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THE ST. LOUIS R "OT"1 The Model City's Model Sf reef. L4JL U KENRY E. DIXEY will explain it in nest Su lday's Republic. Pictures. Reai the story in nest Sunday's j J Rcpu-lic. Er liiant coloring. . j ' NINETY THIRD YEAR. ST. LOUIS. 310., WEDNESDAY, DECIPHER 32. UIOO. I In t. Louis. One Cent. "T f T 17 -I oiiih!.- i. :.i.ni. i no Ct-n 1 lUl U j on Ir.lllix, Hi re- lriu. WRECKS ON SANTA FE IN KANSAS AND TEXAS. CITIZENS TAKE STEPS TO BUILD UP THE CITY. I? i5Jji( a I B if J lu, 1 l S Fvo Men and a Boy Killed Near Olathe, Kas., and a Freight Train Smashed lip Near Dallas. lelcgraphers and Company Officials Bolh Claim to Have the Strike Practically Won Latter Declare Ihey Have filled Places of All Strikers. While nS!icers of the Order of Knllu.iv Telegraphers claim thev have jo-at tloatlv won their strike, nrd that the Santa Fe will ounce ! tli r el, minds within twentv-f ur hour", officials of the o..mpint say the plncis uf all strikers hate been tilled anl trams are running as usual. Notices of ellsclnrgo were sent totevdav to all operators vim li.nl left tlnlr k-ts, nnij It was aniiomie.il that none will lie reinstated Agents at St Louis who were emploi'-"g operators to take the places of strikois elo.sed tlnir otllces tcMerday on receipt of Instructions to hire no mine men. Two wrecks oe'ourrcd jesterdav on 'he Santa IV ststem. Near Olathe, ICas.. mi .1 freight smash-up. twnsloihmen were killed ami a boy lmrne.l to death in .1 lire tint followed the accident. A double-header freight was ureeked at Clear iiki. Tex. twenty miles north of Dallas Railroad olllcials 'ay there was no loss of life. General Manager Mudge claims the wires of the company Imp be.n Interfered with, and offers a reward for an one caught tarn poring witn prop.rty of the company. Ttuii:i: Kii.i.nn i Kxts-v". itcruiti ic serci it.. Topeka. Kas.. pCc. 11 Noble Thomas, a boy 10 oars old. was burned to death m a wreck on the Santa IV. tuar Olathe. this morning. Two stockmen were also killed. In jumping from .1 way car V. R. Thomas of Empeiia was badly Injured. Two miles west of Olathe a stock train was; stalled with airbrakes stink. An etia freight. In charge of Conductor F SI. Tal ler, ran Into It. Engineer 1. Furman and Fireman J. SI. lielle were injured The stalled stock train was In charge of Con ductor C Nicholson Conductor Nicholson sns that when hN train stalled he went back to do the Han ging. He sats his tram start-d. he lit a fuse and started for his own train, calling out to the stockmen when he saw a colli sion Inevitable. All succeeded In setting out of tli way car but one. After tho crash the wrecked way ear taught lire and was e!etioved, and a oar next to the caboc-e. loaded with wheat, was al- burn, d up. The track was cleaitel in a few hour-. To :i reporter for The Hi public to-night Geneial Managir Sludge made this state nii nt toaetining the wreck "It ts unfortunate that this collision oc curred at this time. Such an accident would be likl to hap,n line.er block signal run ning, but with a strike on it Is more serious. Fioni the itport the conductor ma not have protected Ins tral.i fullv. or the fol low ii'g train ma have run over his signal. It cannot be detcrmlred without an investi gation " freight 'in ii v.nr.civi:i. itErtriiLic i-vtzciM. Dallas. Tox.. Dec. 11. The first wreck on the Gulf lines of the Santa Fesjstem since 'the strike of the Order of Railway Telcg- raphers went into effect, occurred this-morn- ing at Clear l.ake. twenty ltifles north ot Dullas. A double-header freight train was 'partially d. railed, and blocked the road all t!a Tiuins, inio and out of Delias usc-d the tracks of the .Mi'.'otirl, Ktnsas and Texas load na ramursU'le ar.d tlreenllle. Of- llclals of the companj in IJillas. state tint no oat was injuicd, but as no wilts are working en that line between Dallas and J'aris. hi tti"it of the wreck has not been b arntd lit le So n.r as tie strike .if the operators is oinccnitd, thcic appeirs to be no change in this bectiun. 