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Yesterday's bank clearings were $10,
93,712; balances J1.S05.137. Local discount
rates were between G and 6 per cent. Do
mestic exchange was quoted as follows:
New York. te premium bid. 5"c premium
asked: Chicago. 23c premium blJ. 25
premium asked; Cincinnati, Louisville and
New Orleans. 23c discount bid. par asked.
Wheat closed higher at 93?c asked May;
ll.MJ451.07 No. 2 red. Corn closed higher
nt 4St;c asked May: "4c No. 2 mixed.
Oats closed at 40Jjc asked May; 42c No.
2 mixed.
Spot cotton was He higher In the local
B44 B
Attorney General Knox applies to the
United States Supreme Court for a writ
of mandamus against Judge Wing of the
United States District Court of Ohio to
compel Judge Wing to chango his ruling
In regard to Chinese exclusion cases.
W.. O. Beall has been appointed pecrc
tary. and Ileese Evans disbursing agent
of the Dawes Commission to succeed Al
lien Aylesworth and Van V. Smith, who
Congressman Hunt of St. Louis calls at
the Post-Oaice Department to request the
reopening the cosb of Miss Anna Dreyer.
who was discharged by Postmaster Baura
hoff. An Alaskan miner tells before a House
committee that court and Territory officials
of Alaska are involved in a, scheme to
claim tho richest mines in the Territory,
Shanghai, March 14 Prince Lu Lun, cousin of the Emperor, possibly suc
cessor to the throne, a Prince of the first class and Director of the Archives
of the Imperial household, received The Republic's correspondent in audience
here to-day. The Prince is going to the Unitid States as Chinese Commissioner
to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. This is the first interview he has ever
given to the press. He said:
"China will maintain strict neutrality In the present war. I haro a, keen
interest in American institutions, and hope by my trip to the United States, in
tho course of which I t ill visit as many parts of the country as possible, to
establish cordial relations between the two countries and to encourage the de
velopment of their commercial relations
Contlnncil From Pnsre One.
"The fortification appropriation bill was before
the " Senate all day. the piwlsion for the pur
chase of, a submarine boat of a des'enated t J re
taking tip the entire Stsslon. The chair over
ruled a point of order made against the pro
vision, and then followed discussion on the
merits. It was favored by Messrs. Perkins.
CockrelL Tlatt of Connecticut. Warren and
Proctor, while Me-sra. Daniel. Martin. Berry.
Calllnger, Lodge and Mallory opposed the army
entering Into experiments with submarine bcata
axd usurping what they alleged to be a naval
Legislation for the District of Columbia, and
for the Post-Offlce appropriation bill occupied
the attention of the House. The rural free de
livery service received the most attention.
Credit for tha establishment of this service was
rlalmed by speakers for both parties and both
rides declared their frlendhlp for it. Mr. Pat
terson of Tennessee suggested Mr. Williams,
the minority floor leader, for the presidency,
but he also coupled it with the names of Car
lisle and Senator Bailey of Texas, as good
Southern candidates.
Russia, it is reported, will declare a
state of siege at St. Petersburg as a pre
text for expelling from the country cer
tain foreigners who, it is alleged, are of
the spy class.
Germany, impressed by the lesson of the
war in the far East, will Increase its navy
with all possible speed.
Admiral Makaroff is keeping his fleet in
the outer harbor with steam up, but cau
tions his men in the forts to be careful
of the ammunition for the big guns.
It is understood that the Russians mean
to fall back indefinitely until they have
not less than 300,000 men massed to fight
the Japanese.
Japanese warships recently explored
with their searchlights the shores of Hel
ena Bay, on tho west coast of Llao-Tung
"Fire destroyed the stage, pavilion and !
costumes at Koerner s Garden.
jMethodlst ministers .propose to memo
rialize 'the' General Conferenca toio-mtlnue
the opposition to dancing And oth"f orms
etji amusement- .
judge Bass will ask tho Supreme Court
to decide when a stone is o rock.
Among the victims of "Indians" at the
primaries Saturday is Judge C. F. Schultz,
who has voted the Democratic ticket In
St. Louis for forty-five years.
Christian ministers ask Governor Dock
ery to denounce Police Department.
, Board of Education buys property at
. Tenth and Biddle for Shields School.
Festus J. Wade, syndicate manager of
the syndicate formed to place the new
Transit bonds, haa isiued, a call for srub
crlbers to settle.
Wallace C. Capen was sued for divorce
by his second wife.
The display of spring goods In St. Louis
stores' was exceptionally brilliant.
The entrance of a thrashing machine
into Damascus stirred the Oriental city
from center to circumference.
The Neft Business Men's Club of Kan
sas City offers rewards aggregating J10.O00
for arrests and convictions of persons
K-uilty or fraudulent registration.
