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ARGfUSo i: LAST EDITION. 4:30 O'CLOCK. TOIi. Mil. NO. 133. EOCK ISI.AND, Hili., THUESDAY, MAKCH 24, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. MOT A BIT OF STORY TROE Gen. Pflung Says Abso lutely There's Noth ing Doing. WIRES FROM MUKDEN Tales of Fighting Land and Sea False. on St. Peterbburg, March 24. Maj. (Jen. PHug telegraphs from Mukden today saying' there is absolutely no truth in the report to the effect the Japanese have crossed the Ta Tunjr pass, or that they have had engagements with the Russians, or that Motion pass is open to the Japanese. He also denies that the. Japanese bombarded Port Arthur March 19, or that an engage ment took pjaee at Chyong Syolm on the Vain river, in which it was re ported the Russians lost COO men. Another Denial. St. Petersburg-, March 24. The As sociated Press is officially authorized to deny the report that the Russian armored cruiser I?ajm was blown up by a floating torpedo in the harbor of Port Arthur March 10. A Runlto Traitor St. Petersburg, March 24. ("apt. Eeontieff, of the St, Petersburg artil lery, has leen arrested on the charge nt selling military secrets to Japan. Outposts Clash. Seoul, March 24. A brush between the opiKising forces has occurred at the outlasts north of Auju. One Jap 4int was killed. An imperial edict has been Issued, oinii)g Yongampho to foreign trade. Nothing; From Port Arthor. St." Petersburg. March 21. As no further dispatches, official or other wise, have arrived here from Port Ar thur up to this morning, the officials have como to the conclusion that the ltouihardliicnt by the Japanese fleet n the night of March 21 and the morn ing of March 22 failed to cause any damage considered worthy to le re lrted to the emperor. In eonsequmce considerable e-itisfaction at the con tinued, fruit Icssuess of the Japanese assaults on Port Arthur prevails in high circles. Hrre Is a Now Plee of Mown. Eondon. March 24. A Tokio dis- patrh tell of another attack on Port Arthur sald to have taken place last Friday. The dispatch fc a fpeclal from Mojl, opposite Shlmor.oscki, Japan, and nays the Jatmnese fleet mad another attack on Port Arthur Friday, March IS. Imlardcd the city and its de fenses and fought a furious engage ment with the Russian fleet outside the harbor.destroylng one Russian bat tleship. Seven Japanese casualties are re"rted. There is no information con cerning the Japanese fleet's condition. The nary department has not been tidvlsed of thiM engagement. Nw from Vladivostok. Vladivostok. March 24. While the situation here remains quiet it 19 not expected that Vladivostok will con tinue to be much longer free from the vigorous oiKTatlons of the Japanese. In anticipation of the appearance of the enemy and of a iossible siege, a ladies" circle has leen formed which sits six hours daily at the ministry of marine preparing Utnduge of linen for side soldiers and sailors. Harder to Kind Than Cervera. St. Petersburg. March 24. Accord ing to private advices from Vladivos tok, the Russian squadron Is still there. RdhUhi Persist la Evasion. Shanghai, March 24. The Russians continue to evade the carrying out of the agreement to dismantle the gun boat Mandjur. A Japanese cruiser re. mains at Woo-Sung. ten miles from Shanghai, at the mouth of the Woo Sung river. . ANOTHER WORLD'S FAIR STRIKE I President Fraacls GlTes the Strikers Some Talk -with the Hark On" Strike May Collapse. St. Louis. March 24. About 200 .winters are on strike at the World' fair groumls to enforce higher wages. President Francis drove up before the Manufacturers building, where about sixty strikers had congregated, and from his buggy said: 'If you men insist upon repudiating your agreement to return to work, and hare no ense of honor or duty, we will simply not paint the exterior of the World's fair buildings." Six teen painters immediately began paint teig the Manufacturers bu-ilding aul it is believed the others will return to M ork soon. . . RAILWAY HELD TO BLAME FOR WRECK Foroner Ffxea Responsibility Iowa Accident Fatal to Four. for Dubuque, la., March 24. The cor oner's Jury inquiring into the cause of the deaths of Thomas, Rbyno, Orls- wold and Cavanauh. who were kiUed in a collision of two stock trains at Dyersvllle, Feb. 25, rendered a verdict holding the Chicago Great Western raiiroau ana conductor MaHoney re sponsible, and charging both with gross negligence. The wreck -was caused by the sec ond section of a stock train crashing into the first section, standing at Dy