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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC PART II. 8 PAGES. Ij Printed ia SEVEN PARTS. NINETY-SIXTH THREE JUSTICES TO RETIRE FROM Fuller, Harlan and Brown Arc Expected to Hand in Their Resignations Shortly. ALL HAVE SERVED LONG. One-May, Defer Action Until Aft er Presidential Election Hop ing to End His Term TJn I der Democrat's Rule. TAFT HAS ASPIRATIONS. Roosevelt Said to Favor the Ap pointment of the Secretary of War to One of the Vacan cies, Despite the Fact of Ohio's Having a Rep resentative. The Republic Bureau. Hth St and Pennsrlvanla Ae. "Washington, March 19. Important chances In the personnel of the Supreme Bench are now expected before the meet ing of the next Congress. It Is known In Judicial circles that Chief Justice Fuller. Justice Harlan and Justice Brown plan to retire. No date Is fixed, but It Is under stood that they will take such action with in the next few months. Having passed the age of 70 years, and having served more than ten years upon the bench. Chief Justice Fuller is entitled to retire orr full pay. He took the oath of office October S. 1SS3. Despite his years, he continues In exce'.Ient health and is mentally vigorous, but It is known that f-lckness in his family has caused him much worry during the last year. For this reason he has been tempted to take ad vantage of the law governing retirement and to leave the responsibilities of his position to a younger man. Appointed by a Democratic President he 'prefers thai a Democratic President ap point his nuec"-or. so that hi retirement, ir It comes as expected, will be deferred until after the election in November. Should a Republican be elected he will retire almost immediately, but should a Democrat be returned to office, he would wait until after his inauguration March 4. jaoa. Justice Harlan will be 71 years old June 1. He will hae been twenty-four years on the bench on the 10th of next Decem ber. He is. therefore, entitled to retire ment with full pay. both on account of age and account of service. Justice Har lan's health has been far from good In the last ear. and he Is beginning to show his age mora than any other man on the bench. The third Justice who, It is understood, is booked for retirement Is Justice Brown. He is only 68 years of age. having been lorn on March 2. 1S36. but he has been on the bench since January 5, 18, and so Is entitled to retirement because of length of service. v Justice Brown Is just recovering the partial use of his eyes, after an affliction that for a time threatened total blindness. Secretary Taft, It Is thought, will se cure one of the vacancies on the bench, if any shall occur while President Roosevelt Is In the White House. He will probably be made Chief Justice on the retirement of Chief Justice Fuller. In spite of the fact that Ohio already has one Associate on the bench. SEEKS TO EXTEND TIME OF LIMITATIONS STATUTE. Jenkins Hilt Lengthening Period to Five Tnn Favorably Reported by Houe Committee on the the Judiciary, KErUBMC SPECIAL. Washington, March 19. The Jenkln3 WH extending to five years the statute of limitations In Its application to Gov ernment officials, was favorably consid ered by the House Committee on Judi ciary this morning, and probably will be reported to the House on Monday. Its passage Is now practically assured. This act had its Inception In the popular outcry against corruption In office, or In the "MIsslourl Idea." It Is a known fact that men in high places escaped the con sequences of tbelr misdeeds while in the Post Office Department, by the three-year clause in the present statute. A demand that the Federal statute be extended over a longer period of time has been general, and a new law of the kind, it Is thought, will bo distinctly beneficial .to the public service. The report will be made to the House by Representative Powers of. Massachu setts, who secured a recommitment of the bill, which has been reported with a retroactive clause. The extended time, as the bill now reads, will not apply to any person who may be exempt under the present statute The passage of such a bill by Congress Is expected to have a good effect in the States, where extensions of the time. In all cases Involving an executive or legis lative official, will gradually bo made. FARRISS'S SECOND TRIAL WILL BEGIN