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LIFE'S KEAL, rKIZE.
It Is an open question whether tho
larger and more imposing tigures on the
world's stage the very rich, the great,
the spectacular personalities get as
much genuine good and wholesome rel
ish from life as certain gentler souls of
less selfish ambitions.
Eugene Haas, who died last week,
had been for twenty-three years chief
clerk in the Park Commissioner's office,
and w,as that happiest of men, a worker
in the right groove. He loved animate
and Inanimate nature. There was no
remote spot in any of tho city parks that
was not known to him. He supervised
the establishment of the zoological de
partment in Forest Park, nnd main
tained a profound interest iu the ani
mals composing that collection. His pas
pIoh was the study of beasts, birds and
Outside of his own immediate circle
of friends not many persons knew Eu
gene Haas. He was but a modest figure
in the world. He did not gain any of
Its great prizes. But it would probably
astonish some of the prize-winners to
realize just how far this man surpassed
them iu the gaining of life's best good
the happiness that comes from the work
we love. And the thought cannot but
present Itself to the mind of an appre
ciative student of such contrasts which
1r the luckier, after all; the disappointed
and disenchanted winner of life's big
gest prizes, or the man who but finds his
true "work In tho world, and whose
every day Is brightened and made sweet
and grateful by the doing of it?
It will be well worth while for tho
managers of the Democratic campaign in
Missouri to encourage in every way pos
sible the organization of German-American
Democratic clubs, which has al
ready been begun iu St. Louis, and to
extend this organization throughout tho
Such an organization, compactly made
and with a central body to direct its
campaign work, should prove of great i
benefit to Democracy in Missouri. Many I
thousands of German-Americans find
themselves unable to support the Repub
lican ticket, this year because of their
natural opposition to the new Repub
lican policy of imperialism. Aligned in
a special organization of their own class,
these faithful Americans would render
line service in the great and necessary
work of saving the Republic from be
trayal to Empire. And in no other way
could they more truly testify to their
gratitude to the Government under
which they themselves found a haven of
refuge from the militarism and Impe
rialism of tho Old "World.
The work of organizing these German
American clubs umler Democratic aus
pices should be vigorously prosecuted.
The German-American vote of 1900
Ehould prove a factor of tremendous im
portance In removing from power in the
Government an administration which
has forgotten Its Americanism. The Re
public Is In danger. No citizen of the
Republic should be more determined In
its defense than the German-American.
who knows from bitter experience the
curse of Empire.
WATER STILL BEFOULED.
Chicagoans probably came to the con
clusion that they had paid too dear for
their $33,000,000 drainage canal when
the Chicago Board of Health, following
the heavy rain of July 23, issued a bul
letin warning Chicagoans to boil their
drinking water to destroy noxious micro-organisms.
The bulletin was based
upon the fact that the rains caused the
Chicago Klver to flow Into the lake,
spreading pollution in the vicinity of the
water works Intakes.
The St. ljouis engineers who visited
the Chicago Canal just before Its open
ing found many points which they
thought would cause trouble for the Chi-
ca?o engineers, and several of these
prognoses have already come true; but
they fully expected that the drainage
canal would do the work of preventing
the Chicago Klver from flowing Into
lake Michigan and polluting Chicago's
The recent bulletin Indicates that this
is not the case and that Chicago's Board
of Health must keep as sharp a lookout
on the river In times of high water as
before the canal was opened.
Chicago may yet come to accept the
recommendations of municipal engineers
made just after she began the con
Mructlon of her big canal, that she dis
pose of her sewage by the modern tow
age farm system. Had Chicago adopted
tliis plan she would be some millions of
dollars richer, would have pure water
and would not be tho subject of reproach
to the population of the valleys of the
Illinois and Mississippi rivers.
OHIO IS AMERICAN.
Republicans will Hud it awkwaid to
deny the truth of the recent Democratic
claim of increased advantage and pros
pect of Democratic success in Ohio, in
aMimch as Chairman Dick of the Repub
lican State Committee of Ohio himself
sounded the first note to this effect.
It is certain that the Hanna-.McIviiilcy
crowtl would not have permitted such
an acknowledgment of the President's
weakness in Ills own State were it not
absolutely necessary to awaken the Re
publicans of Ohio to a sense of their
danger and to stir them to exceptional
effort to avert the danger. There are
moments of crisis when the truth of
threatened disaster, no matter how un
palatable, must be told. It is a choice
between two evils that of confessing
disaster to be imminent or that of re
maining dumb and encountering disas
ter. By choosing the lesser of these two
evils Republican Chairman Dick hoped
to so thoroughly arouse the Republican
voters of Ohio as to minimize the dan
ger of party defeat in Ohio next Novem
ber. It is not apparent that he has suc
ceeded. The German-American vofte in
Ohio, it is now said, will be cast against
Mr. McKInley and his policy of impeii
alism and militarism. Tho labor vote of
Ohio will be cast against Mr. McKinley
and the party of the trusts. Democrats
who left their party iu 1S90 on the
money issue will return to it this year
on the issue of imperialism. The pros
pect for Democratic success in Ohio is
And there would be nothing remark
able in the fact of the refusal of the
President's own State to indorse the
President's dream of Empire and repu
diation of tho Republic. Ohio belongs to
the great Middle West. The Middle
West is American to the backbone. The
American spirit Is etill faithful to tho
old Republic. Mr. McKinley's strange
surrender to tho monarchical doctrines
of Europe threatens to betray the Re
public to Empire. More remarkable than
Ohio's failure to support Mr. McKinley
would be her failure to stand true to the
Republic lu such a crisis.
