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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. PART I. I 16 PAGES. I j TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC T Is Irintcl in Four Parts: ? Two Ncwj Sectiors, Comic f Scct'on and Magazine. r--- ii t m .. COPVRIGHT. 1IW. BY PIHILISUKKS. GHORGK KNAPP & COMPANV. BWWWWWWWM NI3STJ3TY-TnilJD YEAR. ST. LOUIS, MO.. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2l, 11)00. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BEVERSDGE IS IN FAVOR AMTON PERROT SHOOTS m K OF HOLDING ON TO QJBA. D KILLS HIS SON vj laliiiiil Striking and Sensational Speech, Probably Inspired by McKinley, at a New York Banquet. Tragedy the Result of a Des perate Battle Over Money in i heir Home. -Arc, mm&M iff mum I W' " ."Vnui l -Jtfr r '-'"M .! l v. v w-r- mmm ' mi a - !' x , rv'V-r-. mmm xi I I'l H '1 I I v 1j nil "" W Ii 'i?w3 -' V 4 Answers Ex-President Harrison's Ann Arbor Attack on Hie Policy of the Administration Says Constitution Follows Nag, but Not at Once. JIEPl DUO M'lTCIAI- N-w York. Dec Ii rrubal.lv iiiMiied " the incjnilent of the White Hnu-e. Senator Albert J. Beveridge of Imlltna delivered i 5pctch to-night at the iinnu.il .'inner of the New Kngiand c!i't.. iiel.l in the Waldorf Astoria, which transcends any previous ut terance by a public man in the 1'nit.tl States, favoring the r. tention of the ter ntory wteted fiom Spain The address was in nery iuv remark able, lirst. Ikciu-o of Senator BetendRt s prominence in the light in the Senate against the Porto Rlean tariff bill:s-conH. because tho-' invent leroirnized it ns a reply, probably inspired bj the Presid. nt. to General Harriron'.s seech cf a feu davs ago at Ann Arbor, and Ilnalij for the pas sionate enthuia-m with which the lmilar.a Senator advanced his ideas, upon. "The Turitan spirit ami the now ith In onr rational life" that being the toist tow huh he responded. Senator Beveridge said. In part: "The rurlt.ui spirit I- constructive. They new epoch in our national life will be ion-structlve-. The Puritan spirit never criti cised except to propose something better. It felled forests only to erect buildings. The word ot Immortality in Puritanism is the master word "create." Iiuil.1, build this is the method of Puritanism a applied to the American people in tills new tpocli of our national life Would Retain 1'iilia. "It is unavailing to argue that the recent change, wrought on the mip of the world ought never to have been made. The change has occurred. "Tho Philippines are ours. Hawaii is ours. The Pacific is the American ocean. The cinal will bo ours. Lx.k at your map and jou will see that the gulf Is. in practical effect, an American lake. Our flag floats over tho Antilles, and has not jet been low ered even to the half ma.st; and when the , Stars and Stripes L hauled down in Cuba let it hang awhile at half mast, in mourn in? for the ieoplo of Cuba, abandoned, and the duty of the United States, deserted. "These are epochal facts. The future of the world i.s In ou- hands. This is not en thusiasm, it is geogrpphy. The construc ts e and righteous Puritan spirit must dom inate this lr.tcnso situation. We ought not to be merely Imitative any more than we ought to be corrupt. New circumstances ic quire new laws. It Is not against thse pew laws that they are different in method and even in principle from the oil laws. New laws and new methods are not bad Jut because they are new. POWERFUL CONSPIRACY TO DEFEAT NICARAGUA CANAL James Creelman Says Panama Company and Pacific Railroad Lobbyists Are Cleverly Disguising Their Covert but None Ahe Less Dangerous Attacks. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York, Dec. 2i-In ,3. Washington spe cial to the Journal. Jarrji- Creelman says: There seems to be abundant evidence of a widespread consplraary to defeat the Nica rauga Canal bllL Ar. Hutln. president of the new Panarna' Canal Company, is here and his ager.tsi' are exerting themselves in a desperate attempt to convert the plan for an Arat'XKcan canal by the accepted Nica-ragua.