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SUNDAY, JUtfE 10. 1900.
tTHE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
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SUNDAY. JUNE h 1900.
W. 3. Carr, Business Manager of The St.
Louis Republic being duly sworn, says that
the actual number of full ana complete
copies of the dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of Hay. 1.
all In regular editions, was as per schedule
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NO FIGHT OF OUKS.
President McKinley and his Cabinet
acted wls?ly In deciding that the Aweti
can diplomatic and naval representa
. tives in China shall take no part in the.
existing crisis beyond that necessitated
for the protection of American life and
The big game of world politics now
being played with Peliin as the scene
of action Is a game In which the United
States Government Is interested only to
the extent above Indicated. In so far
an the menace of war consists, the
Powers legitimately threatened are Rus
sia, England and Japan, each striving
for advantage, with England and Japan
aligned against Ilussla. There Is no oc
casion as yet for the United States to
become embroiled in this quarrel.
Russia's notification to the Govern
ment at Washington to Uie effect that
the United States were expected to
maintain a neutral attitude in China
should have been unnecessary. "bw
that President McKlnley's Cabinet has
acted in compliance with that notifica
tion the relief felt by Russia should Iw
shared by the American people. It
would be deplorable Indeed were this
Goiernment to allow itself to be drawn
into a European war with the' caue
of which it had no concern us an inter
ADDS A XEW TERROR.
The departure which au Illinois bride
has Introduced In church weddings gives
promise of being largely honored in the
breach. She organized so that not a
member of the male sex figured in the
bridal party, except the bridegroom him
self. There Is a strong undercurrent of
truth in the recent bit of humor: "Have
you ever been in a position that tested
the very marrow of your soul?" asis
a woman. "Ves, once," answers the
man. "I was the leading male actor in
a biff church wedding."
This is how the ordinary man regards
eucb an episode -even when he has
friends behind him, stanch and tried
through years of bachelorhood; kind,
sympathetic friends who will not re
mark how frightened he looks, and how
funnlly his coat flops as he walks up the
aisle. What will be his feelings it this
moral support is removed; If, all alone
in a sea of femininity, he staggers, lloun
ders helplessly to the altar?
Men purposing matrimony will have
something to say about this feature of
the event, and they will outer a negative,
heartfelt and Irrevocable, against the Il
There are those who declare that when
wuu a U1U1UCU ma uuiioies Liegm, out
even those who from the secure precincts
or their single wretchedness gloat over
such a conviction will not' ask that this
additional barrier be placed between a
man aud the wbinan he loves,
are enough without It.
The presumed motive which led tho
Bradley Martins and William Waldorf
Astor to change from citizens of the
.United States to subjects of the Queen
of England may be said to be the least
creditable on which such a transfer
could lie based.
A desire for wealth, though potent. Is
no: a Jilgh motive at best, but that a de
sire to escape personal taxes should lead
ato expatriation Is reprehensible.
The wealth of the Astors and the
Bradley Martins arises from tho growth
aad prosperity of the United States, and
Is protected by the laws and safeguard
ed by the police and fire machinery of
. tfco community. Ever- person .benefited
should be trtliin to bear his proportion
' of tho cost. Eves If assessments were
- ajust, few raoa would carry their pro-
test to the length of renouncing their
It Is easy to understand how a citizen
of a foreign country, obliged to bear the
Inconveniences and hardships which go
with such connection, eomlns ip the Uni
ted State and throwing in his lot with
u new people-, can without sacriticinu any
moral or ethical principle assume a now
ullexbiuce. His prosperity and Improve
ment come from his new home and all
his possessions are here.
The reverse is the case with Astor and
the ltradley Martins. Their action is so
unnatural that some caue additional to
the desire to ecapc taxes may operate.
It is not unlikely that the Anglomania
which has prevailed In some circles in
the United States for years has swajed
these persons to seize hihu the taxes as
a pietoAt for acting u their preference
of an aristocracy to a democracy. If
this Ik? true, the ltradley Martins and
Astor have left their country for their
IX THE TVOKUVS KVK.
