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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3. 3900.
I I THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
- rUDMSIimS: GEORGE KNAPP CO
i Charlet XV. Knopp. Pre-pltfe-nt and Gen Msr
i George 1.. All'n. Ice lr s-Mnt-
V. II, Can-. Secretary.
s Office Camcr Seventh and Ollrp Struts
r (l'.Krt'llI.lC BCILDINQ)
TFltSIS: O!" srU-CRUTION
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Tntered at the Pc: Office In "t Ltm!- Mo, a?
DOMEST1C I'OsTXGE l'PP f"OPT
Bigl t. ten and twelve pace 1 cMit
Sixteen eighteen end tvsrntv pvsrs . .. .
2 cents for one or 1 ce-us for Tvo rarer
Tttonts two or tsrrntj -elcht pig ...
Thirls parec ...
Courtiir-RoOTi Va'n 3013
Kdlto-lal Reception Hocn . Park 116
.. 3 cent
W. B. Cirr. Business Manager of The St
Louis Republic, being duly sworn. savs t! at
the actual number of f ill and complete
copies of the dally and Sunday RepublV
printed durlnj the month of October, 1'OP.
all In regular editions, -was as per schdula
J Sunday. .86,920
23... . . 65850
14 Sundty.. 86,750
Total for the month
Less all copies spoiled In print
ing, left over or filed
Net number distributed ... 2,586,232
Average daily distribution.. . 83,426
And said W. B. Carr further sajs that
the number of copies returned or reported
unsold during the month of October was
S 43 per cent.
W. B CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
thirty-first day of October, 1300.
J. r. PARISH.
Notary Public. City of St. Louis, Mo. My
term eiptres April 2G. 1901.
IT TELLS THE TALU
That was a graphic and educational
float In the big Montgomery city parade
w elcomlng Mr. Doekery to Montgomery,
Callaway, Pike and Lincoln counties,
which represented a Missouri school In
ferior and bore the Inscription "Re
publicans Gave Us 03 Cents Per Scholar;
This exactly expresses what has been
done for the public schools and the
cause of education In Missouri by the
Democratic party. It has to managed
the State School Fund that, without Im
pairing the security of the investment,
the revenue for the maintenance of tlio
schools is now far beyond what -nould
be possible under the astounding plan
advocated by the Globe-Democrat.
In other words, by tranbferriug thu
State School Tund Investment from
United States bonds to Missouri cer
tiheate bonds, the fund secured by the
tredit and honor of Missouri and safe
lrom peculation or misappropriation, the
revenue Is now $1.01 per scholar instead
of 53 cents per scholar. This has been
accomplished with no sacrllice of State
or individual interests,. The revenue
now paid to tlio schools by the people
of Missouri would otherwise be paid to
holders of Missouri State bonds outside
It is dillicult to understand just hat
good for Missouri the Globe-Democrat
hopes to attain by returning the State
School Pund to Imestmeut In T'nlted
States bonds paying 2 per ci-nt Interest.
The security would be no better. The
-chool Fund revenue would be woefully
decreased. The only beuelimrles, so
far as may be seen by tue naked eje,
would be the looteis of the future who
could get at tlio State's interest fund.
Seven constitutional amendments will
be before the' voters of .Missouri Tues
il.ij. Look well to them. All aiu im
portant: some vitally iiecess.uj, somo
good, some bad.
In the first amendment the pioWMou
penults the initiation of certain crim
inal proceedings bj- lufoimatioii of the
prosecuting officials Instead or by in
dictment. This would be a Useful
amendment: would save costs to the tat
pajers; would lnsute moie piompt jus
tice and hnrm nobodj. Vote for it.
In the second amendment the counties
aie permitted not required to levy a.
special tnT. for road purposes. The best
authorities believe that good roads will
never be built without this change in
methods of ttT.it ion. The amendment is
a good one. Vote for it.
In tho third amendment the put pose
is to ta-c the holders of moi tgages and
take taxation to the extent of the mott
gages off the land owned. This effort
has been made in California and other
States. It has ainajs lesulted in driv
ing away cheap capital, in laying new
burdens on the borrower and In injuring
all classes. The amendment also offers
a discrimination against small lenders
on personal property. It includes all
nun tgages those on peisonal as well as
those on real propeitj. Manj lawjers
hold that the amendment will not apply
lo banks, since they by piesent laws al
l eady pay taxes on the capital and sur
plus which thej- own. It will certainly
i apply to small lendeis. other than
banks, and will add new dithcultics to
lending on a,sni:ill scale. It Is thorough-lj-
injurious in all its prospecthe effects.
Vote against n
N Vote without 1 .til fot the louuh and
lit fh aniei'ilinents. The.v will iiiuie the
World's Pair. Without them, the pioj
Jeet must be dropped.
I The siTth amendment niouilos that
1 grand juries, when once sworn, can take
cognizance of all grades of crime in
stead ol being limited to felonies. This
is necessary to complete efficiency of
grand juries. Vote for It.