TO-MORROW. Attorney General and Coamel for Defenne Announce Iteadlnea to Proceed With Uearinir. Jefferson City. liarchlS. The Attorney General and the attorneys for the defense ' announced to-day that they would be ready to proceed with the trial of State Senator Frank H. Harris of Crawford County, who Is charged with bribery, on Monday, when the case will be called In the Circuit Court. It will be the second trial, the Jury hav ing been unable to agree at the first trial last October. Farrls Is charged with accepting a br!bj)f 11,000 from Daniel J. Kelley for his vote in connection with the alum bill. Former Lieutenant Governor John A. Lee tm lb chief witness fcr the State YEAE. RUDOLPH. VENIRE IS COMPLETED, Forty Men at Union Swear Their Ability to Give Im partial Trial. to EXCUSED UNTIL MONDAY. Attorneys for Both the State and the Prosecution Profess to Have a Better Case Than When Collins Was Convicted. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Union, Mo., March 19. The venire of forty men from whom the Jury is to be selected to try Rudolph was completed Just before court adjourned at 6 o'clock. Eighty-nine men were examined before the forty men were found who qualified as competent Jurors. The forty were ex cused until 12 o'clock Monday. In the meantime the attornejs are ex amining the list with a view of making their challenges Monday. The examina tion of witnesses Is expected to begin Monday afternoon and the case will be tried as speedily as possible. 'Prosecuting Attorney Meyersiock will be assisted by James Booth of Pacific. The defense is represented by Judge Jesse H. Schaper and Jasse M. Owen of Union and J. R. Garstang and James A. Finch of St. Louis. Both sides seem to think they have a better case than when Collins was tried last summer and convicted for the same crime. Collins, it is said, will be brought to Union Monday or Tuesday by Sheriff Bruch In order that he may testify for Rudolph. He will be kept here until he Is hanged within sight of the bank he assisted in robbing. DECREASE IN DEATHS, WHILE BIRTHS INCREASED. Thirty-Seven Fenoni Died of Pneu monia In St. Louis Last Week TTrenty-ElBht of Consumption. LOCAL REPORT OF DEATHS AND BIRTHS, Deaths In St. Louis last -veek. 124. 4 Deaths previous week, 296. Rirths last week. 23S. $ Births previous week, 229. 4 A Deaths from pneumonia, last week. 37. Deaths from consumption, 28. Deaths by violence. 20. O Deaths from accident, 11. Three suicides and six homicides. Seven cases of typhoid were re- y ported, with two deaths. K 4M During the last week 221 deaths oc curred in St Louis, and 238 births were re ported by the Health Department During the previous week 296 deaths oc curred, and 223 births were reported. The causes of death last week were: ZymoUc diseases, 13; constituUonal dis eases, 45; local diseases, 114; develop mental diseases. 29; violence, 20; diarrhoea, 2; erysipelas, 3; pyaemia and septicaemia. 2; other zymotic diseases. 3; cancer and malignant tumor, 10; phthisis and tuber culosis pulmonalis, 30; marasmus, tabes mesenterica and scrofula, 3; rheumatism, 1; other constituUonal diseases. 2; bron chitis. 6; pneumonia, 37; other diseases of the recplratory organs. 7; diseases of the clrctlatory system, 10; meningitis and en cephalitis, 2; convulsions and trismus, 2; heart strokes, G; apoplexy, 3; other dis eases of the brain and nervous system, 7; cirrhosis of liver and hepatitis, 2; enter itis, gastroenteritis, peritonitis, and gas tritis. 11; Bright's disease and nephritis, 12; other diseases of the urinary organs, 7; other local diseases. 2; cyanosis. 2; inani tion, 12; premature birth, 2; puerperal dis ease, I; senility, 10; other developmental diseases, 2; suicide, 3; homicide, 6; acci dent, 1L Forty-six were under 1 year, 23 between 1 and 5 years and 59 over 60 years. Six cases of smallpox were reported last week, with no deaths; diphtheria, IS cases, 1 death; croup, 3 cases, 1 death; scarla tina, IT cases, 1 death; typhoid fever, 7 cases, 2 deaths: measles, 18 cases, 1 death; whooping cough, 3 cases, no deaths; con sumption, 28 cases, all fatal. FRISCO TRAIN KILLS UNIDENTIFIED MAN. Engineer Claims Victim Lay Head on Track and Conld 7?ot Stop Locomotive. An unidentified man was killed by the locomoU-o of eastbound 'Frisco train No. 30 In the railroad yards cast of Jef ferson avenue yesterday