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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
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NINETY -THIRD YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO., TUESDAY. DEOttMP.ER 11, 1.J00.
MEETING AND BANQUET
OF THE CREDIT MEN.
Kational Officers of the Organ
ization Entertained by the
St. Louis Branch.
SUPPORT FOR RAY BILL.
Ihe Cow Jumped Uver tlie Moon 7 S&frifrY I JCViMs 'fc-'dX? ' "io W "
' (Y .And the Llittle Dog Laughed to "T J "jL II f '$ '
JJk S such Sport. fJrA U J& rx -. '
Eloquence anil wit were the order of th"
evening at the banquet to the ISourd of
Directors of tin- National Association of
Credit Aien bj the St. I.euiis membe-rs of
the organization .it the Alereantile Club las
night, after the annual nlnn of the
Three hundred guests tilled the dining
room on the nftli floor and -st down ti an
extensile menu. The s-ieakers' table n,n
nrransed in the shape of it double I. that
reached down the entire side of the room
The rest were seated at niall tables, -i at
each, and there wire few vacant Places
The menu card contained, besides tilt
menu and toasts. photographs of the offi
cm of the association and the Hoard of
The guests of honor were. Pro-ide-'t
John Field of Philadelphia, James G Can
non of Xrn York, vice president of the
Fourth National llank and president f
the ChamK-r of Commerce, T II. tire en if
Sioux CltJ, trer.hUrer. V. II. Pre-ton f
Sioux Cit; 1". W. Stand.irt of Denier,
lice president: W. A Prendf-r,-ast of New
York, secretary; B. G Al Mcclien of Tole
do; A. Young of St. Paul. John K. Ain-ley
of Itoston and W. II. Taj lor of Kansas
The banquet began Tilth an Invocation by
the TJcicrenel jQhn V. Day. After the
i lands had lieen scrvoil Ps ident Garrett
II. Oliver, president of the local nssocl 1
tlon. made a short address of welcome. He
.-poke of bavins a Quake- and a Knicker
bocker present and concluded with a
tribute to the local secrcta"-, A II. Foots,
whom he characterized a- the tnovirg
j onw behind the whole affair and to whom
too much credit could not be glien for Us,
success. This was enthusiastically ap
plauded. President Oliver then Introduced
Cirus I. Walbrlelge. wro acted as toa-t-master
for the etenlng.
Mr. Walbrid-,e introduced E. A Young of
St. Paul, who responded to the address of
welcome. He declared that he thought St.
Loui is destined to become the great dis
tributing point of the Fnlud SUtes.
Ireslilent Klein" tltlross.
President Field of Philadelphia delivered
the principal address of the evening. He
l.ept the crowd In pood humor by his droll
way of saying thins. He told several an
ecdote?, acknowledging that he had kiss.sl
tho Blarney stone three times. He told of
the active part the association had taken In
securing the parsace of the national bank
ruptcy act. and pointed out seieral imper
fections In the law which it is desired to
James G. Cannon rounded a cote of warn
ing to the members of the association,
ursine them not to seek too great a salary
and advising them to be careful aliout
"wabbling." In closing he -"aid that it Is
the dutv of each to bo more ellligent. more
careful. "Don't be dissatisfied," said he. I
"with any ono except yourself, Work for
jour concern with Increased vigor and in
creased zeal. Jealousy." he continued, "lias
ruined many men. and It Is tho duty of all
tetontl by H men i;---!-.-theem -alt oc
casions." Judge Selden P. Spencer's address was
filled with bright stories of a legislator
'who had tried to do the best he could. Ho
GOVERNMENT REPORT CAUSES
PANIC ON COTTON EXCHANGE.
in Five Minutes the Market Declined $2 a
Bale, Breaking the Record of the
New- York, Dec. 10. For two hours to
day ther was more excitement on the Cot
ton Kxchanpo than there has bet u for som
years past. In point of fluctuation the mar
ket In five minutes broke the records of the
past two seasons, and lost J- a bale befoio
enough buying: took place to stop the de
cline. Hrokers were unable to execute or
ders, and in various parts rf the pit a
half-dozen different prices were quoted for
tha same month at the same instant. Op
erators fought wildly for a place in tho
ring and standing- room to exeeute their or
ders. Tlie cause of the excitement was the
Government report, which proved a Hiirprlio
to every one. being int."! bales larger than
tLe tmjorlty looked for. When the New
Orleans crop expert. He lit J Neil), i laced the.
crop at 9.6CO,iO. the majority of crop esti
mates ranged about S.TdVJ"') bales. Tlie
trade prepared Itself for a statement of
about thoi-e figures from the Goiernment.
Hut this noon the figures were leceiied
from Washington, and in place of the .5"0.
