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THE TCEPTBLTC: MONDAY. JAXIWRY 22. 11)00.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
I-ue,I Evert- Piy In tl.- Year
Charles v." Knapp. Pres-dent an. i. Mer.
Oeoree I. Allen, Vlre Preside-'.
IV It. Carr. Secretary.
Onice Owner dentil and oil"" Street.
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ilO.VDAYrJANUAr.y 22. ISM.
vol ... x a
TV. E. Carr. Buir.ei-s M.incn of The St.
Lcul Republic, brlnp duly nworn. says tMt
the actual number of full and complete
copies of the dally and Sjnday Republlo
rrlnted during the month of December,
1S5J. all In regu.ar editions, wis as per
Dat. Orles I Eat.. Ootm
J 75,210(17 Sunday SI.30O
2 . .. . 76,6J01S 74,220
3 Sunday S..C60J19 75,200
4 74,99t)20 74.240
6 74,030 21 74.720
6 54,-tBO 22 74.730
7 70,350 2.1 76,695
8 73,100 24 Sunday 80,950
0 70,075 25 79.5IJ
10 Sunday S0.650IC-3 74.6G0
11 75,000i27 74,130
12 74,950j2S 74,740
33 76,000 29 73.90J
J-! 77,070r,0 76,575
13 76,G40l31 Sunday S2.720
Total for the month . 2.369,465
t.ess all copies polli In print
Ins, left over or filed 6I.5M
Net number distributed . . 2.307.9G2
Average daily distribution. . 74,450
And ald W. B Carr further as that
the number of copies returned or reported
unsold durlns the month of December was
t.l$ per cent.
V. B. CARR.
Sirorn to ami subscribed before me thU
td day of January. 1).
J. F. FAIUSH.
Kotary Public. City of St. Louis. Mo. lly
Urm empires April 2C. 1?01.
DlsrKRNS ITS IM'TY.
There is tindonbteil eueourasenieiit in
the decision of the Cniigro-doiKil -"in-mittee
to which was referred ros;n-
man H.irtholdfs bill to pi vent :h- pol'u
tion of navigable waters in Hie I'liltisl
States, as a result of wlueli the bill v. id
be promptlv reiorte(l back to the House.
That this" was done in the fjn of a
most visrirous opposition from f'.mie-s-man
Maun of ("lsieaso iiKu eontaiii.J an
indieaiirn thai Coiiiev. i-. not bein
either bluffed or fMilI by Clne.moV t.n--tu-v.
Mr. HdrtlmldtV bill deserves tin
favorjble action of the Ib.ti-e. eallin.,
as it does, for the appointment of a
roionit-.-ioii lo invoiiate the ijuestioii
of the poilutioii of the Mis-d-sippi and
other waters, with Coiicie -innal aet'o'i
to follow ils repoit. No injustii-e lo Chi
caso's srwaue i:iiial proje t can be lair
y charged to Mich a measure.
It is lo be hoped that the prediction
of the passage of the Hailholdt bill by
lioib houe.-, of t'oiiKres will be fiilliibi).
The matter 1-. one that veiy tU'epif 'in
erns the piKiple of the Mii-sipiii al
ley. Consiess will display a litliuj; solic
itude for the weifan- of thi- ast --(H--tion
of the I nion by pas-in:; -Mr. i'.ar
tholdt'.s auil-waier pollution nio.i-.uic.
rrs a ri.Ni; siMKir.
It is jood lo notice a Meady increase
in that Ioni"ciatic enthusiasm and in
trret in the appioaehiug S'ate -aiu-paisu
v.'hii-h has already resulted in :in
exceptionally etirly beinmiii of the.
work of organization.
The Deiuu-ratic party in Mi-ouii -cupies
a position bcloie the count iv the
justified proniiiience and crttlitai.iliiy of
which esjiecially demand at Hits time
the best effort and the best a !iicoiu nt
Iosible to its Icadeis and rani; and tile.
The- series of Itcniouatie administra
tions of State aflaiis in Mi ouri coin
jiares lavorably with the iccotd of either
party in any oilier State. The Demo
cratic sons of Missouri, in Coupes? and
elsewhere in the field of national poli
tics, have an eniably higli standing.
It is natural that there should be a
keen Democratic rivalry for Stato hon
ors in the approaching election. It is
natural, sil-o, that Missouri Demoeia:s
should be stimulated to their best in the
line of work for the full success' of the
national organization. This spiri. do
sen es generous encouragement. Mis
souri will be a leading St.iro '.u the
Democratic National Convention ami in
11 to ensuing -ampaigii for the Micros of
the Democratic candidate and platform.
Her Democracy must make i ncord
that will even more firmly establish her
standing as a Democratic stiongiioid.
The wan who likes to dream of what
the next new thins will be in hcieute.
who likes lo Imagine the ehangci, which
will come when the air is full of flying
machines, should find an attract!' e held
in the present developments in cleeinc.il
t-eleiite as it bears on the titusuiission
All the lines of wire which the great
teh-grnph companies have strtiiig V ir
years back hate been of a kind which
would make their use in the meiallii
circuit, long-distance telephone poiMe.
Now these companies are sa:d to he pre
paring to enter the telephone iield.
At pre.ent there appeals to lie no in
tention of abolishing the .sounder and
key and the dots and dashes in favor of
the telephone transmitter and the spok
en word, but the move is important as
j-bowing a tendeucy.
It is not Utopian to imagine that not
a long time hence the spoke.i message
will replace the dot-and-dash message.
The great development which tbs dot-and-dash
system reached in the years
,wheu it was the only method of long-
(Hr-ianee communication litis .::vei 't a
tenacious litilil. bul llierc is . i-r;. iii.i:i
to believe that Ilie linbl Mill I'ra.i'l.v n
!.i. in fiivur i tin- )il;-n word.
Tin- (INcovcry o( windo.-, U'li-uniiilij.
in which the dot :md-d:iMi s.i$.;i-m imi.-t
In' used. h:is :m imiirl:iru In.i,-in on
this qiii'.Mioii. The tinic nny ho dMii
inc wlicii dots and dailies will hi used
in wireless lelesraiiliy and sjiol.t n woriU
in uiie circuits.
I'omorpns liscoveiies in fl-;r-";il
tnin-iiiisit.ii undoubledly i:id;ca:. il.at
chaimcs of revolutionary iiii;io"l:m -e ave
at the Ihreshold.
usi:s or suspicion.
Any bills before the piesont Municipal
Assembly which vested moie patronage
or more power In the hands f the
Mayor would be distasteful to Hie peo
ple, though some of their purposes might
Thiough weakness or through deliber
ate eil poliln-s, the Major has sur
rounded himself w nil bad agents. The
Municipal Assembly has convicted itself
ot possessing a voracious appetite for
the spoils of corruption. Itelweeu the
two. the public looks with justified sus
picion upon an j- dieriou oi power to
the inner curie of the administration.
It has been boldly and frciuieutlj as
serted, and can be proved in detail w lien
tile time comes, that theie have been
short deliveries on coiiliacls; that ma
terial bus been paid for b- the rity and
never delivered: thai mateiial has been
bought under contrails made without
the advertising required li Iav. and
without the oiiipeliliiiii routciiiplaied
by the law- which iripiires niKcrilsiug
These practices hae not been so well
concealed that ibey are not known b
a large number of people. In a general
way ever j' man in St. Louis who takes
interest enough iu iiiuuicip.il aflnirs to
be een superticiallj- posted know. that
the fnijuent oerurieui e of Mich prac
tices is admitted liy the perm as
sociated with the City Hall machine.