afternoon at 430 o'clock. Engineer Charles J. Arnold of No. 4231 Gibson avenue and Fireman George John son of Pacific, Mo., declare that the man deliberately lay down on his back and placed his head on the rail. It was im possible to stop the train, they said, when they saw the man lie down on the rails. The dead man was about S3 years old, had gray hair and mustache, wore cor duroy trousers, black worsted overcoat, blue and black coat and vest and black soft hat William Kelly, a section hand, says he saw the man around the yards two hours before he was killed; that he Inquired the time of trains and appeared to be wait ing .for a chance to beat his way out of town, on a train. Two cards from the Market Street Dis pensary were found in his pockets. -a PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOLER. Weather Indications for To-Day Are 2ot the Most Cheerful. The local Weather Bureau says that It will b partly cloudy and cooler to-day. No rain is in sight, but fresh westerly winds, becoming variable, are predicted. Rain Is reported west of the Rocky Mountains. In thj Northern Central States, the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast, while there Is snow in the North west Warmer weather prevails over tho country, except on the Middle Atlantic Coast and in the Rocky Mountain region. SUNDAY ETO E Senate .Committee Strikes Out Appropriation Intended for Its Maintenance. TAMS BIXBY IN FAVOR. If Amendment Providing for Single Office to Superintend Allotments Is Passed, He Will Receive Position. The Republic Bureau. Ilth St. and Pennsylvania , e. Washington, March 19. The appropria tion for the maintenance of the Dawes Commission was stricken from, and the amount necessary to the continuance of the St Louis and Omaha Indian Ware houses was retained in, the Indian ap propriation bill by the full Senate Com mittee on Indian Affairs, which met this morning. The amendment sustaining the recom mendaUon for the Bonaparte report, that the Dawes Commission be abolished was Introduced by Senator Piatt of Connecti cut. This amendment strikes out all of the appropriations for the Dawes Com mission from the House bill, and provides that the allotment work in the Territory be completed under the direction of one Commissioner. It Is understood that Tarns Blxby, now chairman of the Commission, will receive the single position. It is probable that if the Senate passes the bill, as it will come from committee, the conferees to be appointed from the House will agree to the amendment. The action of the committee does not coincide with the preference of Secretary Hitchcock in so far as he has thus far expressed himself. Nor does It with the President's Ideas, as they have been un derstood since tho Bonaparte findings were made public On Monday Senator Long will present f to Secretary Hitchcock the resignation of Commissioner Stanley, which will go Into effect about April 1. It is understood that the resignation of Commissioner Breck enridge has been received at the Interior Department The Indian appropriation bill will come before the Senate on Monday, and unUl it Is disposed of the vacancies caused by the resignation of Stanley and Breckenridge will not be filled. Another amendment effecUng the Dawes Commission provides that no official of the Government shall deal In Indian lands or be Interested In the sale or leasing of Indian lands at any time within two years after such official shall have left the Government service. This Is Interpreted as a severe reflection upon conditions which have been shown to exist in the Territory. PAYNE MAY NEVER AGAIN ATTEND CABINET MEETINGS. Foatmniter General Unable to Rnlly From Slcknesn, and His Resigna tion Is Expected. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington. March 19. Postmaster Gen eral Henry C. Payne's condition continues to give the greatest concern to his friends, and it Is said that he will never again be able to return to his duties In the Po&t Offlce Department. It has been more than two weeks now since he has been able to transact any publlc business, and he is still confined tc his bed and unable to see any one out side of the members of his family. It Is merely a question of time. It Is thought undl he retires from the Cabinet if. In deed, death does not preclude the neces sity of resignaUon. His physician. Doctor Magruder. states that the immediate cause of the trouble Is a severe attack of gout but it is known that he has not been ablo to rally from this, because of a weakened condition caused by repeated attacks of epilepsy The long strain of the Post-Office inves tigation, which has been continuous for more than a. year, has undoubtedly had a serious effect on Mr. Payne's ability to resist disease because of the nervou3 strain he was under. LIFELESS BODY IN MISSION CHAIR Edward Lawless, Who Drank ' Carbolic Acid, Dead an Hour Before Fact Was Dis covered. For more than an hour the lifeless body of Edward Lawless of No. 910 Market street sat in a chair in the, religious mis sion at No. 102 Market street last night, and none of the 100 men in the room knew that he had swallowed carbolic acid. He bad a Blblo in his hand. Lawless, until a few dajs ago, worked fo- hi aunt. Mrs. Peter Noetzcl, at No. 910 Market' street. In a restaurant as a waiter. He resigned his position and told his cunt that he had obtained a better place About fi o'clock last evening he entered the mission and sat down in a chair. His body was almost cold when examined. Mrs. Nuetzel says her nephew had been drinking, and she could not attribute his suicide to any other cause. FINANCIAL COLLAPSE RESULT. Fall of Big Building Causes Fail ure of Allison Company. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. New Tork. March 19. Following closely the collapse or the Hotel Darlington In West Forty-sixth street, in which twenty three lives were lost comes the sale of the property by the Allison Realty Com pany, and the announcement that the Al lison brothers are bankrupt and that there will be no one to hold civilly accountable for the alleged criminal negligence of those responsible for the collapse. Suits for more than 31,000.000 for dam ages are being prepared as a result of the disaster. Every one connected with the icalty company will be held responsible. The most severely hit Is Eugene E. Allison, the head of the company. His brother, Frank, who was engaged to marry a St Louis girl, lost his life In the collapse. Eugene Allison may lose all his father kit Mm and all b accumulated. MO MORNING. MARCH 20, 1904. L President Francis Instructs Di rector of Works to Issue No Permits After March. 31. WORKING FORCES DOUBLED. Construction Xbt Started Before April 1 on Sites Assigned Will Cause Plans to Be Revoked. TEXT OF ORDER ISSUED nV PRESIDENT TRAXCIS. St. Louis, March 18, 1901. To the O Director of Works: This Is to dl- 4 O rect that no building permits be granted for structures to be begun A after April 1. It Is the determlna- tlon of the management that all 4 4 buildings on the grounds, except the- Live Stock Coliseum and the live-stock sheds, shall be finished before the opening Day. April 30. You will also inform the contract- O O ors that all buildings now in the O O course of construction and all that 4 may be begun before April 1 must be finished and ready for occupan- cy not later than April 29. If any sites have been assigned $ upon which building has not begun, O you will Inform tho State or coun- try or concessionaire or exhibitor to O whom snch assignment is made O O that If construction Is not begun be- O fore April the building permit will 4 be revoked on that day. When the gates are opened on O April 30 it is determined that all structures upon the grounds shall be enUrely finished, so that visitors may understand and see that this 4 Universal Exposition is ready in accordance with the announcements $ that have been officially promul- gated. D. R. FRANCIS. ft President O VTTTVVVVVVv4vvI Accompanied by President Francis and Director of Works Taylor, the Exposition Executive Committee went over the en tire Fair grounds yesterday, noUng prog ress on the buildings and site. The tour of inspection began early In the afternoon. Immediately following luncheon, and did not end until near dark. Tho inspection was on InvltaUon of President Francis nnd to demonstrate to the committee more exacUy than the reg ular monthly progress reports could do the precise state of preparedness existing on the grounds. The tour followed an Important order from President Francis to the Director of Works, which is In effect a general clear-Ing-up order, made to insure the shaping up of the grounds and buildings for the opening of the World's Fair