In the seventh amendment there Is a
theory, and a theory of doubtful alue.
It proUdes that in eiwl cases a two
tliirds Tote of u Jury shall decide the
tjrdi(t. In practical effect this amend
ment would lead to hasty lerdiets, and
In many ease-., piobably the great ma
jouty, would work grue injustice. It
would put a premium on litigation,
something whkh wisdom or the 1'iw in
cei gemniiWui has stciulv ion
demuPil Vote against it.
Watch these ameiidtm-nis :iml be sine
that .oiir opinion is iif;lit and ihat jnu
cross otf the nuht amendment m jour
Willi Mion-D OP.IKOI
'I litre is no leasuii tor l!i jmblnau ie
sentlilelit of the Demui I a lie detet UllUl
llou to watch the polls net Tuesd.ij in
ordii to pieM-iii eli'tion Hands, sne
and exieplini; tint the Kcptilihi.in ur
gauiiillon. aitlin: tunlei the histiuc
tiOIls tif tile ilesptttltc llllsts. ills lc
solveO upon Mtlnij eell if eliitton
trauds 1( liolesiIi me netss-uj to
It will not be llie tiist lime that these
l.ietks have been itsoitid to bj the I'e
ludi'iua has -t ill a hitl rn.ollei Hon
of llloiks of-rie Dudlej and his ham
gan-js of comipleil iiteis and tmlnd
Ohio his nut foigoiteu (lie stain east
on her good name tour jeais ago wheu.
under Mark Hanna's ti n Uy geueiaNhip
at the head of the Republican luathine.
In: dot ion. d election relmits siiowtd a
Mite lllgelj- In excess nl the uillilbel ul
(U.ilihed electors In the Mate, in other
American commonwealths there exist
similar recollections ot the Hand and
corruption of which the paity of the
trusts K capable wheu the trusts aie in
And that the Republican mauageis
will not be a bote plajing the old Re
publican game of the cortuptlon of ot
ers and the purchase of election othceis
this j ear Is a icasoiiable certainty.
Maik Haum Is in possession of a slush
fund of ?s".0.000,000, contributed by the
trusts for the puipoe of 'perpetu.iting"
the Mclvinlej' administiation. This
means business, it is the biggest cam
paign fund ever controlled, even by the
paitv of the plutoeiatic tuists. It will
be equal to the task of uulllfjiug the
voice of the people unless the people
themselves see lo it that their votes aie
honestly counted and honestly leltumd.
This is what the American people pto
pose to do next Tuesday nothing more
and nothing less, it is a matter of self
defense. They contemplate no violence,
and the.v are resolved that no uulenie
shall be done them thiough coriuption
at the polls. It is what they have a
right to do. Who objects unless it be
the boodleis and tiicksteis whose des
peration has made this lipilame Itu
Chicago's splendidly enthusiastic ie
ception of Mr. P.ryan on his letuin for
the purpose of closing his campaign in
his native State of Illinois was potently
significant of a public sentiment whkh
may wheel Illinois into the Demociatic
column on next Tuesdaj-.
This possibility of the electoral Mite
of Lincoln's Slate being won for the
man who most nearly lepresents Lm
coin Ameiicanlsm in this crisis of
American history h is for some time past
been apparent to the thoughtful student
of the situation. Popular sentiment has
changed materially since ISO'5. The peo
ple of the State are app tiled at the
ominous giowth ol Trust ism under the
fostering caie of MiKink-y and Mail;
Geiman-Americaii oteis are dNmajcd
at the menace of old Woild Imperialism
and militarism which confronts them In
thLs country If the imperialist party
remains In power. Thousands of Re
publicans have giown weaiy of ad
ministration interference In State poli
tics and of the cosily lactional warfare
between Tannensin and Cullomisin.
One of the principal elements of the
renewal of Democratic stiengtu In Illi
nois, reinforcing the aboe conditions
in their bearing on election results, has
been the mnsterful campaign made bj
Samuel ANehnler, the Democratic nomi
nee for Governor of Illinois. Prank,
honest, foiceful, a tjpical man of the
people, -Mr. Alschuler has won to his
suppoit thousands of oteis who weie
aligned against him and his party at
tho beginning of the campaign, lie has
accomplished this by logical argument,
by a plain presentation of facts, by a
bearing and personality which create
confidence In his sincerltj as an Ameri
can. .Mr. Alschuler 1ms made a con
vincing light for American. Demociacy.
GOOD CITIZENS, I'NITK.
In llie nomination for local olhccs to
be tilled bj election next Tuesday the
Demociatic nig miz.it Ion in St. Louis
has presented a ticket which should le
eelve a winniug slippoit. The candi
dates named are r lean, able and honest
Especially is It desirable that St.
Louisans should cast their voles for the
Democratic nominees tor Cncuit At
torney and Assistant Cncuit Attorney.
