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WOBLD'S' 1Q03 PAIR, JL JnLJjj 2sTIXETY-P0UETH YEAR ST. LOUIS, MO., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1901. rin St. Louis. O; JTiVXUiJ0ll Tratn. Th In St. Louis. One Ceat. Three Cents. INITIAL STEP IN BUILDING THE WORLD'S FAIR MARKED BY JOYOUS DEMONSTRATION. QtnlMsiaoi ayvoy'j wmHwO WW MARK RENNITT. WWWnaaaaaaaWyM W I iMavaassssssastL.iJaMssssssWsWsss!sa IB lRV,HMBBKfrfaf4fBBK -V - WEDDING HASTENED BY ' i lllllBijH WSHmML I JaaaWHaWaWaaalaaaM. ?giMt8K LM BIBBgMilK? f BRIDE'S FATHER'S ILLNESS. MHiTlnff IcmKf I aaaataaaaPlSBaaaaaaak laaV. A-HIRwBaaH'-l V" 7rf5kk NSjfiaaKaaBWaBwIBBrJr II (fo' SECRETARY STEVENS. ROB A TRAIN AND STEAL AN ENGINE, Bandits Hold Up Cotton Belt Pas senger Train and Get Big Bootr. DYNAMITE EXPRESS SAFE. iA.fter Completing Their Work the . Bobbers Boarded the En gine and Rode Safel j4 Away. Charles II. Flanagan of St Louis and Miss Julia Forsyth of Wood-" lawn Married at the Bedside of Her Dying Parent Bride Had Only One Day to Prepare for the Ceremony. Texarkana. Ark., Sept. 4 The Cotton Belt passenger train leaving Texarkana at 8.13 p. m.. In charge cf Conductor Arm strong and Engineer Henderson, was held up and robbed near Eylau, four miles south of Texarkana, last night. Engineer Surrendered. The train was flagged by one or tho rob bers, who forced the fireman to go bade and cut off tho mall and baggage cars, and. re turning, forced tho engineer to give up the management of his engine. One of tho robbers, who. It appears. Is an expert engineer, ran the engine, mall and express cars about a mile from the point whero the first stop wag made and forced tho express messenger tho oren his car. The robbers then blew open the safo with dynamite, securing, it Is said, a very large amount of booty. The- exact amount Is withheld by the Cotton Belt Railroad, and tho express people, but It Is known that a very large shipment -a as made to-night on this train. Stole the Engine. The robbers, after becurlng tho loot, cut oft tho engine from the mall and express tare, and, forcing Engineer Henderson to get oft. they took the engine. In chargo of the robber engineer, and went south at full speed. At 1:30 o'clock thl3 morning tho en gine had not been found. No passengers w ere molested. They were, howeier, very badly frightened and hid their valuables. Tho robbers wero evidently In possession of all facts concerning this particular shipment of money, together with a schedulo of the train, as their scheme was successful In every respect. Work of RaUroad Men. A auspicious character was seen to board the head end of the train leaving Texar kana. Railroad emplojes here seem to bo confident that tho robbery was committed by railroad men, from the manner In which they superintended the cutting off of the cars and the handling of the engine. The spot selected for the robbery was well adapted for this kind of work, and Is very wild and heavily Umbered. Tho con ductor and several passengers walked tack to Texarkana, a distance ot four miles. Tho Sheriff and posse have been summoned to go In pursuit of the robbers. At this hour the passenger train stands In two pieces, with tho engine's whereabouts unknown. So far as known, no one was In jured, There wero flvo men In the gang. I GENERAL DE WET ISSUES IRONICAL MANIFESTO. London, Sept. 4. "Do Wet has Is- s sued a proclamation," sajs a dis- s s patch to tho Daily Mall from Cape s s Town, "that he will shoot all British troops found In Orango River Colony after September 13." laaaaaaaaBf" ' "'' t''C 5 tsssBssssssjf aaaaaaaaaaaa&S&A t J ijC' tfh ", 'VVf?V'sjsssssBSSsfl '' AMERICA WILL NOT BROOK FIGHTING ON THE ISTHMUS. .United States Have Formally Notified Venezuela and Colombia That They Must Not Figure in Military Plans Which Might Men ace the Security of Transit Across Panama Threat ened Disturbance Is Deplored and an Appeal for Peace Is Made by tbe Secretary of State. -Br a. Republic FhotatniBatw I WILLIAM H. THOMPSON DRIVING FIRST STAKE OF THE LOTJISIANJI rURCHASE EXPOSITION ON THE FAIR SITE. GREAT CROWD SEES ' " FIRST STAKE DRIVEN. VEILED THREAT AT INTERVENTION EVOKES SOFT RESPONSES. MES. OHAItLES HENRY FLANAGAN, Who was Miss Julia Forsyth. At the request of her father, who is seriousty ill, she was married at his bedside. LEAVES GOVERNOR'S