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! ?. THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY, FEBKTTAKY 20', 1902.1 f ' TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. r BUSINESS. Yeslerdav's bank clearings were J3.5K.EM, balances ji.H3.4JS. Domestic exchange was quoted as follows- New York 10c discount hid, par asked. Chicago 3c discount bid, par nsked; Cincinnati. Louisville and New Orleans 30c discount bid. ar asked. Wheat closed lower at KTifiSle Md May: R3i?iM-e No. S led. Corn closed lower at ei:c ajked Mav. 61"jCc No. - mixed. Oats closed at 414c bid May: 45!ii'-i6c No. 2 Northern. Tbc local market for srot cotton was Ouitt and uiKhungtd. Washington. Governor Taft told the Senat Committee on the Philippines that th- newspapers ot the inlands are restricted from advocating lndlwnJence for the archipelago. t.,... . ... . r -w', ..in iinio the case of Cnpfiln I'et-r C. Demli:g. which was tried in the United ftutes Circuit urt at St lviui. iipptaltd to the United States Supreme Court, as question of iltil Im portance to the army .ire Involved. Congressman Burleson of Tevas Informed the Senate -oinm:ttee, which is Riving 3ienriiiK on the H"ufc oVomargnrinc bill, that the measure will destroy th eottnn iee.l ell Indu-trv in Texas. Senator Uancj probably will make a speech against the bill when it romos up for consideration in he Senate The Continental Congress of the D. A. Tt. I' in an all-day parliamentary tangle In the course of sharp debatei on proposed amendments. Secretary of War Root fends to Senator Lodge a specific denial ot charges that American troops oxeicle cruelty In their treatment of the Filipino. Secrl replies were made In the Ho ise jeste'dav to the recent spce.-h of Repre sentative Wlelcr on "flunkoism- .on gresman rsnutclt reviewed what he called truculent sycophancy" since the days ot Thomaa .TetTerx-m. Mr. Little of Arkan-.is ma.le a plea for a territorial form ot gov ernment for the Tndlan'Territory. Tho consideration of. the Philippine tariff bill wa resumed in the Senate. LOCAL. AND .SUBURBAN. Mavor WellsV address of welcome to Prince Henry will be inclosed in a re ceptacle made of gold in silver. Webster Groxea will 'vote on a water works proposition at a special election to be held on March 10. John Stevens, alias Burns, alias little, recently released from Chester prison, was arrested on suspicion of being the ring leader of the National Stock Yards Bank robbers. Attorney Given Campbell and Henry ". Muller recognized each other, after a sepa ration of forty j ears, at a trial of a law suit, in which both wcro interested. J. W. Davis charges his adopted child with tho theft of J23. John Rice Chandler. World's Fair Com missioner to Central America, arrives in St. Louis for a conference with Presl- dent Francis. Invitations are received in St. Louis to ,' the banquet to be given the World's Fair delegation bv the Boston Commercial Club. The United States Court of Appeals de cides In a case from the Indian Territory that a mortgage given In one State Is valid .in another, and that the refiling of a parxr I ls not necessary. Tho Investigation Into the Central Trac tion deal Is practically concluded, and the Grand Jury will now take up the garbage contract scandal. John V. O'Connell. II years old. marries .Miss Dora S. Robinson, IT years old, after 1 nn exciting race with hl3 father to the marriage license office vTho Grand Lodge, A. O. 1J. W.. elects new officers and approves the project for a Fraternal building at the World's Fair. The American Car Company filed a chat tel deed or trust, showing an indebtedness of $379,114. with the Boatmen's Bank as the chief creditor. The East St. Louis Electric Railway is reported sold to Clark Bros, of Philadelphia sfor nearly $1000.000. Tho Frisco is reported to be backing the new belt roid planned to encircle St. Louis, o relieve the congestion at the World's Fair site. ''Police, find $432 in the pockets of Charles Herman, who with his brother, Willie, and tiRalph Cramer ran away from his Penn sylvania home last Friday. "U GENERAL DOMESTIC. - " Doctor Herman C. IL.Herold of Newark, 1. J., announces that he has discovered an effective antitoxin for consumption. Leading fire insurance companies decldo kon an advance of 23 per cent In rates that have not been revised within the last year. w Evidence in the charge of cruelty against ""Doctor Marshall of the Pontlac (111.) Re- Vformatory has been concluded. The board will announce its decision next Wednes f day. Russell Sage announces his support of the l proposal to convert tho preferred stock of ' the Steel Trust into 5 per cent bonds. i The, leader of the 'Zionist movement goes to Constantinople to ask the Sultan for J concessions In Palestine, looking to the settlement of that country by Jews. f Tho price of all brooms Is advanced 25 cents a dozen by the manufacturers. Missouri Supreme Court denies a writ of mandamus asked for by the St. Ioula Board of Education to compel the State Board of Equalization to raise franchise-tax , values. ' Charles F. Jones, who was the late WI1 ' Ham M. Rice's valet and confidential sec retary, took the stand yesterday In tho i Patrick trial, and related tho facts of tho alleged conspiracy to murder and rob tho aged millionaire. FOREIGN. Representatives of France and Venezuela sign the basis of an agreement by which they will resume diplomatic and commercial relations. The Dowager Empress of China will re- r celvo several distinguished foreigners who are not connected with any diplomatic corps of special mission. Riots continue at Barcelona, paralyzing business and causing great scarcity of fond. The-police are armed with rifles, and nrtll- lery is held In rcafltnexs for action. 