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1 THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. -WOIRXjID'S- 1904 FAIR InSt.Lonl PRICE j8g,T7aa'nsV lnJt.Lonloneli. j NINETY-FIFTH YEAE. - ST. LOUIS, MO.. SATURDAY, JULY 26. 1902. Three cenis. LonM.Trso Cents. I V f ' I' 4 HN f iP4 RAILROADS PLAN TO ABANDON TUNNEL AND ENLARGE UNION STATION MIDWAY. HSb9I jiJHHI1 ill- 1j BJ ffl Lf -t. Lj WIMwtf .Iffl W " HB HHol at mm IE HHEBrJSltfiHIB,A ' . TffiSH Hi lM I - By a Republic Photosrar!ir Eads bridge at entrance to tunnel at "Washington avenue, showing railroad vlnduet along the I.evtv. Tin- stn blned engineering aklll of nine railroad systems Is being used to formulate plans to divert tracks from the bridge to the viaduct below. Railroad managers and engineers of nine of the most extensive systems In the United States are studying plans for diverting pas senger traffic from the tunnel at St. Louis. To accomplish this it trill be necessary to provide a. practicable -way of running a "Y" like system of elevated tracks on an Incline from the lower, or railroad, deck of the bridge at a point near the tunnel entrance at the foot of Washington avenue to the railway viaduct which passes under the bridge on the Levee. If such a plan Is followed, another pier may be necessary on the south side of the bridge, for tie support of a diverging span. -which must be given a sufficient curve to facilitate the running of trains at the pres ent rate of speed and insure safety. This switch-track structure probably will have to follow the Levee for almost a half-mils to overcome the grade In descending from the bridge to the viaduct. Other plans cover another system of via ducts. One of these. plans .may prove more acceptable, for the reason that traffic Is rapidly Increasing, and more tracks may be needed to make the tunnel plans con form to the other Improvement plans which have been drawn to cover a. period of twenty-five years. W. S. ilcChesney, Jr., gen eral manager of the Terminal, states that the tunnel plana.,hav(cot .been definitely decided upbnl The plaps""above outlined are given by engineers as the most feaslblo presented. TEHKISAL INVESTIGATES TTJJTKEL METHODS. For several years the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Loujs has been quietly J, W. GATES TAKES FLYER IN AIRSHIPS Rich Men of Chicago Will Attempt to Float an Aerial Scheme. WORLD'S FAIR OFFER TEMPTING Tennessee Doctor Claims to Have Solved the Problem and Has Impressed Financiers With Soundness of His Idea. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Chicago. III.. July 2S.-John W. Gates, John A. Drake and their associates are about to take another "flyer." This one Is In a flying-machine venture. To-day Gates. Isaac L. Elwood. John Lambert, Orson C. Wells and several others chipped in 1100 each for the preliminaries to flot the airship scheme. They have been through the gamut of winning fortunes In the stock markst. of winning American derbies., and of winning renown as automoblllsts. Now they want to get Into the class of Santos-Dunnnt snd navigate the air. The inventor, whose plans form the basis of the "Drake Alrostatlc Company. Lim ited." claims to have the model of a flying machine that will uplift Itself without the use of gas, propel Itself and go through the air at the rate of 250 miles an hour. He frankly asserts that ought to be .nough for anybody. Ho Is and his backers are ambitious to win the tZOO.OPO prise at the St. Louis World's :Falr in competition with Santos Dumont. The Inventor is a country doctor. EL L. Drake, of Winchester. Tenn. He has been In communication with Gates and Drake and a letter from him to-day led to the for mation of the syndicate this morning in their offices. "Ifs a serious matter, no wind or sir la the deal." declared John W. Gates. "Drake wanted something to startle the whole world. Here It is. He ought to be able to soar, and I am willing to have him take a. chance with some of my money." FIVE ARE KILLED INA WRECK. Sierra Railroad Train Topples Over Embankment. Tucson. Ariz.. July S5. Five persons were killed and several injured in a wreck yes terday near Liana a. town seventy miles south of Nogales. on the Bierra Railroad. The northbound International train was de railed by a washout and the engine, && nee car, two passenger coaches and a PnilEian car toppled over en emhzufcsunt. A brakeman and an snglneer who were deadheading and three Mexican saployet were killed outright. The snglneer end fir, man of the train escassd tajcry. The e.n- ene wn burled up to tie top of Its wheals' sand. ' Hi - i'l'X BHttHr7.