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THE REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY,. SEPTEMBER 4, 1901.
PUPILS ENROLLED I TO ISSUE INJUNCTION AGAINST STRIKERS NUMBER 60,298, St Louis Schools Open Under Fa vorable Conditions With In creased Attendance. Circuit Judge Zaehritz Receives the Petition of Brick Manufacturers. HIGH SCHOOL'S GREAT GROWTH. ORDER WILL BE MADE TO-DAY Many Xew Teachers Engaged and ' Numerous Transfers Made Salaries Are Higher Than They Have Been. Members of the American Federa tion of Labor and the Clay 3Iiners' and Laborers' Union Are Made Defendants. . fe- The flm day's enrollment of pupils at the 8t. Louis schools was TO.SSS. This Is an Increase over 1900 of 2.512. or nearly 1.000 more than had been anticipated. The tncreasa was general at all of tho schools. Several show a decrease In en rollment, but that Is because they are In the. neighborhood of new schools Just put Into use. Superintendent of Schools Soldan visited US schoolrooms yesterday. His three as sistants remalced in the office. where they were buy all day issuing permits to pa rents who desired that their children be al lowed to attend somo other school than that in the district where they lived. The High School starts with an enroll ment of 1.CS4. which is 132 more than the en rollment on the first day of the 1SM term. This Is regarded as another argument in favor of tho establishment of High Schools In North and South St. Louis. It is con rtdered highly probable that the board will decide this winter to erect the high schools no long wanted in North St. Louis and South St. Louis. The day for the opening: of schools was all that could be desired. The sun shone brightly, but at the same time the day was cool Last year the epening day was very hot and many mothers kept their chil dren homo from school for moro than a .week on account of the heat, r Many new teachers are engaged this year and there has been an unusually large num ber of transfers. The teachers in many or the schools are strange to the pupils and tho pupils to them, but Superintendent Sol dan says this will be straightened out with in a few days, and hu dots not hesitate In lying he anticipates that this will be the most successful year in the history of St. Louis schools. , , The teachers return to their work Know ing that their salaries are to be higher than last year. This is regarded as another in centive lor cooa work. Tho new Marshall School had a good at tendance yesterday. The Compton School will not bo ready to open until next week. The Edward Wyman, another new school, will not open until the et.ond week in Oc tober. FIItST DAY'S SCHOOL ATTEDACC. The attendance yesterday compared with She opening day lat jear was: Names. Hlxh .... Adams ... HKb .... Arllnctrn AthUnd .. Baden .. . Mates .... Benton .. HUUr Blow 432 739 f07 4J4 ss; sn 1.167 S2S iioi) ZK 261 223 5 1.012 61t 632 1.211 1, 4)6 1ST 923 1.19 741 SS6 1.1)27 CM 43 SO 621 LOW G32 Bryan HIII.. caronaeici. Can- Carr Lane .. Carroll .. .. Charien .... Chouteau .. Clay CUlton Heights ., Clinton .. CtolumMl ... Compton ... Cot Bril- uante .... Crow Sea Fere .. ivoll .. .. DoiJIrr .. .. Poujclas .... Pozkr .. .. Kllot ElleanlvlHe FleM Franklin ... Fremont. .. Krofbel .... Ganlentllle. Garfield .... Grant Gratiot .... OravolR .... Hamilton .. Harrison ... Hodsen .. .. Humboldt .. Jnlne .. .. Jackson .... Jefferson ... 6H- 1.2V Hi ISVj. 1M1. Laclede l.J2 l.5 Lafajrlte .. K3 in Lincoln .... 1.153 1.M LongOllow 1.V07 1.1M Ioell RT5 t:: Lon is; SIT Madison .... 6.JI TS llarouclte. 4W US Marshall ... 1,474 1.I7S Monroe S&5 823 M-rarnec .. SO 871 Mount S: 5s1! J'lteant. S5 !10 Oak Hill .. 702 a OTallon ... $47 Ma I'eabO'ly .... 1.161 0.114 1'enn.K 3 1.012 Pesulosil .. 1,077 3.162 I'orn Itlddlck. .... ITS 31 Hock SVl 1 G"5 Sorlnsa ... 1.C07 1.975 Roe 2M ...... Eha-H frhepard .... 1.10? Ml Sherman ... 611 MI shields 322 2 Stoddard ... MI HI Walnut SS7 416 I'ark .. .. 6)6 K3 VTvhlng- 32 T ton 1.U41 1.B7S Wetter .... SW C!2 Eumiur 71 Itish 4t Sl Aldrllite S52 1,007 Attucka .... CM :u lianr.ckcr .. S2 54 Belt Aenue MS 1.173 Delany Kil 2 Desallnes . XjI A'J Irumaa .. .. 1S6 12 Garnett .... 3M 247 IVOUertUr 547 422 Simmons .. 1.1M1 1.379 Vaahon .... 1.03 7.M -Wneatlcy .- 1.1M 1.153 - 90) l.OJl Totala ....I 1.313 1.157 K3 00 273 261 Ml 21 :r. 76) ) 1 K3 l.rS 716 714 1M 1H 721 Iff) 1.223 1.U6 123 2 13 13 193 1 243 29 14 It 151 32) 195 lbC ;c tw 72 91 M 661 Z'A 4K 2 27 S)l 231 ..E7.7S5 6U.E.