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zs-,iw--i' --Ls- THE'ST. iOUIS REPUBLIC: WEDNESDAY. FEBEUA5Y 3, 1.004, lh 9, i- K r? IHr ' ,: I'Sf f s. M .1 t ; w ii w ft W tm ifeHr Qt lift f TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. BUSINESS. Yesterday's bank clearings were $10,453. 742: balance. J1.4ST.7V) Local discount rites mere bttween S anil 6 per cent. Do mestic exchange was quoted as follows: New York, par bid. 25c premium asked; Chicago, par I'M. Zoc premium asked; Cin cinnati. Louisville and New Orleans, 2oC discount Mil. par asked Wheat closed higher at S5S.C aked Miy: KSOVi No. 2 red. corn clo-ed higher at IS'Jc asked Slav; i24TiiVc No. 2 mied. Oats closed at 42"c 3Iay; 41c No. 2 mixed. Spot cotton was l'4c lower In the local market. TIIB DAY I.N CONCHES. IIOU.-K Tlie resident Commissioner rrartically 1 granted l-) prlv Hepe of a Territorial oclesalr. be Fii-p"n,-ion of the rule" of th House. Much tirre is consumed in the con! ieration of private claim" bills SBX TH. Senator Clarke of Arkansis nuking his firt rpeecr- in the Senate. hrartilv inJor-es every po"ition taken h til" iTTSlilent flnce t!-e revolt of the Panama Itejiu'ilie The 5-emte rpro-iriatier- foimmlttee authorize n favorable re port on the World'-' Fair amemlmcnt to the urgent deficiency appror-i ition bill providing for a loan of $4 fW on-i to the reposition Ojm raa of which Sioniwfl "hall be espendcil hj the Hoard cf T-adj Managers the tiholc to be e cureil by a flrft Iln upon the gro receipt of the l'spo'lt'on from corccssions and admi-dom. LOCAL, AND SUBURBAN. Three men were Injured by the explo sion of an oil tank at the shops or the American Car Company In Baden. Two uits have been filed against the Transit Company for iliimfC! claimed to have been caused plumbing by electro lysis. The St Loulj. Court of Appeals yester day handed down manv- decisions Includ ing one quashing the indictment against Judge Hey don ot Howell County. Union Market merchants have been notified that "tands will not be allowed on the curb after May 1. Judge Fcrrlss petition-- the court to allow TranIt Company to stop the opera tion of its Clayton division through the "World's Fair grounds. Associate City Counsellor Woerner de cided that the fire-escape law as applied to the Board of Education affectinc school buildings is restricted. The Executive Committee of the Busi ness Men's League Indorse formation of regiment In St. Louis, but will take no ac tion on armory until officers are elected. Edward M. Avery, for the last twenty -three vears principal of the Carroll School, has resigned. Henry NIcoIaus yesterday filed a peti tion in the Circuit Court asking that the $1"3,060 Suburban boodle, fund be used to pay certain promissory notes, long over due. James EadsHow- says that the news boys of St Louis will erect a building at the World's Fair. Postmaster Wjman departed for Wash ington esterday to discuss plans for World's Fair with the Postmaster Gen eral Thp Ground Ho? Club of St. Louis en joyed their tenth arnul dinner. Josephine Heltkamr, bv her will filed fot probate yesterday, left many bequests t el iinties It was staled that the higher pressure of the --as Is causing Increased gas bills. James Guerin. a deserter, was found hiding under tho mattress of a bed and anested. After an absence of fort jenrs, Charles II. Noell meets his daughter In lobby of Plantcis. Hotel GUNUnAL DOMESTIC Martial lawr in the Cripple Creek dis trict. Colo, has oeen revoked and all military priners turned over to the civil authorities. John M. Glover j-ives bond ard Is released. The agreement reported between Klaw & UrlanKcr on one side and Stair i Hav Hn on the other practicallv divides the entire theatrical business of the country ard leaves the indeperdent stars out alto Kethcr. Weber and Fields and a company of plajcrs are crossing the Continent in an unbioken journey to play at San Tran clsco. Cotton prices drop about a cent a pound at New York on the announcement that Daniel J. Sullv, the bull leader, has re tired from the market. Millions of dollars are lost bv speculators New York will appropriate another $100. H for the State exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Kxposition. Doctor Simon Bell of P.osedale. Kas, Rives the University of Kansas SJjWJ in Missouri lands. A jury is selected In the trial of Edward Butler on the charge of bribery at rulton. 2Io . an I the taking of evidence begins. A split occurred iu the First District Congressional Convention in Kansas, and two conventions resulted at Holton Con-Kre-aman Curtis was renominated by one wing and D. K. Anthony by the other. Sixteen thousand quail and prairie chick en are confiscated b game wardens at Enid, Ok. The trial of tho Dcwes, charged .vith the murder of three members of the Berry family. Is called at Norton, ICas-, on a change of venue. FOREIGN Piemier Combes of Franco announces that he will take drastic measures against certain prelates who have recently criti cised In public the course of the Govern ment in relation to the to-ichlng orders Panama hears that Colombian troops are already fighting the San Bias In d'.ms in Isthmian territory, but the re port