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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
K WORLD'S 1904 FAIR. In St. Lonls One Cent. NINETY-FOURTH HOAR DENOUNCES PHILIPPINE POLICY OF ADMINISTRATION Declares It to Have Been One of the Most Wicked and Foolish Chapters in American History. SPEAKS MORETHAN TWO HOURS Profound Attention Paid to Im pressive Address of The Ven erable Massachusetts Re publican Senator. IRREVOCABLE STEP NOT TAKEN Urges Immediate Withdrawal From Islands Warfare Con ducted ''With Mixture of American Ingenuity and -Catilian Cruel tv."' Th Republic Bureau. llh St. anil IVtmsjlvsnla Ave. Washington, May 12. "You have wasted six hundred millions of treasure. Tou have pacrlficed the flower of our youth. You have slain uncounted thousands of the People you desire to benefit. Your Generals are comlns home from their harvest, bring ing their sheaves with them. In the simps of other thousands of sick and wounded and Insane to draff out miserable lives, wrecked In body and mind. You make the American flag In the eyes of a numerous people the emblem of sacrilege In Chrlstaln churches, and of the burning of human dwellings, and of the horror of the water torture. I believe nay, I know that In general, our olllcers are humane; but In some cases they have carriej on your war fare with a mixture of American ingenuity and Castlllan cruelty." With these words, conveying only a sug gestion of the speaker's forcefulness, Sena tor Hoar of Massachusetts this afternoon. In what will doubtless be considered. one of the great efforts of his life and one of the mot powerful sjeeches delivered in ' jt ' ?k9r.jiS!9''s ru r" - v"5?"1 SBXATOR HOAR. the United States Senate, denounced the Philippine War and the ndminlstiatlon's policy. In the archipelago. FinilTIKG mil SOVER.niKXTY XOTIIIM3 MOlti: NOR I.UHS. Mr Hoar maintained that thli country Ii not at war. "You aro lighting for sovereignty," he raid. "You arc fighting for the principle of eternal dominion over the people, and that Is tho only question at Issue In this conflict." Mr. Hoar said ho was to discuss and de nounce what seemed to him one of tho most wicked and follsh chapters in history. Yet he was compelled to admit, he said, that the men who were responsible for It were neither wicked nor foollh. nvo riCT(iRi:s imicskmcd I1Y Ct'IlA AMI I'lllLIPl'IM:. Mr. IJoar recited a chapter of the hNtory of this country, which, be said, showed that the present policy of the Government was In contiadictlon of the Monroe Doctrlno as It was a contradiction of the Declaration of Independence. He hald that if the present way was followed, the Declaration of Inde pendence would be repealed and nothing would be left of the Monroe Doctrine ex cept the principle of brutal selfishness. This Government had erected a republic In Cuba and a despotism in the Philippines. Six hundred millions of treasure and 10,009 American lives had been sacrificed In that endeavor. In the Philippines, the American flag had been made the emblem of sacri lege and tho burning of homes and of tho horror of the water torture. He believed that our officers, In general, were humane. "But In some cases Uiey have carried on your warfare with a mixture of American ingenuity and Castlllan cruelty." "What have your Ideals cot you?" In quired Mr. Hoar. "For the Philippine Is lands you have had to repeal the Declara tion of Independence: for Cuba you have had to reaffirm and give It new luster. For the Philippine Islands you have had to con vert the Monroo Doctrlno Into a doctrine of mere selfishness; for Cuba you have act ed on it and vindicated it. In Cuba you have the eternal gratitude of a free people; In the Philippine Islands you have the ha tred and sullen submission of subjugated people. From Cuba you have brought home nothing but glory; from the Philippine yotl have brought home nothing of glory." In conclusion, Mr. Hoar believed that bet ter counsel yet would prevail than now seemed to exist. The lrrevocabla step had not yet been taken. "Iet us al least have this