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8? "-'V v-V1 V-"'"'-'i5'f''"' THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. J WORLD'S FAIR (NirlA OFllM CLOSES DEC. 1. V; till PART L 12 PAGES. TO-DAY'S Ktr UtJULLI I fa Printed I I EIGHT PARTS J WMMMMMMMMIMIMMr NINETY-SEVENTH YEAE. SUNDAY MOENING. NOVEMBER 6, 1904. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ryv.-ejVJvT "V&- uf"j" -Off Y'-!,-' ' ' , --. gffft. -(.--, t' J4 jV" "W illnej monl 3 -fl & -4 f. t 1 . VHPPark. 1 fc. n IS m J sNIAY TRY TO REOPEN i PURE-MILK PLANT f .Nathan Straus Surprised Learn It Was Not Being Operated. to .DESIRES TO SEE IT RESUMED. i3ays Service Is Needed in Win ter Months, but Lack of Funds Causes Suspen sion of Business. , The Pasteurizing milk plant, presented to the City of St Louis last summer at a cost of about $3,000. has been shut down for several weeks, and when the philan thropist visited It yesterday was sur prised to leam that the St. Louis Provi dent Association did not have sufficient funds on hand to keep It In continuous operation through tho winter. The plant began operations about July 1. and during Its period of operation dis tributed about 80,000 bottlesof Pasteurized milk. Mr. Straus stated' at the Hotel Jefferson last evening that the agreement between himself and the officers of the Provident Association was that Uio plant should be operated continuously. Mr. Straus did not leam of this until yesterday, when he visited tho plant on Invitation of the officers of the Provident Association, and was surprised and disap pointed when he learned the facts "I don't want to criticise any one," said he, "but It is Just as essential that the t should bo operated in winter as In mmer. Of course there Is not so much illness among the children during the cold months, but the beneficial effects of the milk Is lost when operations are suspend ed, and I hope the citizens of St. Louis will appreciate its value and donate the money to keep tho plant in continuous op eration. Tf the plant is kept In operation for one year it "will become as necessary to St. Louis as light and water. In New Tork whero the Pasteurized milk depots are kept open throughout the year the death rate among children has been materially .reduced and at the Randall Island Hospital where they have an In dependent plant, the death rate has been reduced from 1.26 to .77, and I think it will bo just as beneficial In St. Louis as It has been in New Tork, Chicago and other places. 3t would cost only about $25,000 a year to operate the plant, and I hope the citi zens of St. Louis will come to the aid of the Provident Association and donate suf ficient money to defray the expenses." WMTETW0lJLD"HUNf ' " ELEPHANTS IN AIRSHIP. Open Kea;oUatlons for the Pnrchnie of Baldwin's "Arroir"Tliraugti Doctor S. O. SImmi, The pygmies encamped on the Fair grounds are negotiating for the Baldwin 'airship througly Doctor S. C. SImms, who ls In charge of the pygmy camp, and who understands the pygmy language. 'With 'the advantage of navigation which the ship would give them, the native pygmies contend that they would become the Sfeatest elephant hunters in Africa. ffiey have offered Doctor Slmms the tusks f.the first three elephants they capture 'Tirith the aid of the Baldwin ship. x The pygmies were Inspired with the jVy utility of the airship In the hunting of tTelephants as soon as they saw the vessel -sailing we air. immeaiaieiy tney cauea upon Doctor Slmms and urged him to present their cause to Mr. Baldwin or other owners of airships at the "World's Pair with a view to making a purchase. The elevation -which tbo airship would give them, and the freedom from danger which Uno airship would gie them, and the freedom from danger while they were locating the animals, the pygmies con tend, would make tho airship the most valuable possession which a pygmy could have. "When Informed that the owners of the airship would not care to part from It, at least at present, tho pygmle3 ex pressed their willingness to wait until the conclusion of tho Pair, provided that then they would have a chance of making the purchase. They express absolute confi dence In their ability to pilot the ship and contend that they would not be afraid to ""o up." JEALOUSY CAUSES ARREST OF VALLEY PARK COUPLE. William Petersen and Mrs. Sarah Porter In Jail Warrants Secured by Mrs, Petersen