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President, in Addresses in 2sew
Hampshire, Emphasizes the Im
portance of Mutual Help
and the Impossibility of
Living to One's ' Self.
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As he appears on the back of his special car while making the tour of New England.
In'thls life, aa a rule, the Job that Is easy to do Is not very well worth doing-."
"I believe in play, and I believe in playing hard while you play, but don't make a
business of It. Do your work and do It up
got time to play, and. If you are worth anything, enjoy that, too."
"Eylls have come through our very prosperity, but in warring against the evil let us
me exceedingly careful not to war against the
"Who are the heroes of this nation? Who
(Washington and Lincoln. And why? Did either lead a life of ease? Because each one of
cthem all his davs worked for himself and worked for others: because one faced death on
a score of stricken fields, and one met it at the hands of an assassin for the country's
J "Looking Into the mists of the future, we see dark problems looming up before us. We
can solve these problems aright only If wc keep constantly in mind that each must work
for all and all for each. In other words, we need tp feel In our being the sense of brother
hood." "About all that we have a right to expect from government Is that it will see that
(the cards ore not stacked; and if It sees to that, then we will abide by the deal."
V Newbury. N. H., Aug. 2S. President
Roosevelt to-night Is the guest of Secretary
raf State Hay, whose summer home is situ
ated a few miles from here along the
(shores of Lake Sunapee.
The Secretary and his daughters met the
'President upon his arrival and joined with
toe assemblage In extending him a hearty
The President delivered a brief address
4o the townspeople, in which he thanked
Them for their greeting. He then entered
Secretary Hay's launch. Nomad, ,and
steamed to the Fella
i New Hampshire's arms were open to-day
(n readiness to receive the President. Long
fpefore he was 'awake a committee repre
senting the Governor boarded the train. The
welcome they extended to him on behalf of
the State was magnified later. In the day
In the smaller towns through which the
lobert Ferguson "Was Severely
Burned in Attempting to Exe
cute Trick on Street Corner.
Face Was Seared by Flames and
Clothes Kearly Burned From
His Body Before Bystand
ers Could Interfere.
Robert Ferguson, in attempting to blow
(lame from his mouth last night, was so se
verely burned that he may not recover.
Ferguson attracted a crowd on the corner
of Ninth and Salisbury streets about 8
o'clock by shouting:
'Tn the Imp of h gentlemen. My
abdominal region is a seething mass of
flame. Step up and watch mo blow a blast
from my mouth that will melt the lco of
the Arctic seas."
Turning his back to the crowd for an in
stant Ferguson drank a colorless liquid
-tfrom a small bottle. Then drawing a match
from his pocket, he lighted it and placed
It to his lips.
Tho liquid was gasoline, and Instead of
Wowing off the gas from it as Is done by a
magician, he spurted the gasoline from his
mouth. Instantly he was enveloped In
The gasoline ran down tho front of his
jt and saturated it. The flames spread
nthe crowd was stricken with horror by
h-y spectacle.
SevVral men removed their coats and
threw them around Ferguson, extinguishing
the flames, but not until bis face was
per. "ed, his neck scorched and his coat, vtst
Ail shirt nearly burned from his body.
"JKfguson screamed with the pain. A po
Tflr tan summoned an ambulance and
J KJuson was conveyed to the North End
I TCS&ry.t Doctor Randall fears Fergu
f jjjmaz have Inhaled a portion of the
fl-Utfs. and says If such Is the case death
EurU result.
Ferguson was taken to his home at No.
JCS Warren street. He Is an Iron worker by
occupation, and 28 years, old. He said he bad
.ptten performed he trick without accident.
Misses Lionberger Carry Away
Yachting Trophy.
Marion. Mass., Aug. IS. Final races fo
the Richardson Cup in the fifteen-foot, one-
i design class were held to-day, and the cup
was won by the Misses Lionberger of fit.
Louis, who have won the most races. In
Jhe Swallow, with a driving finish, they
aweated twelve boats, which were entered
cy prominent women of the summer colony.
