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FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 2, 1904.
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N CAPTURING HILL
AT PORT ARTHUR
General NogI Makes Reckless
Sacrifict in Assault on
HUNTER KILLED. IN
Thomas W. Inman of Xo. :
Dillon Street. Shot in St.
QUARREL WITH YOUNG BOYS.
GIVES COMMAND OF HARBOR.
IRTien Siege Guns Are Mounted
Bnssian Fleet Will Have to '
t Dash for Open Sea to
SKIRMISHING ALONG SHAKHE.
Outpost Clashes Are Kcported
Ip Growing More Frequent Ev.
Ep ei7 Day ad Battle
- Is Expected.
SPECIAL BT CABLE.
jj? Toklo. Dec 1. The capture of 303-Meter
II has brought rejoicing throughout
Japan, for It Is believed to mean the be
ginning o! the end of the Port Arthur
'General Nogi's report shows that the
Japanese are In jfull possession of all the
works on the height and can mount heavy
lege tuns, which will overlook a portion
of the city, and can sweep the harbor.
" The Russian fleet, which has been bot
tled up" so Ions will have to attempt
flight In order to avoid destruction.
General Nogt long has worked herolcallr
to break through the mountain chain
which girts the city in order to mount
siege guns and drive out the fleet to the
high seas, where Admiral Togo could
-crush It The stubborn defense held out
until General Nogi, knowing that the
bottled up fleet must be wiped out before
tne arrival of the Pacific squadron, de
termined to take 203-Meter Hill at all costs.
It is said that 15.000 men have been sacri
ficed In this capture alone In the last
lorty-elght hours. The attacks have been
planned to continue until December 10, by
which time It Is hopd the fortress will fall.
Simultaneous with the assault on 233-
""terHIlL the Jananese advanced against
rir4sS5sjenaced Hiblung tnd Kcckwan fortfc-
TO WAR CHEERING.
To-day was the date set. under the con
scription act, when recruits could Join
the army. Cheered by the news from Gen
eral Kogi. thousands of recruits through
out the Empire marched to the barracks
and donned uniforms for the first time.
Following an honored custom, the rela
tives of the recruits, carrying flags and
tanners, escorted the new soldiers to their
barracks. In Toklo to-day tbcre have been
score of little processions escorting de
tachments of. popular conscripts. The
number of men who hae Joined the colors
to-day under tho conscription act has not
been made public
AT GALtHiCT DEFENDERS.
S Ot, raersourg, uec i. Ane war uiace
'm here la not yet prepared to accepfthe
H report that the Japanese before Port Ar
Hnthur'have taken Two Hundred and Three
iMeter Hill, but ir It is officially reported
f uti.TCT flfflA arimlfa fhnt It Trill Yv s
Asperate blow for the gallant defenders
of the fortress.
The position commands the harbor. The
War Office officials reluctantly agree that
such a breach in the chain render the
position extremely critical, anl though
, the rarrison might be able to hold out
In the Golden Hill, Tiger's Tail ind Liav
Je forts for some time. It may mark fie
."beginning of the end.
Mukden, Dec ! There was another
J skirmish on' General RcnnenkampCs front
on 'November SO.
A decidedly hot skirmish took placo on
November S on the Russian right, be
tween the villages of Chjantan and
Byaokchenl, the latter place being occu
pied by Russian troops. Several companies
of Japanese, with cavalry, taking ad
vantage Of nleht. tried to cut the Russian
communication In this direction, but bor-"
yder scouts Inclosed the Japanese on two
sides and routed them, capturing ten rifles
and several horses. The Russian loss was
five' killed or wounded. The Japanese loss
Is supposed to have been much heavier.
Thomas Berner, 1C Years Old, and
John Merer, a Year Younger,
Watching Property While
Owner Was Away.
In a rifle dcl between St. Louis hunters
and two farrrcr boys liiing on the Watson
road, near the River des Peres, in St,
Louis County, Thomas W. Inman. 18
years old, of Xo. 1525 Dillon street, was
shot and instantly killed yesterda after
The municipal holiday ordered for
Francis Day was observed by the Mitchell
Fire Clay Company of Cheltenham, where
young Inman was employed, and Inman,
with William Daly of No. 5873 Manchester
avenue and William Hertwig of Xo. 5741
South road, decided to spend the day
hunting rabbits in St. Louis County.
The approach of the rabbit season has
nlwajs bern the signal for war between
the hunters from St. Louis and thcifarm
ers, who claim that the city nimrods kill
their stock and destroy their property.
