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"WOIRILiID'S 1903 PAIR. T - NINETY-FOURTH YEAR. ST. LOUIS. MO.. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY II. 1802. ; PKICEHffRa.KSsk... GALLED ON POLICE FOR PROTECTION. NEW DUAL ALLIANCE MEETS OPPOSITION. GERMAN ADMIRAL RETURNS VISIT. tf i t A Opponents of Ziogonhein Escorted Home by Officers After Po litical Meeting. Ilenry Norman in House of Com mons Sins It Is a Tin eat Against Russia. Naval, Military and City Authoii- ties Keceive Coiiiinaiiiler of the llohenzollein. EX-MAYOR WAS TURNED DOWN. RESTRICTS BRITISH POLICY. SALUTES FIRED BY BATTERIES. I Nl f At $&'X?Si -?- ..- ' ?" ' 4 ieSL' i--.-v v maRmEmMk 1 i- '-i fct?!HSk i - i'.j'iSB ' ' h ft Faction Forced Entrance TIall Botl. Sides Elected Officers :it Separate Meetings. to Follremrn were called In to restore erder nt .1 meeting of the Ninth Ward Repub lican Ivaci.o riiih lat night, when former Major Henrv- Zlcgenheln and his follower's, tinder the leadership nf John T N'olde. were defeated In their fight for control. The annual meeting for the election of officers brok up In a row Two meetings xvere held In different rooms of Concordia Turner Hall, anj Zlegrnhein v-as repudi ated at both. Two rets of officers" were elected And finally the pnllv were called ujwin to pro fane order and to report to their homes members of the faction which hod former ly been for Zlecrenhein For months there hn- been disaffection In the club The majorltj of the memhers were open In their hostility to Ziegcnhein und suspended his son, Fred Zlegenheln, on the alligation that he was $5 in arrears lor tickets to a bene.'lt plaj "VVnrzlinrper hnreI In Downfall. Julius Wurzburgcr. aito a me'nbr of the club, and a resident of the ward, shared in the downfall of Ins Idol "Uncle Henry." The supporters of Zlegeuheln became fewer and fewr. until thej felt that the annual election last night must be a death strug gle In extremities they, too, began to scant their fat or to the farmer boss. A large number of the club were In ar rears Others .fro disqualified for failure to attend meetings, interest among the workers of the ward having waned. With the call for last night's meeting Secretary George Lelber sent new member Fhlp tickets to those in good standing. The meeting was called for Concordia Tur ner Hall. The antl-Zlegenhelnlsts assem bled early under the leadership of Doctor O. L. Fischer and Otto Hartlg. Xo sooner than the members had begun to assemble. Ed ward Bauman and Treasurer Charles nickel appeared without membership tickets and demanded admittance Tremble IIckIus to Irrew. Seeing that Sergeant-nt-Armi Al Bramcr would be unable to cope with the hostile, otto Hartig was appointed his assistant. Trouble was brewing. Zlegcnhcln's follow ers, though cooling rapidly In their allo wance to the lunar bos, demarded admit tance, and were refused. By S o'clock there stood at the barred loor John M. Gocbcl. George Meislnger, Henry Falkinhainer. H. Ellermann, Otto Hammermeister. Louis Hunt, J. H. Stel kenberg. Charles Wehking, Jr., Fred C. Halin. Charles BIckel. Edward Bauroan, Peter lDtirc)gel and several oftitjrS?" Oao Hartlg and Al Braraer barred their in gress. An entrance Forced. At that moment Herman Stamm. known as the General Jackson of the Nlntn "Ward, Rnd formerly a stanch supporter of Zleg enheln and member of the Congressional Committee, entered with n membership card. This precipitated the fight The forces out side broke through tho opposition and forced an entrance Seeing inat their opponents had won a way into the meeting, the members of the nntl-ZIegenhein faction made the best of the situation by proceeding with the meeting. In the absi nee of President John Vogel. the lco president. Doctor O. L. Fischer, took the chair. Immediately an uproar arose when Her mann Stamm moved that those whom the antl-ZIegenhcin faction had attempted to b-ir, be admitted to bona-flda membership and rlaced In good standing. Doctor