to say: "We, too, have kept the faith of the fa thers. We took Cuba by the hand. We de livered her from her age-long bondage. We welcomed hor to the family of natlonb. We set mankind an example never beheld before in modern history. Wo. led hesitating and halting Europe to the dellven&nce of their beleaguered ambassadors In China. We marched through a hostile country a country cruel and barbarous without anger or revenge. We returned benefit for Injury and pity for cruelty. We made the name of America beloved, In the East, asIn the West. We kept faith with the Philippine people. We kept faith with our own his tory We kept our own national honor un sullied. The flag which wo received without ft lent ro noded down jritbout a cU!a,'i If , -' '-- &! A . I .:- !f'- : ' - A.. ' 1 "i.i,-fr:-v4 , Wfrpm ..,. 1V.I. . -J! M ?ffijri&a&?i?i$4 frm . .. y, -, . , . YEAR. FIRST GENERAL VEW OF MONT L.-v, ' .v - . . I JIOXT l'KLKi: AND Till: HAIMJOK OK ST. I'lKIMUC AS TIIIIY 'XliN picture K tlrawn from :i pUotocr.iph made liy a jKis-pnpor on arislii? from the thore at the left of the picture mark the place where a and further back, the Miburbs of St. Pierre. ALL MARTINSOUE . CABLE COMMUNICATION SEVERED! Women and ChiJdren, in Midst of Rising Tiery Flood, Can Be Seen Signaling for Rescue, but No Human Aid Can Reach Them, and Their Doom Is Sealed Floating Bodies From St. Pierre Carry Peril of Pestilence to Other Places in the West Indies. POVERTY-STRICKEN REFUGEES itElTUl.TC srnciAU j Mont Telee presents an appearance that New York, May 22 Cable communication Is far from reassuring, with the Island of Martinique was again Gunlike reports are heard at irregular suddenly cut off this afternoon. P.epeated ; 'nervals and after each report the moun attempts to send messages failed. taln lp f"1- "rac c!eIt ' 'e wk. .,... . .-,, i.,.., I ummlt pours a freh stream of lava. ."nit u.o.t. iiiii. utr.itfun ..i.ii iiiii'i u the break In the cable was the first Intima tion received In this city that somethlrg was wrong. The present sllenco Is believed to be ominous. Since the city of St. Pierre was destroyed by the explosion of Mont Pelee, cable mes sages dated at Martinique have boi'n sent from the French cablo steamer I'ouyer Quertlex, which was anchored off Fort do France. The French Cable Company this afternoon hnd only one explanation for Its Inability to communicate with this ship something must have happened to cauls' It to shift Its position. Thl, combined with the latest lcports from Fort de France that many bellevd that city to be in danger, has excited the gravest fears here. FROM THC NT.W YOHK nETtALD AND ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC SPECIAL COItnESCONl)- ENT. PoInt-a-I'Itre. Guadeloupe, May 22 (Copy right, 1902.) Mont Pclee continues to men ace the existence of the entire island of Martinique. Without cessation It has been In eruption sir.ee Monday. A new crater has opened on the noith tide of the volcano, and from this lava pours in a broad stream down to the sea. This crater is probably the result of tho terrific explosion that occurred early Tues day morning, when the pent-ua forces stemed to rivo the mountain from base to summit. WOMEN AM) ciui.mm.v FACB IIIDUOIS DEATH. It is now known that there has been fur ther loss of life, and what is mure distress ing, a large number of persons, mostly wumen and children, are Imprisoned by tho lava streams which surround them. It Is Impossible for assistance to be ren dered to them by human beings, and noth ing le;s than a miracle can save them from the awful death which confronts them. These unfortunates are at Grande lllv lere. They were cut oft from escape w hen Mont Pelee resumed its labors Monday. LAVA SWEEPS AWAY THE ROADS. The lava that burst from the volcano swept away all the roads, filled the river channels so that It set the bridges afloat. carrying them upen Its surface until they were consumed, and, reaching the seacoast, spreud through the crevasses a bubbling mass, so hot as to be almost Incandescent. In this way have the women and