Inman and his companions evidently
were unaware of the attitude of the farm
ers, for, when the hour for dinner ap
proached, they entered the turnip field of
Bernard Wolf, a farmer.
Wolf, who was in St. Louis attending
the Fair, left his bouse In charge ot
Thomas Berner, a nephew, 16 years old.
land John Meyer, la years old, of No. 1113
Glasgow aj enue.
The boys say that Wolf had instructed
them not to allow trespassers to enter
tho premises during his absence, and that
they ordered Inman end his companions
from the property as soon as they had
scaled the fence inclosing the turnip
An argument followed and the fanner
bovs. It is said, ran into the house for
their rifles. Soon afterwards they reap
peared and commenced firing on the hunt
ers, it is claimed.
Berner alleges that the hunters returned
the Are. In a few minutes Inman fell
dead with a bullet from a 22-callber rifle
in his brain.
The Mounted District police were noti
fied, and went to the scene. Berner and
Meyer were arrested and taken to the
Mounted District Police Station, where
thcyvwere -locked up pending investlga-
tlon. I .
Inman's body is at the morgue.
PRESIDENT FRANCIS AND OTHERS WHO MADE
THE GREAT EXPOSITION A SUCCESS BID JT FAREWELL
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COLD WEATHER NOW COMING.
Rains Will Precede Predicted
Drop in Temperature.
According to the local weather forecaster
the close of the World's Fair will inaugu
rate real winter weather for St. Louis
A decided drop In temperature Is predict
ed for to-day, preceded by rain and strong
The rain will come from Colorado and
Kansas, and, after coming In contact with
the prevailing cold weather in the lake re
gions, it will be forced southward, and
may result in snow in the extreme north
ern parts of Missouri.
The official forecast Is: "Increasing
cloudiness, with rain, to-aay; colder In
tho afternoon or night; southerly winds,
shifting to northerly."
The minimum temperature last night
was above freezing.
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Rapid Fire Guns Respond
Soldiers Sent Out to De
fend Pumping Station
Leiter's Men Meet Secretly With
Assistant Adjutant General
Iteece and Deputy United
States Marshal Barkley.
ANOTHER MIDNIGHT FUSILLADE
LAST PHOTOGRAPH OF WORLD'S FAIR OFFICIALS ON STEPS OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. , ''I
Reading from left to right Front row: Mayor Wells, Mrs. D. R. Francis, President FraneK Corwln n. Sjiencer, the Reverend Doctor S. J. Niccolls and r.
D. Hlrschberg. Rcnr row: John Scluoers. I). M. Houser and C. W. Knnpp.
ATTENDANCE, ESTIMATED RECEIPTS,
INCOME AND COST OF THE FAIR
Admissions Were About 18,700,000, Which, With
Concessions, Netted t Approximately $10,
0.00,000 Total-Expenditures Placed i at - .
t $44,500,000 Exposition Company ,
Free From Debt.
GREATEST FAIR IN WORLD'S
HISTORY IS NOW BUT A NAME
President Francis Turns Key on Switchboard at Midnight in Pres
encejof Large Assembly and as the Lights Fade Away the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition PassesJOut? of Existence St.
Louis Pays Tribute to Man Who Made the Show Famous.
ALLEGED DESERTER CAUGHT.
lieutenant Cox Becognized
. JBsesk on Pike in Crowd.
- In,", solid mass of people a United
States. Army Lieutenant recognized a sol-
aierwno, Jie said, had deserted, on the
"Mfce'.tast night. The solder was Charles
-Bronk, 1 years .old, who was dressed In
!; Beer uniform, having been connected
rue war spectacle lor about two
t Cox of the Eighth Cavalry
men Frawley and Hlckev that
deserted Irom Troon T. Klirhih
'.-stationed at Jefferson Barracks.
sid. that Bronk had been worklnr
.we Jsoer war under an assumed name.
was -taken to the Pike Police Sta
Tills morning, he will be sent to the
Courts and the Government officials
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.:'MTTCimiur'C vceTconw o
mMm CEE0 200,000.
R v:TS.T6Cords of the turnstiles at 9
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?3jiVisTrfople had passed through the
fs ssBflsVfWuruig; uie oay. s
. stSs Kates were kept cpen un-
"". o'clock. It is believed that
"hs; jtotol attendance for the day
'imatxta 300,009, as -visitors con-
f.4Msl;to,come in unUl tbey were
'33s: register of thetumstiles at
fitJMMJi"0!''! the afternoon showed
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FOLK'S BROTHER ACCEPTS.
