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THE REPUBLIC: FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1903.
TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
TIirnSDAY. MAUCJI C. JM3.
In obMIenc to the PrwdJnt proclamation
Xhf Senate of tlv? riflrlKhtb Connrww conenM
In extrannl.nary swidon at noon to-lay.
An Immcns crow J wllnt.ed th Introiln?
tflrmonv, Jvchora of the F.fty-sernth (Vnsrew
liad not died anav hra the PrrslJent pro tm .
KrjT. called the boh to order, and soon there
after the Senators who were re-elected an1 thoej
win. were to take their l for the first tlm-.
with the except) of Mr. Oorman. who Irtd seen
It-nc wrvlce In the Senate, were snorn In.
Krienjs and admirers of the Senators loaded
.town their deks with beautiful floral tribute.
One of the feature of the opening cervniony nat
th ovation accorded Mr. Gorman.
Mr. Cannon's steech In the House of Itepre-
'math en earlr jesterdar momlne. In rreent
Inc the conference reort on th Kencral dffldencv
MH. In which he charted that the Senate con
ferees had resorted to etfnlatle b! ark mall anJ
attacked the nilrs n the Senate, formed the sub
ject of ome fervid remarks by Mr. Tillman ami
br the Senate conferees.. Meer. Hale AUJ-on
The bnat at 3.:; o. m. adjourned until .Mon-day.
Yesterday's bank clearings were JS-270 503:
balances. J1.0SS.OS-). Local discount rates
were firm between 5H and 6 ptr cnt. Do
mestic exchange as quotttl a follons:
New York, par bid. 10c premium aked:
Chicago, 10c premium bid. 13c premium
asked; Cincinnati. Ixulsvllle nnd New Or
leans, par hid. 10c premium asked.
Wheat closed loner at 70S7tf;c a. liar.
72'STlc No. 2 red. Corn closed loner at
nTfrlc .May. 6c No. : mixed. Oats
cloed at 3Xc Slay. 3Cc No. 2 mlxd.
The lcal market lor spot cotton was un
changed. WASHINGTON. 4
rostmater Baumhoff yesterday secured
S11S.000 additional for clerical expenses at
the St. Louis Post oaice.
The American Directory Company of
Grant Works. Ill and Mrs. R. C. Kvan of
Cincinnati have been placed under the ban
by. the Poslma-rter General for corductins
The Black Hills Mining Congress extended
an Invitation to President Rooseielt in solid
LOCAL, AND SUBURBAN.
The Bell Telephone Company has started
a training school Tor girl operators and ad
vertised for apprentices.
Absence of a majority of Houe of Dele
Kates members delays passage of the emer
gency hospital bill.
Captain E. A. Holierg of Schaefer Camp.
Sons of Veteran, will le a candidate for
the colonency of the Missouri division at
the Bconvllie encampment.
Miss Josephine Daly, champion euchre
plajer of St. Leo's Parish, rejected the of
fer of a priest's sen-ices to wed her to the
winner of the gentleman's honors In the
Street Comm!$oners cry for labor Is be
ing answered slowly. He needs several hun
dred more men.
The educational department or the Y'. M.
C A. received an endowment of $50,000 from.
a man whose name Is withheld, .and who
provides for 100 scholarship.
Republicans are unable to get candidates
for the City Council.
Union Club members presented the opera.
Mikado" at their clubhouse.
Judge Warwick Hough, In the Circuit
Court, stated from the bench that lawyers
who obtain decrees for deserted wives
should bring criminal sroeecutlon against
Post-Office Inspectors raided a xnatrimo
nial agency la the Burlington building,
finding thousands of letters from clients In
all parts of America. J. A. Taylor was re
leased on 1500 cash ball.
lime. Lacrolx and her husband ascend
both craters of La Soufriere In the Island
of St. Vincent, though the task Is dangeri
ous In the extreme. ' -
England has decided to establish a -new-naval
station at St. Margaret How, on
the eastern coast, near the Frith pr Forth".,
Mrs. George Piatt, a well-known St. Louts,
Society woman, sued for divorce. -declares
that sltevTeill file cross bill and aslr tot
George A.-Pltman. a bookkeenerrwas ar-
rested at-tbe request or the National Candy
Company and Merchants-Larlede Bank, and
charged with a shortage of H.500 In the
candy company's finances.
GENERAL DOMESTIC '
Captain Ed Porter Thompson, a well
known Confederate, died in Frankfort. Kj-.,
Ten criminal Insane patients at the Fulton
Asylum made a desperate struggle, to es-
cape. Fou.- got away and six were -overpowered.
Supervisor Steer wan Injure In
the struggle to keep the men In the asylum.
The body of Mr. Hennah Goddard Knnnn
Is burled at Hamilton. 0 after an autopsy
Jias shown that she came to her death by
The lower house of the Delaware Legisla
ture Is uncertain whether It has a legal e?x
Istenc, having been adjourned bv a minori
ty for two days, while the Constitution only
provides for adjournment from day to day
under such circumstances.
According to the Buffalo police, the mo
tives tor tne Buralck murder probably were
jealousy and the need or money. The wom
an suspected Is under surveillance and will
Toe arrested 1J she tries to escape.
