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Rudolph, Sullen and Motionless, Sits Staring at the Cell Door for Hours Collins Has Grown More
Communicath e, but Will Not Speak of the Union Bank Robbery Prisoners Will Be Brought
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In accordance with the prevision of the
will of Jefferson Kearny Clark, who died
tn this city four sears ago. a handsome
monument Is to be erected In Bellefontalne
Cemetery to honor the name and perpetuate
the fame of hi father. General William
Clark, a pioneer of St. Lotus.
The monument v-fll he erected at a point
made famous 100 years ago by faro of Amer
ica's greatest continental explorers.
It will overlook the IMIsslssippl River at
the rolct where General dark and Meri
wether Lewis debarked fro-n their trip to
the mouth uf the Columbia River, which
afterwards became- one of the most" Inter
esting bits of earl' Western history.
It Is expected that the -monument will be
erected and unveiled about the time of the
opening of the World's Fair. .
General William Clark was the youngest
son cf John and Anna Ciark, nee Rogers,
who were married In King and Queen's
County, Virginia. In 17S9
Both families were well known in the
early days of the Republic. The Clark
family did much for the country In critical
periods of Its hlstorr.
At the ase of 1, William Clark, the most
famous of the family, left Virginia and
went to the fort, which his brother. George
Rogers Clark, had built at the fal's of the
Ohio. It was In the dangers, alarms, ex
peditions and cccoats connected with this
He Finds That the Complaints
Against the Postmaster Are
Xot Entirely Cleared.
But the Finding Does Xot Exoner
ate Believed That Another Ap
pointment "Will 15e Made
Joy and Wagoner in Favor.
The Republic Bureau,
1(5 Times BuIMlnr.
Washington. March 7, Civil. Service
Commissioner Foulke to-daj- presented to
the President his report in the St. Louis
Post Office matter.
Its findings and conclusions are not made
rubllc, but they are to the effect that the
complaints against Mr. Baumhoff are not
entirely cleared up.
Mr Foulke reports that upon careful In
vestigation many of the charges against
Mr. Baumhoft were found t be untrue,
but he doss not entirely exonerate the
Postmaster. Some points In the charges
were not cleared up beyond doubt.
As to what action will be taken in the
matter no reliable Information can et be
secured. The case now is in the hands
of the President, and Its decision will be
reached by blm personally.
The Postmaster General has been In
clined to the reappointment of Mr. Baum
hoff. but. after the matter was submitted
to Mr. Foulke for his final report, the case
then went to the White House for the
President's personal decision after the re
ceipt of this report.
Although General Payne has Inclined to
Mr. Baumhoff, he would not now take a
positive position contrary to the findings
of llr. Foulke, who went to St. Louis at
the President's request.
At the matter stands to-night, all that
can be learned is that if the President
deems unimportant that portion of the
charges not jet entirely refuted he may
reappoint Mr. Baumhoff.
The opinion of those who have followed
the case closely is that another appoint
ment probably will be made, and the
chances seem to favor former Representa
tive Joy or George & R. Wagoner.
MMerann Falls From Foley
,WIUUtn,X3Ultn. a lineman, employed by
i??e ?S!i.v1?r.1PnoDe Company and liv-lng at
Ng. SB Mill street, yesterday Vnofning
fw f rota a telephone pole on Sarah street
bttwefei Westmlmur place and McPhercn
.The distance of Gillin's fall was thirty
feet. He stated that a flight shock from
oneof the wires on the pole caused him to
release hisJiold.
At the Missouri Baptist Sanitarium Doc
tor P. Tupper found that he had sustained
a contusion above the right eye, a fracture
of the right lee and righf-wrUi.
fnrt that William Hark received the ruECl
I experience that fitted him for his future
historic and military-career.
He was given an ensignshlp in the United
States Army at the age of 15. Four years
liter he teas made Lieutenant of infantry.
Soon pfter he was promoted to Adjutant
and qjartermater.
Through failing health he was compelled
to resign the service temporarily In 17X. He
then came to St. Louis, which at that time
was a foreign territory. v
In 133 President Jefferson pVnned an ex
pedition to the mouth-ef the Columbia
River. The trip, which panned out suecess
felly, became an epoch in the early history
of the country and formed the subject for
one of the prettiest romances In American
literature. It has since been known as the
Lewis-Clark expedition, and the experience
of the two American explorers have been
translated Into several languages.