-8 EXPOSITION ART EXHIBIT. Masterpieces Will Be Loaned by St. Louis Owners. Tho art exhibit at the Exposition this ,fyear wUl be exclusively devoted to pictures "loaned by the owners. There will be at least COO pictures, and Mr. James Kelly, manager of the gallery.has 450 already hung-. The paJntlngn are, many of them, those which have never before been exhibited to 43. fit. Louis public, and all are from the .private galleries of residents of this city. There are many original productions from the brashes of Murillo, Van der Velde and -others, which, artists declare, they would travel a lone distance to sec. and wnich are very valuable, ll-uiy others from the brushes of younger artists aro said to bo worthy of mention. They will all be ex hibited tinder a new light effect. The water color pictures have been al lotted a special room in the eastern portion cf the building, and the light will bo re ceived from incandescent globes so arranged that they may be effectively viewed from any angle. Among those who have contributed large ly are: Messrs. Huntington Smith, A. It. JUchard, Charles Bates. D. Crawford. A. It. Sicken. Mrs. Brownell-Day and Mrs. Siay Corth, widow of llr. Winter, the artist. JEFFERSON BARRACKS PUNS. iBoth Cavalrj and Artillery May Be . Sent to St. Louis Post REPtmiJC 8PKCIA1 Washington, Sept. 3- Although the "War Department has not yet decided finally tho question of what troops will be stationed at Jefferson Barracks, it appears that tho garrison, for a time at least, will have the eight troops of cavalry and the 160 filed artillerymen covered in tbe department's or der of recent date. If the post is over crowded by this detail, the artillery prob ably will be ordered away, but this question (a as yet unsettled. The department has formally promulgated the order that the 160 artillerymen of the Twenty-eighth Field Artillery shall go to tho Barracks. It was duly entered on the permanent records of the artillery divi sion to-day. It may he rescinded hereaft r, but up to this time It appears probable that the post will consist of both cavalry 4tnd artillery, for a time at least. COOL WEATHER FOR ST. LOUIS. Bismarck, N. D., Was a Warm Spot Yesterday. The warmest place In the United States yesterday waa Bismarck, N. X., which ex perienced a maximum of 94 degrees, and 8anta Fe., N. M., with other points tn the Southwest, was among the coolest. Temperatures over the country were much upset. The northern lake district, which nad for weeks been the coolest part of the , United States, experienced temperature k much lusher than that of the Mississippi f Valley. Generally, the cool weather was , over the Rocky Mountains, and the heat .farthest from the lnfluenoe of these. In St, touts yesterday tho weather was dear, the barometer high, as throughout this section, and there was little humidity, ! and that steadily diminishing. The hourly ; temperatures were: 1 a. m.. 63; 2 a. m., 63; I S a. m., 63; 4 k. m., 63; 6 a. m., 65: 6 a. m., F7; 7 a. m. O; J a. m 73; S a. m.. 76: 10 ia. bu. JO; 11 a. m.. 80; 12 nu. 82; 1 p. m.,84; ! p. m M; z p. m., M; p. m.. 83; 5 p. m. ftp p. m, u; j p. m.. w; p. so, .. MRS. SUMMERS AS A LOCAL ATTRACTION. Will First Present Her Original Sketch at Columbia" Theater Minor Changes Suggested. Mrs. Clara Moselcy Summers of No. 42S3 Cook avenue will present the sketch the ha3 written at tho Columbia Theater as soon as sho is able to make a few changes deemed necessary by Manager Frank Tate of the Sixth street playhouse. Mrs. Summers rehearsed the sketch it tho theater jesterday morning in the pres ence of Manager Tate. Members of the theatrical profession now appearing nt the Columbia were present, among them Miss Marie "Walnwrisht. One of those present stated last night that Mrs. Summers's work was far above what had been expected, and Manager Tate lost no time in contracting with her for the production of the playette. it was deemed necessary by Manager Tate nnd several of the professionals whoso adtlce was sought to make some minor changes in the act, to w hlch Mrs. Summers readily agreed. Mrs. Summers, as stated In The Republic yesterday morning, explains that she is forced to adopt tho stage as a profession in order to give her two children educa tional advantages. She Is the widow of Doctor Osmond Summers, who killed hlm tolf in the presence of a skeleton In a medi cal college two years ago. He had been disappointed in his failure to secure an ap pointment as an army surgeon after eerving with disllnctloln In the volunteer sen ice. He left a poem shortly before his death which indicated high literary attainments and gave his reasons for committing sui cide. NATION'S LETTER CARRIERS. Convention Session Devoted to Re ceipt of Official Reports. Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 3. The first business meeting of the twelfth annual con vention of tho National Association of Let ter Carriers .was held to-day. There are K0 delegates in attendance. President John ?. Parsons announced the Committee on Resolutions as follows: Dele gates Watklns, Louisville; Bradley. Mil waukee; Handel, Boston: Miller, South Omaha, and Raedel. Canton, O. President Parsons then read his annual report. He reviewed in detail the manage ment of the affairs of the asfociation the past year and defended his administration against sharp criticisms that have been made. The reports of Secretary E. J. Cantwell ard Treasurer McDonald were read, show ing total receipts the past year of J27.413, and disbursements of 122.375. leaving a bal ance on hand September 1 of 13.033. TO THE GOLDEN GATE AWHEEL. Frank Beebe Will Pedal to San Francisco on a Wager. To prove that the distance from St Louis to San 'Francisco. Cal., can bo covered on a bicycle in forty-five days, and, incidentally, to win S10O wagered by a friend against the successful accomplishment of the feat, Frank Beebe, a machinist in the employ ot J. Ij. Dresner of Natural Bridge road, will begin the long and strenuous Journey next Sunday. The trip to San Francisco will not be the first that Beebe has undertaken, ho having ridden from Buffalo to St. Louis last autumn for a cash consideration and an acquaint ance with tbe great West. Beebe has planned to go from St. Louis to Kansas City, and after distributing plen ty of World's Pair literature In that city, will rldo to Denver. The next stage of the Journey will be from Denver to Ogden, and finally to the Golden Gate city. DENIED RECOGNITION. Gov. Dukes's Appointee Turned Down by Federal Official. REFUBUC SPKCIA1 South McAlcstcr, I. T.. Sept. 3. Ellis Thompson, recently appointed by Governor G. W. Dukes a member of the Choctaw Townslte Commission, presented his cre dentials to-day to Doctor Stcrret, the other member of the commission, and was denied recognition. Doctor Sterret stating that he had already recognized B. S. Smizer, who was a few days ago reappointed by the Secrotary of tho Interior. This Is probably the beginning of legal action by the Choctaw Governor to force upon tho commission his appointee, whom he claims to have the right to appoint un der the Atoka agreement. The tangle will not result In a postponement ot the big sale of lots In this city to-morrtw. STAB WOUNDS PROVE FATAL John O'Rourke Passes Away at the City Hospital. John O'Rourke died at the City Hospital last night from the effect of cuts sustained early yesterday morning in a quarrel on Miller street, near Third street. O'Rourke was cut on tbe neck and abdomen. O'Rourke lived at No. 1C7 South Second street. Emlle Dreher of No. 'lClt South Seventh street is also a patient at the City Hospital suffering from similar wounds. O'Routke and Dreher were on their way home from a Labor Day celebration when they met four men. A quarrel followed, in the course of which O'Rourke and Dreher were cut with knives. William Keller. No. lta South Seventh street: Steve Hurley, No. 1010 Rutgcr street, and- John Cuddy, No. 1006 South Sixth street, are hold at the foulard Street Station pending Investigation of the cutting. They say they know noth- Ulg UVUfc lb. A MODERN PIED PIPER IS GOING THROUGH AMENDMENTS TO FENDER BILL ARE REJECTED BY COUNCIL. House Pleasure Is1 Turned Down by Council Committee on Railroads Amendments Made by House of Delegates Are Considered a Reflection on the Capability of the Members of the Board of Public Improvements. WHY THE HOUSE'S AMEi.t)MENTS TO B0YCE FENDER BILL WERE REJECTED. Report submitted by City Councilman Boyce on the fender bill: "Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred Council bill No. 37, with amendments thereto adopted by the House of Delegates, beg leave to re port that they have considered tho same, and recommend that the Council do not concur In said amendments. "Were the matter of life and death not too serious to permit of levity, your committee could scarce refrain taking a humorous view- of tho excessive mod esty of the honorable body on the other side of the building, who would create a committee representing the Municipal Assembly to consist of seven members of the House of Delegates and threo members of the Council. "The amendments specify the two comlttees of the two houses, hut as tho RaUroad Committee of the House Is two and one-third times stronger numeri cally than the Council Committee, it is very clear that the latter would have no voice in the proceedings of this comm,u?sion. Yet, we are asked by the House to sanction such a proceeding. "Why, tho responsibility and duty of passing on the fenders should be taken away from tho Board of Public Improvements and transferred to tho Railroad Committee of the House' of Delegates Is not quite clear to your committee. "The amendment is, in tho Judgment of your committee, an uncalled for reflection en the Board of Public Improvements, and should be disposed of by this branch of the Assembly immediately and with decision. Tasslng on fender devices Is purely an executive duty, and certainly does not belong to the "How "a legislative body, charged with the solemn dutjr of guarding the In terests of the city and her citizens, can trifle with such ai important measure Is beyond your committee's comprehension. "Innocent people are being slaughtered and maimed almost daily through worthless