Unless the Joint conterence at Apringfleld
reaches some agreement within the next few
days, which is said to be Improbable, a
coal miners' strike In Illinois Is Imminent
Secretary Ryan of the miners' organiza
tion declared yesterday at the conference
A that he was tired ot the proceedings and
Tnere wouia De "no more coaxing." The
dispute la over the scale to be paid in the
thln-veln regions or the northern part of
Senator Culberson of Texas returns to
Ms home at Dallas sick. He was unable to
remain at Washington for the extra ses
sion of. the Senate. His friends fear that
he Is aulte sick.
Middle Weight Tommy Ryan will retire
from the prixe rlrur to accent a nnsltlnn
- boxing Instructor of the Missouri Athletic
The schedule of dates for the American
JJtaBue !s announced.
Article are signed at Baltimore for -a
si championship battle betwen Corbett and
E&; Jeffries in Callfnraln npTt enmmv.
Sir Thomas Lipton asserts that with his
Sew yacht he has the America's cup already
1irted." All I ready for the launching on
St. Patrick's Day.
Work la rushed on the America's cup de
tender at Bristol, a bonus or 15 per cent
havine teen offered to the. worlcmen on
.condition that tho boat be completed by
New Tork. March C Sailed;' Koenisvn
' Luis. Bremen: La Savolc, Havre. , -.
Ttattlln Islahri MnrnH 5 Tn .ca.i . i,-
SJ Kenlan. New York, for Glasgow.
ft Jlsllnnoad. March C Passed: Corinthian,
frSt. John, X. B.,and Halifax,, for Liver-
f. Isle of Wight, 'March E. Passed: Menoml
H xee. New Yorkf or- London. .i-v
S Bronx Head,. March 5. Passed; -NoordV'
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inistranuii, - oiarcn &. rassed: Orcadian,'1
aoawu, lor.uiasgow. ' , ftX.
Antwerp, March 4. Arrived": Pennlaaai
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w i.iverpooi, yjiarcn . Amveu: uitonla.
if iiovllle, March S. Arrived: Corinthian. Bf.
poVSn, N. B.t and Halifax, from Liverpool.
i-jt- iaverpooi, juarcn s. saueu: Havexford,
London. March S. Sailed: Mesaba vo.
Queenstown, March H Sailed: Merlon.
Xrom Boston, Liverpool.
: Glasgow, March 5. Sailed: Siberian, Hall
fax. Sj. Queenstown, March 5. Sailed: Germanic,
.from Uvernool. N'pw York-
"New York. March S. Arrived. nn1.
Afrom IJverp.-3l: Ltgurla. Naples nnd Genoa.
s: 'VunoiiDwo, Auu-cn u Arnvea: Cedne;
ii from New York.
Jarra, March, K. Arrived: Katserln Maria.
". rK, vja Aieaiterranean
Kporta for Alexandria, etc (On Orient
'Queenstown. ,March a. Sailed: Haver-.
tora (from Liverpool) for Phluwlelpbiar'- ?'
-: LUaro. March 5. Passed: La ChamDaimV.4
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SENATOR JOHN E. MARSHALL.
Authority of the Missouri General Assembly on swamp lands.
ON A PARTY VOTE FILIPINOS
LINE IP WITH DEMOCRATS.
Insurgents Swing Around With th e Administration Men to Support
the Committee Report in the Uol linger County Contest to Unseat
Curdwell and Scat WelkerB allot Stands 7S to fi(i Bill to
Compel Publication of Tax Lists Is Engrossed in House
Measure Providing for County Supervision of
Schools Is Killed in Senate.
MISSOURI LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS IN BRIEF.
A committee has been appointed by the Democratic House caucus to Investigate
charges against a member of the School Text-Book Committee. No evidence had been
procured last night nnd no caucus was held.
The House adopted the majority report on the Bollinger County contest and or
dered a recount of the1 ba'llots cast for Representative. Caldwell (Republican) now
holds the seat
Two St. Louis measures were passed by theHouse yesterday. One of them was
a constitutional amendment permitting the police of St. Louis, Kansas City and St.
Joseph to have a mutual benefit organization and ue the credit of the city therefor.
The other was an amendment to the Bremen's law permuting dependencies of single
men to enjoy benefits.
By a -ote of 15 to 1C, county supervision of schools was killed In the Senate.
The Stubs antlclgarette bill was amended to prohibit selling or givlng(to minors
under 18 years of age cigarettes or cigarette papers. It will probably pass the Senate
in this form.
The House held a session last night to consider revenue bill offered by the State Tax
Commission. The publication of tax lists was the chief one considered.
BT A STAFF CORRESPONDRNT.
Jefferson City. Mo.. March 5. On a strict
party proposition. the Republicans this aft
ernoon found themselves minus their -Fili
pino allies. As a result, the majority rejwrt
or the Elections Committee" in the Bol
linger County .contest, where Welker (Dem
ocrat)' is contesting' the seat or Caldwell
(Republican), was adopted. On a roll call
for the previous question, which showed the
alignment or the Filipinos, .73, Democrats
voted solidly against- 68 Republicans.
