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Ziegenhein Attacks the Judge's Candidacy
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Sensational Incidents at Open Meeting of Merchants League
Club Both Candidates Speak Mayor Telis How He
Tried to GetZachritz the Caucus Nomination.
Secrets of the secret caucuses which re
sulted In the selection of George W. Parker
to head the Republican machine slate at the
nominating primary to be held next Tues
day were revealed by Mayer Zlesenheln Jast
night at the open meeting of the Merchants'
Leagile Club, which was addressed by both
Mr. Parker and hU opponent for the nomi
nation for Mayor. Judge William Zachrltz.
The Incidents or the evening were the most
sensational that have occurred thus far In
hit mi in lip ilpe!or.lnc Into a bitter
f-Vv- J personal fight between the two candidates
.; for the principal nomination.
j-t?-"A bouquet of roes presented to Mr. '"ir-
"- tier sened as the Innocent basis for .r
-, Jfremarks from Judge Zachrltz and a vert
- J rcalllng-down" for him from the Major.
. ' xhe card attached to the flowers an-
Bounced that they were from friends In
'" -Bocth St. Louis. Chairman George C. It
"" rWairorier, in presenting the bouquet said
.X?ha It was Intended equally for Mr. Parker
' ,-r.d his wife, as a sweet message from the
" Tj3 "givers.
. vij'r.jndge Zarhrltz was the first to speak
lafter the flowers had, been presented, and
'"fee referred with sarcasm to "the token of
'-ZA teve and affection." declaring that he had no
j- orrsoubt that it was a spontaneous demonstra-
" "&.l1 ot friendship. He ald that he" ex-
Taiipected nothing of the kind himself, but
ittr-at his wife was confidently looking to
-the Republican voters of the city to pre-
'"Tnt to her .on the night of March 6. the
' rjitey of the Republican primary, a bouquet
it another sorf the nomination for Mayor
, far her husband. In the course of his re-
-"' " narks, the Judge referred repeatedly to the
' fact that his opponent was the choice of
a caucus of the select few. while he in
tended to take the whole Republican pirty
into bis caucus on March 6.
Mayor Ziegenhein followed Judge Zach
Tltx. Both preceding speakers "had deliv
ered rather lengthy addresses and the crowd
.'was tired and on the point of going. But
what the Mayor had to say soon held their
"I am astonished at Billy Zachrltz. who
' always uses good judgment and who al-
'wsys remembers the boys." he began.
"These few words gave the crowd a hint
-taad thexestless ones became quiet
-I; "I am astonished that he had to com
Jsaence roasting these flowers and the man
Jwho received them, continued the Mayor.
fXo say the least. It was unbecoming on the
"part of a Judge of the Circuit bench, and
.especially Billy Zachrltz, to refer to the
Jpssucus. I think, that (after a'", the boys
-tasve uonc lor us. mo aennue anu
fabauUtiMK' Aenr nd-sir""down
Why. Billy Zachrltz Is making speeches
' -. r Parker when 'he talks that way. There-v-f'if
no future for him in such talk as he. has
een making to-night Parker Is -not a
..politician like Billy and myself. He Is. a
7 aa of high' standing. If I had seen that
- k would come to this I might have been
a candidate myself. Oh, it's all-wrong; It's
Bbecomlng on his part
" ' "There was no caucus of the three per
cent' as Billy has told you. If there was
'-" m caucus. Billy Zachrltz's was the first
same presented, and I am the man that
presented that name.
"We considered a lot of names Wal
, bridge. Thompson. Spencer, Bartholdt We
.-went through the whole shooting match.
wuy.zaenntx had bis men in that commit
tee, and Uncle Henry knew It he's a mind-
' 7, i i-"V- Mader. W took a vntp. ni1 Tr-hat -vrnn thA
Lr-'1j',tf""tT Ten for Bartholdt two for Zach-
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r. fK ttr - f.w .w iui iiwuuuki;.
r ? a-5, ?r"rm here t0 tel1 he truth. If not lie
rTUlF ourselves. Billy Zachritx wanted the
uuluuu. UDm a caucua or any oioer
. I wanted to aret It for him If I could.
