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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, JULY. 16. 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
PtTBUSHERS: GEORGE KNAFP & CO.
Charles W. Knapp. President and On Mjr.
George L. Allen. Vic President.
W. B. Carr, Secretary.
Office, corner Seventh and Olive Streets.
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MONDAY. JULY 16. ISffl.
. Vol. J3 ..
TV. B. Carr. Business Manager or The St.
Louis Republic, being duly sworn, says that
the actual number of full and complete
copies of the. dally and Sunday Republic
printed during the month of June. 1500, all
In regular editions, was as per schedule
3 Sunday.. 85,580
10 Sunday.. 85,860
17 Sunday.. 83,910
24 Sunday.. 84,990
29.... , 82,090
Total for the month 2,494,335
Iss all copies spoiled In print
ing, left over or filed 0.SaO
Net number distributed.... 2,453,755
Average daily distribution.... 81,791
And said TV. B. Carr further cays
that the number of copies returned or re
ported unsold during the month of Juno
Has 8.10 per cent.
TV. B. CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
second day of July. 1900.
J. F. FARISH.
Notary Public, City of St. Louis. Mo. My
term expires April 2S. 1901.
YESTERDAY'S SUNDAY REPUBLIC.
Readers of The Republic already
know how well promises in relation to
yesterday's Sunday paper were kept. It
was In all respects a model Sunday
journal. Page after page. It set a high
standard for newspaper makers. In its
spread of information on current topics,
that Is- to Kiy, In Its column upen
column of news matter, it was a marvel
of completeness and accuracy. Its pic
turing, from tho daintily executed half
tones In the magazine pages to the por
traits and drawings on the news pages,
was exceptionally bright and attractive.
In a political way, Tho Sunday Re
public of yesterday was rich in variety
and interest. Two score of the best
"inown of the country's Democrats,
among them Mr. Bryan, contributed
signed matter to its columns. "The
"Paramount Issue" page was a gem of
epigrammatic utterance above the sig
natures of famous party men.
Prospects are bright, even at this
early hour, for another spread of excel
lence next Sunday. Among the capital
features already promised is nn article
from Pretoria, above the naino of Itlch
rd Harding Davis, on conditions there.
COLLECT THE BOND.
The city of St. Louis should hold the
.Kern Incandescent Gaslight Company
on Its bond for the Increase In cost of
lighting under the present contract
over .the cost under the bid of the Kern
This Is a plain business proposition.
It would be the course pursued in any
other business and it should be the
course pursued by the city. The bond
.was exacted to protect the city in pre
cisely such an event as has come to
The fact that the Board of Public
Improvements declared a violation of
the contract against the protest of the
Kern Company will compel the city to
proTO that tho terms of the contract
.were violated by the company. The
Board of rublic Improvements has
doubtless kept in mind the necessity for
euch proof to obtain the forfeiture of
the bond, and legal steps should at once
Up to the present the only forfeiture
to the city In the course of its lighting
lettings has been the small deposit of
$2,000 made by Mr. Budd of Illinois
to guarantee his bid, and this has In no
way been commensurate with the
trouble to the city and the increase in
the subsequent lettings.
SET CUBA FREE
Governor General "Wood of Cuba,
Eummoned to ..Washington to confer
with the President and the Secretary of
War on conditions existing in that
Island, will, It Is believed, report that
Cuban sentiment Is overwhelmingly In
favor of national Independence, aud'-nlll
recommend the withdrawal of all Amer
ican troops and tho fulfillment of our
pledge to Cuba.
It is earnestly to be hoped that Presi
dent McKlnley will follow this advice
and allow the Cubans to establish a
free and independent Republic. The
keeping of our pledge to this effect Is
now long overdue. All the administra
tion and carpetbag Influence possible to
persuade the Cubans to consent to an
nexation has been brought to bear. If
now the Cubans still insist upon that
liberty for which so long they Tought
against Spain, libertyshould be forth
coming. President McKlnley may rest assured
that he will benefit by dealing fairly
with the Cubans at this late day. Even
though bjs determination to administer
justice shall come at the eleventh hour
and at a time of peculiar value in his
MsBsalgn for re-election to the prcsi-
deney, he will still be unKnu'.singly
credited with the achievement of the
liberation of the Cubans. The Ameri
can people are In deadly earnest In this
matter of the fulfillment of 'the Ameri
can pledge for Cuban freedom. The na
tional honor is at stake, and the national
honor In dear to Americans.
Mr. McKIuIcy must not hope, how
ever, to trick the American people by
making a move In the direction of Cu
ban independence which can be checked
and Invalidated In the event of his re
election to the presidency. If he de
sires In his campaign the beni'iit to his
candidacy which will Mircly ailse from
the freclni; of the Cubans he must
actually and iu detinlte accomplishment
flee them. In the President's own
words, "performance, not promie," Is
what the American people demand of
him with regard to Cuba. It took Amer
ican M!d!ers less than six mouths to
whip Spain for Cuba's sake. It should
not take- an Amerlcau President longer
than two years to grant to the Cubans
the freedom won for them by American
LOVi: OF FREEDOM.
