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ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
-wolis 1904 E'JlT&j
... I In St. Uuli. One Cent.
) TJ T n V. J.Ontlde St. Lonli. Two Cen
-" x '-' --' I On Tralm. Three Cent.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29. 1903.
HUSH TO DRAW OUT
- DEPOSITS CEASEDi
WITHIN TEN DAYS
GYMNASIUM AT "AIRDRIE," LOCATED
NORTH OF THE BLAIR MANSION.
BLAIR TWICE SOUGHT
TO END RELATIONS
WITH TIE EMPIRE,
TO END EXISTENCE.
1 yujjMBBP ,, mill .I I1
By Noon Yesterday the Anxiety
of Tuesday ilad Ended and
TRACING UNFOUNDED RUMORS. j
Jhew York Subtrcasury Snipped
Jfbre Than $2,000,000 to SI.
Louis and Offers From
Bankers Were Refused.
Withdrawals of sniaI savings de
posits from St. Ivouls trust companies
ceawd abont noon yesterday.
Deposits increased at every institu
tlon and numerous offers of funds
from batiks and trust companies
throughout the country were declined.
Early In the day small crowd of de
positors gathered about several com
panies, but by noon anxiety had been
dispelled and many deposits that had
been withdrawn in the morning and
on Tuesday were returned. In such
cases depositors lost the interest
rned on their money while on de
jxwlf. All the trust companies enforced the
rule requiring thirty and sixty days'
notice of withdrawal of savings ac
counts. Comparatively few such no
tices were given, however, and after
noon the business at all the companies
was about normal.
The New York Subtreasury shipped
more than $2,000,000 to St. Louis yes
terday. The manner In which the eonianIe"5
met all demands and the strong assur
ances of bankers and business men
here and in other large cities served
to emphasize the solidity of St. Louis's
financial Institutions - and strengthen
public "ontideuce in their conservatism
St. Louis trust companies were all able
to report Increased deposits at the close
of "tnistnefVye.ste'hlayVud tli'e niihut .
withdrawal or notices of withdrawal
were Insignificant. Practically no open
Accounts were closed and the Increase In
deposits was larger than usual.
Many ot those who drew their savings
Tuesday appeared at the trust companies
and redeposlted the money they received
the day before.
The rumors that startled small deposit
ors Into making withdrawals were proven
to be absolutely without foundation and
hae been traced, it Is said, to stock
brokers In Chicago that had sold the mar
An Investigation of the way In which
the rumor was circulated In St. Louis Is
being made and a number ot Interesting
de elopments are expected. Quite a num
ber of business bouses were called up over
the telephone and asked If their emploves
bad any deposits with St. Louis trust
When asked the reason for the question
the Invariable reply was "they had better
draw them out." When the name of the
person giving this gratuitous Information
was asked, the receiver was hung up at
the other end of the line without anj re
ply to the question.
It Is rumored that a local dairy com
pany's drivers helped circulate the rumor
that "some one of the trust companies
was In a bad way." This Information,
whispered to the servant girls along the
milk routes, spread rapidly. It Is reported
that the drivers got their Information
from some officer or employe ot the com
pany. Attempts are said to have been made to
alarm the laboring classes, both Individ
ually and through their unions. The union
officers tried to allay the fears of depos
itors and one of the strongest of the local
trade organizations the Building Trades
. Council refused to touch a deposit of 110.
FV( lX) In the Mercantile Trust Company and
made a statement to their members to
That a clique of Chicago stock manip
ulators was at the bottom of the whole
affair is stated authoritatively by several
trust company officials, some of whom re
ceived Inquiries over the telephone nnd by
wire from Chicago brokers, asking the
stability and present condition of local
In no case was any particular company
mentioned, but the rumors were of a gen
eral and wholly Indefinite nature.
OFFERS OF HELP
DECLINED WITH THANKS.
When the news that small depositors
were withdrawing from St. Louis trust
companies became known among banks
of the country, offers of aid were wired to
St. Louis from Chicago. New York. Bos
ton and every bank In the State of Mis
souri. . While none of the local Institution
"glvalled themselves of the offer, the re
ceipt of the telegrams was gratifying,
showing as It did the faith of the financial
world In the conservative and efficient
management of the institutions. The
amounts offered ar estimated to have
aggn gated $100,000,000.
