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Two Years Ago His Friends
Were Thrown Out of City
Effort AVill Be Made to Force Ac-
cuiiiiinco of "Vardaman" as
Name of 2ew Poet Office.
Widow of Former St. Louia Phy
bician Claims $3,000 Due for
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Sacrificing Other Candidates Is
"Now Considered c Xnhiral
Thing by the Men Behind
Republican Nominee.
Politicians who figured jcstcrday on the
itatement of a close political friend of
Cyrus P. Walbrldge. Republican nominee
lor Governor, that the minor candidates
would be sacrificed and traded off for gu
bernatorial votes found plenty to confirm
the,candld admission which was made.
Friends of Mr. Walbrldge assert that
unless plans nro changed Walter S. Dick
ey of Kansas City or Thos K. Neidring
haus of St. Louis will be made the chair
man of the State Committee, probably
the latter. Mr. Dickey will not be pushed
unless It is found that he can be elected
without serious opposition. Mr. Nledrlng
naus Is more acceptable to the Aklns fac
tion than Mr. Dickey.
Ttie deal to sacrifice the minor Candi
dates and to make perfect the combina
tion with the Butlers Is part or the pro
gramme of the men behind these gentle
$nesj. To these fame men Is given the
Credit for eliminating from the platform
u, repudiation of boodle support and ton
tngthe expression down to "neither so
licit nor desire-1 their support.
Only two short years ago a similar deal
with, the Butlers caused the break-up of
the-Clty Committee In St, Louis. An agree
ment was made by three members of the
epubllcan committee and three members
"the Meriwether committee wncreuy
fusion was to be obtained by allowing
certain nominations to certain "ckments
tf parties."
Five Justices of the Peace and five Con
stable nominations were net allotted. They
wefe to go to the "elements or parties"
where the would do the most good. John
B. Owen, one of the Republican signers,
In-testlfjlng In court, said that it was
supposed that the Butlers would get them
The plan was to fall to nominate a Re
publican candidate for Congress against
James J. Butler and to give the Butlers
free way In the Twelfth Congressional
District for the election of Republican
members of the General Assembly and
Supreme Court Judges.
The scheme fell through when the Re
publican State Committee, at that time
completely dominated by the friends of
T. J. Aklns, investigated the charges. The
men who signed the agreement wherein
jthe Butlers were to get so much told
frankly of the scheme. They -aid that a
direct primary was tb'bb'u&d It forcing
the nominations favorable to Utetccrme.
The. Butlers were to be placated and a
Republican victory was to be assured.
One bf the majority of the city commit
tee who was In the scheme to force the
fusion .was Thomas K. Nledrlrjghaus. He
represented the Twenty-first Ward. He
was heart and soul in the movement and
defends the proposition to the. present day.
He'appeared before the State Committee
Jn defense of his doctrine. He was one of
the city committeemen who thought the
scheme to get votes was laudable. "Anj
thlng to win," was the slogan. Walter S.
Dickey of Kansas City was one of the few
members of the State Committee who de
fended Mr. Nledrlnghaus. He prepared
lengthy arguments for the majority of the
city committee.
But the country members of the State
Committee would not permit the Butler
Drnrramme to 10 through Thnw raltle.l
tojthe better element In St. Louis politics
andWmmarlly threw the majority of the
city"1 committee out. Other men were
named to fill the vacancies. A primary
held and Clinton A. Welch was Dut
the head of thd managaement as an
itl-Butler 'man.
ifr. Nledringhaus and his friends culko.
St, "Louis went Democratic by a big ma
jority.. The men who were opposed to the
fusion simply "laid down" and did noth
ing to! assist" the party In the general elec
tions .The agreement was published, and
eeryed as one of the most effective argu
ments against the element that has now
been put In control of the party machinery
ydhe action of the State Convention.
There were "no more active supporters
ofiMr. Walbrldge for the gubernatorial
nomination than Messrs. Nledringhaus
and Dickey. Former National Committee
man B- C Kerens went to St. Joseph in
his' private car the first day of the con
vention and rejoiced in the ascendancy of
huf Old friends.
