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ST. LOUIS. IO.. SATURDAY, APRIL H, 1000.
J -.!-. -,- fl "ills. One Cent.
K 1 ( Vi Oittslde .. t.ouN. 'Vntt f.enl.
v J ( (In Trnins. Tlircr Onta.
SEEKS TO RESTRAIN
THE !(! COMPANY.
31oui if Drl
He feitiiuiitiee Dl
F. II. Hojran Ask: Tonri to Prevent
Kxeriitinn of I.V.mIi nr-
(piiuc and I'nuei cssaiy
BASES PETITIOM ON STATUTES.
PERMANENT PLANT IS URGED.
TV oxp'nmo'itnl filtration Mil psd 1"
.'ho i ' ...iH'-ll. an.1 be.ving 'i app'-onn t
1IOO . f V.MTtl. tls lrflt.s! .!! U. HO'IJ"
lf'(VJl"R lnt night mi
ft ,fir . ommlttoc on Publ!
ilir Improvem ti
cm io gioun.l that ll unnoce-arv and
ll arteo.iin'o fnr the purpose.
In ( r tutlc-illy worded report '.'" com
mittee i.fericd to the prc"die 'hat h.is
hcen hioucht to bear In fnvnr of the tncas.
tne nod concluded with tin' recommend i-
t m t!s.it the Hoard f Public Improve
ments l t.qustel to draw up n hi'l mo
Tiding foi Hie oorstru.-tloii of a permanent
ttllt'ring plant within ihf next ' .
Tho enirmittoe eetlnmtfd that surh a pirn.',
with n -a. ieit of lul,Wl,W0 gallons dailv,
oulil lip erector, fur 52,XW'V and opciaoj
n a nrmitiHl epense.
The Mport m.s adopicl liv a .-it of
SO '.i i
D' legates olr,im?, Parker. Sturdovan'
nnd Zai'hn's were in tho minonty. Hurls
r. ll Crnnlii lie'rg ah'-nt. Tin' leport of the
Ci mmltt. o fnlluw
'We m:r I'miui'l:!"!1 m whom vps : -Torre:
founri! Hill No IK. Legs I'nve o
&l.hmit tlirt f-ftUttttto- t.it,...- I
.... ...-, .- ,--.
"On Ttied;t. Apiil 3. 4i punlic hcnrsuz
was held in order tnul our oummltvo
lnls'ht he fully infnr'm-1 n- tn v.ln; tin- ji-o-Jio"""!!
ovJIn.i'i' c uu!fl nrcomplifh In tfc
matter if -unns for the rily jrjr' nn-1
tlf.i'i v.-atT. '
Vmir lominlttfo also s'lush: to nwriali.
throuiih qui"tiiitnic the Watt-r I'.iimni"-fioip-r.
if ,in pl.m wa (I1m.J ir cm "m
Jilatfd by which a fiitll.'int .tinount '
iiii.nuy iMjul.i In obt.iliii't for t'.i" olltr i.
l JJon or HLiu!M!in of a flit, rinc plant
"Although the Vat" (.unn-.ls-innr.
t'lth I'uinmlisiourr ant! :cpr"tntnli' -iSO'arious
oiiraniiatlons appealed at thi
imc hoarlsiR- (if the ummiurc, mire
freemeil capahle of pivlnp: an Int. His. nl al.-i
wf the result"- sought to ! accomplished m
tho bill under consideration. The Wa.-r
"otnmlsblomr stated that Usere -neto hut
tun t-yMrms of llltiation that could be u-ed
Jn filteilnir the water "Ujiply ' this city
one ;i:ok:i as the KuelKli ".-nd-b-d pyptera
J.nd the other Known .- the Anieticau ntn
i;hank'al sjnd 1iltei: that both F-yMe:ns
veie. equally eillri-nt In i-molny h.i(t":in.
imil thai In both .jyt.ms the use of a cojk
Jilant was neci'Ksarj.
"Aerepilm; tlil Ie of the ubjee' ff ftl
liation as presented hy tin- Water Commis
sioner, whirii is Indntio d bi 'iisintereted
.'iisliie.ii's, yiiiir committee .'annot :r what I
I orb '; eotilil lie :ir nmpllslied by the series
of u-Ms and xpeiiments t he coiiducttd
under HiIh hill
"If, as sta'ed, there ate but two sy.tem,
aeh know., to be equally efficient in ru
nnu'liiir h.icti'ria. and each requlrlnj: tho
us.- of a coa4UJlP:it. thou the onlj questions
to be considered ate thubo of co-it and tho
Jencth of time resulted to Install a plant.
"As thorn are about thirtj cltie and
tov.ns tti the 1'uited States operntlnt; huc
cessful Iilleiluc plants, your oommlitee K
of the opinion that the m-ccsary inforin
llou In regard- to cost can be had without
the delay ami the uxpcn involved In this
liill of which l lie 3WK.I0 mentioned will bo
u ery small item, in our judgment.