000 bales, the estimate was Kl'".f" bales,
or lWOW) biles over the crop of last year.
As consumption this season Is expected to
proie considerably less than last year and
the Indian crop is larger, tho yield of 10.
100,0(0 bales will provent uch a famine a3
existed at tho beginning of the present sea
son. The feeling that there would be hardly
enough cotton to go around has prevailed
in cotton circles for some time past, and
prices have remained very high in the be
lief that the buying on small-crop liews
would send ptice.s still higher. For this
reason the market has been without the
usual .short interest, and when the leport
ivas receiitd at 12 o'clock there was little,
bujing to support the market.
Many large opetators who are usually
hort considerable cotton hale not been tin
that side of the market, and this atlJed
to the weakness.
Jut before the report was receiied :i few
covered their cotton and prices ruled steady
at about Saturtlaj's figures. January sold
t S.60e for several minutes, and no one ap
reared willing to undertake obligations at
that figure The pit was quiet, with eiery
When the figures were read rier broker
MRS. HERRINGTON SEEKS PLACE
"idow of K;iiIi'o:i(I (.'oiiiiiiissitnicr
K'ect JJjis Many Iiidorsenu'iits.
-'rs. Lillian A. Herrlngton. widow of
State Ilailroad Commissioner-elect Josepn
p- ilerrington, who died December 1. is a
jandldate for the office of "folder" in the
House of Ilepresentntiie? for the coming
lon. Mrs. Ilerrington has been ilsitins
friends in Jefferson City since the death of
j" r "usband, and yesterday consented to
let her name go before the House for the
Advices from Jefferson City are to the ,
tnfeCttthat Mrs- Herrington's candielacy has
"e Indorsement of a large majority of
members ln lxith parties. I
ine office of "folder" pays a salary of,
Per day. The duties are folding and
"""R bills which are presented before the
ofa.n1 raI'Ping and mailins packiges .
official papers. '
.1 .ii.s ; i Nt.
Of N't u Yuri.. . o nldre-s d the Na'lonnl
Assoi iatlon of 'n.tlit Men .it the Altr-
rantile Club list night
said he understood that the credit men
would urge legislation at Jefferson 'uy
this winter. e'redit. lie said, is based on
the laws of the t-ouiitr.v, and legislation in
the Interest of creditors can be adopted not
11 tho cxpeiidituio of lnoutj but b educa
tion. "The Missouri legislature is bout st."
said he. "but it wants edm atlon. and with
that It will do w'-at is best for the State."
Meeting 'f the Evei-tilli Hoard.
W. II. Preston of Sioui. Ci:. one of the
founders of the asset iathn. dtluered it
parody suited to tlie credit man on .Mark
ham's potm. "The Man With the Hoe" It
was an original composition and was hlghlv
applauded. His address was a brilliant ef
fort mil coiered'all pluses of the ctedltor
and di litor subject.
Secretary V. A. Prendorgnst of New
York, wiio Is t it'll" .in orator, nit his spiech
short on account of illness, j nob Forth
wound up the evening with a few icm irks.
The Executiie Hoard of the Crtdit .Men's
Association met al the Mercintlie club yes
terda after noon. The, session was e-xe-cu-tlie.
dele-land was deeded upon a.s the
place in which to hold the neit meeting,
which will take jiaee probable. June U" and
13. P-d A plan by which the scope of the
association could be extended to the South
ern Slat's was arranged, and an effort will
be made to secure the co-operation of all
industrial Interests in that s, -thin of the
countri. It Is proposed, to add the States
of Texas. Alabama, Georgi t and South Caro
lini to the association 'Ihe eities of Chat
tanooga and Knoxiiile will Is- taken into
A committte was appointed to furnish n
unifoim inquiry blank in nruir itftret.ces.
Tint In uu to-tl-.y Is ratlu r lompli -ate-l.
An effort will lie made in the future to aid
the mercantile agencies of the couutiy
A resolution was adopted falling on the
embers of all local n-smiat!jir of tiedlt
men to write (o their nis-nbers of Congrt.ss
anil iset.tttnra ttrpfni; Ihe ii.s,t,. , f xhe
Hay bill amending the national bank
ruptcy net. The secretary's report showeU
an Increase In the memberjtMy rnd a
health) condition of the treasury.
attempted to pell at tlie same moment, and
prices went down with a clash January
broke, to BCoc. and from then until prices
touched t'.2Ct. it was Impossible to record
fluctuations. Whether any e-ctton was sold
between S.ie and l'.C"c appeared to have
little effect upon the market, for a minute
later January was I ought for 9 J2c, and
ruled around that figure for some time.