and Mr. Porter. William Petersen and Mrs. Sarah Porter are prisoners in the Clayton Jail, whUe his -wife and her .husband are waiting at their homes in Valley Park until next Thursday, when they can aopear In court and testify , against them. The Petersen and Porters wero neigh bors In Valley Park and lived in harmony until about a week ago. when Mrs. Peter sen thought her husband betrayed a fond ness for his neighbor. About the same time Michael Porter objected to his wife's actions toward Petersen. Trouble followed In both families, and, by a coincidence, s both Porter and Mrs. Petersen appeared ", In Justice Buermacs office in Valley Park T at the same time, to swear out warrants, t the first against his wife, the second 51L. .J5"? er JiiuHjauu. lamiues are newcomers to T alley GIRL BORN IN M0R0 VILLAGE OF PHILIPPINES. A girl was born in the village of tho Lanao Mores early yesterday morning, but to spite of the fact that the child is of no ble parentage there was no rejoicing among the natives. Tho birth was kept ' j secret and It was only by accident that t the arrival ttrai fUnwrp k w t Tntr &' ?. la,f?.,cnaree of the village wer .."".".' " . me aaugmer or. jjatio Marahuu and the mother. Sablda. is tho P i?vl . ? Mei De,n mo only one ol tho Sfei" . au mai was Drougnt to uus sv country. r-5S -At?I1!nB..to custom. Sultan Tltillan oN Gvr&i Bciated at the hlrth tta ,., on,,.. 1 !' DattpMn.rab.ul. who is himself the ruler I -.? of 15.000. K8l J&Sl iThe Lanao Mores are the tribe that are gfJOtUl hwtfle to the United States, and are al.. - .r-"r;;.jrr -- ? qmvmw.- 5 &&. jBtaWjrjWUl be named Louisiana. BROTHERS MEET IN ST. LOUIS AFTER FORTY-THREE YEARS Stephen J. and George Dolson Parted at Their TJome Near Perrj ville, Mo., at the Beginning of Civil W.ir iud Did Not See Eacli Other Until Latter Came to World's Fjir From Burlington, Texas. Stephen J. and George Dolson both bless an Inspiration that cimo to the latter to make a trio from his home in Burlington, Tex. to the World's Pair, fo'r It was on this excursion that the two brothers wero reunited after an absence from each other of near a half centurv. The happy event traniolred at the modest residenco of the oldr brother, Stephen, who resided at No. 1303 St. Louis acaue. last Tuesday morning. Fort j -three J cars ago tho two said good by at their countrv home, near Perry vllle. Mo. and each went his way to Join the regiment that suited him best In the great Chll War. Stephen iolned a Vermont brigade, and George, his brother, became a member of an Iowa corns: two other brothers also sened with the Union forces. After the war nas concluded, Stephen Unusual Progress of French Tu tor's Pupil May Revolutionize Methods of Teaching Blind. DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. Mile. Mulot Converts Superin tendent Green to Her System by Remarkable Advance ment of St. Louis Lad. Though blind from his birth, 5-year-old George Lee Is learning to read and write, and it all came about through an effort to revolutionize the methods of teaching these unfortunate children. George's father Is a barber, living at No. 14C5 Glasgow a enue, and until four weeks ago George had ncv er thought of going to school. The great "World's Fair brought Mile. L Mulot of the Anger's School for the Blind to this country In an effort to havo the French, or maternal, system of teaching adopted on this side of the ocean. W'Uh.her-!amoher-10-year-oId protege, Andre. Merland. Andre is blind and through a mutual friend met George Lee. The boys became friends on the Instant, and, of course. Mile. "Mulot heard of the bright llttle'fellow through Andre. A" visit to George's mother followed and four weeks ago tho French woman took the boy In hand. Yesterday afternoon at the Missouri School for tho Blind tho little fellow dem onstrated to the eminent satisfaction of an audience that he had profited by his opportunities, and his knowledge of geog raphy, mathematics and kindred subjects would have put to hame many a boy of twice his j ears. Small maps made of papier-mache, with the divisions in relief, were handed him, and with slight effort the little fingers lo cated each country, island and river cor rectly. Simple problems In mathematics were propounded to him and the answers came quickly and correctly. "With the aid of an Invention of Mile. Mulot's he wrote legibly, "I love