'Experts assert ftatnew gold and -opper fields in- Africa" m'ay'tflgure largely in tha .world's. future siupply-of those metals. " A ,-Jfttlplno Major,- with 106 officers and men under his command, surrenders to Lieutenant Rhodes of the Sixth Cavalry. Dispatches from Seres, Turkey, say that Miss Stone has not yet appeared there, where she Is awaited by the Americans who paid the ransom to her captors. SPORTING. .. McGovern la now a 1-ro-; favorite In tho betting on his bout with Sullivan. RAILROADS. The Texas Midland will test the Marconi wireless telegraph In railroading. The Government will test the legality of the big railroad merger. Marine Intelligence. Gibraltar, Feb. 19. Arrived: Fuerst Bis marck, from New York, for Algiers, Naples and Genoa. Southampton, Feb. 39. Arrived: Phila delphia, from New- York. Bremen. Feb. 19. Arrived: Rhein, from New Yoik. New York. Feb. 19. Arrived: Friesland, from Antwerp. New York. Feb. 19. Arrived: Astoria, Glasgow. Sailed: St. Taul. Southampton: Haverford, Antwerp, via Deptford; Ger manic. Liverpool. Kobe. Feb. 18. Arrived: Tacoma, Tacoma for Yokohama and Hong-Kong. Hong-Kong. Feb. 19 Arrived previously: Duke of Fife. Tacoma, ila Yokohama; " Kag.t Mar'u. Seattle. Gibraltar. Feb. 39. Arrived: Celtic, New Tork; Funchal, for Algiers, Alexander, Smyrna, etc., on a cruise. Hamburg, Feb. IS. Sailed: Hathor. San Francisco. Sailed: Glcnogle. from Hong Kong. Tacoma. Quecnstown, Feh. 19. Sailed: Steamer Ivernla (from Liverpool), Boston.. Rotterdam. Feb. 19. Arrived: Steamer Statendam, New York, via Plymouth and Boulojne. Yokohama. Feb. IS. Arrived: Bteame.r Victoria, Tacoma and Victoria, British Columbia, for Hong-Kong. Suez, Feb. 19. Arrived: Steamer Glen shlel, Tacoma and Seattle, via Yokohama, JUogo and Singapore, for London. DR. JOSEPH TEMM DIES AT SON'S HOME. Had Been a Resident of St. Louis Since 1S."(J Funeral To-Mon off. Doctor Joseph Temm. S5 years old, died at the residence of his son. A. J. Te:nra, No. 12-J Blddlc street, jesterdiy afternoon .it " o'clock. Old age had made him weak, and for live nonth3 he I.ad hardly been able to leave hU bed. Doctor Timm was born In Baden. Ger many, and came thence to St. luls in ISi'J. He was .-ducated in the best (Surrat'n universities for a ihys:clari, anil followed that profe'isicm for some years after coming to St. Louis. Later lie drifted Into the druj business. Tho of his sons aie in the drug business In St. J-onl now. A. J. Temm. at No. :il Riddle streit. and W. D. Tenvn. at Ni. 12; Grard avenue. Other children Mjrvlvlng arc Otti. c. and I-wis V. Temm. The fu- rcral v. Ill take place from the residence, Nn 1923 Riddle street. Friday morning at !:30 o'clock. Services will be held vx. Un St. Nicholas Church. No. 1S31 Lucas aeuue. by lV.thi-r Joi-ph Schaoffer. and butialwlll bo In Calvatj Cemetery. "BATTLE OF SANTIAGO WAS A JJAPTAiNS' FIGHT." "finUiiiiel JProm I'nee One. Ir.rd u th official rejverts ot werv Med In rrf wvnee to the Santiigo imal caiRmlzn. cor-ifs of thf logbooks r.nd signal-books, and thr (eitimom Kfore the Court ef Claims and hii also per sonally lied t.ffor rxt thf four uriilng Car tains of the Sive thliis. asldf Jrom those of th two Admirals, which wre actively engaged at. Santiago. It rPr that th Court of li.yjliy vias unanimous In Its findings of fact and unanimous In Us c?.j)n?3Fions of Mitilun n nwt of Us rlnd InRS of fact. No ariaf I maJr to me frcm tie erdlct cf lh court on thefc points where It was unanimous. I have huuewr. KOne carefully over tho eliirnce en the points ?lio. I am satisfied tiut, en the whole, the verdict did fcuustantlal Justice. &CIIM3VS miAVKST nilROII i Kin iuu;K.m; 3Iovi;mi:t. It shouIJ hive FptttlcaUy condemr.cil the failure to enforce an tfftt.unt nicnt blockade at Santlaj while Admiral Hchley wa in command. On the other hand, I f 1 that th-re i a rea?unaole duu)t whether ho did nut moe his squadron with &uf lie lent txpfdltlun lrom port to p-rt. Tr.e court it, a unit in londemmnjc Admiral Schley's action on tho point when it seems to me ho ino"t i;raLly trred; his 'retiograde move mert," when he abandoned the blockade, and his disotn-dleme of criers, and rat statement cf facts In i elation thereto. U thould bo remembered, how etc r, that tho majority of these actions ivbich the court cn utB uv'curred ii weeks or more tef jre the light Itself; and it certainly teems that If Adinjral Schley's uctions were censuralle, he should not hae been If it as second in command under Ad miral Sampton. Ills offences were. In efCtCt, condoned when be was not called to account for them. Admiral Eampon, after the fight. In an official letter to the department, alluded, for the first time, to Admiral Hclile) 'reprehensible conduct six weeks picilcusly. If Admiral Schley was puilty f rtpuht-i.sible conduct or a kind which called for such notice from Admit al Sampwn, then. Admiral Sampson oJglit not to have left him as tenlor offk.r of the blockading squadron on tho 3d of July. Tihtn he (Sampson) steamed away on hi picper errand of communication with General Shatter TAKES 11 UITESTIOX liAIMCO BV AUMIKAL SCI1LEV. We can, therefore, for cur present purposes, dismiss consideration of so much of the ajtpea. us relates to anttilas escept the battle. As ie gards this, tho point raised in the appeal is be tween Admiral bampfon and Admiral tochley, aa to vrllch was In command, and as to wlUch was tnutled to the credit. If either of them was rcally ectitled to any unusual and pre-eminent credit by any special exhibition of rcnlui. skill and cour age. The court could have considered both of these question?, but aa a matter of fact tt unanimously cxcli'ded evidence offered upon them, an 3 through Its president announced Its refusal to hear Ad miral Sampson's aide at all; and in lew of such exclusion the majority of the court acted with entire propriety in not expressing any opinion on these points. The mitter has. however, been raided bv the president cf th court. Moreover, it Is th point upon which Admiral Schley, In his appeal. Jays most stress, and which he especially asks me to cocflder. I ha.e, therefore, carefully Investi gated this matter also, and hae Informed my self upon It from the best sources of information at my command. I. EFFECT AX APPEAL FROM McKlNLCV'S DECISION. The appeal of Admiral Schley to m Is not, an to this, the chief point he raises, really an appeal frm the decision of the Court of Inquiry. Fhe-slxths of the appeal Is devoted to this ques tion ot command aid credit; tl-at is, to mater which the Court of Inquiry did not consider. It la In effect an appeal rm the action cf Presi dent McKlnley three years ago, when he sent la the recommendations for promotion for the various officers connected with the Santligo squadron, basin? these recommendations upon his estimate of the credit to which the officers were respectively entitled. , What I have t decide, therefore, is whether or not President McKinley did Injustice In the matter. This necessarily Involves a comparison of the action of the different commanders en gaged. Tho exhaustive official reports of th ac tion leave little to be brouKht out anew; but, as tho question of Admiral Hampton's right to be considered in chief command, which was de termined In his favor by