Secietary if State llayV prompt ni.d
carnct co-operation with ttoernor
Francis and Mers. Cobb and Spencer
In the preliminary conference ueces-ary
to the Issuance of invitations to all for
eign Governments to participate in the
St. lxniis World's Fair of lUiKS promises
that there shall be no delay iu this di
rection. The formal notification to be Issued
from the State Department in Washing
ton will at once attract the attention of
all nations to the World's Fair city of
1WC!. From this time forward St. Louis
will stand in the clear lisht of interna
tional fame such as only World's Fair
cities enjoy. The attention thus be-
frtoweil wiil increase In Intensity as the
passing of time brings neaier the date
set for the celebration of the centennial
anniversary of the Louisiana 1'nrchase.
The spectacle to be presented to the
world must be that of a city enawd
with all its oners" and enthusiasm and
native visor In the task of arrausins for
the most Impressive World's Fair known
to history. The dauntless American
spirit which exists throughout what was
once known as the Louisiana l'uichase
Territory must be shown at 'its best in
the unnualilied success of the St. Louis
World's Fair. That It will be thus man
ifested no one may doubt who knows the
people of St. Louis, a city which lias
never yet failed to break all records in
any achievement which it undertakes.
With the return to St. Louis of Gov
ernor Francis and Messrs. Cobb and
Spencer this spirit of World's Fair en
thusiasm will appear in unmistakable
evidence. It is also certain that from
that moment the dctini work of prep
aration for the Woild's I'air will begin.
There is no time to lose, and St. Louis
is eager for action.
The challenge of an artist in 1'aiis,
whose painting was "skied." to a fellow
artist on the exposition jury that each
paint a picture without signing it and
see which would be accepted carries the
old protest against the critics that they
judge by jinnies instead of perform
ances. This Is the usual mental attitude of
those Who fail to achieve greatness in
the field in which their ambition Is en
gaged. The, critics are to blame. "If
oidy 1 could once get an audience." they
say, "my merit would be instantly rec
ognized, but the prejudice of the critics,
who judge only by names and not by
work, bars the way."
Sometimes names do carry weight
with critics. The explanation is easy.
The human mind docs not icvert to first
principles each time It analyzes a new
proposition. To do so would bo a tedi
ous process. For instance, if with each
new proposition iu geometry the mathe
matician had to prove again all the for
mer propositions involved in his latest
demonstration he would make little
progress. These propositions become so
firmly established in his mind as to be
grunted Instantly they are presented.
It is so even in the field of taste and
criticism. The mind erects certain
stages of undoubted stability from
which it sets out on its advances. For
this reason a name carries weight. The
critic has liefore reverted to established
principles in considering the work that
goes with this name. The name becomes
one of his stages. This is a time and
labor saving mental habit of man,
though it achieves better results In
mathematics than In taste and criticism.
At any rate It is poor practice to rail
against critics Iu the field or taste. If
the opinions of the ciitic have any
weight It is because he has won his
spurs. In that ease railing against him
will not mend matteis. If the critic
have no authority his utterances have
no weight, and there is no need to worrv
COLONEL FLORY'S WHEEL.
When Colonel Joe Flory, the irT-public-an
candidate for Governor of Missouri,
starts out campaigning on that rubber
tired railroad bicycle which he has had
made for this especial purpose, the
pathetic spectacle will be presented of
a man using his own best efforts to
speed himself along the downgrade to
The Colonel's railroad bicycle will un
doubtedly excite a profound Interest
throughout Missouri. This Is a great
campaigning State, and there have been
many novel campaigns conducted with-
I In its boundary lines, but a bicycle
campaign is unique in its history. It
will vastly entertain MIssourlans to
watch Colonel Flory speeding from sta
tion to station on his railroad wheel,
puffing and sweating, with one eye on
the back track and one on the front,
and both, mentally, on the maiu chance
of his election to olliee. It might be
well, nlso, for the Colonel to give ex
hibition spurts on his winged Mercurv
after each speech, if lie has the neces
sary wind left.
