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THE ST. LOITI
In St. Loulv. Our- Cent.
TUESDAY MORNING. MAECH 8, 1904.
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FOR MERCHANTS' MIDWEEK ANNOUNCEMENTS,
MRS. ELLA BARTH0L0W APPOINTED
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING HOSTESS
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MRS. BL.LA BAUTHOLOW,
Widow of Perry Bartholow. She has been selected to act as Hostess of the Admin
istration building during the World's Fair.
Mrs. Ella Bartholow of No. IS37 Russell
avenue was yesterday appointed hos
tess of the Administration building1 at the
World's Fair. Her duties villi be to re
ceive distinguished women visitors dur
ing the GxDOsItion period.
Mrs. Bartholow Is the widow of former
World's Fair Treasurer Perry Bartho
low. and Is the daugltter of former Gov-ernor-
Fletcher. She has-Hved In'-TSt.
Ixjuis all her life, and has a wide circle
The headquarters of the hostess will be
the reception-room near the Domestic
and Foreign Relations department, -which
will be fitted especially for her occupancy.
Her work is closely connected with the
administrative department of the Exposi
tion, and on her will devolve escorting
women visitors About the grounds.
FAIR CALLS FOR
Warrant Is Drawn Upon the
Treasury and Forwarded to
Secretary Shaw for
Washington, March 7. A letter was re
ceived at the office of the chief clerk of
the Treasury Department this morning
from President Francis of the World's'
Fair Company, requesting that another
'.million-dollar warrant be forwarded to St.
In compliance with this request, a war
rant was prepared this afternoon and sent
to the Secretary for his approval. Secre
tary Shaw immediately approved it. and
in all probability It will be sent forward
This Is the third million dollars drawn
by the Exposition Company on account of
the bl loan recently granted by Congress.
No more money can be drawn during
March,' but another million-dollar Install
ment will become available April 1 and
the final J600.OX) may be had on request
CHIEF OF POLICE KIELY
TO TAKE FIRST VACATION.
Head of Department Depart To-
Mcht for Hot Springs to Spenil
Three ck With Nick Wife
Beginning to-day. Chief of Police Klely
will take the tlrst acatlon he has had
fJnce he has been connected with the de
partment in twent -elftht jears.
To-night he will depart with Mrs. Klely
for Hot Springs, to remain three weeks,
hoping the baths there will benefit her
Night Chief of Police Gillaspy will com
mand the department in the absence of
Chief Klely. Captain William Young of
the Second District will be Acting As-
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sistant cmel and will have chajse
the force at night.
In saying that this Is Chief Klely's first
vacation in twenty-eight vears, it is not
meant that he has not been away from his
post of duty In all that time, nor that he
has not been out of the city.
Chief Klely has visited New York and
New Orleans to attend the annual meet
ings of the Chiefs of Police of the United
States and Canada, but that is regarded ai
attention to police work by the Police
Board, and he has gone both times under
orders from the board. He also attended
the funeral of Colonel Dletsch at Cincin
nati last year. -
The Chief also had his recreation days
twice each month before he became a
Captain, but that is not regarded as a
vacation In the department.
Mrs. Klely recently has been suffering
vised a trip to Hot Springs. She declined
to go unless her husband accompanied
her, so the Chief was compelled to break
' lanm record for continuous service.
"We have felt the need of a woman to
whom visitors may he 'referred for infor
mation regarding the woman's side of the
Exposition," said Secretary Walter B.
"As it is now. women who vls't the
building on official or private business, or
merely to see the Expoitlon, have been
accustomed to. wander un and. rinwn ttti
"hallwaltlng for some one to direct them
where they wished to go. This work
will devolve upon Mrs. Bartholow, and all
visiting women will be sent to her office
by the hallboys.
"The duties of the position nre more
official than social, and Mrs. Bartholow
will suggest things that she finds might
be remedied as far as the w oman visitor's
comfort is concerned "
State and National
GRAIN CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-MAY
WHEAT 89?46ttc BID; MAY CORN 4IJSc.