The action of local banks in refusing to
open accounts w.th those who had wlth
vuiwn iiiCir deposits irem the tpist com
panies had a wholesome effect toward al
laying the anxiety that many felt. The
teUers merely slated to the people that
they had better put their money back
where It had come from, as the trust com
panies were able to pay their depositors.
BU8INESS MEN OFFER
TO PAY ACCOUNTS.
Manufacturing and business men In the
largest factories and mercantile houses ot
the city made peisanal addresses to their
empiojes, advis.ng them to let their oc
cauats remain In the trust companies'
hands and many of them offered to pay
VJSir men every cent that they might lose
by taking this advice. Some of them of
fered to take over o.U savings accounts
of their employes at 100 cents on the dol
lar, and one firm offered Its employes tl
and Interest lor every dollar anown on
their savings passbooks.
Tnere was a noticeable absence yester-
a.. cf workingmen and factory opera-
ves the crowd that gathered about
u. mpanlc. Tuesday -women to
-vatlnucd a Pcffst Two.
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TAMMANY MAN j
Flood of McClcllan Money Forces
Democratic Nominee to an
OtldsOn rhoice Bi
New York. Oct. :. McClellan became
a slight faorIte tdlay in the betting on
the Broad Mrect curb, after wagers were
placed aggregating 0. The McClellan
'nnorer lite Uv w -npe! the ftision
bettors at evens, but Jtnw who fancied
Low chanced made a valorous stand.
There was too much McClellan money
pressing. houever. anI at the clo the
Low bettors were asking odds for tlie
first time in more than a week.
It w estimated, after the rlooe, that
SlIO.u.O wjs waiting for even terras again.
At fln-t it was the prevailing sentiment
that the betting quotations made soon
after the opening were fictitious, because
of the fact that Tammany bettors wouIJ
place only large bets. Blccks of J3.ft at
evens were freely offered, and some cjIIs
were made. It was then found that thO'V
who offered the funds Iiad tlie real money.
So great was the preponderanc.of Tam
many fuuds tliat bets of J1.O0O to tMu were
trade on McClellan, and In some instances
10 to 9 on tlie same candidate were of
fired and taken.
The biKge-it lngle bet of the day was
one of Jie.Ow) at evens between Anness &
Newman and Laldlaw & Co. The latter
took the Low end. All bets made at the
Aqueduct race track were recorded at
even money. George I-angdon bet Iif
at een on Low. Orlando Jone. a book
maker, took the McClellan end- Jones alo
bet JUOOOat even money with "Dick" Her
nard on the Democratic nominee.
Low bettors In the uptown hotel district
last night demanded odd. and backers of
MeClellan were compelled to lay 10 to
to obtain wagers.
THE SIN ItlSKS THIS MOKNING AT
24 AND SKT3 THIS KVBNIN'G AT I'M.
THE MUOS SETS TO-MOItltOU
MORNING AT 12M7.
For St. Loula nod Vicinity I'nrltr
cloudy svlth rlslnir temperature)
For MlBsourl-.InrrensInic cloudl
urii Thnrsdnj. Itnla Trldny.
I'or Illlnnls Fair and srarmer
Thursday. Friday ilionrri.
I. Blair Tnlce Attempted Suicide.
Hush to Withdraw Depolts C-ased.
!30O.ft.X Fire at Paducah. Ky.
Canadians Urged to Itevolt.
J. Searching for Ilunaway Daughter.
Father Coffey for Vicar General.
Sues Union as Partnership.
4. Minister Clayton .Denies.
Iteal Entate Transfers.
Women Appropriate Corpe.
5. Happenings In East Side Cities.
6. Will Shelly Ran His Good Race.
Lou Dillon Wins Another Record.
The Republic Form Chart.
7. University Team Beats Warrensburg.
Prominent Chrltian Women In S.L
St. Loulsans In New York and Chicago.
9. Parks Said Money Was for Himself.
Government Has New SoaL
Indorses Mrs. R. P. Bland.