Is to Take Charge of Baptist
Church at Midway.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. L The Reverend
H. B. Folk of this city, brother of Joseph
W. Folk, 3oerner elect of Missouri, has
accepted a call to the Baptist Church at
ATTEDANCE EACH MONTH.
April, one day 187,793
May, twenty-six days 1,001,391
June, twenty-six days 2,121,836
July, twenty-seven days 2343,E57
August, twenty-seven days 3.063,743
September, twenty-rix days 3,651.573
October, twenty-seven days .1.622,223
November, twenty-six days 2,526,935
December 1. last day (approximately) 2M.O0D
Total (approximately) 1S.7I7J57
ATTE5DAKCE BIG DAYS AT FAin.
St. Louis Day 404,430
Labor Day 209,022
Thanksgiving Day 181,823
Missouri Day 179,847
July 4 179,847
Opening Day 187.4ZS
Connecticut Day r 16S.2SS
Roosevelt Day 3,753
Chicago Day 1(3,317
Francis Day (approximately) 200000
Total (approximately) 2.028,790
COST OF LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION.
Amount expended by the Exposition Company $22,000,006
Amount, expended by the States 9,000.000
Amount expended by foreign countries 8,500,030
Amount expended by concessions B.OOO.OCO
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
68 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 33.
THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING
AT 1:44 A. M.
Tor Missouri Fair and decidedly
colder Friday and Saturday. Cold
wave In west part.
For Illinois Snow In north; rain In
ionth part Trlday. Saturday snow
and much colder.
L Conference Over Martial Law at Zieg
ler. Hunter Killed In Duel With Farmers.
Greatest Fair In World's History Is
xow But a Name.
2. Igorrotcs on Way to Island Home.
Francis Honored Guest of World Last
3. Mrs. Chadwlck to Settle in Cash.
4. State Treasury Has a Surplus.
Lehmann Closes Burton Argument,
6. Electric Company Restores Circuits.
Woodward Funeral This Afternoon. '
News From East Blda Cities and
"The Simple Life," Continued..
7. Society News.
Visitors at St Louis Hotels.
8. Miscellaneous Sporting News.
9. Chicago Wheat Market,
Wall street Report.
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
"12. Lieutenant Mohn's Suit Stirs Army
Cigarette .Smoking on the Increase.
Old OameWorked cn.Two "Druggists.
Iron Trade Review.- - -f
Total amount M4.M0.O0O
APPROXIMATE AMOLST RECEIVED BY TOE CTOMPATY.
Amount from gate receipts and concession 810,000.000
Amount received from United States Government 5.000,000
Amount received from City of St. Louis 6,000,000
Amount subscribed by citizens of St, Louis 5,000,000
Total amount received 125,000,000
COST OF LARGEST CONCESSIONS.
Tjrolean Alps $750,000
Jerusalem '. 500,000
Boer War 250,000
i.lsh Village .". 130.000
Galveston Flood. 125,000
Observation Wheel 125 000
Walter B. Stevens, Secretary of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company,
when asked whether the stockholders would receive any money, said:
"That I camot answer at present. There Is nothing In sight as jet. However,
the Exposition Company is free from debt,
"It will be impossible for us to give out any definite Information as to the financial
affairs of the Exposition Company for some time. In the course of two or three
weeks I hope to make a definite statement,"
GREAT CROWD, REMOVED BY OFFICERS- RELUCTANTLY
SAYS FAREWELL TO THE FAIR AFTER MIDNIGHT.
A few minutes after last midnight, when the lights of the Fair had been
turned out, the great crowd deserted the plazas and many of the visitors drilled
into the Pike again, jamming that historic street.
Then began the difficult process of clearing the grounds.
Policemen, most of them mounted, formed cordons and drove the people be
fore them to the parlous exits.
Soldiers of the Sixteenth Infantry, with their rifles, appeared in squads un
der the command of officers who ordered the late revelers out of the amuse
ment places and Into the street, where they were rounded up. Reluctantly they
Joined the" mass which surged toward the car lines.
By 1 o'clock the last of the visitors had said farewell to the great Exposition.
Unable to see, yet conscious of an in
truder in her room, .Mrs. Mary Miller, a
blind woman, was robbed of her savings
at her home. No. 1112 North Eleventh"
street, last night.
Hearing someone fumbling in the bu
reau, where she kept her small store of
mony. ?fr M'S'-or pupl hpr way across
the room and grappled with the burglar.