CHICAGO-MAY WHEAT c ASKED;
MAY CORN B3i6Mc.
St. I.onln mid Vicinity Knir Tnn
tlit ; no decided clinngre In tempera
ture; tnrluble winds.
Tor MUsonrl, Arkansas, East Texas
nnd West Tei Fair Tuesday anil
For Illinois I'nlr Tneiday null
Wcdneaduyt nnrmrr Wednesday.
1. Japs Are Between Russian Squadron.
will Maintain Marines in Panama.
Fair Calls for Another Million.
2. Reynolds County Instructs for Folk.
L. F. Parker to Be Delegate at. Large.
3. Would Close All Saloono on Sunday.
First Murder Trial In Juvenile Court.
4. World's Fair New.
Not Sure How Many Children He Has.
Transit May Elect Two New Directors.
u Missouri Pacific Buying Wabah.
C. Racing at New Orleans
7. Happenings in East Side Cities.
9. The Stage.
10. Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
12. Live Stock Market.
13. Financial News.
Summary of St. Louis Markets.
14. Sail to Palestine for Convention.
Died Three Weeks After Hu-band.
Mayor Placed on "Unfair" List or Chi
Mississippi's Great Activity.
Miners" Locals to "Vote on Strike.
Will Make Public St. Loots Report.
Joint Ward 3IcetInjor of Democrats.
A Joint meeting of the Democratic
voters of the Thirteenth and Twenty-third
wards will be held at Compton Hall,
Compton and Park avenues, to-morrow
evening, pwlng to a misunderstanding
the; meeting was advertised for Tuesday
night. The following speakers wilt ad
dress the mefltlnrf. .Tmanh w -c.ii t..w
Im k ??? 8- p- J801"1' G'lvpn Camp-1
balL C J, Maurar mnd Ow.- vim r
AID WINS $50,000,
Mrs. Carrie V. C. Wann, Iroquois
Theater Survivor, Remains
Calm in Courthouse Scare.
BLAZE INTERRUPTS TRIAL
Chicago Woman, After Flames
Were Put Out, Gets Judg
inent in Wiggins Ferry
Suit. Mrs. Carrie V. C. Wann of Chicago.
who pascd unharmed through the Iro
quois Theater drsaster In Chicago, was
the central figure In the Are scare In the
Courthouse jesterday, at the trial of a
feult which resulted in a verdict for $30,000
In her favor.
The case was ngnfnst John Pcullln.
Festus J. Wade and the Mercantile Trust
Company. Mrs. Wann sued for J75,CO0 for
fifty shares of stock in the Wiggins Fer
ry Company, which she agreed to sell
for JCCO n share In April, 1902, when the
Mercantile Trust Company and the Mis
sissippi Valley Trust Company were
fighting to secure a controlling Interest
In the Wiggins Company
Mrs. Wann alleged that she was not
made aware of the fact that the hlock
was worth more when Informed by John
Fcullln of the ofTer of 1300 She averred
that the value of the stock was J1.E23
The case was on trial In Judge Wood's
division of the Circuit Court during most
of last week, and was argued by the at
As John A. Gilliam, one of Mrs. Wnnn's
lawyers, was closing his address to the
Jury, shortly before 1 p. m.. Judge Wood
suddenly adjourned the court.
The Judge announced that the building
was on fire, and cautioned every one to
remain calm. He told the ladies not to
be frightened, and advised all to depart
Mrs. Wann was accompanied by her hus
band, Frederick A. Wann, general freight.
agent of the Chicago and Alton Railroad,
and several friends, including Mrs. Ada
line Darling of Chicago, Mrs. Moses Rum
sey of St. Louis, and daughters, the
Misses Elma and Queen Rumsey, Mrs.
Elenora Clubb, Mrs. John A. Gilliam, Mrs.
