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THE REPUBLIC: S&TTTRDXY. OCTOBER 20. 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
I ytTBiisHERS: aEonon i-nafp co.
Charita W. Knarp. Ireddent and On. Met.
t George U Allen. Vice President.
r " W. B Carr. Secretary.
r Offlee. Comer Seventh nnd Olive tr.
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Omjntint-Eoom Jh'nSiB ACT".
Editorial Reieatlon-Roora.. Par t"- A 7
SATURDAY. October a vst.
Vol. 31 No. 312
W. B. Crr, Buslne-it Manager cr The Bt.
Iom Republic, b-ins duly sworn, pays t.at
tie actual cumber of full and complete)
copies of the flatly nnd Sunday Republic
printed during the month cf September. 1H,
all la regular edition?, was as per schedule
I Pat. Onle. Dlt- Car-.
3 SS.SIO 1G Sunday.. 84,960
2 Sunday.. 83,750 17 83.310
8 85,040 18 84.180
83,570 19 84.460
B. 83,260 20 84,250
S 85,690 21 83,580
7 83,190 22 86,210
8 S5.8J0 23 Sunday.. 84.700
0 Sunday.. 85,710 24 84,090
10 82,970 25 83,650
11 83,060 29 83,560
35 83.620 27 83,280
3S 83,590 23 83,240
jf 34 83,920 29 86.040
15 85,810 30 Snaday.. 86,250
$ Total for the rrocth- 2,532,600
3 ts all copies rpolled tn prlnt-
1 . Ins, lft orer er filed 45.3
Net number dlftribcted.... 2,487,364
Average 2aiIristribtitioa.... 82,912
And said IT. B. Carr further says that
tha number of copies returned or reported
unsold durlr.c the month of September was
V.22 per cent.
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Bwm to and subscribed before mo thla
fir day of October. 19.
J. F. FATUSH.
Is'otary Public. Cltr ef St. Laula. 3lo. My
tarra expires April 25. 13CL
SETTLE THE QUARREL.
It Is desirable for the good of the
party that the factional differences
among the Democrats of Jackson Coun
ty should be brought to a settlement
and the Democracy in that district har
monized for the effective campaign service-
which it Is their duty to render.
The united Ecntlmcnt of the party in
this State should be brought to bear up
on the situation In Jackson County, the
only point in Missouri where the Demo
.cratic.organization It not compact and
In thorough unison for Democratic suc
cess. The Kansas City fight Is neces
sarily Injurious to thu part1 and calls
for this attention on. the part of the
It is natural that the Republican man
agers should be making the most of the
Democratic quarrel in Jackson County.
It Is deplorable that the Democrats of
that county should allow their factional
differences to develop to that point
.where they becoma a weapon In the
hands of the enemy. Duty to the party
ns a whole is forgotten when any sec
tion of the party thus carries Its quar
rels to a pitch which threatens the party
welfare while containing no promise of
benefit to any element of the party.
TEMPTED AND FALLEN.
It must at least bo said for both Mr.
SIcKinley and Mr. Roosevelt, the Re
publican candidates for President and
iVice President of tho United States,
that they were good and consistent
'Americans until there arose to destroy
thelr Americanism a temptation so jo
lent that they were unaltle to resist it
in the line of their duty to their country.
Mr. MeKinley has known from the lie
ginning the sin of his Philippine policy.
The things which he Is now doing In the
Philippines are the very things which
he denounced, at tho first sight of the
Philippine problem, as constituting
'criminal aggression." They consist in
tho armed conquest of a liberty-seeking
people, the denial to that people of all
hope of citizenship, their government by
force as a subject people. It Ts true
that Mr. MeKinley now calls this policy
of his a policy of "benevolent assimila
tion," but he knows now as he knew at
Jirst that his first definition, "criminal
aggression," is the true definition.
In his December message to Congress
Sir. MeKinley testified to his clear per
ception of the sinfulness of his preeut
course toward tho people of Porto Rico.
'At that time tho President distinctly
Informed Congress that "it was our
plain duty to extend free trade to the
Porto Ricans." Mr. MeKinley believed
this to bo our duty. But he had no
nooner voiced his belief than a reproen
tatlve of the Sugar Trust notified him
that free trade must not be extended to
the Porto Ricans, owing to the fact that
free trade with Porto Rico would de
stroy the monopoly enjoyed by the
Sugar Trust. And Instantly, in violation
of the American Constitution and of h'.s
own convictions, Mr. MeKinley reversed
his policy, brought his inlluence to bear
on Congressmen to compel the placing of
a tariff tax on the Porto Ricans and so
insured the passage of the infamous
Porto Rican tariff bill.
When Theodore Roosevelt wrote his
Life of Thomas II. Benton he was a
good American; he had not been tempt--d
into being anything else. Conse
quently he said of earlier Americans
who were too eager for expansion and
for the grabbing of foreign territory
whoso peoples were to be governed
against their consent that such men
were "statesmen of easy international
morality." Roosevelt believed this until
his own moral fiber was rotted away
by the temptations nrising from the
Spanish-American war. He now pleads
for expansion by conquest, for imperial
ism, for militarism; saying in his recent
speech in St. Louis that the land-grab-
bins policies of England, of Russia, of
Franco, were pood for the world, and
arguing therefrom that we must hence
forth adopt those policies.