EACH CENTURY'S DEBT.
The contention of Mr. A. E. Dolliver,
professor of science in Tufts College,
that the development which science has
seen in tho Nineteenth Century has
been entirely independent of what was
done by scientists in preceding centu
ries, 6cems to be plainly fallacious.
Traversing the progress of scienco in
the Nineteenth Century, Professor Dol
liver declares: "The detraction has been
that, however great the structure raised,
it has been built on foundations laid by
our predecessors. I shall attempt to
show that such a claim is unsound."
Then he discusses the discovery of the
law of conservation of energy, begin
ning with the experiments of Joule,
which proved that heat was a mode of
motion instead of a material substance,
and that energy of various kinds could
be transformed Into heat and heat again
Into various forms of energy.
"This doctrine was new," he says. "It
was not built upon any foundations
which were recognized in preceding cen
turies." The plain answer to this is that had
the scientific progress of preceding cen
turies been wiped out. Joule would havo
found more attractive food for experi
mentation in fields that seemed more
important. For instance, had Newton
not enunciated the law of gravitation in
the Eighteenth Century, Joule might
have been led to work in that field in
the Nineteenth. Had Galileo In tho
Seventeenth Century not dono away
with the theory that the earth was the
center of universal motion, this work
would have been left for Newton to do
in tho Eighteenth, and the progress
Newton made would have been impos
sible. The very discoveries which form the
proudest achievement of science in the
Nineteenth Century the conservation of
energy, the persistence of motion, the
doctrine of evolution negative the con
tention which Professor Dolliver makes.
Had the work of the Eighteenth Cen
tury been wiped out of knowledge, the
Nineteenth Century would have been
obliged to do that work. Science would
not have been content to peek at nebulae
through spectroscopes to the formula
tion of the nebular theory while the un
wieldy system of epicycles supplies the
only explanation of celestial motions,
any more than Arctic expeditions would
have been sent out had Columbus not
There is little doubt that the Filipinos
and the Boers look forward to the elec
tion of Bryan and the triumph of the
Democrats to improve their fortunes.
There is every indication that neither
will be entirely disappointed, though
they may not realize all their expecta
tions. Bryan's election would probably end
the Insurrection In the Philippines at
once. His election would mean prepara
tions for Independence. The Demo
cratic platform promises this, and every
effort would be made to redeem the
promise more promptly than the similar
promise made to the Cubans has been
redeemed. The election of Bryan would
give to the Philippines what they have
been fighting for, what McKinley and
his followers have withheld from them
and what, there Is reason to believe, the
American people want them to have.
Those of the Boers who look on the
election of Bryan as meaning interven
tion by the United States in the South
African war will be disappointed. Those
who expect that Bryan's election will
end the support which the United States
Government has hitherto been giTing to
Great Britain in tho South African war,
that his election will mean the fair
treatment by the United Suites of tho
Boers, will bo gratified. If Bryan Is
elected there will be no more stepping
in by tie United States to end a Eu
ropean concert for mediation. If any
other nation, say France or Germany,
wants to Intervene iu the South African
war it will find the United States ab
solutely neutral. The Monroe Doctrino
will have been re-established by the
policy of early Independence for the
Filipinos, and that doctrino will keep tho
United .'Mates from taking sides should
any other nation desire to step in for the
protection of the South African Re
publics. This may mean much to the
Boers. Up to the present they have had
the secret opposition of the United
States and every European nation has
known that interferenco by it iu South
Africa would cause It to incur the loss
of the friendship of the American ad
ministration, if the defeated burghers
are to preserve any part of their liberty
some influence must be soon used in
their behalf, and the influences now
used against them must be checked. Tho
removal of McKinley would be a timely
blessing to the Boers. '
BY STRANGE REASONING.
That is strange reasoning by which
the New York Sun reaches the conclu
sion that Bryan and the Democrats are
responsible for the continuance of tho
insurrection In the Philippines.
"Mr. Bryan." it says, "caused to be
placed in the Democratic platform a
plank promising the Filipinos independ
ence and au American protectorate.
By tills time the Filipino leaders have
placarded this pledge all over the In
terior of Luzon and the semblance of In
surrection will be kept up until nfter
election. If the Democratic convention
had not gone so far, if it had adopted,
for instance, a noncommittal resolution
ou the Philippine question, all the Fili
pino leaders would give in their sub
mission to General MacArthur, and the
insurrection, or what there is left of it,
would come to a full stop."
There is no intention to charge that
the Democrats were responsible for tho
beginning of the insurrection. It seems
to be conceded that the churlish, Im
perialistic attitude of the McKinley ad
ministration toward the Filipinos was
the cause. This cause still persists.
Even tho proclamation of amnesty
issued by General MacArthur at the In
stance of the President just nfter the
Philadelphia convention declares no
policy of the United States toward the
Philippines. It offers no inducements to
surrender which did not exist when tho
Insurrection broke out. Why, then,
should the Filipiuos avail themselves of
it? They have nothing to lose by scorn
ing it and much to lose by heeding it.
The organized insurrection was, accord
ing to the reports of the War Depart
ment, ended mouths ago. The insurrec
tion persists now in tho spirit of tho
Filipinos. Indications are that It will
continue to exist as the Cuban Insurrec
tion existed, so long as the McKinley
policy Is preserved.
