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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. AUGUST 16, 1900.
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President Whitelaw and the Board of
Directors of the Merchants' Exchange
are to be commended for their action
looking toward the hospitable reception
nud entertainment of the Missouri
Tress Association, which meets in this
city to-day, a course which is certain to
brliiR the members of that association
Into closer touch with St Louis's rep
resentative business men.
The Missouri editors, always welcome
in St. Louis, are especially so now for
the frank reason that St. Louis counts
on them for most valuable assistance iu
World's Fair work and is plad of this
exceptional opportunity to confer with
them regarding that great enterprise.
The State press will prove a factor of
inestimable Influence in assuring the
fullest possible success for the World's
Fair undertaking, and it is certain that
It will gladly exert all iis efforts to this
Under such conditions it Is natural
that the Merchants' Exchau.se, the rep
resentative commercial organization of
the city, should lead the way in ex
tending it hearty welcome to the visit
ing members of the Missouri Press As
sociation. The spirit thus shown is
shared by all the people of St. Louis.
For their own sakes. :is well as owing
to the fact of their Importance as allies
In World's Fair work, the visitors will
be guests of a city that will delight to
do them special honor.
NO ELECTION FUNDS.
The failure of the Carroll-Ilartiiiauu
combine to provide in the last appio
priation bill for ihe expenses of the No
vember election will materially swell
the deficit resulting from the ail-for-ealaries
system of liuancieriug.
Councilman Carroll and Delegate
Hartmann knew thoroughly when th-y
prepared the last appropriation bill that
the November election would have to he
held and that its expenses would have
to be provided for. They preferred u
divert the money needed for tills pur
pose to the payment of the salaries of
municipal olllceholders. The fact that
the Election Board contains a majority
of Democrats was sufficient to inllueiice
the Carroll-Hartmann financiers to
.withhold the needed funds.
Short-sighted financiering like this led
to the city's deficit. The fiscal authori
ties of St. Louis had as ample warning
of the police law as they had of the
election. They failed to make provision
in time and the linaucial troubles of the
it goes without saying that The ex
penses of the November election and of
the preliminary registration will have
to be provided for out of the city's rev
enues. Not even Councilman Carroll
and Delegate Hartmann will question
this. The diversion of the money need
ed for this purpose to the payment of
salaries of city officials, who have not
the materials wltii which to work even
if they desired to work, is financiering
of a profligate kind which makes St.
Louisans unwilling to believe that the
police bill was the most potent cause
of St Louis's present difficulties.
THE ONLY WAY OUT.
St Louisans, who deplore the fact
that all the city's revenues went for
salaries and that none were left for
cleaning the streets, should gather hope
from the device practiced by Jersey City
residents in a similar emergency. They
turned the goats, which form a staple
in Jersey City, into the streets ami al
lowed them to eat the paper, splinters
and other loose material Which littered
Sst Louis could adopt a similar plan.
It gives out the only ray of light in the
present predicament A well-organized
goat service, properly marshaled anil
jruided by the inspectors for whoso
salary abundant provision was made by
tUte Carroll-Hartmaxin combine, could
rescue St. Louis from flic worst conse
quences of the ull-for-sularies system ot
To be sure, the inspectors mllit nwie
that they j-ot salaries to keep the faith
ful in line for the administration anil
that the ordinances said nothing about
inspecting and rcgulntiiifr the dietary of
a "oat block patrol. In lliat case the
soats niiht simply be allowed to roam
at will through the streets, St. Louisans
varying their business pursuits by oc
casionally Hhooing the jzoats away from
iiwnings and sidewalk displays with
wliich the animals miitht try to round
out their menu.
THE TWO HUNDHED.
In the list of new officers and direc
tors of the National Glass Company,
wliich Is the Pressed Ware Trust, are
to be noted the names of llenry Clay
Frick of the Carnegie Steel Trust,
Byron L. Case and other multimillion
aires who figure with equal prominence
on the boards of many other monopo
listic combinations of capital and indus
A study of the organization of Ameri
can trusts is interesting In showiug how
a few men, vastly and dangerously
wealthy, control the business and manu
facturing enterprises of this country.
They are enabled to dictate what shall
be the output in the production of many
articles of necessity, they can advance
prices at their pleasure, they can
manipulate stocks to suit their own
schemes of further enrichment. It has
been asserted that a little band of 200
men are absolute masters of American
products and markets, having at thcr
mercy the 70,000,000 or more consum
ers who comprise the "common people"
of the United States.
It Is this close corporation of 200
monopoly multimillionaires that stands
behind the Republican party and puts
tip the money necessary to keep the Re
publican party In power. It Is for the
increased dominance of these 200 men
in the commercial and Industrial world
that the Republican party sacrifices the
people by oppressive legislation for the
trusts, and that President McKInley
commits this Government to Imperial
ism and the infamous European policy
of land-stealing from weak or trustful
nations. It is these men who placed
Mark Uanna In public life as their
chosen instrument, and for whose bene
fit Mark Hanna brought about the elec
tion of his creature, the weak McKIn
ley. to the Presidency of the United
The American people will not submit
patiently to the rale of the Two Hun
dred. It is a dangerous and oppressive
rule, not to be allowed if individual in
dependence and the bedrock institutions
of freedom are to be preserved. The
vote in November will prove that the
American people are more than equal to
the duty of overthrowing the Two Hun
dred. LIFT YOim VOICE.