It is for the American people to Judge
between MeKinley and Roosevelt lofore
their temptation and after between
Philip sober and Philip drunk. These
men have been tempted and they have
fallen. Is it for the whole American
people to prostitute their Americanism
simply to be in line with MeKinley ami
It Is of interest in connection with the
current discussion of the School I'lincl
InvoMment that three of the State ."
per rent certificates, issued In ItSt. will
run int their twenty-year term in r.xC
They call for a total of Sl.V.,., and
it l- a question we may consider now.
though a trille previous what shall be
done for a rclim'stment. Contrary to
tiie dogmatic declarations of Republican
critics, the operations of the Sinking
Fund will provide ample resources out
of which to pay the debt to tho School
What, then, should the officials In
charge of the School Fuud do with this
iW.).'00? They niiit reinvest, of course,
but how? The Constitution permits
only two alternatives and the money
! must be put in United States or Missouri
State bonds. Which shall it be? A new
." per cent Stale certificate can be issued,
or a State bond of the ordinary kind
carrying the rate of interest which
would command par in the market, or
the money can be ucd to buy United
States bonds with tin new " per cent.
-i'Iiing at 4 per cent ptemium. Ap
parently tin esteemed Clolio-Pcnioerat
seems to think the J per cent United
States bonds would be preferable to the
r. per rent State certificates becau-e
there "would be a corresponding reduc
tion in the annual tax collected by Mis
souri from its citizens."
This is all that Is left of the School
Fund agitation when It is slftd to its
final residuum. The Republican party
wants to reduce the revenue from the
School Fund by more than one-half in
order to cut down a tax that is even now
so small that nobody feels it. The in
terest on the School Fund certificates Is
paid out of the Sinking Fund tax. which
is only 10 cents on the hundred dollars,
and can be cut down more than half
whenever its only charge Is the School
Fund. Tet the Republican party would
take away three-fifths of the School
Fund reienue to effect such a beggarly
reduction of the tax rate. To that
shameful conclusion all its chatter
about devotion to the public schools re
Nor is this a mere deduction as to Re
publican policy. It has been definitely
indicated that the Republican pro
gramme would be a purchase of United
States 2 per cents or possibly an Issue
of Missouri 3Vi per cent bonds. "The
question why taxpayers pay 0 per cent
interest on most of the certificates of
Indebtedness, and not less than 5 per
cent on any, whllo Missouri boud.s pay
but 3& per cent," said the Globe-Democrat
Thursday, "is one that Democratic
administrations alone can answer."
Nothing could be more certainly true.
The Republican answer would be a
cheeseparing, parsimonious economy,
cutting the Interest on the School Fund
to less than 2 per cent by buying United
States bonds In order to take an im
perceptible shaving off the State tax
levy. j .
TO ALL GOOD CITIZENS.
Republicans who have become wearied
and disgusted by the co.tIj nnd humil
iating misgoverument of St. Louis un
der the Ziegeuheln administration
should be prompt and hearty In their
support of the excellent city ticket nomi
nated this week by the local Democracy.
The clean and able men named on this
ticket deserve the support of every St.
Louis voter who has determined to do
his share toward securing good govern
ment. The record of each and every
ono of the Democratic nominees Is un
impeachable, their characters are alwve
reproach, their abilities are known and
acknowledged. No one of them bears
the taint of the machine or the partisan
And upon such Republicans as may
now be led to vote for the Democratic
nominees In protest against Zlegeuhein
ism, The Republic urges the duty, as It
has already urged It upon Democrats,
of a firm resolution to elect the Demo
cratic nominees for Circuit Attorney
and Assistant Circuit Attorney. It is
not safe for thes-e offices to be filled by
Ziegcnheln rlngsters If the city Is to 1
rid of Zlegenhcinibm. They must be
held by men who will, before grand
Juries and courts, prosecute fearlessly
and vigorously such cases as may arise
affecting the administration of local af
fairs. No thoughtful St. Louisa n can
fall to see the Imperative necessity for
the guaranteeing of such prosecution.
The Republic earnestly commends the
local Democratic ticket to the favor and
support of Republicans resentful of
ZiegenhelnlsnVs misrule. It hopes to
see all elements of good citizen-hip
unite In behalf of this ticket. Worthy
men havo been nominated, nnd tliey
should bo elected to tako tho places
that must otherwlso be filled by ring
sters. MUST CHOOSE NOW.
Senator Vest's dispassionate Indict
ment of the national administration's
surrender to the Uamiltoulnn idea of a
Government so strongly centralized that
the people will have but little voice in
its affairs is justified by the facts upon
which the indictment is based.
In the President's recent course to
ward the helpless people of Porto Rico,
as well as in his handling of the Philip
pino question, Mr. Vest finds ample
proof of this disregard of the people's
will in the settlement of great national
problems, accompanied by a logical and
inevitable disregard of the Constitution.
The Missouri Senator agrees with Re
publican Senator Edmunds and ex
President Harrison in believing that the
United States Supreme Court will de
cide that the Porto Rican tariff bill is
unconstitutional. He is also convinced
that this tribunal wonld hold that the
American Government has not the con
stitutional right to hold its new pos
sessions ns colonies, their peoples being
subjects Instead of citizens.