Later, tho excitemi'nt tiled down and pi lies
fteadltd somewhat, with Januar sillin;
up to 3 27c. and ruling around t'2 for an
Receipts al Houston were plaenl at J-J.VjO
to 27,y bales, and thtse larve figures sfrvtd
to ket p the ton mil oils. Man expeeted
Liverpool to show les., weakness to-morrow,
and were prepared for u further ad
vance In prices on the. react! ui.
;o i:iiMiK.vr khimiiit.
Washington. Dec. l'. The statistician of
the Agricultural Department reports K'.ll).
ii balers as tho probable cotton production
of the L'nlted States for lMMMl. In the
making of this estimate the s.nr.e methods
and ngeneies haie Iieen useil tint were em
ployed last jear. Many thousands of gin
ners haie. however, made reporjs for the
The estimated yield in pounds of lint
rotton. per acre. ib ns follows: Virginia,
10; Neirlli Carolina, lt'.i; South Carolina. lt!7;
Georgia, 17J: Fleirida. 1?-1; .Mali una, F.l.
Mississippi, liD: Iiuislaua. SI; Texas, S;
Arkansas. 223; Tennessee. 177; Missouri, r7J,
Oklahoma. !H, Indian Territory. rSJ
The acreage, afl'r ellmlnatlrg all land
fie.ni which no crop whatever will lie gath
ered, is estimated at 2.',o3t.l-
ni.i.s maiiki:t iiiimiiii i.i.i:ii.
Dallas. Te.. Dec. K The Geiicrnmtnt
report demoralized the lewal eeitton market
here to-ilay. Prii es for spelts were approxi
mately half a tent :t peiuml lower than at
Saturday' tleise'. anel praeti'-ally net busi
ness was done. 1-ess than sixty bales were
solj In Dallas. Senne farmers storeel their
eotton. otilers h.-iuleel their loails back to
the farm. Tlie Government lepurt put the
crop fpm half a million to three-quarte-m
of ii million bale-s higher than any of the
eotton interests in Dallas was prepared tu
DE SELIR SAILS FOR LISBON.
l'oitiifliiosi' .'ind Dutch Ministt'i's
J.oave TIhmi' Posts.
The Hague, Dec. 10. Tho Portuguese .Min
ister to tho Netherlands. Count de Sellr,
has saileil feir Lisbon, and the Dute-h Min
ister to Portugal, llaron ion Heetkere-n, Is
expected here from Lisbon this evening.
Count Van Ilylant, In the recend Chamber,
to-day notllleel the foreign Minister that
he would interpellate the Goiernment ti
nurrow on the tension bctwt"en the Nether
lands and Portugal.
The wlthdmwal from Lisbon ami The
Hague of the Dutch and Portuguese Min
isters is the result of some sharp eliplomatic
exchange's, growing out of trouble oier the
extqiiater of the Dutch Consul at Lorenzo
Marqucz. The feelins between the two
touutiies has been turther strained by the
recent Anglo-Peirtucucse felicitations at
J.lftiOU. It is nut uctie.e;u tei.et nii Mitt it- .
suit from the diplomatic rupture. J
DISASTROUS FIRE IN
Building at Nos. 717 and 710 Lucas Avenue, Occupied by Six
Finns Almost Completel' Destroyed Total
Damage Estimated at $1.10,000.
lire whie-h originated on tlie third floeiror
the- si-steiry buililiug at Nos. TIT and l'J
Lucas aienue and which was dlscove reel at
10.31 ei'e'.eieU last night by Private Watch
man Martin Itvaii di'l iliiimice e silmatesl at
JIVUmi be-fore it was under control, rhortly
Iteforeani of the eighteen eompanle'-e that
rpspuiideel to the tun alarms hail arrived on
the scene tlie llaim - hail eaten through the
fourth, tlfth and sixth tloors and were
bursting tlirougli tlie roof, but by ilint f
luinl work. ur.deT rather adiere clrcuin
Htuncei. the- firemen conlineel the blaze with
in the four walls In whbh It started, and
ithnf ml"bi haie i.roie.l one- of the nio-U
tlls-streju- fues In the history of St. Louis j
was aiertetl by a narrow margin.
The partly tlestretsl building, which wa
eccupleel by sK Jobbing and ir.anufai Hiring
tlrms, is in the enter eif the wholesale elis
trlet of the citj, and if tin- llame-s had
spread thele is no telling the amount of
damage that would line- be'n wrought
Mreet fur l.iliet Tied I p.
Tlie lire was at Hi height itist at tlie hour
when tl.e theaters dismissed their au
elivT.ces. and in the trowels which surgeel
lewaril the burning building were hundreds
of dnlntllv eowneil women, who rusheil Into
clouds of snied.e' and thiemeh tlrenehliii;
shoi.eis of spray to ilew tlie sMeucle.