fenders, but when an opportunity is presented to at least reduce the number of casualties, the Houso of Delegates smothets the bill for nearly a month and then passes it with amendments unworthy the conlsderation of a self-respecting body. of the City Council Vice President Boyce -e the Renub- invited Mr. Hoffmann, u" - - to.. to take the chair yesterday afTmoon. and subsequently, from the floor presented a report as acting chairman of the Committee on Railroads, denouncing tho action of the House of Delegates In tam pering with the Boyce fender bill by means of sinister amendments. Captain Boyce was Indignant and ho spoke with vehemence against the tactics prevailing in the House. "It is an outrage," he declared, "for the other branch of the Municipal Assembly to resort to hold-up methods toward a bill of such serious nature as this. The course, I must say, shows a lack of humanity In men who claim to have at heart the Interests of the public and the progressive policy of this ad ministration. "I am indignant at the operations of the House of Delegates. Children are being in jured frequently by street cars, adults are SHAREHOLDERS ARE EMPLOYES Tate Amusement Company Incor porates at $300,000. The Tato Amusement Company, capital ized at 5300,000, filed articles of incorpora tion with the Recorder of Deeds jesterday. Tho stock consists of S0.000 shares, valued at 110 each. The shareholders are: Henry Devlne, 23.SC0 shares; Louis J. Sharp, 10 shares; Clark S. Brown, 10 shares; Orley E, Haskln 10 shares, and Charles M. McQueen, 11 shares. All of the shareholders are employed at the Columbia Theater. Devlne, who onns the large number of shares Is the repre sentative of Kohl & MIddleton. The purpose of the corporation Is to ope rate the Columbia Theater. The lease on the theater Is to be taken from the Colum bia Theater Building Company and the two will bo operated separately hereafter. Issues to a certain extent will be pooled with houses in Cincinnati. Chicago, Indian apolis, Omaha, Kansas City New Orleans, Lo's Angeles and San Francisco. The houses will establish a uniform rate which they will pay actors appearing at them. The other theaters Interested are: The Haymarket, Olympic and Chicago Opera-house at Chicago, tho Columbia at Cin cinnati, tho Grand at Indianapolis and the Orpboum in Omaha, Kansas City, New Or leans, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tho homo oftlco of the theatrical combine Is at Chicago, and vill be In charge of Eduard Kohl, George Caste and Morgan Deck- It Is said to be the purpose of the company to get foreign actors and guarantee them u straight caxon of twelve necks In the Western cities, which they would not piny under other circumstances. Tho Co lumbia Theater in St. Louis is tho only St. Louis theater Included in the circuit. NEW CLUBR00MS OPENED. Latin-American Club Entertains Many Visitors. The Latin-American Club and Foreign Trade Association gave a reception to members and their friends from B t4r7 o'clock yesterday evening. The occasion was the celebration of the opening of the new clubrooms at No. 110 North Fourth street. Under the supervision of Manager Ar buckle, the club recently extended its quarters until now it occupies the whola floor of the big building ucross from the Planters. New furniture has been Installed and hardwood floors of mahogany and oak have been laid, making It one of tbe most attractive clubs In the city. Yesterday's reception was entirely In formal, but was attended by many mem bers, and several visitors from outalda of the city. 440044444444444444 . maimed, vehicles demolished; still, the Houso amends the fender bill in such a fashion as to defeat the bill's purpose and to delay its effectiveness. Now, I hope this report will bo adopted unanimously and that tho House will feel the public pulse with certain emphasis." The report Is couched In earnest language. It denounces the tactics of the House, and also seeks to elucidate tbe motives of the amendments. The report was adopted unan imously on motion of Mr. Meysenburg, sec onded by Mr. Markham. The following Councilmen voted for noncurrence to the amendments: Messrs. Boyce. Hoffmann. Meenburs. Markham, Schnell. Sheehan and Splegelhalter. The Council communication, stating mi' tho amendments had been rejected, was read in the Houso last night, but Speaker Cronin did not refer the bill or message to the committee on Railroads. The House seems to be in no Hurry for fender legis lation. RIOT AT A MERRY-GO-ROUND. Whites and Blacks Clash and Two Men Are Shot. Indianapolis, Ind.. Sept. 3.