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THE REPUBLIC: TUESDAY. AUGUST 28. 1900.
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W. B. Carr. Business Manager of The St.
Louis Republic being duly sworn, says that
the actual number of full and complete
copies of the dallr and Sunday Republic
printed during tho month of July. 19M, all
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SLOWLY, MR, PRESIDENT!
President McKinley has good prounds
for his reported belief that the Chinese
situation Is now moro critical from an
International standpoint than at any
time Blnce the development of the Chi
nese crisis compelled the- invasion of
China by the troops of the allied Pow
ers. The President should not however, j
move too hastily in committing this
Government to a participation in a
European quarrel which cannot but be
regarded by Russia, Germany, France
and certain other Powers as American
Intermeddling in behalf of England. Ho
Ehould keep clearly in mind the plain
truth that our sole duty in China Is the
protection of American life and prop
erty and the maintenance of American
A European war over the final settle
ment of the Chinese problem has for
years been as inevitable as that a simi
lar war shall be brought about by tho
final disposition of the Turkish ques
tion and by the satisfying of the ambi
tions of England and Russia in India.
.We have as little to do with this Chinese
question as with those of Turkey and
India, We may not legitimately begin
a career of dictation to Europe In the
Eastern Hemisphere. Under the terms
of the Monroe Doctrine we deny tho
Powers' right to interfere in the affairs
of the Western Hemisphere and pledge
them In our turn that we shall not med
dle with their Old World affairs.
INFLUENCES AT WORK.
Mere casual scrutiny of such molders
and reflectors of public opinion as the
Nation leads unavoidably to the convic
tion that influences of mighty power are
making for the election of Bryan iu
what he has always regarded as the
These Influences are not Uko the grov
eling self-interest which leads the
trusts to contribute to the election of tho
Republican ticket The influences are
the hearts and brains of live men. Those
hearts respond to the lire and vigor and
truth of the sentiments in the Declara
tion of Independence and the brains in
dorse and defend the verdict of the
The Nation has a highly educated and
conservative constituency. This constit
uency is now debating in the columns
of the paper whether the proper course
to kill forever the imperialistic tendency
of McKinley and his supporters is to
vote for Bryan or to "scratch the head
of the Republican ticket" and leave the
place blank. The Nation Inclines to the
latter view and It3 constituents are
clamorously and logically urging on it
and on each other the other course.
Charles B. Wilby, writing from Bidde
ford Pool, Me., takes a position that is
unexceptional in logic "Is It not true
here," he says, "that the utmost that
can be done at the time is the best thing
to do? A vote for Bryan Is undoubtedly
the most effective way of expressing
one's disapproval of McKinley."
This sentiment is growing in the East
The Nation Is only one of many influen
tial periodicals which supply an avenue
for the interchange of thoughts on the
subject which Is agitating the United
States. Such Influences cannot but make
WILL BE HELPFUL.
Proceedings against gigantic, conceded
trusts, like those against the Continent
al Tobacco Company In Missouri and
the Standard Oil Company in Nebraska,
will prove valuable 'aids to the efforts
at trust regulation which will be made
by the Federal authorities should the
Democrats be placed in power by the
Many of the most oppressive trusts,
the Standard Oil and the Tobacco Trust
among them, have nothing to fear from
foroipn competition, and cannot there
fore lie touched by a ronoal of tariff pro
tection. They uieml ou their monopoly
of raw material for immunity from com
petition. Most of the smaller trusts can
readily bo brought to terms by a mere
adjustment of the tariff which Rives
them a monopoly in tho United Stales.
It has always been contended by ef
ficient and conscientious prosectitiiiR at
torneys that Slates could solve the prob
lem of trust control and regulation with
out assistance from the I-YtU'ral (Jovorn
menu The difficulty in the way was the
practical one of the immense power of
the trusts in opposing legislation and in
liRhtiiiR such legislation in the courts.
If the Democratic party conies into
power and puts into operation the va
rious plans for trust regulations enumer
ated hi the Democratic platform, if in
addition it receives the support and co
operation of individual States, the po
ple of the United States should very
soon tind out the comparative power of
the trusts and of the governments, Ketl
eral and State. The trouble hitherto 1ms
been not so much inability as disincli
nation. This shines out from the anti
trust plank iu the Kepublicau platform
and from the attitude of the Republican
administration toward trusts during the
past four years.