It is quite generally agiecd that
.iegeiiheitiism has gone the limit of mis
gov eminent and that its control of mu
nicipal affairs must be terminated if
tlie city is to be saved from fuithei
humiliation and calamity. With this
dcHeimination re.u lied the lirst dnty is
to effectively piep.it e for the assault on
the Zipgenhein machine.
The Circuit AttornejS ollice, if m tlie
hands of Ziegeiihein ringsteis, js a very
bulwark of defense against the enemies
of Ziegeulieiuisui. The Cncuit Attorney
and his assistant can offectu.illj- pi event
any fact of maladministiatiou or cor
ruption piopeilj leaching the cars of
grand jurvmeu or courts, it may lie
come imperatively necessary that such
facts shall o beloie grand juries and
com Is of justice. The wisdom ot elect
ing a Cncuit Attorney and an Assistant
Cncuit Attorney who ate in opposition
to the machine is too obvious to be
This dulj of dei ling an anti-Ziegeii-hein
Cncuit Attomej- and Assistant
Circuit Attorney is a dulj- that rises
above p.iuj. All St. Louisans who ic
sent the lalamltous nnsiule of Ziegen
heinisni should unite in its perfoim
anee. A vietoiy at this point next
Tuesday will mark the begiuuiug of tho
end of a machine maladministration of
municipal affairs of woeful cost to St.
WORLD'S PAIR MONE1S.
'Jheie are some voteis in Missouri, it
seems, who are under the Impression
that the nionej.s to be Mited for the
World's Pair by MisMitin and St. Louis
will be expendi d bj the .Major of St.
Louis, jimi they tear that advantage
insij be taken of such an oppoitunitj to
build up a pohllial mat lilac al the -pi
use el IlieWoild's P.iii euleipilse
This is :in en uncoils beliel The fund
thus muted tui Wot Ids Pair pin puses
will be expeudid bj llie Wolld's V.M
1'ommisviuii. it uill be used legitimate
ly, cm i. tlullai ol it tending to im lease
the piospentv uf MisMlUli and ol St.
Louis Piiipu s.ittguaids will be pio
vnltil to llisiue Ms light lul Use It is
an iiiM'sinieiti iii a gnat business nu
tlet taking, to be h milled In a business
like waj and lepml Horn the piuliis of
Willi these fails ile.ulj illidt lsioi d.
inn one Mitt should he cas against the
adoption ol tlie World's l'air amend
melits. The failuitMif Hie people ol Mis
souti to aillhtilie these amellilmeiils to
the Constitution wili ineiu gieat injilij
to the Stale and lo its i lnei ( it. Then
ailupiiuii means that St. I.uuis will liukl
a Win Id's Pun in niul vvhiih will bung
itullluiis of dollnis to Missuuri and titiii
the attention nl investms tliitnighout
the tiilieil VMiiltl to this seitiou ol llie
I'nioii. The Wot Id's Pair will ni.iikthe
beginning of a new t i.i ol jTe.it in ss :md
piospeiitv tor .si. I ottis and Missomi
Si e to il that j on peiloim jour lull
duij lo jour Stale and its cliiil i itj
Yuu will timl (he Wolld's Pair uiupud
nitnts numbered 4 and ." on jour ballot.
Snatch out the "No' and vote "Yes"
lot their ailonlitin. It will be as w i .e
and laithfnl a thing as joii evei did in
Majbc the New Yoik bank exiimlneia
were la-c in their examiuatioiis bei.nise
the.v hold the McKinlej- adnilnistr.iliou
belief that a big bank which contribtitis
geneiously to MeKinlejism can do no
w 1 ollg.
'1 hoinas Jefferson was eltcttd 1'iesl
tleiit of the Pinted States just loo jeais
ago. and this is a good time to ilut a
Democrat who is laithlul lo that patriot
Amei icau's sound teaching'
Confessing a guilty attachment for
Ihe ttusts and then thieaieiiiiig the
newspaper man who could expose the
slmiieful secret is a ch track nstic Re
If j on piaj for the good ol jour eouii
tiy to mono v and then vole as jou
piajed on Ihe following 1 iies.laj jou'U
be as true a Demount as the heart of
man i ould desiie.
'Ihat hj perciitii.il toieigiier who com
plained that ve "have no mills In
America" is now earnest I v mged to con
template St. Louis's dark, diily and de
Do jou agiee with the Globe Deinn
i rat that the Slate of Missouri is too dis
honest or too hud up tor its ceitilicate
bonds to be a safe investment for the
Roth Mail: Ilanu.i and Blocks of Pive
Dtltlle.v- will doubtless n-pel with scoin
the suggestion lint anj Republican
would coiiupt a voti r oi buy an election
Ncdiody who isn't contemplating
wiougdciing at tlie polls should object lo
a dose stuveill.tute ol Hie' voting and
e.ecliou i etui lis in the Intel est of fair
Mail: lI.mu.iS s..10,ono,iKitl may be
veiy nimble around the polls next Tues
cla.v, but Democratic vigilance pioniises
to make their nimbleness count for
Y'oiiug American voters nhuuld cast
their ballots as a unit against the party
which seeks to suneiiilcr them to trust
domination both In business ami poli
tic!?. Won't It be a tieiueudoui lebcf in a
few dajs to be able to think about such
things as Thanksgiving, the Plowcr
Show and other uonpolitlenl delights?
