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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
WCXRLID'S-
1904
F-A-XK;
NINETY-SIXTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS, MO.. TUESDAY, DECEMBER S, 1903.
PRICE te&iV
In It. Lanla, Ob Cent.
uiu, two usmw.
Three Cents.
SEE TWBORRDWS REPUBLIC FOE LEA11C MEMIANB' 11WEEI BARGAINS
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ROOSEVELT DEFENDS HIS COURSE
IN RECOGNIZING NEW REPUBLIC;
VIGOROUSLY DENOUNCES. BRIBERY.
COLON HEARS THAT
ZIEGLER PROVES AN ALIBI
AT EXTRADITION HEARING;
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Message to Regular Session of
Congress Is Platform Upon
Which He Will Stand
for Re-election:
PANAMA THE LEADING TOPIC.
-ays Government Would Have
"'eon Guilty of Polly and
Weakness Had It Acted
Otherwise Than It Did.
MAKE BRIBERY EXTRADITABLE.
Piesident Says It Should lie Pol
icy to Leave "6 Place on Earth
Where Corrupt Man, Fleeing
From This Country. .Can '
Uest' in Peace.
kui'uruc special.
Washington, Dec 7. What n.is techni
cally the annual message of tlio Jreident,
1ml in reality Is the platform of Theodore
Roosevelt for 1901. was sent to the Sen
ate and House to-3ay at the opening of
the first regular session of the Fifty
eighth Congress.
This message was received with more
Interest than any previous communication
Mr. Roosevelt has mado to Congress. It
is on tills message and en the treatment
if the suggestions !t contains that the
President must go before the delegates of
his own prty nnd perhaps before the
voters of the country. On this message
and his record ho must stand or fall.
President Roosevelt devotes more atten
tion to the Panama situation than to any
othjr topic. Ho explains1 recent events
on the isthmus and defends the adminis
tration's policy in recognizing the Repub
lic if Panama and entering into a new.
canJil tieaty with that Government.
Pfxminencc is given by the President
o Ithc postal frauds and public' land
frnVids. 'While denouncing corruption in
the) public sirvice. the President urges
thiJt the oilicers of the. Government be
Rlcn freer reign to punish sllcli'cf lme. '
slid t. this end suggests that the &nn,ON0
i'Pl'ropriation made to cntor.ee. the anti
trust laws be continued and extended so
tint the .Utomcy"Gcnerat may use it in
prosecuting frauds tinder the land laws
and in the Post Otllee service.
It is recommended that bribery be made
mi extraditable offense, so that American
eorrnptlonists may not Ilnd asylums In
foreign countries.
w Tho President commends the interna
tional court of arbitration established at
Tho Hague and urges action by Congress
to promote measures designed to effect the
Peaceful settlement of all disputes.
Trusts and lalor are ticated in an out
spoken way. The President defends the
action of his administration In cnfoiclng
the antitrust laws, again pleads for pub
1'dty in tho affairs of corporation?, and
declares war en combinations of capital
weekinc to work on Illegitimate lines. He
praises the antitrust legislation, which, he
as s. has been sane and conservative.
While giving recognition to the good
work of both corporations and labor
unions, be sajs the line is drawn against
misconduct In both. He pledges the Gov
ernment, wherever it has iKiwcr. to stop
such misconduct, irrespective of tho posi
tion or power of the corporation or the
union. "Kveiy man." he says, "must be
guaranteed hl liberty and his right to do
as he likes with his properly or bis labor,
so long as he docs not infringe tiie rights
of others."
The new General Staff In the army is
lommtiidcd, and the Pro.-lduit recom
mends tho reorganization of the navy on
similar Hues. He u'so pleads for the en
largement of the navy.
Th text of the President's message follow-:
T. tun Sen.it an-1 H"uc or Hepn'Sftuatlvcs:
Tlic-coui.tr- ip to be congratulated vn tho
kiii'mnl ot sul-lamlrl achievement which has
TjrK-0 lhe iMt nr liulh as regards uur
J-irfisn anl n-xanls .ur domestic policy.
