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any drasr store '
price Iri
In St. Louis. One Cent.
Lobu, Tiro wen.
Three Cent.
I Are to be found In The nepnb-l1
i1 lie's "Room for Kent" column" ,'
'very da jr. Room for rent In i
every locality In St. Lonls. i1
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Jockey Club Directors Decide to
Test Legality of the Breed
ers' Law.
Said That Gould Line Will
Consolidated With the
Miss Leila Sallce Goes to State
Exhibit in the Palace of
Purses, Salaries and Receipts
From Privileges To-Day Will
Be Turned Over to Char
itable Institutions.
At the close of the sixth race at the
Union Jockey Club, jesterday afternoon.
Manager Carmody ascended the Judges'
stand and announced that the Board of
Directors had resolved to continue the
meeting until such a time as the law gov
erning racing In Missouri was thoroughly
tested. The announcement was followed
by cheers.
The band, which had been playing
"Home, Sweet Home," changed to "Dixie"
and "The Wearing of the Green." Many
of the horse owners are poor men, and
the announcement gave mv.cn pleasure to
"When the excitement had to some extent
subsided Captain Carmody said:
"I was for peace, as I have been all
along, but the directors wanted to fight
the battle to the limit, and I had to side
with them. We are going to race and book
on Friday. If bookmakers are arrested
or In any war molested we will take the
case to the highest courts and test the
legality of the racing law, which says that
what is right to-day is wrong to-morrow.
We believe that If we are right now we
will be right to-morrow.
"Friday's racing will be for charity. All
purses, employes' salaries and receipts
from privileges will go to the St Vincent
Da Paul, the Provident and the Jewish
Relief Association. We will book as usual
Friday afternoon."
Directors John Grone and Bernard
Griesedleck of the Union Jockey Club are
rt sponsible for the resolution to continue
the meeting. Messrs. Grlcsedieck and
Grone prevailed upon President Duffy of
the Jockey Club to call a meeting of the
Board of Directors. Eight directors at
tended. By a unanimous vote the board resolved
to continue racing, despite the refusal of
the Stato Auditor toclve bookmakers II
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Action Not Expected to Be Taken
Until Railroad Magnate Be-
turns From Europe in
Some of Young Woman's Friends
Declare That Ileal Beason Is
Jealousy Considered
Pretty and Attractive.
Investigation Into the Death of
Wife of Doctor Jones
Watson of iNew London.
ceases alter yesterday.
""OnWedncsday Manager Carmody de
clared that Union would cease racing aft
er yesterday. This declaration held good
until after the i-lxth race. Then Messrs.
Grone, Griesedieck and other directors of
the Jockey Club were standing In the
tiuarter stretch lamenting the fact that
they were obliged to close the track.
"Why closoT" said Mr. Grone. "I feel
like fighting this thin? all summer."
'Tm with you," said Mr. Griesedleck.
"Where are wo to get the money?" asked
another director.
"I will put up $25,000 on my own hook,"
said Mr. Grone, who Is rated at $3,000,000.
Til see that," said Mr. Griesedieck. who
also enjoys a high commercial rating.
"Let's get Duffy and call a meeting of
the directors then," said Grone.
The meeting was called. In five minutes
It resolved to race and test the constitu
tionality of the breeders' law. Manager
Carmody was dl-tfncllned to race on. Car
mody an'd Auditor Allen are fast friends,
and the race-track manager still has
hopes of getting licenses. When Carmody
saw the other directors were keen for
lacing he voted, too, with them.
At once the track bell was rung to no
tify owners to come Into the office and
make entries for to-day, and prepara
tions made for the events to-day.
Upon excellent authority It is stated
that the Missouri Pacific and Wabash
railroad sjstcms will be consolidated into
one system, and Joseph Ramsey, Jr., pres
ident of the Wabash, will be placed In
charge of the combined Gould lines.
