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THE REPUBLIC; MONDAY. MAY 1-1, 1900.
THEST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
FUIVWSIIKnS. G1MRGE KXArP X. 0
Charles W. Knapp. rrcri.li-nt anJ Ora. Mgr.
George, I Allen. Vice rresiJcnl.
W. B. Carr. Secretary.
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MONDAY. MAY U. K.
"-7. S. Crr. Business Manager of The St.
Sv?uls Republic being duly a .Torn, says that
the, actual number of. full ami complete
cop!i of th daily and Sunday RepuMls
printed during the month of April. i:-X.
all Jn regular editions, was as per schedule
"Date. Cooli Date. Ctn'"
1 Sunday.. 87,320 IS 79,500
2 79,830 17 78,930
3.... .... 81,130 IS 78,070
4 70,490 19 78,720
5 S0.-H0 20 ...78,480
6 79,410 21 S1.260
7 S2.170 22 Snndir.. 84,200
B Sunday.. 85.730 23 79,200
9 7O.010 24 80,190
10 . ....79,100 2.-. 78,920
11. ..,.. 78,480 2o 79,140
12.. ...... 79,230 27 79,080
33. . 7S.940 2S 81,910
34 81,810 29 Sunday.. 85,720
35 Sunday.. 85,430 SO 79,400
Total for the month 2,421,260
ss.all copies spoiled In print
In?, left ctpt or filed. . ........
Netncrober distributed 2,372,367
Areragc daily diitribation .... 79,055
Ard sahl W. B. Carr further sajs that
the number 0" copies returned or reported
madid during the month of April kjb
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Sworn to and subscribed befor me tlits
thirteenth dar of April. 19C0.
J. F. FATTISH.
Notary Public. City of ft "Losls. Mo. My
term expiree April Z, 1D01.
.iKEirs 101: tub i!Oi:i:s.
Iclp;alcs to the Illinois IU-pnli'.ican
Coureiitlon may llnil about election tiniu
tlint they ciade a. serious error of juiJ
rneiit when they l.iuqhetl. hissed aud
voted down the amendment to their plat
form exprcsslDC ytui:uliy for the IJoers.
It Is not only the Americans of Ger
man or Dutcli ancestry who feel kindly
toward the l$oers. Americans as a na
tion fcee in the South African war a re
production of the war for Independ
ence which the united colonies waged
against England lu 1770. They see in
England's iTOr with the Itovrs the same
imperialistic policy which f-erved to
make the clodln? years of the adminis
tration of President McKlnley s-o un
popular. There was nothing in the amendment
which tho Illinois Kepublican Con
vention jeered which would excite the
aversion of any healthy-minded Ameri
can. "We extend our sympathy to tho
South African Itepublics in their heroic
ttrufrsle to presen o their natiomil inde
pondence and intesrity," It read.
Americans have already in spirit ex
tended their sympathy to the l!oer..
and the party which jeers and hisses
that attitude places itself in antagonism
to American principles and scniimcnis.
Those who ar moving for a reduc
tion in the water rates of St. Louis havo
presented what purported to be rolled
tiles of rates in force in a number of
cities in the United States. The object
was to prove that the rates In St. Louis
were higher than they should be. These
figures, according to St. I.uulsnus who
hate fclven the subject attention, liave
been Inaccurate and misU-adiiif; and
have sriven With to lalse conclusions.
The scheme of assessment of water
rates varies fo materially lu different
cities that the only fair comparison Is
by totals of population and amount.-,
i'or instance. If Hie rate for hot and
cold balh nrraacements in St. Louis
were $2X0 and in Dener ."1 It would
not necessarily follow that rate lu St.
Ifuis were 2$ times as hih as in Den
ver. Tho total collected from water rates
In Denver last year was ?lvi0,0)0, while
in St. Louis only f 1,400.000 was -ollect-d.
If St. Louis's water rates were as
high as those of Denver In proportion
to population St Louis would have col
lected nearly $4,000,000.
St. Louis's water rates have reason to
bo somewhat higher than those of f.oine
other cities for the reason that St. Louis's
waterworks cost more to oicrate on
atcouut of the character of the water.
St. Louis pumps Its water twice, ontu
by low-service pumps from the river to
the settling basins and again by hls;h
serviee pumps from the settling basins
to the mtilns. Every other large city
gets its water supply with a single
pumping. This work costs money. St.
Louis must pay it and must look to the
water consuuieis for reimbursement.
THE SOFT-NOSE SHELL.
The principle of the soft-nose fchell is
in such thorough harmony with known
mechanical laws that If it does not do
the work claimed for it there will be
disappointment among students of prob
abilities. According to reports, tho front
of the new sliell, its point of Impact
with the target, technically Its "nose,"
Is made of soft steel. This material is
fused by the great heat developed by the
'impact of the projectile at high speed
on the target and supplies a hold for
the harder portions of the shell which
follow. This, it is claimed, entirely does
away with the deflection which has al
ways been an Important consideration
when a hard shell struck a hard sur
face. Up trt the present hardness in the
steel prijctilc has appeared to military
engineers to be a prime desideratum.
The new projectile sets them oft in an
t'Jiiiruly new direction.
H i- to be deplored that the I'nitcd
Stales could not keep among Its war se
crets an invention which opens such
a promising isla. Foreign experiment
ers will readily tiutl the best composi
tion for the soft nose and its shell when
they know the principle on which it
operates. It will not be many mouths
before the new principle In projectiles is
carried to the limit of its possibilities
and. if it Justliles the gre-.it claims made
for It. inventors will then turn their at
tention to dcising means for resisting
The soft nose shell, if it jiistitios It
self, means an enormous expenditure in
naal iuipioit'iucuis to every nation
that keeps abreast of the times.
I'EACE AND JifSINESS.
Public opinion in St. IauiIs regrets
profoundly that the strike situation still
leaves nothing to lie said beyond a re
iteration of the mandate- that order must
be preserved and property protected.
Yesterday no street cars were moved.
Tlie Police Department decided that Its
men were exhausted with the continuous
woik of the live preious days.
It th' strike is to be prolonged the
Suite will be compellid lo exercise lis
powers beyond the Police Department.
Patrchuen sutllcieut only for ordinary
guarding of the city's streets cannot iu
delinitely exivute tl-e vastly extended
dunes created by the nciesslty of cover
ing many miles of street car tracks.