I couldn't do It
Then Billy Zachrltz switched off and
to add more committeemen favora-
to him. This wouldn't do. I realized
he was trying to deceive me, and so
w wnat l thought was right He wants
be Mayor, caucus or no caucus. Don't
bub come out now and pose with such
oanas ana say he wouldn't be a
candidate. I want to keen the
oft chair, but if I can't get it Til say
i -warn. ir. i-m lute George Wash-
"Carroll, Kratz and a few others, wanted
na mey goi it. xney got It In the
E. We ffftVA fhflm ivhnt thrnr watribl bm
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7a . t Mua Lurir kui it i ns-v ninn -r -ornnr ir
. t'HJi vi4. ii way; uui not
XTfS m7' Whn x what was comtns I
'-i i til t mwx.1. rm -. ... .
j 3,-rr" " " you leuows are going
---Henry Bo I dropped out The nartv or-
rrKwwaUon stands with me and will fall or
h" r0 w,tn me- At u, llit 'omo one
f;'-B the rear of thn hntl .H1 . "it..
f';Bt the North and South bill?"
The Mayor paused a moment and routing
-Jie hand pointed to the walL "The ghost
v5 tnre " x aw t years ago. if he
"-jR-?1" t0 "P8-1 out ot h case ni apeak
jjttt of the case, too."
ABsppreseed excitement tnnnm m- -
V'" S?"'"1 Intrusion of the subject of this
t " . hlch was afterwards passed as the
5. :.ntral Traction ordinance, into the dls-
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i ., -v". uiunij me jaajoT rauea tus nana
It, f ln.
I & " .pKoousch. Carroll. Mepham and Kratz.
E. z - vOTse Worst mefljnin. vr na.u1 4n tfla jtift
A2 "riaatiop ot the town. I vetoed it twice.
VWhen I retire I don't want nv mm n h
t.i.' Skble to aav that thn. . ,.n. ...
? jssat can be held up against me."
V SSKh' KratI CarroU and Mepham-are
;. U against the Parker slate, and the last
iA'Sale1 lhree are openly for Zachrltz. Meph
f'i B ta Zachrttz"a campaign mana
'i"V;"!S?rCarroU Kratz were members" of
,. .on bin over the Mayor's veto. Their
V ' i Pre in AprlL Krate is a candidate
sV0,' re-elecUon to the Council..
---WAHTED to me
. -" u me acuon 01 me jsiecuon
r- foaro. in refusing to Disco the caucus ticket
-ir. OB a SeDaTatB tmtlnt tnr , mln.n- h
s- 2iTwt?ecIe,1 that ll not ""
5,- "v ia mat ne cnauesged any
.; JyertOtshOW that thn anvthln-
f - .'1- la the Itatutea to nmrni tho hninl fmn
placing the slate candidates-on a separate
ballot Continuing, he said:
i am ashamed to say what I have been
compelleo to say this evening, but Parker
ivV'J; rcaaidate,and I tntend to, elect turn
".&; "ar "ta,n't Billy Zachrltz. You can't put
-., u wiser on ma Doay ana touch a bad
f act But ke has made a mistake In Judg
. . .''Inent-
'-- , "? "l wnt4' to be Mayor again, but I
f-t.-didn't want'to spoil ray record by becom
ing a canaicate. There's plenty of time,
tpur friend.. Mr, Parker here, is pretty' wU
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along in years, and ns I have said many
times to my God. 'GIvo the old man a
"I'm going to take Billy Zachrltz to one
side and tell him how to speak to get the
boys. He Isn't going at It the right wnv
I never attacked my opponent at an election-
I always praised htm to the skies,
and while I did It I got the boys with me,
and that's the cret of winning. Let's be
true. Let's stick together, the old ging,
and don't let onu desert."
The Mayor here told how he would gtre
his successor In office some good advice.
"All he'll have to do will be to keep the
streets sprinkled and the dust down, and if
the lights don't shine we got a moon yet.
ain't ltr
This reference to the moon brought the
wildest sort of applause from the crowd.
"I've seen the time when 1 was satisfied
with a tullow candle," continued the May
or. "Electricity or gas, I got there Just
the same. The one-candle-power Mayor
will go down In history as the biggest Slay
er the city ever had."
In closing, the Major assured his hearers
that "Parker will know the boys' If he
is elected.
Mr. Parker arrived at the club at S:30
o'clock and was met at the door by Charles
H. Smith. Collector of the Port. Mr. Bmlth
took him Into the main hallway, where
Mayor Ziegenhein was talking to "the
beys." v.
"We will turn Mr. Parker over to you,
Mr. Ziegenhein." said Smith. The Mayor
and the candidate entered.he front room,
where Mr. Parker removed his overcoat
and hat and proceeded to meet "the boys."
It was his first visit to the club and ap
parently nearly all In the rooms were
strangers to him. Among those introduced
to him were: Al J. Wagenman. Clerk of
the Court of Criminal Correction; Theodore
Hemmelmann. Assessor and Collector of
Water Rates; and Hiram Lloyd.
