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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. SATl'IiliAY. MAJH 'II
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J.t,XXJ. i (Jn .,.P.tlllB TIirp
TAYLOR'S LATEST .
" DEFENDS HERSELF.
IH SAPHO CASE,
I.Hter Waiiiinir Members
That Denomination of
a Dan "'r.
Ordnance. Aims and Ammunition
Shipped In Loudon. Ky.. ru
der Secret ( Milers.
Wife of I he I'otldelilll'-ii Mall
Till IK oil Her Ai'llse:--
Itulli Sides l.roiij;hi Their Siroii";-
e.sf l-'orees lo l'ear on the
I'hn's Mot all tv.
WHAT A WESLEY WOULD DO.
MUCH SPECULATION AROUSED.
SHE ISSUES A STATEMENT.
POLICEMAN VAS NOT SHOCKED.
I TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC ; j
C I Printed Is 3 j
I TWO PARTS.
i -''C ' ' ij ' 'I 'ii ''- '
nil Paid to lie Losint; Presti
Lafji" Cities Uevivals Kef
oitiniciiili'd Miist Xo
Ltni"T Hold Aloof.
New Y"rk. Alarch " Uecau'e of statis
ti. - tending t hovv thai rood. Atcthod-'.-m
Is lo-ing prestige n: the large cities, a
redi.Til course lias ticcn adopt.-d I'.v the
Mhndist KplropaI Hoard of BKnops.
Having omHdtivd reports showing a de
crease of church membership, and j. falling
off m attendance, the Hi-hep's have issu-d
So all Methodic. Church pastor? and mem
bers a Utter appointing a week of penitence
ond pro.icr. Iteginnlng on March -'
Rishoiis Nindc. Fowler and Joco were
the men chosen to prepare thl letter. In
summarizing the causes portendtns the de
cav ..f America:. AI.lhodl-m. th-y dct-lare
thai the church ha stood aloof from at
tempting :.n -wlution of labor trouble and
n. glcetcd the "submerged tenth." leaving
Th:- work fj the Salvation Army. i me
vagaries of Chris-Ian Science the abandon
liier.t of ramp meeting and the indulg. n -In
light literature is th deiline al at
tributed. Simply licc-ause wu je-ople make fun of
them, revival l:a-.- be-n eiven up. Com
plaint I- made of ire t haracier and numler
.f amusements. The l-tler further a-erts
that the miral and spiritual forces, neces
Hry to the church's upbuilding ore dor
mant, and that thele Is a lack or se'.r-de-mal
among ae member?. Hnall. criticism
of preach' .-s and sacred thing-. an.I te
lusher critirKm" or the liihle aie Riieu
as .nntrihuting cause. "
The appeal r.acs. In pan.
We. the Hih! of the Methodist Kpi
c.pi Churh ilier careful il- nf the
unrl. and pruj i ful se!f-e.ainination. a-k
thf c!:urch M urite with us In i week of
J.IMlnp or ah-tini nee, :ir.d praxer. thai tlie
tpiittual Ii'e in all our memlK-r-i nu) h.'
ler.ewed and diiiened. and that unsaved
Jienihfrs of our families and our unai'-d
ji'isnlirs- n.o he comcricl and uiousm
ir,:o the chuix-h.
"To-da. -iiir ilethdl-m confront- a srl-ou-
Mtu.itmn. Our fMiI'?iv for the last
Mar --how a decrease in the number of our
inniher. Year before Li-t our advance
wa.- cheeked. ljt jear ur advance 1
nmu ha been foned back a little. The
lo-t ground h:is In en paved with the dead.
"vc are surrounded by ieiwerful enemies.
Tne attack is on every side.
'It Is hich time for every JUtholI-t to
take himself or herself to prayer, to call
r.iichtllv on God for help, that cjc'i one
may know for himlf that he i- accepted
. iod. that this- let-tins time -ach one
may Ji ar the L..nl sav. I!e of good viieer;
tl.y sins are forslven tlu'e." "
After appolutir.K the week, from March
:r lo April 1. inclusive, f u p'iod of
jil-stmente and ji:aer. the ap;ieal con
cludes. "We a-k j oil to as-emble yourslveu In
jour accustomed plc- of v.or-hip at last
ii' each dav humble j.iur-elves b-fore
J--I. .o.r.-hip him. jiersonally lav aside
-weight and tlu -a-il.v betli!m r-in. and
nub" earne-t -upiihcition to liini.
We als.i ask (hat in jiar private and
familv prjiru: uillil.nl Hn.loie po-j s
inrny tor til- revijl or hi- work if grace
In each luart ami throughout ail our bor
dt . 1-et u- in.tl-ie 5od for lodp that a
fan-.ilv altai niaj be established III each
il'liii i Jioii-. v.heie ih- t I'iptures tnay
lie liail i-.id aim h.s bVi-sius" -e. ure.1 in
r-JL ri i oiu M.i.ien on his word for lam.
an I als'i that ;-. the time or our thank
off r'.i.;, .v mi. brine to his altu:s .it least
-,'tVi o niteii eeekirs. ivhtt fhall had
je auo sn u"-:t in hK fhurch."
