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--1 3a4KWfii-,i:'v """V","",'"""- 'iQtlA'Wt- ' -y-jr--.'-.'"''-- "" "' THE ST. TlS 15 WOBLIl'B- fOO-4- FAIB --sn -feS LOUIS xJbj Jl U JdIjIO. Lonla. Onr Cent. t ,1 u X NINETY-FIFTH YEAR. FIRST ACTUAL -as7"tt-'sw-wm'swaWp3B ".:'' .-a i -. ff-:..Vi . jiij .- t ik fiaar.. -. ji-b .; '-n .-- ;!!. r , vi.- ---. - i,- i?w!, j a. ..is ..?; , f . . . ... The leiis has focused a vista 1,900 feet wide and 2.500 feet In perspective. The view is from the summit of the Cnscade Gardens, looking north across the Grand Basin, a stretch of water 1.J500 feet long, and between the Electricity Palace on the left foreground. Va ried Industries in the distance to the left. Education in the right foreground, with the skeleton of Manufactures in the distance. The breakwaters of the Lagoons, the arcades of trees on either bank and the beginnings of the cascade construction on the hillside are shown. The main Exposition entrance will be located, at the far end of the court. IK II II MRU II" 1 Hill. Wind and Water Cause Wild Panic Among Blacks of Pine Bluff. PROPHECY THAT CAUSED PA'NiC AMONG NEGROES. Z "ThKHs weeks ueo I -went Into a trance and saw a vision of the city of Tine Muff destroyed. I saw mothers throw their Infants away from them In their frenzy, thinking It was bet-'jt ter that they should perlst. If by so"V7 dolnc they could get away. I "And 1 saw mothers and fathers trample on their children and the strong trample over the weak In their i efforts to set away. "While I was In a sort of trance. I hut not like the other. I saw great 1 clouds come out of the south, and the ImtCl appeared to me again and told me that he would destroy the city at 5 p. m. on Slay 19. "The Lord told me that I must tell the people, and I did so, and it caused so many to leave that they arrested me. They call me crazy, but I mut expect persecution for doing the will i flf flirt T r . ' fc!00 4 g BT A STAFF COHRESrONTJENT. Pine Bluff, Ark., May 2.The hour of 5 o'clock passed this afternoon and Pine Bluff Is still on the map, despite the predictions cf the ncgress. Ellen Burnett Jefferson who prophesied the destruction of the town at that nour. But a terrific rain, thunder and wind storm t In at 8:30 to-night and lasted for a half hour, making more than one frlcht encd negro who had the temerity to re- Sdl'n 6 D WS knCeS and aEk tor n)irC.,iIrh!S We ""sulshed by the storm and street railways stopped. These who ravo not been In Pine Bluff during the negro craze of the last week cannot ap preciate the situation. v It has been impossible to reason with the superstitious blacks. At midnight last night 1 'fs, os'.'niated.that about 8.000 negroes had left Pine Bluff. BIACKS PItAY IX THE STORM. When a. rainstorm came up at 3 o'clock this morning hundreds of negroes ran out Into the streets and then Into the country, calling on the Lord to save them from the fancied destruction. Tlio day has been cloudy, but until to night's btorm there was nothing which tended to fulfill the Jefferson woman's prophecy When the hour of 5 o'clock had passed the negroes began to cheer up. At the same time telegrams and telephone messages' In quiring about the situation began to ar rive. When some of the long-distance ques tioners learned that Pine Bluff was still 3'.trc, they also volunteered the information that they did not have enough money to return. That the prophecy and Its effect upon the superstitious negroes has discouraged goutherners every one admits. At the last session of the Legislature a 1111 was Introduced compelling the school funds of the white persons and blacks to tie maintained by beparate taxation. Owing to lackvof public s-entlracnt. the bill Via not pused. Xow many white persons an nounce that thev will work to have such a law enacted, as they feel education has done the negroes in this section little good. The exodus at a critical time In crops and when the factories are running full blast haK almost paralyzed business. There was one compensation In that the first time in months, the local Police Court had no cases, owing to the absence of tho negroes. IX CAMP OUTSIDE THE LINE. The six-mile radius fixed by the Jefferson .woman as the dead line could b marked to day by the camping negroes. freight cars on sidings were filled with negroes, who were watching the skies. There was a severe storm In Hot Springs to-night between 6 and 7:30, which reached hero at 3:30. Tha Arkansas Itlver is on a rise. Sheriff jould wrote to the Sheriff in Little Rock, to release the prophetess from Jail at S p. m.; give her ticket to Pine Bluff and put her on board the train. She