chil dren at Riviere been surrounded. Efforts have been made to reach them, and, though they can be J-een pleading for deliverance. It is Impossible to give them aid. Their supply of food is limited, if not wholly exhausted, and starvation, if not a more terrible fate, confronts them. Gradually but steadily the rivers of lava aro spieading and It the eruption increases a wave of molten material will sweep away the doomed victims. USINE VIVE AND LE CARnET DESTROYED. Uslne Vive has been destroyed, as has La Carbef, where twenty soldiers perished. Many Inhabitants of the village are also believed to have been lost,, but It Is Impos. sible to tell the number. In all Martinique the conditions are Im- yosibl tordescrlbe, - l ST. LOUIS, Jioxi i'ti.i:i: SS DOOMED; 5N PITIfUL STATE OF PANIC. 1 whom: i'oi'li.atio.n LEAVING THE ISLAND. Delieving that the Island is doomed, tho population continues In a state of pitiful panic. Just a fast as possible they are leaving on hips. They do not care where they go. All tint they ask Is a means of -leaving the place they have come to regard as an Inferno. Six hundred refugee have arrived here on the Salvador. Two hundred moio are ex pected soon. Those who are here are In a sad state of povertj. Many are almost naked, and not one has brought more than the clothr.s he or she wears. MAM HELPL1 ONES among the rinrnvES. Among tnc homeless ones are many too eld or too young to care for thrmse!es. Some are orphans. whoe parents were vic tims to the rage of P?Iee. A relief committee has been formed here and the authorities are doing their utmo'l to relieve the distress. Free rations havu been distributed, but the supply will not last long. It is probable that some of the pro visions intended for Martinique will come here. Fears are prevalent that a pestlltnce will result from the holies th.it float a'hore on all the Inlands. Scons of burned and licrr ated bodies hae floated ashore oft Mark Gallantu Island south of life. TIley a.e being burled, and precautions have been taken to prevent an outbreak of disease. INHABITANTS BECOMING INSANE Many Terror-Stricken Islanders Throw Themselves Into Sea. ParK May 23. A despatch from Fort do France. Martinique, published this morning In Le Journal, says the sole Idea of the In habitant is flight, that many of them have become Jn'ane and that som of the people threw thcmseUes Into the sea. The popula tion of the Grand Itlvlero district Is Isolated and assistance cannot reach them. In con clusion L Journal's correspondent sajs thtro are vague rumors at Fort de Franta of further disasters. m COAL PRICES SGAR SINCE MINERS WENT ON STRIKE. Anthracite In $S.?tO a Ton and tumlnoua 3-I.SO n Ton In Nrir York City. Ill- New York, May 22. Convince! that weeks, and possibly months, may elapse before the miners' strike shall have been settled, re tail coal dealers here have advanced the price of anthracite coal to a maximum of J3.5) a ton. and, at the same time, marked up bituminous to JI.EO when purchased In small quantities. To consumers of large quantities of soft coal a rate of v3.S3 was quoted. Only once before have the prices for fuel been exceeded. That was in 1S71, when the price of anthracite reached a maximum of SU a ton: EXPECTED IN AMERICA. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New York, May 22. Acting at the renuest of the French authorities, the police of this cltv are preparing to arrest M. mH rm. Humbert, who are believed tn h Tn.n. f.c SitteiFhmE1.,h JW "5?!" fL's"'"" -. "---- -- wtic to-morrow- 1 In-mnrmvi' The Humberts are thought to be four of vneir rcjuuvKii v.ou are saia to have been concerned with them In a swindle which cost the bankers and moneylenders of France. Belgium and England several mil lion douan MO.. FRIDAY. MAY 23. 1902. PELEE MADE SOON AFTER THE FIRST ERUPTION. rm: s-i'Ai'.s oi-' inii M'XKEX OIlACPLBIt imw iiri.K or an ITALIAN HARK. ATl'AItKn THE DAY ATTKU THE TIKST OKEAT KKUPTIOX. board the stp.