OCR Interpretation

The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, July 15, 1902, Image 1

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020274/1902-07-15/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

InSt. LonlsOseCeat.
na,TnreeCeat. I
St. bonis, ito wna
Eight-Year-Old George Keller Is
Drawn Into Grain Elevator
on Endless Chain.
Power of Joseph Chamberlain, It
Is Believed, Will Be Vastly
Gates Clique Stunned by Heavy
Receipts Yesterday and Price
Tumbled Five Cents.
Campanile's Ruins Piled 100 Fee
High in Front of St. Mark's
SSsssSsssssssssssssssssSSssssssSSTSssSSsssssBSsssSsssssX.-A'ssgsyyJ1 f , f--yaaajSJSSBBBBBBBBBBBKJfy X.A:r'jsM. - JVbbbbbbbbbbbbb1
mtmaaamemmammmaammmaim nil rV fin I r si 'im&msmmasmmmmmmmmmmammBcmmmmmmamei
Premier Will Continue Government
Leader in House, and First
Lord of Treasury.
Lively Scene in Commons When
Lord Salisbury's Successor
Appeared Before His Long
Time (Colleagues.
London, July 14. A. J. Balfour, nephew
and successor of Lord Salisbury, was to
day formally greeted as Great Britain's
Premier, and tho new regime began Its
The momer.tous chanse was marked by
only one really dramatic Incident, the res
ignation of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach from
his post of Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Tet this lack of outward show and pub
12o prelude to a new chapter In English his
tory is by no means representative of the
disturbance which the sudden transition
created among the undercurrents of politi
cal life.
It Is safe to say that Sir Michael Hicks
Beach Is only the first of several whose
names hava figured largely before the pub
lic In the last half century and who now
will disappear from the political arena.
JJothlng absolutely definite Is ret set
tled, but the Unionist party expects short
ly to hear of the resignations of Earl Hals
bury, Lord High Chancellor; Lord James of
Hereford. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lan
caster, and Earl Cadogan, Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland.
For Sir Michael Hicks-Beach's place, the
BJght Honorable P. W, Hanbury, now pres
ident of the Board of Agriculture, is the
Chamberlain Still Rules Colonies.
In the pending reconstruction, which may
not be completed for some time to come,
Mr.- Balfour, much to the delight of the
Unionists; will remain the leader of tho
House cf Commons and First Lord of the
Treasury, with Mr. Chamberlain, still in
command of the Colonies, as his first lieu
tenant. If Earl Halsbury. on account of his great
age. fulfills predictions bylrf(5; JEJaron
AlverFto le will succeed to' the woolsack.
Sir Richard Henn Collins becoming Lord
Chief Justice, Sir R. B. Finlay succeeding
him as master of the rolls; Sir EL H. Car
son, now Solicitor General, becoming At
torney General, and probably Charles Al
fred CripDs. Attorney Genrral to the Prince
of Wales, succeeding to the solicitor gen
eralship. Oa one point the members of the Hous
of Commons, who throughout the day ani
matedly discussed the new state of affairs,
seemed practically unanimous, and that is
that Austen Chamberlain, Financial Secre
tary to the Treasury, will be promoted, a
majority mentioning him as likely to suc
ceed Mr. Hanbury should the latter take
the chancellorship of the exchequer.
Friends of Mr. Balfour also said that he
Is certain to require the advice In his Cabi
net councils of his great friend. George
Wyndhnm, now Chief Secretary for Ireland.
Much Gossip About Changes.'
There Is no little gossip concerning some
change In the position of Lord George
Hamilton, now Secretary of State for India,
one well-known member of the House of
Commons saying he had heard that Lord
George Hamilton was among those who
would throw up their portfolios. Lord
Hamilton's brother-in-law, the Marquis of
Lonsdowne. is regarded as certain to re
main in the Foreign Office, where he is
carrying out lines laid down by Lord Salis
bury. Mr. Balfour's first appearance in the
House of Commons as Premier was char
acteristic of the man and of the Assembly.
From tho party meeting at the Foreign
Office the members trooped over en bloo
and shortly after 2 o'clock the House was
Balfour's Greeting; by the House.
Both front benches were filled with
Ministers and ex-Ministers, except for a
vacant place opposite the mace, where Mr.
Balfour was such a familiar figure.
Peers came into the strangers" gallery
and leaned expectantly upon the rails.