The lii-hops- letter Is mil intended us a
c..i.te.ti.i iSi.it American .lUuull-m Is at
all I-1..1. t . tall, tint a- a vvuriilng that It
J- nectssatv to combat -lth vlcilani-e and
ltviei new conditio. is which have arisen.
u'H) to revive the old-tashioiiel acceptati' e
.inn pructiie tr the doctrines vvhl-h rnaje
tnis brar.ch uf tie vaiiKedcal church a
power Th- MlsSi ps lake a wholesome view
and s; thst it is onl. needful that Meth
odists know- preit condlii' ns.und that tiny
follow the -tep uMeh a Wesley w tild take
v.ie he confronted with the ccaditloiis now
rulinc Thev z Methodism must not turn
nek. that "it mii-t have mure faith, and
that its. ad!iernts mut pray more. j,nd
Ihej t.prrs- th- hope that !.nnll lirayer
may bee me nvre Rtreral .ignln.
FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS.
I'aul If. Seaver l'it-Kotl l"p Head
His Mother's Oriel.
Haul II. Seaver. 2-) yean. old. who livid
with his parent at Xu ?Jli Olark avenue,
w as. killed late Thursday nlBht bj falling
clown a twenty-loot rilEht if step- at the
jjlace v.hete he was enmloye.1 us usslstanl
to his falhir. who keep a saloon at No. 3'L
South Jelfetson avetiue. The boy was sub
ject to epileptic tits, und It Is believed that
lie was attacked with one of these as he
was about to descend the stalls. Ills l-od.
slhl warm, was found at the fout of the
Heps ten minutes; after he had falien.
No one heard the noise of the fall, and It
wan only accidentally that the bodv was
Oiseovcred. The head was hanging limp,
iind It is believed that the r.eck was broke:.
The funeral will take place from the fam
ily residence to-morrow afternoon. I-ist
nljrht no definite funeial arrangements had
When the body was taken home and Mrs-.
5eivctB Informed, her Brief was overwhelm
Iiir. She went into hysterics and threw
herself upon the bod.v. When the under
taker came to perform his office she in
tlltmantly told him to leave the place: that
Paul was oidy In a trance and would open
l.is ejes and kiss her in a few minutes.
The mother remained by the side of her
dead all day, and was onlv Induced to
have at night when overcome by erief and
Young: Sraver was a model son. lie
never touched liquor or tobacco, and saved
Lis small earnings carefully. At his death
there was discovered anion? his effects a
K&) bill, which represented his savings for
jtar. It was learned yesterday that only
r few days aso he had taken small bills
and coin to the bank and received In return
the ncte. The younjr man made but few
friends. He was -very sensitive about his
Klflictlon. and seldom mingled with com
panions, cr his own as for fear of rii
Icule. There, were five children In tho Scaver
family, and Paul was next to the round
est. He was tho favorite child of his
Implicates Eijjlit Others iu the
Kl Paso. Tex.. March 2. Corporal Powell,
cne of the seven negro soldiers confined in
the County Jail here, charged with raiding
the City Police Station and murdering Po
liceman Stewart, has made a full cenres
Fion, implicating himself and eight of his
romrades. Of the nine men seven arc in
Jail, one was killed Uurinf; the raid and the
edher is at large.
Corporal Powell told nil annul the raid.
Ho said that Stewart and not Dick Blacker
jrhot Corporal Hull during the light at the I
rollcc Slation. Stewart was, shot by an- j
tbr soldier wbo stood at the door.
Two Kiinun-. in Urferencp lo tin
MyMiM-ioiw Development Kow
in Kentucky House Over (1m
FriM-'hr iiaie Kill.
london. K.. March "Two fult iar!o.td
of army equipage. Including small arms, two
cialhng guns, live cannons and a large
quantltv of ammunition, of all kini. ar
rived here to-day from l'rankfort. addressi-d
to '"olor.el Iloger Williams, commanding: the.
Captain Parker of th I.oi:dor. company
State Guards, is in charge of the war im
plements, and has a strong tr-nird over
them. The meaning of this move is not
generally understood here.
There It a rumor athi.it that Taj lor and
all the Republicans In office will move h.-re
shortly and establish il.eir offices at tills
point. 1 here is also some talk, and wltii
r.ore rea-on to it. thai the soldh-rs mil
be called into use to aid Cr ult Judge V. U
H'owr. in resisting the efforl of John II
Wilson to int him litruiin) from ollit--
Tne Klectlcn Conimi"ioti tecontlv de-
lded that Wil'on was entitled tu the otlh e.
Hrovvu has indh-at.-d all tloin; tliat he
would r. slst all efTorts to oust him. Th
gnus and i antioti will be uuluadisj here to
morrow. Captain 1'aiker Is no.w avvjltini;
further orders in tho matter, and will fol
low the. dlr.ttion of Colonel Williams re
garding the disposition of this large ship
ment of arms. Judge liro-.wi is now holding
court in the mountain fortress of Manr.hes.
ter. Clav County. Judge Wilson, though
himself a Republican, could not have chosen
u vvot-e place to demand his ofth e
ti uiu i.i:vr i.i:isi..'ioits.
Frankfort. K.. .Maich r The Democrats
and Kfpubhrans and the railroad lobby had
1: out teeth and l.icnail in the Hou-e this
aflenioon and victory resttj for the time
with the Republican-lobby alllin e Tho
I.'Sht was over the contest of Combs v.s.
Harris of M.idi'ou Count. Harri-. who Is
i Hepublkan, wa kepi ia his s-at bj the
votes of flftmi Dcmo.tats. vvlio voted with
the Republicans. .,
Tho sensational feature lay In u state
ment opri.ly charsins that there had been
a promise made to Cumli. that the Demo
crats would Vote to aeat him If ho would
hold off until after the McChord air
freight rate extortion bill had been voted
on. as Harris was against the bill and
Combs was suppled ( lavor it. Hearing
or this promise 0f sun,.. ,,f the Democrat?
the main body of Democrats d-cldej tn
tight It out on tho Moor, and they did.