-oute Into a scheme for the sudden wirWnment ot tho bankrupt Panama Canal "stockholders. The great Pacific Railway lobby, which ta for years fought ever- step of every effort to die a canal. Is nIo hard at work. It Is almost Impossible to exaggerate the Jansrer ot the blutatlon in "Washington to Cajr. Tlie Panarna Canal slockholdera placo a Valuo of J109.000, on their property and their rightn. They realize that the passage tt th Nicaragua Canal bill will make tlilr Mock worthless. The question which the country must consider at this moment Is Whether a group or skilled foreign advtn irenr can overthrow tho national policy of Jv W J4-KX1 Century. One Hundred Years of Progress. "Evolution." by Alfred Russell Wa.IIa.ce Maga zine Section. Reviews of the Century and of the Year by Noted St. Louis Authorities News Section Part II. l-ollowlng arc the subjects cov Cd in the St. Louis Review, and the names of those who will treat of them: .."T1"'0 Development of Art." by Halsey c. Ives. "Tho Year in Literature," Fred erick M. Crunden. "Educational Advancement." by W. S. Chaplin. "Growth of the Public School eystem," by p. Liuis Soldan. ,-"P0Kress Medicine," by Doc tor Young II. Bond. "Women's Clubs, by Miss Jlary fc retry 'Expansion of St, Louis Trade." TtA. Singer. nil?""' and KeHgious Work." by sLi,D P- S. Tuttle. the Reverend R?i - Pnc,an. Rabbi Samuel we and the Reverend S. I. Llnd- 'The World's Tair Movement." oy aatne3 Cox. 1 I In tTtf. T .K. T U . ,r- Artnur Johnston; and, Revi'T "nance and Railroad Kevlcws, by Republic Writers. c "Let us be Hir Tile Philippine people are to be govtriud e can govern tli--m best by t oiisidering them as the ale We rannot deal with tin in a we woull will New I'tiglander". "Wo must not ignore .hff. r. in of let i tion, condition. lunate, run- We mn-t li.ie tlie adaptiibllitv of common vn-1 The Put i tan w:i- the greatest inak. r of precedents the world has tver seen. And to make a precetb nt when lueded is as noble as to fol low a precedent when pioptr Constructive 1- the ofilec of our nh. and tin lefore we invoke tlie ereatlie spirit of lit.' Puritan "Oar Con-tilutiou does not prol ii it this It snvs-. "Cormess h..ll hae wr to dis lKie of and make all needful tubs und less 'illations respecting territor and other prop env belorglng to tlie United States" liven if this present dtvelopnunt was not dreamed of wr. n the Constitution was fram.ii, that otdin.im.-e of n.itiouil life still authoiizi.s !t. "Tor the Constitution grows as tlie peo ple grow Otherwise the people would have to stop growing, or the Constitution woull have to be destroved. Neither is necessarv. "The CotL-tltutlou is not a oontiact of purchase and sale, or a deed, or a life-Insurance policy. It is an or.Un.in.-.- of na tional life. Iwt us thar.k (Sod for a Hamil ton and a Marshall. The Constitution was made for tlie American people, not the American people for the Constitution. The Constitution docs not give Immortality to tho nation; the nation gives Immortality to the Constitution. Constitution and 1'luir. "Tho saying that 'the Constitution fol lows the flag' Is only partly true. The whole truth Is this; Our Institutions follow tho flag, tho simplest nrst, later the more complex and finally, whin tho way is pre pared, our noblest Institution, the Anurl can Constitution free schools, equal laws, Impirtlal Justice, social order and at last tho Constitution. First the blade, then the spear, the full corn in the ear. "The American Constitution follow., the flag, to put it in another vay, when tho American people deem it best, and the American people may be trusted." Senator Beveridge. was frequently Inter rupted by applause, and peemed to have the sympathy of his audience. His sptcch completely overshadowed those of Presi dent Hadley of Yale, who responded to the toast "Tore fa thers' Day," Professor Wood row Wilson on "The Puritan Bxample In letters and Affairs," and St. Clair McKel