STAFF. Chicago Man Objects to Yates's Political Absociatious. RBFTJBL1C SPECIAL. Springfield, 111., Sept. 3. William D.Waih burn of Chicago has resigned bis place on Governor Yates's personal staff. The res ignation came to Adjutant General Reeco this morning and was promptly accepted. Ostensibly Colonel Washburn's law pi no tice will not permit his giving the oeceasiry attentlon to hlB military duties. Neverthe less It Is claimed that ho some dais ago announced to friends in Chicago that lie would nslgn because Governor Yates was too closely Identified with William Lorimer. . The resignation of Captain Ernest II. Etlres as chaplain of tho First Cavalry was also accepted. 4 LI HUNG CHANG IS 4 BECOMING VEKV FEEBLE. Pekln, Sept. S ti Hung Chang is Incoming more and more feeble, and 4 It is apparent to all his visitors that 4) It Is not probable that he will ever 4 be able to 'act as Chairman ot the Council of State. IXCIDENTS OF THE WEDDING. Another hurried society wedding. 4 Dangerous Illness o the bride's s father Is responsible. 4 Tho youthful bride, aged 13 years, had ono day to make ready. s Sho wears the gown In which she s mado hor debut three months ago. Her married brother nnd her sister-in-law, bride and bridegroom s of two weeks, lend assistance. The bride'.s father Is carrleJ down to the parlor and witnesses tho cere- mony. There wero unusual Incidents in the wed ding last night of Miss Julia Forsyth of Woodlawn and Charles Henry FJ-inagan of St. Louis. In deference to the wish of her father, William Forsyth, the bride hastened her marriage, which was expected to take place lato li the autumn, and Instead was wedded last night to Mr. Flanagan, to whom she has been engaged for several months. Two dajs only has the bride been allotted for preparation. She lias been ill for sev eral weeks, nnd was about to take a short trip for purposes of recuperation, when, a week ago, her father, William rorsyth, was seized with an attack of heart trouble. He has been subject to similar attacks, but .none have hitherto been so serious or so lasting. "Realizing his dangerous condition, he called the young people to his bedside on Monday, and taking each of their hands I In his, told them that nothing would give him so much relief and pleasure as to sco them man and wife. They determined to act In nccordanco with his desires, and plans were accordingly perfected for tho nuptials of last nlcht. bridal gowx was dress used at her dehut. The pretty parlor of the suburban resi dence was decked with bridal Cowers and trailing vines, as Mr. Forsith Insisted that everything should bo as conventional as posMble at such short notice. In the bay window, with a background of tall pilms and asparagus tendrlN, the vouthful brldo stood last night with Mr. Flanagan, and was married, the service being read by the Reverend Father Stcmpkir of the Klrkwood Parish. The bridesmaid was Miss Frances Flanagan, the bridegroom's sister, who hur riedly came home from the country on Monday night, and the best man. the bride's brother, Robert C. Forsyth. New and splendid wedding gowns and finery take much time for their construc tion, and so were quite out of the question in thlse cae, even If the bride had so de sired. So she chose to bo married In simple white Instead, arid came down tho stair case with her brother at the appointed hour C o'clock wearing the same mull and lace frock in which she made her debut three months ago at the large and elaborate garden party given by Mrs. Forsyth In early June, when all suburban society and many town people came out to greet tho debutante. It was one ot the most success ful debuts ever made by a St. Louis slri, f Washington, Sept S It Is ascertained that on August 21. during Secretary Hay's recent visit to Washington, a telegraphic message was sent to tho Ministers at Cara cas and Bogota, directing them to Inform the Foreign Secretaries of Venezuela and Colombia of the distress with which tho President had heard of the likelihood of a dlsturbtnco of the relations between those two Republics. Adverting to tho possibility of tho Influ ence of the United States being exerted to compose tho pending questions, tho minis ters wero directed to Eay that, while the relations of this Government with both na tions are equally mtlmato and friendly, and every opportunity