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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, August 30, 1902, Image 1

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lifter Long Tramp Through Game Preserve in Search of the Elusive
Animal, Luck Comes His Way and a Bullet From His Rifle
Pierces the Unite's Heart .uomainder of the Herd Escapes.
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Copyright. 1502, by Cllnedinst.
The President la not only a skillful hunter and famous shot, but Is a horseman equal
to the best. He enjoys few things better than a hard gallop, and the moro
fences In the way tho better he 13 pleased.
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Newport, N. II.. Auk. 23. ExchanglnB his
formal dress for a hunting outfit, consisting
In .the main of a pa'r. or ,,i Jean ovcr?ils
and a "rifle. President Itoosevelt turned nim-
rod this afternoon, and while tramplne
through Corbln Park In company o Sen-
Jat6rT?roctor added a wild boar to his con
Quests. The President shot the boar through tho
heart. He also phot at another, but the
gathering darkness rendered his aim uncer
tain and the almost uncanny animal es
caped unharmed.
The President did not expect to do any
shooting when he came here, but he found
himself unijle to resist the Insinuating ap
peals of Senator Proctor of Vermont, who
is a member of the Blue Mountain Forest
Game Club, which leases the shooting privi
lege In the park.
The Senator urged the President to ac
company him on a brief trip. Soon after
luncheon the party started from the resi
dence of General E. Edgell, Its membership
consisting of tho President, the Senator,
Secretary Cortelyou. Doctor Lung and Aus-
tin Corbln. The latter three were honorary
' members, so to speak, only the President,
the Senator and the guides really penetrat
. ing Into the woods.
w The sun was petting when the flrrt
chance for a desirable shot offered Ittelf.
Two herd of buffalo were passed, but ai
these animals are almost domesticated they
were allowed to go unmolested, as were
several deer.
A wild boar was the game for which the
President was searching, and as the after
noon woro away without seeing anything of
this elusive animal (although It is raid
there are at least 1.000 of them In the park).
It began to Iook as If he would have to re
turn to tho clubhouse with an empty bag.
It must not be understood from this state
ment that even a thousand such animals
would thickly populate the reservation, for
It comprises about 23,000 acres of land and
Is Inclosed by thirty-five miles of nlne-foot-hlgh
wire fenre.
Game Found A'cnr Sunset.
The boar Is a very shy animal, however,
and li was not until almost sundown that
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, Hy a Republic Photocraoher.
Poems received np to noon next Monday,
September 1, will be eligible to the competi
tion for the best verse on Sklnker road.
After the Judges have carefully examined
all manuscript submitted, the award of the
prize of W0 in gold will be announced. Names
and addresses of the contestants, written
in full, on a separate sht, should accom
pany the verse, noms de plumo on another
sheet Address Sklnker Road Poem, Edito
rial Department, The Republic
A serious or dignified treatment In the
lighter vein is the only restriction as to
.style. Sklnker road Is country Ian
the President and his guide came upon a
small drove. Two shots were fired before
the drove scattered, with the result as al
ready stated.
The President pntered by the Brighton
gate, and after tramping about four, miles
found his game on the northerly side of
what Is known as Hoteh road. In the north
west corner of the park.
The boar was brought to the clubhouse
within the grounds, where the President
spent the night, and he probably will have
the head mounted.
The President completed a day of thor
ough enjoyment by sleeping In one of tho
plainly furnished rooms of the clubhouse,
far from the "madding crowd," from eth
ical discussion of national problems, bar
ring his brief address to tho people of New
port, and from the somewhat monotonous
reiteration of "Hail to the Chief," as well
as from the strains of his beloved "Garry
Disappointed Because the Boar
Wasn't a Bear.
Chicago, 111 , Aug. 23. Teddy Roosevelt,
Jr., came to Chicago to-day, and to-night
Chicago boyvllle Is fretting Itself because It
did not know he was coming. As It was,
a hundred or more little chaps who admire
the ton of his father were at the train to
see the young traveler, and they gave him
such a rousing cheer as any bunch of ro
bust American lads are wont to give when
their hearts are in it.
Teddy Junior was Informed to-night of his
father having shot a boar In the wilds of
New Hampshire. He thought at first It
was a bear, and his eyes glowed. He was
nbout to make a comment. When told that
It was a boar, his Jaw dropped and he de
clined to say a word.
To Glrc Exhibition Drill.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 23. Adjutant Gen
eral Smith to-day granted Company II,
First Infantry, permission to go' to St.