-.nililp Koroma, which passed St. rierre Mion after the cily had boon great stream of lava ran down into the sea. (in the ri'ht, the smoke comes from LEADING TOPICS -IN- TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. THH SFX RISKS THIS MORNING AT 4:21 AND S1CTS THIS EVENING AT 7:11. WEATHER INDICATIONS. For St. Lotils and felnlty Probably tlittnrirrfltnriiiii. For IlKKonri SlmnerA Friday, cool er In cnsl and smith. Saturday fuir. For Illinois Partly cloudy Friday, Hliowers In .south. Saturday fair. Page. 1. Hoar Denounces Philippine Policy. 2 Butchers' Union to right Reef Trust. Territory Grazing Leases Awarded. White Victim Siw Negro Hrute IJuimd. 3. Westhus and Akins at Loggerheads. I.ouls Hourlc at War With Goulds. St. IxjuIs Men Are "Tapped." i. Presbyterians Adopt Change in Creed. Hast Side Ncwf. Delegates to City Convention Named. New Bishops Chosen by Methodists D. Suicide Followed Game of Solitaire. Would Have Uniform Divorce Laws. Steamer Speed Is Burned. Christian Brothers' Alumni Banquet. Reldy's Floaters Deceive Senators. 6. The Republic Form Chart. Fair Grounds Races. Cardinals Rarely Escape Shut-Out. 7. Domlmck May Hide in the Suburbin. No Racing at Harlem This Year. Great Waring Will Never Race Again. S. Editorial. Social Happprings. 3. ferret PocItIe9 Close Sessions St. Louis Iiw School Chose President. School Teachers' Annual Festival. Furniture Makers' Form Combination. 10. Republic "Want" Advertisements. Birth. Marriage and Death Records. 11. Rooms fcr Rent and Real Estate Ads. Work Begun on Electricity Hall. To Experiment With PlantM. 12. New York Stork Markets. ISink of Commt-iee a. Fiature. Wall Street Goss'p. 1. Summary of St. Louis Markets. Wheat Lower on Scalping Trades. River News and Personals. II. Land Lead for Fair Amusements. Police Department Under Investigation. Endeavor Mass Meeting. FIGHT TO FINISH OVER MARSHfiLSHIP Postmaster General Enters Field in Pehalf of Kerens's Candi date, E. L. Morsey. According to advices from Washing ton theie Is a cloe fight to a finish be tween E. I Morsey and Charles Welnbren ner for the marshalshlp. It is said that PresTdent Roosevelt has been advised by hls political authority. Postmaster General Payne, to give a llttls more enccjrasemeat to Kerens and to let him name the Marshal. The President had practically decided to do this, but the St. Louis Congress-men, Rep resentatives Bartholdt and Joy, went to the White House Tuesday and headed Mormy off. They Insist that Welnbrenner is the proper man for the place, in spite of She protests filed against him. It Is said that when the St. Louis Representatives called the papers had already been made up for Morsey. and but for their timely arrival Morsey's name ere now would have gone to the Senate. If the Postmaster General. Insists on Morsey he will no doubt be appointed. In spite of Joy and Bartholdt. It appears that the administration has come to the conclu sion that Bartholdt has got about all that is due him. Bohle was Houser'a appointee, and the office If looked upon" as not belong ing specially to the St. Louis Congressmen. If the St. Louis Congressmen are defeated U1 reopen the entire question of who ,., . , -,-........ nM.HnA -... ,.w win cor.irui .uiuuii iut.vtm,i.. uhu wjin Payne In the Cabinet, the Kerens followers may get much more encouragement thsjl J they received before the new Postmaster ptattai camo to S'Mhiagtoa, , T1IU UfnNING S. .. UOItAIlf. QUEER DEATH GF UNIDENTIFIED1 MAN William Anderle Kills a Man Who Was U n ii ii in lt Through His Yard. SUPPOSED TO BE J. R. WALL Police IJelieve Victim Was Trying to Escape From Highwaymen When Shot Three Per sons Arrested. William Anderlo of No. 10". John avenue, shot and Instantly killed a man, supposed to lf J. R. Wall of Scottdale. Pa., at 9-.1.) last n'ght.The ',ootln- occurred in A.u'e'r- le's yard, through which the victim was running when shot. The bullet pierced his heart. The police believe Wall was attempting to escape from highwaymen by running through Antlerie's yard when shot. Anderle was lying on the floor near his front door. He heard men shouting and saw Wall runninc toward him. He could hear some