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Sffi? T. LOUI S WOBLD'S -lQO-4- FAIR ;i-ffWl--;Mfr?-fJ' FUJdIjIu. i -B I Pj JL JS a Ja wfl t. R; p v: fa zn NINETY-FOURTH PLANS FOR SUPPLYING CLEAR WATER TO ST. LOUIS. Large siphons huilt over basins at Hi Chain of Rocks for experiments supply by a new settling s yvtem. Pumping station in i Orders have been Issued bj- Water Com missioner Flad to Engineer-ln-Chars) Brooks to complete the new Improvements ot the Chain of Rocks pumping station iu 'toon as possible, so that experiments with the new method for settling water may be started at once. Mayor Wells and tho Board of Public Improvements express un usual Interest In the contemplated clarifi cation tests, and for this reason Mr. Flad desires to hav e them begun without dlay. Since the Mayor and a. majority of tho board have rejected tho plan to obtain the publio water rupply from the Meramec Spring and River a plan which generally roet with little favor In the board from its lnclptoncy future plans for clarification of the water will be made v ith a v tew of re taining the present Waterworks plant. Sev eral members of tho board seem to think satisfactory results could be gained by set tling, perhaps with tho use of a coagulan when the water is exceptionally tainted. EDISON NOW PREDICTS THE PASSING OF THE HORSE. Relieves His Storage Battery foid to Keep a Horse and Carriage Worked on Pioblem Three Years, and loiind Solu tion in Opposite Direction From Theories in Accepted Works on Chemistry. -. m mmnm : I ( If fl iTR WA f?RTO5BrlPSI liUlllllll PRINCIPAL FEATURES IN EDISON'S STORAGE BATTERY. Tho three perforated sheets of steel la the center and the solid bnquettrs of Iron and nickel grouped at the ends ehew the main parts of the "Wizard's Invention, t hicli is expected to replace the horse, trolley wires and frtc.uu and gas motors. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New Tork, May 30 Bpeedlng ver tho roughest roads In the. hills of Northern New Jersey each day are several automobiles, harnessed to solve the problem of trans portation by electric lehlcle. Each Is fitted with one of Edison's new light storage bat teries. Upon the result of these tests, Mr. Edison says, hanffs the fate of the horse. "On Monday I will have Ave automobiles on tho hills." said h "Each will ba equipped with tho new light storage bat tery. There aro heavy machines and light machines, each of a different make. Each of these machines Is to run one hundred miles every day urtll It has coered 6,000 miles. We will aold tho city streets. The roughest road, those with the mo3t hills and ruts and crossings will be choen. My orders are to run with handle down, thit Is, to take the roads at highest speed and make no stops or slow downs unless for a passing vehicle or somethin: of that sort. I want to slve the battery a test greater thin any It will meet in actual use. " Battery an Entire Succcsh. "My experiments have already proved to toe what I have lone be-in convinced of ithat the battery Is an entire success. I 'feno-w that It wlU run an automobile over gilnary roads 100 miles without recharging. But that there may bo no mistake, I shall keep up the experimenting for several months. I never had to apologize for one of my Inventions, and I do not Intend to begin sow." Mr. Edison was asked what tho effect would be upon the horse. "Within six or eight years 80 per cent ot .HNG PONG CAUSED DEATH. Excessive Playing Held Immedi ately Responsible by Physician. P.ET"UC SPECIAL. Far Rockawcj, L. I., May 30 Apoplexy, uperlnduced by excessive ping-pong play- tnr. was declared by his physicians tc-day to have caused tho death here of I. Albert Isglehart, former law partner ot ex-Judge ,5a. J- Dlttenhoefer of New York. Mr. In- jglehart was plaving the game at his sum Hkner home when be reeled and fell uncon- Pacious across the table. Be died within a few moments. "I had attended Mr. Inglebart for several years," said Doctor rrancke this evening "I had long feared that he would become a Metlm of apoplexy, and I have no doubt that the attack was superinduced by over exertion at ping-pong." MISS HAY MEETS WITH MISHAP. Daughter of Secretary of State Thrown From a Carriage. SPUBIJC SPECIAL. Washington, May SO While c riving on L5 Columbia read late this afternoon Miss E.AfiE.;. .?.,."