At the beginning of the season Doctor
Maurice H, Richardson of Boston offered a
beautiful silver cup for the winner of this
class of boats, the only condition being
that the boats should be sailed by ladies,
with no men on board.
The young women entered were daring
yachtswomen and have handled their boats
like veterans. One has carried away two
masts this season, and the. Misses Lionber
ger broke several stays.
to the handle, and then play when you have
are the two men that you think of at once?
train -passed, and at Nashua, Manchester,
Tho Weirs and Concord, although tho day
was replete with mishaps.
Tremendous Crash at The Weirs.
At The Weirs, "Where the Grand Army re
union was held, the people. In the excess of
their desire to accord the President a flt
ting reception, came near causing a crush
which might have resulted disastrously.
As It was, the President was for a time In
the midst of a howling, surging mass, and
was all but carried off his feet. So Inade
quate , were the police arrangements that
the crowd had entire control of the situa
tion and much relief was expressed when
the President after reviewing the veterans,
was escorted into the hotel for luncheon.
Here again the carefully laid plans for
his entertainment went astray, luncheon
Continued on Pose Tiro.
Misses Christine Beard and Helen
Langalier Have Thrilling Ex
perience Near Kimmswick.
Fanner and His Negro Servant,
Attracted by Their Cries for
Help, Bescue Them in
4 -the Nick of Time.
Kimmswick, Mo.. Aug. 2S. Two St. Louis
girls. Miss Christine Beard, whose home Is
at No. 6631 Chamberlain avenue, and Miss
Helen Langalier, who resides with her pa
rents at No. 3332 Bel. "enue. aged 16 and 17
respectively, met with an experience a short
distance north of here yesterday, the mem
ory of which will remain with them as long
as they live.
The girls are spending their vacation at
North's, a summer boarding-house, and
started off by themselves the morning in
question for a walk up the river shore.
They had not proceeded more than a half
mile when they came to one of the many
beds of quicksand for which the Mississip
pi is noted.
In a spirit of adventure they attempted
to cross it instead of taking a more cir
cuitous route, when, to their horror, the
treacherous slime began to give way under
All efforts to extricate themselves proved
futile, and they were fast sinking from
sight when their cries for help attracted a
farmer living in the neighborhood. With
the assistance of a negro farm hand he
succeeded In rescuing them from Ihelr
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The Republic of to
day contains the fol
lowing ads for "Help":
Barbers . .
Trades 41
Cooks 10
Miscellaneous.. 101
People out of work, as well
as those desiring: to better their
positions, should read these
columns every day.
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Bob J. T. Winters, a Salesman, of
Valuables Worth $950 Near
Twelfth and Olive Streets.
Futile Search for Highwaymen
Made by Four Courts Officers
and Victim Is Treated
at Dispensary.
Three footpads followed John T. Winters
of Kansas City from Eleventh and Chestnut
streets to Twelfth and Olive streets about
1:30 o'clock this morning, and, knocking
him down, relieved him of jewelry valued
at $950. In jerking a diamond ring from the
third finger of hl3 left hand the highway
men cut the flesh to the bone.
Winters, with blood streaming from cuts
on his face and hands, staggered Into the
Central District Police Station and told his
story. A detail of policemen was Instantly
sent to the scene of the hold-up, and Win
ters was taken to the City Dispensary,
where his wounds were dressed. He Is a
jewelry salesman and usually wears valu
able jewelry.
According to the statement made by Mr.
Winters he had been in a saloon near Elev
enth and Chestnut streets, and when he
started on Olive toward Twelfth street,
three men followed him. When opposite
the alley between Eleventh and Twelfth
streets they gave him the "strangle hold"
and dragged him Into the alley, knocking
him down and beating him almost Into in
sensibility before attempting to seize his
At the time of the robbery Winters wore
a two-karat diamond ring, valued at $250;
a gold watch, valued at $200, and a solid
gold chain and charm set with seventeen
diamonds, valued at 1500.