decided that she did not wish to come until to-morrow, and although a few jeer ing negroes who had remained In the city were at the station to greet her and others returning, she did not appear. At 10 JO, the rain storm began again. It. Is estimated that about two Inches have XaUen Inside two hours. The Jefferson woman prophesied that, there would be" thirty fet of water, on Sain street. PICTURE OF FLOODS IN TWO STATES; TWO THOUSAND HOMELESS; THIRTEEN ARE DROWNED. Northern Part of Topeka Is Compl etely Inundated Deluge Said to Be Worst in the History of the Sunflower Sta,te Kansas River Is Itising at an Alarming Rate, Carrying Away the Steel Bridges Before It Several Hundred Cattle Drowned and Torrential Downpours Indicate the Worst Is Yet to Come Several Cloudbursts Reported. RAILROAD TRAFFIC IS ALMOST COMPLETELY TIED UP. Telegrams from Kansas Indicate that the Slate Is experiencing the worst flood In' Its history. Two thousand persons have, been driven' from their homes in Xorth Topeka, 'Which 15 practically all Inundated, rind the rapid rise of the rivers under torrential downpours Promises that there will be fully 10,000 persons homeless In Topeka to-day. The Kansas and Missouri rivers 'are' rising at an alarming rate and the Indications are that all previous records will be broken. The Kansas River is rising at the rate of an Inch an hour, 'and tho'TJnited States Weather Forecaster at Kansas City said last night the Missouri would rise three feet In the next twenty-four hours. This will drive thousands from their homes in Kansas City. Mo., and Kansas City, Kas. Four large steel btldges were swept away on the Kansas River and two- others were rendered useless and are expected to go. Thirteen persons have lost their lives in the floods so far. Five of these were in Kansas and eight In Oklahoma. Hundreds of head of cattle were drowned and their bodies may be seen floating down the river by the dozen. Railroad traffic In Kansas Is practically at a standstill. REPtrnLic special. Topeka, Kfjj, May 25. Two thousand per sons are hi de'ess to-night In North To peka, wherethe water has surrounded that portion of the city. In many places the water Is several feet deep. The river Is rising rapidly and it is es timated that by to-morrow fully 10,000 will be driven to seek shelter wherever they may on higher ground. Out In the States the situation Is no bet ter. All the rivers are rising rapidly un der torrential rains. Four steel bridges have been washed away and two more are ready to collapse. Several hundred cattle have been drowned. Railroad traffic in this city is practically at a standstill on account of the floods. The Rock Island and Union Pacific are not running any trains, while the Santa Fa runs only to Emporia and the Missouri Pa cific to Fort Scott. The flood situation is the worst ever known in the State. Perhaps 2M houses are in the flooded dis trict in Topeka, including several mills and elevators and the Wolff packing-house. The Union Pacific Station Is flooded and soon must be abandoned. RIVER CHANNEL MAT CHANGE. The conditions in "Little Russia," the Russian settlement in North Topeka, is 'serious. The entire settlement is under water and a current has started through the district. Fear is expressed that the channel of tho river may change. Several houses already are twisted on their foundations, and they probably will collapse. Every family has had Its household goods damaged and many have lost everything. The Kansas River, Is five miles wide at St Marys, and the town Is half sub-' merged. The Kansas River bridge there is partially washed out, and the river Is rap idly rising. Late this afternoon tho Kansas River bridges at Maple HIllj, Rossvllle, Silver Lake, Bellvue and St. George were washe'd out. The new steel bridge at Willard is damaged beyond repair, and at Topeka .the street railway bridge Is useless. CLOUDBURST AT MANHATTAN. A startling story comes Indirectly from Manhattan that a cloudburst' in that vicin ity has started a 4-foot volume of water down the Kansas River. Rlvermcn discredit the story, although they will keep watch for the threatened rise. Tho Rock Island has news of'a bad cloud burst near Herlngton, which has put all the streams out of their banks. Fifteen Inches of water fell In Abilene last night and more this afternoon. Busi ness houses are collapsing and the entire town Is panic-stricken. It Is almost Impossible to get around on j account of the water. "Women are pros trated and the people are afraid of what will happen next. The Smoky River Is three or' four miles wide at Abilene, and every wagon and railroad bridge around there Is out. CRISIS IS EXPECTED TO-DAY. Last night's rain extended all over Central and Northern Kansas, all of, which' Is drained by the Kansas River. Rain fell during the morning at .many of the flooded points and at 4 o'clock another heavy rain. I almost a cloudburst, fell. This will make the Btnauom much worse. ST. LOUIS, MO.. SATURDAY, MAY 30. 