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THE ST. LOUIS EEPUBLIO: WED"NrF,ST A Y. NOVEMBEE 23. 1904. TO-DAY'S NEWS IN BRIEF. ERECT OEFENSES M'LEOD IS TALKED FOR POLICE BOARD BUSINESS. Yesterday's bank clearings were tlO.OZl, 4S0; balances J1,C27,3. Local discount rates were- between 4 and G per cent Domestic exchange was quoted as follows: New York 23c premium bid, 30c premium asked. Chicago 20c discount bid. 23c premi um asked: Cincinnati, Louisville and New Orleans Sc discount bid. par asked. Wheat closed higher at J1.03 Dec: JL13H No. 2 red. Corn closed higher at W&c Dec.; 4553c nominal No." 2 mixed. Oats closed at 29v4 Dec; 31ic No. 2 mixed. Spot cotton was He lower In the local market. CITY'S GARBAGE TAKE THE BABIES E 4, Three New Lines of Foreitications Contructed Inside Old Works at Port Arthur. Ordinance Troviding for Three Plants Being Prepared for Pre sentation to Council. Lumber Merchant Understood to Be Under Consideration as Folk's Appointee. Seven Infants Removed From Mrs. Etta Clark's Atlan tic Street "Agency.' HAY INCINERATE RUSSIANS HEALTH With profound sorrow we announce the death of MR. R. M. SCRUGGS t "WAR IN THD FAR EAST. A Russian L'cutenant arriving at Muk den direct from Port Arthur says the gar rison at the fortress has laid out three now lines of defenses inside the old works. He says the city can hold out two months. Chinese revive the report of General Ku roB's death. Chinese natives flee north from about Mukden for fear of further hostilities. The Japanese are said to have been dis couraged by their failure to capture Lone Tree Hill. Five hundred men were killed and wounded in the attack. Miss Cordis, a Russian Red Cross nur?e, Invades the' Japanese lines and is arrested for a spy. in order to find her sweetheart. "whom sbe'.hears is wounded. LOCAL AND SUBURBAN. The valuable art collection of the late John W". Kauffman will be sold at auction in Philadelphia. The funeral of Richard M. Scruggs, merchant-philanthropist, -will take place to day. Skirmishing for the speakership of the Illinois House of Representatives has be gun. f Nledringhaus's friends yesterday claimed four more votes for him on senatorshlp. Miss Lily Lambert married James Theo dore "Walker at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Lambert, In Hortense place. Former Congressman Curtis, who intro duced the first bill for the 'World's Fair, is visiting the Exposition. Articles for which the city has no fur ther use will be sold to the highest bid ders. "Bill" Rudolph's sentence to hang on January 13 affirmed by the Supremo Court. The silver medal awarded on the Mis souri building has been withdrawn by the Superior Jury on awards. Another measure asking for a franchise to pipe ratural gas into the city was intro duced at the meeting of the Council. The Health Department took seven babies away from Mrs. Etta Clark's At lantic street agency. Rear Admiral John R. Bartlctt. U. S. N.. retired, died of pneumonia at the Marine Hospital in St. Louis. The Board of Public Improvements Is considering a plan to establish three plants for the Incineration of garbage. The Jerusalem Exhibit Company sued the "World's Fair for JHO,200. Prince Fushimi was the guest of honor at two functions. Benbows airship, the Montana Meteor, made a flight yesterday, landing in Lin den ood, four miles from the Aaeronautlc Concourse. GENERAL DOMESTIC. Governor Dockery yesterday appointed Paul T. Lempke Probate Judge of Ste. Genevieve County. Charles Maxwell or Kahoka and Joseph Prickett of Noell were Darned as Oil Inspectors. The official vote or Auditor. Attorney General and Treasurer has been announced by Secretary Cook. "Wilder's plurality for Auditor is- 21,964. Hadley's plurality for Attorney General 12.319. Gmelich's plurali ty for Treasurer 13,253. At Shawnceiown, Hi., a family quarrel of several years' standing results in the killing of a man by his son-in-law. Quartermaster General Humphrey de sires the adoption of a retirement plan for employes of his department who have grown old in the service. The Hot Springs Express out of St. Louis crashes into a freight train, near Swifton. Ark., and fifteen passengers are Injured, the fireman of the locomotive being' burned to death. Kansas millers decide to reduce the operating- time because of the dullness of the flour market. President Roosevelt, in introducing the author of "The Simple 'Life" to a "Wash ington audience, says that the people of the United States cannot hope to main tain a Republic without each man has a regard for his fellow man. Briefs in the case of former Senator Burton of Kansas are filed In the United States Supremo Court. The case will be heard Monday. The three negroes, whose lives had been threatened by mobs at Lexington, Ky., are removed to Loulsvillo for safe keep ing: The flrst section of the Census Bureau's cotton sinners report, which includes on ly a part of the counties of Georgia, shows a. largo Increase in the number of bales ginned for that section of the cot ton belt. The delegates to the American Federa tion of Labor Convention again