Either the regular work of the police
must be neglected, oln lolisly to the detri
ment of the city, or tho protection of
the street car property must bo lialf
done, and half done is equivalent to not
For grave reasons, deeper than the ef
fects of this strike, it is to be hoped
that local and Statu government will
show Itself amply able to perform the
whole of its obligation to law and or
der. Local self-government ceases to bo
a right when It confesses inipoteney in
the face of disorder. The greatest dan
ger of centralization and bayonet mle
lies in doubt of the capacity of local
autonomy to preserve order. It will bo
a Listing triumph of free Institutions if
St. Louis, with Police Department ami
Sheriil alone, can strictly uphold tho
law no matter how long the .strike may
last or how intiamed feeling may be
come Hut we are not seeking such a test.
Tho hope Is that the strike will end in
common sense. The public is suffering
intolerable inconvenience and loss. Who
us not only peace, but the customary
business activity upon which ail classes
depend for a livelihood.
FOR THE CURTAIN'S FALL.
It is not easy to miss the exceptionally
dramatic phase of the situation now
presented to the onlooking world in
what Fceuis to bo the tinal act of the
gu-at tragedy beiug played under the.
compelling influence of Hritlsh gred for
dominion in South Africa.
Never since the deplorable war be
tween the English and the Roers began
his there been a moment more teuso
with expectancy or fuller of tu possi
bility of surpassing pathos. The groui
lng of ligurcs on the stage Is of laio
ftrength and effectiveness, from the
theatric point of view. It Is as if tho
-Master Plaj wrigiit had so arranged
them to Irresistibly attract and hold tho
attention of all mankind.
lust notice the scene as It Is now set.
Pressed back by un overwhelming Brit
ish force the I!oer patriots nre retreat
ing to Pretoria, desperate and well-nigh
hopvlvs". Hurrying across the Atlantic
their envois are bound for this
country to make a last appeal
lor help in tho name of liberty.
In Loudon the Ilrltlsh Colonial
Secretary, Joseph Chamberlain, proudly
boasts that the two South African Re
publics are to be completely crushed and
reorganized as British crown colonics.
In Pretoria old Oom Paul Kruger closes
a session of tho Volksrnad with the
impassioned words: 'Xivd of- the Volks
raad! Shall this be the liual act? No. it
shall not! God will be merciful and
strengthen the right: Ours Is tho rlghtT'
Historians of the Uritish-Iloer war
should not ignore the alue of this su
preme climax. It has not often been sur
passed in the history of the nations. If
there were a greater uncertainty as to
the ultimate fate of the Roers the cli
max would indeed be breathless. Rut
ihe downfall of this brave people Is ap
parently detei mined beyond doubt. They
haven't a friend in the world. They have
as enemy the most powerful nation in
the world. Tho curtain must necessarily
fall on their disaster aud cut them on
from the world's view as an Independent
aud self-governing people.
TO THE METRIO SYSTEM.
The change from the English system
of weights and measures lo the metric
system, which a large number of in
tlueutial scientific and engineering socie
ties In the United States are laboring
to bring about, is so radical that hard
work and much time will be needed for
success. There Is no doubt In the mind
of any one who has studied the sub
ject that the metric system possesses
marked advantages over tho sj'stcin at
present In vogue.
It is a decimal system throughout. Cal
culation with it. being by tens, Is easy.
As a labor-sai lug device alone its mer
its are paramount.
The unit of length of the mettle sys
tem, the meter, was planned to be 1
10,000,000 or the distance from the Equa
tor to the North Pole of the earth, as
determined by actual measurement of
the arc of a meridian. The units of
weight aud volume are derived from
the unit of length in a known way so
that they cannot be lost and cannot
be salu to be arbitrary. Thus the grain,
the unit of weight of the metric sys
tem, is the weight in vacuum of one
cubic centimeter of distilled water at Its
In the English system tho units of
weight, length aud volume nre entirely
arbitrary and have no relation one with
another. Thus the English yard, the
unit of length, Is tho distance, at a cer
tain tcmjicrature, between two marks oil
a steel liar kept with religious care in
the Tower of Loudon. The units of
weight and volume are similarly arbi
trary, aud their vouchers are kept with
similar care in the Tower of lxndon.
Should these originals be lost they
would have to be reproduced from the
numerous duplicates taken at various
limes from the originals. "
The English system of weights and
measures is the propertj- and device of
England. The metric system, .while
it was originated by French scientists,
is a world possession. It is in use in
every civilized country except the I'ni
tcd States and England, in Cuba and
Porto Rico the metric system is ex
clusively In use.
Frequent attempts have been made
to induce Congress to piesenbe the
metric system as the oll'u-ial system un
der tlie clause of the United States Con
stitution whleh sas, "Congress shall
have power to lis the standard of
weights and measures." in lOtl the
metric system was legalized by Con
gress and its use made optional with
Americans-, but tlie English system was
maintained as the ollieial system. Since
then lu IS'.).", aud 1V.IS bills were consid
ered by Congress to make tlie metric
sjstem the only legal system lu the Uni
ted States, but they dh-d in the pigeon
holes of congressional ceumiittecs.
The metric system is now taught In
nil American schools aud colleges. It is
used by American and l'.ritish scientists
In their investigations, by the United
States Department of Agriculture in its
chemical section, by the Coast and Geo
detic Surey. by the departments of tho
Surgeons General of the army, aud the
navy, and by the Marine Hospital Sen
ice. The United States now have a decimal
system of monej. England to the con
trary notwithstanding, and its marked
toiuenieuce should teaeli Americans the
value of the decimal s.vstem wherever
numbers enter or calculation N involved.
The same system ot weights and meas
ures should prevail tlie world over, and
England can never expect its poor
makeshift to regain the ground it has
lost and to replace the metric system.
It were a pity lo compel Porto Rico to
discard the metric system which has
the approuil of science and to letro
grade to the one now oUielall? recog
nized in the United Stales.
The prediction seems safe, consider
ing the forces workiug for the adoption
of the metric system, that before the
expiration of many decades the United
Stales Congress will prescribe the use
of the metric sstem throughout the
There ate subsurface Indications that
the special committee, considering the
World's Fair bill has reached the satis
factory stage of ihe judge who an
nounced from the bench, "I shall take
this case under advisement for one week,
sit." which time 1 shall decide in fa
vor of the plaintiff."