It Is in order to remark that the vot
ers in the Twelfth Congressional Dis
trict of Missouri are still waiting with
all the patience possible to them to hear
what the Globe-Democrat shall choose
to say concerning the Baumhoff-Horton
combination in that district.
This popular desire that the Globe
Democrat shall frankly discuss candi
dates and conditions in the Twelfth
Missouri District has been aroused by
the Globe-Democrat's own insistence
that The Republic should unbosom
itself of its views concerning Colonel
James .T. Butler, the Democratic candi
date for Congress against Mr. Horton.
The Republic has obligingly complied,
and it Is now the Globe-Democrat's turn
to "favor the company."
It is not possible for our esteemed
contemporary to plead ignorance of
Baumhoffs importance as a factor hi
the Twelfth District tight. Baumhoff is,
or was, a potent influence la that dis
trict. It was the Baumhoff Influence
and the Baumhoff methods that brought
about Mr. Hortou's nomination, and it
was upon the Baumhoff Influence and
the Baumhoff methods that the Re
publican party counted for Mr. Hortou's
success. The Globe-Democrat knows
this at least as well as any one else. It
should uot be afraid to speak right out
in mectin' and say just how It stands
toward Mr. Baumuoff. The hitter's Im
portance demands It. He Is the Re
publican Boss In the Twelfth Congres
sional District and should not be so
studiously and stubbornly ignored by
his own party organ.
The reading of the Declaration of In
dependence was as significant a rite at
the opening of the Anti-Imperialists'
Convention in Indianapolis as It was
at the opening of the Democratic Con
vention in Kansas City.
The Declaration of Independence is
the real platform of the present cam
paign. It is the platform on which
stands- every good American who has
deplored the establishment of colonics
by the United States and who has re
gretted the war waged by the American
people on another people fighting for lib
erty and independence.
All such persons have turned back to
the Declaration of Independence, on
which the greatest Republic on earth
was bottomed, as the exposition of their
lasting principles. There they found, in
the first sentences, the edict laid down
by the fathers and violated by the chil
dren: "We hold these truths to be self-evident:
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable lights; that
among these are life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness. That to secure
these rights, governments are Instituted
among men, deriving their just powers
from the consent of the governed."
In these few sentences Is cans? enough
to condemn forever as unamerican and
imperialistic the course which the Mc
Kiuley administration has pursued and
is pursuing toward Porto Rico and the
MOST MEN ARE HONEST.
At first sight it will no doubt astonish
the average reader to learn that the
initial success in business of the late
Collis P. Huntington was due to a con
fidence iu the honesty of men which led
him to give credit to the customers of
his little store In Oneonta, N. Y., to an
extent which was condemned at the
time as wild and reckless.
When one comes to think about It,
however, it Is apparent that Hunting
ton, who was then barely arrived at
man's estate, knew human nature bet-
ter than the older merchants who shook
their heads in pity of his innocent sim
plicity. He seems already to have dis
cerned the plain truth that the great
majority (,f i,.u art, UOnest; that the
rogue ami the trickster are the excep
tions to tiie rule, not the rule Itself.
Seeing this truth, he was brave enough
to act upon it.
It Is either a pitiful or a suspicious
circumstance when a man is found pro
claiming his lack of faitli iu his fellow
man. To those Inclined to deal fairly
with humanity on the evidence In the
case, such a man must be classed in one
of two categories. Either he has allowed
an Isolated experience with sharpers or
faithless num to blind his broader vision
of the sound liber of men in general, or
he is himself of a dishonest strain wliich
causes him to believe that all other men
are similarly lacking in integrity. This
may seem a severe Judgment, but it Is a
Just Judgment, and it Is demanded iu
defense of a humanity which is too free
ly accused of shortcoming by those of
There was nothing of the sentimen
talist or of the Utopian dreamer in
Collis P. Huntington. He sized men up
from a knowledge based ou practical
iaci, not on theories. He found they
were honest and, with only occasional
exceptions, he dealt with them on this
belief In their honesty. His material
success in life should be taken as prov
ing the material soundness of his esti
mate of human nature.
It is earnestly to be hoped that some
new enterprises will relieve the destitu
tion now prevailing among the natives
by giving them employment on such
It is employment that the starving
Porto Ricans ask, not alms. The great
storm of Septemlier, '!)!, Is said to have
wrecked many of the sugar, coffee and
tobacco plantations on the island. The
tariff tax Imposed upon the Porto
Ricans for the benefit of the sugar, cof
fee and tobacco trusts of this country,
in violation of the American Constitu
tion, has certainly placed those unhappy
folk under tremendous trade disadvan
tages. They are cut olt from their
former commerce with Spain. They are
not permitted to deal with us on the
equal terms prescribed for all American
citizens by the Constitution. Their
share in the blessings of such citizen
ship has thus far been cruelly withheld.