refuse to Indorse socialistic tendencies. " The dele gate to whom the authorship of the cards calflng Mitchell and Gompers traitors was Imputed, denies the charge In a speech from the floor. The Joliet, 111., police believe that Dove, or his dead body, is hidden somewhere in the vicinity of the city. Mrs. Adolph Lewisohn, wife of the New York banker, nays S2S000 for a Russian sable coat This Is the highest price ever paid for a coat. Senator Tillman announces his Inten tion to cease his flght against the con firmation of Doctor Crum. a negro, as Collector of the Port of Charleston, S. C. No more good can come of the fight, he says. Chicago Democrats organize a Jefferson Club. FOREIGN. ' The Zemstvos complete the draft of their memorial, which they will present to the Czar to-day. It Is In effect a veiled ultimatum, setting forth the statement In ffect that the Emperor must choose between reforms and revolution. , Marine Intelligence. New York, Nov. 22. Arrived: Cevic, Liverpool. New York, Nov. 22. Sailed: Victorian, Liverpool; "Kaiser der Grosse, Bremen, via "Plymouth and Cherbourg. Naples, Nov. 17. Sailed: Citta dl Napoli, New York (not previously). Chrlstlanla, Nov. IS. Sailed: Helllg Olav, New York. Liverpool, Nov. 22. Sailed: Sylvanla, Boston. fvotterdam, Nov. 22. Arrived: Amster- - dam. New York. London, Nov. 22. Arrived: Minneapolis, New York, via Southampton. Teneriffe, Nov. 22. Arrived: Totmer, Seattle, San.Franclyo, eta, for Hamburg. DECISION AGAINST WILLIAMS. California Turfman Must Pay $16,780 to Fred Marriott REPUBLIC SPECIAL. San Francisco'. CaL, Nov. 22. Thomas H. Williams., president of the Jockey Club, must pay to Fred Marriott, editor of the News Letter, whom he shot at the lat her's home on September 3. 1S02. J16.7S0 for feraona! damages, in accordance with the - verdict of the jury in the case. Wil liams was to-day denied a new trial by Judge Sloss. The case may possibly be ntpT-'rl Tt the Supreme Court. PRESENT SYSTEM TEMPORARY. Hoard of Public Improvements Is Divided on Question of Best Method of Disposing of Kefuse. Although the present system of dispos ing of garbage Is on!v nno trv 11 a Ucterminid movement has been begun by members of the Board of Public Improve ments to revolutionize the method of dis posing of the city's refuse. The new plan, which has been so well formulated that an ordnance probably will be drafted to present to the Council at the next meeting, will do away with the public dump at Chesley Island and establish three incinerators within the city limits instead. The purpose is to establish the reduction plants at the foot of North Market street, of Louisa street and at Forest Park boulevard and Vana3 v enter avenue. The city owns all of the proposed sites, and already a plant has been established at Forest Park boulevard and Vandeven ter avenue. The North Market location Is where the collections for the distiict north of Franklin avenue are loaded on T?af5e.nd tQwed to Chesley Island. oratnVl Hle ."Peratlon of the three incln 1n Je. 1?ns naul ,b' ,"aSn and boat away with. n ' haVe been don5 rht,Bara of p"bII Improvements has not made any of its p.opoe.i cnances ?rUomCh,.and ? trled t0 the new puSI irom becoming general.- known until they oinance? draf,ed ,n the torra of an or- nJw,?' il has llecn knwn for some time that, inasmuch as the board had never, as a body, taken any action on the SS3Ee, -"eon' changes were almost S 1 5Uow- There are those of the board who have advocated the incinerator a Mem Irom almost the first, but when President Phillips shouldered the task of ?t? tnedty through the emergency following the expiration of the Butler cSirait nothing was taid at that time. The board, at Its weekly meeting yes terday morning, devoted much time to the discussion of the garbage question, al though the announcement was made that the session was entirely routine. In fact, the movement received such an impetus that several members of the board gath ered yesterday afternoon somewhere and went deep into the proposed plans. So far have the changes been agreed upon by a majority. It is said, that tne Coun cil at its nest meeting will be asked to consider a new ordinance changing the present method of garbage disposal after members of the board. Council and House have conferred. FAVOR INCINERATOR PLAN. The sites for the proposed Incinerators even have been chosen, and it is known that there are those who, while friendly ?. .President Phillips's present plan, think better of the reduction scheme, will give It their support. Many times Chesley Island has been alluded to as the Philippine island," and there are those who have not" taken any too. kindly to the president's determined ways of bringing results. But itis admitted 'that Presi dent Phillips filled the breech at a time when the city was puzzling' over what to do when the BuUer emergency contract expired and, moreover, promised to save the city about $200,000 a year in compari son to the private contract. Many objections have been raised to r?hftliir Tailed l.it Dm.U..