After" a short struggle the Intruder
pushed the woman to one side and ran
from the room. Mrs. Miller followed, cry
ing for help, but the thief escaped, eluding
several neighbors, who had run to the
A few hours later Patrolman Tommasso
of the Fourth District arrested Bennie Jo
seph a youth, living at No. 1112 North
Eleventh street, who is-out on parole from
the House of Refuge. He was locked up
at the Carr Street Station
Mrs, Miller Is unable to Identify him,
but several neighbors say that they'saw
hlm -run from the house about the time of
"Farewell, a long farewell, to all your splendor."
Paraphrasing Cardinal Wolsely's famous soliloqy, President Francis used
these words, last midnight as he turned the lever that quenched the glow
ing lights on the World's Fair buildings and left all the site save the Pike
The dramatic ceremony of closing the Fair promptly at midnight within
tho time named in the act of Congress, was performed by the President in
the presence of the Board of Directors and an enormous throng that stood
In the Plaza St. Louis.
President Francis stood at the base of Louisiana Monument, facing the
Cascades and the glorious spectacle of Art Hill. Before him was a switch
board. The turn of a single lever put the entire Exposition, save only the
Pike, in shadow such as it knew before the opening of the World's Fair
f-cven months ago.
The ceremonies of Francis Day began at 10 o'clock in the Plaza St. Louis,
at the foot of the Louisiana Monument.
President Francis was escorted to the monument by a parade of military
and of the Exposition Directors, officials and employes.
The invocation was pronounced by the Reverend Doctor S. if. Niccolls.
The meeting was called to order by Corwln H. Spencer. Major Wells pre
sided. The Mayor, Governor Dockery and President Francis spoke.
Festus J. Wade, on behalf of the Directors, presented to Governor Fran
cis a magnificent silter dinner service and a similar service to William H.
Thompson. Mayor Wells pinned a huge badge upon the lapel of President
Francis and invested him with a certificate stating that the grand prize of
merit had been conferred upon him.
Immediately after this impressive ceremony. President Francis and the
Directors went to the Tyrolean Alps, where the group remained in informal
conversation until shortly after 1 o'clock. Mr. Norman E. Mack of Buffalo,
m ho .chanced to be present, proposed the health of President Francis as "the
greatest of American citizens, save one." Festus J. Wade, in a brief talk,
suggested the organization of a club to be made up of all who in any way
contributed to the success of the Exposition, the title of the organization to
be 'The Million Club," its purpose the upbuilding of the city. After a few
minutes tho gathering came to an end with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne"."
Following the formal exercises there was a last congress of the strange
peoples of the world' represented at the Fair.
The foreign and State Commissioners called in a body between 3 and 5
o'clock at the office of President Frands"to pay their respects and in many
ceses their farewells. The dean of the foreign corps, Commissioner Gen
et al Nuncio of Mexico, and Doctor Lewald of Germany, addressed President
Francis on behalf of the Commissioners, and he responded.
At 5 o'clock President Francis and the Directors and Commissioners at
tended the reception of the Board of Lady Managers, given in honor of
A ride on top of the. great Yellowstone coach closed the afternoon's
Dinner, as the guest' of Corwln H. Spencer, was served at the Tyrolean
Alps at G:30, and here the "crowd gave the President an ovation and de
manded a speech. i
Passing down the Pike shortly before this hour, President Francis was
received with an enthusiasm that was a positive ovation. This was repeated,
even in a greater degree, about 10 p. m.
A chapter of glorious history for St.
Louis was closed last midnight, when, In
accordance with the law, but surely not
with the wishes of the populace, the
myriad lights of the World's Fair faded
out forever and the greatest International
exposition im history became but a name.
The "maddest, merriest day" in all the
Exposition year closed on the stroke of
twelve in a most" dramatic and impres
Standing at the foot of the Louisiana
Monument which towered high above the
Plaza St. Leuls until 1U great white
crowning figure of Pence was lost In the
upper shadows, his -"o turned toward
Art Hill, down which the waters of the
Cassades, which had been spouUng all
day, rallied In triple torrents, the Presi
dent of the Exposition surrounded 'by the J
"Soiri of 'Directors and th rffllal. rput
the coup de grace upon the noble work of
their talents and energies.
It was the closing of the World's Fair.
While a great throng looked on in some
what the hush that falls over great as
semblages at some crucial moments, with
Jhe subdued murmur of the funmaklng
Crowds on the Pik, the one discordant
note. President Francis turned the key on
the switchboard that changed the white,
unblinking radiance of a million incan
descent lamps on the buildings to a deep
orange glow which Anally faded Into
Kven as the lights faded out and the
vast Ivory Otty, bj- night a city of flame,
was enwrapped in the shadows, came the
notes of bugles sounding taps.