you." This he handed to his teacher and the smile that accompanied It showed that the sentence came from the blind boj's heart. The strange thing attending the success of the Instruction of George Lee Is the fact that his Instructress does not speak a dozen words of English and her work has had to bo accomplished through tho medium of an interpreter. MAY CHANGE SYSTEMS. With few exceptions the audience was composed of those who were blind and their slrhtless orbs, staring Into vacancy, told no story of their interest In what was transpiring: but as one w onderf ul perform ance of tho 5-j ear-old boy followed an other the interest became intense, and be fore the end of the demonstration the boy was surrounded and praised by It The French teacher's lslt and demon stration have resulted in converting Su perintendent S. M. Green of the Missouri School for the Blind to the idea that the French, or maternal, system Is tho best and that a child should be taken in hand as early as possible. At present the law does not permit the admission of a blind pupil into the schools unless 9 years of age. Professor Green sajs that he will prepare and advocate a bill to admit them at an age as low as 3 years. The argument Is that a child has his habits so completely formed at 9 years of "e th it it Is difficult to change them. Mademoiselle Mulot Is a typical French woman. Fifty jears hang lightlv upon her and she loves the work to which she has devoted the greater part of her life; She spoko throueh the medium of an In terpreter, but through It all her hands never released the grasp of her protege, Andre Merland. The exercises were held In the chapel of tho school. BANK ROBBERS GET $3,000. Blow Safe Open, and Escape on a Handcar. St Cloud, Minn . Nov. 5 Burglars en tered the bank at Bceker. Minn., to-day, broko open 6ie safe with nitroglycerin, secured $3,000 in currency and made their escape on a handcar. LARGE RALLY AT MEXICO. Aodrain Democracy Hears Oldham, Cook and Clark. nEPUBLIC SPECIAL. Mexico, Mo , Nov. 5. Saturday was a gala day for the Audrain County Democ racy. Possibly the largest crowd that ever gathered in Mexico was in attendance at the Democratic rally. The crowd camo early, and as the events of the day were carried out the enthusiasm waxed warm, and late to-night there seems but one thought in the minds of tho cheering crowd, and that is "success to Democ racy." The parade was formed shortly after 11 o'clock, and at 1:30 the crowd was ad dressed at the east door of the Court house by W. D. Oldham .of Nebraska, who was Introduced by George W. Robert son of this city. To-night Sam B. Cook, Champ Clark and others addressed a large audience. Li IVES RARE BITON Dolson came to St. Louis and secured a position with the Wabixh Itillroad Com pany, where he served as. a switchmin un til May. 1SS2. when he had the misfortune to lose both hl lees In an accident. Ho now uus two artificial on'"' but the Incon venience H slight, as lie has rounded out thirty jears In the service and Is still em plo cd George went to Texas when his term of service exnlred. and has prospered in the Lon" tr Stat'- liwlw he I" the ovincr of 1000 acres of land In the famous "Black Belt." has holdlncs of real estate In ajveral othe' htites and his bank ac count Is ald to be comfortable. The brothers have a niece living at Windsor. Mr , and It was the mere acci dent of George's stopping there to see his relative tint lie was enabled to hear of the brother whom ho had long regarded as dead. The Dolson family arc natives of Mis souri, and the famllv conslbted of twenty one children, eleven bos ind ten girls. Of these. George and Stcohen were the old est: the former being D6 and the latter t0 jears of ace. SHALL PEOPLE OR Mayor Reid of Ferguson Says This Is the Paramount Issue in St. Louis County. TALKS TO JENNINGS VOTERS. Declares the Election of the En tire Democratic Ticket Will Clear the District of Disrepute. "The paramount issue in St. Louis County Is between tho people and the gam blers. Are the people of the county to control their own affairs or aro they to be controlled by a syndicate of St Louis gamblers." These were the words of Mayor Fred A. Reld of Ferguson at a rousing Democratic rally In Jennings last night Held de clared that tho almost continuous opera tions of "sure-thing" men, gamblers, rob bers and grafters was largely due to the