one shouting behind him, and when Wall reached his gate he ordered him to halt. Wall broke through the gate and started to rim through the yard. Anderle seized a revolver and fired one shot at the running man, which Instantly brought him to thu ground. Andt-rle pulled on his clothes anJ, running to the side of the wounded man. found him dipd. A man was standing over him, whom Andrle later Identified as Thomas Lj tinker. Policeman Maunebach arrested William Burks, a ntfgro of Second and Ferry streets and Tlionua Lyttakcr in connection with the shifting. Patrolmen Glynn and Tabb arristed Anderle. who acknowledged having shot Wall. From letters found on the body of the dead man addressed to J. It. Wall, Grant City, Mo., from Scottdale. Pa., and from thu name S. R. Morris. Scottdale. I'm., on the lining of the hat worn by tne drad man, tne police ate confident us to his IdentiUca- tlon. Anderle states that tht stranger came to his house about three hours before the shooting alio asked tur something tu eat. Suppu wan glvn him and nc then ask:d if It was difficult to obtain employment in tnat locaht. He aid he vva irom tat. Joiepn. Uhe strant;tr was abuutla ears old, smooth sliav'Lii with the exception of a small sar.uy mustache. He was drcsstd In blue Jumper auu blue overalls. Amu ue said. "About U:30 I heard men shouting as they lan toward in house. Looking tnrougn the screen door ajauist vi lut a i win. l)iiig on account or, the heat, t saw vile man naming lust t'juuiil in) front gale. J he gate, a sin.ul vvicKet ult.ur. was LtVMll, -i shouted to him to stop, as I th)JS:it 1 somtrii..ng was wrong, but witnoul Herniat ing .n iiictant, he broke -thiougn my gate uu.i start-d thrcuga tne jaiu. in tne meantime 1 hau seized my revolver, and as lie neared the house i Hied one snot, wtucn biount him to his kticcs. " lieu I reached bis side tne man who was uirs-s.ed as Thomas Lyttaker was sutuoiiig over him. I did not see the other man. i torn hun to stay tneie tni a po laeiuaii arr.vcu, and pointed my jevolver at him. A crowd began to gatuer, aiu lie s.ipptd away, men tne policeman arrived and I gave mvself up. itutks and Lyttaker. who were arrested I In connection with the shooting, v.tre lound j in front of a boarding-house at John ana McKlssock avenues. Tiiey deny any knowl edge of the affafr. They say they were near the scene of the snooting, anu, hear ing the shots, started la that direction. Burks turned back before reaching An derlc's home, while Lttakr went Into the yard and saw the elead man. but he denies that he was standing over the body when Anderle came out of his house after tiring the shot. . I CUBA MAY PARDON ALL X HER AMERICAN" PRISONERS. Havana, May 22.-A bill will be in- troduced In the House of Reprcscnt- atlves providing pardon for all Amer- leans confined In prison or awaiting 4 trial. It Is thought the House will I, take favorable action on the bill. Cuban sentim?nt is 3troii6ly in. favor O-l of the measure. ".. overwhelmed. The cloud of steam the still burning hulk of the Uor.iim.i, BANK OF COMMERCE BSORBS CONTINENTAL President W. II. Thompson Says Details of the Transfer Are Sot Yet Completed. CONSOLIDATION NOT OPPOSED. Continental Directors A wart ot Merger Plan's, but Have Pe- ceived So Notice to Transfer Holdings. PiesHent William II. Thompson of the National Bank of Commerce confirms the report that agents of his Institution are en- f.d In securing a majority holding In the Continental National. "The matter is not yet ready for an nouncement." said Mr. Thompson. "It Is not in our hands, but In the hands of oth ers. When the deal is effected, there will bo no objection to making the details pub lic. I do not think that it will be settled by to-morrow. Nothing has been done In the matter of electing officers." J. C. Van Blarcom, vice president of the Nanal Bank cf Commerce, supplemental the statement of Mr. Thompson by saving: "The details of the deal have not b?en ar ranged; when thej are they will be given to the public, and we will be glad at that time to make the announcement. It