NEW DEPARTMENT.
Uilh . nation a with u inau the inofat ha
lt, mint thlnpt. are tho or tho li.uieh-Jld, nn-1
llicreM-- the country is especially to 1 con-trttuUK-J
en tthat lm Ik-mi nccomnllsh! lii
111- direction
r jr. wing for th- raTi-ia or
micnmon ocr tuc srra:
coiporatlon.5 and
iviiiuinution ci corivrjillous ttisajfd In In
terstate emriierr..
I'OHI'ORATIOSS. The Oir;ren has cre
ated the Drimrtaicnt
o tivniiuerrv and I-ibor, Including ihc liurcJii
of Corporation, with fur tlic iirst time nu-j-J;thoritr
to cura prppsr publicity 0t sad! i.ru-
ccMlnss if these preat cnriniUon- as the pub
1Iq lias the rlffiit to know. It lian Jruiletl ror
Hie ixrKdltlnp of fulls fur the nforccmeni ct
the r2eral antltru?! law; and by another
law t his secured ciual irenlmcnt to all pro
dticera In the trunjj-ortati-in. of their bo"Js,
tiiua taxing a lont; strlJo forward In maltlns
Tfectl the work of the Interstate Commerce
Commission.
The establishment of the Deiiartment or Com
merce and Labor, with the Bureau of Corpora
tlons thereunder, milks a rf-al iulanco In the
direction of dolns all that Is rio"Iblc for tb
tolulion ct the questions -vitally affecting cap
italist and wace
UEMttTJiKOTOP workers. The act cre-
llMl:RCI-:An. atlns the department
I.AIIOR. was approved on Feb
ruary U. 1901 and
two days later the head or the dpartment was
romtnated and confirmed by the Senate, since
then the work cf organization has been pnshed
a raplfly a the Initial appropriations per
mitted, and with due regard to thoroughness
nd the broad purposes which the department
is dela-ned to serve. After the transfer of the
various bureaus and branches to the depart
mnt at the beginning- of the current fiscal
yer, as provided for in the act. the personnel
"nspruwa 1.39 employes In TTashinrton and
J4 In the country at large. Th scope of
fo department's duty and authority embraces
J cnamnrclsl snd tndnstrial lntfreu or thr is practically no doubt of Mr. Aklns's ap
."Unn. u iiiot tFicnt to Tytrli t-r con i I'lfi'.nt. and tho nomination may be
ROOSEVELT'S VIEWS ON BOODLING
' COINCIDE WITH THOSE OF FOLK.
President Usesiu Discussing the Issue in His Message to Congress
Almost the Identical Language Employed by the St. Louis Cir
cuit Attorney in HisTSpeeches on Good Government.
"President lloowclt will likely discuss bribery and official corruption
in his ims.igtt to Concrcss and urfre tiie adoption of treaty nuiendmcnts
iinikiu? bribery extraditable In all countries." From an interview with Cir
cuit Attorney Folk October 11, 1003.
In writing- those sections of bis message relating to bribery, tlio Presi
dent lias iaid the high compliment to Mr. Folk of using almost the Identi
cal language whicli tho Circuit Attorney used in bis Interview of October
31, in bis "ev Florence speech of August 3, and in his St. Joseph speech of
October "M.
Mr. Folk said yesterday:
"The President's recommendation that treaties should be made with all
nations', making tlio crime of bribery extraditable, is gratifying to every
citizen who wishes to see givers and takers of bribes brought to Justice.
There is no reason that tills criminal should, not be punished, in common
with others who commit offenses of lesser gravity. The aid given by Presi
dent Hoocvelt to ollicers of Missouri in tho Kratz matter and others of sim
ilar character has been of Inestimable value."
When asked yesterday if lie had written the part of the mes
sage; relating to bribery at tho suggestion of the President, said that he could
not discuss the subject at tills time. It is understood that Mr. Roosevelt
asked Mr. Folk for suggestions regarding tills part of his message when tlio
Circuit Attorney visited Washington regarding the extradition of Kratz.