When the assembly-room was thrown
open for the meeting. Sir. Parker took a
seat behind Chairman Wagoner. Mayor Zle-
f genheln, H. H. Whltmore, slate candidate
for Auditor: Hupp Tevis. tlate candidate
for Inspector of Weights and Measures;
John A. Laird, slate candidate for Presi
dent of the Board of Public Improvements;
Charles Schwelckardt Chris Schaw acker,
C. O. Brunk and Henry Besch were seated
in the same row. Sir. Parker was intro
duced as the Sirst speaker, and was re
ceived with applause that had the appear
ance of being given as a matter of Qur?e.
He made about the same speech which he
delivered at the Eighth Ward meeting at
Lohmann's Hall on Tuesday night when he
attacked Judge Zachrltz's candidacy. In
referring to the -Judge, he" saW'that so
I doubt his hearers knew him, fls he had been
In politics sixteen years and had been a
candidate all the time.
"Judge Zachrltz is a young man and has
plenty of time to run for Mayor," he said.
aHe will doubtless ask to be chosen at some
future time. But I'm getting old and if
you want me you'll have to tuke me now."
This remark evoked sustained" applause
and much laughter.
Continuing, Mr. Parker said that the men
who won the election, the men who do the
work at the election and beat the Demo
crats, "are the boys who will get the nuts."
He qualified this by adding that they would
have to come with clean hands.
Judge Zachrltz followed, repeating the
answers he made at Lohmann's Hall to
Mr. Parker's criticism of his candidacy.
He was loudly cheered and at times the
demonstrations following remarks which
seemed fo reach the hearts of the "boys"
were Uproarious.
Hiram Lloyd, H. R. Whltmore and John
A. Laird also spoke briefly. Lloyd mafle
several remarks. Insinuating that Demo
crats would help to nominate Zachrltz. The
Judge Interrupted him -each time and was
told that the remarks had no personal ref
erence to him.
' The meeting adjourned at 11:45. Both can
didates will address other meetings before
the close of the week.
One Prisoner Implicates Another in
Horse-Theft Charge.
George Wldner, 19 years old, of No. S740
Cheltenham avenue. Is a prisoner at the
Mounted District Police Station on a charge
of stealing a horse on February 17 from J.
T. Whltsett of Catawisss, vFranklln County,
Mo. After being questioned he confessed
that he had stolen the- horse, and Impli
cated Frank Henderson, who is held at the
First District Police Station on a charge
of robbing ills brother's house at No. 4447
Virginia avenue. Henderson denies the
charge. It is expected that the Sheriff from
Franklin County will come for Wldner to
day with a warrant
William Fisher, a brother-in-law of Frank
Henderson, yesterday swore out a warrant
against him, charging him with grand lir
ceny for the alleged burglary of his broth
er's house.
Prominent Merchants From Other
Markets Visit 'Change.
8. Holder, a prominent grain merchant of
Toledo, O., Is In the city inspecting St.
Louis stocks of grain for Toledo buyers,
who expect to make large purchases ot
cash wheat for shipment to that city. Mr.
Holder, who was a visitor on 'change yes
terday, is well pleased with the wheat he
had inspected in this city and will recom
mend Its purchase by Toledo houses.
He has already passed upon about 100.060
bushels of wheat which he found fully up
to the Toledo standard, and suitable to the
-wants of the trade of that city.
There are also other buyers In the city
from other markets, and sales of wheat
have been heavy for several Ojys.
Makes Declaration of Relations to
the United States.
Havana. Feb. 27. The Constitutional Con
vention remained In session until 3 o'clock
this morning.- completing the work ot
drawBtsT up the clauses in the Constitution
referring to the relations between Cuba and
the United States. A public session after
wards was held to sign the resolutions.
They pledge Cuba- to make do treaty that
will give a foreign Power a foothold la
Cuba: to not permit Its territory- to be used
as a- base of operations for war against the
United States; to accept alt the obligations
of the Parte treaty; to recognize as binding
all the acts of the military government of
accusation and declare that commercial re
lations with the United States should be
ftxe by treaty, and be reciprocal rand -ap-pro&cslag
free trade.
-IB Tesomuogg were auopiea wun only
three dUeentisg votes.
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Yt1-7r-r rrf?ic . WfcrfoiYiifilinr artels
Sam Howard Says Husscy Died on
a Steamboat and Was Buried
Uelow Ste. Genevieve.
