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""'-ScT- "V"-"" - -I5a-'Ses-?'!'' -. --; w A'' js- sr -V gB!ar?!srBiftnD5i9f ,2E5f THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. "WOZELID'S- 1904 -PAIR NINETY-SIXTH YEAR. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 2, 1904. ,.. ( In St. LonlK. One Cent. P TlT ml ? Outside St- LoaU, Two Ceata. J. lHJUiJ n Tryjn Thrre Cents. RIOTOUS SQENES IN CLAYTON; NEWSPAPER MEN ARE ASSAULTED; ST. LOUIS THUGS TAKE POSSESSION. CITY MI! BU! BUTLER'S GARBAGE COLLECTING PLANT, JAPAN ABOUT TO BEGIN AN AGGRESSIVE FORWARD MOVEMENT IN NORTHERN KOREA; COSSACKS PUSH FORWARD TO MEET THEM, J:X Ilk! 7 itf- '- 'a a r SA. 1 J2 K- i- County Committee, Controlled by Folk, Calls Convention for Next Saturday at Kirfcwood Hawes Convention Held in Probate Court Room Eight Delegates to Each State Con vention Named Indians From St. Louis Take Possession of Clayton and Run Things to Suit Themselves Probate Court Room Is Wrecked by Crowd Dominated by Outsiders. IwJhhIb TRE OVDG&S iSTJUiD BOOKOASES'IN PEOBATB' JUDGE'S COUKTBOOM AT CLAYTON. SMASHED YESTERDAY BY THUGS .. , ,.,. ' FEOM ST. LOUIS. Judge's owerrlffht-1"md corner te Bhown a sketch of what remains of the railing that stood close to the Probate Thngs from St. Louis took possession of Clayton yesterday said kept that country town la a turmoil of excitement during tho tlmo when the Democrotlo Cbunty Convention was .pposea to he, mwtlny th,peI)ateVth(Btventlo!jte) thrown oat of the room 'where they hadr met and the room reeked. ,A inamber of Tha Republic start -was assaulted. That he -was not severelytnjured was not the fault of tha ruffians" -who assaulted him. The assailant wore badges bearing the following Inscription: "For. Governor of Missouri, Honorable .Harry B. Hawes Honest Democracy, Good Government and Sfclr Play." Never In the history of Clayton has there been such a tempestuous gathering as that which tried to hold a convention yesterday. Lawlessness had a. free hand. The Sheriff refused to provide protection after a demand had been made upon him to do so. Ordinary convention rules were ignored by on organized body of men act ing under the direction of politicians from the city of St Louis. Friends of Circuit Attorney Folk, who controlled the only uncontested delegates In the convention, hastily put and carried a motion to take a recess until next Satur day morning at XL o"clock In Klrkwood Just preceding the time when they were overcome by force. The crowd remaining organized a rump convention and named eight delegates to each of the three Democratic State conventions. THRONGED THE CARS. The first Intimation that there would be river-ward tactics used In connection with the convention came when succeeding Suburban cars brought out numerous poli ticians whose activity In city politics Is well known. Thomas M. Jenkins, former superintendent of the Suburban, member of the State Board of Arbitration, and a resident of the Twenty-first Ward; "Long John Dolan," former chairman of the Democratic City Central Committee and boss of the Twenty-fourth Ward: Ben Horracks, of the Fourth Ward, and a frequent deserter of his res ervation; John J. Lavln, City Committee man from the Twenty-eighth Ward; "Fish" McAdams, a well-known ward poli tician from the Third; "Charley" Peters, one of the "boys" of the Fifteenth, and lesser lights to the number of about fifty stepped from the street cars. Most of them went to a saloon opposite the Courthouse. At this time the County Committee was meeting in a room adjoining the drug store of J. B. Sudduth. Friends of Folk had control. practically without opposition. Shortly after the arrival of the street-car contingent part of them left the saloon ana went to the corner opposite J. B. Sud duth's drug store, on the Courthouse square. Congressman "W. D. Vandlver was there, talking to several delegates from the country. A. A. Coult. a photographer for Tho Republic, was preparing to take a snapshot of the Vandlver group when the "Indians" arrived. All of them were sup posably from the city, as the politicians from the county said that they wero strangers, while others recognized them as familiar figures around the streets of St. Louis. They all wore the Hawes badges, which had been distributed to them as they alighted from the street cars. KICKED PHOTOGRAPHER.. With a common purpose thty" started to ward Coult They kicked hi camera, which was fastened by a strop around his shoulders; and hit at- him with their f sta Unprovoked by any effort which had been made to secure photographs of them. $100 REWARD "vTh Republic will pay SlOO reward for evidence leading to the identification and conviction of the person or persons guilty of assault en members of The Republic staff Tuesday at Clayton. EB-e e4. 