Amid a nervous, ceaseless chatter of
questions which were rattled through. Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach sat gloomily among
the colleagues he was so soon to leave.
Suddenly the clatter ceased, and there
stole from behind the Speaker's chair the
long, thin figure of the Prime Minister.
From all sides of the house there rose a
chorus of "Heart Hear!" ,
The members rose and kept up the ap
plause until Mr. Balfour, who sidled along
the Treasury bench, nearly falling over Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach's feet, reached his
seat and buried his head in a voluminous
question paper. He was blushing Ilka a
Harvard Professor Gives Adams
Credit for Monroe Doctrine.
Chicago. July 11 The Monroe Doctrine
and President Monroe were discussed by
Professor Albert Bushnell Hart of Harvard
University In a lecture at the Univ-irslty
of Chicago this afternoon.
"Monroe was not the father of the so
called doctrine."- said Professor Hart, "and
It is doing him too much honor to attribute
It to him. It was solely the work of John
Qulncy Adams, w ho kept urging Monroe to
take the step, until he yielded, rather
against his will.
"Monroe wac an honest, God-serving man,
who went to church and paid his debts, but
he was no statesman. Adams wrote the doc
trine himself, and it appeared in President
Monroe's message in exactly the same form
In which Adams put It."
The Monroe doctrine, as the lecturer
called It. the doctrine of paramount Inter
est, was declared a dead letter.
"It Is useless to attempt to police all of
the American Continent." he said, "and we
will only get involved In costly wars If we
etlcle to it."
Secretary Hay was complimented by the
lecturer and classed as not only the great
est Secretary of State that the United
States has ever had, but the greatest living
diplomat In the world.
Frantic Search for Body Directed
by Grief-Stricken Father
Thought He Might
Be Alive.
George, the S-year-old son of William Hel
ler of Hemp Station, about tbreo miles
northeast of French Village. St. Clair Coun
ty, was caught In a stream of wheat yes
terday afternoon and smothered to death
before help reached him. The wheat was
being automatically moved into an elevator
when tho accident occurred.
George, with bis father, had gone to
Hemp Station to unload a quantity of wheat
into the elevator there. The wheat wan in
freight cars, and an endless chain was used
to transfer tho grain from the cars to tho
Whllo the men were encaged in unloading
the grain. George was playing about the
cars. Toward the latter part of the after
noon Mr. Heller missed the boy and sought
him everywhere. The children about the
elevator sold they had ten him last near
the endless chain of buckets which raises
tho grain into the elevator. For some time
the father and his friends hoped agatnst
hope almost that the little fellow had not
been caught and burled beneath tons of
wheat in the elevator, but finally n party
was set to work digging In the mass of
This was transferred as well as could
be from one bin to the other and finally
one of tbo workmen caught sight of a lit
tle shoe. He hurriedly notified the other
men and silently they worked about him.
It was almost impossible they knew for
the boy to be alive under the weight of
grain, and when they finally released his
body they discovered that ho was dead.
The grief of the father when he was
notified of the death of his son was piti
able. Friends assisted him to his home
and others formed a stretcher on which
they carried the form of the little fellow.
Deputy Coroner Brichler of East St. Louis
held the Inquest last evening, returning a
verdict of accidental death.
William Doolev Killed Last Night
by Frank Harris in Woods
North of Loughboro.
Flat River, Mo., July H. The well-known
Dooley-Harrls feud resulted this evening In
another death. Frank Harris shot and
klUed William Docley In the woods north
of Loughboro about 7 o'clock.
Last Wednesday Dooley shot William
Harris. Frank's brother, on an M.. It. &
B. T. train as it left Doe Run. Since that
time other members of the Harris family
have been looking for Dooley.
They traced him to Loughboro. and
Frank Harris shot his brother's player at
his hiding place in the hills north or there.
Nothing Is known of where Harri went
after the killing. Few details t ould be
learned of Dooleys death. Kach family has
sworn to kill the other and. as most of the
men have been killed already, the women
are taking up the fight, which will last
until all connected with either family are
For Sf. I.iinl and Vicinity Partly
cloudy, Trlth pokslbly thunderstorm.
For Mlonri nnd Arkanion Fnlr
and warm Tnendny nnd Weduemlay.
For Illinois Fair Taesdny; cuuler In
north; Wednesday fair.
For Eait Texas Fair Tuesday nud
For Went Texas Fair In south,
shovrers and thunderstorms In nortli
Tuesday; Wednesday fair and warm.