Captain Leyhe of Gray Eagle Re
calls Death and Burial, and
Says He Xotifled the '
Countv Coroner.
Sam Howard, an old-time rlverman. who
lives In the Ashlty building, stated last
night that he was confident that the de
capitated body found in a box on the river
bank at Kaskaskla, Sunday, was that of
Ed Hussey, a former emploje of the Gov
ernment fleet on the Mississippi Klver.
According to Howard, Hussey died while
on the steamer Gray Eagle. June, 1899. and
was burled on the bank of the river, two
miles below Ste. Genevieve. He believes
that the washing away of the hank precipi
tated the wooden box Into the river, and
that it was carried by the stream to the
sandbar at Kaskaskla.
Hus3cy was a native of Buffalo, J. T..
and Howard knew him when he was a boy.
Both men moved West and went to work
on the Mississippi Kivcr. Previous to June,
1829, Howard had not seen his old friend
for six years. At that time Howard was
employed as watchman by the Government
fleet at Wllllard's Landing, twelve miles
north of Cape Girardeau.
One afternoon, Hussey appeared at the
landing and stated that he desired to work
as assistant engineer with the fleet He
showed Howard a certificate of vaccination,
which was signed by a St. Louis physician.
Howard says he does not remember the
doctor's name, but declares that the cer
tificate was written on a slip of paper
such as is furnished to physicians by drug
gists for writing -prescriptions. He remem
bered that the drug store was in Caronde-
Hmsey Had Deea 111.
Hussey had not been with the fleet three
days when he became violently 111. His
trouble was an affection of the kidneys.
Howard took up a collection to send him
to the hospital at St. Louis. He says that
U0 was raised, which was given to Hussey.
Five dollars of the money was in silver.
while the remainder was In the form ot
three five-dollar bills.
"I heard nothing of Hussey until the next
trip of the Gray Eagle, when the carpenter
told me that he had died shortly after the
boat left Wllllard's landing. The weather
was very hot jind decomposition set in im
mediately after death, and It was decided
to bury It when Ste. Genevieve was reached.
The boat landed at a paint two miles south
of that town, and the body, which had been
placed in an oak box, was burled on the
river bank.
"The carpenter said that he had con
structed the box. and that before the burial
$3 in change was removed from Husseys
vest pocket He told me that the inner
pockets were not searched. The place
where the body was burled is continually
being washed away by tho river, and by
this means the box was doubtless carried
Into the stream. The description ot the
body found at Kaskaskla tallies exactly
with Hussey. The clothes worn by him
when he .started Xo St Louis correspond
with the description of those worn by the
dead man.
"I knew Hussey as a boy at Buffalo, N.
T. For the last fifteen years he and I
worked together on the Mississippi River,
mostly on the Government fleets. Hussey
had a sister In Chicago, but I don't believe
he corresponded with her after 1800. He
lived in St Louis between the working
seasons, and was weU known in labor cir
cles on the South Side. He was a member
of an Odd Fellows lodge at Memphis, Tenn.
I was informed by members' of the crew
of the Gray Eagle that the box In which
Hussey was buried wras too small, and that
his bead was twisted to one side, so he
could be placed in it"
Cptlm Leyke'a Statement.
Captain Henry W. Leyhe. who was In
command of the Gray Eagle in the sum
mer ot UN, corroborates the statement ot
Howard. Captain Leyhe says a -man.
whose name he does not know, died oa
the boat and was burled two miles be
low Cape Girardeau.
The first time X met the man," he con-,
tlaued, "mi when Bam. Moore. a.rouarj
. -
For Missouri and Arkansas Prob
ably rain Thursdays Friday fair and
colder; rant t northeast Tttnila,
Fnr Illinois Rising; temperature
and probably msw or rain Thursday
Friday fair; northeasterly ivlailn.
1. Fair Bill Sent to Conference.
Identity of Kaskaslan Body.
May Be Star of Bethlehem.
Parker-Zachritz Fight Grows Bitter.
2. To Begin Campaign Work at Once.
Scored Enemies of Spiritualism.
Protest Against Erection of Flat".
Judge "Lubke Stricken with ParalysK
3. Negro Predicts Dire Calamity.
?annnt Asrep on Scale.
Rlrarrr Hfust Serve Ills Sentence.
Say Sampson Has Mental Attacks.
i. Steel Trust Stock Trading on Curb.
Widow of H. S. Ives Dies In Destitution.
Heavy Bond for Mrs. Kennedy.
Held Wake Instead of Wedding Feast
Debate Over Street Improvement.
Police Board Meeting.