Alexander M. Lewis, Philip C. Scanlan
and Alonzo C Church, all of St. Louis.
Mr. Wann hastened to the side of his
wife. She did not betray any signs of
fear, and walked from the courtroom
with him. .
The other ladies also preserved! their
composure, although the odor of smoke
was perceptible. Tbey departed without
NOT EASILY FRIGHTENED.
The fire proved to be' slight. The wood
work in the ceiling of the Jury room on
the floor aboe the courtroom was ig
nited. presumably from an electric wire.
About J309 damage was done before the
blaze was extinguished by the Fire De
partment. A silk umbrella and hat belonging to
A. M. Lewis, clerk of the court, were in
a locker In the Juryroom. They were the
only personal articles destroyed, the rest
of the damage being done to the building.
Mrs., Wann and her party returned to
the court room at 2 p. m, and remained
until the verdict was returned at fi
"I was not frlghtened,"-sald Mrs. Wann,
referring to the Incident "I do not lose
my presence of mind easily.
"As soon os the Judge spoke, I thought
of the Iroquois. I felt sure, however, that
nothing like that could occur here, with
the iron staircases, and especially be
cause there were not so many persons In
"The fact that I was able n control mv
cents, saved my life at the Iroquois. jr
T was accompanied on that occasion by
my daughter and a lady friend. We occu
pied seats on the first floor in the second
row from the stage next to the boxes. I
saw the fire when it started. We escaped
through a box, the door of which two
baseball players broke open
"My furs and waist took Are, but I ex
tinguished them. I lost my hat and my
daughter lost her sealskin sack.
"When we got out persons who fell from
the fire escapes were dropping around us
like sticks of cordwood."
COMING TO ST. LOUIS.
Austria Will Send the "ieder
Springfield, 111 , March 7. Governor
Yates Ii in receipt of a letter from Secre-
PtaryJohn Hay at Washington, rfllvlslng
that the Austrian Ambassador has notl-'
fled the State Department that the
the most ancient and most Important in
dustrial and technical corporation of Aus
tria, will visit the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition In a body next summer, and
will visit the city of Chicago and other
cities of the United States, for the pur
pose of studying Industrial affairs. The
party will arrive at New York City about
August 2S next.
Governor Yates will undertake to pro
vide entertainment for the distinguished
visitors during their stay In this State.
TO KEEP PAPER OFF STREETS.
Police Instructed to Watch Bill
In order that the streets and vacant lots
may present a cleaner appearance. Chief
of Police Klely yesterday Issued nn order
to all districts that all bill posters be ar
rested when they fail to haul away the
pai,er v hich they scrape from b'llboards.
Although. It 'On violation of the city
ordinance to scaftefiaper on the street,
bill postera seldom comply. It Is said.
Thty leave the paper on the vacant lota
or in the gutters. Because -of the World's
Fair thousands of new billboards are be-in-
- -" norta of the clur.
Substantiates in the Main the
Sensational Charges Against
MR. HITCHCOCK INTERPOSES.
Secretary of the Interior Says
Proposed Reforms Are "Un
desirable and Unprac
tical." COMMISSION IS CENSURED.
President's Representative Says
This Body Has Outlived Its
Usefulness delations to
Land Companies I)e
The Republic Bureau,
Hth St and Fmn'rlvanla Ave.
Washington, March ".A general denun
ciation of "bureaucracy" with reference to
the administration of the Indian Territory,
and specific reflection upon officials there
in the mittcr of the "proprieties," are
contained In the findings of Charles J.
Bonaparte, President Roosevelt's personal
representative, who was sent to the ground
for the purpose of probing the sensational
The rendering of the report, which was
made public through the Interior Depart
ment to-day, marks the climax of the In
vestigation of the Dawe Commission and
of the Territory generally!.
The outcome warrants the likening of
the whole matter to the Oischarge of a
rocket which, by virtue of, to-day's devel
opment, has now burst Into many spark"
that already g$e practically extinguished
by Secretary "Hitchcock, who declares the
Bonaparte recommendations neither delr
nble nor practical.