President Jefferson selected William
Clark, who had regained his healtlr and
was then in the full vigor- of his manhood
at the age of S3, to be the companion of
Merlw ether Lewis in the conduct of (the
In the spring of l&M the party started up
the Mississippi River. With Lewis anjj
Clark were nine Kentucky joung men,
fourteen regular soldiers, two Canadian
voyagers anda colored servant. The Pacific
was reached in November, 1S05. The party
Few Fatalities Occur Among Many
Sufferers From the Disease
in St. Louis.
Infection Is Most Prolific Among
Persons Attected With Colds
or Ailments of Like
An epidemic of Influenza in an aggravated
form, commonly known as the grip, has
been" prevalent In St. Louis for the lat
three weeks. It is estimated that there
have been from II.OOO to 15 000 cases.
The present epidemic, while covering a
large territory and otherwise Identical with
its predecesrors, has resulted in compara
tively few fatalities Whether or not this
Is due to the manner of treatment or
natural causes, phvsiclans are unable to
There are as many different prescriptions
for the treatment of Influenza as there are
for an ordinary "cold." nnd no especial
specific has been discovered recently.
The disease Is the result of a germ known
as the bacillus of Influenza, and It Is gen
erally believed that it Is contracted by In
fection, as the germ has little tenacity of
life nrhen separated from a diseased body.
For this reason It is extremelv difficult to
obtain cultures of the germ for experi
mental study. It cannot be grown in the
ordinary manner, as the culture win not
develop In the usual preparations.
The full-giown germ is about on six
teen thousandth of an Inch In lerigth. and
about- on eighty thousandth of an inch In
width. It cannot exist without the presence
of air. and consequently Is only found In the
respiratory passages.
It is extremely prolific and spreads with
great rapidity, but. owing to Its demand for
certain conditions. found only In an unhealthy
body, the average person, unless affected
with a cold or bodily exhaustion, fe com
paratively Immune.
The first appearance of Influenza, as a
recognized dlfcasi-. occurred In the early
part of the Twelfth Century. From 1173 to
1S74 there were elghty-slx. widespread epi
demics. Several of these were pandemics that is.
extended over wide areas, and were accem
pmlcd with great loss of life. The treat
ment was crude, and It wasjtter thought
that this was much to blame for the Im
mense number of fatalities.
It was not until 1617 that Influenza -was-
then turned homeward and arrived in Bt.
Louis September 23, 1S06.
In 1907 William Clark again resigned his
commission ard immediately was appoint
ed Erigadier General for the Territory cf
Upper Louisiana. In 1513 he was appointed
Governor of Missojrf Territory by President
Madison, an office he held until .Missouri
was admitted as a State In 133.
In 12 William Clark was appointed Su
perintendent of Indian Affairs, which office
he held until his death, which took place on
September LJSS, at the afce of .
llliam-Clark scent forrjr-one years of
his life In St. Louis. His old home, which
stood at Main and Vlre streets, was a cen
ter of hospitality in the early days, known
far and wide to army -officers, travelers,
authorsand distinguished visitors.
During his life he held a wonderful power
over the Indians of the United States, all
of whom knew him. Hi word was accept
ed by them as law and many battle were
averted by diplomatic Interventions
William Clark was twice married, his first
wife being Julia Hancock. They were mar
ried at Flncastle. Va., on January 6, 1855.
Five children were born of the union. They
were: Meriwether Lewis, William Preston.
Mary Margaret, George Rogers Hancock
and John Julius Clark. He was married
the second time, two years after the death
of tls first wife, to Mrs. Harriet Kennerly
Radford. Two sons were born, Jefferson
Kearny and Edmund Clark,
noticed in this country. In the faU of that
year an epidemic broke out in Massachu
setts, and for a time threatened to spread
This was followed by slight epidemics at
intervals of three or four years in various
parts of the country, until the early part of
the Nineteenth Century, when It complete
ly disappeared
The next appearance of the aggravated
form of Influnza was world-wid. It was
first discovered in Central Asia early In the
fall of 1SS9
Reports of Its ravages were received from
Asia for several months, and then Eastern
Europe became affected. From there, owing
to the greater facilities for travel, the dis
ease spread rapidly, and soon made Its ap
pearance in America.