He. gave out an Interview In which he
aid he would work again for his party
asie bad done In tne past. According to
the politicians, he still has an eye on the
senatorial election to succeed Senator
CotitrelL He has not "retired," as so
mahy of his friends try to Insist he has
''Colonel Kerens also took pains to tell'
bis friends that the State Committee had
mad i a great mistake l,wo years ago In
refusing to allow a fusion to go through.
As a practical politician, he could see no
party Impropriety in sacrificing half of the
candidates for office for the sake of at
taining his election to the Senate.
Whether the present nominees for
minor offices are cognizant of the scheme
to use them for trading purposes Is not
known. Some of those who refused to be
considered as candidates kept off the
ticket, knowing that they did not care to
lac?, this development of the campaign.
rVvhen State Senator John C. McKlnley
forced on the ticket by a clique of
KWpticlans from St. Louis and Kansas
V ne was maae a part or tne scneme.
erWaa the cne candidate who could not
..ft. 1 fl.iiewY rinwn np nhn cnitM lnair affnA
Jto barut In a compromising position.
f Yeti. after he bad made a speecn to the
iU: convention, in which he acknowledged
SYthnr-hs would have to "stultify his
;-,.:i'onT" by accepting the nomination, In
dp&aicsjUons are that he will stick. The
eL cltjff politicians In their speeches talked
J&. 'so much about tho disloyalty of any ile
'J, publican "who would refuse to serve the
"..i party wnen cauea upon to ao so mat n
V-f. not' Improbable the "stultification" will
&Srte slipped from his mind before It Is
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Group of Democratic leaders on the porch at Itosemount. Heading from left 1o right, the- are: Da
vid 11. Hill, Charles F. ilurphy, Judge Parker and Thomas T.iggart, National Democratic
Both Candidates for Governor
Have Been Jnited to Speak
at Lone Jack Picnic.
Herbert S. Hadley,.Who Last
Year Uttered Praise of Mr.
FolkWill Talk for Be-
Kansas Cltj, JIo , July SO The I)tie
Jack picnic. August 16 this j ear, prom
ises to be ecn a bigger eent than usual.
Accoralng to time-honored custom, lead
ing speakers on both sides of political
questions will be incited.
This year Senator r. M. Cockrell and
Tofcph W. Folk have bopn Incited to rep
resent the Democratic side, and Cjrus P.
Walbrldge and Herbert S Had'ey will
speak for the Republicans.
Mr. Hadley was ltuitcd jesterdij. and
accepted the invitation He and Senator
C. W. Clark were appointed to arrange
for the other Republican speaker, and it
was at their suggestion that Mr. Wal
brldge was Invited.
Though Walbrldge is a business man,
not deotlng his attention to law, he U
something of a spellbinder himself, and
the Republicans hae not many better
speakers In the West.
Som" of the Lone Jack picnic amount
to Joint debates, and this bnc is likely to
have a good many of the features of. that
sort of gathering. AH of the speakers aie
candidates for important pcltlgns, and all
of them will be starting their campaigns
about the time of the picnic. The indorse
ment of Senator Cockrell by the recent
Democratic Convention amounted to a
nomination, while the others are nominees
on their State tickets.
It 'was at Lone Jack a year ago that
Governor Dockery said there had been
boodllnsr. but it had not cost the people
anything. Hadley followed the Governor,
and in his speech praised Folk, declaring
mat ne naa aono a great work, but that
no leader of tho Democratic party had
helped him or even approved hi3 course.
He asserted that whether the State Treas
ury had been Tobbed by the boodlers or not
was not the Question. It was a question of
morals and decency.
T Now Folio will speak for himself and
Hadley will appear as a candidate of the
(opposition party. " '
One Account Is That the Tamma ny Leader Presented Ultimatum
Demanding the Political Betiicment of Senator McCarren, Un
" der Penalty of Incurring His Own Displeasure, but This Is
Discredited by Those Acquainted With Situation.
New York. July 20 The Isit of Charles
r. Murphy of Tammany Hall to Esopus
last Wednesday was seized upon by the
Republican press to place Judge Parker
In the position of arbiter of factional
fights In local politics.