Is not confirmed. . The British Parliament opens with the ii'ual ceremonies, Austen Chamberlain be ing the leader for the Government while his father, tho former Colonlil Secretary, sits among tho private members. The Jtnsslan warships at Vladivostok ,nie cleared for action, the harbor Is kept open by Ice breakers, while the Czar con siders what reply shall be made to Japan's latest note. Mnrlne- IntrlllKoncc. New York, Fob. 2. Sailed: Rotterdam; Ttotterdam; Augusto Victoria. Geroa, etc; Nord America. Naples and Genoa. Antwerp, Feb. 2. Arrived Kronland. New York. Gibraltar, Teb. 2. Arrived: Princess Irene, New York, for Naples and Genoa (and proceeded). London. Feb. 1. Arrived: MInnetonka, New York. v Cherbourg. Feb. 1. Arrived: Kaiser WI1. helm II, New Y'ork, via Plymouth, for Bremen, (and proceeded). TWO WIVES SEEK DIVORCE. 3Iis. Miller Charges Desertion siml Failure to Support. Sarah E. Miller sued John W. Miller for divorce in the Circuit Court jesterday, charging desertion and failure to support. They were married July 2C. 1SS4, In Soren to. HI., und separated In Februarv, 1901. She asks for the custody of their two children. Cad S. Wald nv erred that her husband. Emile. subjected her to indignities. They were married March 22, 18S6, and separa ted January 22 last. Aldermen to Inventffcate. " A special meeting of the Board of Alder men of Webster Groves has been called for to-morrow night to Investigate charges filed against City Marshal Edward B. Nace, preferred by Tptrolmcn John Mo Carron and Edward Lacey. as the resu't of a clash between the officers and their tupcrior about one week ago. A misunderstanding ovir an orocr given to them started the quarrel. TAKING OF TESTIMONY BEGINS IN BUTLER TRIAL Conflnnctl From I'nsce One. '' -MMR-MHII-N-M-aiWM I 2&"?jj3S c- ., VTSSSSSST ' il i- DAVID If. HARRIS. Who Is assisting in the defense of Edward Butler. inc the nature of the celebrated combine, he recited the history of the negotiations preceding tho passage of the lighting bill. He toll ot the nction of November 21, 1S331, at which the lighting bill was voted down in order that the parties behind the bill mlsht be discovered. He then spoke of the Murrcll-nmler interview, at which Murrell demanded S7i,001 in behalf of "the boys" and at which Butler warned him that $fi,4" wis all "there ns in It." The combine caucus, at which Gutl.e's $20000 proposition failed, was described; then Mr. Folk told of the Fcene on the floor of the Houc November 23. lbM. at which Butler warned Schumacher that JIT.M0 was all that the bill would bring. Tambljn -a!d to Butler," declared Mr. Folk, 'who will jou pay the money toT '111 pay it to Kelly or any one you boys mav select.' answered Butler." FOLK m:CKIIlBS "IIIIIT1ID1 PKT." The Circuit Attorney proceeded to a description of the formal passage of the measure and of the subsequent "birth day party." The story of the highly di verting social gathering, at which Helms and Kellv divided the J17.5U0 between the corrupt Legislators, Interested the jurors greatly. They followed the speaker's every word, showing most concentrated atten tion. "With these facts proved to vour satis faction by evidence." concluded Mr. Folk, "the S tte expects at your hinds a ver dict of guiltv " i:vmin tio. or vni:ssu ituui'v.h. Ddnard J Jeffries, deputv clerk of the St. Louis circuit Court, wltnes-, upon purelv technical points, was calltd by Mr. FoIk He read records certifving to the proper election of the Houc of Dele gates members, mentioned iu the indict mert P. It Fitzsibbon. Charles R Grives and W. H. Judv. were exunlned without cro-s. examination, cpon details Involving the record hlstorv of the lighting bill and the formal entries of oath- of office of Dele gates at the Citv Register's office. These matters of routine did not interest the jurors, in fact one. to far from following the monotonous reading tif the records, fell nedding into slumber. UIUIXTED 1(1 THE hoi si: joi ifv i.. ( Attorney Tom Rovve for Butler objected to admitting the official record of the House of Delegites, produced bv former Clerk Judv. as evidence. The point made is that the book is not mj k pt th et it can lie reg.irdd as a record under the liw Judge Graves seemed much interested in the question He clo-elv interrogated Judy upon the proceduie adopted during his clerkship for the piep.iratlon of the journal. The J'J Ige m m d surprised that no written jojrnil is preserved He then said that he .v.is inclined te think the ob jection gooel ind that lie believid .ill such evidence should be rJled out. "Ilut I will hold the eiuetion in abey ance." s.,id Jt'oge Graves, "expecting later to look into the matter more deeply." Judy, txcusej crce. was recalled almost 'n " ' bv Judge Graves, who plied hlrn with still other queries The former clerk w.is detained almost np houi explaining minutely the nethods of preparing the journal The Judge, honevei, did not com mit himself to .e fin il ruling. Z!i:;i:univs, moon HKf.M.I.KIl uv nov.i:, George H. Martin, also a former eleik. and Waller Edwards, secretary of the Board of Public Imnrovements, were called, Martin supplemented Judv's tes-llmoiiv- relative to the House journal