Tln-y were repaiel for the risk ind discoiu
ftrt when, at 11 o'elotk. the great roof gale
wa with a crash tlint could be htaril alm'.u
the-elin eif the- palling engines anil shouting
liie-men. and a shower of sji.uks shot u Into
'he air. illuminating tlie whole elowntowu
eiitriet The weie forced to wait on the
striets until the liie- was practically timlT
tontrcl. beeause all the -treet car lines in
the alMrict were tied up by lim-.s of hoe,
which strefehenl fiom eiery lire plug within
a r.'eiius of live blocks.
Tons of water weie piunpeel Into the
building, tlie most effe't-tlie work lielng ac
eonipli'died by two water towers in thu al
lej in tlie rear, anel tour lints of hose
which we're carrbil up the lire-escape on
tli.. l.iiiiaim. .if t Itu ei I I pnlu 1rf:t till It.
fniiuini which is elires'tlv olilMi"ite on Lu-
11 tills elrenchiug the Hie was ceinllned lu
the three upper Moms but tlie elamage- done
by water below Is almost as great as that
dime bv lire above. Water found lis way
into the basement of the- adjoining biil'el
lug on the- cost, and elid elaiuage lliat was
impossible to estimate last night.
The lire was liarellv well under way be
fore Night Chit f of Pulli e Picked arriivtl j
on tlie seem- with ;i squad eif tin tit patrol
men, nho did good weirk in pre-ieuling ac
clelents and prcseriing tinier. There were
M& l-'lrills lllTereil l.tisHfN.
Six linns oeeupirel the building which was
burned last night. Tlie llrsl Hour was occu
pied li Jnlliisi tllasiT A: "o , a lirm conipose-d
of .lulliis ami Meirris tllaser. lmiMirters of
laces, llnenti ami inbroldery. ami the Linen
Thread Company. Moirls (liascr .t Co.. m.in
ufneturers' agents-, also had an eilllte on this
floor. The second and sixth iloors were oc
cupiesl by the St. Iiui-. Pants Manufactur
ing Compiny, of which Abraham ICatz Is
president. Tlie third tloeir was ocenpleel by
th" Itoyal Skirt Manufacturing Company.
The fourth tioor. in whltli tl.e lire nasi first
seen, was occupied by tlie Agatste-m Shirt
Comptny. of whltli Pi".ee-s Agatstein is lice
prr-sltlent and I-.int Agatstdn is seeiefiry.
and tlie tiftli lloor n.n oceupleil b.i llnnin
Ilro A. Co.. i firm tempo" el of lMward
and IIs-Try liohm
Tlie liiilldlng N a elouble brli k. "i stories
.tud a bae-ment anel has liin owneel by
FRENCH' NOW TURN
ni.un.K'i' of Pepin if. s Ueri.iii-
iiu'iiils I'l-nliHiitiuii of lis
.MiiiiiiftU'tinv ami Sale.
Pans. Dec. la. In the Chamber of Depu
ties to-cldi. M. Mane Kdouard Vaillant.
Soeialist. one of the Deputies for tho De
partment of Sein-, moved a resolution call
ing upon the Goiernment to prohibit the
manufacture and tale of all alcoholic
liquors pronounced "danveroiis" by the
Academy of Medicine-. The resolution was
aimed at absinthe, the consamption of
which has nearly doubled In France since
lb91, and now stands at 10.-iM,e litres an
uuallv. M. Valiant and others denounced tho
spread of absinthe drinking, and laid stress
upon the ravages among the population.
"The incre-ase of consumption of ab
sinthe." said the moier of the resolution, j
"maichfs arm In arm with the Intrease of '
cases of drliellng insanity, whicii will end j
bv becoming a national malady "
The thamber adopted the rt solution uuaai-Inously
y mk rwar jl wv iz&rrwj nmr
. - VLr ---" nTll AiNHin r XSJitft, S-i
-L"w sS" eX Tin. Govern I o.i an Rnot;. IV Mil .T7 S
y- Robinson Crusoe and
Ins Man Friday.
i p.immore llros. ,fc Co. for Ir.e irars. It i-
j i.ilcieel at ? w . and Tred ". Paramore, a
, mtinber of the firm, stateel last night that
It was insures! feir about onc-liilf of its
Chief Swingltv of tl-c Fire Departmem
and II C llauley. an inp'clnr for the I'n
elerwilteis. state-il last light that tlie walls
were- preihahly Int.ict, and tli.it compara
tiiedv Utile male-rial -Vniage- extemleil i.t
lem the fourth lloor. Tlie fourth, fifth and
sixth tloors are praetlcitlly ruined, and
there is much lois in tether parts of tlie
building bv reason of the tlood-j of wate-r
ui tne ioliimes of smeike.