About twohour were consumed In debate
'Ca. the contest this afternoon. Both the
majority and minority or tho committee
Tiad submitted reports. The majority rec
ommended that a recount be ordered, and
that eighteen votes be rejected and that
two rejected ballots be counted. The minor
ity report simply recommended that Cald
well be declared entitled to his seat.
Loon the motion that the minority report
be substituted for the majority, the after
noon's debate Has waged.
For the Democrats. Morris or Schyler,
Williams of Scott. Selph of Bt. Louis. Ev
ersole of Washington and Collins of Stl
Locls supported the majority report, order
ing a recount, something which the Repub
licans would not accept. Bothwell of Pet
tis. Davison of Butler. Tracy of Greene.
Stumberg or St. Charles and Mcpherson or
Lawrence defended the minority report.
-Twins oi oc ixuis iook. isoinweu 10 lasic
regarding statements concerning! the situa
tion In St. Louis. Bothwell referred to the
Soviner syndicate. Collins replied by ask
ing him If he did not know that Judges and
clerks of election appointed by the Repub
licans had not stated In the Butler contest
that tbey were Interested In the election of
Democratic nominees. Both ell answered
by deploring this sad condition In his party.
By the adoption or the majority report
the County Clerk or Bollinger County Is or
dered to report back March 9.
P. E. BURTON.
coevrr supervision defeated.
Superintendent CarrlDftton'a Meaurure
for State Schools Killed In Senate.
BT A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Jefferson City. Mo., March 5. County su
pervision of schools will continue to be a
matter of local option, the Senate this aft.
vrnoon refusing to pass the House bill cre
ating th office of County Superintendent of
Schools where It Is not now in force.
The defeated bill was drawn by State Su
perintendent of Schools Carrlngton, and in
authorized communications was strongly
urged for passage as being an advance over
"mossbacklsm." With local option prevail
ing, only nine counties have adopted super
vision. These counties are all In good con
dition financially. Opposition to the present
measure has come from those counties
where' the valuation Is low, tor, although
the bill fixes the salaries of superintendents
rrom J500 to 12.000, a low enough compen
sation, considering the work which must be
done, the small amount ot money means
much where the annual revenues are low.
Several attempts were made to amend
the bill, but only one or these passed. It
was offered by Youns of Texas and In
creased the number of years a superin
tendent must have taught rrom one to
Ruber or Marion was the chier cham
pion or the measure. Morton of Ray also
advocated It as a step In advance of pres
ent ronditlons. Clarkiwof TvAnsna fttv
.also spoke in favor or ft. Kansas, Iowa
ana Illinois ail nave supervision, ai do
tiearlv all or the other'States In the Union.
McNatt or Lawrence spoke against the
bill as "an attempt to create another sal
aried office. Biggs of Audrain and Nick
Bradley of Johnson also fought the bill.
Some of rthe Senators said that they were
only foljowing the. expression of their con
stituents, as shown In votes taken un
der the present local-option law.
The "bill' was killed by a" vote ofl5 ayes
to 18 noes, on an, attempt-to engross.
The following was the roll call:
AVesjJ 15 Messrs. Clarke. Dickinson.
Heather, Jewell.'v Lee. Mclndoe. McKlnley,
Martin. JJatthews. Morton. Rubey. Stubb,
Noes. 16-Messrs. Biggs, J. I Bradly.
Nick Bradleyn Collins. Dowell. Farrls,
Fields, .Kinealy, McDavid., McNatt. Nelson.
Sartorious, Schoenlaub, Smith, Young and
? t jAr n v va mf-nniavn
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It; Provides That the Llsta Must Be
'liTublUhed In County Papers.
'J&T. STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
XJefferaon City. Mo.. March 5. A session
oflthe "House was held .to-night to consider
TCI .. aTva.1 t... t.A Dial. !...
revenue measures uum uj m . .im.
Cdmmlssion. Publication or tax lists, the
first bill considered, took the greater part
of thp evening. ........
The commission In its report said, that
where publication of tax lists had been
tried there -had been Increase In revenue.
If n. nronertv owner were not ashamed to
.have his neighbors know that he reported
X5.0W worth 01 properly as Demg worm
only COO, It was set forth, his neighbors
would talk about It and tell the Assessor
The House had Its usual oDjecuons. it
was afraid of paying money to the- country
newspapers for publishing th lists. Dav
idson charged that there was "a newspaper
ivunMM.iinn nH lAhiwiaimMt aa Mvpfiii
on the floor of this House as the railroad
Kronck replied; "If there Is a newspaper
lobby here, tell ic. Mr.- Davidson, about th
school text-book lobby."
Davidson: "you probably know more )
L .Conkllrur. said: ri, am 'getting very UredArtacu assets in Its-possession In (excess of
udi xnemfTiian i ao. - -
oiuns cry or -loooy. lOODy.-ll you go into
- mn nniiMn.n'. mihdi. .r u.Hnn ttrar s - .isms r..riiaT nMneiiB.iUfMAN. ..
chasing after the newspaper men until you
can play checkers en his coat tails.'