Bnt when it comes to electlug Colonel
Flory to the Governorship of Missouil,
the people of this fine old State will have
to draw the line. Leaving out the slu
of his Republicanism, it's hind to vote
for a man after you've seen the calves of
his legs all knotted up from "scorching."
and beard every pasture bull in tho
State snort, contemptuously at his
strnugo ngure against the horizon's
edge, and know that every cross-roads
dog has had a snap at his heejs as ho
went circling past There isn't enough
dignity in this sort of thing for a Mis
And so it 13 tliat Colonel Flory's rail
road bicycle with rubber ilrcs Is
destined to play him a scurvy trick.
Ue'H travel fast enough on It, all right,
all right. Itul the stubborn machine
will take him alone; the hanks far up to
the head waters of Salt Hirer just as
sure as you're born.
MAY BE OF BENEFIT.
It may at least lie said iu the uature
of n consolatory reflection on St. Louis's
lack of a municipal executive with a
proper conception of his ollicial duties
that Mayor Zlegeuhclu is helping to'
crystallize public sentiment In behalf of
the election to the mayoralty of a man
able and willing to safeguard the public
There Is no occasion to express s.ur-pri.-e
at the lamentable failure of Zleg
enhein to meet the demands made upon
him as the city's chief olliccr In a time
or crisis such as the present. The rec
ord he is now m.iking is in keeping with
that which has extended unbroken
throughout his term of olliee. Buffoonery
and Incapacity are the prevailing fea
tures of his administration. lie lias hu
miliated and disappointed St. Lottisaus
so consistently that It Is idle to expect
of lii in anything but humiliation and dis
appointment. The surest result of tile .legenhein ad
ministration of local affairs should be
the election as his successor of a icpre
scnlntivo St. Louisnu so well known for
character and achievement that there
shall be no reasonable doubt of a satis
factory performance of mayoralty duties.
There Is an earnest demand for such a
Mayor. The people of St. Louis have
had enough of clown-play and duty
dodging hi the Mayor's olliee. They
hae paid the cost ami learned the les
son of mayoralty incompetence blended
with low comedy. What they favor now
is the election of a man who shall prop
erly stand for the dignity and the wel
fare or the fourth city iu the Union.
If tills tinchiug remains permanently
iu the public mind and bears the good
fruit of a more careful choice of mayor
alty material In the future It will not
be all iu vain that St. Louis has blushed
and suffered for Xiegenhein and Ziegen
iieluisiu. The lesson has certainly been
sevete enough to insure its permanency.
It is to be hoped that Its leuefits will
become apparent wheu the time arrives
to elect a successor to Ziegeuheiu.
HE'S ALL RIGHT.
If the- daughter of Banker Snow of
Massachusetts has chosen a sober, in
dustrious and self-resiK'cling man In the
person of the young mechanic whom she
Insisted upon marrying against her par
ents wishes, she might have gone far
ther and aimed higher and faired much
A healthy, temperate and reasonably
ambitious young American working In
a machine-shop is a man at whom no
girl can aifoid to turn tip her nose. His
future is limited in its possibilities of
fortune aud station only by God's limita
tions placed on his miiid and body, in
this line country of ours It is easy for
such a man to attain independence and
competence. It Is of such men that our
millionaires are made. The Presidency
is as attainable to him as to any other
citizen of the United States.
It would have been deplorable Indeed
if. Instead of marrying this excellent
young workingman, Mis Alice Show of
Newton had become the wife of some
dissolute son of a rich father, milled In
his habits by the possession of money
and the absence of any necessity for
honest effort. Her parents might then ;
well have protested against her choice.