1. July Corn Deal Shows Sign of Failure.
Hicks-Beach Quits Balfour's Cabinet.
5. Took Fatal Draft Before Her Mother.
Mullanphy Heir Chosen President.
Chautauquans Open Regular Courses.
Railway News and Gossip.
A. James Stewart's Will in Probate.
French Made Merry
Crusade Against Free Telephones.
6. Social News and Announcements
Boy Drowned While Bathing in River.
Taf t Instructed to StandlFInn
6. Form In Evidence at Delmar.
The Republic Form Chart.
7. Oarsman and Craft Rescued From River
S. Editorial.
Double Wedding In Clayton.
Lord Pauncefote's Body In England.
9. New Terminal Must Insure Competition.
Quarreled Over Pool Game.
Broke Wheat-Yield Record.
Searched Husband's Pockets.
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
U. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad
vertisements. 12. Bull Stock Brokers' Campaign.
Local Securities Again Firm.
XX. Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Grains Close Lower. With Light Demand.
Slump In July Corn In Chicago.
H. Wu Has Great Work Before Him at
General Chaffee to Leave Philippines.
Mrs. O'Leary Still In Jail.
Gordon Is Held on Murder Charge.
Faulkner's Trial to Begin Thursday.
Federal Court Decisions.
Thousand Cars Expected to Arrive
at Chicago To-Day September
Is Down to Sixtv-One Cents.
This Also Occasions Manipulators
Anxiety May Be Forced to
Take Several Million Bush
els of Cash Corn.
Chicago. 11L. July 14. Big receipts some
what stunned the John W. Gates corner In
July com to-day. In consequence, the
prlco broke 5S cunts an hour before noon.
Opening at S5i cents. It touched S cents,
slumped to iOj cents, reacted to SI1 cents
and finally closed at SI cents. September
corn closed at CI cents.
The trade expects a thousand cars of
corn to-morrow.
Besides the increase in the movement,
improved grading is also giving the bulls
causj for anxiety. Additions to the con
tract stock to-day. which the New York
crowd must look after, were about XO.OW
bushels, part of which was Included In
the day's receipts and part of which is
contract corn turned out of private ele
l'in'XTIO. FOR 3I.VltUI.NAL I'lUlU.
The bulls, seeing this large quantity of
cash corn piling up around them, withdrew
their support from the July commodity.
Possibility that the directors will lend
an ear to tho petition for a marginal price
also tended to disturb the bulls, as such
action would mean an additional drain on
them, for the reason that they would b.
forced to put up so much margin.
Before this question is settled, it will go
to a vote of the full board. It is said
that the directors have no authority to
The Gates contingent, at the opening to
5a. contented themselves with peeping the
corn market steady, large rece'tits of that
cereal making the rrice of theeptember
commodity weak, while July ruring the
early hours following the opening shuffled
up andtl.m between and S6 cents,
ivhich was tho closing price Saturday. Sep
tember, opening at 61t to d cents, sllght
1) unJer the closing, slid down during the
Fame hours to 61 U cents.
ltrus-cau supported July at Sv cents, and
Parker who supposabiy acts for the Gates
crowd sold September. There wus, how
ever, no great trading.
With the beginning of tho last critical
fortnight in July for the corner only fif
teen days being left to end the deal In
terest Increases In the outcome of the cor
ner. With money enough at their command,
however, to put their speculation through
regardless of what conditions confront
them, it is probable tho men engineering
the corn corner, whether lowers or gainers,
will be Indifferent to making the outcome
If the bulls should be forced to take sev
eral millions of cash corn, they will likely
do It without a whimper.
Chicago Shorts Secure 100,000
Bushels of Corn in the East.
Boston, July 14. About a hundred thou
sand bushels of corn, which came originally
from Chicago, have been taken out of the
Hoosac Tunnel elevatoi In this city and
shlrped back to ..'flicaro. The demand for
corn by the shorts !n t-i . com market Is the
cntse of this un-j'.-ial rl Ipment.
Probably this a tn f.isi time in hlfry
that any considerable bulk of com has been
tent to Western market from Boston. There
was nothing in the schedule of rates to
cover a shipment of corn going West, but
it was finally decided to charge the same
rales as arc charged for corn shipped East.
Adam Rupperlns, nn Evnusrllle Tail
or, Cat Ills "Wrists nnd Lay
Down to Die.