Is cer tain that no announcement of a settlement of the deal will be made to-morrow." George W. Parker, second vice president and member of the Board of Directors cf the Continental National Bank, said: "The Board of Directors have not et had the j matter of a transfer of the majority of the stock of the Continental brought officially to its notice. We cannot prevent the stock holders from turning their stock over to agents of the Bank of Commerce. No Opposition to 3IerKr. "However, when the stockholders who i may have so'd out ask for the ratlflca I tion of their acts by the directors, I am smre that it will be granted readily. My understanding of the matter lAjhat agentK have been securing the stock of our bank. It Is a subject of common report In bank ing circles and I have seen nothing In the newspapers concerning the matter that was rot fully justified by what I have heard. This Is all I can say officially at this time. The last meeting of the directors which I attended was for the purpose of declaring a regular dividend." It has been Indicated on good authority that the purchase of the Continental stock has been nearly completed, and that the final transfers will be made before the end of the week. Nothing official In the way of I reorganization or election of officers has uccn ,ion. These matters await the frans- fer of stock, as Intimated by the officials of the National Bank of Commerce. The cap--tal stock of the Bank of Commerce Is J5, CC0.C00, and that of the Continental National SI.OjO.W. The par value of the shares in each Institution Is 5100. Latest quotation of the price of the stock of the Continental is iiftj bid. Bank of Commerce stcck Is quot ed at $IC0 bid. The latest dividend declared I by the Continental was 4 per cent, Decem ber, 1M1. t CJnenrterly a 1-2 Per Cent Dividend. The last dividend of the National Bank of cimmerce was declared in April. It was 2'! per cent quarterly. On that date the resources of the Bank of Commerce were slated to be J4S,1W,5S2.3S. A report was circulated on the streets yesterday that the Title Guaranty Trust Ccmpany will occupy the quarters, now used by the Continental National Bank within a month. At the offices of both the bank and the trust company the report that the lease would change hands w.vs denied. The absorption of the Continental by the Bank of Commerce would, however, leave vacant the premises now occupied by the Conti nental. SENATE TOOK A RECESS TO EAT AN OREGON SALMON. Washington, May 22. The Senate to-day took a recess for thirty min utes In order that its members might partake of an Oregon salmon lunch eon given by Mr. Mitchell of Oregon. The proceeding was so unusual as to give rise to considerable; com- ment. 4 .ifth price si; Tmlnn. Three Cents. Ontslde St. Lout. Two Cent. COMPROMISE IN FERRY DEAL IS PROBABLE, Rock Inland Otlicials .Confer Witli Terminal Association. Its Op ponent in Negotiations. IN QUEST OF TERMINALS. ("Iiainuan Cable. General Manage Coodnow and Vice President Mather Inspect the Lo cal Systems. C"iinferrnc s betwen officials of the Rocltf IM:-nd road and the Terminal Association jesterday are believed to have tfconn that n. compromise in the Wiggins Ferry tight Is imminent. The Mercantile Tru't Com lanj. whosv client the Rcok Island is. kept Iiaiul? off. Llkfwl-e tin- Mississippi Valley Trust Company, said to represent raliway Interests Identified with the Terminal As sociation, remained passive. The clien's came together It R Cable, chairman of the bo..rd; C. A. Gocdr.ow, g. n eral manager, and Robt rt Mather, vice president and general attorney, represented the- Rock Inland William S. McC'hcsney. Jr., general manager of the Tcrmin-il, looked after that interest. Julius S Walsh, president, who Is nlso at the head of tia MississiDpI Valley Trust Company, did not take active part In the proceedings. The officials denied that any definite proposition as to terminals was blng con sidered". However, the Rock Island officers rdxnlttul that the question of utilizing the Terminal Association's facilities