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X JLjJ u WOIE&LID'S 1904- -IT.A.I3EO if PRTOE Jss St. l.unla. One Cent. NINETY-SIXTH YEAE. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 30, 1904. tslilr St. LonI. Two Cents. TriOns. Three Lull". RUSSIANS FORGED TO WITHDRAW IN FIRST LAND. BATTLE; JAPANESE ARE UNABLE TO FOLLOW UP THEIR ADVANTAGE, MRS. DANIEL MANNING LEASES HOUSE IN WEST END FOR FAIR PERIOD, Efi CARRIES El YORK STATE- . J Six Companies of Cossacks Led by General Mischt- chenko, Attack Japs at Chongju. Adherents Now Claim Indorse ment of State for the Presi dential Nomination. BEATS MURPHY IN BUFFALO. POUR HOT FIRE INTO TOWN. JL.; fl.vrt.JL IL ,1 3 fl JJL,yg -ft .JSl-JsL. .." dm PARK Is F n'N. i ! for V ' '! I t I .! . . . I' ' fr I "" '"" "' J"1 . i '! "".J's1" 71 " i " - Liv -. - ? 'S i ' . I. .1 ! . A House at No 1330 Berlin avenue, leased World's Fair Board of Lady Managers. It H. West. Jr. The new residence of Mr. and Sirs Tlioraas H. West, Jr., at No. 49SO Berlin avenue has been leased for the World's Fair period by Mrs. Daniel Manning, President of the Board cf Lady Managers. Thomas H. West. Jr . confirmed the transaction last night. He said that Mrs. Manning would take charge of the house April 15 and -would hold It until Decem ber 15. The leasing of this house by Mrs. Man ning puts an end to the speculation In dulged In as to Mrs. Manning's residence during the Fair. It has been reported that Mrs. Manning would engage a suite of rooms in one of the new. West End ho tels, but, aa a matter of fact, the Presi dent of the Board of Lady Managers has contemplated the leasing of a commodious house ever since her election. She had several houses under considera tion and the residence of Mr. and Mrs. West was selected for several" reasons. First, it Is convenient to the Fair. An other point la Its favor is its newness. It was only completed last December. It Is also well adapted for receptions. There are practically only two rooms on the first floor. The drawing-room is exceedingly large, being 30x20 feBt, while the dining BOIUMH BROS, SELL CONTROL Piano Company Will Retain Name With New Interests in - Management. TO TAKE EFFECT APRIL 1. President Bollman May Make Of ficial Announcement of Change at Banquet To-Night. Negotiations which have been pending some time for the transfer of the COn- irOIU!, x-rtn 1tft .... tin "u Piano (fv ' " "-" tutu ll wuvH o va large Eastern manufacturlrg street, to believe to nae j,, ac. company, al, tea tlcaUy consul ment OUo Bomaa pre9. Went of the cor participation in tho af draw from actl, h,ch wIIIi however fairs of the comtile prescnt widely-known continue under ts fl naf " Ie company will to-night The officers of t4tho Ealoamen and other give a banquet to,s expectei tnat an om. ciuyiuycs, ana n It regarding the new cial announceme; Ibo made. I. irfl a D-lvan tlia dntrt management will Further strengtH.,,,.,,. .q, , ,, of thenew arranrfoUm president and fact that Otto Bhr In the cotnpanv 8ala. principal stockholthat ch ,n our It is not true L but B00a as affairs has yet befe(1 due notca b9 It is consummat' '""t.i Brothers Piano Company The Bollman jaest ta st b is ono of theaoJn DUsInes3 for more been engagty BVVVVVVOVTVTV0 FILIPINOS WILL SEND DELEGATES TO BOTH NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. Manila, March 23. The Republicans and Democrats here are organizing to elect delegates to the national conventions. They -will urge the adoption of legislation faiorable to the Philippine Islands. AO PHOVISIOV JIVDi; FOR COLOMAL. DELEGATES. Washington, March 23. No provision ha3 been made by either the Repub lican or Democratic National Convention to seat delegates from the Philippine Islands. In the call3 fpr the conventions Issued by Chairman Hanna and Chair man Jones neither the Philippines nor Pcrto Rico is included among the States and Territories entitled to representation. However, should delegates from thcto islands present themselves to the con ontions, it is within the province of the Committee on Credentials to scit them. , CO''0'S'OkH By a Republla PhtogTapber. to Mrs. Daniel Manning. President of the Is the property of Sir. and Sirs. Thomas hall has a capacity for about twenty-five persons. The building is three stories In height and the architecture followed Is the old New England stjle. On the second floor there are two sleeping-rooms, a dressing