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r$St fcVtf mxr rf'r&Mp,.. 1 J-i - -l!iZ:li"l-f .,ff tH".A' , i,, s.m-V5!S.-.i--' , ,,jl. ?J v .s ."?! fgir't,Vr'' OtfcHfrt' it THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC The Recognized ' 'Room for Rent" medium 1,363 Houses, Flats, Stores, Etc, wr-j nilrrf Isef3 zol in St. Lonls 1 The Rrnnlillr. Qcb??.ca Store "Room for Rent" I""" rent In The Republic were printed in B IIB5H E - -..- a:luuiftV Hint 8 WW month- than In any ' otlirr ht. I.onls nevrapniier. In lit month. Every locality In the city is represented In the "FOR REST" column ot The Sunday Republic WOIRLID'S- 1QM- FAIB NINETY-SIXTH YEAE. ST. LOUIS. MO., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1903. -r-i -i-k -r- s. . (In St. Lonl PRICE OniJiIc Nl -L "lUiJ (On TrnlDi, LnnU, One Cent. l.onli. Two Cent. Three Cent. m&pso-- -dm m fe r- 1 i &., SENATOR COGKRELL OUTLINES HIS POSITION WITH REFERENCE TO THE PRESIDENCY. ,.Lo, Seua. e&Ufan46SZt;fcM& 4c Si-vGie ty & MiAaiT?&&sMjg-ZZ &4f2scZl lfU6&Tui6'' My Dear Major Salmon Tour favor duly received. As I hare repeatedly said. I am a candidate for re-election to tho United States Spnate. and will be content with snch re-election. I am not seeking the nomination for the presidency. Tho mov ement by the Democrats of Missouri to present my name for that nomination to the National Democratic Convention is without my solicitation, directly or lndl-j-eetlj. Therefore I appreciate the more Richly tho honor conferred by tho resolutions adopted bj the Democratic mass meetings at Moberly nnu St Joseph. Mo , and the personal assurances and Indorsements of friends. These show clearly that the mo ement Is not Inimical to my candidacy for re-election to the Senate, and come from friends and loyal Democrats, and that such apprehension Is, in fact, w lth- out foundation. The proprieties of course forbid that I should say I am or will be a candidate for the nomination for tho presidency. - Perhaps I so far enough when I Kay 1 am gratefully appreciative of the continued confidence and friendship of the good people of Miso.nl. and of the great honor they do me In mentioning ms namo In connection with the highest office In the greatest nation of the world- jet If the Democrats of Missouri deem me worthy, and desire, without my seeking, to present my name to the National Democratic Own cntlon for the nomination for the presidency. It would be ungrateful In me to object. With best wishes, your friend. F. M. COCKHBLL. This facsimile Is of a letter from Senator Cockrell to Major Salmon, re plying to a request that tho Senator cspre-.s to his friends his consent to the use of his name in connection with the presidency. Major Salmon MANUFACTURERS ACTIVE FOR BATTLESHIP TESTIMONIAL A?: resident Kingfsland of Subcommittee to Raise Fund Round Table Club Will Consider Dona tion at Next Meeting. Of all th(S o-ganl7.atIons, fcoth social and commercial, that are taking part In the raisins of the battleship "Missouri" testi monial fund none Is more actively at n ork than the Manufacturers' Association and none got to work with greater promptitude. Tho letter of Mayor Wells npno'ntins President I. D. Ivingsland to mrnbersh'p on the committee vas acted uron within fifteen minutes after It was rccelied. --.. The plan followed by Mr. Klugsl-uid in Jai pointing his subcommittee was to hpread the committee over the various branches JoTtl.e organization In such way llnu cv - ery branch of the" manufacturing trades of thc-ct would bo fully rep.cscnted. In many- cases two members Iron cech lii.e of tr-de were appointed. This was in tended to Infurc clober work on tho part of ine subcommittee and make It potsitle foi the Manufacturcri." Association to make a large contribution and one that Is In ktcpliig with the character of ihi. cr feaiitzaiiu:i. 1 ol.oning are the name3 of the sJbconWj m.llce appointed by Mr. KlngsUcd tne u..y ae received Major IVells lioUllca liuu. i hey are fekcted to include the mtn v.iu have taken gteatest Interest :n the utumuuul il.hu oi.d uhic cJorts ill suu iit.r v.uiit rkiu been butxisiui: ji.ni lii-r. ui ai.mji Av-rur.ET.A 1U.UO Ooodo 1 U. Ltozur, Dozler iJKeij 0-titpu , U HjeilUt. Vk elJc-iJwt;Ucr llOKLl Cou.iM.n. C-u A.J3Jlacturins Comiinles W. F. Blanke.j l . ulunke Can t.bmiiu ; 1. Wsurb2cL, i-uluuiblu -in CD.apacj'. , lja:tte& li. Wuou, Union Dairy Compan; J. K tjjurjie, bt. ljls Dalr OJripan. 