?y --t w..,. -r -? iTj!?-.-fi-.-?-WSrrffrStf. h4-. YEAR. while others think hltretlon is the solution of tli clear-water problem No m itter which method foi djrlfMn? the w-ter is final!) aJopted, it Is 1tat"d that the improvements rtcently male et the Chain of Rocks will serve a u tful pur pose If thl3 settling sjst.m is oi'lj mod erately successful, it could he retained of ficials saj, as a part of the iiltratlo 1 - tern, if a tllt-atlon riant should be Installed The settling plan, whoe principle does not differ from that of methods In use in othe cities, notably In Kansas Clt, was designed by Mr. Flad. Heretofore each of the "lx basins at the Chain of Rocks ha ben op erited Independently. The r-ew plan w 11 allow the water to circulate in nil the ba sins, giv.ng ample time in eich b isin for the settling to lake place. In order to be certain of the eHciencj of the new plan, experiments will be so ar ranged that results bj ire new astern mav be compared with the old. Therefore, v i ter will be fettled in three connected ba Will Place a Vehicle at the Command n m aaiaJLara m Ri?rararai jirtDjiafcd all the vehicles u"ed will be propelled bj electricity. This means the passing of the horse, and it also means that, through gaining the room now taken up by the horse, and the greater e-cpedition with which the automobile can be handled, the city streets can accommodate four times as many vehicles as at present. Moreover, electricity and the light storage battery will be used on vessels at sea and on all trans portation li'CS " The man that cannot quite afford to keep a horse and carriage is the man that I am trying to provide for. The automobile will be the thins for htm. Its first comvill not be any greater. It will not requlro the care, and tho cost cf malntain'ng will come far below the cost of keeping a horse." The batteries In Mr. Edison's Invention nro rnmnosed of tinv brick3 of specially prepared iron and nickel. Bv renewing the I water supply the cell is kept in good ccn dition. The time of charging the battery Is much less than that required for other batterise. Those nor; being used in the experiments- have twenty-one cells and each weighs about fifteen pounds Each battery will outlast two automobiles. The equip ment mav be placed on anj steam or Uec trlc machine and the affair Is so s.implo that any novice can soon master it. ctt Chemicals Emplojccl. Just as soon as the experiments are con cluded Mr. Edison will begin tLe e-ciusje manufacture of the batteries at Glen RIdee, X. J. A factorj is now in operation there capable of 100-horsc power each, or enough for eight of the batteries -now being sel. Alice Hay, daughter of the Eecretarv C State, was thrown from her carriage a . received pairful Injuries. Doctor Jung was summoned and fou Miss Huy suffering more from nervous shock than anything else. She ass proipeu up on pillows in an open victoria, which w as brought into ure, and driven 1 ome. "Woman End Life With Uullct. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Dallas, Tex., May 30 Mrs. Minnie v right, 40 3 ears old, committed suicide at her homo on Elm street to-night bj shooting herself. ro cause for the act has been made public. CARS IN REAR-END COLLISION. Conductor and Motorman of Jeffer son Avenue Lne Injured. Motorman Louis W. KnoU and Conductor William K. Sulllns of the Jefferson avenue line were injured in collision with a Cass avenue car at Jefferson avenue and Pesta loszl street at 1:S0 o'clock jesterday morn ing The cars were both going north in Jeffer son avenue and the Jefferson avenue car ran Into the rear end cf the Cass avenue car. The cars were only slightly damaged, but Knoll and Sulllns were thrown Upwn. Knoll