If, as the Sun suggests, the Demo
cratic convention had adopted a non
committal plank on the subject, the
Democratic party would have been false
to the duty it owes the American peo
ple. The American people want and de
mand a statement of what the United
States Government proposes to do with
the Philippines. They have a right to
know. Up to the present they are as
much In the dark on that subject as tho
Filipinos. They believe from past
events that McKinley and his followers
propose to erect the Philippine into a
permanent colony of the United States
as In tho case of Porto Rico. The Ameri
can people do not propose to sanction
the conversion of their Republic into an
Empire. They do not want the United
States to govern subjects and to own
This is tho issue of the campaign. The
New York Sun, in preferring a noncom
mittal plank, attaches more importance
to the surrender of a few Filipinos with
their rifles than to the preservation of
the principles on which the American
Republic is based.
Missouri's Miss Flory McFlImsy, run
ning for the Governorship, has indeed
nothing to wear, having lost her In
tegrity to heaven and not by any means
come within reaching distance of a robe
It's evidently right difficult for tho
Missouri "outfit" to persuade Mark Han
na to invest any money in the Missouri
campaign just for the privilege of see
ing the State go overwhelmingly Demo
cratic. It Is time for the police to waken to
the fact that dynamiting is a particular
ly disgraceful violation of law and that
St. Louis is ready to witness the punish
ment of some of the lawbreakers.
There's small wonder that the rank
nnd file of Republicanism is growing
weak-kneed when even tho obscurest
fourth-class postmaster Is being so free
ly bled for the cause.
Those German-American clubs being
organized in St. Louis for Democratic
service will yet convince local Republic
ans that imperialism is anything but an
Maybe tho cartoonists have quit put
ting the dollar-mark on Hanna's clothes
because the people now realize that It
has been branded clear through onto
About the best that the trust system
offers to the young meu of this country
Is a clerkship that shall have a down
ward scale of wages as the years pass
There Is increasing reason to believe
that old Li Hung Chang is the Ah Sin
of the game which China Is now play
ing so childlike and bland.
Travel on the Happlnoi Line.
If you Ttant to be happy as you so your way
Travel on tho happiness line!
There's a train comes by every hour In the da7.
And they run mighty easy and fine!
So It's choose your tickets right.
And board your train on sight.
The bell they are ringing and the passengers
And the Journey U a pure delight!
If you want to be harpy and see life's best
Ira! on the happiness line!
It takes you from the valley to the mountain"!
And its scenes in the sunlight shine!
So It's Ustrn with might and main
For the whistle in the distance plain.
And be ready at the station as certain as crea
ttcn To travel on the happiness train!
RIPLE1- D. SAUNDERS.
BEGUN BY FAVA.
Italian Ambassador Has Informa
tion Concerning Faterson,
N. J., Anarchists.
QUEEN MARGHERITA'S PRAYER.
She lias Written One and Dedi
cated It to the Memory of
Iler Dead Husband,
Washington. Aug. 5. Baron Fava, the
Italian Ambassador, has communicated to
the Stato Department Information sliowins
that ho believes a band of anarchists In
ratcrton, X. J., conspired to assussinato
nil tho crowned heads of Kurope.
According to tho Governor of New Jer
sey every effort Is being made by the Stato
pollco authorities to assist tho detectives
employed by tho Italian oflicials to ascer
tain if such a band e.lsts, and Its member
ship. Tho department has como to tho
conclusion that when the Investigation Is
concluded It can do no more than urge upon
tho State authorities that tho conspirators
be punished. The Federal Government has
no authority to interfere with tho State,
and the Governor must bo depended upon
to see that the persons involved in the plot
to kill Humbert are held to strict accoun
tability. Tho assassination of King Humbert and
tho attempt on the life of tho Shah of Per
sia havo called the attention of oflicials and
diplomats here to the advisability of adopt
ing International means for tho suppression
of anarchists. After the death of President
Carnot an international conference for this
purj.ose was called, but the United State3
was not Invited to participate. Tho falluro
to tender the Invitation arose out of tho be
lief of Europe that American Institutions
and American laws would rr!blt this Gov
ernment from subscribing to tho results of
suoh n conference.
An administration official to-day said there
was nothing in our Constitution which pre
vented tho Federal Government Or the States
from suppressing crime. While the United
States statutes do not mention under tho
head of conspiracy, n combination of per
sons who plot, the assassination of foreign
rulers. Congress has certainly the right,
ho said, to enact laws specifically declaring
a combination for the purpose Indicated a
conspiracy, and punishable to such extent
ns it may deem desirable. The President
could, according to this official, send a rep
resentative to participate in an nntl-an-archlst
conference, and could submit tha
recommendations of tho conference to Con
gress for approval.
It Is appreciated in official circles, how
ever, that thv! sentiment of the United
States being antagonistic to crowned heads,
the President probably would not deem it
expedient to accept an Invitation to partici
pate In a conference or recommend its re
port to Congress for Incorporation Into
Rome, Aug. 5. The City Council of
Monza has ceded the plot of ground. In
cluding the spot where King Humbert was
assassinated, to the royal family, who will
erect a chapel there.
Queen Margherlta has composed a ten
der prayer In memory of her husband, and
has obtained permission from the Arch
bishop of Cremona to circulate It among
King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Helena
will arrive in Rome Wednesday. The re
mains of King Humbert will leave Monza
tho samo day, reaching the city at 9 a. m.