The following from the able pen of
Mr. Robert Fitzsinimous shows that his
genius is not contined to anaesthetizing
the gentlemen who meet him In debate:
"Jeffries handed the paleface a sky
rocket on the ear and took a bunch or
tickles In the jaw."
A quarter of a ceuturj ago wagons Li
beled "For the Fair" were pleasant con
comitants of Fair Week in St. Louis.
Such devices lose much of their at
tractiveness, however, when they su
persede electric and cable cars.
Women have been barred from Metho
dist pulpits, but they may tind consola
tion iu the fact that they nre hired out
up iu Wisconsin to plow, thus gaining
one of man's rights wheie they lose an
It looks as If Republicans were post
poning their party espr.-ssious ot sym
pathy for the Roers. with a hope that
British success may kill that issue be
bore the campaign opens.
Any number of St. Louisaus miss. d
their usual Saturday night ramble b.-i-ause
of the street car strike. St. Ioiiis
is willing, however, to attain in other
ways her social reforms.
"letters, like soldiers, desert on a.
long march," rcmaiks Home Tookc
That is probably the reason why Mlddle-of-the-Road
Populists have shrunk to
Since It Is described as being twenty
miles in width it must be acknowledged
that the front put up by General Rob
erts iu the advance on Pretoria is cer
tainly a good one.
For nn Advance Agent of Prosperity
President McKlnley seems to have
crowded an unconscionable number ot
big and bothersome strikes Into the last
year of his term.
Recently the papers have been refer
ring to Admiral Dewey in bis swing
round the circle as "the Deweys." Thus
has the hearthstone proved the deathbed
of the hero.
Few opponents of combinations would
object to a coalition among South Afri
can war correspondents for the purpose
of keeplug down tho production of war
It's queer how the Insurrection In the
Philippines can be suppressed and tho
list of casualties to American troops re
main Just as long and harrowiug as
That Anglo-American syndicate which
has Just bought a Cuban railroad will
doubtless do all it can to lnlluence Cu
ban sentiment In favor of annexation.
With Missouri's rival Republican lead
ers on tho warpath for one another's
scalp It should be easy for the Deuns
crats to snatch Vu both baldlieaded.
If yon want to gauge the degeneracy
of the Republican party, just mentally
slack Mark Ilantia up alongside of old
Abe Lincoln and notice tho difference.
Champion Jim Jeffries waited through
twenty-three rounds for the chance to
give Corbett the knock-out Jolt. AH
thlugs come to him who waits.
I.1J.O to I.lkr.
What a roo from the worM irreat heart?
HatA and malice anl Mil nnd pain?
I" they hurtrn to play their part.
Srtlllre; your life with a lsnonM Main!
Sleej.lnc they till they heart jour cnll.
Ulame It 1 joura that they stir anJ Tae
Like to like It tb rule for alt.
Hate comes to you for jour hateN aVe!
What asV you from the -world' .leep soul?
Ixtve and kindness and Joy and ffood?
I.! Ihev bend ti a child's control.
Waiting lone fcr jour call thy Flood!
Quick to anie- when sl.adowa fall.
Healing the heart that tle muS break
IJ'ie to Ilka Is the rule for all.
Ive conws to ytm for our love's saltet
ItII'M:Y 1. 8AUXDKRS.
Carrollton. Ill . May 1J. The Green
County Prohibition Convention has been
called to meet In the Courihouse In lilts
cltv May 1C nt 13 p. m. Seven delesatcs
ttlll le elected to the State Contention,
which meets et CWcaao June K. JainCF ii.
Shaw of ItloomlnKton nil! be present and
ppeak afternoon and ectiinjr. The Meneley
Trio of Chicago will furnish tho musis.
WORLD'S FAIR BILL
l)efTiiiir (JoiiPi-iil Mntli'is Till tho
.Wittier Session Promises lo
lit'! Ii tho .Measure.
FRIENDS ARE CONFIDENT.
.1 11m; AtljiiuriiiiiiMif Will Delay .Most
if the Proposition IVmlinj;
in t'otigTi'ss Ift'liitivi In
Unsiiicss Intel e.-ts.
Washington. May 11 The llowo at lt
Friday Kesslnu iiasped 13 privntft iK-nstnn
bills and it is i:ndrstoK! lhat there wltl Vw
no rn.-re hietslation of this ktn.I during the
r'!T!it sessi' 11. The recent of mlsrs llano
us hills pass.-d liy the House during tho
past (1 was 31- th iHrgest six das"
work In history.
Mot of the propositions affecting lme!-nc-s
intrre.sts which have come lf.re
fenqress will fall If adjournment i reaeh.-.i
In June, ntconllng to (he present pro
gramme of the KeiitiUieaii leader. Tim
NK.1r.1sua Canal project remains hi the
ill-, although l'resloeiit McKinley Is said
to he satisfied -with the shape iu which it
h.ia been left. Heeretary llav hopes for tiie
ratification of th Jlay-l'dunrefote treaty
iif.t whiter, in spite ot the strong feelim:
in tho Senate Committee on l-'orelRn liga
tions that their amendment should 1
adopted permit tine the United States to
df fend the canal.
Tho President probably will endeavor,
with the n Id of Secretary Hay. to conduct
some negotiations with the Kitin-Amerl-ean
Republics durln; the jews of Con-Ki-efs.
The subsidy hill, although It had a pow
erful U Miy behind it. Is dead for tho pres
ent session and probably for several eirs.
Tho administration peeunxl the extension
of tlie time within which the reciprocity
treltles with France nnd the British West
Indies mlcht be ratifled. and It may b
jKWsible to eunc ratification net winter.
There Is s'ronp opposition to the treaties
liowovi r. from a arlty of special interests
and onlv sirens? effort by the ndtnlnltri
tien will soeiire their ratification There
was ir.ie talk early In the s.-sion of
amending the bankruptcy law- to meet the
re. .mnvndati.-n of the business eonumini
iv, but no praetkal results on the subject
have !ceii rea. hcd.