"Now. you men who. whenever you are
for a bill, charge that, there Is a lobby
against it, or wjien' you are against a bill
charge that there Is a lobby working ror it.
I want to, say that I am tired of your talk,
len who come here to protect their Inter
ests, come because they are attacked by
randbaggers. . Keep your sandbagging bills
away from this Legislature and quit
chasing after lobyjsts and yt'i.wtU not have
much dangtr frpjoothe. loWles.iii ,blb
'And don t go chasing after your "news
paper publishers at home, and then go
around stabbing them, in the back. It Is
Conkllng- was-applauded hy the House.
As a matter or fact, .the Revenue Com
mission. It Is stated upon good authority,
had no Idea of helping' any newspaper, and
it would be or no benefit to city papers. A
,few country publishers may have asked
for Its passage, but the rate allowed is 3
cents a line, and not' a . bonanza to the
smallest country newspaper. Young of
Johnson explained that this was true. He
repeated what he had previously told, that
one publication of the lists In Johnson
County had increased the assessed valua
tion $223,000. He said the bill was a good
one In the Interest of fair assessments.
SO NEWSPAPER BILL.
Colden of Nodaway said It was net a
newspaper bill. The original bill had not
fixed the advertising rate, but the House
was fixing a rate too low for most papers
"This Is no newspaper graM." he said,
"but a bill in-, the Interest or fair assess
ments. If any of you have been asked by
any newspaper man to vote ror this bill. I
don't know It, but I do know that the
newspaper men of this State are at least as
good as the politicians."
The House Anally adopted an amendment
providing that the price for each Item In
the list should not be more than S cents.
The. vote-was 69 to St. Colden said It would
kill the bill. Some items might have ten
lines In them. An Item means on man's
assessment. By a vote or 63 to 50. the bill
was ordered to engrossment.
STATE BOARD OF' ARBITRATION.
Home to Give It More
Jefferson City. Mo., March 5. Colden' s bill
giving the State Board of Arbitration and
Mediation more -power passed the House.
This board has been handicapped by lack
of authority to enforce Its rulings. Colden's
bill gives the board power to call all wit
nesses and provides for the punishment by
both fine and Imprisonment of persons who
fall to answer summonses Issued by the
board. The board's -summonses are to be
served by Sheriffs, Constables or police officers-.
Davidson bill which gives cities of 10,000
and under 30,000 In population the right to
tax abutting property owners for the cost
or repairing streets, alleys and pavements,
passed after a spirited debate between 'the
author and Bothwell.
Davidson's hill, which provides that
neither or parties sustaining the relation of
man and w ife shall be disqualified as a wit
ness in any civil case prosecuted In the
name of or against either party whether
Joined or not with each other as parties in
such suit, passed. , .
Relnmlller of Newton also had the House
pass a bill which provides lor the resub
mission to the voters or a town the ques
tion or restraining stock from running at
large. There is no provision for this now.
Colden of Nodaway succeeded In having
the House pass a bill this afternoon striking
out the words "not to exceed four In num
ber" from the law governing the appoint
ment ot county road overseers. Colden
would give the County Court authority to
hire as many, road overseers as may be
Vosholl had a bill passed which changes
the. law relative to examinations which ap
plicants for positions as teachers in the
country schools have to go through.
Louis Tlchaeck' lined up the St. Louis
members against Frost's bill relative to the
establishment of primary and high schools
In certain districts. Tichaeck objected to
that section of the. bill which provided'
that the School Trustees shall have author
ity to arrange for the transportation of
pupils llvinr oer. two miles rrom the
schoo'si "ir they pas this." said Tlch
aceck. "we will next be called upon to pro
vide free ice cream (for the children In or
der,:to get them to stay In school."
Dolan s blU providing tlat private bankers
be put under more stringent regulations also
passed the house. Secretary of State Cook
drew the law.
Wallace's bill providing for the appoint
ment of administrators to close up estates
that developed J assets and liabilities after
they had already been administered passed
the f House without opposition.
i CAUSES MCCH COM3IEXT.
Insurance Dividend Bin Reported
Jefferson City. -Mo, March 6. A bill Intro
duced, by Sena tor. Martin ot" Saline was re
ported without 'recommendation this morn
ing, that is causing some comment. among
the Senators. It provides that all Insurance
companies shall divide their surplus profits
each year amonr the nollpv holders. Some
of the Senators are ausvestlne facetiously
mat tne. bul e amended to Include every
Tho bill reads -aa follows:
"Every life - insurance i company doing
business In the' State of, Missouri 'shall, on
or before the .first da v of. January of each
Tear, cause to be-raadVa-pro Tata dividend
among; 1cs.po11c7j101acrajn.sala state or. an
ins amount requn-ra io meet .its ooiiga
COMMITTEE AT WORK
Democratic Caucus Body Probing
Charges Regarding Text-Book
TALK OF EFFORT TO KILL BILL.
Representative Dolan of Kansas
City Declares He Is Ready
for Calcium to Be
BV A STAFr CORRESPONDENT.