It is unhappily true that President Mc
Kinley's surrender to a caste influence
which demands a tstaoug centralized
government and a policy of Empire iu
place of a democratic government ani
mated by republican policies has made
It necessary for the people of this coun
try to administer to him and to his par
ty a rebuke so severe that the world
cannot fail to understand and appieciate
Once before in American history, at
the very beginning of this Government,
the alignment now necessitated, that of
the friends of the people and believers
iu popular government against men who
doubted the people's capacity to wisely
govern themselves, was drawn. Thomas
Jefferson then stood where Mr. Bryau
now stands, the tirm and fearless advo
cate of popular government, urging that
the fullest measure of control and re
sponsibility be placed in the people's
hands. Alexander Hamilton, the friend
of England, stood where now stands
Mr. McKinley, denying the people's ca
pacity for belf-rule, fearful of liberty,
hostile to a government of the people by
the people for the people, claiming that
the British Government was the world's
model government. Tho American issue
of 17S7 is now the American issue of
The Issue of 17S7 between Thomas Jef
ferson and Alexander Hamilton was de
cided in 17S!) by tho Patriot Fathers in
favor of Jefferson and popular govern
ment. The angloinaniac Hamilton's
plea for the establishment of a govern
ment on the British model did not pre
vail. An American free government
was established instead. In little more
than a century this Government has ris
en to first place In power and honor in
the world. The American peoplo have
governed themselves wisely and welL
In doing this they have by example held
out to all the peoples of earth the prom
ise of an ultimate freedom akin to their
own. They have supplied the one ar
gument for popular government that is
unanswerable. They have proved that j
It is the safest and most beneficent of
all governments. Liberty lovers and lib
erty seekers the world over have been
enabled to point to the United States
In proof that they were not mere Uto
pian theorists in contending for popular
government against caste rule.
It is pitiful that in the flower of tho
nation's development as a free and self
governing nation, at the moment when
we had crushed tho pride of Imperial
Spain in order that little Cuba might
have freedom, an American President
has seen fit to repudiate the very prin
ciples upon which our greatuess and our
glory are based, and himself to urge the
system urged by Alexander Hamilton in
the earlier days. The American peoplo
cannot forgive Mr. McKinley's apostasy
from American faith. They will Iu No
vember rebuke and punish him for his
grievous sin. They must do this in or
der to proclaim to the world that they
are still true to tho principle of popular
government that government of tho
people by the people for tho people is
not perishing from the earth.
JUST ONE INSTANCE.
In his speech at the Sedalia rally Mr.
Dockery showed that in but one In
stance of corruption and maladministra
tion of State affairs the Republican
party, during its brief but costly regime
In Jefferson City, caused a loss to the
State of the gigantic amount of $45,
043,082. In this one instance, however, the
illustration of Republican methods was
so complete and so typical iu every re
spect that it is not strange the people of
Missouri remember it to the present
day. It was tho case arising from Mis
souri's dealings with the railroads In the
days just preceding' the Civil War a
time when It was necessary for States
to assist in the building of the roads
which contained so mucli promise of
development and prosperity for the peo
ple. When the Republican party came in
to power in Missouri in 1SU5 there was
a bonded debt of something over $!!,
000,000 created in this way, but amply
secured by first liens on all the property
of the railroads, includlug the lands
granted by Congress. Republican Gov
ernor Fletcher himself suited in his in
augural address In January, 1SG5, that
the railroads, costing over ?47,402,COO,
were "ample security for the amounts
advanced on them respectively."
Through lobby influences brought to
bear by the railroads the Republican
party was boodlod into sacrificing for a
song this valid and amply secured claim
of the State against the railroads. In
1SGS the State's lien on the railroads,
then amounting to S31,735,S40, was sold
out to certain politicians and promoters
for $0,131,400, a lots to the taxpayers of
$25,004,344. In one instance the State's
claim for $0,900,000 against one road
was sold out In this way for $200,000.
In another a certain road boasted that
it had saved nearly $G,000,000 by lobby
ing such a sale through the State Legis
lature at a cost of $102,178. In a third
a claim for $0,523,770 was given away
to one set of Republican politicians- and
promoters, a slight extension of the road
being the only condition controlling the
gift The total loss in principal and in
terest suffered by the people of the State
through these Republican deals will,
when the last bonds shall be paid with-1
in the next two or three years, foot up
it is to a record of this nature that
the people of Missouri must necessarily
turn in order to consider the claim of
the Republican party for a return to
power. Do Missomians want any more
of this sort of administration of State
affairs? The instance is but one of
many that disgraced Missouri from 1S03
to 1S70, the period of Republican su
premacy in the State. The Republican
record in Missouri Is black with sins of
corruption. A party must stand on its
record. Mr. Dockery in his Sedal a
speech so fully brought once more into
the light of day the story of Missouri's
sufferings at the hands of the Republic
ans that it is difficult to conceive of any
Missouriau voting the Republican ticket
who lias the interest of his State at
"PAL" RATIIUONE'S CASE.