( m,t,i always has met them with an answer. Ma nHmfttnfl hnnrMin. .1. .. .. --.. ........ ....., ..,..,.,, luui iu a. measure his plan could not bo perpetual while the Incinerator enthusiasts assert that they have reached a solution for all time In the first place, they argue the hauls will be greatly lessened, the plan is more feasible and reliable, there will be op- tVMfimlHo fnp pflrnmio anA .h. .I. scheme will bo permanent. ne newiy creaiea oanuary Division of the Street Department Is only to collect fcuc guuise, tue uiainjsui ui it resting at present with President Phillips. In this J ..... U-Q.....M.- .(U.J u..v .HOW klltf.b city teams cannot be used at Chesley AOM1IU AW HIG U1SLIIVUUU11 UL (JdiUllXC; President Phillips says, however, that he Vila uoc lug w.iua UlCiC Ml illl tlj, uc provides feed and the cost of maintaining them. luc b.iua6D uuwiiwii iioo ucth tt. n.iiuil problem from the first and that the new plan had not been in existence a week ueiure a cuunier-iiiuveiiitriiL was oegun. is an indication that more agitation before follow. WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW IT. Max Goldrteln Became III Tiro Hoars After Foiling- six Stories In Elevator. After falling six stories in an elevator yesterday afternoon. Max Goldstein, a clerk for the Fretch Skirt Company, No. S21 Washington avenue, did not know that he was seriously Injured until two hours later when he became suddenly ill. Goldstein entered the elevator on the sixth floor of the building to decend to the basement. Hardly had the elevator started than a part of the machinery broke and It felL The crash as It landed in tne Dasement shook the building. Several employes ran to the basement, where they found Gold stein crawling out of the elevator. w rMfd that he was onlv stunned and was not injured. Two hours later he com plained of feeling badly. He was advised to go to the City Hospital, where after an examination the physicians pronounced him in a serious conamon irom internal Injuries. Goldstein Is unmarried and lives at No. 1413 Nortji Eleventh street. COUNSEL FILES BRIEFS IN BURTON CASE. Cose of Kansas Man Will Be Heard in the Supreme Court Monday REPUBLJC SPECIAL. Washington, Nov. 22. John F. Dillon and others, representing Senator Joseph R. Burton of Kansas, convicted of abus ing his official prerogatives for private ends, have filed their brief in the Supreme Court. Argument in the case will be heard November 2S. The statement filed by Burton's attor neys goes over much the same ground that he has covered in previous papers. On the facts shown at the trial the pay ments made by four checks to Senator Burton were made in Washington, and not in St. Louis, it is indicated, and the court in St, Louis had. under the Consti tution, no jurisdiction of the alleged of ferees based on the checks. No services were performed by Senator Barton before the Post-Office Department for the mtreth's salary which was handed to him in cash In St. Louis on March 2a, 1903, and there was no evidence of any of fense committed by Senator Burton in St. Louis or elsewhere in respect of said pay ment. The court erred, it Is averred, in trying Burton, a Senator of the United States, when the Senate was in session, and also in pronouncing sentence of fine and im prisonment against him to be executed at a time when the Senate was in session. The judgment of the court below, the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Missouri, it is held, should be wholly reversed. CHINESE MOVE NORTHWARD. Japanese Said to Have Been Dis heartened by Their Fail ure to Capture Lone Tree Hill. Mukden, Nov. 23. First Lieutenant Schuptkoff. who has Just arrived from Port Arthur, reports that the Russians have laid out three lines of defenses which the Japanese must capture before they can reach the city, after which the Russians can retire to the coast forts which are tho strongest of all. The gar rison, which comprises more than 1,000 Tien. Is In good splr'ts. Lieutenant Schuptkoff believes that the fortress can hold out at least until the end of January. Reports of the death of General Kurokl persist, in spite of denials, and are re vived by Chinese coming frm the Japa nese camp. JAPANESE DISCOURAGED. Zandagaw, Manchuria, by Courier to Mukden, Nov. 22. The Japanese lost 50) men in the attacks of November 17 and November 18, and were evidently disheart ened. When they renewed the attack No vember 19 the Japanese sent out several battalions from Double Humped Hill, but their movements lacked decision. The Russians opened fire from Poutl'.ofT (Lone Tree) Hill, and neighboring tmi nenccs. Shells burst In the midst of the advancing Japanese columns and quickly checked them. The Japanese also tried a turning operation at Chanllndza, but there also they were dispersed. There was a slight encounter Novem ber 20. Russian scouts penetrated a short dis tance Into tho Japanese lines, but without, nrcch result. During the last two days the Chinese have been moving in large numbers from the east northward, taking their wives, children and household goods in order to save them from the Japanese. They evince