10. BattleshiD Testimonial.
Urges Government Aid for Levees.
Prince Cupid Visits St. Louis.
II. Summary cf St. Louis Markets.
Transit Slightly Lower.
li. Republic Form Chart.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
12. Rooms for Rent Ads.
It. Grain Market In Chicago Follows Lead
ot St. Louis.
K. Senators Pledged to Aid Inquiry.
Timber Officials Accused.
Professor I-andrJca Cfcosta. ..
BOOTH TUCKER 'MAYOR HARRISON
AND WIFE KILLED.! SEEKS PRESIDENCY
Fifteen Others Injured in Wreck.
at Dean Lake. Mo., Caused
by Spreading Kails.
Kan?a City. Mo.. Oct. S.-Santa K
l-aenger train Xn. i which left h-ieat6
o'clvek to-night, was wrecked at Dean
Lake, half way between Ikworth and
Commander llooth-Tucker ami wife were
fatally lnjur.-d nn.t Ittetn Olivers eioul
Booth-Tucker wa dying when the relief
train left Dean lake. Ills wife diet! half
an hour after the wreck.
The folio-ting ate the known Injured;
Mr. Itailen. WinfleW. Kan., dangerously
John It. fk-hennerlHitn. Denver. lnd in
jured. Kmer Harris. Chicago: Idly.
Colonel Holland of the Salvation Army.
Max Goldsmith, not serious.
It Is supposed that the wreck was caused
by the spreading of rail. Three sleepers
and the diner were ditched, but the re
mainder of thf train remained on the
Colonel Holland was very hadly injured.
AT PADUCAH, KY.
Paducah. Ky.. Oct. 3. Fire which start
ed at 11 o'clock to-night in the wholesale
grocery store of M. Livingston & Son, at
Second and Broadway, spread rapidly un
til at 1:20 o'clock it threatened the entire
The loss already Inflicted Is estimated at
fcW.CO?. and It may be much more before
the flames are brought under control, as
other large establishments adjoin those
From the establihment of Livingston &
Sen the flames spread successively to II.
Well & Son'x holeaIe whisky house, the
La Gomarslno Hotel. Michael Uros, whole
sale saddlery. Lang Bros." drug store and
the Western Union Telegraph ofHce. All
these buildings will prove a total loss.
All the opsrators at the telegraph office
were driven out.
The guests at the La Gomarslno Hotel
are all safe so far as known, although
they barely had time to don their clothes
and get out.
The Clark confectioner' was one of the
One man was Injured, but It has not
been announced whether his Injuries are
"COIN" HARVEY'S SON KILLED.
Was Uncoupling Freight Cars
When Fatally Injured.
Rogers. Ark Oct. 2S. A telegram was
received here this evening stating that
Hal Harvey, oldest son of W. H. (Coin)
Harvey of Monte Ne. was killed at Hugo,
I. T. at 1 this afternoon. Young Har
very was coupling two freight cars when
the air brake broke and struck him In
AMERICAN STEAMER CARRIES AMERICAN
COTTON FROM GALVESTON TO EUROPE
FOR FIRST TIME IN THIRTY YEARS.
f.El h'.C SMXIAL.
Galveston. Tex Oct. 3. The American steamer Massachusetts tlfured for
Havre this afternoon with E.M0 square and iISS round bales or cotton, weigh
ing L3OJ0 pounds, salued at :LSt,3, and COO) feet of pine lumber, valued at
ten. total value ot cargo SLSM3.
Since the decadence of the American merchant marine, over thirty years
ago. the Massachusetts Is the first American steamer to carry cargo from Gal
veston to a transatlantic point.
For the last thirty years prior and np to that time a large number of the
cotton-laden ships plying between Galveston and European ports were of the
best type of American clippers. Since the advent of ateam and the decadence
of sailing ships the cotton-carrying trade has passed completely from American
shipping to foreign bottoms, principally British. Thus, approximately, of the
4,0tc.(O0 bales of cotton exported from Gulf porta fo Europe not a single bale
was carried by a vessel filing tho American the
I5clieyes That the Democrat!