While It Is not believed that this action
will be taken until Mr. Gould returns
from Europe, It is said that plans along
this line are being formulated, and official
action will be taken as soon as he re
turns. With the appointment of Mr. Ramsey as
chief executive of the Missouri Pacific, the
question of the successor of Rusell Har
ding, vice president and general manager,
who recently resigned to accept an execu
tive position with the Cincinnati, Hamil
ton and Dayton, will be solved.
In addition to being one of the best
operating officials In the country, Mr.
Ramsey Is familiar with the workings of
all departments of a railroad. Besides, he
Is thoroughly familiar with the Gould
policy In managing such properties.
He has recently completed the Pittsburg
extension of the Wabash, which, thougn
built at a great cost. It Is believed will
prove immensely profitable. With this
work completed he will have time to
give much of his attention to, the Mis
souri Pacific if he is put In charge.
Mr. Ramsey is at present in Pittsburg.
When seen regarding the statement that
the Missouri Pacific and Wabash are to
b.s combined, and he is to be put In
charge, he said: PSo far as I know there
Is nothing In the rumor. However, I am
not familiar with the Intentions of Mr.
Gould regarding the Missouri Pacific, and
as he Is now In Europe, It Is not likely
that anything of this nature will be done
until his return.
"Mr. Harding Is now In charge of the
line, and will surely remain in control
until after the return of Mr. Gould.
"If there is any change to be made. I
am not acquainted with It, but any such
change contemplated will take place In
September, after the return of Mr.
As chief executive of the two systems,
4Ir. Ramsey Svould be the head of rail
road mileage aggregating 8,642 miles, of
which the Missouri Paciflo is 6,10s miles.
Henry G. Green of Atlanta,
Knocked Down by Delniar
Avenae Coach.
Doctor Henry G. Green of Atlanta, Ga.,
was run dovvn by a Delmar avenue car at
1 o'clock this mornlrg and sustained In
juries which caused his death half an
hour later.
Doctor Green was attending the World's
Fair, and was a guest at the Hotel Bona
jnrte, near the entrance to the Exposition
grounds. He was downtown last night
and was on the way to the hotel when the
accident occurred on De Ballviere avenue
near Wafrman avenue.
In getting off a car it is supposed he
stepped In front of a coach going In the
opposite direction. He was dragged under
the fender. -v,
He died before an ambulance reached
him. The body was taken to the morgue.
Miss Leila Sallee of Mexico, Mo , who
Is considered very pretty and has been en
gaged in showing visitors the many artist
ic features of the Missouri State Pavilion,
and otherwise assisting In the entertain
ment of visitors to the State Pavilion,
has been transferred from the building to
the Missouri exhibit In the Palace of Ag
riculture, the change becoming effective
August 1.
The cause of the removal of Miss Sallee
from the State building Is not uqlte plain.
Some of the young woman's friends have
suggested that the real reason Is Jealousy
upon the part of some of the otheT-,women
of the building, w ho bellev e that Miss Bai
lee has receh ed too much attention.
Young, pretty and well educated, the
friends of Miss Sallee argue that "the
green-eyed monster" has attacked some
others of the fair sex. and that they have
used their Influence with those In charge
In having the Missouri girl relegated to
a post where she will not be In a position
to outshine' them.
The contention is that Miss Sallee Is
being made to pay the penalty of her good
looks, and that If she were not so hand
some in appearance or charming In her
manners, the change would not occur.
It Is reported that there was much cer
emony connected with the promulgation
of the order of removal, and that It was
not issued until after a conference with
Governor Dockery, who was present at the
last meeting of the Missouri State Com
mission. Secretary of State Sam B. Cook, one of
Miss Sallee's friends. Interceded, it is said,
in her behalf, and made a strong effort
to have her retained at the State building,
but even he has been unable to have the
members of the commission change their
ruling. Other influential friends are at
work, and Miss Sallee still has hopes that
she will be allowed to remain at the State
pavilion. "
President M. T. Davis of the Missouri
Commission said last night that Jealousy
was not the cause of the order trans
ferring Mihs Sallee tu the Palace of Agriculture.