B. Patrick Charged With Rice Murder.
Criticises Opinion of Colleagues.
May Collect Tax on Intangible Property.
6. Sporting News.
Race-Track Results.
Injunction Against Madison Poolroom.
Baseball Rules Changed.
1. The Railroads.
S. Editorial.
Actor O'Neill on Curtain Speeches.
Events In Society.
Would Preserve Health of Convicts.
Failed to Extort Gold From Banker.
9. Senate Adopts- Cuban and Philippine
Liquid Air was His Undoing,
10. Republic Want. Advertisements.
Record of Births. Marriages. Deaths.
New Corporations.
Transfers of Realty.
U. Republic Want Advertisements.
12. Grain and Produce.
Sales of Live Stock.
13. Financial News.
14. Bride Longs to End Her Life.
Reopens Fight on Oil Company.
Law Students as "Supers."
He Breathes Through His Kir.
Interurban Bill Revived.
bout, came to me and asked me to give
the fellow passage to the Government
works, a be wanted to go to work and.
being lit could not afford to pay his fare.
I Insisted that he should pay his are. and
he went with us to Wlllard's Landing.
Two weeks later when we had steamed
away from Wlllard's Landing and were
moving upstream the" clerk. Jack Lowrte.
Informed me that there was a stowaway
on board.
"I recognized the fellow as the man
Burke had asked me to take to the Gov
ernment works. We asked him for his fare,
but as he had no money we allowed him to
remain on board. The next morning at 2
o'clock I made a landing about two miles
below Ste. Genevieve to take on some
-wheat and while I was on shore a negro
roustabout informed me that the sick man
on board had died. An, hour later I found
It necessary to bury the body and ordered
the carpenter to make a box. He did so
and we burled the corpse about 40 feet
from the water's edge. Whenwe reached
8t Louis I notified the Coroner of Ste
Genevieve County of the case and Informed
him that the body had not been searched.
I do not know what he did In the matter,
t did not think the river would wash in as
far as the spot where' the body was burled.
The corpse wa's not mutilated when it was
placed tn the box. -The head may have been
broken off the body when the box fell Into
the river."
Several Colombia Women Enter
the Political Field.
Columbia. Mo., Feb. 37. For the first
time in Columbia politics baa a woman
tried fori a dry oflce. Misses Nora Halt
Cora WlflglagtoB and Theresa GroUohn are
candidate for City Collector. There are
also sevea men eaavaseiag for the place,
S3- 'K
Prof. C. M. L. TottenV Theory of
the Newly Discovered Lumi
nary in the Heavens.
He Makes Mathematical Calcula
tions Prom "Which He Draws
Confirmatory Deduc
Xew Haven, Conn., Feb. ST. Professor C.
M. L. Totten thinks that the new star is
the heacn. Nova Persic, may be the Star
of Bethlehem. He does not regard It as a
comet, nor ai the star of the Magi, which
latter, he stater, was "an aspect rather than
a merely transient visitor."
Professor Totten claims that the new star
as on the meridian at midnight, when
the great p)ramld was built Moreover, he
state that for twelve years astrologl'ts
and astronomers and the Magi of wary
other classes have been on the watch for
such a phenomenon as thld.
"Chiefly are they looking for the so
called Star of Bethlehem, which-Is said to
have been seen last in the days of Tycbo
Brahe," says Professor Totten. "The period
of the present star may fit the date of th
Magi to Bethlehem. 1.902 years ago. for 1Kfi.
divided by six ylejds 317. From 18M A. D.
to 1501 would be that lapse of time. Tb:
star is not supernatural. It may fade out
as quickly as It came. If so, it will prove
how quickly an entire universe is obliter
Western Vaudeville Managers Vote
Against New York Meetings.
Chicago. 111.. Feb. 27. Chicago vaudeville
managers took a hand to-day In the strike
of the White Rats in a manner which Is
expected to either defeat the revolting play
ers or make Chicago the cehter of the
strike. At a meeting of the Western Vaude
Mlle Association the members voted a reso
lution that In their opinion, no meeting of
the National Association should be- held In
New Tork on March 6. The resolution was
telegraphed to President B. F. Keith in
The March meeting was expected to see
the end ot the 5 per cent booking clause,
which has been the root of all the trouble
between performers and managers. A com
mittee report recommending that the per
centage be abolished already waa pre
pared and Its passage was considered as
sured. If no meeting Is held all opportunity
for conference between the contesting
forces will be at an end.