F. W Wessler. for the antl-Zieg-enluln element, arose to tho occasion by molng an adjournment. A conflict fol lowed, in which tho Ziegenheln crowd claimed to have bvn counted out. There were loud cries. "Wrong count!" But the antl-Zlegenhein crowd prevailed bj an al leged -vote of 41 to 2d. Mnrt a Seetinil Meeting?. The lukewarm ZUgenheln followers then bolted. The) ensconced themselves behind barred doors In an adjoining room, and elected the following olllcers: president, John T Xolde, lce president, Louis Hunt; wcretary. Fred Hahn brother of Recorder of Deeds 'William Hahn. treasurer, entries Ilickel, sergeant-at-arms. Peter Hufnagel. After the bolt the original Antl-Zleren-heins re-elected their fnrmir officer:?, and decided to reorganize under the name of tho Citizens' ltepublican Club of the Ninth Ward. The olllcrs are President. John Vogel. -Woe president. O L. Fischer: secretarj. George Lleber; treas. urer. Charles BIckel. sergeant-ut-arms, Al Hramer Otto Hammermeister of the lukewarm ziegennein tactloi. then asked Sergeant Dottrldge to allow him a policeman as es cort home. Others of his crowd did the ha me. Edward Bairman and Hermann Stamm of ma juncwaiji. .leKemiein crowa tnen an nounccd that Zlegcnheln would no loner ukuic in -imn vv aru pontics. JTis h SENATE COMMITTEE 'i N FAVORS WORLD'S FAIR BILL. I'rospocls for the ? 100,000 Mi-nsnrc In the Kentucky Lcsiitlature Are Bright. JlKrUBLIC STECIAL. Frankfort, Kj., Feb. 13 The Senate Committee on Appropriations this after noon decided to report favorably the Cox World's Fair bill. Tho bill appropriates J100.000 for a Kentucky building and ex hibits. It provides for a Board of Con trol, to consist of three Democrats and two Republicans, to be appointed by tho Gov ernor. The members arc to receive IS a day each while In actual service, but the amount is not to exceed $1,000 a jear each. There Is to be a women's committee of three members, who shall receive $3 a day each, but no one woman shall receive moro than $1,000 for entire services, from the be ginning to the end of her office. The chances are in favor of the passage of the bill. COMPANY C'S MILITARY DANCE. Officers From Barracks and Bat tery A Will Attend. Company C, Tlrst Regiment, N. G. if. will give Us first annual military dance this evening in the hall at No. 3944 Olive street. Captain F. R. Larrimore and his men expect a large attendance. Neat invitations to the dance are in cir culation among friends of the militiamen. Officers from aftVrsnn 'Rfirraptr nY Tint- TJ 4XU t-v present v uniform. i Zd'-ii&&-. Government Representatives Make Lengthy Explanations and As sert That Treaty Will Tend to Pieserve Peace. London. Feb 11 The Pnrllamertarv Sec retary of Foreign Affairs. Ixird Cranborne. repljlng in tho House of Commons to-day to Henrv Norman (Liberal), who asked whether the Anglo-Japanese treaty of alli ance was communicated to the rnited States fiovernment before its text was pub lished, and If so. whether the Government of tho United States expressed am opinion thereon, said the substance of tho agrie ment was communicated to the 1 mf l States Government before publication Til" Fulted States did not express any opinion on the subject Lord Cranborne added the informa tion that Manchuria was no more excluded from the (-cop of the agreement than an other province of the Chinese Empire. The substanco of the agreement. Lord Cranborne Mid, was also communicated to German. Mr. Norman said he objected to tho Anglo-Japanese treaty on the ground that It was an antl-Iussian threat and tint it tied Great Britain to tho wheels of Jap anese policy in such a way that she might be forced to go to war against her own interests Lord Cranborne explained that the con tracting parties were only bound to under take mutual defense of their Interei-ts when the danger was due to the aggression of others, and the Power called upon to help tho other must judge whether the conditions of the treaty have been observed