'I here'll tie gieat doings by the Kerens-iegeiiliein-RaumholV
f,ig now that
their stool-pigeon, Joe Plory, Is once
more In the bosom of their fnmllv.
About the only deluiite Republican ex
piession on the tuists heard in this cam
paign was to the effect that the trusts
are a blamed good thing.
About the onlj- "panic" Imminent In
Ihe evenL of DeiiliKiutic victory next
Tuesday will be limited to Mark Ilau
na's blust er.v bosom.
In taking up arms against Ziegeiihi'in
isin the first weapon handy will be found
in the Citciilt Attoinej-'s oflice.
One 1 1 ml ml Apiece
Liun t it 1st uiir uiimunltlon
In Tue.:ij r final fmy.
One round Is nil tint's left to ue
I'pon thul fit. fill day
K.icli nnn ho- 1 ul ills Mnste vot
With Willi 'l IO Vtlll tho lu;lil
Shoot stralsht, j iru sinerltan -Vou
llie "kinnihlnK is einlod
nd twv, in Uittle lino
The ranks mtet llie one ullej tagh.
And then their plate retlirn.
Amrieans le sUr. to keep
The !iulP-ve pliln In "Inlit:
blii.ut straUht fcr the Ileputlic's dke
UIIT.KV D SAUNDh.H:3.
Cross out Auieudineuts
4 and 5 marked "NO."
Leave Amendments 4
and 5 marked "YES."
BE VOTED UPON.
tiii.tiiliiieiiL Xo. 1 substitutes i m v..
Hon U of aitulu i of the Coiisiitutloii Vs
Dio section now stiinls It irov lilts lliu
no pr-un sh ill, fur fntm, lit- prui.tii. d
URainst trunliijllj othciul- thin liv ImlUi
nnnt. evtipt in c.is-s irl-ln' in Hi. I mil or
Iliwil fonp. oi In tin 111111111 when in u -tll.il
st iv Ice In thi!" of u u ui pulilli .iutiis.
In ill utlnrtisis oif. ns. s siuil l piose-(ute-d
tiimiii ilh hj Imllt imt-nt ui iiirurni i-
tto i as tnnciiiii'tit itinetllt-" Tin imml-
iiii lit lriK. s mil this rlltlle -.llinll .Hill
silistitut"s Xii i soli shall 1 1- piosti li
lt. I ciiuiImllN rm leine m misil. tiiainir
tin i wise thin In null mi. nt oi Infoiini
lion whkh -lull nmnm.ni iMinlie-,
hill tin (.hill nut I" . uiisiun .1 lo ,iii1v
lu e es irisiiiK in tin I mil ,n meal folios
ui In tin inil.il i win n in .utml -uln'
in thin ur w ii or puhll, ijut,n "
I nilrr the I'liietlluiiim .ts It mm i uN.
nu in in i in be Hi. .1 lur a Moiiv. Hi it i
fu" ili iiniit punish i hi, be tl, ilh m im
I'llstitiiin nt in Hit imiltpiiii u, witliiiut in
until tin. lit In uiS iluh touiiil be the lir.iuil
Jui If tlili .imtiidnn-ni Is .uluptiil sut h
unlit tiui'iit will nut be ii. ..ss ,iv but i in m
an he trinl fui a It lone iijhju uitie In
l.inn Hi ill-tint a complaint mnlelij Hie
priistiutlni,' olllthl 'I h, t,iii,n-i is to ilu
.iwa with the- U'lijs lueideiil to pi. llini
tiarv tilals and pron-eilinhs lit fun ki.iihI
jiuics I' il,, aniemhiiei t pit vails, ihe
L-'si'latur. will he authuiieil lo piuvilt
lm the ti id if anj nimlnil ilnii;cs un In
liuination ul lb. liiusetiitliij; ullner wllhuiil
an pielunliMi beiiing oi inilit tun nt
xi 11111:11 run.