The Senate Committee on Interstate (". m
mrrce has proved to 1-e hopelessly diwlrd
on the subject of strength, nine !i ;.'.er
of the Intel-Mate Commerce Coinmls-hn,
and their divisions have only rel'.eeUd con
ditions in the Senate. Notbin? on this sub
1ect can le accomplished which does pot
liave the apnrm.il of the railwas. The Ut
t r ate willing to iho cmething done If
the can s.sure the authority for po dir.4"
contracts, but they are not wi.hnK lo
bound hand ami foot by restrictive laws
while they are hf!ple-s e.n t aEtec n
uniform lates under the rrveiit decisions of
the Supreme Couft.
The subject f reducing taxation nil! prob
ably be taken up at the sh.Jil s-s-ion of
t'ciisress next winter, especially as th - ti"t
Hou.'e promises to lie lenK ratio. Too a -tarn
then taken will depend to some extent
uiHin both political and fiscal conditions. !C
the turplus continues to pile up as rapiJly
as during th- tlrst quarter of the p:.s-nt
calendar ar. nearly the whole of tne war
letenue h may l.e rsiK-alvu. It will prob
ably bo lu'ind safer, however, to nduto
only a part, of these taxe and to leave, a.
lIliirBlll ufreriiue against its possible
fchrinkaso in iriod of hjsine.s depression.
Thcte is a. dispusiluu at pr tent among tho
Jtepubllt.in i. aUcrs to drop any drastic leg
islation aKiiin-t the trusts in order In :e
euro the larger campaign fund. Thus n-ar-ly
all buMr.sd measures except thu irolil
Mandard und rtlundiiiK aw mil Upso wnli
out action null the adjournment ot 1110
two housts to t mouth.
'Ihe St. luu World's Fair bill, however.
Is a speiiU Ii.eature and Iff liienils ltel 1011-tid.-nt
tr-.il. on 1: it ported in the tlosinf
dajs of Connie?, tlity will 1 alile to s
prompt action In 001I1 nouses. The d rlM"ii
of tho Kcpu blii an leader- to lei j;1 neral
mailers to ur until winttr nrsimsrs to
help the fair hill b, IcaUt.K li pr.umally
Ibe riKlr. of way duriiiK the ci.'shn; dav-.
-V imK encouraging jcuturr Is the stead
ily increasing inur.st tal.i n by all tho
members of the special committee m thiir
ussions. A si roll aiKumtnt used b lttpr.
ttntatlvt: J'j- was lhat this Oo'ernnicnt
has appropnatid neatly two millions for
tho purpo.s,, of takiia? part hi the l'.iris Ki.
position. At first there was a. disposition to
letiuco the amount runuil 111 the bill irom
.Vtv.t) to jr.tt.t. but nhin the o un
it ltteo compared the hirge amount pr i.tet
for thu Paris Fair thty were coin inc. .1 i-i.ir.
Si'"),'") was ir- moderate for the Laiuis
lana. Purchase celebration.
Wliilo It was dc-irablo to secure an ear
lier rtiwirt on the bill, jet the great i.iro
taken tit Its preparation nil! be a distinct
advantage when the measure is bronchi
Into tho House. 1-cau-e of the long tlmo
given Its consideration In committee, all tho
members U11 l. the betti r rjualihod lu
dlscut Its provsIotw in a clear and con
vincing manner. Tim cf itself should crea
Iv eiLtL' final jussife by the House. No
noutu Is felt that the s.cr..ito will act upon
It with promjiine-s. after it leaves tlei
House, rs tho matter has been considered
In cotnmllteo for we. Us pa"t. and Senators
est and Cockle!! have le n doing pilet
liut elTeithe work among their associates
In tho Senate.
RAISIN GROWERS COMBINE.
Agreement Formed lo Control tho
Fresno. Cal., May 13. Harmony has been
restored in tho ranks of tho Raisin throw
ers" Association, and a plan has been adopt
ed to control the California raisin crop for
the next three ytarn Tho plan adopted in
volves! tho formation of the Commercial
Packers' Company to handle the raisin crop,
including the seeoing of raisins, coupled
with an ngretiueiit that they, as :m organi
zation, would purchase and pay for tlie en
lire crop by January 13 of each cnr
The agreement Is for tho jeans 19j, 1901
and 1902. nnd the packing Is to be under tho
control of the Growers' Association. The
J'atkers' Association Is to hao a capital
stock of SUt).n. 5 per cent of whleh Is- to
be paid in Immediately. Tiio seeding of
the raisins Is to be done at 510 a ton nbovo
(ictu-il coat. Tlie p.icklm; ch-trges and bonus
together for all other grades of nlslus
to bo the same as provided for last ? ason.
nnd tlie rash d.scount and commission for
sates to be the same.
Prices of rnlslns nre to forced by the
Growers' Association, und the packtrs .iRreo
not to buj-, ack, sell or handle anj' raisins
not undtr the control of the Growers' As
EViciation without written consent, and 110
raisins. :iio to be sold at less than astocia
tion prices. Tho only condition made by
the packers Is that so per cent of the raisin
acreage of tho State shall be secured be
fore .lime It As C2 per cent Is nlreadj
signed for. the r-t l "peeled to be ob
tained without dlincultj'.
DULLNESS OF PUPILS.
One of Four Causes, Aecordiup: to
Chicago. Jlaj- 1!. Starvation Is declared
by Hector W. S. Christopher of the Ho-ir!
of Education to be one of four causes of
dullness among pupils In the pubUs schools.
This tits explained to mean not lack of
food, but lack of the proper kind of food.
Some chlldreli who were unable to keep
the pace of the schools or who. If thej- did
go from grade to grade with the rest of
their class, did not Ret the full Ijeneflt of
the Irstructlon. were those w-fco were fed
too much ttiM-.n meat and others were tl.oso
whose 1 let was too exclusively some one
staple. Physical disorders. s-id Doctor
Christ phtr. had as mm "i to do with ti-e
mental ccndlt.n of a school t-i!d as ner
vous disorders. This fact, he ciainicl, had
lM-en unrccognlz-d by chid students.
"A lame foot, n dKorJcred liver or a
deformity will have an effect uaon the
mental life of tho child," he said.
McKinley (iitoted to Show That
America's Maritime Commerce.
CHEAPER TO GIVE SHIPS AWAY.
Donations Provided I'or in I tll
Constitutes Interest on 1."0,
Otill.lHIU Stron-: Presenta
tion of ihe Opposition.