'LThe Health fiunmlssion. r had no opiniDii
f.expr.; In i'ai.1 to the necessity for
yjslfi and epp1tnrnls. only urpliif; that
i ten lie immediatelv t:iki-ii tn tiller ih
water, as, in hi- opinion, even' day's delay
... ,n uut(f.rtuii tiiu liuuilt. Ileum..
"It would upp-ar that many of tho rep
resentatives of (be organizations wre
jireent under u niiaapprehensitin n; to the
natuio of tho hill under consideration, it
l.eins urRed on tho pail nf the-"" orKanin
llnns Unit the city should own and oprrJto
ny fliterlnjT plant that may be installed. In
which views your committee most heartily
Your committee IwIIovm that In view
if tbe almost certain p.issinjo of tho
."V oi Id's Pair bill by fonRrcss. and fn view
rjr the statement of the Health Commi-
'Inner and prominent physicians. refjardJnr;
'le lancer to public health, immediate
eps should bo taken for tho Installation
if a flltertnK plant, to v completed within
the n"Xt Inn yeats
"Uooklnc to this end jour commit leu n-ti-red
upon an Independent invertication of
the probable cot ,f Imlnllinir nnd opent
Jnc each of the two systems suci'sted by
the Water Pommfsslnnpi.
"The result of our inquiries show that
the cost of installing the Knclish sind bed
llltcrs would Ixi alnuit SS,o.i.onii for a W),-0rt1.0i-Balln
plant, with necessary land
fifl acres), nnd buIldlnRS. :uid thrt coal of
iperatloti -would he. about J-V01 per an
num. It would also tak" six or xivn years
to Install such a plant under the provisions
or this bill.
"As tn the verity of the.e estimates i
lutlnp to the cost, we linve tht opinion
tvf dlsinteretrl enpinoers. who have no fll
terlnf: planta t- cll. and no desire to bo
employed by tho city us consmltlnpr cn
Iffnecrs at larp(. salaries
"We tlml Ihat the cost of installing -i
30.'.('J.1,0il.-;alion .Mnerl..'a:i twvluinlcal siud
filter jilant v.ith the necesarj bulldliiKS
ei'd machinery v.-mild be .Uiout jn.otO.on). and
the eosl of operntlon ami:1.I be alwinl nne-
"X rlMh tho cost of operating the Knclish snnd
i-lt wmh uw.! by smo. who .-ijipoared
i.-.rn in .-nmiiiiico mat necauso a small
m.v4iil(iJ sund liller plant had b.jen in
Miillcd nt New orle.iius some years ao and
had lxfju a failure, that a mechanical filter
would not meet the requirements in this
"Vour committee cannot accept tliN con
clusion, us il bits been hown that the laro
jiinjority of tllterliiR plants, in succssiul
operation i" thl.s counti-v me mechanical
"It would spem that the plant mentioned
jil New Orleans, was not Imill In accordance
with tho bst modem practice, in Hint it
Mas attempted to tlltei without sedimentation-
that l, uilhoul first pas-.inK the
water throucli seitlins: liaslns. or resei
xolr.s. FU.'h ii.s we have In (his cilv. to re
jinive the heavv mattci. nK.i to filter with
out the use of a ojj;:il.inl, which is ad
mitted tn be nliMilutoly necessary in thu
treatment or such waters as the Missi
Mppi Itiver. It was also shown that the ca
Xmclty of tho jilarit was much too mall.
"Tho persistent e.Toitn made Jo jam this
Villi UllOUKh the JlUllicilial Assemlilv on
the pan of ceituin persons, who. like tho
lliree tailors of Tooley stieet, proclaim
Ihcmsehes, 'We. the people,' lead our
.'ommittee to believe that in submitting
this bill the. Hoard of l'ubllc Improvements
lias been subjected to the samo coercion
nnd Intimidation attemplcd upon the Mu
"This cabal, or coterie, thtouqh social In
fluence, desirous or securiiiR- for themselves
s flralnliisr .school and larce f.-es as consult
ifs engini-erw. rcRardles of the lntents or
we city, lecanlless of the expense to th
."Ity and l childless of the danger to public
health, lune endeavored to force ufMin the
city a course of lonir and costly experi
ments, whnllj unnecessary, tn view or pros-ont-day
practice and knowledRe In the con
Mructlnn and oii"ration of filterlne plants.
These jiersons nipe thnt 1w(.iUqp the cltis
if nnclnnntl. lulvlllf and I'lttshurR- are
'.perimentinB St. Lou!3 should follow in
"Your committee notes that though the
cilic mentioned have been experimenting
for several years, none of these cities has
been allowed to Install a plant, through the
desire or experimenters to hold their posi
tions, and this we believe would be the
fate of St. Louis ten yenrs hence if the bill
tuhmltte to the committee became n law.
"For the reasons stated in tho fcreeoiriK
your committee would recommend that the
till do n-ot pasw.