But In the ease of the machine-shop lad
whom she loved instead theie's no rea
son for parental oppesitiou there! He is
of the very pick aud fiower of American
manhood if he chooses to live up to his
It is natural that Democrats who
separated iu 1S!)0 should get together iu
IShni. It was not necessary four years
ago that good Americans should rally to
save the Republic from being trans
foi mod into an Empire.
Maybe that file in American Ambas
sador Choate's London residence was
caused by Mr. McKinlcy's man indul
ging iu a too-vigorous waving of the
meteor Hag of England.
Mr. DockeryVhonurToTl.snt Gallatin,
Mo., tool; occasion to prove that, no mat
ter how It may be with prophets, polit
ical leaders are not without honor iu
thair own country.
Republicans will play a new kind of
"tag" with the Ctib.ui postal scandal un
til after November the game being to
see who can keep Ihe farthest away
from the subject.
Park's Intel national- exposition is
being characterized as a "fake." The
real simon-pure blown-in-the-bottle
World's Fair will be seen iu St. Louis
It must be a reproach to the Young
Republicans of Missouri to read of the
honors couierred on Colonel Kerens by
the Young Republicans of Pennsylvania.
How can Colonel Flory, campaigning
on a rallioad bicycle, expect to make
the sort of winning lace called ruuniug
like a scared rabbit 'i
If old Oom Paul can but bold out a
little longer the Chinese crisis may sup
ply him with a powerful ally in the
shape of Russia.
Mr. McKinley was evidently just pre
paring to pull England's chestnuts out
of the fire In China when Russia called
It's an ill wind that blows no one
good. Mayor Zlegenheln can at least
benefit St. Louis by serving as "horrible
It's funny, but women never seem less
motherly than when they're wrangling
and resoluting at a Mothers' Conven
tion. It is evident that the campaign is on In
Kansas. A railway train lias just been
derailed by the wind lu that State.
The Happy Time.
Sorrow may he comlnf,
nut It" cot htre Jrt.
And till jt laU upen our souls,
WlufK the good to frtt?
Sins a rong of summer time.
A light and Illllnc; tune
Sorrow may be cominc.
Cut if line to live In June!
Sorrow may have found us
Who can run away?
Bar It llgfctlr as you can.
It will bit brieflr stay:
Slnjlns tn your tadneis.
Joy comes to you soon
Sorrow roar bare four. u.
But IPs sweet to lire In June!
RlPUiT D. (SAUNDERS,
SENATOR FRYE GOES A-FISHIN'.
nY AU.ES V
TVTUTTEX FOR T1IC SfNDAT PJIPl'nttC.
At a famous old hostelry In the city of Vnshlnc,ton on the evening of May 3. there
was held a banquet which was one of the most Impressive and unique ever given In
that city of fcoclal entertainments. It wan brctisht about in n mot Interesting way.
There nre just lift-members of the House and Senate, or nearly one-eighth of Congress,
who once Berved In the Confcdcrnto Army. Of these half-hundred grand old veterans
who -nt nn.l bled fo" de cause what ain't no mo'." thirty-four served In the lower and
Miteen In the upper branch of our national legislature. The delightful personnel of
these srlm lighters suggested to one of them that a wry congenial company of Senators
nnd Representatives could be gathered. K one include! all wro had carried a musket
or held a commission In the Confederate Army. This thought wa so pleas
ing that it was at once put Into running order, and the aroresald dinner was the
result. Although tif.t all cou!d,attcr.d. enough were there to make It a grand success,
for these gallant sons of the'South have a well-earned reputation for social ability
that always assures an evening of one round of pl.asure. Among them are several of
the best known wits and raconteurs In the country.
James Djnlel Richardson, leader of the Houe Democrat", the hero of many a fierce
Jau.tt I. UIctiirilFon.
then broke Into the proceedings and entertained the company with oue of hN famous
little tall.". Right on his heels came the Honorable M. E. Hen
ton, who reeled for "Imperial Missouri." This gentleman, en
Jojing as he d'es. a reputation for being as full of the good
o'd nre-tatlng. unterrlfied brand of Democracy as his sturdy
frame will hold, wa In his happiest vein, and the room rang
with applae when he eloquently spoke of "the State that
furnished antqu.tl number to either side In the Civil War."