Washington. May 13. The minority rc
Iort on the shipping sub.-tdy bill, opposing
that measure, has lfon nlcl In the Houe
of (t, presentatives by the majority of the
members of the Democratic minoritj' of th;
Committee on Merchant M.irlno and Fish
eries. Representative I'ltzenihl of Massa
chusetts drew the repoit. which was slqned
also bv Representatives Kcvrles of Califor
nia. IMIy Of Xew Jersey and Speight of
Mississippi. Three other Iemi-r.ts of the
committee Messrs. Chanter. Small and
ltansd-ll-have heretofore submitted their
vlftt.s. upholding tlie Ken. r-1 principle of
Government aid to th- merchant marine.
but ointIng out d-reets In the bill. The
prfsent r port, tin refute, represents th
(pposltion to the measure, both In principle
and in detail. In the nnln it Is an amu-
m nt against Governmi nt subsidies, and as
serts thtt most of the V.Or'VO subsidy will
go to a few fivored concerns, without
building up American shipping In general
or c m ouraplng American sports.
The rtport nint-d a recent utterance of
President McKinlev on the remarkable in
crease of our shii budding, and says, j,i
"Our forelcn trnde then Is IncrcaFlng vith
w-ontlrrfiil rapiditv and our shipbuilding in
dustry I remarkably prosperous without
subsidy. Why tie n should tl.e whole cojn
try bo taxed to provide gratuities for In
dustries whltli aro now proseprous anl
which, liave evcrj' prospect of .ontlmilng
to te more and more prosperous?
"IJven Jf our foreicn .onimert... v.ore In
a d's'Ilning rather thin in a fairly pros
perous comlition. It Is improbable that tl o
prestnt bill would give- any rcliif. and tor
the following ra--ons:
"neeause subsidies are graded according
to the sveed and capacity of ships and are
more than tnies as h-sh ir ton of c-ip'v-ity
Jot tlie swift lussenstr steamers', whicii
tarry but little cargo. a for ordinary
f r.-isht Htcoinf rs. w Inch carry St) cr W 1 er
et lit of our exports. The subsidy, there
fore, if it i Keels rates ut all, will eltect
lussengrr rather Hub fn-Iglit rates.
"As only about i perr cent of the total
tonnage of the world's shipping Is sub-I-tiiZ'sl,
and as ncarlj all of the i-rcsent siil
sldy goes to passcuser and mall steamer-,
the htpclesstiess of trjit.g by suhsidv l"
lwwer freight rat-s and irerese cmuuerco
Is apparent. L'liiiudted subsioy would tw
neeejisirj- to lower Kriieral Height rales.
If any one country attempts by subsidy to
t-etute loiver ratts. Ihe subsldj must go to
all tbips crrjing freights-, othervvts. . tho
moment the ie subsidized ships lower
rales for one eo .:.tr, the nnsutis!dl!C. d
'hips (ir-imp strli. rs, etc.j v. ill withdraw
to other tiervic".. and rates tor this particu
lar country .ill yo back to tho world's
level. ibiHt- it is practif alt' bej'Otid tle
aiaiity of ny one tuunitj' to matenallj'
reduce by nibsl.i) its ocean freight rates
and m tins way tu lmicise its foreign
"'Ihe hill doe-s not sutiielenlly provide for
giubsLlies based ui)n the amount of freight
vrrleel, nor does it rciLlre anj- decrease, in
"It cdnnot be shoivn Trom the history of
tiiat they ever materially lowered frelshi
rates or iucre.istd iho cointnetce of the
countries Krintitg tl.cm. Trade conditions
and nut ttade theories lix. the rates whlcn
slupiter' will p.ij and which thip owners
"Neither does -he history of subsidies
fhow that any lounlr.v has ever built up its
merchant marine in thi- wa Our experi-
nee with tho Collins, lirazil and Pncinc.
Mail line.s is tho present experience of
France and Italy and the pat e-t.pt rletico
of .ill oilier countries which nave given real
Would Strain thr Treasurj.
"As tho Government could not. under tho
I-ic-post-d law, take American ships lor
iruiers or transports on any more i.nor
able terms than It can now obtain tti'iii,
mz, by pujlng for them all tht are worth,
it will on this stole Ret nothing In return
for Its lavi-h .-ubsldj- expenditures. Neither
i- there anj thing In the bill which would
provide American seamen for our national
C.elensc'. In no nay men would ints nni
provide for the national defense. On tho
conirary. by draining SltfuM-O a year from
our national treasury, it weakens our n
tionai deter.so bj' taking money which
luietu othervvlso be Invested In more ships
or In transports, provision, ammunition,
etc.. in ca-e of war.
"Such .1 large amount of subsid pric
tlc.illy put at the dl-po.sal of the few who
benefit by tins bill 1 .11. not but tend to unite,
even mote closely than now, the re't aiitp
biiildltv, ship owning and railroad interests
concerned iu this measure.
liy the time these few Interests bring In
tireTr foreiRn owned ships and get their
ships now- being built Into the subsidy raca
the -".eV-v) limit will und tubtedly bo
reached. Henco It will be to their interest
lo combinti to stop competition and to pre
vent their subsid rales and profits from de
clining. We btllevo that such a. combina
tion would be completed 60011 aftr tho
passage ot this bill.
"We place no faith In tho anti-trust
amendment. All the Federal tnd Statu
anti-trust laws now in existence have
proven futile and havo not lessened tho
up.d growth of trtistr. We see no reason
for thinking that this anti-trust amend
ment would prove effective
"liy this bin. which professes to be In
tended to increase th exportation of Amer
Ii an produce, the Government is asked to
pa to the stockholders of a single steam
ship Hue Jl.5io.Ov a year for carrj-ing aurja 1
In Its four ilrst-class passenger ships, not
American products tint American tourists
who can afford to travel and spend their
money in Kurope. That Is. the Govern
ment Is asked to pay. not lor the expJrtJ
tlon of American produce but for the expor
tation of American customer.!."
The rerort contends that even If subsides
are Justillable in building up an enterprise,
such as tlie Paclllc roads, yet there !s no
justification for "a reward to existing
Ifet.er Give Ships Anny."
As showing the proportions of tt.o pro
posed subsidy it Is stated that JSJmi.O'jO a
jear "constltutc'S interest upon 0)."ii,f)
at tho rale now yielded by our Government
Londs." and it is ursed tint the Gov rn
ment could better afford this aE-rrcgite te
"build ships and cif them nwaj- thin to
make tlie donations provided In this bill."