lutcrclniiiKC- of .iiph SiicKcstod. The Liberal leader. Sir Henrj Campbell Banuerman. thought that the identical In terests of Great Britain, the United States and Japan could have be-en sullrier'lj se cured by an interchange of not s Instead of by an explicit undertaking of this kind. Th Government leader. A J Balfour, said there seemed to be an Impression that something hostile to peace was tehlnl tho agreement. That was not so. The treaty was not based on secret information of Im pending d uigers. but on the bro.nl facts of British interests. The treaty made strongly for reace, because even the most adventur ous nation would shrink from attacking Japan with the knowledge tint Great Brtt nln would al-o have to be encountered The treatj was not unfriendly to other nations. It would, Mr. Balfour hoped, havo a so bering effect on the continental schools of thought which imperiled the world's peace. An interchange of notes would have re sulted in ambiguity. The Fon,7i Scretary. Lord Lanfalowne. in tho House of Lords to-day made a some what similar reply on the subject of the new dual alliance, to the one made In tho House of Cojnmons by Lord Cranborne. Lord Lansdowne added that nothing of the other agreement did violence to the accept ed policy of the other Powers. So far as the treaty concerned the in tegrity of China, Manchuria must be taken as forming part of the Chinese Empire. The object of the alliance was threefold the maintenance of tho status quo, the pollcy of the open door and the maintenance of peace In the Far Eust. RUSSIA HAS NO OBJECTIONS. British-Japanese Agreement in Harmony With Its Purposes. Washington, Feb 13 It was stated at tho Russian Embassy that the puruofes set forth In British-Japanese agreement as to tho preservation of the Integritj of the Chinese Empire are In harmony with those of the Busslan Government, which has con sistently contended for that principle. LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. Tim srx nisns this morning at 6 31 AND Si;TS THIS EVENING AT .", 13 THE MOON SETS TO-MORROW MORN ING AT 12 31 i:Timn iMiicvrio. Tor (. I, mils niHl Vlrlnlt tlnsfttlnl with prlinlil snoer flurrlrx; vvnrmer. I'or .Missouri anil IIIIiiiiIk bnovv. For Arknnniik Snuvv or rnln nnil cnldrr Frltlaj ; fair siltnrdny. Tor Wrstern Texim Fair, colder Friday; fair Sntunlnj. Page. 1. Million and a Quarter Needed for Gov ernment Eihlblt. New Dual Alliance Meets Opposition. Cotton Stored New High Record. 2. Special Jury to Try Bribery Case. Kerens and Akins Both Have Enemies. Firemen's Relief Fund. 3. British Dragnet Drawn About Boers. Holland Submarine Boat at the Fair. Doctor Ravold May Not Have Suc cessor. Penny-Postage BUI Vigorously Pressed. 4. American Horses Equal to English. Current Deposits to Draw Interest. 6. East Side News Yates Factions Greatly Worried. World s Fair Party Will Go East. 6. Editorial. Social Happenings. 7. Congressional News Buslnens Men Give Aid to Poatm istcr. Holds Law Applies to Transit Company. Prof. Waterhouse's Funeral. 8. Republic "Want" Advertisements. Birth, Marriage and Death Records. Real Estate. Transfers. New Corporations. 9. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad- v ertlsemen'ts. Railway Nejws From All Points. 10. Grains Close Higher in St, Louis. Wheat Leads in Chicago. Trust Company Stocks Under Heavy Pressure. 11. Stock Traders Try to Make Sure. Wall Street Gossip. River Brevities. Weather Bulletin. 