Additional soldiers. Including cavalry,
will be needed by the Germans to sup
press the Hereros rebellion In Southwest
Africa, where 6.000 natives occupy strong
positions on the railroad.
Marine Intelligence.
New York. March H. The Red Star
Line steamer Kroonland, from Antwerp
for. New York, in communication with
Nantucket lightship at 9:30 this morning.
She probably will dock about 9 a. m., tomorrow.
Hamburg, March It Arrived:
from New York.
Bremen, March It Arrived: Kaiser Wll
helm der Grossc, from New York .
Genoa. March 12. Arrived: Prinz Oscar,
New York, via Naples.
Plymouth, March 14. Sailed: Pennsyl
vania (frora Hambcxg), New York.
Boulogne, March 12. Sailed: Statendam.
from Rotterdam, New York.
Inlstrahull. March 13. Passed; Lauren
tlan. Glasgow, for New York; Ontarlan,
Rotterdam,, March 13. Arrived: Sloter
dyk. New York.
Liverpool, March 1L Arrived: Armeni
an?1 NeW York.
New .York. March 14. The Holland
American Una steamer Noordam, from
Rotterdam and Boulogne for New York,
is reported by wireless telegraph as hav
ing passed Nantucket lightship at 12:15
P- m. The Hamburg-American liner
Bluecher, from Hamburg, Southampton
and Cherbourg for New .York, in com
munication with Nantucket lightship at
2 p. m. Both will dock about 9 a. m. to
morrow. New York, March It Arrived: Kron
land, Antwerp.
Bremen, March 12. Arrived: Kaiser W1I
helm der Orosse, New York via Plymouth
and Cherbourg.
Rotterdam. March It Arrived: Amster
dam, New York.
Tolice Think He Turned In False
Michael Kleinhoffer, 30 years old, of No.
1S01 North Garrison avenue, a former mem
ber of the St. Louis Fire Department, who
was arrested on complaint of his wife be
cause she claimed he threatened to kill
her, is suspected by the police of being the
person who has been turning in false Are
alarms in the vicinity of his home.
Kleinhoffer was arraigned in the Second
District Police Court yesterday morning,
and on order of the Court he was sent to
the Emergency Hospital, where he is held
for observation.
Mrs. Lizzie Kleinhoffer, his wife, stated
that her huiband had been acting in a
strange manner for the last several
Many falsa alarms have been turned in
recently from the box in the vicinity of
Klfinhoger's home, of which tha police
cuxpect be Is the author.
of the two roads the stockholders disap
peared and reappeared In the Securities
Company, the two thus becoming practic
ally consolidated In a holding company.
the principal object being to prevent com
petition. "No scheme or device could certainly
more effectively come within the prohibi
tion of the antitrust law. and it is cer
tainly within tho meaning of the law. a
Speaking of the State's rights plea of
the railroad representatives. Justice Har
lan said:
"This view does not Impress us. There Is
no reason rb suppose that Concrcs had
any purpose to interfere with the internal
affairs of the State, nor is there any
ground whatever for the contention that
the antitrust act regulates their domestic
commerce. By Its very terms the act
regulates only commerce among the States
and In the foreign states. Viewed in that
light the act must be respected.
"liy the explicit words of the Conrtltu
tlon, that instrument and the laws en
acted by Congress In pursuance of its pro
visions aro the supreme law of the land,
anything In the Constitution or the laws
oi any State to the contrary notwith
standingsupreme over the States, over
tho courts, and even over the people of
the United States, the pource of all power
under our governmental system in re
spect of the objects for which the Con
stitution was ordained.
"An act of Congress constitutionally
passed under Its power to regulate com
merce among the States and with foreign
states Is binding upon all as much so as
if it were embodied in terms in the Con
stitution Itself."
"Every Judicial officer, whether of a
national or a State court, is under the ob
ligations of an oath to so regard a lawful
enactment of Congress. Not even a State,
still less one of its artinclal creatures, can
stand in the way of its enforcement. If
It were otherwise, the Government and Its
laws might be prostrated at the feet of
local authority."
The case decided to-day was brought by
the United States against the Northern
Securities Company, a corporation of New
Jersey: the Great Northern Railway Com
pany, a corporation of Minnesota; the
Northern Pacific Railway Company, a
corporation of Wisconsin; James J. H11L a
citizen of Minnesota: and William P.
Clough, D. Willis James. John S. Kennedy.
J. Pierpont Morgan. Robert Bacon, George
F. Baker and Daniel Lamont, citizens of
New York.