"We would also recommend thnt the Board
frC Public Improvcnif:it bo roiUMted. to
3Jonrd f Public Iiiiirv'in-m
AFl;ed i.i Draft :i Measure
Spectator Cries "I'.ft.xl
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MAJUBA DAY: CRONJE'S SURRENDER TO LORD
formulate a plan by wh-.h the ci' may
secure tho culiMtiictltin of a liltcrlnp plant
within the next livo yi-ais and submi' an
urd!zii!iii.' bv tvhie'. the eu ma .u quirt
and o;-rate" thi anie "
The lepoit whs smut," b l'el.cato V irt
tnnni, Gu'ke. i,ei. h. rnulkner ano -' 1
MurreJl Those hthj in f.ior '-f its .id.in
tion weie l"lepat s Aibricht. 18. roh. ! e
r. De'Miy. rtnki'ei. Outke. H.innlpin.
Hartmiinn. livlin--. Kellv l.ehmanii. Made
ra. J K Muriell. liol). rt-..n. SclineiUer.
Schuniui ll. r. SI ei'idan, Snenev. Tanibbn
and Speaker J'uurll.
When the result of the otc w:i an
nounrnl I'lesldent W A nrandotbutRM of
tbe Municipal unnership l.eai;ue. seated in
the gal Wry, jelled:
He was ejected bv Sei-oant-at-Aiins
Delesates Sltiiclcv.tnt. Hoitcamp and
Tuiker each spoke lonp nnd v'louclv
against the lcpnil. The wro unheeded bv
an oertvli"lmi"itt mijo-it:.. The llniie,
a'ter iranactlnc loutnie business, a 1
joume.l jo meet Monday at r p. m.
Oen. UarrisonV Tasior Atlvoejitos
a Siinitler Confession of Faith.
Indianapolis. Ind., April 13 Doctor M I..
Uniiios, pastor of tlto Tim l'resbytcnan
Church of this ity. of vhich Oenentl Har
rison l. Jt nicnilier. juid who "itne witlnu a
few. Votes of l.eilli; elected model ,'ltoi of tile
last General As-emblv of the I're-bjtitrl.m
"htirch. r.-iid t-nli;lii. with udereiice to the
piop'iE'M chin e in the re. .!
"For a number of ars I have Ivt.p an
ndx-ocatt; of a newer and shorter creed, and
believe, tint foliouiiis; tho example of th
English I'roMiyteiljn Churih a ieviim
should bo made 1 bnpe Hint at tho comlim
metjtiu of the G.ti'"-al A&cnmbK ibe moe
ment for a new r.-eef will be pushed
"1 believe that th Rrrcat nmioruy of our
r.-i-bjterli'i mini-lei- .,-id m nibcrs oubi
favor the adop'ion bv thf church of a lui. f.
clear statement of the essential principles
of the riitistiim faith
"While I awn' tu the peneral 'j-tm of
the doctrire of tho Confession or Taith. I
object dcr!rt(iiv to certain mi 'lending state
Ulei'ts in it winch seem to teach fatalism
1 feci that this i.s an oprortune time to
Afraln push, "he mov(me;it for reil'n nnd
Ix'llove thet at t'ie cumin? 5eneral Assem
hly It will be successful "
STOCKHOLDERS ARE L1A3LE.
Deeisitui in the l.inle Itotk I'irsl
National I'.ank Case.
Little Hock. Ark. April 1C -In i Milt in
VohiiiR the l'abllitv e) smckholdei of t'.e
1'irst Natlonnl ltutiK of this olt. n w de
funct, on an ii'pm'iit of HJ p'r cut 1. v
le.l b the 'onititioiler of th .'uren. s to
discharee tbe bajik's llabllltifi. lVder ll
Judqc John A. Williams to-dy decid'.l that
the stockholder :r liable
The assessment was levi..d en 523V.0 bank
stick, rrpiesentlnc the amount of the in
creasetl capital stock preceding the bank's
failure. The principal defense was thtl the
lnoronie was void becau-e not autiiaiized
by the vote of two-thlrls of the stockhold
ers. ROBBED ON A STREET CAR.
O. '. Siiethl IJeporls the Theft of
His IMainond Other Cases.
Oiton c. Shedd. pener.il suiieiniiendent of
the Creve Coeur Ice Company, rourteenth
and Gratiot stioots, icpoite.l to Chief Des
mond yesterday that he had been robbed of
a valuable diamond pin while on a west
bound l.JeKde avenue cat about G o'clock
last iilr.lu. He followed two men who cot
oil at Grand avenue, and when tbe saw
they wero put sued thev Hed. Subseqilt ntly
Olllcers Noon.in rrd lince of the Central
District uritslutl .lames, alias "Hud." l'aw
cett who was idacc3 in the holdoter for
rurther investisation. r.iwceit is well
known to tho police
Chief Diamond said that several similar
robberies had been committed recently, and
h instructed all of the detectives to an est
t. -convicts and thieves on sight.
PLEADED HIS OWN CASE.