1903. GRAND COURT To-morrow the flood will be at its height, and the situation will then be extremely critical for North Topeka. Abilene. Wamego and other towns along tho Kansas River. The police and" fire departments In To peka have organized to rescue people from the flood on the north side of the river. The condition there Is alarming. Rain is still falling. ABILENE IS ALMOST SUBMERGED. Abilene, Kas., May 23. The flood water from Mud Creek, swollen by a twelve hours' rain, swept through this city last night, doing damage estimated at $100,000. Chap man, Solomon and Talmage, near-by towns, fared equally as badly as Abilene, arid the loss to the country Is tremendous. Abilene has no water, lights. Post-office service or newspapers. The damage here Is estimated at MOO.OOO. Sherwood Murphy, a farmer, was drowned In the Smoky Hill River to-night. Tho water in the principal streets of Abi lene was four feet deep. A three-story brick buldlng. containing the store of Mln Ick & Taylor, Lloyd and Mrs. Clark, the Allen Commercial 'College and several of fices, collapsed in a heap, having been weakened by the high water, and several other buildings are in a dangerous condi tion. The pressrooms of three newspapers and the basement of Case's department storo are under water. The Union Pacific, 8anta Fe and Rock Island tracks entering the city have been washed away, and 209 houses are submerged, scores of families having fled to higher ground. Rice, Jollnston & NIcolay's lujmber yard caught fire from lime and was destroyed. Loss. $12,000. On the Smoky HUI bottoms 10.000 acres are under water and persons are being rescued In boats. DIKE GIVES WAT BELOW HA5IBURG. Nebraska City, Neb., May 29. The dike below Hamburg, on the Iowa side, broke last night and the whole country south of there Is flooded. Tho dike protected tho farm lands for thtrty-flve miles south of there along the old bed of the Nishnabotna River. The farmers were compelled to move out, as their farms are under water and con siderable of their stock was drowned. All crops have been destroyed. FOUR LIVES LOST AT COUNCIL GROVES. Council Groves, Kas., May 29. The loss by flood in Morris County is estimated at $1,000,000. Four persons were drowned here last night." EUward Clements perished while endeav oring to save his daughter. Ralph Philipps, while trying to rescue a little girl named Woods, was drowned with her. A baby was found dead In the Missouri Pacific yards Slacking lime set fire to the M. R. Smith lumber yard, which was burned, together with the Farmers and Drovers' Bank, the' Indicator store and Robblns drug store the total loss being $50,000. The big Main street bridge over the Neosho River went down. All the business houses were flooded. Miles of Missouri Pacific and Katy tracks were washed out. More than 100 houses are un der water, and twenty have floated away. FLOOD SITUATION GROWING CRITICAL AT KANSAS CITY. Kansas CIty.-.May 29. Nearly four Inches OontlBMd oi Fmtn Two. OF WORLD'S IABLETS TO MARK FIVE HISTORIC SPOTS Most Important Events in the- City's Life to Be Designated by Stones. SUBMITTED TO STATE SOCIETY. Scenes of Territorial Transfers, Organization of State and City, and Camp Jackson Site Suggested. Mill Oil lis biiLECTED FOB HISTORIC TAM,ET. Where Spaniards "took possession of tho Territory in 1767. Where transfer of the Louisiana Purchase Territory was made. Where the State of Missouri was ln- corporated. Where the city of SL Louis was ln- ! corporated. Site of Camp Jackson. ! 'The history of St. Louis has been divided into five different periods for the purpose of creeling tablets in commemoration of the more Important local events. ' and the di visions have been designated by a com mittee of the Civic Improvement League. Pierre Chouteau, representing the Mis souri Historical Society, conferred with the committee, which was composed of B. J.' Russell. John Schroers, A. W. Douglass, Miss Bila Cochrane and O. L. Vhitelaw. The selection of subjects for the tablets were made at a meeting yesterday. These Ave historic events selected will be referred to the Missouri Historical So ciety, which will be asked to confirm the accuracy of the dates and the localities where it is planned to place the tablets. The Missouri Historical Society has agreed to suggest appropriate