It is stated that J3.'-n."t would ro to sl.lex
over twenty years old. nnd. therefore, en
courage the running of these old ship-, for
the sake nf subsidy until thej- go to tho
bottom with crew and cargo.
The rej-ort. while It does not advocate
the fr-e-sh!p theory, points out that In its
Investigations It found that every natiin
except the United States allowed Its citizens
to purchase ships where thev pleased. In
answer to the- proposition that other na
tions are increasing their shipping by suo
sldics. the report points out (hat Or.-it
Kritain. which lias the largest shipping, sub
sidizes less than 3 per cent of her tonn -'-,
and this Is on mail subsidies, except S1,0T3.
(0. Summary of ObJeellons.
Tn conclusion, the objections are summed
no as follows:
1. The objects professed In tho title art
entirely iorgotien in the bode or the bill.
". It is reasonably certain that the most
of the subsldv would go to lines already
established ami prosperous.
3. Under this bill the ordinary freight
steamers, which carry 119 or W per cent of
our agricultural exports, will get but a frac
tion cf the amount nf subsidy whlih -ho
passenger steamers would receive, although
the litter carrv less than 10 rer cent cf
our agricultural exports.
4. Under this bill a ship can run practi
cally In ballast and draw subsidy. We le
lleve that when freight Is not promptly of
ftrtd it will pay a certain class of ships to
run eniptv rather than to watt for cargo.
; This ti.I would tax all t ur citizc-rs to
prove'e extra profits for a favored few In
this fav-rcd Indi-rr-.
B. The professions of this bill are iniu
t't anil Its principles are unsound. We
teliexe that the best Interests of this na
tion do not demand the passage of this or
of any similar bill.
TO THE COUNTRY,
Outline of the Phil form lo Ik
Adopted aT Phila
delphia. TRUST ISSUE TROUBLESOME.
Plenary Kiiiht of ("Viiijjre-.'-s to f iov-
erii Si'v Territory, Xolwith-
Maiidin;; the Constitution,
.Will lie Asserted.
New York. May 13. The Republican na
tional rtlalfurm of Is?, according to ad
.Ices to the Herald .Torn Washlng-on. will
elos. ly follow the Ohio platform, and Sena
tor I'or.iker, who was chairman of the
Platform Committee in St. Louis four jers
ago. Is expected to pres'.le over th- uim
committee this jear. Th idatform t.f v&i
v.ill be realllrmed and the conmry will lie?
eongraiiilated on the restoration of pros- I
l-rity resulting from the cirrying out of
the principles then declared for. The adop
tion of tbc gold sMtirlard will he put alone
side tho Wr.Bley tariff law a one of the
foantlitlons on will h lh Incr-ased pros
perity of the country rests.
The course of the administration in the
war with Spain and in regard t subse
quent events iu Culm. Porto Rico and the
Philippines will 1, commended and the
pldtfotm will declare that the Republican
1rty U willing to accept tbe results of the
war' and discharge the duties imposed by
The prenress already made foward jtiving
the Cubans it free aud iil.h pemie.it isovern
inent will 1 rioinied to with commenda
tion, and the government already estab
lished In Porto Rien will be approvetl.
The party will lie pledgni to the paciflcn
tlon of tho Philippines', the establishment
of fr e schools in the islands for tne el-ration
of tho inhabitants to the American
ttandard of intelligence and the institu
tion of thu Rrtattsi degree of self-government
of which the Filipinos are capable
The doctrine that Congress hat plenary
power to govern the territory lelunging
te tl-e I'nlted States without restrictions
Imposed In the Stales or where the Con
stitution has been specine-ally xtt nded bv
a 1 of Congress will W jtlirmni In the
most sitive manner
In discussing ihe insular nossessions of
the United States th- platform raakeiswitl
lefer to the greater expansion of American
ocean commerce to ! exjictcd as a re
sult of the r. itnt.on of all the islands ac
quired from Spam, and especially tho
The. success of Mr. MiKinl-y's adminis
tration in secunn- the ple.lj.-n of all tho
great Powers of the world to maintain the
"tifs-n door" In Chins, will be. lauded as
ne of the a-reatest trlnrnprrs in't.it history
of Ant-rieaii d.plomacy. Maintenance of
tho Monroe Doctrine, m forror r. -s:;nit!on
of which was si cured by the Am- n an del
egaes tJ The Hhkuc Conferenc. in. reaso
of the navj. construction oi the Nicar
aguan Canal act jrwife of the bill tJ
sutendize American -htps will l- Indorsed
In the platform, and the repeal of the war
revenue taxes which are most burtieitsonm
and tne letentiou of which is not required
by t.-e necessities of the Government wilt
be det Iared one of the policies to be carried
out In the next session of Congress.
The mo-l dlrncull tatsk of the platform
Conunltt.e will b to frame tho plank
dealing null trusts. A middle e-ottrs prob
ably will be taken. The subject of trus'H
is giving Itepulihcan leaden, great con
cern. Thej realiz that tiie Democrats will
make it one of the leading issues in the.
camp ilgn. Ti:c- intend to go as far in the
same direction as they believe the p.Uicc:cd
interests vill -ind. Thej- will try to dri 4
the Iiemevrr.it-; lei the most extreme iiositk.n
ant! 10 make it appear that the contest 's
ore of law and order, and the irjservation
tf property riiu on one side against an
arch and sort, itsm on the other.
YUKON RIVER OPEN.
Arihnl of a Step.mer With News
Victor! . lSritish Colun-eda, May 33. The
.steamer Amur arrived from Alaska. Sh
brings news that Yukon Itlver opened at
Dawson on the morning of tho Mh. nnd
steamers nre now running regularly from
Preparations are lelng made by several
of tbe small owner- outside of tlie com
bination to carry passengers from Hennet
to Nome at III an t the .SktKT.av Alask in.
announces that tbe Klor.hke corporation,
limited the -J-ra. Nora and Dora, will
adopt tho low rate and give Untie to th"
White Pass and C D "Vmpanv pool.
The Democrats of Sk igway have issued
a call for a nomination primary on the 31 t
Inst., preparatory to th- Juneau convention
one week later.
SAYS IT IS A MISTAKE.
Ncely Hears the l.eported Confes
sion of IJitfh.