ersville. -The evidence showed that there were no signals placed, and that the speed of the second section was such as to make a collision inevita ble. PNEUMONIA THREATENS GOV. CTJMMINS, OF IOWA Des Moines.' la.', March 24. Govern or A. B. Cummins is seriously ill with an attack of the grippe, and is threat ened with pneunion'a. The governor has been III for about two we?k3, but has persisted in attending to his duties at the state nouao. Straonbangb Acquitted. " Durand. Mich., March 21. In the case of the people vs. Jay C. Straus baugh, charged with petty larceny, it required only fifteen minutes for the jury to render a veTdiet of no cause of ar.tion. Strausburgh was charged with stealing a shotgun from C. W. Mlnto. He formerly lived here, was very pop ular, and a member of several frater nal societies. PRESIDENT GOMPERS GIVES LABOR'S President of the F. of L. Speaks forthe Proposed Anti Injunction Law. CONTRADICTS TWO STATEMENTS Job Attacks Union and Union Lead ers, Speaking Against, the Eight-Hour Bill. Washington, March 24.--The house Judiciary committee continued hear ing on the ajitl-lnj unction bill. State Senator Matson, of Indiana, H)oke in opisitioii to it. He was unsparing n his criticism of labor union and said their iolley was to intimidate, coerce and lrow-beat. They were seek ing by the proiosed bill, he said, to overthrow a settled condition, to tear down established inrtltutions and to attack the respect of the courts at the inot rital point. Gompers Defend the Measure. Samuel M. Gompers, president of the F. of I. challenged many of the state ments of opponents of the measure. Taking up the statement of Daniel Davenport, In which the charge was made that the labor leaders as a rule were ewiallsts. Gompers said he had refuted this statement at the time it was made by Davenport before the labor committee of the bouse, jxrevloi's ly to its having Iteen made to the ju diciary committee. For this reason he declared that Davenport had stated what he himself knew to be false. Gompers declared that the use of the Injunction against labor was cf com paratively recent origin and entirely unjustified. Contradicts m Witness Statement. James M. Beck, who had opposed the bill, he said, in his hearing liefore the committee had quoted him (Goin- persi as saying: "I believe if I was exercising my right as a citizen or this country and was enjoined by the court's injunction. I would not obey that injunction." Commenting on this Gompers declared: "I resent that statement most emphatically." Does Not Represent a Majority. Speaking of the extent to which la bor is organized Gompers said: "I agree that we do not represent a ma jority of the workingmen of the coun try, but I venture to say that we rep resent the most intelligent, the most skillful nnrt the most manlv of the workmen of the country, and this. too, without any reflection upon the non-union men." Gompers concluded with the belief that the bill would be passed at this session. This scfvion ended the hearings of the committee. JOB ON THE EIGHT-BOrR I. ATT Attacks the Union Leaders from Samnel Gompers Down. Washington. March 24. In a dis cussion of the confusion which oppo nents of the eight-hour bill declared would follow the enactment of that measure into a law Frederick W. Job. secretary of the Kinployers associa tion, of Chicago, takl to the oenate coram Ittee on education and labor that he did not believe the labor. leaders CODY TELLS STORY Deposition Taken to be Used in His Coming Action for Divorce. ALLEGED ATTEMPT ON LIFE Going to Europe for Bummer and Will Not be Present at HeariDjr. Denver, March 24. Colonel William F. Cody ("Ruffaio Bill" has made a deposition before a notary in this city In the action for divorce which be has begun at Big Horn county, Wyo. Col onel Cody will sail for Europe shortly and will be absent from the country when his suit is tried. In the proceed ings Colonel Cody was interrogated by his own attorney and was subject ed to cross-examination by counsel for Mrs. Codv Frequently Threatened. "Mrs. Cody tried to poison me three years ago," the colonel testified. "She had frequently threatened to do it. We were visiting in Rochester, N. Y., dur ing the holidays of 1900, and the day after Christmas I was ill. I supposed the turkey and plum pudding did not agree with me. She said she would fix me up. She pretended to give me medi cine. It was poison. It almost finished me, for I was unconscious for some time. I think it must have been an overdose, for it made me vomit, and I suppose this saved my life." Dry Goodi. Biffins He labeled that box "Dry Goods." Miffins What was in it? Bif fins A bound volume of the Congres sional Record.