It is not possible for self-respecting
Americans to contemplate existing con
ditions lu Porto Rico without shame. We
would be unsparing and bitter in our
condemnation of any other Government
which. In the name of liberty, had so
befooled and bunkoed and betrayed a
weaker people as we have befooled,
bunkoed and betrayed the Porto
Ricans. Every pathetic cry of joy with
which this long-suffering race welcomed
our flag lu 'SIS is now a keenly poignant
reproach to us. Each friendly huzza
then raised for Old Glory has perforce
been changed into a weak and trembling
appeal for mercy or, rather, for fair
treatment. "Give us work!" these peo
ple say to us. "Under your rule of tax
ation without representation we are
It is the first time in our otherwise
proud history that such a shame has
come upon us as a nation. Are we no
better than Spain? Is the boasted
American spirit of justice aud liberty
dead in our bosoms? It has not yet pre
vailed in behalf of the helpless Porto
Ricans. How long is our sin against
this people to be maintained?
The things which the Cincinnati
Volksblatt, the St. Louis Westlichc Post
and Senator Hoar are saying now are
not half as interesting to real Ameri
cans or half as trustworthy as the
things they said when militarism first
showed its head in this country. There
was no shadow ou the sincerity of those
The discovery by the University of
Pennsylvania expedition to Nippur of
"17,000 tablets dealing with historical
aud literary matters, not one of them
of later date than 22SO B. C," seems
extremely likely to "bear" the ancient
record market to a panicky degree.
The "campaign book" proposed by
Missouri Republicans will be largely
concerned with the things the Republic
ans have not done In and for Missouri
in the past and the things, tliey will
not do iu and for Missouri in the fu
ture. Fights lH-tween players) on St. Louis's
baseball diamond tend to interest the
common or lighting man in the game
until he looks at the standing of the
clubs and finds St Louis third from the
bottom. Then he relapses Into indiffer
ence. Some one should dissuade Senator
Mason from speaking in favor of Presi
dent McKinley in Illinois. McKinliy
deserves to be defeated, but he ought
uot to be punished.
Senator Hoar is obliged to spend
much of his time in explanations. This
is always the case with men who allow
expediency to outweigh rigid its an in
centive to action.
Some will regard Collis- P. Hunting
ton's wealth as mythical because no
flurry In stocks followed his death nor
have two or more widows turned up to
claim his estate.
"The days will be hot and the nights
will be cool," says Doctor Hyatt, .lust
so, and the summers will be warm aud
the winters cold.
What we want from China is Conger,
not territory. The more clearly this is
understood the better It will be for both
.Toe Flory quit his bike because he had
acquired too much stoop already in con
tact with low methods at Jefferson City.
Look at him as he stands.
Quiet and thoughtful, through the fierce cara
palRn; Tho pageants, the banners and the bands
Make him but seem more homely and more
Yet not In all tho view
Is there one other of so potent might:
He is the Government: the godlike Two,
Ruler and ruled. In whom all powers unite.
Kings do not equal him
In majesty; he rose from fall of Kings;
And In his eyes, all masterful and grim, .
Thrones, crowns and scepters are forgotten
He Is the Master and the Servant both;
He wills and executes: and It Is ho
Who, faithful to his father's Wood-writ oath.
Stands free tho promise of a world as free.
BIPL.ET D. SAUNDERS.
IN THE FIFTEENTH,
I'mHd ions by Republicans Thai
-Mr. Benton Will Be Defeated
Ilave No Foundation.
STRONG MEN IN EVERY COUNTY.
Congressman Cowherd Sure of Re
Election in Hie Fifth District
Party tit Kansas City Is
Tinted for Victory.
Reports rrcelvnl at Democratic headquar
ters In the Laclede Hotel indicate that the
work of organization Is prosressdni; rapid
ly aud that the prospects of the party nev
er have been hriphter at the beginning of a
campaign than they are to-day.
Among the callers nt headquarters yester
day were A. M. Dockery. Congressman M.
K. Benton of the Fifteenth District, and V.
S. Cowherd of tho Fifth District. Mr. Dock
ery Is hooked for several speeches prior to
the Sednlln meeting. After that he will be
gin the campaign In earnest. The itiner
aries for the congressional candidates have
not yet been completed by Chairman Sei
bert. Considerable space has txen utilized by
the Republican pre.'s to predict that Mr.
Benton would he defeated this year. Mr.
Benton does not seem to bo worrying over
tho outlook. He said that the great changes
iu his district always predicted by the He
publiean press before election never have
occurred. Mr. Benton, for four years in
two elections, has never failed to carry
each of the counties in the Fifteenth Dis
trict. "The counties of Newton, Lawrence and
.Tastier will have a greatly Increased vote."
said Mr. Benton. "The immigration does
not come from any special locality. There
has been no test of the vote except In Jop
lln and Aurora, where city officials have
been elected within tho last six months. The
result has been favorable to the Democrat
ic party. Tho Republicans havo always
Insisted on counting aJl these people who
havo moved Into Southwest Missouri. The
past has indicated plainly that our propor
tion of the Increase, was just as great as
theirs. The Fifteenth District will have
NUM) more votes this year than it had four
years ago. Every mlno owner and mill
owner that has come Into tho district is not
n Republican nor is every laboring man who
has cast his lot among us a Republican.