In fact, then- is no more common topic
of convcrs.it inn mound the 'it Hail
than the various instances iu which the
practices hae pl.ijcd a part.
To be acceptable, measures designed
lo adjust the dilleieine between mu
nicipal revenues and e.poust. must
lea it" pairouage whcie it is now placed,
or at least not transfer any of it to the
Major. Kspeciallj' must thej- abstain
Itom assault on the emplojiiient tunc
tions of the Itoaid of Public Improie
IlieliCs. For just these teasoiis the p ople over
whelmed the I'll. liter atneiiilmeiils in the
summer of Wis. If the voters had trust
ed Hie Major and the Municipal A
seniMj. the other objections lo ihe
Charter amendments would piobal.lj
liot have been enough to arouse a great
popular movement. The .Major and Hie
Municipal A-M-mblj- defeated the amend
ments. Thej will inciease the slieiigth
of the reform movement unless thej
abandou Ihe attempt to seize new pat
ronage and debauch departments hither
to comp.irativelj clean.
WANT OXIP PIMi 1 (.
Then" is a glowing supicn n in ob
serving circles thai the Trustees of the
Sanitarj Distiict of Chicago are talking
to keep their coinage up when they de
clare that thej have no apprehensions,
of tln outcome of the litigation relatite
lo the big sewer iliej- have built.
Kiiher this or the ttiistees I ave no: n
garded from an engineering standpoint
the promises thej- must keep. In the
aci which granted them the light o ou-
stiuet the canal tnej promised to scad
through that conduit :;oUmm cubic fee,
of water per niiuiile.
These ligiues mean that everj- wink of
Ihe rye. night ami daj theie iinist go
into that canal ."..immi .-ubie feet of watei.
Kverj- wink of the eje the puiup must
pour into tin canal a volume of water
,V'tl li-et across, tell feet deep and a fool
long. Kverj d.iy Chicago' puaps must
pour down the canal enough water to till
a tank one mile long, one mile wide and
illt'-en lent deep.
Theie are numbers of r-asriis to be
lieve that Cbiiago never luleiided t
fuilill the obligations she assumed. She
seems to have Mipposed that, once ihe
anal was iu opeiatioti. once she n.id
expended a large number of mi'hoiis of
dollars on it. the coiiimiiuitie.. iujurioii:,
l.v atTected would quietly allo-v her to
opeiiite her ditch unmolested. It nuj
be shocking to Chicago ' tuid that flies-;
communities -.how no such inclination.
Thej- have granted Chicago a valuable
privilege In return foi benchts prom
ised. It was a contract drawn up with
legal piecision. Chicago lough: the
right, which did not naturally b long to
her, to drain into the Des Phillies and
the Illinois Kivers and agnn-d to pay
tor that right by tinning into the liveis
oOti.tKiO cubic feet of water per iniuii'o.
making them perfectly navigable. If
the consideration is not paid the li-ilit
necessarily lapses. It is not a compli
cated business proposition.
St. I.ouis and Missouri occupy an at
titude in the controversy different lroin
that of Illinois imuiicipaliti'"-. Thej
wcre not consulted when Chicigo made
tlie bargain for her flit- h. Tlcy were
inteie.sted parties, but their iuU""ot was
not purchased. This gives tliem a siuo
of action whether or not Cliic-igo Keeps
the piomises she matle to IlIinvH.
dh:d at ins posr.
In the death at Ladysiuuii of Cot
respondent George W. Steevct.s the
newspaper fraternity loses one of its
most satisfj-ingly typical lig-.irM and the
world at huge one of its most accurate
and graphic repoiteis of great happen
ings. This admirable worker combined to a
notable degree the attributes necessary
to the truest success in his profession.
His enthusiasm in the gather'iig of news
was ardent and untiring. H-s courage
was equal to anj- task put tqion him bj
the demands of the hour. II:s regard
for facts kept him invariablv- and le
liably aloof from unwarranted sensa
tionalism. His genuine insight into tie
meaning of things, allied to a literarj
touch of rare merit, gave to his writings
a value surpassing that usually attach
ing to hurried chronicles of ouricnt
Stcevens's books, such as " ith
Kitchener to Khartoum." "In India"
and "The Laud of the Dollar," were of
the impressionist school, as was natural
to a man trained in newspaper method's
rather than iu those of the ac.Jeia'J
cult. But they were coneellv iMpres
sionist in their clear reflection t (!'e
things he saw not distorted by any :n
herent or acquired flaw In the nature i i
tla' vvriter. A genuine intuition more
often than not led him to Jusler e.tii' lu
sioiis ihan are sometimes icathcii i-y
men ot mole dcliberateue.ss ! method.
The group of great American md I'n--lish
oriesMindeii!s. ncarlj" everj- i icin
ber of which is now at tin- lrii "t
South A I nca. whose woiK t lai" joais
has made a biilliaut ra iu the history
of reiiorting. will miss Steeveiis as a
leader iu the eratt. His death. h-vvi ver.
was as titling as Hut which comes io a
soldier on the Held placed, as he was
on the very spot whcie the gloat epic
of the llrilish P.ocr war must n-ach lis
di-iinalie euluiiuation. It is not likelj'
that the Cuglish people will fail to ih
lor due honor to so gallant and faithlul
ITS A MOUAI- PANIC.
It is poi haps, natut.il that several
loading Ijindoii newspaper, slumld have
tailed to comment editoiiallj on the
statement bj Count von ISilelovv, I'er
mai'j's Minjvter ot I'oicigu All'au-s. that
liiiglaild had conceded everj point made
by ills Cov eminent iu Hie matter of the
Huiulcsrath seiiire: and also that otheis
should have minimized as much as pos
sible the jieldmg spint thus shown liy
the ltriiis.li (Jovcninifin.
Neveilhcless, these editors seem a bit
li.islj- iu Hiiis tacitlj confessing in a
fooling of humiliation in (oiiteuiplating
Ihe liumlfsraih incident. The vvoild at
l.nge will not be prnu to believe that
the l'.rilish spirit has boon cowed by the
leveises to IJulish anus iu South Atrii-a.
i i b.v anj- ineiiaee ol itiriher iiiteuia
inuial -omplieniioiis aiisiug tioiu loss of
niililaij piestige. II has been cliar
aiierisiie of linulisli pluck ill the jiast
iti.it it lose proportiouatclj- the dan
gers encouulcicil not that it to.e I out
irom the nation's toes mid lingers at the
lirst blow in Hie face Mom a worihy an
tagonist. What is mine than likely lo be the
oneof ex plana I ion of the P.uiitb-inth
concessions Js that the British Com-iii-ineiit
knew itself to be in the wrong,
and lei ogp.i.ed the plain fad that its
original wrongdoing iu lorciiig war on
the two Uiitili Kopublirs might not safe
Iv he aggravated b.v further willfulness.
The public seiinmonl of the vvoild con
demns the P.ritisli aiii'iupt to rob the
Dutch in Smith Afm-a. and Britain is
lealiing the soiil-vveakoniiig nilliienceof
a bad cause. Mor:tl. not phj-sioal. pai'io
is at Hie bottom of ln-r acts of concis
sion to Ccrmaiiv.
j!jM-Mppi is consiilering an r.iiii-tru-t
law width pirst ribeil a penaltj ! Ipon
2.oiit to .s.".. win for violations .if its pr t
visiims. The elfootiveiii'ss of a law is
Hoi dileitlj iiriipni tinned to tie" . sever'! V
ol the pon.-tlij it picsoribes. A ligt.l
blow thai l.u.ds dne.s greater evecutiou
than a hcavv blow thai docs not.