inscriptions for such tablets. . Pierre Chouteau, In speaking about the historical points of St. Louis, said: "St, Louis is a most remarkable city and some of the most noted events in the his tory of the United States have taken place within the city's limits. "In one day three different nations owned the' territory on which the city stands, and three different (lags floated over St. Louis. "The town didnot grow up ns most towhs do. Immediately upon Its formation people Hocked to tho city. This was caused by Spanlr.h people living East of the Missis sippi moving West, when the territory was acquired by the Spanish Government." i HUNDRED THOUSAND MEN MAY RETURN TO WORK. New York Expects Early Settlement of Strikes nnd Lockouts, Which Have Cnnsed Trade Paralysis. KEr.UBLIC SPECIAU New Tork, May 29. At the close of a meeting of the United Board of Building Trades this afternoon It was declared that the strike was broken, that the union men had concluded to yield and that the great army of more than 100.000 men, who have been idle for four weeks, would be back at work by the middle of next week. One move will quickly settle all the. trou blethe withdrawal of the boards of in dorsement of the United Building Material Drivers' Union's demand and It was frank ly stated ,by John J. Donovan, president, and other delegates of the United Board, that this question would be settled at a meeting on Monday or Tuesday. The unionizing of the drivers was .the cause of all the' strikes and lockouts. Once the support of the board Is withdrawn from the drivers, tho material men will open their yard. and the strike will be a thing of the past. UNITED CO. BACKS TRANSIT. Issue of $20,000,000 Bonds More Closely Joins Railways. I Notice has been given by the United Rail ways Company of a special stockholders' meeting on.Junc 8 for the purpose of "au thorizing or ratifying and confirming" a contract between that company and the St Louis Transit Company, whereby the form- ie'r company "will and has agreed to be come guarantor for the payment of the .$20,000,000 issue, of bonds soon to be made by the Transit Company. The, official announcement Is accompanied 'by blank, proxies for the stockholders to 'sign; : This announcement came as a surprise to '.many 'financiers and stockholders. It places .an entirely' new aspect on the new bond tissue by the Transit Company. It will in terlock the' affairs of the two companies :Vn more closely than formerly. FAIR LOOKING NORTH FROM CASCADES. ill H MH 1Y i . ATLANTIC After an extra session, lasting until 10 o'clock last night, the Council passed the loop bill with several amendments. The bill now goes to the House. Nearly every amendment called forth pro longed discussion and the Council was very careful In not loading the bill with any amendments that might defeat its ultimate passage. Tho amendments, which bad already been referred to the Railroad Committee, were taken up first and disposed of in turn. No special objection was offered to tho?e which provided that all railroads be al lowed to use the tracks of the terminal, the shortening of the life of the franchise from fifty to thlrty-4ve years and the one specifying the payment of $150,000 to tne city. I When the amendment changing the route of the tracks, to keen them o'ff the Levee ! between Market and Valentine streets, was read by Secretary Mockler.President Horns by, who proposed the amendment, called Councilman Rolfes to the chair and argued for the amendment. He said that the value of preserving to the city its water front could not be esti mated in dollars, and no amount of money would compensate for its loss. He stated that with an accessible water front, the city always had a check upon the railroads In the matter of exorbitant rates. for the river could be used to transport I freight to a far greater degree than at present if necessary. BOTCE DECLARED AMENDMENT IMPRACTICABLE. Councilman Boyce, In reply, said that the amendment was Impracticable for the reason that the work of construction could not be completed within the required time, on account of the tedious process of ob taining the land in question, which would have to tje resorted to by the Terminal Association. President Hornsby assured the Council that the road could be built each side of strip of land, and Inside of six months the process of law could be gone through with and that part of the work completed. The opinion of the Council did not coin cide with that of President Hornsby. for when the chair called for a vote the amend ment was defeated. The next amendment considered was the one providing that the Terminal Associa