There lire many Democrats among them
good, strong ons at that.
"The fact of the matter is. the Republic
ans In the district are not feeling chipper.
They claim an IncrenFe of 33 1-3 per cent
In Newton County. This would bo enough
to wipe out tho S00 Democratic majority.
But they have not tho votes, and all such
claims are without any substantial founda
tion. "Throughout the entire Fifteenth District
the various counties have nominated only
the best men for otllces. This will strength
en the party all along the line, in most of
uie counties me I'opunsts nave tused wltn
Congressman Cowherd also declares there
is only cause for rejoicing nt the solid
front the Missouri Democracy presents this
year. There is no question or Mr. Cow
herd's big majority. He Is popular In Kan
sas City, where ho lives. Reports from
there Indicate that the victory of last
spring will be duplicated with increased vig
or and votes UiIb fall. All the party differ
ences between tho Reed and Shannon wings
of the Democracy have been amicably ad
justed. IX TOE KI.EVRXTH DISTRICT.
.1. F. Merrj-mnti ExplaltiN llln Altitude
Colonel ilcH'it Ambition.
J. F. Alcrryman, whoso name has been
frequently mentioned as a possible candi
date, for the nomination for Congress in tho
Eleventh District yesterday Bent the following-
statement to The Republic:
"In tho past ten days I have urced Judge
McKelghnn.CoIonel Given Campbell.Charles
P. Johnson and Judge Lnbke to Become can
didates In the district, promising them my
Individual support, and only allowed the
use of my namo after their refusal and am
willing now to withdraw In favor of any
of them. There are a large number of
other good men in the district, such as
Colonel Nicholas SI. Dell. Sir. James C.
Jones or Juilt'e Valllant of the Supreme
Court, any of whom I would gladly support.
"We cannot afford to have any factional
fight In the district, for this Is a presiden
ial year and four years ago Joy's majoritv
over Hunt was 3.522. For twenty years,
from Front to Xoonan. I have supported
every nominee of the Democratic party and
expect to continue to the end of the Journey.
1 am of the opinion that the Congressional
Committee ought to call a primary under
the State election law and then let all the
wards In the district send representative
men to the conventlon.and after a candidate
is chosen, all of us should go to work and
S. SI. Kennaril, who has also been spoken
of In connection with tliu nomination, said
yesterday that he had all he could attend to
outside of politics and he would not awnit
a nomination. James Hagerman, who was
also mentioned by a number of the Demo
crats of the district, said last nishi that ho
could not accept a nomination for Congress
in the Eleventh District.
Not long ago Colonel Kick Hell declared
that while he thought tho Democrats stood
a good chance to elect a candidate over Sir
Joy he did not desire the nomination, sir'
Hell offered, however, to aid In anv wnv to"
bring out u strong candidate. Those who
know Sir. Hell well say he lias other politi
cal aspirations, or will have next vear.whtu
the mayoralty contest conies around.
SI'KCIAI. THAIX TO SEDAMA.
Jrfi'crnon Club AV1II Consider Hid
Tli In KvenliiK.
The Transportation Committee of the Jef
ferson Club, having iu charge the arrange
ments for securing a special train for the
accommodation ot the members who deslrs
to attend the big Democratic rally at Se
dalia on August 21, received bids yesterday
rrom two railroids. The bids will be opened
by the committee at he meeting of tho
Hub to-night, it Is thought almost certain
that a train will be secured. A low rnte has
been the object of the bids, and Charles T.
N'oland of the- committee feels that it has
arranged for the transportation of the club
as cheaply as possible.
The Jefferson Club will nttend the Se
dalla rally at least "00 strong. This number
is assured, and will 1111 at least ten coach
es. The club will wear the official badge
of the organization, and it will take part
In the parades at Sedalia. The train will
leave St. l,ouls Monday night and reach
Sedalia early In the morning. The return
trip will begin Tuesday night late, and will
land the club back in St. Louis early
TALK OK XI3W UEMOCKATIC CI.LII.
HrportH In Clri-ulntloii Still I.uck Con
tinuation. Reports In circulation recently that a
Democratic club In opposition to the Jef
ferson Club was to be organized in St.
Louis have not yet found confirmation in
the shape ot a definite statement from any
of those said to be interested In the move
ment. Several of the gentlemen who were
said to be fathering the plan announce
that so far as they are concerned, there Is
no Intention of forming another club.
A minority faction exists In the Jefferson
Club, but so far as can be learned It Is
not contemplating a bolt. Slembers of the
majority declare that there is more har
mony in the organization now than at any
time since it was formed. President Hawes
denies the report that he intends to re
sign, declaring that lie Is In the club and
in polities to stay.
LOOKING OVER TIIE FIELD.
Lieutenont Governor Uolte May Itnn
for Congrewi in Tenth District.
Lieutenant Governor A. H. Bolte was at.