The managers who attended the, confer
ence were C E. Kohl, George Castle and
J. D. Hopkins ot Chicago. Martin Beck,
representing the Orpheus Circuit of Omaha,
Kansas City and Sin Francisco, and Man
ager Anderson of Cincinnati. Manager En
rich came from Cleveland to attend, but
was taken 111 and returned home before the
meeting was called.
Jnror Miller Is Sufficiently Recov
ered to Serve,
Pekln. HI,. Feb. 27. The trial of Sam
Moser. charged with the-murder of his wife
and three children, will be resumed at 9
o'clock to-morrow morning after an ad
journment covering tour days. The delay
In the trial was occasioned by the Ulness
of Juror Roy Miller, who was suffering from
a severe attack of the grip. The juror
Is much better, and his attending physician
declares him able to resume bis, place in
the Jury box.
Walter Barrett Seriously Injured
While Tryinpto Cross Track.
New Franklin. Mo.. Feb. 27. Walter Bar
rett of Lakewood. 111., while attempting to
cross the track at Franklin Junction this
morning was struck by the eastbound Katy
Flyer and seriously injured. He waa a pas
senger bound for. Oklahoma. Hewa taken
to tfca luMBttal at Ulta. .
Conferees Meet To-Day at 10 o'clock Sunday Closing Amend
ment Probably Will Be Modified Disagreement
Predicted on the Charleston Rider.
TJie RpuMlc Uureau.
Hth St. and Pennsylvania Aie.
Waohlrgton, Feb. S. The St. LouN
World's Fair bill gained an important point
to-day. It mas sent to conference b!T an
overwhelming vote, the ayes and noes not
being ordered. As a result of thl, the bill
becomes privileged. It can no longer be
slde-trarkrd or pocketed. It will not again
require u to-thlrdi majority to secure Us
passage, and. therefore, the vlMticg dele
gation In well pleawl with the progress
made, niter manv, days of strong efforts
and grmtlng anxiety.
The coiifrrces are:
On tht part of the Senate Depew of New
York, Lodge of Massachusetts and Vest cf
On the part of the House Tawney of
Mlnneotu. Steele of Indiana and Williams
of ilis'Iselpri.
As soon as the vote was taken In the
House. Mr. Tawney hurried over to the
Senate to urge a conference to-night. He
was unable to get the conferees together
so quickly however, and the first meeting
will be held ut 10 o'clock to-morrow mora
lot. As nearly as the result can be foreseen
to-night, the conferees will come to an
agreement on a modified Sunday-closing
ameriTiutiit. and this will be retained In
the bllt This amendment, as It was adopted
by the Senate, Is loosely worded and In
definite. Mr. Teller, who offered it did not
draw Its text and It Is knoun that he will
accept a mudtflcutlon. In some form, the
Sunday-closing feature probably will be
ktpt In the bill as It becomes a law.
There will be a disagreement on the
Charltston amendment The House con
feree are a unit against it and the Senate
conferees stand: Depew and Lodge for and
Vest agalrst it The conferees, therefore,
will within a short time report an agree
ment on the Sunday-closing amendment
and a disagreement as to the Charleston
appropriation. Beyond this It cannot now
be predicted what will be the course of the
The Senate probably will for a time In
struct Its conferees to Insist on the Charles
ton amendment. This will be done mainly
out of senatorial courtesy to Mr. Tillman.
In the end It 1 believed that the Senate
will recede from the amendment and let the
St. Louis bill go through separately. Tho
Charleston and Buffalo projects, by uniting
their forces at the close of the session,
probably will get- the Senate to put them
en the sundry civil bill.
When the House conferees report, the
Charleston supporters probably wUI geta
voto on x motion to concur, but a, poll of
the House shows .that It wlU not be car
ried. It was only when the strength of
the Charleston opposition had been demon
strated that Speaker Henderson to-day con
sented to let the bill go to conference.
Representatives Underwood. Clayton,
Taylor. Richardson and Bankhead. with
William Vaughn, had an Interview with the
President to ask for a commUsIonershlp to
the World's Fair for Major EL C. Gordon of
Northern Alabama While It Is not likely
that this appointment will, be made. It Is
sMd that an Alabama man will probably be
a member of the Spanish War Claims Com
mission. He is Judge W. L. Chambers,
who was Chief Justice of the Samoan Court
for many years.
The official report ot the proceedings Is as
Mr. Tawney asked unanimous consent
that the House disagree to the Senate
amendments to the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position bill and agree to the conference
asked by the Senate.
The clerk read the title of the bill and
was reading the Senate amendment provid
ing for the Charleston exposition.