way, who spoke to the toast. "New Ergland Spirit In Press and Pulpit " the T'nite.l States, and delay or pi event the greatest engineering enterprise of hiitor. KfTeetn of Opposition Seen. But there Is a sudden, whimpered move ment among the Senators. Men who have been heartily supporting the Nicaragua Canal bill as It stands now shake their heads, and wiy thit it will never do to pss the bill until It has been so amende.) that President McKinley will have the right to choose between the approved Nicaragua route and the rejected Panama route They declare thut if the Senate leaves the President no discretion as to the route of tho canal the Governments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica can force the United States to pay a terrific price for their consent to on American canal on American terms. Rut with power to choose net ween the Nieara- Kua and Panama routes, the President can compel Nicaragua and Cota Rica to sur render on pain of losing the canal ulto gethcr. ThLs Is the only reason given for .1 move, ment that clonks the most stupendous Job or the c-erlury Many who supi ort it aro innocent of corrupt purines. They do not recognize the sinister ends w-hich thu Panama Canal und Pacific rail way lobbies have in view. The truth Is that the Panama Canal tympany Is endeavoring to put lUeif In a position to sell Its now worthless stock to an American syndicate, powerful e.noun to Influence the McKinley administration's choice of a ana! route, while th.j Pacific railway monopoly hopes to revive the strag gle between tho friends of the two routes to see the canal enterprise demoralize and to delay and ultimately defeat It. Object f the Con.plralnrs. Should the Nicaragua Canal bill be so amended that President McKlnlev would hive the authority and right to sav which canal route should be taken, it Is said that the new Panama Canal Company would be able to sell an option on the eoiitrol of Its stock to a syndicate of American ilnincler This syndicate would then undertake trie work of converting the President Io the Panama lew. It is not so long since a comparatively small group of men forced the administra tion to abandon "our plain dutv" In I'orto Rico nnd surrender to their private inter ests. Thc Isthmian Canal Commission has of ficially recommended the Nicaragua route The Senate lias drafted a treaty w Itli Great Hritain and hits declared a national policy which clears the way for the work of roi. structiun. It would seem there was noth ing more to do but to arrange for and dig the canal. The theory that Nicaragua and Costa Rica will atempt to blackmail the X'nlted States has nothing more substantial be hind it than the suggestion cunningly spread al-out by the Panama Canal and Pa cific Railway lobbyists. It Is well under stood by the men who have Investigated the situation that Nicaragua nnd Costa Rica will jleld practically any terms asked for by the United States. DR. KINKAID IS EXONERATED. Dcpartmont Store Withdraws Com plaint and He Is Released. LMctor Georgo U. Klnkald. who tvas ar rested on Friday afternoon In a Jou mown department store, was exonerated jester day morning end released by the polico after spondlrg- the night In the holdover. Doctor Klnkcld was purchasiag the Imnd Kerriilifs xwi was arrested while holdlnc them iiv his hanJ. "0hr say, buy LEADING l'or Missouri 'toliler Muiiln), Ttlth fnir in Ttrxtern nml rnln or kninr lit enslern portion. Vlondii.v, fair; ln.l heecmilnic vvrHterl. l"r IllliifilK llueli c-ttliler unilay, nlth rnln, prolmlily turning In miorr, in northern portion. Miimla) . fnlri IiIrIi Houtlierly vvln.ln. nliiftliiKT to nortTvesterl. P.Vlfl" I. Page. 1. Ueveridge's Sensational Speech. Father Killed Son. 2. Tekla's New U?e for Klectricity. Stock Market Breaks Record. S. Rough Trip Ahead for Ziegenhein. Wood Scott Wedding. , 4. Candidates for Presidency of Metcliants' Exchange. 5. Worl'I's Fr.Ir Grows in Fa,vor. C. News From Foreign Capitals by Cablo to The Republic. 