From a press bureau of one of the war
ring factions a long statement was giien
out purporting to tell just what passed
between the Tammany leader and Judge
publican boait about Roowelt sweep
ing this State is nonsense. The Gov
ernor knows that tho hardest of all his
political battles Is at hand, and he told his
llcutcnarts that they must give up their
vacations this jcar and go back to their
districts and set to work at once.
Odell will set tuo cNample himself b
beginning work at headquarters without
delaj. He had Intended to take It ea-rv
during August and leave William Uarncs,
Jr, in chtrgo of the Tlfth Avenue Hotel
to looh. after preliminaries, but within a
few dajs. his friends say, he had come to
ihn rnnrliifslnti flint It it ti hr nil wnrl. fnr
According to this source of Information I nra for th,o neM three months.
ttjiut uiu vji'Ternor niu nive to jaoar
ncprw.ic special.
Meridian, Miss., Julj 30 The act of the
Post-Offlce Dcpzrtmert in ref-sirg to con
firm the name of Vardaman for a small
rest ofllce in Chiclilsaw County, named
after Misiisjppls Governor, has aroused
tho mtlre State ami the Democnt'c pa
pers of the South to a vigorous denuncia
tion of President Roosevelt.
It Is accepted a an attempt to humiliate
Mississippi's Governor becrufe of Ids de
nunciation of Mr. Roosevelt, and his anti
negro utterances.
Vardaman is a hamlet sprung up on the
new railroad from Okolona to Houston, laid
more thin a jcar ago. Tor months it ht
been known commrci-iU and In the rail
road world as Vardaman. When a post
office was opened the department asked
the citizens vrnat nime they desired. In
honor of the Goverror, the citizens peti
tioned that it be called VardTjnnn The
department r.rot back, asking thrt a now
title be submitted, assigning no reason
ugalnsi the original rame
A delegation of residents of the town
went to Jackson to-daj to take -teps to
have the Semtors end Representatives in
Congress from Mississippi investigate the
matter and force the confirmation of the
name Ly tho Post-Office Department.
Discussing the rejection of the name.
the New Orleans Plcajuno to-daj snld:
' The reported refusal of the postnl au
thorities at Washington to permit u new
post office In Mississippi to be named Var
daman, after the Governor, is the most
contemptible piece of pett sectional par
tisan hate ever perpetrated by a Federal
official. It ought to cover the present ad
ministration with ignomlnv. and it 'is a
presage of the sort of sectional warfare
to be waged on the South If Mr. Roose
velt should be elected President."
Governor Vardaman on various occa
sions has attacked President Roosevelt,
the last Instance being at St. Louis, when.
In seconding the nomination of Judge Par
ker, he referred to "that hell-born accident
that put William McKlnley In his grave
nnd Theodoro Roosevelt In the President's'
The trouble dates back to the time when
A. H. Longlno was Governor and Varda
man was conducting his own campaign for
tho governorship. In one of bis speeches
Mr. Roosevelt spoko of Longlno is the
most progressive of Southern Governors.
Had Gone There in Attendance
on Beautiful Young Society
Woman Who Had Just
Undergone Operation.
same St. Louis politicians
to the City Committee for
. V" a. jua uiainiMisw ivafa vb mini.
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" MeSlnley for Lieutenant Governor. Be
li'Vtot the committee. That he .should
h "tfednsent to be sacrificed for this same
. -l 'a' Is one of the enlcmas of the cam-
IjUi, fim; especially after -his speech before
Leaves Chatelaine Bag on Seat
in Kansas City Station.
Kansas City, Mo, July 30 llrs T. J.
Craford of JopUn, Mo . reported to De
tectives Dwyer and Raffcrty at the Union
Depot last night that she had been robbed
of $30 and her ticket, which were taken
from a chatelaine bag. The woman said
she left the bag for about ten minutes
lying on a bench In the depot. ,
When she turned to pick It up another
woman was Iooklnz' at it. The. woman
apologized and returned the bag, but the
money nnd ticket were gone. The wom
an detected looking at the bag was taken
to the depot matron's room and searched,
but the property was not found In her
possession and she was released.