Democratic headquarters yesterday for a
short while. Sir. Bolte has not decided
whether to enter the contest for the nomi
nation for Congress in the Tenth District.
He said yesterday tht he had been ap
proached by a number of friends, who de
sired him to make the race. They assured
him that he could have the nomination
without opposition If he would only say
"I have not decided whether to enter the
race or not." said be. "I want to look over
the situation some before 1 conclude to en
ter such a contest."
PRICES UNDER TRUSTS
ARE AMAZINGLY HIGHER.
Democratic Congressional Committee Shows Why the Voters
Want to Slay the Octopus.
the following to-tlav:
"Here are a few of the reasons why the 'plain people' are not inclined to
meekly accept the inspired statements of tho trust organs and speakers show
ing what a natural, necessary and benefieient institution the trust is:
"It requires !i0 per cent more wheat to buy a stove than it did in 1S!)0. It
requites twenty bushels more corn to buy a wagon than it did in lSItC. It re
quires 100 per cent more corn or wheat to buy a copper kettle than in 1S!M.
"it requires twice as much corn to buy a coil of rope as- in 1S00. It requires
40 per cent more grain to buy a plow than In ISIIC. It requires 7,"i per cent more
grain to buy a hoe. a rake or a shovel than in JMMJ.
"A set of common wheels that cost $7 in 1fe!)U. now cost $P The price of
cultivators and other farm implements has gone up proportionately.
"(talvenized barbed wire costs from $4 to $1.50 per 100 more than in 1S00.
"It retptires JO per cent more corn or cotton to buy a pound of sugar than
"You have to pay 10 per cent more for glass than in 1S00.
"Freight rates have climbed back to the exorbitant prices wliich caused a
popular revolt in legislation a few years ago.
"The price of oil, coal, lumber, tools and hardware have gone up from -10
to 100 per cent.
"And all these things have been done by the trusts.
"A trust robs you waking or sleeping, eating or drinking, working or play
ing, living or dying, and the coffin trust gets you in the end."
SIIss Hermolne Illnton. daughter of Sir.
and Sirs. J. R. Hlnton, and Doctor Charles
V. Gowans were married at noon yesterday
at the home of the bride's parents. No.
W13 rates avenue, the Reverend O. A.
Bartholomew of the West End Christian
Church officiating. There were no attend
ants, and only the families and intimate
friends were present. Sir. and Sirs. Walter
Gowans, parents of tho bridegroom, came
over from their home, in 3t. Clair County,
to attend the ceremony. Doctor and Sirs.
Gowans departed at 4 o'clock for a river
trip to St. Paul. They will visit the North
ern lakes resorts, and upon their return
will live at No. 6013 Cates avenue.
De Lacy Chandler sailed from New York
yesterday noon on the steamer Teutonic
for a six weeks' toar of Europe.
The marrlago of Miss Nello Brooke,
daughter of Sirs. Carrie W. Hrooke of No.
4W9A Cook avenue, and Bledsoe SfcRcskey
of Washington avenue was solemnized yes
terday afternoon at 5 o'clock nt St. Ann's
Church, the ceremony being performed by
the Reverend Father SIcDonald. Only tho
families and a very few friends wero pres
ent. There wero no attendants.
Str. and Mrs. McRoskey departed last
evening for tho North, where they will
spend their honeymoon. On their return
they will live at tho West End Hotel.
Sfiss Irwin Hayward and SIlss Maude
Nlcdrlnghaus expect to complete their Eu
ropean trip In about two weeks and will
sail for home the last of August.. They will
visit in Jamestown before returning to St.
Sliss Una Chase has gone to Harbor
Springs, SHch., for a visit.
Sirs. James Aull and her daughters, tho
Misses Daisy and May Aull, are at Weque
tonsing, guests at the cottago of Sirs.
Georjjo Warren Brown.
Sirs. H. A. DIamant Is now In Chicago,
the guest of Sirs. Charles Truax. f-'ho has
been visiting at Niagara and Put-In-Bay
during the earlier part of the summer, and
will leave Chicago for South Haven the
last of this week, accompanied by Mr.
Tho Prospect Club will give a picnic and
dance to its members una their friends on
Sunday evening at Roth's Grove from 4
until 11 o'clock.
Sir. and Mrs. Selwyn C. Edgar, Jr., and
Sliss Rena Dula have returned trom We
quetonsing, where they were guests at the
cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Sciwyn C. EU
Sirs. C. L. Rogers, Mrs. J. W. Andrews,
both of Klrkwooii, accompanied by Sirs. SI.
G. Tracers of Union City, Tenn., ueparted
yesterday for South Haven, Sllch., and
other lalto resorts.
Sir. and Sirs. Philip A. Crow havo gone to
Colorado Springs :or a stny ot ueveral
weeks. They were accompanied by Sir.
and Mrs. William A. Crow and their little
Some South Side young people enjoyed a
hayrlde and countiy supper last evening.
Among there who participated in the frouo
Slay Adels, Mamie Krnus,
Rose Sum, Alice Sleyer,
Augusta Sillier, Lulu Zuekweiler,
i-Jnima ililler, .Mamie Kraft,
(Charles SIcEIhose, Joseph Quigley.