1. At the Theaters. What Amateur Musicians Are Doing. WORLD'S New Responses to The Republic's Appeal to Close Up the Capital Stock Subscription. Addition.il snlt-riiitioiK. arktiovvletlctsl liolovv, vve'io receivoil yestenlay 111 tespone to The Kt'iiulilic's appeal for itu immediate completion of tin? World's Fair Fund. This effort ot' The Itepulilii- to brim: before the public the inave nivo-ity of immediate" completion is nuulc nt life special mid earnest request of tlie World's Fair Kvs-uthe Committee. The Republic again iiret-ents the appeal for iuiek closing- up of Hie Mibscriiilion list. The city cannot afford to let Ihe matter dntg. All the rest of the country Is waiting. Those who have nesleeteil to subscribe .should inntuntlv cciid in tlielr naitiCN with liberal contribution1. Those who have subscribed, but not to the extent of their abilities, should send In additional subscription!.. Concerns desiring blank lists for employes can obtain them on application to The Republic. SulifcriiiUnus leceived by Tho Jtepublle up to last night nro: Previously aeknonlrdeed .Meyer Itros. Ilrni; Company employes! Kdwnrcl G. Sclinll. INt Cora place Ail II. Ilonrdmun, llrjor Itros. DriiK Co. d S. n. Itnrlier, t.'fJ orth (irnnd nvenae T. II. I.oo.l. ITIS?na(h IH-oadnray John C. AniiKbn, :to-ll Cook nvenne Holla Ilrnee. i:ut Ilelt avenue K. . Uloek. St. James Hotel K. CJ. Arnnley, Mejrr llro. Ilrug: Company... . II. WlKlitmnn, UKl S. .Second nt. d S. II. Crenshaw, Mejer Ilrna. Drns; Compan.. Tolnl C. i:. llllts Mine Company emploei . A. IllneUwell, 2TOIV Jlarcnn aveune .V 1. I.oKan, 114MA llnjar.l-avenne Pnrnnnl Jordon, TMIA Knelld nvrnne II. II. Parr. Mills Shoe Company A. M. nnrns. 4TrtS Kastnn menne K. J. J. .Inner, 1707 South Tnelfth street , V. K. Gibson, llf North Twenty-first street., (Irnritr II. Kills. Ill I A I.ueretla Itobert II. Hoirlett, nxiS Cote Ilrllllnnte John II. Iloehvall, ITtK! Waslilnicton avenue ., A. H. Wachlrnp. SIOS 1-2 lllddle street , Charles K. liaui, 2lottl South Jefferson mr... M. i:. Kersten, -.". la Mntter street John J. Walsh, I4:tl Locust street 1". .N. Kramer, IKI!)A llolman street SUBSCRIPTION BLANK. Subjoined will be fottitd a snl-eription form ready for your subscription. Fill it out and send to The Republic of fice at once by mall or messenger, as jou prefer. The Republic will make a prompt and ptomiuent acknowledgment of tlie names and subscriptions of all who qualify for its Roll of Honor. St. Louis, Mo We, the undersigned, for the purpose of organizing a corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri to cele brate the Centcnuial Anniversary of tlie Louisiana l'urehase, such corporation to be known as "St. Louis World's Fair, celebrating the Louisiana Purchase Centcnuial," or by such other name as may be designated in the Articles of As sociation, hereby agree, each In consideration of the other subscriptions hereto, and each separately for himself, and not for any other, -to pay the amounts below, or upon copies hereof set opposite our respective names, to William II. Thompson. Chairman, Committee on Finance, In tlie manner and upon the conditions following, to wit: First. Ten per cent of the amount of said subscriptions shall be payable upon demand of said William n. Thompson, Chairman, which sum may be called In such amounts as may be required by said Committee on Finance, and used in its discretion for preliminary expenses Incurred or to be incurred in tho organization of yuch corporation and promoting the enterprise for which it is to be formed, and the remaining ninety per cent thereof shall be payable upon the call of the Board of Directors of the aforesaid corporation, when organized, in sums not to exceed twenty ("0) per cent during any ix months subsequent to tho payment of the ten per cent call above mentioned. Second. These subscriptions shall not become binding until the full amount of $r,UOO,O0O shall have been subscribed. Name. stddreu. me that! Get the money from TOPICS IN TO-DAY'S S Threat to Abandon Part of Philippines. Feared Parents Would Object. 