the linnks
for nld. v
Tin- action of the tni"t iiimiiaiiU'-. rniuirinjj the lernil notn'o of withdraw
al of -avinss ilpjvosil,. was approved. J. ('. VAX KI.AltCOM.
rrtialilcllt St. I.ouis t'le:iritls-llotie A.-stK-l:ilinti.
M illrlnus runi'ir. which are believed to
l-.-e cm.inaixl from Chicago stock manlp
ulatcrx -.m.-. many small depositors to
nlthlraw I ti.ir accounts from various
, trust t mpuules in St. I.ouis yesterday.
Tl.c withdrawals were ronlined to the
i-mail diiteltors. and no business mm of
,.:.j standing nuld Ik- found who cave the
slightest rederce to the rumor, only one
jcrount er Jl.0 w withdrawn .-t the
?'crcantilt- Trust Company, and the uver
are of the accounts closed was tail by
n ofllrer of tlie company to be about JJ8.
All of the companies affected Placed
large forces of clerks at work ij1k off
the accounts as fast as they wetc pr.
scntetl. and at I M p. m. all those who
-re In the offices at the closing hour bad
Every means of reassuring the dtpo-dt-ors
was tak n by the companies. At tho
Mercantile Trin-t Company FeslUit J.
Wade. Its president: David It. Francis.
President of the World's Fair and a
heavy stockWder of tlie company; Mayor
Holla Wells and Archbishop Glennon ad
dressed the throng In the building.
Fnttua J. Wade made a statement of the
resurces of the company, and safcl that
if every depositor should draw out the
amount credited to him there would still
remain JS.vmWVj) for tho stockholders. The
deposits, he said, were slightly over Jll.
I'.lHs). He was followed by President
Francis and Mayor WelK both of whom
made substantially the same statement as
Archbishop Glennon then told the dpos
Itors that not only his own personal funds
were on deposit there, but also the funda
of the archdiocese. He said that he should
leave thv funda where they were, as they
couhl be In no safer place. These state
ments, ltd fully "V) of the crowd to with
draw from the building without drawing
their accounts. Among them were some
fairly large duposltors. mostly women,
who fears were qutlrd by tlie dlgnltied
statements of -onlidence In tlie comiany.
After a meeting of the directors of the
Mercantile Tru-n Compnn. Colonel James
G. Butler read the following pledge of the
directors to devote th-ir prlvata fortunes
If necessary to paying depository, which
was personally signed by every director
that was In the city and was not prevented
from attending the meeting by sickness.
PLEDGE INDIVIDUAL FORTUNES.
St. Loute. Mo.. Oct. r7. To the Deposi
tors of the Mercantile Trust Company:
We. the director of Bie Mercantile Trust
Cotiiny. knowing that all Its. affairs are
In sound and -ufe condition, and that evil-)-
dollar of It obligations of ever- na
ture will be met. do hereby bind ourselves
individually to tlie extent of our individ
ual fortunes to the pa J men t In full of all
current and savings deposits1 accounts, and
we do hereby guarantee such pajments:
I- B. Anderson.
halter. George D. Mark
ham, CeorKe V,". Wilson.
John S. Sullivan.
George W. Brown.
James G. llutler.
Han C. Nugent.
W. J. Klnsella.
Corwln II. Spencer.
C. K. Itaus.
K D. Dozler.
The signers of this declaration are men
of tlie highest standing and the peers of
any similar body in any city of the United
States for integrity, and their fortunes
which thy thus pledge are esltmuted at
from flfty to one hundred millions or dol
lars. That they have such confidence In
the management of the Mercantile Trust
Company's afTalrs should allay all doubt
on the twrt of the debitors, was the
statement of a leader In the financial
world of the city.
After the reiJInt; of tl.ls document a
number of those who were standing In
line left th building ami assured their
friends outside that they were not In dan
ger of losing their money.
The Mercantile Trust Company is the
depository of the funds of many of the
local Institutions, and ofneers of these
who came within the bulkltng offered their
sympathy to the ofllcers. One of these
was Brother Paullan of the Christian
Brothers College, and to him Mr. Wade
said that all the sympathy needed was
for the clerks who were being made to
work so bard laying the depositors. All
who called assured Mr. Wade of their
confidence In him ami the other directors.
At other Institutions much the same
scenes were enacted. At the Mississippi
Valley Company addresses were made by
officers.. supplemented by speeches from
President Francis and Mayor Well. The
former made an appeal to the people not
to get excited and act as though the bot
tom was dropplnc out of everything. He
reiterated the statements of the officers
of the bank that the institution was never
In bctttr shape.
Thoje who withdrew their accounts were
mostly women. Here and there a man
was seen In the crowd, but the feminine
sex formed more than 90 per cent of the
"ST. LOUIS TRUST COMPANIES
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND
EQUAL TO EVERY DEMAND.
v nsrunuc SPECIAL
O JctTerKon City, JIo Oct. 27. Secretary of State Sam It. Cook was
afketl to-night rcsardlng tlie condaiou of the St. Louis trust comim-
nles. He ksKI: n
"This ileiwrtinent recently tnatle an examination of the tmst com-
rianles In SI. Louis. They are In excellent condition and abuu.lantly
alile to meet every demand made upon them In fact, all the liaukluj;
Interests of MIeouri arc eujoyius unprecedented prosperity. These pre- O
ilpltous runs may cause temporary annoyance, but they cannot In the
least afreet the standing of those companies."