Tiie stiit1; of Julius Ui.iser .-i Co. was
probably the mott eetstly, as well as tlie out
most Ii tble to (1. image from tire of any in
the building. Tills consisted wholly of im
lorttd laces, linens and embroideries. Mor
ils Glase-r. a member of tlie firm, eli-tlare-il
last night that he could give no estimate
of the lie er of th" In-iirance
I'ants ttioils Ileetrieil.
The St lniis Pants .Manufacturing Ceim
lanj. whicli occuiiieel the !ir--t and si-th
tloors. we re manufacturers of pants, the fac
teri being on the tcp iloe,r. The factoiy ulid
the goenls eontahud therein are it total loss,
the- sixth door being the worst elamage-il by
the lilt The slock on tlie se-eoiiel lloor Is
b iillv .lamagtel ly smoke and water
Smoke and water plaice! haieie with the
stotk and plant of the Itoyal Skirt Manu
facturing Com! any '"' tlie third tioor, uud
tlie I'iss here will reach u laige peieeiitage
of the total laltie-.
The Agatstein Shirt Conipau.i which oo
cuiilotl tlie fourth lloor. Is probably a loser
to tho full value of the stock that was
cirri ui on th.it tleior. It w.us ln tlie front,
or south, end of this lloor that tin- lire was
first se-e n. and be-fore firemen could get
work tile 1!. lines iiad bur.t from e-ierj win
dow and had eaten their way Into the fifth
and sixth Moors
IJohni P.ros it Co suffered tomplete less
eif their stock ami pl-tnt on tl.e fifth llooi
They were- insured In the Moses l'ralev
agency, and a memler of that firm stated
last night that tlie policies, wlilcii amounted
to JT.ti", would iroliaIily cover the los-.
The agencj of Peugnet ,i Hemenw-uy t-nr-rieel
Insurani-e on the Uohm Itro-e. & Co.
stock anil plant.
AeljollllllK llelllse-s 111! louue-el.
Chief Swingh-y eleclaittl nt ; o'clock that
it was Impossible to giie a detailed .-sti-inate
eif tlie- damage-, bec.uis,- no firemen
had been able to enter the building above
the first three Iloors. He expressed the- be
lief that the lire's raiages had he-en ron-fine-d
lo the fourth, fifth an I sixth Iloors,
although the damage by water and smoke
to the stocks em Die- low-e-r tloeir.s was al
most :,s gre-at as it would hale been had
thefire itstlf got to them.
Wate-r anel smoke damaged tlie slock of
the llufnagel Shoe Company and the .Mc
Donald Manufacturing Company, in the
building at Xos. 713-71.". Lucas aienue. !m
inetllatcly tast or tin- eiiie that was burneel
and owni-d by P Hums & Co., nnf , ine
Mock on the fifth -11111 sixth floors of tlie o.
J. Lenta Mertantlle Company, across Linns
aienue. The il.-tni.igt to the Ia.-wIs lock
was eiceasloneil principally by nn ncclde-nt.
The cre-iv of one of Ihe water timers were 1
at work witli it in tlie middle of Lucas an- I
line when tin- hose got be-oiiil their con- j
trol. switched mound, and, nfter drench- I
lug eieribody beue-ath. poureel lis loltime !
or water against the wim.'ow of the Lewis
building until it had broke 11 th-m.
Abrah.u11Katz.frt ident of the St louis
Pants Company. last night estimated the
loss his company had sulTered at IClVJ.
DETROIT WM MAY
GET THE PLACE,
I.iiinniT.l Tlint A. 15. Iiuitoiit Will
J!t Second Vice President
of I lie Transit t'oinpany.
It wis rumored in stieet railway circles
ye-sti-nl.,y that A. R. Dupont of Detroit,
manager of the Citizens' Street Railway
Company of that city, would lie appointed
to the ollieo of se-cond x-ice president of the
St. Louis Transit Company.
This othce was created at tho meeting of
the directors of that company held lust
Thurselay. for the purpose of giiins to
President Kduarels Whitake-r an assistant
who is familiar with tlie street railway
business and who can rclieie him, In part,
at least, or the active duties devolving upon
The purpose of the directors of tho road,
as stated by seieral of them at the time
the ollice was created, was to select a prac
tical railroad man for the position. Tho
fact that Mr. Dupont has for jeurs been
..si. .11. T-iiei.e-ii 111 mis niit; ui WOTK leu IS
color of truin to the report of his selection. I
Of the oinccrs ot Hit: company who were j
GOOSE TO IDjTE.
I'eir llisstttirl f.e-lirrnlty fair Toes
tlii 11111I etliifititio ; inrlnlile -nlntls.
I'tir Illinois Cc m-rnlly fitlr 'ru-Niln
mill i-iliii-stln ; inrlnlilc -nlntls.
I'tir Arkansas I-'nlr Tuepetluy anel
A etfnestluj ; iiirliifilc- enlntlM.