George Sllnges. Henry Hauckiuu,
Henry Wllkman, Oscar Sillier,
Edward Busch, Walter llummelslieln,
Frank Sum, Edward Pesch,
Edwin Wlekman, Harry .Miller. .
Sirs. Redmond Cleary and d:u;!itcr ere
recent arrivals at Petoskey, Mich.
Sir. Henry Slegrlst has joined his little
daughter Vera, who Is with her grandpar
ents. Doctor and Sirs. J. J. Lawrence, at
Sir. Ben Clark, who has been at Weque
tonsing since early In tho season, returned
to St. Louis eaily In the week. He expects
to rejoin his friends at the Northern resort
Sliss Louise Fllley has gone to Blddeford
Pool, Sle., to be a. guest at a house party
given by Mrs. Sfax Kotany and Sirs. G.
Mr. and Sirs. Henry G. Sleler have left
Narragansett and are now in New York.
Mr. and Sirs. Charles A. Cheney of Wind
sor place have gone for a trip of three
weeks along the shores of Kike Huron.
They were accompanied by Sirs. J. W. Rue
brough and Sirs. Hugh Ferguson.
Mr. and Sirs. Sam Thompson have Joined
the house party that Is being entertained at
"Cherrvvale," the Wequcton.sing cottage of
Sir. anil Sirs. Selwyn C. Edgar, Sr.
Sir. and Sirs. George W. Taussig and fam
ily have gone to Roaring Brook, Sllch., for
a month's stay.
Charles Galloway departed the first of the
week for the East, where he will remain
Charles Humphrey, who has been visiting
on Long Island for a month. Is now In New
York, where he will rpend a lew weeks. In
teresting himself In music matters.
Colonel Well3 Blodgett. J. Ramsey Jr..
and Judge Priest sailed yesterday on the
Teutonic for the Paris Exposition. They
.wlll be Joined in September by David R.
Messrs. R. Ii. SlcLaren and D. C. Biggs
are at Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs',
Mrs. Jesse Battle and Sirs. Eugene Smith,
her daughter, are In Boston for a stay of
SIlss Slary Euston has -with her at Ocono
mowoc as a guest SIlss Winn, a beauty and
belle of Norfolk, Va. Slany entertainments
are being given at the Wisconsin resort by
Sliss Euston for her guest.
Charles J. Slaurer and Miss Sfinnie C.
Sleyer were married yesterday at noon at
the residence of the bride's parents. No. 1804
South Compton avenue. Judge Jefferson
Pollard officiating. The bride Is a daughter
of Conrad Sleyer, a retired merchant, and a
flster of Leo H. Sleyer of the Westllche
Post. The couple departed In the afternoon
for Piasa Chautauqua, whence they will go
to Niagara Falls.
-The Democratic Congressional Committee gave out
COMING TO MISSOURI,
He Will Take an Active Part in the
State Campaign Hopes for
DISCUSSES NATIONAL ISSUES.
Administration Made More Than
One Bad Mistake in Connection
With Spanish War Views
on Chinese Situation.
Washington, Aug. lS.-Senator Cockrell,
who has been in Washington ever since the
adjournment of Congress, will depart to
morrow for his home at Warrensburg. Fol
lowing his custom for many years, the
Senator plans to take an active part tn the
"Sfr. Dockery, our candidate for Gov
ernor," said the Senator, "wants me to be
gin speaking as early as September 1. but
I am not going to do that. I see by the
newspapers that they are already dipping
heavily Into the campaign In Missouri, but
I see no reason tor midsummer ipeaking.
As soon as I begin speaking- I shall keep
at work every week-day till the campaign
closes, making at least one speech a d,
and toward the close of the campaign prob
ably two speeches a day. We shall roll up
n big Democratic majority In Missouri this
The Senator was asked:
"What of the prospects for Sir. Bryan?"
"They seem to bo very favorable, very,
very favorable," repeated the Senator,
cheerily. "I shall not confine myself to Im
perialism when I am ready to discuss the
isauiH irom tno stump.
He added In answer to another question:
"I shall discuss also militarism and the
blunders of the present administration. I
criticised the administration along those
lines long before the present campaign, and
I have abundant reasons for renewing my
criticisms now. I disapproved the provfs
lons fn the treaty with Knnln bu- wblr-v, -arc,
acquired the Philippines.
"I also decried the evident desires of the
administration that Spain should sue for
peace, for I believed that we could whip her
till she had declared thrice that she had
enough. Then we should force her to re
linquish authority in the Philippines, and
then quickly evneuate the Islands ourselves'.
Peace Uerlnrcd Too Sooa.
"All the trouble that has followed could
have been avoided if we had adopted such
a policy. There was no neceslty for the
payment of JSO.OOO.OOO. I said emphatically
nt the time that I was tired of the cry of
peace, peaco, which was heard so fre
quently toward the close of tho Spanish
Senator Cockrell said he felt confident that
China would soon sue for peace.