Winters struggled fiercely with his antag
onists until he was overpowered and his
Jewelry taken. His ring was torn roughly
from his finger.
The highwaymen ran rapidly up Olive
street, and Winters, without attempting to
follow them; went to the Four Courts and
reported the robbery. To Night Chief of
Police Gillaspy he stated that he was a
personal friend of Chief of Police Hayes of
Kansas City.
A detail of pollco was sent to search the
saloons In the neighborhood of the hold
up for police characters, who might have
taken part in the affair. Winters, after
having his wounds dressed at the City Dis
pensary, accompanied the officers to aid in
identifying the highwaymen.
After the holdup. Winters found his
purse Intact, containing between $200 and
$300. which he had In an Inside pocket, and
the highwaymen overlooked.
Jules Vnllc, n Vale Freshman, Swims
to Rescue a Dojr and a Man Grap
pling In Life and Death Struggle
New Haven, Conn., Aug. 28. Jules Valle,
a Tale freshman, whose home is In St.
Louis, assisted by a fruit vender, heroically
rescued Minor Bradley and a boy, Harry
Cornwall, at Bradley's Bluff, near Wood
mont, on the Sound, yesterday.
The ladles Btopplng near the place where
tho daring rescue was effected have pre
sented a bouquet to Mr. Valle.
Cornwall and a girl named Helen E. Bar
ber, daughter of George E. Barber of Derby,
were on a float some distance from shore.
Cornwall wore a pair of water w'ngs to
support him while learning to swim. The
device slipped off and he began to sink.
Miss Barber shouted for help. Mr. Bradley
ran from the beach and Jumped In. Corn
wall clutched Bradley by the throat, chok
ing off his wind, and both were In a life-and-death
struggle when the fruit vender
drove up.
He found no oars in any boat, but
Jumped into a skiff and paddled vigor
ously with his hands. Seizing the boys
arm, ho freed Bradley and held him up.
He was unable to help the boy except by
fastening his teeth in tho lad's bathing
suit. Some spectators say he held him by
the hair of his head with his teeth.
Valle Is a strong swimmer and was soon
alongside the boat. He took Bradley
ashore In a fainting and half-ccnscious
condition. It required half an hour's work
to resuscitate him. Cornwall was carried
to his father's cottage.
The fruit peddler left the place without
any special recognition, and not even his
name is known.
William Helfrich Sustains Prob
ably Fatal Injuries While
Biding to Work.
William Helfrich was knocked from his
bicycle while on his way from his home at
No. 5115 Shaw avenue to work in the Con
tinental Tobacco Company's office yester
day morning and sustained inuries that may
prove fatal.
Helfrich. who is IS years old, was riding
north on Vandeventer avenue, between Shaw
and McReo avenues. Car No. 1377 of the
Park avenue division approached him from
the rear. Ho attempted to turn his wheel
from the tracks and It slipped. The car
bore down upon him and -knocked him to
the ground.
Motorman J. H. Omahundro believed Hel
frich would get out of the car's way and
was unprepared for the slipping of the
wheel. The car struck Helfrich as he was
falling from the wheel. He was dragged
several feet beforo the car could be stopped,
and when carried to the general offices of
the Transit Company, at Park and Vande
venter avenues, was attended by Doctor W.
C Owen of No. 1511 South Vandeventer ave
nue and Doctor Wylder of No. 53S North
Taylor avenue. They found that he had
sustained a fracture of the skull, a scalp
wound, a broken arm and numerous body
Helfrich was conveyed to Doctor A. V. L.
Brokaw"s private sanitarium. No. 3117 Wash
ington avenue. The doctors declared his
condition critical.
Drovrned In Foot of Water.
Galesburg, Bl.. Aug. IS. Oliver Hunt and
S. C. Wood, two pioneer residents of this
city, were drowned early this evening In
Shallow Creek, on the outskirts of the city
They were driving over a high brides
when the horse became frightened and
tumbled over with the buggy, pinioning them
In IS Inches of water.