"Miss Sallee was employed originally,"
he said, "for the agricultural exhibits of
Missouri, but was assigned to the State
building until her services were needed at
the former place. Her presence is re
quired thero now and to that place she
has been assigned. None of the employes
or anyone else has called upon me regaid
lng any of the other employes, and such
action certainly would prove a boomerang
to them."
Now, at the Suggestion of Rela
tives of Dead Woman,
an Inquiry Is
Omaha, Neb.. July IS. A special from
Plattsmouth, Neb., sajs;
"An official train on the Missouri Pa
cific, bearing Vice President Russell Hard
ing and other officials of liigh rank, nar
rowly escaped going Into the Platte River
near here this morning.
"The train was approaching the river at
a high rate of speed, and" was within a
short distance of it when It was discov
ered that the bridge spanning the stream
over which trains crossed had been de
stroyed by fire.
"The train was stopped within a few
feet of where the bridge had been. Had
the discovery of its destruction been made
a few minutest later the train would have
plunged Into tne river with all on board."
Hannibal. Mo.. July 3. The body of
Mrs. Watcoa. wife of Doctor Jones Wat
son, was exhumed at New London. Mo.,
ten miles from here, to-day by the Cor
oner, and a post-mortem examination
was conducted by Doctor Waldo Brlggs
of St. Louis and four other physicians.
The Intestinal organs were removed by
the surgeons and will be taken to St. Louis
by Doctor Brlggs for chemical examina
tion. On July S Mrs. Watson and her husband
went driving In a buggy. Later In the
afternoon Mrs. Watson was found desd on
the bank of Salt River, under a bridge,
and her husband was found apparently
unconscious near by.
The vehicle In which they had ridden
was near the creek and seemingly had
toppled from the bridge In a runaway.
Both were removed to New London, and
the doctor recovered In two days and
was able to attend the funeral on July 7.
Shortly after the burial he departed for
St. Louis and returned here, where he la
at present.
The Coroner's Investigation to-day was
made at the Instance of John J. Suter of
Palmyra, Mo., father of the dead woman,
and was made under the direction of J.
Will Hays, attorney for Mr. Suter.
Mrs. Watson comes of a prominent Mis
souri family, and the inquiry to-day
caused a great sensation.
The Watsons had been married eighteen
years. They moved away from New Lon
don some time back, but returned several
weeks ago from Denver.
At the Investigation to-day It Is stated
that the physicians found no bruises on
the body.
The bridge from which she Is supposed
to have fallen Is about thirty feet from
the stream near which the body was
found- It ls-stated that whui the body of
Mrs. 'Watson was found j her hat still re
mained on her head end that her clothes
tyre not torn or rumpled.
According to the report la Ivew London
M. Von Plehve Blown to Pieces by Explosion of
Bomb Beneath His Carriage on Street in St.
Petersburg, While on Way to Meet the
Czar Assassin, Who Is Wounded,
Is Captured by Police With a
Companion Who Fails to
Use His Bomb.
St. Petersburg. July 23. (Cop right,
1304.) M. von Plehve. Minister of the In
terior, the most Influential member c-f the
Government, and admitted to be the greit-
est slatvman In Russia since the retire
ment of ?L Wltte. was blown to pieces by
tho bomb of an assassin this morning
about 10 o'clock, while on his way to Pe
terhof to make a report to the Czar.
The assassination Is believed to be the
outcome of a widespread plot, the ex
istence of which has been suspected for
several das. Whether any more officials
are marked Is not known, of course, but
the police and gendarmes are taking
sr"cla' precaution. M. von Plehve's lire
had long been threatened, consequently
extreme care was taken to protect hU
The unfortunate Minister had reached
a point within a minute's drive of the
Baltic Station, when. Just before reach
ing the bridge over the canal, and In spite
of many police, a tall, pale youth rushed
out of a common hostelry, the Hotel de
Varsovle, the lower part of which was a
beer house, and with great force and pre
cision aurled a bomb on the cobblestones
exactly under M. von Plehve's carriage.
The detonation was terrible, and the con
cussion was such that all the windows of
houses, were broken within 100 yards. Out
of the dense smoke could be seen black
objects being hurled upward.