next month. Discussing the order. Director of Works Taylor stated that it meant exactly what it said, and that It was issued because every available site on the grounds has already been assigned, and it was neces sary now to guard against overcrowding. "PracUcally every building that will be on the grounds In Its finished state." said Mr. Taylor, "Is now in course of erection, and all of the larger ones are nearly com pleted. The demands for sites exceed all anticipations, and it has become absolute ly necessary to restrict future assignments of soace. INCREASED FORCES. "Our intention is to have the construc tion part of the Exposition as nearly com pleted as possible by the opening date of the Fair, and this was another reason for the order of President Francis, dlrccUng that no building permits be granted after March 31. "The bad weather of the last few months, together with the exceptionally cold weather for this climate, impeded Exposition construction work to a great extent To offset this, now that fair weath er has set in, I have Issued peremptory orders to all contractors doing construc tion work on the grounds that they double their forces of skilled mechanics and la bor, and If possible quadruple them until their contracts have been fulfilled." To have all departments of the Division of Works kept In complete touch with what is being donti in the building of the World's Fair and to facilitate what work remains to be done. Director of Works Taylor has inaugurated a system of even ing meetings ot chiefs In his division, at which reports are made on progress and plans laid for the next day's work. These meetings are held every evening at 6:30 and are attended by General Super intendent Trltle, Chief Engineer Phillips, Chief Draftsman Weatherwax.Chlef of De sign Masquerar, Acting Chief ot Electrical and Mechanical Design Elllcott Chief Building Engineer Markham. Chief Land scape Architect Kessler and Chief ol Sculpture Bitter. ANDREW J. BARLOW WILL RESIGN POST Consul to City of Mexico, Now on His Way to Wash ington. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, March 19. Andrew D. Bar low, United States Consul at the City of Mexico. Is coming to Washington to resign his post. It Is learned at the State De partment that his successor has been se lected, but there Is not much to be learned as to the reason why Mr. Barlow la quit ting the consular service. It Is recollected, however, that several months ago he had some difficulty in one of the prominent clubs of the Mexican capital, as a result of which he was de cidedly unpopular with certain persons there. At the time the State Department seemed Indisposed to do anything in consequence of the matter. The incident created some comment, because It followed not re motely upon the heels of another story from the City of Mexico, which attribut ed the withdrawal of Captain Powell Clay ton, Jr., U. S. A., as military attache of the American Embassy, to His refusal to fight a duel with a. Mexican with whom he became involved In a controversy. Mr. Barlow Is from. St Louis, and In re signing his post will give up a salary of JtOM a. jrtar. BLOOD FLOWS IN OHIO CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION Faction Controlled by the Late Senator Hanna and the Adherents of Foraker Fight Like Animals, Breaking Furniture and Tear ing Each Others' Clothing Each. Side Elects a Chairman, While Pandemomium Reigns, and Those Chosen Are Borne to the Platform Amid Scenes of the Wildest Confusion Two Tickets Nominated in Same Hall and Contesting Delegations Will Go to Chicago. CONGRESSMAN BEADLER IS REPUBLIC SPECTAL. Cleveland. O., March 19. The TwenUeth District Republican Congressional Con venUon in this city to-day developed Into a rough house of the wildest sort. Delegates representing the two factions, the Forakerltes and the old Hannaires, fought each other like animals, breaking furniture, tearing clothing from each oth er's backs and occasionally spilling blood. This Is the late Senator Hanna's own district The contests between the factions had been fought for weeks before the convention and feeling was at a high pitch when the delegates gathered to-day. There were a large number of contesUng dele gations present and In the effort to Btraighten out the conflict riot broke loose United States Collector Leach, personal representaUve