44B they apparently thought that precaution ary measures would be tho best protec tion, and were resolved to make a thor ough Job. Coult called to P. E. Burton, political reporter of The Republic, who was stand ing about fifty feet off with his back turned. Burton ran up and tried to pro tect Coult. The eight or ten "Indians" who were taking the Initiative in breaking the camera divided their efforts. Mr. Coult managed to escape to Sudduth'a drug store. The "Indians" left him at the door. The box of plates containing used and unused plates was kicked, down the street. Mr. Coult received eevere bruises about the shoulders and bands. Mr. Burton was not Injured. Just as the trouble was at Its height, another crowd wearing the red badges ran down from tho saloon from which the first crowd had come. As they passed the office of R. H. Stevens. John Chomeau, abstractor of titles, heard their leader caution them to take off their badges so that Identi fication would be Impossible. This crowd arrived Just after the assault was over and returned to the saloon with the orig inal band. Meanwhile a meeting of the County Committee was being held in the room ad joining the Sudduth drug store. Friends of Folk controlled, as they were In, the majority. Fred Reid of Ferguson led the opposition. When it was decided that ail credentials of the delegations to the County Convention should be submitted to the committee In order to determine who had prima facie evidence of author ity to sit In the convention, only the friends of Folk responded. CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE. v In order to avoid controversy, as the committee stated, it was finally de cided that only delegates without con tests and newspaper representatives should sit in the convention, and that those townships which presented con testing delegations should be kept out until a credentials committee was appointed. Under this arrangement only Meramec and Bonhomme1 townships could be represented. The sergeant-at-arms of the committee, Jesse Joplln of Eureka, was authorized to ask Probate Judge Wurdemann for permission to use his room for the con vention. Judge Wurdemann consented. The committee adjourned and public an nouncement was made of the calling of the convention. It was then about 11:30 o'clock. Practi cally all of the delegates from Meramec and Bonhomme townships were present in the courtroom when the Hawes dele gates from across, the street appeared. The sergeant-at-arms of tho convention, Clarence Shotwell, Informed -them that they could not be admitted until the Cre dentials Committee had. passed upon the merits of their case. Rough-house tactics began Immediately, D. C. Taylor, who had been named tem porary chairman of the convention, was unable to gain admittance. Chairman J. B. Sudduth of the committee then. or Continued oa Pm soum! st&.fr m LEADING TOPICS TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC WEATHER INDICATIOXS.fi S. Loafs nnd Vicinity Partly cloudy Trlth ahovrera Wednesday; cooler Wednesday afternoon) fresh southerly winds, becoming; variable. Page. 2. Registration Showed Slight Increase. S. Registration for Slight Increase. Primaries Showed Folk Speaks at Norborne. Postmasters Enter Political Fisht. 4. Trust Madstone to Cure Them. Advises New Treaty With the Indians. Real Estate News and Transfers. E. To Portray "Sarah Curran." State Pulmonary Hospital Planned. Will Restrict Pass Issue. 6. Floral King Again Fools the Talent, 7. Happenings in East Side Cities. S. Editorial Society News. 9. Cowherd Would Probe Postal Depart ment. Asks for Divorce Record. Testifies In Wiggins Suit. High-School Entertainment. 10. St. Louis and Chicago Grain Markets Tako Heavy Fall. Boodle Cases Set for April. 