While it undoubtedly amazes the sor
did miuIs of the byndicate moiicy
worshiper now shouting for the Mc
Klnley policy of loot and Empire that
there should be any pun-on in this
country willing to allow a mere senti
ment such as hue of liberty to stand
in the way of material gain, the fact
still prevails that many Americans are
faithful to just such a sentiment to just
It is not strange that this should be
so. Ever since the days of the Amer
ican Revolution the youth of this coun
try have been raised to love freedom
and to look upon the tlag of their coun
try as the symbol or freedom. The
history of their country implants this
love deep in their hearts. The songs of
their country devote them to the cau;-e
of freedom. The story of the lives cf
the greatest sons of their country is the
story of lives given to the service of
freedom. The anniversaries most Jubi
lantly celebrated by their country arc
anniversaries that tell of heroic deeds
done for freedom. To the American
boy the incarnate figure of this great
and free Republic is the figure of Lib
erty holding high the torch that shall
light all the world to freedom.
And that boy. unless born with tho
canker of selfish greed already rotting
Ids soul, will grow into a man whoe
lovo of freedom is a part of his very
being, bone of his bone and llesh of h!s
flesh. The lessons of his tlavs of r-iiiiii-
hootl in tills free country have made
it impossible for him to contemplate
without instant protest the prospect of
tho Republic of which he is a son aban
doning tho splendid principles in behalf
of which It has stood against the world'
for more than a century. He cannot be
lieve that such a shameful thing can
ever come to pass. He cannot believe
that any temptation in our days of
might, uo matter if It offer dominion
over all the earth, shall prevail to seduce
the Republic into the paths of Empire.
The cry for a more stieuuous life in
world-policies does not fool liim. The
Shylock shibboleth of "Grab and hold!"
docs not appeal to him. The slogan of
"A Greater Republic!" sounds false to
him. He knows there Is no irraifrr
Republic to be developed by policies cf
Empire. He knows that these policies
mean the sure and inevitable and
shameful destruction of the Republic.
The syndicate McKlnley administra
tion Is right in believing that It is op
posed In this campaign by "only a senti
ment." But the sentiment is that of a
noble love of country based on a noble
faith in the nobility or the things for
which the country stands. The Mc
Klnley plotters for Empire will go down
In defeat before the line hosts of true
Americanism animated by this senti
ment. They have taken their stand
against Freedom. They will suffer for
their sin against the divine spirit of the
great Republic of Freedom. The day
has not yet dawned when that Republic
shall be betrayed to Empire and the
world's hope of Freedom thereby be
taken from the world.
PIGEONS AND MATRIMONY.
There is something beautiful In the
idea of a Gretua Green clergyman in
Michigan, resulting in his employment
of carrier pigeons to notify him that
eloping couples are headed in his direc
tion and thus enable him to have a
marriage license ready for them upon
arrival so that they may be made one
in less time than you can count it.
Few poets of the true lyric tempera
ment will be able to resist the tempta
tion to sing of this hymeneal pigeon
cote Jn Elia Wheeler Wilcox's State and
to Immortalize the sentimental divine
who has established It. The conception
Is Greek in its exquisite daintiness or
aestheticism. It is consoling to know
that such things are possible in the
world or the present day.
One of the most certain results of this
carrier-pigeon service iu behalf of true
love's course Is that Its originator will
be swamped with a rush of business.
Tlie sweet thought that a snowy bird
prectties you on the way to the altar,
notifying the Priest of Hymen to hustle
lutoj his robes and be ready for the
splicing act! It'll draw the custom of
every truly soulful twain within a day's
flight of any part of Michigan and,
curiously entingh, the name of the saga
cious carrier-pigeon clergyman is Fox.
Ferocious Teddy, the truthful torea
dor of Mark Hanna's Roman hippo
drome, will now do his San Juan stunt
regularly until the show closes In No
vember. Admission, one vote pledged
Mark Hauua said It was "a fine day
and a fine track" when Mr. McKlnley
made his speech of acceptance at Can
tonand the President immediately
shied off the track on the trust issue.
When Freedom from her mountain
height unfurled her standard to the air
she had no Idea it could ever drop so
low as to become the wjgwag signal
for Imperial loot and conquest.
If China has permitted the massacre
or the foreign Legations In Pekin she
has dealt her opponents the winning
hand in the biggest game of grab known
to the world's history.
Mr. McKIniey's silence on the trust
issue at least proves that he is too faith
ful a servant to tell tales on his master.
Every vote cast for the Democratic
ticket this year will be a vote for the
" - - ' - - . ..-.''"- "- ..K ..,-t.
continued existence of the Republic
under the conditions contemplated by
its patriot founders.