When the smoke cleared, nothing re
mained but the wheels springs, frame,
pole and a few fragments of the wood
work of the carriage. The unfortunate
Minister was literally blown to pieces. His
entire face had disappeared. The coacn
man and likewise the horses were dead.
General Hesse, aid-de-camp to the Em
peror, who was on duty, rang up the
Petcrhof Palace and told the news to the
Emperor, who at the time had gone on ft
visit to his mother. He received the news
In absolute silence.
At Peterhof consternation reigns. M.
Wltto Is already talked about as M. von
Plehve's successor.
ASSASSIN AND associate:
Numerous arrests .have already been
made, including that of the assassin, a
young man who Is believed to be a Finn,
of the name of Levlo, and who Is now In a
hospital, perhaps fatally Injured by the
tCurai..K it, U.e report m ieW """"" explosion Of his own bomb.
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to the amount of $14,000. and an accident
policy for Jie.OCO. It Is said that the acci
dent policy was taken out shqrtly before
Bhe left Denver to take up her residence
here, and was for ninety days.
Doctor Watson In speaking of the runa
way accident in which his wife lost her
life, says that a piece of paper flew up
! a Finn, but whose name is unknown, has
. been arrested. He bad In his possession
a bomb which he tried to throw, but he
was overpowered Just In time to prevent
greater loss of life.
The assassin wore a brown overcoat
I and a railroad officer's cap. One of the
n M!. ritfrtlta nrr.at.H htm- TTo oti.
in the road shortly before they arrived , deavored to escape though wounded by
at the bridge and the horse started to , ... , fh ,, arm nm, ,rtnm(1
t He made no attempt at resistance, how
, ever, when seized by the detective, con-
! fessed his crime, but refused to give his
13 a name.
I Th police. Immediately after th ex-
pjlBIWil, H CBU u iiuaptnuuj Ttw
3:00 a. m. Guard Mount, Scouts. Philippine).
' Guard Mount, Seventh Illinois, Administration quad.
9:30 a. m. Concert, G. A It. liana of Alleshenr. Penn-j Iv anls bid.
Band practice. Seventh 111. Band. Administration bldsr.
Drill, Swift's Mission Brigade, Pennsylvania bids.
Child Gardeners, United &at Plant Map.
MM a. m. Concert. Kern's Orchestra, Missouri building.
Meeting, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry Temple of Fraternity.
Reunion Survivors Twelfth Illinois Volunteer Cavalry.
Temple of rratcmlty.
10 JO a. m. Drill. Seacoast Guns, Oovcrnmnt Hill.
11:00 a. m. Concert, Constabulary Band. Philippines.
U:M a. m. Organ Recital, Ilenrv Gordon Thunder. Festival HalL
Concert, Twenty-sixth V. a. Int. Band, Govt. bldi.
2-00 p. m. Championrhip Meet. Amateur Athletic Union. Stadium,
lecture, O. 11. Babeock. lecture-room Palace cf Educa
tion. 230 p. m. SCcncerU Boston Rand. Machinery Gardens.
3:00 p. m. Concert. Xtro'i Orchestsra, Missouri building.
Drawing Classes. St. Louis Public School section. Edu
cation bulldln.
XtSO p. m. Music Recital, Texas building.
Concert. Well's Band, Plaza St Louis.
:M p. m Band Concert. Seventh Illinois. Model Camp,
L 4 JO p. m. Drill. Seacoast Guns, Government Hill.
Symphony Concert, Exposition Orchestra, Festlial Ila'.I.
Concert, Twenty.slttb U. 8. Inf. Band. Government bldsr.
E.00 p. xn. Fender Test on Human Subject, north side of Transpor-
tatloa bulltlng.
: p. m. Parade. Seventh Illinois. Plaxa St. Louis.
& p. m. Concert. Fanclulll's Band. Tyrolean Airs.
7:J0 p. m. Concert. -Boston Band. Machinery Garderp
Americas section Art Palace open to public.