was bruised about the knees anu" Sai ling about the left shoulder. ,4-3HtsA.ia. , ST. LOUIS. in clarifying the public wMcv lie baekgrountl. sing aeconnnsr to the new m'tliid, wlnl? the old method will be continued in the other three basins lij means of large "Iphons built oe- the di.iding walls, water will be ."arried from oni bas'n to another. So that w iter ma tasi'j go from one bain to the next, it w;l be i foot higher In the first than in the second The Haw through the siphon1 v.ill be continuous Tho siohons will take water from the snrfact under the ntw system, thus adher ing to whit 1- known as the skimming method " In tl e three 1 nsins not connected bv si phons the water will How into the mains throjgh a pipe which lies een with the liottom Mr. Tlad has had a drodseboat built for cleaning taMns without dls har gins the witer This bolt is equipped with a centrifugal pump, which will take the sediment from the bottom of a basin The boat v ill be transferred from one basin to another. of the .Man Who Cannot Quite Af- This will bo incre-ied in capaelts to pro vide, if ntcesarv, for 7),'w-horse power 1o bring the cost of tho battery to a mini mum will be tho constant endeavor. There are two entirely new chem'cals ti lplojed In tho batterj. The works for their iranufac ture h-ivc been erected at Silver LaKe. Mr. Edison was aked to relate the prog rers of the invention "It was hard work." he said, "very hard work It was 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, In that order; the hardet work that I ever did. I started three years ago I'll have to charge the public for one stomach, though," he said, laughing. "Mine has become all mled up, working over that batterj. Yes, the pub lic owes me one stomach. V hat lie Overcame. "'.ee here, here is an illustration of what I w as against " The Inv entor picked up a book "Here is what one of the best chem ical authorlUes said: 'It Is highly improba ble if any other than the lead type of storage cells will ever be successfully ued.' 'That I- just what I have done," said Mr. EdI"on, smiling. "I have brought two cither tjpes to perfection nickel and light iron. Heretofore acids and lead have ben used. I am using alkalis "What did I mean by 1, 2, 3? Wh, ab sence of deterioration by work, large stor age capacity per unit of mjss, capability of being rapidly charged and discharged, capability of withstanding careless treat ment, and inexpensiv enes And I have them all 1, 2. ". 4. ami 5." "iTlZENS PURSUE ROBBER BAND ie of the County Treasurer at Kountze, Tex., Was Looted. Beaumont. Tex., May 50 The safe of the Treasurer of Hardin Countj at Kountze was blown open by burglars last night and all the county money stolen. The burglars and citizens had a battle at Sllsbce. ten miles east, at daj light. One burglar was wounded, but all escaped into a big thicket. The Sheriff of this county with bloodhounds has left for the scene. GOVERNOR PENNOYER DEAD. Became Prominent Through Tart Beplj to President Cleveland. REPTTBIJC SPECIAI. Portland, Ore., May SO. Sylvester Pen no er, ex-Governor of Oregon and one of the most prominent Democratic politicians in the "West, died at E o'clock this evening from apoplexy. He .was In apparent good health up to within' a few miiuteTof his death. He attained much notoriety while Governor at the time Coxeys army iasM! jading inhe West brrepfyins; to a request from President Cleveland to preserveVJrrtZr and facilitate the p.ssage W0 thi T maby stating: "If the President will attend-w Til business It-will attend to mine" l W f HlJL wiL ,4f ?