more confidence in ths Rus sians than In the Japanese. The Chinese complain that the whole country between the Russian and Japanes lines Is laid waste. Not a single dwelling is standing. The earth dwellings of the soldiers are comfortable. RETAIL GROCERS THREATEN TO ORGANIZE OIL COMPANY. Declare Wholcsaleer Discriminate Acaiiut Them bj- Selling to Ped dlers Ultimatum to Coffee Houses. As a result of the differences that have long existed between the St, Louis Retail Grocers' Association and the several wholesale oil companies doing business in the city, the association, at a meeting last night at Its headauarters In the Imperial building, decided that unless the whole salers discontinued selling oil to peddlers at a lower price It would immediately take steps to onranlze an lndenendent concern to ship oil to St. Louis to supply the retail grocers' trade. The committee recently appointed to In vestigate alleged dlscrimlnaUon against the retail grocers by the oil, companies asked for more time, but announced tho attitude of these companies as being any thing but satisfactory, and held out slight hope of an early adjustment. This started tho movement for an independent oil com pany, and it is claimed that the necessary capital is easllv obtainable from among the membership. The committee was granted the extension asked, but was di rected to make a definite report at the next meeting. An ultimatum was Issued to the whole sale coffee-houses of St. Louis by the as sociation, declaring that unless they im mediately discontinued the practice of selling to hotels, restaurants and other large consumers at wholesale prices the offending houses would be deprived of future patronage by all members of the association. The competition of whole sale houses with their customers, the re tailers, was declared to be an offense un pardonable, and would no longer be tol erated. The meeting was addressed by E. A. Stevens, former national organizer for the National Retail Grocers' Association, and H. B. Culver, president of the Decatur (I1L) Retail Grocers' Association. EBY CHALLENGES WINNER OF DE OR0-HUEST0N MATCH Sew York Expert CneUt Posts For feit "With Demon to Play for "World's Championship. Grant Eby of New York City is again aspiring to land tho world's championship at the continuous stjle of pool, and an nounced yesterday that he Intended to meet the winner of the De Oro-Hueston match, which begins at the Broadway to morrow night. Eby has posted his forfeit, and 13 now in active practice, anticipating an accept ance of his challenge. The New York player is in excellent form now, and says that he believes he can wrest the title from the man who wins the match for the emblem at the Broadway. For over two hours last night Eby worked on the big table In Benson's, and his work convinced all the pool fans who saw him In action that he is a very dan gerous opponent. Grant had very lltte trouble In running the entire frame when he got the Ivories opened; and he made some beautiful com bination shots. His stroke, ho declares Is better now than it was In the last world's champion ship tourney and he says he has posted his own money for a match with the win ner, which Is a good Indication of Eby's confidence. Maggloli had comparatively little trouble In beating Shaw in the short-ston tour nament game at Hauser's Billiard Hall last night. When taps1 were round ed MaggioU had 300 buttons on his string, as against 177 for Shaw. Mag gloli made a high run of 50, while Shaw made a high run of 28. Mag gioU averaged 11 1-9. as against 6?i for Snaw. MaggioU now has a total of W0, as against 446 for Shaw. To-night's bill will be a game between Patterson and Shaw and should attract a good attendance Clarence Green of New York Is endeav oring to arrange a match between Willie Hopie and "Billy" Catton. "Woman Commits Sniclde. LUIy Bell, 22 years old, committed sui cide last night by swallowing carbolic acid In her room at No. 2231 Washington avenue. She was unconscious when found and was sent to the City Hospital. Efforts were made to Dave her, but she died short ly after her arrival Persons in the house say she was despondent. BUSINESS MEN ARE FAVORED. State Leaders Prominent in the Folk Movement Are Expected to Be Considered Many Office-Seekers. Joseph W. Folk, Governor elect, already finds himself busy with the troubles of a Governor, In that the oillce-seeker has become conspicuous in his vicinity. The anteroom of the Circuit Attorney's oftlce at the Four Courts, In the number of those waiting "to see the Governor on po litical business," presents much the ap pearance it did when first the boodle cases gave occasion for many persons to see the Circuit Attorney on particular. If not political, business. Many positions will be at his disposal to fill, but It is understood that, as a general thing, he will pursue a policy of crossing bridges when he comes to them. Several appointments, however, are ex pected shortly after the new Governor takes oftlce. These will be of Importance St. Louii and the men most likely to fill them are the least