1 Ceaitct o-iapanin! J. C ltob nsn, tsu Louis Vj"""Uuni ..ir.vut Ciciaiij, o. II. IsaJsett. lola Pbitiau Ccn.t.i.t Coaiptin. rtUiiu-r'. &cnv.eutn.ann, Marnetlte roun do Uiaiutn), C a. Utte, bt. iju1s Mallpabte . cuau tllan. AiULKs A. iituer. A. Xttner nrlck Compan); Gv-ui.v V. JcLu, Acn a. lluard iincjw Ccmcnj. l-XK and Cement C. W. S. Cobb. Glencoe Ume and Cement Compjnj ; F. w. IlunlJns, Hurkins & miliv. Vaper A. T. Flint, American noil Paper C-rapan: W. O- Chappeil. &L LouU I'ap-r Coin piny. CoIIee Robert Mejer, Jlejer Bros. CoCee and Spite Company; A. D. Forbes, James Forbes Ta and Coffee Company. timber 21. C. Holfts, Dau Clalre-st. Louis I.mter Company: T. C Whltmarsh, W. T. VrtKUsn Lumber Company. Chemicals T. P. Haley, Jr.. Teacock Chera Iral Corrpany; Gerrge W. Wines, Larkln t benetter Chemical Company. Candles F. A. LouiT. Elanke Bros. Candy ny: C JI. Hoke. St. Louis Candy Com- vok. Leather Joseph Kcssler, A. Kessler . Gardener, R Oak leather Compan : J. A American Oak Leather Company. t:r 8. Elsenstadt, ElteosUdt Jewelry tay. "21Cnitc& .States Scwofc, WASHINGTON. D C- .z UVx,'c&u'oz, 'jhSlufenofet&ety fetK&uzZZ rfddjhl ZftAtlOuZ 'Hnauu-flri ZvtZzurrn- said in his letter that these friends ap preciated the Senator's reluctance to appear as seeking the national Demo cratic nomination; but urged that the Stato Democracy sincerely believed In tho national value of the Senator's Local' Association Names Co : G Klnp. Mermcd &. Jaccard Jewelry Co. n"t-ctrlc goods II. K. Oilman. Western EI-c-trical Supply Compani: T. M. Sleston. Emer son Electric Manufacturing Company. Stoves C. A. Stockstron, Quick Meal Stove Company; It. IL Stockton, Majestic Manufac turing Company. Shoes J. c Itoberts. Itobcrts-Johnon-Kand fjhoe Company: A. D Brown. Hamilton-Brown Shoe Companj. Glass R. II Lcis, minds Glass Company; J. A. Lodwlck. MIsflssippI Glass Company. Clo'hlng-J. G. Gllmore. Gllmore 4 Buhl; L. J. bchwab, Schwab Clothing Companj. Mining machlnerj W. C Itumsej. Rumsey . SILemeicr; C. S. Ruwll, Parker-Russell Mln. lug Manufacturing Company. Drj KOtds Geo M- Wright. William Barr Dry Goods Company: Charles SUx. Stlx. Baer i. Fuller Dry Goods Company. Printing W. II. Woodward Woodward & Tleman Printing Companj: S. J. Harbough, Greelej Prlnterj. Butcher supplies, etc E. Volkenlng, Brecht Butcher Supply Company; Joseph Lchnbeuter, Cars & Lehnbeuter Manufacturing Companj'. Produce M. C. Richmond. Shaw . Richmond Produce Companj; W. II. Redemej-er, Ilede neyer Holllster Commission Companj-. Wagons. bugglcs-J. c. Moon. Moon Bros Carriage Company; c. W. Mansur. John Deere Plow Companj. Coal-J. c. Brush, St. Lculs . Big Muddy uai ucmpanj ; a c. Donk, Donk Bros. Coal 4 Coke Companj. Cofins-R. H. Log'man. Mound Coftln Com panj: J. XV. Tarris, Su Louis Coffin Commnv Carbonatlng Compan'es James McCloskj, St, LoUs Carbonatlng Company. To each member of this subcommittee was sent a copv of the follow Irg letter. Inclosing Major Wells's letter appointing Mr. Klngsland: Dear SIr-The inclosed copy of letter from Major Wells explains Itself, President Kings land Is very anxious that tho Manufacturers' AssoclaUon do Its share in raising funds for tho batUcshlp testimonial, and has named you one of a committee to solicit subscriptions from the arms In jour line of business In St. Louis. I sincerely hope jou will accept the appoint ment, and CC everything In jour power to make the amount raised by the Manufacturers' Asso ciation a respectable