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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1902.
i r t L v & i'PATRICK PROMISED TO MAKE ME RICH." vValet Jones Takes the Stand !A gainst Lawyer Accused of Rite Minder and Forgery. -BEGINNING OF ALLEGED PLOT. Document Known as "Will of 1900," Jones D-clares, Was Sev enth One Drawn Up Under Patrick's Direction. BEPDBUC SrECIAL. New Yoik. Feb 13. Cunositr to hoar the valet, Charles F. Jones, tell on the wit ness stand how ho 'Killed the agjd mtllion- , aire. William Jlniih Rice, attracted a largo crowd to General Sessions, where th trial of Albert T. Patrick was continued "before RccordT GoiT to-day. The defendant, although he was to face the greatest ordeal of the- trial In bc'ng confronted with Jones, entered the court room cool and smiling, as usual. Jones was called to the stand Immediately After a Jong wrangle between counsel it was de cided by Recorder Goff to admit In evi dence a certain tax commissioner's receipt ' purporting to b) signed by William Marsh lUce, proving that the latter's residence situs In Texas. Adjournment was taken yesterday when "argument on this point commenced. The Judge's decision is regarded as a victory tor the prosecution. Kvery one In the crowded courtroom lis tened with tho closest attention to the sttory or how Jones, with Patrick, plotted how to murder and rob Mr. nice. JOSES TELLS OF ICni'TIO.V or TUB ALLEGED PLOT. The sensation of the morning session was rhen Jones told how Patrick first broached the subject of acquiring the aged man's millions. Ho had never sen the Intended victim. He promised to make Jones not only a wealthy man, but also a brilliant one If he would aid him (Patrick) In the scheme 'Jones agreed and then began the fcunda 'tion of the remarkable plot. Jones Insisted that he should be a- bene ficiary In the 1909 will, which he says Pat rick drew up. He refused to be a witness. Patrick got Morr's Meyer, Jones sas, to fce a witness. Jones tried to get Patrick to make a con cession In writing to him to Insure his share 'cf the mllllcrs. Patrick said that would be signing his own death warrant Patrick drew up load-pencil draftB of sev eral wills before he got the one that suited him and Jones. In that will all of the heirs Eot wore than In the ISM will and Patrick ot one-half of the estate. JOSES SUSPICIOUS OP ' .Patrick rnoai THE FIRST. That Jones was suspicious of Patrick was ffthown all through his story. "Patrick asked me how much salary I "rot," said Jones. "I told him $30 a month. He said that I was worth more than that In fact, that I was worth double that 'mount to Mr. Rice. He said that If I would go In with him and do what he iwanted me to. ho would see that I made plenty of money. Then he brought out the Xlll of Mr. nice and showed It to me "It was the will of 1596," continued Voces, "that Patrick showed me. We talked lt over. Patrick said he did net think tho Bid man ought to leave all his millions to fcis relatives, nor so much to charity. Pat rick said that In a new will, the one of .1990, be ought to get the sunie witnesses as fwero on the 1S9S will-Palmer and Wether fcee of Swe, son's bank. I wanted to be a beneficiary, but Patrick said that would never do, as I was so closely connected Srtth Mr. Rice." The will or 1900, witness said, was sub knitted to him in a dozen changed forms, tut he would rot consent to them. "Now." said Mr. Osborne, "tell us all fcbout tha witnesses." "Patrick," said Johps, "explained why we should havo tho 'Si signature on the 1300 -will. I told him that I would broach the subject at my earliest opportunity. Soon after that Mr. Wcthorbee calld. WETHERBEE DECLINED TO ESTER "iXTO CONSPIRACY. "I did not tell Mr. Patrick about the -!sit tot four or five days. Then I told him that IWctherbee had called to borrow money from Mr. Rice, and that Mr. Rice had re cused him." "Did you tell Patrick It was a good time to taU about the will with Wetherbee, be cause he needed money?" "I told Patrick," said the witness, "while talking over the telephone, that Wetherbe liad called to see Mr. Rice, Und that as Mr. Rica had refused him a loan, I thought It u a jrood time to see him. He said: 'Go head.' "I went to Wotherbce's house and told film that If he would enter Into t business scheme with me be could make money. X told him that Mr. Rice had moments when lie did not know what he was doing. At those times, I said, I could put any docu ment before him and he would sign It. 1 told him that the scheme was for him to draw up a. will and make himself as ex ecutor. "Mr. Wetherbee said: 'I'd like to be the executor of Mr. Rice's estate, because I know how large It Is, but I could not go Into such a scheme, aa It would cut off ny own head.' "PATRICK'S C1EKK. MEYnn. IWIIOTE OUT THE lOOO WILL." "I told Mr. Wetherbee that I had been approached by three lawyers on the sub ject. I then reported to Patrick. Then Pat rick said be would get Edward L. Sh:rt. a publisher, nnd Morris Meyer, one of Pat rick's clerks. Meyer wrote out the will 3t was tho seventh draft of the will. Tlio property was divided In half. Patrick got pne-half. That was in January, 19J3" Mr. Osborne asked Jones If Mr. Rico lgned the 1900 will. "He did not." replied the valet. Jones aid Patrick told bim ho would compromise with the others a ho were given bequests In the. IOT0 will. "Pattlck also suggested to me." he