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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, February 16, 1902, PART I, Image 1

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! Is Printed ia Five Putss
I Three News Sections, Comic
Se tfoa and Magaiinc
litpt- pictures Mirny typical view-, of Sk inker n.a.l -.-Iorilie.1 ' i-e-ert-iar.v St.-vvu- in hK pt-h at the CUieao Press
-lti!) illnnt'r Iri-t nlslit. Tin- r-:ul pro ml-.-. r i ,. , , r ,i;,. famo-t, nu'inorit-. ..f rltt- I.oL-NIanti l'urcii-i--e Exposition.
The Idea of Cementing American ; Can Onlv Say '-Keautifiil! Hcanti
Friendship Seems to Strike fill!" When lie Sees tin; Anier-
Popular Fancy in Germany. ! iiaii-Kuilt Craft.
Ueiich Warrant 1smic-.1 for the Former Kans-i-? Cityau Who Wast One
of the Promoters of the Central Traction Deal He 1 .Now in
New York, and an Officer May I5e Sent After Him FVw
Witnesses Examined Yesterday.
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ITn;A. "n.rt1rtt Tinning Tlint IT !
Has Written a Letter to Ad
miral Dewey The Marine
Corps Hand With Him.
Bremerhaven. Fib. 13. rrine- Ileno'-"
departure for New York this afternoon de
spite lowering skies anil the prospect of a
tempestuou voyage, was one of the great
est demonstrations even seen In a German
Messages of farewell ami bon voyage
from the Kaiser, the lrlnees Henry ami
his brother nfllcern of the navy were de
livered to the ITinee.
Thousands of citizens pave rousing cheers
as the big steamship Kron Prlnz Wllhelm.
on which he and his suite were passengers.
steamed out of the harbor.
The Idea of cementing the friendship of
Gerroanv and the United States through the
Prince's visit has struck a popular choid
In the hearts of the German people, who
showed their Interest by a frenzied burst of
Prince Expresses Ardent Hopes.
Prince Henry, upon embarking, said a
few words of farew ell to Commander Hech
ler. ..'. S. Jf.. who was there o s e him off.
expressing his Intense- Interest In the great
American Republic. He said:
"I leave for the United States with the
fondest hopes. I am more than anxious to
see that marvelous country.
"From what I have read of New York I
believe It Is one of the greatest and most
progressive cities in the world.
"The reports cabled from New York of
the preparations made for my visit quite
overwhelm me.
"I believe my vllt will tend lo greatly
strengthen the friendly tics that now exist
between the United States and Cermany."
Tho Prince referred to the rejert that he
.had written a letter to Admiral Dewey
apologizing for the conduct of the German
squadron In Manila Day during tho war
with Spain.
"It Is nil untrue," he said. "I have never
written to Admiral Dewey In my life."
The Prince Inquired the latest news bulle
tin as to the condition of President- Roose
velt's son and expressed his great Joy at
learning that the boy was now entirely out
of danger.
Harbor Cny With Flairs nnd Mnsle.
Ships of war and forts fired .salutes In tha
Prjncc's honor and the dockyard and ship
ping In the harbor were gay with German
and American flags. The big steamship
passed out of the harbor to' the strains of
German and American airs, played by the
famous Marine Corps Band, which accom
panies the Prince to America.
vPztace -H,enryhas-urged tho Captain to
mUke every effort to reach JCew York in
time The route will be via Southampton
nd Cherbourg. Tho ocean greyhound, In a
iocs against time will get him to New
York before noon of February 22.
The Immediate members of the Prince's
taff are Adjutant General von Plessen,
General of Infantry and a great favorite of
tho Kaiser; Vice Admiral Seckendorf, Vice
Admiral and Secretary of the Navy van Tlr
plts. Baron Elsendecher. formerly German
Ambassador to Washington, who travels as
plenipotentiary; Captain von Mueller, Pres
ident of the Naval Cabinet; Captain von
Grumme. aid to the Emperor; Lieutenant
Commanders Schmidt, von. Schwindt, von
Egldy and von Trotha, Staff and Body Sur
geon Reich ar.(i Private Secretary Hintze.
"A Drelbund Created by Heaven."
United States Cotuul Henry W. Dledrich
of Bremen made a speech at the twentieth
annual dinner of the Navigators' Guild at
Bremen yesterday evening that has ben
more talked of than any other Incident con
nected with Prince Henry's departure.
Mr. Dledrich. after dwelling on various
reasons for amity between Germany, the
United States and Great Britain, said:
"Prince Henry Is not going to America
to establish a new alliance of friendship,
but to give renewed expression to the old
friendly relations natural to the triple rela
tionship of Germany, Eng-und and Amer
ica." "Her Is a Drelbund created by heaven
and not by the arts of diplomacy. The
great sections of the Germanic people should
be united In close ties of friendship, for
the advancement of peace and civilization."
Mr. Dledrich's remarks were cheered tre
mendously. When the ladles were toasted,
the name of Miss Alice Roosevelt was
heartily cheered.
Rear Admiral Evans Dispels Im
pression Concerning Squadron.
New York. Feb. 15. Rear Admiral Evans
has arrived In New York to officially greet
Frlnco Henry.
"I know the opinion has become prevalent
that the equa'Jron Is to steam down the
oay and greet the Incoming liner." said
Admiral Evans. "Well, there will be no
such parade, no such review. There could
not be, and I am at a loss to understand
how such on Idea could become wide
spread." Admiral Evans was met at Jersey City
by a party of friends, who escorted him
to the University Club, In Fifth avenue.
Milwaukee Societies Lose Privilege
of Entertaining Henry.
Milwaukee, Feb. 15. The complete pro
gramme for the reception cf Prince Henry
In Mllwaukeo has been sent to Minister
von Holleben at Washington In response to
nil request.