General Roberts has China to thank
for the fact that he Is daily becoming
more and more of a Littlo Bobs in so
far as his measurement in news space
is concerned. '
As an American citizen your first and
most sacred duty In 1SHK) Is to enlist in
the American army now being mustered
In to save the Republic from betrayal to
As a "party of liberation" the Repub
lican party of to-day Is principally noted
for liberating the dogs of war agalm-t
weaker peoples struggling for freedom.
Now that the Blauket Indians have
begun their war dance In Minnesota
it seems hopeless to expect anything but
a cold day for whlte-w Inged peace.
In tho dally Increase of strength de
veloped by the national Democratic
platform there Is a tine promise of suc
cess at the polls in November.
A good Democrat should find it excep
tionally easy to defeat Mr. ltjtiuihoflV
candidate in the Twelfth Congressional
District of Missouri.
T.v get the good of living
Yo 1 can't ca mincing round
rirst at this and Iren at that.
In nothing arnst found:
Lcve sell, hate well, when you're filed your
Work well, play well. Just as you're Inclined.
Put !o thine as If It as the only thins on
Tor u life that's north the llt'.n; should beilxed
for all It's worth!
T. Ret the gcod of Ilvlnr
You've sit to llvo outright;
Half way this and half nay that
Make our life a client.
Stand well, light well, for the creed you held.
Win well, loet? well, as our fate Is told;
Xjr this . manful doctr.ne. sound from creation's
That a Uf that's worth the llvlns should be lived
for all It'a worth'
ItlPLKT D. SAUNDERS.
PRESENT CAVE" SEASON.
There has been much of uneennoss In
the performances of opera at Uhrls"'1 Cave
this summer. The Inexperience of several
of the principals has contributed to this
effect. Mrs. Van Studdlford's lack of train
ing as an actress and the same deficiency
on the part of Mr. Hlnshaw hate been
noticeable from tho outset. Both are Im
proving Mr. lllrshaw'.s voice Is o rood
that one feels tempted to predict Brilliant
Futures and rromlslr.g Outcomes for him.
Mrs. Van Studdlford. who returned last
night after a week of unfortunato absence.
Is alluringly beautiful and her voice is
silvern. Bye and byo she will learn to act.
There was ample sign of this lat nisht.
for In parts of "Fra, Dlavolo" she was
positively convincing. Mr. Hlnshaw. too.
presented Indications of having attended a
Summer School of Dramatic Art.
One of the delictus of- the performance
was tho Lady Allcash of Miss Lodce (Mrs.
McNeary). Miss Lode;e, too. Is learning.
In her case. It 13 the volco that is picking
up, for she has lung known how to act.
Iist night the manager's wife was charm
ingly gowned, and a long familiarity 'with
the character In hand lent a contlJence that
produced excellent comedy resulta. Mr.
Sieger, who gets laughs from his audlrne.
plaed Lord Allcash most dolefully. Fanny
De Costa, who looks like Yvette Guilbert.
played Francesco without particular of
fense. Tho chorus at the Cave this year ! ts
tonlshtng In the resemblances to notables
contained In It. For example, there Is a
MIfs Peterman. who looks like Hilda Clark.
There Is a tall girl by her rldo who re
sembles Sybil Sanderson. MIs3 Adi Mans
field, who sometimes plays small parts,
looks not unlike Kdna Wallace Hopper.
Miss Madlgan resembles MIfs Lodge. (They
are sisters.) There ia a. smill blond
beauty who looks like Lillian Itussell. and
yet another one resembles Annie Kussell.
One of the girls In the back line might
understudy the prima donna and deceive,
half the audience. Tho resemblance lu this
Instance Is most striking.
Simmer Amusement Notes.
The IVlice Relief Association Inaugurated Its
beceflt week at Forest I'ajfc Highlands )esterday
In a manner that made ciery blnecoat's heurt
glad. The crowds poured out all day, beginning
leng before the show began, and remalcirs; late.
The bill which Colonel lioik!ns has arranged
contains a number of prime favorite. "The Olrl
With the Auburn Ilalr" lead" the procession. In
which ltabT Lund comes next. Quite the best
dresrer wen at the Highlands Is Miss Vlolette
cf the team of Kelly and Vlolette. Within Mlf
an hour she displays three stunnlns gowns. tne
of pearl gray, handsomely spangled, n red crea
tion of flunVry. and a hand-ome black lace cos
tume. Arthur Loftu. the jeood-looklng boy ten
or; the La Moires, In a. song and dance turn,
and Kolb and Dill, witn their Oerman comedy
antics. In imitation cf the Itogrrs brothers, pre
eent good vaudeville offering'. The week Is
devoted throughout to the benefit of the I'ollce
"The CJIrl from Paris" bersn her se-eond week
at the re!niar vesterdar afternoon with fully as
cnthwlastlc audlriites as haw attended the gar
den durlr the first wetk. It I" something of a
rarity for a theatrical attraction to run more
than one wefk In the Wet. yet Jlansg-r Cium-
?ertz's organization Is playlnir productions for
to with apparent rucefss. "The Girl from rar
IV with Its tuneful numbers and chorue. Its
Inndrom scenic settings, which, bv the way. are
the fame as those used In the original New York
production, and Its other features, has drawn
even InHter than "Evangeline." Probably the
cood work of llls Kthel Jacksin. Mr. Aleisnder
Ctrk and Mr. Will II. Sloan has helr-ed things
alcrg. but at any rate "The Girl" started on tho
second week of her engagement with two en
tlii2astla audiences, and the premise of a full
Mi nager Gumpertz has addd several larse at
trcrtlons to the Midway X'lalsance. a de-p-sea
dii'.rc outfit and a Streets cf Cairo being In
cluded. After "Tho Girl from Paris" the com
pany will do lllce'-i "UK."