Munclc. !i:d. May 11-C V. W. Nety
was cjlh-i upon to-day at the home or ,is
sister, and the reported confession of S'r.
ltleh was read to him. 5!r. Ntelv refused
iibsolutilr to make a statement forth. r
than to s.iy that there must tea inistik'.
Klcli was one of .Muncie's lending; ou-ig
business men. 11 son-in-law of Joseph A
Godd.trd. wholesale -xocer, fend for several
jedrs was :t traveling ;.Ie;inan and ::!
was seertti.rj- rf the Indiana Tr.iv.Mnsr
Jlt-n's I'tote-ctive Ass "elation. Rich Vms c.l
wavs bun an Intimate frieml ot Ne-'ys
and 'btalned Ids appeintment In the OjImi
i'ostal Iiepirtment through N-I. They
were ext. nslvely a-sciate-l tos-ther in bu.
Ines; enp ntri-es.
.loitlin Itine Deal.
Joplln, Mo., Mav 13. Arother big mining
deal was cIoed late last ev.nlng. the I5ed
ing zinc mine on Shoal Creek, four miles
south of Joplln. having I even sold by S. M.
Smitli of Jtrplln and .Morgan Jones and C
11. Silhman of Fort Worth. Tex:., to a
sjnditate of Colorado Springs gold mine
owners. Tlie considt ration Is withheld, but
is known to be in the neighborhood of
JKO.W. The Re-ding i- a new mine, tho
mill on it being still uncorViplete-I. but the
m.nc has produced nliout SJi.iol worth of
ore with hand jigs sinco last fall. Forty
acres of mineral land Is Included In the
Ititrtnwn- l.ntl !j Ins.
Rirpcnijc ppi:ma u
Wichita. Kus.. May 13 -O. S. Tillman, a
prominent tnerclunt of W'aeo. Tex., came
here to-day and found hli IC-venr-old
brother lying en his d-atlib el In St. Tran
cis's Hospit.it. The latl ran nwa from
home six j ears aRf. and since then has
been a profr-.-non.il trjmp, arriving here
last week with his partner, I:. H. Alger.
Young Tillman betame Hit ami to get him
treattd at the I10spu.1l Alger did work
about the premises. Two days ago he wrote
to Tillman's brother for money, and this
brought help at once. The leay probably
Vctt OMaliumn Militia.
perrv. Ok . May 13. A na militarv com.
psinj was organlzrd hero tart nigh by Ad
jutant General Orner of Guthrie The com
pany will be known as Company 1.. New
uniforms nnd guns Will be received at owe.
The otflcers arc: S. IS. W.-nlsworth, Cap
tain: W. K Maupln, First lieutenant; V..
K. Rarrett. Keeoml laeutenant.
Shot by Profestir Grlcgw.
nr.pciit.it." :-PKi i ii
Dallas. Ti x May 1." John Long a farm
er who lived n' ir Myrtie F-iii'. was
s.'f to death v cr.j'. evening, .y Pro
fessor A. V,. GnS3 oi tlie High School.
The men quarreled over a school matter.
Professor Griggs burrendcred to tho pedco
THUGS WITH HERTZ.
Loiimer Had Full Control in
the Conk Count v
RETURN OF THE PRODIGALS.
Politicians Makinjr Their IV-.ico
With CnHom How .Ine Can
non and Hopkins "Kolled''
Keeves at Peoria.
RHItTtMC PPECI.W ?
-hicag -, III., Hay IS. -The R'palticin peIs
Iticlans and newspapers l.i hit ago hci
not yet tpiit talking antl g.e.siiing over tho
State Convention. The Hertz faction lo.t
out in the County Convention Lcrimer
innnrng the whete outflt. Tiue -nine of tlsi ,
lit rtx candidates were n -nutated, but
was a conees-ioti to the Hertz wards to
Ht-rtzvlir- ami not lo the Ikws himself. Thi
Hertz Iioast that llaneey awl Tarter wcri
lefeatert by Hertz stands Kcsei nnd :m not
tieni.vl. Itnt It ranklts in the I.orimi-r a r-1
the Tanner sections of the county gcv. rn- -1
ment. Returning- frc-m Ihe c nvention. a. V
TSnntril. ftrltte.I iret vrilh .l.fe.ir .-t ttrr.- J"
i-iB iusi uk nnt niiriv ue uiesi .ies.:j-ej ui
"laettr And the German I10.-S f.nir'v
shrleket!. "I should say not! Di In't we bi it
;he cook Countv man. the I'fnk Cvartv
unc and John Tanner? lhein't we carry"
tl et.nvention t r CuUom? Just k l -j'-Ui
Vfhere he would have been had :t r-t.t
been for the 2tM votes we hatl in a chaii
from Cook County. Ask l!ne-y and l.or-lire-r
what brat them. If it wasn't cur i'.J
good men and true."
This and more Herts; has bf-oii reta iipg
where it would sting his enemies the m s;.
-.d they have determined lo bury him. It
m . no; be a hard mailer, either, for litres
is hting u.bruiued for defeating Jtet-ves ar.i,
Ilusse. t(H" had lteeve been nominated
ilusse w.mW have gone in for Treasurer.
Amos Willoughby lost bv the same token.
He was on the lte-ve- slate all right, and
would have won out had the leader Itera
ftetlirntfig: It, tlie l-'nltl.
Rut Cullum won .11 nuire senses than one.
11- was the recipient during his stH tt
Peoria of pledges of loyilty irom numbers,
of the Cener,tl Assembly, nominated ard t
1 nominated, that more than Insure hln .1
majority In the Republican caucu-. vr
instance. amtMig his v!iorr ntic 1.. i
Small and 1W Curtis, candidate- f..r the
Senate ami Iteprcscntauve r.sp.iivlv
frora. the Kankakee District. Tii. tw .
have tieen open! prominent in the counsel-?
of Governor Tanner. They never were iar
Cultein for 21 moment, and rather u-i-graciously
accepted instructions for C'ulloct
from tbe convention that nominateI them.
A gentleman who was present assurer ma
that their appear-in. e in the rooms ot Sena
tor Cullom treated some! runs of a setiso.-,
"We have been wandering after strang.J
gods," .said .Mr. Small, "and huve beconn
lost in the bogs -md qulck-ands Senator;
Cullom. we want to get back to first prin
ciples again. We want to assure nu that
we are for tour re-election, and mat woj
want ou to count us as your friends. Wo
-re instructed for jou. but out-lde the in
structions we know that our aistrict Is fog
you. and we siini-Jy desire to assure )oj
personall' ih.it we are for you ourselves."