St Louis syndicate, and said the only way to put a sto&taondlUons that has brought the county into disrepute-was by" tho election of the entire Democratic ticket. He declared the Republican lead ers had been weighed In the balance and found wanting. The meeting was one of the largest and most enthusiastic of the campaign. I A well-attended meeUng was held Fri day night In Midland, where Reld was also the principal speaker, and where ho again charged that a syndicate of St Louis gamblers run things In the county. The meeting was about three times as large In attendance as the Republican meeting at the -same place about a week ago. The Democratic campaign In St Louis County will be brought to a close to-morrow night with a monster meeting at Bris tol Hall. In Webster Groves. Joseph W. Folk will be tho principal speaker. A torchlight parade will precede the meet ing. Tho County Committee has planned to make It tho banner rally of the cam paign. The final meeting of tho campaign of the County Central Committee was held yes terday afternoon in Clay ton. There was a full attendance and unbounded enthusiasm for the prospects of success in Tuesday's election. Chairman Hlller said that re ports of Republican defection continued to pour In, and he believed there win be enough Republican votes for tho Demo cratic County ticket to insure its election. Unlike the Republicans, the Democrats havo not been on tho defensive during the campaign. The ticket is composed of men for whom it has not been necessary to make apologies Never before was the party as united, and the leaders believe there will bo an entire new deal In the Courthouse for the next two years SPECIAL MUSICEVENTS FOR WEEK AT FESTIVAL HALL. Special music events havo been prepared for Festival Hall at the Exposition the coming week. Among the features for the week will bo recitals by H. H. Lcmare, organist In tho Carnegie Institute In Pitts burg. Mr. Lcmare is regarded as ono of the finest organists In this country and is ranked in the class with A. Gullmant tho French organist, who recently com- Slcted his engagement at the Exposition. Ir. Lemare will gtv e a morning and after noon concert Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Next Saturday the Concordia Chorus of St Louis, consisting of 1(0 male voices, will give a concert In Festival Hall at 4 p. m. The other musical features of tho week are the popular orchestral concert at 4 p m , in Festival Hall Tues day, and tho symphony concert Friday di rected by Alfred Ernst of St Louis, with Mrs. Marietta Dagby of New York as con tralto soloist SEJT. CULLOM ATTACKS PARKER. lie and Carrie Nation Speak nt Greenville. KEPliBLIC sr-ECIAU Greenville. IlL. Nov. C In his closing speech of the campaign here to-day. Sen ator S. M. Cullom attacked Judge Parker, alleging that he has maligned the Presi dent, a thing unprecedented in history. Senator Cullom stated that he had spoken In Greenville every presidential campaign for thlrty-slx years, and ex pects to speak here at several more. He predicted Dencen's election by 150 000 ma jority. C. E. Melroy of Chicago and C. J Doyle of Greenfield, former custodian of the Illinois bul-dlng at the World's Fair. Epoke to-night. Carrie Nat'on of Kansas spoke In one of the city clurchos on temperance mat ters. TEXAS COC.VTY DEMOCRACY RALLY J. T. White Speaks Folk Will Have OOO Majority. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Houston, Mo . Nov. 5 A large crowd of Texas County "Democrats gathered here to-i day to hear the speech of J. T. "White of Springfield. Mr. "White made an able ad dress and was frequently cheered. Tho Democracy of this county is In first class condition. Parker will carry th county by 000 majorltv. and Folk by 600 Louis N. Kinney, for Representative, and the entire Democratic county ticket wlU be elected. GAMBLERS CONTROL? A DETRIMENT Professor Schuyler Declares That Greek Letter Societies Are Menace to High Schools. FINLAY TAKES OPPOSITE VIEW. Avers That They Tend to Bring About Ties of Friendship Which Redound to Stu dent's Interest. College fraternities and Greek letter so cieties wero declared to be a menace to the welfare of high schooU and colleges by Professor William Schuy'er of the Mc Klnley High School at the Joint meeting of the Missouri College High School Union at tho St. Louis University. Professor Schuyler contended that