It is supposed that the similarity In language grows out of the fact that
Mr. Folk used parts of his public utterances In responding to this request of
tl:u President.
The similarity in the message and the utterances of Mr. Folk may le
seen from the following parallel:
KXTiiAtrrnn from mcssaue.
"Brilicry lias not lcit included, in -trailltion
treaties heretofore, as the neces
sity lor it has not arisen. While there
may have been as much official corruption
in former yejrs. there lias been more de
veloped and brought to Ucht In tho im
mediate rAst than in the preceding cen
tury of our country's history. It should
he the policy oC the United States to leave
no place on earth where a corrupt man
flecirur from this country an rest In
peace.
"There can be no crime more serious
than hrlbeiy. Other offenses violate one
law, while corruption strikes at the foun
dation of all law: Under our form of
Kovcrnmcnt, all authority is vested In the
people, and by them delegated to those
hiP represent them in oIllcl.U capacity.
There can be no offense heavier than that
of him in whom such n sacred trust lias
been repos-ed, who mjIIh it for hi own
Bain and enrichment; and no less heavy
Is the offtnot! of the bribe-giver. He is
.woi so than the thief, for tho thief robs
the individual, while the corrupt official
plunders an entire city or State. He is as
wicked as tho murderer, for the mur
derer may only take one life against tho
law, white the corrupt official and the
man who corrupts the official alike aim
nt the assassination of tho commonwealth
itself. Government of the people, by the
people, for the people will perish from the
face of the earth it bribery is tolerated.
The exposure and punishment of
public corruption is an honor to a nation,
not a, disgrace. The shame lies In tolera
tion, not In correction."
TO APPOINT AKINS?
Republican Slate Chairman Said
lo He Assured of St. Louis
Subtreasurership.
The rtcpuLUc liuifau,
14th St. and l'cnnlrnla Ave.
Washington, Dec. ".Representative
Rartlioldt had a conference to-day with
Secretary Shaw in regard to the Sub
treasury at St. Eouis. He examined the
papers on file, but states that ho has
made irn recommendation in the matter,
toiler In the day the papers were sent to
the White House, and it Is believed that
Secretary Shaw has decided, definitely to
apiwiut Thomas M. Akln, the Republican
State chairman, and that the nomination
will be sent to tho Senate Tuesday.
-Mr. Akins said tills neniiui that ho U
not a candidate, but It is believed he
will accept the orflee. Nunc of the respon
sible officials of the Treasury will dis
cuss the matter, but the nomination of
Mr. Akin t.i looked for without delay, In
asmuch as he has. not declined to take tho
place if appointed.
I'aiers on file show that Peterson is
stinngly indorsed, but the also is opposed
by ixune rather strong influences, nnd tho
President, It Is said, Iiqb thought the
clearest way out of the matter Is to ap
point the Stale chairman.
It was aS first intended to permit Gen
eral Furrar to hold-over some weeks after
the expiration of his commission, hut this
intention was changed by reason of tho
ure'-sure of other applications. Mr. Bicker
s in this city, and has been making strong
fforth to rpcuro the appointment.
If Mr. Akins should state definitely that
he will r.ot accept, the matter may be
beld for a time, but it is reasonably sure
that he will be nominated with the un
derstanding that he will not decline, and
t Is probable that his nomination will
0 in at once. Mr. Akins declines to dis
cuss the matter beyond sayinsr that he
Is not a candidate
Mr. Akins will s?e President Roosevelt
at 10 o'clock Tuesday, when some details
connected with the office will be discussed.
If these are disposed of satisfactorily there
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DECIDED
rno.M FOLIC INTERVIEWS.
"Bribery has not been Included in ex
tradition treaties heretofore, because
there h.13 been no necessity for it.
There have been moro cases of bribery In
tho United States in the past two years
than in the 100 years preceding. It may
have been Just as common heretofore, but
the evidence ot it was not brought to
light If the present programme
is carried out, and there seems to be
no reason why It should not be, there
will not be a civilized country on earth
where boodlers fleeing from tho United
States can rest in peace."