Effort of E. .1. Parks Followed by
E. J. Parks and E. Mcllahon, whose ar
rest la Edwardsville, 111., last December
on the charge of attempted burglary or
I..0UI5 Xemlck'p home caused a pi cat deal
or tixc.itcmc.nt In that place, were r.cqultted
yosterday in the County Court on a tech
nicality as to whether they were to be con
victed for burglary or utten'pted burclary.
Turks made a very able address to the
jury', and his defense o himself and com
panion, it Is thought, caused tho Jury to
tfve him the benefit of the doubt.
Tho defendants were not released, how
ever. n the.re 16 still a chaige of assault
ing an officer and carrylnR concealed weap
cik sgalnst them.
GRANTED A DYINi
William .leniiinrs Bryan Visited
Her Itedside at. LMioenix,
SHE GAVE HIM HER BLESSING.
She Said That He Looked Like .V.:-
Kiiiley. and He Replied the
Itesoniblaiiet' Was Wholly
rhoenrx. Anz. April IS WlP'tim .f. Hry
an yestciday hrmmht the incirel happi
ness to a dyinc woman. While at th" Cold
Hotel, beslesed by several thousands of
Democrats Katherul fiom all iiarts of the
Southwest to do hlni honor, he received a
brl.-f nin-KiRi' which he insiulltely an
snored in the alfirnntive. t
The jne.S'-age asked lilm lo visit a b '1
riddcii woman, "one who wishes, before her
death, to roe tha leader of th" DetaQcr.it c
liopt?." She was Mrs. Thomas K. titltoii,
wife of the last Democratic incumbent of
tho ofnee of the Tentorial Superiut' nde-it
of Schools, .ind a former resident of St.
La'trerco County. New York.
Colonel Hryati w.t iltlven at once to the
Dalton home. nnd. accnminnled hy hT Uu
bind and .ludce A. C. Haker. he entered th'.'
room, where for months, the woman had
Iain awaltitiK death.
"Why. Mr. Hryan." said the sufferer, a
her waste.l lingers d'sapper.red in the sreat
hand of the visitor, "you really look very
much like I'r.'Fl.lcnt ?.! Klniey."
Miif,i' c.ime the oulclc resnons. "I
i.a, irt nsnre von that llio resemblance
is wholly cxtein.'l"
The interview lasted ten minutes. After
an epiesiou of pleauro. nt the visit, it
yppjno,! us thoiiah fiom tho couch on mo
prophecy and promhe of surcrso.
"Mr. Hryan." said Mrs. Dalton, as she
tried to raiso hreeir up on hor elbow. "I
wished to see vou that I mlRht lv., .vou a
blessins upon your work: that I tnlRhl tell
you I pray that he.nen will bu generous io
you. May the Lord make you or the sreat
tft service to the people of our country,
and may vou jet occupy the highest pl.i?
to which the liallon can call j-ou."
Ctiloncl Hiyau was overcome by her
words. He said little sao in mouosylia
IiIck that told of his sympathy and of hU
ajipieclallon of the benediction.
As he lose to o. a maid brought hint a
bouquet cC roses, a Klft from the -.triofcen
hostess. Selectim? from the supTli hunch
a bud of white. Hryan laid It in the wom
an's open hand. A tear gllst.netl in hjs,
eju as. he bowed her firewell
WALCOTT IN THE FIELD.
Colorado Taper Fres Him
Colorado Fprinss. Colo., April 13 In Its
leading; editorial of to-morrow morning the
Colorado Spriti's Oazetto will .stiotiuly in
dorse Senator Wolcott for the lice presi
dency. The Gazette Is the onlv dnilv paper
in Colorado that supported McKlhlev In
US, and It urces upon Rcpublioans" tho
wisdom or takinx n man from the Far West
for Vice President, as the East is already
numerously represented In the Cabinet, and
that Wolcott Is one of the most consistent
and brilliant Republicans in the Vet. It
prophesies that he would take away fiom
llryan the vota of the real bimetallism o:
Winold Says He Does Not Know
Mi8 Wife's Serranr.
Cincinnati, O., April 13. Charles o. Win
old. arrested In Baltimore on the charso of
attempting to poison his rormer wire, their
ROBERTS ON ANNIVERSARY OF MAJUBA, AT THE CAMP OF PAARDEBERG,
- Sketch by Mr. I'm.Uric YilhVrs.
child! en and members of her famih. arrived
here to-day in chnrpe of otllct
A dramatic seen, was p-i.e.., whop IVn
td.l and l'.iltha Cill. n. hi- ".if' - foim-r
ieivant. were lnour.lil face fi hi.- l" '
oilice of the Chiet nf I'n'icf. Winold ha '
d-nied .ill knowle.lRe of i.i- ci-l Sh a
pot told th.'t siie was to t'T''o.il li'i': but
.'i oon ns he . .,-:ie -Mth'r l"'i s".'ht su. b--cain-
(jreatlj iiKitated. and .-id.-ct v -doanK
I rem Mm
When !ie was oateil. Chief Drlt"iM .1 1
clressnl the Kill l" saring- "Vci arj .f
cused of piilsiiuiui; the Winold family. DM
ou do It?"