one, rieane report to the Manufacturers' Associa tion not later than Saturday, tho nth last. Tours trulj, (Signed) CHARLES E. WARE, Secretary. At tho mestlng of the General Com mittee, the time for reporting on sub scriptions was set for December 1, and the subcommittees Tvere noUfled of the" change. Mr. Kirgland has urged upon each member of the committee the need of. re porting progress and of turning Over "the funds as fast as received. Very few of the manufacturers have declined 'to serve and only vaJd excuses have been offered. Robert H. Stockton of the Majestic Barge Companj" was) one who could not serve. He sent HO with his letter of regret as an earnest of his Interest in Continued on Pace Two. - . , - .y !iao name to the pnrty, iIiUc too loyal to permit the pendency of the question to affect his re-election to the Senate. Senator CockrelTs reply states his po sition fully and will he appreciated by the Democrats of Misouri. KRATZ PAPERS ARRIVE AT THE CITY OF MEXICO Ambassador Clayton Turns Over Requisition to Trans lator and Notifies De partment of Foreign Relations. SPECIAL. TO THE REPUBLIC BY CABLE, VIA GALVESTON. City of Mexico. Mexico, Nov. 12. The requisition papers in tho Kratz case, were received at me American Embassy to day. They were turned over immediately to a translates As soon as he completes the work of writing out the request In Spanish, Am bassador Powell Clajton will make the formal presentation of the American Government's request to the Department of Foreign Relations. It Is thought that this can be done by to-morrow. After this is done there probably will bo no unnecessary delay In pushing the mat ter to a conclusion. Mr. Calvton visited the Department of Foreign Relations to-day to make tho for mal announcement of the papers' arrival. Chief of Detectives Desmond of St. Louis, was much elated over the arrival of the papcra For three dajs he had been rather anxious aboutHhcir coming and made frequent visits to the American Em bassy. There was no attempt on his part to day to conceal the satisfaction he felt. When they were overdue ho feared that they mleht be Indefinitely delayed and the Mexican authorities might grow tired of waiting and releaso Kratz. In well-informed circles It Is generally believed that Kratz was removed to the Jalisco Penitentiary Tor safekeeping at the suggestion of General Clayton, who feared that the fugitive St Louis ex Councllman might escape from the Guadalajara Jail, which Is not a most formidable prison. Sheriff Dickmann of St Louis arrived here to-day from Guadalajara. He said that Kratz's removal to the penitentiary had had the effect of consid erably disheartening Kratz and his. friends, who take the move as an 111 omen. Dickmann says from the talk of the Kratz crowd it would appear that he and his friends have grabbed up the whole state of Jalisco and own everything worth owning All the bluff and bluster, he saj-s, has had no effect In Influencing the Mexican officials and the court having the case in charge. fWi U4iM, $JL&k&xZ WILD RIOTS MARK CHICAGO'S STREET RAILWAY STRIKE, One Man's Back Broken and Many Persons, Including Two Women, Are In jured in Disturbances. CARS WRECKED BY THE MOBS. After Long and Stubborn Fight Company Is Compelled to Sua- pendEfforts at Operation. TO RENEW STRUGGLE TO-DAY. Hint That Federal Interference May Be Asked if Mail Cars Are Much More Dela3-ed Crowds Pack Ele vated Trains. Chicago, Nov. 12 Constant scenes' ot disorder over a district approximate! fiftj square miles In ettent re sulted to-day fro-n tho inaugura tion of a strike by the emplojes of one of tho two principal surface fcireet railway companies in Chicago. All along tho lines, wherever cars were started, strikers and their sympathizers mnde desperate onslaughts on tho crews beginning at dawn of day and continuing as long as cars remained on the tracks. Tho tie-up was made complete. Several cars were wrecked and that no person