9. Serviif.s on Christmas Day. Funeral of William Waddingham. 10. Society Notes. 11 Social Affairs in Mlstourl and Illinois Towns. 12. Got Divorce and Remarried. West Point Cadets to Re Exonerated K. Did Mr. Cudahy Do Right? 14. Kinley Mack and Kthelbert. St. Louis Iimnui for Golf. 1C. Witnesses Have Ieft the State. Rurglar Dresses in Victim's Clothes. IM11T II. 1. Cecil Rhodes and South Africa. Returned at Last to Her Husband. Social Season Washington. To Make Sailors of the Coys. Z. Year of Progress Reviewed by St. Loulsans. FAIR ROLL OF HONOR. fr..ouo II. I.. Venetians. HClli Helen street 111 John Senllln, 212 1 Mullanph) street Ill Walter II. Huelk. Jr., III2I Leonard avenue .. 111 John A. Wlnehelll, .1.111 .North .Nineteenth at.. Ill Charles K. llllams, 2407 I.oenst street 10 Total 2011 John Hall. 4o;m Morgan street (one share eneli for I.nele II., John, Jr.. Harry anil him self) 40 II. I. Itrjnn, Jr., Fericnson, Mo ao John J. Klynn, 2111 North Tenth street 211 A. I). Wear, 1'rnciiinn, Mo n Then. K. Vismeer, 2S2I Thomas street Ill II. ". Thompson. I'erxusoii. Mi 10 II. It. Iorter. 112.", Mnrens avenne 111 I. J. C'ooney Msnufnelurlnc Co., IMXI Cass ate.. .11111 a.iils Deppe, southeast eorner Jefferson ave nue and MnrUet street ;i Kdmunil Sule, aillo MlehlRnn aveuue 2I Todd Merrjman, ir.o7 Chestnut street Ill Frederiek Krelrer, 2111 t St. Vincent avenne .... 10 I. S. Martin, Itias AMse avenue 10 liilulel W. Sulor. 42S2 Pane avenue 211 in 10 in 111 10 10 111 10 111 hi 10 111 in 10 10 lirnnil Totnl. .No. of Shares (?10 each) the old man." REPUBLIC. 3. Review Continued. 4. Bookmakers Flourishing In New Or leans. Records of Cocked-Hat Uowlers. Martin Kern, World's Champion. 5. Macon McCormick's Review. A Famous Breeder of Runners. C Editorial. Candidates for Florj's Place. . Buffalo Steaks for the President. T. Olhciil Text of Note to China. Rich and Well, But Not Happy, l-illplno Roy Spy Will Be Pardoned. Sankey Intends to Gather Singers. (Pages 8 to 12 Republic Want Adver tisements.) 10. Finanral &nd Commercial . 14 Fraternal Order News. pkt 111. Magazine Section. ."..mm Amount, S. FATHER IN CITY HOSPITAL. Says Son Refused to Pay Board Bill-Pleads Seif- Dofensc. Anton Pemt hot and almost Inst t!j killed lil ;,,.t .on. .it rt. at tie ir 11 11 . No. t'C Gevr avenue, at nls.ut a.i o'elo. k jesterday ifternom. Tlie shooti'i .- tlu result of a light between the father and yon. vvhieh nriginattd in .1 ih'pule as t win tin r tin- voinig man should pav his -il-arj to his in..tl: r r fatlr r. Ant. .11 IVrrot. who i.s C ...r.-. o!d. Is a prisoner at the City Hospital. His son was 21 jears ol I. A dispute lji'tvic. u the father and son oc cur reel shortly altir the hitter's return home from work eter.liy afternoon. As v.as his custom, the jjiing mm handed hl wage.s to his mother to deftay the house hold exptns,s. Aiitcn Perict. who was In the 100m. demand. l that the money be given to him, .-siying that he was head o: the house. Albert refused to comply with the demand, and when Ills father attempt ed to take the money by force he pre vented him, and a struggle follow d. The two men wrestled about the room for several s--e-und.s, and Anton Perrot. who ANTON TERROT. Is strongly built, succeeded in throwing his son, then gripping his throat, attempted to choke him. At this juncture. Mrs. Per rot and her daughter interfered, and sep arated 'the combatants. The women pu-shed Albert out of tlie room on to n back porch and Into the kitchen, which is located In the rear. Mrs. Perrot left her win and daughter ill tho kitchen and returned to the house. She says she saw her husband enter the front room and take hi.-, revolver from a ward robe. She declares he then proceeded to the kitchen, whTe he found the door locked. He knoekel and demanded admis sion, declaring that lie would break In the door If it were not opened at once. Loui'.i Perrot. the daughter, who was locked in tho kitchen with her brother, refused to open the door. The old vaAM then returned into the hous-e. MIX AMI I'VTIIKIl IIAII DISAGRKKH lIKI'dlli:. Shortlv after Albert took the joker and followed him out of the kltelun. It Is be-lieve-d that the two men engaged in a sec ond struggle, but none of the vvitiie-.