"I did not " she promptly repl'ed.
"Thai man there." sjie ee iItiisI. pnint
Irs at Winold, and thus showini: that sjio
ictocniieci him Nevenhrl's. Wlndd irsln
tolt.s that lie ue-itr krev. the wirl. and that
ho .-an tahlMi that her sterv thnt he '!'
Ited her at Tile Winold boils is untrue. JH-:
bond was lixed at $:t'.ri.
CUBANS TO STUDY US.
reaehers Will l!e Tiiiihl
HoKcn. April 1"; -The (.in- of the C.il.an
puulic scl'ouls was suceinetly and eloquent
ly piesenftl to the Ameiiian people to-
nishi ttu-ouKri the moan.-, ot
it held at Huutiiistnii Hall. Institute of
TecliiHiliiKj. addn ssi'd by Mr. Alrxl !'.
Kr;.e. s'lperinterdent of jclmols in Cub...
and I'rf-ident Charles Illiot of ilarvaul
Presi.leiit pilot's addr'ss was an em
phatic liidoie:iU'iit of Mr. I'.-ye's projeit,
"Thoinch the pioieit of brinrTimT the
.mi.Iii.-j ltrtr iin nli-i.t Mt lea.sl 5.7(1 Ollll lo
I Ir.0ne-. more tlinn that Use Cubans are to
!e Vtnerlcau civilisation on its best side, to
b't eordiallv received and taught in the
now nnd b--st a, n.v thai the) hae
nevtr y.'l seen. n:.r tnaTiners aul usttuis
when .-it work and at tase. Tliev are to see
what lias cnitie out of cihl generations'
cultlvat'on of a bun en soil. We pmc-!
them to Eft th.'lt bct less m.s ihroituh their
C'Ves t he)'e that The sure; t w.iv of 11 ft -lni.
the eliar.nter ami advancing the inter
eat of any poople is workltiK ll-rniih their
Hx-novcrnor Wolcott thanked tho spe.tk
ets on behalf or those present for their
e-celnt presentation of facts in relation
to the subjects.
CAME TO WED, NOT TO WORK.
jiiss Normalise!! Oot .Married In
stead of tioinp; to the Office.
When Ms Marj N'orniansell or Colllns
vllle. 111. left her home vestorday inorn
ItiK to go to her place of employment in
"iiemic.il biilldlim. in this city i,pr
n. other did not suspect thai silo -until. 1 re
tiiTii less tii.vi twelve hours later, the bridy
of CO v anl Cramer
Insleai of "ilnt: to the ofllfe where she
was i-ipploye.l as a stenographei she met
her tl.ince and together they proceefl(.( to
Clayton, whem they inociired a license nnd
were m:i tried by Justice of the Peace .1 l.
The bride nllititeercl tile information
to Justice Greens-folder that hr.r marriacn
would causn an awful furore when it was
dlscovt red by her pan tits As she was
about to bee'otnti more communicative her
hiiilisnd siiBK.'Sted that -lleiice was golden.
Neither could then be indiicfd to talk
Mrs. Norma noell did no? know of her
daughter'-, m.-.trinst! until apprised of it
hi-t nir.llt a l'epubli' reporter. For n
few moments she was speechless from sui
prie. She s.T.I that the vnuns people iiad
been filPnils for -ome time bu: that none
or the family had ever suspected that them
was any thins mure than friendship be
Cramers parents in oinn-vuif were ni?o
l! em iBi'oranl of tbe voun? couiile's inten
CHOKED HISWIFE TO DEATH.
Joe .Stringer Then I Mew His Head
Uakerville. Tenn.. April 13. Joe Stringer
tQ-day killed his wlr.i h choking her to
death, and then committed suicide. Stringer
used a double-barrf led shotgun on himself.
His bruins were blown Into an adjoining
room. The couple had been separat-d. and
Stringer had called on his wife, seeking a
CHARGES AGAINST PREACHERS.
Bishop Handy Receives Complaints
CoiHTfiiiti"; Negro .Ministers.
Norfolk. Vii., April IS- lib-hop Handy, the
venerable pre-ddlng- officer of the Virginia
Conference of the African Mythodlst
Episcopal Church, created somewhat of a
sensation io-.iav bv announcing thar ho hud
received letters making charges of drink
ing, dishonesty and immorality ngainst
somo of the 'preachers then on the confer
ence floor. He said that he would place
the entire tnattet In the hands of an in
vestigating committee and that tho guilty
preachers need eip.-ct no fpuirter.
FOUL IE POUGE
Induce KaM St. Louis's Chief to
Ileiease Them, but Fail to
(io to Sr. Louis Home.
THEY TURN UP IN BELLEVILLE.
Chief Obsl Finds Thr-ni a Trouble
some I'air and Ships Them
Out of Town Aain in
East Side -fail.