1'aseiKer and legular fr. 1-ln trains ale slill operil-il b tii'i. -canl sned ulc. 1 rains ait fc utrailj late, and tratlic and tr.ttl light. Jliianciall. the O. IS T s.pnis to be wtll fixed in 1 ea--. A member of the Dallas com mittee taid lo-da) . "Tin1 ord.r has more than 2,11V members in good .stan ling on the anous lines in the Male. Dues and othtr financial obligatioi.s hate L"eii wll p,iM up, and Uie order has approximate lj Sl'r, CM to its credit In lank Th O It T. on tho Missouri, Kani aid Tevis lines alone ha more than $2S.") In Its trt.aurj. and the cordltlons aie tsiuallj good on the Southern l'acillc, thr buita ! ., the Texas und Pacific and other ssteias ulitnting in tho State." CHMKMV.V M:M I ItM'IIIIlM'. nnruiiLic tpuciAi. Wichita, Kas., Dec U Train" are run ning on the Santa I'e to-night, both north and south, although all are delated from thirty minutes to three hours. Verj little freight is being moted. The railroad officers are making claims that the ttrik" Is ended, but not one-half of their stations are tllhd. The strikirs- are confident of sucee"-, and nav that if the eomp.m elo s not come to time shortlj, the train crews will strike in E mpathy. General Chairman Newman, who i con ducting the strike, went to Newton last night, anel held an Important mtetln? with the train crews, and saj? they promi-ed him their assistance' If needed. To The itepulillc correspondent he said. "Some of our men on the middle iKisioii hae been persuadeel to return to vork. in l.oies of getting better Vages, and these men will be let out of the union. Most of the men are remaining firm, however, and i will bring the company to time before twen-t-four hours have expired. All we want to do Is to keep things- in their present con dition two das longer. Tho wreck at loll this morning, wnenin one man was- liurneel to death, shows that the company will hate to jield soon. m:r.itn ron wim: ci tti:ii. . Topeka. Kas., In c. 11 Gener.il Manager H 1" Mudge or the Santa Ke to-day lssu.il a notice offering a reward for the arrest of lemons who In aav way Interfered with the operations of the wires or instruments ct any other property of the company "There was some interference with the wires on the Okl ehom i diison and nt Olathe." said Mr. Mudge. In explanation of the. iiotiee.. now TiiviTir is aiti:cti:h. Hmporia. Kas., Dec 11 Chairman New -tnan of the eastern dIIlon of the Santa Fe operators, to-night gate out the follow ing statement. "Evert thing points to the final success of the rlrlke or the tclegraphe-rs on the Santa K- On account of the Inability of the company to secure a "ulllcltnt number of competent operators to operate the sys tem, they hate had the block sjstem and are pla-lng 1 1 r and inexperienced oper ators at the l.e to handle trains on which thousands t people ride. "The following statement of frtight trains run and loads anel empties handled throuili Kmpoiia s-hows the great losa the company is sustaining by the strike and shows the company is making a losing tight. "The strike occurred December 8. Cars through EmiKjiia ateraged daily before the Etrike 710, after tiie strike 4&. Car3 of stjck handled through Kmporia Sunday, Decem ber , tor Kansas City market, 10a; Sunday. December S, only thirteen cars for market. Only one stock train has been received from the Oklahoma division since the strike as called. Nothing but through freights are runnirg. and they are badly delated. Forty trains- were handled through Em Tori i December C, forty-four on the 7th, t'ghteen on tho 3th and setcntecn on the 10th. "The situation on the different divisions ! practically the tame as on t esterday ex empt that we Into gaineil In some ticini tles." '.tin ett ic tioni: tu:. ChliMg... Di-.- 11 To-night Third Vice rresld'-nt J M Harr. su t lli'tei.lent of the c elating eh pirtn ent of the Santa IV Kail wat , luMili.il ill the ag.'tits of the oonipiny lot to mi 1 ij anv more operators, as lioug'i men hid been engage el to fill the places t leated bt the t"Ie'grai.hers. who re f ponied to the str.ke call lie said: "At fifteen othtr points en the ststem wo I ate ! n iiainlliug new operators since this tiin.lili b. ga'i To-da I notified our agents i.ot tn tnaf -iiij more." Itrf. rring to the report that the company was filling striltrs place-s t.ith inoompe t. nt npepitirs. Mr Ilirrsal.l. "We did write to schools- in Iowa, asking f . r eompttent operators. The men sent us in evert instance were thoroughly ea-nlned and will have to pass another min.ition when they reach the placts to which they aie assigneil We do not want the old cm plotes to return Tl'tlr places hate b"fn Idled with competent men, and we will re tain tl.rm ' "The strike is practically oter. and our bu-lness is normal," said President 13 1'. Klplet "A little delai and sime annot ance has been the burden of our trouble. The report tl at officials t the company are oppo-ed to I ibor unions is false. We hate no epiarrel with Labor unions. On the contrary, we believe the) are a good thins when preiperlt goterneel." MIOT AMI IIKIM'.N HIT OP TOW.V Denier. Colo, Doe. 11 A nonuninon op erator, giving his name as J. I!. Comstock, who. with a e-ompanion, Iijh been in charge of the Santa IV .station at Sedalla, twen-ty-tiie inih-i south of Denver, was brought to this city to-day with a