Is taken to show the good will we bear them, an offer of tho Presi dent's kindly offices to arrange any difficul ties which may exist between Colombia and Venezuela would bo Ineffective without the acquiescence of both. Would Deplore War. Nevertheless, Inspired by the sentiments which aro common to all the Governments of tho American Republics, the United Slates would sincerely deplore a breach of tho amicable relations that at this time happily exist between the sister nations of the Western world, and would especlally rcgrct any action by either of them which might menace the security of transit across the isthmus or tho neutrality of Its terri tory and thereby constrain the Government of the United States to consider It3 respon sibilities and functions under oxistlng treaty engagements with Colombia. Vencznelnn IlenpoDsc. Tho text of Mr. Haj's telegram has not been made public It is understood that an acknowledgment of Its receipt has been made by tho Venezuelan Govcrnnunt, but its purport has not been made known, al though It 13 said to be friendly In tone, and. while charging invasion by Colombian forces en tho Venezuelan border and re ferring to the temporary suspension of diplomatic intercourse which has occurred, tho way appears to be open for explana tions. Venezuela has not declared war against Colombia. , Colomliirt Conciliatory. Colombia also, it Is said to-night, has made response to the note of Secretary Hay. While Its contents aro not obtainable, the statement Is made that It Is conciliatory In character and evpres3 an earnest wish that war with Venezuela may be avoided. Such a result, it is stated, would bo a cause of genuine regret to the pcoplo of Co lombia. Colombia, It Is stated, stands ready to acctpt the friendly Intervention ot the Uni ted States to avert war and reposes full con fidence In the latter country. Castro onc.w roR war. Caracas. Venezuela, Sept 3.-(Vla Haytlen Cable.) The Republlca. semiofficial . organ of tho Government, published to-day an in rpired article ending 33 follows: "The hour for notes has passed and the timo ror action has arrived. Diplomacy has laid before the world tho Just reasons which It has had and has for asking com pensation for the grievances it has suffered. It bas exhausted all the means at Its dis posal for settling the treater.Ing questions between nation nnd nation. We have wait ed long enough. Now is tho time for reprisals." Spontaneous Outburst of Enthusiasm Marks the Beginning of Phyak. cal Work in the Construction of the Louisiana Purchase Exposi tion Treasurer. Thompson Leads in the Ceremony Near the , Geographical Center of World's Fair Grounds and Each Director Present Lends a Hand. The Speeches, ' HISTORY COMMITTEE. AT WORK FOR A PERMANENT MUSEUM J lading Topics li May's Republic I THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT 531 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 0:26. For St. Lout and Vicinity Con tinued fair weather, nllli a alfcht Hit In temperature. For lUlisonrl Fair Wcilncadny and Thursday; cant to nonth wind. For Illinois Fair Wcdnmday and Thuradny; lleht eaaterly wind. Page. 1. Initial Step in Building World's Fair. Wedding Hastened by Father's Illness. America Will Not Rrook Fighting on the Isthmus. 2. Dowieltes to Use Second Raptlst Church Building. Sajs Odell Will Win In New York. Prince Chun Is Guest ot Kaiser. Forced Her Way to Son's liler. 3. Bailey on Roosevelt. The Railroads. Bears Ruled In Cotton Exchange. John Drew Shelves Carvel. i. Attendance at St. Louis Public Schools. To Issue Injunction Against Strikers. Council Rejects Fender Amendments. 5. German Methodists in Annual Confer ence. .Vaccination Made Compulsory. 6. Entries and Results at the Tracks. 7. Baseball Scores. Sporting News. 6. Editorial. Wallace's Senatorial Candidacy. Society Notts. 9. Sudden Death of F. B. Aglar. Will Test Koch's Theory. Fresh Air Mission Ends Active Season. Youths Arrested on Woman's Complaint. 10. Republic Want Advertisements. Record of Births, Marriages, Deaths. 11. Republic Want and Real Estate Adver tisements. 12. Groin and Produce Markets. Sales of Live Slock. 12. Financial News. River Telegrams. 