Owing to the dispute between the Mil
waukee Musical Society and the manage
ment of the Pabst Theater German Stock
Company, over which should entertain the
Prlneo, both have been cut cut.
Act In Belief That They Are Savins;
Persons Who Saccnmbed to
Smoke and Flames.
Chicago. Feb. 15. Firemen who groped
their 'way through fire and smoke and
dragged six dead bodies into the street
from Bennett Hospital at Ada and Fulton
streets late last night carried on their he
roic labor ln the belief that they were res
cuing persons who had been asphyxiated,
and not until the flames had been subdued
did they learn that they !ad been in the
dissecting-room of Bennett Medical Col
lege, and that the rescued bodies are from
the dissecting tables of the school.
Several of the cadavers were clothed, hav
ing been brought to the school In that con
dition. One cadaver was Incinerated. The
dlsssctlng-room and laboratory of the col
ler were destroyed, entailing a loss of
A "score of patients in the hospital were
badly frightened, but none were Injured.
The firemen had supposed that the build
ing was used exclusively for hospital pur-
Oillrers of the ITohenzoHerii Ar
i-in-jo for Thirty Ivrps of Ainur
ifiin Hcer Daily While They
-Stav at lioltokeii.
pj-.rrm.ic .-pectal.
New York. Feb. 13. Rear Admlr.il von
Baudlssln and several officer-, of the Holicn-
! zollem visited the Townsend and Downey
! shipyards at Shooters Island this morning
I to Inspect Meteor Iir, the KaKer's new
They looked over the yacht from stem" to
' stern, und when the Admiral stood where
he had a full view of the hull he could say
only: "Beautiful, beautiful. Whoever saw
such lines?"
The lirst roar of American cannon In
honor of our German visitors was. heard to
day off Staten Island, when the flagship
Illinois of Admiral Evans's squadron, fired
.. .ln.,t,-riti cit.ttn. In hnnnr of Hear Ad-
' intra! Count von Baudls-ln.
The tug Nurkeeta, with Admiral von
Baudlssln and Commander Clifford West,
U. S. N., on board, steamed up to tho Ha
nds at 11:13.
Admiral Evans and his officers, at the
gangway of the battleship, received their
German visitors.
Germiin Admiral Inspect a,Vnrslilps.
Admiral von Baudlssln was shown all
over the big warship.
He displayed particular interest in her
big guns. Tho olliccre of tho ship called
his attention to the Olympla, lying close
by. and the German commander looked
with Interest at Dewe's flagship. At
12.30 p. in. Admiral von Baudlssln bparded
the Narkeeta and the tug steamed to
Shooters Island.
Previous to the reception to the German
visitor. Admiral Evans had hoisted hl3
Hag on the Illinois and assumed command
of the special squadron. The hoisting of tho
two-starred blue flag was greeted with
thirteen gun salutes from each of the four
(.hips of the squadron, the Illinois, the San
Ftancslco. the Olympia and the Cincinnati.
Prince Henry, when lie comes, will visit
the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, but not by a
doorway used by any one else. Masons are
to tear a hole in the Thirty-third street
side of the hotel, and put in a private
doorway and elevator for the Prince's ex
clusive use.
A contract has been made between tho
officers of the Hohenzollern and a local
brewing company for the delivery dally of
thirty kegs of beer at the Hoboken docks,
where the Kaiser's yacht lies.
Mexsnirc l''rom Kaiser and Empress.
To Hear Admiral Count von llaudissln. Com
mandant Imperial Yacht Hchen-xllern. Hcboken.
United States:
The Emperor ard Emprns desire you to ex-p-esa
to iir. Go-let condolence for death of her
daughter, M ss Beatrice. Their Majesties desire
that ou place a wreath upon the grave.
This cablegram, sent by the Kaiser's sec
retary, was received to-day try Admiral
von Baudlssln. The Admiral lmmedlate-ly
sent a telegram to Mrs. Goelct, and gave
directions toward procuring an appropriate
wreath. Miss Beatrice Goelet. the beauti
ful daughter of Mrs. Robert Goelct, was
17 years old at the time of her death last
Last June the German Emperor and Em
press paid the Goelct yacht Nahma a long
visit, during the Kiel regatta, when their
Majesties chatted pleasantly with Miss
Beatrice, as well as with her mother.
State Department Receives Official
Confirmation of Report Ex
pect Miss Stone's Release.
Washington, Feb. 15. The State Depart
ment has received official confirmation of
the report that the money for the ransom
of Miss Ellen M. Stone and Mme. .Tsllka
has been paid to their captors.
No advices that the captives havo been
surrendered have been received, but It is
confidently expected at the State Depart
ment that the brigands will keep faith.
Tells Londoners That Their Intellec
tual Vigor Is Xot Yet
Iiondon, Feb. 15. Poultncy Blgelow, when
questioned regarding his reported refer
ences, when In America, to a war between
the United States and Germany, tald:
"I predicted no such thing. What I did
say ln Chicago was that commercial 'ri
valry, combined with unfriendly legislation,
tended to embitter public opinion on both
sides, nnd that Prince Henry's visit can
havo no influence bevond tho small clreio
which meets him personally and likes him
for his Individual qualities.
"What struck me most forcibly during
my visit to the Middle West universities
was the superiority of such universities as
Cornell, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc, over
the many famous Kastern colleges ln fit
ting students to take the lead In practical
American affairs. The spirit that is con
quering the markets of tno world Is moro
stimulated at the headwaters of the Mis
sissippi than on the Atlantic. The Intel
lectual vigor of our Western universities Is
not yet appreciated."