Joseph. Mich., en Labor Day. to give an
exhibition drill.
which, is. about to be changed Into a formal
Exposition avenue. All the natural beautlrs
of an old lane belong to the roadway
which formerly took the visitor to the old
Sklnker estate, but which In later years
has been used as a pleasure drive along
the western erge of Forest Park. With the
acquisition of the park as a section of the
Exposition site, Sklnker road has come to
divide the Exposition grounds equally. The
city limits lie several hundred yards t,o
the west ot the "road," but for all prac
tical purposes it has served aa the dividing
line between the city and the county.
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Republican Executive Committee
Said to Have Recommended a
New Citv Committee.
Small Chance of Compromise Over
the Kerens-Meriwether Fu-
siou Deal Akins Is
in Control.
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"It is mutually asreed between the
two special conference committees,
each of whose signatures is attached
hereunder, that, should It become at
once expedient and honorable to
mako concessions to any other cle
ment or party In St. Louis that will
join with the Public Ownership par
ty and the Republican party on the
issues above set forth, the Public
Ownership party will agree to con
cede to said element or other party
five Justices of the Peace and four
:$ a
After many hours spent in wrangling, the
Executive Committee of the Republican
State Committee adjourned at 1 o'clock this
morning, to meet again Immediately prior
to the assembling of the larger organiza
tion at 10 a. m. to-day.
Though members of the Executive Com
mittee refused to discuss their plans, It Is
said that, unless present arrangements fall,
the State Committee will bo asked to name
new members of the Republican City Com
mittee In St. Louis in place of the sixteen
members who have -joined in the fusion deal
with Meriwether and But.tr.
That to-day's meeting of the State Com
mittee will be characterized by warm pro
ceedings there can be no doubt. Friends
of Kerens are bending every effort to avert
action by the State organization. Though
they insist that no jurisdiction Is vested In
the State Committee, they are very anxious
to make It appear that harmony is their
chief asset. To use the words of many
speaker at tho Jefferson City convention.
"We must havo harmony, if we have to
fight for it."
Only Absentee Itenrcjiented by Proxy.
The first session of the Executive Com
mittee was at 10 o'clock. lasting until 12:30.
All of the members were present, except
John Kennish of Mound City, whose proxy
was held by Former Senator B. F. Klene of
St Louis.
Chris Shawacker was the only Kerens
member of the City Committee who ap
peared In response to the request of the
State Chairman. He spoke for about ten
minutes In defense of the position which he
had taken, among other things accusing
State Chairman Aktns of securing the con
sent of Lie Meriwether to place the Su
preme Court nominees of the Republicans
on the Public Ownership ticket
After Shawacker had finished, John A.
Gilliam, president cf the Merchants' League
Club and counsel for the Kerens majority
In the City Committee, Informed the Ex
ecutive Committee that the notices which
had been sent out were indefinite In that
they did not give the hour when response
should be made. After some consideration,
new notices were prepared, fixing the hour
at 6 p. m., special messengers being en
gaged to deliver them.
Committeemen Face Cliai-jres.
At that hour the sixteen City Committee
men against whom charges had been pre
ferred appeared. Thomas T. Fauntleroy
presented his credentials as counsel for the
City Committeemen. Before anything else
was done, objection was made to the Juris
diction of the committee. After argument
the Kerens men were told that they must
either acknowledge the jurisdiction of tho
State Committee or leave the room.
This was a poser. They asked to remain
with the privilege of protest. They had
their stenographer with them and took
down all that was said. J. H. Bothwell of
Sedalla made a motion which stated that
the State Committee had power to govern
local committees. This was passed with
two dissenting votes those of Dickey and
The result was that the City Committee
men were forced to leave the room. As
they marched out they were a glum looking
crowd. Both Gilliam and Fauntleroy re
fused to talk. It was then arter 6:30 and
the committeemen hastened to their din
ners before going to the meeting of the City
Committee In the Temple building at 8.
Two Reports Are Formulated.
Meanwhile the Executive Committee had
put Itself in a tangle. After much discus
sion In which no words were spared, two
subcommittees were appointed, one to
frame a report to the State Committee and
consisting of Charles Nagel, B. F. Klene
and George A. Neal of Kansas City; and
the other to present a last formal demand
to the City Committee asking for equal rep
resentation of Judges and clerks and chal
lengers In the primary. In the latter com
mittee were M. C. Starkloff, Walter C.
Dickey and W. L. Sturdevant
Doctor StarkloU made the request to the
City Committee. He said that it was evi
dent that the opponents of the fusion
scheme were In the majority In the Execu-
Continued on Pace Three.