11. Brokers Establish a Stock "Curb." - Cupid Active In a Restaurant. Methodists Meet at SL Joseph. but nobody dreamed then that the pretty white frock which won for Its wearer so many compliments that afternoon would, a few months later, wrvc as her wedding drc39. Mr. Flanagan Insisted that she wear a bridal veil, and to please him the nlry tulle was fastened to her bonny brown hair and draped about her slender form. Them was little ot festivity and much of solemnity In the ceremony. Mr. Forsjth rallied sufficiently vesterday afternoon to . .1 .i.A.i . . . ' become conscious, aim asum j oe carriea downstairs and propped up with pillows In a big armchair during the ceremony. He stood the excitement fairly well, congratu- J lated the bride and bridegroom, and wished them all happiness. Mr. uml Mrs. Wilson Forsyth, who were married two weeks ago In Nashville, Tenn., arrived a few dais ago at the rorsyth resi dence, on their honeymoon trip, and were present at the ceremony. Tho bride became engaged to Mr. Flan agan late last spring, though their ac quaintance dales from a much earlier pe riod. They had In mind a large and fash ionable fall v.vdding, but the fates decreed otherwise. Mr. Flanagan, who Is as well known In St. Louis society as the bride Is In the suburbs. Is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Flanagan of No. SU1 Pine street. Late last night the couple took their de parture for a snort bridal trip. They will I live for the present with. Jlr. and Mrs. For syth at Woodlawn. At high neon yesterday, In the presence of more than 2,009 persons who had come spontaneously to tho scene, the fiMt stake of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition was driven tinder a big white oak near the geo graphical center of the Fair site In Forest Park by the officers and directors of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company. The ceremony had been planned to be of the mo3t unostentatious character possible. No Invitation had been Issued either to the directors or to the public. In spite of this. almost every director In the city and a great concourso of St. Louisans attended, and the greatest enthusiasm prevailed. When tho start for the scene ot tho stake driving was made a dust-shrouded. Indis criminate, helter-skelter rush of wagons, surreys, buggies, barouches, traps, tally hos, horses, bicycles and footmen occurred that recalled the opening of a new reserva tion In ante-lottery days. Chairman Thompson of the Committee on Ground3 and Buildings drove home the stake of polished 01k with a big ax the complimentary offering of tho Simmons Hardware Company and then with a hatchet, similarly supplied, drove Into its top a silver nail, produced by Architect Taylor, inscribed "September 3. 190L Lou isiana Purchase Exposition, 1303." Each director present, led by President Francis, struck one blow on the head of the nail. President Francis mentioning aloud In Introduction the name of each director as he stepped forward. The nail was then extracted with a claw hammer, and the stake was pulled up by Mr. Thompson himself. Hammer, ar, hatchet, htako and nail were carefully pre served and a rough, ordinary oak stake was slipped Into the hole made by the first slake. CROWD MAKES AX EAGER Rl'Sn FOR RELICS. Scores of persons reached over the shoul der of Secretary Stevens to touch piously, as though It were a holy thing the first stake, which he held In his hand, and scores fell with pockctknlves upon the rough oak Btake that had replaced the first stake, to sllco off splinters and shavings as relics. "The occasion was a grand, spontaneous success, that augured well for the formal celebration that will signalize the breaking of ground and the commencement of con struction work on the Exposition buildings," said one of the directors later In the day. Eleven o'clock and the LIndell pavilion had been agreed on for the meeting of those who wished to participate In the ceremo nies. By 10:3) a. m. the LIndell pavilion was crowded, and each car brought accessions to the numbers, until at 11:15, when the start was made, fully 2.CCO persons filled the pa vilion and occupied vehicles In tho adjacent driveways, ready to take part In the rush for the scene. Some haziness existed as to the location of the first stake, and all stayed close to the pavilion, keeping a close watch on William H. Thompson, who was recognized as the projected central figure in tbe event. Among those present In tho pavilion