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. -, .--i. - - '--:?v- '-H-- V - ' THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. "WO IR, LID'S 1Q03 FAIR. In St. tot StTia!" In St. tnnl One Ont. KINETY-FOUKTH YEAR. ST. LOUIS, MO., TUESDAY. MARCH 25, 1902. . Tlipt-c Lents. St. Louis, Two Cent. "MAN ON HORSEBACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE," AIRSHIP READY TO GOME TO ST. LOUIS ST. LOOISANS STAND TO WIN BIG PROFITS BOERS' LATEST ACTION PUZZLES BRITISH LEADERS Henry Watterson, Addressing Vir ginia Democrats, Protests Against President's Course. Mechanical Parts of "Santos- Dumont No. 7" to Be Shipped From Havre Saturday. John W. Kauffman, Corwin H. Spencer, T. E. Price and Wm. T. Haarstick Heavy "Shorts." Schalk-Burger May Simply Wish to Confer With Orange Free' State President. "MILITARISM IS IMPENDING." BALLOON PART IS TO FOLLOW. ON RIGHT SIDE OF DECLINE. jbsssm Jt9?sZ4fSt sfAkm assssssK Mmmr verX7fe Br J Wm mw Refers to Humiliation of Miles and Bill to "Make President Mili tary Despot" Urges Demo cratic Unity on the Issue. Washington. March II. About one hun dred and fifty guests were present to-night at the biennial banquet of tha Virginia Democratic Association, held In the banquet-room of the Metropolitan Hotel. They Included Democrats of national prominence and most of the political leaders and Dem ocratic members of Congress from tha Old Dominion. Colonel Robert N. Harper, president of the association, acted as toastmaster. Those who spoke Included T. W. Bullock, second vice president of tho association; Colonel Henry Watterson of Kentucky. Senator Carmack of Tennessee, Lewis Nixon, the leader of Tammany Hall: Representative W. TV. Kitchens of North Carolina. Rep resentative Da Armand of Missouri, and members of Congress from Virginia. Criticises the President. Colonel Watterson urged on Democrats a general union of forces In opposition to Im perialism In all forms. In the course of his speech he said: "Once again In the White House we have the man on horseback. Affecting the sim plicity of the cowboy, he conceals beneath the self-confidence and queer manners of the broncho- buster, the sentiments and ambitions, if not the talents, of a Diaz. "To him the little thing like- treating- an Admiral of the navy, wearing the laurel leaves of Imperishable renown, as if ho were a baby In arms, now to be dandled and now to be spanked. Is merely an undress affair begun and ended during off moments between breakfast and luncheon. "To him the reprimanding of the Lieuten ant General of the army, grown gray in the fighting of the battles of his country, be comes an amusing horseplay meant to re lax his muscles and Illustrate his high mightiness: whilst warning lesser officers of the army to obey orders and say noth ing. "While these things go forward, partak ing somewhat of the character of feats to divert and blind and to hoodwink the pub lic opinion, a bill of army reorganization Is prepared and urged upon Congress, which if It becomes a law, will make the power of the President absolute, and which It is not too much to say ought to be entitled An act to make the President 'of the United States a military dictator. Urges Democrats to Stand Together. "I am something of a Jingo myself. I be lieve In the expanding greatness and glory of my country. I never ee the flag, float ing above the domes on yonder Capitol that my heart does not throb with the proud, glad thought that my eyes do not fill with happy, exultant tears that I, too, am an American citizen. God bless the flag, and God bless the boys that fight beneath it. I would carry It Inviolate. I would keep them spotless. "And, with this In view, I want to know what Is going on away out yonder across the multitudinous, the mysterious, waves of the Pacific Sea. I wast other witnesses than self-seeking politicians and self-ex-ploitmg soldiers to oomo here and tell me. I refuse to hold my tongue. I refuse to rest content. . And, If I am told by a whipper snapper In shoulder straps that, unless I do, I am a traitor to my country, my reply to him shall be & slap In tho face. "Friends, brothers. Democrats, let us have done with dissension. Let us turn our backs on the past, our eyes to the future, culling