The vast majority of the American
people are of this same mind. They
know that under our Constitution wo
cannot do the things which the MeKin
ley administration has done following
the close of the war with Spain for the
liberation of Cuba. If these deeds of
the subjection of weaker peoples are to
stand approved, they mut stand ap
proved at the cost of an American viola
tion of the American Constitution. If
tho President's assumption of tremen
dously Increased power Is to be sanc
tioned, we are well on our way toward
that Federal Monarchy which was so
earnestly advocated by Hamilton. The
choice is plain and Inevitable. We are
now nt that point in our national his
tory where we must decide whether wc
shall remain faithful to the JefTersniian
conception of popular government or
abandon that system and accept a Gov
ernment popular In name only.
Senator Vest has made a elc.v and
.striking presentation of the vital points
of this great question. That he K sup
ported In his tlews by such onlncnt
Republicans as cx-ProIdciit Harrison
and Senator Edmunds proves that the
question Is one which rises alio re party.
The Issue at stake is the nialntenaiter
of American principles and. i:i its final
logical outcome, the preservation of the
American Government Itself as a free
and liberty-Iovlug Government.
PIN THEM DOWN. '
Don't lot the Globe-Democrat and
Flory crawl out of their position on the
School Fund. The GIobe-leinoerat
would now like to abandon its "pillage"
blander and get up a controversy on the
alleged differents between bonds nnd
That controversy has not been de
clined by The Republic, but tho Globe
Democrat must be held to responsibility
for its unqualified and orten repeated
assertion that the fund has been
With the perverted carefulness of a
bitter enemy of Mis.-ouri, the GIolio
Dcmoenit .selected the place where the
deadliest injury could be done. It
charged in the most sweeping language
that the School Fund had been bank
rupted. Without investigation the Re
publican press throughout the country
lias spread the accusation as a fuel. It
will be years before this evil rejKirt is
entirely corrected. The good name of
Missouri has suffered and will suffer
that the acrid malice of the Globe
Democrat might be gratified.
Democrats are not the only victims of
this malice. The Republicans who voted
for the act of 1SS1 are Included In the
category of "robbers" Invented by the
Globe-Democrat. So are the Republican
im-mlnTs of legislative committees who
have every two years approved the con
dition of the School Fund.
The Globe-Democrat has been forced
to admit that the change from United
States bonds to State bonds was con
stitutional and proper. Its- great indict
ment at once falls. Its howl was that
the cash was "looted" nnd spent for gen
eral expenses. The only cash In the
transaction went to tho holders of Stale
bonds bought in the market, as ex
Superintendent Shannon has described
In detail. The fund, in character and
security remains precisely as It was
when the State bonds were first pur
chased. No cash has been used or could
have lxx'n used. Ono form of lxond lias
been changed Into another. That Is all;
and that was done to Improve the use
fulness of the fund to the cause of pub
The people of Missouri, of all parties,
have been wantonly and maliciously de
famed and Injured. Their liberality to
public education has been called "loot"
and pillage." The Globe-Democrat and
Joseph riory are the guilty parties.
They must not be allowed to escapo the
penalty of public Indignation.
Men of Judge Rombauer's unimpeach
able character, faithful citizenship ami
unswerving devotion to the right are not
injured by envenomed editorial assaults
such as tho GIole-Dcmoerat makes up
on the Judge for his renunciation of Mc
Klnleyism. No sound and practical business man
will perceive any merit in the Globe
Democrat's contention regarding the
State School Fund that Missouri should
borrow money at a high rate of Interest
in order to lend it at a low rafe.
It does seem a bit inconsistent for tho
Globe-Democrat to support McKiuley
isni so vigorously now after having for
mally denounced it ns political heresy,
economic lunacy and Chinese states
manship. It was the Sugar Trust, described by
the Globe-Democrat as "a nefarious con
cern," which compelled President Me
Kinley to turn a back somersault hand
spring on the Porto Rican tariff bill
Missouri's Increased Democratic ma
jority will testify to the legitimate ef
fects of tho truth about the State School
Fund as. brought out by the Globe
What would It profit Missouri If the
School Fund revenue was limited to a
'J or .'t per cent rate of interest and the
Stale at the same time paid a higher
rate to outside parties?
St. LouLsuns unqualifiedly oppose a
franchise 1)111 which paves the way for
complete street railway consolidation in
St. Louis and for the monopoly grid
ironing of Forest Park.
Mr. Dockcry's manly nnd straightfor
ward campaign arguments based on
facts alone make a fitting foundation
for his election as Governor by an over
Joe Flory's latest Indorsement by a
mysterious and uuatliliated alleged
labor organization will not be negotiable
for his benefit with bona lido organized
Every young American who voles for
the party of the trusts votes for his own
commercial and industrial servitude to
Old .Ml.nourl'i War.
At Dunnybivok Pair Ifcey put up a isrrat fisfct.
And tl Kilktnny cat? wt you crazy,
Eut for s-rapplns that layo 'tm toth clear out
A Ml'scuri campaign 1 the daisy!
lf a word and a blow and the fur. opens tree.
And from thfn the fur's flying line fury.