said, "that It would be a good Idea to have car toon copies of letters In connection with the details of the toclieme. and that after Mr Rice's death we should (lie them "lth Mr. Elce's other papers so thut they should ap pear to belong with his own." WO SHOW THAT PATRICK IAND RICE CORRESPONDED. "Was this scheme carried out?" "No. sir; Mr. Patrick told me that h testroyed tho letters on the Monday night after Mr. RlceVt death He said he was afraid to leave his office with them In his bcssesslon for fear he might be arrested. Then I suggested that I should Ieae blank ipacea In the memorandum book I kept of Mr. Rice's affairs and that after his death I should fill these blanks In properly with ihe dates when copies of Mr. Rice's letters frrere sent to Patrick." The pros cutlon then took up the memo randum book which Jones kept of the let ters. In reply to a question, tho witness said that he suggested the scheme of leaving and afterwards filling out the blank spaces, so that It would appear nfter Rice's death that Patrick and Mr. Rice were In close communication. "Tell the Jury, were tho letters signed When you sent them to PatrickT" "No, sir. but when I saw them again they were signed." "With what narael" "William M. Rice." It was said after the jfBJournment that If (he examination ot Jones was conducted as minutely as it was to-day he would be on the stand for several days. Mr. O6borne questioned him on every lit tle detail and the objections raised by the defense consumed considerable time. J. W. KIdbt Attempted Snlclde. REPUBLIC SPECIAU Neosho. Mo. Feb. 19 J. W. King, travel ing representative-of the Great Republic, attempted suicide at the Springs City Hotel last night by slashing himself across the strata and la the arms with a razor. -rr5-'W ',?" i BRIDEGROOM'S FATHER LOSES I RACE FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE, MR, AND MRS. JOHN V. O'CONNELL, Whoso parents had a race to the marriage -license office yesterday, the brido's mother sanctioning the marriage, while the father of tho bridegroom attempted to stop tho ceremony. In the marriage of John V. O'Connell of No. 2026 Indiana avenue and Miss Dora T. Robinson of No. 2713 Missouri avenue yes terday, thcro was a race between tre mother of the bride and the father of tho bride groom In getting n license. Tho bride H only 17 years old and the presence of the mother to sanction the marriage was nec essary. The bridegroom stated that he was 21 years old esterday, but twenty min utes after he had made this declaration to the mirriagc license clerk at the City Hall, his father, Dennis O Conncll of No 2,X Indiana avenue, appeared and said that his son was only 20 years old and should not be granted a license. "There was a bit of a race." said Mrs. Sarah Robinson, mother of the bride, "but I am glad that we won out. because my daughter. Dora, and John O'Connell have been sweethearts several vears and have simply waited for John to arrive at the ago of 21 so that Ms father could not stop tho ceremony. This was his birthday, and jou eeo they did not waste any time. While my daughter Is still young. I think It Just as well that young people when thej have made up their minds should be allowed to marry without having to run away." Dennis O'Connell. the father of the bride groom, stated at the marriage license ofllce that his son was only 20 years olo. but at that hour the licence had already been Is sued. His wife said that her husband was TO CARRY TIDINGS OF CHINESE LEPER. Harry Ling Chow Will Visit His Cousin, Don:; Gong, at Quarantine. Harry Ling Chow of Chicago, a Chinese Interpreter, Is In St. Louis for the purpose of visiting hls-cousln. Dong Gong, the leper, who Is confined at quarantine. He Is ac companied by Sing Hang, also of Chicago. The two called yesterday on Health Com missioner fatal kloit and obtained permis sion to visit their unfortunate countryman. The trip to quarantine will be made this morning at 11 o'clock. Harry Lng Chow and his companion will ride In a street car as far as Jefferson Barracks, at wh'ch point they will be met by a conveyance from quarantine. In which they will com plete the trip. Their conversation with Dong Gong will take place In the prence of Doctor Woodward, superintendent of the station, who will see that proper pr.cau t'ons are taken to prevent the visitors be coming Infected It was learnd last night that Harry Ling Chow will soon return to China on a busi ness trip. Before leaving the Flowery Kingdom he and Dong Gong were close friend and the'r families, besides being related, were bound by ties of great friend ship. It Is for the nurpot; of carrying tid ings of the leper ta his relatives and friends that Ling Chow has come to St. Louis. The two have not seen each other for many years. Since they last met L'ng Chow has prospered ard Is now a man of conslderablp wealth. Dong Gcng. en the contrnrv. has met wl'h nothing but hard ship and adversity. The cllmni of hi mis fortune wan reached last spring, when he dev sloped leprosy. Ling Chow's vllt Is en tirely voluntary, and will bo a complete surprise to his cousin. CLEAN STREETS FOR PRINCE. Mr. Varrelmann Will Have Thor oughfares Washed and Cleaned. The route over which Prince Henry and his party will proceed on March 3 on their drive through the city will be selected by Mayor Wells and Street Commissioner Var relmann. Every block of the rou e will bs poured