Evansvllle. Ind., Jul 14 Adam Rupper
tua, aged 44 years, a merchant tailor, tried
to commit suicide on his wife's grave at
Locust IIIII Cemetery late this evening.
Ho cut the artery in his left wrist with a
pocket knife. When found he was uncon
scious from the loss of blood. He Is .'till in
a serious condition.
Board of Management Approves
Architect's Drawings.
Washington. July 14. The Board of Man
agement of the Government exhibit met
to-day for the first time since the passage
of the sundry civil bill, which carries with
It the appropriation for the Government
buildings and exhibit. Although the board
which is composed of executive olScera
of tho Government departments tuui been
incorporated for almost a year, this was
but its second meeting, a fcrmer meeting
having been held in November. The board
has been handicapped by the lack of runds.
which explains the apparent delay.
Immediately after the meeting to-day
was opened by Colonel Brigham. Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. F. H. Whea
ton, representing the supervising architect,
was presented and explained the drawings
of the proposed Government buildings, the
preliminary plans of which were accepted
by the board with seme minor chan. .
The committees In charge of the dlfwtent
branches of the Government exhibjt were
then asked-as to their respective reports
and, upon learning that many points were
yet to be solved and agreed upon, the
meeting adjourned until 3 o'clock. Septem
ber 3, when it is thought all the commit
tee will have reached a conclusion and b
ready to report to the board.
Tbe Campanile or Bell Tower of St Mark's, stood at tlie auplc which the small piazza makes with the mala
piazza leading toward the canal, by which water approach Is given to the church. The tower wus a iuadraugulur
mass of brick, more than forty feet square at the base, with a pyramidal pinnacle.
At the top of the tower was the figure of an angel, colossal in size, represented with out.-pread wtng. The en
tire tower reached an altitude of S23 feet.
The tower was liullt alnnit 000 A. D., many years after the church Itself was erected.
St. Mark's is well known as the most beautiful example of richness of decoration ami material that exists In the
history of architecture. The spoils of countless buildings. ha re contributed to Its make-up and It, therefore, forms a
museum of sculpture of almost every century and school from the Fourth Century down to the latest Renaissance.
Tho original chapel of St- Mark's was erected In S2S over the body of the saint, brought from Alexandria. St.
Mark replaced St. Theodore as patron saint of Home on his arrival and his chapel was naturally the most carefutly
decoratcd of all. The cliapel was burned in 970 and rebuilt under the rule of the next Doge of Venice.
The work was carried on under successive rulers of Venice, and every one added tome decoration to It, whether
mosaics, sculptures, wall linings or columns of precious marbles. The whole interior liulng of the church Is in por
phyry or In plain white marble, afterwards covered with gold.
A list of the names of the men who have contributed to the embellishment of the ''athedral would read like a
list of tho men who bare made the artistic fame of Italy.
Merchants Are the Chief Losers in Tremendous Struggle Between 10,000 Freight Han
dlers and Twenty-Four Railroads May Undertake to Handle Their Own Goods if
Teamsters, Who Have Struck in Sympathy, Fail to Return to Work To
Day Nominally, Dispute Is Over 1-2 Cent Wages Per Hour Per Man.
A million dollars a day is the price Chicago Is paing for a strike of freight handlers employed in the depots of twenty-four
Prospects arc that the struggle will be Indefinitely prolonged, and the general share of loss Is falling on tbe Chicago
The nominal cau- of all the trouble H a difference of one-half cent per hour per man to be paid as wages to the lo.to)
freight handlers now on strike. The question of how far tho Freight Handlers" Union shall dictate certain other matters of
management to the railroads, through the union officers, is incidentally raised.
The men were receiving 16 cents an hour. After striking without notice, they demanded IS cents, and the rallroadx of
fered IT cent'. Through the Boards of Arbitration, the men assured the railroads that they would accept lPi cent", but when
conferences were called with this understanding, some of the cummlttees presented demands for 18 cent. Now charges of
bad faith are made all around, and feelln In bitter.
The Teamsters" Union struck In sympathy with tbe freight handlers, in spite of the fact that it had a distinct contract
with the employing roads. The otflcers of this union used every effort to induce the men to live up to their agreement without
Commission men. who are the heaviest losers, will endeavor to move their own freight. If tbe tepmstrrs do not return to
work to-da.