While the hnisli It worth iro-slng oceani to s.
So fierce Is It fought In Jllssourl!
Tho heads that are craefcrd, they are hanchty
And the crms that so down, they are. legion,
l'or the armies opposing come wave after ffavt.
And there Is no neutrality region:
But when the glad madness of fighting ts past.
And closed I the campaign ecstatic.
Tha head that Lobs up as tho winner at last
Ionl bless you. It's sure DemocraUC;
RIPLET I. BAC2TOEBS.
UNIQUE WILL IS
SIGNED BY GROSS.
Dweller in Ashley BniltHnp Leavea
Property Worth Thirteen Hun
dred Dollars to Her Husband.
DIED FROM AN OPERATION.
ISroIliertind Sister Call in Question
Her Mental Condition at Hie
Thin; of Siniiinj; the
St. T.cuis. Auirust 31. 3V.
I. Ar.nle Iluseh. I-He nil my mwuy to my
liu.-lur.l. .Int.u llu-. h.
(Signed ANNIE X ltl'SCU.
Ifc-tor P. I". Ilaer.
Pt ntlnaiid Kehr.
This document, unbiuo tn Its wording and
icmarkaMe for lis breity. wi tiled In tho
l'robato Cotat jcterday morning as the
will f An.il Huseli. ife of John llusch, of
room No. Si Ashley Luildlns. who died last
Although rlio left property worth nearly
il-Si". left her by a. former husband. Mm.
ltusch .lied among squalid surroundings. In
r. tenement house contclntng moro than 3"0
families. Her will Is the subject of a con
troversy which has arls'-n between her hus
lvand on cm side and his wife's sister. Mr..
Mary Yenncistit.m of Topeka, Kin-., and
1 er two brothers. John Ndon. n tailor, llv
l;g at No. 101 Collins street, and Fritz
Nelson, an employe of the Missouri IMcitic
At tho time of her death Mrs. Rusch ww
TS years old. Feeral years awi she was
married to William f'osKrnve. n carpenter,
s-h- hjil lived In th Ashley bulbliiiB for
eight years. A year ago Cosgrov. whilo
at his work, fell four stories from a bulld
iu and was killed. After Ida death it was
found th.it ho had made no will, and his
estate, which consisted of more than Sl.OM
In ca-lu was placed In the hands of Attorney
Hugo J. .Jrimm as executor. Tho estate
was admitted to probate torao time ago.
.a.st August Mrs. Cosgrove was.marrled to
llusch. Shortly afterwards she became VI
from a malady which eventually caused her
Upon hearing of the serious Illness of her
sister, Mrs. WVnners-trum came to St. Louis,
arriving hero a few daws ago. and was
present at the diuth of Mrs. Hum.1i. Last
Sunday nn operation w.u perforin's upon
Mrs. llusch by lioctor A. C. Uernays. from
which shn did nut rally, dying tho net day.
The will was drawn on August 31 by Rob
ert Green, who Hies next door to tho
I'iMChes In the Ashley building. Attorney
ilrimm was consulted. Doctor '. It. Ilaer of
No. 101$ IIMdln street, who attended Mrs.
llusch regularly since last August, guided
the tick woman's hand, making the cro-
which uppeura as her mark, and aflixed 111?
signature! as a Witness, as did also Ferdi
nand Kehr. a neighbor.
When tho document was filed yesterday
morning by llusch it was decided to throw
out the Jignaturo of Green. Green, how
ever. Insisted that his name bo ued. When
pn-ssed a3 to Ida roason for wishing s'ucJi
action to be taken he crew reticent.
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Wenncrstrom,
aecesiipamcd by the Reverend Cui J. Ren
hard of th- Swedish Evangelical Lutheran
Church. cAlUil on Doctor Ilaer. Uusch nnd
others connected with the caj with a view
of ascertaining whether Mrs. llusch was m
rer right mind at the time sho signed tho
Doctor Ilaer and Attorney Grimm bellei.fi
that th woman wan In full possession of
htr faculties at tho time, while on the other
hand her brother and sifter are; Inclined to
tl".e lvellef that sho was tinier the. lntluenco
of soma dru,r.
HEARING ON EXPOSITION BILL.
Time ISet for Friday Measure for
Xew Sewer District.
Councilman Richards at the meeting of
the City Council yesterday afternoon an
nounced that the Committee on Municipal
Affairs would hold .1 public hearing at I p.
in. ne.t Urid.iy In the Council committee
room on the bill to permit the St. Louis Ex
position and MuIc Halt Association to Lsue
new IiondK for tJ.1.rt" and pay oft the pres
ent indebte'Jn.s.s of $a)).i.
Mr. Hoffmann offered an amendment to
-ces:iIons ls-il. 1VT7 and ls of tho Municipal
Code, rel.it I vo to the bonds contractors are
to give, th Hoard of Public Improvements
ou city contractu. Tho old i-cctions are to
be Htrlckcn out and others substituted, with
the following proiUious: The amount of the
deposit to be tho full amount of the esti
mate on contracts of $.iW and less: .M
on tin- first J.".w.i. and 23 per cent on the
exec's, on estimates of more than JT'-'W.
and tho contract to go to th lowest res-pon-mble
bidder, the board reserving the light
to lejeet any and all bldx.