Its general object was to enforce, as
against the defendants, the provisions of
the statute of July 2. 1830, commonly
known as the antitrust act, and entitled
"an act to protect trade and commerce
against unlawful restraint and monop
The chronological history of the celebrat
ed Northern Securities merger case may
bo written as follows:
On May 9, 1901, corner in Northern Paciflo
stock, which reached 1.000 on competitive
bids of Morgan and Harrlman interests,
Panic In Wall street.
On May 20, .orner on London market:
compulsory closing of defaulted contracts
to deliver Northern Securities suspended
by Stock Exchange.
On November 13, 1901, formation of
Northern Securities under New Jersey
charter. Northern Pacific stock taken in
at 115 and Great Northern at 180 in tho
stock of the new company. Authorized
capital stock 1400,000,000, of which about
ooa.uuu.uw nas Doen Issued in return for
about 99 per cent of the Northern Pacific
and 73 per cent of Great Northern.
February L 1902, Northern Securities
paid its first dividend of 1 per cent quar
terly; since increased to 1J per cent.
On February 19, 1902, Attorney General
Knox announced that he had been in
structed to bring suit against the com
pany for the Government on the ground
that the company was In violation of the
Sherman antitrust law. Congress subse
quently authorized the expediting of the
case by a direct hearing in the Circuit
Court, Instead of passing the District
Court flrst
On February 21, 1903, the Supreme Court
dismissed the State of Minnesota's suit
to enjoin the Northern Securities, alleging
lack of Jurisdiction.
On April 9, 1903. the Circuit Court at
St Paul unanimously declared tha com
pany a combination In restraint of trade
under the Sherman law. Appeal being
taken, a stay of proceedings was granted.
allowing the constituent companies and
tho Northern Securities Company to de
clare and pay their regular dividends
pending final decision by the Supreme
un September 3. 1903, Judge Lochren
rendered decision In case of State of Min
nesota vs. Northern Securities to the
effect that the company was not in viola
tion of law. Decision appealed to Su
preme Court
Oa December 14, 1903. hearing in tho ap
peal of the company from the Circuit
Court decision of April 3 was begun at
Washington. The State of Minnesota
case was heard in the first week of January.
whether corporations could be organized
that have no business of their own save
to act as a holding company for other
corporations, and to be formed solely for
such a purpose.
"It is obvious that If this could be done
one corporation could be formed to con
trol all the industrial plants of the United
"The decision of the Supreme Court Is
final. Motions for a rehearing -are made
In this court, but never granted, especial
ly In a ease like this, which has been
most carefully gone over time and again."
John D. O'Keefe and William naves, Discharged by Doctor Funlc
houser, Charged with Having Stolen Property Valued at 270
From Dead Persons and Despoiled the City of 3S." Trouble
Dates Back to Last Summer.
St. Paul. March 14 A decision dismts
ing the appeal of Camllle Weldenfeld from
a decree in the United States Circuit Court
dismissing the appellant's intervening pe
tition In tho case of Peter Power against
the Northern Pacific Railway Company
was handed down by the United States
Circuit of Appeals to-day.
The suit originated In tho District Court
of Hennepin County. Peter Power, as the
alleged owner of 100 shares of common
stock In the Northern Pacific Company,
seeking to obtain an Injunction restrain
ing the Northern Pacific Company's di
rectors from entering Into a combination
with slmilai officers of the Great North
ern and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
roads to merge and consolidate the three
systems, which were alleged to be parallel
and competing. Power also sought to re
strain the Northern Pacific Company from
retiring Its preferred stock, amounting to
$73,000,000. alleging that this was being
dono In the interest of the alleged merger.
The case was removod to the United
States Court, where the defendants con
clusively showed that Power never owned
any stock In the Northern Pacific, and
that he had no interest In tho matters
alleged In the complaint.
Camllle Weldenfeld, with the permission
of the Court,, filed his Intervening petition
seeking to have the retirement of the
stock declared unlawful and fraudulent
and to have the Northern Pacific Com
pany declared guilty of having unlawfully
consolidated Its lines with those of the
Great Northern.
The decision is against tho contentions
of the appellant at every point the court
holding that ths Northern Pacific Com
pany acted entirely within Its powers In
converting the preferred stock Into common.
O Tinn n.iviis ami o'KiiKrn
O Scarf pin. silk handkerchief,
4 one razor, from tho cstnto of
Henry H. Herman, value $23.00
Pocketknife, two overcoats.
one new suit, three gold shirt
studs, from the estate of Ar
thur S. Tibbetts; value CO.OO
One leather trunk, from tho
estate of Josephine Meyer;
value 30.00
From tho city of St. Ixa!s....70.no
New York, March 14. The stock market
was not generally affected by the merger
case decision. The general list, which
made' some Improvement before noonvscJd
off for tha most part when news of tho
decision came out On the curb, .Northern
Securities was the center of interest It
declined half a point from 5i to SSJi on
the news of the decision, rallied to SIX.
and later was quoted at S7.