11. Lady Managers Name Committees Mrs. Kelley WIU Join Husband Soon. Bowling Results. Republic "Want" Ads. Birth. Marriage and Death Records New Corporations. Rooms for Rent Ads. Financial News. Summary of St Louis Markets. Alleged Footpads Caught. Six Divorce Suits Filed. Few Changes to Be Made In First Reg lment. DOMINICAN INSURGENTS SEIZE AND ARM TUGBOAT. Many Arrests Made at Capital and Pollttclnns Are Banished Con- ulnr Agent iu Dancer. San Domingo, Saturday, Feb- 27. United aiates .Minister Powell has Men informed that the insurgents at Jan Pedro Do Macoris have seized the ugboat Burro, belonging to the Clyde Lrhe of New Tork, and armed her, ' The Clyde Lino steamer Cherokee has gone to Agua de Compostela, convoyed by the United States training ship Hartford. Many arrests have heen made here, and several politicians were sent out of the country to-day on'the steamer Julia of the Cuba Line. ' Edward a Reed,' United States consular agent at San gidro de Macoris, Is said to be In danger Minister Powell has taken Steps to sedura the protection of all In terests. The situation here remains tin- .wgf vr? t&3 -$u I Councilman Sheehan Intro duces Bill Providing $145, 000 for Purchase. PAY OUTSTANDING CLAIMS. Measure Incorporates Clause Au thorizing a Sir'Months'. Con tract With Sanltarj Company., '.' TO TIDE OVER WORLD'S FAIR. Proposed Ordinance Carries an Appropriation to ;Eeiniburse Company for Service's Since Contract Was Declared Vojd. P Plans of the administration for handling the city's garbage were unfolded last night at the session of the City Council, when an ordinance wns Introduced by Councilman Sheehan. chairman of the Sanitary Committee, providing for the purchase of the Excelsior Hauling and Transfer Company's plant on Forest Park boulevard, near Vandeventer avenue. The ordinance provides for spending JH5.000 In this purchase, which is the price the city proposes to pay for the personal and real property of the concern. The price of the buildings and grounds is $33,903. The proposition is that the city pay at the rate of ta,671.0S a year, divided Into monthly payments for fifty-two months By the consummation of this deal tho city hopes to go Into the garbage-col-lectlng business. An emergency clause makes it possible for the city to enter upon the collecting as soon as the bllltis passed and duly signed, providing the owners of the Excelsior Company agree to sell. A K Three other ordlnancea-werer also Intro-. j.,.j . ,,, ,5l .1.1 .1 .v1 posal of the clty8 refuse-fW the ntx ,ix months. The other bill, -provides for the relief of the Excelsior Hauling and Trans fer Company for services performed since the Supreme Court decided its contract with the Board of Health Is void. OFFICIALS CONSIDER MATTER. Mayor Holla Wells, members of the Board of Public Improvements, Comptrol ler Player and attaches of the City Coun selor's office have been considering the garbage question for some time past. It Is known that the Butlers, owners of the uuwi, iwu ui wiucu oeox pipou me Gis- Excelsior Hauling and Transfer Company, have been approached on the' subject of gelling to the city, and It Is believed that the terms offered In the ordinances are satisfactory. The first ordinance Introduced was an emergency bill providing for letting a new garbage disposal contract by the Baard of Public Improvements. It is to run for seven months, beginning on May 1 and ending on November L at the ola con tract price of O0.8&.331-S a month. By this bill $5,063.55 is also appropriated to dispose of the garbage for fourteen days over the prescribed time. The second ordinance yas a relief bill for the Execlslor Hauliig and Transfer Company. By It the City Auditor, It Is proposed. Is to drawfcn the City Treas urer for $42,400 In fivor of thts Excelsior Hauling and Transfer Company for its claim against the city for December, 1903; and JanuaryJ February and March of this year. This bill also provides for paying J16.W7.41 40 the Excelsior Com pany, which waj reserved by the city from the company as a guarantee that the contracts ,&ould be properly carried out. Y The third Ordinance, a bill calling for the relief otl the St. Louis Sanitary Com pany, Is to? be carried out only with a proviso. It provides for the payment to the compahy of $43,333.26 for the disposal of garbage for the months of December. 