Just for Mhe sake of intelligent en
lightenment, and as a basis of calcula
tion in similar cases expected soon to
develop in the Philippines, it will be
worth while for the American people to
keep track of one Major Kstes 15. Rath
bone, until recently United States Di
rector of Posts in Cuba, and to nolo
what final disposition is made of the
case against tiiat typical colonial car
petbagger. Major Rathbone stands charged with
serious offenses against the Government
and people of the United States and
Cuba. He has stained our good name be
fore the world. He has squandered
moneys collected in our name from the
starving Cubans. He is short in his ac
counts many thousands of dollars, no
was a high-roller in Cuba, spending in
sybaritic luxury the money which we
claimed for taxes and which the Cubans
needed for bread.
When Rathbone was first implicated
in the Cuban postal scandal he asserted
that President McKinley dare not pun
ish him. Ho had been Mark Hanna's
chief lieutenant in the iatter's campaign
for a seat in the United States Senate
from Ohio. He claimed to have knowl
edge of methods employed in that cam
paign which made him safe from pros
ecution under an administration con
trolled body and soul by Hanna. He
lias been removed from office owing to
a popular demand which tho administra
tion dared not ignore. He has not yet
been prosecuted or punished under tho
Keep an eye on the fate of this man
Rathbone. He intimates that he is se
cure from punishment His punishment
is certainly slow in materializing. Ho
claims to have been a "pal" of Mark
Hanna. It is iu the creed of tricky men
that "pals" should stand by one another.
Is "Pal" Hanna protecting "Pal" Rath
bone? "Only thirty out of some 250 species of
mosquitoes are found in the United
States," says an Agricultural Depart
ment bulletin. But those thirty species
are probably picked with a special eyo
to blood-sucking capacity. At least
Mark Hanna's tribute to the New Jer
sey mosquito when he compared it with
the New Jersey trust gives this impres
sion. A melancholy cadence mingles with
the joy which cooler weather brings.
That weather tolls a knell and writes
an epitaph: Here lies tho 6hlrt-waist
man. May he rest In peace.
White ho lived, he lived in cloven
When he died, he died all over;
And the saddest sup In his life's cup
Was trying to keep his breeches up.
After 100 years of popular govern
ment, making us the greatest and hap
piest people in the world, It seems rath
er Lite for the McKinleyites to be deny
ing the people's capacity for self-government
It would break tho hearts of the early
American patriots to know that Cuba,
the Philippines, Porto Rico and the Dan
ish West Indies alike fear and hate Old
Glory as tho flag of foreign tyranny.
It isn't strange that American Democ
racy should be so rapidly gaining In
strength. Americans turn to It as all
that stands between their beloved Re
public and the curse of Empire.
Wanted, for Republican benefit a
spirit-medium capable of materializing
Into fighting condition the "dead ones"
taking part in the Republican ghost
dance at Sedalia next week.
Municipal government, according to
business methods, would augment St.
Louis's standing and popularity out of
all proportion to the contingent decrease
in its barnacle population.
Protection of American life, property
and trade rights In China does not de
mand our participation in a war for the
advancement of England's land-grabbing
schemes iu China.
To call the members of the Board of
Public Improvements "snags" is not so
bad after all. A few more "snags" like
the board might shipwreck the Ziegen
heiners. If Roosevelt learned a lesson of si
lence from the name of his home at
Oyster Bay he would not make such
rapid progress lobster-like to the rear.
About tlie only promise Mr. Dockery
needs to make is that he will lie as true
and capable a public servant in Jeffer
son City as he was in Washington.
About the only consistent thing In Mr.
McKinley's record is his unfailing obe
dience to trust orders coming through
As an American, in which do you be
lieve Jeffersonianism and the old Re
public, or Hamiltonianism and the new
Let monarchies their armies mass in slltterlns
And with show of strength appal each other's
The eld Republic leads them all, when on elec
Her fourteen million voters leach the polls.
It's tho grandest picture posiible for human eyes
It's the knell of Empire's cruel creed of might,
For it means the old Ilepubllc shall be kept for
To lead the world to Freedom, and the right.
The freest blood of every land runs proudly In
Of the men who vote on our election day;
It's blood that flowed In protest against Imperial
And Its hate of Empire never dies away.
They are fourteen million strong, and they stand
for Freedom's cause.
And they love the old Herubllc in their &oul?.
And they shape the nation's policies and make
the nation's laws.
And they'll keep it true to Freedom at the polls.
RIFLES D. SAUDEK3.
GOES TO NEW YQBK.
Will Devote Much Time There
Helping to Organize National
THINKS WELL OF THE PLAN.