There was much reeling enijendcred and
Mr. Cantrlll of Sott County made an at-i-mpt
to reaih Mr Klalr of U'Slngtoti.
but was. luld back until Klalr apologized
for hi objet tioiiable remarks. TSie Mc
Chord bill will come up lo-morrow.
Tho vote will be close. Tho railroad
lobby a.-.d the Republicans are allied
against it and every vote will count.
At tha earlier ssicm of tiia Huu'e tlie
l-etlerle-Stafronl i-onlest from lculsvtllii
was jcciJeU in favor of the incumbent
Lelti-rle the minority lepoti behuc sub
stituted tor the majority report. Tile ma
JoritJ tcpurt was a wordv attack uimjii
the State Cjntest Itcatd Then th n ports
ot the t'ombs-Huiris Contest Committed
vire ofiered The majoril) report favoieti
Hairls retaining his seai Harris Is u He
puliU an and Combs a Democrat. Ttie com
mlttets Is lomposed entirely or Demijc-rats.
hut sent i.i two reports Ttie c-oiitest c-auseii
the House session to bleak up in a tow.
Ti.e itports wete b-fuie the He-Use. and
there were objrclloiis tc a reteis for din
ner until It had been dei I Jed. but a motion
lo tht efTe. I prevailed about 1 .it o Clot k.
Meantime, there Were lively scene on the
In a. heated sp-ech. Mr. Caiililll declnred
that the tight otfalii-t t'otnbs was made by
certain Dc-mocrats. and grew out of their
opposition to the McChord bill. He a!d these
J-eopIe had pioml-ed to Vote for Combs If
lie would have his contest put on until
after the Mis:"horJ bill had b-en voted on.
Mr. Kllr denounced sutne of these" state
ments as untrue, v.hercupcn Mr Cimtrill
started inTiss the al-le after tho member
fiom Lexington. Frit nils interfered, und
held Cintrlll I-ack, while Klair aMjloglzrd.
The Itepubllcaus meantime mounted on
chairs vvete crying. "FhMitr" Kightr"
Many of them held ink wells in their
hands and some stood on tup of their
desks Kestioulutlns wildl. One of them
Representative- Citron, with a bottle in
each hand, was in the act of thtonlng one
into tl..- crowd aboiii Cantrlll. when ordr
v. as r-siutfco. suiilci-ntl to declare a recess
until Z o'clte k.
When the Housi reconvened tht Combs
Harris cut v.as at o! e reutntsl. Several
ino-e s.eehes wt-re made and ttin a vote
was takea on lh inluoril report, which
was defeated b a vote or ZZ to 4-. thus
l-rmlttln .Mr ilu.ris to keep his seal
Fifteen Democrats voted for Han Is. The
House then passed the bill permitting
Mayors or Ities or the Hrst-class (Louis
ville) to apie-nl to the Circuit Court in aso
ot Impeachmtiil by the Hoard of Alder
men. The McChord nntl-frelght rate extortion
bill was then taken up, lieing called rrom
the committee, vvhh h opposed It and had
railed to teport It. Tlie original bill was
addl-d with amendment" and a minority
leporl wus iiffered giving the bill Just as It
passed the Senate. By agreement both bills
were advance to second reading and will
come up for passage to-morrow.
No measure has lxs n harder fought than
th- McChord bill Not cnlj was it solhllv
opo.ed li the Republicans Iiec-au-e It had
len mai'e a part of the Democratic plat
form, but the railroad lobby arrayed lis
strongest nien against it such men as
General llasll Y Uiike of the Louisville
and Nashville. John V. Yirk"S of the Cn
ciunstl Soutnern and James S. PIrlle of the
Illinois Cpntral were on the ground In per
son to defeat the bill. The bill was j;ir-ed
by the last session cf the Legislature, but
fell under the veto ax of Governor Ilrndl- ..
All admitted that the vote would be doe.
and desperate efforts- were made tn keep
as manv nfmbers away from the session
as possible. One of the Democratic mem
bers was offered a ten days trip to the
South with all cxp-nsrs paid and a "genial"
companion, but he declined to accept the
invitation to leave Frankfort at ihl time.
The committee to which the bill had been
referred was opposed to the Mil. The com
mittee adopted three amendments, which
the friends of thr bill claimed rendered It
Ineffective. Tho bill. In Its original form
and as it pased the Senate, provides that
when complaint shall be made to the Rail
road Commission or when the commission
shall receive Information or have reason to
lellc-vo that extortionate rates- are being
charged, the commission shall give the rail
road company ten days notice of the timo
and place of hearing, and ir. after full In
vestigation. It is found that the rales
charged arc extortionate, the commission
shall fix a just and reasonable rote which
the railroad must charge for like service
The amendment made by the comm'tleo
tnuv lx- summarized as follows: In the
fltci cr-tinn :bleh nreserilies tlo mnnai.
of making an investigation, the following I
w us added: "And shall hear and reduce or '
tausc to be reduced to writing all evidence
adduced by the rames anil suen other cvl
enee as they ma desire to hear."
In the same section relating to the Urine-
of rates, the following was added: i
"Provided that said commission shall not '
bv any rate, toll or compensation which it '
Fhall make nnd fix under this act. give to
any railroad corporation an undue or unrea
sonable preference, or give nny undue or
unreasonable preference to any Individual
company, nrm or locality, located on 111
ine or any railroad doing- business In this
jj, section 3 tho following words were add-
W (Illia-f... r S s ' '.II HI I lll'fllflflll
3;i' ' im1' llefH!i,lliiti
I'l Kirm 1MCO: "1
ASSESSED VALUATION OF
PROPERTY IN ST. LOUIS.