of, the Hanna facUon. was a candidate for the chairmanship, while J. C. Ward was the candidate of the Foraker men, or "Filipinos." Each side declared Its man elected. Leach was borne by his fighUng partisans to the platform over chairs anuNttbles, casting the Foraker men headlong from the stage. A moment later the Forakerltes caught their breath and forced a passage to the platform forward. Flst3 went flying Into faces, collars were torn from necks and a nose here and there was bleeding. The few policemen were unable to stop the battle. Finally the chairmen took their positions on either end of the platform and each faction hurriedly went through the business of the convention. Contesting delegations will go to Chicago. Congressman Beadier was renominated by each side, although the tickets differed In all other particulars. LEADING TOPICS IX TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. GRAIN CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-JULY WHEAT S3Hc ASKED; JULT CORN 47c CHICAGO-JULY WHEAT 87H9 87?ic; JULY CORN 5OV350ic. WEATHER INDICATIONS. For St. Lonla and Vicinity Partly cloudy and cooler Sunday. PART I. Page. 1. Pope's criticism of French Policy In CausUo Vein. 2. British Officers Had SUrring Trip to Orient on Jai Warships. S. Sailors Are Fond of Graphophones. Towne's Idea of Democratic Platform. 4. Germans Repulsed by African Rebels. Armies That Love Is Really a Disease. S. FeUetan Goes Before Committee. . Plan to Defeat Bartholdt Fails. Yates and Deneen Form a Combine. 7. France Is Excited Over Radium Test "Indian" Methods Twenty Tears Old. 8. To Tidewater In Three Months. 9. Explain Why Missouri Men Are Lar gest in America. 10. World's' Fair News. U. New Dialect in Literature. River Telegrams. 12. Hospitality Dispensed by Prominent Women of the State to Be Most Notable Feature of Missouri's Fair Building. Inspectors Will Probe Beef Trust 14. Finds Traveling Least Dangerous. Million in Gold Is Mint's Dally Task. PAnT ii. Page. 1. Three Justices to ReUre From Su preme Bench? Rudolph Venire Is Computed. Railroads Defeat Ticket Brokers. 2. Warrensburg Professor Experiments With Highly Radlo-AcUve Sub stances. Has Perfected Seedless Apple. Minister's Wife Gets a Divorce. 4. The Theaters. 5. Building OuUook Is Very Erlght Real Estate Sales and Transfers. Rural Freo Delivery. 6. Life Line of Russia Across Siberia. 7. General SporUng News. Want Ads. Too Late for Classification. !. News of the East Side ClUei. PART IIL Page. 1. St Louis Actor's World Tour, 2. Profits in Popular 8ong Hits. Grandmothers In Poverty Exiled. Slips Into Jail on Candle Grease. 3. Clubhouse for Women of New York's Four Hundred. PneumaUc Motor the Latest Electric Marvel. 4. Spanish Infanta Has a Theater. Sentenced to Penitentiary for Forging Name of Sweetheart s parent E. Policeman's Club Cured Cripple. Chicago's Capitalists Fighting Labor. . Editorial ' Peaceful AtUtude ot the United States. Scarcity ot Good Servants. Twenty-flve Years Ago. 7. General Wood Defeats Moros. "blcaEO Police Worst Possible. Mississippi Mob Lynches Two Men. 8. Sport Pugilism and Billiards. 9. Racing. 10. Baseball. 11. Shooting Notes. 12. Ellxabeth Altaian, "The Right Hand of Miss Helen Gould." PART rv. 1. History of Steam to Be Shown by En gine Models at World's Fair. The Happy Day in Stageland. 2. Society Notes. Serena Lamb Discusses Clothes for the Feminine Visitor. S. Society In Neighboring Towns. 4 to 12. Republic Want Ads. 13. St Louis Markets. 14. Parade in Honor of St Patrick. Twelve Divorce Suits Filed. Buys Cape Girardeau Company. REPUBLIC SPECIAL, Cape Girardeau. Mo., March 19. The Cape Girardeau Bell Telephone Company, owned by Henry L- Rosier and John Tlapek of Ste. Genevieve, to-day bought the Cape Girardeau Telephone Exchange. The new company expects to begin work at once in changing their system from, a ground to a metallic circuit, and to im prove the system. i i RENOMINATED BY EACH SIDE. CIVIL SERVICE, President Walker of Canal Com mission Makes Suggestion to House Committee. THINKS IT UNSATISFACTORY. Commission to Sail for Fanama March 29, and Work Will Be Resumed a Few Weeks Afterward. Washington. March 19. In concluding his hearing before the House Committee en Interstate and Foreign Commerce to day. Admiral Walker, president of the Panama Canal Commission, stated that actual work on the canal