Tba Northern Securities stock on the
curb closed at S3JA bid. S6 asked.
New York. March It At the office of
J. P. Morgan & Co., no expression on
the decision could be had. A member of
tho firm stated, however,, that he was not
surprised. Colonel W. P. Clough. fourth
vice president, director and general
counsel of tho Northern Securities Com
pany, who is said to have taken an active
part in drawing up Its charter, was In
Washington to-day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refurd money if it falls to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature Is on each box.25o
Conttrtned From Pnrxe One.
are not going to pull tho chestnuts out ot
tho fire for any Power. We want China
to be open to all. We shall not allow
preference to be given to anyone. Wo
want the open door. It Is Russia that
bars tne way.
"For the moment this task suffices. But
if ever a like danger arose through the
action of another Power, we should not
hesltato to take the same steps to put an
end to It Even if victorious, Russia could
not reap the fruits of her victory; because
In four or five years Manchuria would
not maintain 1U position with regard to
China. It vi ould be the same if any nation
tried to exclude the other Powers.
'China is waking up and when her
400.000.000 people have realized their
strength, they will not long submit to
any Power.
"No concessions are possible on our
part, unless Russia cvacuatos Manchuria.
1 think the war will last a very long
Asked whether Japan counted on Eng
land's aid if worsted, the Minister re
plied. "All we desire is that the war shall bo
confined to ourselves and Russia."
Judge Amos Thayer of the United States
Circuit Court whose decision in the
Northern Securities case was affirmed by
the United States Supreme Court, in an
interview last evening upon the decision
of the Supreme Court said:
"From what I have seen of the decision
it appears that all of the points which I
made in my decision have been affirmed.
Justice Harlan holds that the Northern
Securities Company Is clearly a combina
tion In restraint of trade and that it was
an attempt to monopolize interstate traffic.
"Relative to the question raised of
State rights the decision clearly enunci
ates that, in interstate matters. Congress
Is supreme and any act In violation of
this Is absolutely void.
"From what I have seen of the dis
senting opinion, it appears that it is held
that the antitrust law is purely a crim
inal statute, and that Congress did not
enact It to prevent men from organizing
holding corporations.
"The great question la this case Is
Thomas Lynch's Father Original
One in St. Louis.
Thomas Lynch, who was bom in St.
Louis seventy-one years ago, died at his
home yesterday morning of heart disease
and old age. He was a veteran of the
Civil War and a member of the Veteran
Volunteer Firemen, and the one and only
secretary of the Firemen's Association.
Mr. Lynch's father. William Lynch, was
the flrs undertaker in St. Louis and west
of Philadelphia. At that time all 'fur
niture makers were called undertakers
and coffins were ordered the same as a
set of parlor furniture. The Lynch Un
dertaking Company was founded In 1K3
at Third and Vine streets, and has been
conducted by Mr. Lynch and his son ever
He was married fo Miss Katherino Mc
Donald, whoso father was the first Justice
of the Peace In St Louis, and preparations
were being made for the celebration of
their fiftieth anniversary, which would
have taken place in three months.
The widow, one son, Robert L.. and two
daughters. Misses Charlotte and May A.
Lvnch, survive him.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
mornlne at 9 o'clock under the auspices
of the Volunteer Firemen's Historical So
ciety, and members of that organization
will be pallbearers.
II. A. Hesse, Tailor,
617 Pine street, saysilt Is in the make."
Church of Spiritual Unity Ball.
A musical and ball, under the auspices
Of the First Churrh nf Rntrtl,..,! tt..
will take place this evening In the enter
tainment hall at the Odeon, Grand, near
Finney avenues. '
Total $353.00
Deputy Coroner John D. O'Koefe and
Clerk William Hayes, two of th men
discharged yesterday morning by Coroner
Robert M. Funkhouser. were Indlctd yes
terday afternoon and arrested at 6:50
o'clock last evening at the Four Courts.
Deputy Sheriff DIckman took the pris
oners befor? Judge Daniel G. Taylor, who
fixed their bonds at $l.ri00 each.
The charge" ngalnt O'Keefe and Hayes
who are Jointly indicted in one bill, is
grand larceny.
It is alleged that they stole the property
of three dead persons, the total value of
which was $115, and $270 from the city of
St Louis. They deny tho charge.
It is said that other lndlctmanto may be
expected to-day.
Coroner Funkhouser upon arriving at
his office yesterday morning at 9 o'clock
handed to Chief Deputy Doctor Frank H.