& W&i&A&sSs-- MO.. SATURDAY. AFFECTION OF OLD FR8ENDS MOVES MARK TWAIN 10 TEARS Audience, (Jaiiicd Aw.iy by the Deep Feeling of the Gie.it Humorist, Wept With Hint Clemens Tells His Boy hoed Companions That Affection Is the Proudest Thing Any One Can Acquiie in This Woild Will YKit Vae in Whiih Tom Sawyer Was Lost. REFERS TO WAR RECORD OF TWO WEEKS IN FACETIOUS VEIN. BT A STAFr CORRESPONDENT. an old frame structure, known as the Mc Hannibal, Mo, Ms CO Tombed bj tho TDanitl confectlomrv for the last fiftj e.ir deep affection whieh this community hi evinced for him, before an audience a-sem-bled In the Hcmnlbal Presbvterlan Church .o celebrate Decoration Day bv reliiious ob servance. Maik Twain wcDt. Sobs choking him. the man of laugis in deep, heart-touchi.ig seriousness exp'fs e.1 his appreciation of the tender regard in which he-Is held. He wept Irani tear'. The audience, many of whom were oTd like Mmself. jet had been joung with him in Htrnibil, likewise was carri"d awav Lv ueep feeling, the truest expression of which was tears. Trlbntc to Affection, I am nrofoundls touched" said the speaker, "bv my reception here I hive not onlj been moved, moved a number of t ms by tbe cordlalltv of mv reception bv the old old men and women who knew me 1 ere when I was a bov. I am overcome b h something more than friend-hip which .1 it entered into m reception an evidence of true afft ction. Affection: That is tbe proud est thlrg anvbodv can acquire in this v.orll and in granting me that this titj -if mv earl,, lif- has paid mo the highest pos-Hble compliment " Th"n Mark Twain spoke of patriotism, a theme appropriate to the dav and h! wo ds were earnest and true. , "The patriot is the conscience-instructed man," said ne. 'The man who i. tr-ie to his convictions." His theme led him to the Civil War and one of Mark Twain's the author's. Inimita ble narrations followed Tell About Hln "lur Itecord. "Mv conscience directed me to take up the Confederate cause," said he "I labored for that cnu-a just two weeks In that rerlod I tried to help Confederate affairs. I think it was in the second week of June. 1SS1, when Ed Stevens, Sam Ejons and a lot of voung fellows marched out of Han nibal and camped at New London Vv e walked tho ten miles In four hours We might have done It In three and a half, but were not practised up jet. We camped. as I ald. and had a council of war-to see what we cci.ld do toward Inducing the Northern States to behave themselves. VA'e didn't do anj fighting, but we didn't see that we could aid the Confederates' caue any bj being harassed bj' General Grant's soldiers he was Colonel Grant then. Colo nel of the Palmyra Regiment. Ye did no fighting because we couldn t get into a fight. General Grant's soluiers never showed their faces They never got that near to us. though I think If the) had there would have been trouble. After two weeks, wo thought there wa-n't anj use bothering with the problem any more It was too big for us We went down in Louisiana and dissolved ourselves. 1 sti'l think that. If we'd have met Grant and that Twentj -first Illinois Infantrj of his, there would have been trouble." Mark Gives the Diploma. At tho Invitation of W. C. II. Nash. Mark Twain consented to attend the commence ment exercises ot the Hannibal High School. He gave the diplomas to the sixteen grad uates, three of whom were joung men and thirteen joung women In the course of the exercises he spoke briefly, expre-slng his gratitude that he had arrived in Hannibal at a time that made this pleasant service pcssible Last J ear he had been invited to attend these exercises, but was unable to do so, and he said that he was grateful that the opportunltj- had now been given him to remedv his unavoidable default the J ear previous. Mark Twain, giving diplomas at the grad uation exercises to-night was the same or iginal Mark. He grasped the diplomas as a wheat sheaf and went from pupil to pupil saving. ' Take one. take a good one " His address from beginning to end was poman eouslj humorous, filkd with nmnitcences of hK-own limited schoollrg "Then, he said, "no scholar dared venture to express original thought They alwajs declaimed the same old,, things., the same old waj. It was either 'give mo llbertj or give me death," or 'The Assvrian came down like a. wolf In the fold," or 'Iochiel. Lochlel,' 0 The Boj Stood On the BU'nlng Deck,' whj (he pointed to President Na-h of the School Boaid), there's a man who often stood