"I fear most," said he. '"that the revolu
tionary forces may control In Pekln, and
that, as the allies approach, the Chinese
Government may bo unable to protect the
Want -o Dlrlnlon of China.
The Senator believed that long negotia
tions will follow the rescue of the lega
tloners. "Above nil," he added, "we do not want
any division of China. I hope, however,
that Russia may have already secured au
thority over enough of Manchuria to protect
her railroad interests. It would seem to be
no more than right that the Russians should
have that much territory. It would be to
the advantage of all the Powers."
NEARING ITS CLOSE.
Last Day at Chautauqua Will Be
Devoted to the G. A. R.
Chautauqua. 111., Aug. 15. The same lec
turers appeared on the Chautauqua platform
to-day who wero heard yesterday. A
marked Increase was noted In the attend
ance. SIlss Oloh Krarrr. the Eskimau,
lectured In the Tabernacle this afternoon
at 2, and her lecture was well received.
This evening Sir. and Sirs. Francis Labadie
gave their second entertainment. The first
part presented the "parting scene" from
"Romeo and Juliet," the second two scenes
from "King llenry VIII." and the third
part was a presentation of a laughable dia
logue, entitled ".My Uncle's Will."
At both entertainments Lester Bartfett
Jones, the tenor of Chicago, sang several
selections and the Schwarz Sisters Orches
tra played a number of selections.
To-morrow will be the closing day of the
regular Chautauqua programme, and the
Grand Army men will hold forth. Th
principal address will be delivered by the
Reverend Doctor Jesse Bowman Young of
St. Louis, on the "Story of a Great Bat
tle." WANTED TO SEE BIG WRECK.
Children Derailed One Train Cap
tured the Second Time.
Victor, Colo., Aug. 15. Arthur Taylor and
George Featherstone, each 9 years old, are
under arrest here, charged with causing
the wreck of the Slldland Terminal passen
ger train half a mile east of Independence
and trying to wreck the Florence and Crlrj
Ple Creek train from Bull Hill in the yards
In the first instance they turned a switch
sending the passenger engine crashing in
to some freight cars on the siding. Two
! nnsspnpra warn Inlltrofl A.s,. .!.
worth of property was destroyed. They
were detected and captured while maklnir
the second attcmnt at train trrprklno-
( Their excuse was that they wanted to
ccc et a cat uig ruiiruttu wrecit.
TANNER BLIGHT IS
ON ILLINOIS NORMAL,
School at Carbondale Rapidly De
teriorating Under the Repub
FATAL POLICY OF FAVORITISM.
None But the Governor's Friends
Allowed Chairs in the Faculty
Inferior Work Few Gradu
ates Small Attendance.
Carhcndale. III.. Aug. 13. The hlieht of R
publican politics and politicians is on the
Southern Illinois Normal University, in
this city. Unless a man is branded he can
not obtain a place on the pay rolls of this
school. In the case of women, their male
relatives who vote must b vouched for as
stalwart Tanner Republicans.
Indeed. I am told that only Republican
merchants and hucksters are patronized by
the school and Its faculty. Everything i
Republican, from cellar to garret. The
professors wear the Tanner collar and ap
plaud the administration's acts, whatever
they may be. They do this to hold their
places on the pay roll.
In such a condition of affairs, it is no won
der that the school has deteriorated; that
the graduates are decreasing every year,
until now they number less than a dozen:
that the teachers are using personal en
deavors among their relatives and friends
to swell the roll of pupils and make a show
ing to the Legislature.
The Item of "average attendance" does
not appear in the reports of the Southern
Normal as published In the catalogue. A
list of pupils Is printed, which looks formid
able, but there Is nothing to show how long
they bear the strain of incompetent teach
ers, whose chief recommendation is their
Joel Bowlby, secretary of the State Teach
ers' Association, is a fair example of the
"faculty" of the Southern Illinois Normal.
Eowlby originally lived in Sletropolls. It
Is enough to na'me him as one of the lead
ing members of the faculty. The best o?
the lot is Professor Kirk, one of the Tan
ner standard of Democrats.
Democrats Speedily Removed.
Last year Professor Alvis of Nashvilla
was chosen as a teacher here, and it raised
an awful row. Alvis Is a Democrat an open
and above-board Democrat. The faculty
was scandalized at this action of the trus
tees. The Goveornor was appealed to, and
he promptly ordered the trustees to recon
sider their Ill-advised action. But Alvis
had friends who knew his worth as an
educator, and rome of them were Republic
ans. Tanner was forced to permit the se
lection of the trustees to stand, and Alvis
drew a salary for about a year. He was re-
TTWVfld Ifiet (lino
When he left." all that was bright and f)
progressive and energetic departed.
Dull mediocrity and tired nature once
more walked lazily through the corridors
and recitation-rooms of the immense build
ing established and maintained by the State.
Last year Professor Whittington was re
moved. He was a Democrat. N"o other
reason was given for hl3 discharge. He was
removed by a system of degradation prac
ticed here that does not reflect any credit
on the trustees or the Governor of Illinois.
His salary was whittled down and c"ut In
two and divided up until it was reduced
to about the figure a negro Janitor draws
from the State.