room and a bathroom. This floor will be reserved for Mrs. Manning's exclusive use. The third floor, which comprises Ave bedrooms, wili be used by Mrs. Manning In providing comfort for the many per sons who will be her gueets during the Exposition. While Mrs. Manning has not disclosed her plans cs to the entertaining of her friend9 during the Fair, tho leasing of the West residence Indicates that she ap preciates the social duties that will fall to her and it is probable that the house in Berlin avenue will be the scene of some of the most notable society functions that will mark the Exposition period. JThs.Jact that Mrsw Manning selected i" house adapted for the purposes of large receptions shows that her plans are ex tensive. Mr. and Mrs. West will go into the country soon after April IB. About June 1 they will so to their summer home In Michigan and will return to St. Louis in the fell, in ample time to see the Fair. eighteen years, and is well known through out the country. The present officers are Otto BoUman, president; Oscar H. Bollman, vice presi dent, and Herman E. Bollman, secretary. It has a capita of 5100,000 and a surplus of about JIW.OOO. Otto Bollman has been confined to his home for some time, and his illness is said to have been the moving factor In his de sire to make a business arrangement that would leave him free from active control of the company's affairs. Mr. Bollman was able to be out for a short time yesterday and expects to be downtown to-day for the first time ia sev eral weeks. in JEFFERSON DAVIS'S SECRETARY DEAD. Durton JTorvill Harrison, Jlnsband of the Authoress, Dies of Old Aae. Washington, March 19. Burton Norrtll Harrison, a lawyer of New Tork and hus band of lira Burton Harrlion, the au thoress, and father of Congressman Harri son of New York City, died here to-night, aged 65 ytar3. Death resulted from a genera break down, duo partly to old age. Mr. Harrison was born in New Orleans, and In 1S3) was graduated from Tale. During the war he was Jefferson Davls'B private secretary, remaining with him In the relation almost of a son aa well aa of a secretary, to the end of the war. STILL COOL,'1 WITH RAIN. Threatening Weather With Brisk Winds To-Day. Threatening with rain to-day, with nor mal temperature for St Louis about fifty degrees above lero with fresh to brisk east to south winds. Is the oQclal pre diction for to-day from the local Weather Bureau. The temperature has risen in all sections of the country, excepting the North At lantic Coast, where moderately cold weather prevails. Through tho .Rocky Mountain region rain was generally reported yesterday. Cloudy weather prevailed In the Central States and Southwest. Judge's Followers Say They Will Have Full Control of Dele gation to National Convention. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New York. March 3. Indorsement of Judge Alton B. Parker as New York' candidatolor the Democratic presidential nomination was assured by the prlmarier held in the most Important counties of the State to-day. All the expectations of Judge Parkur's friends, as outlined In Ths Republic sev eral weeks ago. have been more than re alized. David B. Hill, surrounded by Democratic leaders from various parts of the State, remained In Ills office at Al bany until after midnight, receiving re ports of the results of the primaries and the county conventions. There was rejoicing over the news of the complete defeat of the anti-Parker faction in Buffalo, headed by William J. Conners. The Parker men swept Erie County, carrjing all three senatorial dis tricts. This will make John W. Fisher the Democratic leader in Erie, In place, of Mr. Conners, who sldd with Charles I Murphy. The primaries to-day Insured the elec tion of Parker delegates, as follows: Al bany. 12: Rensselaer, 9: Kings, CT; Onon daga, IS; Monroe, 12; Erie, 24; Niagara, 6, and Cayuga, 8. This will add 1S8 dele gates to the 90 already chosen, giving him. 23, which Is more than a majority of the convention. In addition, primaries or conventions are yet to be held In counties where the Park er men are confident of gaining seventy two more delegates, which will give him a total of at least 200 of the 450 delegates in the convention. This calculation leaves the opposition with only 140 and odd delegates at the most. As the unit rule will be applied to the delegation to the National Convention, the