The Republic of to
day contains the fol
lowing, ads for "Help":
HoHseitork. 44
Trades 37
Laborers . 10
Miscellaneous.. 100
Bojs 17
Barters 24
"People out of work, as well
as those desiring to better their
positions, should read these
columns every day.
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This diagram shows plans of the Dwyer
Morgan's Right-Hand Man De
clares This Is the Era of
the Young Man.
Chlcngo, Ans. SJD. "Too ninny yonngr
men in thl country don't nont to
Tvorlc bnrd. They prefer to take
thins enny Fitay np late nt night and
lie abed too Ions In the morning. They
never can Bet ahead In that Tiny.
Times and conditions may clinnne,
lint the old rule remains that there
la not sneces vrltliout eterlaatlugly
keepine- nt It."
This was the word George W. Perkins,
optimist, had for young America to-day.
air. Perkins formerly was a Chicago in
surance agent. He has become the right
hand man of J. P. Morgan in that finan
cier's world-wide enterprises.
After the whirl of a day's activities In
Chicago In Colorado Fuel and Iron, In the
Harvester combine, in the steel affairs and
other business interests, Mr. Perkins
emerged from his apartment at the Annex
long enough to declare that this was the
era of the young man, at least of tho young
man who will work.
"I am Interested In young America, and
I like to see our boys push ahead and come
to the front," said llr. Perkins. "These aro
days full of opportunities. All that a young
man who has brains and health need to do
Is to take advantage of tho chances of-
"Nor are the opportunities limited to any I
one line or occupation, rney are iouna in
every direction It Is more and more true,
however that a boy must fit himself for
some specialty. Therefore, he must find
out as soon as he can what he Is especiaUy
adapted for and pitch into it."
He Will Sail as Soon as Vessel IS
in Fighting Trim.
Seattle. Wash.. Aug. a. Captain Henry
H. Marmaduke, graduate of the United
States Naval Academy, ex-officer of the
Confederate States Navy, and survivor of
the memorable battle between the Monitor
and Merrlmac. has arrived in Seattle to
take command of the Banning, the ship be
ing outfitted here as a war vessel for the
Colombian Government.
He will soil as soon as the Banning is
ready to leave the Moran yards. The Co
lombian Government Is negotiating for an
other war vessel here.
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Diagrams of Plans for Different
Systems as Submitted in Bills
Introduced in Council.
An architect who Is one of the men Inter
ested in the Erd bill.
the enenx bill.
To run telegraph and telephone wires.
To construct a pneumatic-tube service
for the transmia-lon of messages, par
cels and whatever else the company may
see fit to use It for.
To build its elevated track through
the heart of Forest Park to the World's
Fair site.
To charge a 10-cent fare for its "owl"
Bills were Introduced in the City Council
at yesterday's meeting providing for the
construction of two elevated railway sys
tems, to be operated between the downtown
districts and the World's Fair grounds.
One bill asks permission to build an ele
vated road through the heart of Forest
' Park and along Broadway from one end of
the city to the other. The other bill seeks
a right of way along Oakland avenue,
which thoroughfare is to bo transformed
Into a boulevard.
Both "bills request authority to construct
telegraph and telephone wires along the
routes of the respective lines and pneumatic
tube service Is to be used for the transmis
sion of messages and parcels.
The one company asks for a franchise ex
tending over a period of fifty years, while
the other places no limit on the length of
the franchise which It asks for.
A clause In the second bill provides for
the sale of transportation books by the
company at a cost of SI for a book contain
ing twenty-five car tickets, thus making the
fare at this rate 4 cents Instead of 5.
The men behlm the first bill are Charles
Green, real estate man and promoter; W.
B. Kfnealy. attorney: Eugene G. Slavin, at
torney, and William P. Kearney, cashier for
llr. Green.
These men admit their connection with
the project. According to one of their num
ber, they aro associated with four Eastern
capitalists, one a Phlladelphian and the oth
er three New Yorkers. One of these men Is
reputed to be the wealthiest man In the
United States. The bill gives the companj's
name as the Park Elevated Railway Com
pany. The men connected with the other bill are
John R. Dwyer, architect; Charles Erd,
lawyer; Theodore F. Meyer, president of
the Meyer Bros. Drug Company; A. B. Lam
bert of tho Lambert Pharmacal Company
and Gus V. Brecht, president of the Gus V.
Brecht Butcher Supply Company.