President McKInIy and later by tl-e Court of Claims, has never hitherto been officially raised, I deemed It best to se cure statements of the commanders of the five Fhlps (other thin the Brooklyn and New Tcrk, the flagships of the two Admirals), which wero actively engaged in the fightt We have Just cause to be proud of the vigi lance and Instant readiness our ships displayed and the workmanlike efflciency with which they were handled. The mutt striking act waA that of the Glouces ter, a conert?d jacht, which her commander. Walnwrlght. pushed into the fight through a hall of pmjectljes any on of which would hare sunk her. In order that he might do his pan In destroying the two torpedo toats. each posseting far more than his own offensive power. Trom the ftatementp of the Captains above, from the official reports and from the testi mony before the Court of Inquiry, the fight can be plotted with abfclute certainty in its Im portant outline, though there Ij conflict as to minor points. XEW YORK TL'ItNED HACK AS SOOX AS FIGHT I1EOAX. When tho four Spanish cruisrrs came out of the harbor the New York had left her portion In the blockadlrir lines forty er forty-five mlnule before- She had holstfd the signal: "Disregard the movements of the Commander-in-Chief." and had not hoisu-d the hlgnal to the second In command to take charge, which, as appears bv the "ignal Iook. was fcometlmes but not always used whea the command was transferred. As scon as the engagement tvgan the New Tork turned and hteamed back, hoisting a signal to elope In. which, however, none of the squadron saw. Sho was in plain sight, and not very much farther from the easternmost blorkaling ships than the latter were from the Urookln. which was tho wettmmost of the line. As soon an the Spanish ships appeared the five big American blockadcrs started toward them, in accordance with the standlnc orders of Admiral Sarinson After this first mov, ?ach acted purely on hU own tritlotive. For some minutes the Spanish tr.d American vrseK steadily approached on another and the fighting was at Its hottest. Then the already damaged Spanish ahlps turned to tho westward, while at the name tlm h western most American el, the Brooklyn, which, was nea-t the Spanish line, turned to the eastward, mak'ns a loop of a three-qunuer circle, at the end of which she again headed westward, farther off from and farther beMnd the Sp-wlrfi vessel than before tbe lcop had o-gun, but -till nheid of anv of the American vessels, although farther outRide. The Texas, the next t-hlp to the Brooklyn, either wan or curcelvcd herself to be, put In such Jeop ardy by the Brooklyn's turn toward hr that she btckd hre engines, coming almost er quite to a standstill, so that both the Orej-on an! the Iowa, which were orlglnnlly to the eastward of her. rared her. and it was some time after she again siertd lefore she regained her former position relative to the Spanish vscls. evaxs woixn xot have HEEDED ORDERS FROM BROOKLYN. The following Is Admiral Evans's: statement: Th credit for the blockade, for the srnnrr- rnent of tho ships at the opening of the fight, and for the first movements forward Into tho eht. must, of course, belong to Admiral Smn- son. whose orders we were putting into effect. When the fight began Admiral Sampson's ship, the New York was in plain sight, I saw her turning to overtake us. Throughout the fight I considered myself as under his command, but 1 received no orders from him until the Viscaya was aground. Nor did I receive any orders what ever from the Brooklyn, nor should I have head ed them if I had received them. Inasmuch as I considered Admiral Sampson to bo present and In command. "The heavy fighting was during the time when -tiA Rnanlah vessels were comimr nut of th h-- bor and before thev had stretched fairly to the westward. When they thus stretched to the westward we all went after them without or ders. Of course we could do nothing1 else. TJn tll the Teresa nnd Oquer.do ran ashore the Iowa was cloe behind the Oregon and ahead of the Texas', and nil of us were firing cteadlly at the Spanish ships. The, Texas then recovered her speed for she was dead In the water after hav ing backed to avoid the Brooklyn when tho Brooklyn turned and she went ahead of the taiti Ttnth of us continued to flm at tfi Vi caya "until sho went ashore. They stopped, but the Texas followed the Brooklyn and the Oregon axter me toion. rWbn the battle began, the New Tork was not WORLD'S FASR COMMISSIONER TO CENTRAL AMERICA HERE. tepJwihgsiepiwwMMsawBBeiBsaeew TMinraniiimi I erriemiHwnnin rJ'u't-"y"-J'"rfT"",1,l ' .iohn men ciiANDLm. WorlcTs Talr Commissioner to Central America, v. ho is in St. Iiuis for a conference with President Francis before departing for Ills Held of labor. John Rice Chandler. World's Fair Com missioner to Central America, arrived from California yesterday and w ill confer with Present Francis regarding exploitation work to be performed by him in the coun tries to which lie is accredited. Before starting for the lleld he v.ill vi-iit Washing ton to secure credentials from the State Department. Commissioner Chandler was formerly Vice Consul General ami Acting Consul General for the United States in Guate mala. The Government of that country created the office of National Archaeologist while he was stationed therf and ilr. Chan- , dler accepted the post. Subsequently he be- j came professor of Latin languages for the Government military and poljtechnic col-j leges of Guatemala, and later held the chair of history In the same institution. He was tlie author of the mineralogical report sent by Guatemala to tho World's Columbian Exposition and was superintend- ' cnt rf the Foreign Department of Publicity j at me central .American exposition. Ho was also Special Commissioner to the Pan American Exposition from Central Amer ica. He wiote "El Gobierna de los Estad" Unli!os" In the SpanUli language to better acquaint the Latm-Amerlciin nations with the institutions of this coJntry. This nork was published by the Government of Guate mala and adopted as a text book in a num ber of colleges of Central and South Amer ica. Mr. Chandler was born in Philadelphia in 1S53. After receiving his early education in that city ar.d-New ork he went to Europe, where he devoted several years to the study of French, Italian and Spanish. He bi came a newspaper correspondent and represented at different times the Associated Press. New Ycrk Herald, New York Independent and other papers. Ho