Acquaintance of Snyder Asks
About Other Indictments.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 15. There is com
plete surprise here that R. M. Snyder
should have been Indicted In St, Louis, and
more surprises are in store for- the inquiry
made by another promoter who occasion
ally has had dealings with Mr. Snyder.
"Snyder has been Indicted In St. Louis
to-day. Do you Snyder's acquaintance
was asked.
"What other Kansas City men were In
dicted?" was the interruption, evidently
R. M. Snyder Is well known here. From
1S.S until liSl he conducted a brokerage of
fice ln St, Louis. Closing up his affairs
there. Snyder came to Kansas City and es
tablished a brokerage business and shortly
afterwards a whol sale grocery house. Twa
years of that trade sumced. Then Snyder
went into the banking business, and was
connected with several banks in this ctly.
Mr. Snyder Is not In the city at present.
He left here, going to New York. At his
residence to-night It was stated that his
address could not be given, but informa
tion was added that Mr. Snyder was ex
pected back here early next week. At his
bank, the City National, it was sold that
the Intention of Mr. Snyder was to have
returned last Mondor. V
Hubert M. Srii.l-- of Kuii.tis City Is
chaiged in a biiieh warrant !siiI yester
day afternoon by Judge Ryan, at the In
stance of the Grand Jury, with bribery In
connection with the Central Traction deal.
Snvder is known as a promoter of various I As oon as the Grand Jurors assembled
entcrpri-'-. He is now in New York, ac- ' Jesterday morning they held an informal
cordlne- o -idylee from Kans.s citv hsv. ""lignallon meeting, mid vigorouslj d
coruint. .o unices irom Kansas eit, nav- . nounwd lht. aetio.i of tre paper in J.ubli.-h-Ing
gone there about ten dujs ago. The Iuk what they denominated an unwananied
warrant for h.s arrest Is In the hands of the I false anil malicious attack upon tho In-She-if
and unless Mr nvd-r vnrrml-rs tegrity of the ldj . Every Individual
i7h.,aJ,.'?I "r-..5.I"."mlS -! i .r was. outspoken in his denunc.atiou
- " "" ' "' '"- -" " --.
to New Yoik to bring him back on a requi
sition. The- SherllT ha no eontlngent fund
to ineit the expenses ut -uch a trip, but it
1 Is known thai the Circuit Attorney has a
eontlngent fund for -uch purposes, and it
will be drawn upon If necessity arises. There
is a belief about the Four Court" tint on
of Chief of Police Kiely's detectives nav be
selected lo make the trip instead of a
Deputy Sheriff.
Snjder wa.s the principal figure In the pro-
motion "f the legislation hy which the fran-
.-ntse Known as inu uentrai iraciion 0111 ,
ra,s.i the Municipal A-sjmbly. The is- '
suar.ee- of a vvarrant for bribeo" indicates!
thai!,, is on- of the , hue men concerned J
In that transaction In whose favor the ,
tiitule nf limitations will not rtrevall as
a bar to pioseeution for the original of-
ien-e. The other men are also nonresidents
of the State. Snvder Is said to have ac-
quired a legal residence In New York within
,h ini .hr,. v... ..lihmmh r.t-,,ir,
home ln Kansas City, where his family re
side. He registered from New York at the
Planters Hotel three weeks ago.
Grnnd Jnrnrs Are Iiidliinnnt.
The members of the Grand Jury were
indignant over the publication In the Globp
emocrat yesterday of an interview
ING AT 2:37.
For St. Louis and Vicinity Partly
clonily nnd wnrme-r.
For Missouri and Illinois Partly
clondy Sunday und Monday.
For Arknnsns und Texas Fair Sun-
i day and Monday.
r.inT i.
1. Trince Departs Amid Loud Cheers.
Admiral Inspects Kaiser's Yacht.
Robert M. Snyder Charged With
Bribery by Grand Jury.
t. Request Revision or Tax Schedule.
Army's Two Heads Cause of Trouble.
President Confers With Party Leaders.
Judge Rassleur to Respond.
5. Ponies Traveling to Lakewood, N. J.
Great Pilgrimage to RomeiPlanned.
Relief for Starving Indians'.
6. Railway Loops on World's Fair Site.
Avondalo's Statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Hindoo Twins are Separated.
Fire Department Has Watch Tower.
T. Cnllfornlans to Hear of the Fair.
Story and Cast of Paderewskl's Opera.
S. East Side News.
9, New York's Dally Ration of Dynamite
Is 7,000 Pounds.
12. Venezulean Shrub Remedy for Leprosy.
License Actors! How?
One Alphabet for All Nations.
Child Saves Baby From Mad Dog.
11. Senate Debated the Civil-Service Law.
London Theaters Do Well.
Young Roosevelt Continues to Improve.
10. Editorial.
Kaiser May Vl'let America and World's
13. Improved Cast Demand Strengthened AH
Market Less Erratic for Local Securi
ties. General Markets.
II. Railroad News From All Points.
Chicago Markets.
L, Chicago Press Club Booms Fair.
Miss Anthony Is Honored.
I. South Side Beauties In Society.
3. Social Clubs and Parties.
4. Society Notes From Near-By Towns.
E. Late Society News.
6. Births, Marriages, Deaths.
Republic "Want and Real Estate Ail
v ertlsements. Pages 6, 7. 8, 9, 10 and 11.
11. Fifty Years as Rector of One Church.
12. Knlshts of Security Hns Central Body.
13. Royal Spies May Visit Anierlca,
Adopts Steel Trust Slethods.
H. At tho Play.
1. Conflicting Stories Told About Ledger
2. Fitz and Jeffries Agree to Fight.
Football Game.
3. London and Paris Cables.
I. Rico Earned Decision Over Callahan.
5. Winter Gossip of the Players and Mag'
General Sporting News.