MO.. FEID AY, AUGUST 29, 1902.
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Regiment of Militia Ordered to the Xew River District, Where the
Sheriff Says He Is Unable to Protect Life and Property Ef
fort to Transport Soldiers on Trolley Cars Leads to
Encounters, in Which a Captain Is Hurt. .
Bluefleld, W. Va.. Aug. 2S. John Ruble, a
blacksmith employed by the Sagamore Coal
and Coke Company, was shot and killed by
strikers here this morning.
In the intense excitement that followed
the shooting it was reported that several
persons had been killed, but the rumor
proved to bo erroneous.
Ruble, In company with Barney Shumato
of this city, who had been employed as a
guard, left the company store to go to a
point on the works to stand guard, as the
company feared a visit from tho mob.
En route they were fired on and Ruble
Shumate was armed with a Winchester
and opened fire on the miners, who, after
their first volley, ran. None of them has
been arrested.
The nonunion men who took the strikers'
places are terrorized, and a good many of
them are going away
W. H. McQuail, president of the Turkey
Gap Coal Company, was fired at through a
window, but was not hurt.
More guards have been engaged and are
being rushed into the field to give protec
tion to tho men who want to work to
morrow. Nearly everybody refuses to act as Dep
uty Sheriffs to assist In the eviction of
striking miners, and hence the Sheriff made
a request for troops. Men concealed along
the mountainside fire at the guards and
miners going to work and then disappear.
Governor White says he sends the troops
to Drotect life and property, but not to set
tle the strike.
Tamaqua. Pa., Aug. 2S. The Mm clarh
between tho striking miners and the troops
occurred this morning, and as a result five
prisoners are in tne guardhouse at the
Twelfth Regiment camp, and Captain J.
Beaver Gearhart of Company F, Twelfth
Regiment, is suffering from a wound on
his shoulder, made by a stone thrown by a
striker. '
This morning a report gained currency
that the striking men were gathering in
force to make a march on the No. 4 col
New Tork. Aug. 23. The Brooklyn Eagle
publishes the followinc to-day:
"The Eagle Is Informed by a person con
cerning whose opportunities to know the
truth thero can be no doubt, and whose
standing Is of the very highest in the world
of finance and transportation, that the coal
presidents, as representatives of the op
erators of the coal mines, have In their po--sesslon
a written paper, signatures duly at
tached, which, to say the least. Is sensa
tional in its nature.
"It Is a proposition from the representa
tives of the miners for a concession from
the operators, leading to a suspension of
the strike.
"One of the demands of the miners was
that there should be granted to them an
advance of 10 cents per ton.
"The demonstration was made to the au
thorities of the miners' organization or
unions. In the lead of the strike that Is to
say, Mitchell through the offices of Sena
tor Hanna, who was at the time, acting as
an Intermediary or negotiator in an effort
to bring the strike to an end, that it cost
the operators. In labor and wages, averaging
the varying conditions, 89 cents per gross
ton to place the coal in the cars for trans
portation and distribution; that, therefore,
the profit under existing conditions was
liery, where the Lehigh Coal and Naviga
tion Company is mining and cleaning coal.
The colliery is at the west end of the
Panther Creek Valley, and the Governor's
Troop was ordered to that point
Companies F and K of the Twelfth Regi
ment were placed on trolley cars and run
through tho valley. When the cars reached
Summit Hill they were surrounded by a
mob of strikers, who hurled rocks at the
soldiers and called them hard names.
While Jimmy Marteen, an Italian, was in
the act of hurling a stone at a car several
soldiers Jumped off and made an attempt
to capture him. Marteen offered resist
ance, and tho soldiers were compelled to
fix their bayonets. In the melee which fol
lowed, Marteen was slightly wounded In the
left side.
Cnptnln Gear hart lilt by Stone.