Tatrick Henry, a lanky and picturesque son of Mississippi and
a lineal descendant of tl.o Immortal author of "Give me lib
erty or give rue dtath." proved an eloquent champion of the
old home of Jcfferon Divis.
Others who gathered around that festal hoard and told of
the part their respective States played In the great struggle
between the States wer3 Senator Stephen It Mallory, from
"the Land of Flowers." for three jears a midshipman In the
Confederate Navy; General William B. Bate of Tennessee,
. .r ;lmi nut ff tho riixtf.fin nnl r"l-!l n oro vi-ltli ?. nrjl
Ofntral Jot Whwr.er.
wounds, and who would verily rather fight than eat: General Edmund Winston Pettus,
who also Fervcd In both wars nnd in company with General Bate, General John T.
Morgan and General Cockrell, all fellow-Senators, entered the Confederate Army aa
privates and cmciged as Rrigadler Generals; Senator James H. Berry of Arkansas,
who srcrlllced a leg for the old South; Senator "Joe" Blackburn, who was born, bred.
reared nnd taught to fight amid tho
blood and carnage of old Kentucky;
TV. Jasper Talbott, a stalwart and fiery
son of South Carolina, who. now that
the daya of blood-letting nre over. loves
to engjge In less deadly nnd more wordy
contests on the floor of the House, and
many more whose names are associated
with the brains, culture and bravery of the
land where fair women, love and honor
It was a notable gathering of members
of the American Congress, and also surviv
ors of the cause which gave to history the
noblest exhibition of patriotism and devo
tion to duty the world has ever known.
Jchn W'arulck renlel.
The greatest fisherman In the Senate Is
I'rizt Figliu-r (.to tlu Editor):
poipi'rs nl-.oiit dee Cliiiii't' l!oxrs
vlt to put my dpi in your sheet jo
Portraits on Their Backs
San Francisco Men an i Women Indulging in
a New Tattooing Fad.
REPI'IILIC SPECIAL. ,
San Francisco, C.il . June 0. levers In
San Francisco have adopted a new means
of proving thtlr devotion.
"Professor" Jake Londell.i makes a Ilvin-r
by tattooing the faces of Infatuated fo'ki
upon each other's backs. Londella's 1J?I
ness brings him Into contact with men.
women and children. Women are his best
customer". Says he, regarding his peculiar
"During the war I tattooed many a sol
dier's photo upon his sweetheart's arm.
and the soldier often had her picture, or
name written by herself, reproduced upon
"Many British oldltrs have had the por
traits of their wives or sweethearts tat
tooed on their backs before going to Siuth
Africa. It Is a. fad with the officers es
pecially. I know one who has the portraits
of two girls tattooed upon his breast with
their names beneath them.
"Vou would be surprised to know how
many women bare their arms and necks
for the needles. It 1 becoming a fad hero
just as It did In London jcais ago.
"Yes. a woman is usually scared when
she sees the instrument and Ink. but she
gives me less trouble than a man when she
discovers that tnttoolng doetn't hurt much
"Last week 1 spent a half day working
on the arm of a bride-to-be. Years ago
she had a man's name placed there. I had
to obliterate It by filling fn with a flower
design. She saW it would never do for the
groom to know about the other man."
Could'nt Pull Tooth-r-Lost Freedom.
Chicago, Jun 3. Edgar Turner, a dental
student, tried unsuccessfully to buy his
freedom by removing an aching tooth from.