Melville and Stetson, always farorltes. are
heading an excellent bill at the Suburban Gar
den. The rclrstrel nrtt part Is a complete new
offtrlng this week.
Vaurlce Freeman, late of the Imperial Stock. Is
nt the heal of a hummer comrany at Koernrr's
Cardcn. "Miss Fedora" Is the play this week.
DOUBT THE STORY.
Otis Rumor Sot Credited by Mili
Washington. July 13. High military
officers place no credence In the published
report that the Military Department of the
Gulf is to be re-established for the pur
P03e of giving Major General Otis n com
mand commensurate with his rank. Gen
eral Miles has recommended Its re-estab-llshment.
General Otis Is not on leave of
absence, and there Is no prospect of his be
tas assigned to duty immediately.
He came home from the Philippines to
take a rest and the President Is disposed to
accommodate him fully In that respect. L'n
les present plans miscarry. General Otis
will not resume active duty until the com
mand of the Military Department of tho
Lakes at Chicago becomes vacant In Sep
tember next by the statutory retirement of
Brlgaoler General Joe Wheeler on account
cf age. He then will have his choice of va
HUSBAND A SUICIDE.
Wife Accused of 'Being Short in
Burlington. la.. July 15. Mr. S. E. Hind
man shot himself dead this morning be
cause his wife, who Is the receiver of
Charity Lodge. Degree of Honor. A. O.
U. w.. had been accused of being J80O short
tn her accounts.
J. M. Brysoa Drowned.
Dallas, Tex., July 15.-J. M. Bryson. a
farmer living five miles north of Vernon.
?J5,2rn2.in.a lak? n his farm yes-!
it u thonrtt i.. 3. C i ' Z"1, '" oBperiiiieiiocni -. . t wno were
lake to waf.r h?m PflJ a horee 'PL0 tho holding a conference In the building, nlr
ind ? wro-niS' a flt came on and h0 eU rowly e'eaped death. Fort being Injured
TT l,:";1 -,0 P"rPHC HIS.
and was drowned.
Senator Vest Sajs the Vita! Prin
ciples of Our Government
Are at Stake.
REPUBLICANS FOR ABSOLUTISM
Propose to Give McKinley Greater
Power Than Russia's Czar Pos
sesses Wa tchwonl, " 2s o
Sweet Spring. Mo.. July H. Discussing
the present political campaign, the Issues
and the watchword for Democracy, Senator
Georgo G. Vest to-day said:
"Since the war of 1S61 to 1SS no Issue has
been before ihe American people cf such
Importance as that of lmpcrlal'sm now
advocated by the Republican party. If suc
cessful It will change our form of govern
ment from a Kepubllc. based upon the
great principles that all Just Governments
derive their powers from the consent of the
governed, to a centralized despotism, main
tained by an Immense army und navy.
"In their platform, recently adopted at
Philadelphia, the Republican party declared
Its purpose to give self-government to the I
Philippines nnd Porto ltlco when the pcO"
pie of those Islands should be prepared for
such a result, and Senator Hoar declares
that he will support McKlnley because he
believes this declaration to be sincere. This
was not Senator Hoar's opinion when he
delivered his able speech in the Senate and
declared that tho policy of the administra
tion in the Philippines waa In violation cr
the Declaration of Independence and sub
versive of our free Institutions.