minority will have no voice In St. Louis. GILLETTE'S PLAN MAY BE ACCEPTED Creditors Agree to His Propo sition to Turn Over Mexican Mining Properties Is Worth 1,000,000. REPUBLIC SPBCTAL. El Paso, Tex., March IS C. A. Schaef fer, one of the principal creditors of Orant Gillette and one of the two selected to ex amine Grant Glllotte's mining properties at Parral, Mexico, arrived in El Paso to night en route to Kansas City. To The Republic representative he said: "We examined three properties, one of which he bought for J700.000, and two oth ers for J100,00! each. Our report is satis factory, and his proposition will without doubt be accepted. I cannot yet give for publication details of this proposition, but It Is magnanimous and in form to be real ised. Gillette has a splendid home in Mex ico, and with bis wife lives and dresses in luxury, a strange contrast to the environ ments. "Gillette's entire Indebtedness of $500,000 will be liquidated and claims prior to 1S33 will be paid. "In the five and one-half years Gillette has been in Mexico he amassed neatly a million dollars. "He Is a practical miner, having spent years as a prospector In Colorado. "B. P. Deatherldge, who went with me to Mexico, is still in Mexico on business." Before Gillette engaged in mining in Mexico there were nine properties organ ised Into the Pan-American Mining and Smoltlng Company. Gillette later sold three prcpertlen for tho amounts men tioned and besides a large sharo or stock. He now receives a very large salary lor superintending these mines. LEADING TOPICS IX TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. GRAIN CLOSED: ST. LOUIS-JULY WHEAT, 823i327$a ASKED; JUL CORN, S4c BID. CHICAGO JULY WHEAT. 8SSSc; JULY CORN, 515ic WEATHER IJJDIOATION?. For Misvonrl Sliorrers Wednesday. Thnradar, falr colder la vrcst. Page. ' Mrs. Daniel Manning Leases House In Wert Er.d. 2. Model Tenement for St. Louis Poor Union Pacific Shows Strength. 3. Justice Brewer Praises Mr. Folk. Outlines Issues of the Campaign. 4. World's Fair Newel E. Gunn Appointed as Statistician. Church Confesses Yeater Tragedy. Two Alabama Boys Kill Their Fathers. 6. New Hotel at Shrewsbury. Heal Estate Transfers. Altman Bodies Remain at Morgue. 7. Happenings in East Side Cities. 5. Race Results and Entries. 9. Live Stock Market River News. 10. Editorial. Society News. Visitors at St. Louis Hotels. lL Says Tax Bill Laws Conflict. Hridcl Funeral Set To-Day. 12. Republic "Want" Ads. Birth, Marriage and Death Records New Corporations. 12. Rooms for Rent Ads. It Republic "Want" Ads. IS. Financial News. Stmmary of Local Market. le. Will Object to Bar In Odeon. Court Sustains Boyd Demurrer. To Open Library to the Bar. Denies Scrap-Book Charge. WHISKY OASES ON T.HE QUAY AT POUT AUTHTJU, PROVIDED FOR THE USE Or THE GARRISON. Without this alcoholic comfort the Czar's fighting men would feel forlorn Indued. The whisky Is of the kind called "nchlstenuaya vodka," and has about twice the Btrength of ordinary brandy. BITTER BIER BE1ETT WILL Entire Day Occupied With Ef forts to Have "Sealed Letter" Admitted as Evidence. POINT IS STILL UNDECIDED. Counsel for Mrs. Bennett and Other Heirs Contends That Le gal Eequirements Have Not Been Properly Observed. New Haven, Conn , March . Phllo S. Bennett's will was admitted as a compe tent document for probating by Judge Edwin B. Yager of the Superior Court, as the result of the first day's hearing In the appeal of William Jennings Bryan from tho decision of tho Probate Court, which disallowed the "sealed letter" found with the will giving Mr. Bryan $50,000. The chief contention the admissibility of the "sealed letter" as evidence waa be ing argued by counsel at the time the court adjourned for the day. Former Judge Stoddard, who appears as senior counsel for Mrs. Bennett and the other heirs, fought every inch of ground over which the appellants moved in their efforts to introduce evidence, and at times he directed bitter Invective and sarcasm against the opposing side. Practically the whole day was taken up in the effort of Henry G. Newton, counsel for Mr. Bryan, to have admitted as evi dence the will, the "sealed letter" and a typewritten copy of the "sealed letter," and this necessitated a repetition of the Probate Court proceedings; only with greater legal details. Four times Attorney Newton asked the court to admit the "sealed letter," and on final refusal he