held a commission for the New Pork press during the British- Wnezuelan controversy. Former Director ' General Buchanan or the Pan-American Exposition recommended Mr. Chandler for much further to the eastward of me than the Brooklyn was to the westward After the Via caya hal grounded, the New York otertook me and signaiea me 10 rciurn 10 me mauin or me harbor to prevent ary othr Ppnnlh Flilp fron i-nmlnr mi ?nrl tttfnrkinir lhn tr.ini-TVtrf I r- cehed no signal of any kin 1 from tho Brooklyn Ail we naa to go was 10 ciose in on ine --panj-sn Lpquadron as It came cut of the harbor, in otedl- nw. n K& libera rt iflmlral Knmnanii nnr) then, when thr healeBt H&htlnj: wis or and the spaniFn rnips were irinK 10 escape id ine west, to follow them and cf coure there was no lirHiil nannzenn (A tall n tn fill In vr a f!fInt enemy. "The machinery of the lovrx was nftt In on- dltlon to Ktt the best speea, iroucn erv euori had been made to ma)e it so. Her cylinder heads had not been ofT for mere than lx months, owins to the w!e sho was performins:. Her nnttrm was verv foul, as she had not bn docked tor a period of seventeen months. The Indiana was "The New York ad left th blockading line -in. hi, eiptial lllrrp-nnl the mmpmpnU nf the Commander-in-CliIef n aipnal frequently mane, and wen unuersuou nv " mmr i --. It did not transfer tb commiml. No shcr.nl wis mane ror the peccna in rommanu x i'""- i niand of the feet, whlh was uually Hone br th j .i. t ri,t. iAnm iihlf n limit if slmal ll-tanco whrn he propwl for any rrasnn troiporrllv to rillmulh li!s command to thr next ranklnc officer." 0 ROOM FOR DOCTT OX AXY IMrOnTAXT POIT. Tho Spanish css-Is had stralphtcnM out in column for the Tse-t. the Colon npinc llMJe rt the others nnd eradually forBlnc ahead of theT. without fUfferinK much damace. The two tor pedo boati. nhich had followed them out of tbo liarbor. were now detrced hy the fire of tho rearmoit of the American Lit; uto1, and of tho Gloucester, which headed etralcht In for them, raj Ine no more heed to their qulck-flre (tun than to the heavy artillery of the forts, tc ublch he w a ato expoeod. ' In the runnlrc fluht which followed, until the Teresa. Oquendo and Viraja we Ow iwl. the Indiana Rradually dropped brhlnd. althouRji iihc continued to Pre until the last of the thief The Drooklvn was ahead of anv of tne other American ef7fli- on a course ou'.lil theirs. "Ji" wa, nearly hrnad.ld. on to the Soanlar.l. The Ortson. Iowa nnd Texai were all close tocother and actlvelv enrneed throuKheut thlj ru1; JlEht. The Cr-Klvn and Orecon. followed at Rome distance liv the Tcxjs. then t"1""'; chi of the Co'on. which went nearly thirty m'le. fnrthfr liefce sh alsi went nnore. It.rinp this ch3to of the Colon trrre was prac tically no flrhtlmt The.e are the facts n set forth aboe In the etatemnts o' the Cp.ajni and elsewhere In their official roports nl te'tl-mo-y. 1ev leave n room for doubt on any Im portant p-lnt. XEITIIER ADMIRALS' FIRST . SIGXALS onSERVBH. The question OI commana ?. m ""' v ;. nomlnat and technical. Admiral faampon s ship, the New York, was seen at the outset of the ntht from all the ships except the Urooklvp. Four of these fixe ship Captains have testlnfu that they regarded him as present and in com- Tie'1' signaled "close In" to the fleet as Boon ns the first Fpanlh ship appeared, but his ilKnal was not'scen by any American e.-el. He was actually under tire 'm the fo'ts and hlm-elf nred a couple of shef at the close of ?n? action with thi torpedo boats In "in to Eicnallnir -the Indiana Just at the clore c.t he action. Hut. durinB the action, not a pirfrte order from him wna received hy any of the Ehlns that were actively enKasei.. Admiral S-chlcv. at the cutset of the ac'.on. hol-lcd the two slcnals of "clear ship" an! "coe In." which was simply carrylns out tho standlnc orders of Admiral Fampson as to v.hit should h- done It the enemj-'s slilpi PJ tn break out of the harbor Until after tho cloe of Ihe first iiortlon of the ficht at the mouth cf the harbor and until after he had rnarte his loop and the Spanish shins were flftlnu tn the westward, not another American shlo noticed a slcnal from him. -When the western rufult hid besun the Ore Kon and the Orecon onlv. noticed and repeated one of his slRp-iIs of command The Capta'n of the Oreeon then rfftirded him as In command. but did not in any shape or wav execute any movemenf or anv acti-n 'rf , anv kind whatsoever in nocord-ince with anv order fram him. CTITI. FACT IS THAT IT WAS A CAI'TAIXS' FH.IIT." In --hort. the nucstlon as to which of the two men Admiral Sampson or Admiral Schlev. was Jt the time in command, was of merely nominal .. . 9 t t.l Ana& ; character. -iecniin.-ii. ;?'"'".' ":.""",.:..-tr ! Trfe rctual facl.'t" Important fact. Is that after the tattle was joined rot a helm was shifted, not k gun was fired rot a pou.id of winw p-tt Jin fit the enslne-rrom aboard any ship actUely enreEed Tin obedience to the o-d(r of either aimp- i wnOT Schley. i.e on their own two Vessals. it was a cisPiaii"' ii.iii.. Therefore, the credit to which each of th- two Is ei titled rests on. matters apart from the claim Sc nominal command over the snuadron; fof far as ine aciuai tihin. "o "-""v """" one nor the other in fact cxercHed any com- 1 "Smpsoa -as hardly more than technically In the flpht. His real claim for credit rerts upon ' hlF work aji commander-in-chief: upon the ex cellence or tne DiocKaae; uyn uic iinirwiio of the squadron: npon the arransement or the ships, head-on in a semicircle amud tho har bor: and the stindlng order, in accordance with which they Instantly moved to the attctc of tr.e Spaniard when the latter appeared, lor all of thee thlriKS the credit is his. "loop snniocpLY marred - I1ROOKLY.VS RKCORD." Admiral Pchlev Is rlhtly cntltled-as In Cap tain Cook-to tho credit of what the BrookUn idld In the nxht. on tne wnoie ne aia weii, but I SRree with the unanimous finding of tho three Admirals who composed the Court o Ia- appointment to his present post with the World's Fair. RELIGIOUS BUILDING AT FAIR. Special Committee Will Ascertain Wishes of Denominations. Consideration of the prorosod religious ex hibit at the World's Fair lias been referred by the Executive Committee to a sabcom mitt c. composed of President Francis, Mur ray Carleton and Director of Exhibits Skill, with authority to aveeruin what the vari ous religious denominations desire, and to report to the .Ex cutive Committee. The matter wa brought to the attention of the Etecutiie Committee vesterday by Samuel I. IJnda secretary of the World's Fair Itellsious Building and Exhibit Com mittee. Mr. Lindsay spoke in behalf of tne committee, which is marie up of the Rever erd Doctor S. J. Niecolls. the Reverend Father Phehm and the Reverend Doctor Johnston. Mr. IJndsiv said that the question of whether the Fair was to have a religious building must be settled not later than April 1. in order to secure the otllcial in dorsement of the General Assembly of th various Presbyterian bodies, the General Conference of the Methodist bodies, the concntions cf the Baptist and Congrega tional bodies and that of the International Sanday-Sehool Convention, as to tho mat ter of exhibits. 