on that burning deck and without a ttnt of insurance, cither" Before the limits of his visit expire. Mark Twain expects to vHIt .ill the old landmarks to which he is uttiehed bj the bonds of jouth He will go to the famous cave, three miles south of the cltj In the depths of which Tom Savvver and his be loved Beckj were lost, and In which Mark Twain, then joung Sam dentil", -v.is hlm- 1 self lost the same cave to which attaches memories of the dread "Injun Jo," his crimes and death bv starvation. Imprisoned in the endless vault. Twnln's Watermelon Trick. Mark Twain has stood once more within th" s-helter of the home of his bojhood. where he was raised, whence he went to school, whence he went forth into the. world to become printer, pilot, rep-rtei, news paper correspondent, lecturer, writer of books and Missouri's most famous man Worth while it is to note, too. that manj j ears before joung Sam, the future Mark, went forth, a watermelon sailed from the second-storj window of the house and larded squarelj upon the head of the man who sold that melon. For the melon was tottcn, and the boy. Sam Clemn, had paid his last 10 cents for it perhaps plan ning to enjov it with the orlgiral Huck Finn. According to boyhood's sense of jus tice, the melon should return unto its owner, and it did, unexpectedly. Mr. Clemens, or Mark Twain one is in doubt what to call him here; his Identity is equally divided between himself as Clemens and himself as author "n the minds and talk ot his old comrades stood for a long time gazing upon the little frame building which was his home. He did not talk much. Even the ever-present playful smile that hovers at the corners cf his mouth was gone. He was thinking of the days that are dead, of men and women who are dead, perhaps of hopes that are dead, and likely enough of the fact that he had come back home upon what will likelj- be his last visit that he must soon bid final farewell to this gray old house which was his shelter man)', many years ago. Recognised "Jimmle." Finally he turned away from the little j Mamie Mclntyre. Jonnifr Waason, Moodey cottago. so faraUUr, and his eye tcfii in I Hausman, Anna Reid, Ada Baird. Hallie ..-i i tt,. m,. -. I Johnson. Fenwick Hayes. Jean Wilson. Bar the aarroondlnss. At the corner ot-Maln I ,, Miller. Mnih- x-n nni rHiuSrJ and HOI itrteta, to southwest cptbk, inJksa ttooks and Fraak JfcKl;r..J,it&C MAY 31. 1902. "I think I know that building " -.aid in in his slow m inner "Ah, ve there ire those pilasters which i;rill It Hie t nrolk"- Thev convict It. Yes, jes it's McDa-iIel'-. placi I bought s.vcets tnere ln-15 jgo Jui then an eld man .vlth 'ong cn whiskers dov 11 to his waist --trolled up bashf.dl5 He took a position dire-;li in front of Mark Twain The celebrated it -in looked at him intentl for a while and then exc'alnfd hat It i- Jinimie' -"Tes. it is ' replied ' Jlinmi" " James McDanlcI w.is the ne come-. son of the McDaniel who had -old Mark sweet Thev talked for several minutes Mark asked it Jimmle lemembered such and nich an occurrence at such and such a rae "It wasn't tber " said Jimmle ' It was. Jln-nie" ' It wa-n't " "You s-vear it Jimmle "1 swear it," sold James "If vou svear it. all right," vjul Mark. Aisli. Ill Parents' Craves. fter drirkirg In tht-e s phto, Mr Clem ens he mu-t be s0 cillel In this connec tion went In 1 carriae to Mount Olive Vmeterv lher are buried his parents and iv o brothers, Henrj pud Orion the lormer of vrho-n na Mllil in a steamboat illosoa in Hit and the litter of whom died several veirs af,o In Keokuk, Ii I went into the one time Ciemens home It s-emrd thi.t Tom Sawjer w.i- here .ml Tom's trie's-- without number v, rr canf(i to mind It seem(.