said that ho would have to put in testimony as a whole, skipping that which had to do with tho main point at issue, STODDARD IS FIRM. Judge Stoddatd firmly refused to aban don the position he had taken, and atked the court to allow him an argument on this contention. Although counsel did not insist on it. the court thought it well to excuse the Jury and allow arguments at this time. Judge Stoddard said in his argument that the main question was whether the testamentary lotter or paper conveying any part of the oetate and claiming to bo a part of the will can bo a part of the will when not in compliance -with tho stat utes and not signed by three witnesses, according to law. He said no paper or codicil con be any part of tho will unless signed by three persons in the presence of the testator. He said: There is absolutely no authority for stating that a paper executed as this is and coming into existence as this does was ever admitted to probate as a part of a will." He said that tho paper must be as com plete in every detail as a will itself, and has the same jurisdiction In the States as any regularly drawn testament. Court at this point adjourned, and Mr. Newton will make a reply to Mr' Stod dard at tho opening of court to-morrow. STONE NOT AFTER THE CHAIRMANSHIP Missouri Senator Says It Is a Thankless Place, Involving Much Work. ItEPUDLTCI SPECIAL Washington, March 23. "I'm not after the national chairmanship, don't want it, wouldn't have it," declared Senator Wil liam J. Stone 'to-day. The gossip of national politics has coup led the name of the Senator with the posi tion in question with Insistent frequence. As vice chairman, of the National Com mittee he has been recognized as one of the principal campaign planners of the party, and it had been expected that ha would become. In the ordinary course of events, the next national chairman. But In the very definite language quoted above, he enters an emphatio disclaimer. He regards the place as a thankless one, involving much work, whereas his health at the present time is n$t of the best. SELBY BURIES SI TO BE If Former Secretary of Courtney Shoe Company Writes to Rel atives From FrenchiCapital. ACCUSED OF TAKING $27,500. Reward of ?100 Offered for His Apprehension Steps May Be Taken to Arrest Him. Letters from Selby Barnes, the missing secretary of the Courtney Shoo Company, Indicate that he is In Paris. These letters; bearing a Paris postmark. were received at a hotel yesterday, ad dressed to his father and mother, Mrs. Papin, and Miss Jessie Barnes,, his sis ters, all of whom are now residing on a farm In Virginia. The letters were for-, warded. Selby Barnes left St. Louis February 13 last and no Information ns to his where abouts had been received until jesterday. He Is ST. j pars old and had been conspicu ous In St. Louis society for some jcars. His position with the Courtney Shoe Company wai one of trust, and every confidence was reposed in him. After it SELBY BARNES, Who is charged with embezzlement. became plain that he had absconded, 'the officials of the company offered a reward of ;ioo for his capture. The offer Is still In effect. The amount -nhlch his books show him to be short, it is said, is about J27.B00. It is not known whether he had this amount when he left St. Louis, or whether he had dissipated the greater portion of It. His alleged defalcations extended over a con siderable period. His wife Is said to be seeking employ ment in New York, as she ias left with out means. It is not known what action nill be taken looking to the return of Barnes, but It is probable that he will be brought back to St. Louis and put on trial if ap prehended. Officials of the Courtney company steted that they had not heard from Barnes. WILHELM'S CONDITION REPORTED AS ALARMING. Cablegram Prosu Loudon States That Throat Tronlile lla Returned In Mnllsnant Form. Paris, March 00 According to tho Lon don correspondent of tho Matin, a dis patch wo received from Berlin during the night, coming Ircm a high quarter, which says that alarming news has been re ceived concerning the health of Emperor Wllhelm, owing to a recrudescenco of the threatened trouble for w hich the Emperor was operated on last year. TO. PROBE COURT RECORDS. Judge at Fredericktown, Mo., Or ders Grand Jury Inquiry. REPCELIO SFECIAL. Fredericktown. Mo., March 29. The Judge of the Circuit Court to-day ordered the Grand Jury