Entertained on the Rlrer.
Gus Hanaman and W. D. Stock took a
party of friends to Alton Sunday on their
yacht, the "Lily." The return voyage
was enllv-ened by music by the Mullanphy
Pleasure Club. A party of ladles will bs
taken up the Illinois River to-day on this
craft. The party last Sunday Included
Walter Cobb, Tom Carey, Alexander Mc
Donald.' Frank R. Blgney, H. C. Wehlcr
mann, E. Enselke, Fred Btrotc cndJFrank
Mr. Murphy presented an ultimatum to
Judge Parker that Senator McCarren of
Brooklvn must retire from the chairman
ship of the State Executive Committee,
a position to which, by the waj, he has
not jet been elected. It was also said
that Murphy demanded the rtircment
from the State Committee of Coid Mcjer,
another Brookljn man, and that Tam
many must bo permitted to namo tho
Democratic candidate for Governor.
Refusal to agre ti thte terms. It was
announced, would Incur the displeasure of
the Tammanv bos.
The disseminators of this misinforma
tion would have it appear that, in the
event of Judge Parker declining to sub
scribe to these demands, Tammany would
knife tho Democratic ticktt. Thi. state
ment was not made in so many words, but
this was the only Inference that could be
drawn. ,
Yet. there is not il man of anv nolttlcal
faith, and Charlos F. Murphy best of all,
who does not know that if he had darid
approach the Judge with any such pro
position he would have been unceremoni
ously dismissed fiom Rosimount. More
over, 'he would not remain the leader of
Tammany Hall forty-eight hours.
If there is one thing Tammany prides it
self on it Is Its loyalty to Democracy. As
a body tho organization will oppose the
will of the majority, as was done at the
Albany convention, but when It comes to
voting there are none in Tammany but
Murphy has not let up in his fight
against McCarren, and will not do so. Mc
Carren's name leads the list of those
chosen to serve on the Executive State
Committee. By virtue of this he claims
tho right to tho chairmanship. Mr. Mur
phy is also a member of this bodv. and
It Is needless to say he will not be hu
miliated by taking orders from McCarren
He Insists that a meeting of the board
will be necessary to elect a chairman, and
he will nrobnblv have his way.
There Is no more uneapy man In New
York to-day, than Governor Odell, boss
of the Republican machine. He has been
In this city for several days, and has
sent word to the leaders throughout the
State asking for reports not rose-tinted
romances, but real reports based on
actual conditions existing in their dis
trict? From nearly all sections of the
State come replies, a summary of which
Is about as follows:
"Conditions serious, but outlook hope
fuV." The Governor has been informed that
the old party lines were forming again
in their sections of the State; that there
was no hope of raising a free-silver
scare this jear, and that both the gold
Democrats and the Bryanltes were stand
ing together for Parker, and that the
campaign promised tu be like the cam
paign of the days before the advent of
Bryanisin, when the result in tho State
depended on n few thousand votes.
. The- Governor .and, his lieutenants ad-
for is to hold in the Republican ranks a
percentage of the Independents who made
Republican sjcccss possible In this St.ite
since lS3t. Without at least a portion of
this independent Democratic vote, it Is
conceded, lvcii by tho Republican man
agers, that there Is not much cljance for
Roosevelt or the Republican State ticket
to carry New York State, and what wor
ries them is that Rooseclt has lost his
popularltj, and thev see no waj by which
thej can hope to control anj of the inde
pendents. Persons with proclivities for oiling the
machinery to make It run smoothly will
receive scant attention at Republican
headquarters in the next few months,; but
any man who turns up with a feasible
scheme for catching tho independents will
be received with open arms.