Senator Cultoni waf stin)t'.eriat ovcr
whelmed. but replied tht he was glad tn
have so able lieutenants m thai section oC
the Stale and promised that their devotion
to Ills cal. so should no. be overlooke-l
rbotiM he ever be placetl in a osition to
Another statesman who called on Cullom,
and aisured htm of his undjing tiovotioti
was young Jeyse Hartley of aha w nee town.
-Bailie has be.rt somewhat under the Cul--lorn
lan for months he trailed after tbe
Har.ee; -Tanner taction antl otherwise c.isr.
a shadow on his repjtauou cs a Cnl'-.m
man; but he made his peace with the Sena
tor, and following on his heels was Skagg.i
of Harrisburg. Skagg.-; also has been under
supk-ion. and I am not sure that he Ji.ta
succeeded In convincing the Cullom Iad-ra
:hat he Ls all r.ghu lie tialnrd wit-i Jirfv,,
Jobe In liarnsburg and Jobe has a Job cn-l
Hut Cullom was mere plessrd with the
voluntary alb glance of Small antl fur -.
than anything else. As a ni.ttttr of f- .
hoth Small and Curtis owe all thev- are in
politics to Tanner Tann. r m.i.;.- Ct.r-is
Sh alter in ImcT and has londNd aid f .' I
Small more than any politii i.n In N r. e rn
Where Cannon ienrcil.
Small ant! Curtis tliminatetl the Kenka
kte Count delegation in the St.ve Con
vtiition. and this recalls t- me mind iho
fact t'.iat jour Cncle Jotih Csenon paid
Hi eves an old grudge, ow:n.r f.r etout -v
er. It has Inen Cannc.n's anir ttion fo"
years and he ?4ill retains It to b- Speaker
en the 11 ue of Representative Whirl
Torn Reed rt sijmed. a ye. r ac i-annon
was hibernating and when heawt.'.e it was
to discover that Lorltner h.id made a detl
with Hopkins of Aurora whtrebv the lat
ter was to keep tint of the race for Gover
nor this- jear In Tanner's interest rnd ts--i
Iirim'r-'ianti. r ftctb.n would throw the.
Illinois delegation to liupVus for tit, ,Vt
jI,t. e in the ch.i.r in Conre-s Congress
man Ri-.v.s was rrgardeil as something or
a man .nd Hopkins lndiite-1 him to s on
his st.in'. Reeves hud no ide,i at that tinio
that he wouW lie .1 canuid He foe Governor
this jear. but at the njg, ,-stion of John,
Ame3 he put a. saving elms, (., ins prom
ise to go with Hopkins for Speak-r
"If 1 am a eandidate for ijOiernor, I
want j-our Mssirro.nee." suM Iteexes Ko
knew of the eompa' t between Hopkins and
ljrimer. whiih extt tided no farther, he in
Bguieci. inan to keep Hopkins op the tr.e k.
Mr Reeves tie! m t talk as th.ei.-ii ho
wouli be a candidate f.r Go. m r an-l
Hopkins reatlil. tne the nletlct
This was the w'-v llojiki-is ,-. the !n- "
dorsemtiit of tie JlHiw.s deltitlin anP
had Re,-ves si, p;x and made .1 1 i?.l for
Cannon, the latter might '.v.- -i.wn a,
chance fee; the place, t'anrvi.i thought
nhow. ami be notified h'- fru rda in ti-S
Tntlfth Dislrl. t this year iN-it I!i v- nu.:
not get a vote In the distr.ef. and. expect
Irg four ne.btiin.s frim K mkak. " Cnuntv.
who slipped prist the Tent r and Cannon
sentinels through the g-tp left bv the now
election law. the district was soli 1 t.gnlnsr
the Reeves faction. It I'll the break from
Hanet-y to Y.ites. and It yelled louder an-l
longer than even Pie Ilanevy peopi from
Nor was Hotikins backward in retum'r.g
evil for gisl to his eolleagU" Reei.s. On
Ihe trrat tbn-e Itallots. the big Karkakt"
("ountv delegation of thlrty-even hsd been
split. Carter getting the mn-t of It. 'in fho
last liallot. It divided, givi-g Yat -s- tt-rtx-three
and Reeves four. The congressional
influence? was all against Reev -.
J. K PICKKRING.
Antes i;rnm the 'I Iicnlrrs.
Hit It Th. m. en of the I-t khofn er n!!
eaufievitlalne. Is Ow "heatlbner" t th- (elunt
Ma this we.-k. slepg -iith the lie Korrct-s. th
favorite. Carr'e s'c-ett. Keno. Wetjh aniI nflrosa
and a bunch of other goml trfies.
Tke "?arho Tlarie.nners." -he.wjrg the f.rac-1
Nethersole trial, will t this week's WU a:
Colonel itjtler's Standard Theat-r. Next werlc
anothr ntirfeseiuc ortnnlzation. "TIk !towery,"i
is on v Iswr.
Mar Wheele- In -p.itho." Ls the attraetlm
at Mr. Ilavltn's St. Iuls hou.-e this week. E.!.
uard Ktener pL,s Jean.
Fusion in Oklnbnnia.
I'crrj. Ok.. May 13. The Democratic anil
Populist committees of J'avr.e County met
in Stillv.-attr yesterday and formed a corns
plete fu-in.n for county officers In the com
ing elet tion. The Democrats were given
the Probate Judge, Treasurer, Superinten
dent of Schools, Coroner, County Weigher
and two Commissioners. The Populist3
were given the County Attorney. Itcgistec
of Deeds. Survej-or. Sheriff. Clerk and ona
Commissioner. A few of the MIiMle-of-the-Rond
Populists walked out ot the meet
ing. Trxns I.nnt Ileal.
RCTrr'.:'"---- -. mi
Dallas Tex. Mjy J? J. R. Couts oC
Wrntherfori ys-? niay purchased from th.x
Leon . 11. Hlum J-tnd Company ltXi.OcO
acres of land, located in Bailey County,,)
Texas. Tho price yi as $1 per acxa, ,
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