Xlmens, tho celebrated sculptor, proposes
to erect a monument in honor of Queen
Margherlta In tho Gardens of tho I'lnclo.
SIX ANARCHISTS ARRKSTED.
Chicago. Aug. 5. Lucy Parsons and five
other anarchists were arrested here to-day
while attempting to hold a meeting. The po
lice had been Informed of the gathering In
advance and arrested the principals as scon
as they appeared on the platform. A con
siderable amount of Incendiary literature
THOUGHT TO BE SANSON'S ALLY.
Paris, Aug. 5. The French police have ar
rested at Abbeyville Auguste Valette, a
dangerous anarchist, who is supposed to
have been the Instigator of Salson's attempt
upon the Shah of Persia. Valette left Paris
immediately after tho crime. Ho and Sal
son will be confronted.
To-day the police tried to discharge Sol
son's revolver, but not one of tho Ave cart
ridges exploded, becauso of tho way In
which he had filed the hammer.
IN HONOR OF THE"DEAD KING.
St Louis Italians Will Arrange a
Tho members of the Italian Church at
Nineteenth and Morgan streets are making
preparations for a memorial service In
honor of King Humbert, and a committee
meeting will bo hold at S o'clock to-night to
consider the matter and make arrange
ments for communicating with other Catho
lic societies of the city.
It Is Intended to have a parade in honor
of the dead King, and the date of this pa
rade will bo settled to-night. It was at first
thought advisable to hold It on Thursday,
when the King's funeral will take place,,
but for tho benefit of tho working mem
bers of the congregation It will most likely
be held next Sunday.
Regular funeral services will be held at
the church next Sunday morning at 9
o'clock. All the Italian societies of the city
are expected to be present. Tho church
will be decorated in both American and
Italian colors nnd a catafalque will bo
erected In the middle of the church, bearing
Inscriptions in Latin. English and Italian,
commemorative of the dead ruler.
The members of the church are awaiting
action In the matter by the Italian Con
sul, Chevalier I. Jannoccio, vtho is ex
pected to take a rnrt In the preparations
for the event. A Committee on Arrange
ments has been appointed to represent tho
church, tho directors of this committee be
ing Joseph Solari and John I. Dlbelocc.
The funeral services will be read by Father
EUGENE HAAS'S FUNERAL.
Simple Services Held at the Home
The funeral of Eugene Haas, who for
twenty-one years held the post of chief
clerk in tha Park Commissioner's office,
took place yesterday morning from his
late residence. No. 4013 Russell avenue, to
Bellefontalno Cemotery. Long before tha
hour appointed for the funeral the house
and veranda in front were crowded with
tha friends and relatives cf Mr. Haas,
who came to pay their last respects to tho
Ernest P. Olshausen. a life-long friend
of Mr. Haas, read the services at the house
and grave, A choir of eight members of
the Liederkranz Society, of which Mr.
Haas was for many years president and
an honorary member, sang several selec
tions before and after the service waa
read at the house. At the cemetery there
was music by a quartet.
The honorary pallbearers were Messrs.
Adam Link. Gustav Slebold, E. P. Ols
hausen. F. Dlchm, L. Hlcfer and Chrl3
Bchroth. The following were the active
pallbearers: Gustav Metz, Fred Hornby, J.
Harrison, Felix Coste, Charles Lieber and
Professor McClelland Accepts.
Galesburg. 111., Aug. 5. Mr. Thomas Mc
Clelland, president of Pacific University at
Forest Grove. Ore., who was recently called
to the presidency of Knox College, has sig
nified his acceptance and will enter on his
new work with the opening- of the college
OF THE CENTURY,
Reverend Doctor Steel's Eloquent
Address Before the Piasa
ON "THE BIBLE AND PROGRESS."
Out of War and Universal Unrest,
He Points to Better Tilings
for Downtrodden and Uii-
Chautauqua, 111.. Aug. E. The Reverend
Doctor S. A. Steel, the eloquent Virginia
divine, preached a powerful sermon in tho
Tabei naclo this morning on "The Bible and
Progress." The discourse was followed
closely by the large audience and fre
quently his hearers had to restrain ap
plause. The nppearanco of Doctor Steel
was of Increased Interest because of the
fact that It was the second time in the his
tory of theChautnuqua that a minister of
the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church
has occupied tho Tabernacle.
Doctor Steel took for his title Isaiah
H, 3: "For out of ZIon shall go forth tha
law, and the word of tho Lord from
Jerusalem." In part, he said: "Isaiah hero
asserts that tho law of tho Lord is tho
strength of the Kingdom of Judah, and
was destined to prevail over all its foes. I
wish to adopt his platform to-day and
affirm that tho word of God-the Bible is
the strength of our Republic, and is des
tined to prevail over all its foes. Tho
Biblo Is the source of our moral ideals.
Hero wo learn what life means. Hear we
obtain the Inspiration to spiritual life.
Hear wo como face to face with the In
finite. Yet tho Bible is an Intensely human
book. God revealed his truth In and
"Truth Is inoperative until It becomes
Incarnate. We see faith illustrated In
Abraham, heroic trust in Job, manhood,
rounded and massive, in Moses; while In
David we have tho spiritual experience of
every man. To talk with these men Is
to learn of God. To walk with them is
to ascend. They allure to brighter worlds
and lend the way. So the Bible Is the
great fount from which springs the streams
of moral and spiritual thought that ele
vate, refine and glorify man, make a child
of God and give him a place In the uni
verse worthy of his exalted nature.