Declares That It Will lie of ("5 rent
Benefit to the I'atiy He Will
Speak in .Missouri
Former Governor Stone, vice chairman of
the Democratic Committee, departed last
iilirht for New York, where lie will open a
brunch headquarters of the National Com
mittee. From this time on .Mr. Stone will
spent a considerable portion of his time in
Now York. lie said yesterday:
"The Republican National Committee has
had a subcommittee established and run
ning in New York City for more than a
month, with central headquarters at Chi
cago. Prominent Democrats throughout
tho country have been urging the necessity
of a Democratic sublieadqinrters at New
York also, and In tlds view tin; National
Committee concurs. The necessity for thi3
is apparent. It is important that our ra
tional orgnnizilioii should be kept in im
mediate touch with the great States on the
Atlantic seaboard and there is much im
portant work to be done there.
"Senator Scott of West Virginia and :.Ir.
Manley of Maine are in charge of tho R' -publlcan
headquarters in the East, but
have others associated with them.
Tn Speak in Missouri.
"Chairman Jones has appointed a com
mltteo to organize our headquarters at New
York and to assist him in the direction of
political work from a national standpoint
In the Eastern section of the Union. I have
been mado the nominal chairman of this
committee because of the fact that I am
the vice chairman of the National Commit
tee, but tho work there will be managed
by the committee named by Senator Jones.
"I will give a part of my time to the
work of this committee but not the whole
of it, as tt has been agreed that I shall de
vote considerable time in speech-making In
Missouri and other Western States. In
October I expect to cover Missouri pretty
well in tho speaking campaign.
"Personally it Is very inconvenient to mo
to bo so far from home so long, and I feel
that my personal interests would be bettor
subserved If I should remain at home; but
at the same time I do not feel at liberty
to refuse to ocrform a plain duty, how
ever onerous, when called upon. Being a
member of tho National Committee, and
having been chosen as the vfco chairman
of that body, 1 feel obligated to work and
do the best I can In whatever field those
in authority think best to send me.
Ticket "Will Uc IK-nctltcil.
"The men associated with mo on this sub
committee are of high character and repu
tation, and as they nro to share with mo
In full measure the duties and responsibil
ities of tho committee and stand ready jo
relieve me from time to time from all di
rect connection w'.th the work of the com
mittee, I feel less reluctance in obeying this
summons than I otherwlso would.
"Of course. It is not tho intention of this
subcommittee to intcrfero with tho local
organizations in the feastern States, but It
goes to New York to open a National Com
mittee headquarters with the view to pro
moting especially tho interests of tho na
tional ticket, v.iilio at tho same time co
operating with the utmost cordiality wuh
State and local organizations. When wo
consider the tremendous importance of this
struggle and its far-reaching consequence-.:.
I feel that every Democrat should perform
whatever duties are imposed upon him
fearlessly, even though it may require mum
of sacrifice at nls Lands."
BOLTE I'ROBABLY WILL ACCEPT.
Report That lie "Will He Nominated,
by Tcuth District Democrats.
LleutenantGovcrnor A. II. Bolte was In
tho city yesterday on the way to his home.
In Franklin County, having filled the execu
tive chair at Jefferson City In the absence
of Governor Stephens. "Governor Bolte has
been solicited to accept tho nomination for
Congress In the Tenth District. So far he
has refused to make any canvass for tho
Within the last few days the pressure has
been so strong that it Is understood that
Mr. Bolte will permit his name to go before
the convention. Tho Tenth District Demo
crats will meet at St. Boniface's Hall, in
South St. Louis, Thursday, when a candi
date will bo named. It is announced on
good authority that Mr. Bolte will he nomi
nated by acclamation, and it is said that he
cannot refusu to become tho candidate on
the Democratic ticket.
With Mr. Bolte In the field tho chances for
Congressman Bartholdt's re-election will go
glimmering. Bolte Is one of the most popu
lar citizens in the district and ho has a
legion of friends among the Republicans.
He will add strength to tho tickets through
out the district, and careful observers de
clare Mr. Bartholdt will have to devote
more time to a canvass of the district than
he has In the past.
ALL HOPEFUL UV VICTORY.
Number of Democrats From Different
Parts of State in. Town.
Democratic headquarters in the Lnclcdo
yesterday presented a lively scene. Besides
A. M. Dockery, John A. Lee, candidate for
Lieutenant Governor, and It. P. William3
of Fayette, candidato for Treasurer, were
present. Colonel Williams has irado quite
a tour of the otate in the last few w.-cka.
He places tho Democratic majority In Mis
souri this year at nothing less -han M.000,
and believes this will be excelled when
the votes are counted.