was killed Is no fault ot the riot era. Man's IJacIc Broken. Ono man's back was broken and the first shot of the strike was fired at Wcnt worth avenue and West Sixty-ninth street, whero a mob tried to hold up a train. Many persons, chiefly nonunion street car mon, were injuied by fljlng stones or splintered glass. Two w omen were among those hurt. Excepting a few dozen passengers who had to flee from the cars, the 300,000 daily patrons of the company were forced to all sorts of other methods In order to get down town and bock. CrcivK Driven Back. With faces and hands bleeding from the attacks of the strikers, rnotormen, grip- men and conductors who tried to run trains returned to the barns and refused to go out again, unless the trains bore platoons of police or patrol wagons were alongside. Tho pullco confined their efforts to see ing that the passage of the cars from tho barns was unobstructed and thnt crowds and blockades in the'streets were quickly cleared. This was done under orders from Major Harrison, whoso" announced purpose was to preservo an Impartial attitude, taking sides neither for nor against tho strikers or the street-car companj-, which, though known as the Chicago City Railway, is a private corporation, lines of whlcn extend to tho outside of tho city. lew Police Clilcr. Developments regarding the municipal administration hinge largely upon a new Continued on Page Tiro. LEADING TOPICS -iff- to-day:s republic. THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT 6 39 AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 4:4J- THE MOON RISES TO-MORROW MORNING AT 1.3S. GRAIN CLOSED ST. LOUIS-MAT WHEAT. 77S77:K0 BID; MAY CORN. S914C. CHICAGO-MAY WHEAT. 7, 7C4c; .MAY CORN, 41ic ASKED. "WEATHER. I'V.DICATIO'NS. For St. Louts nnd Vlclnltj Partly cloudy and cooler to-daj ; variable winds, mostly aonthcrly. For Mlmonrl and Illinois Fair and cooler I'rldnj. Sniurdaj, fair. For Arkansas, East Texaa and West Texas Fair Friday and Saturday. Page. 1. Airship FIIe3 Miles in 101 Minutes at Paris Rathbone Will Make War on General Leonard Wood. 2. Woman Athlete Bests Ruffian. French Senate May Aid Monks. To Exhibit Big Guns at Fair. 3. Missourians Have Important Places. Active for Battleship Testimonial. 4. Young Girl In Jail at Clayton. Turks Butchered Armenian Bands. Trains Collide In Dense Fog. " 5. Happenings In East Side Cities. 6. Pass Book Won at 100 to 1. C. B. C.s Expect to Defeat Qulncy. 7. River News and Personals. S. Editorial. Society News. 9. Matron Dismissed; Doctor Gives Bond. Two Disposal Sj stems Indorsed. Meetins of Apple Growers. Child Bitten by Dogs. ' 10. Republic "Want" Ads. Birth, Marriage and Death Records. New Corporations. 11. Rooms for Rent Ads. 13. Pennsylvania and Steel Hold Brokers' Attention, Transit Stock Leads Local Security List Market Closes Easy. . Summary of the St. Louis Markets. 14. Fraud Cases Go to Jury. Talk, of Using Rifles to "Purify the Ballot" . City Officials Appear Before Grand Jury. Czar Dismisses Brutal Governor. Nurse at Poorhouse Weds. MISS DREYER IS REMOVED ON CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY; .MAKES STRONG STATEMENT. Joseph Dreyer, Samuel Kober and Miss Birdie Knott Also Affected by Postmaster General's Older of Dismissal Asserted Thai These Employes of the Post Office Entered Into a Conspiracy to Secure Discharge of Baunihoff Delay in Dismissals Seems Rather Peculiar. MISS DREYER SAYS THAT SHE Washington, Nov. 12. The Postmaster General has directed Postmaster Baum hort to removo from office Anna Drejer, Joseph Drejer. Samuel Kober and Birdie Knott employed in the St Louis Post Of fice. Alleged conspiracy to secure the remova of Postmaster Baumhoff of that city Is the reason advanced. These clerks were suspended March 9 and 10, and their permanent separation from tho service Is now ordered as the re sult of the investigations of the charges made against Baumhoff. The Civil Servlco Commission a week