- V-.X-V v 'afH.HIMA "4u,'!bl9fciEK ' 11 Investigating tunnel methods In operation at other cities and receiving reports from engineers upon the feasibility of the pro posed change at St. Louis. While Terminal officials favor taking passenger trains out of the tunnel, leaving it to be operated only for freight trains or for emergency, they still Insist that the tunnel is safe and as dean as It is possible to make It. Double block signaling systems have been In op eration for a leng time. Whether the tunnel will be abandoned al together Is not stated. Several Terminal officials have stated that It may be neces sary before many years to give up Mill Creek Valley wholly to passenger service. And now, for the relief of this switching section of the terminals, outer and inner belts are being constructed, and switches will bo thrown out from these belts to ac commodate new factories and wholesale dis tricts, the use of which the Terminal hopes to encourag-x WILL ENLARGE niOX STATION MIDWAY. As stated in The Republic, elaborate plans are also under consideration for enlarging the Union Station Midway. Mr. McChesney states that no balcony plans have been con sidered. The idea is to enlarge the present area by moving the Midway iron fence south far enough to double the present area. and to remove all buildings necessary to the change. This will necessitate the lengthen ing of the train shed. It has already been announced that the opening to thin shed will be enlarged to accommodate six times the present number of passenger trams In and out of the station LEADING TOPICS IN TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT 4:15 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 7:17. THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING AT 10:30. WEATHER INDICATIONS. For Mlssunrl ShoTTem und nut no warm Saturday. Sunday fair. For Illinois Shorrers and warm Saturday. Sunday shoirers. For Arkansas Showers Saturday SLnd Sanday. For East Texan Shorrers and thun derstorms Saturday and Sanday. For "West Texas Shorrers and cooler Saturday. Sanday fair. Page. Winston Churchill's Political Platform. Faulkner Found Guilty. 2. Japan and England to Protect Korea. ' Marconi Not the Inventor of Wireless Telegraphy. Oats at 72 Cents. Messenger Boys on a Strike. 3. Thief Captured After Long Chase. Building of Fair Ahead of Chicago. State Committee to Meet In St. Louis. H FOR JEFFRIES-FITZSnniONS FIGUT, SEE PAGE FOUR. a 5. Close Finish In Delmar Handicap. Republic Form Chart. 6. Editorial. Party Bosses Would Repudiate the State's Bonded Debt. 7. Book News and Gossip. Robbers Got the Drop First. 8. Four Attempts of Women at Suicide. To Improve King's Highway. Harry Harding Post Upholds General Smith. 9. Doctor Miller at Glad Tidings Tent. Young People's Societies. Railway News From All Points. 10. Fashion's Fancies for Women. Democrats Conducting an Active Cam paign. 1L East Side News. 12. Republic "Want" Advertisements. Birth, Marriage and Death Records. New Corporations. 13. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ads. 11. Grains Close Easier. With Light Specu lation. Price of Oats Passes That of Wheat and Corn. Cotton. Live Stock. IS. Violent Price Movements Mark Day in "Wall Street. Weekly Bank Statement. River News, II. Rm elan Trust Not Bent to Washington. Orljrlnal Plan for a Hotel, Children Held Fair to Buy Boy . OIlu Eye. Boom In Saline Coal Land. a ' t I Terminal Association representatives met again at the Union Station with General Manager McChesney yesterday. They ) worked ten hours en the JlO.frAOOJ Improve- rcent plans, and took u recess until next I Thursday, when they will hold another two days" session. It may be necessary to hold tt!U another such meeting. Afttr the final meeting, lf next Thursday, the plans will be submitted to a meeting of the presidents In New York. This