Go 're,, and Charley Stevens-, Io and 1
yejirs of aye, who weie. .startttl over lo
St. Ij3i!is on Tliuriid.iy by the authorities
of East St. LkiiiU. tinned ij at lJelloville,
whore they aro held by Chief Obst of the
J'oll. b Dc(artniC'tit. They are jut as ran
ged. Ju.t as dirty ami just a. tough as they
weie when under the surveillance or the
pul.ie of East St. l.ois. and Chief otist
1 1 In somen hat nf a (Uandary as to what
to !" with thi m.
As was told In jester Jay's Iteptibllc, th"
boys were found sleeping in an old bov
c.i.r on Wednesday evening, and were taken
tu tho police station b- an officer. Hero
they told story after story v.ith the greatest
skill and apparent truthfulness, but they
wotild invariably contradict thex.VfiU es.
Thi io was no charge against the boys,
t'o the p.-lioe merely lerked them up for
the night, as a. pt-ecautiouary measure. On
Thursday morning, they told a pliitslb'o
tale about r hi Uvea in St. Louis, and wero
started off to find them. Imttead of going
In that direction, however, they took an en-ti.-clj'
fipposite route, and caught an Illi
nois Central fit iht tram, atteniptlnp; tu
rid..' therein to eontu objective point or
other. They wero Soon discovered by tho
trainmen, and fired off at Kreeburg, where
thev wet" taken in charge by Constable
Schifferdecker. They vvciw too toitgh a p.-ori-ohiti.iii.
apparently, fur the authorities of
that burg, who .shipped them, to Belleville
on tho next passenger train. They were
m'l at the station by Chief Ubst, and wtro
ifccvrtetl by him to the, police station.
Here, th two youthful tramjis displayed
(he same Indifference tu their fate that
thev hud niunilVsteil in East, St. Louis.
Nothing that tho Chief could say had any
elfcct on them, although they listened po
lttely and smiled approvingly wren the
Chl f suggested that they eat some lunch.
This done. Chief Obst vainly endeavored
to get some informaUnn as to the place
they came fiom, and, finding that the
ycui'guter.H had a number of different sto
ries mi tap. he gave up the attempt and be
gan to talk seriously to the hoys about
i tiu errors of their ways. Thin merely
seemed to bore his auditors, however, al
though ono nf tnum perieivlns from the
seriou.sues. of the Chiefs lotto that cry
ing might bu a gojiI thing on hi. part,
promptly began to cry' Jnd continued to do
so throughout the interview.
it v.-a-i finally decided by the polico to
hold tn buya and try and Seeuro homes
for them In somo family in the neighbor
hood. It was. evident that, should the biys
be turned loose they would go from bad
to wor.su and would soon become a real
menace to the, coniniunitj.
AMOROUS JUDGE OUTWITTED.
.Chased a Couple From Austria,
but Arrived Too Late.
Chicago, April 13. Serafy Stefanowic ani
Annie Prulgonaski raced over Z.W) miles,
fiom Telchus. Austria, to Chicago, for the
double purpose of averting Michael Saton
ski, a Justice of the Peace In the town of
Ttlchus. and to be married. The Justice
was also iti love with the young lady and
had sworn to make her his bride. Ho fol
lowed them to America, and I now sala to
be in Chicago searching for the couple,
ignorant of their wedding, and .'or tho
purpose of outdoing Ptefanouic by inducing
th" young woman "to mnrrv him atal return
! their native town in Austria. However,
after considerable e-..,njrif;i th" Ju-t!' e of
the peace has bsp outviittetl
The young people were to be marri-.I In
Telchus. but when the Justice said he pro-
l .""'u io iiae me girl turns -It. to escape
Mm the two tied ' A.iienc-i. with Satcnrlci
in hot pursuit. When they reached Chi
eago a v.eelc ago. tin- girl wa placed In a
limine on the West Side ami a'l tbe doors
and window barrifidf.i Stefann-.vl- viu
anxious for an early marriage, hut the clrl
refuseii until after Lent, saying tli.it mar
riages in the Ijotiten season were not legal.
Finally the young man went to Justice of
the Peace Doole. c.f this city, who a! once
gae advice against the interests of his
brother J.itoe in Austria and toi.l Ste
fanowic to bring the girl down to hts. of
fice and he would marry them This, was
done to-day. nnd a s-cond ceremony will
be perform' d as soon as Lent has passed.
NOVEL NEWSPAPER SUIT.
Kojected Advertiser's Effoit to Stop
Little Ilock. Ark. April I1.-A novel cae
is sri-."du!vd for the Pulaki Chaneerv Court
Saturday. J. A. Walts of this city j.ur
chfsed eighteen Inches of rpace in th Little
Kix'Ic Aihertlser, owned nnd edied by U. B.
I'.iltm, statins that he waute.l to use it for
He paid in ailyar.ee for thi space and
called later during the dnv with the copy.
Instead of advertising his business: the copy
dealt entirely with the candidacj of At
torney General Jeff Davis, booming that
candidate for Governor. Mr. Patten re
jected tho matter, claiming that he had ob
tain' d the space unih r fa'.s? rf presentations.