FROM NEW FLORBN'CH SPEECH.
"There are many problems confronting
the American people to-day; but there is
nono moro serious than the subject of the
eradication' of bribery. Other questions
concern the functions of government,
while bribery undermine the foundation
of government Itself. Under our form of
government all authority is vested In the
people and by Uiem delegated to those
who represent them."
PROM ST. JOSEPH SPEECH.
"If Utere be an offense greater than all
others it Is that of him in whom such
a sacred trust has been reposed who sells
it for his own iraln and enrichment."
FROM NEW FLORENCE SPEECH.
"He is worse than the thief, for he
not only plunders, but violates his trust
He Is worso than tho murderer, for the
murderer taken tho life of an individual,
while thn corrupt official alms at the
assassination of the Commonwealth.
No Government can long exist
where it Is tolerated. Exposure
and punishment of public plunderers Is a
State's honor, not Its shame. The disgrace
is In tolerance, not in correction."
LEADING TOPICS
-IN-
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC.
GRAIN. CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-MAY
WHEAT Bic BID: MAY CORN 41e HID.
CHICAGO-MAY WHEAT 82'.ifiS25ic
BID; MAY CORN 42?ic ASKED.
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
T.-Ofi AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 4:38.
THE MOON RISES THIS EVENING
AT 9:18.
WEATHER INDICATIONS.
For St. Louis nnd Vicinity fair nnd
cooler Tneda j fre.h wet 1o rlj,.
nest irlnds.
For Missouri Fair and cooler Tues
day. For Illinois Generally fair nnd
cooler Tuesday.
For Missouri and Arkcnsas Fair
and colder Tuesday. Wednesday fair.
For IlKnolsSnoir In nnrthenslt
fair and colder In west nnd south
Tuesday. Wednesday fair.
Page.
1. Zk-gler Proves an Alibi.
Valuable Jewelry Stolen.
h.
New Hampshire May Make Exhibit.
President
Makes "Rfcess-' Appoint-
mc-nts.
The President's Message.
5. Tunnel Under Midway at Union Sta
tion Near!)' Completed.
The Stage.
6. Missouri Rabbits in Demand.
Ten Lines Buy Alton Bridge.
7. Designates Three Preaching: Rules.
8. Editorial.
Society Happenings.
St. Loulsans in-New Tork and Chicago.
S. Is Investigating Military Affairs.
10. General Sport Ncwp.
Cyprlcnne Won Feature Event.
11. Happenings in Eist Side Cities.
12. Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations'."
13. Rooms for Rent Ads.
IS. New York Stock Starket Hlghtr.
Mlssourl-Edlfcn Bonds Lead Local
List.
Chicago Grain Markets.
Summary of St. Louis Markets.
15. Says Roosevelt Is Not the Man.
Doubles Capital Stock.
Joke Caused Lon Trance.
Carried T!I IIvl "Ooose."
t X
Thie
Thousand Colombian
Soldiers, so Story Goes,
Have Left Cartagena
for Isthmus.
WARSHIPS PATROL THE COAST
Will Utilize Every Possible
Menus to Prevent Entry Jot
Hostile Troops by LanrJT ''
or Sea, fe
MAY EMPLOY INDIAN TRIBE.
San Was Xalives Never Have
Jlccn Subjugated Treaty
Starts Back to United
States on Steamer
Hound for New York.
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4 Plt.I3MIDE.Yr SKVDS CAXAL 4
treaty'to THE SEXATE.
Washington, Dec. T. Tho Panama
4 canal treuty was sent to the Senate
to-day, hut. as there was no cxecu- 4
4 tive i-ps.slon after its receipt, it wan 4
not referred to tho Commlttco on 4
Foreign Relations. 4
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Colon, Dec. ". rumor Is in circulation
here to the effect that 3.000 soldiers have
left Cartafeena for the purpose of Invading
the Isthmus.
No details are known ana the rumor
cannot be confirmed to-nlpht
It probably had Its source in Port Li
nton, Costa Rico, vhore it was brought
by steamer from Cartagena.