Mr. Grout: "That Is a quite lengthy
amendment; and I believe it is understood
by the House generally."
The Speaker: "It was read once before."
Mr. Tawney: "Yes. sir."
Mr. Grout: "I ask unanimous consent that
the further reading of the amendments of
the Senate be dispensed with."
There was no objection.
The Speaker: ls there objection to the
consideration of the bill?"
Mr. Sims: "I object"
Mr. Tawney: "I move to suspend the rules
and nonconcur In the amendments of the
Senate, and agree to the conference asked
by that body,"
The Speaker: "Is there a second demanded
on the motion to suspend the rules?"
Mr. Grout: "I call for a scond."
Mr. Tawney: "I ask unanimous consent
that the second be considered as ordered."
There was no objection.
The Speaker: "The chair recognizes the
gentleman from Minnesota (Mr. Tawney)
end the gentleman from Vermont (Mr.
Grout) to control the time allowed by the
rules for debate on the motion to suspend
the rules."
Mr. Tawney: "I yield, that the gentleman
from Vermont may now pftceed In his own
The Speaker: "The gentleman from Min
nesota reserves his time. The gentleman
from Vermont la entitled to the floor."
Mr. Grout: "Mr. Speaker, my object in
demanding a second is to take the zense
of the House upon the first amendment ot
the Senate, with the view that the House
concur In that amendment and disperse
with sending It to conference. The amend
ment to which I refer is known as the
Sunday-closing amendment The only way.
as I Understand, to get at this question un
der the motion to suspend the rule U to
vote down that motion and then take the
sense of the House on concurring on that
Mr. Payne: "How are you going to get
tbsMU before the House?"
Mr. Grout: "It Is before the House now."
Mr. Payne: "No. It Is not The gentle
man cannot accomplish his object except by
unanimous consent."
Mr. Grout: "The object of the motion of
the gentleman from Minnesota la to bring
this bill before the House."
- Mr. Payne: "But to get a vote on the
proposition of the gentleman from Vermont
will require unanimous consent"
Mr. Grout: "I do not expect a vote on
this proposition now. I might ask unani
mous consent but I would expect somebody
to object I presume the gentleman nould
Mr. Payne: "The only way to get the
amendment before the House "
Mr. Grout: "I am going to ask the House
to refuse to adopt the motion to suspend
the rules until the sense of the House van
be taken upon my proposition, whatever
may be the mode of getting it And upon
that question. Mr. Speaker
Tba Speaker: "It the gentleman from
Vermont will permit. If this motion to sus
pend tho rale and nonconcur to voted
down the result win be that the bill will
go to the calendar of the ComBatttee of the
Whole Houe on the State of the Unions
and not "ie before the House."
Mr. Gnut: "I realize that, but cannot
help It I realize that result and If the
gentleman in churge of the bill, and those
Interested In this measure, will consent to
take the sene on this amendment Inde
pendent of tlw motion to concur, then I ra
Mr. Tawney: "Will the gentleman per
mit me to make a statement? The 4 -po-sltlon
here Is to suspend the rules, to non
concur and agree to a conference. Now.
you do not propose to let the House agree
on this question whether or not this Expo
sition shall be -hermetically sealed."
Mr. Grcut: "Mr. Speaker. I ask unan;
lmous consent. If it ii In order, to non
concur, ocjnake a motion to nonconcur, tn
thw first amendment."
The Speaker: "The gentleman is on his
feet and he can ask unanimous consent"
Mr. Grout: "Well. 3lr. Speaker. I make
that request of the House."
Mr. Tawney: "What is the request?"
The Speaker: "The gentleman from. Ver
mont asks unanimous consent for a division
of the question, so that the first amend-
ment may be left out from the operation
of the motion."
Mr. Grout: "So that the motion may be
made to concur in the first amendment"
The Speaker: "Is there objection?"
Mr. Tawney: "Mr. Speaker. X object to
me request or ttie gentleman.'
The Speakerr
"Oblectlon la made.
Mr. Grout: "Very well, then. Mr.
Speaker. I am for voting down this motion
to suspend the rules and send this bill to
conference, because If this motion prevails
It goes straight to conference and the House
has lost control of it for the present I be
lieve that the House should be given an
opportunity to vote upon the question of
concurring In this proposition. If It goes to
a conference I have every reason to expect
that a modified proposition will be tho ret
suit of the conference report, and then we
would have to vote down the conference re
port In order to reach the question at issue
A Member: "What is the amendment?"