-Two hundred negroes and whltfs engaged In a riot In a merry-eo-round to-night. Henry Mills, white, living on Lawrence street, was fatally shot near the heart by Henry Miller, negro, and Wallace Pickett of No. 143 Marttndale avenue was shot In the back of the head. He may recover, though the bullet has not yet been ex tracted. . , , The trouble started In the crowd around the merry-go-round when John Noel, man ager, attempted to put negro children off. POSfoFFICE CLERKS. National Association Will Work for Eight-Hour Law. Milwaukee, Wis, Sept. 3. The National United Post Office Clerks' Association met in annual convention here to-day. The Com mittee on Resolutions, which President Ag ncw appointed to-day, will formulate the demands of the post office clerks in their contention for an eight-hour law. John B. Lcnnon. Bloomington. 111., treas urer of the American Federation of Labor, addressed the convention to-day. urging the association to Join, the federation. NEW CUSTOMS COLLECTOR. Bank Clerk Will Succeed Hoey at Nogales, Ariz. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, Sept. 3. President McKInley has appointed Frank L. Doan to be Collec tor of Customs at Nogales, Ariz., to suc ceed Mr. Hoey, who was arrested on the charge of aiding In the smuggling of China men across the border. Mr. Doan 1b a son of former Representa tive Doan of Ohio and has for several years been connected with a Washington bank. BANKER SENT TO PRISON. James M. Key, Confessing to For gery, Is Sentenced. Huntington, Ind., Sept. 3. James M. Key, president of the Commercial Bank of An drews, who pleaded guilty Monday'' to a number of forgeries, was to-day sentenced by Judge Branyan to from two to fourteen years in the State Penitentiary at Michigan City.. Ilo Is wanted to give testimony in a num ber of other casett now pending and will not be taken to tbt 6tat institution for a watk ot nor. . r. . THE COUNTRY. CITY COLLECTS $1,200,000 IN A DAY; Vast Sum Is Turned Into the Treasury by the Tsixpayers Clerks All Busy. More than a million dollars. In cash and checks, was paid to Collector of the Reve nuo Hammer yesterday. The collections for the day aggregated about $l,a,C00, breaking all previous records for one day by an amount between 300.000 and J309.O0O. The rush to pay taxes began as early as 730 o'clock yesterday morning. When the office doors were opened a large crowd was waiting in tbe corridor. The first check to bo passed over the counter was for 1113. &3.20. It was tendered by the Mercantile Trust Company. The Mississippi Valley Trust Company offered the largest check (JH3.S23.70 in payment of taxes. The small est collection was 13 cents. A rebate of S per cent on city taxes is granted to all taxpayers who pay their bills before October 1. This rebate is figured from the data of payment to December oL In order to obtain the benefit taxpayers must liquidate their obligations between to-day and October L As the rebate is com puted from tho date of payment, every aay represents some benefit. Mr. Hammer and thirty-two clerks were kept busy until lato In the evening receiv ing money and checks, and balancing the .. i i.,h mith liper. was spread out on a tobie in thcompartment near the cashier's wmaow. uu me usou not obliged to leave tho office for Ian: I list of the largest collections foi-ow: AJIf!;,fii Tm,t gSSanr. 1H9.MJLS): Mli- ."vi?"'.V" i.:. runim ii4S.cs.il: connec- U?ut MuS3l life Inrarane 'Company, real ..late fi CgX" & Bra. Real Estate Cjmpanjr ia: i C: ContlnSul ?? .P?,n,V lYarfinn Patrick.. Tretee. iMVl'VVM.teTS.rni.Bny. v.. iftsra-WiJnwilsht iiS-mm i?w'.u jr"r-r-w tc to i.ac T-t,. fnnmrinv. C7. : or. iui? --- Corarwni-. 11S.K5.M. and State National Ban. PAYMENT OF HEAVY TAX BILL. Mercantile Trust Company En riches the City by $122,499. Taxes to the amount of H22.4M were paid yesterday by the Mercantile Trust Company on the property' under Its control, advantage being taken of the first day of payment to secure the discount in taxation. Property In every section of the city was represented in the payment. The payment is ono of tho largest made In this city, and represents many clients of the company. Included In the payment was the property of tho company itself, in cluding the Emlllo building and othr busi ness sites. Work on the new building of tho Mer cantile Trust Company at Eighth and Lo cust streets is progressing rapidly. The lower sections of tho steel framework have been placed in position. Exterior nails of the structure have been raised to a height of several feet. Work has been progressing rapidly on tho ruins at the foot of Blddle street, where the St. Louis Elevator formerly stood, which was destroyed by fire Easter Sunday. The worklngmen cannot clear away all the debris on the northern end ot the structure on account of the Intense heat, the fire still burning inside the ruins. Beds of coals have been unearthed in sev eral portions of the ruins, and recourse has been had to lire hose on more than ono oc casion to prevent the flames from spreading. In the northern section, where the heat is still Intense, a solid mass of wheat, burned to a cinder, and of timber reduced to char coal has been smoldering under a thick coating of ashes, making a bed of red-hot coals forty feet long and several feet deep. As a result, workmen are confining them selves to the eastern portion of the struc ture, where the fire has burned out. It is Intended to clear the site thoroughly and erect another elevator on the site. Westerners In Xevr York. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York, Sept. 3. Among the arrivals at the hotels here to-day were the following Westerners: St. Lotls-Mrs. J. C. Robert. J. N Boflnwr. Mrn. M, C. Sluynt, Mea A. S. Beach. Fifth AMPUe; il L. Smith. M1m 11. smith, Mis K. B. timtih. P. A. O'Nell ami Mr. O'Xell. Wal dorf: I KO'hler and lira Koehlcr, Mrs. 11. Urnbtre. M. Shoenberj. Mollant; H. II. Wa131ke. j v. 1-amUert. O. 3. Johlutorr. W. c". Sle'cers. B. Wrner, imperial; F. B. Eiseman. U. Kit-man and 31R. Elaeroan, J Hlrsh, Manhattan: Mrs. Men ell, A M. lleberd. Mrs. L. 11. Ooce. Mur ray Hill; II. D. Brandt and Mri. Brandt, O. O. lUch. Marlboro: C. G. Waliieck. Allan it. J. Lar tcn. C. I. Krarahaw and Mrs. Ktumhaw, J. E. KIck and Mrs. Kin?. Grand Union; J. I'. Bray. bturtennt: F. Louia, Metropolian: J. C Kob irron. Nortnandle; B. C. Hall, IleraM Square; C. II. Saroion. Netherlands the lltervnl E. J. bhea. Broadway Central: K. M. siwltzer, Co.-rai-Xct!tan; W. 11. Luttmer, Albemarle; K, II. Al tfcaun. Union Square; O. F. Willis, Cadillac. K&iinas CR) Mies MucDonaM. Mrs. F. Mac Donald, Murray Mill; L Smith. Grand; A. It. Merer and Mrs Meyer. Manhattan. Snrlrurneld. in. . a Vrtdenburtr. Broadway Central. Appointed by tbe President. Washington;, Sept- J. The President to day made tho following appointments: treasury Wm, A. O'Malley, Third Lieutenant, revenue cutter service. War Lieutenant Colonel Dal4 I'. Heap end First Lieutenant Robert B. Johnston. Engineer Corp., to bo members of the. Calirornla Debris Commission- Navy Joseph Footer, Toy Director, rank of Captain; Rtah Fraier, Pay Inspector, rank of con-o.ander; Edmund W. Bonnafon, Paymaster, rank of nontenant; John O. Barber, Assistant Payn sster, rank of Ensign. . Interior Francis M Elaey of Muskneet. Ok., to be chairman ot referees to assess ana appralsj demscea for right-of-way of the Fort Samn and -Wasttm Bath-oard. tbroBSh Is Choctaw nation. Indian Territory. CITY MUST PAY FOB NEW VIADUCT. City Counselor Says Bailroad Com pany Should Xot Bear Any of the Expense. The City Council yesterday received a communication from the Board of Public improvements stating that City Counselor Schnurmacher had rendered an oplni:n to the effect that the city cannot compel the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Com pany to pay $15,0GQ as part of the expense for constructing the new Chouteau avenue viaduct over the Frisco tracks. Mr. Schnurmacher, the communication says.assert3 that the railroad paid for build ing the viaduct fifteen years ago. Tbe rew structure being described as a. reconstruc tion relieves the company of any financial obligations under its charter, which requires an expenditure of J15.0CO for every new via duct. The new viaduct will cost $2S,00O. The following House bills were passed by the City Council: Styling city commons block No. 53 "Carnegie Place": appropriat ing 111.123.13 for damages incurred In the opening of Keokuk street from Marino avenue to Grand avenue. SS42 for the widen ing of Baden avenue, S86 for opening alley in city block 3618. and H.CS4 for opening al ley in city block 1518. Mr. Splegelhalter introduced a bill to ap propriate 13.56 for excess per centum for ,the reconstruction of Eleventh street from iFranklln avenue to Blddle street. The following new bills were Introduced In the House of Delegates: To appropri ate H.13S.W for damages Incurred in the opening of St. Louis avenue. $430.35 for al ley opening In city block 4925. H05 for alley opening in city block 3644, 175 for alley wid ening in city blocK 18S6. and 35 for alley opening in city block 369. WILL DAMAGE SCHLEY'S CASE. Rear Admiral Evans's Testimony Regarding Coal Supply. REr-UDUC SPECIAL. Washington, Sept. S. Bear Admiral Rob ley D. Evans; who commanded the battle ship Iowa during the war with Spain, and Lieutenant Victor Blue, who located the positions of the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, were examined by Judge Advocate General Lemly to-day with respect to the evidence they will submit before tbe Court of Inquiry. Lieutenant Harlow, the executive of the Vixen, was examined by Captain Lemly last week tn regard to the notes he took while the battle was In progress, and the reasons which Induced him to make the changes. It is understood that during the talk Captain Lemly had with Rear Admiral Evans to-day reference was mads to these notes. There Is no doubt as to the character of evidence which will be submitted by Rear Admiral Evans. His testimony will be par ticularly damaging to Rear Admiral Schley when the coal supply of the squadron Is In discussion. He will say that there was no lack