Among tho other callers from the inte
rior of tho State were C. M. Wheeler, ed
itor of tho .Teffersonian of Norborne, J. L.
George of Nevada, J. Vaughan of Sarosxie.
C. C. Hagar of Fayette, V. L. Bonham of
New Franklin and James Boath of Pa
cific. Mr. Wheeler declares the German vote in
Carroll County will nearly all go to Bryan
this year. He has been in close touch with
the farmers, who say they cannot .:tnnd
imperialism, and they think it the para
mount issue this fall.
DOCKERY IX ST. I.OUIS.
Will Spcnk at Weftt Eml Colisenm To
M;Iit Other McctliiKM.
A. M. Dockery spent yesterday In con
sultation with Chairman Selbert and local
Democrats who called at headquarters to
pay their respects. Ho will address a meet
ing of the Bryan-Dockery Workinsmen's
Club to-night at the West End Colisev..
In addition to the meeting at Anchor Hall
Thursday night, Mr. Dockery will nroceed
to the Jefferson Club later in rh3 evening
at which time he will hold a recaption for
the club members. He will also deliver a
speech In the auditorium. Tho meeting at
Anchor Hall will be held at S o'clock, an 1
from there Mr. Dockery will be driven di
rect to the Jefferson Club.
Mr. Hncklcy AVrltes of Dnlton.
J. S. Hackley of Moberly, Mo., writes to
Tho Ilepubllc that Colonel Dick Dalton did
not vote for Bryan in 1S3C. Mr. Hackley
declares he met Colonel Dalton In front of
the Laclede Hotel in St. Louis a few days
before the election. He asked him what ho
thought, of Bryan's chances for election.
Mr. Dalton. to his great surprise, tela him
there was no possible chance and that he
for one did not propose to support Mr.
Bryan. Mr. Hackley endeavored to con
vince him there was a chance and that he
should support the Democratic nominee,
but Colonel Dalton absolutely refused to
Epidemic of PinU-Eye Amonpr Horses.
Quincy, 111., Aug. 27. Pink-eye among
horses here is becoming epidemic. One vet
erinary surgeon reports that he has over
Money far Cleveland Strikers.
Quincy, 111., Aug., 27. The Iron Molders
Union here has cleared 5300 for the Cleve
land strikers on an excursion given to Keo
kuk on th$ river.
g&c- 'v . " ''Vn." ".-:'- vcv'-' . ;
MISS LTAKRIET WEIiSTER,
.Whose marriage to Mr. L. F. Avery of Chicago will take place on
Members of Various Organizations
Hold Conference for Good
of the Party.
WILL FORGET DIFFERENCES.
Dockery, Lee, Cook and Williams
Urge Harmonious Action
Hawes, Kern and Bar
The members of the Democratic City
Committee, the St. Louts members of tho
State Committee and several leading mem
bers of the Jefferson Club held a confer
ence at tho Planters Hotel last night
The object was to bring about a better
feeling between the various factions of tho
St. Louis Democracy. The meeting was at
tended by A. M. Dockery, nominee for Gov
ernor; John A. Lee, nominee for Lieutenant
Governor; Sam B. Cook, nomineo for Sec
retary of State, and R. P. Williams, nom
inee for State Treasurer. Tho gathering re
sulted in a freo Interchange of ideas and
tho representatives of tho different organ
izations promised that any petty feeling
which might have existed in the past would
Mr. Dockery addressed tho politicians In
a speech full of good ideas. Ho said that
ho proposed to bo governed In the appoint
ments that might come to St. Louis by
sound business principles. Ho said that he
desired all petty Jealousies dropped for the
good of the party and urged them to stand
squarely shoulder to shoulder. He was loud
John A. Leo made a talk in similar vein,
sprinkled with humorous stories that pro
voked considerable laughter. Sam B. Cook
declared that tho State ticket would be
elected by a big majority and to that end
urged tho St. Louis factions to get in lino
to make it double what it might otherwise
bo. His speech was received with applause.
President Hawes of the Jefferson Club
wag called upon. Ho said that the Jeffer
wm Club, ho felt sure, was willing to under
take anything tho State Committee desired.
It. H. Kern made a few remarks in which
he went Into details on congressional mat
ters. Tom Barrett also had a few words to
say. He declared that he was satisfied that
all tho factions were willing to drop their
differences and work together with tho
State Commltteo for the benefit of the
After the meeting was over all who took
part In the conference stood around in the
lobby and talked matters over. Everybody
seemed to be in happy mood.
Among those at the mecWng were Henry
Quollmalz. T. J. Ward. William Flynn and
Thomas Barrett of the State Committee;
Harry B. Hawes. Thomas Hennlngs, Ben
Clark, It. H. Kern and John Itoberts of the
Jefferson Club; Judge B. I Taafte, chair
man of tho City Committee; John R. But
ler, French Nelson, George Gunsollls, It.