Boogher, Deputy O'Keefe, Chief Stenog
rapher Harvey Ready and Clerk Hayes
letters, which read as follows:
"" " o noury jou tnat your services are
na lenrer desired, and you are hereby dis
charged. Tou will turn over tho keys or moacy
of office, etc, to OMIcar TaLb and glTe him the
combination to thg safe.
A letter reading almost the same was
sent to the Morgue with Instructions to
Superintendent George Cowle to prcsont
it to tho night superintendent, Walter
Graham. Graham received his letter
about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Doctor Funkhouser Immediately appoint
ed Doctor W. H. Freudensteln of the
City Dispensary staff Chief Deputy Cor
oner and Miss Margaret Wertz of No.
5990A Cota Brilllanto avenue, who has
been assistant stenographer four years,
to the position of chief stenographer, to
succeed Ready. Ho had not filled the
other posltiors last night but expects to
do so to-day.
Doctor Boogher, Deputies O'Keefe and
Hayes, and stenographer refused to ac
cept at first the letters as discharges, and
declined to leave the Coroner's office.
Doctor Funkhouser went to the telephone
and requested Captain Reynolds of tha
Central District fo send men to the office
in the City Hall basement
Sergeant David L Field with several
patrolmen, hurried to tho City Hall. Cor
oner Funkhouser explained his request
for policemen to Sergeant Field and said
he wished his office cleared. Sergeant
Field quietly requested each of the dis
charged employes to take their departure,
which they did.
Boogher, O'Keefe, Ready and Hayes hur
ried to the Four Courts and consulted As
sistant Circuit Attorney Hancock to begin
a Grand Jury investigation of affairs in
the Coroner's office.
Coroner Funkhouser likewise went to the
Four Courts and saw Assistant Circuit At
torney Hancock. As a result of the two
visits the Grand Jury dropped other im
portant matters and took up tho investi
gation immediately.
Doctor Funkhouser, Policeman C. H.
Daniel, Mrs. C Well. No. 33)7 Morgan
street: Mrs. Mary Hopkins, No. 2712 Lucas
avenue, and Miss Marguerite A. Wertz,
stenographer in the Coroner's office, ap
peared before tho Grand Jury as wit
nesses. An hour after the testimony of these
witnesses was heard the Grand Jury had
voted the indictment charging O'Keefe
and Hays with grand larceny.
At 6 o'clock tho Grand Jury made a
partial report to Judge Taylor, returning
the Hays-CKeefe indictment
O'Keefe and Hays had gone to tho Four
Courts to kco Assistant Circuit Attorney
Hancock, arriving shortly after the Grand
Jury made Its partial report They were
recognized by an attache of tho Court
who Informed Judge Taylor of their pres
Capiases were issued at once under or
ders from the court by Clerk Arthur
Stutz and placed In the hands of Deputy
Sheriff Barnard DIckmann for service.
Deputy Sheriff DIckmann went to the third
floor of the Four Courts and arrested the
two men.
They were taken before Judge Taylor,
who agreed to wait until they could get a
bondsman. They made arrangements by
telephone with Michael J. Cullen of Cullen
&: Jveuey, liverymen and undertakers, to
become surety on their bond.
The Grand Jury's work on the case Is
regarded as one of tho quickest records
ever made in a matter of such Importance.
It Is said, however, that the Grand Jury
has not finished with the Investigation and
that Coroner Funkhouser will present oth
er evidence, which may carry the mat
ter further.
On the other hand, it Is stated that for
mer Chief Deputy Boogher has charges to
make, which may come up for investi
gation by the Grand Jury. Coroner Funk
houser courts this kind of an inquiry and
declares he will show an entirely clean
record in all matters pertaining to the con
duct of bis office.
, "I have known for some time," said the
Coroner to The Republic yesterday after
noon, "that something was wrong In my
office, but I could not get tho desired in
formation. I finally hit upon a plan
which has worked remarkably well, and
the Grand Jury's action. I believe you will
find, will bear me out
"As to the charge that I have used the
city's stamps for private correspondence. I
will say It is too ridiculous for considera
tion. Only a few days ago I handed to
Hayes 30 cents for stamps that I had usd,
and It has always been my custom to pay
for any stamps I might need for private
correspondence while at the Coroner's
"Concerning Doctor Boogher's state
ment that I have not given my time to
this office, I admit that this is true to a
certain extent I did not want the office
when asked to run for it and I said I could
not and would not take all of my time from
my private practice to give to the office of
Coroner. With that understanding I was
elected and I appointed men whom I con
sidered trustworthy and capable to look
after the office for me. My first adminis
tration, when Mr. Fltzslmmoos was the
chief deputy, was entirely satisfactory.
Since then it has not been.