bullet wound in his arm. He reported that set en men ap peared at the station at 7:13 this evening and ordered him and Ms companion to leave at once. As they left the , Mlon ieteral .shots were fired, one striking Corn stock in the arm xuk companion escaped. Constock hailed an incoming tra'n and was brought to Denier His injury Ls not seri ous DOLPHIN THTS roll T. I.Ol !.. Galie-ston. Te . Dec 11 President Dol phin of tin ir.br of Hallway Telegraphers tei-nlght is-ueil the following statement: "Htpresentatlte's of the order hale wired from Chicago that 10 per tent of the men si-nt fiom that cltj to take the p'aces of strikers hate been members of eithei trades and profe'ssions who took advantage of the offer of free transportation and meaD to ceime S.iuth and s. t. it the-.t could not b"tter their teiiiditiim in th"lr own trade; the oth r 1 nr cent wore mo"t!v members- of the order who were going on an excursion to the South. "I!lg union mit-tiiiRs of the machinists conductors and firemen have been held nt The- Ne-vdle -. I. is Vegas N. M: I'll bin. Colo: Itaton. N M.: G line st'.IIe. Tex ; fit Inline Tex. and other points, iadirs Ing tile action of the tedegrapheis ai'd signl fjing willingni'ss to aist in bringing about a s( ttleine lit. Mr Dolphin went i.irtb on the Santa P. to-ulght II was s;,ii,.,i tint ho hid -tiiittd for St l.or.is. the h..ul.inrters of the order ii vt. oitii:it stu'iii stiiiivi:. Pur bin. Colo. i.(. 1 Heprossnlallves fiom tho six railroad brotherhoods held a meeting to-ulght for the purpose of consid ering 'the tin r tint dioii.il take action In support of the striking tele graphor.s. 'Ih't w.re in secret -os-ioii till late in the n'ght The tarious di-Iegatlons wore appointed .-is tommi'sions to present the matter to their respective brotherhoods sc para tell and bate them d. termlne whit thev want done. COIOM-I. I'lll.K H STtli:i:T. Galtostor. lex.. Den 11 -Reports received up to a Hie Hour ui-nikui iie uie k-ih-i.ii olllcos of the Gulf. Colorado and Santa To were orv encouraging from the companj's point of view. General Manage r Polk stated to-nislit that ho w.is deliige-il with telegrams and let ters of application from men sreking o'i. ploime'iit as eiperators and agents. Some of them hate been accepted and others will be lnte'Stlgattd He also stated that be bad recoiled applications from members of the Order of Uallwiy Telegraphers who want to leturn to work. In this connection Colonel Polk stated that under no circum stance will the cuinpani itlr.statu any man who had deserted Lis post Heports nee lied to-night ludx-ate tint all trains a-e running on sehe-dule time without delay or trouble, tilth tho etc. ption of the breaking In two anel running tosether of u freight train rear Cedar Hill A message recoiled to-daj from Diilsion Superintendent Srott bj Goreral Manager Polk sMteil tint a crowd of Itlzens, head cil bj ex-Agent Scale at -Morgan, forced ,i ni-vi oiiiplote .it that place out of town. Ij.ter another moi-age announcul that the lew n,ent and opTiitor hid loturneel to tbe place and was r"eparod to remain on .uti and that the conipant would lirottct him. NO MORE OPERATORS NEEDED. .St. Louis Agents iiifornieil That All I'liites Have IStun Filled. Local olliclals of the Santa Ke ststem sail josttrday afternoon tint the company htd srcureil all the nonunion op'rators neeeled to fill the positions tacated by strikers, anil that the strike was practically ended. Agents of the company who haie been engaging operators here rece-iied Instruc tions lit wire that there were no more places to (111 In conformity with this order the office at No. 21 North Ninth strtot was closed, nnd adiertlscmeuts were withdrawn frcm the newspapers. The head of the local bureau said: "The strike is practically ended. Within ten days from the time the O. It. T. called Its men out. the Santa To will hate forgot ten that there was a strike. Trains of all kinds are now running, and new operators Hre being sent out from Chicago, St. Louis. Kansas City and New Orleans as fast us they are needed. "In St. louls we secured about setcnty lirsi-ciass cit ..I... - ifc .iiiiuuvia ul .iie O. II. T.. who were glad to so to work." J De Wet: "I've TO PUT QUESTION OF GREATER SCHOOL TAX. ISo.inl of Kdm-ation DeriuVs to f'.ill a Smim;i1 Kk'flion in l'cliriiarv. FROM FOUR TO SIX MILLS. Proposed luereaso Declared to l!e Xeee.s.sar.v on Actotint of tin: Crow ill"; Demand for Ad ditioual Facilities. At the monthly meeting of the Doard of Kilucution I.iH night It was decided to hold a special flection of tho taxpnvers of S. I.ouls to ascertnln their wishes on the question of raising the school tax from 10 cents to (9 cents