to Investigate the records of the County Court. OIIOR OFFICIALS UNDER INDICTMENT Grand Jury Votes True Bills Against Six Leaders of In ternational Teamsters'. ONLY ONE HAS BEEN CAUGHT. Accused Men Charged With Con spiracy to Do Bodily Harm and Destroy Property. Indictments against six officials of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, charging them with conspiracy to do bod ily harm and destroy property and with being accessories before the fact to do bodily harm, were voted by the Grand Jury yesterday. The Indicted officials are: William Row- botham, Indianapolis, Ind , corresponding secretary; Albert Young, Indianapolis. Ind., general organiser; George Innis, De troit, Mich , organizer; Daniel Thurman, Chicago. III., secretary of Chicago Union; First Vice President Shea, Chicago, I1L. and Organizer Robb, Indianapolis, Ind. George Innls of Detroit, Mich, who has been In St. Louis for the last tvvo months directing the cab drivers' strike, one of the Indicted men, wns arrested last night at Eleventh street and Franklin avenue. Several of the other officials who were in St. Loul3 have disappeared. Tho evidence upon which the union officials were Indicted was furnished by Brnst Ruck, alias Miller, alias the "Sol dier"; William, alias "Pipe." Kelley, and Michael J. Ryan. These three men cmf from Chicago, according to their confes sions to Chief of Detectives Desmond, to assault nonunion cab drivers. They say that they were paid $45 a week for their services. Ruck. Kelley and Ryan are now In tho St. Louis Jail. Ryan and Ruck were also Indicted by the Grand Jjry yesterday. They are charged with assault to kUl. Kelley Is charged in a warrant with car rying concealed weapons. More evidence Is to be presented to the Grand Jury to-day, and It Is possible that other indictments will be found. Those now Indicted aro not residents of the city. What action will he taken against others la not known. ABSENT FOM CITY. William Rowbotnam. one of the indicted men, who has been in St. Louis for sev eral months, aiding in directing the strike, left the city when he learned that the three men sent from Chicago had con fessed to the police. For several hours last night George In nls waa "sweated" by Chler of Detectives William Desmond. Innis stated that tho cab drivers in St. Louis wero called out on a strike on Janu ary 23. He stated that he came here at the Inception of the strike and had been here since. When asked if he knew Ryan, Ruck and Kelley, he stated that he did. He met them, se said, when they first came to St. Louis. He denied that he knew that they wero sent here for the purpose of assault ing nonunion cab drivers. InnU stated that he learned of the as sault upon Basil Rutherford, a nonunion driver, for which Ryan and Ruck are charged, the next day after It occurred. He also admitted knowing that these men had In their room, at No. 110S Franklin avenue, deadly weapons and acids with which to assault "scabs" and to destroy property. sS TsoAcl,.mv .AO shrdlu cm cmfwypcm When asked If he knew what these men received for their services he stated that he did not. He stated, however, that fre quently he gave them sums ranging In amount from 11 to $3. Innls fince his arrival in St Louis has been rooming at a hotel at No. 1103 Trank lln avenue. It was In this same hotel, and In a room adjoining that occupied by him, that Ryan, Kelley and Ruck were stop ping. He knew this, he stated, and fre quently held conferences with the men. Innis also stated that he believed Row botham had left the city. Innls while in the presence of Chief Des mond stated that he would have been glad to aid the Police Department in their work. He stated that he was only an or ganizer, and had no authority In the mat ter of handling the strike. Ryan, Ruck and Kelley were arrested last Saturday night at Eleventh street and Franklin avenue. According to their state ments, they have been sent to other cities In the last several years on the same mis sion upon which they were sent to St. Louis. Mikado's Men Win Praise From Enemies by Valiant Resistance Under Difficulties. RE-ENFORCEMENTS PROMPT. Japanese Loss, Say Russians, Must Have Been Haivy, Whilo Cossacks Lost Three Killed and Sixteen Wounded. St. retersbars. March 2D General Kuropatkin, In hln flrst report to the Emperor from the iccne of war an nonnccd that olTcnulTc Innd opern tionn had taken place iiKnlnnt