12. Chamberlain Pleads for British Empire. England's Turn to Speak Next Servant May Be Held for Woman'! Death. Trade In Rope Is Active. Cattle Shipping Regulations, destitution, in Xuwy County. fl,-wJ,2tW,,t?h'w:;) ' - JL." spv yAv w irffc. i Aij I fj From Leslie t Weekly nepro-luccd bj rennlsalcn PRINCE HENRY AND GENERAL YONG. rhls rare picture was taken last summer in China when the Prince was the guest ot ine distinguished Chinese statesman. Viceroy of Amoj-. LETTER FROM PRINCE This Humor Says That Ilenry Admits Errors at Manila and Expresses Kindest Personal Regards for America. HEri'ISMC TEnAU Washington. Feb 11 It Is said that a lengthy letter has been forwarded to Ad miral Gcorgo Dewej bv Prince Henry of Prussia, a warm personal friend, which was sent by the Prince from Berlin. It expresses tho kindest per-wnal regard and is in a way an apology from Germany to tho Admiral. Prince Henry admits that the Germans made errors In the engagement at Manila, and that Admiral Dewey was right and -acted best In all things. PRINCE HENRY WILL SftIL TO-MORROW. Steamer Kronpriuz Wilhelm Will Leave Bremen at :. O'.Clock in the Afternoon. Kiel. Prussia, Feb. 13 Mavor Low of New- York has cabled to Prince Henry of Prussia sajlng that Herr WIegand, direc tor gcnera.1 of the North German Llovd Line thinks that unless the Kronprlnz Wil helm sails from Bremen earlier than 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, she will not be able to arrive at New lork, owing to the rough weather which prevails at this sea son, until late in the afternoon of February 22 too late for the ceremony of tho mu nicipal welcome and the presentation to the Prince ot tho freedom of the city ot New "iork. When nskfd if the steamer could not leave Bremen at an earlier hour. Prince Henry replied that he was unable to change the sailliis hour of the Kron Prinz Wil helm; but he said he would do her best to reach New York early on Saturdaj, Februarv- 22. The Kron Prinz Wilhelm Is not chartered by Prince Henry. He and his party go blmplv as passengers and It is too late now to notify the hundreds of other passengers that the steamer would sail twelve hours earlier than heretofore announced, as phe wouli' have to do in order to c itch th" tide. Herr Wlegand's !ew of the case is not shared by the commander ot the Kron prlnz Wilhelm. The latter thinks- the stcampr can reach New York by midday. February 22. Trlnce Henry's decision was cabled to Major Low. Prince Henry spent the morning reading President Roosevelt's "American Ideals," and In the afternoon he coasted on the hill nt the back of the castle, over a slopa which has been the scene of a hundred fierce fights. Prince Henry, his adjutant. Commander Egldj. and two of the little Princes were on unpalnted sleighs, the boys jelling lustilj- as they charged down the approach Prince Henrj-, pink-cheeked, lithe and athletic, appeared to be In fit condition for the hard campaign of din ners and receptions that awaits him on the other sid of the Atlantic. The crowded programme rather dismij-s some of the members of the Prince's suite: but Prince Henry looks forward to a gen uine holiday, when he Is going to have it good time, as well as receive many valua ble fresh Impressions TREATY STARTLES THE CHINESE Prince Chiug Pleased With News Some Objections Raised. Pekln. Feb. 13 Tho Anglo-Japan alliance became generallj- known here to-daj-, and has created a profound sensation. Those British and Japan residents of Pekln whope opinions are worthj- of consid eration believe tho alliance insures peace and will effectually check the dismember ment of the other Powers. The chief objection raised by tho diplo mats of opposing interests is found in the clause of the alliance which contemplates possible intervention In the event of Inter nal disturbances in China or Korea. These diplomats are telling tho chief officials that the new treatj' amounts to an attempt to establish an Anglo-Japan pro tectorate, which threatens China's Inde pendence. Chinese officials. Including Prince Ching, the President of'tbe Foreign Office, profess hearty approval of the treaty. Prince Ching has announced that he will not further discuss the Russo-Chinese bank agreement with the Russian agents. The -I v.Kiiiese foreign ejmce gave the customary New Year's luncheon to-day ta th dlnlo- Wtohwi. r.'Tg.' - rSr - .ir -ks- "'S"-j-'si--'fi -r"ivr.i--i- TO ADMIRAL DEWEY This letter will be received with great gratllicat'.on by the Admiral, for ho has a h'gh regard for the