un the ?100 valuation. The matter of Increase el taxation for tstlool purposes has hi'e-n tinder eonsielera tlon of a special commlltoe of tbe board. This oo-nmittce. which conslsteil of James I Pord. chairman, John Fchroors, Koliert Moore. John A. Harrison .and IMw.ird Elict. submitteil Its repeirl to the committee of the whole on Monel.it The report was adoptesi as the report of the committee of the whole and a resolution frame el to be pre sorted to the bo. i id at its regular monthly niee'llng This resolution was adopted bt the tote of all 'ho me nibi is piesent at the meeting excepting Albert It. Greene It follows; It. soim. That In ll.e Juliane-nt of this Ihm-iI it Iia, liemn nes.sarj to Iroreae t1! snnuil rite of tntallein fir sclnv.l iurjkA.es in t'i ltt ef St lnlls mi all tnxaMe pmiHTIj wllhin tin limits .f tli- rite of Si liuls from ti cnts to ei r-niH iti the $!" initiation I e it tlior.f.iio furtli-r Itrse.lieil That a "i.l.il oh-clton Fliall l. h. Id In Ihi' .lit e.f Hi I-iiuI nn Tuos.Ihv. th tteolitj slxtli .tiv of lVbriiar. till, at which th epi". linn shall be .iiliinitll to lh voters f said olte. who at.- nxpate-rs of such cilj, eihMh.r th r.ito of tixitlin for rrhol purpi.es (n rnlil . lt en tatnliio jrutiTty within the limits ef the eiti .if M Iiul. plnll bo lnoresU freitu i onts ti r-t onts i.n the JI1 tahiatlon. anl thet t!ie lt,i.ir.l of Klectitn Comnii.'en'rs 'f th- city of St Iji.uIs ar herpbt rtiiueto.t ati 1 elirortist to in..ki nil nici-s-trj rules and rfEH latlons iir the ennbirt of such election and take charge thrre-of ns l.v the statutes in s lrh oas mole nn.l iiroti.ls. i:mVAm c m.tOT. e-mlrnnn According to law the Iloanl of IMiiCation lias the right to held speclil elections, the expense of which Is to be defrajeel bv tre eltv To avoid putting the expense of the t res-en t election upon the eltv a resolution was passed providing tint the board peti tion tho Legislature to change the law so that It might pay from Its own funds all expenses Incurred With the closest possible economy, the Hoard of Education Hi ds that the preueeds of the 4-mIII tax. which pats for all the needs of the schools. nre Insufficient to meet the j re per demands which the people sl'oull make upon their sjstem of public schools. A large Increase in population is expicted from the World's Pair, to Le held here in UmS. making the erection of addi tional public schoc-ls Imperative COLOMBIAN REVOLT PRACTICALLY ENDED. Kebel War Vessel Destroyed by the io eminent Fleet. SPECIAL P.V CARLE Panama, Colombia, via Galte-ston. Tex., Dec. 11. lCop right. 19(. by the- New York Herald ) Official adtlees from Huena tentura indicate that tho power of the rebels, in the western part of the Republic has been broken Governor Alban of the State of Panama, who led the expedition which went to the relief ot Huenaientura a month ago. cabled to-day that Port Tumaco. on the Hay of Tumaco, was recaptured December 4. after three dajs' lighting. The rebel steamer Galtan, which was engaged In the blockade of Buenaventura and has been the chief reliance of the rebel forces in their operations against coast towns, was destrojed by the Government fleet. Evi dently the British steamer T.iboga, which had been seized by the Goternm'nt, and the gunboats nt Buenaventura were used in the operations. The United States cruiser Bancroft has left Colon for Bocas del Tortx . g ,MU4 I ! IHiajSl.l.g 4y- I f?j J hung something on the LEADING TOP1C9 TO-DAY'S REPUBLiC. I"r MisiiiHirl Pair W odiirHilay: xinrmiT In neirlliern portion. Tliur ln, fnlr In nitliiriit proluilil fnlr in iieirtlieru portion: niiid lM-cuminir Kfiit!irr!. I'nr Illinois Pair; nnrinrr In north ern nnil central portion. 'I luirsiliii, t'lonil,, probnb! nniier or ruin: nrl nlile Tti oils, lirennilngr frrs-Ii, soiitli erlj. I'nr rUniins I'nlr Weilnesiliij antl TliurMlii) : fiiNlrrl) iilinln. 1'age. 1. Wreeks en Santa IV In Kansas and Texas. Council Summons Meier and Martin. Citizens Take Steps to liuild l'p the City To Put Question of Greater School Tax. Weaker P.epubllos Pear United States. St. Louis KxproUr In CollWcni. 2. Standard Oil Trust Victorious. Calls Subsidy liill Cl.assIgIslatlon. Jury ConsldeTlng Morrison Case. Z. Pills Passe-el for Prick Streets Congress Taki s 1 p itooz t'ase. Jur.t Indicted Fran'; Hainilte.il Chaffee Incident Amicably Settled German Steamer Sunk in Colllslm I. Feats of Strength Puzzle Men of Soieji-e. It ice Track Ke suits. Mod Sloan ltr.rro.l at O iklaud. Plan to Pre tent McGoiern F.glit. Hill Magnates to Mint Platers. Mtrmod Anxious to Open Competition. 