8:00 p. m. Concert, Indians and Indian Band. Grand Basin.
Concert, Well's Band, Plata of St. Louis.
Reception to Press. Maryland bulldlnr.
ISO p. m. Concert. FanciuIU's, Band, Tyrolean Alps
8.00 a. m. Grounds open.
Troop Drill. V. B. Marines, Plaza St. Louis.
8:X0 a. m. Feeding Birds And Game. Missouri Outdoor Exhibit.
:00a. m. Concerts. Wcmen cf Harems of Mora Sultans, Philip
pines. Buildings open.
Feeding beaers. Forestry building.
Demonstration. Vibratory Method. Lducatlon bid.
Name Class Work. Model School. Philippines.
Mint In operation. Government building.
S:1S su m. Guard Mount. Constabulary. Philippines.
S:S0 a. m. Industrial Classes of Indians. Indian School.
Concert, Government Indian Band, tlndlan School.
Submarine -(ine Demonstration. Government bide
10 :M a. m. Axtec Copper Smelting; Mining Gulch.
Hourly Dances, Moro Villages, Philippines.
Teaching Langavea by Phonosraplv Guild Mall, Model
Radiophone Transmission of llujle Calls, Electricity bide.
FeeOing Seals. Government Flshsrlet Pavilion.
REGULAR EVENT3 (Continued).
Hourly Blograph Exhibitions, Government building.
Queen's Jubilee Presents on !ew. Congress building.
Malting Cartridges. War Dept., Government bldg.
ueiiograpb. Demonstration Government building.
10:M a. rn. Demonstration, Model Dry Dock. Government building.
Recital. Trench notion Liberal Arts building.
Hourly Blograph Exhibitions. Interior DepL. Govt. bldg.
Compressed Air Drilling. Mines and Metallurgy bldg.
11.00 a. m. Claires of Blind and Deaf. Education building.
Gold and Slher Assaing Metal Ittlllon, Mining Gulch. 4
Vlsayan Theater open. a
Wireless Telegraph Demonstrations, Government bldg.
Cascades In operation. a
Fancy Rifle Shooting, rango west of Forestry bldg.
11:3) a. m. Recital. French section Liberal Arts building.
Radium ExhlUtion, Interior Dept., Government bldg.
12:00 noon-Concert. Orchestrion. German section Liberal Arts bldg.
Milking and Feed.ng Cows, Dairy Test. Dairy Barns.
ISO p. m Concert. Government Indian Band, Indian School.
Classes of Blind and Dear, Education building. y
Teaching English by rhonograph. Guild Hall. Model St.
2:00 p. m. Views of California, San Francisco bldg.. Model street.
decorating t.-ninaware. Mines and Metallurgy bldg.
Concert. Raymond Orchestra, Temple of rraternltv.
Chlness Natlotal Pavilion open.
Concert, Illinois section Agriculture building.
Cascade In operation.
2:M p. m. Recital, French section Liberal Arts building.
Drill. VS. S. Life Savers, lake north of Agriculture bldg.
Vieas of Colorado, gallery. Transportation building.
S.OO p. m. Fancy Rlllo Shooting, range west of Forestry building
Pottery-making. Mines and Metallurgy bulldlrg.
Heliograph Demonstrations. Government building.
Radium Exhibit, Interior Dept.. Government bldg.
Concert. German section Liberal Arts building."
Spear Throwing. Igorrote Village, Philippines.
Demonstration. Floating Dry Dock. Government bldg.
ISO p. m. Recital Trench section Liberal Arts building.
Dress Parade, U. S. Marines, Plaza St. Loulii
4:00 p. m. Views tf California. sn Francisco building.
Wireless Telesraph Demonstration, Government bldg.
Drill. U. S. Hospital Corps, camp near Parade entrance.
Programme by Indian Pupils, porch. Indian School.
Gold and Sliver Assaying. Metal Pavilion, Mining Gulch.
4:15 p. m. ConcerJ, Mechanical Birds, Iowa building.