Thoe who have made a study of the dis
ease are divided as to the location of the
disease's first appearance in the United
States. Some claim that it first found a
foothold on the Piclflc Coast, while others
claim It was brought from Europe.
Within three months the entire country
was suffering from the disease. Few es
caped a slight attack, and. although the
rate of mortality was high. compard with
the number of caees It was not out cf l ro
portlon. It was anally stamped out late In
the spring of 1890.
The Revereml B. A, Klnc. Mnrty-Mne
Year Old, Weds a Girl of
Austin, Tex., MarCi 7 The Reverend R.
A. King, one of the last survivors of the
battle of San Jacinto, was in Austin to-day,
and with him was his pretty joung wife.
They are on their honeymoon.
Mr. King Is 99 years old and his girl-wife
Is not yet 20. They are en route to West
ern Texas to settle down for life and will
leave Austin Saturday.
Notwithstanding the bridegroom Is eighty
years the senior of his bride, there was
never a more devoted couple. They ana
perfectly heppy and seem to enjoy life
more than the average husband and wife.
Fight Over Members of Commis
sion in Kansas Legislature.
Topeka. Kas.. March 7. The Legislature
will adjourn sine die next Wednesday.
The b!g fight over the new tax bill waa
ended by the conference committee to-night
and the bill will pass.
The St. Louis World's Fair bUl 4s still
hung up. and i seems certain that an ap
propriation will not be made for-B. Kansas i
exhibit. The fight Is over the members of I
the commission-. Cy. Leland and Governor
Bailey are standing out for a bill that Trill
permit the Governor to "remove members
of the board at wUL
Investment Enterprise Offered
Bigger Inducements to
Investors Than Did
Turf Schemes.
Return of $100 .Was Promised on
Feren MonthlyPaymentb
of $2 Each.
E. M. Bodine, the Secretary and
Manager, Was Arfested With J.
W. Brennan and E. H. W.
Schulte, Alleged Members.
E. M. Bodine, J. W.
nnan. and E. H.
W. Schulte of the Inter:
Company were arrestee
nal Co-cperatlve
,t 5 o'clock ester-
day afternoon on lndli
eats issued by
Judge Douglas on the rflaest of the Grand
Jury. All were released
b bond.
The International Caeratlve Company,
according to a repreaeni
Attorno's office. Is an
rich-quick" concerns. It
In the Poxzonl building.
ive of the Circuit
ier of the "ret
ieadquarters were
Ninth and Chest-
The Investigation of tiBrlnternatlonal Co"
oneratlve ComDany's
davs ago. Doctor E. (MjGreer; who was
once a candidate for cSfoer, and Doctor
J. D. Irwin, former Corofcr, were witnesses
at the time the lnvestigalBn waa taken up.
It Is reported that the-Mrere trustees In
the company. It is bella mat mey per
mitted their names to b
not knowing
the entire nature of tWTbasiness. Doctor
Greer lives at No.
Zmflhuic -avenue, and
Doctor Irwin at the
St-BHcholas Hotel.
"Arnold, the IntematloVl Securities Com
pany, and some of thefcthera the Grand
Jury has Investigated, hal wild schemes for
making money for depoajtors," said a rep
resentative ot the ClrcuV Attorney's office
yesterday afternoon, "butJas compared with
the advertised lalms ofjtha International
Co-cperatlve Company, tliey were tame.
Thlscompany asnt outcircular to pros
pective Investors, teUlnCjthem that an In
vestment of tl esth, month "for seven
months would brlcr'JWO.
' On the face of It. -this company could
not continue to do business long, although
It was still operating when the Grand Jury
took up the Inv esogatlon. une circular to
patrons and prospective Investors stated
that the company's business was based on
the Constitution of the United States, which
gives equal rights to aU men."
The charge against Bodine. Brennan end
Schulte Is conspiracy to defraud. Judge
Douglas fixed their bonds at MOO. Joseph L.
Schyler. a saloonkeeper at Eleventh street
and Clark avenue, signed the bonds for Bo
dine and Schulte. and Brennan's bond was
signed by Heniy W. Meyer of No. 2841 St.