MANY ARE SCORCHED.
The sparks, however, sputter in many
directions, scorching territory officials
and advocating that the Dawes Commis
sion be dissolved, since it has outlived
A suplemental report, rendered by the
Secretary upon the suggestions, was sent
to President Roosevelt to-day. who in
turn dispatched It with the report proper
to Congress The Secretary maintains that
the law. as it now stands, provides for the
termination of the Dawes Commission a
year from July, and that to cut short
Its existence would plunge Indian Terri
tory matters Into Inextricable confusion.
It Is understood that the Interior De
partment heads think that Mr. Bonaparte
and Clinton R. Woodruff, who worked
with the Baltimore lawyer, did not remain
long enot'gh in the Territory to obtain f
thorough knowledge of the situation. For
this reason the Bonaparte finding ore
stamped us "undeslraole and unpractical."
On the whole, Mr. Bonaparte sustains
the Broslus charges, though the latter is
criticised for having exaggerated some
phases of the conditions, and for having
been mistaken with reference to ronie
"It In no wie exaggerates," concludes
the Eoraparte opinion, "hut, rather, un
derestimates the objectionable features of
the administration of the public affairs in
tio Territory, and Its specific allegations
respecting Federal officers are substantial
Stating recommendations the report
"The various Charges of misconduct or
dereliction In duty preferred against dif
ferent Federal officers in the Territory,
otherwise than in the report of Mr.
Broslus, arc, foi the most part, unfound
ed and these charge', by whomsoever
made, call for no action on the part of
the dcpaitment, except in the cases ot
Commissioners Btxbv, Breckinridge and
Needles, and of Mr. Aylesworth and Mr.
H. . V. Smith-. The case of one other
officer is considered In our separate report.-'
"The conditions existing at present in
the Indian Territory are exceedingly un
fortunate. Thev- Involve Imminent danger of ruin
to the genuine Indian populitlon and
profound dlicredlt to the United States,
excite reasonable discontent on the part
of all classes of the population and de
mand prompt and drastic remedies on the
part of Congress.
Commissioners Blxby, Needles nnd
BreckinrlJqe nro censured for their con
rection with corporations doing business
in th Indian Territory.
A L. Aylesworth. chief clerk of the
commission, ami H. V. V. Smith, its dis
bursing agnt. are mentioned nn "Identi
fied in public opinion with supposed specu
lations In real estate in Indian Territory,
especially In connection with townsites, to
an extent not In proportion to their ap
CASE OF SCHOENFELT.
The ''other officer" spoken of refers to
the charges filed against the Urited
States Indian Agent J. Blair Schoenfelt
by A. P. Murphy, the Mlssourlan, who"
receives $3,000 a year an attorney for the
Creek Nation. In testimony. Murphy
charged Schoenfelt with keeping a 'pri
vate, bottle" in his office, and he said that
while he did nqt object to taking a drink
occasionally, he was opposed to dolcg
business with a man who is Intoxicated.
The Missourian further added that the
only objection he found to Colonel Schoen
felt lay In "his habits." As liquor is a
fnrbWden article In the Territory, the.e
statements received much attention. After
sifting them. Messrs. Bonaparte and
Woodruff exonerated Schoenfelt complete
ly. They concluded, however, with warm
Intr his release from the arduous labors of
i HELPED RESTORE RUSSIA'S
HOPE OF PEACE IN EUROPE
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Russian Ambassador to Great Britain. whoe recent vilt to St. Petersburg did
much, it Is asserted, to reasure the Czar and his advisers that England is not
likely to take an undue advantage of nusma'a present position. He bore, more
over, a personal letter from King Edward to the Czar, expressing in the plain
est and most emphatic terms England's determination to remain neutral.
CZAR SIGNIFIES WILLINGNESS
TO CONSENT TO ARBITRATION
SPECIAL P.Y CABLE.