tho Japanfde upon the sixth anniversary of the occupation of Port Arthur by the nnsainns. These operations tooU the fofroi of a. cavalry nttnclc yesterday by six companies of Cossacks, led person ally by General SIMhtchcnke, against four squadrons of Japanese cavalry, vrhlch the General believed to be bc jond Chongn, bnt Trhlch he found in occupation of that town. Despite a cross Are which Gener al Mlshtchenke cleverly directed against the encni), he pays a trib ute to their tenacity and bravery the Japanese only ceasing to flro after a combat vrhlch lasted for halt an hour. Before the Russians conld follow np their advantage three Jap anese squadrons galloped toward the town, which two of them suc ceeded In entcrlnsr, while the third was driven back in disorder, men and horses falling. The lire maintained from the town was so destructive that the Japa nese were unable to make an effect ive return. Farther Japanese rc-rnfareements arrived an hour Inter, and In view of the superiority of Ihc enemy, Gener al Mlshtchenke determined to retire, doing so without embarrassment, al though he carried with him three killed and sixteen wounded. DAIS OF SIUIHUSHIXt; FAIL TO I111LN.G FIGHT. General Kuropatkin's report savs: T havo the honor to respectfully com municate to your Majesty the report of General MIshtchenko. dated March 23 at 10 p. m., which sais: " 'For three consecutive days our small outposts attempted to draw the Japanese cavalry Into action, but their patrols, aft er contact was established, retired beyond Chongju (about fifty miles northwest of Ping-Yang). " "Having learned that four squadrons of the enemy were posted five versts be yond Chongju or March 27, six companies marched toward Kasan. and on March IS reached Chongju at 10.20 a. m. As roon as our scouts approached the town the enemy opened fire from behind the walL Two squadrons promptly dismounted and occupied the heights 600 yards distant. An engagement ensued. JAPS HOLD THEIR GROCJfD UXDER HOT CROSS-FIRE. " 'In the town a company of infantry end a squadron of cavalry wero lying in ambush. Our men were re-enforced by three companies and attacked the Japa nese with a cross fire. Notwithstanding this and our commanding position, the Japanese gallantly held their ground, and it was only after a fierce fight of half an hour's duration that the Japanese ceased fire and sought refuge In the houses. Tho Japaneso hoisted tho Red Cross flag at two points. MIKADO'S SQUADRO.tS HASTEN TO EMER FRAY. " "Soon afterward three sauadrons of tho enemy were seen advancing along the Kasan road at full gallop toward tho town, which two of tho squadrons suc ceeded In entering, while the third fell back In disorder under repeated Volleys from our troops. A number of men and horses were seen to fall. " "For an hour afterward our companies conUnued to fire on the Japanese in the town, preventing them from leaving the otrcets and houses. "An hour and a half after the beginning of the engagement four companies were seen on tho Kasan road, hastening to at tack. RCSSIATVS TALL HACK AS IF OX PARADE. "I gave the order to mount, and the en tire force, with a covering squadron, fell back In perfect order and formed in lino behind the hill. The wounded were placed in front and the retirement was carried out with the deliberation of a parade. " 'The Japanese squadron, which was thrown into disorder, was evidently un able to occupy the hill which we had Just evacuated, and their Infantry arrived too late. " The detachment protecting our rear guard arrived quietly at Kwansan, where .we halted for two hours In order to give attenUon to our wounded. At 3 p. m. our force reached Noosan. " It Is supposed that tho Japanese had heavy losses In men and horses. On our side, unfortunately, three officers were se verely wounded Stephanetf and Androoko In the chest and Vaselevltch In the stom ach. Schllnlkoff was less seriously wound ed in the arm, but did not leave the field. Three Cossacks were killed and twelve were wounded. Including five seriously.' "General MIshtchenko bears witness to the exceUent conduct and gallantry of the 'officers and Cossacks, and especially praises th Third Company of the Argunsk Regiment," commanded by Krasnostanoft." JAPANESE SHIPS IGNORED RUSSIAN SEARCHLIGHTS IN BOLD DASH FOR PORT. Washington, March 25 The Japanese Legation has received from Toklo the fol- Contlnued on Pass Two.