On re-commendation of the Committee on
Public Improvements a bill was passod al
lowing Simmons Shoe nan nnd Lawler to
make excuvallonr. In the sidewalk at Plxtli
and line streets, and several bonds were
approved. The Cnune-il ami Hou3c passe-d
Mils establishing Dakota Street Sewer Dis
trict No. 1 und Kocky Branch Sewer Dis
trict No. S.
KEPT PART OF PENSION.
lNiKtiuaster MoKlfresh Indicted for
Defrauding Ills Insane Hrother.
Leavenworth. K.is.. Oct. 19. The Uctleral
tjrnml Jury lias roturiic-l mi Indictment tor
embezzlement acnlnst l'.. O. Mi:ifre?h.
I'oMmasttT at Osage City. Ka.. ami a
ptomlnent politician. The Indictment was
the rcult of an lm"tlR.itlon mad.- by a
pcc!al examiner of the lVn!on Itiirenu.
A brother of the "sjkc City Postmaster
Is conllneil In an Illinois Infirmary, anil the
dt fondant lias Ik-ii his Kinrdtan for six
rir.. lie has looii lrjiwlin; a pension for
him. It Is charKed that Instead of paying
th pension money ovor. E. O. AlcKlfrusu
kept iart of It. ICTi In all.
REPORT OF DEATH PREMATURE
American Fleirs Will Not Get the
?10,(Xil).t0f .lust Yet.
IlErt.T.IJC SPBCIAI.. .
Jlount Vernon. III.. Oct. 15. The report,
widely published ;i year apo. that Edgar
1. Thompson, a brother of Jlr. W. Bars
Caey of this city. had. with hli wife and
family, been murdered during, an uprising
of tho nativis of one of the FIJI IirinroK
was premature. In the course of n recent
visit to Santa Cruz. 'nl.. II. J. Strawn of
Albion, met an old acquaintance In the per
son of Jlrs. Lucius Hani, a sister of .Mr.
Thompson, who assured Mm that Mr. and
Mrs. Thompson nero still llvinc and en
jovlm: coed health. At th time his dratli
was reported. It was stated that Mr.
Thompron had left an estate estimated at
Sl,OiK).Gr which would bo divided anions
his American heirs.
Ilia Swrrtbcnrt Iss Sorry.
RCPl'in.IC J.PCC1 AU.
Wichita. Kas.. Oct. 19. Miss Cora Sharer,
who had her sweetheart. Titus Boaumont.
arrested two da. aso for pawnlnc a gold
watch which she had loaned him, has re
lented or her amter and will not prosut
the case. Shu went to the prison to tee her
lover in-day and told him between Fobs
that alio was sorry and would leave town
until ho was .released po the onlcers could
r.ot make hr swear against him.
Branch Eatnbllabnient at Wichita."
Wichita, Kas.. Oct. 19. Word was re
ceived from Chlcaso to-night stating that
the committee In charge of tho Cudahy
1'ucklng-house proposition had finished tho
deal to have the Cudahy company locato
an Immense- branch establishment employ
Ins 300 men her.
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MISS REBECCA MARGARET TAYLOR,
She is the daughter of Doctor and Mrs. J. W. Taylor of Huntsiille. who Is to
be married on November 7 to Mr. Van Rut'Iff. also of Huntsiille. Mis
Taylor Is a granddaughter of Mr. V. L. Rutherford. After the wedding Mr.
Van Sutllff and hli bride will in alto a tour of the, Eastern cities.
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DOUBLE WEDDING ON
EAST SIDE TUESDAY.
Editor Arthur Preuss to Marry Pauline Beuch-
mann, and Bride's Brother, William,
to Wed Elizabeth Welte.
Arthur Preuss of St. Iyiui and Miss
r.'iullne Tleuckmaim of East St. Loub. and
William T. Ileuckmann of East St. LouiJ
and Miss Elizabeth Welte of Shawneetown.
III., will be tho participants Tiie-sday morn
ing in on of tho most elaborate double
weddings ever hold on the East Side. The
ceremony will bo ierformed In St. Henry's
Church by the rector, tho Reverend father
C. Koenig. ufter which solemn high mjM
will be celebrate J.
Mr. l'reuss i tha associate editor of the
Amerika and editor of The Review of St.
Louis. Mihs Ileuckmann Is the daughter of
Mrs. T. Ileuckmann of No. ST St. Louis
avenue. East St. Louis.
William Bcuckmanr. la a. clerk la the East
St. Louis Post Oflico. and Is Miss Beuck
mar.n'a brother. His bride-to-be. Miss
Welte, la related to prominent families la
There Is romance In tho engagements of
On the evenlnu of May C7 last Mr. Preuss
was the guest at the German Catholic ban
quet following the convention of German
Catholic Societies In the East St. I.ouls Li
brary building. Mis Beuckmann was one
of the outig ladles who had volunteered to
serve as a waitress.
"She performed her dutlca so artistically
that I sought an Introduction, nnd .since
that tlmo she has promised to serve me with
my meal after next Tuesday." was the
explanation made by Mr. Treuss.
Mr. Beuckmann met Miss Welte at Ids
homo In East St. Louis three years ago
when .she was i biting his sister. Miss
NEWS NOTES FROM
THE WOMEN'S CLUBS.