had coma up. and that negotiations were probable. Mississippi Valley and Mercantile Trust Company representatives declined to dfs cuss the matter, saying the conferences Avere between the railway representatives. A private ear containing the Rock Island officials arrived from Chicago in the morn ing and was mot by Mr. McChesney, and also by George I- Sands, who is an officer of the Wiggins Company, and of the Colo rado Road, recently purchased by the Roclc Island. The tour of inspection was besun at once. , Traveling at a slow rate of speed a switch engine hauled the special car over the tracks of the Terminal, thence to tho World's Talr grounds, and out to Crevo Coeur. From the observation windows ter minal facilities were discussed. Returning" late in the arternoon the conference was continued nt the Union Station. After business hours Messrs. Cable, Good- C. A. GOODNOW. General manager of the Reck Island, who was here yesterday with R. R. Cab'e. chairman of the board, and Robert Mather, second vice president and general atturnej-, consulting with the Terminal Association officials. now and Mather left tho station for a short time, but held no conference at the rival trust company offices. They returned to the private ear within an hour for supper and at 9 o'clock departed over the Chicago and Alton Railway for Chicago. .Wficn asked about the significance of tha visit. Messrs. Cable and Goodnow replied In general terms that they were simply; looking after terminals, without special ref erence to the Wiggins Ferry matter: that it was a question of the Rock Island get ting the best facilities It could In St. Louis and devising ways and means to that end. Mr. Cable, the veteran chairman of the Beard of Control, delegated the general at torr.ey. Mr. Mather, to do the talking-, meantime calling him aside and with em phatlc gestures whispering to the younger officer what are supposed to have been a few cautionary points. "I shall go out for a walk." said Mr. Cable, "while you tell the press about oue visit." And stroking his gray chin whiskers he strolled out of the station In company with General Manager Goodnow and hla private secretary. Mr. Mather said that of coursu the fran chise of the Colorado, from the Wabash, gave the Rock Island entrance to Union; Station and certain other track ige i-irv-Ilegea Into the city from Forsythe Junction, but that more accommodations far freight might be needed, and for that rnxi they. Inspected the terminals. In answer to the question whethe- over tures to the Terminal Association did not signify a readiness to compromise the Wis gins Ferry fight, since the Terminal wa be lieved to be the principal Interests opposing them, Mr. Mather said: "Upon that point I do not care to bo quoted. This visit may or may not bave & connection with the Wiggins matter." It was suggested that the Gould lines; represented by the Wabash, Missouri Pa. clile and the Iron Mountain, the Pennsyl vania Company's interests, consisting o tho Vandaila am' the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern; the Louisville and Nashville, which Is now a Morgan holding, and tho Big Four, of the Vanderbllts, all compos ing the Terminal Association, might want a share in the Wiggins Ferry Company. In return they might give the Itock Island, belonging to the Moore syndicate, an equal share with them In the combined terminals. "Has a proposition to this effect been made by either side7" Mr. Mather was asked. "As I said before," he replied, "no definite! propositions are being considered." M. A. Low, general counsel of the Hock Island, arrived yesterday afternoon ni was In consultation with his associate of ficers a short time when they called at tha Planters Hotel. Mr. Low salt that whtls he had heard talk of a comptomlsc in ths Wiggins fight, he knew of no propositions. having been mad from elthjrjihi, Q '..-. . e .. .a. m . ... .i nt T t ' 1 t i ! "- .jjip mi? H I I tiV Smmi0Ss& i "1 I '' immm- . . 9 fr ?L&&2-t-utf&zc.U &A&& - .rffc-; yK" """ ijfjjbjt;rfj."lfj..Mri jT,:&jUrt&5fcli.ft