St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on September 3, 1909 · Page 1
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Friday, September 3, 1909
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i i ; H I S i cTi.'ni.iic -pncT-niCE TPH SEVENTH EDITION PAGES TODAY u 1 u a OnZy Evening Paper St. Louis With the Associated Press News Service TOST IW BVBRYTHHTG." VOL. 62. NO. 14. ST. LOUIS, FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 3, 1909. PRICE ONE CENT. DR. COOK AND RE A CHES DENMARK CREDITS HIS SUCCESS TO USE OF OLD METHODS STATIONARY TEMPERATURE L UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH STORMS, PREDICTED RETURNS, KILLS FATHER AND SELF THE TEMPERATURES. Midnight .. H 10 a. m 2 a. m 83 12 (noon) . 4 a. m 4 2 p. m. .... 0 a. m 9li 3 p. m.... 8 a. ra.......70 .SO '.S7 .8S .89 ALL LID CLUBS Yesterday. V x i in ti ni 74 t J p. m. Minimum 56 at 5 a. m. tJ II. LAJ (Ul II 50 II W4J.II ILJIIfcJ 'J u u I .i j ii CAULF1ELD IN H WAR ON 1 ' 7 -1 V Either the Club Must Go or Saloon Lose License When Five-Block Neighbors. VIOLATE THE LAW Commissioner Says Also That They Enjoy More Privileges Than Liquor Stores. ' SENDS POLICE LIST The Order Applies to Localities Where Brewers Are Interested in Saloons. Either lid clubs must go or the licenses of all saloons in which breweries are interested and which are located within f'.ve blocks of a lid club will be forfeited. This was the ultimatum of Excise Commissioner Caulfield, announced friday. The Commissioner believes that by the ulan lie now has he will be able to wipe out every lid club in St. Louis. He thinks that the breweries will take action at once, and by withdrawing their support from the lid clubs destroy them find preserve the saloons. List Sent to Police. Commissioner Cauifield Friday sent to Acting Chi of Police GUlaspy for a list of more than two hundred lid clubs. Appended to this list was a list of all saloons within five blocks of each club. Also there were the names of the brew-n-ies known to be supplying beer to certain clubs, and a special list of lid ilubs and 3aloo:is iu which breweries ot brewers were known to have a proprietary interest, either in the premises or lb fixtures. Every saloon, brewery and club on tiie list will be notified by the police of the Kxclsc Commissioner's determination. Mr. Caulfield has not said as yet what length of time he will give. the lid clubs to close before he makes the neighboring saloons pay the penalty He says, however, that It will not be reasonable though, not to give an extensive period of grace. Excise Commissioner Mulvihill sought to eliminate the lid clubs by obtaining an agreement with the brewers that they would not sell to the clubs. He ta.vs that this agreement was not kept. The brewers, he said, sold to a middleman, who, In turn, supplied the clubs. Violate the Law. Commissioner Caulfield told a Post-Dispatch reporter Friday that not only Md the lid clubs violate the closing laws and pay no revenue to the State, but that they had been enjoying privileges which are denied to the saloon keeper who pays a license. These reasons, he aid, moved hlra to take the stand he had against the lid clubs. Commissioner Caulfield also said that he now bad under consideration the legal question of whether a saloon . keeper was not, under the law, merely a brewer's agent when the brewer owned or had a mortgage on the saloon , fixtures. WANTS $5000 FOR CHARGE OF STEALING FIVE CENTS Merchant Hires a Lawyer to Make Voter Pay for Alleged Defamation. After Ray Peters, Wellston merchant, and Joseph Hooker. Wellston voter, quarreled about some bread, Peters did not loaf any but went at once to a law yer to sue Hooker. Peters' suit, which asks $5,000 damages, was filed at Clay ton Friday. Teters charges that Hooker accused him of stealing a nickel .from his (Hooker's) "little boy." The boy went to ePters' store to buy bread, but re turned without either bread or nickel men Hooker made his remarks to Peters, which Peters charges were defamatory. SOY IS BITTEN TWICE IN A WEEK BY RABID ANIMALS Memphis Lad, Lacerated by Cat, Is Set Upon by Dog Thought Mad. MEMPHIS. lenn., Sept. 8. Albert White, the 12-year-old brother of Mollie White, and uncle of Richard Bothe, who were omen oy a .rabid cat two weeks ago, was bitten viciously yester day by a dog tnouKht to be mad. The other two children