The eleventh inauguration meeting of the
Wednesday Club itui held on Wednesday.
Tho Installation of officers was the Im
portant business of the afternoon. The
present officers of the club are: Mrs. Geoiso
II. Shields, president: Mrs. Emma E.i:nc
Chase, first vice president; Mrs. Ill ward
Taussig, second vice president: Mls Bella
Taussig, rvceirdlng secretary. JIlss C.irrio
Wflkerson. eurre.-pondlnft secretary: Mr-.
Alfred 1 Sluplelgh. treasurer.
Mrs. Millwurd Adams of Chicago will talk
before tie club In November on "Drama tn:
Methods-." Mrs. A lams has Just returned
from it lengthy European tour. The
Wednesday Club has decided to Issue no
gue-t cards till" season, owing to the in
creasing membership and the pmall size of
the clubrooms. Guests will be Invited only
for special days, when tho large Y. M. C. A.
auditorium will be u.scd.
The delegates elected from the Wednes
day Club to tho annual contention at Jop
lln are: Mrs. Shields. Mrs. K. W. Paul
son. Mrs. Frank Crutiden. Mrs. V. K. Ware
and Mrs. Henry W. Eliot. A reception to
the Incoming and outgoing presidents fol
lowed the business meeting.
The Union Musical Club has prepared Its
prospectus for the coming season, and
eople-s will be mailed to club members next
week. The dates and concerts arranged aro
November It Artist, Fanny Bloomfleld
Zelslcr. December 15-Club concert.
January 5-Ijecture recital. Arthur Whit
ing. January 19 Choral concert.
February 2 Club concert.
February lS-Artist. a violinist or Yellolst.
not yet chosen."
March 2 Jecturo recital. Homer Mooro
and Alfred G. Robjn.
March 10 Lenten Choral concert with ar
tlt. March Z0 Club concert.
April 1J-Lecture lecltal, Ernest R. ICroe
ger. April 27 Club concert.
May 11 Knelsel (Juartet.
The membership 1 ist. season at Its close
was 4S3. which lneludtH both active and
associate members. The active list con
tains eight. -rive: names. Only the b:st mi
terlal from this list Is selected by the com
mlttie to participate In tho four season club
concerts;. The choral department of the
club Includes many r-emb-TS who would
not otherwise have an opportunity to take
part in the programme". OHIcrs for th3
Union Mus-Ical Club this reason were ileotcd
late In the spring. They are: Mrs. I. N.
Moore, president; Mrs. Charles Clifiia
Allen, ilce president: .Mrs. Charles T.iu!g.
corresiwinding spt.ir ; Mrs. !. J. Taus
sig, recorulng .es-retary; Mrs. Robert Atkin
son, chairm.-n Prjjrammc Committee; Mrs.
C. B. Rohland. thornl conductor.
Tho St. Iui.s Chapter of the Daughters
of the American lit volution were cntcr
talnesl on Thursday afternon at the resi
dence of Mrs. II. F. Gray. No. 169 Clemens
aienue. The hostessiH of the afternoon
were: Mmes. Gray. Metcalfe. Cabell and
Williamson. Mrs. Wallaco Delafield. tho
regent, gave a short welcoming talk, which
was followed by a literary and music pro
gramme. This consisted of a pancr.?
"Spanish Rule in Louisiana." by Mrs. w II
Uamson: a piano solo by Mrs. E. W. Leland.
and a sketch of Bienville. Governor of Lou
isiana, read by Mrs. Metcalfe. Mrs. Will
Stanard sang two songs, which closed the
programme. A social session follow ed.
Tha Morning Etuda will inaat at the resl- 1
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FauIIne Beuckmann, with whom she became
acquainted in Shawntetown. She captured
his heart at once and they became engaged
to be married this fall.
"I don't know who proposer that we have
a double weMJlng." E.iM Mr. Preuss. "1
suppose that It was through the laws of
evivlutlon. more than anything else."
The wedding ceremony will begin at 0
o'clock. After tho double knot Is tied by
the Reverend Ka'her Kocnlg. the solemn
high mass will be celebrateel. Tho Rev
erend Father Trcd Beuckmann of Shawneev
town. a brother of Mr. and Miss Beuck
mann will be the celebrant. The Reverend
rather Kr.mc:s. O. r M.. rector of St.
Anthonys Church of St. Louis, will be. the.
deacon, and the suWeacon will bo the
Reverend Father Lubolay. rector of Su
Henry's Church of St. Louis. The Rev
erend Father C. Goelz of Cobdea, IIL. will
be the master ef ceremonies.
Mr. Preuss and MUs Beuckmann will be
attend..! by Anthony Preuss of East Alton
nnd Miss Dina Gulthues of East St. Leuls.
Mr. Biuckmann und Miss Welte will be at
tended by Frank Beuckmann of East Ft.
Loui and Miss Mamie Tlepcr of Gravels
aienuc. St. Louis.
A reception will be held at tfcs Beuck
mann home, where dinner will be serve! at
1 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Preuss will de
part In the evening on a wedding trip
through Chicago. Mltwnukee. Omaha and
the West. They will live at No. 310J Itas
ka street, St. Iuls.