Prince, and unpleas ant relations of state made the situation scmewhat embarrassing at a timo when tho American people expected him to rep resent them and when he wanted to ex press his personal feelings In a public way. Admiral Dewey will send a representa tive to New York to receive Princa Henry for him. as the serious condition of Mrs. Dewej's health will prevent him fro-n be ing there in ptrson. DRAW LINE ON THE PRINCE. North Side Business Men Refuse to Entertain the Kaiser's Hi other. Protest on the part of Henry Studnlczkn, former member of the Board of Education, against a resolution inviting Prince Henry to spend a brief period of his stay In St. Louis, as a guest of the North St. Louis Business Men s Association, threw the I meeting of the organization Into a turmoil last night at North St. Iu!s Turner Hall. "Most of the Gernni s of St LouK" said Mr. Studniczka, "broke their home ties in Germanj- and came to this countrj- for the purpose of escaping such exhibitions of fawning before Princes nisei men with titles, and do not want them foisted upon them here." Mr. Studniczka's remarks were greeted by loud applause. A vote on the q-iestion was lost bv- an overwhelming majorltj-. The Municipal Railway franchise bill was Indorsed with the understanding that its promoters would not sell to either of the existing strict rallwav companies. Action was alto taken opposing any measure for tho removal ot tho water works. A smoker will be given next Thursday- night. COTTON SCORED NEW HIGH RECORD. Prices Touched Highest of Season in Xew York Market Trad ing Active and Excited. nrpunuc special New York. Teb 13 Cotton prices to-day peered a new high record for the present I season. The market was active and excited. ; mainly from frightened bears, who found themselves in a tight corner whin they attempted to cover contracts for March de-Hverj-. March cotton sold up to SO) cents a pound to-daj, which Is the highest price at which it has sold this season. 'This was an ad vance of 13 points over the closing price on Tuesdaj-, and nearly W points, or about & a bale, above the quotations prevailing two weeks ago. There seemed to be a growing Impression In the cotton trade that the crop of last j ear was not as large as the leading au thorities have Insisted. It will be remembered that the Govern ment's official estimate was 9.674.0CO bales, while a number ot experts stated It would be over 11.000.&M bales. Some of the lead ing houses have slnced changed their esti mates so that thej- now expect a crop of between 10.&Xt,000 and 10,700,000 bales. AMERICAN SQUADRON GATHERS. Cruiser Olvnipia Will Bo Adniiial Evans's Flagship. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York. Feb. 13 The cruiser Olj mpia, fresh from two jears of overhauling at the Boston Navj- Yard, passed In' at Sandy Hook at noon to-daj-. The Olympla will be the flagship of the squadron which will welcome Prince Henry on his arrival In this countrj, and Admiral Evans will fly his flag on her. The ship had not been to sea before since she brought Admiral Dewey home from the Philippines. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Norfolk, Va , Feb. 13 The cruiser San Francisco sailed to-daj- for New York to Join the aauATar. Cwanine to honor Princa i JJiUiry. "S.S" ? "Star Spangled Banner'' ami "Watch on the Bliine-' Are Played While Dignitaries Ex change Formal Compliments. New ork Feb. 13 Rear Admiral Count von Baudlbsln, commander of the German Imperial jaeht Hohenzollern, accompanied by his chief of staff. Lieutenant Fritz Rebensburg. and K. Buenz. the German Consul General at this clti returned to-daj- the official calls m ide jesterdaj. The first visit was to Rear. Admiral Bark er, commander of tho navj vard. This was followed bj formal calls on Major General Brook, commanding the Department of the East, and on the Major of New- York, at the Citv Hall The Rear Admiral was In full uniform. Ho worn a dress suit of blue, heavilj em broidered on