Chicago. July 1L While the whoIe.tI
bualues of this city Is almost completely
paralyzed, nnd while its business men are
standing a loss of J1.KO.U.U a day. the strik
ing freight handlers and the railroads art
In a deadlock, and announce their de
termination to tight to a finish ever the
Question of one-half a cent per hour per
man, or a total of CO) for every twenty
four hours this being divided on nna side
between twenty-four railroads and on the
other between 10.030 men.
The situation to-night Is mora serious
than at any time since the commencement
of the trouble, and at no time since tne
walkout have the points at Issue been so
obstinately maintained.
Three times to-day the freight handlers
sent committees to meet the general man
agers, and three times they came back
without results. The last committees were
sent out by President Cumin of the
freight handlers at tbe demand of tbe
teamsters, who wanted something done to-
ward a settlement. This time the com
mltteei were started so late In the after
noon that It was a foregone conclusion that
they would not find many of the general
managers at their offices. AU the commit
tees reported as before, they bad failed of
any result.
Ilefmed to Sec the Committee.
The committee that went to the illlwaur
kee and St. Paul road came back bearing
the Information that they had been refused
admission, and were Informed that their
former employers did not care to receive
them; that they had all the men necessary
in their business, and that hereafter no dep
utations would be received from the em
ployes who hod gone on strike.
The offldaU of the road declared later
that they would maintain this position.
After this had been reported at headquar
ters of the strikers. President Curran an
nounced that the fight wan on to a finish. I
and that hereafter when the railroads had
any overtures to make, or wished to do 5
any business with their employes, they .
would be compelled to transact such busi
ness through the officers of the Freight
Handlers' Union.
Both sides now declare that they have
Says lie Did Not See Invitation
Until Last Wednesday Over
sight of Ilis Secretarv.
New York. July 1C William Jennings
Bryan's long-delayed letter of apology to.
the Tllden Club of this city was received
by the secretary of the club to-day. The
letter purports to explain Mr. Bryan's pub
lic declaration that he had received no In
vitation to attend the opening of tbe club
house on June U. when former President
Cleveland. David B. Hill and oth'er distin
guished Democrats were present.
The letter is dated Lincoln. Neb., July
8. and. after attacking former President
Cleveland for deserting the party. Mr.
Bryan sava:
"Having thrown his influence to the Re
publican party In two campaigns, he Mr.
Cleveland) la hardly In a position to -!ie
reached the limit and that absolutely noth
ing will be conceded. The men demand IT'iC
Hnd the managers say that they will not
under any circumstances pay more than 17c
llunlneii Men I.oaluir lleavlly.
The business men of the city, particularly
tho'v who deal in perishable goods, are
growing restive and declare they can en
dure tbe situation but a short time longer.
It is costing them more than either the
Htrlkers or the railroads, and they say that
if the strike shall not be settled within a
week many of them will be badly crippled.
To bring atouc an end to the blockade
which Is maintained by the strikers and
their friends, the teamsters, the commis
sion men of South Water street met this
afternoon to take matters into their own
They decided to drive their own wagons
to the depots to-morrow and remove from
them all of the goods that had been con
signed to them, most of which Is being
j rapldlr rulntd.
A message was sent to Mayor Harrison
asking If police protection nuuld be given
them, and the word was received that am
ple protection would bo afforded.
j Just at this time, however, word was re-
ceiveu mat tTesldent Young of the Team
sters' National Union had arrived In the
j city, and that a meeUng of the executive
officer of that boly would be held to con
sider the advisability of ordering the mm
now on strike to return, or of calling out
every teamster In the city who is affiliated
with the union.
The merchants decided to await the re
sults of this meeting, and If the teamsters
should be ordered out. or If they did not re
turn when ordered back, they would go for
their own freisht.
A mass meeting of the commission men
will be held at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning
to take action. It Is not likely the team
sters will return to work, even If ordered by
their officer
Cbsrgei of Had Faith Made
Charge, or hirt r.,lih -.,- "... k-.
tw een President Curran of the Frelcht Han-
dlers' Union. Secretary Drlscoll of the Chi
cago Arbitration Board and some of the
railroad manager.
These triangular accusations were matfi 1
the partv which he abandoned, or. as he ex
pressed it. which banlshtd him. I am anx
ious to see the party grow In numbers and
strength, but it Is absurd to expect this
result to follow an attempt on the part
of deserters to tum the party over to the
conrol of those who find the socljty of Re
publican more congenial than that of tho--e
who believe In the platforms adopted in
VsX and l'XQ.