5. Father Ilarty Welcomed Home. Drummotiil'.s Family In Want, citj Notts in Hiiif. C. Price of Cotton Has Steadied. linach e.f Promise Suit Tried em i:it Side. Death of I.". S Mai'DomiM. White Man Weds a Negr.ss. 7. Houseman Sats If. a Finish Fight, t orschinieis Hat.' Iteeonio I! conoil. d Explains Dipiite- With Portugal. Alionl Iiidl'teil on Fiftv-One Counts. St. Ijiuls-Chicago Can il Di-cu-s.-d. b. tutorial. Poet Kllci to He Guest of Honor. Vet Attacks Oleei Hill. Wichita 1-ind Puling Fai-lleacliing. '.. J.uob Stuirpf Kills Himtelf. The Hallroids. in. Ki-piiblle Want Adienisiiiert. Ilocord n ISIrths. Marriages, Deaths. Transfers ef Koaltj. New Corporations. 11. ttt public' Want Advertisements. 12. Grain and Pioduce. Cattle lies. 13. Financial News. Hiver Telegrams The Weather Punt ral eif Captain John A. Watson. II. Colh-ctor Found Tcrant Dead. Citizens Complain of Lights. Governor Heckham's Policy. Judge Holds Out for Another Dollar. ST. LOUIS EXPRESS IN A COLLISION. Four Injured and alany Passenpeis on the Cliirajjo and Alton Sc- ercly Shaken Fji. Chicago, Dec. 11. Four persons were in jured and many passet gers severely shak-n up to-night In a head-end collision between a construction gravel train and the St. Louis express train on the Chicaso and Alton road, near Sag Bridge, thirty miles out of Chicago. The fallme of the flagman to carry out In structions caused the accident. But for tho fact th it the express fain was heil-d by two locomotives, which tended to broak the shock, the crowded coaches might have be en dcmolihel. The Injured: Engineer Wheatley jumped from the express engine; burned by es caping steam, and sustained setere cut in head. Fireman Itoblnson jumped from engine: ankle broken and setcrely brulseel. Rear Brakeman Kelly cut about head and bdly bruised. Mrs. Charles Chaufka, Ellwood, 111.; head cut and body bruiied. tree for Johnnie." COUNCIL SUMS MEIER AND MARTIN. Siiiih Commissioner ;uid Mis Dep uty .Musi Appear Hefore Tliat I!odv Next Tuesdav. CITY ATTORNEY IN CHARGE. lie Will fondiiot the Presentation of Kvidenee for the Council Martin Probably Will P.e Tried First. Tfra City Council yesterday afternoon un animously adopted resolutions submitted by Chairman Wiggins of the Special In vestigation Committee arranging for tho trials by the lidy of Commissioner of Sup plies l'reel C Meier and Deputy Commis sioner of Supplies George H. Martin, the. former o.t a charge of reelect of duty and the latter on n charge of misconduct In offioe. The resolutions protMe tint both men shall be summoned by Secretary Grates to appear In the Council Chamber at 3 o'clock roxt Tuesday afternoon and show cause why they shou'd not 1 e remoied from office. The notice Is to bo served by S"rgennt-at-Arms Turner, and Is to contain the specifi cations presented by the committee In Its repo't to support the- general charges The city Co-incll will be represented In the proce'cdings by the Citt Attorney. Perry Post Taylor When the lxuly is called to rrdr next Tuedav It will resolve Itself Into the rommlttce eif the whole, when It villi be ready to begin the procedure As tho resolution for the trial of D. putv Com missioner of Supplies Martin was the first to be adopted. It Is likely that his trial will take proe'edonce over that of his uperi r officer The Council will devise a routine for the trials next Tuesday. afl'T the. chargis will have been read and the pre liminaries arranged President Melor. father of the Commis sioner of Suj piles. oceupUd the chair es terdiv Toward the close of the session, howoirr. he relinquished the dial- to lice Pr.-sl.lcnt llorton. It s generally supposed that he will ropiest Mr. Horton to officiate In the trials and that lie will preside at the regular mo-tings, as u;nl Mr Wigciiis Introduced an or.llnarce pro viding for the erection of scales -t or near tbe new C!t Hall, on whleh all supp'ies for the new- and old City Halls, the Jail and the Four Courts arc to be weighed. The chief engineer of the new Citv Hall would hai i barge of the scales anel would Issue cortllle'.ites to weights. Xo other cortlflcate-s would be valid when touchers would be sabmitted for painiont or when requisitions would be offered fo- approval. The engi neer and his assistants would not lie per mitted tJ accept ant fees. The appropria tion for the Installation of the scales I' to be dcrtveel from the funel for the erection eif tho new City Hall. This ordinance was presented as a seeiucnce to recommenda tions made by the special committee In its re jMirt. WEAKER EEPUBLIGS FEAR THIS NATION. Foutli American Countries? Said to I!c l'lanniii"; an Alliance A'siinst the I'nited States. f SPECIAL BV CABLE. ban Juan, Porto Hlco. Dec. 11. (Copt right. U. lit the New York Herald Comra.i.) It Is reported