and Edwards testified to the orlcin of the lighting bill in the Board of Public Im provements. Cro'-s-examinin with lef erence to .i new line of inquiry. Mr. Rowe asked: "Mr. Edwards, do you remember that pi lor to tho passage of the light'r,; bill tho city was in darkness for a period .ind that Major Zlegenhein eneouicgingly an nounced that we had a pioon? ' "Yes" (Laughter) Edwards w-es the last of the rjutlne witnesses. After a pause Mr. Tolk startled the occupants of the cqurtroom. "Call John K. Murrell." he sr.1.1. Necks were craned, the Jurois could not concepl their expectancy; and knowing one whisMered to those less Informed that the "Man from Mexico ' was to ,ip pear. The action of the court, however, in adjourning until S SO to-met row morn ing disappointed them and delayed the Murrell evidence. mili:i("j IJIH'ENSE io:r Mni; Kvirav. The full pla'i or the defense is :ti!I kept secret by Bailer's liv.yers, Kium. Roue and David H. Harris. The .1 heady full contingent ef the Butler adherents now Lire has received additions, however. which InJicates that .1 large number of them w:ll take the ;tand Tl e presence of Jim Cronin, one of Ills 1 artenders and several others who are frequently patrons of his saloon ivarrants the conclusloa th.it incidents which are said to have eian-pired in the saloon sub sequent to th, pi-sage of the lighting bill will be described as part of the defense. These arc said to have a bearing upon the reason of Butler's presence on the floor of the Houss that night h's alleged de sire to see that "his boys" did not get left out of any deal. The Butler followers have been rather quiet since their arrival. Bobby Carroll. J. P., has been more or less demonstra tive, with ti,e result that by somebody's blunder on advertisement appeared this afternoon in a local paper stating that Justice Carroll would purchase 1,000 rab bits, S00 squirrels, young pigs, coons, and so on. About a wagonioad of rabbits has already come and it is expected that any number of these commodities will be at his disposal to-mcrrow. It is confidently predicted by residents of this town that the Courthouse squatc will be crowded with farmers anxious to sell such game. And his friends Insist that he must buy all that are orfcred. v However, few outbreaks that are decid edly on the "rough house" order have occurred. One of the St. Lout newspa per men was threatened In a rowdy man ner. Beyond thib point, however, the Butlcrltes have conducted themselves fairly well. Callanav citizens are learning thoe not alreadv Informed of what a vis'ta tlon of dignitaries Is in their midst. Sweeney of the Third Ward: Cronin, J. P.: "Bobby" Carroll. Eddie Morrlssey and tho "hunch" are each the objects of no end of curiosltv. They arc second only to Folk and Butler in the popular eye. chom iNMTno TO TKH A K1DE Che'CKs red as the proverbial poppv. well-groomed mustache frost-laden, a big fur rap pulled down over his ears, Cro nin burst Into the hotel this morning with a story to tell "Sweeney." he declared, "thev- want me to go ridin" twenty-five miles on a spav in-1-need horse over to I forgot where. Down by the hog path that runs irto Hickory Creek I guess Think 0r It-llm Cronin. JUotlee of the Peace, tvenU-five miles and the ther- mometet nit, with wind blow In' forty miles an hour' ' "Don't vein go. Jim" said Sweenev. "You ain't in the cavalry. When vou want to travel, stick to this here railroad. It could not be worse." Eddie Mornssev is convinced that Ful ton can 'turn a trick or two" He hung his cuffs up in the hotel hall and now he is out a pair ot cuff buttons "Who'd have thought It?" remarked he, reflectively. "Who'd have thought it?" Butler preserves his usual expression less attitude while in conn. He follows evidence closelv. Occasionally fares his gaze upon Folk and studies him for min utes together. If f,ome fine instrument were Invented for recording what thoughts pass In n man's mind Butler's, opinion of Folk thus secured would be of surp losing interest. An Idea of the nature of It may be nb'talned fiom his description of State witnesses. He cal's them "Folk snitch ers." PI.!TER CP tCKS COURTROOM. When the crowd was thickest in the Circuit Court-room this afternoon the cell ing cracked In the Probate Court-room bo lcvi. A reading noise caused panic stricken retreat among the few occupants of the lower chamber. Piobate Judge S r, Beavens suosequent Iv transacted hU ousiness in the vault. fearing a collapse. An Investigation shows, however, that the fears sPem to be groundless; that only tho plastering wa affected. The Courthouse is old and strong ly built. It is expected that Jut'ige Graves will limit the attendance In the morning. a3 risk of disaster cannot be afforded. From sit to seven hundred persons dally are crowding Into a room, which cannot con veniently hold more than two or thrae hundred. The jury to-night is Kept closelv con fined, and screened from outside observa tion or Interference. P II1. Fltzglbbon, George Martin, W. II. Judy and Circuit Clerk Jeffrey, having completed their testimony, have returned to St. Louis R E. McMath. who was summonee'i arrived only to find that he is not needed He is