these societies have a tendency to create a class spirit and a sentiment for exclush, eness among the students which, he said. Is en tirely at variance with tho truo spirit that should prey ail In every school. He sai that there Is among these secret society members a tendency to care more for the fraternities than for tho Institu tion and that they also engender In the mind of the student the Idea that tho fraternity Is better and subordinate to tho college Professor rinlay took the opposite view of the subject and contended that the various societies now found In the high schools and colleges are a great aid to the student especially In colleges, since they tend to bring about a bond of friend ship which redounds to tho student's In terest In after life. Professor Morrison of the McKinley High School said that If there Is any advantage-in having these societies In col leges they certainly have proved a great disadvantage In the High School, and that they shojld bo vigorously opposed In these Institutions Athletics was again taken up for con sideration, and tho wild scramble of col leges to secure athletes was deplored by Professor Woodward of Washington Uni versity, j Ho Introduced a resolution which Is al ready In effect among the colleges of the North Central Association and was adopt ed by tho Missouri Unions yesterday. The resolution provides that no student shall bo allowed to participate in the ath letic sports during his first year at any high school, college, law or medical school. Whilo tho resolution was carried, it Is In no sense binding upon the colleges rep resented yesterday, but tho various dele gates havo given their personal assur ance that they will do their utmost to comply with the spirit of the same. HENDRIX'S CONDITION GRAVE Brooklyn Banker, Formerly of Missouri, Does Not Improve. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New York, Nov. 5 Tho condition of Joseph C. Hendrix, tho banker, formerly of Fayette, Mo , w hose home is at No. 822 Carroll street remains unchanged, and Is still dangerously 111 from anattack of typhoid fever, so 111 that none who ask for his condition Is given encouragement though to say that there is no encourage ment of recovery Is far from the fact Mr. HendrK passed a comfortable night and this morning his condition was re ported the same as yesterday. At that time grave doubts wero expressed by his son, Clifford. The fever still runs high, as is usual In severe cases, and Mr. Hen drix still drops into frequent stupors" and at times Is unable to recognize anyone. Every effort Is being made by physi cians and nurses that possibly can be made to save the life of Mr. Hendrix. TO SELECT SITE FOR Y. M. C. A. Plan for Railroad Department Has Progressed to Point Where Only Location Is to Be Secured. Frederick B. Shlpp, secretary of the Na tional Association of the Young Men's Christian Association, stated yesterday regarding the erection of a Railroad Y. M. C. A. building in St. Louis: "Tho financing of th projected building Is comploted, as are all other arrangements except the selection of a site. "We have decided to postpone the se lection of the site until President Ramsey. of the Wabash returns from the East." It is understood that Mr. Ramsey will take an active part In tho furtherance of the plan- for a Y. M. C. A. building for railroad employes. The lines belonging to tho Terminal As soclaUon have all practically agreed to help support It and secure the bonds for J125.000, which Miss Gould wllL buy. At a meeting yesterday the plans for the Y. M. C. A building were discussed, and It was agreed that the selccUon of the site should bo postponed until Mr. Ramsey, who went East last night, returns, Mr. Ramsey will bo absent a week. CONFER CONCERNING TREATY. German Arbitration Agreement Interests Diplomats. Washington, Nov. 5 President Roose velt and Secretary Hay had an exterded conference to-day relative to the proposed treaty of arbitratiqn with Germany. Early in the day Ambassador Speck von Sternburg called on Secretary Hay at the Stato Department to discuss with him the initiation of the negotiations for the treaty. At the conclusion of their confer ence. Secretary Hay went to the White House, where he discussed the subject with the President It is understood that the treaty between America and Germany will be mode'ed after that between America and Franco, which recently was signed by Ambassador Jusserand and Secretary Hay. It Is likely that the negotiations will not consume a. great deal of time, and that the treaty will be ready for presentation to tho United Sates Senate at tho opening cf Congress In December. CONSPICUOUS IN CONDUCTING ANGLO-RUSSIAN NEGOTIATIONS. ' ' ' . S) 9' '.' n e IsHPIV s ' m nssmPKiHftV BnBnBBBBiusy' $9i BnBnBnBnmW. sBsnsnsnsssnl W sssssbL231 SsnsnsssllP iSjnstsnsn JsWsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnsnssnrvBf " 4 & UbIbIbIHS rlislslslslslsBBA F'"lfLliWfJ.