Mapcs, John Koach, Isaac Conran, John
Sartorius, Charles A. Lemp, W. II. Hughes,
Itobert Carter, Thomas J. Hallihan, John
1 Hinctf, all of tho Democratic City Com
mittee, and W. II. Swift.
Sam B. Cook said after tho meeting waa
over that It was called to discuss campaign
matters, and at the samo time it was de
sired to see harmony in the party ranks in
St. Louis. He declared that tho meeting
was successful in both, so far as he could
ascertain, and he believed that tho various
elements would settle their little differences
and in tho future work for Democratic suc
cess. He was sanguine over the prospect
and looked for much good work in the fu
ture from tho united Democracy t of St.
CAMPAIGN IX THE TWELFTH.
Iiutler to Establish Headquarters and
Worlc to Wliu
The Democratic campaign in tho Twelfth
Congressional District will soon begin In
earnest, and when It does the Republicans
will haveito make a strenuous effort to keep
up the pace. James Butler, aided by the
Congressional Committee, proposes to go In
to win. Headquarters will be established In
some downtown building and a thorough
canvass of the district will be made. Mr.
Butler will not begin his speechmaklng tour
much before the latter part of next month,
but when he does he proposes to keep it up
until the votes are all In.
Montgomery County In Line.
A. H. Kallmeyer of Montgomery County
was at State headquarters yesterday. He
reports the outlook in Montgomery County
as especially favorable to the Democracy.
Saturday the county ticket was named.
Walter Mabry was nominated for Repre
sentative over ex-Senator Johnson and J. V.
Ball. W. I. Gardner was nominated for
Collector, C. M. Wilson for Sheriff, John
Rodgers for Treasurer. T. L. Cardwcll for
Surveyor and W. B. Cook for Prosecuting
Attorney." While Montgomery County Is
usually close, Mr. Kallmeyer declares that
It will give the Democratic ticket this year
t least 300 majority.
NEXT WEEK-EVENTS, NOTES.
Miss Harriet Webster of No. 5352 Vernon
avenue, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
G. Webster, will b? married to Mr. Lloyd
M. Avery of Chicago on next Tuesday aft
ernoon. The wedding will be a quiet one.
It was arranged rather suddenly, as it was
announced when the engagement was given
out that the marriage would be a late
fall event. The ceremony will take
place at tho bride's home. Immediately
thereafter the young couple will depart for
one of the summer resorts, and at the be
ginning of the winter season will be at
home in Chicago.
Mines. George Heffernan, Ralph Warner,
Leo Hadley and their children, with Miss
July Dean, aro spending a few weeks at
Mr3. II. A. Schmidt and her daughters,
the Misses Libby. Ella and Hattle Schmidt,
and her son, Warren Schmidt, are spending
a few weeks at Put-In-Bay.
MIs3 Alice Patton of Philadelphia spent a
few days in St. Louis last week with
friends while en routo from Colorado to
Mr. and Mrs. Charle3 Condren of tho
South Side are spending tho remainder of
the season with their children at Eureka
Among the other St. Louisans at Eureka
Springs aro Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon.
Mrs. E. C. Van Xort, Mrs. J. L. Daus
man and Miss Mary Dausman will depart
to-morrow for Manltou, Colo. They will
bo gone a month and will spend part of the
time at Salt Air Beach. Utah.
The Maplewood Bachelors gave a dance
at Mcramec Highlands last week that was
very successful. Mrs. William Huey was
the chaperon. Among those present were:
Nell C. Roper, Cora Sanders,
Jennie Tears, Schar,
Tillle Brinkmeycr, Rinsen.
Tom Wall. Cross,
Eugene Fife, Eugene Chapman.
Will Huey, Dick Elliot.
Miss Jeanne Lalnir of the South Side
gave a swimming party last evening at tho
Catalpa to about twenty-tivo of her friends.
The young peoplo went into the water
about 9:30 o'clock, and after an hour of
aquatic gamea they had a supper at a
South Side garden. Among those present
Messieurs and Mesdames
Fred C. .Meyer, A. Garvens.
William Latin;, Mrs. R. Gregory.
Willie Leeds. Lily Garvens.
Florencu Leeds, Addio Barkley.
Itobert Laing, Blank.
McAllister. Doctor Stocking.
Misses Duer.ckel and Maria Ducnckel of
Russell avenue returned last week from
Chicago where they spent several weeks
Doctor G. Wiley Broome is spending the
remainder of the season at Mount Clemens.