A. H J-'rederl k. l'resident of the Hoard of As"-ors. ha compIerd l.Ls anneal
report showing the assesiC,j valuation of projteny lu this cily in the first day of
June. lss. To this total must be sdd-d the ns,.sment made bv the State Hoard of
llquallzatlon on street railways, bridges, steam ratlroeds, rtc, which lust year
amounted to JS."A04W.
Thu report submltt-d shown that tho real estate assessment has been Increased
nearly tZ.Wi.w) over last year's tlgure. Tto wonul iroiett haa decrese.l sonie
wha:. whhh is partly accounted for by the fact that since the last usses-mml two
batiks have gone out of exlstt nee.
All these figures are. llalih- l.i cliange, by the work of the local Roatd of Kirualiza
tlon and the Stale Board of Kouallzaitou.
The Assessor's return l as follow":
Abstract of values for the dt of St Louis. Mo, for the year IM:
liuu, acics ...... ............ ........
Total real estate
Street lallwuy corporations
All other corporations
Ronde, tiotes and evidences of Indebtedness
HoiTei. nmrcs and geldings
Akss and Jennets
Neat caul- .. ..
Kuriii lliip.'i me and ail olh-r perjMiial propertj.
Total personal propc-rl
Total real and pw-oual
ed Bfler the words, "proseutluits ntider
this act shall be bv Indictment". "l'pm lr
forinatloii ffi-d bt fore tho Grand Jurv bv
the Itallioad Commission, or anv ni'-raler
lh-rs-of. and the dirciiJant shall bo permit
ted upon trial to iiitrodme rroor to rebut
the presumption of gulli raised lo a viola
tion of any order of the commission, fixing
a rate, toil or compensation."
Object lo Amelitlmriils.
The fcupporters of the original bill cm
teuded that the first amendment, il adopt
ed, would put It In th" powr or the uill
roads to so prolong tho Investigation by
requiring s-m-h a great ma. of testlmo- v
to lie reduced to writing by the coir.mllon
as lo prevent th.- bo.uj for an lndeflnlte
period from arriving ut n determination as
to what tne rate shall b- the railroads In
the meantime- continuing to charge the ex
The secord amendment was obJcL-d lo
on tho ground '.hat the bill itself provides
that the iiinmtssioii hi all lie al
lowed to make only just and reasona
ble rates for ail shippers and railroads allkt.
and that the am. ndrnent was simply i.rr.-leil
to delav tho passage of tlie hill, as ki
ameudmetil utlvplrd by the Huii- must go
back to the Senate, and be adopted b I ha
body. This would d-feal th- bill b luik of
llm-j. as the General Assembly will adjourn
tine, die March 13.
It was !l.ili:i-d aj-.ilt st the third amend
ment that Its efTe -t would be t destroy th
b"l bv making the rate ns rlxeil b the com
mission prim facie cvldenc of Its correct
ness, vthti-h would make Ibe law no better
than the "Id law on extortl.vn. which lelt
the question as- 'u vvltther Ihe rule was
extortionate to be dcteimlnul by the Jur.
and which was decided by tho Court of Aj
pi.ils to be unconstitutional it Wasdaimed
that this amendment would kill the Ml1.
The frbr.d-s of the bill contended tliat tt
was drawn e"ic-I.illy to meet this ihjectlon
to the old statute, whlih the Court oli
denuied. The i.piMUtents the bill claimed
that It is wrong, le cause a le-milty Is Im
posed upon t'ie Indlvldunls who rnainge
the railroads, for violating Its provisions.
but this objection wus met with the argil- I
ment that no Individual ran escape punish- J
nient merely because his cmpkjer onlced
h'm to do an act which the law forbids
The advocate of the bill als contended
that twerti nlni States have ested their
Itallroud Commifioners with iiower to
make, alter or revise tariffs or rrc'ght or
nas-enger rates, or to make rules anu regu
lations for conducting transportation.
The Senate session was d.-Iayr-i for two
minutes while the Republican minority met
and adjourned, and turn the twenty Demo
crats proceeded with the resul.ir business.
Bills were passed providing for Ihe anoIm
ment of a Stnte hank examiner anJ provid
ing for a free library In Covington, the
moncv for which has been raised in Cov
ington. IS.JI .NCTWV SLIT.
laiuisvillc. Ky., March i-Argum-nt In
the cases Involving thr title to th offices
of Governor and Lieutenant Governor vs
begun before Judge Fields In the Circuit
Counsel for Governor Reckham. President
pro tern. Ij. It. Carter and General John U.
Castlernsn. Democrats, filed a demurrer
and motion to strike out the answer and
reply of V. S. Taylor and John Marshall,
the Republican Incumltcnts. after which an
order of argument was agreed upon, and
Attorney David W Falrlelgh oerei for
rv,,I-rf ri ti
Mr. hairleign tvns lotiowca .y lewis Mc-
tne Democrats, n is expected
will 1h concluded to-morrow.
when Helm Rruce and ex-Govemor Rrad-
Iey will speaK lor tho Republicans, and
Zach Phelps will close for the Democrats.
1 Voar Klrl polng to leave? Put an ad.
in to-morrow s Republic and get another.
Twentj-one wonls for 3-, at any dnnr store.
Ilooth L ter.
Marshall. Mo.. March 2. Mr. John N.