Mr. Grout: "I will ask the clerk to read
the first amendment"
The clerk read as follows:
Page 13, line 4. Insert:
"Section 23. That as a condition precedent
to the payment of this appropriation the
directors shall contract to close the sate
to visitors on Sundays during the whole
duration of the Fair.T
.lawniiuni schba-t.
Mn Grout: -Kovf. Mr. Speaker, tn ?rt
port of this proposition, I want flrat.to sub
mits but will not fully read sow., but will
print in my remarks In the Record, the ac
tion of the Presbyterian Ministers Asrocle
tlon, of Washington, alrnwl h nharim s
' Isaac, secretarr.
Mr. Grout here read numerousb?'ters and
protests from ministers and temperance as
sociations In. support of his- remarks.
Continuing. Mr. Grout said:
"This Territory purchased hv the United
States, and which It is proposed to cele
brate by this Exposition, was. when it waa
purchased by the United States. un?e- lh
French flag and under French doctrine
religious and political. It became part of
the United States. By that transaction it
brought it under Anglo-Saxon irstitutlois".
It brought it from Latin control to thj,
Anglo-Saxon control, from the French Bun.'
day to the Anglo-Saxon Sunday. The Anglo-Saxon
Sunday Is kept nowhere in tha
world as in England to-day. The Anjlo
Soxon Sunday is America has be:otne
somewhat demoralized by reason of it o
large Influx from the Continent of Eoroper
of continental people to the United State
who have somewhat modified, that Sund'y.
It was the Sabbath that came over in the
Mayflower which prevailed throughout New
England and which to some extent ras
spread throughout the length nd breadth"
of this country. These dispatches ask usr
to maintain the true doctrine of the Ameri
can Sunday.
"I am awlre that the laboring: men. some
of them, have asked for Sunday -open'ng
that they uiay attend this Fain Tola Fair
continues for six months and it would bi
very strange If there Is not some time' la
that six months that laboring men can tafc
a day to attend this Fair during week Jays.?
If It Is to be opened for Aim every Sunday. ""
it becomes a dissipation that he should go
there every Sunday and expend his wages.
Now, while the laboring' men. some ot them,
are supposed to ask for this, there are some
who do-not want It There are, Mr. Speak
er. 23,009 railway telegraphers on record as
asking the committee ot this Hobs for Sun. -day
closing legislation, and 31,060 ot the
Brotherhood of Trainmen make' the same
request There are 22,090 of the Natloral
Order of Railroad Conductors who ask tha
same thing:
"Now. Sunday opening means the run
ning of a .large number of trains from one- -to
two hundred miles to St Louis every
Sunday, the very thing that these men pro
test against It is the last thing- that the
laboring man should ask. namely, to have
Sunday cease to be a day of rear, because
the result would be here then as it is oa" -the
Continent of Europe, seven days' work
for six days pay. So. I say, Mr. Speaker,
that the laboring man does not request this.
It was estimated by Representative Ding
ley, whose remarks I hold la ray hand, but
which I will not take the time to read.,
when this matter was fully discussed In
connection with the World's Fair In CM--!
cago. when Sunday opening waa probraHed .
and when Representative Dlngley presested '
this matter in an elaborate speech before
this House, that thirty million people of th"-
United States were represented by - -4r3
bra of churches and their families, repre
senting the Christian homes."
Mr. Graham: "Mr. Speaker. I rise f a. -' '
nolnt of order. We want to have atteatkw .
to it here. We cannot hear the rentlecii'f"71'j
remarks." ' iiii
Mr. Mann: "Will the gentleman from .
Vermont yield" to me for a suggestion?"
tr f-rniit 'Jn tiT m miMHiui -
-.. m. ..r . . .. . -? --S
.ut. naiui. v"nui to say wiin rexer .
ence to the Chicago Fair that the experience "v:
of the fair managers and the: people .wt,''
that the people did not desire. theVajrv4
opened on Sundays and that It was.-
profitable to .keep It open on BaBsaytCT ' '
Mr. Grout: "I thank, the gentleman fac -the
suggestion: I was about cemu-g
that point As I said, there ant thir&r"
million representative people of this conn
7 " " " v..u.uu uobm, (.m was) "
ui sMoumr upcbws; u oHeasive ta eae-iuuf -the
people of tMs country, or Jt.- mma ob-;,
half at that June. Now. aay ssotlea ,ri tW "
face ot one-half ot the people' of the coua-'"
try. whether ct is reasonable or "otherwise,-.
Is an unprofitable roDositlotri'or-tw vmt'
nam. sou urn experience oc tas
Fair may wcH be referred to. Tber
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