Nominee Will Have a Good
i Chance to Defeat Hjio-eveh.
KHtt-HMl SI'BCIAL A
Chicago Oct. si -Mkor WIrriun lias
decHietl to beconie a cuiKVftate fr the
nomination for the prcijency on tit
Democratic ticket next year.
The Mayor believes tlie Democratic
Who desires the Democratic nomination
nominee will hae a good chance to defeat
Mr. Roosevelt, and that In the event he
is unsuccessful he will Le tlie logical can
d'date for renomlnatlon In K.
William Preston Harrison, brother of the
Major, will move over on the West Side
and leeome a candidate for Congre 'n
Hie Etclith Dlsirlct. to succeed Charles F.
SPAIN WILL SEND
CRUISER TO FAIR.
Madrid. Oct. ri-At a ministerial
council to-night it was decided to
recommend to Spanish manufactur
ers that they participate In the St.
Louis Universal Exposition.
The, cruiser Itlo de la Plata wdl
be sent to represent Spain.
CLAIMS THIEF TOOK HER
JEWELS VALUED AT S810.
Sirs. 1'lillllpn Sa Trunk Wits
llotibed, but Declines to Glte
Annie of Person Suspected.
Jewelry valued at SSI0. belonging to Mrs.
O. B. Phillips ot No. 2) Locust street,
was stolen from her trunk, she says, yes
terday. The trunk containing the property
was standing In the hall, in front of her
room, on the second floor, and was not
To Patrolman Carbrey Mrs. Phillips de
clared that she knew who had taken the
Jewelry, but refued to disclose the came
of the perron suspected, and the police
were unable to make any arrests.
The list of property furnished by Mrs.
Phillips includes a watch, with a diamond
setting, valued at J-W: a gold ring, set
with three stones, valued at JW: a gold
ring said to be worth ty: a ring set with
pearl setting, valued at J5M. and a soli
taire diamond ring, valued at J2C0.
Mrs. Phillips Is a guest at the boarding
house conducted by Mrs. James Freeman.
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The Accused Lawj'er Has Admitted Having
Planned to Die While Visiting the
Four Courts on October 19.
J.-tin-. 1- Hlair twkv attempted suicide within the List ten days.
The authority for this .stuleuicnt Is uiiiitiestionabI Mr. UhiirV own ad
mifshiu. t)n eai-li oeeaAiou he sought to end his life by taklug niorphiue.
Tlii -collap-e" he suffen-d on Octoln-r 11. when Ik- vNUim! the Four
Pourtx. as he tlun nuuounceI. to apily for a warntnt for criminal liliel
against Kiigeue C Itroknieyer. was in reality the result of morphine taken
witli cuicidnl intent.
list SHtunlay. when it wasaid he "fell in a faint" while talking to a re
lrter -u tlie veranda of his country home "Airdrie." near Kirkwood. he
Miet'iiuilx-d to the Mow effects of the same drug and liU fail was preelpitateil
by the weakness resulting from its gradual absorption thrmigli tablets that
he had lHen taking at Intervals while sipping water from a glast. a! he stojI
there denjing .-vintiiiilotisly for an hour or uhhv the tntth of the charges that
had been made against him by James T. Kolierts.
While Mr Blair Is still lingering between
l.fe ami death at his beautiful country
home Airdrie." In St. Louis County,
developments of a startling rmture have
oeur-ed with regard to the tragic sI
lrpei of Mr. irlr. wie of whk-h came
OttuUr li.. while he was being taken
home on the pttvat car "Kmhx-h" after
a visit to the Four Courts; the other on
tile wMilh porch f his home last Saturday.
By his on n admleskHi. Information of
which has been dven to Tlie Republic. Mr.
Blair attempted suicide on the afternoon
that he vitlted the Four Courts. He took
a quantit) of morphine before he left his
suburban home, and from later deelor
ments evidently .Ingeniously planned a
dramatic climax to his life, while feign
ing to punHh lhoe who had accused him
Since, the dramatic episode at the Four
Courts, the f I lends of Mr. Blair who were
acquainted with the facts, have been
forced to bHee that bis efforts In regard
to bringing to Justice his accuers weie
AT COUNTRY HOME.