-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-r LORD LANSDOWNE, British Foreign Secretary, who represented England in the negotiations growing out of the North Sea Incident ANDRE IS CONFINED TO HIS APARTMENTS M. Syveton, Who Struck French War Minister, Issues De fiant Statement. Paris, Nov. 5. General Andre, the War Minister, Is confined to his room as a re sult of the assault on him in tho Chamber of Deputies last night bv Deputy Syve ton. His face Is cut and otherw Ise slightly disfigured. Premier Combes and the other Ministers called during the dav on the Minister, and President Loubet sent Inoulrles. M. Syveton has Issued a violent state ment, saying he had purposely insulted General Andre because the latter had In sulted the army. ONLY EIGHT CASES OF TYPHOID IN ST. LOUIS. Nnmber of Deaths One Lens Than "Week Before) Births Decrease by Eleven) One Sniclde. : DEATHS LAST WEEK 208) s BIRTHS REPORTED 210. Deaths in St Louis last week, 208, being 1 less than the week before. Births reported last week, 210, as s against 221 the previous week. Deaths by violence last week, 13. Deaths last week from consump- 4 tlon, 25. s Deaths last week from heart- stroke, 23. Only 8 cases of typhoid were re- y ported last week, being one less than the week before. Two hundred and eight deaths occurred In St. Louis last week, ono less than the previous week. Two hundred and ten births wero re ported at the Health Department being eleven less than the week before. Tho causes of death were: Zymotic dis eases. 21; constitutional diseases, 41; local diseases, 107: developmental diseases, 23; violence, 13; remittent fever, 5; smallpot, 1; diphtheria, E; membranous croup. 2; typhoid fever, 4; alcoholism. 2; other zymotic diseases. 1; cancer and mallgnint tumor 11; consumption, 23; other constitu tional diseases. 1; bronchitis. 7; pneumonia, 13: other diseases of the respiratory or gans. 4; meningitis and encephalitis, 6; heart stroke. 23; apoplexy. 7, other dis eases of the brain and nervous system, 6; cirrhosis of liver and hepatitis, 3; en teritis, gastro-enterltis, peritonitis, gas tritis. H; Bright's disease and nephritis, 14; othr local diseases. 4; cyanosis, 1; in- 111 A. uA11tf, 1" tUliUUII, -it cuuiuij. .- a -Deaths by suicwc. i; Dy nomiciac i, oy accident, 9 Seven cases of smallpox were reported last week with one death: diphtheria, 43 cases with 6 deaths; croup, 6 cases with 1 death: scarlatina, 10 cases with no deaths; typhoid fever. 8 cases with two deaths; measles, D cases with no deaths; consump t'on, 23 cases, all fatal. ELEVATORS ON STEAMERS. Luxury of Ocean Travel Is Fur ther Increased. REPUBLIC SPECIAL New York, Nov. E With tho advent of each new steamer Into the great fleet of Atlantic liners. It seems that the limit of size and luxurlousncss has been reached, but the new monster twin-screw steam ships, America and Kaiserln Auguste Vic toria, of the Hamburg-American line will be equipped with several new features," de signed especially to add to the comforts already found on the modern passenger steamer. One of the remarkable features of the new- ytpsels will be tho elevators. These will take passengers from the main to the boat deck through all of the decks on whlnh there aro passenger accommoda tions. Turkish baths, will be as fully equipped and managed as those on land. REJANE BACK IN NEW YORK. French Actress and Company Ke- lurn-Froin Havaua. New York. Nov. E Mme. Gabriellc Re janc, and f twenty-six members of her French dramatic company, arrived hero to-day on tho "Ward Line steamer Monte rey, from Mexico and Havana. Mmc Rejane has Just completed a week's engagement at Havana. Next Monday evening she will mako her first appearance In this city in ten years. ii ..I t ! -it CARS COLLIDE; FORTY ARE HURT Not One Passenger of California Trolley