In a word, the Republican manageis
seem to hive concluded that tho result
this jcar will not depend on the compira
tlve condition of the Republican and Dem
ocratic maehincrj, but on the vote of men
v ho cannot be reached by tho machines
and who do not care a rap whether Piatt
and O'Dell are working In harmony or
whether Murphy and McCarrc n are fight
ing, or whether this or that man Is at the
head of a committee or leader of a dis
The fearless Independence of Judge Par
ker's famous letter to Willi lm F. Sheehan,
at St. Louis, expreslng his views on the
gold question, has won to him not onl- the
Independent Democrats, but a number of
the most hide-bound Republicans. The
professional Republicans, however, de
nounce the message as a trick, and have
been persistently asking why Judge Par
ker did not express his views on the!
monej- issue before being nominated. Thev'
have been confounded, however, bj- the
publication in the August number of the
Review df Reviews of a private letter
written on June 17 by Judge Parker, replj
Ing to the correspondent of a local news
paper. In which he rajs:
"You maj- be right in thinking that an
expression of mj- views is necessary to
secure the nomination If so. 'st the
nomination go. I took the position tl at
I have malnthlncd, first, because I deemed
it to be my dutj- to the court; second,
because I do not think the nomination for
such an office should be sought. I still
believe that I am right, and therefore cx
peqt to remain steadfast."
In making this declaration three weeks
In advance"of the romlnatlon. Judge Par
ker gave notice In the most empnatic
language that he "would rather be right
than be President;"
Take Nearly .'?,000 From Penn
sylvania Man and His Assist
ant After Fatally Wound
ing Them.
Altoona, Pa., July 30 P. F. Campbell,
superintendent and paymaster of the
Puritan Coal Mining Company, and
Charles Hayes, his assistant,, were held up
on a, public road a mile out of Portage
at 10 o'clock this morning, shot in twenty
live places and robbed of $2,963. which they
were taking to Puritan to pay the miners.
Tho three hlghwajmen escaped, but the
whole mountain top Is being scoured for
Tho robbcra who encountered the paj'-
n.aster and his assistant In a (wagon
shoved a revolver Into Campbell's face
and fired, the bullet striking him In the
neck. Two of the hlghwajmen were
armed with shotguns, which were loaded
with bird and buck shot. These were also
fired at the unfortunate men and both
charges took effect.
The man witlivtho revolver reached un
der the seat of the wagon in which the
paymaster and his assistant rode and
snatched the bag of monej just as the
horse attached to the wagon started to
run awaj'.
Campbell and Haj'es were thrown out on
the road and the team dashed on to the
stables. Campbell managed to get to his
feet and walk toward Puritan. Meeting a
farmer who was driving, he told his itory
and was taken to Portage, where he re
ceived surgical attention. Posses were
quickly organized and sent In all direc
tions. Campbell was brought to Altoona In the
daj express. He is desperatclj' wounded,
there being filuen shot wounds on his
face, head and bodj Two shot plercjd
his light lung. Hayes was brought here
a short time alter uampDcu arrived. He
is so terribly wounded about the head and
chest that he cannot survive. Five shots
pierced his lungs.
New York, July 30 Through her at
torney, C. L Burr, Mrs. I. N. Love,
widow of Doctor LoVe, formerly of St.
Louis and at one time professor In the
Post Graduate Medical College, has
brought suit for $3,000 against Mrs. George
Law, n wealthj socletj woman, who. It Is
said, "combines more beauty and wealth
than anj other women In America's aris
tocratic circles."
Mrs Love lives at present at tho Empire
Hotel. Mrs T,aw- ls in Paris, where,
through her brilliance and her beauty, she
rales the American colony. Her attornej-,
who represents her vast interests In this
citj. Is now on his wav to consult Mrs
Law In regard to the suit. An attach
ment has been levied against the Law mil
lions bv Mr. Burr for $3 61
Doctor Love died suddenly on the Au
ranla June IS, 1S03. He was lecturing to
an assemblage of passengers gathered In
the saloon of the ship when he was
stricken with apoplexy. He died almost
immedlatelv-. His lecture dealt with san
itation and how to arrive at a ripe old
age freed from the ills and diseases to
which ordinary flesh ls heir.
The suit Is for professional services.
Doctor Love left America in attend
ance upon Mrs. Law, who had undergone
an operation for appendicitis He crossed
the ocean with her, administered to her
In Paris and returned to New York, all
within a month. It was on the return
trip that h died.