"I have consulted the City Counselor
as to my right to collect a fee for cer
tified copies of the records of tho cases
when they aro wanted by relatives or
attroncys and he has told me that I had
tho right to do it."
The trouble with the Coroner's office
dates back to last summer when certain
articles were missed and suspicion rested
upon one of the attaches.
Along about January 27 of this year the
property book of the office disappeared
and nn Investigation was started to ascer
tain where it had gone. In this book the
record of all property taken from the dead
by the police and Coroner was kept As
thefts had boen committed, the disappear
ance of this book was obvious.
Coroner Funkhouser then decided to
make a thorough Investigation. He con
sulted Chief of Police Klely.
It wa-? decided to put Patrolman C. H.
Daniel in the office, who nas Instructed
to mako a thorough Inquiry as to missing
property, as well as to caro for the rec
It has been stated that Dsnlel exchanged
a worthless watch for a high-priced time
piece, taken from tho clothing of a man
on whom an Inquest was held.
This, according to a well-informed per
son, was a rart of the plan mapped out
by Daniel, with the approval of Chief
Kiely and Coroner Funkhouser, for the
detection of other guilty persons. The
watch has been turned over to Coroner
Funkhouser, it is said.
Then Doctor Funkhouser demanded on
February 15 the resignation of Hayes, to
take effect on March 1. Hayes says that
on February 2S or 29 Funkhouser came to
him and withdrew his request for the
"I want you to say for me," said Hayes
last night, "that the charges against mo
are entirely without foundation and so
far as I know all the other boys cm
ployed under the Coroner are strictly hon
est Said Doctor Frank Boogher last night:
"I wish it understood that Doctor Funk
houser never requested my resignation,
and I had no intimation that I was to be
discharged until this morning. He wanted
me to turn State's evidence against the
other boys. Hayes and O'Keefe. I refused
to do It for, as I told him. I could say
nothing against their conduct In the
ofilco that would not be a lie. So far as
I know they havo been honest and have
attended to their duties.
O'Keefe said: "I visited Coroner Funk
houser In his office at 4:30 o'clock this
afternoon and ho told me that If I would
give him what Information I had against
tba other boys he would fir the matter
for me. I refused, telling him that all I
knew about them was In their favor.
O'Keefe Is grand protector of the
Knights and Ladles of Honor, which has
9,000 members in St Louis. O'Keefe says
that he will be able to prove his entire
Innocence and will show who the really
guilty party is. He asked Judge Taylor
for a speedy trial, explaining that he Is
sure of acquttal and desires an early vindication.
To-Day and ToMorrow
Will Be
Opening Days
Spring Millinery.
Distinctive Styles
Imported Wraps and Gowns.
French Room Second Floor.
Spring Rimless
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E1ES EXAMINED FI1BE by Dr. Cha-s. Ilellly, for many years In choree of
the Optical Department of the E. JACCARD JEWELRY CO.
Declares That State Machine Ha3
Struck Fell Blow at Founda
tion of Free Government.
Continued From Paire One.
police In St. Louis and Kansas City at the
In sclto of the statement made earlr in this
campalKn. that I would not tak any part as
between the candidates for nominations In my
party, and In spite of the further fact that It
Is well known that I taae not taken ay part
whateer In these contest, either for State or
municipal nominations, the Shannon convention,
which nominated Mr. George M. Ehelley for
Mayor of Kansas City, Saturday, passed a
resolution declaring me to be "wholly respon
sible for" alleged "police outrages upon the
risfcts of the people of Kansas City."
rereonally. I care nothlnc for this attack, hut
It is due my party and the people of the State
that I should expose the absolute falsity of this
unwarranted assault.
For some days prior to the Kansas City pri
maries, one of the Republican papers of that
city wan charelnir that there would be police
Interference with the rUhts of voters. And this
same papr. fully a week before the conven
tion, was able In some mysterious way to fore
cast at least one plank of the platform, char
King: police Interference.
If In the primaries held In Kansas Cltr or
fit. Louis there haa been any misconduct or
offensive Interference on the part of the police,
it has been In violation of express instructions
and In violation cf tho instructions of the Com
mlcsloners themselves.
The Commissioners at Kansas City took the
precaution of havlnsr the Chief of Police
specifically Instruct the police force as to the
necessity for a strict and Impartial enforce
ment of the law. and this order was made pub
lic prior to the primaries.
The same precautions to Insure an honest and
fair primary last Saturday were observed in
reference to the city of St. Louis.