Hooth of Marshall und M1"S Leona I.vter
of Clarksvllle wero married at Clarksvllls
TIlonJIlT T1IKV WEISK iSOiXfj
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... ...... S IS!".:.c"r
ASKED FOR AID ANDGOT
A STORY OF RED APPLES.
AiJKIi TJfAVKLKl. AIM'KALEIi
TO Till-; MAVOIL
Joseph Hastier From Alabama
Wauled Help to 1 teach llntili-
vilh i.'itizeus Assist Him.
Jo-ph Hastier, 7v years old. Is stranded
al I niuri Station. The old man is lu a des
titute condition, and said last night that
had It not leeii for the kindness of tho of
ficials ut the Station, who fed htm, h
vvo. it J havn died of huliKer. He is on hi
nay from Florence, Ala., to Room ll'.c. Mo.
He claims tu l.a,vo relatives in the latter
plucu who will take tare of him. It he tall
only complete hU Journey.
WIimi ss-n bv a Republic reporter last
night the old man was sound aIeep on a
seat lu the sc-c-oiid-clas waltlng-rooin. Ills
eluthes v.ere -u sh-ibbv and ids general :ip
ptarai.ee so poverty fcirlikeu that q.tlte a
crowd or tr.tvelir.s hud gathered about him
out or cnrloslt). He awoke with a start,
und asked what was wauled of him. Wh-n
nsktd attuiit his condition, he seemed great
ly relieved, and sahl that he wns afraid It
was sonic one come to turn htm out In the
"1 am on my way to Roonvllle," he suld.
"where I h-ive nn umle who Is a carpentr
He wiot- me to isune to him. and that If I
o he would t.IKe me into bis
1 rathered togetber enough 1
money to get this far. hut. a you see, I I
n to stranded, and unless I gain some us- I
Sisiancr will nave xo irmige me n-mainuer
of the way over th tie-- At thLs time o-;
vnr l..nr.,v nf ih.-lt tenitth nil fool n 111
not be pleasaul. If even loslble. I
"I called to-day on your Muvor. who. I I
understood, rad a fund which lis used for I
the n.ly. I w-as given an audience with I
his Honor, and he received me politely, i
How are vour he raid. I rcnl cd that I .
was no: verj well and told him of my i
sore n ei ror traiispnna'ion to iioonviue.
on. yes ifncrviiie; mat is wnere t
You ain't going to Ihe asylum.
"I told him 1 was not. but was going- to
live wild my urel. He appeared to dis
believe that a man of my ase could have an
uncle, and sld that he whs commonly
t'rxlc Henry. Then he told me
rly days In St. Uiuis County, and
of his ea
cf the large red aftiles which grew In his
father's back yard. He finished by hoping
that I would he well, and signified tt by a
gesture that thf audience was at an en.L
1 left with nothlrc more than I had at
the start, save a knowledge of the apples J
tmwww lei Vilia ?l . ..re, I itself .! r.1
'I have not been seen by uncle for fifty I
..U. M.V1V JHIU, ,
veirs. and think that he must be a very .
oiu man now.
He said in his letter that I
he ir.1.1 still strong and well able lo earn a
livelihood for his family, which Is large."
A collection wa taken up Tor the old
wanderer, and Jcre Coakley said that hn
would try 10 start him on his Journey
to-day. Has'ller possesses a good education
and a large stock of origiral wit. He has
no love for what he calls "the pompous
Mayor" of St. Ivul.
Mulders, nn a Mrlkr.
Qtiinry. 111.. March Z-Onn huu.lrol and
fifty molders at Ihe Channon Kmery and
the Gem "ity Stove Works went out on a.
strike to-day. There- is a disagreement over
the prices paid the molders for certain
TOTAKK lS IX.
Ageuts Have l.eeii Sent to Other
"ities and a Ueneial Walk
out May Follow.
MAY INVOLVE 50,000 MEN.
Other Mtal Working Organiza
tions Are t'ou.sidoriii'j a Synipa
thetii: Strike to I'phtdd I)c
mauds of tin.' I'niuii.
'hlcaeo. III.. March 7 President Jauid
O'Cunieli of th- Machinists' Cuion is under
inlers ti, .-an all th- mu hlnlsts out In ll.
Ity who vv-ro u or kins for tlrms wli-j have
not signed the union ngt.-tni.-tn. uvr lMf
have quit work. N-urly fc.t men. Zv of
whom are not metulier.s of the union, are
now out of work and with few c.--piIons
vll ll.e lane- muchlne shops lu the. iltj uro
.MaiiufHctiireis or building material and
thell rltlploves )uVe bcCOIlle Involved 111 the,
labor iroubl-s as a. result of the action or
the mill own. r.s and other supply ir.en who
cte. .m Thursday to support the con
tractors. Refore the end of next week It
is staled a large proin.rtlon of tlie 33.0VJ
members or the Ruildiiig Mutt rial Trades
Couifll will Le on strlk- Tho Uoard or
Ruliie's Agents uf the Council votes I v.-s-t-rihiy
to onier symiithelie strikes lu all
factories which furnish material to non
union contra tors.
Three thousand v. ood workers will be or
dered on a stilke within th. next week u:nl
the lalltiiK out of the meiiibtrs of this
union will le- followed by s nipathet!.
strikes of all building material unions
Chief Ru.-ln-ss Axeut Kilward .Miller of the
Woodworkers' I'nlon declare, that us oorj
i.s he, has proof that any ilrm has voted to
stand b the Ruildlii Contractors Council
he will order strikes In Its factories. je
tald. liowev.r. thi.t lie l-lieved that tho
majority of tho firms would refuse to sell
lo non-union contractors.