Ami'iidiiKiit No J v.sls in loiiutv i onrls
In toutitics not limit r township oiuini-i-tioti,
: ml in townshii, bo mis of tllr'cturs
otlnrwlse the pilil'i,euf lewin mil mi
ll etltn; 1 sj e. 1 il b-i ".moil of 1 ot mule- li jii
1" eviils on eai h $lljil uf valuation lit be i.- it
xtlusnel foi untls and InliKis The
b Willi; of this tax Is whnllv optlmi.il with
lib eiimm eoutt m tuwnship bu irtl of
'ilririms -i iiL .ides of St I.uuis, Kinsii
ciu am! Si Joseph .,le .Mnipkil
nus niiieimmeiil is italic the insult of
Ihe topslitntloiul lestriclion ui ml the t.11
Lite in euuiitiiM ali js l!le ,iflll all, tMI,L t
itithuilze an ineieitetl latt. foi luad-i mil
biiils-e Il U shown In C X. Jinlson's work
iei Missouri 'Jaxitlon tint such .in arm mi
llion! was voted down in 1SI, in lvsl, hi imi,
mil .il! ilu in M su that this is now the
lifth atteiniit. ami Is tbu r. init uf the le t-
hilitj of the loiuuirs to pav current e
peiisi.s and hiulil roitLs unih r Hit nx rat
allowed bj til piesent Cr-nstitulloii
Ainnidinriil .No . il. ,ds with Ihe method
uf assessing nmnvtJ ui nth. rwlse in
cumbered piop. in. It declares that its In
tuit is to 'place thus- initresk'i in any
vuiv In 1 mil c-r other propeitj un the pi me
u absolute tqualitj a- tu taxation," ami
the puipose nl the amendment U lo pro
vide for 1 division of the taxts on mort
BiCil pruptitj Ihe tvliltnee ol hidtbiiil-ii-ss
ami the net value of the prupeitv bIn,;
ISSCSs.d stpiulily 'Jo IllllStI Itc '' IS
o.vnti uf prupit ,is-es-ilie n Jl Oft, h
borrow ".uo fiom "II ' nml executt s a 11. n
un the- pirp. rtv tu t.. tine the deb! The
innnclinint piovliles that "rt" sh ill p i the
taxes on the- flee V due of the vld. uce uf
indehtodmsH owmtl bv him mil lint "A"
slull piy the tixts un his uiuile in the
inuppitv hi other woids, that 'Ii' --h ill
pav fixes on JVin). the amount of the mnit
t,,iv he hnltls. ami tint "V" shall ptv taxes
on "i,ci, the amount of the asse-sable v ilm;
uf the pmpirtv oV'i ami ibuve the anumnt
of indebttiliitss un it Jjithi r party in i
pi l ix. s un Ihe whol" propMIV, lint in
tho eVtnt th it tho huldt i of Ihe 'norlKio'
Ptvs taxts on the lull S1IV, Hi- aniiiiinl
pild ovt and above the amount issessul
1 ; dust the inoiu-je is addtil tu the iu
'lehtedness and hceomcs 111 ailditloual Ii 11
un the propel tj. if the ovum uf tut pinp
ut pavs taxes al-o on the inoitKagi. the
amui.nt of taxes paid In him on the moit
mge i- (msi.i.xed a iiivnitnt v'u the b bt.
l'irtlal p i nit'nt.s are considered as rttlucln
the asses ible value uf the speuntj ai.il
liieieasin Hi it of the piopem rutuia
contracts hi "hith the debtor asnes to pi
the taxes on tho mount of ihe loin aie
dttlartd void as tu th it pirtitular pirt uf
th- agi cement ami 'as to anj luttrtst
speelllttl therein" "It illrnul and utln r
umsl public corporations, foi which pioil
slon has alrtadv bten mnle bj law." ire
not aP.ectrd bj am uf the provisions of tills
'this aintmhmnt, is vva ihovvn in the
thipter from Mr .ludsun's work on Xlis
sotui T. xation. puhllshed in The Republic
of October 21, Is copied aluio-t word for
word from the provisions 01 the California
f'onstitutlun. .Mr. Imlson shows that the
ffiort tht re to piolublt toutratlH for the
pajment of the tax bv the mortKiKur his
piovetl a fillure 0 that in ('aliform 1 not
withstanding this ptovlston of the Constitu
tion, Hie mortgagor is compelled to piv ill
Minimis rout ami run.
The. two Woild's Fair amendments Nos -I
and 5 are di signed as ami ndments to sec
tion 12, article 10, which deals vvlth niunicl
p il indebtedness, and the limit thereof. Ah
It now- stands, this section prohibits a
political corporation from becoming indebt
ed to an amount exceeding, in anj eir, Ihe
revenue and Income provided for such jeai
without tho usuit of two-thirds of the
voters thereof voting at an fleclion fur ihe
purpose, and It limits tho amount uf the
debt th it can bu thus incurred to an amount
which, added to tho .dread existing dtbt,
will not exceed 5 per cent of the value uf
the taxable pioperty involved, except fui
tho erection of a courthouse or jail
Of the amendments proposed tu this tec
lion, that known on the billots as Xo 4"
gives pt rmissiun to the city of s?t Louis to
Issue J,V'X00ii of bonds, bearing not m)ro
than 4 per cent interest, the principal paj
able within thlrtj jears, for the tspiiiil
purpose of aiding the World's Pair 1 he pro
ceeds from the sale of these bonds ?h ill be
paid to the Pair promoters and the citv
shall he repaid as great a pro rata uf tho
net proceeds- from the imposition as is
paid to an of the other stockholders, such
proceeds to be turned into the cltj's sink
ing fund and tmploved for the purpose
or redeeming the city's uutstandiiig bonds
tt Is provided that no part of tlio debt
thus created shall he pud by the State,
and also that If tho amendment shill fail
to receive a mijority of the votes c 1st with
in the limits uf tlie citv of ht Louis foi
and against the amendment, no bonds shall
"No 5' impowirs the (leneril Assimbly
to appropriate from the State sinking funl
M.OuO.frO, or any part thereof, foi the ex
hibition of tlie resourc , products .mil
industries of the State at the proposed Pair.