1903. andjanuary, February and March of 1904, ftnon tho execution of the emer gency contract. ' If the Sanitary Company refuses fto enter into the contract to tide the cltyover the World's Fair period, the city wul take advantage of the ruling of the Sfipreme Court .and refuse payment for an work done since. Thetlast bill introduced was the one call ing foj- the purchase of the Excelsior plant. For the purchase of the personal property $51,003; Is provided. This property consists of 127 wagons, 4 buggies, tools, materials ordered and not delivered. 1S3 muletv 12 horsfes, 6 sets of single harness, 97 sets of drfuhle harness. 25S collars and halters and arlous other accoutrements. J Real estate in the proposed purchase consists of the Excelsior Company's sta ple and shops on Forest Park boulevard (near Vandeventer avenue. About 600 feet 'consists of three lots situated east of Ven de venter aenue. Two lots are. on the north side of Forest Park boulevard. One con tains an area of 179 feet S Inches by a depth of 182 feet 5 Inches. Upon this lot the stabler are situated. The other lot is unimproved and has a frontage of 133 feet 8 inches by 1S2 feet 6 Inches. The lot on the south side of Forcit Park boulevard, directly opposite, has a frontage of 2S0 feet by' a depth of 220 feet. Delegate John R. McCarthy, superin tendent of tho Excelsior Hauling and Transfer Company, was seen at the meet ing of the House of Delegates last night. cut declared that he knew nothing of the transactions. He is said to have stated earlier in the evening that $1,00 was offered to him by the city to take charge of the plant In the event that the sale Is consummated. He is said to have, refused this offer, as he la getting $2,500 for the same work at present, it is claimed. It is believed that the administration has plans pretty well under way for the in stallation of its own reduction works be low Carondclet, a site mentioned at a re cent meeting of the Boad of Public Im provements. again- laid i The Lindell paving mil was - ever for next meeting. Departure of Mikado's General Staff for Seat of War Indicates That Active Campaign Will Be Opened This Week Number of Troops, It Is Believed, Sufficient to Carry Out Programme for Driving Russians fi om Yalu River Region Russians Report Dis covery of Damaged Japanese Torpedo Boat Near Port Arthur. JAPANESE GOVERNMENT - EiiHMmJrTMiMmsBsMlgTMHMHnr W'IPft?HWF&g3ag?SaaWikasi (&&&&'$?. !iC'r!;llBiK8gsisM . Mltf ffr '-IHBMff IJra3tWll.f1 IHIHsW mmmsBBKm'. r,xsm"ji'iiv.&-'&J3. fo'$&v-&jmmmmaMmuamms&:z& HSb!ssSEM HEADQTJARTERS OP GENERAL STOESSEL, COMMANDANT OF RUSSIAN FORCES AT FORT ARTHUR. From this point preparations for a long siego by the Japanese are directed, as well as plans for the Immedi ate prevention of tho landing of troops In the vicinity. General Stoessel has proclaimed that he -will never surrender. The Japanese general staff left Japan yesterday for Korea, which seems to indicate that a sufficient number of troops has been landed In that coun try to 'carry out tho Japanese programme. It is expected, therefore, that tho general advance of the Japanese will begin late this week. A dispatch from Lla'o-Yang, Manchuria, indicates the probability cf a brisk fight at any moment between the foremost forces of the Japanese and a body of Cossacks under General MIshtchenko, who is pushing toward Ping Yang. Tho Japanese Government, through Its Minister at Washington, Issues a lengthy statement, intended to justify Its course in opening hostilities and denying that it has violated any international law. The Korean Government is seeking a friend to assist It when Russia and Japan are done fighting, and considering the disposition of the spoils. It Is possible that a formal request for aid will be made to the United States. Russians at Chefoo assert that a damaged Japanese torpedo boat was found be.ched twenty-six miles from Port Arthur. Russians at Shanghai say that a Japanese torpedo-boat destroyer was found sunk Inside the harbor at Port Arthur. JAPANESE GENERAL STAFF STARTS FOR SEAT OF WAR; ARMY IS EAGER TO FIGHT. SPECIAL BT CABLE TO THE NEW TORK HERALD AND THE 6T. LOUIS REPUBLIC. Tokio, March l.