Vincent avenue. Bodine Is secretary of the
The Grand Jury so far. It Is said, has
not been able to ascertain whether the com
pany had any regular organization. In this
respect ft Is said to have been a peculiarly
managed business. The company was not
incorporated. Outside of Bodine. who bore
the title of secretary. It Is declared that
other persons connected with the concern
were regarded as trustees.
Bodine lives at No. 4301 Page avenue,
Brennan at No 3KS La Salle street and
Schulte at the Laclede Hotel.
The company. It Is said, had about 2,000
Investors, who for several months have
been paying In their X2 regularly. They are
scattered throughout the country, but most
of them are In St. Louis.
When Doctor Greer and Doctor Irwin
were summoned before the Grand Jury ten
days ago it was understood that they were
called to testify against one of the other
"get-rich-qulck" concmns, the affairs of
which were then undfej Investigation. Out
side of the Circuit Attorney's office and the
Grand Jury room no person at the Four
Courts had any krowledge cf their connec
tion with the company.
Attorney General llamlla Will Try to
Prove That Water la Purer Thaa
' Before Opening of Canal.
Chicago, nL. March 7. When Attorney
General Hamlin of Illinois appears before
the Federal Court at St. Louis Monday to
contest the case of the State of Missouri
against the Illinois Sanitary District, he
will try to prove that the water at the
mouth of the Illinois River Is purer now
than It was before the canal was opened.
The Attorney General held a long confer
ence here to-day with John D. Long, pro
fessor of chemistry at Northwestern Uni
versity: F. Robert Zeib, professor of bac
teriology of the same university; N. A.
Egan. secretary of the 8tate Board of
Health, and J. A. Harmon, a sanitary en
gineer from Peoria. Professors Long and
,eib read long reports of examinations
which they have made of the water in the
Missouri, the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
The examinations were made both before
the flow of sewage began toward St. Louis
and afterwards. These experiments have
been going on since 183). Besides these re
ports, a paper was also submitted by Pro
fessor A. W.- Palmer of the University cf
Illinois, where he occupies the chair of
The defense. It Is understood, is pre
pared to show that the Illinois River has
little or nothing to do with St. Louis
water supply, and that instead the mouth
only gets its supply from the Missouri.
, unu - iv iuiiih. a.
Montgomery. W. Va., March T.
s Mrs, Marsylla- Keith, a white woman, s
s to-day celebrated her one hundred 4
and sixteenth birthday with religious 4
services at her home. .
Mrs. Keith was born in 8outh Care- 4
Una. She has vivid recollection ot
" Incidents preceding the war of ICi.
She Is ths mother ot thirteen chil-
dren, but only two are living.
Hartford, Conn.. March 7 Owing to the
failure of Judge A. C. Bill, in the Police
Court this morning, to take up the cases
of Rudolph and Collins, the Union bank
robbers. Sheriff Bruch will be unable to
start back for Missouri until Monday morn
ing. Late this evening the two attachments
en the money recovered from the robbers
were released by consent and It Is now on
the way to St. Louis In an Adams Express
car, together with the revolvers and other
property which will be Introduced as evi
dence at the trial.
Unless legal difficulties are encountered
in Judge Bill's court that will further de
lay the Mlssourlans It is expected that-they
will leave here at 10.25 Monday morning.
This will bring them In SL. Louis at 3
o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff Bruch and his party were natu
rally much disappointed' when It was found
that thsy could not get away to-day, the
former especially so, as he desired to be
present at the opening of the Franklin
County Court Monday morning.
This afternoon an additional attachment
was entered against the money recovered
when Rudolph and Collins were arrested.
The papers were filed by the Ocean'Accl
dent and Guarantee Company of London.
England, which Insured the Union Bank
against loss.
Counsel for the surety company stated to
night that the second attachment was made
as a double precaution against the use of
the money by Rudolph and Collins to pay
for their defense.
Louis Laplant, stepfather of Collins, who
lives In Waterbury, arrived In Hartford to
day with his son Edward. They were al
lowed a few minutes' conversation with Col
lins, but refused to discuss the nature of
their talk.