until the streets are almost a clean as when the surface was new. It Is Mr. Vairelmann's Intention, also, lo clean all the downtown streets. With the appropriation contained in the sjpplemcntal appropriation bill, now penllng In tnj Hous. of Delegates, he will have rnough money to keep tho streets clean during March CONGRATULATION MISCARRY. Mrs. Clayes Objects to Bnrden of Mail for Mr. Hawley. T hope." said Mrs. Clayes of No. S351 Cook nvenue last night, "that no other married couples will give this number as their address when they do not even board here. To-day I have received about a bu'h el of mall for Clifford Han lev. who. I am told, wes married to Miss Jesle Wright of Bell-vllle. III.. last Mondav. "Mr. Hawley never lived here, and I can't understand why he should have mentioned this addresn when I do not cvn know him. Young people have all sorts of wnn cf get ting married, dnd It Is said that all Is fair In love and war, but I do hope that Mr. Haw lev will relieve me of this burden of congratulatorj messages, which have cer tainly miscarried." SMOKER AT Y. M. H. A. ROOMS. Vaudeville Programme Given by Amateur Performers. The Young Men'8 Hebrew AssJcIatlon gave a smoker at their rooms. No. 2737 Lo cust street. lant night. A good vaudeville programme was given by amateur artists. About 300 members of the society were present. Walter Stark gave a piano solo. Alex ander Palmer sang and Harrr Schwarz btrg gave several violin selectlms. The association will celebrate Its fifth an niversary March M with a banquet. Candidates Selected. ni'PCBUC SFH3AL. Elizabethtown, 111., Feb. 13. The Demo cratic Central Committee met here to-day and canvassed the results of last Satur day's primary, which was as follows: Coun ty Judge. William Denton; County Clerk. H. R. Ratcllft; Sheriff. William T. Lamar; Treasurer. John A. Oxford; Superintendent of Schools, John H. Womack; County Com missioner, James A. Oxford. Delegates to the state. Congressional and Senatoilal con ventions were appointed and they go unln structed. Delegates to the Judicial Con vention were instructed for Frank W. Hevill of Mount Carrael for Appellate Clerk. Several speeches -were made by the noml- i sees and the defeated candidates. ' . .n- 1t,Stt..t i- J; , "t-!- J ., mistaken as to John's age. and that jester day was really his twenty-first birthdjv. "In opposing the marrlace." said Mrs. O'Connell "we nmplv considered the boy's youth. Ho did not te I us anj thlrs about It in advance. When my husband heard this morning that the ceremony was to take I place we were ootn worried, ana I suppose he attempted to s'op it In anv way he could, but he tells me that when he arrived 1 at the City Hall the license had alreadj 1 been iraued." I "My husband." ald the bride, who 1 a I petite blonde nnd.lioks little more than a child, "has been expecting opposition from I his father, but (1i!m reallv wis his twen'y- tlrst birthday, ana after waiting several months for It to come to pass, we des'ded tu have the thing done with. My mamma did not object.ftr ou see I have a dear old mamma wW knows tint Dora Is going to have her own way In a matter like thin "Mr. O'Connell. I om told," the bride con tinued, "was behind time In reaching the marriage license ofllce. We didn't se h m, thereby avoiding what you might call a scene.' When Mr. O'Connell was fuming at the marriage license office the ceremony was b.lnc performed by Justice of the I Peace Zimmerman at No 27S3 Broadway. My husnand Is btck at work.he Is a brewer, ou know, and I fancv ne will get along all right. I have Just received a nw range upon which I shall now make mv flrst experiment as a housewife. "I mav be joung." the vouthful bride con cluded, "but I thirk I kro something about cookies, and I troroe to.comDel my august father-in-law to acknowledge that his son has not made such a bad match after all." MORTGAGE IS VALID WITHOUT REFILING. United States Court of Appeals Decides State Lines Are 2sot Legal Limits. By a ruling of tho United States Court of Appeals j esterday It Is held that a mort gage Issued In one State is binding In nny other State or Territory and does not have to be refiled. This decision reversed the ruling of the United States Court of Ap peals for the Indian Tcnitory. Judge Cald well gave the decision of the coutt. The firm of G. C. Terrell & Co. of Wal dron, Ark . Issued a chattel mortgage to the firm of J. Foster & Co. to secure a note for JinoO. Later the firm of E. Terrell & Co. assumed the dbts of the former com pany and moved to Wagoner. I. T., with the consent of Foster & Co. The firms of Tootle. Wheeler & Motter and the Tennent-Strlbllnc Shoe Company Fccured a writ of attachment and took the stock of the firm of E. Terrell & Co. from Foster & Co, who. aecording to an agree ment entered into at the time of the i-"su-nnce of the mortgage, were to have con trol of the Roods of the company. United States Marshal James McAlcster nnd two deputies served the writ, and It is ngalnst them that the appeal from the court of the Indian Territory was filed The lowc court held that the nla'ntlft rhould have filed his mortgage again in the Indian Territory. SULTAN IS ASKED TO LET JEWS SETTLE IN PALESTINE. Zionist Lender Goes to Constantinople to Arranse Concessions for Cnlonlo. 