The only possible means of approaching
Panama is by narrow nnd difficult moun
tain passes through the Indian country.
The United States cruiser Atlanta is now
oft tho Indian coast.
WARSHIPS VIGILANT.
United States warships on both sides of
tho isthmus have started, or are starting,
on reconnoitering expeditions along the
coasts, principally In the direction of Co
lombia, for the purpose of ascertaining tiie
condition of the trails, and roads between
Panama and Colombia frontiers, tho
facilities of the country for sustaining ex
peditions marching on Panama, nnd to
generally determine tho United State-'
best course of action In case of Colombian
invasion of the lEtlimus, and also to learn
tho attitude of tho various Indian tribes
inhabiting both coasts.
The United States cruiser Atlanta has
gone to San Bias for this purpose, nnd
probably will continue to the Gulf of Da
rien. Probably another vessel will ba sent to
San Miguel, on tho Pacific, and a third
to David, also on tho Pacific, but toward
Costa Rica, to look over the local condi
tions at Clilrlqul and make a show of
force. If It Is thought necessary, and study
tho possibility of Colombia's landing small
schooner expeditions at Chlrlqul from
Southern points.
PANAMANIANS HELP.
Tho Panamanian authorities are aiding
those effortB. They have sent out several
parties on both sides of the Isthmus to
seek information and watch possible move
ments on tho part of Colombia.
One such party was sent out from Colon
in a small sloop. Uilch was probably lost
near Meamar, on the San Bias coast. Tho
boat was found bottom upward and Its
occupants nro missing. No reports havo
yet been received from these parties to
Indicate that any warlike movements aro
taking place.
DESTROY CANOES.
Panamanian expeditions on the Pacific
side are destroying canoes, and other craft
found In the rivers, for the purpose ot
hindering the movements of Colombians
nho might attempt to como down tho riv
ers. Efforts are being made by tlieso Pana
manian parties to cover the Atlantic coast
as far as the Gulf of Darlen and the
mouth of the Atrato River, which is in Co
lombian territory.
The United States cruiser Atlanta, which
has Just llnished charting Porto Bello Har
bor nnd erecting a slgnul station on a hill
on the north side of the harbor, left Porto
Bello yesterday for the coast ot San Bias,
flfty miles southeast of Porto Bello, to
open communication with the Pan Bias In
dlnn citizens.
INDIANS ISOLATED.
Tiie Indians occupy the coast between
Nombro do DIos and Capo TIburon, and
have maintained their Isolation for gen
erations. They have always resisted the
incursions of white people into their coun
try, not permitting them to spend a night
on the mainland and forcing the few ad
venturesomo traders there trafficking along
the coast to sleep-on a small island. It Is
reported that the Indians still keep up the
old Carlb customs. They favor Panama, It
!s said, and are ready to fight the Colom
bians. Colombia never succeeded lit taxing cr
iti any way controlling the San Bias In
dians, hut tho Panamanians will endeavor
to establish schools In the San Bias coun
try. TREATY AT COLON.
The canal treaty arrived ut Colon to
day, in care of, Consul General Gudgcr,
who gave it to the purser of tlio City of
Washington, to be returned to the United
States' The steamer will sail at noon to
morrow. Tho Royal Mail stenmship agent here to
day received a telegram from Port Limon,
Costa 'Rico, informing him that the Gov
ernment of the Department of Bolivar,
Colombia,' had reopened the ports of
Savaniila -and 'Cartagena to vessels to anu
from Colo.
Collection Consists of Dia
monds, Rubies, Sapphires
and Pearls Worth
$4,835.
POLICE ARREST G. D. HERRON.
.Former Employe of Medarb Pat-
- ent Pulley Company in Cus
tody, but Says He KndW
Nothing of Eobbery.
GEMS NOT YlfiWfeoVERED.
WliileN Owner Is Away Sundi
Night Knlranee. Made by
Croaking Window and
Jewels Are Ttkcn
From Silfjgf; "
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VALVE OP JEWELRY STOLEN
FROM MRS. DOHA CASSNEIl.