At "Alidrle." lal baturduy. caiae the
most HtisatkKial episode in the life, of
James 1. Btalr.
Apparent! rei-overed from the effects of
the drug whkh 1h- had taken Ave daj;
before, he had arked iiefintoston to lea.e
the room tn whKh he had been conttnrd.
and stand on the south porch.
The sun was shining there, and Mr.
Blair said that he wanted ruifhine. Tne
air was cold, hut the phishian attending
him granted permission for an hour out
Mr. Blair, who had been watehlng her
htmband almost constantl) since hi cul
lapM 011 October It, was In her room, giv
ing rest to her almost shattered nere.
The servants were engaged In performing
the dutiea. of which there were man. In
the spaelous "Alrdrle." Mr. Blair, with
the ahi of .1 crutch, was standing on the
TK1K MORPHINE WHILE
TALKING T A REPORTER.
It nas at lhl lime that a reporter for
The Republic arrived at tlie home and
asked for an interview, whkh Mr. Bl-alr
Doctor George Human. Mr. Blair's phy-
h-ian. nas lu.-" leaving wheu the reporter
irrived. The do. tor advised:
"Don't make Mr. Blair talk too much "
Mr. Blair was standing near the stone
steps, whkh led to the ground. His U-ri
hand rested on the heavy stone which sur
mounts the porch.
There was one chair on the porch anJ
the reporter asked Mr. Blair to be seated
In It. He refused, saying he preferred to
stand and get the effect of the sunllgh'.
Mr. Blair seemed only a shadow of his
former self. His manner showed unmis
takable signs of extreme worry. A few
hours previously he had read the statement
of James T Roberts, which had beei.
printed In the Globe-Democrat of that
morning. Although exceedingly weak. In
had real every line of this statement.
REFUSED TO SIT DOWN.
THOUGH URGED TO DO SO.
The reporter asked him to make a state
ment In defense of himself. Mr. Blair
sgreed to do so. Again the reporter urged
him to seat himself In the chair, tut Mr.
Blair woukl not.
For nearly two hours Mr. Blair dictated
a statement of his defensa to The Repub
lic. During that time he had on three oc
casions drank from a glass of water which
sat near him. He did not drink much of
the water and drank each time as the re
porter looked up from the paper upon
which be was writing Mr. Blair's state
ment. While the reporter was writing, with
head down. Mr. Blair was taking mor
phine. He was taking morphine, which had
not been prescribed by his physician and
which could not act as a stimulant to his
He did not need the effects of morphine.
save as a means ot ending his life, and
as he dictated his statement he did eo.
knowing not what moment be would col
lapse and fall to the ground.
NO SOUND DISTURBED
STILLNESS OF COUNTRY.
Whether Mr. Blair had contemplated
ending his life when he asked permission
to go on the porch Is known, perhaps, only
to those with whom ha has talked.
Where he got tba morphine tablets Is
another question that only Mr. Blair can
The reporter knows that Mr. Blair, after
finishing his long statement, displayed
signs of nervousness and ot weakening.
It was only a minute,, but in that minute
there was an expression on Mr. Blair's
face that pictured pain, misery and hor
ror. 'Alrdrle" waa never so quiet. The flut
tering of birds In the trees waa the only
sound that broke tha stillness of the coun
try place. Mr. Blair was standing In the
same tosition that he had assumed when
he began the Interview. The glass of wa
ter had been almost drained ot Its con
tents. FAMILY WATCHES TO
PREVENT THIRD ATTEMPT.
A suppressed cry broke from Blair's lips.
An expression of Intense suffering showed
on his countenance. His pallid face be
spoke death. His) hands .flew wildly in tha
eZc and. he fsll hsadka 40 ti xjaTeaent.
MADE AT "AIRDRIE."
Since the moment Mr. Blair a picked
Lp and carried to a bed. the story of his
tragic plans had not gone outside the
house. In whl' h his friend and loved ones
lave been working tirelessly night and
lay In an effort to bring him bark to life.
Mr. lllalr has been watched iontamI.