Several citizens of that city, havlnr expressed
apprehension a to police Interference at the
primaries, on the 9th Instance. I addressed a
letter to Honorable William O. FTye. President
of the Board of Pollco Commissioners, which
was read to the board In the presence of the
police Captains the dav prior to the primaries,
and orders Khen by the board to Btrlctly nl
force my Instructions
SuppK-mcntlnc thi. letter on the mornlnir of
the day of tho St. Louis primaries, m the ab
sence irom the tlty ot Chief or Police Klely I
called up the Acting chief of Police. Mr:
Ulllaspy. and said:
'I want to call your attention, offlclally. and
positively, tu the necessity of preserving order
at th- rolls this afternoon The policemen In
tie city of bt. Louis must not Intimidate or
disturb oter. ihclr only duty at the prima,
rles Is to observe the law and maintain order
Repeaters If any. must be promptly arrested
and no one allowed to Intimidate voters. Cverv
ri,an entitled under the law to vote must have
the privilege or castlne on vote and no more "
The duty of entcrclne the primary and elec
tion laws In St. Lnuls nnd Kansas City rests
Ulntly upon the Police Department. Grand Jur!
les. courts ard prosecuting ordcers
inert, should bf the mo-t ilsorous prosecu
tion or every violation of such law.- andf
there has been repeating or improper police m
terference In either Kansas City ofbL ISuli. It
Is the n'aln dutv r&rii nr.;..? JH."- u
to take prompt leyal "steps fw tte nunlahSJit
2.'.,.? ?Jren.le-. i? "ny Pil I office? hisXen
Lancaster, Mo.. March 14. Joseph "W.
Folk spoke here to-day. After he had
been speaking for a few minutes about
the city primaries he said:
"If I wera Governor of Missouri and
found upon investigation that tho pub
lished reports of tha St Louis and Kansas
City primaries were true, I would demand,
the Immediate resignation of, every
Kansas City and St. Louis Pollco Com
missioner, and I would put men In their
places who would not permit such things
to go on.
"When such outrages are perpetrated
and the police offer no protection, it would
certainly seem that the headB of tha de
partments aro connlvers and Incompe
tents. "When Police Commissioners are per
mitted to become candidates In primaries,
as they were In Bt. Louis, and an Elec
tion Commissioner is allowed to manage a
candidate's campaign, the disgraceful epi
sodes of last Thursday in Kansas City and
of last Saturday In St. Louis follow as a
natural consequence.
"The machine. In its eagerness to run
over tho people, overplayed Us hand and
put Its neck into tho halter of decency.
It seems determined to rule or ruin the
D itnocratlo party.
"It certainly does seem that Governor
Dcckcry, In allowing his boards to act as
thty are reported to have acted. Is reck
lesily Jeopardizing tho interests, of the
Democratic party. He cannot disclaim re
sponsibility for these things. Ha must
either confess tha responsibility or ac
knowledge incompetency.
"Never were a people of any State con
fronted with a graver crisis than the peo
ple of Missouri. More corruption has
oeen uncovered hero in the past two years
than in any other time or place in the
history of tho world, and yet the machine
is determined to prevent the cure of this
corruption, being an Issue.
"In order to keep this question from be
ing an Issue, It has struck at the very
foundation of free government by depriv
ing citizens of their right of surfrage by
instigating riot and disorder."
the Reverend Doctor Young as the toast
master. Mr. Pearce was the first to re
spond and spoko on "Some of tha Old
Folks at Home."
He was followed by Bishop Hoss. who
outlined the character of the Southern
people and the work accomplished by tha
M. L Church In the South.
Among the guests present were: C. P.
Ackert, H. Crawford, George W. Brown,
H. s. Freeman, H. H. Wagoner. S. hl.
Wagoner. W. S. Baker. R. M. Scruggs,
George W. Parker. F. P. Hayes, J. W.
Kaufman. M. L. Moftlt. D. F. H. Wennl
ker, C. O. Scruggs, Charles Lanham, Geo.
W. HalL W. E. Matthews. J. H. Tre
rr.ayne. W. M. Sloan. William Stubble
field. F. R. Boyd, tho Reverends J. Barker.
W. D. Bradfleld, J. Stephan, O. H. Dug
gins. T. E. Sharp. J. W. Lee. J. H.
Young, L. H. Dorchester. X. Luccock. F.
W. Luce, C. R. Carlos, W. Curl. F. W.
Simpson, J. S. Tilly, J. M. England. Ar
thur Mather. W. W. "Woods. Mines. M. G.
Pearse, H. Crawford. J. H. Young, J. H.
Lee, W. S. Baker. John Kaufman.
Llvimrslon Connty Convention ric
tuses to Instruct for Second Choice.
ChiUIcothe. Mo.. March 14. At the Dem
ocratic County Convention to-day the Folk
men were defeated In their attempt to
havo the Livingston County delegates to
the Jefferson City Convention Instructed
to vote for Joseph W. Folk as second
choice for Governor.
After the delegates had been named and
instructed to vote Tor Mayor James A.