6. Tenth District Wins Championship.
Will Indorse Attorney Folk.
Killed by a Train at Night.
Charged With Robbing Store.
Local Authorities Say It Will
Reach Two Dollars a Ton.
Charleston, 111., Feb. 13. During the post
two days several hundred tons of broom
corn have changed bands In this city, the
price ranging from J110 to JI35 per ton. The
suaaen aavaiie-e una tue-eneu ine raovemeni i
on the part of the broom corn brokers to
f purchase all the available brush In the II
inos belt and hold It for thirty days.
A lecal broker Is authority for the state
ncnt that the price will be advanced stead
ily until the K&O mark Is reached; thus, he
says, the farmers will be given an in
centive to plant a larger crop this spring.
The brokers hope to have an over-crop
planted," so they can buy largely; at low
figures and corner the market next year, as
the over-crop always causes .the farmers
to sell U cutting time at tar " rice.
credited to an ailoii)!iiou individual, eon-
tulnlng a srieer .it l!"e work of the- ;rar.d
Jury, and covertiy int.matlng that the in- J
vestlgatlou Ka. Instituted and Is being cun
dueted fur purely political reaion, in th
J interest of certain Demceratlc ofllelaU
i ur fi,.. nflaftt. ..Till Inr a linn, n m.lnrilv
vvtre seriously disponed to have the lirund
Jur ike official logmzatiee of the :s
pers'oiw east upon the bodj. A few ft the I
nioru ennservatlve. liowivcr. advised that
the matter le dismissed at least temporari
ly, and thl.s udvice Anally prevailed.
AV!uici-m !2x!im!ne'il 1 ettterila .
The Grain! Jury completed its labors for
the wfk at 1 o'cloek aftfr examining -nm-paintlvely
few witnesses. Among thee
were Fied G. I'thotf. ex-Councilman.
George W Baumhoff. former manager or
J the Transit t'ompnn, Harry ceullln. J")eph
.. uuc. twii m ui ji'u; e.-e.ouiien-
man l'at Clark. Arthur Olepham and Chief
ithoui;h every available deputy has been
Fenmhini? rnr him fne iu- .im-a ...i ru.
J Deputy Jere Sheehan announced jesterday
that he Is satisfied that Mepham Is either i
"il.ur :ne c"" OI" :3 close e-ontlnement here.
..rii, ?afn (JlJoSiJi,IFi:Murre"' "lIll-"te'J i"r
I P.r.lh.!1?" ln tn" Suburtan cajs-. is bet for
trial to-morrow, but U is believed that r
iusiijimeiueiic win ue neceusary, as Mur
rell. who has been slek Is hardly in con-
dltion to stand trial. If the case Is post
poned It will Rive Mr. Folk an nnnnrtiinllv
to direct the work of the Grand Jury again
next week, as ho has decided to conduct the
prosecution of the bribery and perjury in
dictments himself.
Several of Those Wounded by Sol
diers Are Dead and Mob At
tacks Undraped Houses.
TrlesIe.Austrla, Feb. 13. Crowds thronged
the streets this morning; but military pa
trols keep the strikers and public gener
ally moving.
All the squares and public buildings are
occupied by soldiers and large contingents
of the military forces are ln readiness for
Immediate action. Business is suspended
Several who were wounded when the
trocpa on the Pliza Grande fired a voIl'y
into the mob yesterday have since died.
Many black flags were flying this after
noon and mots paraded tho streets, smash
ing the windows of those who did not dls-
I play mourning. The result was that there
were repeated encounters between the rlot
ern. soldiers and j-ollco. and many arrests
were made.
One detachment of troops which was at
tacked retaliated by tiring on the mob. Sev
eral rioters were wounded.
Admiral Walker Left the Work of
Framing- it to Representatives of
Colombtnn Government.
Washington, Feb. 15. The Pannma Canal
protocol, which has been In course of prepar
ation for seveial weeks at the hands of Doc
tor Sllva. the Colombian Minister here; Mr.
Herra, the First Secretary of Legation, and
Mr. F. Mutis-Duran, the special represen
tative of the Department of Panama, now
stands completed ln all essential respects.
The protocol has been prepared In the
Spanish language, and Mr. Herran will un
dertake Its translation Into English, to that
It Is probable it will not bo turned over to
Admiral Walker, chairman of the- Isthmian
Canal Commission, beforo next Thursday.
The protocol consista of about twenty-fiv-
articles, and is quite a lengthy docu
ment, Admirnl Walk-r, It Is explained, has
had no part In the drawing up of tho proto
col, having decided to leave that matter
entirely to the representatives of the Co
iomblan Government und to avoid any in
terference with their work before It was
Doctor Sllva. It is stated at tho legation,
probably will leave Washington In a short
time for Bogota, ln order to see the pro
visions of the protocol before the officials
at th seat of the Colombian Government
and import their significance in person.
Fifteen Inches at Charlotte. iXine
nt Knoxville, Three at Allnnta
Sleighing in Cotton Belt.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. IE. A severe storm
raged at Vlcksburg last evening, and to
day Is central near Jacksonville, Fla. The
disturbance was a mixture of rain, snow,
sleet and thunder storms, and was nlso felt
at Montgomery and Charleston. Snow pre
vails generally and Is the heaviest of the
winter. Charlotte reports 15 Inches, Nash
ville 10, Knoxville 9. Chattanooga 8 and
Atlanta 3.
Freezing weather extends south to a line
running southwest from Wilmington, N.
C, through to the central portion of the
cotton belt, and much colder weather is
predicted for to-night.
In Atlanta, street-car traffic has been
seriously Interfered with since 6 o'clock last
night, several of the suburban lines aban
doning their schedules until to-day.