The strike may take on a rr.u. h wider
range thun at drst anticipated. A mtetlnir
or th- Executive Committer ..rail Ihe m.-Ul-Hiirklmc
organizations in Hie city was held
to-da. and the qutstlon of u s.vmpathetic
strike discussed. It Is uuilerstocxl that the
sentiment uuioiig the men slroasly favors
ueh attioii in case It Ij It.und n-ce-sary
to help the machinists ntn their fight
Members ot th (Executive Council of the In
ternational Association of Machinists w-r-!
started for other cities to Investigate)
the prevailing conditions, and. if neceasarj.
cali out the machinist. No strlk". how
ever, has been a jet reported outside of
hlcilKu. except in Columbus. O. where
xi.ifir.II.iir t.. . trleersm re.it . i V
,.,"F'""f ,''' " '''fsram received io-day b
' resident Jnmes o t onnell. -very union man
has unit work in obediencn i0 utiiers frOru
Stuart Rei.l has g.me to Milwaukee
ui,.. Inteinailonal Vice President D D
.,... ., .,.!!'." ''
" ' ' """--. .. i a. . onion lo
City. J. D. Ferguson to Cl-vcland.
O.; J. C. Dagll!i to Rutfalo. and A. II.
Holmes lo Toronto. Ontario.
President O'Connell said to-day that the
trouble had now ceve!uied Into a life and
death struggle for the union, and that there
were jHtssioilltien ot the strike lncln.ilm- rmt
only all th- machinists, hut extending- to nil
the m-iai-working organizations In the;
"' trv -h! h'Jlf ,rKi)nl:alton.s the.
f"un,rrhmrh,w ." a ;inpi-t "''a-Iy M
men. The machinists In Canoila nre also
under the control of th- International A--
S'tciation. ana siriKes. according- to Presl
d. nt u't onnelL may alo be ordered In that
At pr-seat no trouble In antlclpat'd be
tween the union rn.ic).l?i1ett fin.l .1. ...t.t....d
. ' ' -.-- -. .. ,,a.,v..-
raiiroaus terminating in Chicago, as on
man 01 u.e nn-s grievances nave ulteudv
The meeting- uf the rcnresentatlv-cs nf Ihe
metal-worklag organizations cail-d to de
cide Ihe question of a s)in.athcllc strike
look oa a hroider scope tlpr was at first
expected, it was pruciicafri a meeting- of
the business agents or the Alnterial Trailes
Ccuncil. which includes Ihe untuns in evtry
line of metal workers in Chicago. The,
meeting resulted In a decision on the p,irt
of the union represenbiltvcjv to support tho
rmchlnlsiK In ail r.spctts and to order sym.
inthetlc strikes at once wherever that ac
tion was found necessary. This mar In-olv-
marly .iXM men In this city alone
The business agents expressed themselves
confident that their action would be fol
lowed by tho Material Trudex councils in
Xevei- Knew Coini.-h and W'a- N'o
.Moie Than a Friend to I'.ar
n.-tt Will Fif-hi ir
l'li-sseil Fun her.
N.-W- Yolk. March 2 RLmehf C Moll
neiix. th- wife of Roland R. Moliti-iix. now
awi.i'tng el-t-trotutlon at Sing Sing for the
Murder nf Mrs Kath-rlne J Ailalu. to
ii,t leanest a statement rrorn her horn
Ir Rrooil.vn. In teplv to a rec-nt newspa-I--r
publication. In the curs- of whicli she
as.vrts th Innweii. e of her husband and
roes on to say :
lv life had not prior to thl terrible
tr.ig.sly .if inj- husband's p-rs-cutioii. bee.
dllf. --nf m.m th- ordinary IR- of a self
te'te. i.ng woman. My father wn an In
vent..!; ,nd when I anie to New York
v.-i'h him and with my mother, he was m
comfortable circumstances, although he
rn, t lev.rs-s in his Liter yurs. I did not
nit- up to New York to -am my livin.; by
singing In a chtirv h i hnlr. ..s Is stated hi
th- publication to v.hiili I have r-ferred.
I vas educate,! Ijrg-iy in th-efv of Knox
v.lle. T nn. and rceive.l the usual etluci
l!.n of a girl. nd in addltiuti I recelve.1
sit-, la I Instruction In music, for which I
had a"d hve a great b.ve I livnl with
mv father u'ltl inoth-r like, other ilrls. un
til their death, and sine- 1 have iost them
1 h.iv- hv-il for Ihe most -art with my
tn irrl-.l sters. When nut actually llvlns
with them. I have alwavs b-en visited b
them and have visited th-m. It i.s stated.
lo. that I lived luxuriously with a sis
ter, who was a widow, in gorgeous apart
uieitU in t'pper New York, and the vli- in
sinuation Is made that no or.- inquired to
clo'elv as to the metus of our livelihood.
I can conceive of no foundation for surh
an a'roclous calumny. I hi.v no wldowe.1
sister, nor have I ever lived luxuriously Ii
gorgeous apartments I lived shortly l-foie
my marriage ut the same IwarUlng-hou-e
with on- f my married sisters, her bus
bar. I nnd children."
Mrs. Molleeux refers to the yact cruise
of 1S:C. dechirlns that her sLster acted as
her chaperon on that trip and that Moll
neux accompanied them back to New York.
Rirn-t. she cays, was not oi the yacht and
shit old not meet him at thu time.