It must iirilate the empiie-dioameis
to loali.e Hiat lhere"s no Temple liar
haiiiiv- iu Washington on which -to iis
jilaj i lie gnfj hi-ails of such traitors"
as Hoar. Iletd. Wellington. Kdmunds.
Sherman. Burrows. Woliott. Pettigiew,
Mason and others of that ilk.
It is an injusihe to ihe barnacles t..
stispecl that the failure to make pin- I
vision for lighting I lie public buildings
was a plan lo escape work l In so short
winter dajs. The barnai les do not have
to lesortto subterfuges to avoid work.
To tell him plainl.v. as Senator tJcorge
I'risbii" Hoar did in the Philippine it!"s
tioti. 'Cot thee behind me. Safin." is a
whole lot boiler than to beat in mi nimm I
the bush as the average Congr-ssman is
Seerotaiv Cage's friendliness io a
banking tuisi in New York is proof that
he has hooiuc a good Itcpuhlican. He
and Manila ought to be able to insure a
pleulitul campaign fund this summer.
Victory B.iteman saj-s that her new
husband will not be of the .short-term,
haphazard variety. She has evidenllv
been favorably impressed by her experi
ence iu the (oiiiiuuous show hue.
If the President aids the passage of
the Ciillom bill amending the Interstate
Commerce Commission act he will be
entitled to ihe thanks of all small ship
pers -as a matter of just rebate.
Tliat Brooklj-n man who has been
patched up with hen's egg lining as a
substitute for lost cuticle will probabl.v
hereafter enjoj having his own female
Kind make a dead set at him.
Secretary of the Navy Long is so quiet
these dajs that it's easy to imagine him
indulging in nipt contemplation of Hie
charms of such a name as "St. I.ouis"
for one of his new cruisers.
Kentucky will act wisely In convinc-
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1 Hi.. O' I J" v'l'IU tl HIT" l.lt.1. tll.lt. t IICII-
J ever there's any killing neessary to be
done she reserves that job for her own
It looks now as if the Americanized
Panama Canal is to meet the fate of all
expatriated tilings in being disowned bj
both its abandoned and self-chosen coun
Uies. Chicago must be made to realize that
an American Congress is not a body to
be bluffed into approval of a sanitarj
crime by a loud noise and a bad sineil.
Andrew Carnegie's protest against
charity to l.izj- men is aiter all but a
variation of the old spying that Clod
helps those who help themselves.
In pulling out a Boer privateering
vessel Ooiu Paul Kruger may bo ttjing
to test the accuracj- of Lord Beresfoid'.s
estimate of the British navy.
"Fiddling Bob" Taj lor of Tennessee
stiuck a mighty sweet and true note
when he predicted overwhelming sintess
for St. Louis's World's Fair.
The people of the I'nited States have
a gieat navy, but it will never be com
plete until a cruiser named SL Louis
forms a pan of it.
O. Who can Tcllf
Thy frn thai now tte fragile l..s
If pali- and utPtfu rate.
Iler staluail sMw dotli outclass
In fashion's U-autt, rute;
Hal tvho --.m till If this be true?
Kt.r. s-lntt? the Txorld l-pn.
Hate i ft alike th.' tintne two
Oct In it-.nr work on man?
Th sunburned or tlie snowy cheek.
The t it or flashiniT ej c.
1h thet n.u f-ju il tulr r.rek
! llUrt Ml,t . T1IA.I f-o n'sli
Or who bUxs nop or tt !io s.laS lr?,
fan am ma.i ukf onth
Whin all lil t.i.v:t.-l ts- he must addre5s
To iite bim.ir from 1-otli?
HlPLBlf i. S-VLNDKlia.
VIEWS OF DEMOCRATIC EDITORS
ON CANDIDATES AND CONVENTIONS.
Additional Letters Which Discuss the Governorship and Dock-
I"l to l.isi niRht i,r, aitsvu'r li.nl be. n re
efhrd to Tl.n Ite-niMn-V rciiucst for iipt i
Inns itom I-niiihTalli odmirtt In JIti-.m-i
Fourteen pi, ro iirelnfine lor Ilie
Kovernorxinit. of tin- Hi who openly an
nounce their ch, lice. lUare for Ii.ickery .ml
tvv cut) -nine fur Hall.
The ttntwrrs l,y a very hirs" inufnrl'y
favor .iu .iily ciinvtnti'iii As lift ween "ii
ami two Stalu conventions, n1ii'"tevn Iie
lleve that one ts eiuuish. elKhli -nilif hoM
ItiK that two would be bettor.
Follow Int-: Is atlilttiuiul list of tpll-;. the
ithets will ! publlshi'd .is tapl'liy. fr mi
lav to il.i. as Tlio Ki puhlti-'sj simcc ik.t
To th- C-Htor of Til-- i:e-.iiM!-
The I'roKps, )1-1S ,t ( n fcre'iee for llov
'tnor. .mil li ireITLnie ! ilwidi illy f-r
Tli-rp Is this jc.ir I"""" ebjet lion to an
iriv State 'invention th.iU has us-i.il.y
l.ts'ti her.-tofnri "Snap conventions" are
Kr.itl) t in f..irnl. hut an e:irl onven
Hoti this time win l,o inlil of .ill setnlil.in'S
of iinniin.it in letioti bcfiin the oplul m of
the Party ni.is.-.'.:. luis 1 1 en rj. -tIlzoI .
o the lie-si tuny xpt'itt'ni'v in lh nutter
of the tifitritti.it ion of the I'hlof nl tie tr,t -ti-'k.t
Th lout- ntiii sIciihIIv v.ilu.itile s-r
vlee "f Mr. Uookery in "nitrre"s li.is m.ule
bis luinii" .iihI his tie rits .i - a x'"''"' itt.i'i
f.tinlll.ir to .ill Mi-.-iiiiri.ins vtln have K. pt
an ev- tipon the run of oiiKies.sion.il Iest'
i.iinn Tlie tank ami IKi ot the Di.no-
ratie p.irtt u our SI ite won as w II in
lerille.1 ,i- to .Mi tioikerj s llui In Ills
t-artv ami 'i. snintr" .it l.trce. vhn lirt
t"i'tili"ii v.an in.n!" of liitn is a -uulabl"
. .tmhil.ite fi r iluv rnnr. ii" tl'ev are now -r
vill he anv tun later "ti io tin eanipiitr"".
The I'rocre.;. i.munt- th -rlt-sti :inil il.ui
K rmis !-iit tn which :'! cms will s.. ei
irailltiK -u Iptlurure ami oil", in th.- mat
ter of sel tin,' ,i tirket Two Stale convention-,
then fore, nne to v:eoi a Kt-tte tb ket
..ml the other legate tn the National
t'onvenllon. arc prof. rati.-, in this, that tlie
trailers and trli k-l-r.- will have less Jritln
em e ami it.s at th-it mtnHiM upon
which lo do that Mml of Im'-lni ss.
Mr Mm fcerr is. now in tin meridian 'f
Ins lift and th.- full Klorv ot hi.- lost liysi-
al ami Inti Hi dual reIlKtll As inilille
man. he has made for himself a rh tract-r
that Is re--ard.il in rot or.l t!ie p-ople if
1 Is own S-;tati'. t.tif Sit, cood .iihI intelh'-ent
t-ltizens .ill nvr the Atnerb an I nion. uhi. h
Is a imvir of -treneth in ill 'hit i up
tiKht. vvle and patriotic. For t lorn; s. rtes
of joars he has a. t"-d a coii-piru.-nt-. Jiait
cs a in. tuber of the low.r house of Cun
cress.. ami hl whole career has Ih-oii
tn.irki-I with not unit force of h.irictci.
lm ev aeiinfn of nil He. I tr.iiiK-J in
ptiritj and honest of purp. . that made
loin a peer atn.ing tie- tn st pttrintl' . th
ivLiej! and init useful "u"icrrssini'n nf his
diiv. It P SANMIIMIK.