Jefferson City, Mo.. March 5. Caucus
Democrats are much esclted over the an
polntment of an Investigating Committee
to probe charges" which have been pre
ferred by certain Democrats regarding
school text-book leclslatlon. So far the
committee lias not presented a report, and
it Is doubtful Jut what will happen.
Representathe Dolan of, Kan'as City Is
accused of having gono to the State Printer
and asked If House bill No. 469. otherwise
known as the Davidson bill, misht not be
delivered to the School Text-book Commit
tee on a night that ho wished to leave town
to attend nn amateur minstrel performance
of which he was the nominal, stage man
ager. Together with his clerk and Representa
tive Farley, according to Mr. Dolan. he
aked If the bill would be delivered in time
for the meeting? "Imay have said, joking
ly, that I would gie J10 if the matter could
be laid oyer," said Mr. Dolan to-night, "for
I certainly wanted to go down to Kansas
City, but I would have enough sens? to
know that I could not get the bill killed
in that way.
"To-day Mayor Reed or our town came to
me and said that ir I would go Into the
Democratic caucus the charges would not
be further Investigated. I do not propose
to be bulldozed in any such fashion, and
shall not submit to caucus action on the
"I want the charges investigated, if any
one has the nerve to prefer them In the
shape of affidavits. If the caucus finds me
guilty. I will be the first to hand in my
certificate. Hut I do say that I can't be
H?.c.lln,alIv'J into supporting the Davidson
Though the Investigating Committee was
appointed last night, with the expectation
that it would report to-night, no affidavits
have been secured. The committee con
sists of Speaker Whitecotton. Chairman
Da!d?on of the caucus. Representative
Stampfll, Representative Stewart and one
Members of this committee said to-night
that they thought nothing would be done
un me uojan matter, rso caucus was
School-book legislation Is In a perplexing
condition at 'this date. Attorney General
Crow will not give his, opinion on the con
dition of the present text-book law until
to-morrow morning. It Is said that he will
say that the present contracts are good un
til new ones are made, or until new legis
lation is Dassed. This leaves uniformity.
but does not relieve the State from the con
tract of the American Book Company,
against which Governor Dockery addressed
It is said that an effort! will yet be made
to prepare a new text-book law, despite
any dpinlon which the Attorney General
may render. '
SENATE PASSES INSIIIAXCE BII.U
It Provides That Stale Superintendent
May Fix Rate.
BT A STAFF CORRSEPON'DBNT.
Jefferson City. Mo., March E. The Sen
ate this afternoon passed Farrls's bill
which provides that the Superintendent or
Insurance may fix and adjust Are Insur
ance rates In any part of the State.
Farrls explained that the bill would ena
ble the Insurance Department to stand be
tween the companies and the people. "It
will not drive them out of the State," he
said. "That cry has befti exploded. Insur
ance Is not a commodity. Its price can and
bhould be regulated by the State."
Clarke ot Kansas City called attention to
the fact that since Missouri had begun to
pass Insurance legislation twenty-eight
companies had been driven out of the State.
Jewell of Kansas City said that the Insur
ance Department could make rates as
easily as Mr. Fetter in Kansas City or Mr.
Wo.terhou.ie in St. Louis, the men who now
make the rate books.
Kinealy opposed the bill and asserted that
It would raise rates m St. Louis and In
crease the difficulty or securing sufficient
Insurance. Young ot, Texas took the samo
view or the situation, claiming that It
would Increase rates and was wrong- In
Morton Ot Rav. Walker of Boon, nnd
Nick Bradley supported the bill. The bill
passed by a vote ot a to .
The bill provides:
That rtl3n lia or the Revised Statutes of the
State of Missouri. Jls. entitled "Iniuranee De
partment," be and the same li hereby amended
by addlyic at the end of said section the ro'Jonr
lng: "He shall also have power and It la herebv
maae his duty to fix. modify or change the rates J
v in.uiiuiu vn.iinj ivr iiwunim upun mn prop
erty la any ctty or county of this 8tate. and
when euch rate are fixed by him It shall be un
lawful for any company or computes to charm
or collect any higher rate. Provided, that any
properly o ner who believes the rate Is too high,
or any Insurance company that believes th rate
la Inadequate may ask for a rehearing or re
rating, but the decision of uch 8upenntenent
eball be final, and tne rates fo fixed shall be the
proper rates until changed or modified by said
superintendent, and any company or companies
chardnir a hlsber rate than those fixed, modified
ot changed as aroresa), ahall nave their certifi
cate of authority to do butlnes in this state re
ckeoV' rMOX LA DEL IlIM, KILLED.
Schoenlaub Prt Measure la Defeated
la the Senate.
Jefferson City. Mo.. March B. Not until
to-day has Senator Schoenlaub addressed
the chair, and then Lieutenant Governor
Lee was not presiding. The North St.
Louis Senator has not the kindliest feel
ings towards the Lieutenant Governor, but.
as Senator Rubey was acting as President
pro tern., Schoenlaub consented to ask
that his bill compelling all State printing
to bear the union label should be placed on
He made no remarks, but asked for the
roll call, which showed that his bill was
(defeated by a vote of 13 ayes to 15 noes.