-Copyright, 1801.) Reports Issued by the Japanese War Office state that Russian cavalry has been defeated near Anju and Plhg Yang, and that, consequently, the resi dents of that part of Korea are work ing as usual. The General Staff and a regiment of the guards left Japan to-day for a port on the west coast of Korea, prob-. ably Chemulpo. The army is extremely restless and eager to meet the enemy. The punish ment how inflicted In the Japanese Army for breaches of discipline Is that of leaving offenders In Japan. This punishment is held to be so disgrace ful by the soldiers and Is so much feared that ordinary offenses have dis appeared among the troops. COSSACKS PUSH FORWARD INTO KOREA TO ENCOUNTER FORCES OF THE MIKADO. Llao-Yang, Manchuria, March 1. The Japanese have occupied Ichlo Yang (Plng-Yarigi), Korea, and are now fortifying Jhe walls of the town. This was the objective point of Gen eral MlsbtchenkOj-who, with a detach ment of mounted Cossacks, as an nounced yesterday, has reached Kas anja, Korea, and was expected to ar rive at Ichio-Yang yesterday. A detachment nt Rfialan tmnn. a In "P neighborhood of Icfiio-Yang. The Koreans are averse to giving giving the FORMALLY DENIES VIOLATING LAW Russians information regarding the movements of the Japanese. The Chinese troops around Llau-Che are being re-enforced. Yuan Shi Kai, the Chinese Commander-in-Chief, has 10,000 men near Junlpin-Fu, while 15,000 men are with General Ma. Fresh troops are arriving In the Province of Chi-Li. KOREAN CAPITAL HEARS .DEFINITE NEWS REGARDING STRENGTH OF INVADERS. Seoul, Korea, March L Advices from the north report that 1,400 Russians are at Chong-Ju. 00 at Kuaong and fifty at Anju. These forces probably are only feel ers sent out to locate the position of the Japanese. All the Americans formerly at San-Chun, with ths exception of one family, have ar rived at Ping-Yang. The Emperor of Korea has dissolved the organization of the Peddlers' Guild, which, has been a disturbing factor in the situa tion. SHANGHAI HEARS THAT JAP SHIP SANK INSIDE PORT ARTHUR HARBOR. SPECIAL- BT CABLB TO THE NEW TORK HERALD AND THW ST; LOUIS REPUBLIC. Shanghai, -Wednesday, March 2, 12:10 a. m. Copyright, 19M.) Russian officials here report the finding of a sunken Japa nese torpedo boat destroyer ln&Ido Port Arthur Harbor. The Japanese here doubt whether any serious land engagements will take place until tho Japanese troops arrive on the Talu Blver. ' ADDITIOSAIi WAR SEWS OX FACE S. it OF NATIONS-DEFENDS COURSE. J TEXAS CROWD FLOGS PREACHERS. Two Ministers Taken From Their Buggy and Beaten on the Koadside Near Belton. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Belton. Tex., March 1. News reached here this morning that the Reverend Mr. Spradley of Belton and the Reverend Mr. Turnage of Holland, while returning from services at the Creek Mission Sunday night, were stopped by a. crowd of men. who took the preachers from their buggy and seriously beat them. The trouble grew out of a man being expelled from church. KAISER TO MEET EVANS. Naval Commander May Fall in With Kuler on Mediterranean. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. -Washington. March L There Is much Interest felt at the Navy Department over the Mediterranean ltlnerara of Kaiser William, because It is thought that his Majesty has arranged It so that he will meet Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans dur ing the return voyage of the latter to ths United States. Admiral Evans, In a short time, will leave Hong-Kong, where his fiashlp, the battleship Kentucky is now being docked, on his way to New Tork, via Suez, and he probably 'will fall In with Emperor William, who will be on the Hohonzol lern, the Imperial yacht. In the Eastern Mediterranean. ' The Emperor has had a standing invi tation for Admiral Evans to visit him again in German waters, having taken a strong liking to the American naval of ficer ever since he appeared at Kiel at the opening of the Kiel Canal on the cruiser New York. There are hints from Germany that the Emperor would like very much to see the Kentucky, which has been repre sented to him to be a model Amrelcan battleship-, so the Emperor will probably seize this opportunity to gratify his curi osity and renew his acquaintance with Admiral Evans- HARPER ENDURES OPERATION. 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