tion should not increase its rates unless so authorized by ordinance. Councilman Morton held that the Council did not have any right to dictate rates for thirty-five years in the future. He said that no one could tell the condition of af fairs, as far as the price of labor and commodities went, so far ahead. Markham hela to the theory that legisla tion could not regulate the price of a com modity and that the attempt of the Coun cil to do this was farclal. Hornsby cited the fact that the street-car companies were regulated in this regard and that they always seemed anxious to obtain franchises stipulating a 5-cent fare whether labor was high or low and steel rails were up or down. ASSOCIATION SHALL NOT INCREASE ITS RATES. He asked Markham" to explain what the city received from the sudden raise in the value of stocks of the Wiggins Ferry Com pany at one time. The situation was re lieved by the laugh caused by Mr. Boyce's remarking that he was sorry that he did not own any. Tho amendment was finally adopted by a very close vote. Mr. Gibson's amendment prohibiting he use of the tunnel after the loop was com pleted, except in cases of emergency, such as might be caused by accidents or natural causes, failed of adoption. His second amendment fixing a graduated annual rental was defeated by a vote of 8 to 2, Marks, Newell and Splegelhalter being absent A roU call was demanded by Mr. Gltson, which resulted as follows: Ayes Mr. Gibson and Mr. President Hornsby. Nays Messrs. Boyce, Davis, Gardner, Law ler, -Markham, Morton, Rolfes and Sheehan. The amendment provided for the payment of $5,000 annually on July 1 after tho com pletion of the work until 1908. From that time until 1918 the annual rental was to be $10,000, while from 1918 until the expiration of the franchise the Terminal Association was to pay $20,000 to the city treasury an nually. Davis opposed the amendment on the gfuund that the city and the association were equally dependent fine upon the other, and that it would be a grave mistake to add an amendment to the bill, already over taxed, which would result In the diversion of freight traffic from St Louis to other points. His view on this point was the one taken by the Council, and the amendment was thrown out. 'ATLANTIC STREET BU.L LAID OVER. The Committee on Railroads reported on Council bill No. IX'-kaowa as the AUantio . ( In St. PRICE -: 4' V -":iu s .i-'-V -Sr 5i" IF' IIN1E street bill, and recommended that it do not pass. It was laic over under th rules. The bill was declared Illegal by the law department. It appears that the north side of Atlantic street, of which the Terminal Association asks ten feet for their tracks. wa given to the city by the property owners, while that on the south side was not. It is the opinion of the law department that when the street is used for any other purpose than that for which II was dedi cated. It reverts back to the property owners. ST. LOUIS MEN INCORPORATE UNITED ORCHARD COMPANY. Stockholders Claim to Control Largest Prult Acreage In the World. Tho United Orchard Company, which claims to own the largest orchard acreage in thn world, tiled articles of Incorporation ! In St. Louis yesterday, with a capital stock of $l.MO.0O0. John G. McXalr of No. 3813 West Pine boulevard, is president and general mana ger. The other organizers are: L. G. McNalr, F. It. Harris, L. W. Day, S. L. Finley, T. J. Flanagan, A. L. V. Mueller, James Axtel and J. W. Boyd. Mr. McNalr stated last night that the company ownes the largest orchards in six Rtntna Mlncniii-I Illfnnt TVvrj Alnhfim.T. Georgia and Arkansas. ihe ocnaras are planted in apples, peacnes and pears. At present, the trees number nearly 2,000,000. The largest orchard is the McNalr Fruit Farm at St. Elmo, Jlo., com prising about 2,000 acres. Promoters ot th9 einerprise have been at work about four months securing the different orchards. The object in buying the farms In different States was to Insure against crop failures. Headquarters will be at St. Louis, with offices probably in the Century buildlns. The bulk of the stock is held by President Mc Nalr, and his brother, L. G. McNalr, who own t.vtfO shares each. SPECIFIC C0NQU0RS TETANUS. Disease Succumbs to Serum Used at the City Hospital. The efficacy of the new antitetanic serum has been demonstrated recently in two cases at the City Hospital. Frank Wake man. 8 years old. and Ernest Smith, a iallroad man, have both been saved from the deadly tetanus by the use of the new remedy, which has been adopted to fight lockjaw In the city institution. The ex periment has been costly, but It has been most satisfactory. Tho expense to the city for both cases was nearly $3J0. Wakeman had a foot crushed three weeks agu. He was taken to the. City Hospital and""symptoms of tetanus developed. The use of the antitetanic serum was Imme diately begun and the case responded to the treatment almost immediately. The boy is now out of danger. Smith's case was mere stubborn, and he has been under the treatment of the City Hospital physicians much longer than the Wakeman boy. Smith had a mnshed hand. He was In the hospital some time before there were indications of lockjaw. Tetanus, however, developed In a most virulent form. At one time Smlth'.