0K!0 SENATE FAVORS FAIR BILL Passes Measure Providing for Com mission and 7.1,000. nCPUBLIC SfKCIAU Columbus, O., Fob. 1?. The Senate to-day passed the Archer bill, creating a commis sion for the St. Louis Exposition. As pay-ed It carries an appropriation of S7o, (M It will undoubtedly pats the House. I nulry nn to tho "loop." It serloubly marred the. Ilrooklnh otherwise excellent record, beinjr. In fact. th one Kr.e mistake raade by any Amer ican ?hin that di. Had the Ilrookljn tjr"d to the wetwarl, that la. in the amc il!res.t!on that the Spanish ships v.ero sroinu: inste.id i.f in the contrary di rection. -0e would iirdotibtedly have D-cn In more "dincrous prelim. t" to them. IJjt it would hao been more dangerous for them aa well as for her. This kind of daicep must not be too nicely teh;hetl hy tho-e wln-e trad- It Is to dare preat ly for tho honor of the flap Moreover, the din Ker was ceTtiinly nnt as jrreat a that which. In the jelfr.in(e moment, menaced TVatn wrlarht'f fragile craft as he drove forward acalnt the foe It was not in my iudpment. ns rrest n the ' danger to whTeh the Tt-xn.s wai eTpoet by th ' xurn as nciuanv m.Kie. n certainly cu,ed botn the HrnoMm nnd the Tecs materially to losy position comrarc-3 to tlie Hcein Spanish ves sel n. Itut after the loop hnd ence been taken, Ad miral Fehlev band'ed the Brooklyn tnanful'v nnd well Slie pnd tie Orerrn were thenceforth the hpadmn-t of the American vessel though th" Iowa ccrtainlr and peemlrsly the Texns albndtd as much In Intuner'nT to n standstill the Vi cayn. Oqurndn ard Teresa, while te Indlcna did nil nor eastward poittm and clnpleii macn'nerj' pTmltteii in the chie of the Colon the Hrook Uti nnd Orejjon 'hire the cr.-dit between them. "OTIUG WIRKAM1,! AW UXLSrAL RCWARD FOR HITHER- Under such clreims'nrces It Feems to me that the recmnnundatio f of President McKInlevwere eminently proper and that. -o far as Admlralr Kampfon and Schlev were concerned. It would ha been unjust for hint to have made other recommendations. . Personally. 1 feel that in lew of. raptaln Chirk'? lone vojnre in the Oregon andlthe con- dltlon in whi"h h Inomtht her to the-en? of srrlce as wey a? the wav in wMch he actuallv mnnaed her lvfiT- and during the fleht, it would b.ie leen w II to hto civn him tht ssme adia"eemPt that was el en Wa'ni'-Icht Hut waMni- tlI:. it is eIdent tint WsinwriEht ves ntltled f re-e'e tror tvan any o'lmr Com mandT. ard tat It wns Jut to dmirsl Simn torx that e huld -rehe a prater advance in mimbers than Adminl Fch'ry. Th-e wns noth ing done In th M'tle that warranted any un wusl reword for lthcr. ( "XO ETCl'SE FOR FIRTHER AGITATION OF CONTROVEHSV." In rhort. .as repaid? Adinlra f?amison and Fchley. I fird that Prcl lnt McKlnley did sub stantial justice, and that there would be no warrant tar reierslniT his action. . Iloth Admiral Rarapsrn and Admiral Pchley are Tw nn the retired Iht In concludlnK their re- 1 port, the members nf the Court of Inoulrv. Ad ! mlrals pewev. Cenbatn and Ram'ey. unite In tatlnc thpt ti.ey recommena mat no rurtner ac tion be had in the matter With this recommtn dation I met heartily concur There Is no excuse whatwr trom !tier Fide for any further rrltaMen of thi unhapnj- con trol trey. To keep it alle would merely do dam ns tr the navy and to the cmintrv. (Signed) TIinODOKK ROOSEVIHT. CONGRESSMAf. KERN MAKES A STATEMENT. Snyn fllolic-UeJiincrnf-! Annonncenient Tlint lit Im ut Cnuilltlnti for Kc vlcctlun Ix Vnwiirrilntcil. iscprruc special Washington, I'eb. 19. Representative Kern of East St Louis said to-day to The Republic correspondent: "TI15 statement which appeared In Mon day's Globe-Democrat to the effect that i am not a candidate for re-election is en tirely unwarranted and unauthorized. 1 have told no living person that I would be a candidate for re-election or that I would not be a candidate for re-election. The time for definitely deciding on that matter, in my opinion, has not arrived, and I have not h.-id leisure to ccn give the matter con sideration. "Before I can become a candidate for re election. It will become r.ccessary for me to become a candidate for renomination. I am here at my post ot duty, attending; to the work assigned to me aa a representative . tn CnntTTfimt T n.ve nn timp In thi sreisnn ' of the year and with ths Important work pending here to be running around election eering. My work demands my presence here, and I -would like to be let severely alone In the performance of It. "Tho unauthorized announcement In the Globe-Democrat I. however. thorouchl- In line with the established policy of that un- . rename ana bitterly rarusan sniet. Why do not they Jump onto their Republican members and other officials, who. while they ought to be at their posts h;re. are running around their districts, engaged, some In reputable and some in very disrep utable, political manipulation." Don't forget to read the "Wants." 665 ot them printed in to-day's Republic. BOSTON BANQ.ET TO ST. LOUISANS, .Commercial Club Will Give Fair Delegation an Elaborate Reception on February L'7. Invitations to the Borton banquet on Feb ruary 27 were received at World's Fair headquarters yesterday. They were worded thus: "The Commercial Club of Boston re quests the honor of your company at a dinner to be given the officials of the Louisiana Purchase Imposition Company of St. Louis, Mo.. Thursday. February tho twenty-seventh, at six-thirty o'clock. New Algonquin Club. Rectption at 8 o'clock. 