During the week that the robbers have
been confined In Jail they have repeatedly
requested the Sheriff to allow the jail barber
to shave them. This request has been re
fused, as the Sheriff wouldnot run the risk
of their getting hold of the razor blades.
He offered to shave them himself with a
safety razor, but this was declined by ths
Neither Rudolph nor Collins has seen, eny
of the dally papers, but are given magazines
and literature for a Sunday-school class.
They have several baths every day, Col
Uns'c health. In particular, necessitating
such a procedure, and the rest at the day is
spent in reading and smoking. The short
daily exercise has teen mostly abandoned,
and though they pass the day In Idleness,
they sleep soundly "at night.
Just after nightfall on January 30 two
young men appeared at the door of a furnished-room
house In Allyn street, Hart
ford, and Inquired the rent ot an. apart
ment. They were fairly well dressed, both
wore heavy overcoats, and the only things
to distinguish, them from the ordinary
voung men of the city were their 'Ibuats.
broad-brimmed black felt hats, worn West
ern style, with no crease In the center.
They introduced themselves as George
Collins and William Smith of Worcester,
Mass.. who had come to Hartford to start
in business. The only baggage they had
was a hand-bag. which appeared to be quite
neavv. This neer left the possession of
the man who gave his nam as Smith. He
never spoke until the landlady bad taken
them to an apartment on the second floor,
consisting of two bedrooms and a sitting
room. Here It was that Smith uttered an excla
mation ot satisfaction when he saw that
from the bow window he could see up and
down the street, and was pleased that there
was only one way of reaching the room,
that through a narrow hallway at the
head of the narrow flight of stairs.
After further Inquiry, learning that the
house was tenanted by two small families
and several clerks, they readily accepted
the terms asked, paid a month's rent In ad
vance and settled down.
Less than a day later Louis La Plant, an
aged carpenter, living with a married
daughter In Waterbury, was surprised to
receive a visit from his stepson, George
Collins, who brought with him a friend,
whom he Introduced as William Rudolph.
To La Plant ColUns said that he and Ru
dolph had met with success1 In some in
vestments In the West, and had returned to
Hartford to go Into business. He was par
ticularly glad to see his married stepsis
ter, with whom his father resides, and Im
mediately told her to prepare 'for a full
outfit of new clothing, and to get some new
furniture for her house.
Then he left his sister's house and made
another visit. Of this neither the police
nor Collins himself will speak, except to
say that It was at the home of a very re
spectable young woman of Waterbury. Her
name Is kept a secret.
When Collins finished his term ot enlist
ment In the United States Army, nearly
three vcars ago, he returned to Hartford
and went to work In a shop. While on a
visit to Waterbury he met the young wom
an, and the good-looking young fellow, full
of the "wars" In the Far East, srlth stories
of battles and prowess to tell. Interested the
When he suddenly threw up everything
to return West they were engaged to be
married, it la said. When he returned to
Waterbury with stories of success In busi
ness In the West, their friendship was re
newed. They were to 'have been married
some time In the spring.
Collins and Rudolph brought with them
to Hartford almost all the J15.00O In money
they took from the bank. Ot this (3,880
was In gold, the balance In paper.
Here It v as that they dirfered entirety
from the ordinary habits of dishonest men
in posseriloln of much money. Instead of
lavishing their money In dissipation and
riotous living, they were almost saving in
their habits.
Both bought small diamond rings, two
suits of clothing at moderate prices, a trunk
and ate at an Inexpensive restaurant. Col
lins hunted around and found his half
brothers. .Theodore and Edward La Plant.
and bought them clothlne- One he had
found as a carpenter ard the other as a
waiter. To his halt-brothers, Collins re
peated his story of a successful speculation,
and the few visits they paid to the read
houses that abound umml TTMPtfnnl.w In
company with the half-brothers.
According to these men, Collins was al
ways lively, and at times would drink. Ru
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dom spoke and the only time he drank was
when he would take a sip of wine. Soon
after his arrival he met a voung woman
from Etast Hartford, with whom he ap
peared to fall In love. "He bought her clothes
and sent her to a dentist, whose bill for (90
was quickly paid.