This Is the only bill which Senator Schoen
laub has Introduced this session.
The roll call on the bill was as follows:
Ayes. IS Farrls. Jewell. Kinealy, McDa
vid. Matthews. Morton. Nelson, Sartorious,
Schoenlaub. Smith, Sullitan, Vorles, Zevely.
Noes, IS Biggs. Nick Bradley, Dickinson,
Dowell. Fields. Heather. Lee. McKlnley,
McNatt. Marshall. Martin. Rubey, Stubbs,
CHANGE OF FEELING
IN BUTLER'S FAVOR.
Despotic Action of House Causes
Change of Sentiment in Favor of
St. Louis Congressman.
The Republic Bureau.
Ilth St and Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, March 5. There has been so
much general and adverse criticism ot the
action of the Republicans in counting a
quorum in order to seat George C. R. Wag
oner ns Representative trom the Tweirth
St. Louis District that a distinct revulsion
or feeling has taken place in favor of Butler.
There Is a general belief about the Cap
itol that the arbitrary manner In which he
was ousted from the last House will secure
Butler many friends on the Republican
side, as well as a solid Democratic minority.
and that he Is reasonably sure to be re
tained by the next House.
It Is well settlea that the minority will
pursue In the next Congress the policy
adopfed at the close of the last session, un
less Butler's contest Is judicially treated.
and that the Republicans will be forced to.
consider the election records in the case
fairly and Imnartlaliv nr submit to an In
definite filibuster. . ..
Mr. cannon, who will be Speaker or the
next House. Is a wninn hut is 'believed
to bclncapable of carrying out such an ex
treme partisan plan as was pursued In the
The-aeneral onlnlon nnw l that Revnolds.
Instead of having, an easier case by reason
of Wagoner's victory, will be compelled to
'make a much better 'contest, and that In
the present temper-of the leaders on both
sides the chances ara that 'in order to, com-,
nensate- foe nut! mm treatment fa.
will po shown considerable favor-by the; Re-
Biivana m mo JveynoHU case. -
RAID ON II" :j
OF Hill AW
A. Taylor, Who Has Sev
eral Male and Female
THOUSAND LETTERS FOUND.
Persons Anxious to Be Married
Address Agency From All
Parts of America.
FEES OF $2 TO $25 TO JOIN.
Prisoner, Bound Over to Federal
Grand Jury, Produces 300
Cash Bail and Is
SAMPLE OF LETTERS RECEIVED,
MATUIMOMtL II LUC AC.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 26, 1303.
Roberts. S10 Olive.
Room 888. St. Louis, Mo:
Dear Friend 1 gust seed your
words In a ppaper an I .tawght 1
wold rito to u 1 am al alon In the
wurld an want a hapy hum so much
1 live at Missus 1 did no ir 1 spit
her nam rite 1 am here servantt gurl
I am Irish an reel ppretty me nam is
M. M. am IS years old I hav bigg
blu eyes and bblack hare I no 1 love
u and u love ir.e pleas rite qulcke to
Chicago post office M. M. 1 coookk
grand 1 like corn beer & cabaage.
please rite kwlck.
J. A. Taylor, alias I E. De Wet. alleged
operator of a fraudulent matrimonial
agency, was arrested yesterday by Chief
Post-Office Inspector Dice and his assist
ants. At a preliminary hearing before United
States Commissioner Babbitt yesterday
afternoon he waived examination and was
heldj to the Grand Jury in the sum of ISO).
He produced the cash and was released.
Taylor, who rs about 55 jears old, well
dressed and apparently of good education,
operated under a dozen or more aliases, as
shown by his extensive correspondence.
He was known as J. A. Taylor, L. A.
De Wet, Joseph A. Lee, Mr. Mantel), Mr.
Roberts, Mr. Morgan, In dealing with
female correspondents. When posing as a
woman desirous of entering the matrimo
nial state, he was known as "Sincere,"
"Madame," "Al'lle" j'May" and "May
Taylor Is believed to have operated
agencies in the principal cities of the
country, rrom Detroit to San Francisco.
He come to St. Louis about a jear ago
With a woman known 'as May Cleveland.
He engaged offices In the Burlington and
other office buildings. In each o( which
there were several women stenographers
and clerks employed to attend to the cor
respondence. Taylor did a strictly mall-order business
Personal visits by prospective patrons were
not tolerated, and visitors to the offices re
ceived scant courtesy, and no Information
as to the methods of the bureau.
The bureau was conducted on the plan
or ail others which hove received the at
tention ot the postal authorities. Taylor In
serted attractive "ads" in the newspapers
or the larger cities, setting rorth that the
advertiser was seeking a matrimonial
To catch the women he advertised that he
was a wealthy man or mature age, respect
able, and wanted a wife with sunny tem
perament and domestic accomplishments,
rather than money or personal charms. To
catch the men the "ad" set rorth that the
advertiser was a lady or wealth, attractive,
or good character, but somewhat lonely.