the old fight off and the old scores square. "There will be but one test of a Democrat in 190i-toe the line toe the line-saylng.to arbitrary power and absolutism, "Thou shalt go no further; we, too, are In the expan sion business; but our expansion Is for the religion of the Constitution, no less than for the religion of Christ and him cruci fied; our expansion means peace, not war; the honor, not the degradation of the flag.' nd just as surely as Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and Jackson fought the battle of New Orleans to re sist despotism shall we make a new Fourth of July and celebrate another Eth of Janu ary, In resisting this unrighteous scheme to abolish the Constitution and Mexlcanlza tbe Government." KILLED BY A PREACHER. Quarrel Over Church Doctrine Led to a Homicide. Ardmore, I. T., March U. At Cumberland. I. T., last night, the Reverend Erjley La mar, a Holiness preacher, shot and killed Calvin Van Winkle, aged 3 years, a well-to-do citizen of Cumberland. In his church last night before the services began Lamar -made tbe statement that no other Christian belief than that of the Holiness sect was of any value, and that those persons who clung to other Christian beliefs were sure of bell. William Van Winkle, father of the young man slain, is a strong Baptist. He became offended at the statement made by the preacher and Invited him outside. The Rev erend Lamar followed the elder Van Winkle outside. Calvin Van Winkle heard the men quarreling, cant to his father's rescue and was shot and killed. Several shots were ex changed between tbe elder Van Winkle and the Reverend Lamar without damage. La mar is under arrest. DOCTOR N.M.BUTLER LECTURES Tells of Ideals Which Constitute "Final Aim of Education." Culture, efficiency and power are the three Ideals which constitute tho "Final Aim of Education." according to Doctor Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia Col lege. New York, who lectured In the High obool Auditorium upon that subject last night, under the auspices of the Pedagogical Society. - ojueelt nnriTBs bios fok 4 WIRELESS TBLKGHATH SYSTEM. 4 Washington, March Jt General 4 Orttly baa Invited bid for supplying 4 a system of wireless telegraphy bo- tween Norn City and St Michael. 4 Alaska, IM milks distance, across Norton Sound Bidders must provo o tho capacity of their apparatus by o sixty-mile tests along tho AUaatlo - Coast; I Inventor Arrives In London and Talks With Enthusiasm of His Plans for Capturing Sev eral Prizes. SPECIAL BT CABTJ5 TO THE XEW TORK HERALD AND THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. Paris. March 21. (Copyright. 19U2)-The mechanical parts of the Santos-Dumont No. 7" will be shipped at Havre on Satur day, and the balloon part later, when the date of the aerial contests at St. Louis Is officially announced. The balloon differs In construction from all the previous models, as It is divided by vertical partitions Into three compartments. The partitions are of unvarnished Eilk, so that the hydrogen can pass from one com partment to the other, thus equalizing the pressure throughout. EPECIAL BT CABL.E TO THE VJTW TORK HERALD AND THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC London, Mnrch 24. (Copyright, 13(C) 31. Santos-Dumont arrived In London to-day and had his first experience with tho Brit ish custom-house. He brought with him the gas bag of his airship, the Santos-Dumont No. C, but the machinery and framework, which arrived several days ago, arc still In the hands of tho customs people. He had no trouble In satisfying the authorities that his airship did not come under the classifica tion of dutiable articles. M. Santos-Dumont was bubbling over with enthusiasm as to his plans. "I shall have the Santos-Dumont No. 6," he sold "put together and on exhibition at tha Crystal Palace very shortly. "I expect to remain In London until April 1. and then Intend to sail for New York, where I am to confer with several gentle men interested in the St. Louis exhibition about the proposed contest In aerial navl--gatlon, which Is to be held there. "It Is quite likely I shall go to St. Loul3 to look over the ground with tho Idea of selecting a suitable spot for the airships to be housed, from which