mtetlng will be called by Julius S. Walsh, president of the Ter minal, and of the Mississippi Vallev Trust Company. rilEMDEVrs WILL MEET IX M:V YORK. At the New York meeting will br oiiid ered and probably acted upon the Improve ment plans and the method of financing them, together with the new acquisitions, including the St. Louis Belt and Terminal Railroad, the Interstate Car Transfer Com pany nnd the Wiggins Ferry Company. The bi-monthly meeting of Terminal directors Is set for July 30. This meeting probabl will not be held, the New York meeting the first week In August being substituted. Before putting the approved plani Into op eration. Terminal representatives will visit the union stations. Independent stations and terminal yards of the cities of the United States, to profit lf poylble by a study of the latest Improvements. Representatives at the New York meeting may make a few short inspection trips for this purpose. Terminal officials ttate that no other city In the country Is maklnic such Improve ments as St. Louis, which, they claim. Is now better situated than any other city, having more facilities. HEAVY TEXAS FLOODS INTERRUPT TRAFFIC Cloudbursts in Western Part State Inundate Surround ing Country. of 13-INCH RAINFALL ONE NIGHT. Water in Pecos Vallev Higher Than Ever Known Before All Travel Has Been Stopped. REPUBLIC SPECIL Dallas. Tex., July 25. Cloudburst has fol lowed cloudburst in West Texas, and lakes and seas of water have Inundated the coun try, causing much loss to the railroads and interrupting travel. Last night and to-day the rain continues to descend in torrents as far east as Weatherford. There was also heavy downpours at Dallas periodically. The rain commenced at El Paso Sunday and has continued with few cessations since. The downpour is the heaviest record ed In the West. The water In the Pecos Valley country Is twenty feet deeper than ever known before. It Is doubtful lf the Pecos Valley road can be put in condition to move trains un der ten days or two weeks after the rain stops. To-day at the headquarters of the Texas and Pacific In this city the Information was given that never In the history of the road had there been such a deluge of rain. It commenced at El Paso and appeared to fol low the line of the track eastward, caus ing numerous washouts. For miles upon miles a lake of water, extending no telling how far back, has come up to the track. As fast as the track has been washed away or bridges carried away they have been replaced, only to be again destroyed by the swirling waters. At San Martlnc. Toyah. Pecos, Odessa and other places washouts have occurred, and the country is under water In all di rections. In the Big Springs country thir teen Inches of water fell last night in Ave hours, and the water is into the houses In the town of Big Springs. Through travel from Dallas to the West has been temporarily abandoned. When ever possible the Texas Pacific has sent' passengers by other routes. Those that it was Impossible to send over routes have been provided accommodations at hotels. Jboms occupying sleepers take their meals at hotels, urlng the cars to sleep In. Every sxertlcn Is being put forth ,o re pair the damaga and restore normal condi tions, but until the rain ceases nothing persaanont can b accomplished. No through trains are exptcud to b run bt fore Tuesday or Wednesday. Msantlms no perUhable freight, live stock or through paiitsger travtl Is being acctptsd. WINSTON CHURCHILL'S POLITICAL PLATFORM Novelist Wants Laws Which Will Preserve the Scenic Bi'autv of New Hampshire. WOULD PROTECT THE FORESTS. Favors Legislation Which Will Prevent the Ruthless Destruc tion of the Trees in His Xew Home Stait. REPLBUC SPECIAL Concord. N. H.. July 25. Winston Churih IH the novelist, who has entered Into New Hampshire politics as a candidate for elec tion to the next Legislature, says: "I came to New Hampshire to make It m home and as a citizen to do all In my power to help the State. In my own par ticular case my ancestors on my father's side i-ettled at Plymouth. In Massachusetts, but lived In NeR Hampshire during the Eighteenth Century and a part of the Nine teenth. And so I for one feel more or lesi at home. We who have come