Hlble and Civilization.
"Again, the Biblo is the source of tho
great constructive ethical forces of our
civilization. We do not have to turn to
the past to discover this truth. It Is tha
eloquent lesson of the age In which we live.
The condition of the world to-day can bo
understood only in the light of tho moral
Interpretation of humanity contalnedin tho
Bible, und the universal activities of man
kind, studied in this light, assume a sig
nificance profound and thrilling beyond tho
power of words to express. In the lan
guage of the writer Xash. 'History Is tho
morrow of the universe; tho story of man's
doing on the earth is not an episode, but
the wholo drama; tho Cosmos Is the stage,
nothing more. The highway of being runs
through tha heart of man. not through tho
stars. Tho hearth liro of God's world 13
not tho sun, but the conscience.'
"In many respects this Is the most won
derful ago of the world. It Inherits all tho
past. It sums up nil previous achievements.
It is the climax of an ascending scale. It
is the cumulation of centuries of toll. It
focalizes the light that has been growing
for thousands of years.
"The Nineteenth Centurv Is passing away
with convulsions. Its closing years are full
of tumult. It is an epoch of action, of
universal unrest, of turbulent discontent
with existing conditions and stern resolve
on change. No land or people are exempt
Wherever we look over the wide world to
day wo find It billowed high with stormy
acltatlon. astir with masterful forces, up
heaved with giant energies, and rocking.
wiin excitement irum 1'uie iu puie. a.
tlons are in commotion, and all humanity
"The ancient East, Ion? locked In lordly
Isolation, Immobile and reslstent to all ex
ternal forces, at last feels the mighty Im
pact of this colossal movement "of min
klrd, and throbs through all its realms with
pulsations of impending change. It requires
no prophetic vision to foretell tho revolu
tions imminent in Asia now; the downfall
of hoary fabrics of superstition, ths col
lapse of obsolete systems of thought, the
declension of ancient modes of life, and the
reconstruction of society on the basis of a
far different conception of man from that
which has prevailed from immemo.-ial
time. 'A curve of whitening, flashing,
growing light' bounds all tho shining East
"Japan proudly enters the comity of na
tions, and Imperial China, goaded by a.
sense of her Imferlor place, prepares to ex
change her faded habiliments of paganism
for tho brilliant robes of modern civiliza
tion. From Manchuria to Ceylon, from
Shanghai to the plains of Thibet, there is
the premonition of a waking from the sleep
of ages that will shake the world.
"Africa Is the theater of mighty struggles,
and trembles under the tread of advancing
civilization from the Pyramids of the Nile
to the Cape of Good Hope, from the Plllirs
of Hercules to the Bab-el-Mandeb. They
are building empires and making history
fnst In Africa to-day. It is to be the arena
of the greatest movements of the Twen
"Already the fires of civilization are blaz
ing along Its shores, kindling in the depths
of its primeval forests; throwing prophetic
gleams on the waves of Nyanza, arousing
the aborlglno of the Congo jungle, the bar
barian of the Abyssinian wilds nnd tho
fierce savage of the diamond-studed plains
of Bechuanaland with their intolerant
A .MIMtnnt Age.
"In South America there are even signs of
life, for she quivers ever nnd anon with
convulsions which show that she too feels
the mighty thrill that moves the world to
day. In the land of the ancient Aztec and
under the far Southern Cross, the old order
Is giving place to the new. and harbingers
of progress flame along the sky.
"Even the Islands of tho sea have been
caught In the whirl of this commotion, and
Cuba and Honolulu, Formosa and Crete, are
strategic positions for which diplomacy or
the sword contend in eager rivalry: while
the distant Philippines, long submerged be
neath the horizon's rim. suddenly loom
nloft along the Orient's flaming front, to
fix the gaze of all the globe.
"Europe and America are n.stir with a
life more intense, more intelligent, more
ambitious, more aggressive, and more pow
erful than ever before. There never was a
time In the history of man where there was
such universal perturbation as exists to
day, a thousand summits are smoking with
the pent up fires of this agitation, and here
nnd there a lurid flame leaps up and sheds
Its red glare on the skv for a moment 1'ke
the American massacres: or a broad chasm
suddenly opens under our verv feet, like
the Cuban revolution: or an awful eruption
bursts forth, like the rebellion In Pekin
r.nd the sympathetic tremor Is felt around
"Now to him who climbs the heights of
history and overlooks the sweep of cen
turies, all this activity means progress.
It is a birth throe, not a death agony. It
is the sound of a rising, not of a falling
tide In human affairs. It Is the pageant of
an awakening, not of a dving world we
are to witness, and In whose magnificent
advance wo are to bear our appropriate
parr. This world-wide excitement is the ef
fort of universal man to burst the fetters
that bind the race. It Is the struggle for
liberty and Justice that shakes the world
to-day. The noise we hear is the crash of
falling thrones nnd hoarv despotisms for
ever overturned. Constitutional freedom
prevails over political tyrannv. and a juster
view of the rights of man rectifies the mal
adjustments of society. A civic conscience
Is slowly growing among the nations, and
the statesman of to-dav must reckon with
the moral sentiment of humanity as an
active political force In the problems of the
"Let us not. however, misunderstand the
situation, or be misguided by our hope. A
virile optimism Is the soul of progress, but
we lose by underestimating the forces that
oppose us. The age Is militant. America
mounts heavier guns on her forts; England
builds mightier ships of war: France Im
proves her rifles; Germany votes a larger
military badget; Russia multiplies her co
horts. "J do not agree with some of my fellow
preachers, that the mlllenium Is here, for
the parliament of man is only the poet's
splendid dream, and the federation of tha
world a magnificent Ideal of civilization."