Escapes In jury. Los Angeles, CaL. Nov. 5 At least forty persons were injured, some of them seri ously, in a rear-end collision to-day on the Long Beach Electric Road In a fog. A car bound from this city to Long Beach, carrying thirty-three passengers, had stopped near Compton, when a work car, containing about forty Mexican la borers, and two foremen, which had been closely following, crashed into it at full ppeed. Not a person on the passenger car es caped injury, and some-of them received frightful cuts and bruises. Motorman Seamans of the work .car was perhaps fatally Injured. He stuck to hl3 post and yelled to the men aboard to jump. A car bound to this city from Long Beachvwas stopped opposite the wreck and many of the Injured, were placed aboard. A work car following It bumped into it and more persons were injured, some of those who had received Injuries in the first collision being- again injured in the second one. So far there.have.been.no fatalities. The injured were taken to hospitals in this city. MAKES INDIAN -PARENTS GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN. Creek Council Prepares Memorial to Congress Rev olntlonlxlng Affairs of Minor. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Muskogee, I. T., Nov. 5 The Creek Council has passed a memorial which wlU be presented to Congress this winter that is of wide Interest in Indian Territory.. It asks that there be a law enacted which will mako the natural guardian of a minor the legal guardian without process of court, and that the natural guardian shall serve without bond. One of the most sweeping decisions ever made by a Judge in Indian Territory x'as that of Judge Raymond, which was hand ed down over a year ago in which he held that the natural guardian of a minor could not handle the child's estate until the guardaln had been legally appointed by the court and gave bond. The significance of thl3 order will be readily understood when It Is remembered that every Indian child In the Territory has an allotment. This property cannot be leased or handled in any manner by the parents of the child until the court has made the parent the legal guardian and a bond has been made. The order caused wlidspread consterna tion when it was made. Several cases were appealed, but the decision stood in the appellate courts. The Creeks want this changed, especially 'the full-bloods. They know so little of the courts and lcral forms of any kind, that they are reluctant to come in and be legally appointed guar dian, and when they do so they have to hire an attorney. It Is this reluctance on the part of the Indian that has caused so many trust com panies to spring up for the purpose of handling the estates of minors. Indian parents will turn their children's allot ments over to a trust company, and allow the trust company to be appointed guar dian, rather than to go through the legal process themselves. If the Creeks can get such a law enacted it would doubtless apply to all the Five Civilized Tribes, RAILROAD SEEMS ASSURED. Abeline Citizens Raise Money for Colorado, Texas and Mexico. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Dallas. Tex., Nov. 5 At a meeting of citizens of Abilene last night a definite proposition was made for the securing of th Colorado. Texas and Mexico Railroad. The company proposes to put the road In running order before a cash payment Is required, but must bo secured. Iii return, tho railroad company proposes to give a bond for tho' performance of Its part of tho contract The proposed line is from Haskell to Coleman or Balllnger. Abilene is asked for a bonus of $60,030. and the right of way through the county. Half of this amount is payablo when the line Is completed to Haskel. and the remainder when the line southward to Coleman or Balllnger shall have been completed. A committee ap pointed to secure the required bonus raised mors than one-naif the ran to-day. FORMER MAYOR IS DECLARED TO BE A MURDERER Jury Convicts D. J. S. McCue of Charlottes- villc, Va., of Killing: His Wife PENALTY TO BE HANGING. Little Daughter of the Guilty Man Climbs on His Knee as .Verdict Is Announced . by Judge. PATHETIC SCENE FOLLOWS. Crime One of the Strangest in History of the State, and the Trial Has Excited Attention Because of Defendant's Standing. , Charlottesville, Va., Nor. 5. D. J. Sam uel McCue, for two terms Mayor of Char lottesville