Vienna. March V. The Neue Frionresse says that Count Benckendorff,
the Russian Ambassador to GreafBritaln, took with him when he returneO
to London from St. Petersburg, an autograph letter from the Czar, in which
mention vtas made of eventual mediation nnd arbitration Itehveen Rui.tand
The inferenoe is that if King Edward offers to eiercU-e the good otlice of
Great Britain tlift Czar would be willing to give it serious consideration.
Government Decides That One
Battalion Will Be Kept Con
stantly on Duty.
ANOTHER WITHIN EASY CALL
Barracks to Be Erected on the
Isthmus Near the Canal Ditch
for Housing of Ameri
Washington. March 7. The Comptroller
of the Treasury has received from the
Secretary of the Nav 5 , a communication
which, after quoting section five of the
act of June 2S, 1902. which authorizes the
construction of in Isthmian Canal and its
defense, and appropriates ten million dol
dors toward the project, says:
"After conference with the President on
the subject, this department proposes to
keep on or near the ifthmus of Tanama. for
the defence of said canal, harbori. and
defense, two battalions of murines, each
conslstirg of :i!ioi,t 415 men and officers.
Provision mut be made for the temporary
housing of these men In barracks of some
sort while on this dLty, which may be
of extended duration. Inasmuch as protec
tion of this character will perhaps be re
quired during the entire period of the con
structloTof the canal.
"It Is considered desirable that both of
these battalions should not be on duty
at the mme time. Tut that they should
be so placed as to relieve each other al
ternately about every two or three months
as health conditions and the exigencies of
the service may require', and in pursuance
of this policy it Is desirable that accom
modations should be provided for one of
the battalions at some point which, while
more healthful, is at the same time read
ily accessible. The recently acquired
naval station at Guantanamo appears to
meet these conditions.
"Under the circumstances above recited,
your opinion is requeated as to whether
the expense of making temporary provi
sion on the Isthmus and at the naval sta
tion. Guantanamo or elsewhere in the
neighborhood, as may be found expedient,
for the battalions of marines referred to
may be defrayed from appropriations con
tained in the act above cited."
The Comptroller decided- that the cost
of this work may be defrayed from the
Reiterates His Declaration That
He Is 2Cot a Candidate
MURPHY MAKES A STATEMENT.
"If the Former President Is Xot
Available," He Saj's, '"I am
for Judge Parker" let
ter's Friends Hopeful.
New- York. March 7. Charles F. Mur
phy, leider of Tammany Hall, to-day de
clared that he is for Judge Parker for the
Democratic nomination for President, pro
vided Crover Cleveland Is not available.
I.ater, this afternoon, Mr. Cleveland re
peated his declaration that he is unavail
able. Mr Murphy was aked the direct ques
tion: "Will there be a IIiip-ud at the rrlmiries
between the friends of Cleveland and the
friends of Parker?"
"There will be no such line-up." replied
Mr. Murphy. "I still tlnnic Mr. Cleveland
the strong st man, but if wu cannot get
Cleveland, I am for Parker."
At his home at Princeton. N. J., this
afternoon Mr. Clevelandlleclared unequiv
ocally and with a great deal of asperity
that he would not be a candidate.
Commenting on this, the New York Her
ald to-morrow will say:
"This declaration, coupled with the
Tammany leader's remark earlier In the
day, unites the two factions In this State
end Parker will have its united support
whether the delegates to the St. Louis
convention go Instructed or uninstructcd.
"In reaffirming his refusal to stand for
renomlnation, Mr. Cleveland Indicated his
displeasure over the situation, which has
developed as a result of the contest be
tween David B. Hill and Charles F. Mur
phy for control of the Democratic organ
ization of New York Std(e.