City Prosecutor Scully's jaw. As a result
of the experiment the student took a ride
to the Bridewell, and the Prosecutor is '
OF CONFEDERATE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
M M H
icgieintive conniet. and for four jears a high private In tho
Confd(jate Army, acted .is toastmaster. The speeches of
the evening were full of a spirit of affection for the
South and .nlher nee to the principles that led up to the
great war or the slxtle". Senator" and Representatives from
each State spoke of their undying love for their home
and pride In the history of Its gallant sons. As the elo
quence llovvid. enthusiasm grew, and gray-haired veter
ans of the fleld and forum made no secrei of their emo
tion. Senator John Warwick Daniel, who lost a hg In d--finso
of the "Lost C.nise." was the llrst speaker, and in
rcsrondlng to the toast of "Virginia" paid such a tribute
to btr gre-ttit soldier. General Robert IS. Lw. as only he
can pay when he speaks on such a subject. He was followed
by General Joseph TTee'r, the grizzled old survivor of a
hundred battles, who spoke for his beloved Alabama. Pri
vate John 11. Allen of Mlslslppl, the wit of the House,
w w ivory
William Pierce Frye, who halls from that
"I hear dero's a big spiel in do
poin' to foiht, an' I called to a&k
nursing a sore Jaw nnd swearing vengetneo
on amateur dentists. Turner was arrested
on a charge of disorderly conduct. Justice
I'rlndville was willing to sacrifice Justice for
the Prosecutor's comfort, and agreed to let
Turner go If the operation was a succtss.
Only half of the tooth responded to the
Jerk of the student, and Turner was fined
Jj and costs.
Put Him Off at Buffalo.
Nov a Philadelphia Doctor Sues the Lehigh
Valley Road for $10,000.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Juno 9. Doctor Fred
erick W. Messerve wants $10,000 from the)
Lhish Valley Railroad Company because
a Lehigh conductor Insisted upon putting
him off at Buffalo.
The doctor says he purchased, on August
H. 1S?9. a round-trip tlckst from Philadel
phia to Denver. Colo., which was good until
October 31. 1S3S. The ticket was accepted
on his outward Journey. On September 1L
belnK homeward bound, he boarded a train
at Buffalo, X. Y.. but the conductor refused
to accept the ticket and ejected htm from
the car. using great force and violence.
The doctor says It was Imperative that
he should reach Philadelphia on tbat train,
and he again got aboard and paid a cash
fare of JS.10. which, however, was returned
to him by the conductor before he left the
train, and his ticket accepted. The doctor
says he was physically Injured and humili
ated by the treatment he received In the
presence of many other passengers, and he
claims J10.CGO damages, which he seeks to
recover by due process ot law.
Vnag:r Gurcpertz la amount Jarge crowds at
Suburban Garden tlvs earlr ummr evenings.
Ills mlnjtr.'l company, with Lilly Van and Car
roll Johnson, he of the wonderful clotner, la rich
In noelty. The Jests and songs are the cholceit
t have et had In outdoor minstrelsy.
"Martha" la to be sung at Uhrig Care this
week. The strike considered, last week's crowds
at the Cave were surprisingly large. Mrs. Van
stuaaircru, miss tiraggins. Mr. Shlems ana w.
iiuunaw are- speedily becoming- favorites.
Gibraltar of Republicanism, the State of
"Grfat llfoks: i'b Koine to for an hour, and Mr. J? rye promised to meet his old chum
ceV Frj'ed-Cnlren Is out!" In Maine as soon as ewer Congress adjourns.
Just as s,oon as the next train left for the Jforfh, arter the gavel finally fell In both
houses of Congress last week. Senator Frye shook the dust of Washington from hU
feet until December and departed "down
Eist" to flrfi. He will first hurry up to the
Restlgouche to lure the gamey salmon and
will then come down Into Maine and spend
a month with his friend Connor on the
Rangely Lakes. Although an ardent party
man. Senator Frye Is too fond or hU be
loved sport to rorsake It to steam and stew
with the politlctans In Philadelphia at the
National Convention. So while his rellow
partyites nre absorbing that of the cup
which cheers and emitting long strings of
blue language at the cut-and-drlcd affair In
the City of Brotherly Love. Frye will be up
In Canada, wearing old clothes and a flan
nel shirt, utterly oblivious of everything ex
cept the salmon at the end of his line.