- Baltimore News. SIDE OF QUESTION of' f he" country represented the rial views of the rank ami file of work Incmen, organized or unorganized. lie made an attack on the leaders, assert ing that from Gompers down these headers permuted in misrepresenting conditions. Job called attention to labor trou bles in which non-union men had been iK'ateu or shot, and said the official organs of lalor never had contained a word of denunciation of these crimes. As an illustration of his assertion that the leaders did not represent the men. Job said he had teon told In confi dence by laboring men in Chicago that the surest way to defeat a candidate for political office wa to have him indorsed by the labor leaders, ns the rank and file under the Australian bal lot system would vote against the can didate. COLORED OIRL BRUTALLY MURDERED AT CINCINNATI Cincinnati. March 21. The body of an unknown young colored woman was found near Westwood with every Indication of most atrocious outrage and murder. The struggle was on a highway, and the girl evidently fought desperately. Her skull was crushed with a club, one eye was torn out of the socket, most of her hair pulled out and her body badly mutilated. CTJLLOM APPOINTS CADET FOR ANNAPOLIS SCHOOL Springfield. 111.'. March 24. Alfred Lauphler, a son of John C. Imphier, of this city, has been appointed by Senator Cullom as a cadet in the Unit ed States naval academy at Annapo lis. He is a grandson of the late Chas. Lnnphier. who was the owner of the Illinois State Register from 1S4G to 1SG3. PACKAGE CONTAINING $5,000 LOST FROM MAILS Kansas city. March 24. A register ed package containing $.".ou0, mailed by the Traders' National bank, in this city, on Feb. 18 to one of its corre spondents at Grand Bend, Karv, is missing, and postofBce Inspectors are endeavoring to locate It. Telegraphed HU Wile and Died. Cincinnati. March 24. Chas. Wat terson. of Denver, Colo., was killed by a Pennsylvania freight train near Reading. O. A short time prior to the accident Watterson sent a telegram to Mr. Charles Watterson. at 1730 South Clarkson street, Denver. Colo. ' This message read: "What is the matter? Answer by wire." After giving tho message to the telegraph operatorWat terson evidently tried to board tho freight train and fell between the cars. Counterfeit Money at Iron wood. Ironwood.Mich.. March 24. There Is seemingly a lot of counterfeit money in circulation in this city. Business men and banks are much concerned over the matter. About a dozen coun terfeit $10 silver certificates have been presented at the banks and two bogus $10 gold pieces have been discovered. It is said that there is a gang engaged in passing the bad money. lie who has no vision of eternity will never get a true hold of time. Carlyle. AT ONE P. RL APRILJOTH Roosevelt Will Press the Button Opening St. Louis Fair. STARTS MACHINERY Details of the Ceremo nies Are Being Worked Out. Washington, March 24. Although President Roosevelt cannot attend the opening exercises at the Louisiana Purchase exposition, he nevertheless wijl participate in them. He has consented to press the but ton at the White .House which will start the machinery of the exposition. Hoar U Fixed. The ceremony will take place at 1 o'clock April 30. Details of the cere mony are nowbeing worked out by the exposition officials. SIR EDWIN ARNOLD, THE AUTHOR, DEAD Rose to Fame as Member of Staff of the London Tele graph. London, March 24. Sir Edward Ar nold, the author, died here today. He was born in 18:52. In 1S61 he joined the staff of the London Daily Tele graph, with which he has been con nect ed ever since. He was a noted Sanskrit scholar and poet. CAN COMPANY IS FORCED TO YIELD Will Reinstate KtrHter and Arbi trate Question at Issue. Chicago, March 24. The American Can company, whose three plants have been crippled six weeks bv a strike of 1.000 can makers, has apparently set led the trouble on the basis of an ar mratioii or tne waire scale and re- nstatenient of t he strikers. LENT DRAWING TO CLOSE: EASTER WEEK FROM SUNDAY 1 ne season ot l-ent is drawing1 to a close, and the spring festivities will soon 1 . commenced. Next Sunday will be Palm Sunday, and the follow- ng, Easter, the first day of the post -enten season. Palm Sunday is t-o commemorate the triumphant entrv of Christ into Jerusalem, preceding" the betrayal bv the Jews, when the latter preceded m into