At Lansford a mob had gathered and for
a time it looked like riot. As the first car
was passing through the mob Captain Gear
hart was struck on the right shoulder by a
stone. Several soldiers jumped from the
car In pursuit of tho stone thrower. After
an exciting scuffle they captured Joseph
McCann, a young miner.
They proceeded again.but had not gone far
when another crowd was encountered and
the sol&lers were again taunted and stoned.
Half a dozen soldiers jumped off and cap
tured three men. who, it Is alleged, were
urging the crowd to attack the troops.
The officers of the Twelfth Regiment all
agree that the situation is serious. They
say the feeling against the soldiers is very
Intense In Coaldale, Lanstord and Summit
Charleston, W. Va., Aug. 23. Governor
White ordered tho Second Regiment of
troops to Thurmond, New River strike dis
trict, to-dav. I
The troops are from Parkersburg. Hunt
ington, Milton, Charleston and Roncefert.
They will establish headquarters at Thur
mond. '
The situation is serious. Sheriff Daniel,
who is here to-day frcm Fayette County,
says he Is powerless to repress disorder,
and property and life are In constant
but 11 cents per ton to the operators, since
they were limited to the sum of Jl a ton.
the cost of transportation and distribution
not being counted In. that. If the demand
for 10 cents advance were conceded, there
would be left for the operator only 1 cent
profit per gross ton, a profit that would
vanish entirely in the loss In wear and tear
of machinery and wastage of operation.
"This demonstration seemed to make im
possible the advance demanded, and was
met by a written proposition that the op
erators should advance the price of the ton
on the cars ready for transportation to
n.23 per ton, giving of that advance 15 cents
to the miners and taking to themselves 10
"This proposition, which, if accepted,
would have secured to the miners 15 cents
advance instead of the 10 they had at first
demanded, and 21 cents profit to the opera
tors instead of the 11 cents they now Insist
Is their profit, with the final result of In
creasing the cost of a net ton of coal to
the consumer at least by 50 cents; In view
of the percentages of profit all along the
line, the Eagle Is Informed, bears the signa
tures not only of Mr. Mitchell, but of Sen
ator Marcu3 A. Hanna in approval, and Is
In possession of the coal operators at this
"As n hasta for .settllnir thn fttrflr ),..
proposition was rejected by the operators."
President Baer of the Keaalng RallroaO is presenting nis views. Behind Mr. Baer
stands E. T. Stotesbury and sitting at his right Is Charles Steele, both listening intently
to what is said. It was at this conference that Mr. Morgan made clear his Intention to
keep hands off the trouble in tha anthracite fields. Mr. Baer Is the man who recently de
clared that the operators would never yield to agitators control of property "which God,
in his wisdom, has given into the keeping of Christian men."
Chicago, Aug. 28. The Western Union Telegraph Company has definitely de
cided that it will In this city employ no more boys as messengers.
The boys have struck three times within the last month and the company has $
decided that It will employ them no longer. -1
Girls will be used to carry messages in the business and residence districts. For -f(
night work men will be used, and men will also be kept in the daytime for tho pur-
pose of carrying messages into the undesirable parts of the city. The change will J
be mad o at once. -$
William Kcenig and Wife Are
Taken From Wreck of a Colli
sion on Grand Avenue.
Attempt to Cross the Tracks in
Front of Fast Approaching
Car at Russell Avenue
Causes Accident.
William Kocnig, president of the William
Koenlg Implement Manufacturing Com
pany, and vice president of the German
Savings Institution, and his wife, Mrs.
Caroline Koenlg, were severely injured in
a street car accident at Grand and Russll
avenues last night.
Both are confined to their beds as a re
sult of the accident, and on account of
their advanced age it is feared that the in-
Who was Injured in a street car accident
while driving with Mrs. Koenlg on Grand
juries may result seriously. Mr. Kocnig is
65 years old, while his wife is 64.