Those who answered the advertisements
were Informed that the advertiser was a
customer or the bureau, and that In order to
correspond with blm or her It would first
be necessary to become a patron or the
?"?." "r which a fee ranging from ts
to 25 was demanded.
Thousands, it Is charged, rose to this
bait from all over the country. Taylor's
Jted that his receipts averaged more than
unuj itwii rtaa diurnioim nnn ir la aii.
jaw nv ua.
The heavy mail attracted the attention or
the Post-Office authorities, and later In
spector Dice received complaints concern
ing the bureau, which led to an Investiga
tion. Inspectors Fulton and Sullivan were as
signed to the case, and they secured evi
dence to warrant the arrest or Taylor, who
was found in the Burlington building at
noon. All the property In the offices rent
ed by him, consisting of correspondence,
stationery, pamphlets, etc., was confiscated
to be held for evidence.
THOUSAND LETTERS FOUND.
There are about 1.000 letters In the lot. re
ceived from every State In the Union, and
some from Mexico and Canada. Among the
correspondents are Impressionable school
girls, married women, gay widows, elderly
spinsters, servant girls, widows with large
families, factory girls, actresses, traveling
salesmen, lawyers, mechanic miners and
Persons in almost every walk In life, or
almost every creed, color and race, except
negroes Indians and Chinese, are represent
ed In the collection, which furnishes some
racy. Interesting and pathetic reading.
Among the letters is one rrom a cor
respondent at Bushnell. Ill who saw- "Mr.
Mantells" advertisement In the rktA .
American, and says, among other things:
fc."iSm 45'ears old and married, but un
happily. My husband will leave for Texas
In a few days. 1 have been thinking of
changing mv state for a long time, and if
you think well or this letter, please call
and see me, so that we can rorm a true
opinion of each other. I will not answer
but few letters, so If vou are sincere, call
as soon as possible. Tours In hope.
. SALESMAN'S COMMUNICATION.
The following from a traveling man or
St. Paul, written from Fargo. N. D . to
"Sincere." Indicated that the writer Is a
credit to. the ranks or commercial sales
men: "Dear Sincle: I noticed your ad In the
St, Paul papers, and write to assure vou
that I could share your wealth and affec
tion. If you think I would meet
your views of a husband, write and Inclose
photo and describe your personal nttrac-
muub. a vtiu ud we name in my next tetter.
"P. S. Tou forgot, evidently through
oversight, to say how much wealth you
FROM A SCHOOLGIRL.
The, following Is an extract from a letter
from a schoolgirl of Cleveland, C. who
says she comes or a good family which
moves In the best society:
"Mr. Roberts: If my folks knew I wrote
to you, wouldn't I catch It! Address your
answer in a plain envelope so no one will
know who It Is from. Am 18 years old,
slender, petite, small, delicate hands, shape
ly feet, with an almost perfect form. I
am a neat dresser, good tempered and full
of run. I cannot get married for a year,
andlt you are willing to wait that long, all
right. I know I can never love you. not
having seen you. but I could learn to like
A clerk In a dry s-oods storr at Walker-
vilie. Ontario. 22 years old. writes a brief
epistle to "MIle." signing himself "Ono
Who Will Appreciate True Love."
From cultured Back Bay. Boston, comes
"Mr. Morgan: I am seeking a home be
cause I am not fitted tor the business
world. Why do you advertise for a
wife, when a man of vour wealth and at-
.talnments could select one from your circle
ox.-acquauiiances i xou -mujrnt asar-rae tne
sameauestlon. The reason Is I have) no
-anouey to enania zne to coma in contact
w 1 n
actual test is more convincing than
days' talk on U nee da Biscuit, or
weeks of logical newspaper argument;
Uneeda Biscuit please the palate
and satisfy the stomach. The price is
cents. Sold only in the In-er-seal
Package, which is dust and germ proof.
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ST. LOUIS TO CALIFORNIA
MAIN TRAVELED ROUTE.
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The route is through scenic Colorado and Salt Lake
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sleeper excursions every Wednesday night; Join
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Tickets, berths, etc, at City Ticket Office, S. W. Cor. Broadway and Olive Street, or
of the General Passenger Agent, 601 Pine Street, St Louis, Mo.
with the persons whose company I enjoy.
I believe some marriages contracted
in this way are happy."
MINER DROPS PICK FOR PEN.
A horny-handed miner In Bisbee. Ariz.,
drops his pick for the pen long enough to
address the wealthy "Madame":
"I worked in the Alaska gold fields two
years without success. I also worked in
the county asylum .two years. I am now
working in a mine here running cars at JX50
u. day. I would like a model wire, and I
believe you will make one."
From Huntsvllle. Tex., comes this, ad
dressed to "Sincere":
"I write you In answer to your ad for a
partner for a lady of wealth, attractive, or
good character, who Is lonely. I think I
can love such d woman. I can shoWydu
my palmist. I am an honest man."
A WIDOWS ANSWER.
From Chicago came a" letter addressed to
"Mr. Roberta" from a widow with two sons.
IS and 14. She says she Is 22 ears old. and
is a Southern lady, a native of Mobile.
Ala., where she had a reputation at a
singer, appearing at all the "swell enter
tainments." Her husband was a railroad
superintendent with one of the large roads.