To the lIit-ir rt The H-puhli.
Iii answer tn yours would answer ytiur
fue-jtiou-t as follows:
W. r HI! Ft,
Itocl. t ill.-.
T-t the !ilor of Th Itepabllr
In ansv.er to jour tuerio
1. Fnr tTiivornor- Honorable M. A. Ball
first, last ntni all time
; An e.irlv onventlon v.mild he prefi r
able It would glv.- more titneIo -.luiat"
the i-ecjili" on national as v(Tl a- State
.! Two State i .inventions by all ne.ins.
If both .m- In Id at one lime n ini-jht firai-phi-.ile
matters and cive tis .some weak
i-.ni.ll.late nil tlie State ticket, a st.lt' of
attriirs that would not lie desiiabli. when a
hard !! nnltieil IIkIiI mu.-t he made oil
along the line I don't think nur Stale
convention should be Kimp' il in any way
whatsoever. s. HAKIY.
To the Kditor of The He; iltliu
In answer to vour pi'stlon will f:iv.
1. I am for Mo- k-rj for c;overnnr
-. .11 v Idea Is to hold a Slate ('.invention
nhcut the last of .May or 1st .if June.
S 1 would advlfe one State uTivntion
if the State Centra! '"''1nlt'V.,1,1.1il'o'il,'
ilPal A J TllloivvKK.
Tn the IMltnr of The IlepuMlc
Tor (-'in. rnor. I Isli.ve it is for the best
int-rryts of the IjtnuK'rjtlc party to noin
Itmle the Honorable A. M. Dnckerj. vvlm
inailo such an eii-cllent rrmrd in niiRr.ss.
The Stale Tnim ntion should no In Id some
time In the latt. r p-'ft of June nr the lirst
"Think wc should have two State conyen
,;on. ( HAS KAi.
To th. Mitor of The ItrpubUc.
1. Yes. Honorable A. -M. Mockery.
Z. Ouoorly. A.J SI'MMKKP.
' Editor Mcmocr.iu
To tl. llitor of The Itepubll'
In rcs-ird to your inuuiries I take pleis
ure in .iiutwrrirk as follows.
1 Yes. HomraUe A. M. Motkery. and I
believe he will be noininatd by ticclitna-
1. "l think an oirly convention is .nl.-is-iiMo.
hut don't believe It .sln.uM be c.-ill.-l
until after tilt National Convention Is
'It ' lam of the opinion that ore conven
tion is all tint is lico-v-nr for Ihe tiomi-ia-tion
nf ti'bMtis to the National Convention
and State candidal. nIXI1AM.
IMItor The News.
To the IMItor of The IU l-uMlr.
In reply to jour three questions we will
say: . ... .
I lie think that Dmkery is lh.- man for
Ciov.rnor of this- great i-tate. He 1ms th'
atiillty and he has -.t-rieu.e tr. pu die af
fairs, and withal is a lirnad-Kauid man.
such a man n.s will Klvc us an iidniinlstra
tlon of which eviry ilsourl.in will bo
proud. ,. - ..
2. IVe think the Slate Convention for the
nomimulon nf State antliil.it. t- should b.
held after the National convenlinn. at
which tlie poll.v of the !" 's de.lar.il
.1 The answ.r tt. the last .luc-tion -hows
we liibeve in two t oiivttittoiis as lias l-eii
the tlmo-hoiior.-d Vl';ui'.?;,y '"
the State J KM I. IT v ( (A.
1,1 nl",p Kditiir. Ixmuirat.
To the i:d:tor ef The i: pnbllt
1. llonomble A. M Mjcl.ery.
2. To siltct deiccilis I" National onven-tion-vts.
Tn noniit.atp State ticket the -ni-vertinn
should he lit Id "' a month nr -iv
tveiks alter National L'on-.oil ion. Should
linth conventions In held In one it cives .no
lurch loom for m.i.niK "h',1 tnidinp. thus
prt.l'uhlv perverliin; the mind- of the St.if
caudld..t.- from roreivniK aut and fair
tonslderation. The State platform should
conform m the national platform, and. for
this reason, should not bo h Id until aflir
National Convention. ,,,.,,-. .-.
. Two. MOYl.n . Fl'UOHI.I.D.
To the HOItor of TI.- pu-Jlie
In reply to our aiio.-tionH we will state
that tho Uemocrat-I.-ader has a. preference
for Gov trnor In the person of Honorable
A Jl. Doikery of Cill-vt'n. whom we be
lieve to be the best man for that hli;li po
sition. The IVorld's I'a"" -J ? Louis mtd
Mich ii brainy and broad-minded man at
the helm in 'W-'W , .. .
Me do not b-!icve in hoMInt; the suite
Convention earlier than JiilJ l--
IVe are of the opinion that separate con
ventions should he l'-ld to nniinate dele
gates to the National '""p"t," ":' Sute
landidjtes. .MASON & IlISK.f.S.
To th Witor of TI.e Kepal'lle
I prefer A. M. Mo--kery for .. ernor.
i. Y'cs, Just after the lb-publican Conven
tion. 3' 1V'' JOHN I. CHRISTIAN.
IT .. It'll.
To th Kfiitor of The Itepubh'
I do not see any rcu..m ' -a..i.iK uiiiu
f!r the Kecubhcans hold thelr convention
In relertnce to your q"!' v..u.u -
I ireftr Honorable A. M- Mockery for t.ov
ernor. I have m choice s " time of Slate
Convention. I favor whatever time seems
best to the leaders of the party. Of course,
if vve have on early National C oiiventlon
we mn-lii tn have an i.irl.v State onventlon.
.. .p,.i.i .it
Iu fc.-e vte h.dd nil's and make our ld.lt
IniUI I ttlltlk the sam,. 'Siuvrlltio'l t nlli'l
1 ..titillate Slate ol!l -rs ,,iltl .l(.t il'd.-J.-ltt
t-i tin- National 'oliv ntion
I tllltlk the Jtl'tlcnl 'onvi ntion should I'"
h.-'d s. par.it. . as t um ..ppnsed to the po
litical nilli ,-nid th. (uiilctarv l.cltiB mlit-.l
Harmony prevails in tin tvtrtv hde
It. .11. WHITli
To the n.llt.T of l'(. I:. , jt.ll.
1.' Ill Jlll
3 One will ansnei, would be less ev-pti.-Ie
and liriiiK . qHl resultc.
' 1". VANMlvnit.
To the IMIt-.r of Tl.- It. t.ol.ll.
1. Hoimralile A. it. Mockery.
2. Two ennvetiimns l,v all means
! P. (.AltKANH.
T" the Rililor ..f Th- f"t .!'.
1 1 do h:iv a t.orv dei ided preference f"r
innrnur. tinvinK Iivi in the name nunty
villi him f..r ov-r lit. ty y.-ars. know and
resp.-.-t iiim "Th( lirst initial nf ht
ti.iin. " is M.nld A. IUI!
'1 M. tint favor v-rv early conventl in.
I ''im.s..i in ant thin-; like ",t snap rnnvcii
3 Think that tt is l-s; to hold the -oti-vntinis
st p.iraii !. a-t in !.
WILLIAM B JON'Kri.