Nino solitaire diamond rings. ..$l,S0O
Ring with two diamonds and
two rubies 200
Ring with sapphire and dia
monds MO
Cluster of diamonds and tur
quoise
Cluster of diamonds nnd
rubles
Oriental ring, diamonds, sap
phires and pearls
Necklace containing sixteen
diamonds
Heart containing 100 dia
monds 150
100
a
4M
S
Diamond butterfly, with pearl
center "-"0
Pin with eight diamonds 200
Unset diamond SO
Diamond., studded lorgnette.
twenty-five diamonds..
Cash
2V
33
Total value $1,835
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Diamonds, ruble", sapphires nnd pearls
valued at J4.S33 and J3.-; in cash were
stolen Sunday nisht from a safe in tho
home of Mrs. Dora Cassner, No. IIS La
clede avenue.
At tho Tour Cov.rt3 Gcorgo D. Herron,
who was employed as a salesman for tho
Medart Patent Pulley Company, is held
pending the investigation which Chief
Kicly and Acting Chief of Detectives
Keely nnd their men nro making. Herron
was nrrested jestcrday morning at his
home. No. 3937 Shenandoah avenue, by
special ollicers from the Eighth District
and two of Dc.-mond's men.
Herron denies all knowledge of the miss
ing jewels. William Medart appeared at
the Four Courts jesterday morning to as
sist in any way possible in finding the
missing Jewels. Ho departed at 1 o'clock
in the afternoon with Mrs. Cassner and
a woman who accompanied her to the
Four Courts. Medart wife in Chief Keely's
office when Herron was being "sweated."
Tlio detectives havo ascertained that
tho robbery occurred while Mrs. Cassner
was at supper in a downtown cafe be
tween S o'clock and 11:15 o'clock p. m. Mr.
Med.trt, tho police say, was with her.
KEELY MAKES STATEMENT.
Chief Keely, in speaking of tlio robbery,
said: "We have every reason to believe
that tho person who stole the diamonds
knew all about tho house.
"Wo are working on information to the
effect that Mrs. Cassner's two negro serv
ants received theater tickets Sunday from
Herron. After Mrs. Cassner's departure
tho servants went to the theater, leav
ing tho house unguarded. The snfe was
In no way broken and-had been unlocked
by means of the combination.
"Mrs. Cassner tells us that the safe
was sent to her house some time ago and
that Herron came with It. She Fays he
brought the combination to her and
taught her how to open the safe with It.
"The rafe w.-m u"ed to store her Jewels
and silverware, but only the Jewels and
cah it contained were taken by the thief.
"Mrs. Cassner iys that Herron has
visited her several times, nnd that last
year he gave her a ring for a Christmas
oresent. She says he has often brought
mesTic-.e") to her from Mednrt."
Medart would not discuss his connection
with the affair.
Mm CasFner when asked for the value
of the jewels stolen from her laughed
when she said, "Only about $.".000."
Asked for details as to how the robbery
was committed she said:
"Oh, the police have the full report.
Get it from them."
5ho did not seem worried.
SPENT NIGHT AT CLUB.
Herron declares that he spent Sunday
night at n club and went home from there.
Ho declares that lie can furnish an alibi
which will show that ho was not near
Mrs. Cassner's home.
He admitted that he had visited the
house on several occasions, and that he
took the safe to her house and gave her
the combination.
Entranco to the house was gained
through a window. One glass was broken
and thi latch unfastened from the outside.
The Dolico say that the person who com
mitted the robbery evidently knew that
no one was at home, as ho allowed the
broken glats to fall on the floor Inside
the kitchen, which would have attracted
any one that might have been in the house
at the time.
All efforts on tho part of thcdetectlves
up to this time to find the missing Jewels
Iiavo-lfccn without avail.
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Goveraor-fllsmi Insists on Proof
That Bakinp Powder Mag
nate Was in Missonri on
Specified Dates.
NO DIRECT EVIDENCE GIVEN.
Signature on Southern Hotel Reg
ister a Forgery, According to
JudgelBarTey'fl Ad-
TIME FOR FILING BRIEFS.