likely to be seen in the array of ofHce-sekers. It Is understood to be the declared policy to choose from the best citizenship of St. Louis In appointing Police Commis sioners, an Election Commissioner and an Excise Commissioner. The friends of Folk mention several names in connection with the two vacancies on the Police Board which will occur January L Most promi nent among them is that of Nelson W. McLeod. Others of whom talk is heard tre E. C. Simmons and Judge Rombauer. McLeod has been actively IdenUIled with the Folk movemont. It Is known that he wishes to take no further part in politics, though It Is believed that he will accept the place on the board, should it be urged upon him. Because Mr. McLeod has been the closest adviser of Mr. Folk In St. Louis, his auDOlntment to the place, a po sition difficult to fill at this time, is re garded as assured if he will accept. It Is thought that the appointment of Mr. Mc Leod would be satisfactory to Harry B. Hawes, as tho head of tho Democratic or ganization In St. Louis. A. C. Maroner, who has assisted Mr. Folk as Circuit Attorney, Is much spoken of as a likely appointee as Election Com missioner. Mr. Maroney has rendered ef fective service In the famous prosecu tions out of which grew tho issue that elected Mr. Folk. The Folk men In poll tics favored Maroney for tho nomination for. Circuit Attorney on the Democratic city ticket Falling of this. It Is believed that he will receive an appointive position- 1 Gossip has connected the name of W. D. Vandher 'with the excise commis slonershlp. This talk has originated from many sources, and is not exactly new. Other names have been tentatively put forward. It is regarded as certain that Mr. Vandlver will receive conspicuous recognition from tho administration, as probably wIU others like James Todd of Maryvllle, men prominent In State poll tics, who Joined in the Folk movement early, and worked effectively for it. Beyond saying that his plans are In complete. Mr. Folk refused to discuss his probable appointments yesterday. MUSEUM COMMITTEES NAMED. Prominent Men to Have Charge of the Project. At a meeting of the Museum Committee of Sixty at the Mercantile Club last night an acquisition committee of thirty-two members, and an honorary advisory com mittee was appointed to immediately se cure specimens for a general museum to be established In St. Louis. The original committee of sixty was made a permanent organization. As yet no direct appeal has been made for contributions for securing material for, or the maintenance of, a museum, yet nearly $3,000 has been subscribed. The Committee of Acquisition Includes the following men: Judge John H. Terry. H. H. Wernse, Pierre Chouteau, Judge Walter B. Doug las, Doctor William Trelease. William II. Thomson, William H. Woodward, D. M. Houscr. Charles W. Knapp, D. C. Stiegers. John Schroers, Nathan Frank, F. J. Carlisle, Goodman King, C. P. Walbrldge, Paul Oekcrs, Robert McCulIoch, A. B. Cole, E. S. Lewis, James F. Coyle, Fred Zeiblg, L. D. Kingsland, D. I. Bushnell. E. B. Filstnger, James A. Reardon, Charles Redstock. Max Wulfrlng, Benja min Althelmer, F. W. Drosten, William H. Roscher, F. Et Cramer. Honorary Advisory Committee D. R. Francis, F. J. V. Skiff, Waiter B. Stevens, Isaac S. Taylor, Norris B. Gregg. Arch bishop Glennon, Rabbi Harris, the Foreign and State Commissioners and the chiefs of departments. A committee composed of James A. Reardon. H. H. Wernse, L. D. Klngsland and E. B. Filslngor was appointed to call upon President Francis, at his home this morning at 9:13 to make arrangements for calling a meeting of the Foreign and State Commissioners on to-morrow. Mexicans Visit 'Change Governor Miguel Ahumada of the State of Jalisco, Mexico, and his son, M. Ahu hada, Jr., now a student at the Polytech nic Institute In Boston, visited the Mer chants' Exchange Tuesday and were in troduced by President Wernse to the members. INTERESTING, IF TRUE. Yon Can Try It for Yonrself and Provo It. One grain of the active principle In Stu art's Dyspepsia Tablets will digest 3.0W grains of meat, eggs or other wholesome food, and this claim has been proven by actual experiment which anyone can per form for himself In the following man ner: Cut hard-boiled eggs Into very small pieces, as It would be It masticated: place tho egg and two or three of the tablets In a bottle or Jar containing warm water heated to 9S degrees (the temperature of the body) and krep It at this temperature for three and one-half hours, at the end of which time the cgc; will be as complete ly digested as it would have been in the healthy stoma?h of a hungry boy. The point of this experiment Is that what Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will do to the egg In the bottle It will do to the egg or meat In the stomach, and nothing else will rest and invigorate the stomach so safely and effectually. Even a little child can take Stuart's Tablets with safe ty and benefit If It3 digestion is weak, and the thousands of cures accomplished by their regular dally use are easily ex plained when it is