were the following: Directors President Frncls. Treasurer Thomp son. Secretary Stevens. John Schroers. J. J. Werthelnier, C. P. Walbrldge. Geo. L. Edwards, John Sculltn, Charles II. lluttlr. Murray Carle- ton, Nathan frank Charles F. VVenneker. Jamea J F. Coyle, Alex. N. De ilenll. J. J. Schotten, c F. Blanke. II. W. Stelnbisi. J. C Van Blarcom. J. VV. McDonald. James Campbell. R. II. Etoct lon. Spectators II. P. Rucker of Chicago, Georg F. Parker, Mark Bennltt, Caplaln Perry Bartho low, C. M. Selph. K. H. Seiton. L. c. Irvine, Jesse McDonald. Frank R. Gerhart. John C. Wands. Captain Isaac M. Masqn, Senator Cliarles tthwelckardt. I'arkkceper W. S. Lunar, Gen eral Superintendent of I'arkg Fred TV. Pape. Major C J. Osborne. S. C Cabanne. Richard Waton. Henry Mott. Peter O. Gerhart, Census Supervisor Jerome Hlxgins. Louis Cohen, Phil If ..fim former Comptroller Isaac S. Sturgeon HOW TO REACH THE SPOT WHERE STAKE WAS DRIVaOr. The "first stake" Is located under a big white oak tree three-fourth: of a mile southwest of the Linden Hallway pavilion. To reach the s spot from the pavilion take the road that leads to the Moorish mualo stand; thence skirt the Peninsular Lake by the drive along Its southern side the East drive; cross Washing- ' ton bridge, the new structure at the western end of the lake, followlnr the road Washington drive that leads to Fnlrvlew Hill, on ot & the famous "lookout points"; at the first fork of tho road follow the left fork "Linden dr!ve"-for about HO feet. Tho stake Is 23) feet cross conn- sfc try due south In a grove of whits oaks This point Is tbe center of the Mr Exposition picture the architectural center of the Louisiana Purchase Ez- position. C. D. Gerhart and Surveyor ot the Port Charlaa II. Smith. "The stake will be driven about three fourths of a mile southwest of here," re marked Isaac S. Taylor, as ho clambered Into a vehicle with Treasurer Thompson. CAVALCADE STARTS FROM THE LnDCLL PAVILION. The entire cavalcade was off at the won!, pushing along through the dense dust, wh'of- ly regardless of scrapings and collisions, the vehicle carrying Chairman Thompson and Architect Tailor leading the way. Through tho dust suddenly appeared a large party of surveyors, who had wlrton. ly spent the morning In fixing the point for the stake an'd running lines from known bench marks. Richard H. Phillips, brother of Hiram Phillirs of the Board of Publto Improvements, headed the party. It com prised Curtis Hill and R. P. Garrett, Instru ment men; T. J. Drayer and James O'NelU. cbalnmen; E. T. Gillespie, rodman; C. Coch ran, S. B. Grover and 51. F. Bain, axmenj W. Foutz and Paul Phillips, flagmen. Mounted police with difficulty cleared a path along which the chalnmen ran the steel measuring tape over tho final stretch to the point where the stake waa to be placed. President Francis stepped to the center of the circle and, removing his hat, which act was followed by the entire assemblage, pre sented Chairman Thompson and announced that he would drive the stake. Mr. Thompson set the stoke at the desig nated point and. holding the az close to the blade, pounded the stake down with fre quent short blow. "Hit her a good soak, you grand old Ro. man." suygestod a voice, whose owner evi dently had visions of stake-driving for cir cus tcnta. Mr. Thompson looked up from his work quizzically, and the spectators lapsed Into alienee. EACH DIRECTOR HITS SILVER SAIL OXCE. Mr. Thompson next with a hatchet drove tho silver nail, produced by Isaac Taylor from a satin-lined Jewel case. Into the top Of tho stake, and each of the directors struck one blow on the nail with the hatchet. Then President Trancls called, on Chair man Isaac S. Taylor, and the latter spoke briefly. Cyrus P. Walbrldgc. as the representative of the Committee on Ceremonies, spoke next, as follows: "Jlr. President Those who have been In clined to complain of slow progress In the Exposition should remember that only four months ago yesterday the World's Fair-was still In embryo. In the hands of a volunteer committee of promoters; that since that time a great corporation has been formed, with a capital of 115,000,000: Its various de partments have been organized; a site has been selected amidst the keenest competi tion of numerous eligible sites; tbe general Coatlaoed om'Pma; Tir, 4 .A -tn' -!- '