here from our country homes are not here to criticise or to meddle, but to fraternize and lend a band In public enterprises with those who have been here always. crr Hampshire's Attractions. "Two considerations may be said to In fluence those who come here from other States magnificent country and good road" In which to travel. The State which can provide these two things In greatest abundance Is going to be the richest of the New England States In the near future. "I say rich advisedly, because It Is very WINSTON VlIUnCHH.L. Who is a candidate for the Legislature In New Hampshire. apparent that a great deal of the money which Ik made In the Western Statex Is to be concentrated and spent here for home purposes. And, unless I am badly mis taken. New Hampshire Is ahead In the race at present. She possesses more varied at tractions than any other New England State. New Hampshire must hold on to that scenery with both hands. There are plenty of forests In the flat countries which can be sawed down to make matches and newspapers Rut It l short-sighted policy to destroy the New Hampshire foreMn for thU purpose. They are Infinitely more val uable. Arbltrnry Larrs Useless. "It will not do to pass laws dictating to a man that he shall not cut down or sell the woods that he owns. Laws brnim. err.ti.-. only when the large majority of citizens unite in their enforcement Tio-t ,... come from that body of citizens rather than from the minority which forces them upon the general body. "I suppose that the State cannot prevent large quanUties of timber being cut In the most beauUful districts, but the State can and will see to It that this timber Is cut In the proper way and that whole forest tracts are not ruthlessly destroyed because It Is a little cheaper to get the pine and hemlock by such methods. "Laws must be passed and Inspectors must see to It that the seed trees and hard wood are left standing in every forest. When this Is done and It must be done we shall then have a guarantee that New Hampshire will know what It Is the State of the most varied beauty and attractions In all New England." s LIVED EIGHTEEN HOURS WITH WOUND IN HEART. Baltimore. Md., July 25. An In vestigation by the Coroner into the death of Mrs. Cecelia M. Sullivan from bullet wounds, self Inflicted, shows that she lived eighteen hours, part of which time she was con scious with one bullet wound through the heart, another that penetrated the stomach, liver and spleen, and one that grazed the heart. OH TO VISIT THE UNITED STATES. Distinguished German Envoys Will Inspect Mills and Mines. SPECIAL BY CAHLE TO TUB NEW YORK HEKALDANDTHBST LOUIS REPUBLIC. Berlin. July 25. Copyright. 1302.) One of the Kaiser's pet hobbles Is to send privy councilors and special envoys to various parts of tho world, especially to the United Slates, to act as so-called "commercial de tectives." Privy CouncUor Goldberger. who recently returned from an tlsht months' tour of the United States, has concluded an exhaustive volume of observations and statistics regarding the Industries and pros pects of commercial rivalry between Ger. many and the United States, which aas pleased the Kaiser so much that he has be stowed a decoration upon the author. More distinguished Germans. Including Count WInckler. Count Adalbert Slersfrpff and Count A. Pourtales. are now preparlnr to visit the United States and then re port to the Kaiser. They will inspect mills and mines and visit Philadelphia, Chicago St. Louis. Cincinnati and San Franclicn. It Is humorously suggested that such a number of expeditions are undertaken in order to obtain some royal decoration. Just now the rage, therefore, is to make "observation tours In the United States." The Kaiser displays an unquenchable thirst to learn everythlnfg possible about state business and affairs In the United States anj wants his countrymen to go there to learn "how to do It." Heaviest Rain la Years. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Behon. Tex.. July 25. The heaviest rain In years for this section fell to-day. All the streams are heavily swollen, the steel bridge In this city Is badly damaged and part of the dam at the electric light power station was washed away. .ssissssssssssssssssssssssssssi .biissssssssssssssssssssssb' 7 Xsssssssssssssssss? '"- sssssssssssssssssssssssWBksit ' SBsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssKa sbBBBBH ! FAULKNER G0NY1GTED OF PERJURY; PENALTY FIXED AT TWO YEARS. Jury Brought In Verdict of Guilty at Kleven O'Clock on Fourth Bal lot and After Less Thau Two Hours .Consideration of the Evi dence First and Second Ballots Stood 10 to - for Conviction. BOND FOR $10,000 SIGNED BY Harry A. Faulkner, member of the House of Delegates, wm declared guilty of the charge of perjury. The Jury fixed his punishment at two years In the State Penitentiary. A motion for a new trial was made by his attorneys. The case was given to the Jury at 6:41 p. m The verdict was brought into court at 11 o'clock. Faulkner wis released un a bond fur I10.0W. signed by William 11. Swift and Anton C. Ktucvef. Faulkner took the stand shortly before noon. He denied that he had conversed with Paul Helm on two occasion?, as i barged, about the XCIQ boodle fund, and that he had any knowledge of It. Assistant Attorney Maruney. who ?puke first for the State, dwelt particularly on the Court's Instructions, ami talked of the law applicable to the case. Charles I Johnson made a powerful pteu for the acquittal of Faulkner by the jury. His efforts at times became dramatic, and the crowd preryed forward to hear. For the State. Circuit Attorney Folk delivered a masterful argument. His arraign ment of Faulkner wai s-ver: nnd fearlessly drawn. Harry A. Faulkner, member of the House of Delegates, was declared guilty of the charge of perjury by a Jury in Judge Doug- las's court last night. His runishment was fixed, at two yeSry In the Stat--Pentten- tiary. The Jury returned Into court at il o'clock with the verdict, after deliberating one hour and fifty-one minute. Four ballots were taken. Thei first and second ballots stood ten for convictlun and two for acquittal. On the third ballot one of the Jurors voting for acquittal changed his vote and on the fourth ballot the vote was unanimous for conviction. "The verdict la a vindication of the poI- Hon taken by the State." .said Circuit At- torney Folk, "that the defendant was gull- ty. Otherwise he would not have been prosecuted. It was a hard fight. The crime with which the defendant was charged wai of the mot difficult nature to prove. The I evidence proved the charge beyond a rea- j sonable doubt. I will say that Governor Johnson and hi associate gave hardest fight I have had." me the "The verdict wim a surprlvs lo nie." s.aid former Governor f. P. Johnst.ii, one of Faulkner's attorneys. 'The admission of the testimony of Paul lleiss as to the con versation with Iehmunn influenced the Jury. This testimony was a great injustice to the defendant, as It had the tendency to make him responsible for Lehmann's acts. 1 firmly believe the Suprtme Court will re verse the verdict."" "The verdict 1 a great disappointment." said Judge Harvey. "I had hoped for a verdict of acquittal. I think the jury was Influenced by the admijMun of testimony which 1 consider uf unusual ruling." Faulkner had nothing to say regarding ' the verdict. ' The case wan given to the Jury at C.li p. ' m. At 7:10 Judge Douglas sent a bailiff to the Jury-room to inquire If the Jurors wanted supper. A reply was vent to Judge Dvugia that the members did not wish' to partake of supper then as th-y hoped for an early agreement- At T:W o'clock the Jurors an- I uounced their Intention of going to supper, and court took a recess until 930. It was i:li when the Jurors returned to the court room. At irtviM?ly 11 o'clock a lap at the Jury door culled tlaillff Patterson, lie was In formed that u verdict had keen reached. Judge Duuslas wus notldtd and the Jurur filed Into tl.e luurtroom. The verdict was handed to the cleric. It reud. "We. the Jurors '.n the case of the State of Missouri against Hair A. Faulkner, find the defendant guilty ci rttjury as charged In the Indictment and aaes the punlsn :nent at lnip.