each cuff of his coat. He wore a number of decorations, among them the badgo of the Order of the Bljck Eagle of Prussia, the badge of the Guelphlc Or der of Hanover and the badge of the Or der of the Crown of Wurtcriburg I'nder a plain black bow he wore the insignia of tho Order of tho Iron Cross Lieutenant Bebensburg alo wore tho Iron Cross. The partj- left the Hohenzollern on th navj- jard tug Narkeeta. A detachment Jf fifty marines, under command of Cap tain Theodore P. Kane, was lined up in front of tbo landln,-. and the marine corps plaj ed ' The Watch on the Rhine" as the partj- disembarked there. Rear Admiral Barker receive! his vis itors, assisted by Captain Joseph Coghlan and Commander West. The party immediately- went to the Admiral's residence, where they remalneel for a quarter of an hour After the usual civilities had been exchanged, the German Admiral and his suite were escorted back to the land ing bj- Admiral Barker and his aids. The Columbia, living the Admiral's flasr at the main struck and the German naval colors at the fore, fired a salute of thirteen gtms from Its forward battery as the guests departed. The marines along the quaj- presented arms, the band plajed "The Star Spangled Banner" and the Ad miral aid his suite, after sa'utirg the ma rines from the bridge of the N.irkeeta, steamed awaj- for Gov amor's Island General Brooke walked to tho landing float at Governor's Islanel with an aid. and met the German Rear Admiral as he landed from the tug. The partj- proccoded to the hpadquartcrs of th eommandT of the De partment of the East, a detachment from the Island's garrison serving as escort In the headauarters thej- exchanged the for mal compdments customarj- on occas ons of this nature. After a short chat the officers of the Hohenzollern were escorted back to tho Narkeetn. A salute of thirteen guns was flrad nt the naw jard. At the City Hall Connl General Buenz presented the Rear Admiral to the Major, who shook hands with him and said; "I am vers glad Indeed to welcome jou to our cltj-." The Admiral replied that he was pleased to be In Amcr'c.u After a few minutes' conversation the visitors departed for a short visit to the German Consulate, when they returnad to the Hohenzollern. SENTENCE WITHHELD WHILE EX-CASHIER SUES GAMBLERS. Alleged Kiii1ic7t1t'k Trlnl In Suddenly lauded bv Ills l'lell of tiniltj to tlie Cliargrc. Indianapolis. Teb. 13 The trial of Rich ard C. Davis, charged with embe7ln,? 573. 00) while cashier of the People's National Bank of Washington. Ind , came to a sud den end In the United States Court to-dav-, when Davla withdrew his plea of not guilt y and offereil one of guiltj. Counsel for Davis asked the court to de fer sentence on Davis and permit him to go home under bond He said that Davis had some Important cases against gamblers In the Circuit Couit at Washington to re cover money that he lot to them, nnd wanted to see thse cases to the end. Judge Baker agreed to permit Davis to go back to Washington and remain until April 8, when he Is to appear in the United States Court and receive sentenee. The bond was tixed at tZ.vOO. MISS GOULD'S BUTLER IS ACCUSED OF ROBBING HER. Nerr York ontclnla Hclle-vr IIU Mcal- Initii Jlny Amoniit 1o oh Mucli ui If 1,000. New York. Tcb. 13. Daniel Donovan, known to Miss Helen Gould as lohn O'Nell, her scond butler, was arraigned in a po lice court to-daj, and pleaded guilty of having robbed Miss Gould's residence. He was formally charged with stealing a combination opera and marine glass, val ued at Ko. but Captain Titusi of the Detec tive Bureau thinks ho m ij have stolen as) much as $1,000 worth of propertj. The robbery took place while- Miss Gould waa awaj- on her recent tour of the West. The police have thus far recovered the fol lowing articles: One Russan sable coach robe, valued at J700. and pawned fcr $200; a pair of opera glasses valued at JIM, a pair of marine glasses, valued at $200. ORIGIN LOUISIANA PURCHASE. Mr. Clark Ci edits Jefferbon, Mr. Alexander Favors Livingston. REPUBLIC SrKCIAL. Washington, Feb. 13. The increasing In terest taken In the World's Fair here has provoked a discussion about the orig'n of the Lonl.it ina Purchase, in which two learned members of the House of Repre sentatives held cact!j contrary lens. Champ Ciark cf lal.