KING OF SERVIA
WEDS A WIDOW,
Woman of Humble Extraction Be
comes a Queen With Royal
REJOICING AMONG THE PEOPLE.
Thousands Witnessed the Street
Pageant Engagement Caused
Amazement and Much Se
Belgrade, Aug. 5. King Alexander to-day
wedded Mme. Draga Maschin, the ceremony
being performed with great pomp.
In honor of the event the King granted an
amnesty, together with numerous political
pardons. Including tho former Radical
The bridal procession passed through
streets gay with flags and flowers. Carpets
were hung from windows and the balconies
were crowded with people.
It is estimated that no fewer than S0.C00
came from the Provinces and from abroad
to see the wedding pageant.
Preceded by a squadron of Servian Life
Guards, the bridal couple rode in an open
carriage, and amid loud cheers, to the ca
thedral. The Metropolitan met them at the
door, blessed them. and. under the ritual
of the Greek Church, made them man and
The King and Queen then received tho
congratulations of the diplomatic corps, af
ter which they re-entered the royal carriage
and wire driven to the palace, where a
march past was witnessed and the wedding
breakfast was served.
King Alexander was born In 1S7G, and suc
ceeded to the Servian throne under a. re
gency upon the abdication of his father.
King Milan, in 1SS9. His majority was pro
claimed in 1S93. King Milan returned to
Servia some two years ago, was appointed
Commander-in-Chlf of the country's army
and became practically as much King as
He strongly disapproved his son's cho'ce
of a wife, expressed himself with great bit
terness on the subject, threw up his com
mand and predicted ruin for his son and
Servia, the young King accepting his resig
nation with no display of regret.
King Alexander's mother. Queen Natalie,
was divorced In 1S58. but was formally rec
onciled to King Milan in 1SS3, though they
have each since pursued their separate and
more or less nomadic ways.
When the young King was visiting ills
mother at Biarritz some five years ago ha
found in her train Madame Draga-Maschin.
much beloved by Quen Natalie, though of
humble extraction, widow of a mining en
gineer, who ended his business troubles fcy
Beautiful and with considerable mental
ability, Madame Maschin fascinated the son
as she had charmed his mother, and left
Queen Natalie's service to follow the King.
So far, no great astonishment was caused,
but the announcement officially made soon
after tho middle of last month that Madame
Maschin was to be made Queen of Servij.
was received with great amazement and
much severe criticism.
Madamo Maschin's age has been given as
3S years, and it has been asserted that she
has several children, but these statements
may have been as maliciously untrue aj
tho King declared that to be which dowered
her with two grown daughters.
The general opinion seems to be that the
tutelage of King Milan has been superseded
by that of Queen Draga. and that tha
change certainly will not be for tha worse
POWERS BUILD A CABLE.
2few Line Will Connect Shanghai,
Che-Foo, Taku and Port Arthur.
Washington, Aug. 5. In accordance with
an agreement, reached by the Powers, tho
Eastern Extension Cable Company is lay
ing a cable, connecting Taku, Port Arthur,
Che-Foo and Shanghai. The cable Is to ba
ready for service as soon as possible, cer
tainly before tho Gulf of Pe-Chl-Ll freezes
Should hostilities continue during- tha
winter, the telegraph line between Che-Foo
and Shanghai would probably be cut. Land
communication between Port Arthur and
Siberia would be Impossible, and without
this new cable the allied troops would be
as effectively cut off from communication
with Europe and America as tho Ministers
are at Pekin.
Officials here figure tho cost of the cabla
at about SLOOO a mile, or a total of $900,000
for tho line. It is understood that the sev
eral Powers, taking part in the restoration
of peace and order in China, will pay an
equal share of the cost, about Slio.OuQ
Apparently Great Britain purposes to con
tinue her policy of establishing her own
cable lines. The Chancellor of the Ex
chequer recently announced In the House
of Commons that the "proposed cable to
Wel-Hal-uel was not to be laid from
Guizlaff, but from the Saddle Islands, which
are some thirty miles further seaward.
Arrangements would be made for the
working of the new cable by the British
FUNERAL OF HENRY DONK, SR.
Body Was Incinerated at Missouri
The funeral of Henry Donk. Sr., tha well
known St. Loulsan. who died Friday morn
ing, took place from his late heme. No.
5402 Cabanne place, yesterday at 9 a. m. The
bodv. In accordance with the desire of Mr.
Donk. was taken to the Missouri Crema
tory, where it was Incinerated and the
ashes placed In an urn in the columbarium.
The services at the house were read by
Doctor Max Hempel. The pallbearers were
Louis Dauger. Otto Stlfel. Albert Reus
cher, J. H. Conrades, Jr., William F. Gould
and E. Conrades.
CONSUL REPORTED MURDERED.
Chile Alarmed for the Fate of Her
Minister to Bolivia.
SPECIAL BY CABLE.