to start In the con tests to be made. I shall take with mo the motor machinery and tho necessary parts Of the framework of my new airship, the Santos-Dumont No. 7. These I shall turn over to mechanics In New York. who. fol lowing my Instructions, will put the ma chine together. "While In America I expect to meet gen tlemen interested In aerial navigation, and If arrangements can be made. I may return there in August, to begin a series of ex periments with "No. 7.' If. however. I "am not able to make arrangements for August I shall not return to America until tho St. Louis World's Fair opens, when I shall go thrre to preparajor, tbe competitions. "My trip to the other side will be a short one, as I don't expect to be away more than five weeks from London. I will return here about the middle of May to begin by preparations for making the trials which have been arranged for under the auspices of the Aero Club. "As to Mr. Pearson's offer. 130,000, If I make a successful flight from London to Birmingham, I have from June 15 to July 15 to do It In. One of the conditions Im posed for the trip Is that I shall not. If I am forced to land, remain on the ground more than ten minutes." ALASKA TO HAVE A PLACE. Chairman Tawney Will Make Re quest for Appropriation. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington. March 24. Chairman Taw ney has not forwarded to the House Ap propriations Committee his formal request for an appropriation for the World's Fair Government exhibit. This will not be done for some days. Mr. Tawney had prepared hta letter, but has withheld it on account of nn im portant letter received from the Secretary of the Interior to-day. urging an appropria tion of 40,000 for an Alaskan exhibit. This Item has not been heretofore considered and the receipt of Secretary Hitchcock's let ter will necessitate a special meeting of tho Exposition Committee to reconsider Chair man Tawney's recommendations and tho adding of a request for the $40,000 Alaskan exhibit. The adding of this $40,000 item by Mr. Tawney will practically insure Its adop tion by the appropriations committee. COLORADO TO SPEND, $40,000. Governor Orman Signs the World's Fair Measure. Denver, Col., March 2L Governor Or man signed the St. Louis World's Fair bUl to-day and now It Is a law. The measure appropriates $50,000 for the use of the Colorado Commission In arrang ing a display of the State's resources at the Exposition. NEELEY IS SENT TO PRISON. To Serve Ten Years With Reeves and Rathhone. Havana, March 24. The trials of the cases arising from the embezzlement of Cuban postal funds have resulted In the following sentences: C. F. W. Neeley, ten years' Imprisonment and to pay a fins of iX.'OL W. H. Reeves, ten yeara Imprisonment and to pay a fine of $35,511 Estes G. Rathbone, ten years' Imprison ment and to pay a fine of $35,324. a STUDENTS TO TRY TO t LYNCH PROFESSORS. J Vienna, March 24. The newspapers here report a students outbreak, of a revolutionary character, at Flock, Russian Poland. The students there 4 set fire Co the technical school and 4 attempted to lynch the professors, who escaped with difficulty. Mounted 4 troops queUed the disturbances. HUGO MUENCH CONFIRMED. k saourian to Be Consul at Zittau, Saxony. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Wsjfhlngton, March M. Tho Senate to day received from the President the ap pointmentxf Hugo Muench of Missouri to do united states consul at Zittau. Saxony, and promptly confirmed it. Chicago Operators nave Been "Squeezed" Local Speculators nold 10,000,000 Bushels of Wheat and Corn. ESTIMATED WHEAT HOLDINGS OF ST. LOUIS OPERATOItS. John W. Kauffraan 3,000,000 bu. Corwin H. Spencer. 