1. Nesbit I-in Siie-talned by Supreme Court.
Cole rnnient Ke-port Causes Panic In
Cn dit Men Hantpiet.
Desttuctue I-'ire on Luca5" Avenue,
2. Wichita Indians Ott Decision.
l're. Says Hay Will Xot Iteslgn.
.Man anil Wile Killed by Train.
Z. lillllioard l'ut l'p to Hide Advertise
ments. Ke-re ns Meets a Defeat.
P.ritish Neienttstn Denounced.
John W. Gates Won tho Hattle.
lEieelve-el ISad News In a. Dream.
Mis-don of tlie Pancroft to Colon.
Gloomy View of German finances.
Chicago Ministers to Fight Vice.
i. Why Germany Die! Not Intenene for the
Must Have a Wife Within a We"k.
Die el He fore Mother Arrlve-el.
Altrnhe-Im Itazaar Clo--s To-Night.
Transport Arrives With Dead.
ChaHte's Courso Meets Approval.
J. Offers to Assit Would-lle Sulciilen.
City News in Hrlef.
Morrison Cnse Scut to Jury.
Heavy Judgment Against New York.
G. l:. .-ults at the Kace Tracks.
Minneapolis Mai or Favors Iloxing.
llastbali Magnates in Ftsion.
7. Strike of the Santa Fe Telegrapher.
Iniolies America's Ke-hitlons Witli Cuba.
Uperators Say Knd of Strike N Near.
At the- Theatt rs.
a. Alleg-itions in Capen Dilnrce Suit
.Missing Roy Found In Sedalia.
W. Republic Want Advertiement..
Hes.oid of lllrtlis. Marriages. Deatii".
11. Kejiubhc "Want AIi-rtl-mentF.
12. Grain and Produce.
IX Financial News.
Itiver Tt It-grams.
II. Captain Carter Remanded to Prison.
Parents Wonder if He's Married.
Anxious to Send Sun to Prison.
seen last night peine would either confirm
or deny the report of Mr. Dupont's. appoint
minl. President Whttakt-r said: "No ap
pointment tint et been made. Further than
this I do not care to say anything at tills
Messrs. Patrick Calhoun. Hugene Delano
ind James Duane of New York, represent 1-tive-s
of Itroviii Hrothers of that city, who
cam to St. Louis last week to attend the
ini-etlii-j of the Hoard of Dire-ctcrj of the
Transit Company, departed last night tor
the Last. He fore their departure they were
seen anel asked whether the rumored selec
tion of .Mr. Dupont wa.s correct. They re
fused 10 confirm or deny tint rumor, simply
stating that no one had been positively de
lilt. IH PONT MI,i:T.
Detroit. M!th..'Dtc. 10. Anionic R. Du
pont. general manager of the Citirens"
Stre-et Railway Company of this city, when
nske-el ceinceiniui; the rumor current ln St.
Locis. scemeel pleased at the Inform itlon
ie'iking out that lie nal been teniie red the
stc nd lice preside nc.v of the St. Louis
Transit Company, but inclined to ll.-ca-n
the- epiestlon eir say v.hithT or not lie
would accept the position.
DINE AT YMlmZPALACE.
American Naval Officers Keceiieil
by tin; Sultan.
Constantinople, Dee. 10. A dinner was
giien at Yildiz Palace to-night in honor
of tho officers of the Fiiited States battle
ship Kentucky, now nt Smyrna, preiious
to which tho United States Charge el'Af
falrts. Lloyd C. Gilscom. Inttoeliued tho
otllcers to tho Sultan. The Grand Vizier
and other dignitaries were present at the
dinner. Subsequently Mr. Grl"Com aid
Captain Colby Jl. Chester were re-ceived
in private audicnee by the Sultan, v.l.o aft
erwards receiied tne other nillccrs and ad
dressed to them a few gracious words.
Ivantselioli" Will He Premier anil
Sofia. Hulgaria. Dec. 10. The crisis cause-el
by the resignatiein of the Rulgarian Cabi
net, presided over by MM. Iiantclioff and
Radslaioff. Jias ended with the formation
of a Minlstrv by M. Ivantschoff, who, 111
addition to the firemit rsnip. will hold tl.e
peirtfolio of Finance", with Al. Temscheff as
Minister eif Feirelgn Affairs and Gene-al
Pctroff as Minister of the Interior. s.jt,Xt,eJ
Ing Al. Radsluvoff.
&-0 Jackie ,'
jhj) j Horner.
NESBIT LAW SUSTAINED BY
HIGHEST TRIBUNAL IN LAND-
Supreme Court of Missouri Upheld fey Fed
eral Supreme Court Argument of Case In
stituted by Auditor Mason.