Mr. and Mrs. Beuckmann will go to
hourekecplag ut No. 2(4 North Etehth
street. East St. Louis.
eteice of Miss Robinson. Ne. 417 West
Hrlle place, on Friday moraine. October K
at 10 o'clock.
WALTZ KING IN NEW YORK.
Ilerr Stranss Will Render Several
New- York. Oct. 19. TMuarfl Strauss, who
Is somewhat of an authority on th waltz,
arrived to-day from Germany. It Is his
first trip In ten years. He Is nccompanle.1
by nn orchestra of fifty mombtrs, and will
teur the country.
Asked at the Waldorf-Astoria If ho no
ticed nny chango In the aspect of New
York, lie raid:
"No; American women nre just as pretty
a ever. On the way over on tfca Aller a
lady, w ho wanted to get me Into a political
" 'Herr Strauss; why will America outlive
France. Itnlj-. Germany and Russia"
" 'Because." I said, 'i.er woman are pret
tier.' "That put nn end to politics."
Herr Strauss will visit nearly 10 Amer
ican cities and will Introduco four pieces
of danc music and Ave moro serious com
positions. ""I want to show the technical skill of my
orchestra." he said, "and for this reason
will play 'Rhapsodies' by Liszt and other
simitar comjioRltionsi besides dance music"
At a concert, to be given at the Waldorf-Astoria
on Sunday night, Herr Strauss
will play his new waltz, "Greeting to
For thlrtj- year; Herr Strauss has con
ducted tho onhestra for the "Carnival BaJl"
at the Vlennez Court. On these occasions
he and his band war the historic uniform,
first devls-d for Mozart, and Herr Strauss
hlmself wears a sword. He cannot, how
el er. wear tho uniform except nt court, and
for that reason he and his orchestra will
appear In this country In cilll dress.
INFLUX OF NOTED MUSICIANS.
Maurice Grau and Operatic Artists
Sail for New York.
London, Oct. 39. Tho steamer New York,
which Is to sail to-morrow from Southamp
ton for New York, via Cherbourg, will havo
on board as passengers Maurice Grau,
Edouard de Reszke. Mme. Nordlca, Mme.
Bauermelster and seventy other operatl
The steamer Campania, which will leavo
Liverpool to-morrow for New York, will
have on board Mme. Melba and NancelUnl.
the musical director.
The steamer L'Aqua tain, which sails from
Havre to-morrow, and tho steamer Frleeler
lch dcr Gross, which nails from Southamp
ton Sunday, will carry the remainder of tho
Grau e.pera company.
A. A. Selkirk A Co.'s
Regular Saturday sale takts place every
Saturday morning at WiSO .o'clock at their
salesrooms, lsas-lv-l" Chouteau avenue. Im
mense quantities of furniture, carpet,
stoves and other miscellaneous articles are
sold ut iery nominal figures.
Democratic RIector's "fame Omitted.
Mount Vernon. IIL. Oct. 19. Owing to an
oversight, caused doubtlesa by tho resigna
tion of Mr. BILh. a banker, who was chosen
as one of the Democratic Electors, the sam
ple ballots sent hero contain the names ot
only twenty-threo Democratic Electors.
Charles K. Todd of Kewaneo wo3 after-
wares Cnoseil, anu eiiu l"l'n -.. nii vra
taken to have the matter adjusted and bis
name placed on tho ballots.
NO HITCH IN
Miss Ronner Said She Was Going
Shopping, lut Met Joseph Rritt,
Her Fiance, Instead.
SLIPPED UP TO ST. CHARLES.
There the ISrirteprnnm's Itrntiier
Escorted ihe Couple to License
Clerk and Minister I.i.th
Joseph C. llrltt of No. i725 Haminett pl-cn
and Mls Virginia Homier of 522) Vernon
avenue surprised their friends and relatives
yestenliy by going quietly up to St.
Charles. Mo., procuring a rrirrlise llcen
and being ni'ido man and wife by tbo Rei
cresid Mr. Ret-. pator of the St. Charles
Presbyterian Church. After spending th
day at the home of Earl Britt, tho bride
groom's brother, who re"Ides In St. Clmr!s.
the couple returned to St Ixiuls abcut eup
per time to tell thIr parents what tliey
had done and reeeive their forglier.oss and
The couple are both prominent In West
End circles. Mra. Brltt Is tha daughter of
the late Samuel Bonner, the wealthy Iron
merchant. Mr. Brltt, whose father. Thoma..
J. Britt. Is foreman of tho St. Louis Mir
ror. Is In th" employ of tho Simmons Hard
ware Company, nnd Is considered n rising
young business mat'. Tho youn? folks havo
known each other for about four years, and
it was generally understood that they were
cngagesl. but none of their friends had any
Hea that tho wedding; would take placo so
Yesterday morning Brltt left hams as
usual for his place of business. About tho
snme hour Miss Bonner departed from her
home. Sho told her mother that sho was
going out for a day's shopping, and would
not bo horns for luncheon. Instead of to
shops and business, tho coupla wont direct
ly to the Union Station, where, as was pre
viously planned, they boarded a train for
St. Charles. Earl Brltt met them at tho
train and assisted them la arranging for tho
A Republto representative! called at tho
Brltt homo about 7 o'clock last nigh
Thomas Brltt. tho bridegroom's father,
said that he knew nothing whatever of his
son's having teen married, or any inten
tion on his part of doing so. He hinted,
that hs had beer, going with a Miss Vir
ginia Bonner, and that if Jossph had mar
ried, sho was likely as net hU bride.