He also made a tender of tint money, but
Watts rf fused it and to-night 'ent the fol
lowing notice to the Advertiser-
"Vou aro hereby notified that I will npply
to the Judge of the Pulaski Chancery Court
for a temporary restraining order, restrain
ing you from publishing jou- edition of the
Adert!ser unless the same contains the
matter heretofore given to yo i and paM
for and receipted by jou You arc further
notified thnt I shall apply for the same to
morrow nt 10 o'clock, and notice Is hereby
given that you ma make such defense an
you may see fit.
(Sisned) "J. A. WATTS."
HIS VICTIM WILL LIVE.
Young Wounded His Sweetheart
and Killed Himself.
Murphyaboro. 111.. April 13. n inrp.esd
was held tills afternoon on tin- hot! cf
August Young, who Ulllnl himself last
night after firing two shots Into the body
of Mizs ICate Vaneloustero In a vain at
titnpt to end her life. Young, who wni a
farm hand. IT. years old, was madly in love
with Miss Vr.ncieosterc, who Is the daughter
ot Edward Vancloortere. u real estate man.
She and her parents discouraged Younc's
Yesterday Young went to the milllnerv
store where the j'uung lady is employed
and had a conversation with l.er. He
asked to he allowed to e.nrt h"r home
that evening, but she refused to allow hint.
About 9 o'cio-'k she went home with a hov
sent by her employer. When they arrived
at the gate nt Miss Vancloostore's home.
Young stepped up and asked for a glass
of water, for which she went around to
the rear of the houre.
As the girl held out the glass toward
Young he drew a. revolver and lirnl. The
bullet struck her in tho breast. As she
turned and started to fi. e toward the
house Young pulled the trigger again, and
the ball lodged In Miss Vanoi;o-tere'.s
shoulder. Believing that he had killed her.
Young ran across the street and fired three
shots into his own body One penetrated
his brain, and he fell dead. Miss Van
iloostere'a wounds are pronounetd not
WHARTON HALF INUNDATED.
Colorado I'ivor Waters Flood tho
Houston. Tex.. April 13. Thf Colorado
lllver flood has now reached Wharton and
half the town Is under water. So far there
has been only one casualty, a negro ref
ugee being drowned in trying to reach the
The people all got out of the bottoms
?nd flocked to the town, driving their cat
tle before them. There will be some s-uffor-lng
because of tho large number to be
cared for. Tho losa to crops I.s heavy. -
Tho situation at Eagle Dako is also very
serious, as tho waters of thn river have
poured Into the. lake, and th country about
It is under water.
ib'gt" Provisions of the State
Law Have Vnt !en Complied
With and Asks Nulli
lication of Contract.
J bn I! llogan filed suit yesterday AKainst
'1 eitv of St liuis, the Kern Incanilescent
'1 . I ight Company. Itobert E. Mc.Math.
Co rlf'i Varrolioann. Edward el.'uld, Henry
'. Franklin L. Itidgely ar.d Rdward A.
Hermann, "imposing the Board of Pubiti
I upr. ivomiiit.- of St. Iuiis. to restrain th
ri v ..in. th.- IloJrd of Pul.li- Improvements
frfm f irryin.g out the contract nf the city
wi-'i the Kern Incandescent CJas LlgnJ
c .rapanj dated 'cl.ruarr "1. 13"o or light
ing the rcsltlenc" district, from paying nut
any of the puldtt: fttmlsi of the city on ac
i' in of tiie crtract and from permitting
th" Krrn foinpnny lo enter upon the pr
formanco of said contract. It is also praycl
th :''e Kern company lie enjoined frcm
e n ring upon the performance of the co:t
tr iet and from occupying the streets with
lamp posts, fixtures or other apparatus for
In, tiug purpose", and that the contract bw
d-'ilared null and void.
I' i alleged that the Krn compnnj- at
ti,e ;me n mnttl-.s Its bid for the work,
the awarding of tl'.e o -.ntract and the exe
t'.tton nnd delivirj cf the bond aril the
approMi! tif tile contract by the Municipal
.j"mh!y had not comtdl-d with the Ian -t
i t 'he State of .Missouri or qualified under
!' laws t.- do business in this Sttte. and
lino, not (.btaine.i a license from the Statw
of Missouri to carry on business or to mak
crn. -acts in the State of Missouri, as pro
vticd and required bv stctton Nos. 1023. lf2,
ll.". 131C 1317 and JS1 of thi? Kevlsed Stat
utes cf MDs.,uri of JS3
It Is f irther alleged that the Kern com
pan Is incorporated umur the laws of New
aerse-., welt a capiiul stock of $12.Qe,V'0,
w . Teas, if it had t..en organized undr
ttie laws r.f Missouri, its capital stock could
not have exceeded JlO.COO.OOO. ius provided In
section No. lX'a ot the Revised Statutes of
Ii.'.S'; tint liy Its arUcles of association It i
renturVfl to have tif teen directors, where
a.s. by tr.e laws of the State of Missouri,
applici'bie to uch corporations, it could
nut have a Hoard of Directors of morn
than thirteen persons; that the provisions
of the certificate of incorporation of the
Kern company, allowing the company, by
its b;.-laws, to prescribe the number neces
sary to (unitltutr a fiuortim of tne Hoard of
Directors, which number may be le than
a majority of the whole number. Is In vlo
lati in of the law of the State, of Missouri
whi h f'fcltlL'. that a majority of the mem
lts of a Hoiird of Director of any cor
poration of tb" State of .Missouri Is nec?s
aar. to constitute a uuorum.