Verily the man from Maine Is wise, very
wise, and has chosen the better part.
Judging from the Incessant activity which
he has shown by his stirring- congressional
life In Washington 'and fondness for fishing
In Maine, one would say that Frye was cer
tainly not more than a middle-aged man.
And that's Just where he fools 'em all. for .. Beaator-tet m have a swig of your
the Maine Statesman will be O years old on snak-blt cure."
the Id of next September. For o man -who has been through the dull, dreary routina
of thirty-one years of congressional service and la yet as agile and lively as most men
of 40, Frye Is Indeed a wonder, and might well be called the most
"active member of either House of Congress for bis years. After
serving; for twelve years In the House, he succeeded James G.
Blaine In the Senate in 'St. and has been there ever since. Dur
ing those nineteen years ho has made a record as a broad-minded,
clear-headed leader, which not only eclipses his notable tenure in
the House, but will place him alongside of Hamlin, Blaine and
Reed la the lists of Maine's greatest sons.
- "MCSm. I
The Senate convenes and the Senate adjourns. BlessedOa
the name or the Senate!" exclaimed an old doorkeeper ot tho
Senate gallery, with a sigh or relief. last Wednesday Just after
the Upper House or Congress had concluded Its labors for the
session. "Do you know," continued this long-suffering patriot.
who draws his salary regularly twice a month, "that I have seen
many curious and novel sights In the Senate, but the climax camo
to-day and on the day of adjournment, too? Among the visitors
In the Senate gallery was a handsomely dressed lady. She was
dressed simply fit to kill,' and what do you think she had under
her arm? It was a cat, a beautiful
cat, and evidently one of high de
gree, with long and silky gray
fur and large, gray eyes.
Around Its neck was a collar of red
leather, attached to which was a
long gold chain. When she came up
to my door with the
her arm. out of pure
asked her If she wouldn't leave it
with me, as the galleries were
crowded. But nay, nay.
She took tl-e cat la
glared at me as If X waa
snapped out. The cat
go.' I thoug? it It but discretion to let her pass In. Al
though I have become accustomed to seeing ladies carry
pet dogs. thU appearance ot a cat as a feminine ap
pendage Is a new one on me."
"I ran ac oss a new species of the Depew crank to
day." mus-el on our doorkeeper friend. "Tou know there
Is a certain class who come here and only want to pick
out Mr. Dep -w. He is the statesman they all esk about
and when in the galleries look to him for cheer and In
spiration. In this particular Instance he reciprocated the ,
tiunlltr in wd mrnaure: In fact, more
measure. Xot only do they discuss him,
wrote poetry about him. for I found his effusion In one J,me'm lo me onc n:ja '
of the seats Just after he left-
Cruel Tales of Slaughter
Told by Recent Bird Census.
WRITTEN FOR THB SUNDAY REPUBLIC. PcL
In the lat few months a bird census, Maine 33ia
the first to be taken in this country, jjew Hampshlre...32a!
has been In progress under the direction r
of Mr. William T. Hornaday of the New Vermont .....33 as
York Zoological Park. By a bird census Massachusetts ....27 ss
It Is not meant that the numbers of our
feathered friends actually have been Rhode Island 60 ss
counted. That would be a well nigh lm- Connecticut .......75 e
possible task. A fairly exnet and scien
tifically valuable enumeration has been
made, however, and the results furnish jjew Jersey .
serious food for thought on the part cr
those who desire to see the plume nnd Pennsylvania
song and game birds of the country Ohio
aved from utter destruction.
"These returns are decidedly alarming Indiana
to those who are Interested In the pres- Illinois .... .,
.nrallnn nf rttir vnlllflhlA birds. RSVS Mr.