the holy city, spreading palm branches ttefore him, and ing- n r his praises, in the local churches the day will lie the: occasion of special services of an rppropriate nature. In the Catholic churches tlie beautiful eremony of the blessing and distribu tion of palms is carried out. Palm branches are blessed by the priests and carried through the hurches at the iftorning celebration if the mass, small "tranches being dist ributed among the members of the ongregations. On that day the "long gospel" is recited by the priest, the gospel of the p;ision and death of the avior. Holy week follows Palm Sunday. The days of spiritual ceremony are known as "Spy" Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Sat or- uiiu r.asier minoay. unere xne weelr is observed in the Catholic hurches services of an elaborate attire are carried out, with solemn igh masses, exposition of the blessed acrament and benediction. BARNEY ROSE ARRAIGNED alleged Abductor of Carrie Ilmmiitoa Saya He I KotCulKy of the Crime. Saginaw. Mich., March 24. Barney Rose has been arraigned on the charge of enticing Carrie Hamilton away from home for immoral purpose. aill pleaded not guilty. The examination s set for next Saturday. Rose denies ill knowledge of the girl and says she did not go away with him. Her mother thinks she is in Evans ton. III. A dispatch from Chicago says: " 'Bar ney Rose had an accomplice to whom he turned over the abducted Carrie Hamilton, says Clerk William O'Neal, of the rooming bouse. 274 West Mad ison street, where Rose stayed upon the nishtof his arrival in Chicaso. Fol lowing Information received from the police in Eva list on who are working upon the case,, an arrest may occur oon. DELEGATES RIOT Republicans of Marion County Divided in Convention Fight. COMMITTEE TRIED TO CONTROL Chairs for Weapons Sheriff Draws Revolver to Restore Order. Salem. 111., March 24. A riot marked the gathering of the Republic ans of Marion county In convention here, during which delegats charged upon each other with uplifted chairs. and it was not until Deputy Sheriff Simcox drew a revolver and command ed order that peace.was..restoredk . Committee Sought Control. Juilge Patterson, chairman o;' tne central committee, had announced the temiMirary officers as selected by the central committee, when the disorder arose. More than 100 delegates spraag to their feet and began a general tight with chairs. The furniture In the court room wes wrecked, and when it seemed imminent that there would be blood shed Deputy Sheriff Simcox drew his revolver and restored order. . &. , . . Yesterday In Congress. Washington," March 24. The senate again spent the greater part of the day considering the Indian appropriation bill. An executive session was held. When tho house . adjourned some progress had been made in the read ing of the nostofnee annronriation bill for amendment, but only 6ix page ware disposed of. PROPOSE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR REFORM A MILLION DOLLARS IN WAGE CLAIM CONSIDERED New York. March 21. A meeting ot the anthracite board of conciliation, appointed under the recommendations of the anthracite strike commission, is in session here. One of the questions at Issuo on which the board is to pass at this meeting Is paid) to involve ?l, 000,000 in wage claims of the min ers, who allege they should be paid on the gross instead of the net earnings VANDALS DEFACE $10,000 CARNEGIE LIBRARY FRONT Tipton. Ind.. March 24. Tho new $10,0X Carnegie library, recently dedi cated at this place, has been the sub ject of most outrageous vandalism during the past few days The stone facades and columns which adorn the building have been hacked and broken In a mauner which entirely ruins them. The city is making great efforts to apprehend the miscreants. KEOKUK CANAL ORDERED OPEN TO BOATS APRIL 1 Keokuk, la., March 24. Orders have been issued to oieii the United States Des Aloines Uapids canal for naviga tion on April 1. Several small steam ers and the big packets ljulncy and Sidney arc being repainted in the can al, and will start out as soon as the canal is opened. Rteamooat men are anticipating a heavy traffic this year because of the fair at t Louis. WASHINGTON POLICE BOARD FINES GR0FF Washington. March 24. The police trial board has decidi-d to recommend that a tine of $10 a month, pending an appeal of the case In the courts, be imposed on Policeman Samuel A.Crofr, wuo was recently convicted and sen tenced for conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with the pos tal