"When Congress met on the first Mon
day In December. ISSS.'Mr. McKlnley sent
to the Senate the Paris treaty by which we
wrested thb Philippines from Spain and pre
sented to that worn-out Monarchy O.OW.Oto
as a gratuity. On Tuesday, the second day
of the session, I offered a resolution In the
Senate, asserting that the colonial system
of Europe was In -violation of the Federal
Constitution, and that large areas of ter
ritory Inhabited by millions of people could
not be held by the United States with the
ultimate purpose of admitting such terri
tory as States of tho Union. Five days af
terwards I opened the debate by speaking
In advocacy of tho resolution, citing the
declarations of emirent statesmen and de
cisions of the Supreme Court from the time
of Chief Justice Marshall to that of the
present court, which unanimously decided
through Justice Gray of Massachusetts
some six -tears ago, that territory acquired
by the United States through treaty, pur
chase or conquest must be held by the Fed
eral Government for the purpose of being
formed Into States when fitted. In the
opinion of Congress, for admission Into the
"Senators Piatt of Connecticut, Forakcr
of Ohio and other Republicans replied to my
speech and asserted that this Government
had all the powers of any other Govern
ment, and that It could hold colonics as un
der the European system, the Constitution
of the United States having no application
to such territory unless made to do so by
act of Congress. The debate upon this
resolution continued until the Paris treaty
was ratified near the end of the session,
and the congressional record will show th-it
the position of the Republican party In the
Senate was as I have stated.
"Senator Hoar says that seventeen of
Bryan's supporters In tho Senato voted for
the treaty, but lie Is mistaken. Tne treaty
was ratified by the votes of clsht Demo
cratsIncluding L'ndsay and Gray, who
supported Palmer and Buckner In 15"&-one
Silver Republican and three Popull'ts. All
the Republican Senators voted for It ex
cept Hoar and Hall.
"Every Senator who voted for the treaty
ltnew at the time that ho was votlns for
a war of Indefinite duration In the Philip
pines, a battle having been fought before
Manila between the Filipinos und our
forces three days before we voted In the
Senate. It was prophesied then that the
Insurrection, as they termed It, would be
suppressed In thirty days, but eighteen
months have elapsed and we hive now CO,
OCO American soldiers shooting the doctrines
of cur Declaration of Independence Into an
unwilling people who persist In believing
with Mr. McKlnley that "fotclblo annexa
tion Is criminal aggression." Instead of
the Insurrection being suppressed. Judge
Taft. -president of the Philippine Commis
sion. Informs the President that large re
enforcements to our army must be sent to
"When tho Peace Commissioners) left
Washington for Paris at the cloe of the
Spanish war, the President Instructed them
to Insist upon taking from Spain only u
dock yard and coaling station In Luzon and
under no circumstances to take more than
the island of Luzon. . The congressional
record shows that Senator Fry, one of the
Commissioners, admitted In a collwiuy with
me on the floor of the Senate that these
were the President's Instructions. The
friends of tho administration now affect
great Indignation at the Idea of abandoning
the Philippines to anarchy or to be divided
up nmeng European I'owers. and Mr. Mc
Klnley has announced that we have been
chesen try providence to protect the Fili
pinos from themselves. It Is a curious In
quiry as to why providenco changed Its In
tention between the dato of the President's
Instructions and signing the treaty at
Paris. If It was cruel nnd Inhuman to
abandon the Filipinos to anarchy on forci
ble partition, why was tho ITesIdent will
ing to do this as to all the archipelago ex
"That the Republican party favors the ab
soiutlrm advocated by Its political ancestors,
the old Federalists, 1 put beyond question
by the provisions of tho Spooner bill, now
pending In tho Senate and reported favor
ably from tho Philippines Committee, which
gives to the President, ro long as the vestlgi
of opposition to our authority exists In the
Philippines, power to appoint nil offlcl-ils' In
the Islands, with such powers military,
civic and Judicial as he may deem neces
sary. The Czar of Russia has no more
despotic power than this, and the. pretense
that Mr. Jefferson was Invested with such
powers tn 1603 by Congress Is absolutely
false. There Is not the slightest similarity
between the annexation of the Louisiana
Territory, with a sparse population, which
soon became loyal to the United States
without tho application of force, and the
seizing of the Philippine Archipelago on the
other side of the world, with Its 10.OCO.000 of
people who can never become citizens of the
United States. Their habits, religion and
racial proclivities make It absmrd to suppose,
that they can ever be admitted into the
"For these reasons I believe the watch
word in the pendln? canvass should be,
"No colonies.' "
TRAIN WRECKED A BUILDING.
Freight Cars at St. Joseph Shoved
Off the Track.
SL Joseph. Mo.. July 15. A Rock Island
passenger train to-day pushed a freight
train off the track and through a building
seventy feet square, owned by the St. Joseph
Plow Company, completely destroying the
J. Jr. Ford, president of the plow com
pany and nlso president of the First Na
tional Bank: Secretary M. C. Powell and
f . 1 w
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it ".'sjjp BisHiiliY'
D. J. CAMPAU
Of Michigan. The Democratic National Committee has asked him to
take charge of the campaign. lie is considering the question, and is
expected to decide this week.
HIS LAST WISH
Dr. Robert J. TTill Rctnrned From
Wilmington. ()., That Die Might
Die in His Favorite City.
TO HAVE A MILITARY FUNERAL
Practiced Medicine in St. Louis for
Thirty Years Served in Civil
War and Held Several
Doctor Robert Jackson Hill, for thirty
fout years a prominent physlcltn In St.