Feeding Birds and Game. Missouri Outdoor Exhibit.
lUflo Drill and Wall Scaling, Scouts, Philippines.
CM p. m. RccltaL French section Liberal Arts building.
Dress Parade and RIflo Drill. Constabulary, pjilllpplnes.
Cascades la operation.
8:00 p. rn. Views of California, San Franstco bldg.. Model Street.
: p. m. Dress Parade and Review. Scouts. Philippines,
fiwu. m.-Mllklng and Feeding Cows, Dairy Test, Dairy Bams.
Concert, Constabulary Band. Philippines.
730 p. m. Illumination of grounds and build legs.
1:30 c-m, Cascades in operation.
run away and that be knew no more until
he was restored to consciousness In New
Judge Mcllhlnney of Clayton. Mo
brother-in-law of Doctor Watson.
John J. Suter, father of the
woman. In addition to epyjloylng the
law firm of Ray & Hays to represent
him in the matter, also engaged the firm
of Allison & Allison.
After the doctor's Investigation to-day
the Coroner adjourned the jury till Au
gust 12, when the body will reconvene to
hear a report from Doctor Brlggs and
the other "jhvslclans. and to further con
sider the matter.
Forecast for St. Lonl and Vicinity
Fair; mild temperature; light to
fresh variable winds.
For Missouri and Illinois Fair Fri
day. Showers and thunderstorms
und cooler Saturday.
1. Races to Continue at Union Track.
Take Recess After 082 Ballots Are Cast
President's Sons Arrlv To-Day.
Z. Russia Maintains Course Is Legal.
Kerens Faction Again Rules Party in
3. Strikers Hold Up Nonunion Men.
Reserves Decision In Strike. Case.
4. The Republic's Dally Racing Form
Raco Results and Entries.
5. Baseball Scores.
Western Meet at Stadium Tto-Day.
Eight Races First 'Daj's Events of N.
A. O. Regatta,
6. Editorial.
Society News.
S. World's Fair News.
9. Happenings in Near-By Cities.
Storm Hinders Auto Tourists.
10. Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth, Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
11. Rooms for Rent Ads.
12. Republic "Want" Ads.
12. Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Financial News.
14. City Not Liable for This Expense.
SL Louis la Like a 'Summer Resort.
Noted Feudist at Four Courts,
Merchants' Exchange Sued,
who took refuge in a hotel near the scene 1
of the tragedy. He curried a bomb simi
lar to that thrown by Leglo. As soon as
the police saw the bomb they scattered,
but an employe of the hotel rushed up
behind the accomplice and pinned nls
The explosive Is believed to have been
composed of pyroxylin, as It gave off lit
tle smoke. The force of the exploslonwas
so terrific that It not only broke nearly
every window win thin a radius of half
a mile, but reduced heavy paving stones
to powder, heaved up the pavement and
flung a heavy piece of the Ironwork of
the carriage across the canal, severing a
thick barge mast, which fell, stunning the
captain of the barge. Everybody In the
street was- knocked down and bruised.
When the officers of the law, headed by
Minister of Justice Muravieff. had ter
minated tho necessary formalities by
drawing up a written report of the crime,
the mangled body of the Minister of the
Interior was conveyed to a humble chapel
adjoining the railway station, the windows
of which escaped destruction.
Priests and people, with characteristic
Russian piety, at once Joined In a solemn
The square In front of the itatlon was
filled with a reverent crowd of peasants
and laborers, and the busy hum of traffic
was silenced. A priest proclaimed the
memory of the departed Minister, while
all those In the congregation dropped to
their knees.
A no less impressive service was con
ducted at the Minister's home this even
ing, but only Intimate friends were In
vited by Von Plehve's assistant, Mr. Dur
noyo, who Is temporarily In charge of the
Ministry of the Interior.