Attorney General Asserts That
He Was Xot Quite Fairly
Treated and His Plans in
the Case Are Un
settled. REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Albany, N. Y., Dec ".State officials, of
Mlssourl.who came here for-the purpose
of taking William Ziegler back to their
i State, lo be tried on the chargo of orib-
l ery. departed to-nlcht for hnmn in a rto.
lected mood and without their man.
By a score of witnesses, deftly handled
by five of New York's ablest. lawyers, Mr.
Ziegler established a satisfactory alibi in
the hearing before Governor Odell to
day. The Indictments found by the Cole Coun
ty Grand Jury of Missouri, in which Mr.
Ziegler is charged with supplying JUI.OOO
to bribe legislators in the Interests of
Royal Baking Powder Company, really
covers a period from December, 1500, to
April. 1901.
Attorney General E. C. Crow contended
before the Governor that it was only
necessary for him to show a prima facie
case, and that ho should be permitted to
Bubmlt proof showing the conspiracy in
January, the payment of money by Mr.
Ziegler in March nnd the fact of Mr.
Zlegler's return to Missouri In 1301, when
the results of the Legislature were dis
cussed. ODELL RESTRICTS CROW
TO SPECIFIC PERIOD.
After a long argument Governor Odell
restricted the Attorney General to a spe
cific period when the alleged crime was
committed, denying his right to submit
any testimony showing a conspiracy or
agreement or discussion of the results of
alleged bribery.
In the course of the argument counsel
on both sides became greatly excited, and
the usual calm of the executive chamber
was several times disturbed by sensa
tional outbursts of anger.
John M. Bowers, who made the chief
argument for Mr. Ziegler, sharply insin
uated that the whole proceedings on the
part of tho State of Missouri, and particu
larly on affidavit made by District Attor
ney Brown of Cole County, was not In
good faith.
CHOW SHAKES FIST
IN IIOWEIIS'S FACE.
At this Attorney General Crow sprang
to his feet, and shaking his flit in Mr.
Bower's face, exclaimed:
"I demand of jou, sir, that T re
tract these insults to my State and o
myself nutdo here kefore bis Ex
cellency the Governor. I came here
as a. lawyer with a Jast purpose and
I repel your attempt to cast odlam
upon my purpose. I any to yon, sir,
your statements are as false as hell.
I shnll not let such an Insult pass."
Governor Odell told tie lawyers that
such scenes nnd such language must
cease. In mild tones Mr. Bowers turned
to tho angry Attorney General and said:
"ONLY DESIRED TO
STATE FACTS MILDLY."
"I will assure the Attorney General that
Jt was not my Intention to offer insult. I
only desired to put the facts as mildly as
possible. I do not charge that the officials
have been guilty of intentional wrong
doing. I merely wish to say that tiicy
havo been Imposed upon by these baking
powder fellows, tho alum people, the
competitors of tho Royal Baking Powder
Company."
Many wordy bouts of this character oc
curred in the course of the afternoon.
When Mr. Ziegler entered the executive
chamber this morning he was accompa
nied by as distinguished a group of law
yers a3 has faced"Governor Odell In many
a day. In this group were John 31. Bow
ers, Delancey Nlcoll, John D. Lindsay, Ed
ward Lauterbach, William J. Underwood
and James W. Gerard.
Mr. Bowers immediately stated to the
Governor that if it could not be shown
that Mr. Ziegler was In the State of Mis
souri on tho date when the money is said
to have been paid, then It would be the
Governor's duty to deny the application
for extradition.
Attorney General Crow replied that tbo
crime charged In the Indictment Involved
three different visits of Mr. Ziegler to Mls
ourl: his appearance In Jnnuary, wti"n
WZIEGLEP. II
the money was paid; his second appear
ance there, in March, at the time of the
adjournment of the Legislature, when the
money was actually distributed, and his
third visit. In April, when be dlscucd
with Daniel J. Kelley and others the good
-work that had been accomplished in kill
ing the bill which repealed the law that
excluded all alum baking powder from the
State.