are undergoing Pasteur treatment at New Orleans and It symptoms of rabies develop Albert will follow within the next 48 hours. Mrt. Sehaelder Walk, ie, Pa. Mrs. II. C. Schneider of St. Louis, wno is walking rrom ft. louis to Roston, scoinpanled by her husband cent IhU telegram to-the Pot-Dls patch from Erie, Pa.. Friday. "Only walked 21 miles yesterday; favorabl weather, arrived at Erie at 10 a. m Stopping at Walker T. Loeslein's res Idenre. Am In good trim." "I didn't know there really was a pole, standing like a telephone pole at the most northern spot of earth," said Mrs. Delmar. "W h y, there Isn't," replied Mrs. Hodiamont. "Oh, yes. my dear;t Dr. Cook is bringing it back with him." "Why, where did you hear that?" "I read it in the papers, of course. Didn't you see that Dr. Cook would have to prove his discovery by the log Itself?" MAfBC COOK 60TTHERE. IN AN ESKIMQBIUE.. The official forecast: Unsettled weath er, with showers Irlday night or Satur- day; little change in temperature; varia ble winds. The stage of the river is 9.2, a fall of .4. Missouri Showers Friday night or Satur day in east: fair 1- west portion. Illinois', Iowa. South Dakota and Nebras ka Unsettled, with showers Friday night or Saturday. WOMAN WHO DECLARES SHE RESTORED BABY'S LIFE IS FINED $200 AKQ COSTS Mrs. Frieda Dettloff, Clairvoyant, Is Arrested for Practicing Medi- -cine Without License. Mrs. Frieda Dettloff, a clairvoyant of 3115 South Broadway, was fined $200 and costs, in Judge Taylor's division of the Court of Criminal Correction Friday for representing herself as a physician. The attention of the Board of Health was ttracted to Mrs. Dettloff three weeks go, when she announced she had re- tored life to a 5-months-old boy after the boy was dead. The board sent an agent, A. H. Law rence, to Mrs. Dettloff. Lawrence told er he had paiti in his stomach. Mrs. Dettloff placed one hand on his stomach and the other on his head and told him to think about his stomach. He paid her $1 for the treatment and then had warrant for her arrest issued. Mrs. Dettloff's defense was that she did not hold herself out as a physician and that'she did not practice medicine. "But you say you cure ills?"- asked Judge Taylor. Yes, four Honor; as a clairvoyant. not as a physician." Where do you get this power?" :hr udge asked. "It is a God-given power," the woman replied. "I'll fine you $200 and costs." Mrs. Dettloff's attorney filed notice that an appeal would be taken. 200-POUND MAN MATCHED TO FIGHT 55-POUND DOG WHICH NEVER WAS BEATEN John Reno, on All-Fours, Will Meet Attack of Animal Which Killed Opponent. John Reno of Medora, 111., will fight bulldog at East Alton Saturday for purse of $50. When Reno landed in East Alton Thursday he heard talk about the prowess of "Fighting Jack," a big white bulldog owned by Charles Chessen, a saloon keeper. The dog has never been whipped and has got the Humane Society after several dog-fight promoters at Wood River six months ago by tear ing another bulldog to pieces in a pit. Reno has fought ferocious dogs and he expressed a wish to fight "Fighting Jack." A purse of $50 was raised and the fight Is scheduled to take place in an East Alton backyard at 10 o'clock. ine man win meet the dog on the dog's level on all-fours. He weighs 200 pounds. The dog weighs 55 pounds. Reno counts on being able to catch the dog by the forelegs as it rushes upon him. Jf ne gets tnat hold, he thinks he can turn Fighting Jack" on his back and pin him down. If the dog gets a hold on Reno, William Foblitz, the ref eree will do his best to pry his jaws apart and save Keno s life. ANNOUNCE BROKERS' SUSPENSION freeman, Koinns & Co. Have Branches in Two Cities. NEW YORK, Sept. S.-The suspension of the firm of Freeman, Rollins & Co. members Of the rxew rork Stock Ex change, was announced today. The firm has branches in Boston and Providence. The firm was composed of Perley L Freeman, 'he Stock Exchange member Joseph E. Freeman and Charles E. Rol lins, The firm began business on the New York Exchange Jan. 18 this year. Church t'nllapment Two Killed. ILLIOPOLJS. III.. Sept. 3. While the Roman Catholic Church here was being moved today, the underpinning- gave way and fell on workmen wno were In the basement. Ferris Baldridge and Robert Johnson were killed and Shelby Sennett seriously injured. Texan Goes to Forbidden House and Induces Girl