accordingly dis gruntled, not to sav angry. George Mock Icr had the same experience. HASTINGS Mac-ADAM. The Vandalla-Pennsylvania Lines have plaeeel on their through trains to the Kast elegint new dinirg cars. They are modern In everv particular, elegantly equipped, and theii pations can enjov as comforta ble meals as in their own homes. HOTEL RATES PLEASE NATIONAL COMMITTEE. f'oiitlliuptl From Pukc One. Yiirk State Central Committee; Thomas F. Smith, secretary of Tammany, to whom credit is given for beating Deverv In the Ninth District, and John Noonan, who sue. ceeded Devery as a Tammany leader, were alo at the meeting. They completed ar rangements for New York politicians to stop at the Southern. Some of the committeemen will depart for the East at noon to-day. Mr Johnson of Kansas went to Chicago last night Last night the members ot the subcom mittee went to the CentUT Theater as guest- ot the Business Men's league. Thev occupied boxes COMMITTEEMEN DISCUSS CANDIDATES AND ISSUES. J. G. Johnson of Kansas l- one of the bcst-knov.n members of the committee, having served since 1S95 "Kansas Democrats will hold their con vention April S to select delegates to the National Conventien," he said. "We will Instruct for Heaist without a doubt. We arc for him and Intend to show It bv our ailv action. I am in lav or of r affirming the Kansas City piatfjrm ' The Democrats are better orgunlzed than they have ever been and enter the campaign hopeful of success Of eourse. I do not claim to be thoroughlv posted as to Hi publican politics in mv fatate, but I should sav th it fenatoi Burton Is dead politically, whiie the old Itepubllcan ma chine is almost in the same condition. es. I have heard former Senator Il.arrU's name mentioned In connection with tl e Democratic gubt rnalorii'l nom-ntlon. but I think he Ins left the State and is em ploved bv a Chicago hve-s-toek concern. No; 1 am not a candidate for Governor. ' Daniel J. Campau of Michigan is the oldest member of tne National Committee. having s,T,d bit teen vears. part of that time he h is been State chairman of hts partv. There has" not been a time In the last thlrtv years when he has not held o' tlce in the partv organization "I am in favor of live Issues In our nnt platform." he said "We want issue 3 upon which we can win. At the same time, we want these issues without discrediting the record of the party In the pist. There- Is no need ror us to c isl aspersions upon any Democrat in order to have live l--Hes for the campaign." WILL irAVB LIVE 1SSUI23 "Do you favor a reaffirmation of the Chicago and Kansas City platforms?' lie was ayked. "We want and will have live issues, is all that I have to say In relation to tint," be replied with a smile. "Personally. I have not expressed a choice for a presi dential candidate and have none In mind." Governor John K Osborne of Wyoming is claimed by friends of Hearst to be fa vorable to his candidacy. 'I have not e pressed myself tor publication," lie said "No one has a right to say where 1 stand, and 1 do not choose at this time to say. We will not have our cunve.itlon until June, when there will be plenty of time in which to talk about the nutter. I am a Bryan Democrat, but I am not ready to Fay whether I favor a reaffirma tion of the Kansas City platform." Foimer Senator James K. Jones of Ar kansas talked freely with his feiiow -committeemen about tho national situation, but refused to talk for publication. As to his possbl candidacy for re-election as chairman of the National Committee, he was noncommittal. "When the convention names the can didate for President," he said, "I il support him, as I have always done. Like wise when the convention makes the plat form. I will support that. I can tell right where I stand about the middle of July." "Vh3t do you think of Mr. Bryan's propaganda in the East?" he was. asked. "What propaganda? Has he been In the East?" And then he shook his head in silence. Sitting with Sc:i"tor Jones was J. M. Guffey of Pennsylvania, the millionaire oil man. "I have repeated to all the boys that I have nothing to say at this time about candidates or Issues." he said. Secretary Charles A. Walsh of Iowa i" an outspoken Hearst man "I am and have been, for him ail the time. I am an original ninety -six man." FOUR ABE FOR HEARST. "Besides; Mr, Johnson and myself there are two other member" of the committee present to-day who are for Hearst, even though they will not talk Tor publication. 1 cannot tell you who they are. No Sena tor Jones is not one of them, even though his State will be for Hearst." Norman E. Mack ot New York has al wayu been supposed to be a friend of GROUND HOG CLUB OF ST. LOUIS . ENJOYS TENTH ANNUAL DINNER. Four 'Originals'' With Honorary Members and CJuestH Toast "the Shadow"' on Found ers' Birthday. There were no shadows other thin those cast bv soft rose-eolnrcd lights across the round table at Faust's rest m rant last night when the "Ground Hog Club" of St. Louis, the only one in the countrv, met for its terth annual dinner Four of the original members, all born on February 2. 