After two hours of argument upon these
points, the Governor decided that the At
torney General must conflno all his af
fidavits and testimony to that period be
tween tho 18th and the 23th of March,
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ZIKGLER'S REPLY
A STRONG DENIAL.
Edward Lauterbach then read Mr.
Zlegler's formal answer to the application
for his extradition. It. covered about 200
pages of typewritten manuscript end de
nied in strong terms any connection with
the bribery in Missouri md thajt he bad.
ever been in Cole County.
In part, the denial stated:
"I deny that my extradition is sought
for honest purposes or with the expecta
tion of convicting mo of the crime
charged, or any other crime. On the
contrary I aver that the Indictment at
tached to said requisition pppers was ob
tained by the malice of my enemies and
that the indictment is a- mere act of op
pression and that such act of tiie Mis-,
souri authorities has been set iu motion,
by the tindlctiveness and hatred of my
enemies, some or all of them being there
to moved by reason of the aforesaid
baking powder war and Evelyn Baldwin
by reason of his discharge from my em
ployment."
ACCUSES F. E. L'RELL
OF PLOTTING REVENGE.
Mr. Ziegler chargod that. F. E. Udell,
president of the Provident Chemical
Works of St. Louis had been instrumental
through revenge in procuring the indict
ment. Mr. Udell, the affidavit said, had
become Mr. Zlegler's enemy because Mr.
Ziegler had acquired a Urge part of th&
capital stock of the chemical company
against Mr. UdeU's wishes.
"Since my acquisition of the foremen
tioned stock," read tho affidavit, "I have
'demanded of Mr. Udell that ho shall ceas
the use of alum in any of the products
of the Provident Chemical Works, and
this demand has created serious differ
ences lictwccn us."
Mr. Ziegler denied that he was in Mis
souri in March, 1001, and a large nuralicr
of witnesses from New York were then
called by John M. Bowers to establish the
alibi.
WITNESSES HEAR OUT
ZIEGLER'S STATEMENT.
Mrs. Virginia M. Gano of Ingieside, I.
I., a relative of Mr. Ziegler by marriage,
testified that she was In Mr. Zlegler's of
fice on Liberty street, on March 1S,U01.
and consulted him about giving a position
to her son, Walter F. Gano. The son cor
roborates this testimony.
Timothy Delaney, a veterinary surgeon,
testified that he had a talk with Mr. zieg
ler on March 19, tiro day lie is said to
have been in St. Louis, and,purchased a
horse for him on that day.
Tho Reverend James N. Byrne of To I- m
tenville, S. I., said he talked with Mr. '
Ziegler on March IS about a contribution
for his rectory.
James W. Geranl. member of tho law
firm of Bowers & Sans, said her consulted
with Mr. Ziegler In his office on March
19, concerning a lawsuit.
William S. Champ, Mr. Zlegler's pri
vate secretary, produced a letter book anf
read a largo number of letters written at
Mr. Ziegler s dictation: each day fror-i
March 15 to March 23. .
On March 18 he wrote one letter to i
Plerpont Morgan. On March 19 letters
vere dictated by Mr. Ziegler to D. Apple
ton & Co., Marcus & Co. of Chicago,
Frank Henty of Chicago, Judge William
J. Oaynor, to the president of the Oak
dale Cemetery Company, in Iowa, concern
ing a mausoleum whicli Mr. Ziegler is
erecting, and many others.
On March 20 letters were written to 3.
H. Thomson, treasurer of the Provident
Chemical Works of St, Louis; Judge Gay
nor, J. Plerpont Morgan and others.
In addition to all this Mr. Champ pro
duced Mr. Zlegler's check book and a
bundle of canceled checks, given each day
between the lutb and 22d of March.
WITNESSES ESCAPE
CRtlSS-EXAMINATION.
None of these witnesses were cross-examined
to any extent. Judge Thomas B.
Harvey, who said he represented the
thirty-one alum baking powder concerns
that had been driven out pf business by
the Royal Baking" Powder Company, pre
sented the case for-the prosecution.
Continued osrsts Two.
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