"Through an oversight of a clerk In my
office. I did not see the invitation sent by
your club, and did not know until last
Wednesday that one had been received. On
that day I received a telegram from my sec
retary, addressed to me at Aberdeen. S. D..
saying such a communication had been
"I regret exceedingly that It did not come
to me before the time, for. while I would
not have thought proper to accept, I would
have acknowledged the courtesy and given
my reasons for declining."
The first Invitation was sent to Mr. Bryan
June L June 10 a second was forwarded by
registered letter: owing to newspaper
stories which said that Mr. Bryan had not
received an Invitation. The receipt for this
was returned to the club, showing .hat it
was receipted for in Mr. Bryan's office, yet,
he says, it was nearly a month before he
knew the Invitation had been received.
after the various committees appointed to
day had gone to the railroad managers with
tin amended schedule of wages and with
power to act. Committees which were sent
to Santa Fe. Chicago and Northwestern. Illi
nois Central and other railroad managers
are said to have asked for a scale of IS cents
an hour.
This was half a cent above the schedule
which the managers had been a"sured by
both the State Board of Arbitration and the
Chicago Business Men's Board of Arbitra
tion would be accepted. Some of the man
agers refused promptly to consider the prop
osition; others told the committees to re
turn later In the day.
Arbitrary Demands Are Made.
Secretary Drlscoll began an investigation
and saldjthat he learned that some of ihe
commltU&s,lnMead of submitting the rched
ule agreed upon, presented others, and that
they did it under the approval of Pres'dent
Curran of the Freight Handlers Un'on.
who said that IS cents would be asked and
If refused 1TV cents would be aked.
"That put us In a nice position befo'e
the railroad managers." said Secretary
Drlscoll. bitterly.
"Pre.ldent Curran has broken faith with
us and has gone squarely back on his word.
That settles matters between the board
and freight handlers. We shall not at
tempt to dissuade teamsters if they desire
to return to work to-morrow. If they do
that It means defeat for the freight men.
"As a matter of fact, the teamsters have
been the backbone of this strike. I do not
believe they are solnz to permit them
selves to be used as a club to conduct ne
gotiations with the railroad managers."
Wilsons Attacked Without Cause.
One driver to-day took two small lack
ages to the depot of tho Pennsylvania road,
and at last accounts he was fctlll besieged
The firm of J. V. Farwell i Co. to-day at
tempted to take some cases of dry goods
from their warehouse to their store, on
Market, and a crowd of men and boys sur
rounded the wagons, cut the traces and re
fused to allow the wagons to oroieed. The
watons had not been near a freight depot
ind were not bound for one. The strikers
would give no reason for their atta-fc.
Hole Pancbrd Id Her Bottom anil Two
Compartments Filled C raise
3Iny Be Abnniloned.
Christianla. Norway, July H. The United
States battleship Illinois, flagship of Rear
Admiral Arent S. Crownlnshleld, and the
United States cruisers Chicago and Albany
have arrived here.
While the Illinois was" standing into the
harbor, leading tho squadron, her steering
gear failed and her helm Jammed hard to
starboard, with tbe ship headed straight for
the shore.
Both anchors were let go and her engines
were backed nromntlr. but the nnrt anchor
, chain parted.
ine snip sirucjc an oosiruction ana a nolo
was punched In her bottom. Two small
compartments filled with water, the crew
were piped to collision quarters and the water-tight
doors were closed.
The rest of the squadron stood Into the
Inner harbor. The Illinois was eventually
backed off and anchored safely.
Rear Admiral Crownlnshleld probably wilt
shift his flag to the Chicago, and the re
mainder of the proposed Baltic cruise may
bo abandoned.
Built More Than 1,000 Years Ago
and Admired by Generations
of Travelers.
Soldiers and Police Manage to
Allay the Panic Deputies Will
Try to Raise Funds to
Rebuild the Structure.
Vienna. July it Professor Belar,
head of the Seismic Observatory at n
Labach. Austria, Is of tbe opinion
that the earthquake in Salonica. Eu-
ropean Turkey, completed tbe le-
structlon of the Campanile of St.
Mark'.. In Venice, which had shown
the effects of the recent disturbances
of earth and sea in Northern Italy.
Professor Belar says he noticed a
marked Inclination of the Campanile
at Easter.