-lsonment la the Penltenliary for two years. ' After the Jury was polled. Attorney Judge Harvey entered a motion for a new trial. By agreement the defendant's bond was fixed at SlO.OuO. It was signed by Wil liam H. Swift and Anton C. Steuver. The defendant ther. left the courtroom, accom panied by his brother, William Faulkner, and bis attorneys. But few persons were present In the courtroom during the evening. The assem blage was made up principally of attorneys and Four Courts officials. The motion for a new trial will not be considered until the middle of next week. Judge Douglas adjourned court last night until Tuesday morning. JUIIV ItETIHKS TO CONSIDER CASH. The Jury retired to consider the case at : and began Its consideration of the evi dence. To the attorneys and persons wno waited In the courtroom for the verdict this seemed to Indicate that a decision would be reached within a short time. The last day's proceedings brought a large crowd of spectators to the courtroom. Many wanted to hear Faulkner's reply to the charges against him. They were accommo dated shortly before noon, when the de fendant was asked to take the stand by his chief counsel, former Governor Charlrs P. Johnson. The courtroom was crowded In the after noon after Faulkner had completed h's testimony. Many lawyers whoe practice seldom takes them Into the criminal courts went to hear the addresses to the Jury by Circuit Attorney Folk nnd Governor John son. They were well repaid for their trip, as the historic old walls of the Four Courts never before resounded more eloquent pleas, either for State or dtfendanL Faulkner, who has shown great compo sure throughout the trial, displayed the first traces of nervousness when Governor John son was talking to the Jury. Since the be ginning of the trial the defendant has chewed gum much of the time. His Jaws worked with great rapidity and he moved about uneasily In his chair while Governor Johnson was arguing against his convic tion by the Jurors. MEMBERS OF HOUSE ATTEND THE TRIAL. Many prominent politicians were In the court-room. Members of the House of Dele gates had seats In the audience and inside the railing. James H. Cronln. after Gover nor Johnson had finished his plea, stepped up to the defendant's chair and assured Faulkner of his belief that be would be acquitted. Julius Lehmann, who was found CUlltV On the charge nf nerlnrv hns hn a close listener to the tesUmony every day. I Tnhn Helm T r.M ...L.l? t. I John Helm. T. Edward Albright and John P. Sweeney also were present. The first witness to testify yesterday morning waa John Schnettler. formerly a member of the House of Delegate?. His tes timony was much the same as that given by Albright and Helm on Thursday. He told of the organization In tha House while the Suburban bin waa pending, but said he never heard It referred to as a "combine," the word used by the Bute's witnesses and counsel. Under cross-examination by Circuit At- W. H. SWIFT AND A. C. STUEVER. ('O-C-.-.!! i ! p j j I O- IHM'OSITIO.V OK OTHEIt LOCAL CASUS. Krnll A. Meysenburg-Charged with bribery, tried, convicted and sen tenced to three years in the Peni tentiary. Julius Lehmann Perjury, tried, con victed and sentenced to eerve two years in Hi- Penitentiary. ChaiU-s Kratz-Ilribery. forfeited his bond of EQ.UO and fled to Mexico. Attempts at extradition thus far have been futile. John K. Murrell Fled before h!s trial on the charge of perjury was railed and forfeited his bond of ij'M. The bond has been paid by bis brother. E. E. Murrell. Hi ward Uutler Attempted bribery, two charges. Was granted a change of venue and his caes are set for trial at Columbia. Mo.. October 13. He Is under bonds amounting to $40.ltO. Robert M. Snyder Perjury In con nection with the Central Traction bill. Released on bond ofSSMXU lib cae Is set for September 3. George J. Kobusvh Perjury. Out on bond. His case Is set for October 7. Henry NIcolaus Bribery. Kow In Europe. Released on bond of SJO.OUQ. His case has been set for trial on Oc tober 7. Ellis Wainwright-lndlcted on the charge of bribery. 