Sleighing was indulged ln on many of the
streets. Trains from the East were only
slightly delayed up to noon. At Blacks
burg, S. C. there is 18 inches of snow and
no trains arc moving in any direction.
,, .., nr- iraT m io.it
War Department to Be in Charge
of Liberty Statue.
New York. Feb. 15. It Is stated that
the beacon of Liberty Statue, in the upper
toy. will be kept alive by the War Depart
ment, to which part of Bedloe Island has
been transfarrcd from the Navy Depart
Tnmf. l
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Chicago, Feb. 13 Under the auspices of
the Chicago Press Club to-night many of
the men who managed the Columbian Ex
position of li'JS entertained with a banquet
and gave a hearty Godspeed to men who
havo In h?nd the work of the Louisiana
Puichase Exposition, to be held In St. Ljuls
ln 1SU3.
The members of the Illinois State Commis
sion having In charge the exhibit of tho
State at the St. Louis Exposition were also
among the guests.
The spacious headquarter? of the 1'ress
Club were given up entirely to the" banquet.
Nearly all the floor space v-as taken by the
tables, while a large orchestra was placed
ln the gallery that surrounds the two larger
rooms of the club.
The place was elaborately decorated with
flags and flowers and no pains were spared
to make the men from St. LouU feel that
they vrere wit thos who from experience
of their own, comprehended the trials nnd
troubles that nwait their guesU, and that
they wished them si:cce"s all tho way and
rlory In the end.
President Homer .1. Carr of the Prcs3
Club presided over the banquet, nt which
125 men were seated. At the table with
him were the speakers of the evening from
St. Louis and ether outside cities and a
number of local speaker-, who made ad
diesses during the evening.
In opening the exercises after the ban
quet. President Carr declared that the sym
pathy and good wishes of all men ln Chi
cago were with the St. Louis pfople ln the
task they had undertaken, and all hoped
for a brilliant reult when the exposition
should lie opened.
Walter I!. Stevens's response to tho toast,
"Sklnker Hoard." was the enlivening fea
ture of the (venlng. His statement that
the thoroughfare would likely become as
famous ns the Mldw.iy evoked much merri
ment. Tho very name "Sklnker roard"
nwakened smiles before Stevens's humorous
remarks made It a subject for hearty
laughter. At the conclusion of his address
he was roundly applauded.
Mr. Stevens said In cait:
Tim Irf!dent of t.e LmiltUua. Purchase Enpo
Fltlon Company has de-ilt comparatively with
Clilcaao. 1M5. and St I.nul. M3. I. has traced
the rclatlcnhlp Ntr.pen th VVctIVp Columbian
Exis!tlun arid th t'niveisal Kiiiosltlon cle-
bratlnir the acqu'.itlon at th IulM"ina Terri
tory He has treated the World's r.ilr tn be hell
In St. Louis nr tho crca: ohJ-ct I.on con?Iud
lng the most wonderful tea yt-urs in American
Thu Director of Exhibit makes clear to you
the eci-nce ot exicblun cI.Tiftcjtlun, a it has
advanced and an It Hill ultaln highest expression
at this Woild'a Fair.
Th" Dlpclcr of Works tells jou of the phjsical
part of exposition creation, nnd cf plans to com-llt-te
In Feven months an exhibit palace as largit
a. thou- of th "White city." from piling to
tofttr tcp. 4j0 feet h.fih.
To the Secretary remains little to add except
local co,oi other uisc "SklnKer Ho.ul."
St. Leills Is an oval, ulth Its length from north
to enuth. The mlght sneep of tho Mississippi
Is the eastern curie. s.kluker road Is the west
ern, and upon bklnker read this latest unUcnal
Exposition 1. tulldlna.
In the Cais of the really btrmuous ntspapT
life in Chlcairo, Clinton A. Snop-den took a
reeplte to viflt St. Louis. He was Invite! by
Wilbam Stopleton. then an editorial writer on
tho Globe-Demr-crat. to go out and view the elty
und II- surroundings. About dark, tired and
duti. r-nowden cot tack to hli hotel and gave
his Impression to a reporter.
hlapleton. he- said, took me out somewhere
Into to Interior of Mls.url anl showed mo
what he called forest IMtk. located on Sklnker
,a I i
cwt j .... .u . . j
Sklnker road Is still there. Itroa.l Iwulevnrds j
tnd luved places with parking anl nrelied en- I
trances have bt-n substituted for the country
rock road, en which snowden and Ftaplcton
traveled. There are ., hundied-thouvuid-dol-
bar mansion, l,-re- eom rows ran at that time.
Tcn electr C lines of stUCt cais whisk n-opln in '
thirty minutes frcm the heart of "downicwn" to .
v.naL r.uwiien ocscriuo as sumenere in the !
.nterlor of Missouri."
Visible Asset of Exposition.
A generation ago Kcrest luk did aetnl to vls
Itols rather relllute. but In- city has bu.lt to It
and aioand It. With l.C" acres, two sauare
miles of undulating surface and magnificent
woodland. Forest Park presents an Id.-al ap
proach and an Ideal site for a World's Fair. Of
the elty's population ZM.VO live within walking
distance of th- World's Fair gates. With the
strrit-ear facilities as they ar- to-day Wo.WI
persons can be taken to and from tae Fair every
the tnn-formatlon lr the surroundings of For
est Park has le-en amaz.ng. It hss n5t.
however, elimmaj-d Sklnker r.ad. This is cause
for icngratul-itton. A somewhat .lillg-nt read
ing of editorial pages of many newspapers Im
presses the lonvlcticn that Sklnker road. If
eltrrinated. would b- rr.lsstd by editors. In tl-e
current discussion of lh- World's Fair S. Inker
rood has come in for much cheerful comment.