The magnificent staircase and the reception-rooms
were draped in .black. Tho
body of the Minister was covered with a
white shroud, which concealed the ghast
ly mutilations. It reposed in a black and
silver coffin In a corner of the vast hall,
surrounded by luxuriant palms. Gen
darmes and noncommissioned officers stood
sentinel at the head of the coffin, while at
its foot were two high officers of the Min
istry. The hall and the adjoining rooms, which
are decorated In the byzantlnc style,
somewhat resembling & church, were
crowded with distinguished personages. In
cluding High Admiral Grand Duke Alexis,
Admiral Avellan, Chief of the Admiralty;
Prince Hllkoff, Minister of Railroads, Min
ister von Plehve's associates; M. Wahle,
M. Durnovo and M. Sevastlanoff, and the
members of the Diplomatic Corps in full
force. Including Spencer Eddy, American
Charge d'Affalres, Sir Charles Hardinge,
British Ambassador, and M. Bompard,
French Ambassador.
An eyewitness gives an interesting ac
count of the assassination:
"This morning a ragged, unkempt mas.
St. Petersburg, July 2S. As Minls-
tcr of Justice Muravieff was drlv-
ing to the Peterhof Palace this aft
4 eraoon to teport to Emperor Nlch-
olas the assassination of Minister of
the Interior von Plehve stones were
thrown at him and his carriage
4 windows were broken.
unwholesome looking and dirty, ordered a
glass of tea at the Warsaw Hotel, on the
lsmaelskala Prospekt, which the Minister
would have to pass on his way to the
Warsaw station. M. von Plehve was
known to be going to Peterhof for his us
ual weekly audience with the Czar. Every
one was perfectly well acquainted with
the details of his movements.
"The mUn, after drinking his tea, stood
at the door of the hotel, keeping both his
hands In his pockets.
"The street was crowded. He attracted
nu attention.
"At about ten minutes to 10 there was a
parting In the crowd and a member of the
secret police rode rapidly along on a cy
cle. Just behind him came a carriage,
driving at a brisk pace, and after that
again a second carriage, "with two more
police agents. In the first carriage was
M. von Plehve, The man in the doorway
was seen to move a pace forward. He
-raised his arm, poising In his hand some
dark object. Then, with deliberate aim,
he flung it down with great force right un
der the wheels of the Minister's carriage.
"The bomb, as It struck the street, sent
forth a bright flash of flame. There was
a tremondous crash, a dense cloud of
smoke, a shower of stones, and the horses
of the carriage bolted wildly from out of
the smoke, then staggered and fell.
"As the smoke cleared the horrified
spectators saw that the carriage had been
blown to splinters. The body of the Min
ister lay in the midst of the wreckage,
dreadfully mangled, close beside that of
the coachman. Both were dead before the
smoke had drifted away.
"M. von Plehve must have beeen right
over the bomb. His Injuries were ap
palling. Both legs were blown off, as well
as the left arm, and fragments of the
body were scattered over the street. He
must have been killed Instantly.
"The police agent cycling In advance of
his carriage was slightly wounded, as
also were the police In the second carriage
and Its driver. Many of the people In th
street were Injured by fragments of stone
and metal thrown up by the explosion.
"The murderer made no effort whatever
to escape, and was Instantly seized. He
proved to be a blonde-bearded man about
30. He was himself terribly wounded In
the stomach by flying splinters, and was
unable to answer the questions which
were at once put to him."
A ppeclal edition of the Official Messen
ger, which was distributed late this aft
ernoon, contained only a brief announce
ment of the death or, Minister von Plehve.
and the intimation that an official requiem
would be conducted.
Minister of Justice Muravieff went to
the Peterhof palace this afternoon to re
port the assassination of Minister von
Plehve to Czar Nicholas. His Majesty did
not leave the palace during the day. al
though he had arranged to go to Oranlen
baum, nineteen miles from St. Petersburg,
to attend the consecretlon of the new
harbor. The Czarina hap not been in
formed of the tragedy, because of her ill
ness. .
London. July 23. The failure of the re
actionary system in Russia, of which the
murdered Minister of the Interior was a
tplcal representative. Is the leading theme
taken up bv the editorials In this morn
ing's newspapers. Little surprise is felt
at the removal of a man who. though hon
est and able and well meaning, was re
garded as the evil genius of his country.