MIMIIUIts SIV AMI si;vi;.
Amendments Nos. C and 7 concern S"ctiou
'Ji of article 2, which a"seits the right of
trial by jury and prescribes the procedure
The Constitution, .13 it now- stands, provides
for juries of less ihin twelve men In courjls
not of record. Amendment Xo 7 d- dares
that a two-thirds majority of a jury In a
court rot of record, andtliree-tourtlis of
tho jurj in courls of record, may readei u,
verdict In all civil caes.
Amendment Xo. C provides tliat "no giand
Jurj shall be conv ened except upon an oi
dei of .a Judge of a court having the pow
er to trv and determine felonies; but wheu
so assembled sucli gland Jury shall have
power to investigate and return indictments
for all charucter and grades of erime"
It will be observed that amendment Xo 7
abolishes tho unanimity of tho Jurj si stem,
hut in civil cases onlj. As is well known
among lawjers and litigants, disagreements
of Juries and consequent mistrials are fie
queutly caused bj the dissent of one or two
members of the jurj-. It Is claimed tint
this change will tend to prevent mistrials.
On the other hand, It is claimed that the
requirement of un.inimitj, which Is ot
time-honored antiquitj in the jurv sjsttin,
is of great value in enforcing can fui eon
sideration tij juries. U this amendment Is
adopted. In juiie; befoie JUitices of tho
Peace, four out of six Jurj men can agree
upon- a verdict, while in the circuit tourt
it will require nine out of the twelve.
Young- Ctrl Commit Suicide.
Paris. Mo, Nov. 2 Miss Laura Vaughn,
aged JJ, Hie joungest daughter of F. 1.
Vaughn, living near North Pork, In this
countj. committed suicide Irt night by
drinking carbolic acid. Xo cause for her
act Is known.
EAST SIDE BUSINESS MAN
QUITS REPUBLICAN PARTY.
'I was 1 used a r.ipubli 111 and always
von 1 the straight tu ket, but 1 love my
iuunir mil 111 vol Hi i' ink t no longer.
II tin llihtnii loloni.- w.'i mill in 3770.
vii Kiult v is wiuug in ri
wile lur Mi Kinb is simph a vole
1 1'iuli nun! g lb jusliii ul urn war of the
! "lm ititi. eoiidt inning e.i oigt Washington
n.l his loiiuW'is and I'linlnuisr tint Lng
I in 1 was ilcbi. I'.iglaiiil hid 1 h'tltr lltle
lu ihe Hihltiii 1 oleums lb in the L'nitt d
Siiii.s hit tu tin I'hlhppin. s a .1 we were
n.i mini right In lebt'Png in 177'. than the
l'"'l ul the T'luli i,iu i" jit nun I believe
H111 i;.uie V'isliiul"'i v is ris'il and it
be is light tt Kinli I- n ng Where
Ihe 11 l is 1 M-t'l I I lt-Il -il.tl . r in deprive
HIS p'UJ.Ie III tin llbllU Mil' Wl fOllght
fot. He suuiit 1 it I b ml. it di.wti tin quick, r
the hl.i itj-luvim; Ane nc 111 in 11 will b
Ibis is tlie argument uf I 1 smger a
pi uiiiiiu nt inislutts mm tu I isi st Luiil-,
and the reasuii hi 111s ih.u 1 1 the Jic-
publican fui tbi In 1110. i Hi. pariv Mr.
Shu. is b is I een pioniiin nth 1.1 untied with
Ihe ICt public 111 pntv as 1 tvuii.i mil ad
"i Hi ui Its piiueii'les 1 in ' is never
uiight ui le Id u'lic
Mr Singeis bid nol h el il im 10 look
fulh lulu ih poiitlt ii situation until a
tuuple uf wiiks ago Thin be i line tu the
I om liisiuii tint tin Ktinoiijls vii" light
un I that 11 . !: public .11 )i.nl vv 1- eniinlj"
in Hit ui.itik "I . in now nut tenth mil toe
II ill lor l:i v 111.' h sd.i ,s ', t .iitd the
phoiun,)h oT the- le. '.' t of til. Ininoeritic
il s,!,,,..; ).. 1 ul ifi 111! n wear the
Ih. 111 pin in puliln imi f-u lb. lasi Iwo
lavs le lu . 'pint lis .niir- inn om thtf
stt.ets and 111 pub'' j.' 11 s t tb.ing for
IJlV 111 Ket.lllilil .11 Wllo hll"W Vll si, r
e- une uf the stiiKh m. nib. r of thtir
intv il lost ihuubht ihat Hi- a. liter Na-
.1 jul.e .Nui. tbej 11 pirfntU istoundi 1
WILL NOTWTEJ-OI, HANNA.