-suuri and Colonel AI ecnder of New "iork. though both close stLaents of l.istcrj". dllftr widely about the notable event. Mr. Clark sajs. "11 Thomas Jefferson hod nat been Pre.-'dei:t In li03 we would have never owrcd ono square foot of land west of the Mississippi and to-day all over that raaichleos countrj, where Old Glory floa'.'j. tlare wcuM flatter In the breeze the banner of the Spanish Bourbons, the tri color of France or tha coss of St. George.-' On tho ether hand. Colonel Alexander holds that "the mai, with the nerve, with the breadth of mind with the foresight to make the Lov.War.-i Purchase was not Thomas Jelfe.is.cn. ".he narrow- construc tionist of the C'ir.Mltuticn, but Robert R. Livingston, cne of New Ycrk'a greatest and ortxv atalchsoaii." - l4 L ., si, yzJ&BKBEm ' : tnyMnli fiMMli --I t-'HBKH-V'?! Pnotosraph by Schloss: Copyrighted. MRS. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Latest photograph of the President's wife, who Is nursing her sick son at Groton, Mass- IVIiLLiON AND QUARTER NEEDED FOR GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT. House Committee on Arts and Industrial Expositions Meets WitS Government Board and Delegation From St. Louis J. H. Brig ham States That Congress Should Allow 800,000 for a Building and ? 150,001) for Exhibits Supervising Archi tect Taylor Urges Importance of Immediate Ac-" tion Mr. Tawney Sas Appropriations Commit tee Will Beport Favorably Any Amount Becom mended. DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AS The Republic Bureau, Hth Pt aid I'ennsjlvEnU Ave. Washington. Fe-b. 13 The House Commit tee on Arts and Industrial Exposition gave a hearing this morning to the members of the Government Bard and a delegitlon from St. Louis, concerning the cost of the Government building anl other subjects re lating to the Government exhibit at the World's Talr. , Thcro were present Halsv;j- C Ives. Di rector of Arts of the Etp sitlon; Doctor David T. Daj-. Chief of the Mines and Met allurgy Department; Doctor T. H. Bean, Chief of the Fish and Game Department, and II. J. Rogers ot the Educational De partment; J H Brigh in. representing the Agricultural Department on the board; W. II. Hills, representing the Treasurj- De partment: W. De Ravend. representing the Fish Commission; W. F. Cox, representing the Smithsonian Institution, and Giffcrd I'inclict of the Forestrj Bureau cf the Ag ricultural Department In the course of his introductory re marks. Chairman Tawnej- stated that wlntveer the committee recommends for the Government building and exhibit the Appropriations Ccmmlttee wilt favorably rtport to the House. 9MKMIOO FOR THE EXHIBIT, ?l.-0,0(: KOII A lit ILI)IG. The first statement was that of Mr. Brig ham, who gave an estimate of the appro priation that would be required for the building nnd exhibit. He said that Con gress should allow $-C0,0u0 for the exhibit and 3O)0u0 lor a building. He stated that the Government was in a position to send to the Fair an exhibit that would sun-ass any previous effort in this line, ard told In a general waj- what the Agricultural Department proposed to do. Mr. Brigham was followed by Supervising Architect Taj lor of the Treasurj- Depart ment. Mr. Tajlor urged upon the commit tee the importance ot Immediate action bj Congress. with icference to an appropria tion for the building He said that unless the appropriation were made available within thirty dajs the architect's office would be seriouslj- hampered In Its pre-llmlnarj- work, as there would be great difficulty In the maklrg of contracts with the manufacturers of structural material. The mills are all behind in their orders, he