1.000.000, bu. T. Ei Price 2,000,000 bu. William T. Haarstick LS00.0M bu. Varied Interests 3.000,000 bu- Total 10,SOOO,COO bu. St. Louis speculators are "short" on the Chicago grain market with 10,000.000 bushels of wheat and corn. Indications here last night were that many big Chicago operators had been "squeezed"' In the tumble of prices. Ccrwln H. Spencer, John W. Kauff man, T. E. Price. William T. Haarstick and several other local operators stand to make large profits by the present decline. A battle royal was waged yesterday In the pits of the Chicago Hoard of Trade. Wheat and corn by the millions of bushels were the playthings of tho great Interests that carried on the struggle. The atmos there was decidedly bearish, but It was a selling day. The Haarstick Interests were reported to be heavy winners, to the ex tent of C0.0D0. John W. Kauffman Is said by some of the best posted of the local contingent to be the heaviest manipulator, and his profits at this stage of the game are said to ag gregate nearly half a million. Most of the St. Louis operators, however, are reported to bo holding their Interests In expectancy that the market will go still lower. If this prediction Is borne out fortunes will accrue to more than one St. Louis operator who has been successful heretofore. Corwin H. Spencer, who made a big win ning on corn last fall, is accredited with holding 1.000.000 bushels of wheat, which would make him a big winner at the pres ent quotations. He was reported to be buying wheat on the Chicago market yesterday. Mr. Spen cer has been In that city for the last three days, watching the conditions. Observers of the decline here call atten tion to T. E. Price, whose holdings are be lieved to be the heaviest of his career. Tho prediction Is abroad that he will clean up as much as Kauffman. No estimates of the amount of wheat held by htm are made, but It 1 generally reported that he has accumu lated as much as 2,000,000 bushels of grain. The winnings are not entirely confined to St. Loulsans. Instances of a number of op erators who are known to be "long" on the market are cited. The feeling among this class ' little abort of panicky. Yet those who are on the right side of the market say that the worst results of the drop will bo felt among the Chicago opera tors. Reports received In the city by private ad vices also speak of heavy soiling done yes terday on the Chicago Board of Trade by the Armour and Peavy Interests. Mayor Patten of Evanston. 111.; John Cudahy and Charles Head Smith are said to have made from $100,000 to $200,000 each by the drop, but these figures are small when compared to the reported holdings of the large St Louis operators. STEPFATHER HAD THE CHILD. Mother Found Bessie Herndon, Who Had Been Missing. Little Bessie Hemdon. who was reported missing to the police by Doctor Mary Sar gent of No. S133 Washington avenue, by whom she was employed, was found by her mother, Mrs. Cora Bullock, at No. 1203 North Sixteenth street, yesterday. Tha child, who Is 9 years old, left Mrs. Sargent's home Sunday afternoon to visit her mother at No. 1729 Franklin avenue. She says Thomas Bullock, her stepfather, from whom her mother Is separated, m't her on the street and took her to tho North Six teenth street house. Mrs. Bullock went to the house, brushed past her husband and, taking tho child, re turned home with hur. LEADING TOPIC8 TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. Missouri Clondy Tuesday In Trestj Wednesday shorrers and cooler. Illinois Fair Tuesday. Wedneidny boweni colder In treat and sooth. Page. , 1. Meysenburg Faces Jury. Boers' Latest Action Puzzles British Leaders. ' Airship Ready to Come to St. Louis. 2. Parishioners Accept Archbishop's Offer. Resignation Talk Not Now In Record. Doctor T. De Witt Talmage Dangerously III. Mayor of Topeka Horsewhipped. J. Clemency In Two Cases. Death Lurked Among tho Branches. Miners Strike May Spread. 4. Spring Season at Union Market. France Raises Cosh for Visit to Czar. Patrick's Lawyer Demands Acquittal. B. Campbell-Morgan Reival.Meetlnrs. Southern Pacific's Dlsp'ay. 6. General Sporting News. Arkansas Derby Not True-Run Race. T. East Side Happenings. Railway News From AH rolnts. Goebel ElecUon Law Attacked in House. News of tho City ChurcneaL t. Editorial. London Times on the World's Fair. 9. Social Happenings. 10. Republic "Want"' Advertisements. Birth. Marriage and Death Records. Real Estate Transfers. TJncaUed-For Answers. 11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Adver tisements. 13. Effort to Bolster Market Tails. Local Stock Market. River Brevities. 