() too ,nat u0K p,nn was outside 'iieomrg' to the Elaek Avenger of the Spanish Main to com trrtl show himself and be .1 good fellow 'yok ing up the iwrrov flight of -ta!r-, upon the 6teps of which fie veut'iful Clemens it i- said wrote hi tiit tffuslons. one hal' ex pected to iee 'Aunt 1'oIIj" start from out one of the uppr rooms and crj ' Tom. jou Tom'" Out lack ot the house was a Jumble of shed, and one partirularlv high hip roof. joined to 1 rear second storj window of the . n!am tnnture. I'pon this, of course Tom Sa.wjer trawled from home at Huck's cat terwall summons, and from it he dropped to tho wood-hed anl from the vvooJ-hed to the ground where stood never-to-be-forgotten Huck h!me!f On one s-jch occasion Huck hud a dead cat and this was the time of the spine-curling grave jard scene. A hltt'vvali nn the J'enre. Out in this not overlarge back jard is the fene the whitewashed fence There Is now a co it of whitewash on it. but it is contldenth said here that the "whitening is 1 not the sam which Tom Sawjer with the assistance of a pullible boj "Ben" put up on it Then, too, acro-s this fence, further north. Is Huck Tinn's home This place Is now old and decajed and will soon cease to be like Huck himself for thej tell in Hannibal that the leal Hutk ras gone to his Ian accounting Orlttiunl of Tom singrr, II1nn1b.1I teems with stories about Sam Clemens about Tom Sawver (the original for whom saj those who should know, was Mark himself), about Huckelberrj Tlnn it is bejord doubt a Twain toi- n So greatlv Is tne "Prophet" honored in his own coun trj that a dozen men hre clcim to be the one and on'j original Tom Sawjer- So, too. Is it with Huck. But Huck Finn' idetitltj is established bj Hd Pierce of this eitj. and Huck's, name was Tom Bianken s.hip. P.i rce.w ho i- .1 fe-v j ears j ounger than Mark, was his friend and ISIankenOi!p's friend in lojhood and throt-gh him the Huck Pmn home was pointed out to me. It staid.-, a dlngv, three-stcrj frame ttruc- tu--e which appears about to fall into ruins. Now occupied bj negroi - upon ,t street which has degenerated to an alle It mu-t have called up again sad memories to the mind of Mark Twnin. , "Oh jcs. I know the swimming pool.where Tom Sawjer plaved 'hookev.'" said Pieice. ' It was there that Sam Clemens ai d I pla;ed 'hotkej' mauj a daj. More than a mile back of toftii it laj. and near it al-o was 'ghost hollow ' Now tho pool is no more Tne course of Bear Creek has been changed and where stands the most sub stantial pirt of Hannibal ran that stream. Iliouulit Clemen XAus Muiv. ' Sam. or Mark. I get his names mixed, was a queer biv, but we all thought he was 'too dure'd slow ' Mav be bo was slow, and mav be be wasn't depends on how jou look at it S3) now, I remember where Sam and I first went to school It was, old Cross's school an old log hut. Cro-s vvas cross 'Cress ii his name,' v e used to saj, 'cross is his nature. Cross jumped out of a raw potoato' Well, one daj Sam and 11 lot of the boj Io"ked o'd CrosS out of school. Well, tin res not much more, except that Cros got In and hammered us all good. I never did see a man so mad" William Itobbins, old river man, remem bers much concerning Mark. One incident refers to a time when, in excess of spirits, the jouth Is said to have started an im-mer.--e boulder which almoit obliterated a s.iv m'll down Hcllldaj Hill Just north of town Such anecdotes are without num ber. Manj such 1 storj, mere or less amusing, vvas told me to-daj- bj- A. It. Lev ering, preMdent of a bank here; W. II. C. Nash. J. B Browne, Mr. ItoIJard. Jo'-n I. Crulkshank, W. K. Pitts and Charles C Curt". HV.STINGS MacADM. FOUND ACTRESS IN POVERTY. Ada Gray, Famous in ''Hast Lwiiie,'' Rescued by Neighbors. New York, Maj 20 Ada Grsv. a noted ac tress in her dav. but now a helpless invalid, was found alcre and almost destitute to day in a little cottage at City Island. Neigh bors who discovered her plight had her re moved to the Tordham Hospital and she probably will be cartd for b) the actors' fund Mis3 Gray is the wife of Charles Tingay, I who has been an actor ard a writer by turns. Ada Gray attained the height of her fame in "East Lynne" and audiences from tho Atlantic to tho Pacific hae wept over her portrajal of the character. Sparta Illirh School Commencement. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Sparta, IU, May 30 The Sparta High School commencement exercisre.; wur. t..iti I at the Auditorium to-night. Thomas Laugh- Un was salutatorian and Bertha Stephenson I was valedictorian. The other irradu.ates wer. INVESTIGATES THE RECORDS OF FORMER CITY REGISTER. Grand Jury Reviews Official Career of Henry Jiesih Under Ziegen- hein Charged That Contiacts for Piinting Wei e Not Always Let to the Lowest Kidder Understood That an In- dietim-iir Against an Attache of the Office Will J2e Returned With Final Report To Day. i2 . " 4-'" ' '''V f w ml E v -J- ... 5S ffisSSffSSSSSSrlT li V X J V xxV kol IriBsisfiBSSBSSSSSBSSSSSSSSSSSSSafeJ rFslkBsssssl linXHY BKbl II Who-e rer-ords a Citv P.et,i-ter under former Mavor Ziegeti'iem have been investigated bv the Grand Jurj. It de' eloped vestc-daj tint the Grand Jurv had spent con-lderable time in an In vestigation of the Citv It"gister's oft" ', ga ins over the records covering the 7.!egen-1-eln adm nistration it is understood t"-at an indictment will be leturred to-da) against an attache of the office Henrv Besrh was Citv Register under Major Ziegonhcin and a great manj of his acts have been under the iaj- of the Grand Jurv searchlight. The printing contracts awarded tv Be-ch have rceived consider able attention from the Grand Jurj- It is said that a large p irt of the jur)'s repo't to be made to Judge Douglas to-daj- will deal with the affairs of this office. Besch was indicted on the charge of ob ta'nlng monej bj false pretene three ) ears aco. Lut the indictment was defective. The court si-stained a motion demurring to the State's ease on the ground that tl e evidence did not support the charge There was sharp criticl'm of the prosecution at tl.c t'me The charge In the ind'etment wa: that Besch -vhlle Sprinkling Inspector car-rl-d a "straw man ' on the pa) roll'' under the name or "F Mueller"' and drew" the salarj himself Thece ex-po-ures it U said, ate trivial com pared with loose which have come to light in the Grand Jurj" room in the last six w eeks. It Is the duty of the Citv Register to award nil tho oontracls for eitj- printins and for printing supplies. It is charged that attaches of the office made It "pay." In order to procure a contract It Is said that MONT PELEE VERY QUIET YESTERDAY. Professor Hill Says Fort He Franc Is Not in Danger Kennau Safe. Fort de France. Island of Martinique, Ma) S" 2 p m Mont Pelee has been verj quiet to-daj. The Vr.ited States crjl-cr Cincinnati has lft here for Castries, fat. Lucia. George Kennnn and his par!)- are doing good work at the north end of the Island and are all safe and well. Professor Anglo Ilellprln, president of the Philadelphia Geo graphical Societj. who Is here under the auspices of the National Geographical So e'etj. Is now conducting his investigations among the north east craters. Last night Admiral Servan. invited Pro fessor Robert T. Hill, the United States Government geologUt. on board the French cru ser Tage, Admiral S-rvan's flagship, and bad an interview with him upon his recent expedition to Mont Pelee. United States Corsul A) me acted as Interpreter ut the interview; which lasted three hours. Ad mit?! Servan was deeply Interested in what Professor H' I i-ad to aj, ns he has per sonal theoris concerning the recent erup tions. Professor Hill told the Admiral that his studj of data had been finished on the spot. He said Mont Pelee mlirht erupt for a year more, but that the area of devastation would remain unchanged As nil the people had fled from the vicinity of the volcano, no great loss of life wou'd occur. Professor Hl'l said Fort de Franca was -perfectly safe. LONDON IS WAITING DECISION OF BOERS. London, May 20 The Government has not jet received the decision from the Boer conference at Vereenlnging, Transvaal, which was expected to-day and which was to enable Mr. Balfour, the Government lead er in the House of Commons, to make his statement concerning peace next Monday. All preparations have been made, says the dispatch, and Lord