ago requested Postmaster Baurahoft's rea sons for mispendlng the clerks, and on his report made a decision sustaining tho Postmaste'r allegations of a conspiracy agalnBt him. COVI.MISSIOER'S REPORT OV DIIUYEH CASE. Civil Servlco Commissioner Cooley called on the Postmaster General to-dny and submitted the commission's decision. It is as follows: "On Friday, Nov ember C, the Commission requested Postmaster Baumhoff of St. Louis to state in writing his reasons for the Indefinite suspension of Anna Dreyer, a clerk In the St. Louis Post Olllce. Mr. Baumhoff has replied, stating that he suspended her, acting under instructions from the Postmaster General. "The Postmaster General states that Miss Dreyer was suspended because she, with others, entered into a conspiracy with certain political enemies ot Mr. Baumhoff in tho city of St Louis to fee euro his removal from the public service. At the request of the President, Commis sioner Foulke Investigated this matter, and the testimony taken by him estab lished tho fact of the conspiracy and of the attempt of Miss Drejer and others to secure false testimony. Beyond the shadow of a doubt Miss Dreyer's suspen sion was due to this cause, and no other. "Any statements from the Postmaster and from anj one clsa other than that she was engaged In tho conspiracy referred to havo nothing to do with her suspension, and tho commission is, of course, without power to settle any personal disputes be tween Miss Pf-eyer ani any other person, whether in the public servlco or out of it" Tho same reasons are given for the other removals. REMOVAL WAS FIRST ALTIIORIZED MONTHS AGO . Their removal was first authorized, it is said, some months ago, and the question arises, naturally, why the Postmaster has retained them after being authorized to remove them "for cause." There is ap parently good authority for the statement that fully eight months ago the varying affidavits made by these clerks were brought to tho attention of the depart ment, and their removal wa3 "authorized" If not "directed." Their retention until Mr. BaumhofC's successor has been se lected Is one of the peculiar features con nected with the St Louis Post-Ofllce mat ter. In offices under the civil servlco law, where clerks aro to be removed "for cause" nnd removal of clerks In such offices are assumed to be only "for oauso" It is very unusual, even if legal, for such an order or authority for removal to be held in suspense for so long a period. If this action is taken upon an order just received In St Louis it would seem to merely be a confirmation of a like or der or authority to the Postmaster, given perhaps verbally in the first place, but after all the facts had been considered. The question of how promptly these re movals were made after they were first authorized and arranged between Mr. Baumhoff and the department ought to bo of interest to the Civil-Service Commis sion. At all events the department, the AVhlte Houso and all concerned have known for months of tho existence of the conflicting nflldavlts from some of these emplojes. upon which the removals finally are made. RETENTION OF CLERKS SEEMS PKCIILIAR. The retention of clerks for months after the department has in Its possession docu ments which make admissions of false statements by them is unusual at least. The Dreyer affidavit or one of them was explained to the department by Doc tor Bojd. He said the young woman ad mitted to him that she had been coerced into making the charge against the Post master. Subsequently, it is said, the de partment received a second affidavit, con tradicting the first and It is said that the action of tlie President finally was not based upon the documents signed by any of the clerks mentioned which were thrown out as having no bearing upon the case. The subsequent personal visit of ClvlI-Servlce Commissioner Foulke to St. Louis and his report to the White House were for the purpose of covering ground