13. Market Oversold for Wheat and Corn. Fight to Control Grain Pits. 14. Subscription for Drought Sufferers. Russell Has Withdrawn. Congressmen Meet the Faithful. Removal of Priest Disturbs) Pariah. PEACE PROPOSALS UNCERTAIN. Kitchener to Prosecute the War More Vigorously While Await ing the Outcome. BURGHERS IN EUROPE HOPEFUL They Believe That Those in the Field Will Continue to Insist on Terms First Suggested bv General Botha. spnnATj irr rAitt.H to the new Tonic ltnitAI.n AND THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. London. March . (Copyright, 1M1)-It Is understood here that, although the visit of tho Transvaal representatives to Lord Kitchener was connected with peace over tures, negotiations are by no means far ad vanced, the principal reason for the coming In of Mr. Schalk-Burger's party being to confer with the Orange Freo State's Gov ernment, notably Mr. Steyn and General De Wet. It may be taken as authoritative, how ever, that there is no question of an arm istice yet. and that the military operations which are shortly to bo undertaken against General Delarey will be vigorously and un interruptedly pushed forward. Indeed, In military circles there Is a tendency to show suspicion of the Boer move. There Is also reason to believe that the Boer executive did not submit any specific GENERAL SCHALK-BURGER. Acting President of the Boer Republic, who visited Pretoria Sunday under a flag of truca and Interviewed Uenerul Lord Kitch ener. proposals to Lord Kitchener, but merely gave an assurance of their pacific senti ments. Beyond doubt the precise object cf the mission Is the meeting of th tun executives of the former Transvaal and Orange Free State Governments. In order to discuss whether a definite npproach should be made to the British Government with proposals of peace. WILL IXSIST OX TERMS PROPOSED BY HOT1IA. Should terms be agreed on Jointly they will be based upon those put forward by General Botha at MIddleburei On the other hand, should Mr. Steyn and Gent ral Da Wet prove Irreconcilable, nothing whatever will be done to shorten the continuation of hos tilities. Tho result of the conference Is not likely to bo known for a few days. The military authorities hero entertain tho view that the Boer executives aro ful ly conversant with the recent successes of General Delarey. The opinion In the lobby of the Eouse of Commons apparently took Its cue from the Stock Exchange. It was optimistic. Tho distinct note of houefulness lately pervading tho Government military au thorities Is not based on the peaco move ment, but on what they consider tbe actual progress of operations. 6CIIALK-IILIinEK'S MOVE SURPRISES IIOEH9 IX EUROPE. A dispatch received from The Hague says Mr. Schalk-Burger's arrival at Pretoria was a completo surprise to the Boer circles there. It was surmised that the step taken was connected with the Instructions sent to Lord Kitchener to communicate the text of the Anglo-Dutch notes to the Boer leaders. In conclusion, it Is said that the final de cision as to whether serious peace over tures shall bo made rests entirely In the hands of the burghers, who will have to decide upon It at a publlo meeting. Mr. Kruscr has not yet received any tele graphic advices from South Africa, nor has tho Transvaal Legation. But they undoubt edly will receive advices In the event of the leaders finding a workable basis for peace terms. On tho other hand a message from Amsterdam states that it is believed In Boer circles there that tho move of Acting Pres ident Schalk-Burger Is the result of a com munication from the Boer representatives In Europe. A former member of the Trans vaal Government said to-night: SIX EMISSARIES 6E.VT TO AFRICA. "After the exchango of the Dutch-English notes, a conference was called for Febru ary. This conference was attended by Mr. Krugcr, Doctor Leyds and tho delegates, and it was decided to send six emissaries to South Africa by different routes, with despatches for Mr. Steyn and Mr. Schalk Burger. giving them a detailed account of the situation. One of these agents ought to have arrived about this time. Documents lately received from Mr. Schalk-Burger In dicated that peaca terms had been recently discussed by tbe leaders In South Africa, but the leaders declared they could not ac cept anything less than the terms demanded at Mlddelburg by General Botha, February 28, 1931. and especially tho point of complete amnesty for Cape rebels, because