would be be gun after the commission had made a stay of a few weeks on the isthmus, for which It was to sail March 29. Admiral Walker, in answer fo a ques tion, said that a large number of Inspect ors would be employed by the commission. These Inspectors would be engineers and he did not want the law to provide that they should be selected through the Civll Servica Commission. "Admiral," asked Chairman Hepburn, "what you have said In disparagement ot the CU11 Service Commission has been very painful to some of the members of the committee. Don't you think it would be possible for you to select what char women, scavengers and water-carriers you will need through the Civil Service?" "I am sorry to be misunderstood." re pUed the Admiral, "because I am a thor ough believer In the Civil Service when It does not apply to us. But I am very sure that It would not be satisfactory to the Isthmus of Panama." Admiral Walker explained that the es timate of cost of the canal made by the last commission did not include the ex pense of governing the canal zone. ENGINEERING FEAT. The engineering features of tho work were explained at some length, as well as the Intense Interest which prospcUve con tractors already are taking in the matter. The Admiral said that on the steamer on which the commission was to sail state rooms had been engaged to the capacity of the ships by the agents ot the pros pective contractors, who wanted to look the ground over. In. this connection he advised that no re quirement of law should make It neces sary to do the work by contract as he beUeved contractors might combine to the disadvantage of the Government It was the intenUon of the committee, he said, to continue actual work on the canal as now being carried on by the French company. In order to demonstrate the ex act cost of such work. The engineering feat of the whole enter prize was expected to be the construction of the Bohio dam. It will be necessary to go 130 feet below the sea level to get the proper foundation for this dam. ILLINOIS WILL ABOLISH CONVICTS' STRIPED GARB. Dark-Gray and Brown to Be red for Penitentiary Contnmea, Colors Indicating Prisoners' Class. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Springfield. III., March 19. The present year will mark the passing of the "stripes" as th official prison garb In the PenitenUarles of Illinois. Arrange ments are now being made by the trus tees of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary at Chester to change the garb of the In mates of that institution, and within the next few months the convicts will be clothed in accordance with the modern idea of prison life. It is a fact not generally known that the inmates of the Penitentiary at Jollet have not worn "stripes" for some time. FoUowlng the rules that .apply to that prison, the trustees of the Southern Penl tenUary will adopt a, uniform for the In mates, although much of the repulslve ness that attaches to the gray and black will disappear. The new uniforms will be of two grades one a dark gray and the other a brown. The color cf this clothing will denote the classification of the prisoner, according to his conduct The "stripes" wUl be retained, but only for use in extreme cases; where prisoners' are aullty of wilful Infraction of rules. PRICE FIVE CENTS. COTTON RALLIES AFTER COLLAPSE OF SULLY'S BOOM, Failure of Another Firm, J. H. Garrison and Company, Has Little Effect on the Market COFFEE AND GRAIN STEADY. Sully Firm Makes Assignment to Joseph H. Hoadley for the Benefit of Ita Creditors. ACTION CAUSES SURPRISE Precipitated by Injunction Re straining Payment of Money, Which, It Was Feared, Would Lead to Serious Legal Complications. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New Tork. March 19. Cotton prices which rallied yesterday before the close of the market after the heavy break 3n the announcement of the failure of Daniel J. Sully & Co., made a further recovery to day. They closed about 50 points above yes terday, about 32.D0 a bale, and as Sully's contracts have to be settled on the basis of to-day's prices, the further advance saved to him. on his reported holding of 300,000 bales of long cotton, as something like JTM.000. Sully said to-night that he believed a satisfactory adjustment would be made with all hl3 creditors and that the assets would equal the liabilities, so