The Dally Telegraph says there is no
mistaking the meaning of the blow. The
red specter has reappeared at an unhappy
stage of Russian history and the system
of Czardom Is again threatened at Its
heart by an enemy destined sooner or later
to be more ratal than the enemy on the
frontier. The wonder Is that Von Plehve
has so long escaped his doom.
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Russian Minister of the Interior, who was)
blown to pieces by on assassin's bomb at
St. Petersburg.
Pacific Mail Steamer Korea,
Instead of Being Captured, '
Arrives Safely at Yokohama.
Insists on Right to Destroy Sup-
plies Believed to Be on the
Way to the Japanese,
Ask Information of Russians Re
garding Recent Seizures War
Correspondents Are Or
dered to Mnkden.
Coclirun, Buoher and Wilson Yet
FJichtlnK- for Nomination, None
Making Headway.
St. Joseph. Mo., July 28. After taking
602 ballots without the change of a single
vote, the Democratic Convention to nom
inate a candidate for Congress from the
Fourth District adjourned at 10 o'clock to
night to meet in this city next Wednesday
The motion to adjourn was made by W.
A. Blags of Nodaway County, and was
supported by the votes of Buchanan, An
drew and Nodaway counties, while Atchi
son, Hplt and Platte voted against it.
Previous to the adjournment an effort
was made by Boss Miles of Rockport to
take tho convention to Mound City, Holt
County. The delegates would not consent.
Delegates from Platte and Holt counties
say they are at a disadvantage by reason
of the adjournment, since most of their
delegates are lawyers, and the courts of
both counties will be In session at that
time. This adds Immeasurably to the 111
hutrT of . delegations from those counties.
London, July 29. Special dispatches
from Shanghai and Yokohama report
that a -general attach on Port Arthur
has begun.
A report that General Knropatkln is
wounded, which Is appearing In Tarl
ous quarters, seems to have originated
at Tientsin, hut It Is not confirmed
from any reliable source.
The Times correspondent at Tokio
says It appears to bef clearly proved
that the Russians In Manchuria are
using dnm-dum bullets.
Tokio, July 29, 7 a. m. The Pacific
Mail Company's steamer Korea, which.
It was rumored, had been captured by
the Russian Vladivostok Squadron, has
arrived at her destination safely.
The Korea sailed from San Francis
co for Yokohama and Hong-Kong July
12 with a general cargo.
It is believed that the Yladivostok
Squadron Is off Yokohama to-day.
London, July 23. While Russia Is will
ing to make full reparation If any wrong
has been done In the case of the Knight
Commander, Count Benchendorff, In con
versation with Lord Lonsdowne to-day,
made no admission that the commander of
the Vladivostok squadron had -violated In
ternational law In sinking the vessel.
According to the Russian view. It wast
the duty of the commander to destroy
any supplies believed to be on their way
to the Japanese, and it Is added that the
papers he took from the Knight Com
mander before she sank will establish
whether her cargo contained contraband.
As stated here, the whole Russian case
will rest on this point.
It developed to-day that the United
States Government Is depending on Great
Britain to obtain compensation for the
los3 of the Knight Commander's cargo. It
Is the custom for shipowners to be re
sponsible for cargoes, and therefore the
American claim is to be made to the own
ers of the Knight Commander, which, of
course, are British, and who In turn will
make a claim to the British Government.
In the House of Commons this afternoon
Premier Balfour, confirming the announce
ment made In these dispatches, said the
acute stage of the Red Sea incidents had
passed, and that the Russian volunteer
fleet vessels would be withdrawn.
St. Petersburg; July 25. The United
States Government Is preparing to take a
strong position for the protection of neu
tral ships carrying American cargoes.
This Is Indicated by the fact that the
United States yesterday made an official
inquiry of Russia regarding the Brltuss)
steamer Ardova, seized by 'the volantec
fleet vessel Smolensk la 'the Red Beak
which had American Government store "'
on board. The Ardova had already beetl
released when the inquiry was madm,
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