Tlie rte-rublic Itarrau.
llth Ft and lvr.n.jliar.la -lie.
Washington. Dec. 10 -The United States
Supreme Court to-day affirmed the Judgment
of the Supreme Court of Alissourl in the case
of Isaac Al. Alason. Auditor of St. Louis',
plaintiff in error, against tte State of Alis
sourl, brought to test the xalldity of the
Nesbit election law.
Acting under the Nesbit law. the Governor
appolntcel James AlcCaffery. L. D. Kings
land and G. J. Kobusli members of the
Hoard of Election Commissioners for St.
LouK two being of one political party and
one ot the other. Thereufsjn two suits were
instituted In the Circuit Court nt St. Louis
against these Commissioners, one by Aloa
mid other taipaiers of St. Louis and the
other by Theoeiore C. Eagcrs. Circuit At
torney of St. Louis.
It was claimed that the so-called Nesbit
law wusi unconstitutional, ln violation of the
Constitution of the State and of the first sec
tion of the Fourteenth Amendment to tho
Constitution of the United States.
1'iiivr .Ti:es i. tiii:
The three new Commissioners sued out
writs of prohibition In the Sapreme Court of
the State against the Judges of the St. Louis
Circuit Court and Aloe and Bggers to pro
hibit that court from proceeding therein,
they contending that that court had no
jurisdiction over the subject matter and that
esfulty could afford no relief in such cases.
Prohibitions were issued In both cases by
the Supreme Court of the State, that court
sustaining such contention.
Tim Governor's appointees having taken
office under the Nesbit law, demanded of
Auditor AIaion that ho audit their accounts
ns Llectlon Commissioners and draw- war
rants on the City Treasurer. Alason havinff
dee lined to do so. the present action was
Instituted in the State Supreme Court by
Commissioner AlcCaffery and others and a
writ of mandamus asked from that court
An alternative writ, or rule to show cause,
was Issued by the Supreme Court of Alis
sourl and served. Auditor Alason replied,
and issue was Jidned. The cafe was argued
lu the AIIssouiI Supreme Court and It award
ed a peremptory mandamus. In tho conclu
sions of width ?! of the stien concurred,
three of them dissenting from a part of it
VTATi: MTIIIIMII CeUItT
i riii-.i.o tiii: i.x.
Tho State Supreme Court held:
"In the absence of a protest by members
of the Senate, the objection made to a fail
ure to observe constitutional rt-eiuiremetiLs
lu the passage- of a bill through the two
houses cannot be inquired Into by tho
"That In this case the only protest ln the
Senate was 011 the ground that It was a
sieclal and not a general law.
"Th.it so far as relates to cities of rflo.&iO
Inhabitants or over, the Nesbit law repealed
tho 'Cardwell act' of 1S?3, and It was not
necessary to discuss the effect cf that act
lu this ca"e.
"Finally, that the appropriation for pay
ment of Election Commissioners Is avail
able for the pavment of Election Commis
sioners appointed under the Nesbit law.
"The court holds that the law of Alay 31.
1SS3, Is repe.ileel as to citie-s of t",li inhab
itants, and over by the Nesbit law. This
leaves the law of lb?I operative only lu
cities of HiO.ouO and up to SiK'.ui.U Inhabitants.
and gives us one law (the rvestilt) govern-
ing registration and elections In citits of ,
over av.'iiv population, and another (the j
law of lss.il goierning cities 01 ilv.ij unit
up to 3'IMW."
A motion for rehearing was de'nled.
AI'l'KAI. T.tliKA TO Till:
ki:ui:ki. sii'iiEiii: coriiT. j
An appe-al was taken by attorneys for
Alason, and recently the case was argued
in the Supreme Court.
Appellants conten led that the Nesbit law
dinks niual proteetion of the law us to
registration and elecliuns; that it is unfair
and partisan and unequal as to punish
ments; that it U unconstitutional because it
contravenes the ilaFsiticatlon of article S.
section 3 of the State Constitution; that
classification by the Statu Court Is unrea
sonable and arbitrary, and therefore con
trary to the Fourteenth Amendment, which
protects the right of suifrage and reiiuires
equal protection of tl.e laws; that a Fed
eral question arl-es on the decision of the
State Supreme Court, and that on this
question the United Mates Supreme Court
is not bound by thu State Court.
The final detision of this matter, which
was rendered to-day in an opinion handed
down by Associate Justice White. Is us fol
lows: "The Constitution of .Missouri, In force at
the time of the enactment of thu law of
June 19, lS'jie, usually referred to as the Nes
bit law. In addition tu prescribing certain
qualifications as necessary to the right to
lote. empowere-d the General Assembly of
the .state to 'proilde by law for the regis
tration of inters In cities and counties hav
ing a population of more than one hunelred
thousand Inhabitants.' and. further, direct
ed that the General Assembly 'may provide
1 for such a registration In cities having .1
population exceeding twenty-fne thousand
Inhabitants and not exceeding one hundred,
thousand, but not otherwise.'