"John G. Carlisle, whoSvas Secretary of
the Treasury during 2Ir. Cleveland' last
administration1, spent Sunday at Weft
lands. Mr. Cleveland's home. While they
naturally dlscused the condition of the
Democratic party. Mr. Cleveland denied
tl at his visitor came as an emissary from
the leader of Tammany Hall to urge him
to aenrunce himself as a candidate. It
was when queUoned as to the result of
the visit that Mr. Cleveland evinced his
" 'Mr. Carlisle Is an old friend,' he said.
'He often rung down to spend a day with
me. We talked some politics, but In a
rcumiiaucjii way entirely and without
special regard 13 to existing conditions.'
Only Hope of Escape Seems
for It to Hurry to Port
Arthur, Where Other
Japs May Await
MIKADO'S SHIPS SEEN AGAIN.
Return to Place From "Which
They Bombarded Town Pun
day, but Retire With
KOREANS ANGRY AT INVADERS.
Thirty Russians Killed. It Is Re
ported, in Fight Growing Out
of Excesses Committed in
the Hermit Kingdom.
The Japanese squadron, which bom
barded Vladivostok Sunday, has ap
parently shut the Uussian ..qtiadron out
of that port. The Russian ships, lrom
all accounts, are in l'ositt Bay, guard
ing the passage of Russian soldiers
across the Tunieii Hirer. If they can
not return to Vladivostok their only
hope of escaping capture is to make a
swift run for l'ort Arthur, where an
other Japanese squadron probably will
Japanese warships returned yester
day to Vladivostok, but. according to
Viceroy Alcxleff. did not again fire on
the town. A report from Yin-Kow that
the lwmbardment was resumed late
Monday1 is not continued.
Russians profess to believe that the
first bombardment was intended
merely to develop the location of the
batteries nnd the silence of the Rus
sian guns is explained by the desire of
the officers to conceal thelrVositiou un
til the ships should come within more
suitable range One woman, it is re
ported, vas killed by a shell, this being
the only fatality.
Kxceses by Ru.-ian soldiers in
Northern Korea have aroused the
Koreans ami it is reported from Seoul
that thirty of the invaders were killed
by natire soldiers last Friday. An
other party, It Is asserted, was driren
across the Yalu River at a point eighty
miles above Wiju. Other Russian
forces in that district, it is reported
from ring-Yang, are retiring toward
Russians are preparing to blockade
the Liao River as soon as the ice melts,
so that ships cannot approach Xiuch
wang. The Russo-Chlnese bank at
Nluchwang has mpvetl its books to
Tientsin, China, for safety.
A dispatch from Port Arthur, ilated
March 'S, sajs everything is quiet
VLADIVOSTOK FLEET SEEMS
SHUT OUT FROM RUSSIAN
PORTS BY THE JAPANESE.
London, March 7. Cabling from
Ting-Yang, Korea, under date -of
Mareli 0, a correspondent of the Dairy
Mail savs that 2,000 Russian carnlry
nien, with seven guns, retreated la&t
Wednesday through Kusong and Sou
chon toward Wijn. They destroyed the
It Is believed at the Japanese Lega
tion here that the Japanese warships
are now between the Russian cruiser
squadron and Vl.idlrostok. and there j
is reason to believe the Ruselaii,
squadron Is in the vicinity of Posslet
Ray, probably covering a movement of
Russian official dispatches do not
mention this squadron, and this fact
lends color to the belief that the Jap
anese warships hare shut It out of
It Is pointed out at the legation that.
If this is true, the Russian vessels are
In a critical position, since they must
run the gauntlet of the Japanese
squadron off Vladivostok or the Jap
anese squadrdn off Port Arthur befoto
reachlng-n Russian port.
YIN-KOW HEARS THAT NEW
BOMBARDMENT HAS BEGUN;
RIVER TO BE BLOCKED.
Yln-Kovv, March 7. An official dis
patch received here says the Japanese
are again bombarding Vladivostok.
This news lacks confirmation from
The Russo-Chinese Rank sent lfc
books to Tientsin to-day.
The purchase by the Russians of te.:
lighters is supposed to bo for the pu--
Continued on rage Thrc