Th reporter arrived at tho Bonner rast
dence Just after the elopers had corns In.
The bride was next door telling a frlind
all about It. Mrs. Bonner -raid that tho
entire affair had been a very great a-rrprlso
to her and that she had not looked for
anything of the kind for a Tear at least.
She said that she wast well pleased with
the match, and that the young folks ga-r
as a resoa for their being married tn St.
Charles their unwillingness to havo a bis
"When the two come In and told tat what
they had dona. I thought It waa a joka
and would not bellev It. Virginia dlaplajrod
her wedding ring, bat even that did not
convince mo. It was not until thay pro,
duced the marriage certlncxta that I could
bo Induced to boilers It- They eartatol;
hoodwinked uj all. I thought that mrl
daughter waa dining; with eoma frtend, an4
little expected heir to return bom with a
husband. Sho Is my only daughta, fast
will doubtless live here with me."
POPE PLEASED WITH AMERICA
Attitude of Government Toirax4
Church in Islands Approved,
New York. Oct, IS. Archbishop Ireland fc
conversation to-day touching the sentiment
at Rome toward tho Catholic Church in th
Philippines and Cuba, remarked that he
felt quite willing to repeat what was res
cently said to liim In Rome oa this subject.
He said ho did so the more readily since taa
eminent personages with whom he had the
nonor oi conversing on too m-er anowea
themselves to be in no way unwilling U
have the statements made by thorn boooxn
public. xno Arcniuinup saui:
"In one of the audiences which be
clously granted me the Popo said
are well pleased with the relations
American Government to the church la
Cuba and the Philippine Islands, The
American Government gives proof of good
will and exhibits la its acts a spirit ot Jus-,
tlce. and of respect for the liberties and
rigbn. of the church.
"The reports we receive from Bishops
and others Indicate this. Difficulties of de
tail occur as a coaseauonce of war and of
newness of complexion. But wo under
stand euch things. We have confidence In tho
Intelligence and the spirit of Justice ot the
American Government, and believe that tho
future will not lead us to a change of sen
timent toward It. Under the American Gov
ernment thero will be duo respect for rights
of property and of conscience. You will
thank. In my name, the President of the
Republic for what Is being done.' "
G. M. Casey Paid ?900 for a 9wo
Year-Old Roan Cow.
Kansas City, Mo.. Oct. 19. The awuta
for heifers of both llcrefords and shorts
horns between 13 and IS months of age at
tho cattle show to-day were as follows:
Shorthorns First, Scotch Flower; exhib
ited by C. E. Leonard, Bcllolr, Mo.
Hereford- First, Mischief Maker, exhib
ited by Gudgcll & Slmpion, Independence.
The section for heifers between the ages
of 6 and 12 months brought forty-five Here
fords and forty shorthorns. The field was
bo large that It required threo hours for tho
Judges to select tho best of each breed.
Both associations added JluO to tho premium
list, making a total of twenty-eight prizes
for each breed. The first award In this sec
tion for shorthorns was Sassy Frantic, ex
hibited by J. G. Bobbins & Sons. Forest,
The first award for Herefords was Lady
Dewdrop. exhibited by O. Harris. The aver
ago on the filty sales made to-day was 1319,
against J26S yesterday. The highest ptloo
paid was J900 for Lavender of Hill Farm,
a line 4-year-old roan cow, which wa
bought by G. M, Casey of Shawnee Mound.
Tho total Talue of the 1.000 head of fine
cattle being shown and sold hero la moro
than half a million dollars.
MR. WALSH DINED A KING.
Commissioner and Belgium's Mon
arch Exchanged Compliments.
Paris. Oct. 15. The King of Bel-turn gave.
proof of his friendship for the United States
to-elay by attending a luncheon given by
Commissioner General Peck to Thomas F.
Walsh, National Commissioner from Colo
rado, who leaves Paris to-morrow.
Tho luncheon was served In the national
pavilion, fifty covers being laid. The King
entered during the progress eif the luncheon,
accomiianled by Counts Oultremont and
Thlennes. After being formally presented,
his Majesty said:
"I have como to pay homage to my friend.
Mr. Walsh, and have the pleasure of meet
ing American men. which is always a
sourco of gratification to me."
King Leopold remained through all the
speeches which followed, rising and bowing
when complimentary references were made
to him or hl.s country.
After luncheon the King was introduced
to all and spoke In flattering terms of tho
United Stares and Its people. His Majesty
left tho building in compiny with General
Horace Porter, the United States Ambassa
dor, whom he invited to bo his guest at
Ostend next summer.
QMranflne Has flren Raise.
EETHBUC SPECIAI. "
El Paso. Tex.. Oct, 19. Mexico has In
structed Doctor Castillo. Its quarantine
officer at Cludad, Juarez, to raise the quar
antine against San Francisco, which has
been enforced ever since the State of. Texas
established its quarantine here.