-3 are able to state w hat occurred. Presently the rtport of a pistol was heard and when Mrs. Perrot and her daughter went into the house they found Albert mortally wounded. He was seated in a chair In the front room. They spoke to him, hut he was umble to ma'ee a leply. Anton Perrot left the house and, walking to the Third District Police Station, surrjri ilered himself. Doctor Krlk-h of No. ltd South Ninth street was summoned to at tend th wounded man. hut cou'd do noth ing to save his life. He expired chortly after the doctor's arrival. The body was sent to tho morgue. Anton Perrot was taken to the City Dispensary, where Doctor H. R. Johnson !rtsetl scalp wounls vhteh FT I RUNS OF THE OLD HOSPITAL ARE TO BE R.AZED AT ONCE. At a special m-etin; yeterday morning the Hoard of Public Improvements awarded to Michael Hannick the contract for wreck ing the old City Hospital building on Lafay ette avenue, removing the debris and grad ing the site for the new structure. The con tractor's bid was tt.lTt.S". only JD1 lower than his next competitor. AftT the a .tan! Is approved by the City Council, vvhieh reconvenes on January 1. the work may to commenced, according to specifications. Since the tornado of May 27. 1W. the luins hate bravt.l the wind ard weather. .1 tot tering siicter, that might have eoliaps si under any stern Influene-e, and through the passing tars have .stood unmolested a? .1 grim reminder of the eatatroplie. IJojs have played ba-eball on the adjoin ing ground and girls have tossed "Jacks" In the shadows of the leaning wails; the 'ot was specked with idle wagons and crts. ash heaps and dirt piles, and broken btick were scnttere-d by children in their games all over the grounds, until th- s ene gradu BRITISH AND BOER RAIDERS FIGHTING IN CAPE COLONY. London. Dec. H Since Lord Kitchener's dispatch ef Wedne-day last, retorting the crosslni; of the Orange River Into Care Col ony of two bands of Boers, no official nyvvs concerning everts In South Africa has reached the publie. Reports were receivel last night from Cape Town that the railroad had been torn up In three places north of De Aar. A column of f0. of all arms, under command e.f Major Phute. left Colesberg December IS by tho Phllipstown rend to relieve a pest of twenty yeomen who were Invested on a farm at Hamelfonttin. .The fioers had been beaten on by tbe yo-sman before the relieving column arrived. Two wounded Boers were captured. They stated that. their party had lost two killed and twclvo wounded. A Standerton dispatch dated December IS ALBKRT PKRUOT he sustained in the light with his son, acrl pronouneed them not serious. According to the story told by Mr?. Per rot and her daughter last night, Mr. Per rot started the quarrel. In the last week, he had several times declared that he vvoui 1 ran his house, and that his sons nao g'vo their money to him and net to their moth er. Formerly. Mr. IVrrot rmnaged f household affairs. Alout four months ago he went to Germany to visit relatives. After an absence of more than two months he returneil home. Four jears ago Perrot and his Fon Lad a disagreement over a trivial matter, and the latter was driven from home. He did not return until requested to do so by Mrs. Perrot after her husband had departed tor Germany. On the old man's return, it 13 said, he raUed a complaint at Albert's be ing allowed to live at the house, but v.as obliged to submit to it, js the family hal no other means of upport. ni:.i) novs siTEifs A KRSIOV OF TlttGEIir. "My father was Inkklng for the trouble." said Miss Louisa Perrot to a lit public rep resentative last night, "" and when Altert came home he Immediately demanded his wages. The boy has been giving his money to mothtr cvr since he returned to live a't