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vValet Jones Takes the Stand
!A gainst Lawyer Accused of Rite
Minder and Forgery.
Document Known as "Will of
1900," Jones D-clares, Was Sev
enth One Drawn Up Under
Patrick's Direction.
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.
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.
.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.
"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
"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.'
"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."
"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
"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.
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 ',?"
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
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
Harry Ling Chow Will Visit His
Cousin, Don:; Gong, at
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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
Elegant Receptacle, Containing
the Mayor's Address of Wel
come, for Prince Henry.
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
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
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
.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
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
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.
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',--?-.'..'. ?-
Government Will File 15ill to Dis
solve the Gigantic Rail
road Merger.
Texas Midland Will Try Marconi's
Wiieless Telegraph Stslem to
lie in Operation in Tliiee
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,
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.
Missouri l'uclllc Connecting: Line
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.
Krutsns City Woman Conrteil nnd
Won on n Train Trip.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rldgway. m.. Fee. 11 George W. Await ,
and Slisa Gertie Simmons of th.s city were '
niarneu mis evening.
Farber. Mo . Feb. 19 G. H. Barnes and
Miss Cora Oliver of this place were mar
ried at Vandalla last night.
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. !
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
fj.T- ffr'--j? ?-CV?.v:,-r - -.-v 'sftji
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
.Hiiinirrrrtn.. i . ," ,i,
fc r.V-Tv -
lli?IXi ' 1 .MvVf
wSSF ETJsnsss
!., . 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.
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.
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
Officers Elected and Next Meeting
Place Referred.
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.
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
Do vou Interd moving? Consult the 1W
room-for-reiit ads. in to-day's Republic.
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.
20 Styles Dressers and Chiffoniers!
Matched Pieces Were Burned in Our Recent
Factory Fire
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
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,
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
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.
! 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
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. -
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
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.
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