told the committee, and it Is necessarj that contracts Lc made far In advance of the tacglnnlng of the wurk. He outlined the plans upon which the Government buildings at the Chicago and Buffalo ex positions were constructed, anj !ald that the St. Louis building, unlike those at the two expositions named, had been without second-tloor space, as it was objectionable to exhibitors and also to visitors. Diri'ERi:cc or opimo as TO DISPOSITION OF CVIillllTS. Mr. Taylor further stated that, in his Judgment, to have the Government building completed by 1903 would involve a difference in its cost of from JjO.OnO to $73,000 more than if the time was extended one or two years. He said this difference would apply to all the Exposition buildings, except that the percentage of increased cost would be greater, probably amounting to 25 per cent, this difference coming in actual cost of ma terial, labor and so 'forth. An Interesting point in connection with tho Government eiUMt -fr raised by D&s-n nrES2iJele&-.-'v5r-.'Sit " & TO DISPOSITION OF EXHIBITS. Daj who made a Ions statement- After dwelling upon the magnitude and extent ot the World's Fair project, he suggested that the Government exhibit should not all be placed in the Government building, but b distributed among the various' departments at the Fair. His idea was that the mining exhibit should be placed In the Department of Mines and Metallurgy, the educational exhibit in the Educational Department and other exhibits in the departments to which thej' would naturally belong. In this suggestion. Doctor Daj- was sup ported bj- members of the St. Louis dele gation. When he concluded. Mr. Brigham dlscou-itenanced his proposition with much emrhasis He said that Doctor Daj-'s idea was one that tho committee had never con sidered, and he stated that he felt sure the board would not rgree to It. He told the committee, however, that he would bring the subject up at the first opportunity. , ovn DISTINCTIVE rKATl'nE TO MX 11 It GOVEU!IETS EXHIBIT. At this point Chairman Tawney suggested that the Government board meet with the St. Louis people aad arrive at some agree ment regarding Doctor Daj's proposition. This will probablj- be done before the St. Louis delegation returns home. Mr. Cox, who Is secretary of the Govern ment Board, has been a member of the Government Board on all expositions held smee 1SS3. He stated that the policy of the board was to have one distinctive and prom inent feature at the St. Louis exhibit that would bo entirelj- different from anj thing ever attempted. Replying to an Inquiry from Representa tive Burke of South Dakota, he saia that from ICO to c0 empiojes would be required In the Installation of the exhibit at St. Louis. Half ot this force would be men of experience, familiar with such work, and the others mechanics and laborers, em plojed In St. Louis. He further stated that the board would assign an expert with everj- different exhibit to explain Its Inter esting features to visitors. Mr. Hills of the Treasury Department stated that one of the most Interesting ex hibits of that department would be that of the Life-saving Service, consisting of a life-saving station e'rectcd on the Exposi tion ground". He said that the station force will consist of eighteen men. who will give exhibitions daily, illustrating the life-saving methods now in vogue at the great stations on the coast. Mr. De Ravenel of the Fish Commission, in response to an inquiry from Representa tive Joy. stated that If the Exposition Is to be held in 1903. as now contemplated, tho Government cxhjbit and building will be readj- to open to tho public on May 1. The hearing was closed by Mr. Plnchet. who seemed to entertain the Impression that the Government, In its plans. Is show ing a tendency to overlook the Importance of an elaborate forestry exhibit, and asked that a large space, be allowed for this branch of the Agricultural Department. 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