to Accompany Him. HE COMES BACK ALONE Returns in Machine and Shoots Her Father Five Times at His Threshold. f-reoal to ti-e PoKt-Disontch. FORT WORTH, Tex., Sept. 3. After S. D. Williams had refused to permit his daugnfer to marry J. C. Woodall, the rejected suitor today killed Wil liams, and then killed himself when he was about to be arrested after a running fight with police. Woodall had first taken the girl down town in a taxicab and had left her at a hotel, his object apparently being to prevent her witnessing the tragedy. Woodall. who was a fireman on the icxas & -acinc Railway, had been a f-uitor for Miss Dovle Williams' hand for several months. j The girl's father determinedly opposed j the match, and last week had forbidden" Woodhall to come to the house and had told his daughter she must not see him anywhere else. vvoociall today drove up to the W1I-'iams home in a taxicab, "and walking" to the door had asked for Miss Dovie. A quarrel with the father ended by the girl eaylng she would r:de around with Woodall a short time and then return home and see hirn no more. Drove Girl lo Hotel. They drove away, despite the father's commands to his daughter and threats lo the suitor, and went to a hotel downtown. Soon Woodall came out of the hotel and told the chauffeur to drve back to the Williams house. , He refused, fearing air. Williams would carry out his threats to shoot, but the' fireman compelled him to obey by drawing a revolver. Williams 'was sitting on the front porch of his dwelling with a revolver in his hand when the automobile drove up. When Woodall got out he went into the house. Woodall advanced to the front door and fired into the house, wounding Williams slightly. Tha older man ran out on the porch, and before he could fire Woodall had shot him four times. He fell to the floor dead; Ran Back Toward Hotel. Woodall then ran back to the motor car, but the chauffeur had abandoned it when the shooting began. Unable to start It, Woodall started to run down the street toward the hotel where he had left Miss Williams. Two policemen came in sight. Wood? all stopped and reloaded his revolver. He started to run again, but as the policemen were gaining on him, stopped and fired four shots at them. Neither was hit. He then fired his last shot into his own head, fell to the street and died. Miss Williams is prostrated by the tragedy' and cannot make a statement. ANK PRESIDENT WHO PAID LOSSES TO POOR DEPOSITORS DIES OF A BROKEN HEART He Offered $100,000 to Cashier Who Wrecked Concern if He Would Quit Gambling. PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept. 3. Fred Gwin- l'er, one of the best-known financiers of Pittshnrr died late last night at his home on the North Side. His friends say ! broken heart was the cause of death though Mr. Gwinner was 77 years of age. Mr. Gwinner was one of the biggest stockholders, as well as president of the Enterprise National Bank of Allegheny i-hich crashed some years ago for $2,000,- 000 at the time Cashier T. Lee Clarke killed himself. Gwinner, after the bank's -rash. made history by taxing on him self the payment of all depositors !n the ruined bank who eou.d not afford to lose the money. It cost him one million dol lars. The destruction of a small rose bush by the crowd that blocked his home almost caused the withdrawal of the offer. The aeecT- banker had a premonition one night five years ago that all was not well at the bank and he went down at a. m. He found his favorite cashier. T. Lee Clarke, pouring over ihe books. He was told by Clarke that all was well "No it isn't." said the old bank presl dent. "You've been gambling again. I'll give you $100,000 now If you'll quit the market." "KeeD vour $100,000, but give me tigar," laughed Clarke as he showed the old banker out. Six hours later Clarke killed himself and tne biggest bank scandal In the history of Pennsylvania was on. President Gwinner never re covered from the shock. WEATHER MAN BREAKS ARM Prof. Willis L, Moore Hurt by Fal in Washington, D. C nriotnvnTnv Rrnt. 3. While aiia-htin from a car today. Prof. Wil lis L. Moore, chief of the Weather Bureaa. fell and broke his left arm. lie Wfl.9 mnvavAfl to the office or a physician, where the Injured member was set. and then, much to the surprise of bis friends, he proceedej to hU own office, where he performed his cuitr mary duties. WMMmA WHILE