In the midst of their other pleasures the
two found time to go to a local dancing
teacher and engage for a series of private
dancing lessons. They said they did not
care to have women partners as et. and
practiced persistently together, or with the
dancing aetchers.
The dancing teacher to-day knows that
the peculiar obstructions felt by his hand
when-lt became necessary to illustrate how
to hold a woman In dancing were the 41
callbre revolvers each alwavs carried
strapped about the waist. He does not
feel any better for It-
The two men announced to their friends
that they Intended to buy a farm toear
Hartford and settle down. They never
made any display of money, sldom re
mained out very late, arose In the morning
and took their meals quietly at a res
taurant. It Is remembered there now that in leav
ing the restaurant each time Rudolph would
go first and walk quickly to the curb, when
he would take a rapid glance up and down
the street. He would then walk to the
Anyn street corner. jherehe wouldstand
until 'Collins Jolnedhlm. Rudolph-never
entered the boarding house without glancing
up and down the street.
"For the love of God", partner, have you
any cigarettes? The old woman who runs
this boarding-house don't aUow ns board
ers to keep them. Thinks they're bad for
our health, I reckon. I'm near dead for a
There are no songs In Rudolph's elL
There la no laughter, no jokes for the guard,
nothing but that ceaseless staring out to
ward the sunlight. Keepers will tell you
this makes them mora nervous: that they
would rather have five men like Collins to
guard than one of the other kind,
uo to tne aoor of Kuaoipn s ceil'and one I fourth day of session. whUe this was thai
sees a magnificently built man, about S . sixtieth and no committee had been named,
feet 9 Inches In height, weighing 170 pounds, j O'Fallon of Holt offered a substitute fix
There Is no fat on htm. His face Is bronzed I 'n consideration of the question f or Mon
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w nen he rpeaKs. which is seldom, he has
the lazy, low-voiced drawl of a Texan.
There Is no feeling In his voice, only In his
eyes. He Is In perfect command of himself,
and even when being taken to the police sta
tion, with the handcuffs clasped so tightly
around his wrists as to cut into his flesh,
after he had, single-handed, almost over
come two powerful men. he only said, as it
casually. "If you could loosen up these
things and hold your own. lt'd be a little
more comfortable all around."
Again, when the chief of the Plnkerton
men. on the morning following, sought to
put him through some species of the third
degree, he sat silent under the questioning
for half an hour, and then remarked lan
guidly: "I reckon you know youah business.
Mlstah. an' I reckon I know mine. Now, if
you think you got me. you got to get me
all by youahself; I ain't goin to help." And
he would not Then the detective turned
again to' Collins, into whose air of bravado
there comes at times a note of fear, they
Pass through the barred door of the Jail
at Hartford, Conn., traverse the main cor
ridor and then, as another barred door flies
back fb the keeper's key, one may see
armed men sitting before two cells, the
doors of which are double locked.
The entrance of a visitor concerns not
these armed guards; a single fleeting
glance and their eyes return to the steady,
fixed peer through the latticed steel. Fol
low their eyes and one maysee. In the
shadow of the vaulted room, Uwo young
men. coatless, hatless, unshaven, sitting on
the edge or their little Iron cots.
One sits silently, and it can be felt
rather than seen that two steel-gray eyes
are returning tBe stare of the keeper with
interest The other is singing, perhaps, oc
casionally rising and walking about the
cell or stopping at the door to exchange, a
Joking remark with the guard, or else with
a stub of a. pencil and piece of paper is in
dustriously writing "George Collins, Hart
ford, Conn. How do you do, George? How
are you? I am glad to meet ou." THs)
he surveys with pride, after it Is finished,
or sometimes, with an oath, returns to his
task again.
Neither man behind those bolted and
barred doors has yet reached the age of
25, but young as the' are. against them are
marked in the State ot Missouri the crimes
of bank robbery and murder a robbery
which required the two to hold up the little
town ot Union on the night of December
27, terrorize Its Inhabitants until the safe
of a bank could be blown to pieces and
(120,000 In securities and money snatched,
and commit a murder which won for them
temporary freedom over the body of a
detective who had run them to earth.