Why Prof. Alvis Lost Hi Position.
In 1899 the librarian was scheduled for
removal by the board, and the Alumni As
sociation took the matter up. and by peti
tions secured a reconsideration. This year
---------- - ... . ..u..i. vj luoAjumni
Association. i&mittetTto Professor Par-
kinson. dean of the faculty, a proposition
asking each candidate for Governor to
promise not to permit politics to interfere
with tho work ot the school, and pledging
the votes of the members of tho associa
tion to the candidate making tho promise
If only one did so. This idea, was to raiso
the standard of teachers of the Carbondalo
school, and to stamp out political favorit
ism. Professor Parkinson advised Professor
Alvis to send the proposition to W R.
Kinsey of Tamarca. asking him to take tho
lead In the matter. Kinsey sent It to Bowf
by. and Bowlby to Tanner.
That act of treason to modern Republican
methods of running a State educational in
stitution rnaf ProfMqnr Ali.la h(. i.l.l..
The Governor would not tolerate anv pos
sible interference with existing conditions.
Professor Alvis was lately elected Super
intendent of the city school? of Slount Ver
non, where a man's politics is not taken.
Into account In educational affairs.
I was told that Professor Felts of Cairo,
who was elected to succeed Alvis. respect-
u uBvuiieu ne uoudi.ui nonor.
Different In Altgeld's Time.
Now, In Altgeld's time the affairs of the
Carbondale Normal were run on a differ
ent plan. "1 do not want politics to enter
into the normal schools of Illinois," AP
geld said. "Don't ask a candidate's poli
tics. If you already know his affiliations,
if they are well known, and everythtng elso
being equal, choose a Democrat. Hut I
wouldn't have the moral and intellectual
tone of the schools maintained by State
aid lowered one lota rather, they should ba
elavated. A school for the youth Is a poor
place for a politician."
Compare that utterance of Altgeld witn
the methods and utterances of Tanner ana
you have an Idea of the value to the peo
ple of the State of the two men. Altgeld
heartily refused to sanction the removal
of the late Samuel SI. Inglls. Republican
Superintendent of Public Instruction, as a.
teacher In the Carbondale Normal. Both
Sir. Inglls and hi? wife were teachers In
the Carbondale school before the election
of Sir. Inglls to the State superintendence-.
Lost year Professor Alvis was receiving
JS00 a year in one department. He was
transferred to the department of Professor
Davis, who received $t.3C0, and Alvis was
allowed only $900. Bowlby, who took tho
place vacated by Alvis. and which paid
$300 to the latter, went down on the pay
roll for J1.2W. v '
Cnrbondnle Cltlxena Arc Indignant.
The people of Carbondale are up In arms
against the methods In vogue, and are ut-
ic-t.trb iuuu pun.-jkr. iiiry vuieu an enor-
mous bonded debt on themselves to get the
iiisniiuiivu .14 mi: iuz.l inuce, anu are now
ai.nually paying something like $.1,500 ln
tereM. on this bonded debt still unpaid.
Undoubtedly the standard of the school
has been lowered by the present Republic
an administration, its attendance has de
creased, and in every respect it has ceased
to be the great engine for intellectual de
velopment in Southern Illinois contem
plated when it was established.
There was a time when the citizens of
Carbondale and Jackson County took a
pride In the Southern Normal. That time
has passed, and the peoplo now fear that
the next Legislature may turn the institu
tion inio nuypuai ior me insane, as sug
gested by Morris Kmmerson or Slount
Vernon, a captain in the army of the ad
ministration. It Is a!mo3t certain that there will be a
legislative investigation of the Institution
next winter. I have not mentioned the fact
that Colonel F. A. Prlckett. treasur-r ot
the Institution, and a large owner in the
First National Bank here, was summarllv
dlsmlssed by Governor Tanner last spring
because Colonel Prlckett refused to support
Judge Hanecy for Governor. That is pure
ly a family tight in the Republican partv.
and only emphasizes the rank political
methods of tho administration.
J. L. PICKERING.
There will be a meeting of the Toung
Slen's Democratic Club of the Sixteenth
Ward at St. Lawrence O'TooIe's School this
evening at S o'clock.
Job Harrfman. the Social Democratic can
didate for Vice President, will arrive In St.
Louis to-day and speak at a public meeting
of Socialists in the Concordia Turner Hall
on Thirteenth and Arsenal streets to-night.
The regular Wednesday night meeting of
the Jlerchants' League Club was held last
night at the clubrooms. Eighteenth and
Olive streets. The -meeting was devoted to
the transaction of routine business and the
tilscmvlon or registration. Applications for
membership were received and read and new
members were initiated. J. D. Howe and
Coroner Lloyd spoke.
To Orpranlae Traveling Men.
Secretary Pitts of the Democratic Na
tional Committee of Commercial Travelers
expects to leave in a faw days for an
extended trip through Illinois. Indiana, Ohio
and Kentucky. He will look over the situ
ation carefully and install traveling men's
Democratic clubs In towns where they do
not already exist. He expect3 to be gone
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