Louis, died at his home. No. 5215 Lucas
nvenuc. yesterday morning at 12:30. The
funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon
at 2 from the Second Baptist Church, under
the auspices of Ransom Poat, G. A. R.
The burla! will be at Lellefcntalne Ceme
tery. Lector 1 Till was prominent In medicine,
political, education, military and lodge cir
cles. He was a member of Ransom Tost,
of the Loyal Legion, of the St. 1-ouls Med
ical Society, of the Ohio Society and of
the Royal Arcanum and Lcgicn of Hanor.
He was assistant surgeon In the Forty-tlfth
Ohio Regiment for faur years of the Civil
War. was examining curgeon of the Unltid
States Pension Bureau, and Its secretary
DOCTOR ROBERT J. HILL.
for seventeen years prior to the first term
of President Cleveland and was reappointed
under President McKlnley; he was a mem
ber of the St. Louis School Board tn 1S77
and president of that board In ISO; he was
first vice president of the Ohio Society
last year: and he was medical examiner for
a number of lodges and Insurance compa
nies. Doctor Hill was born In Mansfield. O..
June 15, 1S3S. He graduated from Sterling
Medical College at Columbus, O. At the be
ginning of the Civil War he became at
tached to the Forty-fifth Ohio Regiment as
assistant surgeon. In ISC he was captured
with his regiment and .sent to Llbby Prison.
After two months he was exchanged, and
took part In all of the Atlanta campaign.
Shortly after the close of the war Doctor
Hill came to St. Louis where he took his of
fice at No. 414 Washington avenue. For near
ly thirty-three years ho occupied that same
office. In UW7 Doctor Hill married Miss L.
L. Kennedy of Albany. N. Y.. and they lived
at No. 233J Wash street foi- twenty-two
years. Some fifteen years ago hlj wife
died, nnd twelve year ago Doctor Hill
Ma:rlcd Miss Louisa Fuller of Wilmtngtor.
O. Six years ago they moved to No. C23
Lecnard avenue, where they lived until the
marriage of Doctor Hill's daughter, Mls
Alice, to Doctor A. C. Thwe-att. Since that
time both families have lived at No. 2313
Doctor Hill was a member of the Second
About a year ago symptoms of Brlght's
disease were detected. He was taken to
Hot Springs. Ark., but was not helped.
Three weeks ago he and his family went to
his wife's old homa at Wilmington. O.. and
only returned last Tuesday night. Doctor
Hill, with a full appreciation of his condi
tion, preferring to die In the city that had
been his home for so long.
The pallbearers at the funeral, which will
be a military one. will be McssrB. H. M.
Pollard, S. M. Sparklln, W. G. Hills. Jame3
O. ChurchiU. W. E. Hodges. W. B. Dean.
1 B. Ripley and John ejreaves. The fu
neral will be a mlltary one.
Doctor Hill leaves three sisters Mrs. J.
B. Weeks of Stockton. Cal.: Mrs. M. J.
decern of Oklahoma City. Ok., and Mrs,
S. A. Klme or Mount Vernon. O. Mrs.
Thweatt Is his only child.
Ttto Uoya Mllnc
Willie TJaugherty, a messenger boy. 12
years old. of No. 1S27 Washington avenue,
nnd Allen Hanson, lr.years old, of No. 4435
Race Course avenue, are missing from their
home. The police have been asked to lo-
rin ? i ts"ssMbal1'-.,v Tjjey ",vk-w ;
i, - -t-T-'-s e .. s).Vi -
' M HiiiiiiHrralk ' i
Several Thousand Friends of the
Home (Jathered to Celebrate
PARADE, SONGS AND ADDRESSES
Children Took a Principal Part in
Exercises Good Sum Real
ized for Aid of the In
stitution. The thirty-sixth annual picnic and festival
of tho German Protestant Orphans' Benev
olent Society was given yesterday on the
grounds of the German Protestant Orphans'
Home, on the St. Charles Rock road, about
three miles west of Wellston. A good sum
was realized for the benefit of the home.
These rlcnlcs have always been well at
tended, and yesterday was no exception. At
least 2,000 persons, members of the associa
tion, their families and friends. Journeyed
out to the place from St. Louis, while a
thousand others wero present from various
parts of St. Louis County.
President Stuckenberg's address opened
the exercises yesterday morning. After this
there was a song by the orphans and a
prayer by one of the visiting ministers,
which was followed by another song. In
which the entire audience Joined. The Rev
erend S. D. Je.ns then delivered an address.
The morning exercises were concluded with
another song by the orphans.
A parade of the orphans through the
grounds was given nt 3 o'clock. At the con
clusion of the procession there were songs
by both the orphans and audience, after
which addresses were delivered by the Rev
erend John S. Kllck and Judge Leo Ras
sleur. Their remarks were confined mostly
to the work of the association and the oc
casion they were celebrating. After they
had tinlshcd tho basket was passed around
and quite a sum of money contributed by
the audience. The orphans" picnic Is usually
held In June, but It was postponed this year
on account of the street railway strike.