Tne petition also states that of the 13O.0W)
shares of the capital stock of the Kern
company only tn shares were subscribed
for at the time of its Incorporation, aggre
gating a lotpl r.ub-crlptlon of Jl.nf). of
wliu li or.lv J" per cert, or jy, was paid.
I. Krtzenburger. genera! manager of tho
Kern Incandescent Gaslight Company, who
i. stopping at the Southern Hotel. wa seen
last night by a Republic reporter. Hs de
clared the application for an Injunction
would not prevent the company (rum car
rying out Its contract with tin city. He
said the company already had part of the
machinery for tho light plnnt on th"
ground nnd other parts were arriving every
"I know nothing about the legal sldf of
the- controversy." said he. "I do know that
tile Kith company Is incorporated under
tha laws of New Jersey for SI0.W.flC(. and
the State law of .Missouri, which requires
vldrnci! of incorporation in the State, haa
been complied with. The records. In the of
fice of the Secretary of State will show this.
That part of the petition vviil in mv opinion
hnv no legal sta'us in (ourt. We expect
to carry out our p-irt of the contract unless
the court should stop us."
Mr. Katzenbiirgcr departed last night fur
Chicago. He will return Mendtij.
Tt Will lie Fm ployed to Light Resi
The residence section of St. totiis Is to
lo lighted by gasoline. The action of th
Kern Inc.tndesct'tit Ctus Light Company yes-terdaj-
in securing from Supervisor nf City
Lighting A J. O'Reilly a permit for tha
piitcln? cf sevintj-nin- Iritips along Llndell
boulevard between Grand and King's high
way, apparent!) has settled Urn question,
inasmuch as Liudell boulevard is traversed
hy a gas main.
It was stated by a city official that Gen
eral Manager KatzcnhTger of the Kern
company tins been In conference for a -week
In New York with President MacMitlnn cf
the Laclede company; that he ottered to
buy gas. but refused to furnished a bond
required by the other company. Unable to
reach an agreement, the Kern people ar
preparing to light the city with gnanlme.
The Hoard of Public Improvements yes
terda.v Issued Instructions, to the Supervisor
of City Lighting to locate positions for
S.oUi mantle lamps within the district. Th
posts shall not b" placed within eight feet
of a tre- or a pole for eoCtrjc wires or
obstruct a driveway or entrance to proper
ty Tho sample lamp furnished by th
Kern peoplo hn.- received the approVal of
SAYS CUBANS ARE TIMID.
CWwernor Ludlow Discusses the
Havana. April 13. -General Ludlow, tho re
tiring .Military Governor of the Depart
ment of Havana, when Interviewed to-dav-liy
the correspondent of tho Associated
"If I were to remain In Cuba I would
ilcvotw my time and resource. principally
to the education or the children and ti
the regulation of the municipal service,
teaching rnunielpsl officers to perform their
ilurl"s with due regard to their public re
sponsibilities. "The police force Is an OTcellent bodv,
which ran be relied upon with absolute
confidence when th" lenders are well
backed up. A good illustration of this tra
furnisl.nl during the general strike, which
v.ai suppressed entirely by tbe police, and
without tiny hflp from tint tptlltary.
"The Cubans are cry desirous of figur
ing as a well-ordered and civilized people.
and I do not believe they will cause any
trouble, ns they realize that to do no
would be fatal 'o the hopes of Cuba, to
become a sovereign nnd Independent State
"Tho Cuban is tltnld. Ho does not lack
judgment or common sense, but he does
lack the mora! courage to display these
General Ludlow will leave for the United
Presbyterian Organ Calls for a
Chicago. April 13. Tho Interior, the Pre
bj'terian organ, witl contain a strong edi
torial Monday advocating the setting aslda
of the Confession of Faith and the adop
tion of a short evangelical creed. Doctor
Gray, the editor, who has defended Doctor
Hilhs. repeats what "- said when Doctor
Jllilis was first attacl-1tf"-th.it three-fourth!i
of tiie ministers ar ?e-tfnths of thu
members or the I'r ,. ,rian Church re
j"ct the clause In " "'Jkonfessinn which
Hillis attacked and whlch he was de
nounced by certain t' D glans and religious
newspapers., rjoctfom fray has no (fount
that tho church wlnjUake an early oppor
tunity to vote on will'w creed and that it
will be carried bynlniargo majority.