Mrs Law has had many a devotee wor
ship at her shrine. She was known as the
most beautiful woman of ner sir, npt cnlj
In New York, but-also in the large cities
of Europe and in London. Wherever she
went she reigned. socially. She has been
wooed bj' the Maharajah of Kapurtaon'a.
She probablj- has been tfce'the-ne of more
paragraphs in the Paris newspapers than
any other woman who made that city her
Mrs. Law was married to George Law. in
1894. She was then 20 vcars old. but her
beautj- was of.such transcendent quality
that she was universally known In socl
etj. Mr. Law, who was then M years old.
was a man of vast wealth and was known
about town as one of a set of nigh livers
and towering spenders. He died six jears
ago, leaving a fortune which was various
ly estimated at $8,000,000 to $10,SO,OW. Mrs.
Stuyvesant Fish showed especial attcn-'
tlon fo the joung widow, as did manj oth
er matrons who held socletj- in the palms
Decisive Action Decided Upon on
Beceipt of Vatican's Reply Re
fusing to Recall Letters.
Denunciation of the Concordat bj,
France Cannot Be Made
Without Parliamen
tary Sanction.
of their hands.
Since tho death of her husband Mrs.
Law has resided In Europe for the most
part. Several times the announcement
that she was about to return to America
to take up a domicile has started a flutter
In society. But Mrs. Law has clung stead
fastly to the city "where all good Amer
icans go when they die."
A peculiar incident. Involving the names
of Mrs. Law and Mrs. Love, occurred on
June T, 1903. James Hamilton, who was
a habitue of Chatham Square, was sent to
the Bellevue ps chopathlc ward for annoy
ing the phjslcian's widow by sending her
threatening letters.
Hamilton declared to the police that
Mrs. Law was his wife and accused Doctor
Love of having taken her away without
his consent. Mrs. Love had two letters
purported to have been written bj- Hamil
ton. Tho letters were turned over to Captain
Kear of the West Sixtj -eighth 8trect Sta
tion. When the case came up In the po
lice court Magistrate Zeller decided that
Hamilton was Insane.
President of Company Which Pro
pone to rinlld Electric Roads
Between Kansas City. Spring
Held and Jefferson City.
Paris. July 80 Foreign Minister Del
casse this afternoon addressed a note to
the Papal Nunolo to the effect that, In
consequence of the rupture ofyrelatlon3
between France and the Vatican, hbi rait'
slon In Paris no longer had any object.
The Papal Nuncio, who was visiting the
Countess De Villencuve, near Versailles,
was unofficially Informed of the situitloa
last night and returned to Paris immedi
ately. Ho sent long cipher dlspatcacs to
Rome this mornipg.
The Rome correspondent of the Temps
telegraphs that the French Government's
dispatch did not arrive at the Vatican Em
bassy until after the officials departed last
night and was not delivered until this
M. De Courcel conferred with the Papal
Secretarj- of State, Cardinal Merry del
Val, at 10 o'clock this morning.
The Holy See's lengthy reply to the
French note, though most courteously
worded, merely amounted to a polite
statement that the Pope does not Intend
to Infringe the stipulations of the Con
cordat and would not withdraw the let
ters calling the Bishops of Dijon and La
val to Rome.
It is not expected fhat the rupture will
have any Immediate consequences beyond
the mutual withdrawal of the representa
tives ot France and the Vatican pnd th
suppression of the Embassy and nuncia
ture, as the denunciation of the Concordat
requires parliamentary sanction. Conse
quently fresh developments are Improbable
until the appointments of the new Bishops
come up.
Well-inforrded persons do not believe
that tho Vatican will retaliate by with
drawing Franoe's protectorate over the
Eastern Catholics.
The Concordat ls an agreement between
tho French Government and the Holy See,
concluded by Napoleon on July 15, 1801.
which partly undid and partly regularized
the anti-clerical work o tho Revolution.
By Its terms the church, on the one
hand, resigned its claims to Its confiscated
possessions, but the state, on the other,
assumed the maintenance on a liberal ba
sis oi tne priests and Bishops.