The German Orphans" Home In St. Louis
County Is among the largest of Its kind In
the United States. It shelters 321 orphans,
who are given an education and cared for
until they are able to learn a trade or a
profession. The members of the association
then And places for them. The property in
the county consists of a large and substan
tial orphanage and comprises In addition
103 acres of land.
The Executive Committee consists of J.
Stuckcnberg. president: J. H. Rottmann,
vice president: the Reverend H. F. Deters,
secretary: the Reverend J. Baltzer, treas
urer: I.. Hackemeier. superintendent, und
the Reverend J. M. Kopf. Christ Volkmar.
II. W. WIegand, II. Klages and William G.
Believed to Have Fallen Asleep on
Robert Low. 14 years old. living at St.
Paul. St. Louis County, was run over by
a Missouri Pacinc train early yesterday
morning midway between Eureka and St.
Paul. His mangled body was found several
hours later by an attache of the station at
St. Paul. The matter was reported to
Justice of the Peace Robert Early at
Eureka, who impaneled a Jury and held an
Inquest, returning a verdict holding the
railroad company responsible for his death.
Low had been cmpUyed by the Missouri
Pacific to light the tamps of the switches
near oi. j-aui. Alter nnishtng- his wo-k
Saturday night he went to a picnic it
Ei,Tefau. He ieft '?e place shortly after
midnight, saying that he wanted to cet
back to extinguish the lights In the
switches at the regular time. When about
a mile east of Eureka It is supposed that
he sat down on tho track and went to
sleep and that while he was In this con
dition tho train struck him. The body was
thrown off the track to the side of the
right-of-way, where It was discovered
After the Inquest Low's parents took
charge of the body and will bury It to-day
GEAR'S BODY SHIPPED.
Late Senator's Funeral to Be neld
Washington, July 13. The body of the late
Senator Gear of Iowa, who died early yes
terday morning, was shipped this afternjon
nt 330 o"clock via the Pennsylvania Rail
road for the Gear homo nt Burlington. la.
where funeral services will be held Wednes
day at 3 o'clock. The casket containing the
remains was inclosed In a heavy oaken box
with plain silver handles. n DOX
Elgin members of the Capitol police fcrt-o
In full uniform acted as body bearer or, I
carried the casket from the hearse to tVi
express car. There was an absence of row
ers or display of any kind. The ppviilc at
tho station .tood In respectful sil-nce ns
Mrs. Gear, on the arm cf Secretary of A eru
culture Wilson, passed down the platform
to the imilman car "Grasmere." which
U to carry the party to Burlington. Those
accompanying Mrs. Gear are colonel Ran
del. sergeant-at-arms of the Senate- Se?"
retary Wilson. Colonel Root, the nainrVs
private secretary, and Mrs. Gear's' laid
At Chicago they will be met by a number
of relatives of the deceased SerfaroFon.i I
committee of Burlington citizens, othe?
arrangements for the services will be an.
J2 8St:0l0De, Ilan3deU after aritSa
GARL SCMIRZ GIVES
Disastrous Result to the Republic
of Pursuit of Imperialistic
M'KINLEY MUST BE DEFEATED.
Election of Bryan the'Nation's Only
Hope. Even Though Schurz
Does Not Approve All
RErunuc srECiAL. . -
New York, July 13. Tho Journal publish
es the following to-day:
BY CARL SCHURZ.
(Copyright. 1S00. by W. R. Hearst.)
I am profoundly convinced that tho Im
perialistic DOllcv. a DOlicv of criminal no-.
gression by forcible conquest and of substan
tially arbitrary ru. over subjugated pop
ulations, will, no matter what the purposes
may be. Involve the subversion of the fun
damental principles of our democratic gov
ernment. To avert so calamitous a result It Is nec
essary that the American people should. In
the dlrectest and most unequivocal man
ner, repudiate the undemocratic policy of
criminal aggression, and of subjugating for
eign populations to American sovereignty,
and that can at present bo done only by.
defeating Mr. McKlnley In the coming pres
To accomplish this wo mav. belnc- tnTcn.
to choose between two evils, have to pay a
heavy price; but the stake Is so great that
we may well ask. ourselves whether any
possible price can be too high; and I say
this, after very mature deliberation, as a
conservattvo man, a great part of whose
public life has been devoted to fighting
against tho financial theories represented by
Mr. Bryan. If It were even true that Mr.
