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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, February 20, 1902, Image 2

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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.
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
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.
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
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.
- " 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.
Representatives of France and Venezuela
sign the basis of an agreement by which
they will resume diplomatic and commercial
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.
.. McGovern la now a 1-ro-; favorite In tho
betting on his bout with Sullivan.
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
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.
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
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.
"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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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."
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.
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.
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 -
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.
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
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.
Passes Measure Providing for Com
mission and 7.1,000.
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.
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. (
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.
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.
.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.
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.
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
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."
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.
"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.
"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
"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
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
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablete. All
druiTKlsts refund the money if It falls to cur.
E. W. Crove" ilsnature ! on each box. He
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.
and Children.
Signature of
rittST-CLAfc'S luacli stand; cheap. 1 S.
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
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.
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,
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).
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
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,

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