George Collins, nine years ago a street
boy of Hartford, one of the two In the cells,
breaks off from a song and comes to the
door. Hs knows, and you know, that in not
many months you may see him ascending
a scaffold or entering the doors of a Mis
souri Penitentiary with a life term in his
commitment There is nothing of fear or
even sullenness In his demeanor. Rather,
there is a smile on bis face and a Joke on
his Hps. He calls the armed guard by his
skat name, and then:
Effort to Delay Legislation at Jef
ferson City Results in Bitter
est Fight of Session. ,
Contest Over Appointment of Cal
endar Committee Precipitated
by a Republican Prospect
for More Trouble.
Jefferson City. Mo , March ". Filibuster
ing in an attempt to delay legislation was
attempted by the Republicans this morn
ing tn one ot the bitterest sessions of th
,In carrying out their plsns, they demand
ed roll calls and finally walked out oftbs
"House to break a quorum.
The filibuster came on a resolution. , or- ,
f ered by a Republican. Gardner of 6t Louts
County, to authorize the Speaker to ap
point a calendar-commlttte-df fifteer. mem
bers. In Introducing the resolution Gardner
explained that the calendar ww crowded
and that only a calendar committee coifld
clear It effectively. .
He recalled the fact that two years aga
I jic VUliUtViEv; Byiviuivu v
.. AA-xinlttaA a i-sn-il-sj t1 sin 4h fi s-j
BUpIclous to present such an Important
mc:,utlon when there were so few members
present Murphy of St Louis favored tha
: substitute.
Oliver of Cape Girardeau said that he i
opposed to a Calendar Committee until ths
date for adjournment had been fixed.
"There are bills of merit and of vital
Interest to the authors," he said, "wfcjea
should be considered by the entire Hoosa
and not put at the end of a calendar by a
Atkinson of Ripley, Davidson of Marion,
Huck of Ste. Genevieve, Stewart ot Knox
and Haines of Saline favored the Gardner
resolution. Bothwett asked for delay until
While Gardner and O'Fallon were arguing
about the resolution end growing warm.
Duncan of Buchanan asked the Democrats
to keep out of a Republican fight After
wards, while Gillespie of Boone was favor
ing the O'Fallon substitute, he refused to
abide by Duncan's good-natured advice.
On a roll call the O'Fallon substitute was
defeated by a vote of SO to CO, no majority
being given. When a roll call for the orig
inal resolution was demanded O'Fallon and
Bothwell sent the Republican members out
of the House. When the roll call was first
completed only sixty-four had voted, eight
less than a quorum.
Then began a hunt for the members.
Selph ot St. Louis was found and brought
In. Other Democrats were recruited until
seventy had been secured. Tall hustling
was then necessary. Finally Britain ot
Greene (Rep walked In and voted no. He
had been promised votes for the Springfield
Court of Appeals.
Wray of Barton, another Republican, was
also found and brought in. after he had
been promised support for some pet meas
ure. Gardner, who had "ducked" after pre
senting his resolutions, came back and Vot
ed against It
The quorum was announced as present
and the vote declared 62 ayes and 11 .noes.
Those voltng In the negative wero Both
well. Davison of Butler. Galbralth, Gardner,
Lindsay. Maples. O'Fallon, Oliver, RelnmU
ler, Spangler and Wray.
Carter of Grundy was marked present ano!
voting aje. but on the verification was chal
lenged as not being present As there waa
one vote to spare, the challenge went tor
O'FaUon of Holt leader of the Republic
ans, was angry over the result and. de
clared that legislation would be further
blocked, next week for what he termed
arbitrary legislation. The regular Demo
crats laughed and answered by recalling
the tactics of the Filipinos' combination.
Another dispute was Inaugurated over a
resolution offered by Locker ot Pulaski fix
ing the date for adjournment at March M.
The proposition met with much opposnvn,
both from Republicans and Democrats.
Finally, consideration was deferred until
next Friday.
Before taking a recess until this afternoon
the House reconsidered the vote by which
the calendar resolution had been- adapted, ,
and the motion was laid on the table.
Despite this resolution, the Republicans say
that they wlU light every effort to adopt
recommendations for the Calendar Coinmlt
tee. O'Fallon was called for a roll MIX
when Speaker Whltecotton declared the mo-,
tion to reconsider laid on the takhC.
The Davidson text-book biU will be i
aldered Tuesday at 2 n. ta.

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