of coal on board the Iowa, and that ho could almost have steamed to Europe with the fuel in her bunkers. Ills testimony regarding the extreme r?nge at which the Schley bombardment of Santiago occurred, distance from that point to which the squadron retired at nlaht be fore Rear Admiral Sampson's arrival. It Is said, will strengtlien tbe antl-Schley case. Rear Admiral Schley's counsel are well In formed as to the character of tbe evidence Rear Admiral Evans will give and they are preparing to meet it. It was said at the Navy Department to day on the authority of an intimate friend of Rear Admiral Sampson, who has seen that officer recently, that he Is determined to appear before the Court of Inquiry; that he is now resting with a view to building up his strength before the court meets and that he will appear and give his testimony even though it may result in breaking down bis health. SAMPSON STILL VERY WEAK. Rear Admiral Belknap Talks of the Commander's Illness. f REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Boston, Sept. 3. Rear Admiral George E. Belknap, retired, who has Just returned from Lake Sunapee, where Admiral Samp son Is, says: "I do not consider Admiral Sampson a well man. He has Improved, but he is still weak. No man can suffer bodily weakness for nny length of time and retain all his mental energy. It is out of tbe question. Admiral Sampson is affected by his illness Jut as others would be. He does not talk a great deal, for the reason, it appears to me, that it tires him." "Do cu think Admiral Sampson is well enough mentally to attend the Court of In quiry and testify as a witness?" "I could hardly say that," replied Ad miral Belknap. "He might or mlgnt not be able." MISSION WORK IN LUZON. American Board Has Not Decided Upon a Campaign. Boston, Sept. 3. The officials of the American Beard of Foreign Missions have found it necessary to issue a denial of tbe current reports, that the board has decided to undertake missionary work In the Phil ippine Islands. The only basis for such reports Is said to be that a tentative proposition has been made by representatives of union work in the Philippines and by some of tbe differ ent missionary organisations in this, coun try that the American board should Initiate work in tbe Philippines, but no decision, has been reached and no one has been lnrlted or delegated to investigate mod report; Circuit Judge Zaehritz yesterday received a petition from the Hydraulic Press Brick Company and tbe Evens & Howard I'ire Brick Company asking for an order to re strain the American Federation of Labor and others from interfering with the em ployes of tho companies or congregating ct loitering about the premises. Judge Zaehritz took tho matter under ad visement. Last night he declared that ho would issue a temporary Injunction thU morning, setting a time for a hearing on the case, when tbe application for a permanent injunction will be heard. The suit was brought in consequence of trouble alleged to have resulted from a strike of the clay miners employed by the companies at their works at King's highway and tho Frisco tracks la.t June. The defendants are tho American Federa tion of Labor, Clay Miners and Laborers' Union No. 83B, H. Helbing. president o tho Clay Miners and Laborers' Union, and John Williams, its secretary, and II. Hel bing and John Williams individually; Klrur James, Wesley James, T. Roane Gelrge Williams. Clay McKenzey. John Gheldom. George Berri. Louis VUconti. Martin Co lumbo, Herman Gilker. J. Frank, LouH Denll, Henri- Dory. Anson Gray. John En ter, John Bassy, Zach Uiden, Charles Car rawaldy, P. Reedy. Theodore Elchebergcr, J. Kelly. William Ennis and Ancey Gray. It is charged that the plaintiffs' employes have been assaulted. About August 23. It is averred, the defendants assembled In great numbers in the vicinity of plaintiffs" mines for the purpose of intercepting tho men as they returned from work, and that the police had to be asked for protection. The Court is asked to restrain the de fendants, their associate:! and confederates. Including aU the officer', agents and mem bers of the American Federation of Labor, from Interfering with tho employes of tho plaintiffs or from threatening, intimldattmr or Interfering with any person who may desire to enter the plaintiffs' service, or to try to Induce any to quit work, and from congregating or loitering about the premises of the plaintiffs, or to Interfere with tho premises or business of the plaintiffs. The suit was assigned to Judse Ryan's court, which I." not In session, and it was sent to Judge Zaehritz for a temporary or der. CHARGES AGAINST SHAFFER. Committee Investigating Will Be port in Buffalo on Thursda7. t REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Buffalo, N. T Sept 3. At a continued conference this evening the remaining mem bers of the quorum of the Executive Coun cil of the American. Federation