A young woman of Brooklyn. la., would
have brought "Mr. Morgan" a handsome
dowry, according to her letter.
Sho describes herself as a brunette 22
years old. ot personal attractiveness. She
is the only unmarried girl In the family.
Her rather went to California some jears
ago. ana orore leaving gave each of his
daughters 210 acres or land.
The writer says she has rented her land
for JIOO an acre, and the rental, amounting?
to tne neat sum or yu.uuu. sne says. Is her
"pin money." She says she. has lots of
suitors In her town, but prefers to live In a
The Federal Grand Jurv Is still In session,
and It Is expected that De Wet's case will
be Investigated at once.
TO CTJRB A COLD DT OKE DAT.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money If It falls to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. Joe.
ABANDONEDBABY FINDS FRIEND
Mrs. Klein Will Keep Waif Left
Mrs. Ida Klein ot No. 32 South Fifteenth
street found a boy baby about five days old
In the hallway ut her home Wednesday
night. The child was dressed In a white
gonn and wrapped In a yellow blanket.
There was no clew to the identity of the
person who placed the child in the hallway.
Mrs. Klein tell In love with the abandoned
baby and Informed Policeman John Krae
mer, to whom she reported the finding or
the baby, that she will keep the little one
and adopt him. Policeman Kraemer reports
to Captain Reynolds that Mrs. Klein Is
worthy or keeping the baby, and she will
be permitted to do so.
DEPUTY'S FACE IS SLAPPED.
Then He Sends His Seconds to Ar
range a Duel,
Paris, March 5. The Chamber or Depu
ties sat until a late hour to-night In order
to finish with the budget, which was
adopted by 3T1 votes to 82.
Shortly before the adjournment Deputies
Loque and Bagnol got Into a heated dis
cussion, ending by the latter slapping his
M. Loque subsequently sent his seconds
to arrange a duel.
MAY HAVE BEEN EDWARD RILEY.
St. Joseph Coroner Thinks St.
Louis Man Was Killed There.
St, Joseph. Mo.. March 5. Coroner Doyle
believes the body of a man who. was killed
In a railroad accident near Rush vl He, ten
miles south of St. Joseph, six weeks ago,
is that of Edward Riley, a young business
man of St. Louis.
The man's Identity has not been estab-
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lished, but trom information received from
St. Louis to-day Coroner Doyle behoves it
KILLED HIS STEPFATHER
TO SAVE HIS MOTHER.
Bor 18 Years Old Shot Parent ear
EI neao, Ok., and Then Sur
rendered to Sheriff.
EI Reno. Ok.. March E. EL C. Putnam. 11
vears old. surrendered to the Sheriff hero
last night, stating he had killed his step
rather, whose name Is Ennls. at their farm
near El Reno.
t.!Wn0Jie.!?n.b0Es' ?,? accompanied the boy.
testified that the killing was done In the d
rensc or the boy's mother, whom Ennis was
beating. Putnam shot his stepfather with
a revolver, but not before receiving several
cuts from a knife In the hands or Ennis.
rOLICE BILL PASSES HOrSE.
Provides for Submission to Vote of
Jefferson City. Mo., March 5.-The delega
tion or policemen rrom St. Louis and Kan
sas City succeeded In getting their pension
fund amendment through the House this
morning. This measure passed the Senate
the other day.
A similar measure was killed in the House
recently on account of a general misappre
hension among the members as to Just what
the police wanted.
Their bill provides for the submission to
voters of the State of a constitutional
amendment which will permit the thres
big cities ot th? State to vote ror the cre
ation of a police pension fund. The Pro
posed fund will not cost the taxpayers of
the State one cent. The entire cost is to
tall upon St. Louis. St. Joseph and Kansas
City. proUded they vote to establish th
Police Captains O'Malley and Young and
Lieutenants McKenna and Healey were
chiefly Instrumental In having the bill pass
the House this morning. Duncan of 8t,
Joseph moved its passage and Carr or St.
Louis seconded the motion. Leonard, Col
lins. O'Donnell. Goebel and Lynam of 8t,
Louis bustled for votes while the roll call
was one. Goebel. a St. Louis Republican,
spoke in favor of the fund.
The bill providing an amendment -to the
law creating a firemen's pension fund was
passed by the House this afternoon with
out oDTo!tion. ReDresentatlve Chflnnun .r
Kansas City called th bill up immediately
alter the disposition ot the Bollinger Coun
ty contest debate, and It was passed with
out opposition. The bill now goes to the
Governor tor his signature.
BERLIN Lieutenant Steffens has been
sentenced by a court-martial to three
rnumiia iiupiiauitiiiciii m h lonress.ror-III-
ireaunK pritiiea. vue iiuiiureu ana eigntecT
charges were brought against Steffeng
twenty-nve oi wmen were ior oeaung
dlers with his sword.
Is to love children, and no
home can be completely
happy without them, yet the
ordeal through which the ex
pectant mother must pass usually is
so full of suffering, danger and fear
that she looks forward to the critical
with annrehension and rlnar1 "
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