"in the fall of 1j&7." the statement con
tinues, "th" gentleman who Joined the
yachting- party when Mr. Moilneux left
died rattler suddenly, and I presume It Is to
him that the writer refers In her ghastly
Insinuation that I was connected with his
death. I shall not mention his name, und
shall only say that he joined the yarht at
Portland on the day Mr. Mollneux re
turned to New York, and 1 never saw him
except for a few hours on that day, nnd
liie.se frl5ht.ul Insinuations are as baseless
and as wanton as other statements In tho
Tho writer also sajs thnt I was a friend
of Air. Cornish. This is absolutely untrue.
1 never kr.ew him or never saw him until
I saw him In court. The Indirect durst?,
at the ?Ioe uf this vile libel, thut I vvjh
coin ern-d In the alleged "potionlng of Mrs.
Adutns Is so Inondlbly cruel and baset that
I can find no words to churactertxe It.
I'r.l-r the pr-sent circumstances 1 do not
wMt to take any action to resent such
tearful libels, but if they are continued 1
sball be fi.rted to take some steps to pro
tect my-elf. for the sake, of my hu.-djund
and our parents, as well as for my own."
Mrs Mollneux refers to the unfounded
und unproven accusations" of tho Publiu
Pros- utor, and pruce-ds.
"I have remained dumb while mv name.
v.u b-lng constantly used and couplet with
i!m of m husband's friend. Henri Barnet.
Tl.e absurd rumors d-veloptsi Into Infamous
lies, and I know now, ut loo late a day.
that tredenee was given to statements that
had not a scintilla of trutli for their foun
dation. Jlvery scrap of so-called evidence
Introduced at the late trial, every Innuen
do, every insinuation uttered by the Dis-tii.-t
Attorney, wherein he sought to con
nect my name with Mr. Harriet and to show
the existence of something more than ordi
nary friendship originated In his own ver
.orvenient and elastic Imagination. He of
fereit r.o proofs us tt the eraeity r his
titt-rai-ees resardhm this phase uf his
t ase. f,.r on- very simple reason they did
not exist, and the Whole ac illation brought
against me reg.n ling Air Rarnet was one
hiirSe fabrication, grossly and atrottuuslv
"In respect to it all. wherein I hv.e borne
the absolutely unjust.:.-.! and unwarrant
able reproach tu myself, ray womanhood,
mv ditnitv. mv honor. I have suffered un
speakably: but that suffering has bctl!
naught compared to the atigi:lh vihith has
till.. I und still continues t.. till my heart
be. attse of the utroiious lnjtlstt-s of the
I. suit t the cowardly Insinuations which
t.:u- man. brave tultn, courageous, is en
durlng to-day that man iu noble husband.
In whom my faith, my trust. m onK.Iencti
WILL SOUND THE CURFEW.
Manufacturers to Assist the Divi
A number of manufacturers have written
to Chairman Rutmond of the Curfew Re
form DivMon of St. Louis indorsing tho
move tn-nt of the committee toward the sal
vation of children nnd also exiiresslni- rii-i-
wllllngness to lend a hand In carrying out
its plans. A number of ihe correspondent
I10wet.tr. express regret at being unable to
blow steam whistles at their plants at the
curfew hour-seine l-ecause they have no
smh wnlsil. othrrs bc-taus- they have
no steam up at the hour prescrile-tl.
The firms which will sound the curfew,
lieglmiln;; March 1. however, are: Front
Rank S F Company. No. ;a.l Lucas ave
nues; It-zier Raktry. Shultz Relting- Com
pank. IlLsmnrck and Rarton streets: George,
J. Fritz Furniture and .Machine Compuiiy
No. inox South Thin! street: Hlddte-Reblii,
Alanuractiiring Company. Thirteenth and
cVFallon streets; I.lgg-tt & Alyers Tobac
co t'omoany, Folsom and Tower Grove ave
nues; I! D. Walker. N'o. 331 So,,th Jeffer
son avinuf; Rroderlck & Ra'com Rodb
Company, No. iu North Alain streot. and
St. IjouU nnd Suburban Railroad Company
ut De Hotilamor.t '
A letter rrom I'hlef of Police Campbell
has been received bv Colonel Hoaciaud
"Father or the Curfew." In which th4
Chief expresses hLs symethy In the caus-T
Martin JaflVr Taken in Custody
I'.KI'I 1II.IC SfECI.vL.
Chaltanoofta. Tenn., March 'The rail
way engine at the Aetna mines near White
side. Tenn., seventy miles from Chatta
nooga, was blown to atoms this morning oa
the mountain near the mines. The union
miners at these, mines hRve bten vi a strike
for some time. Detectives anil officers fr;
Chattanooga took bloodhounds this mornlnc
a white man. aged Zt years, who had been
x uraKuidii uo iuc mine ranroau.
New York liispeiior Considered
ihe I'rodinlion I'erfertlv Prop
er .Mix XeihelMile pad
a I'oetii ill Court.
N-vv York. Aiar. h ! Bo" i
marshaled th. ir full streiigih (.' the final
struggle in the "Sapho" c.ts. to-day l-rord
.Magistrate Atott. District Attorney Gardl-n-r
brought up heavy re-enforct m-nts for
Ms as-Istant. Daniel o Relliv wlo had
hithe'to conducted the taTinpatsn. Mr.
O'Reill'.- v.as superseded hi the a- 'ive con
duct of tho case bv K-rin O'Connor, a
Deputy Arltarit District Attorney, who
was tcclrcled and niomeiitaitlv advised by
Air. Gardln-r. John F. AUliUyre. Forbes
Hcroi.ss-y and Jlr. o'Relllv
A. II. Humm-l .losetl the a-e for the
defense, with Inspector Thompson as his
last witness. The Inspector mated a strons
impression, apparently, upon the Magis
trate, by the deliberal-ness. learness aud
positiv'eness uf his ttstlmor.v.