MA i':V jtiWzk : stcl' WAT I U lV' I iW & n WW i Ir. Cook is sfisiwn as he Dr. CooJc's youngest child, shown in the group uith his mother and sister, has no recollection of ever seeing him. lie left Vie family in Brooklyn for his Polar expedition two years ago, when she teas only a year old. Iff UUUPOUS Will Bring Pupil of Bleriot, Who Will Also Take Part. B.r Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 3. Entry blanks were sent out today by the management of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ; for three days of aviation contests to be held at the speedway on Oct. 15, 16 ani x7. Events for aeroplanes, dirigibles and balloons are scheduled, but conditions are not yet announced. Cash prizes amounting in all to $10,900 are to be offered. In a cablegram dated Paris, received today, Glenn Curtiss finally agrees to the terms offered to him and he will enter the Hfrnnlnn. tI hpre with the biplane he used in his record breaking achievement at Rhelms. He Informs the speedway management iao that a pupil of Louis Bleriot, with I oiertoc monoplane, will accompany I him to the United States, and will ap- I - v., . CUBTISS CABLES ENTRY TO RACES . W v? -Sir "'1?-vV- ' appeared on leaving his main party pear in the Indianapolis aeronautic carnival. Other aeroplane operators are expected soon to sign entry contracts. Zl. LOUIS WANTS TO HAVE FLIGHTS BEFORE INDIANAPOLIS The acceptance of the Indianapolis offer by. Curtiss is taken in St. Louis as an indication, that he will come to SL Louis, though no final answer has been received from him. He is now in Brescia, Italy, and will return to New .York Stpt. 21, at which time, it is expected. iinal arrangements will have beer completed to bring him to St. Louis. Albert Bond Lambert has received a message from the promoters of the Indianapolis events asking whether their flights should be before or after the St. Louis flights. Mr. Lambert advised that the Indianapolis events follow those in St. Louis a few days. STEAMER RUN DOWN, BEACHED; 400 PASSENGERS ARE SAVED English Vessel Fills Rapidly From Hole Knocked by Transport in Harbor. PORTSMOUTH, England. Sept. .-There was an exciting scene at the mouth of Portsmouth Harbor this afternoon when the Isle of Wight steamer Duchess of Kent was run down by a government transport. There were 400 passengers on boarl the Duchess of Kent and immediate! after the collision she began to f'-l rapidly. The captain headed her for the shore and she was beached. All passengers got ashore safely. t on his dash for the North Pole. GIRL STUDENT JET TURNED Victim Was to Have Returned to Washington, D. C, , Seminary. . Spwrlal to th po, t-Pipatch. niUAUO, Sept. 3. Partly clothed ;mis uertha Shaw, 21 years old found dead on the floor of a gas-filled room in the fashionable Irving apart ment building, WIS North State street. today. Although the police incline to sul clde theory, mystery in her death caused an InvestigaUon by detectives. Miss Shaw was the daughter of Mrs. Frances Bowdell-Shaw, a wealthy wid ow. She pianned to return today to the . - riurmount Seminary, Washington. IX C. where she was a student. Mrs. Shaw Is visiting in Indiana, and had left her daughter with Miss Maude Bowdell, an "" -M'ss Bowdell was away from home during the night, and when sfc returned she found her nlooe dead. The window were closed and the gas fume bad no outlet DEAD WITH GAS Kept Daily While Near Pole Temperature 117 Degrees Below Zero. KING WILL ENTERTAIN HIM; CITY IS GAILY DECORATED Explorer Tells of Observations He Made Daily While Near Journey's End and These Are Expected by Scientists to Prove Ke Reached Pole. By Associated Press. t SK UiEX, Denmark. Sept. 3.A newspaper correspondent who went on board the Hans Egede from the pilot steamer off here was able to obtain a few words with Dr. Frederick A. Cook. The explorer ascribed his success the old methods, namely. Eskimos an Eskimo himself , The doctor then gave a hurried sketch of his expedition, in which he said : , - - . Going northward I struck Greenland and then moved northward. "I arrived at the North Pole nounced accompanied by only pole at 7 o'clock in the morning. "I took daily observations for ing at the pole. "Returning we were forced to the first 10 days I took observations daily and recorded them, I was unable to measure the depth of the sea, as I had not the nec essary