'With Local Aulonumj. London, Teb 19 The leaders of the Zion ist movement anticipate important develop ments as a result of the visit of Desctor The odore Herzl of Vienna, president of the Z'on 1st Congress recently held at Basel, Switzer land, to Constantinople. Doctor Herzl was summoned to the Ylldiz Palace by a special telegram from the Sul tan and Is now negotiating with tne Sultan for the acquisition of concessions In Pales tine, permitting of the unimpeded immigra tion and settlement of Jfws there. Doctor Hcrzl's demands Include a charter granting some simple form of home rule and open ing the faultan's Crown lands to Jewish col onization. A representative of the Jewish Colonira tion Association, which was endowed by the late Baron Hirsch, lsalso at Constantinople, which Is taken to signify that the trustees ot the Baron Hirsch Fund are about to con centrate their resources upon Palestine. SECOND MOREAU WILL FILED. Housekeeper and Son Are Rivals for Larger Part of Estate. Another wilt of Francis Moreau, a rich St. Louis County farmer, who died at his home In Creve Coeur last Friday, was fiUd In the Probate Court In Clayton yes terday, making the second that has been filed within three dajs' time. Two contestants have appeared for Mr. Moreau's foituno as a result of the two wills. One is August Moreau and the othel Is Mrs. Rosalie Berg, who was the testators housekeepeT beforo his death. In the first w.U. filed Monday, young Moreau is named as the pr.ncipal beneflc.ary, and in the one filed yesterday Mis. Berg Is given that po sition. Htr husband, John Berg, who liit-d the will yesterday, stated that the one fiied Monday was made the day befoio Mr. Mo rtau's death, and that, aiUiOt-gti It Is a very brief document, it took a half day to make It. Ihe will filed yesterday- Is dated Feb ruary 3. In It Mr. Motcau gives to Mrs. Berg his house and fh3J acres Of land on condition that Bhe would remain with and take care of him during the test of his lite. In addition, he left her his horse and buggy and all his personal property. After leaving $10) for masses for himself, his wife, daughter and son, and J20 to inscribe his name on a monument, he bequeaths the remainder of his estate to his son, August Moreau. In the will filed Monday and dated Feb ruary 13, Mrs. Derg was s.mply left tno llse Of the hous? for torn pai-E wrlth thR ihorse and buggy and personal broperty. and the rest of the estate was left to August (Moreau. after the J100 bequest for masses Jras made. The will filed yesterday was wit- iffswu uy .lunn u irnsier ana Joan oanaoz nd the one Monday by John Hezel and C omrauer. SILVER AND GOLD JEWELED SOUVENIR. Elegant Receptacle, Containing the Mayor's Address of Wel come, for Prince Henry. WILL BE GUEST OF THE CITY. Committee of More Than 101) Piouiinont Citizens and .Cavnl- rtnien Will Constitute Prince I fein 's Escort. Mayor Wells's address of welcome to Prlnee Henry of Prussia, who is to be tho guest cf St. Louis for four hours on Mon day. March 3, will bo inciostd in a gold and sller receptacle intmidid as a souvenir for tin royal visitor. . Expert goldsmiths are at work on the rich Eouvcnlr. which will be presented to Prince Hcnrj by Mayor Wells in the grand waiting-room at Union Station. Arrangements for the reception and en tertainment cf Prince Henry are nearly completed. 1 lie Prince villi be the honored gLest of the city of St. Louis, and through out his visit Mayor Well", ill his oflicial capacity as Mayor, ulll act as host. Brief though Henry's stay will be. Mayor Wells is coi.l.dent that the rteepl on will le such a public ovation as will make an in deliblo impression on tho visiting noble man. M.iyor Wells considers that Prince Henry is the particular guest of President Ho'jse elt and the Americm nation, traveling to St. Ivuis undi r ,pecnl e-cort from Wash ington on a mlstion of good fellowship. He says the reception ir. this city will sustain St. Louis's ieputation for hospitality and bo ci editable to the country, as well as grati fying to the guest. PrlhCtt Henry will be entertained In elab orate "tyle. A reception committee of more than 1W prominent citizens, comprising thu presidents nf tho principal mercantile and social organizations, will greet the royal visitor upon h's arrival in Union Station President D. R Francis of the Louisiana Purchase Evpos'tinn will officiate as. chair man of the Reception Committee M decline Iiy the Vlnyor Under the escort of this committee the Prince will be ccnltctej irom his speclil co icli to tl e grand waiting-room In Union Station, where he will be formally welcomed by Mayor Wells The reception in the grand waiting-room will be public. A platoon of police will act as the Prince's bodyguard. By ordsr of the United States War De partment a detachment of the Tcurth United States Cavalry, from Jefferson Bar racks, will attend the Trlnce on the drive through the city. The Prince and his party, accompanied by the Reception Com mittee, tho Fourth Cavalry detachment and a platoon of mounted police, will ride fiom Union Stition through the downtown dis trict The Prince will occupy the Mayor's carriage. o Vfxtt on 'Change. Owing to the fact that the puthorit'es at Washington must acquiesce In the pro gramm?, the gi.est will not go to the Mer-clianf-' Exchange, as Mayor Wells thi iks It Is row too late to submit a change In the proceedings Besides, the Mayor be lieves it would not be advisable to fat'guo the Prince with too much ceremony belore breakfast. Hie loute of