the great er part of the commandos actually in arms are composed of Cape Insurgents." In a dispatch from Pretoria, made publlo to-night. Lord Kitchener gives his usual weekly total of captures, etc. but does not mention the Schalk-Burger Incident. Coal OIJ Inspector Appolated. Jefferson City. Mo., March 24. Governor Dockery to-day appointed J. W. WUson Coal OH Inspector for Osceola for two years from data. DEFENDANT AXD HIS COUNSEL IX THE BBIBERY CASE OX COURT. ST. LOUISAN WAS LOST IN A MISSOURI GAVE Companions Rescued A. S. Keevil, Who Was Searching for an Underground River. VOICES LED HIM SAFELY OUT. Xear Brickey's Mill on the Lower Mississippi River a Mysterious Passageway Was Discovered. Horaco J. Kephart, librarian cf the Mer cantile Library, and A. S. Keevil of the A. S. Keevil Paper Box Company, while ex ploring a cave near Brickey's Hill, forty-flvo miles below St. Louis en the Mississippi River. Sunday, had an exciting adventure. Mr. Keevil became lost In the numberless rassageways and for several minutes vainly tried to find his way out. The volco"of his companion finally attracted him In tho right direction. About a. year ago. whllo on a hunting trip near Brickey's Hill. Mr. Kephart dis covered tho cave and determined to revisit It and fathom Its mystery. By means of a chisel he formed an opening largo enough to gain entrance and a stream of cold air shot up which blew his hat off. Far below could be heard tha sounds of a rushing river, but so far down was It that several seconds elapsed before tho sound of a pebble dropped into the water could be heard to splash. Accompanied by Mr. Keevil and an en gineer who was dolnir some surveying In that locality. Mr. Kephart explored tho cave Sunday as f.ir as 100 feet of rope would permit. The ropo was fastened tight ly to a boulder at the entrance to the cave and the three went down. Mr. Kerhart stopped on a landing about twenty feet from the entrance, while Mr. Keevil went down further. There was only one lantern, and this was attached to tho rcpe. About seventy-five feet from the mouth of the hole Mr. Keevil stopped on a landing and with a candle started to explore his surrounding?. Winding passages opened In every direc tion, and tho roar of the underground river could be distinctly heard. Mr. Keevil ac cidentally dropped his candle, and In tho darkness lost his direction. He was too far from tho main entrance to see the light of tho lantern which swung near the entrance of the room. He called loudly to his friends above, and heard a voice. Walking toward It, he saw the lltrlit of the lantern, and. climbing up the rope, rejoined his friends. Mr. Kephart says that It Is evident that r.o one has ever lived In the cave or visited It before. He found no traces of any pre historic race. In most of the caves In that locality there are evidences that at some time people had Inhabited them, but In this cave such was not the case. In a few days, despite the exalting adventure of Sunday. Mr. Kephart expects to make a more thor ough Investigation. Ho will take with him several hundred feet of rope and will go ns far as Is possible toward the underground river. ACTOR FAVERSHAM'S WIFE WINS HER SUIT FOR DIVORCE. Decree Awards Her K3.200 a Tear Ali mony Co-respondent's Xana Xot Published. REPUnU.C SPECIAL. New York, March St William Faver sham. Idol of the matinee girl. Is freo from marital bonds, ob Justice Truax this even ing signed tho decree recommended by a referee who heard the evidence in the suit for dlvorco brought by tho actor's wife. Mrs. Favcrsham is to have 33,200 a year alimony. It was said this morning that Faversham did not even put In a defense. Few of the facts in the case were learned, however, and the name of the co-respondent was not given out. HENDERSON HAS OPPOSITION. Element in the Iowa Republican Party Has Brought Out Rival. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Des Moines. la., March IL For tho first time since the present congressional dis trict was created. In 1SS3, Speaker Hender son wUI have opposition for renomlnaUcn. State Senator O. B. Courtrlght of Water loo came out to-day. The claim Is made that Henderson Is not In harmony with tho Western Republicans on Cuban reciprocity and other tariff fea tures. Courtrlght is backed by the element of the party In the State known as "Insur gents," who captured the last State Con vection and who gave Hull a hard fight for his home county Indorsement. The same clement to-day brought out Georgo L. Seeers of Oskaloosa against the Lacey element, headed by Governor Cummins, and claim Solllrer Is with them. &"L.A-Jr-5?fJ3i?s- MEYSENBURG FACES JURY ON THE CHARGE OF BRIBERY. Panel Is Quickly Chosen to Try the -Case Attorney Krura Outlines the Xature of the Testimony on Wliich the Defense Relies to Secure an Acquittal Opposing Counsel Clash" in Arguments. TRIAL EXPECTED TO CONSUME The case of Emll A. Meysenburg. lndl:tej for bribery In concctlon with the Suburban Railway franchise deal, the trial of which was begun yesterday In Judge Douglas's court, promises to develop all the fklll, shrewdness and resources of the attorneys engaged on both sides;. From the moment the selection of the jury began until cjurt adjourned at 6 p. m. there was abundant evidence to show that tho lawyers for tho defendant are prepared to exhaust every le gal resource to securo the acquittal of their client, and that the prosecuting officers wUI be compelled to fight every Inch of ground to obtain a convIcUon. It Is believed tho case will occupy the attention of the court the greater part of the week. Beyond the work of securing the ;ury, which occupied less time than had been an ticipated, little progress was made yester day. When court adjourned Philip Stock, one of the State's principal witnesses, was on tho stand, but the defenso objected to the first Important question put to him, and. after lengthy argument by counsel. sup- ported by numerous decisions bearing on tha" point at Issue, the court announced that tbe objection would be taken under advisement and a decision rendered this morning. Tha Jurors were allowed to go to their respective homes for tha night, but it Is probable that after to-day they will be kept In comlne- ment until the case Is disposed of. When court convened at 10 o'clock yester day morning there was only the usual crowd of spectators In the courtroom. Taero were very few politicians or offlcehol3ers rrescnt. and tho members of the lesal pro fession, outside of tho Four Courts pr.icU tloners. were conspicuous by their absence, but later ex'-Governor Charles P. Johrson. who represents Henry Nlcolaus. also mder Indictment for bribery, and Judge H.-nry S. Priest were interested spectators throughout most of tha proceeding ROTH SIDES READV FOR TRIAL TO BEOIS. The defendant, Meysenburg. was on Land early with his attorneys, rrcd W. Lehminn. Morton Jourdon and Chester H. Krum. The State was represented by Circuit Attorney Folk and his assistants, C. Orrlck Blihop and A. C Maroney. Little time was lost in preliminaries, and when tho case was called both sides an nounced ready, and tha work of selecting the Jury was begun. Twelve of the vealro wero called to tho Jury box first and exam ined. They wero asked If they knew tho defendant or any of tho other men ur.der Indictment or any of the attorneys for tho defense. For tho defenso tha Jurors were asked concerning their acquaintance wlthPhlllp Stock, Charles H. Turner, or the counsel for the State. Out of the first panel of twelvo Henry Burg of No. SS31 Cleveland avenue, -jras challenged by the State because he Is Xey senburg's next-door neighbor and knsws him inUmatcly. Edwin O. Hunter of No. H Morgan street was challenged because he was prejudiced in favor of tho defendant. Out of the next twelve John E. McKInney, president of the McKInney Bread CompiJiy, had declared a prejudice against the de fendant, and was challenged by the de fense. Charles P. O'Fallon of No. SGI Washington avenue, was also challenged by j the defenso for a similar reasom Four UoQ Company and iynburg had ad others were called In place of the dial- , ,., -,. , , h ih, . ...., lenged men. and out of this twenty-four tho jury which will try the case w.is chosen, as above. When tho Jury was selected after the noon recess. Circuit Attorney Folk r;ad tho indictment against the defendant lind made his opening address, outlining tho evidence In the possession cf the State and announcing what the State expected to prove by