Mr. and Mrs. Koenlg were driving in their
stanhope, and while crossing the tracks at
Grand and Russell, were struck by south
bound Grand avenue car No. 1304. The ve
hicle was turned completely over and re
duced to splinters, "and the occupants were
thrown Into the street.
They were picked up unconscious and
taken to Bredemeyers drug store, at
Grand and Cleveland avenues, where they
were attended by Doctor H! M. Starkloft
of No. 3623 Cleveland avenue before being
sent to their home. No. 2M5 Milton avenue.
At the time of the accident the car was
running at a terrific rate of speed and
struck the vehicle with such awful force
that Mr. and Mrs. Koenlgs escape from,
death 19 considered a miracle.
The car was In charge of Motorman Al
bert KIdd of No. 5212 South Compton ave
nue and Conductor George Trow of No.
5200 South Compton avenue, both of whom
claim that the accident was unavoidable,
as the car, they say, was almost upon the
buggy when they observed Its presence on
the track.
Besides being internally Injured Mr. and
Mrs. Koenlg were badly bruised about the
face and head, and the former sustained a
deep cut just beneath the right eye.
The couple had been calling oa relatives
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P T? T O Fl "I n Trains. Three
x 1,lv;li Outside St. Loots
Tito Cents.
WE.vrnnn indications.
For St. Lonln nod Vicinity General
ly fnlr nnil warmer.
For MInaonrI ShOTrers Friday. Fnlr
nnil cooler Saturday.
Far Illinois Fnlr In south. shoTrers
nnd Trnrmer In north Friday. Satur
day, showers nnd cooler.
For Arknmas-Falr Friday. Saturn
dny, ahoiver nnd cooler.
For Eat Texas I'nrtly cloudy Frt
dny; local rnlna In Interior. Saturday
For "West Texas Shovrcrs Friday una
Page. .
1. Dowager Is Keenly Interestea mi..
Miners Proposed to Have Price Raised.
"Each Must Work for All and All for
2. Elopement Agitates Mattoon.
Marmaduke Says He WiU Win.
3. Ring Controls Alton Convention.
Will Hear Charge at To-Day's Meeting.
Beef Trust Inquiry Laid Over.
I. Affecting Condition of Irish Peasants.
Assessed Values Amount Almost to Half
East Side News.
Railway Happenings.
6. Twice the Space Used at Chicago.
World's Fair News.
In Judge Sldener's Court.
Mixed Fuel Solves Problem of Winter.
6. Whitney's Fund for Turf Unfortunates.
The Republic Form Chart-
Governor Boyd Beat Teller Over Jumpfc
7. Browns 1. Baltimore 0.
8. Editorial.
Happenings In Society.
0. King and Kaiser Arrivo In Berlin.
Mgr. Guldl Is Sent to the Philippines,
10. Republic "Want Advertisements.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
12. Less Activity Along Wall Street.
Mechanics Again Leads Local Securities
13. Summary of St. Louis Markets,
Bears Still Govern Local drain Prices.
Bright Weather Makes Bears la Grain
River News and Personals.
14. Systematized Plan to Grab Lands.
Bodies Found in Ruins of Barn.
Preparing for President's Visit.
Five of Boating Party Drowned.
Cholera Epidemla In Asia.
and were on their way home, when tho car
struck them. Mr. Koenlg Is ona of tha
best-known citizens of South St. Louis.
Doctor Starkloff stated last night that
his patients would both recover.
Postmaster Bauinhoff Addresses
National Association.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Aug. 23. Boston was
selected as the next place of meeting by
the National Postmasters' Association Con
vention to-day. The bulk of discussion to
day was confined to rural free delivery
service. F. B. Dickinson of Detroit was
elected president and William E. Hull ot
Peoria. III., vice president.
During the afternoon Mr. Baumhoff of St.
Louis talked Interestingly of the substation
system of St. Louis, going Into details,
showln whereby the svstem sreatlv facil
itated the hanriHnr; and dellTerlng of the
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