Mrs. A. Connell of 3005 Page boulevard is
entertaining her nieces, the Misses Kather
lno and Nelly Brenncn of Cleveland, O., for
a few days.
Miss Maude Johnson entertained In honor
of her guests. Miss Georgie Wise of Rich
9111, Mo., and Miss Wise of Joplin. Among
those present were:
Floy Warner, Clara Wilson.
Lucy Brent. Eloise Skceie.
Arthur Brent, Jack Vermont.
James Kelton. Arthur Kimball,
Bob Forsythe, A. I'ratt
Norris Deleplain. R. Armstrong.
Seth W. Cobb returned yesterday from
Wianno, Mass., a summer resort on Cape
Cod. where he left his family, whe will
spend the remainder of the summer at that
INHERITS MOTHER'S WEALTH.
Little Vera Siegrist Sole Legatee in
Will Just Filed.
The will of Minnie Lawrence Slegrlst. wiio
died last April, leaves all of her extensive
property to her 8-year-old daughter, Vera
Lawrence Siegrist. Her husband, Henry A.
Slegrist, from whom she had been separated
for several years prior to her death, was
not even mentioned In .the document. The
will was filed for probate yesterday. It was
executed on December 6, 1SD9, and Is wit
nessed by Belle Waddell and Josle Ewald
No executor Is named, and It Is thought
that Mrs. Slegrist's father. Doctor J. J
Lawrence, will be appointed administrator
by the court. Vera Siegrist, by her moth
er's will., becomes one of the richest young
women In St. Louis. She inherits much of
the beauty which made Mrs. Siegrist one of
the attractive women In St. Louis society
before her marriage."
DOG BIT HI? NOSE OFF.
Thirteen-Year-Old Boy Died of
New York, Aug. 27. Edward Feterson 13
years old, teased a dog near his home in
this city on August ?. Tho doc bit his
nose off and to-day the bov died In the
Harlem Hospital from hydrophobia. Doctor
Rammaud, an expert connected with the
Pasteur Institute, says the boy's ailment
reached a climax In seventeen days, a very
short period, and his death Is the seven
teenth in New York City from hydrophobia
in five yers. .
KASSEB ASKS HIS
PEOPLE TO PRAY,
Text of Emperor's Patriotic Ser- $?
moil ou ins jmii-ul sjt-iiL- a-
tered Broadcast. y
NEED PRAYING MEN AT HOME.
Soldiers Cannot He Sustained in
Uattle Without Divine Alliance
Germans at Home Have
Dntv to Perform.
Ccpj rluht. 1000. by the Associated Press.
Berlin. Aug. 11. Thousands of copies of
the sermon recently preached by Emperc?
AVilliam on the yacht Hohenzollern have
been published for distribution among the
German sailors and soldiers in China.
His Majesty chose as his text the eleventh
verse of the seventeenth chapter of Ex
odus. "And It came to pass, when Moses held
up his hand that Israel prevailed, and
when ho let down his hand, Amalek pre
vailed." Tt of Knlscr's Sernion.
T.fter reviewing the text, the report of tha
sermon as printed in the Kreuz Zeitun?
quotes the Emperor as follows:
"A hot and bloody struggle has begun.
Many of our brothers stand already un
der yonder fire: many are on their way to
the enemy's coast; and you have seen
them, the thousands' who, at the call 'Vol
unteers to the fore." and who will be tha
guardian of the empire, now assemble to
enter the fight with flying colors. But you,
who remain behind at home, who are
bound by other sacred duties, say, do you
not hear God's call, which he makes to
you and which says to you, "Go up on
the mountains, raise up thy hands to tho
heavens?' The prayer of the Just can do
much. If It Is In earnest.
Uoats of I'ruyins Men Needed.
"Thus let It be: yonder, far away. th
hopes of fighters; here, at home, the hosts
of praying men. May this be the holy bat
tle picture also of our days. May this peace
ful morning hour remind us may it remind,
us ef the sacred duty of Intercession, of
the secred power of Intercession.
"The secrtd duty of intercession. Cer
tainly, It 13 an enthusiasUc moment when a
ship with the young men on board weighs
anchor. Did you not sea the warriors eyes
flash? Did you not hear their many-voiced
hurrahs? But when the native shores van
ish, when one enters the glowing heat of the
Red Sea or the heavy waters of the ocean,
how easily brightness and enthusiasm grow
"Certainly It Is a sublime moment, when,
after a long voyage. In the distance tho
straight lines of the German forts can ba
seen, and the black, white and red flags of
the German Colony becomes visible, and
comrades In arms stand on tho shore wail
ing to give a. hearty reception. But the long
marches in a burning sun, the long nights
of bivouac In the rain. How easily gaiety
and strength vanish.