-t jatvs were so tightly locked that they were rigid and resisted the attempts of the attendants to pry them open. He has recovered. OPPOSES THE CANAL TREATY. Advices State Colombian Congress Will Keject It. Colon. Colombia. May 29. From a most authentic and semiofficial source in Bo gota, the capital. It has been learned that the Colombian Congress is almost certain to reject the Panama Canal treaty In Its present form. It is added that some oppo sition to the measure Is encountered every where. Senors Herrera. Fabrcga and Teran. the representatives of Panama In Congress, are now on their way to Bogota. The other representatives will follow next week. STATE SUPEnUtTEJiDESTS NAMED. BUs-oart World's Fair Contmlsslom Se-. IecU Heads of Its Exhibit De partments. Superintendents of exhibit departments for the Missouri display at the World's Fair are being appointed by the State Commis sion. The selection of these superintendents was delegated to -a special . committee. In cluding J. O. Allison, E. H. Bonfoey and Frank Oaiennie. H. H. Gregg of JopUn will be lupetla- 16 10 HI I IH1I Trmlni. Thrptt Cents. Oatalde St. LunU. Tt.o Cent. ', '. .. ;".A 4.!-. ' LEADING TOPICS -IN TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC THC- SUN RI.SE3 THIS MORNING AT i-:a And sets this evening at 7:i7.' THE MOON SETS THIS EVENING AT 10:16. . WEATHER IXDICATIOXS. For St. I.onlx nnd VIrlitKy Slinvrrrs nnil thnnilt-r-tnrm tn-iluy: uo decided cbnniee In temperature: variable lvlndn. For Missouri Rnln Sntnrdny nnd In rant portion. Santlny. For Illinois Siioi'rers Sntnrday and Sunday. For Texan-Fnlr Snlnrilny and San dfly, except shoiTrrn in -outlirn-t Sat nrday. For Arkansax Shnrrpra SntnrdaT nnd cooler in iteM portion. Fair aJtd warm Sandny. 2. -To Double Population in Missouri and Arkansas. 3. ChamberlalnV Policy May Cause Polit ical Revolution. Smith Made Warden of Chester Prison. To Discuss Plans for Church Union. H. Editorial. 5. Book News and Gossip. 6. Racing at the Fair Grounds. 7. Reliance Shows Speed In Her Trial Spins. v 8. Voile Gowns Are Now the Vogue. 9. Farris and Kelley Indicted. , 10. East Side News. J 11. Religious News and Announcement. 12. Republic "Want" Ads. v ; Birth. Marriage and Death Records. New Corporations. 13. Rooms for Rent Ads. II. IJve Stock Markets. St Louis Cotton Market 13. Attempt of Bulls to Strengthen Market, Local Banking Issues Strengthened. Weekly Bank Statement Local Grain Market. jT1 Summary of St. Louis Markets. IS. Ready to Decorate Soldiers Graves. Dun's and Bradstreot's Weekly Trada Review. Tower to Bo Higher Than Washington Monument. Barbaglla Given Three Tears in Peni tentiary. Statement of Bank Averages'. tendent of the Department ot Mines and Metallurgy. He was a Commissioner from Missouri to the World's Columbian Exposi tion. L. A. Goodman of Kansas Will be superintendent of the Department of Hor ticulture. He was until recsntly secretary of the State Horticultural Society. H. J. Waters of Columbia will be su perintendent of agriculture. SAYS REPORT IS ABSURD. 11 Nat Goodwin Denies That Wife Will Sue Him for Divorce. St Joseph, Mo., May 29. "Absurd, ridic ulous." is the way Nat C. Goodwin an swered a question regarding the dispatch sent, out from New York yesterday to the effect that. Maxine Elliott would jue him for divorce at the end of the season After showing a cablegram from his wife, dated Queenstown. sending him a loving greeting, he said: "I guess that report was started because Mrs. Goodwin Is not with me. She left the Company In Cleveland at the end of th season, three weeks ago, and is in London now. "It has been understood for a year that she -would not be with me for three years after' this season closed. I am going to ap pear In 'A Midsummer Night's Dream next season and there Is no part In this play for her. '"Clyde Fitch and Hadden Chambers are writing two -plays for Mrs. Goodwin. She a under a contract to head her own company. Myself. Klaw and Erlanger. mad the con tract with her. X have a third tstamt the Ysntuxe . :- I 'it.