.Magistrate Alott was aio deeply Im
presH..I by th? recitation of the li;tle poem
"Columbine and Pierrot." which Fanny Le-Sran-Ie,
retites rrom the pedestal in the ball
scene. This was the crown and culmination
cf the efforts uf the defense Alagfcttrats
Mott announced that he wo'ild hear tho
summing up on Monday afternoon at 2
Sew ell Collin.s. a dramatic tritic. who said
that he was more of a caricaturist than a
critic, was the only witness for tho prose
cution. Air. Hummel called Theodc re AIoss.
proprietor of Wallack'a Theater, ns his
Air. AIos.s testified that his wife and
daughter hud steii "Sapho" and that
neither they nor he found anything In it to
J.ouis F. Nethersole. brother of MissOlga
Nethersole; Mrs K. U Fernandez. Clay At.
Greene, a play wrlght: John U. Stetson.
Doctor Hardy, a dramatic critic, and Atr.
Dozlan. a. to-tumer. all testified to tho
morality uf lae play, the decorum of th
costuming and the) moral purpose of tho
Inspector Thompson, chief witness for
tho defense, was on the stand for mora
than two hours. In his direct examina
tion ho described tho play from tha first
rise to the last fall of the curtain. Ho
Kava this part of his testimony in a very
effective stile, which challenged the at
tention of Alaglstrate Mott and tho warm
ly expressed admiration of Alls Nethersole.
He wad cross-examined by Air. O'Connor,
who attempted to show that tha police!
wei working "in the Interest of the de
fense. Tills Is the first time, your Honor."
he said, "that we hiwe ever known the po
lice arrayed on the side of the. defense."
He asked Inspector Thompson if he had
reported to the District Attorney, and
when told thut he had not Mr. O'Connor
wanted to know why uot-
"1 do notreport to Ihe District Attorney,
but to the Chl-rf. or Police." bluntly replied
As to his familiarity with the play, the
Inspector said that he had attended -very
letrformance except four. He had seen it
from tha stage box and rrum different
places iu the, body uf the theuter. At nono
if these points, he declared, did ho Sen
unythln that was Indecent or Immorally
"What about tho lines that are spokea
about tho paternity of Fanny Legrandr
asked Air O'Connor.
"Thero are none." replied the Inspector,
"It's. Toto." nudlbly suggested four
volets from the District Attorney's otTico,
while Air. Hummel, ARss Xethersole. Ham
ilton Revelle and a dozen others mur
mured. "It's Toto "
"Well. then, vv hat about Toto?" amended
Air. O'Connor, and the Inspector repeated
the lines about the proving of an alibi.
This vas followed by a pretty fight over
the ufferv-sg jn evidence of tha poem of
"Columbine and Pierrot."
Air. O'Connor nsked the Inspector if ha
could reilte it "as It I.s recited by Fanny
"I vvlh I iOuM." replied the Inspector.
"I would be making more money than I
am making new '
"Hero is u copy or tt that MKs Nether
sole has written out." said Air Hummel,
"which may be offered In evidence ''
After consultation th- District Attorney's
office ugreed to have It admitted antl then
insisted upon its being read. There was
soma puzzling over the lines, and Alls
Xethen-ulo said: "It Is my poor hand
writing." Again Air. O'Connor Insisted upon ths
reading of the poem, and Air. Hummel sug
gested that It be read by AIlss Nethersole,
or merely left as part of the record.
"Jf the wltiwss. says he cannot read It,"
said the Magistrate, ".Miss Nethersole may
Thetr was a settling down of the llttl
audience ut the prcjpect of this unexpected
fetst. and Misa Nethersole took the paper
In uhe hand and began repeating the verses.
At first she recited in it low.droning voice,
as if half to herseir. "In the light of the
moon." drawing out the long vowel sound
to lis utmost. Then her voice rose and
swelled until It reached Its richest power.
and then died away in a long, voluptuous
When she finished Alis Nethersole sank
Into her chair, her lmoin heaving with tha
emotion her own artuig had aroued. Alag
Isirute Alot: was gazing at her so Intently
thru It was several seconds before he could
v.itlulraw- his ves.
Air. Hummcl's shot had, evidently, found
Ii Fctor Thompson then described tha
costumes worn in the play, and when he
haj finished the case w'as adjourned 10
PRESIDENT IN NEW YORK.
AVill Attend a ISanipiet of the Ohio
New York. March 2. President McKinley
and party arrived at Jersey City from
Washington at list) p. m. They were met at
the Pennsylvania Railroad Station by A li
ner AtcKlnley antl AIlss Alahel McIOiley.
The party then ptoceeded to tho Hotel itan
liattun. where they will remain while tn
During the evening Alts. AIcKInley v.-ant
to the Btnpire Tht'ai. r and wltnes-s-J a pro
duction of ' Rrother Officers." Mr. and Airs
I"arsnr. General Corhin's daughter aril
son-tn-law. later Joined Af's. McKinley":.
party at the theater
During the evening President Mll'nn I.
Foutherd of the Ohio Society. Gene;.! Hen
ry I ilurneit and cx-AIayor William I..
Strong, of the Itinquet Cnmmltl '. tallc.l
on the President and ronfcrrtil with him
for nearly an hour, to apprise him of din
ner plans for to-morrow night. Among other
callers was Appraiser Wiluttr F. Wakcmai.
They remained wun tna i'rcsiacnt until 9