frauds. Strike of Machinists Threatened. Indianapolis, March 21 Dissatisfac tion with the terms of their employ ment threatens to involve the machin ists employed at the Atlas Engine works in a strike that will effectually tie up the plant. The difficulty arises over the "premium system" that Is in vogue. By this system, which the men say Is In effect a brile, certain men ac complish more work than others. Arbi tration will be tried by tho men. Strike at Chicago Tonne!, Washington. March 24. Reiresent- ative Mann, by direction of the house committee on interstate and foreign commerce, has filed a favorable report on a bill declaring tne Chicago river tunnels a public nuisance and author izing the secretary of war to notify the owner or managers thereof to modify or remove them so that naviga tion of the liver may not be obstruct ed. Favors m Orainage Law. Des Mo'pe?. If , Murcb 24. Te house committee on constitutional amendments has recommended the submission of a constitutional amendment to the voters to make a drainage law possible. The action of the committee is equivalent to the pas sage of the measure by both houses. PROTESTS AGAINST WEDDING CEREMONY Kpisoopal Clergyman Objects to Sur plice Used Id Mock Affair. Elgin" I'll., March 24. Seldom docs an Episcopal clergyman protest to si Universalist minister, but ltev. X. W Ileermans. rector of St. Teter's church Sycamore, has taken the initiative and through the press is protesting against the use of the robe of an Episcopal clergyman at a mock wedding which will be held in the Universalist church. of Sycamore,' at an entertainment to be given the last of April. The wedding party will consist of children and all the details of a bona fide marriage will be observed. Lit tie Iorothy Stark will be the bride and John Sahlin the groom. The child groom will appear In evening dress and the bride will wear a wedding gown. If Rev. Ileermans does not ap pear on the scene and stop the cere mony Edward Claycomb, 9 years old. wearing the robe of an Episcopal cler gyman, will pronounce the couple bus band and wife. WIND WRECKS BUILDINGS AT H0PKINSVILLE, KY nopkinsville. Ky.. March 21. Re ports received here show that damage amounting to thousands of dollars was done in Christian county by a wind. Many buildings were unroofed and be tween forty and fifty tobacco barns were blown down. In North Christian a torrent of rain did great damage. A negro at Elmo and a negress near Herndon were fatally hurt by collap sing: of tobacco barns. AND DIVORCE LAWS Gathering of Divines at New York Resolves Against Remarry ing Divorced Persons. DOZEN CHURCHES REPRESENTED Appeal to the Public To De Prepared Jte.uitlinti the Sanctity of f Marriage. New York, March 21. Twelve denoni I nations were represented here in the third session of the inter-cnuroh conference, which 'or over a year bus been considering a tans to stay tha evils due to the et'stiug divorce laws. Among those present were Rev. Will lam II. Roberts, of Philadelphia; Pish op Coadjutor W. N. McVIckar, of Rhode Island; Kev. John Fulton, of Philadelphia: Kev. J. H. Eccletston, of Baltimore: Kev. J. W. Mcllvalu. of Baltimore; Kev. W. J. McCuughnn, of Chicago; Bishop Edward C. Andrews, of the Methodist Episcopal church; Kev. Bishop A. W. Wilson, of the M. E. church south; Eishcp Coadjutor David II. Greer, of New York. Renoliitlou That Was Adopted. The following resolution was passed "Resolved, That In recognition of the comity which should exist between ChrKlan churches It is desired, and would tend to increase the spirit of Christian unity, to advise, and if ec clesiastical authority will allow, to en join Its ministers to refuse to unite lu marriage any person or persons whose marriage such ministers have good reason to believe Is forbidden by the laws of the church in which either party seeking to be married holds mem bership." Question That Was Not Decided. The eommitteeon legislation. charged with the framing of a national divorce law. reported that as yet it is unable to determine the best method of secur ing legislative harmony, or whethtT it Is lei-i: to secure the iissage of an amendment to the constitution of the United States or endeavor to secure unity of action by the state legislatures and the rcort was recommitted. The executive committee was authorized to prej are and Issue a declaration and appeal to the public as to the sanctity of marriage and the grave dangers In the frequency of divorces. Comment of Bishop Green. "Every effort will be made to forever polve the divorce