instruments. The lowest degrees Centigrade below zero." (Eighty-three degrees Centigrade below zero is equal to llZV degrees below zero Fahrenheit.) King of Denmark Will Entertain " v Cook When He Reaches Copenhagen i wrtistiAui.r, uenmarK, wppt. s. ' News was received here today that Dr. Cook, the explorer, had passed Cape Skagen on his way to this city. Cape Skagen Is about 175 miles from Copenhagen and the Hans Egede will probably come into port some time dur ing the night. The social activities will begin direct ly the steamer Meichior, bearing the committee of the Royal Geographical Society, with, Maurice P. Ggan, the American Minister, as the guest, meets the Hans Egede. Dr. Cook will be given a reception and banquet on board the Meichior. King Frederick of Denmark has Inti mated his desire to receive the traveler Sa'urday morning, and from this time onward the dinners, receptions and gaieties will be incessant. Hundreds of telegrams from America and all parts of the world have been received at the American Legation for the doctor. IUs Majesty has arranged to enter tain Dr. Cook at luncheon- tomorrow --XnTThVto e ex- ha I: tomorrow night. The committee having this entertain ment In hahS include representative of the Ministry of Commerce of tl;5 municipality, the Royal Geog-aphlca! Society and the Board of Trade. Four hundred guests have been invited. Cook's Notes Are Expected to Prove That He Actually Reached the Pole By Wire From the Yashlaa-tea Ba. rrna t the I'oat-nispatrh. WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. Partial and official confirmation or Dr. Frederick Cook's discovery of the North Pole ha been received at the State Department Ir a cablegram from Dr. Maurice Francis Egan. American Minister at Copen hagen. Dr. Egan wires that the Dan ish Oovernment has been advised by Its Inspector for North Greenland that Dr. Cook had presented the necessary confirmatory data with record of his observations. This was the first official word received by this Government regarding Dr. Cook's daring exploit. Hl rocorda, when presented" s to the inspection of astronomers uii geog ESKIMO KING HIS THE GOAL to the fact that he made use of and dos. and that be lived like first a westerly course from - April 21, 1908, as already an- two Eskimos. We reached tha a whole fortnight before arriv take a more westerly route an I temperature rcorded was 83 , uM..'jt A certain amount of skepticism Is no- tlceable today among the Scandinavia 1 Arctic explorers, who yesterday accept- ed the discovery of the North Pole a n accomplished fact, and even that . Americans here admit that they have some doubt pending a full statement from Pr. Cook hlnuMilf. j Dr. Nathorst, the Swedish profeesor who questioned the correctness ef the ' first account of Dr. Cook's feat, added today that tn all events Dr. Cook had made a gaod "sporting trip." The news that the Hana Egede had passed Cape Skagen led to Increased activity on the part of those preparing to celebrate the return of the explorer. The fity already Is gay with flaga, and everywhere the stars and stripes are being Intertwined with Danish ensigna. Many persons are preparing to stay up all tilght for fhe possible arrival of the Hans Kg.'de, but the steamer can?" not make port before tomorrow morning. The Meichior will meet the Hant Egede 25 miles outside of the harbor and if Dr. Cook approves he will be transferred to thto vessel for the run to Copenhagen. The official reception will he held at 9 o" clock tomorrow morning and the pier where the fJovernment and city officials will wltin the explorer Is being elaborately decorated. Preparations also are being made to handle an enormous 'crowd. raphers, will teil the story as fully as If an army of experts had accompanied Mm. This la the verdict of the scientists of Washington, both those ot the Government survey and those connected wtth the National Geographic Society. In addition to their declarations that one man would find it impossible lo deceive the world by any seriee of observations prepared In advance, the experts exprwis confidence In the integrity of Dr. Cook and are disposed t accept bis declaration of success without qualification. Otto 11. Tlttntan, superintendent ef Ihm coast and gedHle survey j Frank Waller . Oatlaaed Js ft, Cohrta i f ' 1 X W a

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