T the Klll-M- "f The I,ul ,
To the lilit.fl- of The Krputlb .
i Ntii tiwi early
.!. I would f.itnr holilln-: cnnventloni
s.itarat. I. v x. McKINNBY.
E'lltor Tlie Standard.
To the IJIitor nf The K-iKiMi,:.
I A. .11 Mockery,
i Not too eiriy.
' '". IKVINfJ niKMIIIt.
To the IJi'tor of Th. Iiu1-!h
!. Hot-orahlc A. M. Minkery. lirat. lot
and all the time.
2. Y. .
2. We think one would he suili. ient
SMITH .V- W-IIN.
( i iilnn.
To tjs Wlltor of Tlie n.j'.il-li".
Our luifert-nce fnr the tiet Covernor of
.IHssourl is II.mnr.ildc A .11. MiM-kirv not
that wi- have audit a-jain-t Hon.. rat. lo M
A I!.iII. whom we retnunm- as a laithful
and true I), mmnt work, r-l.ut that .Mis
souri is in thit proniin. nt po-liiou amoiit;
the Slat, s and is in that urn-.Mnj; oridi
iltui th it vve think a nun trl'd and true
and void t.e ;,,li. .p. re nee in publi- af
lalrs :i Ii Mi. Mm-kerv is just such a man
as thl.s Krat conimunv-T ilth most n. .ss to
Kui'te lier tn irreat. r distinction and hidn r
h.mnrs In the pnlitli.il. c.iinineriial and
1' Me d tint s. .- that i.nv thins could i.
sain, it bv an . arlv convention. iiiiIomi sum.-
a th.- itnldbucs shnulil attempt In control
matt.rs iu ail eii.li.iv.ir to side-track
J!ran and the rhlcatrn platform
3 It will prnb.il.lv le nieess.irv tn have
two conventions, if all th. M.itrrnoi of the
p.iit.v to he .tccoiumnd.it.. I with the honors
nl :i plate tin ir locatlnns tn nur ..iliv.-n-tmtts.
Imo .-onvintions have bti-n satis,
factnry In ihe pi-i and vve .see no advatt-t.il-e
to aer-ruc to t party in a. clianso
from the old pntl.- nr ir..-thi.ls
To He i;iit,.r of The l;.,,ui.ii.
1. Mv preferi n for Covernor is A. .11
Mockerv. lirst. las, , ., ,llo n
- I d.. not think It ..dvls.ihle tn call the
- Il '"u,-'i""n prior m June
- Shnuld the National Convention not
meet prior (.,. s.,. juw ;o. one convention
would Mitlire tn nominal,. ! Itg.it. to tho
National ('onvditinn m State candidates.
I favor onl.v mie cnnvoitlon. ir it can he
m.tnat,til to nominate Imtli.
-ii. r. stipi.'s.
T. t!i tMlter of Th- lt.-piit.li
'onecrnlnK jour iiu.ri-s- in r.-card tn
State ( onviiition m,itt. rs. the Meni-crat U
Ilcves that the inlertsts .,f the party are
ririvo i .y I"'I,'1I"K ' convention n.'lther
earlj ,,ir iJt Th.- .or.v.ntiun should he
en, l"'"' 'ht "f""1 "m,'t """n n" '""
" ,'nrj?" ,h'" ".' one had "Rotten In
bi.sw.irk for a p.-r-on.il advantage.
The Monirral h. Heves that dele(.'ates to
he National ('onventlon and the m.n.im es
tor Ihr Slat,, ip ket may all he s. 1,-ct. d at
on.- cnuveutinn. Ju-t as vvelf ami as s.,tis
lactorily us at two reinvention. 1'olltici.ms
may pref. r two. hut th. po-plo pr. fer otic
JASI'KK col'NTV MKMOi'KAT.
To Ihe IMItor of Th- ItepuMI.
IV. have a choice fnr Covernor in the
person of Ale. .nd--r 11. Mockerv nf M.iivtss
( nuntj. Our r..ison is, vve believe, the una:
Stat.- shnuld h.iv- a -,-rrat Covtrn..r.
V.e would not d.-em an early State Con
ventual .nivisutle in ' ilrne-.s tn c.itididate.s
vvlm In o shnrt a tim,. would he unable to
properly present th.ir claims.
Me would advise nne- nnvvntlon. at which
both delepaies to the National Conv. ntion
and Stte candidates enuld le- iioitit!i.it.sI.
IMItor Pruiiine Knife.
To the Hlil.r r.f The lb.j-ul.lie
lly prefcrepc. fur (Jnvtrnnr Is Imekcry.
tlinu-h my paper do..s not take sid-s Ih--tween
vvnrthy eamlldates for nomination.
Ant in r..vcr nf on earlier cnnvenli.m than
Tin re should l-e two ennventlons.
15 M" McllL'LMN.
K.litnr Jeff(ron Democrat.
To the IV. t r ef Th- lie, ubm
1 Me are iinci.-mpreiinl-itiKlv for IVick-e-rv.
I. We think mi.
S. Me think two ce.nve titions he-tier
WII.KHKSON' A.N'M MKATON.
IMilors Times-Hi raid.
To th- K.lit r ef Th l:--piil.lle
1. My Individual prtierenee for Cevernor
anion-.- those who arc avnvvl eandtd.ilfs.
is the Honorable A. M. Mock.-ry. He I
s.ife and a vvmner.
2. An larly state Convention is not .-(!-vi.sable
for the reason that .mill the Na
tional Memccratic Convi'itin-i ha.i fpnk- n.
which Is the hidiesi Democratic autliorilv.
some blunders mlKhl be m ide In State
parlv platform, which would ntherv.i-o. If
Iiartl lo nieel or plain '
l Onl.v one convention Is ne. o ary In
mi jtiddnciit to nominate ile-Iccnirs te'Na
tional I'oiiventlon and Sli-le caudldati s.
HMWAHM i: KIMN.
T the IM r r e-f T):e R'ruMie
In replv to your epic-tnuis xiiU say that I
favor Honorable! A. M. Hoik-TV for Ocv-
I think that May or June would beat-out
right time for convention.
1 al-o think one convention would be all
that is necessary. Melcsrates to the Na
tional Convention and State candidates
eoild be nominated at same time. Would
mil' a frre.it deal of expense.
IMitor IX moerat.
Tn the IMItnr of The Ili-puMic
1. I have a preference for Gn-ernor in the
person nf Honorable A. M. Pockerv whom
1 consider will make us the bti-t Chief Kx
ecullvc of any now mentioned, and who. 'n
addition. r- thebtst tampalsncr. and there
fore the stioncesl man with whom to so be
fore the rieotitc.
. I cniisi ler that two State Conventions
are advisable. First, eine to select i!e!e!;aie.s
to the National Convention, and th.-n nne
immellalely after the Natlonil Convention
to reaffirm that convention's plattorm and
t nominate Slate oand.'datcs to pace upon
3 t thirlt that Inn ennventions are ad
vantaseocs but would not call them so
early that they can be called snap conven
tions. By having two conventions In two
Hfinn no preieren.s- tor (iovernor. vve
belli vi an e.irlv sMt invention shmilil !
e.llleil One l.lt; . ntivt ntinn would meet all
III. r(iiiirement- tn munln.il.- s'tnto tick'-t
and il'I-Ka-les t,, tho National 'nnventinn.
CH. N MOBYN'S.
different liti the party wll be slrenq'b-
tied llV the llifll-dllll nf elltllUMMMU ill IWO
dilfirent si.ctioi.s at dilfer.nl lltiu-s. ami it
will ri.il.lc eacil i-ilnt In iiotli.r two sets
nt Ie-I.-K.it.-. iu the sarin- .'r. and th. r. by
in. re.,..- tt.. ir intires! iu the i-irtv v.nrk.