evil so far as the Pratestant churches are concerned," declard Right Rev. David II. Greer, bishop coadjutor of tho Episcopal arch diocese of New York. "Personally, I do not believe in divorceor remarriage, but in separation only. uut it Is the purpose of the representa tives f the Episcopal. Methodist, Pres byterian, Reformed, Evangelical Luth eran, Baptist, Congregational, Unlver ilist. Unitarian and Reformed Pres byterian churches to decide upon some final method Involving a comity of rela tion and uniform practice to treat the great evil of divorce in this country, so that persons who were married un der the rites of one eh art n cannot, after j-ccuTing divorces, remarry un der the rites of some other Protestant TOGO TELL HIS VE Little to Report Bombardment the 22nd. of MUCH LIKE PRACTICE Several Hours of Shoot ing and Nobody Was Hurt. Tkio, March 24. Vice Admiral " Togo's report of the fifth attack on Port Arthur made March 22 reached Tokio tonight. It is as follows: "The entire fleet acted according to the plan arranged. Two flotillas ot destroyers were outside Port Arthur, from the night of the 21st until the morning of the 22nd. Although dur ing this lime our destroyers were till er the fire of the enemy they sus tained no damage. "The main fleet arrived off Port Ar thur at 8 o'clock the morning of the .'2nd. I dispatched part of the fleet in the direction of Pigeon bay and order- 1 the battleships Fuji and Ynshima o make an indirect bombardment igainst the inner side of the port. Fleet Showed Itself. 'During the bombardment the en emy s slims gradually came out of the rbor. and at the time when the bombardment stopped, which, was about 2 o'clock, the number of Rus sian ships Mas five battleships, four cruisers and several destroyers.' " 'We believe the enemy was trying' iy making tne movement of their fleet to draw us near the forts. Tl ii"inys ships shelled us indirect ly and nany of their shots fell near the bat leship' Fuji, but our ships sustained no damage. About 3 our vessels with- Irew from the port." From the Japanese Front. Eondon, March 24. A series of mes sages, dated between March 10 aud March 17, pent by a correspondent of The Daily Mall at Chlnampho, Korea, describes the perfect organization ami arrangements of the Japanese in Komi. Elaborate preparations 'have bHn made for lauding troops and ad vancing Hiem through the country, and iMjntoon bridges and stables are built wherever they are found to be necessary. The greatest difficulty fac ing the Japanese Is the commissariat nts owing to the ioor food supplies of Korea it is only posibIe at present to maintain 10,00 men. The Japanese hold two enormously strong position sat Ping Yang and on the Miokak-San I'ange, between Hwang-Ju and Seoul. The latter, tho correspondent says. Is probably im pregnable and secures Seoul from land attacks from the north wt. In th event of defeat it Is Intended to hold the pau-ses at Kazan, thus proti-cthiff the Ping Yang valley. The Japanese troops are suffering from dysentery nod pneumonia, and many of the cav alry horses, which the correspondent says an poor, have died, but the army is full of spirit. There probably are 20,000 Japanese at Ping Yang, which the correspondent ixdnts out might easily have been taken when the Russian scouts first arrived, there being then offly 20 Jap anese soldiers. The Russians intend ed to make Anju their base, but ow ing to the delay In the arrival of re inforcements they were afraid they would 1k cut off, and so retired- Mean while the Japanese advanced to Pins Yang by forced marches, the troop! being almost without equipment. KANSAS CITY DE7 GOODS FIRM LOSES IN A BIO FIEE Kansas City, March 24. Fire in Jones I'.ros'. mammoth dry goods store today caused a loss estimated at ll.'JO.tiOO, fully insured. The fire was started by lightning. KAISER GIVEN HEARTY WELCOME BY NEAPOLITANS Naples, March 24. I'niperor Wil liam arrived here today and was given a hearty welcome. Some Mure Poor b wot lag. Mound City. Kan., March 24. Foin- masked men broke into the bank at I'ulton, near here, and were In the act, of dynamiting the vault when several armed citizens appeared. Shots were exchanged, but without effect, and the robbers escaped. They secured no booty. lastrocted to Vole for Roosevelt. Kansas City, March Missouri Republicans, In state convention here. named delegates-at-large to the na tional convention at Chicago, and in structed them to vote for Theodora Roosevelt for president and Cyru Wa (bridge, of St Louis, fcr vice pres ident .