and for many years a. lawyer at the bar before which he was tried, to day was found guilty of murder In the first degree on the charge of having killed his wife. This carries the death penalty. As the jury filed in there was a dead si lence in the courtroom, and when the de fendant was asked to stand up he rose calmly. "When the words determining; his fate were uttered he showed no signs of emotion, but, when his little daughter. Ruby, wlh her eyes reddened by crying, climbed on his lap and his relatives who have surrounded him throughout the trial moved closer, tears, streamed down his cheeks and the anguish he felt was de picted on his face. The verdict was received in silence by the throng, which literally obeyed the court's Injunction that there must be no demonstration. DEFENSE MAKES MOTION. Counsel for the defense moved that the verdict be set aside on the ground that the Jurors had read newspapers. The court called the jurors to the witness stand one by one and questioned them un der oath as to whether they had read the newspapers. As a whole, they said they had not been Influenced by anything they had read. The' motion wUI be argued later. The verdict came as a climax to one of the most Important trials that has been conducted In Virginia In recent years. One particularly sad feature of the trial was the "fact that' Mr. McCue had for some years been a lawyer at the bar be fore which he was tried and convicted, and had been on friendly relations with most of those Identified with the trial. ' DETAILS OF CRIME. The crime for Trhlch the former Mayor was tried and convicted occurred on the night of September 4. Mr. and Mrs. Mc Cue had gone to church, returning home about 9 p. m. Shortly afterward Mrs. Mc Cue's dead body, clad In a nlghtrobe. was found in a bathtub filled with water. Mr. McCue told those who came in that someone had entered the house on their return from church; that he had been knocked senseless and his wife probably killed. An Investigation led to the arrest on the charge of murder of the man who only four days before had retired from the highest office in the city. Mrs. McCue had received the contents of a shotgun in her breast, a sufficient wound to cause instant death, but in ad dition she had been struck a heavy blow on the head, cutting an car nearly in two. Throughout his trouble. McCue has had the support of his brothers. STATE CONVENTION TO CONSIDER DIVORCE EVIL. Texas Ministers, Jnrlsls and Bnalnesa Men Will Meet In Dallas rtoTember 21. i REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Dallas. Tex.. Nov. S. Jurists, preachers and other men of influence have Issued a call for a State Convention, to bo held1 In DaUas to consider the divorce evil, which seems to be growing alarmingly to Texas. The call circulated to-day has several hundred names attached to It Including; nearly every preacher. Judge and banker of Dallas Fort "Worth, "Waxahachle. Mc Klnney. -Vanalstyne and Cleburne. Simi lar petitions are being circulated for sig natures in nearly every community of Texas. The call contains the followtng state ment: "All persons of whatever creed or call ing, who believe It Is their duty-to do all in their power to stem the current of easy divorce from the marriage Uo are In vited to meet at the Y. M. C. A. Hall 19 Dallas, at 10.30 a. m., Monday. November 21, to consider what can be oone noir., Come. The home, the State, the churcfi need your counsel." It Is proposed to appeal to the Legisla ture, which Is to meet at Austin In Janu ary next, to pass such laws as will check the divorce tide, which Is running high la every court of Jurisdiction in the State. WILL INVESTIGATE PANAMA. Members of Congressional Com mittee to Visit Zone. Washington. Nor. S. Members of tit House Committee on Interstate and For eign Commerco have arranged to make s trip to the Panama Canal zone, starting from New York on the ltth Inst, for tho purpose of acquiring Information as a ba sis of legislation. The members of the committee will be accompanied by their wives by other Rep resentatives and also by some United States 8eratora. The transport Sumner will be placed at their disposal for the tour, and they WlU go direct from: New York to Coloa. l f i l ei d ' ms&fs.t&j jl. i&i ipfMJ'X'&sd &Z&r,J3&J5Z! 'Sfig&lZ'-i Zi Cii VB,i-,J!JS . - -- SlHBSnllSSaBBSBBSSBSIIsnBIBlBBinBlHSaSnBaBSaaBBMBaBSllBB