here that the Republics ot South America are negotiating an alliance, hating been prompted to do so by the fear that American influence will be-corne para mount and threatening In the Western Hemisphere The mowinent Is said to be an outgrowth j of the I atln-Ann-rican Congress, recently held In Madrid. The Executiie Council of the Porto Rl can Government has decided that franchise matters hereafter will be considcreel in se cret session. This decNIon has occasioned t much fatorable ecmnient. It Is estimated In official circles that the contention to cement the agreement be tween the Republics will meet In Santiago de Chile. Emissaries are now- making the circuit of South American capitals working mj enthu siasm for the plan. Unanimous Response to News paper Publishers' Invi-tntion. PLANS POR NEW LAWS. Committee Is Named to Ar range for a Nonpartisan Commission. Steps toward th" upbuilding of St Louis through tli. lemi.val of constitutional and ehart.r r. s ri turns ami fur promoting its gei.ral wilf.rc and improiement were e'.o'did upon l,i -t night at a meeting of r I i.s. nttlt. illiz n. talltd together bv the St Lulls Dill) N. w-iiap, r Publishers' A" delation The- s.son. called to Older at the Mtr cat.,lli club ,i Presiil-nt l. M lions, r er the Publish, V Ass.Mpiili.n, was presided oterbi 1 H Llonberger. who was chos.n as t.iil-eirary ehilrman. Breckinridge Jcnes acted as s,., rotate. A resolution s, ttlng forth th views of the in.itliu; was introduced bj Charles W. Knpp and ani'-nelid l.v him a? the sug gestion of Nath in Fr.r I: It was tlin unan iumiisii adopted It provides for a eori n.iltn of In. iii.ii to pr. pire a sell, me for the organization of a immanent nonparti san e-MiimiIon for the public welfiro This eommitVe. compos,, of 1 rl. Lion lerg. r, 1 N. Ju son. K. C. Simr.onJ. B. Sehiuirna her and C P Wa ibri Igo. is to report at a meeting wh'cli will 1- he'd a Thursday of next week Discussion o the bes methods to be pt.rsu. tl by i)ic com-mitto.- vta general, at the ieep:est of the me 'nbers M'i:i:i-ni in tiii: m:i:hs or -ihi: nu. Spe ethos on the needs of sit r.oui, and the hist means of -e . uniig legislation l.y whieh teliof eettibl b. gained, tire made bv former Goiernor Duld R. Fran-W, F. N. Judson, William II Thomii'on and R b ert II. Kern. The consensus ,,f eminion seemed to be that th.. best way in which the fullest and sfti(liet relief could be eibtaincl woull be- through the e ailing of a con-tltution ll contention, the manner in which this would bate to be done being explained by City Counselor Benjamin Schr.urma-bT. The meeting was attended by representa tives of the prli.eli al social and conmreiil organizations of the city, anl by represen tatives of the municipal administration, it wa.s noted by several uf the speakers that a ressjnse had been received from every one- eif the gentlemen inviteel, and that all of them were represented peremally, by proxy, or by letter. The meeting was absolutely free from partisanship and from personalities direct ed toward anv one in public or prli ate life. Discussion was wholly along tbe line of the reeds of St. laiul", and how best the great est good to all the pop"c of the c ty eoul i Is secure!. The session listed an hour and a half. ii itposr.'s ok Tim mkktim; set roimi. The meeting was held in room "L" of the Mercantile Club. President Houser, In call ing it to order, referred briefly to the pur poses as set forth in the call Issued by tho Publishers' Association, which stated: "It Ins heccuiio apparent that legislation of some sort, either by amendment of the City Charter, or bt- constitutional amend ment. Is urgently necde-d If St. Louis is to be lut In condition for the World's Fair. Means must bo dctlsed to raise additional revenue f r the growing wants of the city and to enable St. Loukt to meet require-, nients elue to conditions radically different from those In existence when the Scheme nnd Charter wereadoptrd twentj-four jears ago. "Tho neeeltv for such remedial IcgM-i-tlon has been clearlv shown by the press of St. Louis, and' It Is proposed by the St. Inls Pal!) Newspaper Publishers' Asso ciation that a nonpartisan commission, eomposed of emint nt citizens of St. Iu!s, be croate'tl to e'oniuer means of securing needtel legislation." M J. Lowensteln's nomination of Isaac II. I.lonberger fmparary chairman and Robert II. Kern's cg-es.lon of Hreckenridge Jones for timpi rary secretary were accept ed unanln.t us'.y Mr. .enes's call of the roll of those lnilted is representatlies of the social ar.d conircc-clal Interest" of the city, and or the mi.niilpal administration, shotted that all but two were prist nt. personally or bv