1W celebrated the ap pe trance of that ancient weather fore caster whom the dlctionarv will not even recognize by his proper name, but who Is stowed away under the "W's" with the title of vvordenck. Statins Kehrmann. president of the cit.b. J. A. Duffy. Charls LindenschmiU and J. W. Bergfeld, "original ground hogs," as they nil themselves, had as their guests Doctor T. A. Hopkins, who is a "ground hog" bv reison of his marriage on that auspicious day; Join Tellm m of Hot Spring". Ark. who will manage the Jefferson Hotel. nxt April; Ernest Lucas, and A. R Faust, who was long ago made an honorary "mitmot," which is the zoological name for ground hogs John F. Mngner and E Prcetorius, other "origi nals." sent icgrci". An elahor.-le menu, heginnmg with "Canape Ground Hog Club," Interlarded with everv thing from planked -.had and filet of beef, Bernalse, to quail and fresh mushrooms, and punctuated with Amontil lado sherry and White Seal, was further embellished with such appropriate senti ments as thee: "Whit shadows we are and what shad ows we pursue "Burke. "Come like shadows, o depart." Mac beth "ShPdows have struck more terror to the soul of Richard than can the sub stance of ten thoustnd soldiers, armed in proof and led by shallow Richmond " Richard III. President Kehrmann. In opening tho ceremonies, paid high tribute to the ground hog's weather prognostications, but said that the club took whatever fate he ordered with great equanimity. Tile mem bers had noticed, after ten vears' experi ence, that if they survived grojnd-hog day they always lived till the next. Their Cleveland and Hill At present he is working to hormonize the party in New York Stat. In conjunction with Thomas F. Smith, secretary of Tammany Club, he helped secure quarters at the Southern Hotel yest. rday for the following well known leaeiri of the party: Former Mayor Robert Van Wyck. David 11 Hill. Mayor George B. McCJellan. Charles F. Murphy. Edward Murphv. Senator P. H. MrCarren. Bourke Cochran Trunk Camp bell. Charles A. Tovvne, James K. Mc Quire and lohn B. Stanchtield "You have got them in the tan-o hostelrv." remarked Secretarv Walsh. "Now If you can get them togetlii t po llticallv you will be all rlgliL" "Oh, there will be no trouble about that they are together.' replied Mr. Mick "I am not In favor of the, reaffirmation of the Kansas Citv platform" 'ltd Mr. Mack, earlier in the day. 'I am in favor of live Issues and can see no reason why New iork Democnts should be hanili carped bv the reaffirmation of the plat form that has cost us so much In the past. New York will name the J resident! il can didate I tnink tint is conceded" Asked if New ork would agree on Mr. Parker, he tald that he did not know. "Mr. Parker lias a great manv friends in New York State. The Democrats have not yet determined whom they will sup port. James M. Head of Tennessee, is out spoken against a reaffirmation of the Kansas Citv platform When asked If he was a supporter of Mr. Hearst, he said that he had not announced any prefoiences for any candidate and did not care to do so. "The Democratic paitv should hive live Issues." he said "I think we should do as we have always done make a piai form which tits the time and occasion Our previous platforms have always been of tint sort and there is no reason why It should not be the same this year. The good points in the Kansas City platform can lie taken and those not applicable to ciesenl needs should be dropped That I Denioeratlc custom and there Is no reason for detailing from it. "What we need most Is a platform and nominee who can beat Mr Roosevelt. If we on n find these, there is absolutelv no doubt as to the outcome. No citizen knows when Rousevelt goes to bed what he will do In the morning. We mav have war at -mv tune with another n ition. be cause of bis Impetuosity lie has forced the negro question to the front In the South, and has hurt us lmaieasurablv." MAJORITY ARE AGAINST KANSAS CITY PLATFORM. prevailing opinion that the reafTli matlon of the Kansas City platform would not be a wise procedure for the St. Louis convention was si"en prominence at the meeting of the Subcommittee on Arrange ments ot the Demuciatic National Com mittee. Part of the nine committeemen who were prisent slated their position freen. Of these Messis. Mack or New iork, Campau or Michigan and Head of Ten nessee said tint they were against re affirmation. Johnson of Kansas said time he favored the reatnimation oi ine ivan sas City and Chicago platforms The other committeemen-Stone of Missouri, Jones of Arkansas, Gullev or Pennsylva ni i, Osborne of Wyoming and Walsh of lovva vvne poneoinmiiiai. According to Mr. Head. Mr. Johnson was the only committeeman present who was in favor of reaffirmation of the Kansis eltv platform Another Commute m in. wiio did not wish to have his named U'td, said tint he belhveil the same. Only two expressed their pieference for a iiresideatia' nominee. Johnson and Walsh both are outspoken Heirst men. llity claim that two otner committee men present, one of whom Is Osborne Wvominft. are also for Hearst. Mr. Mack Insists that the nominee will come from New York. Stuator Stone would not dlcuss politics. When .isl.ed if he would be here next -i'M..s.!.i' tn ntfend the meeting of Coek- rell'.s friends