There is not a minute In the day or night
tliat doctor, nurse, sen or nlfe has nit
kept a watchful eye 11 hi frail body.
REPORT OF PATIENTS
CONDITION IS THE SAME
For three days the report on Mr. Blair's
condition has been practically the same.
He seems rational, he takes nourishment;
his pulse, respiration and temperature are
He has an even chance with death, the
doctors say. And through the long, weary
vigils of the night a wife, even more de
voted in the moment of greatest adversity,
stays faithfully at hr husband's bedjlde
ami prays that he will Hve.
No page from Action has furnished
greater Interest than the real story of the
life of James L Blair. Having lived a
life of honor and luxury, respected by
those who knew him awl looked upon as
t ne of the best citizens In St. IaMils. the
ensallOflaI stories of his wrongs, wh'ch
gained tircutation about six weeks ago
ard whkh finally were given In detail to
the Grand Jurj. shocked the entire com
rnunltj. CHARGE OF FRAUD
The charge that lie Had defrauded those
who Itad trusted him out ef large sums of
money, the total amounting to more than
$k.0o. was like a bomb thrown among
those who had learned to like and respect
Ills appointment as General Count-el of
the World's Fair wes a sincere compli
an exceedingly prominent figure.
Mrs. Blair's appointment as president of
the Board of Lndy Managers made her
easily the first woman in the ranks of
St. Iajuls's best society.
Their beautiful heme has been the scene
of much merriment, and the cordiality
which one found there made the Blalra
That there was a dark cloud In the lire
of James L. Blair was never dreamed b
those who knew him or knew of him.
The lllalr-. are devoted to each other,
and at this time, when death hovers over
"Alrdrle." when happiness has tied and
nhen actual want confronts them, one is
frced to pity the woman, who is facing a
-..luation more critical, more desperate
ami more heart-rending than falls to the
lot of most women In a lifetime.
The constancy with which Mrs. Blair
has remained with her husband In his III
rtess and his sorrow, has gained for her
the profound admiration of those who
have been compelled to watch the
trend of events at "Alrdrle." and though
there may be suspicions and mur
j.urlngs of disapproval with regard to th
.iirse of Jamrs L. Rlalr. tho- who kno
ven fragments of the story have naught
but sympathy and prale for the woman
who has remained steadfast to his Inter
ests. LI. BELIEVE THAT
!RS. BLAIR WAS IGNORANT.
Even though Blair spent a fortune In
'wieavoring to Increase the happiness of
his wife, ther Is no one who will say that
Mrs. Blair had the faintct suspicion that
her husband was guilty of wrongdoing.
When the report gained circulation,
about six weeks ago. that the revelations
n regard to the past life of Mr. Blair
would be made, it Is believed that for the
first time Mrs. Blair became cognizant of
the grave conditions which confronted the
It was a month ago that negotiations
for the sale of the horses and vehicles In
c.uded In the "Alrdrit" stables were made.
The property belonged to Mrs. Blair, and
It Is believed that when tokl of her hus
band's predicament It was her immediate
Impulse to sell what property she had In
order to save him. If possible, from dis
grace. The "Alrdrle" horses and vehicles. th
equipment in the handsome gymnasium
and other prized properties at the country
homo have been taken to new premises.
OLD SERVANTS HAVE
Servants who had long been In the em
ploy of the charitable couple have been
dismissed. The desolation so "apparent
about the place only pictures more vivid
ly th sad story hidden so Ions and re
vealed at a time when two persons were
enjoying the crowning achievements of
In attempting suicide James L. Blair was
probably making a heroic effort to save
from want the woman with whom he had
been Infatuated all his life. Insured for
more than fd.000.0QO. his death would mean
the payment of all obligations to his cred
itors and a fortune to his family that
would keep them in luxury for the bal
ance of their lives.
But the true character of Mrs. Blair
displays Itself. Even with adversity
gaping hideously at her, she does not want
her husband to die.
Brave even In the path of Imminent peril
she is nursing back to Ufa the man whom
she has ardently loved and respected
throuxh a married existcne that was like
a long honeymoon.
ALL SPEAK KINDLY
OF MRS. BLAIR.