on which tho affidavits were value less. But the long retention of clerks from whom such worthless affidavits hid been received Is an Interesting feature of this case. MISS ANNA DREYER MAKES ASTOUNDING STATEMENT OF CASE. Miss Anna Dreyer, whose dismissal was directed by Postmaster General Payne from the postal service, learned of the fact yesterday afternoon. She lives with her mother at No. 3026 Locust street. "The charge upon which I am dis missed," said Miss Dreyer, last night, "Is conspiracy to secure the removalof Post master Baumhoff. I am not able1 to see how my action can be so construed. I conspired with no one for Mr. BaumhofC's dlsmlfsal. All I did was to protect my self as any self-respecting girl would have done.v "Mr. Baumhoff was repeatedly guilty of Improprieties toward me. I did ndt for a long time say anything about his actions, but when they became unbearable I re ported them with the hope of ridding my self,of them. "I at first overlooked the Postmaster's conduct because I did not Wish to Jeopard ize my position. Finally, however, I de- HAS BEEN CRUELLY WRONGED. termined to risk everj thing rather than submit to Indignities any longer. "If it Is conspiracy for a girl to report the Improprieties of her superior toward her, by which she Is insulted, mortified and humiliated, then I am guilty of con-splracj-. If this Is conspiracj', that Is pun ishable by dismissal from anj- service, what protection has any girl against tho advances of those whom stie may happen to be under? "My testimony was taken before three Inspectors, and It must have been seen bj Postmaster General Paj-ne. How I could have been dismissed from a Civll-Servlco position for what I did I cannot see. I have been cruelly wronged, nnd a further investigation should be made. "Commissioner Foulks, when he was here, refused to see me or to hear my tes timony. One ot those who had Joined in the charges against Mr. Baumhoff was al lowed to testify, but not before it was known she would change her story. "My character was even assailed and I was Impersonated by a woman in the Post Office who Is now receiving ?1C0 a month. I am thankful, at least, that the Post Office Department at Washington had the decency to state that there was no ques tion as to my reputation being above re proach." Mr. Baumhoff said that he had first learned of the recommendation of the dis missal of Miss Anna Drejer, Joseph Dryer, Samuel Kober and Birdie Knott through tho papers. Mr. Baumhoff said that In view of the publlcltj- which the case had already, had It was not necessary to say anj thing further regarding the matter, except that his position In tho matter had been sus tained by tho Department at Washington and that the incident was finally dis posed of. Bnjs Sixty Doxcn Dad Effga. Sixty dozen eggs and every one of them spoiled were sold to Mrs. D J. Gunn of No. 1116 North Grand avenue Wednesday afternoon for J12. Mrs. Gunn keeps a grocery, and when a man who looked the part came in and told her that he was a farmer and had sixty dozen "good, fresh egg3" to sell, she readily accepted his offer and took them ut 20 cents a dozen. Soon afterwards sho sold several dozen of the fresh eggs. Mrs Gunn had not long to wait before the trouble began. Patrol man George J. Bock was notified and took a description of the "farmer," his small black horse and the old buggy In which he rode. WOMAN ATHLETE BESTS RUFFIAN IN A STRUGGLE. ipBiiiiiiiiie Choir singer, who repulsed a midnight at tack by a ruffian. Miss Emma C. Cunningham of No. 2025 Kosciusko street, soprano soloist at the Lafujette Park Presbyterian Church, was atracked by an unidentified ruffian shortly after 12 o'clock yesterday morning on Russell avenue. In thj struggle which ensued. Miss Cun ningham succeeded, fiy her superior physique. In freeing herself from her as sailant, after both had fallen to. the ground. Beaten off by Miss Cunning ham, the man made his escape. Miss Cunningham