understood that they arc composed of vegetable essences, asep tic pepsin, diastase and Golden Seal, which mmglc with the food and digest it thoroughly. srUns the overworked stom ach a chance to recuperate. Dieting never cures dyspepsia, neither do pills and cathartic medicines, which simply irritate and Inflame the Intestines. When enough food Is eaten and promptly digested there will be no constipation, nor, in fact, will there be disease of any kind, because good digestion means good health in every organ. The merit and success of Stuart's Dys pepsia Tablets are world-wide and they are sold at the moderate price of 50 cts. for full-sized ptckage in every drug store In the United States and Canada, as well H in Europe. DETECTIVES RAID HER HOUSE. Neighbor Makes a Sworn State ment Telling How the Found lings Were Treated at the Institution. X LAW RELATING TO BABY '"FARMING." The law relative to baby "farm- ing" is as follows: t Section 1S3I, Revised Statutes, 1SS3 If any father or mother of any child under the age of G years, or any other person to whom such child shall have been confided, shall expose such child in a street, field V or other place, with Intent to whol- ly abardon it, he or she shall, upon O conviction, be punished by lmpris- onment in the Penitentiary not ex- ceding five years, or in the city Jail not less than six months. Sec. 1S34. Revised Statutes. 1S99 Everj- killing of a human being by the act. procurement or culpable negligence of another, which would bo manslaughter at common law, and which Is not excusable or Justl- flable, or is not declared in this chapter to be manslaughter in some O other degree, shall be deemed man- O slaughter In the fourth degree, pun- lshable by Imprisonment in tho Penitentiary for two years or by Imprisonment in the city Jail not less than six months, or by a fine not less than five hundred dollars, or by both a fine not less than ono hundred dollars and Imprisonment in the city Jail not lees than three O months. ('B '"a SIMON SAYS SEVERAL BABY "FARMS" EXIST. J O Doctor Simon wrote the follow- Ing statement last night: "I am led to believe that there are several baby "farms" in this city. They exist In some form or O other In every large community. No O one knows how many human lives are sacrificed yearly to the lgno- ranee and stupidity of women who earn a livelihood by the traffic in Illegitimate infants. f "I propose to follow up this evil 4 In all its ramifications until the tr baby farm is stamped out or until 4 the Legislature provides proper 4 means for the caring for this class of infants. The crusade, once be- gun, must be renewed from time to time to keep the evil under control. I expect sufficient Information in tho next few davs to eradicate a dozen or more of these places, and if the courts will sustain me in my $ efforts I believe I can rid the city of St. Louis of them entirely." Seven babies under the care of Mrs. Etta Clark of No. 2347 Atlantic street, by orders from the Health Department, were yester day taken from her and placed In St. Anne's Infirmary, with the exception of one. which, with her mother, was placed in the City Hospital for treatment. Mrs. Clark has for several months con ducted an agency for the reception and disposal of infants. According to her statement she has received from $3 to So for each foundling taken, agreeing to pro vide for them while they live or unUl taken away. Saturday a clerk In the mortuary office at the City Dispensary called the attention of Doctor Simon, the Health Commission er, to the fact that several burial certifi cates had recenUy been issued for Infants who had died at tho house of Mrs. Clark. Doctor Simon detailed Detective Richard P. Durney of Chief Desmond's staff to visit the house. HOUSE WAS RAIDED. After securing some evidence Doctor Si mon was consulted and a raid was pre pared, which took place at 9 o'clock Mon day night. Mrs. Clark and her daughter-in-law- were taken to the office of the Health Commissioner for examination. Mrs. Clark was released at a late hour and aKowed to return to her home. Guy E. Golterman, attorney for the Health Department, yesterday afternoon examined tho witnesses, and from their evidence a discrepancy was found betw een the number of babies whose deaths were recorded and those which were said to have died at Mrs. Clark's institution with in tho last few weeks. This point Is be ing carefully Investigated. Doctors Cottral and Bardenheler of the City Hospital visited Mrs. Clark's house yesterday morning and will be called on to produce professional evidence relative to the sanitary condition of the premiser. Doctor Cottral stated that In all his ex perience he had never seen a place so en tirely bereft of necessary equipment for the care of babies. Previous to Monday night's Investigation two trained nurses from the Female Hos pital. Mis?en Cooper and Watson, were detailed bv Doctor Simon to take char-re of the Infants until arrangements were made for their proper disposal. They re mained 'n the houo Mcdav night. Cora Binder, who said she was a fre quent caller