Mr. Green U authority for the statement
that his company, which was Incorporated
a few weeks ago with a capital of $2,000.
would increase Its capital to S23,O0O,0OO. or,
if necessary. J30.000.000. Mr. Dwyer stated
that his company would begin with a cap
ital of J1OO.00O and would be Increased within
a short time.
It was stated by parties connected with
tho bills that tho Introduction of both
measures In the Council at the same time
was merely a coincidence.
mr. cnnr.ys coxxectiox
Several months ago Tho Republic printed
exclusively the fact that Charles Green was
connected with a company then being or
ganized for tho purpose of building and
operating an elevated railroad through tho
city from east to nest.
The next day an afternoon paper pub
lished what purported to be an Interview
with Mr. Green in which he denied any con
nection with such a project. It was known
to several responsible persons at the time,
however, that The Republic's Information
was absolutely correct.
Councilman Horton, who presented one
of the bills, stated that he was Introducing
It by request. It was styled "An ordinance
authorizing the Park Elevated Railway
Company to construct, maintain and op
crate an elevated railway In the city of St.
Louis, establishing Its route and defining
the terms and conditions of Its franchise,
and locating Its depots, stations, turnouts
and switches."
According to the bill the company pro
poses. If the city permits, to construct an
elevated railway of two or more tracks of
stanoaru gauge wim me necessary sidings,
turnouts and buildings, and to operate the
same with electricity over and along
streets, alleys, boulevards, highways and
property in the routes described as follows:
"The west line of the railway shall begin
at or near the intersection of Third street
and Washington avenue, thence on Wash
ington avenue to Broadway, along Broad
way to Locust, on Locust to Twelfth, on.
Twelfth to Market, on Market to the Junc
tion of Market and Laclede avenue, along (
Jaueae to sorest .rare, men along- such
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Permission to run express, passenger,
mall, baggage and other cars, except A
cattle cars.
To run telegraph and telephone wires.
A pneumatic-tube service.
To erect signal stations on public prop
erty. A fifty years' franchise.
To build Its elevated track along Oak
land road, which is to be made Into a
route to tho Fair Grounds as may be desig
nated by the' Board cf Public Improve
ments. Tracks shall also be laid along Mar
ket street from Twelfth to Broadway, to
connect with tracks over and along Broad
way. - "The south line of the railway shall be
operated over the same route as the main
line from Third street and Washington
avenue to Broadway and Locust street,
then south on Broadway to the River des
"The north line shall be operated over
the main lit.e from Third street and Wash
ington avenuo to Broadway and Locust
street, then north over Broadway to the
northern limits of the city."
The railway throughout Its entire line
shall bo an elevated structure, supported
by two rows of columns on masonry foun
dations, with transverse and longitudinal
girders, possessing, when complete, a ca
pacity of carrying a moving load of not less
than 2,000 pounds per foot lineal of each
There Is to be a pier of masonry built
under each column of sufficient size to sup
port the weight that may come on it, no
portion of which shall extend above the
surface of the sidewalk.
The columns shall be placed In the center
of the street forty feet apart on Broadway
and on Washington avenue, and on the re
mainder of the routes twenty feet apart
and within the curb line, so as to leave the
roadway unobstructed.
The columns are to be of wrought iron or
steel, of such dimensions and form as may
be necessary to sustain the weight to be
The distance from the surfaco of the
street to the under side of the girders Is
not less than sixteen feet.
Convenient and ornamental station-houses
aro to be built at Third street and Wash
ington avenue, Broadway and Locust street.
Ninth and Locust streets. Twelfth and
Olive streets. Fourteenth and Market
streets, Union Station, Jefferson avenue.
Grand avenue, Vandeventer avenue, Sarah
street. Euclid avenue. King's highway and
at such points In Forest Park as may be
designated by the Board of Public Improve
ments. Along Broadway stations shall be
erected every ten or fifteen blocks.
The company shall havo the right to
carry wlre3 for telegraph and telephone
purposes attached to Its structure for Its
own and public use. Other companies de
siring to use the wires may do so, provid
ing satisfactory rates can be agreed upon.
The company will begin work within six.
months after the ordinance Is accepted, and
the road shall be completed within five
years, providing the time consumed by legal
process is not taken into account.
The bill specifies that a 5-cent fare shall
be charged between the hours of 530 a. m.
and 1220 a. m.. and a 10-cent fare shall be
charged between the hours of 12:30 a. m.
and 5:30 a. m.
Permission Is asked to erect a pneumatic
tube service for the transmission of mes
sages, parcels, etc.