Go to tha poople with whom she has
lived if you would sk kbid words for
Mrs. James L. Blair. Even the humbles
Cjjatlaaea oa Fa-fa Two.
Leading Literal Newspaper
Says Alaska Affair has
TWO POSSIBLE COURSES OPEN
One Is Legislative Independence,
the Other Entire Xaticnal
Freedom Which Would
Hring Protection of
Halifax. Nova Scotia. Oct. "5. The dec
l&ration that present relations between
Canada and Great Britain cannot exist
much longer was made to-day by the Hal
ifax Chronicle, the leading newspaper sup
porter m the maritime Provinces of the
In an unusually outspoken editorial on
the rtcent Alaskan boundary award the
hroniWe expresses what It claims to be
unanimous dissatisfaction of Canadians
at the action of the British Government
ir the matter.
The paper says:
"This Alaska episode has made It clar
that our existing rebuions to the Empire
cannot be continued much longer. We
are even now at the parting of the ways
"Our subordinate position has been so
clearly and so humiliatingly revealed that
It roust speedily become utterly unendur
able." The Chronicle adds that there are now
only two courses open for Canada com
plete legislative independenco within the
Empire, acknowledging the sovereignty ot
the King of England alone, or the status
of an independent nation.
Tlie paper says there U much to com
mend the latter step, in particular, be
su It would free Canada from the dan
ger of being ever embroiled with the Uni
ted States on account of its European con
nection, and at the same tima would se
cure for tbt.tiomlnlon the.-beneat of the
protection o rhe Monroe doctrine.
FEAT OF MEMORY.
Quotes Letter Received llany
Years Ago Without .Mistake
.Mind Unclouded Though
Weak in Kodv.
Tlie KtouMIe Buretu.
11th St. and Prwsrlra&'a Are.
Washington. Oct. 3.-Scnater CockreU
as to-day asked as to the health of
furnier Senator Vest. He said that phys
ically Senator Vest's condition Is very bad.
but that his splendid mind Is unclouded
by the afflictions of the flesh.
Mr. Vest I engaged In th preparation
'f a number or articles fcr publication,
and dictates for hours each day to a
truogrnpher on Important historical
even's of the past.
Not long ago Senator Vest was dictat
ing. Senator CockreU said, and reached a
po!nt where It was necessary to quote a
le'.-er received many years ago. Without
referring to the letter, which he had not
seen for a number of years, he dictated It
Members of his family were so Inter
red In the feat that they looked up
'he letter, and found that Mr. Vest bad
1. .luted It literally and without the slight
GEORGE BAUMK0FF URGES
HIS BROTHER'S RETENTION.
Is Introduced to President Ity Sena
tor CockreU Latter Make No Sug
gestion as to Post-Office Fight.
Washington. Oct. IS. Senator CockreU
to-day called at the White House to pre
sent George W. Baumhoff or St. Louis to
the President- The latter called to urg
the retention of his brother as Postmaster
at SL Louis, but received no definite In
formation as to what action will be taken.
Senator CockreU made no suggestion In
the matter beyond presenting Mr. Baum
hoff as a leading citizen of St. Louis.
No action Is expected in the St. Loyls
case until after Congress meets.
BARRINGTON'S TRIAL IS SET.
Date Fixed for December 14 at
F Seymour Harrington, the alleged
murderer of James P. McCann. will, be
put on trisl for his life In the Clayton
Circuit Court. December 14. This Is the
date decided on by Judge McSThlnney. and
both the prosecution and defence have
teen notified to be ready.
Judge MeEIhlnney has not yet passed
on the motion to quash the indictment
filed by Barrtngton. as tha briefs of op
posing counsel were not submitted until
yesterday. There are Ave counts, each
charging a capital offense, and If tec
court should overrule aU bat on of them.
Barrlngton would have to stand trial be
fore a Jury. It Is regarded as certain that
all the counts will not be quashed.
Harrington's first move will be to apply
for a changa of renuy. and his attorneys
are now engaged In getting evidence to
.how that a prejudice- xtsts agciort fcim
n St, Locls County which votztd pi-event
alia tnm- ctitlsx a flr tn4.