Kntilovc of I'li'scni Admiiiisiia
iion ill Sujijiiii 1 !'.r .in.
nl I'l III If si'L IM, I
Shclbin 1 Mu Xuv 2 'I h ie is tunst' nu- I
lion In tin lCtpiihli-an 1 imp ov ing tu a j
btttr wilt ten bj lusepli Free I mil of Kvl- I
K D. tu his biotlnr at this place .M: 1
.',..l,,, fur,n.v IIVPl in this ,se.bv,
count, but fm s.venl j. ir has hvul 111 I
Soutn Dikoli ml holds 1 niiveliinn nt po
sition lie 1 is 1 uig b-en tn uuc3mpru
niisiiig K. publir.iij He Ins two Virothi rs
who aie little! s in the Itttublican party
111 this rountj une A I, Prefland, b. in,:
i'ostunst. 1 at Laktian I'ndei due of
O. tobi r Jj, I'm Mi. I'l. -.la li.l wrllt-s his
l'l'ithii 1 s,,i.t letor, fium width the fol
lowing . strict is taken
"Kvle. st 1) Oil J. l') -XH Hear rtioth-
i Will is tt.i' is mvseli i do nut know
Hi.it 1 shill vole but If I do. It will not b
foi Mail, ll.inni n urn things at home and
ibi.iul unutr Ihe s,mie civic prinilpts I
shall vote for .1 man that will 1 irrv out
"o ne of tin pun 11-. i s, t forth lu his in
.iniu il mil supplement trj nddrissfcs tr
a mm who his s0m !irmms uf purpose,
honor In decision, and for one who te
M cts ihe Contiiutiou of principles uion
whn h 0111 nation wis founded I .1111 .1
His in man from principle .mil 1 ot surround
ings fr his opposition to trusts and hi-
O ' !- u'ji-iuuii u 1,1. ll"S llleJ lll
abihlv to stand upon 1 plitform of prlncl-
pies tint aie not ulctated b) monopolies
im! scoundrels 1 st iveil with ltepublieanisni
's lung is 1 could without holding my nos
fur the stenih I see It his ruled entire-j
Is thiuiisliout lids piesmt administration.
swiith. thank the good Lord, will soon beat
in end bv Philippine butcheries, Portu
Hun m d.idmiiuslration. tariff scandib
1 ub in postal stenK the Increase of Pulled
States bonds, and the daily expense of
Si'iI.o7J for the support of an army In idle
ness, drunkenness and oilier things too nu
mt rnus to mention I sviil e'Ioe but svls'i
I eould talk to jou an hour or two, I thlnl.
I coulJ shov
; sh.ns jou the was out of darkness
e light uf live, right, honur .11 d lib-;
i rlv vour brulhti
isigni ii -joi: i'i:i:ur.MJ
CHRISTIANS DENOUNCE GUNTER
liulijlii.iiil :U His Appt:il to ik-m-liei.s
of Tlit'ir riinicli.
Ii the 1 llior of Th- lteiubllc and to VVli.m It
M 1 I .intern
High I'liuit. Xlo Nos 1 We. the Deino
irits uf Harrison Township iaw an articlo
in The lit public dated, October 23, concern
ing a letter written by J. D. Gunter con
ct ruing I V Hazle and Joseph Hunter, In
sshich Mr Ounler appeals to the mcmbeis
uf the Oliristlin Chuich to not support J.
K Ilnzli. as he is a Baptist. Now the
members of said Christian Church, as svell
as tlio Democrats of the community, de
nounce Xlr Gunti 1 for making sueh 111 ap
peal, as the Christian Church does not enter
Into politics ami denounce anj- one who
would trj to Influence the church to do -o
We kuoss- Mr II isle personally and knoss
him tn be a good 1 issser, and a fair man,
and lent he sslll get tlie united strength of
the lit mtitiatie pirtj in this judicial dis
till t ngardless of church atllllatlon "
(Signed) .1. II Hroff .1 M Atkln-on.
1 ( McICtiini, S Crass ford, Ud Crass foul,
J II Hull, G N. Hull, .1. P. Hull. .1. S.
ALVORD'S PROPERTY ASSESSED
Pound io Ik- Wm Ih Only :,m,-1"S
linil Fixed nl 1.jU,UIHI.