- HOUSE STATEMENT.
DIRECTORS ISSUE A
STATEMENT TO DEPOSITORS
Offlee or tlie JO-siwtpp Vallrr Tru-t tVm
pany. S-t Lou.. SI.,. tt r7. 1C To tir De
positor. 1'ntil u-t T:.ur!a thT waj not
ttw Ucblt nroptom t kx-sl nnaneial !'
turUaaie. Ob that dav lunun uf t-umptlrat 1
roodulona afnone th t. Luttfs trut comptfnl
Kcre current, tb rtpocu romlne inxn. r! b--lnc
nwtlsalfst In. otttnd clt. Ntunrrotts In
aulrW from abnsHl run. over tb wlrt. anl.
iMOrtttetundtaK ibr H-nlaU of tbe Wb-K at
tborif!3 In flnancal circle, tbe chrtttfttlon f
tfase r.irt u.re aclhf and pero'ctou. To
the knowfedsa of tbe uadrsNtasst. tbrre vra
naOriiu: la tbe cenattkn of tbht conuantr to
warrant th sosplcloBa and uoraiae. yet.
public confidence, always sensitive, became
haLen. and resulted In tbe tan on this com
pany to-4ay. To prevent a rep-tHtsi f tbe
Metbcsts practiced, which wer unsatisfactory
bulb to tbe nmtaov ami tbe depositors, this
company, far mutual protection, bos Invoked
Its contract ruthts as to reqatttoK Dftlce or
the withdrawal of miIkks drpomts.
This company ba been In exiotenee for thir
teen earj. aba br faithful work and fair deal
Ibk. baa etabUrbd ,aa eaterprbv tost Its pro
moters and hrfctmla deem an acoirMtion to the
I'ndT tbe official call. Septemt-r . tssl. of
the Secretary of the Mate of MI-ourl. who has
tne Minllnn ot tbe affairs and nMbaaement
of tnut cempantes. the Malem-st I entered,
showed that thli company had. aei capital. ur
Ilu and undtttded proatF. tb- sum ut -S4.SW.S
Under tbe exammatkn or that date
a committee of experts m.Je a tborosHth per
sonal examination cf the book, papers. prpty
and affairs of tbe mpanr a reported lu
wet undoubtedly coed as carried at tbe ns-
uree upon tb- bucks yt tb- compan. Surer,
with a Fcbedule of rood aeeets. and a capital,
aurptu and undivided profits of over teaa.
tb- securlt- of tbe dVpoMtor ts more than
ample. Our eaptti.1 and surplus are now abso
lutely unimpaired, and stand faithfully guarded
aa a guarantee to our ufs)eetors.
There bating ben no ut cane for tb- dfe
turbanre lo-day. It re truer ed that. Bf a
knowtrdKe of tbe fart, bv calm reaeonlnc tb
elan. m le dfee-lmlrd. ted that the rrfc
tloa with our tJued patrons ntH be eontm
ucd as frrmeriy.
Hy order of tb- Hoard of Drreetora 'whaoS
names are stcned htetot present at a meeting
Jl'Ml'S S. WALSH". ITestdent.
lluch lw Lyle. AvsletalH and Actiac
(. harks Cm rk.
John 1 Imi.
luiM l:. i-rancts.
Ueu. II ltoddi.nl.
S 11 Huffman,
i-nas II. HuftHt.
Wlltfam y. .Sutter.
'. u. Orthwrm.
Joe.ph RanMey. jr .
JuUua .". Waleh.
throng. Outside alt the trust companies' on
whom there was anv semblance of a run
the women packed themselves so tightly
against the doors that depositors who had
been paid had to force their way out.
SOURCE OF THE RUMOIL
Tlie ofllcers of the trtt"t companies char
acterized the rumor that had disturbed
tbe denwltor as absolutely unfounded
and the malicious work of manipulators
of the Chicago stock market. The Chlcaso
speculators who lime soM "hort" are
charged with having circulated the rumor
that a St. I.ouh. trust company was In
holvent. The particular trust company
tliat wan meant was not sp-cltled in the
rumors, which were of a general nature.
This rumor was calculated to unsettle
the market. caue a fall In stocks, which
were Juct beginning to rte. and thus ena
ble the Chicago "short'." to cover their
Why St. Louis was selected as the city
where this mythical trust company trouble
was located Is not known, but thove who
are In a position to know the city's finan
cial resources say that the institutions
here are -o strong that the rumor will
speedily be proven utterly without foun
dation. President Thomas If. West of the St.