It would l.e a ureal ad'.aiilaK'- if twi.e tint
IlllllllHr nf c! I. L-al.'H teuld be elected to the
t. .... .. . .. ... i I.. .. ....t.l ....T
t t-"nveiiiniiat. l. in' t-"i. ......... ..--- .
be Inn lari-e and uuwl.'ldy it wnlllil take ,
, .-uiii'-i i.hi mux .inti inti iin.i.nip -
J mm h to hnti! nne oinv-ention. an there H
J alw.ivs four or live days' unik m iiiiininat-
iiik a s-t.li, ti. i..t J I- -VHTCIII.M.
T. the- filit r ..f -lf Itti'iit.l..
1. Mv Hist hnl.-e. fnr i.in'i nwr i-i Hon
orable A .1! Da-kerj
.'. I hi of the npitiiini that the i. -He rent s)
nf lh.- Mtmi-ratle turtv of MIouri wouhl
Is- aitvanta-re'iiislv prejmnted bv holdini, a
St.iti 'invention in-i-lt.t th tlel.--,.'it to
tl'e next Nailotiat ('nnveriiinti aboit th
' usual tun-- iu ad" am e ' lh- latier. an I
t. lly b IdluK I be mid stt- Caivei-
turn .ted nominal!;:-,- .ill the t-.i ididile-. for
I Slate oltli.rs. ami a s. pirate ...mention to
iiinniin.it- Supreme Court Jud3 atid
.Indjles ,,f ti,.. A'.s-ll.l'" Ci.orts some !:ltl
att-r ti. .in.- of'i' e Xi.tl.m-il uveiitl'.n
j c NKwmi.'.
IMitor nf the i"-.pr. s.
CARRYING MAIL IN ALASKA.
II'lllslliis Klltnlllll.Trii 1.V I 'licit
1.isl.iu.:on. Jin. 2! -A mail carrier
named ' Windy Jim." who live-ej em des lyed
meat for .- v.t-ek and sue. eeded in de-llv-rriiiR
Ius i-ouch after falllm, througli the
ite several tunes, is snraethinf; unusual in
the w.i nf .i postman.
I'ncl. Sam bus a number eif stub men in
lie i-mjuny. '1 ney carry the mail to iui
Horn tin mm. in in the o:u ni.-iirn is u .
Alt-ka, umt if il were nut for tnetr ser-
vii is l lo p. pic nf that triKtu i.md nul.l
not (nuununicate Willi tho-e tiny It'll m
"Ihe st.it.s" 'I h.;re are s v ral .hllicult
mall rnut.s In that riKinn. tut th. one with
the bast harm lies l-.-l'..-eIl V.ud. A oil
Pilnce William Sound and Lad'-, a iar in
l.rior imint. I-ui some U::n- tn.- mall ws
e!i-ilaicn.-d nvtr a route rutminj. thruugh
llrilish territory, lull it was ib ided thai
it w.jiilel be tar lieifr to prnjm a mute
throudi "jr ie..ii territory, as our ..UlciaN
would then h.tv. entire i.mtrnl nf all jior
tintis of It .md ...u'd that th mall was
transmitted more ets'iiltlnu-.l.
It via.- fnr t'il rtasoti thai the route from
Valibz t. j-lidt, t utlri l within tl-e terri
tory of the I'mteil Stites, vva adnpted.
T.'i" service there was mausmiatrd last
. lobT. and tin: Post Oltic- I iiarimtnt
lias Just ri.iv. I r jo-ts irom -h. pimieers
win. broke the vv.iv ov.r this new Krnund.
'fhev rei.tt.- tales or pov.-rly and privations
of .-. kind In try the stoutest 1.. art and
hardest tranie Ihe prf l 1 ud lor this s.r-Vie-
however Is verv hiirh. J1.U5 tor a
sinde trip ..ii.' vvny f..r lh first Sou jKHinds
n man aim y,i inr ei auuiimiiai i---poiiml-
Kvcti this I.'irce .iruount does imiI
hold siiuie of the carriers In the work,
however, and many dve It up tor easier
and mor.- remunerative ifipbo merit in the
mines, w hi r unskilled iiilmr net 51'' a div.
The first n isjrt from Kaubi descrines the
arrival uf two tnt.i from Vildez, win. had
lived on s-nur iloudt tlan-J.tiks for s,.i,ril
days and had !e-en nbl'.K.d to limit them
selves tn only two ol tt-.se at .-a. h m..tl.
'flies.- tvv.t men tide ivnred tn strike a bal
anee. with th. ir stnni.u hs by i.itiii-; up iU.Z
worth nf provisions .1 two me.tU When
Ibey stirtid Uick to Valibz they iud twen
ty davs' rations, and were accompanied
nvir a part nf the mute by n detachment
of soldiers The nllieeT in command nf this
de-t ichnnnt ! scribes the journey. The
partv i unsi-tc-d nf u chi-f of scouts, fnar
jciekere. and two mail eirrifrs and tiftien
p.n K animals, cous.-etitii-; nf horses and
mitlis .Ml these- were nete-isary for the
transportatieei of S pnunds of mail in
charue of tlie carriers". No slops were maUp
for luii. h. but the partv pushi-I on from
lav break until dark. Tin; only refresh
ments bv tlie wav cunsistesl of bicon
fmnn stiff and bardta. k btT.-uits. Ins-pile
of th.ir In st efforts, they traveled only
S' vent. en miles Ihe- lirst day. ton the n. tt
and were then completely stalled for twen-tv-foiir
imurs by a severe blizzard. Thir-t-twu
miles were made in tho two fnlluvr
Ins days ami then tie ntitlit camped on Ui
mountain side at nn ebvatlon nf 4.31 feel,
with ihe blizzard b!nwInK and the ther
mometer So derees below zern. Tlie f.wid
froze before they could eat it, and nne man
tiurn.il the skin from bis finsers. but did
not feel the heat.
TO PREVENT BLOODSHED.
(,'onipanj- of Haulers Will Attpnl
.MiitiliT Trial at Hastrop.
Aiuitln. Tot . Jan 21 An additional com
pany of Banters was to-day ordered to
Bastrop to remain tin re during the trial of
the men cbarse'd with the murder of Ar
thur I'.urfor.l. tl' son of Sheriff Hurfo-d
of c-ilnradn Ceumtj . wbn was killed a few
das tit-'o by metnbers nf the Keeee faction
The trial is set for next Wednesd ly. and
subpoenas have bien i-sued f-r !2i wit
nesses. The ItHtiuers will dls'trm every
man as he inters the t vvn. Tho Governor
has ntderesl that every ios!ble measur- be
lakrn to prevent further blondshi '1. Jim
Coleman. T It. ManieN J M aa.l Ij. W.
Bt.ce w.re- indicted tor the murder of Uur
ford. ZINC MINING "DEALS.
Valuable Leases Sold to Kasturn
.I-plm. .lie.. Jan 21. Many prospective
btijers of zinc lTiinii.ee property are com-iri-c
into tlie Missouri-Kansas district from
Bastern states. Tltree deals were cIos,-tl
yesterday. John I) Cameron of Joplm
sold the lease on a twenty-acri- tract of
rich niln. ral land near tho Umpire Zinc
Works, in tin- west rn part of Jnplin. to
T i-s ItiKar.it of Scranton. Pa., for JSo.
t'. A fnur-acre lease at Central City was
sold to I". R. Scon of Clllcasn for 512.ii.i
Tile Ootid Cheer mine, at Brllvllle. which
carrnti the Im-e on enlv one acre, was
sold In I. It. rinriufT of Chiiuso fnr $T..o
Thes- lands themstdvis which are very
rich In zinc are tint transferred, only t-n-3
ear tninint" leases beini; civ en.