The Exposition Press Iruieeu pulsntes with the
principle that be who writes two paragraphs
where one was giver, befoie. on the World s Fair,
is an angel. It would rather lose a ton of
half-ton's than have Sklnker road wiped off tho
map. The name of Sklnker read Is one of the
visible assets of th- Exposition.
sklnker load is still there. It will stick and
w HI be one of the exhibits, nevertheless, and not
wtlhstanolng that EOir.e editor has written of
the World's Fair site as a spot.
"Where even prospect pleases.
But Sklnker read Is vile."
It was characteristic, perhaps, cf Chicago to
christen the llcament connecting two parks tte
Midway r'a sance." It Is certainly character
istic cf St. Louis to go on easing "Sklnker read"
through the World's Fair period.
Destined to Go Down In History.
Sklnker read" it was when old Colonel Skln
ker gave up a slice of his farm to establish north
and south communication between George ntn
kel's lx-Mlle House and the scwcr-plpe works
in Mill Creek Valley. "Sklnker road" It Is wits
a.. srelt snd "-i M-uttUiil eX American city
!e snd l-e $..(ln)Cv earapus anl
VV a sr.aiL n L'nlv erslty on tte
SMnkcr road" It will b with th Exposition
palaces and towers, hanging garde", and tt-
ttrvatorles o.r!e-wklnir more than a nu'e of its I
unduIatltiK ' sth. "Sklnker read" t.IU be tho
scratch Ha ntn hundreds of thcusandj of peo
rly will . 'They're eff'" a. the airships
:-V. . ivl.1 tae J3.f.) n'ze
N vfcere are cities ln thla country which
.1, before this time have been caFt'ng
nU.ui to borrow something higher scundtnr
or more alien-like than "Sklnker road." Such Is
not the way of St. Louis
Forest Park was so called because it was a
forest Dark-lust that, nothing else. The name
!s nt itral.ht.rrirtianl Amnrlnnr ...,,..... t...
without a forelun frill. It accords with the '
character of tho city, which, however, having '
.-klnker road" for part of Its boundary, doej
r.ot concele that soxo other name would do
Composition of St. Lonls.
The French came up tha Mississippi n their
batteaux and settled upper Louisiana Territory.
Their descendants made homes from Ete. Gene
vieve to Femmc O-age. Tennessteans crossed
over from the Seesaw State. They took their
coon doss with them and didn't go back. Theri
Is not an old family of Virginia or Kentucky
that has not Its branch ln "Jerrer6on's West."
A cun-ent of Pennsylvania blood of sturdy stodc
has been flowing Into the Purchase ever elnca
Missouri became a State. New Englanders and
New- Yorkers tarly raw commercial opportunities
west of the JII3lssIrpi and courted them
T1,e ?t. Louis of to-day Is the homogeneous
consolidation of Vinegar Hill, cote ErllllantV
Irtmen. French Town. Kerry Tatch. Bad-n aiTd
da Poche-names sUKgtstlie of strong foreign
admixture of popiiUtl-n. The coinmlngbag of
these strains Is the evolution of the tvple-il Amer
ican, wha calls a spade a spade, and invites all
cations to a World's Fair on Sklnker road.-
Hy the Mme token cf Americanism, this unl.
venal Exposition en sklnker rna,l mil a .ii.
tlictno tn its preparation and In Its consumma
tion. It will rot borrow ln Its architecture. It
will not copy In Its treatment of exhibits. It will
have a newspaper building. It will jet up a plint
nnd Invite tho leading newspaper! cf the lanl
in iurn 10 nd a stair to get out one day's edi
It will eo abeend In movement and life that
even a Chicago iran. ever eager for "something
dolner." win not think to ask:
"Where Is the Midway?"
Harlow N. Hlglnbotham. president of the
Chicago World's Fair, and Ferdinand W.
Peck. United States Commissioner to the
Paris Exposition, although not present at
the banquet, expressed by telegram and
letter their hope for the success of the Fair
of SM.
One of the speakers at the banquet had
the distinction of being able to talk as an
official of both enterprises. This man was
Wlllaru A. Smith, head of the transporta
tion department of the Columbian Exposi
tion, whose appointment to a similar po
sition In the St. Louis company was an
nounced during the day.
He spoke to the toast. "The Most Re
cent Addition to the Staff," and was warm
ly greeted by the men with whom he was
formerly associated.
ritEsim..s.T IIIGIMMVril.VH'S
The feeling of the Chlcagoans was per
haps best condensed In the words of tho
greeting sent by President Hlglnbotham of
the Columbian Exposition, who sent the
xouowing message
"Will tlio Press Club of Clilcaco and its f
distinguished guests accept thefe v
with my most cordial greetings? May I !
suggest a. toast that I believe expresses the j
sentiments of all true Chlcngoans?
The I.uisian.i Purchase Exposition, m.-iv i
it Uossom as the rose, live in the -sunlight !
of public favor, and.'wh.n It has" K I
away, leave a. sweet frqgrance round its
memory. .May Its historian truthfully say
that it was an Inspiration to 23.0-pO.OO-J of vis
itors and a!-sj write that its management
found l othlng to regret."