Reed, S. A. Browning of Avalon offered
tne toliowlng resolution:
"Whereas, in the popular vote for dele
gates to this convention, Joseph W. Folk
has received a majority of all tho votes,
"Whereas. James A. Reed has a majority
of the delegates, be It
"Resolved, that our delegates are here
by instructed to vote for Joseph W. Folk
as second choice for Governor."
The resolution was tabled by a strict
division of the Reed and Folk delegates,
tho vote standing 70 to 35.
The county's delegates were instructed
for the following candidates. For Gov
ernor, James A. Reed; for Treasurer,
Frank Pitts; for Railroad and "Warehouse
Commissioner, N. J. Winters; for Su
preme Judge, Judge A. M. Woodson; for
Judge or the Kansas City Court of Ap
peals. Judge H. C. Timmonds; for Stato
Committeemen, Virgil Conkllng of Car
rollton and C A. Collett of Keytesville.
Senator F. M. CockreU was Indorsed
for President '
Although there are no Instructions for
Lieutenant Governor, T. L. Ruboy. who
was present Is understood to have se
cured personal pledges of support from all
the delegates to the State Convention.
"Hough and I
Ready" Food
That's -wonderful
Rough in shape that's to
give the teeth work and
bring down the saliva and
guilty of e.ther Intimidating ' votera i or wlllflfii
neglecting his duty, he will be PnSnpUy S l
missed rrom the service, and In &lVnnrifiS, t
em confident I have the heafty aniraJS IS ??kl
Police commissioners of bothPpffiSS reat
The board. It Is said, had no definite in-
matn, VLE"? upon yesterday afte?
noon, and decided, after the visit in VS.
Grand Jury, to adjourn until this morn
ing at 10 o'clock before beginning th
vestlgatlon. The Captains! ScTgelnts and
officers of the districts from whfch TcSm-
wlfnessaVe me Wl" be summ0Del
It will be an pjiev mniin -.- .. ,
to get at the facts. It Is believed L asthe
Sftff&SS n SfiS.SJH?'!: 55 nances
detailed at
trouble has
or a ; Birgcants and patrolmen who were
the polling places nhp
iiepn rnnnMi Th. .
lmstniKt men w, I.-.-.. a- .
plaints took the numbers of the stars of
the alleged guilty policemen, and from
thua the names will be easily obtained.
Bishop nous of Nashville S peaks on
Sonthern Characters and "Worlc
of Church In the South.
Bishop E. E. Hoss of Nashville, Tenn..
and the Reverend Mark Guy Pearse of
.London, England, were the guests ot
honor at the Methodist Club banquet,
v. A1 '.he 'asMnston Hotel last night
,Fr,iVle.1I?ayme smce !e"club has been
organized ladles were Invited to be pres
ent in the banauet hall nrhr, .A- iSJS5-
were made and tho wives. of severalor tha
ministers, including Mrs. Pcarsoavalled
themsalves; of Hit opportunity tva"
Haniord Crawford was. introduced bj;
f o go
into the system
a.id maJte
Muscle, Brain
a.id Nerves.
Over two million
meals of GRAPE-
NUTS eaten every
day and no failures.
Sixtieth. Anniversary Colebrntionr"
Start "With. 40-IInar Observance.
A forty-Jiour devotion will commence at
St. Patrick's Church, corned of sixth and
Biddle streets, this-Tnornlng-Tit S o'clock.
Tho services will' begin with solemn high
St. Patrick's Church has been beautifully
decorated for the event, which, is the com
mencement of the sixteenth anniversary
service ot the founding of the church. Al
ready forty-sis priests have signified their
willingness to take part In the closing ex
ercises of the devotions on St. Patrick's
Day, which will also ba colobrated with
solemn high mass.
The celebrants of the mass this moraine
will bo: Reverend Timothy Dempsey. cel
eDrant; Reverend M. J. Dclaney; deacon,
and Reverend T. J. Aylward. suMeacon.
Music will bo a feature of the closinsr
exercises. A selected choir, under tha di
rection of Professor C. T. Wippern, wiU
sing the service.
On St- Patrick's night tha parishioners
will celebrate at Exposition Music HalL
ine rollowmg programme has been ar
ranged for the evening: Selections by the
Christian Brothers orchestra, followed by
an address by Judge O'Neill Ryan. The
Reverend P. "W. Talloa of Holy Namo
Church will lecture on "Irish Ideals."
Mrs. Grace Devine Reller will contribute
vocal selections. Thomas J. Gargan will
speak of "Genius of the Irish Race" and
the Shamrock Quartet will close the even
ings merriment.
"There's-a. Reason."
- ;G'et'tbe-tfttle book "The
Road to ellviife," in each
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