1SC2." William H. Lincoln, president of the Bos ton Chamber of Commerce, has written to First Vice President Spencer the following letter: "I beg to acknowledge tha receipt of jour favor of the 14th. and am very glad to hear that arrangements for the proposed dinner are being conducted to your satisfaction. I had intended to leave on Wednesday for Cuba, but have now ar ranged to postpone my departure until Fri day, in order that I may have the pleasure of meeting you and your associates, and attending the dinner." Professor Henry S. Prltchett. formerly of Washington University. St. Louis, and now president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Boston, has written to Mr. Spencer that he shall be. pleased to be of service in the matter of arousing Interest in the World's Fair. Seth W. Cobb and Os car It Whitelaw have announced that they will leave for Boston lo-da. to complete the ariangements for the reception of tho World's Fair delegation. They will bj fol lowed on Satuid.iy by President Francis, Vice President Spencer, Cieorpe W. Parker, Nathan Tiank. Norman J. Colman, George J. Tansey, Gcorgu H. Morgan. C. P. Wal bridge. George N. Wright, u. B. Ttbbitts, J. J. Werthelmer. Charles S. Brown, C. L. Hilleary and the Reverend Doctor D. C.. Dorchester. Adolphus Bu-ch will join the delegation .it Boston. C II. Huttlg expects to join them m New York, and Seth W. Cobb at Albany. HORTON APPARENTLY FAILS TO ESTABLISH CASE AGAINST BUTLER. Con tinned l'rini Pnico One. determined to rob them of their adjudicated and mandatory character, determined also at the same time to make other words in the same amended spctIon the inheritors of the same quantum of mandatory force." The concluding phrase caused a general laugh and a member remarked: "Too many Juleps." The reversing of Missouri decisions brought out anecdotes ot like apparent In consistencies In other States. Mr. Mann cited Illinois eases which reversed each other, and appeared In the same court re ports. Mr. Bowie: "In Alabama wc had a court decision December 7, and a week later, De cember 12, It was reversed by the same court." XO I'ROOr OF FRACD IV ini'in runcixcT krowtii. Referring to the charge that registers had been paddad. Mr. Rowe cited the unusual growth of cerlnin wards in St. Louis, es pecially the Twenty-eighth Ward, where the population had grown quickly from 500 to SIM; by various census comparisons he showed that there was nothing conclusive of fraud in th fact that precinct popula tion had been swelled unduly. Mr. Smith of Iowa: "One thing is apparent In this case. It seems that if fraud is com mitted in St. Lou's the purchased voters stay bought. In some localities this Is not alwajs done. There are some gentlemen in this country who regularly sell their votes but fall to deliver them." Mr. Mann: "I think the Democratic pres idential candidate In '96 advised that. Didn't he counsel his followers to take the money and thenft'ote their own choice?" Mr. Rone remarked that he could not conceive a Democrat selling his vote. The Chairman: "In view of tho advice of the candidate mentioned this is heresy." (Laughter.) ROME ATTACKS ACCURACY OF McIJCHXnY CAXVASS. Mr. Rowe then took up the testimony of MclJurney as to the accuracy ot the can vass made by him. He quoted McBurney's statements that it was merely the figures furnished him by some thirty canvassers, ami he did not know that they were accu rate. But three of thco canvassers had sworn to the returns, said Mr. Rone, and it will be seen, therefore, what weight is to be given this evidence. Mr. Fihse interrupted to say that twelve or more of these canvassers had been ex amined by him. but later on he corrected this assertion and admitted that not more than three were so examined. This would leave some thirty canvassers who had mere ly tvrned In the result of their inquiries and did not certify to the accuracy of their work. Governor Powers of Maine, a Republican, remarked that. In his opinion, such a can vass was lacking In authority nnd not at all reliable as compared with the Federal census. IIRARIXR AC5WV ASSUMES KKCK AXD i: ISV TOXE. Chairman Tayler and Mr. Mann of Illi nois then questioned Mr. Rowe a3 to the number of voters registered In certain houses on Chestnut street, near Twentieth, which Chief Campbell had sworn were of questionable character. In on house four teen men were registered, and. In the dis cussion of this point, so many suggestive inquiries were made by members that the hearing assumed the free and easy style of a variety show. Mr. Rowe did not attempt to explain how so many males happened to be registered In one of these houses, but maintained that there was nothing in the testimony sub mitted by Horton to show that they were not bonafide voters, nor was It shown that these voters had cast their ballots for But ler. Mr. 'Mann suggested that, where the con testant claimed that there had been a con spiracy to defeat his election, and where the McBurney canvassers reported that thev were' unable to find men at addresses given In the registration list. It would ha'e been easy for Butler to have estab lished the fact that they were there If It was true. Mr. Rowe would not admit that It wan incumbent upon the contcstee to prove such a fact, when the contestant failed to prove tho contrary, and the matter was dropped. Mr. FiS3e then was asked by a member why he had not submitted proofs from the city directory to show that there had been false registration. He said he had nsked for this, but the new director- then was being prepared, and the material could not be had, and he was forced to rely upon the McBurney canvass. ROWE ASKED WHY OTHER DISTRICTS WERE XOT STOI.EV. In his concluding remarks, Mr. Rowe sug gested some facts which appeared to be considered ot weight by the committee. The Democrats, said he, are charged with a great conspiracy to d;fiat the Republican candidate In tlie Twelfth District. "But why did not they go also Into the Eleventh District, where the vote is much closer, and tho election could have been carrtwl easily if there was such a gigantic con spiracy to rob the Republicans? Thieves, as a rule, do not act half way. They gener ally take all they can get. I think that is the universal rule. I have never heard or an exception to that rul?. I never heard of a thief falling to take away what he could carry: so that if the Democrats could have so readily stolen the Twelfth Dis trict, ns is claimed by Horton's counsel, why did not they do the same in the Elev enth, and also th? Tenth?" Mr. Smith: "Well, all this took lots of money. Maybe the other Democraiic can didates did not haw it to spend." HOWE CITES CAUSES OF BUTLER'S STREXGTH AT POLLS. Mr. Rowe: "But It is contended that the whole campaign In the Twelfth District -was managed by a political party; that the for Infants Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops aud Soothing: Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium. Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. It destroys Worms aud allays Pe erishncs. It cures Dinrrluca and Wind Colic. It relieves Teeth ing' Troubles and cures Constipation. It regulates tho ' Stomach and Bowels, firing: healthy and natural fcleep. The Children's Panacea Tho Mothers Friend. Tlie Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the money was furnished by the Jefferson Club, of which Harry Hanes was president. Sure ly this sum could be expended as readlly in the Eleventh as in tho Twelfth Dis trict. "The fact is. in Miy. 1300. there was a gigantic strike. We thought our city so Imperiled that the fact was noised all over tho country. In fact, we were trying to rival our sister city upon the lake." Mr. Mann of Illinois; "i do not remem ber of hearing of your strike. I-heard of ouis." (Laughter.) Mr. IWwe: "Labor organizations were formed, and Mr. Horton, the contestant, had been a member of tho City Council and rightly or wrongly, was considered to be the friend of Mr. Baumhoff, superin tendent of the Transit Company. A great many people claimed that Mr. Baumhoff was Instrumental in securing Horton's nomination over Mr. Pierce. The result was the labor organizations were antagonistic to Mr. Horton. They paraded the streets, made loud protestations against Baumhuff and his methods and were very much in censed against him. That was one reason for Butler's strength. "Then again the colored vote, which is unusual, was divided in the district, and many voted for Butler. Colored political clubs marched with tha Democrats on Democratic parade days. These thinss helped Butler. "And all these things were the great 'conspiracy' that secured the election of Butler. Then, again, gold Democrats were nominated on our city ticket, and the Democrats were successful bccaui they were united and harmonious. FISSE CLAIMS ST. LOUIS IS GOYERXED AT JEFFEKSOX CITY. "United and triumphant Is the proper phrase," suggested Mr. Mann. Mr. Fisse then spoke for an hour on behalf of Hor ton. He referred to the appointment of Police Commislsoners and Election Com missioners by the Governor. "The fact Is. said he. vehemently, "St. Louis Is governed at Jefferson City. State interference In munlcial affairs began In 1SS0, and has continued until this day. All local government is throttled by Stats con trol. It has progressed to a point where we have a State Excise Commissioner, ex ercising absolute control over the dram shops; a State Board of Grain Inspectors. If even a Democratic candidate for Justice of the Peace falls to get elected In the city the Legislature foists him upon St. Louis as a State officer." Mr. Fisse then severely commented on the decisions of the Supreme Court. "I ask you." said he, "If the quotations' of thos decisions made here do not Justify my criticism. Follow the record of that court and answer if there is one case In which tho court did not adjust Its decision to the necessity of seating the Democratic candidate. That 13 the ground on which I Impeach that court. "Yes. There was one case TTeem? against Kelson where they did permit the Republican -to keep his place. But that of ficial would rather he had died than to bear the odium of having recelcd his of fice in sucJi nnnr.er. And in this very case, where this contest and ten others had been commenced. Judge Marshall went outside of the record (and confessed it in his opin ion, nnd says so), to state that there Is no law In the State of Missouri by which it can be permitted, that in an election con test a man shall be allowed to compare the ballots' with the poll list. It was not in that case, and what Judge Marshall said was a plain invitation to come to the Su preme Court for preventive writs to carry on these contests. COXDEMXS JUDGE MARSHALL FOR CIIAXGIXG OPIXIOX. "I have s.at along side Judge Marshall when 'he was City Counselor. I have con ferred with him on this very Bubject of confirming votes and poll lists. I have heard him instiuct the Board of Election Commissioners that It was thtlr duty to permit that comparison be made, because the parties to the case have to report ev ery fact which the parties requested to have reported. "I have known how Judge Marshall changed his opinion, and I have seen his opinion adopted finally as part of the law of Missouri. I have no respect for a man who changed his opinion under such cir cumstances. I am not saying anything more her; than I have sought every oppor tunity to say to Judge Marshall. "Accepting his advice. Mr. Kingsland stood out against Mr. Caffery In the ab sence of the third member. It was merely this fact which enabled ire to bring before you the evidence I have presented of this lection. RESULTS PRODUCER WITH COXXIVAXCE OF REPUBLICAXS. "Everything I have brought here is based upon these printed registration lists. But hese lists themselves are a He and a cheat. They do not contain all the names of the original registration lists, of which they purported to be copies. In the Eighth Pre cinct. Fourteenth Ward, there are riearly loo more names on tho registration lists than appeared upon the printed sheet. But this result was not produced without the connivance of Republican election officers." Mr. Mann: "That is a pretty serious charge against the Republican machine in St. Louis." Mr. Fisse:- "Tou have heard of Zlegen hcinlsm? Well. Zlegcnhcinlsm and Butler Ism are one in essence. Zlegenhelnlsm never would havo exlsfd In St. Louis but for Butler." Mr Mann: "That is a rew disease." Mr. Fisse then referred to Bobby Carroll, McCarty and other employes of Ed Butler, who. he said, registered at shops or stables belonging to Butler, but had residences elsewhere, and described their evasion of process during his Investigation. "I cannot trust 'myself to review all these matters," said Fisse. "The situation Is complicated. There ore forces in St. Louis, all contending for the benefit of the Itsue to come out of this vicious material. The World's Fair is not the least. I have shown you beyond doubt that great fraud existed and leave the proofs in your hands." TO CURE A COLD IX OXE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablete. All druiTKlsts refund the money if It falls to cur. E. W. Crove" ilsnature ! on each box. He LIBERALS PLEAD FOR BOERS. Condemn British Demand for Un conditional Surrender. London. Feb. 19. At the annual meetln? of the General Committee of the National Liberal Federation, held at Leicester to day, after considerable dissent and an ani mated debate, a resolution was passed con demning the policy of insisting on the un conditional surrender of the Boers in fiouth Africa, affirming that the future content ment and security of South -Africa could only be secured by regular peace, on bread, generous lines. You can. secure one of the 1S3 positions advertised In to-day's Republic Read Liem. Answer them. Csjtf and Children. Signature of CAIRO.ESYPTi ALExAN0RiA,errr3 3T.LCUIS. IIZYiyORX, EGYPTIAKCIGARETTES. A. BARON, MAKER. ST. LOVIS. MO. TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. rittST-CLAfc'S luacli stand; cheap. 