Venice. July 11. The Campanile, the belt "
tower of St. Mark's Cathedral, which has
ben the admiration of travelers for mora
than a thousand years, and which stood J23
fret high in the corner of the most promi
nent square In A'enlce, suddenly collapsed
The ruins are piled up to a height of 109
feet, and the Piazza dl San Marco and the
adjoining squares are covered with debris
and dust.
A little before the collapse a noise o& fall
ing stones within the bell tower warned the)
shopkeepers, workmen and tourists of the
impending disaster, and all fled for their
lives, crying:
"The Campanile Is fulling."
When the dlatr was comprehended,
Venetians were seen In the streets bemoan
ing the destruction of one of the oldest art
treasure In the Kingdom.
Four of Sunsovtno's statues of Venetian
nuble wer- demolished in the Sansovtns
loggetta. while a beautiful example of a
Paul Veronese painting was destroyed In
The wing of an angel from the top of the.
Lell tower was thrown down to the front
door of the Cathedral, smashing the Bando
column, which was hurled 55 feet. Just es
caping the column supporting the soutn
angle of th-Cathedral, and thus averting a
more serious disaster.
Dnt Clond Spreada Over the City.
The fall of the tower produced a thick:
red dust, which spread like a hanging cloud
over the city.
Th!.. with the rumbling volcanic noise,
startled the Inhabitants of the most remote
suburbs. Thousands of soldiers and police
aided tn jlluv lng the panic.
The flrst Intimation of danger was. the
sudden appearance yesterday of a longi
tudinal crack In the corner of the wall
facing the clock tower and the breaking
of two windows.
A concert which had been arranged to
be held en the piazza yesterday evening
wan stopped by order of the prefect, with
tbe object of preventing a concourse of peo
ple. The Deputies of Venice have ttlegraphed
to the Government at Rome for authoriza
tion to establish a lottery for the purpose Of
raising fund to rebuild the bell tower.
The Municipal Council has decided to open
a preliminary fund of SCO.COO lire (about JK.
K0) for the rebuilding of the Campanile and
the Bansovlno loggetta. A public subscrip
tion will also be opened for the same pur
pose. Queen Margherlta and Count von Buelow,
the German Imperial Chancellor, hava
wired to the Mupiclpal Council expressions
of regret at the ruin of tbe tower.
, Herman Gives Graphic De
scription of Robbery.
Grand Junction. Colo.. July 14. F. "W.
Herman, city salesman for the Ely
Walker Dry Goods Company of St. Louis,
who is traveling with his wife on a pleas
ure trip to Salt Lake City, was in the hold
upon the D. & R. G. narrow gauge on Mar
shall Pas to-day. and gives tbe following;
account of It:
"I was standing on the back platform of
the second to last car. watching the grand
scenery of Marshall Pass and the famous
horseshoe loop. I noticed two men dressed
In light suits of overalls, wearing masks,
flagging the train. I said to my wife: This
is going to be the real thing. This train
is going to be held up.' I hsjd hardly ut
tered the words when a shot was fired.
There was only one shot fired to beia
with. Then there were five to seven in suc
cession. "The next thing I knew there was a,
heavy explosion and I realized that that
meant the strong box of the express car.
Then there was another heavy explosion.
Before the explosion all the other passen
gers and myself were ordered out of the
cars. This order was given by the con
ductor and brakeman. They stated that
the cars were to be blown up unless the
passengers got out. We all got out and
walked back on the track about 300 feet;
then it was that we heard the explosions.
We all got on the side of the track behind
the banks of the tracks. The time we had
there after the order given to go bade
gave us ample time to hide our money and
valuables, which we all did. I took my
money and put It in my sock and pulled my
shoe over It. My watch I put in my cap.
Two of the hold-up kept watch on u.
This they did while all of the passengers
came out on the track at the order of tha
masked men to give up their valuables.
The brakeman was compelled to bold a.
bag for the robbers as they passed along"
making their search for the valuables of
the passengers. As for my part. I watched
them search one party, and. as the rmsktfl
man was operating on this party. I paaatd
up the line, as I had been relieved of 411
my valuables. It was all done In abtut
half an hour from the time I first heard tits
report of a gun. The men were all dreaMd
alike as far as I could see. They wtra
about S feet 10 Inches In height, except one,
who was taller. One of the men was slight
ly bow-legged, aa It he had done much rid
ing. I am glad I was fortunate in this n.
lucky adventure. th first o say. Jlfal ' ,

xml | txt