the drive will be determined within several days bv the Mayor and Street Commissioner Varrel mann. Along th" best thoroughfares the party will be driven, from downtown to the St. Louis Club There a sumptuous breakfast will be served. Plates will no laid for about 140. The breakfast will partake of the character of a banquet. After breakfast the party will proceed In carriages along the boulevards to Forest Park, and the Prince will be enabled to Inspect the World's Fair site. Henry's special train will be In waiting at Forsyth Junction, so that no time will be Ion when the festivities aie over. Music for the noynl Ear. The grand waiting-room of Union Station and the St. Louis Club will be decorated piofusely with flags, bunting and flowers. A band will be stationed In the grand waiting-room, an orchestra in the St. Louis Club and a band at Forsy th Junction. Invitaticrs were mailed yesterday after noon to men who are exnected to serve on the Reception Ccmmtte-. The names wl'l not be annourced until acceptances shall have been received An arrangements com mittee is now busy formulating plans for the reception. Fifty -eight persons will travel in the Prince's special tialn, of whom twenty constitute his personal suHe. There will be six newspaper correspondents. seAen pho tographers, tno chief e'erks and an usher. Prlnee Hi-nry's Party. Prlrce Henry's paitv will comprise: His Excellency Vice Admiral von Tlrpi'7. his Excellency Adjutant General von Plessen, his Excellency Vice Admiral von Klsendech or, hi" Excellency Vice Admiral von Sick ndorff. Rear Admiral Count von Baudi-.-iln, Aide-de-Camp Commander von Gramme. Captain von M tiller. Staff Surgeon Doctor Reich. Aide-de-Camp Lieutenant Commander Schmidt von Schwlnd. Aide-rie-Camp L'euternnt Commander von Cgidy. Mde de-Camp Leutcnant Commander von Trotha. his Excellency Doctor von Hollo ben. Count Quadt-Wykrad'-Isny. Com mander vnn Reb-ur-Paschwitr and Count S cliTd-irff As representatives o tho United States Government, there will bt Rear Admiral Evans. Adjutant Ccreral Corbin. Colonel Bingham. Co:nmanlr Conies, First As sistant Srcre-nrv Hill Chief Clerk Kinr.e nnd Chief Clerk Hlntre CONSUMPTION ANTITOXIN DECLARED TO BE SUCCESS. .Temey lMivslrlnn Annnnncen Tluit Ho Has Mndr Cures With His Discover;. nnruBLic special Newark. N J, lcb. 19 Doctor Herman J C. H. Herald, president or the Board of Health, annou"ccd to that Lody at its meeting last evening tint, with Doctor Richard X Conrolly, the bacteriologist of the board, h- had been making tesU of a new antitoxin for the cure ot consump tion. Two men( who before the treatment was begun were slowly but surely dying of the disease, are said to be so far Improved as to te ncirly cured, and their comptete re covery is predicted. Although naturally jangulne, the result's 6f the. Investigations hsve exceeded the hopes of the dlroverers Doctor HeroliVs paper greatly surprised the board. After listening to it the board gave him permission to ucc the I acterlolog lcal Iaborutory at the City Hospital for further experiments DOWAGER BREAKS OLD CUSTOM Will Receive Foieiguers Who Are Xot Ofiitials. Pekin, Feb IS. The Dowager Empr-ss will, on February 23. receive in audience Sir Robert Hart, Director of th; Imperial Maritime Customs; Bishop Faviir, the Cathol c Vicar Arostolic in China, and M. Pokotiloff, manager of the Ru-"o-Chlncse Bank. This will be the first audience ever granted to foreigners! who are not mem bers of the diplomatic corps or of special missions'. Chang Chi Tung and LIu Kun VI, the re form leaders, are coming to Pekin to con sult with the Dowager Bnpress. Yuan Shi Kal. the Governor of Chi-Ll, has memoralized th.' throne for a pardon for the reformers who advised the Em peror to s'en the edicts of 3S38, -which caused the coup d'etat. VENEZUELA AND FRANCE AGREE Diplomatic and Commercial Rela tions to Be Resumed. Paris, Feb 19 The Minister of Foreign Affairs, M. Delctsse, and the Venezuelan Plenipotentiary, Ser.or Maubourguet, signed an arrangement to-day fo ming a basis for the resunrf tion of d plomatic relations be tween France and Venezuela, Including a . commercial convention providing for mo-1 tual most favored treatment. The arrange ment must be ratified before Mivy L '.?t "iUv; .., j.., ..ya',--?-.'..'. ?- UNGLE SAM WILL TEST ITS LEGALITY, Government Will File 15ill to Dis solve the Gigantic Rail road Merger. PRESIDENT DIRECTS ACTION. Texas Midland Will Try Marconi's Wiieless Telegraph Stslem to lie in Operation in Tliiee Months. Washington, Fb. 19 Within a very" short time a bill will be filed by the United States to test the legality of the merger of tho Northern PacIPc and the Great Northern ! system through the Instrumentality of tie Northern Securities Company. In sptaklng ot tha matter to-day. At torney General Knox said: " Somu time ago the President requested an opinion as to the legnlity of this rccrgf r, and I have recently slven him one to the effect that. In mv judgment. It violates the provisions of the Sherman act of liSO, whereupon he directed that suitable nct.'n should be tak n tu have tha question judi cially determined A Lill in equity- Is now In course of preparation, which will be hli'd within a very shon time, which will a:k that tho merger effected through the ex change of shares of the Northern Securities Company lor tliares of the two rallrosd compiules be dlssoiied and such shares ordered rc-exchanged to itstore the stael.j of the two rallioad companies to tnelr oi ur inal holders. The two railruad coinpan.es. the Northern Securities Company J P.er pont Moigan and Jamts J. Hill and their associates, slOekholdcjs In the two com panies, will be the defendants in the bill 'the district in which the proceedings will be instituted lias not yet been determined. Most likely it will be In Minnesota." RAILROAD '! 