Kitchener will again take the field If there is any delay In the acceptance of Great Britain's terms by the Boers In the meantime preparations are belrg" made for the repatriation of the Boer ref ugees upon the termination of hostilities. ARMORED TRAINS AT MINES. Provided With Loopholes for Rifles in Case of Attack. V PottsrlUe. Pa., May SO. Armored trains t ct.witb.loopbol-ar,iMM:ur;sK - In St. Loots One Cew P T T O K i n Trains. Three Cei XT lilViJ j Qtmlilp at. tools. IS Cents. Tito Ceents. frequently the person procuring the con tract found it neeesnrv to make overtures in tl-e nature of "presents " On several oc casions it w is charged ttfat contracts were not alwa)- 1st to the lowest bidders. In th's connection nearlv all the Iprge St. Louis printers who hive done city printing ard who have bid for citv printing were called as witnesses Several of them wre reqi.e-.tf d to hrtrg'their-.txioks for a com parison ot prices. A c ty ordinance srctiTes that nil con tracts for urcplie to th srrount ot SIP) or rrn-e rr.r-t te le to Udder if tr advertise ment in the newspapers. In order, however, that th's r-Ignt be gct'en j-ound and the work given to favored ores t Is said that trequentl) requisitions w-ie put up into srralt amounts For instrrce. If tberc were a 51 201 printing jcb to be Tone it would be split Into thirtc-n requisitions of !es than J1C0 each. The thi'tcen requisitions tSen wculd be turned ovr to one man at his own scale of r-ic vithoui .111) b'ddlng.' Thirteen vouchers wojld be drawn on the Citv Treasure- and no questions aked. In thi- wav. it i na d. t'ie e':v was bsaten out of several hundred dollars on tit) printing alone. S'or.es are afloat downtown about suits of cloth-s givi 11 away and other presents made to a certain former city official. It is said tbat merchants making this sort of presents fou.ml it comnarativel, easy to un derbid their competitors The Grand Jury will make its final repcr. ta Judge DuugM" to d.ij Fojr and probably five indictments will be returned. LEADING TOPICS IN TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC 1IIF. SUN RISES THI? MORNING AT 4 S7 AND SETTS THIS KVKNING AT 7 IS. THK MOON RISES TO-MORROV7 MORNING AT 1 18. Mlisourl l'ulr oml warmer la west uliimrri In mat -nt unlay. Sunday, fair: warmer In enst. Illinois liOTfer Saturday. Sunday. Xnlr; warmer. 1. Investigating Records of Former City Register. Plans for Suppl)ing Clear Water. 2. School Commencements. 3. Memorial Day Services. i Republic Torm Chart. Fair Grounds Rates. 5. Both St. Louis Clubs Break Even. Results ot Other Games. 6. Championship Games Take Place To Day. Rower tVork Hard at Harlem Regatta, Princeton Beaten by Many Errors. . 7. Veterans Decorat; Grave of Comrades. French Visitors May Explore Channel way. V. O. C. Strawberry Festival a Success. Pita Made for Small Colli ges. 8. Editorial. ; From the Great Poets. 9. Book Reviews. 10. Flounced Shirt Waist a Novel Suramef Fane) . 11. News of the City Churches. Young People's Societies. 12. Republic "Want" Advertisements. 13. Rooms" for Rent Advertisements. 11. Grain Market Easier on Curb. Branch ot Farming for Rural Schools, Rush ot Immigrants Is Unparalleled. 15. East Side Happenings. River News and Personals. IS. Democratic Primary Called for June 10. Elevator Drops Xearly 1C0 Feet. Favorite Factors Dominate Trade. Edward Celebrates Birthday In Advance. List ot Guarantors Nearing Completion. volvers. were sent to different parts of the Schuylkill coal regions to-day. They wer provided for the use ot special palloamaa at the collieries. An official of the tteadinsf Coal and Iron Company said this evening: "There will be a camp train, consistloc of from one to four cars, at all collieries, and where the operations are Isolated there wilt be a train for each colliery, but wherever possible the camp trains will be mail!) to ao service xor two. aaree or mora 1 our police win De armed--' wttn- but tats wUl ha Wh rrtnaafl X 1! ?l SI Sri !&!? BT At ' f S- V - " J --1 .' . -Jf 'fcl f f '