that cne hundred cents on the dollar would be paid. The failure of J. H. Garrison & Co., an nounced at the opening of the Cotton Ex change, was passed over in the trading as comparatively unimportant The coffee and grain markets were steady and stocks, after recovering the average loss of 1 per cent scored yester day, when the news of Sully's failure came out, advanced to sUH higher pricesvand closed active and strong at almost the f highest. ASSIGNMENT A SURPRISE. Outside ot the developments In the cotton market Itself, the speculative and financial community was most Interested in the as signment made by the Sully firm to Jo seph H. Hoadley of InternaUonal Power fame. The fact of the assignment itself was surprising news to the street and the exchanges because of statements made last night and early this morning by Sul ly and other members of the firm, which led to the belief that there would be no assignment A further little complication was caused in an already tangled situaUon by an in junction suit brought by S. Munn, Son & Co., cotton brokers. To this firm Jus tice O'GOrman, In special term. Part II of the Supreme Court, granted an order re straining the Corn Exchange Bank from paying to D. J. Sully & Co. "a certain margin cerUflcate amounting to 330,000. delivered on March 13, 1S04, to the order of D. J. Sully & Co." CAUSED BY INJUNCTION. While S. Munn, Son & Co. asserted that their restraining Injunction did not cause the Sully assignment It was said by Mr. SuUy's friends that he had no intention of assigning unUI he learned of the Munn Injunction, and while this In Itself would not make his assignment necessary, he believed that it was the first step to legal action by other creditors, and he then re solved to assign for their benefit Although Sully's assignee. Hoadley, has been before the public for several years because of his association with various companies, the particular exploit with which he Is best remembered in the finan cial district Is the historic boom and col lapse ot International Power, some two years ago. Hoadley and Joseph Leiter, who ran the wheat corner in 1S38. have bten partners In many transactions. They were In the International Power when that concern bought Providence Locomo Uve Works, and they sold It to the Amer ican Locomotive Company, taking the stock of the locomotive company as part of the assets of the power company. At a conference between Mr. Sully and a committee representing his creditors this afternoon, the creditors explained that the selection of J. H. Hoadley for assignee was not satisfactory to many of them. TO CHOOSE ANOTHER. It was propoed by the creditors that a meeUng be held Monday afternoon to choose a new assignee. Sully agrtcd to the proposition, and said he would make no restrlcUons as to whom the creditors might select, but would consent to thelr cholce. There was great Interest In the course of cotton prices to-day, because of setUe ments which the Sully firm wIU rnakeon basis of to-day's average price. This proved to be about 13.75c. or ISO points from the closing figures of Thursday. In nearly all instances margins had ben put up before the taliure to 15c or below, so that the extent of the loss which the firm will meet when the settlement Is made I figured at about 125 points, or 38.25 a bale. In the event of 300,000 bales being out standing the loss would be In the vicinity of 32.090.000. It Is generally believed that the firm will be able to pay a cft"1. amount of this, which will diminish losses to be borne by members of the exchange. George McFadden & Co. of Philadelphia, it was announced late to-day, have agreed to take over all the Sully spot cotton that has not been hypothecated. WORLD'S FAIR IXDEMXITY BOND. Matter of Increasing Security Jfot Settled. The Board of Public Improvements did not come to any definite conclusion at Its meeting yesterday In regard to Increasing the bond of the World's Fair to restore Forest Park after the Fair. The board will meet again next Thursday to further consider the matter. The sessions of the board are executrra and care Is taken that the proceedings b not made public until the matter la set tied. It was stated at the City Hall jfoAez day that the World's Fair management Is endeavoring to Induce the board, ta Hea ot a. bond, to accept a lien upon tb cat receipts of the Fair. a fe!