Bryan would lead us into an internal revo
lution tf elected. It would. In my opinion,
be not nearly as serious and dangerous a
revolution as that Into which the policy of
Imperialism Is sure to lead us. and Its ef
fects would be much more easily and speed
ily counteracted than the total subversion
of the fundamental principles of our do
mocrary which the policy of imperialism In
volves. Amt lfln VrtM luk VTtmS ... .K.. .PaiU. ..VI.1.
the tendencies of Imperialism are already
exercising among- ourselves upon the popu
juu uus. ucui- uia rtcomng aevuy wii
which tho Declaration of Independence and
the high Ideals of liberty and human lights
which eo long- nave been sacred to our
people are made Eport of; how the teach
ings of Washington and Lincoln are de
rided as antiquated nursery rhymts. and
how the Constitution, when It stands la
the way of grasping- schemes. Is lightly
brushed aside with the flippant word that
constitutions ore made for men and not
men for constitutions?
It cannot be repeated too often that thera
are things which may bo done by monarch
ical or aristocratic governments without
making- them less strong as monarchies op
aristocracies, but which cannot be done byi
a democracy based upon universal- suEraga
without fatally demoralizing- It as a de
mocracy; and that one of those things Is
the arbitrary ruling- of foreign populations
as subjects. I can hardly- Imagine any
kind of government more- repellent than a
democracy that has ceased to bellave In
anything, and In which all ambitions ars dl
rected toward a selQsh use of power.
Indeed, there may be some persons ex
pecting to make more money out of the
Philippines if wa subjugate them at ths
cost of ever so much blood and devastation,
and then rule them by a substantially dea
But who are they?
Not thA nennlA at Tar ..njuLn- ..t .-
laboring masses, but a favored faw. And
here I Invite the special attention of our
conservative fellow-cltlzens who are so
much alarmed at the possibility that tha
political struggles in this democracy a de
mocracy working through universal suf
fragemay develop into a struggle of tha
poor against the rich. Have they consid
ered how apt this kind of imperialistic pol
icy will be to incite and hasten Buch a da
Nothing can be more dangerous in a
Democracy like ours than the prevalence
of the notion that might Is rlght-a notion
involving the worst kind or anarchy, above
and below. And that principle- is preached
and proclaimed every day by thla Imperial
Is it not hiehilmn thnf 4ia a.
..... . , "" ---. uiciudii peo
ple sobered from the debauching Intoxication
-... J" OT uPasam toajustap-
liMic?" trU o""
mm??1, tnl rcsPnsIIKy 1 its responsi
bility for the maintenance of tho great
principles upon which It was founded. It
s Its responsibility for the great lesson It
is to administer to mankind that true
Democracy means, not only the- assertion
? .l s own. risnt3' but a130 a Just respect
for the rights of others, and thaV ml
democracy of ours Is able to resist the temp
tation which might eeduce It from Its
?eIU .??,. ,hat h,Kn obligation. I? u S
responsibility for the fulfillment at the
great promise expressed by Abraham Lin
coln on the battlefield of Gettysburg that
"Government of the people by the Mop"
for the dcotjIo haii '"e? people
car,h "" " irom tha
MAY BE. COCHRAN'S BODY.
Discovery Made b Fisherman In
the Aleramec River.
While flying in the Mcramec River at
Su phur Springs yesterday morning several
o frn ,?'" ?,e" "'ered the body
of a man lying close to the bank on the
was the body f Al7ai7r7nnZ
known as Earl Cochran, the JoX'v wh
was reported to have been drowneT'we
bathlcs in the Meramec it Zv. i J
Wednesday. The Coronwas nUfled ami
an inquest will be held thjs mcrnlng Coch
anondl to fCfeni
tne'bSr'" to -eetteVSn'aSflf?
the Meramec at Drake to bathe. He was
accompanied by several friends, who after
ward reported that he had tllsannearwl
while In the middle of the stream. PCwh-
run n.-n rnuteH t Ka .. - -w-n
.. .., ..... , uv; ,41l caceueni swim
mer and when he began to cry for help h4
friends did not pay anv attonttnn ... Vi1.
thinking he was joking.
On the following day Captain Schaaf
dray-Red the river, but did not succeed in lo
cating the body.
Mrs. Cochran, who lives at No. 1517 Wash
ington avenue, declared that she did not
believe her husband had been drowned.
She was formerly Miss Angellne Wolters
and lived In Marissa. III. The couple had,
only been married a year.
Hpnorlh Lea ante Officers.
Sedalla. Mo.. July 15.-The Scdalla district
of the Missouri Lpworth League, which has
T"l '" ".ts,?ni.hei? otvll Past three days.
ti&r1 wlm?1 fflcc" ,ast El3St ror
President. A. Lv Sullivan. Sedalla: P.-st
vice president. Reverend. B. F. Abbott.
Sprlngrleld: second vice president, Mrs. Rosa
Hampton. 8mlthton: third vice president.
Professor W . H .Huston. Sedalla: fourth
vice president. Miss N. H. Downing: Clin"
ten; secretary. Miss Sarah Brown. Sedalla:
corresponding secretary. ReverendT P
Snn.so-n.vGorJ5f,own: treasurer. ReTereni
H. G. Gibson, Warreaaburg. ""
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