of Labor decided not to take further action concern ing the Investigation of President Shaffer's strike order until word was received from. President Samuel Gompers and from Presi dent Mulholland of the Association of Al lied Metal Workers. uompers started for New Tork this morn ing and Mulholland purchased a ticket for Chicago. Tho conferees last night, besides Gompers and Mulholland. were Harry C. Miller of Homestead. W. R. Bulger and W. B. Lawton of Pittsburg and J. H. Campbell and Thomas Houletto of New Brighton. P.t- These men, outside of Gompers, are cred ited with being unfrienCly to Shaffer and his edict on tho strike. They do not deny It. They are executive officers of the Al lied Metal Workers, and It was formed In St. Louis subsequent to the declaration of the strike by Shaffer against the United States Steel Corporation, with Mulholland as president. The charges against Shaffer, made by a former vice president of the Amalgamated Steel Workers were to the effect that Shaffer had Induced the men to go an strike by mis representing the position of the employes. While the committee apsolnted to report on the charges has no especial right to in vestigate Shaffer's conduct, it is. neverthe less, expected to report tbe facts, and upon them will be decided whether the support of the American Federation ot Labor should be withdrawn from the steel strikers. It Is understood that President John Mitchell of the Miners' Union Is chairman of the investigating committee, which is ex pected to report In Buffalo on Thursday, when the leaders are expected to meet at the Vendome HoteL ROBBER'S VICTIM IS MISSING. August Larsen Does Hot Appear to Prosecute Prisoner. Jostle of tho Peace J. Will Barron of Webster Groves and Sheriff Hcncken ot Clayton are exceedingly anxious Just now to locate August Larsen, who claims ho was held up. robbed and beaten in Brentwood on the night of July 21 by William Boyd, a negro. Larsen was unconscious after the assault and had to be assisted to the home of Michael Murphy In Webster Groves, where) he boarded. The next morning, however, he was able to go to Justice Barron's ofllcs and awear to n warrant against Boyd, charging highway robbery. He disappeared Immediately afterwards and has not been seen since. Larsen's disappearance was not noticed until a week later, when Boyd was taken before Justice Barron for a preliminary hearing. Then it was reported that he was at the City Hospital in St. Louis and was too 1U to appear. Boyd's trial was accord ingly continued until September li There ha-e been almost daily reports in Clayton and Webster since August 23 that Larsen had died at the hospital, but on Inquiry It was found that be had never entered that Institution, yesterday there was again a persistent report that Larsen had died of the injuries he received and the authorities started to Investigate. St. Louis hospitals were communicated with, but Larsen's name did not appear on any ot the records. Murphy, the landlord, says he did not tell him where he was going. As a result of this condition of affairs Boyd may go free, as It Is said that ha could not be convicted of the charge unless the prosecuting witness appeared against him. FRANCO-TURKISH MUDDLE. Nothing Has Been Done Looking to a Settlement. Constantinople, Sept. 1 Munlr Bey, Turkish Ambassador to France, wired the Porte on Saturday that ha had strons hopes that a settlement of the Franco Turkish difficulty would be reached, which would preserve the dignity of both Gov ernments. M. Delcasse. French Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the contrary, wired M. Bapst. Councilor of the French Embassy, categorical instructions to take no steps to show that the relations between the two countries were modified. Handar-ehBol Convention. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Nashville, III.. Sept. J. The Washington County 8undny-schooI Assjclatlon convened In the Methodist Episcopal Church at Ash ley to-day for the twenty-ninth annual session of the association. The programme to-day was both Interesting and instructive, and the meeting was attended by a largo number of delegates and reverends. Stats Worker A. T. Arnold wss also present. R. G. Ardrey of Oakdale presided, and Miss Lottie Edgar of Beaucup acted In the ca pacity of secretary. To-morrow will mark the close of the meeting. BLOOMINGTON. ILL. The annual re union of the McLean Countv Veterans' ' "Union was held yesterday at Lexington. Old soidiern irom an parts oi lemrai uiinoia attended. The principal address was deliv ered bv John A. Sterling of Bloominston. Other speakers were George Riddle. Leroy: Captain Henry Augustine, Normal; E. C miiiman; vnenoa; uui .uenciroruiy, auj- Ssri. 'rtrt-x.., &?& t&.?-Zl j-V-y'VViC'l-. sP-ts ." MlMSsM'."fTniiiin''i' i in Z&&U C-.vitct ffTfjv ,..;-. . ,- . .jsSS&i h.Hihii4&.ls-ir- Till 1. ' - " ' 1 .. . ' " - vfrVr'-y. -j.-iljiia .?