Hornaday. "They show a startling de- Michigan .. .......S
crease In the number of birds valued Wisconsin
fo,. thtr flsh their nlumaffe or their
singing abilities In almost every' Prt of Iowa .37
the country. Some varieties seem doomed Missouri ..- 3?
to absolute extinction, while many or
the others can be saved only by tame- Nebraska 10
dlate and vigorous efforts. The cause North Dakota ....58
should appeal particularly to all sclen-
lists, sportsmen and rarmers, as they In Dlst- OolumbtaJB
particular will be serious losers by the a Carolina .32
disappearance ot our familiar birds.
"While this scourge of bird destruc- Geor8'a
tion is prevalent in all parts of tho Florida .77
mm- tViA Mf-nt rpnsus fihown that It f
Is more' general In some sections than Mississippi 37
In otheri. Or the thirty-seven States Louisiana 13
from which reports have been filed, a
marked decrease amounting to an av- A"isa J
crage of per cent for the last fifteen Texas 67
years. Is shown. At this rate, unless pro- ....
tectlve laws are pasted, the most at- Ind- Territory 75
tractive species of cur birds will be Montana .75!
practically extinct by the end ot tho
first quarter of the century."
(In the appended column the black Idaho 40
lines show the proportionate decrease of
bird life In the States named In fifteen Ave. of above 16
What Will They Drink?
Denver Graduate Split Up on the Quatioa
of Vine, Beer aad Vater.
Denver, Colo., June 9. Wine, beer or
water are the rocks upon which the usually
placid sea of the University or Denver legal
department Is dashing at the present time,
and the supporters or each are struggling
for supremacy. The wine and beer crowds
seem to be tn the majority, the latter, even
eclipsing the former on account of getting
more for their money.
Two weeks aio the committee In charge
Maine. Probably nothing now on earth gives -
the President pro tem of the ocnaie muic iulc man
whipping the trout streams and angling In the blue waters
of the Maine lakes for ye festive fish. Within the last two
weeks his fellow Senators have noticed that their usually
calm and sedate presiding officer was becoming restive over
tho prolongation of the session and exhibited a decided ten
dency to rush legislation. Those who were "on" smiled
thereat, for 'tls an old habit the Senator has which manifest?
itself during the latter part of every May the Senate lui
pens to bo In session. This manifestation was accentuated
this spring by the presence about two weeks ago of ex-Governor
Selden Connor of Maine, one of his old cronies. Gov
ernor Connor, who Is a veteran or tho Civil War. came down
to Washington to participate In the ceremonies attending
the reception or the statue or General Grant. While at tbo
Capitol his stalwart shadow flashed across the thrcshhold ot
the Senator's vice presidential apartment.
After taking In the tall mahogany clock with Its silver
harms and the table upon which once reposed the famou
housand-dnllar inkstand. Governor Connor settled down into
no of the Senator's easy chairs and remarked, "The lie is
leaving the Irkes and the firh are rising."
That settled It. Resolved. "That all legislation be now
d d." was a motion which would have been carried with
a whoop could It haive been put to the occupants- of the Vice
President's room at that time. The two swapped fish stories
goes where I
than eood n' Vn??nA,Sn2 "X.
but this one itv areat-aTandfather used to
jvw in nru- ueMw Ruinn.
or the commencement banquet decided that
times were prosperous, and that It would
be the proper thing to Include a tew cold
bottles on the menu. John Hipp was pres
ent, and he objected. He was Informed that,
according to the authorities, his Interest
In subjects of that nature would not make)
him a good witness in the case, and all
sorts of motions for postponement, man
damus, vox popull and the like wer
frowned upon by the court.
Still, Mr. Hipp was. not iatijfled. He ap
pealed and filed a. petition In support cr hl9
contentions. Fifteen members or the Alumni
Association signed their names to- a docu
ment stating that they would not attend
It wine was served, and twenty signed
against drinks of any kind. Some of the-
said they would not attend aaywa.
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