"A law. approved May 13. 1S03. applied to
all cities having a population ln exce-ss of
lWv) inhabitants, and. before the adoption
of the Nesbit law, the act of isy was op
erative! In the city of St. Louis. The Nesbit
law, which applleel to cities having- a popu
lation of over SvO.OOO Inhabitants, necessarily
withdrew the city of St. Louis from tha
operation of the earlier statute.
AIUICJIKNT OX QUESTION"
OF ItEGI.sTKATTOX LAWS.
"The contention that the Nesbit law de
nied the citizens of St. Louis the equal pro
tection of the laws, ln ilolatlon of the first
section of the Fourteenth Amednment tt
the Constitution of the United States. i
based upon certain propositions, elaborated
ln the argument of counsel, which we have
reproduceel in the statement of the case.
"The assertions referred to, it must bs
borne In mind, are made by a public of
ficial, who is seeking to avoid the perform
ance of duties enjoined upon him by the law
In question, and who does not allege that
any particular rights possessed by him a
an Individual havo been expressly invaded,
"Whether, under tho ruling ln Wiley vs.
Slnkler. the plaintiff in error could properly
raise the objection in question we shall not
determine, ln ilew of tho fact that the
Supreme Court cf Alissourl entertained and
considered the question whether the law In,
question violated tho Constitution of tha
"In its nnal analysis It is apparent that
the reasoning urged to sustain the proposi
tions relied on must rest upon the assump
tion that, under the Constitution of Alis
sourl. but one registration law can be en
acted, applicable to cities having a popu
lation ln excess of 1W.100 Inhabitants, what
ever the maximum number of inhabitants
may be; that, as a natural consequence, tho
citizens of St. Louis cannot be classified
separately from cities having a population
lu excess of 1W.0W. but less than 300,000 lnt'
habitants, and that the law of 1S9S more ef
fectually protected the exercise of tho
rights and privilege of voting, and threw
abuut the enJomcnt of the right of suffrage
greater safe-guards than does the later law;
therefore, the, last enactment denies to thu
citizens of the city of St. Louis tha t)quaJ
protection of the laws.
AllST HE ACCEPTED.
"Hut the State Supremo Court has la this
care decided that tlie provision of the State
Constitution respecting the enactment oC
registration laws does not limit the power
of tlie General Assembly to create more
than one class composed of cities having .
population in excess of luO.OCe) Inhabitants,
ami. hence, that the Ne&blt law was not.
repugnant to thu Statu Constitution. This,
euixtiusluu must be accepted by this c-ourt,
tUacku.s is. Fort Street Union Depot Corns
paiiy; .Merchants' Bank vs. Perms) Ivanlo,
and casea cited. J
"In one aspect tho argument urged
ugalust the validity cf the provisions of th"
Nusint law depends merely on comparison)
of the re-quiieiueiits of that law with tha
act of l&a.
"All the other contentions are reducible to
tins, proposition that a vlolutlon of the
Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution
ot the United States has resulted from the
putting In force, by the General Assembly
of AUssouri, in cities having a population of
over Av.mw Inhabitants, ot a registration
law 11I111 h, lu thu mind of a Judicial tri
bunal, may not us etfectually safeguard the
light and prii liege of voting as might bej
devised, considered a'one, or with reference
to u prior enactment.
"Hut thu obilous answer Is that the law
in epjestlun has been declared to bo valid
under the Constitution of tho State. Tho
general right to lote in the State of AUs
souri Is primarily derived from the State
(United States is. Ktese, and the elective
franchise, if one of the fundamental privi
leges and immunities of the citizens of St.
Louis, u.s citizens of Missouri and of tha
United States, is clearly such franchise 'as
regulaitel and established by the laws or
Constitution of the State ln which it is to
be exercised." (Blake vs. AlcClung, quoting
from tiie opinion of Air. Justice Washington
at circuit lu Corlield vs. Corjell).
"The iiower to classify cities with refer
enc te ihtir population having been exer
cised In conformity with the Constitution
ot the State, the circumstance that tha
registration law in force in tho city cf SU
Loul.1 was made to differ ln essential pari
ticulars from that which regulates the con
duct of elections in other cities ln the State
cf Alissourl. dots not in Itself deny to the
citizens of St. Louis the equal protection of
"Nor did the exercise, by the General As
sembly of AUssouri, of the discretion vested
in it by law. give rise to a violation o
the Fourteenth Amendment to the Consti
tution of the United States. (Chappell
Chemical Company vs. Sulphur Alines Com
pany anil cases cited; Alaxvveli vs. Dow).