at the institution, told Doctor Simon that to her knowledge nine bablc3 had died within the last two weeks, and yesterday afternoon dictated the following statement, which was sworn to before Frank Hlller, the notary public for the Health Department: DEATHS OF BABIES. "On the 1st of October, Mrs. Clark moved to Atlantic street- Her apart ments consist of three rooms. At no time had she more than eight babies, nor less than four. She did not take proper care of them, her daughter-in-law sometimes assisting her In the work. The occupants of her apartments consist of three sons, one of whom is married (living there with his wife and child), a man by the name of Braden. two girls with their babies and five kept babies. "To my knowledge the babies were not bathed oftener than every three days. When they would cry Mrs. Clark would administer paregoric in large quantities, sometimes giving one baby a teaspoonful In a wineglass of water. The babies would then sleep for hours, not allowing the at tendant to administer nourishment. A baby should be fed at least every two hours. "The house was never ventilated, and in every sense was a very filthy place. I be came disgusted and left Mrs. Clark. Four babies have died from the 20th Instant to to-day. Several weeks ago I saw Mrs. Clark administer medicine to a baby after which it nearly choked. I am clad thnt the babies have been taken away from her. and will have nothing more to do with Mrs. Clark." The location of the agency Is forbidding. The Jefferson avenue bridge is within twenty feet of the front, door. Beneath tho bridge Is the network of railroad Tho store will remain closed until Friday morning. omoot tracks entering St- Louis. A large sign is displayed conspicuously from the brlcK wall, upon which Is written in blue chalk the following sign: "Babies for to Board. Above this Is a large Inscription bearing in crude letters the name of the street Including the infants, fifteen persons lived in three dingy rooms. Four beds, one cot and several chairs constitute tho furnishings. One baby was placed in the lid of a trunk, one in n. go-cart, another in a clothes basket and tho others in various places when the grown occupants of the house wero sleeping. When the nurses were placed In charge a bottle of milk, which was being used by a sickly found ling, was found to be so bad thnt when examined by Doctor Simon he said that the fluid alone was sufficiently poisonous to kill a person of Immature years. The baby which was taken to the mor tuary office Saturday was ordered taken to the deadhouse at the City Hospital, where it is being held by the Health Com missioner. "From all appearances," says Doctor Simon, "the baby died from star vation, as I can see no evidences of dis ease." It Is described as resembling a person 70 years old. RAILROAD OFFICIALS PREPARING SCHEDULES. nt.-ry Freight Movement Will More Than Repay Decrease In Pm- sen-rer Truffle. Local railroad traffic and operating" of ficials are busily engaged in the prepara Uon of new schedules to take effect early next month, or at the latest, before Christmas. It is stated. that almost without an ex ception the St- Louis lines contemplate an extensive reduction In the number of passenger trains While all of the regular trains will be continued on the schedule, with few, if any. changes in time It is said that the extra trains put on for the World's Fair traffic, and the large number of coaches which have for the last seven months been added to the regular trains, will be cut off and the total of tho extra trains and coaches would make many trains. Though the passenger officials anticipate a large falling off of business In their de partment, after the flrst of next month, the freight men claim that their depart ments will have all that they can do. It Is stated that the freight business last month was the largest in the history or St. Louis, and this month it has shown no evidence of a decrease. As a result all movement dlsconunuea by the passenger departments will be given to the freight department and the schedules aro being arranged accordingly. At the Terminal Association, it is stated that if the railroads will accept the freight as soon as offered, there will be absolutely no danger of a freight congestion this winter. ... , President McChesney Is justly proud of the manner In which the passenger busi ness has been handled by the Terminal Association In the last seven months and says that though the heaviest freight movement in the history of Union Station Is now beln handled he does not antici pate a congestion of traffic. The Terminal has spent large puma for Improvements and several of the Terminal lines have arranged private freight yards, all of which will be of value in prevent ing freight congestion. OXL.T OSE SIDE BEARD. Differential Rate Inquiry Max Be Continued In Washing-ton. Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 22. There ap pears to be little likelihood that Phlla-. delphla's side of the grain freight rate differential case will be considered by tho present sessions of the Interstate Com merce Commission. Chairman Knapp to day announced that the controversy would again be taken up by tho commission in Washington at a date to be decided later. If Philadelphia's testimony is not all In by to-morrow night, when the present ses sions will be closed, the remainder of the local witnesses will be asked to appear be fore the commission at Its next meeting in Washington. Baltimore and Boston will also be heard at that time. Frank Neall. senior member of the ship ping firm of Peter Wright & Sons, who went on the stand yesterday, was the only witness during to-day's session. This morning he presented additional facts to show why the differential In favor of the city should be maintained, and after re cess he was rigidly cross-examined by the lawyers representing New Tork and Bos ton. Chan-re of Time. Illinois Central Railroad. Effective November 17, trains for the South wIU leave Union Station as fol lows: 7:43 a. m. Fast Mall Nashville. At lanta, Cairo, Memphis and New Orleans. 2:30 p. m. New Orleans Special Cairo, Memphis and New Orleans. 4:30 p. m. Southern nilnols Accomoda tion. O-.V) p. m. Dixie Flyer Nashville. Chat tanooga. Atlanta and Jacksonville. Florida- 9: p. m. New Orleans Limited Cairo, Memphis. New Orleins and the South. City Ticket Office. SOS North Broadway. NOTED ORGANISTS TO PLAY AT FESTIVAL HALL TO-DAY. Two distinguished organists and a Kom zak popular concert are scheduled at Fes tival Hall to-day. Ernest R. Kroeger has arranged for the appearances of tho vari ous organists at the ExposIUon. He will give a recital at 11-30 a. ra. He will also appear as conductor In the final symphony concert Friday afternoon and will direct his suite. "Lalla Rookh." which proved such a success at a previous concert John Augustine O'Shca of Boston is the other organist for to-day. Owing to the great favor with which he was received at the time of his first appearance at the Exposition, last July, the Bureau of Music secured him for another engagement. He gave a number of highly successful re citals at the Pan-American Exposition. Mr. O'Shea appears to-day at 7-30 p. m. The Komzak popular concert will be given at 4 p. m. Karl Komzak. the Viennese conductor, will direct three of his own compositions, besides Schubert's flrst movement from B minor symphony i and the overture from Rossini's "Semi-1 ramide." 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Drosten Seventh and Pine TILLMAN TO CEASE FIGHT ON CRUM South Carolina Senator Saya No Good Can Come From Fur ther Warfare. REPUBLIC EPECIAl. Washington. Nov. 2Z Senator B. R- Tin man of South Carolina has finally with drawn his bitter opposition of Doctor Crum as Collector at Charleston, and hoi is reported by his friends returning : the South to have "passed up" politics to the time being. The Senator Is now en gaged In the simple and sweet occupation of cultivating bis South Carolina flowers. It will surprise most of the Senator's friends in Washington that one of his fads at home is a flower garden. He has a fine collection of plants and hothouse flowers, and when off duty devotes his personal at tention to them. Senator Tillman explains the Republican avalanche by stating that it was caused by prosperity, the personality of President Roosevelt, the use of money and the in abUIty of Bryan to pacify his followers. On tho Crum case he Is quoted as say ing: "There Is practically no good in contin uing the flght against the confirmation of Crum. So far as I am concerned. I am now disposed to leave this to the Repub lican majority of the Senate. I have done all that I can do and my position is well known to tho South. President Roosevelt may be so thoroughly gratified with his flattering vota that he will now let up on the South. He ought to know that the South stood out against him only on the race Issue. If he Insists on a confirmation of Crum. I think the Republican majority in the Senate will be tnanlmous on this question in deference to his wishes. There Is no use In pghtlng this any further. "With the gold Democrats again In line and with the Democratic party down to rock-bottom, there Is no good in talking of reorganization now. The race issue was not prominent In the general campaign. I do not think that the Republican party will attempt to punish the South in any way. There Is no chance for the Crum packer law. and I do not expect to see any agitation of the Southern question at the coming session." MARTYRS MEMORIAL SERVICE. Annual Memorial Held in Rock Schoolhouse by Irish Leagne. Under the auspices of the United Irish, League the annual memorial service of the Manchester Martyrs was held" last night In the Rock Church school house. The oration of the evening was delivered by John Leahy. The services were con ducted by the Reverend C. F. O'Leary. Vincent McSbane and John Leahy. A dramatic representation of the court scene at the trial of the martyrs was re ceived with enthusiasm. The entire audi ence then lolned In singing "God Save Ireland." Eoward Devoy acted as chair man of the meeUng. tab a V Ert ufegferfj SiScuAi. S'