who .'ie booming him for the pre side ncv, he said tint he would be unable to be present. "I am going back to Washington to morrow evening." he said "I do not know of any plans to forward his candidacy and have no Idei whit will be done." "Have you taken or will you take any part In Hie selectlan of di-Jegiles at 1 irse to the National Convent io'i." lu was asked "I veill not." he replied. "I an not tak ing anv part In Ihe gubernatorial tight, ei ther. I came out here to .itti nd the meet ing ot this subcommittee, and have not time ror anvth ng else." During th afternoon Colonel Modi's Wettnoro had .a courerenee with Senator btone. In the morning Harrv B. II iwe-s called at the hotel mil met several ot the committeemen. All of th" committeemen who spohe about the chalrm mshlp of the n itional ls)dy said that undoubtedly the pieslden tial nominee would be permitted to desig. nate his choice fifi that honor. Both Chairman Jones and Senator Mono (the hitter is repoited to be i candid ite for the rh ilrmanshlp) lefused to discuss the question. !i:n vtoh jovcssecs vkst. Arknnrenn Cciiiiniltteoiiiutt Calln t pein IIU Old Friend. Tormer Senator James K. Jones of Ar kansas left the ret of his colleagues on the National Committee yesterday after noon and went out to see his old per sonal friend and comrade", former Senator George Graham Vest, who has been spend ing the winter with his daughter, Mrs. George P..B Jackson. He returned to the Southern Hotel late In tho afternoon. "Senator Vest la look ing 100 per cent better than he did when I last saw him." saiel Senator Jones. "I think he left Washington In June and to ri ly was the first time that I hae seen him since then If any one thinks he Is not keeping track of events, he is mis taken. I never pased a more enjoyable hour and I cannot express the satisfac tion I feel ov er his ev Ident Improv ement." COLONEL DtER IS EMPHVTiC. OnpnnrK Feelcral OtnerholilerM finlnsr to the Ttatlonnl Ctinentioii. "My old friends should know that I would not want to be a dclcgatc-at-large to the National Republican Convention," Bill gS Groundhog pm his shadow and retire-, to be toi-teil by members of the club bearing his title number never diminished and their shad ows nver grew les:. Another member remarked that all he could find in the dietionary about the vvoodehuek was that "he was aften In jurious to erowing crops," and he was -uri from the nunner in which several delicious forms of vegetables had disap peared since he entered the room that Mr. Faust wo. dd bear him out In the truth of this definition said United Stat"s District Attorney D. P. Dyer. "I never have been in favor of a Presi dent being embarrissed by his appointees going to conventions, and now that I am .1 Federal offlccholdei, I think that I can at hast -afford to be consistent. "Mr Roosevelt has enough friends in this State to m ed no packed delegation who represent nothing but themselves. I do not think there is a stronger Roose velt man In the State than I am, l;ut that Is no reason why I should go to tne con vention, especlallv now that I hold an of fice." A Inters fetr Hnilrouil Coluniisnloner. N. J Winters of Milan. Deputy Beer Inspector, Is a possible candidate for Railroad Commisslonei. 'I have not made up my mind whether I will be a candi date." lie said M'sttnlav. "A good deal depends upon the action taken by -Mr. McCulIy of Macon If he withdraws, I im sure that I shall be n candidate. If he does not I nnj. though I am not so lertaln" Mr Winters Is a member of the fctate Committee and one of the best Known Democrats in tin- State. 1 il lulls Form lleurst C lulls. Hearst clubs vve'e organized last night bv membeis of the St. laiuIs Hleetrotvp ers' Union and the St. Louis Pipe Cover crs1 Union. Xo. 1 The officers elected by tin- former are. 1J. S Dailv. president: Jo s ph T. N'ettler. secretary ; and by the lat ter. John Grub, president- Orville Cappelle. secretary John Slieirn. John Sehr. P. J. Jessen, Niiholis eiaffney and C. McDear mon vice presidents. Resolutions were aeloptcd. .Inline Ciuitt In the fit.". Judge James If Uantt of the Supreme Court of Missouri, accompanied bv Mrs. Gdntt, is stopping at the Planters Judge Gantt said that he was too tired to dis cuss the political situation. He will r n ain in St. Ixtils to-morrow POLITIC IL MITI. Representative J W. Farley of Platte County is in the city 'looking over the situation " Joe Tall of Kahoka was In the city yesteidav ird held a short conference with benator StOiie .fd.lHI Mnrell Km SjtSA.OO. New Orleans and return rebnnrv via Illinois Central 1 If, teturning March 5 by extension. Write or c ill fur booklet. LADY MANAGERS GET $100,000 OF LOAN. Continued I'roiti Puce One. first and fifteenth days of each month until the loan Is all repaid. I.tllV M.EItS TO IIKC'i:i K KIIMMMO Of TOT W . It Is speclficnllv stated In the amendment that the Roird of I.adv M imgcrs shall re ceive $li0K of the big loan, to, be paid t.pi'1 demard bv them The World's I'aii loan amendment as re potted to the Senate to-diy in the urgent delielerev hill is as follows "For the purpose of further aUHg In the piyment of the cost of the construc tion, completion and