Plans for the road are to be submitted to
the Board of Public Improvements, and the
work 13 to be supervised by the Street
In a clause relating to remuneration the
bill provides that after five years from the
completion of the road the company shall
pay to the city annually on January 1 each
year one-half of Its net profits.
The bill presented by President Hornsby
for Messrs. Dwyer, Erd and others provides
for the construction of an elevated road,
running from Sixth and Chestnut streets
to the World's Fair grounds, via -Chestnut
street to Jefferson avenue, south on Jeffer
son avenue to Chouteau avenue, west on
Chouteau avenue to Euclid avenue, thence
to the southeast corner of Forest Park and
west on Oakland avenue to the Fair
In regard to the construction of the road
the provisions are the same as in the other
bill with the exception that the second
Continued on Pngo Tito.
This Is the plan proposed by
Green and others.
Several Thousands of Dollars May
l.e Awarded for Best Poem on
the World's Fair Theme.
Suggestion Comes From the Skin
ker Road Contest Con
ducted Through The
An Exposition ode, for which a prize of
several thousand dollars will be offered by
tht World's Fair management. Is the ad
vertising feature now receiving considera
tion in the Press and Publicity Committee.
It is the thought of the management to
give the proposed competition the widest
publiciity by offering a prize so liberal that
it would enlist the efforts of somo of the
best poets In all countries.
The occasion for reading tho ode would
be that of the dedicatory ceremonies, April
30, 1503. when President Roosevelt and tho
Government's representatives are expected
to give national prominence to the event
through their attendance.
That no time must be lost In announcing
the offer of an award, and the conditions of
the contest, has been realized by the Press
Department of the Exposition, and it is,
therefore, likely that tho matter will be
taken up Immediately after the return of
President Francis.
The suggestion that prompted the offer
grew out of the Sklnker road poem contest
conducted through The Republic for a prize
of in gold. Officials of the Exposition
have watched for tho result ot this compe
tition with Interest, as possessing an indi
cation of what might be expected from tho
larger offer for an Exposition ode.
It Is believed that the incentive this con
test would gUe for research along the lines
of histories of the Louisiana Te-rltory would
prove a great advertisement for the Fair
almost equal to that excited by the an
nouncement of the airship prize.
Fierce Five Hours Battle Betweea
Government Forces and Gen
eral JIatos's Rebels.
Willcmstadt, Curacoa, Aug. 23. Advices
of an official nature, which have been re
ceived here from Caracas, Venezuela, are to
the efTect that a severe fight occurred yes"
terday between the Government forces and
the advance guard of the revolutionary ar
my under General Matos.
The revolutionists wefo commanded by
Generals Zolla and Vldal.
They made an attempt to occupy the
town of Taguay, but. after a fight of five
hours, they abandoned tho field to tho
Government forces.
Two hundred ot tho revolutionists were
killed or wounded.
President Castro Is now at Cua, twenty
five miues from Caracas.
Willie Gill Had Run Away From
His Arkansas Home.
Pine Bluff. Ark., Aug. 23. Willie Gill, a
boy. was drowned while in swimming near
Red Bluff Ferry, about twenty miles above
here. In the Arkansas River, with two
He had run away from home in Grant
County, and his parents did not know1
where he was unUl informed of his death.
For Minionrl Fair Saturday. Snn.
day. Khmvrrs.
For Illlnulo Fair, except showers in
north Saturday. Snnilay, showers.
1. Nicaragua May Be Asked to Explain.
German Ship Under Fire.
2. Railway News.
3. This Rooster Must Re Chained.
Bartholin Comes of Noble Danish Fam
ily Insurance Company Produced the Girl.
4: The Republle Torm Chart.
Mr. Bruen's Starting Displeased Turf
men. Great Futurity to Be Run To-Day.
5. Browns Won Both Games.
Cardinals Almost Blankedi by Reds.
East SideNewa.
6. Editorial.
Street-Railway Bill in House Again.
Jamaicans Sick of British Rule.
7. Book News and Gossip.
To Overcome Gas and Heat.
County Pupils Get Diplomas.
10. Stylish Fall Jackets and Dark Cloth
Active Preparation to Open Schools.
Celebrate Feast of St. Louis.
Young People's Society. "
Sunday Church Services.
Weather Bulletin.
12. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
13. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ads.
II. Local Securities Dull.
New York Stock Market Broader.
Weekly Bank Statement.
15. Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Local Grains Higher on Weather Re
ports. Fear of Frost Scares Traders at Chi
cago. River News and Personals.
IS. Dun's and Bradstreefs Weekly Reviews.
More Than S1.0W.00O to Mrs. Fair
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