NEW CHURCH DEDICATED.
PrcslnU'riaiisat Oicoii, Mo., Have
a C'o.y Ediiici".
Or-Kiin. Mo.. Jan 21. The Presbyterians
of this city il.-dicated tlitir new church to
day. The Reverend Duncan Brown. M. M.
of Tarkln, delivered an able ermon. The
Reverends T M. Roberts of r'l Joseph and
If. A Savvfcrs of this rilv ,-i-.i.'i-i in thi
Strvites. .iite-r which a 'ftnn m-1. tint; wis
liel! all of the other ministers iakipg .art
The hurch i- t.ne of the , ozp st iu Nn.-th-westtrn
Missouri, costiin: i:.V.
STILL IN SENATORIAL RACE.
IeVjMirt Tliat Maii.-y Will Witlidraw
Dallas, Tex . Jan. 21 Conqrcs.'man J. IV.
Ballty of the Fifth MMrlet trbKraph- to
day from Washington to friends In Mi!l.as
that the report s-nt out yesterday from
ltnl-on. Tex., that he is to retire from
the race fnr I'nited Stnt-s Senator and run
for re-election to the House nf Repre-ent i-llv.-s
"is un absurd to m el contradic
tion." JAPANESE EMIGRANTS.
s-leaiiitT Doric Landed SeviMi Ilnit
ilted at Honolulu.
iijn Pram ls-o. Cab. Jan. 21 The steamer
Doric which arrived etcn!a from Ihe
Orient, landed 70" J.-yi-u-esp at Honolulu.
Thi? (omidetcd a tirt of 2) inside of four
The records of the Imrr.lcratiott Burem
j at Honedulu show Hiat since June T !ast
17 SOU Japanese have been landed there.
Oumi D-fiiincratit1 Convi-ntiou
! Will Bi IIHd There April V2.
PortUml. Orr . Jan. ".'I The Dcinorr.ttlp
State Oominitlt.'' his d-rM.l to hoM the
State Convention in Tort-and, April VZ.
Nt-cru rollllriitrt KUifrl.
Don! in. Tx Jan. 21 - I'lctchcr NVeloy.
a wfU-knoiAn n'rro pclitlclaii, uas &hot
i anI KUKmI last night ty th accidental dij
j charge of a rlstoL
Jlan.nir Ciibii"-" "e t'1" '"'' ,;
Isim t. ' eiMil'rt't i-lll'i ' -" '
vteinsii f. r tt- ll'-l'ki- Ti.a i
5In- nianeh- V. il-h eel Hi JI l-t I . n
tniiiirijc iif-Ier lvie n,.i. i' n . to o' -! -' -, -bej.in
an .smaco' a! . ' " ", u-. 1', , .- .a
Ihe I'alMiy tMHrl l)
llr. n II t!etheni will t enlKht .m-e.r n
Crlurti i:at4Hwn "9nk-p !II " t He
Ii. The--ter. TW fIry i" blank wi-e s
arrin-..! f. tbr Rnslioh stage 1 it.- VI. .
zer tt aell-nltH f heant'fal seeOle n:r -ruii. t
Ilie aftte SaiMii-e CVt"-!.! 'e-nil.ir.v will jnit
em 'Hrw. al Julff this n..r,ln-,- If t,
te-fiie tint, -iHhs. I Me IT. was Blten hr v
he Metrof-maitaa l-pera C'.nii-nT with Mm
W.-P.M la tlie rle if Jiit an-1 Jen -ie I. zfce
a . tlr-tn-sit
A I'liKlitf"! keh . .rlttt at the Cv',.m. it
lhe-.t' b Will VI r. jr aiKt illin. ht. Im. -"il
v nil K a Xtw Hampshire eplw.le . f (;--i .
t: an (irtcav ' Ta' griwpiiis of ro f-I-.-1-tmntv
Is the I- -ati-iii uf a frttty icirl 1 ii
. nt dr an oM farm- r. wliom 1 e Iar. v
k'mi.z her ad .rlr t.-r a i pu'.tati. I's
. t of klalns; the lrmliw "y .'! 5i-j-,,
r.l l.v a ism-ri .1 miol -ko- arel ,Inir.riff act
is .. -Tercel by Jilm-K II ,'!! n who -"lrs I.
ntn kak" He .veluHilv ti I1! I s the
.1 ..Jor vihkH he it ts th.it niaJ.es i Is 'on
-. riRs t. funny It- -W-s 1.1 h t witu a mi
1. ot rnat-aies ftota i-pular twllads erl !!:
ts the iststdi r rMther. th- honor ef eon.-ro.-u.i
whk-h he attrtbmes t" ifr Ti-ny I"aj.t.
Vt Hof-lcnVs Theiter tils wek th -bteie; . ca-I-atl-
l pliMBK "III MI"Ura." that eil! an-1 f.K
llshtl.fal .-l.tIn lilny tvthh will alwevs r.-jl
hii- au"ier..-es. Mean-" tt i-i h iK'fue in.luet .,;
I ni i.sa.1-. Tie-ie mi a rumor )'..-wr'laj morn
ins that us. Thorn- tva in ton. aril ts.m---b-.i
sail that It att- n.le.1 th perform-ev ef
his Jay tnr z at llupkin l'"1 tlv't caill tarl
Iv I , fur Mr Tliomas is to well knotn t. las-i
the .loorkeO'er an I the- l-.nxeel Mr. 5ai-a!r:z
unixaitrtl .ia.1 ur.r--K1ti-'.l His iiUy ft-es vrttti
a swinu anil l th ml all It-, natlv-. Kavor at
Manaeir (Junil-eitz's !De. an i if It Is any -r
t,.tilir he.nor to I'M well tlw part cf ShrtT
Jm lu.ltum Hint honor B-es t" Mr. .Vaurl-s
h reman, who 'lid hii-i". If ami the role kixh-a',1-
Ju-nk-e. Tlie vau-H-vllle bill includes KVIli
.P.I ISarrr In a eharnOrir eemedy seleh. I' ii
llnian. imnsttel. in an .flt-rtainlnir m..n,--''-u-.
a'.! CIjto aii-1 Clarke. lh- two St. fxiuis young
sters. ; tr ! Mnl !l:h a I-t'i- Iimr.I- at th
(iiitntl thlt w-pk -Jini It tlnt ay t
urvir thHt tJ H .. tirX- la-. "rlnc-.-" ffr Mav
Irwin. uli'jm v u w in " 'Urtfl Intt
t'.urt" thrve cr- aco at tt." Centurv ThAtfr
Mi-s Jiiih ha- tdku on in si, whuh inw-f
hr a verv i.!v cimtvrwr t r th drllel.tEsil
i inl!fiin-. wh Iir.tU much t da in Nw
tH thii -h 4P't cm Wrst -p-v-m -vn. i-r
ttvit" in ii- -r- "" un.! Into O-u't Is a
t rt f nu-H-il fdi-e--w-ilv hv J-nhn J. MN ilK
ih-att ct-rntK f r :u.urct!H -nn h tno nrtnt IdM.