opening of the Lou isiana Purchase Exposition of the city of Pt. Ixjtiis. on or before April SO. rDI, Sf.GOTGGO. "aid sum to be paid to the Louisiana Purcli ie Exposition Company on the requet of the l'n sldent of sail company and in amounts as follows: One million dollars upon the passage of this act. SlCWiO during the month of Feb ruary : 1 OOO.OCO during the month o' Mann: JI.OCOOiO during the month of April and JW.fM) during the month of Mas. 1101. "Provided, that of ald sums $100,000 -hall he paid bv sail Louisiana Purchase nv.polt!en Convpmy- to, or on the order of. the Hoard of Lady Managers of said Exposition for such purposes as sild Hoard of Lady Managers shall ap prove and at sucu times as slid Board of T.adv- Managers shall request tho s3me. That to insure the application of nil aid moneys to the purposes for which the same Is approprl itcd. the Sec retarv of the Treasury sh ill ajpoint a suitable person or versions, whosp duty It shall be to -superlve the disbursement of the same v. hen paid, as herein provided, and to make a full and complete report thereof to him as he may tcntiire. "Provided, further, that tho amount herebv appropriated, when paid to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, as herein proviiled, shall constitute an Indebtedness of the said company to the Government of the United States, and shall be repaid by saId company- to the Treasury' of the United Stale". That for the purpose of protecting the Govern ment and Insuring the repayment of sa,'d sum of SI W)W0 the Government shall havo a first Hen upon the grcs receipts of said Exposition Company from all paid admissions to the grounds of said Expo sition, and from all moneys received from concessions. nI01TIO COMP4NV Ml ST GIVK LIEN 'IO KOtERMllIVT. "That, before any part of this appropri ation is paid, as hereinbefore providett, the said Louisiana Purch'. Exposition Company shall execute, to tho Kitlsfjclion of the Secretary of the Treasury, an in strument In writing, giving ami securing to the Government a first Hen upon its said gross receipts, and mid Exposition Company- shall, at the same time, guar jgl &&L 'derail'' " l - ( I y, ""trf fc JlVmp g antee to the Government, under suitable penalties, that the said gross receipts are then entirely free from liens, mortgages or other incumbrances, and that it will not pledge or In any wav Incumber or dispose of said receipts xj as to injure or affect the right of the Government to first receive therefrom the amount to be re turned to the Treasury, as herein pro-vide-el. The said Ixvilslana Purchase Exposition Company shall repay Into the Treasury of tho United States the said sum of M.6M.O0O as follows- On the fifteenth day of June, 1901. .-.lid Ivoutslna Purchuse Exposition Company shall report to tho Secretary- of the- Treasury In detail the total amount of ell said gross receipts received by said company from June 1 to June 13. both In clusive, and 40 per centum of such receipts -hill then be paid by suid company to the Secretory of the Treasury as a part t-vment for the loan to sold company li-n-ln i.rovlded for. r.nd alter that and diiln the eontinumce of said Exposition a like report in detail shall be made on the first div of each month, and upon the fifteenth day of each month, and In the tame manner 40 per centum of the gross receipts of said compnnv shall be paid to the Secretary ot the Treasury, as before provided, until the entire amount of 54,600. ItO sJiull have been nald to the Secretary of tile Treasury in satisfaction of said loan. riuinr.it pkommov to s:ct Iti: THE trEKAMET. "Provided further, that if at any time after said Exposition Company has re ceived the amount hereby appropriated. It makes, defa-ilt In the application or in the tep ly ment of s.ald sum. or any part there of, as herein required, then, and In that ease, th- Secretary' of the Treasury Is hereby- authorized to supervise the collec tion and t ike ) oe sion of all gross re ceipts and continue .such supervision and sscss'uii until the full sum of said $1, GOOtXO has been coll-cted and repaid into the Trea'iirv of the United States, as herein provided. "In accepting the amount hereby ap propriated, the said Iuislana Purchase Exposition Company shall lie taken and held to agree to ail the terms and con ditions upon which the same is made and upon which the same Ls to be repild into the Tii-asury of the United States" Governor Francis and pcrtv "pent the day in i'lformil conferences with Rep resentative Tavvney. Senator Cockrell and members of Congress generally, and will doubtless remain In the city until there Is no doubt of the final passage of the amendment. ATTEMPT DAYLIGHT ROBBERY. Xffirocs Assault Jnlin Colieii i His Store on Franklin Avi'nue. Two regrOes attempted to rob John Co hen, kceiwr ot a small store nt No. 1525 Franklin avenue, yesterday afternoon, but his iletermlne.l resistance evidently w.os more than they had bargained for, and they ran from the store, taking Cohen's watch. The two negroes entered the store, leav ing a third on the sidewalk In front to act as a "lookout" for policemen. One of the negroes asked Cohen to show them soni shirts. As he turned to