Is a feet 8 Inches In height, a perfect athlete, and to .this fact sho owes her escape. Miss Cunningham had spent the even ing with friends on Bell avenue. She re turned with women companions on the Broadway car. Refusing to accept their escort, she left the car at Russell avenue to walk to her home. On the curb as she left the car she no ticed a young man wearing a light over coat and a fedora hat. He was accom panied by a man wearing the uniform of the United States Army. Thinking they were about to take the same car she passed on. Then she heard footsteps behind her and hastened her steps.- Glancing back, she saw that she was being followed by the man in the light coat After pass'ng Third street she knew there was an al'ey between Tnird and Second street She hoped to pass tha ANGRY COLOMBIANS STONE CONSULATE OF UNITED STATES Populace of Cartagena and Barranquilla Are Intensely Aroused Over Pana ma's Secession. BITTER AGAINST AMERICANS. Purpose of Authorities to Send More Troops to Colon Is Sud denly Abandoned. Colon, Republic of Panama, Nov. li The Royal Mall steamer Orinoco, which took Colonel Torres and the last of tho Colombian troops from Colon to Carta gena, returned here to-daj-, bringing news that the United States Consulate was stoned by an angry crowd after a report of the secession of Panama had been re ceived. On arrival of Colonel Torres and his troops at Cartagena the news of events on the isthmus quickly spread and caused excitement Colonel Torres and his offi cers were threatened with arrest as trai tors, but the threat was not put Into ef fect. Tho populace, greatly excited, soon crowded the streets, crjlns "Down with the Americans." United States Consul Ingersoll, fearlns violence, remained shut up in the con sulate. TROOPS HELD BACK. The Barranquilla authorities had in tended sending 300 Colombian troops by the Orinoco to Cartagena, but I learned that that vessel had debarked Colonel Tor res and his army and decided to keep the troops there. Tho excitement at Barranquilla In creased with the spreading of the news of the secession of the isthmus, which was supplemented by exaggerated accounts of the alleged part plajed by the United States therein. Panama's declaration of Independenca was read from a newspaper by the Pre fect to a crowd In the plaza and was greeted with furious cries of "Death to the Americans." The Prefect followed the reading by a speech In which he declared that the Co lomb'an Government would not permit the secession of the Isthmus and would win back the lost territory. The crowd in the plaza, lnaulged in many extravagant threats. United States Vice Consul Lovelace was seated on a balcony of his house at Boran qutlla. that night and several stones were Continued on Page Tiro. ley In safety, and. if necessary, she thought she could take resort In one cf the dwellings. Then the steps behind her lncfeased to a run. Suddenly she turned to confront her pur suer. At that moment the man threw him self upon bernd attempted to grab her by the throat She grasped him. believing that she could throw him aside. She had about done this when, her feet s'lppn? and they both fell to the curb. By this time Miss Cunningham's out cry had aroused several neighbors. Philip Loesch and his family, who live at No. 231 Russell avenue, wit nessed the assault, and saw the man dis appear down the thoroughfare. Miss Cunningham carried a chatelaine purse at ber side, but her assailant made no attempt to seize that. Mfcs Cunning ham was confined to her room yesterday after having reported the assault to the police. She Is not only prominent In South Side mi.se circles, but frequently contributes her voice to th.e religious services for the prisoners at. the Four Courts, where ths police, who know"her weJL, trust thatsber assailant may yet be able to hear her voice again. m i n m M m 1 li -M a 1 sn 31 t i i 3M J K1 & Jfl 1 li , ft. - I y 4 &- I ifliaafilftflaaivk L VFJ .