1 S. Ilronfi-Tay RUNAWAY BOYS HAD PLENTY OF MONEY. rolicc Found 4R2 in Pockets of One of il Trio From Tennsvlvania. ,.j;Ur? When a policeman searched the pocfeeU ot Charles Herman, 15 years old, who, with, his brother, Willie Herman. 14, and Ralph, Cramer, 15, was arrested at Union Sta tion last night, he found $432 in bills. Detectives Howard and Badger found tha bej-s at Union Station, having been 'ln formed that they wero spending money freely. The detectives questioned the lads and were informed that they had run away j from their homes at Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pa., last Friday night: "where did you get all of this moneyr asked Captain Reynolds. "I stole it from my father's desk, befbra I left home," was the cool reply. PhiliD Herman, the father of the broth ers, is a coal dealer at Latrobe. He andj Ralph Cramers father ha-o been notlfl by Night Chief Gillaspy and the boys will be held until the parents are heard from. The boys arrived in St. Louis Sunday. unaries Herman says mere was more uum JCW in the roll of money when he took It from his father'n desk. He purchased a , new suit of clctlies for hlmrlf. a necktis for his brother and a pair ot shoes for their companion. The Herman boys said it was their In- tention to return what money they had not spent after they had obtained employment in St. Louis. They say they do not wish to) return home. Cramer wants to return, but saya he fears his father, William Cramer. win not senu lor mm. DISCRIMINATION IN LICENSE Retail Liquor Dealers' Associa tion Brings Up a Question. At a meeting of Council No. l of th Liquor Dealers' Benevolent Association ot Missouri yesterday. It was decided to call the attention of Excise Commissioner Sl bert to the alleged discrimination in license taxes as between grocers and regular re tall liquor dealers. President Clarence Martin of Council No, 1 presided, and after the meeting John Wj Howard stated that the association would present Its case to the Excise Commis sioner. "The law simply holds." said Mr. Hoir nrd, "that grocers who sell bottled b nre only compelled to pay a license of HW a year, while no saloonkeeper can sell beer under anything less than a 1000 license. W think this is discrimination, and we would like to havo It corrected, though at pret cnt there la no special way of doing" so," World's Fair Men at Indianapolis, REPUBLIC SI'ECIAL. St. Paul. Minn.. Feb. 19. Two members of the SL Louis delegation which addressed the Legislature yesterday In behalf of tha approaching Louisiana Purchase Exposition were entertained at dinner by the Minneap olis Commercial Club to-day. Thev were Doctor C H. Patton. a former resident of Duluth, and Clinton Rowel). AUIHOR AND PHYSICIAN Writes Interesting; Tale, Tlie author of "Under Palmetto and Pine," "Norma. Trlst," "Four Years on Wheels." etc.. Dr. J. W. Carhart of La Grange. Texas, in addition to his literary efforts, is a hard working physician In cen eral practice. He writes interestingly of how his free dom from heart trouble was gained by leav ing oil coffee and using Postum in lta place. "I drank coffee in the ordinary form for many years; nervous trouble Involving disturbance of the heart's action resulted. "On coming to Texas I fell Into the habit of drinking coffee after hard, cold rides In my practice or when In camp or on tho trail. .My heart trouble soon became ex ceedingly aggravating, resulting in frequent attacks of what was pronounced angina pectoris, a severe, agonizing pain over the heart extending to the back and sometimes down the left arm. "In some of these attacks but for the time ly administration of morphine Injected hy- podermlcaily I could have survived but a . snort time. "At different times I abandoned the us i coffee. belleIng It the cause of my troubles, nnd Invariably Improved, but as I had noth ing satisfactory to take its place In the way ot a beverage. I returned to Its use. "The literature of Postum Cereal Coffee came to my notice and I resolved to try It. The directions for preparation were strictly followed and I found it an agreeable, ap petizing. Invigorating table beverage. I con tinued its use In my family for the past year and a half or two years, during which time I have never had an attack of my old heart trouble, am carjable now at the ace of 67 years and do us much professional ana literary worK as at any penoa in my life. I can endure physical excrcite with out weariness, but with zest and relish, and have gained In weight from 124 pounds to 165 pounds." The doctor further refers to the wide spread prevalence of heart trouble from the use of coffee and tobacco, and speaks of the ad'antage gained by patients when they leave off coffee and take Postum. It must also be added that the poison ot the coffee does not affect the heart in some patients, but shows Its work In the stom ach and bowels with one. perhaps In the eyes with another, and kidneys with anoth er, and general nervous prostration with another. It is never possible to tell Just where the result of the poisoned nerve centers will show forth. There Is but one way to sure ly cure such cases, and that is by Insist ing upon leaving off coffee and using Pos tum In Its place. Postum contains the ele ments for rebuilding the nerve cells and brain. Albumen Is furnished In a variety of foods, but albumen cannot be made into the soft, gray matter of the brain and nerve cells, except by the action of phos phate of potash upon it and the system will not always take up the crude phos phate of potash whereas. It can be de pended upon to take up the delicate parti cles of that element when presented aa Nature presents It in food. It is la Postum Coffee and Grape-NoU, gig' fi CORK TtPS It! m: r flmm&fisd rg---v. .i?;g WiM?.dfiM&-