Its witnesses. In substance, the contention of the State, I which It wUI attempt to confirm by the tes timony of witnesses. Is: That Meysenburg, while a member of tho City Council of 1900-1901. during the penden cy of a bUI granting to the Suburban Rail way Company certain valuable Irancnsea and privileges, entered Into a corrupt agree ment with Philip Stock, representative of the Suburban Railway Company, by wl ich Meysenburg was to oppose tbe passage of the bill unless said Stock purchased fiom him certain shares of worthless stock for a consideration of P.003 In cash, and that, In consideration of the payment of this morey. Meysenburg was to vote for the bill and SZ. TRIAL IX JUDGE DOUGLAS'S GREATER PART OF THE WEEK. 4 JURORS IX MEYSE.NBCRQ CASK. 4 FRANK CASBT. JR.. clerk. .Fergn- son McKInney Dry Goods Co, 603 Vernon avenue. FRANK AMES manager J. O. Brandt Shoe .Co, 937 Laurel avo- nue. BACKMAN J. BROWN. Tteo prosl- dent Roth-Homeyer Coffeo Com- pony, 715 Maple" avenue. JOHN CALVIN BURR, art dealexw 1102 Aubert avenue. 4 ELUOTT H. CHAMRERLATN1. flosgy 4 S710 Pago avenue. - CURTIS M. JENNINaS, lumber. JM7 4 Russell avenue. NATHANIEL G. LANH. aecrstair Goodman Manufacturing Company, Z&V Pine street. LINCOLN K. LOT, box company. 1114 Rutger street. NELSON .W. McLEOD, St. Lonut Ro- frigerator Company, -6082 Westmia- ster place. THOMAS S. MAXWELL. Samuel Cupples' Woodenwaro Company, EOS Cates avenue. PAUL MOLL, vice president A. Moll Grocery Company, HIS Morgan street. 4 GEORGE W. SANDERS, rubber. 4333 Wert Pino street. a to us his Influence with other members of tha Council to secure tho passage of tho bill: That Charles Kratz. also a member of tho Council, was the go-between for Stock and Meysenburg In this agreement; that rrhen the bill wa3 being held up by the Railroad Committee, of which Meysenburg was a member. Stock asked Krats what was tha matter with It. and Kratz told him Meysen burg was "sore" at tho Suburban people becauso he had some stock of the St. Louis Electrical Construction Company, which was worthless; that he blamed tho Subur ban people for causing Its depreciation, and declared It should be redeemed at par valuo If tha Suburban people expected him to work for tho bill. That Stock told Kratz ha would see Tur ner about the matter, and later told Kratz to see what Meysenburg wanted for tho stock; that Meysenburg told Kratz tho amount he expected, and on February & 1S01, Stock and Kratz visited Meysenburg at his olHce and Stock gavo Meysenburg a check far P.M on the German Savings In stitution, and received tho shares of stock. STATEMEAT OF CASE DEKE.VSU WILL MAKE. Chester 11. Krum made tho opening state ment for tha defense. He said tha defenso would show by competent witnesses that the defendant hud i.ot entered into any cci rupt agreement wah Stock or any ona els to vote for the bill, as alleged In the In dictment. TLey would show that the defendant did sell to Stbck 2u shares of the St. Louis Electrical Construction Company, not for J3.UW. but for JSS72, the amount of money walch Meysenburg had advanced to parties Interested In tha company, uuu fcr wmen ho held tha shares of stock 03 security. They would show that sjtock and Turner and others, wnn Aleysenbug, wtiu siouk hnlttpr In tht Rt Ijnil Pl.frlnl rnfi.imA. tof property for the erection of a plant. That tho company finally became 'insolvent through tha manipulation of Stock. Turner and others composing the "Klnloch syndL cate." and the shares of stock depreciated; that the property purcnased with Meyseu burg's money depreciated in value from . GCO to X10.0C0 and that the assets of tho company were turned over to Meysenburg to sccuro his claim for money advanced. Mr. Folk at this point objected that It mattered not whether the defense contend ed that the stock had a market value or a commercial value the question at Issue whs whether tho money .paid for the stock was paid In consideration of Meysenburg voting for the blU. which the State was prepared to prove. Mr. Lehmann contended that anything' bearing on the motive prompting Meysen burg to sell the stock was competent, and t that It was competent to show that Mey senburg believed the stock to have a value, Contlnactl oa Page Three. $. j I il 'I rm i kSS