President Trancls ilflivered an eloquent
speech. In part as follows:
I'ltKMUILM' I-'It.t-CIsj
AS 1'r Sl'l-llt ,lf flip I -.11,- iiiu t...rtt. .... !
position i-empany. my nist Impulse is to it-
parks on one
quadrangle, of
lr" thc gratitude uf th- proj-ctois and troiwe bsve th- grand hill- of Missouri, crowned
.I1.?!"" "L"1.?! ""'.rI'.rIf" '?r th"lr dlstlnKal.1ei with tho"- forest trees which npp-al to every one
"- "v... ii....,...! lueiu uy me i.mcugo rress
u"' N" b-ol'l -"e o Mill n.uaJifted to proper-
1- estlm.it- tne niagn.Vide of tne undertakn-
eion which ht. Iuis lias entered as the com-
rnunltj- which, in the face of almost overwhelm- i
'? "IT'ff- carried to , successful con-
HB SaUsd ffiheu'VauKita '
niH,,,,,n In It, .omn.-inoiatl.,,, of th- fownun- I
flrith anmi.r.jr. of tl ,, ., ,,-,M,i . ....i,i... ...
nients cf Columbus, has rendered do,b!y daflcult
; , , "" """ i..u b-ipi n iik" iunn
?,r ".ebratlon of any ev.nt. howei-r great, but
... i'iKioi I'niL ini mote. tn- iToau innuiu
men of this rllv to the sncrlllcrs they Iliads ln
tho performance or n h'gh .Intj Is an Incen
tive. If not an insplr.itlon. to th.e who would
loiinw me inesirlous example.
ihat vtiu were hinitlainlv reunh1.il tint ,.nle -
by the consciousness of .lutj well peiform-d.
1 ut bv the merilert nluTiillts nt rli;ht.thlnltlni7- I
tcopie -nrougnout inc land, win icn.i enco-r.ige- j
out the land, will lend enco,r.ige- J gardens and I1- falling waters
Krt to nil who plac- civic pr do Lafayette Toung of Des Moines, la., re
thelr fellow, above dignified easa I . -,,J1 . .- toast "The Press of th
rnmercial ent.ipils.-. spondtd to the toast, auo -"-"
- I S.-n.t- AC. '
llltlll Villi PU1I1I.
and a lore fcr 1
and nurtlr commercial
.... . .. ... ...... I
.vner reviwing me success oi tne vv nite . .v.. nm.. nf w-Teom-i
Citv- and the friendly Interest which St. In addition to the nadress or Wei corns.
Lo-:!s tool: in the Chicago exposition. Mr. made by President Carr or the Press ciuri
Francis gave a brl-f s'limmary of the great there were short speeches by City Com
obstacl a which the Louisiana Purchase troller McGann, who extended to the vlsi
metrcpolls ha I overcame in its nmblt.0-1 ito ' th omcIai welcome of the city of
exesl .-ill r.revloil.s world's fnlrn 1f then lors oe u.i.i..
ccncluded a- follow-.: ' I
,.v jit we i--i. ti. iii.uiiii juu 11.B1 inus iar .
net a single S'tnte In the Union, whose Leglsla-
ture has crnsl.lcied this subject, has refused or t
failed to extend to the LoJlsuna Purchase Expo-
s tlon all the aid and encouragement we could
To the invitation extended to foreltn nations
bv the President of the United States to par
ticipate lit this International exposition, twelve
favorable responses have been received. We have
been adv'sed of declination from but nine coun- "-",, ruvTwiiir Thaen has so far re-trie-,
and on- of th-m has. within the last complete, rest Hcndfik Ibsen BM so iarre-
week. r-consl.lercd and accepted: on the part
of the tight we expect like action within the near
future. We have been officially advised that
France, the country from which the Loulsana
Territory was purchased, will be an act've par-
tlclrant In this Exposition, and we have It from
authoritative sonrces that England and Germany
will also formally accept the Invitation.
We are DTOUd of the record MiFsour ha maI
In decldln,jr. by constitutional amendment, not
only that fit. Louis coyld Increase Its bonded
debt 1n $3.C-'.C00 in aid of this Exposition, but
that the State Itself should appropriate S1.000.00)
for an exhibit of Ita natural resources and tho
entertainment of Its quests whom it dell Kb ts to
honor. The action of ihts sreat Commonwealth
In appropriatlnjr, rv,tJ for an Illinois exhlb t
ssriti aftx-nvt-i .- Tni(l tn -rrafiful remembrance.
The prompt respons xnade by th It?fflslaturtt i
and executive branches of your government, ni
b-3! than the liberality of that response, tends
to cement even mor closely States and peoples
already tndlsrolnbly UnKed by a ccrnmonlty or
Interests and of destiny. This occasion, honored
by the presence of jour chief executive, con
ceived by thore who rive expression to your
policies and snide. If they do not direct, the
It-cught and sentiment of your people, canaot
but prove a great Impetus to the movement In
which we are so deeply Interested, and to which,
we are gtvlnsT our best thoughts and highest ef
forts. The address of President Francis was re
ceived with much approval, and President
Carr then colled upon Frederick J. V. Skiff,
director of exhibits, who spoke on "The
Classification of a Modern Exposition." Ho
raid In part:
Frederick J. Skiff. Director of Exhibits,
SToke, in part, a follows: ,
At s?f, Louis In Isu3. the prevailing character
istic. It I. intended, shall be life and motion, and
the Installation of product and process In Juxta-l"-lt!cn.
The classtMcaticn la uutd upon this
I Ian. tnd its effect upon th? proportions of th
buildings Is noticeable ln that Machinery Hall
Is relatively so noiail In area. The machines
through whose operation raw material is con
verted Into use. and the process employed ra.
utilizing natural proluets will be exhibited, tr-at
net only will the tund of human lnxormatlcn
t-e greuly Increased, but suggestion will b
madti to students, scientists and Inventors that
will give still greater d eloptnent to genius and
ingenuity ln tho following than In te preceding
It has been ii sublect cf considerable contro
versy as to which of the exhibit departraca-a cf
an exposition should occupy the first p'ace tn le
class. -'cation. At Chicago in ma agriculture, be
cause it is the cleans of sustaining life, was se
lected: and education was relegated to a reenna
ary plac-j In liberal arts. In fct Louis la 1MZ
education Is glien the first place, thus sustaining
the dictum of .he eminent M. licarrt of France,
who claimed that nt the- btad of the cuuslncm
tlon should stand education nnd Instruction, be
cause through them man enters Into life, and be
cause thev c e tre origin of all rrogres. Art
f lliows education, because this has been aa index
J to the Intelligence of the people.
it is possible ani i auv&Rce in? suggestion
with some- hesitation that the acceptance e'f art
as an evidence of Intelligence may b due to ths
work of tb- archeolollst. and because be has
been obliged to null the conlltlcns of tha pre
historic or ancient reple bv the sculped or
graven evidence left en Imperishable objects
Yet as In cur time, so In earlier periods, it Is
not unreueomMe to ccntemplate a very high
ondlilon cf Inti Illgence without artistic culture,
ln ldj the thl-d rank Is given to Literature.