proxy. .vim:tki i:i'itis TIIF.lIt tllTI!. O. I While-law, president of the Mer chihts" Exchange, sent word that his ph slclan had ordered him to remiln at home, and that the older had conic too late for him to appolrt a proxy. He sent assurances' of his hearty mp.ithv with the moiemont. and of his willingness to do what he could to further It B. .1. Strau". ptesldent of the Columbiin Cli.b. telegraphed his regretsthat a sudden lu'lr.ess tall had ttken 1.1m oat of the city, lb promised eo-cpemtlon in any aetloii decide el upon In a I. Iter which expressed thorough sm pithy with the movement. John A. Harri son, president eif the Board of Bdac-ation. regretted his inability to accept the imita tion to take art In tac de'llbcrations ar.d n.unc.1 Dot tor William Taussig as repre sentatite of the beard. Temporary chairman IJonherger eleclared his belief that the Importance of the mote ment Inaugurated by the publishers' Asso ciation roul.l not be oterestlmated. He urge. the advi'.iblllty of a thoroigh discussion of the matters that would come up and the necessity for promptness In such action as should be decided upon. A series of preambles and resolutions, submitted by Mr. Knapp for the aiottel purpose of Kiting a starting point for the discussion, were argued at some length by several gentlemen No action was taken en thorn as a motion, however. Mr. Knapp sub mitting Instead a resolution which Instruct ed the chair to appoint a committee of five on plan and scope. Mr. Frank suggested that the mooting name tho members of tho committee, and Mr. Knapp ne-cepted the suggestion. The result was the resolution which was adopted bv the meeting, and which is printed herewith. i v. .nnoN t::i.i.. or m:i:im:ii ciivgi. F N. Judson. in answer to a suggestion from Mr. Lowenstein, discus-ed the needs of the city ami the liest manner in which they could be met. He eleclared the meet ing to be the nio.-it remarkable one, in Its r. presentatltc character and the practical ly unanimous rtsponse of the gertlemen in vited, thet had ever assembled In St. Louis. Mr. J ud on explained some of the legal difficulties) in the way of the progress of St. Louis. The clt, he said, is confronted by a condition which is the natural result of extensive acejuisition of tenltory and efforts to bring :t all under .mini lpal gnernment with out changes In n Clarter which was framed for the government of a city mu'h more compact. He decmid it imperative to take st'ps to curtail expenses and to in crease the le.enue to meet the new- condi tions. The city Is shackl-ti by the Constitu tion and its charter, and he considered that the- onli real remedy lies In a constitutional contention and u new Constitution, cr, less preferably, amendments to the present Con stitution. Formei Goiernor Dai Id R. Francis, as a rcpresentatlie of the World's Fair, was asked to give his Impressions. He declared he saw no way In which to remedy the situation except by constitutional amencl- e pi.w iii:ciiii:i i p . lent pt m.ic u i:i.riti:. O Ro'olv.d. Tint I. H. LlonW- r. F. N. J ud on. 11. c Simmons, E. Sehnurn aeher art! C I". WaltrUgo e bt appoiuteel a committee of five on x plau and organization, to prenaro a -tlient f r the permanent orear.lz.a e tlon of a noiifurtisan cotninls-ion for s the public welfare e Re snivel. That the commltt'1" of five bo r.iiui.sted to roirt Its rocom- ninidat'oiis as- to the id in of or v ganlz.iti.in and nominations for membership of the commission to an adjourned meeting to le hell at the O SI. r antile cj-ib on Thursday ercn- Ing. Dec":nl.er JO 0V0e04 mr rts. or In i now Constitution. He dl1 r.oj knov hi w I eoul 1 be done-; but he was dis tinctly in fivor of granting the city tho right to I-sue more IkipiN for Pie purpose eif r..i!i :r the revenue necessary for public inproien en's. i). ii. pii wrm iiv iisim; m;i:iied n n. He s..w no reason whv the present gcrer---llon should be ciiripellod to pay the whole ee.st of Improvements whbh future genera tions would enjoy, when the money for tl-r.i route! lc Wreiwed at per cent, and the paimcnts distributes over a long term I cir He U-IIciol that the citizens of .M. .aiuls would at the re-ert time wltl lrglj vote for a Jln(...,i,. .cn, ,, . fnr tflo purtio- of giving the clty noe.itd im' v -ments. Mr. Francis discussed t(lo rjutlon ef the city s water supply m lonct!, an 1 said that crltiilMsl abroad than any other one thin? He argurd against any charge in the pro vision, which prohibits the use e.f water revert.,, for any purp s,. othe- than Im provements and exttrsions of tl,,. service and hoped that the agitation in favor of a reduction of water rates would fall for ths reacn that in the accumulation of a stir j.Itis In that department lies the city's best nope for acquiring a. manlc'pal filtration plant. And this, he contended, is one of the great ne-eds of the clti. Sir. Francis cited the case of New Or- ilV"rU),,'r-h I!y is at thi' tlmc- expending HV)M) for street and setter improve ments, all ,.f which money has le.n raised through the sale of bond. "Froni a Wor.d's Fair stardpo..