'Jill .11 VRCOM. Texas Midland Places Order for the Mlrrlesfi 'ti-IcKrjjili. r.EruniJC sf tci.vL Dallas, Tex., Fib. 19 B II. It. Green, pres.uent and owner of the Texas Midland Railroad, Is go.ng to demonstrate w nether the Marconi vwrcless telegraph rystcm can be made practical in opciamm laiiroad train service. tie said this evening: "I have ordered Maiconis wireless tcKgraph tystem lor use on tne Midland and nave rece.keu worJ Irom Edinburgn.&coUanu.Uiai in orcidr has betn placed, i exptct to nave the system in opeialioii vvith.n tnrco months, 'iiic oM pole and wire svRtem will not be .aiten down now, but Marconi's Instruments Vvlll be given a tncrougn iet. "If tne cxpectiaeiiis piove I'Uceessfu that system may be adop.e 1 The 'Icxaa Mill iard win ue tne nrst in tne wona ro at tempt to aaopt Marconi s Invention." St. I.oals I'irni let liuild Cnrs, REFbUUC Ul'UClAL. Louisville. Ky.. Feb. 19 The Loulsvill Rauay company has awarded a contract to the St. Louis Car Company lor teenty five new cars, at a total cost of SuuO.WJ, er JI.W0 a car. The cars are to be ciouble trueked, adjustable to winter and tummei use, vestibuied and heated Th-y are to bt iO feet In length and nid seat forty persons The contract calls for the delivery of the cars in July. RAILROAD VOTUS. Missouri l'uclllc Connecting: Line Opened. Rert Edmudson has been appointed pas senger agent at St. Louis of tho Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern during the absence of Tra.ellng Passenger Agent Randolph. on a vacation on account of sickn.ss. Citv Pssener Agent Stevenson lias assumed Mr Randolph's duties To-day the Mlssoarl Pacific will open Its line from Cole Junction. Mo., to Boon ville. Mo. the connecting link between the main llns at Jefferson City, and the J B B & L.. In the new water-level route tu Kansas City. President B. I'. Toakum of the Frisco announces the election of L B. Comer ps vice president of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway Company, with ofllce at Fort Worth vice W. B. King," resigned, effective tc-day. The Northwestern has moved Into Its new quarters at No cG3 Olive street Tne ticket office has been refinlshed and elab orately decorated. The Southwestern Passenger Bureau an nounces a rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip on account cf the annual convtntlrii cf the National Association of Co-operative Mutual Insurance Companies at St. Paul March 1 to 6. WEDDINGS. MtnniED C SHORT ACQUAITA-CE. Krutsns City Woman Conrteil nnd Won on n Train Trip. REPURLIC SPECIAL. Texarkana, Tex , Teb. 19 A marriage rather out of the ordinary occurred here to-day. Mr. Sam Sly, a prominent business nan of Fort Scott Kas.. and Mrs Annie Davis of Kansas City were passengers on ihe southbound Kansas City feouintrn tiain The parties wero Irc'dentally thrown in i'lce contact while the train was (moving, vhen a conversation srrang up. duiing vhlch the proposition of marriage was made and accepted. Trey stopped 01T at Texarkana and se cured their license and were shortl; after- .vard married The lady's d'stlnat'on was Texarkana. but shs boardrd the train nfter fhe ccremonv and con inued tho journey vim ner nusuano 10 nu:cveport SLO.VS McMIIL. Conple Will Reside in SI I.onls After a Trip to Texan. rtnrcnLic special Mount Sterling. III.. Feb 19 Mr. John J Sloan of St. Louis and 1ILs Mary Frances McNeil ot this city were married at the home of the brldo hero ut 11 a m to-day, the Reveiend Hakin of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Mr. Sloan Is secret-try of the St Louis Coflin Company, and the couplo will be at homo at No. 414S Delmar bitilevard, St. Louis, after a trip to Southern Texas DtMCk-PAl'LK REPUBLIC SPECIAL Texarkana. Tex . Feb. 19 H. A Daniel, chief operator or tne Postal Telegraph of llce at this place, and Miss Ettle Paulk vere married hcte to-dav. APPKRSO'v M'lLLUH. r.EPKBLIC SPECIAL. Lebanon. Mo . Feb. 19 Mlc My rtle Spill er, a daughter of ex-Collector V. A. Spiller of this city, was umttd In marriage to-day lo Mr. Elbert S Apperson of St. Louis, the Reverend J. J. Prltchett ofUcintins. ODCVETHK-JOII.XSOX. REPUBLIC S-I'ECIAL Bunker Hill. II. , Feb 13 George Olden ethe of this city and Mn Annie Johnson of Gillespla were married in the Gillespie Ger man Lutheran Church this afternoon. They will reside in I'osterburg. Rl. JiCHVlM KLlvlL REPUBLIC bPLCIAL Hunker Hill. Ill . Feb. 19 William Sehatim and Miss Anni Kulcc. boih of this city, were marrlrii at the bride's home this evening, the Reveiend .11 Kaeppl of the Germ in Lutheran Church olhciatins. They will re side in Gillespie. 111. AWALT SiIIIllOMs. REPUBLIC sPh-CIAL. ' Rldgway. m.. Fee. 11 George W. Await , and Slisa Gertie Simmons of th.s city were ' niarneu mis evening. BAR.NLS OLIVER. REPUBLIC ht'LCl.VL. Farber. Mo . Feb. 19 G. H. Barnes and Miss Cora Oliver of this place were mar ried at Vandalla last night. DOOLEX JACKS.O. REPUBLIC SPECIAL KInmundy. 