Selene and Liberal Arts; because the rresant
ag admits that the high standard f Its In
dustrial condition Is due to the diffusion of
scientific Lnunle-dce. Guided bT education. In
spired by culture ai.d aided by science, the msn-ufa-turer
rt-dil es natural p-oducts to tho uses
of man and the Inventor whose atnlus is drawn
from all these, comes to the assistance of the.
manufacturer, lessening labor and reducing the
cost of conversion.
Mr. Isaac S. Taylor, director o'f work's at
the St. Louis Exposition, spoke on "Expo
sition Construction." He said:
After a few complimentary remarks Iaaao
S Taylor. Director of Works, said:
At the time of making an effer to one of your
architectural firms, our Committee on Grounds
and nulldlngs was qulcklv as,mhlmi: a staff ut
errhltects to design the buildings that we hops
will extlte the admiration of the world, nnd
while from the necessity of time, if for no other
nsescn. many of the buildings may be designed
ln staff and plaster. I can assure you that.
Judcinc; from the drawing" which t now have tn
my ofi'.ce. ihc chosen architects have put their
brains and hearts into tho work and the stnic
turs thev have designed will he as beautiful
and lift ns proudly from the plain and grow- on
the- hilltrpi ns though hallt of Egyptian or.,
Parian mvrhle. No difference has reen shown by
.i... ..B,,,,,. m. Infili-tiist. hnie rret.t 111
flrrcne them, unl lh pplrtt that ha manlfeniea
tisIf moit Is a frinJlv rlvalrv ana an eiUj-w.
.r",?' '".ff.wl?' JforTlr.'th.
rim' picture or the nspo'ttlen.
T'" architect- will i !c,V?:frs
J " "'or The C-J?r? &tJ&$X
Ameri.n uill werfc for the sculptural aaornmcnis
"' -" b.illd'rgs and of the grounds "J1?"
Louis to ma'ko n presentation such as has never
bef.irn ben maoe iu mo ucwre . -- -,",--
tA-es and I cm assure you that this desirs
-.llf he carried out If there Is talent in this coun-
'ltesl'les the representation of human and anb
me.1 forms, the grand entrances and logg as of
the structures have been . designed ns to sr
foMto th- great mural painters every OTOOrtunl
tr to depiet the history and progress of our
country with th- charms of allegory and ths
?&?"n!rgbt 1--.J- -t ur door, fron,
i.,i. ... imrw ti xnriri u u.i-i j ... .,... -. -
and -n otf- or ine-e mu.. milieu 1...1...3 ;;:.-;-
of the center axl of tb- main ir-ooP of bulld-
Ire will be plnce.l our Art Hall, shaded by those
tr-is end built. n"t with staff and rilsst-r. but
wltb t I ard roarbt-. and to bo 1 t by IBs
peool- or Ft. Inls to the p-ple to enme,
, ..Tkes d "SJfc Ir-Jpr45 out
it one" f"t In a v-sst ard well-sneed pano-
" SJ .k, e,s. t IMs Art Halt th- hills
sWeeii areud In a half clrci-. with a dlamet-r
nf n quart-r of a roll-, and f-nm the too to the
bottom of the slop- the Hndscar,- architect bjs
(leslgn-1 b's t-rrac-s a-d hanging gardens irv
V. . . - .I... i,1 MrM nr." on either slfl
rork-frlrred eascrtes arc, f"'& " "frh .Sf.
Nature's ban,! . nnd fron, n-ar the brow of ths
H.Af. in n fill of na-lv 1) feet to tn- gr-ai:
Mil, th- n-sning. w "" ' ,." -.
basin In fa v'n b-low. We have no lake. But
., K,..- .k lilll.. end w- will have the hanging
gardens and tn- roiling .icn
Chicago In the absence or aiayor narriso...
who was lit. In addition to the set speecne
of the evening there was a numoer 01 aa
dressen from gentlemen, who were called
. .i--i -,.. Viv .Via elialrTnan '
"-.--- -- - - . ,.!.,,..
from their shorts by the chairman,
. . n .. .. P ill p.
II -..- .. ..
. . . x -DTTT IflMi m sppflr
covered nis neauii in--.-, "is- vi "-"-- 'i
ranetioned his resumption or woik. ana
th dramatist has started a new play.
x-tti- nivr-: rnm,'. Too Tale News
noard has elected editors as follows from
fi, " ,i, ii,.. xv tt Van Rlr n
the two lowsr classes. " "'F "
-surt. vv asningioii. v- - e ")Lr - "-""
1305. Chicago: Dwlght T. Farnam. 1MJ.
Binghamton. N. T.: D. C Noyes. 190a, SL
Paul, Minn.: A. H. Kerr, VM. Pittsburg,
Fa. .
MEMPHIS. MO. E. R. BartleU wa,--
quitted on the charge of altering coi .
records after n trial lasting four days. P.BO
lett conducted bis own defense.
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