It was also agreed that the Bishops
should be nominated by the state. Wheth
er this right of nomination is absolute or
Is subject to the papal veto Is a disputed
point; but as a consequence of the dis
agreement several of the French sees are.
vacant at the present time.
Snved Fast Express From Being
.Wrecked, After Tree Had
Been Blown Across Track.
Several Distinct Shocks Felt at
Will Establish 'Commercial Mu
seum" in Xew York.
Woodland, Cil , July 30 Several dis
tinct shocks of earthquake w'ere felt
here to-daj-.
They were heavy enough to awaken
mlt in private conversation that tho Re- people. No damage was done. ;.
republic srnciAL
New York, July 30 It was announced
jesterday at the Mexican Consulate that
a movement was on foot to establish in a
central location in this city the Eastern
offices of the Mexican Permanent Expo
sition and an exhibition similar to the
"Commercial Sluseum," now maintained
by Mexico at the St. Louis Fair.
While the character and scope of the
proposed enterprise is said to differ some
what from that of the foreign chambers
of commerce established here, it will dis
seminate complete information to all vis
itors. The Mexican Permanent Exposition,
which has received an extraordinary con
cession from the administration of Presi
dent Diaz, will open at Mexico City In
December of this year, In buildings now
being " - t i-: - .
RErucuc srECfAL
Kansas City, Mo , July 30 Application
for the Incorporation under the laws of
the District ot Columbia of tho Ameri
can Investment and Development Com
pany, which has In view the development
of mining interests In Benton County, Mis
souri, was made to Washington from here
last night
General Nelson A. Miles of the United
States Army, retired, Is president of the
company; Mr. Coney Is vice president and
general maanager; Fred R. Waters, Kan
sas City, secretary-, and John R. Mulvane,
Topeka, treasurer. The company will be
Incorporated for half a million dollars.
The company expects to build an elec
tric line from Kansas, City to Jefferson
City, from Jefferson City' to Springfield
and then diagonally across the western
portion of the State back to Kansas City.
Mr. Coney said last night that he expect
ed work to begin on this road within a
j ear.
Jrhn Almond Found Almost Uncon
scious In Xew Jersey
Montclalr, N. J., July 30 A man 70
years old, who ,says te Is John Alrrond,
but who, because ct weakness, If unable
to give any account of himself, L In the
hospital here, hovering ostwj-jn 1'fe and
death, as the result of cxpoiure to stcrm
and the attacks of mosquito:?.
He was found in the dense woods near
the Passaic line. Apparently, Almond had
been In the woods for siviril days. He
was extremely emaciated and his face and
hands were swollen out of shape, from
thousands of bites by mosquitoes and other
Insect " r : - -
REPUBLIC special
Poughke'epsle, N. Y., July SO. A woman
running up the New York Central Rail
road track and waving a red table cover
In the midst of a terrific storm of wind,
rain, thunder and lightning, saved a fast
passenger train from being wrecked by
a tree that had blown across the track
directly in Its way.
The woman was Mrs. James McKenna,
wife of a paper hanger. Mrs. McKenna
has lived there all her life, her father.
William Anderson, having been a flag
man. Just before noon yesterday a heavy
wind blew a hurricane, and trees went
down In all directions. Mrs. McKenna
stood at her window when she saw a
large tree fall across both tracks. The
woman knew that In five minutes the
St. Louis Exposition Limited would be
due from New York. She realized, too,
trat the tree lay so close to a curve that
the engineer would never see it In time
to be able to stop tke train before strik
ing It.
Mrs. McKenna's whole thought was
centered In (topping that train. Bat how
was It ts be done? Ht eye fell upon tho
red cover of her table, and seizins It she
raa through the pelting rain and flagged
the approaching train.
Three Chicago Factories Shot
Down 15,000 Idle.
Chicago. July 30. The three plants of
the International Harvester Company
will be closed down Monday tor an In
definite period, and 15.000 workmen will
be thrown out of employment.
The company's officials declare the
shutdown has been ordered' that an la
ventory of, all the stock of the company
may be taken, and they say the plants
will 'be started tip again In a lew weeks.
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