Hour "When II rave Uesris Trenibl?.
"Certainly it is a longed-for moment when
at last the drums beat to the charge and
tho bugles are blown to advance, when a
command Is given, 'forward at tho enemy.'
But then, amid the roar of the guns and the
Hashing of the shells, comrades fall to tho
right and left, and hostile batteries still re
fuse to yield, hoi? easily tha bravest heart
then begins to tremble.
"Christians, in order that our brothers
over yonder may remain gay even in tha
greatest distress, faithful in the most pain
tul duty, courageous in the greatest danger,
they want something more than ammuni
tion and sharp weapons, moro aUo tnan
youthful courage and fiery enthusiasm.
They want a blessing- from above, vital pow
er from above: otherwise, they cannot win
and remain victorious. Tha heavenly world
only opens to prayer. Woe to us If we are
idle whilst they are carrying on a hard and
bloody piece of work; woa to us If we only
look on curiously at tha great sight whilst
they wrestle In death struggle.
"This would be Cain's spirit with, the cruel
words. 'Am I my brother's keeper?" This
would bo unfaithfulness towards our brava
brothers who are staking their lives. Wa
will mobillzo not only battalions of -warriors,
but also a holy force of praying men.
Great Virtue of the Army.
"How much there Is to ask for out
brothers going Into the field! They are to
be the strong arm which punishes assassins.
They are to bo tho mailed fist which strikes
in amongst them. They aro to' stand up
with the sword In their hands for our most
sacred possessions. So, we wlU accompany
them with our prayers out on to the heav
ing waves, on their marches, into the roar
of the battle, and into the peacefulness cf
the hospitals; will pray to God that thej
may stand at their post like men; that the?
tight their battles courageously and
heroically: that they may bear their
wounds bravely and calmly; that God
may give those who die under flra
a blessed end, and the reward of faithful
ness in short, that he may make the war
riors heroes and the heroes victors, and
then bring them home to tho land of their
fathers with the laurels round their pug
garees and tho medals on their breasts."
l'rnyinir for Divine Alliance.
In his concluding prayer, the Emperor
"Lord, our God, we trust in thee. Lead
thou us In tho battle. We boast. Lord, that
thou wilt help us and In thy name we un
roll tho banner. Lord, we will not leavi
thee; then, wilt thou bless us. Amen."
FATHER SOUGHT IN ST. LOUIS.
Accused of Taking Child Forcibly
From His Wife.
Deputy Sheriff S. C. Specr of Springfield,
Mo., arrived In St- Louis yesterday morning
in search of William Green and his sister.
Miss Daisy Green. It is alleged that
Grtcn kidnaped his 10-months-old daughter
Edna from her mother's arm3 two weeks
ago. Divorce proceedings had been Instituted
by the wife, and she had little difficulty in
getting habeas corpus papers Issued for the
child, but Green was not located. A few
days ago Sheriff Bradshaw received a tip
that Green and his sister were In St. Louis,
and Speer was at onco sent here, armed
with papers Issued by Justice of the Peace
Chief of Detectives Desmond detailed two
of his operatives to assist In locating the
Greens, but no trace of them has yet been
found. Two weeks ago Green and his sister
drove out to Turner. Mo., a little town on
Hie outskirts of Springfield, where Mrs.
Green lives with her father, and halted near
the house. Mrs. Green was seated In the
front yard with her little daughter In her
arms. Green seized the child. It Is alleged,
ard handed her to his sister. Returning to
their buggy, they drove rapidly away with
STREET CAR RAN AWAY.
Jumped Track and Broke Down
Poles No One' Hurt.
As car No. 63 of the Union Division of thi
St Louis Transit Company was going north
around the curve at Sixteenth and Cham
bers streets shortly before 1 o'clock yester
day morning the motorman lost control and
the conveyance Jumped the track. It dashed
across Chambers street and ran Into ac
electric light pole and an iron lamp post,
breaking both. It was finally stopped 18
front of No. 1311 Chambers street.
The car was badly damaged, but no on
was hurt. George Deil of No. 4153 Bessil
avenue and John Blattner of No. 4137 New
stead avenue, the only passengers, and Con
ductor Mooro and Motorman Hann were se
verely shaken up.
Bryan, Stevenson and Al.ichnler Clnb.
Mount Vernon, III., Aug. 27. The hall of
the Bryan. Stevenson and Alschuler (Tut
was formally dedicated to-night. William
H. Green of this place being tho orator of
the evening. HI3 address was one of tho
ablest ever delivered here. The club hall la
splendidly furnished. The membership la
fully 600. The Fourth Regiment band fur
nished music Democratic clubs are being
organized in every township in the countj. "