111.. Feb. 19. Sir. Georee Doo- len and Miss Effle Jackson, both of thi3 place, were married at the home of the . bride this evening, the Reverend J. H. Bal lancc officiating. ! LEWIS DRlWMillT. riTUBLIC S-PLCIAL. Warrenton, Mo., Feb. 13. Miss Amelia Drunnert, the estimable daughter of F. C. Drunnert of this place. Was married to Mr. E. H. Lewis, a banker of Taerl), to-day at noon. The bride and groom departed to night for their new home. Do you intend moving? Consult the 11 roem-for-rent ads. In to-day's Republic j v."? fj.T- ffr'--j? ?-CV?.v:,-r - -.-v 'sftji VARICOCELESTRIC TVRE Curej Without Ope,.tlonorUaFromEaaiil I cure Varicocele by my new and slnal metnoa Undtr my tr-atmeat from surgery and is a safe. a'"s a,?4 .S sappcars. the stagnant blood Is every trace of weakness and disease "'" fVns. a healthy circulation ot tJrIVe",?,m.tnsted organs is established you are I SSC W MY BEST REFERENCE IS, K fiber. .Hiiinirrrrtn.. i . ," ,i, fc r.V-Tv - lli?IXi ' 1 .MvVf wSSF ETJsnsss UNTIL CURED !., . nnrmn - MThAllCL K.Kir.Ha employed by ordinary doctors, .fin" toss ot aoy '4cr lno-furjl "-"' Trebles Runlure nd I He,. klieum.titm. K doey HInddcrxrdProsiaucirnuu, wrapper upon request ROIIKLBT Klti:H-"FACTS FOR MLN -bent free In PgJs,tIfi.ATo Kltlli:. Hour. 8 u. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays. 10 a. m. o 5 p m. J GICbe-Dmoc-at DI BtTHUJilEL K. Kl..n-,t)Cr!:nheae"P,neHrt..8.Lo.,i,.no. NEW COPPER AND GOLD FIELDS FOUND. Expcrt3 Declare That Africa's Abundance May Greatly Af fect World's Supply. London, Feb. 19 Reports from two ex perts have been received In London from different parts of Africa ivhich, if borne out later by developments, are likely to have an Important Influence on the world's gold and copper supply. One of the reports comes from As-inie, on the French ivory coast, and says that a reef of quartz gold 8 feet wide and panning from two to ei,;lit ounces has been opened up on the ivrry coast. s Trom North Rhodesia the British Char tered South Africa Company has received news of the discovery of a copper field es timated at forty square miles. The field Is situated 110 miles north of Victoria Falls ai.d runs thence to the Congo Free State. In the ancient mines dug by the natives rnd reopened by enslneers in the employ of the Chartered company copper assaying 11 per cent Is new being secured, besides a large percentage of silver. So much importance does the Chartered company attach to this discovery that the Cape to Cairo Railroad will be diverted to piss through the copper field. Work en this section of the road has been ordered accel erated, and It Is expected that it will be completed early In 19JJ. MISSIONARY COUNCIL CLOSED. Afternoon Session Devoted to Work of Epworth League, rtrprnuc special Qn.tnn A .11 K-l. 11 Tin. Mlcclnna- J Council of the Methodist Episcopal churches of Illinois came to a close to-nignt. ims mfirning's session opened with devotional exercises after w hlch Bishop Thoburn a dressed the convention on "Hew Shall We Meet the Miston-ry Crisis?" Doctor H. C. Stunts, in cbaige of the Methodist Episco pal missions in the Pnillpplnes, closed the morning session with a discussion on "The Heart of the PhUpplnes Problem." Epworth League work occup.ed the time 01 the afternotn session. In the evening ad dresses were made by Willis W. Cooper, secretary of the Twentieth Century or ard Movement, and W. F. O dham. D D, ,of Chicago, one of the missionary secreta ries. WASTER PLUMBERS ADJOURN. Officers Elected and Next Meeting Place Referred. r EFUDLIC SPECIAL. a, innii xio F.h 19 Thfl Association .... . , xTi.nri oirf hcir of Master Plumbers of Missouri closed their , convention to-night, "after e'ecting the fal- Imelnir rftieers: President. S. H. Powers, St. St. 1 Irs ph; fi'st vice presld nt. R. T. Conne!!. ivan'as Citv; second vice president. J. J. Lawler, Springfield; treasurer, D. T. Altch ison. fat. Joseph; secretary, William a hv ehr. St. Louis. The meeting next year will probably be held In Springfield, that city exterd n? the onlv Invtatlon. This matter Is in the hands of the Executive Committee. WAR PICTURE OF WASHINGTON. Scenes of the Revolution in Tab leaux at Liederkranz. Pictures of the fnmius scenes ot the Revolutionary War In which George Wash ington figured will be presented in tableaux at the celebration of Washington's Birth day Saturday evening ut Llelerk-anz Hall. Ilie scenes will present ' Wasilngton at the Surrender of Trenton," "Washington at Valley Forge, "Washlrglon Crossing the Delaware," "Our First PreUent" and "The Birth of the Flag." After the entertain ment Is over there will be dancing and a supper. Do vou Interd moving? Consult the 1W room-for-reiit ads. in to-day's Republic. UNION PACIFI(Tr.rT EXHIBIT. Will Be Represented in Lavish Sttle at World's Fair. r.sruBLic SPECIAL. Omaha. Neb , Feb. 19 The Union Pacific System of railroads Is to be represented at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition In St. Louis in lavish style, according to In formation given out at tho general head- quarteis to-day. 1 Part'cular attention will br riven to the I products of Irrigated sections stock raising. mining, forestry and horticulture. W. H. Mills will be in charge ot the display. His ofiica will be in St. Louis. (MY tiriQx isawcB. -" - BBOIBWAY MD LOCUST. 5 25T33oFf OflYS b 20 Styles Dressers and Chiffoniers! Matched Pieces Were Burned in Our Recent Factory Fire l2 PRICE! 