I-;tif Iiiiktt- ami Worthing on Worth. rhi.
t Wai'ens ar ..ellfhtfuI'V P-Htraj-i by Mi -3
liuTh id Sir. itillv Clift-r! A t n-r as tti-i ji
Cth . ih-r is I iHsre-pUy for fi.tra-fine TkrJs. i
th- f.jrt ..f thi O'nipanv. whuh. lotvefr m-rits
Mil- tmi nf)-lin: M- liuth s -Mnsinc if ' cot-n
Mjtiss is nlm-xt as -z.tM as ill i Irwin &.
Th-r h a )-Ir,!-dt!-tIiUn.r plar at Htm's
lr -m-st iu f. rr Pawn" 1 h Villi x kmMn
n, tiUTnrlins ai4 what-Hl art -dDe ( th-
K-fc- i-Mfl'. -il it i ill t t wolr if n. IhkIv Eel
n uj-! jniiiif-l in ihf ar1cUtt TrS- that jx il -1
1 tt-d n fe i'ji; . H-Pie s the kjit th ai ts ure
il? ntril in th1 r krrfinmt : Att I. 'Th fcha '
i"; Art 2, X-et-in. Iut ": Act 3. ' Tis
A'ajs iMrkfckt", At t 4 "Ja;t HCore Dani
?. therts ir a win It l--t cl hailan?. nouch ij
mtk. a M.nb-er - hi f the sua t-iVre th
1 sht rncirit-nt of relitf c ms m th fourth a. t
Jui Manrr (lartn is alwaj ture of full hou&ts
wti-n h- t n cvniinacl t-Uis cf 'his jrt. ajJ hs
n atintr arj-l etrn.nf irft riiistnctj jtster-sla
lewJii-? fully u to his -i r-- tattons.
At th" FtiniUrJ Th-tT :le -Tn-nttPth Cn
tur Maid" ait rUurtc f r th" sconJ tlm? tlj
rthn. They mav . me bacK a coudI'-' of tiim
more tcf Mnper Itu.Kr cI'-Ft his showhvus-
ii A pi. I. tut that ijn t make any tlifierence j
far ai th-ir popularity anI atuactUenes ar oon-oic-tl.
In fd.t. all the entertainm-Tits that bear
a ftrainine t.an kj wetl at th "Ham of FoIIv."
Thurvlay e-rniiR the tlivnil-jnu-honv S-x-Jftv
v.. II cixe ls fourth (.in, rt uf tl.e M'Afon Jtwill
1 an arti-ts r-itAi M .s lla JSu-cir. th
t-w:ss 'celi.ii. 'v. ill !- th s loist if th- evenint.
SOLDIERS GUARD RICHARDSON.
Skijur of Deputy llonry in .Jail at
West 1'l.Uiit. Jto . Jan. 21. Ben P.Icbard
s."ii. e ne of the iiri--.jr.-r-. who killed Meputy
Sltenff Alfred Henry in tho county Jail last
IVedntsday mornimr and e--cap.-iL waa cxis
lurtd last niBht at 10 o'cio.k by lla-yor Ben
Bid. r of .Mammoth SlnliiKs, Ark.
sheriff Thomas and Circuit Judge Evans
went tinwn ami got the prisoner, returning
at I So this morning. tStliy K pensons werti
at the tram. Includim- a squad of Company
K, --jtir. 1 BeRiment, No.tt nal Guard of
Missouri, who n.ul tei ca.bM out to pro
tect the prisoner. I'lvo jruirels wero placed
over Bieliard-Hjn iu oon a.s he was lacJe-I
in Jail, -aid Cumpany K will Lo held In
rtaetlnes- for a. call.
lo-oniis wire on tbo str.-ets ti-day and a
dem-.jstratIon by a mob is feared. Several
I nlt(sl States Jlurshals and detectives were
here vvtirklnj-; nn thl.s cai-e.
The otht.r prlsnner who escaped with
Itichardson was K.i cirady, who was
caught near Koshkonon, Mo.. tb next
day. Meputy Henry h-id Kone to the Jail to
give tho prisoners breakfast BicJiariis.-n
iiied a jraa pil-o to break tho lock on his
ced door, and when Henry pot to the top of
tho htair.s, I.ichardson stepped nut and hit
Henry' oil the head with mo pipe, knock
ins him dov. nialr- and killing him in
stantly. Itichardson then took the Keys frnm
Henry's cluthts. unb ckeet (Irady's cell ami
makinc tlriilj o with him. put Henrv 3
lit ait lml in a cell and lo. k--l the donr
They went le-Rctticr until aUiut .1 nu.o
Irom Kohbkonm TS. when itr.uly was c.aug'it.
(Irady tnld the oilleer:- at tbo time thai
Bicharilsor. was only a sh 'tt ilistame
ahead of him.
Iist nmlil B!ihardMii called at the bunie
nf air. i'..dtr at.d okeil for -ornethini. tn
. at. Blder rt.-tii;tii2.d inai at once and sent
his iun to al.iiRtn.ith sprlin:s for the Jlar
bh.il. Bichardmn wis plae-d imi'.tr arrest
whl.e eating supper, and did rrit rtfist Ho
feared being lynched when brousht bick
Tlie Grand Jury convenes herp lo-mo.row
to take up the cas..
ALBERT E. TATUM DEAD.
Was an Old Atlaclii nf Ki-corder
and As-if.ssur's Dflice.
Albert It Tatuni. W years old. a veteran
cbrk In the Bte-nrders Other, died at h'-J
hnire in St. Louis etirly yesterday mornln;
after a brief lllnc--.
Mr. Tatutn was nne nf the best known
cbrks iu the Bte-order's niliri. He alto
served in the" Asseesur's oiliee. He was
born in St I..niis in 1MI. and i.if-e.l his
entire life at eb-rbal work here He was
the fourth run of the late Mavid Tatum. a
prominent St. Iiois v. Iml.-.-ale tnerehant.
In addition lo a widow ami thrts- ebildren
lie leaves the fellow 1m: relatives; Joseph
T. Tatum and John .1 Tatum "f this city,
brothers: a t'st,.r jtrp. Sophia T. ('a-y.
also nf St lands, and tvvn other brothers.
Charles T. Tatum td New York, and Iyiuts
It. Tatum of Mt liver. Coin.
Mr. Tatum was a number of the Catholic
Church. Kuneral -etv.et-s will be e-enducted
LOBBYISTS AT AUSTIN.
I'repaiin (o I'i.irht tin.' I'loposi-d
Austin. Tex.. Jan. 2!.-Tho Slate l-,itla-tttre
"meets in sp.-ciil sess-ion on Tuesday
to consider the report of the State Tai
Commission, which seeks to rcmmlel the
en'lre taxation system of the State.
Quite a number of the meml-ers nf 'he
laiwer House arrived to-elay ind. judeinff
from what th-y ay. a blttr lisht will hJ
nuspil asainst the pissaje of the bill,
which tate.s everythlr.jr, h th personal and
corporate-. The express companies are tho
brtt corporations to ,ct their representa
tives here. They hive a formidable lobbv
already on the pround. The "Third House"
this year promises tn be the largest ev7
FIRST HUSBAND'S NAME.
Woman Twice Widowed Seeks to
Have Jt l.'eottirtd.
Sedalia, Jan. 2L Martlu A. Tavcncr ol
f-'ed.illa, who has been twice widowed,
w-ants to bear her first husband's namo.
She has tiled a petition in the fcttl' Coun
tv Circuit Court reeiuestinir that tho came
Mrs. M.irtln A. Carter be restored. The
reason for the request is Riven In the pe
tition. Blpht years after the death of her
lirst husband she married Samuel H. Tave
ner. who, after two yeare of married UKfc
deserted her. djlnjf on ytar liter.