"Douse the gl!m sang the bugles, and
before the last note had sounded down
the noble avenues and through the colon
nades and loggias of the immense build
ings around the Plaza, the palaces were
in shadow and the Exposition In the past.
So ended the greatest enterprise of the
Continued on Pace- Three.
Rumor Comes From Springfield
That Governor Yates Stated
He Would Place Troops in
Charge When Circum
Zeffflrr, Dee. 1. (TJalletln.) FIrlnsj
began at JlilO o'clock in the direc
tion of pumping- station. Searchlight
wa flashed and rapld-flrc gruns re
sponded. Soldiers have Just been
BT A STAFF" COP.PJISTOKDEXT.
Zelgler, III., Dec L Martial law in the
territory surrounding the fortified town of
Zelgler probably will be the outcome of
the strike developments of last night and
A gentleman who for sufficient reasons
does not authorize the use of his name '
in Zelgler to-night, having come from
Springfield to-daj- at noon. He stated
that It was certain that martial law
would be in force not later than to-morrow.
H. R. Piatt. Leiter's personal manager
at Zelgler. states that be cannot confirm,
this statement, and his only comment is
that "no .member. of ,the Zelgler Coal
Company has been in Springfield.
Mr. Piatt, Assistant Adjutant General
Roy R. Rcece. Deputy United States Mar
shal James H. Barklej- and General Su
perintendent C C. Whittfer of the Zelg
ler mines were in conference In Mr.
Piatt's office behind closed doors and
darkened windows, until late in the aft
ernoon. Colonel Reece and Mr. Piatt departed
for Christopher under a guard of three
deputies, armed with rifles. It was said
that Colonel Recce was bound for Spring
field and that Mr. Platt.would accompanj'
The shooting during the early hours of
Thursday morning was much more seri
ous than was at first reported, and has
done much to hasten proceedings which
probably will end in military rule, and the
bringing of additional troops, which will
be necessary to enforce It.
When the Deputy United States ?Jar
shals came In during tho morning and re
ported to General Barklej-, they brought
the news of an attempt to injure the
pumping works of the Letter plant, a mile
and a half away, on the Big Muddy River.
FIGHT AT PUMP STATION.
Deputy Marshal J. A. Auton reports that
near midnight he with two other Deputies
was on guard nar the pumping station,
upon which the power at the coal mine de
pends, and that they detected three men
creeping throigh the woods, he says,
toward the pumphouse. Thej- watched
the three for an hour. In which time they
covered about half a mile. The Deputies
then opened fire, which was returned, and
there was an Interchange ot perhaps fifty
shots, and the machine gun at the plant
was brought Into action.
No one was hurt as far as learned. The
report of the Deputy Marshal is that fir
ing along the line began late last night
from the surrounding works, and the
rapid-firing machine gun in the cupola .of
the administration building fired fifty
Bhots. Its expert operator, F. A, Ander
son, who was a commandant In the Boer
Army, and who is in charge of the Letter
artillery, states that a dozen bullets flew
past his tower last night.
Last night was a siege of terror to the
hundred odd newlj- Imported miners, ssA
as many as had the money left Zelgler to
day. If there is a repetition to-night of
last night's transactions, or the Letter
management can convince Governor Tatea
that the situation Is as serious as they de--clare,
martial law cannot well be long de
layed. The gentleman who declared that to
morrow, was the daj- set for the executive
proclamation necessary for the establish
ment of martial law said that he was
one of a party In the Leland Hotel at
Springfield, Wednesday night, andths
the matter was thoroughly gone over, a3
that Governor Tates, who was -present,
stated that he would place the troops 3
charge Just as soon as circumstances
It was further stated that the territory
embraced would be the township In which
Zelgler is situated, and which includes
Camp Turner, the miners' headquarters.
The first moe, it Is said, will be the
forcible disarmament by the soldiers of
the miners and other citizens of the
township, which probably would neces
sitate the emploj-ment of at least a regi
ment of soldiers.
The gentleman who authorizes this
statement Is ntlll In Zelgler, and Is at
the administration building. Newspaper
correspondents were permitted to remain
In Zelgler to-night for the first time since
the Inception of the strike. They are
quartered in the box car, -which serves
for a railway station, and are waiting for
the bullets. Forty Deputy Marshals, the
entire force ot troops and the mounted
cavalry are on duty, and an extra guard
has been placed at tha pumphouse. ,
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