Valparaiso, Chile, via Galveston. Tex..
Aug. 5. (Copyright, 1SC0. by the New York
Herald Company.) Great alarm Is felt In
all circles here because of rumors apparent
ly based upon trustworthy Information, that
the Chilean Consul In Oruro, Bolivia, has
It is said the Government has received
dispatches confirming the rumors, but. be
cause of their serious nature, has not given
Italian Smallpox Patients Released.
Vinlta, I. T., Aug. 5. Doctor B. F. Fort
ner. president of the Cherokee Medical
Board, went to Adair to-day and released
from quarantine the eight Italians who were
left there In an emigrant car by the Flyer
on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
tome time ago. The railroad company took
care of the smallpox patients, and when
rcleared from quarantine to-day took them
away as quickly as possible. The Italians
are en route for San Francisco, CaL
Governor Thomas Starts for Lincoln.
Denver, Colo.. Aug. 5. Governor Charles 3.
Thomas and wife left here to-night for
Lincoln, where they will Join WUIUm J.
Bryan and party and proceed with them to
Indianapolis to attend the Democratic no
tification ceremonies. Governor Thomas will
make the speech officially notifying Adlal E.
Stevenson of his nomination for the Vic
Bates Conntr Old Settlers.
Butler. Mo.. Aug. 5. At a meeting- of tha
Old Settlers' Committee last night It wis
decided to hold the fourth annual meeting;
of Bates County Old SetUers reunion oa
Summer Amusements in Great "Va
riety at St. Louis Gardens.
"Said Pasha," an opera by an Arkansas rain
was revived at Uhrig's Cave last eight after a
long rest. The rest might have been longer, tor
the company that played "Trovatore" last -h
was not qulta equal to It. Mr. HInshaw Is m,
little of a comedian that his efforts to be ha.
morous are grotesque enough to bn funny. Htj 'L
dance before the Pasha Is elephantine. Mr. Hin- 'y
shaw lookrd like Die Sweet Ciporil .-Uveitis. A.
ment. Mrs. Van Studdlford was mnst plctur-"1
esquely gowned and sang charmingly. Miss
Braggins was In the cast asain with a long
song that Is not suited to her Scrpolettlshncss.
Mr. George Herbert, a brother of Joe Herbert.
was really funny. Mr. Krltton's I"aha wa3
ghoulish, and Mr. ptelger wa3 no fumler than
Mr. Illnshaw. Miss Lodge was entertamlne an(J
the chorus was sprightlir than usual .Mr Martin
Pache seemed very proud of his red satin suit.
Veit Sunday the company will go tack to th
classics with "Faust." On iftmilay night trn
pleasant Mr. Ahrens. treasurer, will possess him
self of a benefit.
Amnnsr the best attractions In th Fo.-m Park
Highlands bill of the week are Hone, "Wall and
Walters, a trio of comedy musicians -nh' com
bine tho gift of making people laugh with ex
cellent mu-ilcal ability. An amusing ccmejy
turn it offered by Fish and Qulgg. and Apollo
furnishes the acme of what can be dono on th
wire. Mile. Trola. In another set of handsome
gowns, holds oi.er from last week, to take th
place of the Mortons, who were taken 111 on th
way nnd could not pet here. Chandler and Mc
Pbtrson are two jolly female singers, with a .
bunch of new duets. Chevriel. tha trick violin
ist: Ruth Nelta. and Arias, the strong man.
contribute their share toward entertaining Colo
nel Hopkins's patron. Paptnta 13 again the fea
ture of every night performance.
"Tho French Maid" was shown yesterday at
Delmar for the first time In th- open air. Man
ager Gumpertz's plavers did scms good woric
In the musical, farclal comedy. After two weeks
of extravaganza the company returned to the
mere legitimate farce with evident enjoymont.
There is mu:h spiefness In "The French Maid."
without annoying French extravagance of sen
timent and vulgarity. Mr. Alexander flark It
a role that Cha3. Iligelow appeared in two sea
sons ago at the Century; Mr. Alexander Sloan
as the Admiral; Mr. Sherman IVade In the part
of the French innkeeper, and the other who
assisted them in their efforts to furnish Kaie
thing really good, achieved success. Miss EthI
Jackson, who played with the company during
the run of "The Girl From Paris." had a.
pleasing recepticn and took the part of th3
Breach Maid, which Anna Held playd former
ly, with appreciation. Miss Ruth White. Misa
Lila Blow and the others In th company w.ra
very acceptably cast and the work of the chorus,
as well as the costuming, was uniformly good.
The minstrel show still continues In vogue at
the Suburban Gordon. George TVllon began a
two weeks' engagement jestrday and was wel
comed by a host of old admirers. Wilson has
been at the Suburban so many times that no
season of minstrelsy would be complete without
him. Ho is singing a new laughing song and a
mraber of fresh parodies. His Jokes are fresh,
and his famous 'TValtz Me Again" specialty has
been brought un to date. Carroll Johnson en
tered upon the last two weeks of his long en
gagement yesterday. He honored the occasion
with a new suit of peacock blue and a eons
fresh from the publishers. Fred Warren sings a
"chicken" song that has a good .sv.icg to It. and
Al Blanchard wins several encores with a South
ern ballad. The other singers are Joseph 3L
Woods and Joseph Horte3. Mr. Blanchard Is ths
middleman. Woods and Sheppard. spoken of la
the programme as the "Monarchs of Musical
Comedy." do a lively twenty-minute act. Carle
tor, and Terro have a rapid-Ore conversational
bout, and the show cloea with an afterpiecs
called "The Lady Barbers."