-t." said Sir. Francis. "St. Louis needs -mproie-mei'ts, and must hate them." He agit-tj with Mr. Ju.Non as to the reD resontatite character of the meeting, and tommeited uin the unanlmltv with which the Invitations, had been acceidcd. u0 thought this was due to concerted action of the press of the city, and that it could cot otherwise have been achieved. peopm: i:pkct soMHTiiiNf; to hi: pom:. W. H. Thompson, chairman of the FtT-.,... ( ommlttrc of the World's Fair, .summarized tl e conCition of St. Louis by Ilkenlmr ths city to a boy who had outgrown his clothes and neeeled a new suit. 'Tho fact.' he said, "that the Imitation to this meeting were so generally accepted Khows that the necessities are realised nn that the people expect somethins to bo done." He did not see anything- unreasonable in such an organization as was proposed. H said: "Though we elect men to perform the du ties of government we should not lose sight of them, and hi gltirg them encouragement and showirg our interest in affairs wo will get belter results." Sir. Schnurmacher explained the methods by which a Con-tltutlonal Convention could be called and a new- Constitution framed anil acted upon. He eleclaresl it would h a much speedier process than that of amend ing the present Constitution and would ac complish more Other gentlemen discussed the chances fnr the success of a call for a Constitutional Contention and declared their opinion that the Stite was ripe for such a step. Assistant Comptroller Fred tiabe ex-pre?s,-d his belief that a Constitutional Con tention was the spoethv.t and probably the onlv way In which the desires results could be achieved. :i:. who .TTnvnnn iiie cFi:m:i'i:. Those who were present at the meotln were: C. P. Walbrldge. president of ths Busi ness Men's Le.'rue. Slalrolm Slacbeth. president of the Real Estate Exchange. L. D. Kingsland. president of the Slanu facturcrs Association. F. N. Judon. for the St. Louis Club. I. II. Llonbcrgtr, president of tho Uni versity Club. Robert H. Kern, for the Siercantlle Club. E. O. Stananl. for the Commercial Club. Breckinridge Jones, for the Round Tabls Club. K. J. Spencer, vice president of the Engi neers' Club. SlcArthur Johnson, president of tho Cea tnt Trades anel Labor Union. J. A. Steinmeyer. president of the Fural tnre Hoard of Trade. P. B. I-lttte. for the Lumberman's Club. Pierre Chouteau, chairman of tho Worl3' Fair Committee of 3. D R Francis, chairman of tho World's Fair Executiie Committee. William H. Thompson, chairman of tho World's Fair Finance Committee. Charles W. Knapp, editor and manager of The Republic. Nathan Frank, president of the Star Pub lishing Company. P. SI. Houser. publisher of tho Globe Democrat. William C. Stoigcrs. business manager of the Post-DI-patch. Emll Preetorlus, president of the W'est Hche Post. William A. Carpenter, for the St. Louis Chronicle. Theodore Ailelmann. for the Amcrika. St. J. Ijiwens'oln. secretary of the St. Louis Dally Newspaper Publishers' Asso ciation. Henry 7iegenhein. Major. Robert E. SlcSIath. president of the Board of Public Improvements. Iaae H. Sturgeon. Comptroller. Freelcrlck Gabel. Assistant Comptroller. K F. W. Sleier, President of the Council. E E. Slurrell, Speaker cf the House of Delegates Benjamin Schnurmacher. City Counselor. Harry IS. II awes, president of the Board if Police Commissioners. Doctor William Taussig, for the Board of Elucatlon. C. F. Blanke. for the Union Club. E. C. Simmons, appointed as proxy for Pr sldont Hlrschberg of the Noonday Club, wrote that bis notification of the appoint ment reached him at a time when it was impossible for him to break an engage ment for the same hour. But he gave as surances of nls d.sire to co-operate in ths work. MORE AID FOR GALVESTON. I.ed Cross Sends 1,001) to rrovidtj Shelter for the Homeless. Washington. Dec. 11. The Washington auxiliary to the National Red Cross Asso ciation to-day sent S1.VW to Mr. John Sttly. chairman of the Relief Committee at Gal veston. Tes.. to be used in providing shelter for the homeless. Another thousand will be sent soon by the auxiliary, which is le eelvlng contributions from all parts of tho United States. i . ; 'I ! H "J "I i; . 4 ii I I ; !1 4 ,-t ! It i;ii m 4 4 fliM ft M i '1 r !, Ii in s. Si i La J'Sl ii j. ( y ; -&.