I.oui Union Trust Companv stated to The
"How the rumor started. I do not know,
but I am sure that It is without founda
tion. There never was a time when the
trust companies of St. Loub. were In such
gold condition ax they are to-day, and
every dollar that haj. been deposited In
them could be laid and still leave a large
Julius S. Walsh, president of the Missis
sippi Valley Trust Company, said:
"This b one of the most unneeeary
and uncalled-for runs that have ever tak
en place. The Mississippi Valley Is abso
lutely solvent, and a statement of Its re
sources recently made shows that the In
vestments of the comiany are absolutely
safe. The company can pay dollar for
dollar to lb. d-poritors."
Edward Buder. secretary and treasurer
of the American Central Trust Company,
stated thit In his opinion the rumor that
a St. Louis trust company was Insolvent
had come from Chicago, where It was
Continue! on I'nBt Trro.
FIRED INTO CUR.
Mexican Town of Guanjato
Excited by Apparent At
tempt at Assassi
nation. ASSAILANT QUICKLY CAUGHT.
Only Recently Iteleased From
Prison After Jiervinj; Term for
Homicide None ot Official
Guanjato. Mexico. Oct. .-Great excite
ment wa catiaad here tu-toy by what
looked like an attempt on the life of
President Diaz, who was a guest of ths
State government at th- festivities here
Tbe President, his staff and guests wero
passing by the Oanlwlnr Garden in a.
street car. when Ellas Toscano ap
proached the car. snooting, and fired five
'hots from a revolver at the car. for
.unately doing no barm.
Paklo Escancdon of the President's staff
ruhed out of the car and caught the man.
wrenrhinpc the revolver from his grasp.
The police took Toscano to prison. Tos-
ano is a man with a bad criminal record
and wa but recently released from
prison at Gramlltas. where he had served
a term for homicide.
The matter will be Investigated. On
thecv H that Toscano was drunk, and
another thit he deliberately planned to
shoot the chief magielrate.
The President remained perfectly cnol
and was acclaimed by the crowd of citi
zens, showlna; their Jov at his escape.
Toscano' evil record makes the theory
of a dellh-rate attempt at assassination
The Preshlerit has receiied the felicita
tion of the citizens and Diplomatic Corps
RISE IN TEMPERATURE DUE.
Pleasant Conditions Jo rnutinm:
for Twenty-Four Hours.
Partly cloudy weather and rislns tem--leralure
fcj the forecast of the JVeatrer
Ittmau for to-day. Fresh southeast to
3utb nlmls sill prevail and the. weather
will con til !e pleasant.
The tempera tare is at 'r below the
free-ir notr.t j.- tiS- Ohb. and Upper MIs--iosipiH
va'ley-. fie Lvkc rcston .nd ilm
Xcrfiwe-: The Indications are that the
nreent loi-ditlons will continue lr Pii im
mediate Unity for twentj -fonr hours
ARYAN WAITING FOR DECISION.
ludf-'e Will Hasten Ai-tiou on
Helmet t Will Contest.
New Haven. Cbnn.. Oct. ?7.-Judge L W.
CleavemiHl. lefnre whom the contest over
the will of Phllo S. Bennett was heard,
said to-dav that Ire probably will need
teveral days to study the mass of citations
made- by coins'! for Mrs. Bennett and tho
attorneys for William Jennings Bryan.
But as Mr. Br an, has postponed his de
parture for Europe until a decision Is
leached. Judce Cleavetund says he will
use all dllleier.ee.
Attorneys anticipate that, no matter
what the findings mav be. the case will
be contested to the Supreme Court Judge
Henry Stoddard, counsel for M.:. Bennett,
dented to-day that he has contemplated
an action agalm-i Mr. Bryan personaliy
liecause of the now famous letter which
Mr. If y ran wrote to Mrs. Bennett on Octo
ber 1- StoMard ays that tbe matter Is
For .st. I.ouis and Vlclnlly I'nrtlr
cloudy nnil warmer t-da t fresh,
aouthenkt to south winds.
For 3IIsourI Fair Wednesday.
CHAIN CLOSED: ST. I.OL'IS-DEC.
WHEAT. S7Tc: DEC. COILS'. Stfic CHICAGO-WHEAT.
SOHc BID; DEC. CORN.
3. Kacort for Kratz Selected by Folk.
Murdered Girl's Suitor Is Sought.
Operator Falls Forty Feet.
1. Sratute of Limitations Not a Bar la
Mrs. Blair Be-EIecled to Presidency oJ
Choral Society Club.
Betting Indicates Neck-and-Neek Case.
1. Horse Show Entries.
East Skle News.
S. Rler News and Personals.
Sergeant Charged With Druakenneix.
Ahled Girls' Home for Fifty Yeara.
May Not Appoint Cardinals Soon.
5. Residence I-eased-by Senor Estrada.
7. University Meets Normal T-Dy.
3. Local Republicans Fear tbe ..v..t.
Asasln Kills Armenian Leader.
W. Little Scout Wins Dtstuttc HamHcap.
The Republic Form Chart.
H. Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
13. Rooms fur Rent Ads.
IS. Chicago Grain Markets.
Wall Street Gossip.
H. Naturalization Cases Must Go to Trial.
Sharp Contest Between Stlllnell uhd
"Coo" Rainey Surrenders.
Civic Improvement League for cit.