An exce.lent entertainment was presented at
Jlanlon Tar yesterday, and a large attendance
miAea &oin pertormances. Tna headllners wer'JM
t.-.e uonovans in a new dialect specialty. James
Donovan as the Irishman, was amusing, as he
always is. and Fanny Donovan was clever In a
Jewish dialect part. Frank Gardener performed
somo graceful and difacult feats on the fit ins
rings and slack wire. Howard and Alton san
several ballads In a pleasing manner. Oswalt
Alvlary. by his creditable performance, demon
strated himself a clever mimic, a good ven
triloquist, and an excellent whistler. The Rob
erts trio appeared In a musical comedy specialty
In which they played on a wide variety of mu
sical Instruments. The Brothers Richards. Eng
lish entertainers, cave an exhibition of acrobatic
FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.
To the Editor cf The Republic
Galena. Kas.. Aug. i X may say that I
am an old astronomer, and one who has
practiced the science of prognostic astron
omy, or astrology, since the middle of Sep
tember. 1S66, more or less. I was present at
the convention In Kansas City at the time
William J. Bryan was nominated. I have
studied aU of the different works on as
trology from Lilly, Zadklel.Raphael. Pearce.
Broughton. Alcn Leo. to Sepharial; also
other noted astrologers.
The planets do not cast very favorable
rays on either of the nominees, as will be
seen by the aspects. At the hour when Wil
liam J. Bryan was nominated at the Demo
cratic Convention at Kansas City the zod
iacal sign Aquarius was ascending and the
planet Uranus was ruler of the figure; while
the moon represented the common people.
Jupiter, the great benlflc planet. Is near
the midheaven. and Uranus Is In platlc con
Junction with Jupiter. The moon Is also
applying to a semisextlle (30 deg.) aspect
with Jupiter and Uranus, ruler of the as
cendant, which Is a gocd aspect, though not
a strong one. The moon Is also applying to
a Sextll (60 deg;.) aspect with the planet
Saturn, which Is a good aspect, and shows
the success of the party leaders.
The sun la separating from an opposition
(ISO deg.) to Saturn, and Mars Is separating
from the opposition of Jupiter, -which would
indicate that public opinion Is against the
Democratic party at present, but that ther
win be a radical change In sentiment before
the election, and that the leaders of the
Democratic Convention will be successful.
The worst aspect Is the plcnet Mars apply
ing to an opposition of Uranus. This shows
a hard and fiercely contested fight ahead fcr
the Democratic leaders, but a majority of
tha aspects indicate that they will be suc
cessful In November.
At the time or hour -when President Mc
Kinley was nominated by the Republican
Convention held in PhUadelphla. th
zodiacal sign Libra was the ascendant sign,
and the planet Venus was ruler of the fig
ure. Tho moon and the planet Mercury
represented the common people. Both
Venus and Mercury were' afflicted by a ,
square (W) aspect of tha moon, which in- ,
dlcates that the common people will not
accept the work of the convention. Tha
moon is always for the party which It jf
favors most, and being In the seventh"
house of the figure shows that tha people
are for Bryan.
In the two flrures. I make the planet
Jupiter as Bryan's ruling planet, and
Uranus as McKinley's ruling planet, and
the planet Mara separating- from the oppo
sition to Jupiter and his applying- to the
opposition of Uranus shows that Mars,
the "god of war." has ceased to oppose
William J. Bryan and Is now about ready
to give battle to William McKinley's placet.
At the time of Mr. McKinley's nomina
tion, the affliction of Mercury by the moon
shows that the leaders of the Republican
Convention will resort to all kinds of de
ceit and misrepresentation during the cam
paign, but they will not be successful far
Tho good aspect of Saturn with tho
moon at the time of the Democratic Con
vention shows that honesty and fair deal
ing will be uppermost In the minds of the
workers of the Democratic party In their
W. H. DUNKIN. CIvU Engineer.
SARDINE CATCH IS SMALL
Trice of the Delicacy Is Expected
'Tho sordine industry has received a set-
oacK en account or tao
nsn in lMcinc -waters."
IJdsTcrwood. a sardine car.ne
soles, who Is. at the Lacleda.
certainty ns to the crorx It Is variable.
Somo seasuns wo have plenty and again
only a few. This roar the supplv is rhort
and an advance In the price can be the only
rxsutt. The yurdlne Is a distinctive mem
tr nf tho finny trlb. and not, ns many
pcoplo sunxvse. any sort cf a small fish.
"In California th Industry has come to
ih roco(!Tilarl a,-, one of the most promising".
"V-y?.,hav7 ,he nh ARJ the olive olL The
California sardine in fully equal to th
French artlclo and slls tc,? considerably
less. They are cawrwlty packed and go
rm thr. market In ccr.trtltlon with the
French arvunex Tvt vr crxdlt. I mtnt
y th California sardlrip is rapidlv driv
le vmt th French one. This rear the sar
dino rMoh Kf France i also siwt and n
Increase In the price will naturalK result.
Vv have rr kept the rrlec dow'n la cx
Jpettljjtt vf a rt catch, but the hkh
Viff wt Uv-. and t scarcity have work
scarcity of that l, ;
declared George L
r of Los An- V J
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