1 now In Austria, the warrant never having been served on him. Charles F. G-raghty Misconduct In "Rice, bond Sl.OCO: case set- for trial In the Court of Criminal Correction on July . . Louis Schnell Misconduct In office: bond $1,000: cue also set for July 3. Charles r. Kelly-Misconduct in of fice; case set for trial on July 19. In the Court of Criminal Correction: bond S1.WM. Frederick Klegenhein Four charse. of bribery and on- of receiving money under false pretenses: bonds amount to K3.000. Ctrf set for Oc tober ax John II. Becker Indictment for per I ' A I z. jury to be returned In September: ease not set: bond JlO.twO. torney Folk the witness became contused as to dates. George F. Robinson, who was a member of the House when the Suburban bill was pending, was the next witness. He told of the committee to which Faulkner belonged and was asked as to the politics of certain members. Asked If. he knew of the com bine said to have existed In the House he replied: "I suppose you mean the organiza tion of members which acted together." Mr. Folk asked the witness if he was present when Stock and Murrell met In a committee room. He answered that he was not He replied in the negative when asked lf he had told Hugh Brady that he had taken a picture of Stock and Murrell while they were standing together, and said the first time he saw Stock was In a downtown saloon. Charles Lemp and Anton Stuever wera called to testify as to Faulkner's character. Both said It was good. Their testimony made fifteen witnesses who had declared that the defendant's reputation for truth and veracity, honesty and integrity was good. FAl I.K.VEIl TAKE THE WIT.ESS STA.D. Then Faulkner took the stand. He looked squarely at the Jury for fully ten seconds before a question was asked him. turned toward Judge Douglas and then to Gover nor Johnson, who conducted the examina tion. Beginning, he stated that he Is now serving his s-cond term as member of the House of Delegates. In reply to the question whether he had heard that money was to be paid to John K Murrell for the passage of the Suburban bill, he said: "Only what I saw In the newspapers." "When was that?" "In December. I believe." "How long have you known Paul HelssT" "Aboist two year." "Did vou meet Reits In the Chemical building some time In November or Decem ber?" "Yes." "Where did you go after the meeting?" "Mr. R-i3s. one or two others and I went to the St Nicholas Hotel, bought a couple of drinks and then Relss and I walked out Olive street to Grand avenue." "What did you two talk about?" "About the formation of house commit tees." "Was anything said about the Suburban LIU." "Not that I remember." On Thursday Relss testified that while walking out Olive street with Faulkner the defendant broached the subject of the Sub urban bill and asked him lf he had heard of It. Relss further stated that Faulkner tad said that members of the House were get ting desperate about the J75.000 and were go ing to hold a meeting to appoint some one to call on Stcck and demand the money. Governor Johnson read this testimony to Faulkmr and then asked: D0ES T "MEMBER COXVEIISATIO.V WITH 1 REISS. "Vou say you do not remember any con versation of this kind with Relss?" "I don't remember It." "Was anything said about the boys get ting desperate?" Not that I recollect." In reply to the question If he knew Phil Stock. Faulkner replied that he did not. Ho said he had never seen him nntu he went on the witness stand Wednesday. The wit ness's attention was then called to his testl- Canttaaed om Page Tt. COUNTRY CATHOLICS PREPARE TO RESIST CLOSING OF SCHOOLS Whole Region Around TJrestj France, Heady to Meet Pre mier's Order With Force. ARMED GUARDS FOR SISTERS. Peasant Women Knitting ;:n-l Heady for an Attack, Await the .Coming of Gendarmes. NUNS SAY THEY WILL FIGHT. Stormy Scene at Elysee Palace in Paris. Where Unsuccessful At tempt Is Made to Appeal to President's Wife. Pari'. July ii A serious situation is pre vailing In the Catholic country around Brest, on account of the closing of the un authorized schools. The countrv side has taken up arms and i determined to resist any attempt at tha forclbl- execution of the orders of the Premier. An incident yesterday evening at Saint- Meen. eighteenth miles from Brest, shows the spirit of the peasantry Two newspa perman of Brest drove there In an auto mobile to Investigate the situation at th Sifters' School. Immediately after they had entered the coraraine a boy sounded a bugle and rrowds of peasants swarmed from th- fields, armed with pitchforks and Iron-bound stick", shouting: "long live the