home, and - would not let the old man have It. AVo saw them fight, and separated them, whin Albert's face was purple from being choked by bis father. "List Monday my father a-ked for money and said that he would b-enk up the house if he did not get it. The shooting tx-ciirred In the middle room. There are three rooms in all. besides the kitchen, which Is sep arated from the house bv n iiorc'i. When we ran Into the house after the shot was f.red wo found Albert stretched on a -lnlr. He never spoke before he died. I'ATHKK I)i: I.AHUX J.ON ASSAl ITED HIM. At the City Dispensary Anton Perrot'' wounds, which consisted ot several abra sions of the skin on the scalp and face, were dressed by Doctor Samuel R. John son. Mr. Perrot was very much excited and explained that he had to kill his son in order to "save1 his own life. "It is my opinion that my son had bee..i drinking." said he. "because he was In n ugly mood when he arrived at the hcuse about 3 o'clock esterdiy afternoon. It has been his custom for several years to paj me a certain amount of menty each wee.k. which was used toward defrajlng the household expenses. "Last nicht he appeared surly and be came abusive when I asked him for the money. He attemuted to make an ex planation, which I did not understand, and the result wius that we grappled and wrestled with one another. Finally he freeel himself from my grasp, and. with the declaration, that he would fix me. he rushed upstairs to his. room end reappeared In a few seconds with a pair of brass knucks. I anticipated that It was his In tention to get a weapon when he left the room and. therefore. I armed mvself with a revolver, whicii I had concealed in a dreser drawer. "When Albert returned. I attempted to expostulate with him and explain wherein he was wrorg. He refused to listen to mo and s-truck me In the face with his knucks. The blow felled me to the floor and he Immediately Jumped upon me. He grabbed me by the throat with his right hand and was choking me when I drew the revolver from my pocket atid fired two shots. One of them took effect In his abdomen and caused his death. I Immediately went to the police station and gave myself up. Mr wife art! my daughter. Louisa, were wit nesses to the shooting." ally became a desolate contrast to th structures on adjacent streets' and avenue;. Now the walU are to be raze-d and the debris removed. The good bricks that are In the walls will be claimed by the city lor use In the Inferior buildings of the new pa vilion hospital. The rubbish and the shat tered brick will be taken wherever the con tractor wills. Before the end of Januiry the ruins will have entirely disappeared and the ground will be In readiness for actual work em tli- new buildings. Six buildings are to be erected next spline; at a cost of about KouMO. Of this sum tZk 111 has been appropriated from the special fund, but an additional amount of IGn.OO1) will have been accumulated by April 1 Tht new structures will face Carroll street. They will consist of an Isolation ward, two surgical wards, a, surgical operating-room. a laundry and power plant, and a kitchen. The plans provide that these structures ani others that are to be constructed shall b grouped In pavilion si) le. says a sharp encounter took place with two parties of Boers near Kalkspruit. ten miles south of tho railway. One. of th Boer parties numbered "W. Both were routed after obstinate resistance. One re tired Id the direction of Grobelaar's Drift, and the other toward Vllllersdorp. It it supposed that they lost severely. Th British force lost two wounded and captured a cuantlty of live stock and for age. Many people of all clashes gathered about the War Oltice last evening anxious for tha welfare of friends engaged in the war, and especially for those connected wita tfca regiments which were engaged In the Nooitgeciacht batt'e. At h late hour a list of the casualtle-l to noncommissioned officers and men wnj posted, showing that sixty had been killed and 162 wounded. .