take the shirts from a shelf one of the negroes dealt him a blow on the back of tho head. As he turned to defend himself he was struck again, the second blow Inflicting a dee'p gash in his left cheek. The other negro attempted to get behind the counter to the money drawer, but Cohen fought desperately, and the ne groes, ran from, the store. A CCAItvSTnrjD CURE FOR PILES. Itching, blind, bleeding or protruding plies Your drugrflst will refund money If Pno Ointment falls to eure in 6 to 14 daa. 10c nja KFI'ECT ON I.OCAl, TllFHTllUS. I", n Tntr Saj Only Chnnur Would He TranfT of Crnivford Hook ing to Stnlr anil Havlln. Frank It Tate said last night that le hed lecelved no vvotd of a division cf theaters between Stair & Havliu and Klaw S. Erlangcr; that, so far an St. I.oiils was concerned, the only change to come from such an arrangement would be to transfer the booking- of attractions DIAMONDS -4 Our very Inrgp and carofully solpctrd stock of dia monds and either precious gems includes without doubt as prs-at vrrlcry as shown in any other es tablishment Iu Ihe country. You can buy here with absolute as-suraiice of satisfaction both as to quality and price. Hings J10.no to S 3.WI.IV) Brooches 51fi. to S 5.CH.IV) Studs i 7.00 to S l.w.n. Necklace Ji.W " Jl lOil.'O Ia V.illlere--. $2T.l to S X.'M i Earrings $J to S 2 Vl Lorgnette Chains K" 01 to J 1iefl io Sleeve Links S 3 W to i 5.1 dearf lins - J! 7.CO to J 501 w SOLITAIRE RINGS We invite special attention to our presenr showlns or solitaire and twin solitaire ejr.ispn.icut and jtift rinss-i-pccial values at $75.00, $100.00. B MERMOD & JACCARD'S Broadway and Locust. You'll find the latest novels aboard the Golden State Limited. They are in the bookcase in the obser vation car. Fifty books alto gether fiction, travel, philosophy. The pop ular monthlies and the illustrated weeklies are also on file in both library and observation cars. Golden State Limited len Chicago and Kan sas Cityv dadr, Decem ber 20 to April 14, for Los Angclct, Santa Barbara and San Fran cisco. Southern Roite b)r way of EI Paso and the Southern Pacific, through a land where winter is unknown. Tickets, berths and literature at this office and at offices of all connecting lines. H.P.MAsrrr. District Passeneer Arent, 8tb and Olive Streets, St. Louis. Mo. ' D oi tr 4 trS J f: V TO TREAT YOUR EYEU If Ttier Nee4 Treatment AND To Properly Fit Tou With CIUsm pi IF YOU NEED GLASSES Is Exclusively My Business. W CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREf c Made to order Glasses from St 00 a ja j,j PJoIld cold sprlrg Eye Olaaaes from. .(LH aval n b. MOntZ.M.U. cm, 012 rriHKIIBM S.000 REFERENCES. Or tl pi for tho Craw-ford Theater from Klaw P Erlangvr to Stair & Havlln. It would 1 r an advantage to the low-priced house; at Tate said, to put on plays of one gnu and not try' to cater to two olaaseaj putron-s. t Parle Drnnrtnient Payday. tl .P" Tho men employed In the Parle Depaxwi ment will receive their pay checks at totr office of the Park Commissioner In th Citv- Hail to-day at 1 P. m. Aa only , mall force ls now working-. th pay roll of the department Is email, and all possu ble savings arc being made that momy, may be av ailuble w hen needed In the sam mer HAPPY MOTHER'S ,, TOUGHING STORY! Sw Of Baby's Dreadful Suffer ing from Eczema. a CURED BY CUTICURA; Now His Skin Is as Whlto? as a Snow Flake. ' n "A terrible rash broke onion Chtt' lie's poor little face and spread to hi neck, chest and back. I bad never aeei anything qnlte like It before," write Mrs. Uelena Hath of 831 10th At., N. Y n City. " The skin rose In little Inapt, and matter camt 1 out. My baby's skin; was hot, and host) ; he did suffer. Be 1 wouldn't eat, astS "night after night 3 walked the flooS Nwtth him, weak as 2 was. Often I hal'c 'to stop because fe' felt faint and myf backthrobbed with pain. Buttaewors pain of all was to see my poor little r boy burning with those nasty sores. r At last I was persuaded by a friend scross the street to try the Cutlcnnr t Remedies. She gave me some CatlcuT t Ointment I think the box was about' half fall and a piece of CaticnraSoan." i I followed the directions, bathing j Charlie and putting that nice Olntmeat t on the sores. Little by little, but M surely, Charlie and I both pot mors j peace by day and more sleep by nigttV Tho sores bort of dried np and w J away, and now Charlie is cured conrf ' pletely." , " Yes, that fat little boy Dy the wtn- dow is Charlie, nnd his skin is as white lis a snow flake, thanks to tha Cnticarsf ( Remedies. I think everybody nhonldj i know about the Soap enJ Ointment ' and if It U going to help other mothers ' vtuii McK sables, go ahead ana pouiuu what I have tola yon." M4 UmiaghAat vdrM. Conew eTtot. s.. tin tfttwi ct Cfcoeott Cfeatal lillfl.lSo.ssrTls' 5 lillhUO-MtTUW inntmeai, jnc Map. sjc. Wfmt MBCOT. V Saao. 23c Dacota, I4m. : boaMSq Psrit.JKMtfiUlauxtBocton.lS? n. PatttrUnurtClini. Con. Soto Frat. .. r 9a4 Ut " to. Aawi tka jltta, Ssatf tU Hits." aflav BaaaEr 'QsafclMrNasB. Mm V, JK. I ' 115 1 K J- SV-vAT!- Ji-j. ,..,of- ..$ rf,,-:,- s TZf--.".- -'i-o- .- Vw ' V ?aj :'"iJg's.''s- .as -cw" !-.r;.. ."i A ... ts -s- 3-. ,e. r.u--.ife.:-:yr-