sisters." "Long live liber try." On- of the reporters was dragged from th- automobile and the fanatics beat him v.lth their pitchforks and sticks. Tl- newspaper man explained In the. Br-ton -lialert tha he had only come In search of Information, but the crowd re fused to listen to him. and the reporter had to keep th-m at bav with a revolver. Ha succeeded In regaining the automobile and drove off at full speed, followed by a .dinner of ione.s. School Converted Into Fortress. A school at Ploudanlel. In the same neighborhood, has been converted Into a. fortress, barricades have been erected and th- Inhabitants have formed a. cordon about Ui- surrounding, nrea. The lady superior said.- 'Voirsee Gurksmrrlcnd-s. They must shoot us befurt? w- leld. There will be bloodshed If any one attempts to enter." Placards have b.een posted In the town ships urging resistance to the police. The population of Landerneau. twelva miles from Brest, has formed relays to guard the school, and peasant women sit on benches opihisIi- the gate knitting while awaiting the coming of the gendarmes. They are greatly excltedand declare they prefer to be shot rather than abandon the sisters. The lady superior of the Lander neau Convent sold: "Like true Bretons, we will only yield to force. The women and other people who are guarding the school night and day hava given us a courageous example." Sentinels Wntculog; the Roads. The-populatlon of Roscoff Is guarding tha schools day and night. Sentinels are watch ing the roads, and men are sleeping on tha ground In the neighborhood. In onler to to ready at the first alarm. Count Albert de Mun. the Clerical leader In the Chamber of Deputies. Is stumping the country denouncing the action of the Government and urging resistance.. A strange scene, reminiscent of stormier, sadder days In France, occurred to-day at the Elysee Pnlar,e. A large delegation of women. Including the wives of several mem bers of the Chamber of Deputies, assembled at the palace to endeavor personally to Im plore Mme. Loubet to appeal to her bus band to stop the school prosecutions. Mme. Loubet sent out word to them by General Dubois, nead of the President's military household, that it was Impossible for her to receive a deputation upon a sub ject which was solely within the scope of the executive. "Woman Prophesies Bloodshed. The wife of Depnty Reille made a violent protest. .'.Tell Mme. Loubet." she said, "that tha blcod of women will flow If measures are not taken to stop this 111 treatment of the sisters. "We wlll'address a letter to the wife of the President. In which we will declare war upon the oppressors. "The Christian women of Franco have decided not to suffer In silence." A Cabinet council at the Elysee Palace to-day examined the questions brought up by the application of the law of associa tions. President Loubet signed a decree pre sented ty the Premier. M. Combes, order ing the forcible closure of twenty-six Con gregational schools In Paris and In the De partment of the Seine which have refused to disperse voluntarily. Decrees closing sim ilar schools In other departments will ho slgned as soon are received. as the Prefect's reports SENT FRIEND OUT TO FIND A WIFE FOR HIM. w. D. Persona, 8 Years Old, Will Sot See Prospective WIfr Until the Wedding: Day. REPUBLIC SPECIAL Pine Bluff. Ark., July 2i W. D. Persons, aged S6 yeara, and Mrs. Fannie Fort, aged 56 years, will marry at Varner, Lincoln County, next Sunday. This marriage will be the sequel of an unusual romance. Recently Persons, who has been a wid ower three times, employed Louis Altschul. a neighbor, to travel about until Altschul found a woman willing to become Persona'a wife. Mrs. Fort of Pine Bluff assented, though she has never seen Persons, and will not see him untu next Sunday. Persons is qulfa wealthy and an elaborate wedding is ex pected. Passengers Jolted by Wreck, Jollet, nL. July 15-The Alton passenger whlcn arrives at Chicago at 8ao aVnTTari Into a freight engine in tho yards heri thS morning. The passengers were thrown from ..... u.u w ,t..kuj, uui co one was serf- t,1! ? '2L0.red Poltaantenanled, Bradshaw of Chicago, was throwrofftho train and his head badly cnt Both? jiae. and oaa car wra -wrecked.