250 RATTAN AND OTHER CHAIRS. Every piece absolutely perfect no o'd stock or style. i'fi-f K.ijit - pure oiwou V, trrv wav unci soon win posts mat strengthened '" e'?y .! or ncll being which accom confidence power and nse oine j m(, (he pvny good health -""" r"us ' al)le curc for Varico.e'e quickest, "htaitamost r'0i circulation is re-es-,.?b0,rhetd0hrecugn,oUftSetpen.c region and penect man hood is restored. scrIcture is famlllnr w Ith ths Every ""CT.cJnnB symptoms which ac many annoying and dlrfssmt o btr.cture is safe, company this disease. .-"1 ."-"'' ,.., MlrCvrv In any painless and pernwnenrao.e...-.- - . lorm. It ncVm,meeam pletely and dislodging all dls ture. dissolving it coronietei .a threadlike eised tissue, which comes away in si . aon - iuWl , ann! entirely irte iiu. """--: is . j .. . , , nisGrniPiinri "-oaconvplet.restora- healtn IV Belle""- - "- - . - . ., ,n explaining the many- vaniM. my - -3, vnnced treatment his over t he 01 ",$., cnies Arcs 3rs. Other IH-cnne. Wlei. Dr. n.i "-"""" . nind Poison, icrotols, BARCELONA POLICE ABBEDJfmi RIFLES, Continued Riots Taralyze Business, Food Becomes Scarce and Strik ers Stay Out. Barcelona. Teb. 19.-Rlot situation here does not improve, and none of the striker has resumed work. The authorities, finding It necessary to adopt drastic measures, have armed all tho policemen with Remington rifles. Throughout the day there have ben i-onflicts In almost every quarter of the city, in which many were wounded on both Bides, and In which the rioters often al most ove"powered the police. Two batteries of artillery stationed here have been ordered to hold themselves in readiness to occt py the principal streets of the city with their rl:ld pieces. The street car service has not yet been resumed. The proprietors of the newspapers havo agreed to suspend publication until order 13 restored. , .. , ,. , At 8 o'clock this evening the f us Hade continues in the different streets A gen darme has betn killed and a Lieutenant wounded. The university and all the scnools atv closed. The leaders of the workm n's com mittees have been arrested and the meet ing Llacs have been closed. Tresa Claramunt is among the anarchists Impr.soned. Ihe police continue to make many arrests. Industrial and commercial life In Barce lona Is paralyzed. No goods arrived here yesterday, and there is great scarcity ot meat, bread and other foodstuffs. LIGHT EGG CROP THIS YEAR. ! Hens Wrill Not Lay When Uncom fortably Cold. "The egg crop will be light this spring." said F. W. Brockman yesterday, "but of considerable continuance after It gets started, which will be about a month later than usual. Yes, the season is late. The ciop probably will be about 25 per cent thort of that of last year. I anticipate no further advances in price. "Cold weather Is not productive of eggs. I The blizzard weather which began about Christmas has kept the hens huddled to gether for warmth on their roosts ever since, and so frozen their courage that thev old not dare venture forth into the frosty atmosphere to seek nests in solitude. Then, too, they had to hold tight to the joimg t-gg crop to temper the cold of the ley food which most of them were furnished. "The only way to get eggs in the winter Is to warm up the hens. They will swap eggs for w,armth any day. A little fuel and a stove are the best egg food. If you can give them bod'ly comfort In the mid dle of a ten-acre Held by building bonfires Dig cnougn to Durn up tne cola Dreezes. er? we"; but' T vou are economical, and ,ant to make money out of Jour egg'crop. voj will shelter the hens in a chicken house duuc wen cnougn to Keep out tne drafts. wtere a very small are will keep the layers busy." RAPID GROWTH IN POPULATION. St. Louis May Have 700,000 Inhab itants After World's Fair. An estimate of 709 0)9 population for St. Louis Is made by the Gould Directory man agement 'or the end of the World's Fair period. In 1900 the population of the city, according to census returns, was 575,235. The directory canvass for 1902 has Just been completed and It is estimated that there has been an increase of 73,000 within the eighteen months elapsed since the census. It Is expected there will be an Influx of some 20.000 laborers to do the structural work en the World's Fair buildings, that many of these will be employed here fcr a consilerabl time and bring with them their families. A good proportion of the new crmcrs should remain in the city after the close of the Exposition, as has been the casa in Chicago. - JOIISTO. MinDER TniAL. Only feten Jurors Selected From First Panel. The second day or the Johnston murder trial sho.ved little progress in the securing of a Jury. The regular panel was exhaust ed and additional talesmen secured. When court adjourned for the evening only seven jurors had been accepted. Frank and I. C. Ryburn of Blcomington. brothers of Johnston's victim, are In daily attendance upon court. J. H. Stevenson of , -Diuuiiiiiotiuu. oruiuer ci AUiai atevenson, former Vice President. Is one of the prose- cution's wltnessen and will testify to tho j good character borne by Ryburn about Bloomlngton. state Attorney It. J. Brown Is assisted In the prosecution by E. B. Glass, former Prosecuting Attorney of the county, whllo the defense Is being conluctcd by Attorneys I J. V. Glllhara and Thomas 1 Miamson. DO PIECE SALE kJE,- ygk:2yi:Js& s.h'S? J ,i f i M i 1 r , ' K