New Voik, Nov. 2. Cits M igis'nte ri.1111
nur discharged I'niuellus I Alsurd. the
tlefaulllng note tclh r of the First National
Bank, from uistodj lo-daj -1 he -M.igl.str He
saltl he ss.is s itistled lt.it lie hid no juris
diction In the c ise
Alvonl ssas alios.. d tu base tlie ccurt
rooin. but as suon 1- lie reached tie' cui
ridor he ssa rearrested bs 1 United Stilts
Xiarslnl md taktn before United States
The I'nmmisslnner held Alvord In fi'9.")
lull foi examination on W ednesday next
Ball was nut offered and Msoid ss.is taken
' Ji" . . .
Tlie ippral-ers appolnttd to make .m iu
vt nlors of the eonleiiis of ihe house 01
Cornelius 1.. Alsord. iindrr the attachment
uf the Plrt National Bjnk of Ness York,
base completed thtir ssurk, and appraise
the value of then-, at J". I".
Slit riff Mulloj- of WestelieWcr Cuiinlv vslll
summon a Sheriffs jurj on Mundav lu de
i ide to S'hom the propel 1 attarhed belongs
'llie Alsord re'dtii'e' is .still in charge uf
. -' .
FOUND DEAD IN BUSHES.
Allieit alilk'i- of .Jneksoti, .Mo.,
Lving face downward In a eliinm of
bu-hes, his bod' doubled up on the bluod
stalied ground, the corpse of Albert Mill' r.
a merchant tailor, sshose home was in Jack
son, Mo. ss.is discovered late Thursiliv
evening bs JimniJ Sullls.in. a small bo
The bod- lav at the foot uf a little It'll
Pit) ft el north of the Air Line track an 1
t mile west or Plttsb'irg Station between
Past bt. lu's and Belleville. The mm
had been dad for several dijs. and the
body was decomposed An inquest, held
jesttrdaj morning, resulted In a verdict of
Miller formerls lived at Murphjsboro, 111 ,
but movil to Jackson ''veral jeirs .10
He ss is iu vetrs old, single, and had no
nlatlves in this countrs. He hid been suf
fering frum nervousness fur some tlim
When lie I ft Jackson, several dijs a2ti
it is said lie had SSU but none of the moiiej
wis found 111 bis -ititl-tts
"MUler, it is thought shot himself on top
of the h'll at the tiase of vvh'ch he vijs
found, and rolled down the incline, as .1
trail of blood was found on the hillock
Small CroTiil of ttepulilleans.
Altamont. III. Nos-. 2 Benson Wood, ex
Congressman from the Nineteenth District.
ami tiarrs lciriser ui i,iuiiR..am um-'
cussed tho money question and trusts.
--------.--.-.-- --- --a
nmvum r .sixr.i r
V bo las bins a lift lung Itepubhean. .
j Inn whu villi veite this jtar for Wo- i
j Ham J Ihjin. .
ti- --------.------------- --
ami Pist Kr Touo Democraf, on the other
hind, are happv ov - the accession 10 then
NEW PROVINCIAL EXPECTED.
.Mtiivlaml and New Vntk Kvjiect
Dheitor I"t mil Ilnlv.
W.isliim,toii, Nov .' It 10 probable that
a n. v .h suit iiiovinti.il will be pi uinted
fur this pruvinte In 'ht near futurt Be
r ason ot advanced age ai.d ill liealth the
t'lt Rtv. rind lMward Ign ltlus I'uibriik.
, brief va. i-ion but it is .aid to be ttrv
Jil.ilv thit 111 ji count of lus infirmilv. he
vv 1! be riialltd and 1 successor apiointetl
bv the siqurvltor general uf the older, who
is iiuv. in It.ilv, near Plorciiee.
.Mtanwhile ihe lirst assistant md secfe
t.trv ot" the piovinte. tlie ltevereiid Thomas
.T i'innon, S J . of St Pr.intis Xaviers
I'ullcgt Xi iv Yurie Citv- is acting in 1 barge
of the tirov irte wl i' h embracts the Mid lie
and Xoitheast .statis.
GROWTH OF GERMAN MARINE.
So Kiiphl It Is UifWlianiiS Do Not
Meet ll-s Deinaiids.
Wishington Nov 2 -Shipbuilding in Cer
iums has Ihoiup a great lndustrv in the
list deeadt, and, according to a communi
cation tram Pnttel States Consul Winter
at Amijberg .0 the Dpartment of Stat",
the presi nt t ip.icitv ot all the vilnrves
lees not meet tin- demands of the Ijtimau
--- - I""- ix v t.
! ln.I.hV,',,,t. V.l.riine
This establishment now- numbers 1 2u3
stiameii and . eminglv this number can
not be meieasd ill the Kmpire proper as
nisi as is iitsireti .vianj- orders are being
placed in foreicn countries, and tor the
I port or iiamburg alone iwenlv-ivvo ship-
.He b'-ing built In Pi.gi ind.
Old vvharvis are being turn awaj- anil
in sv ones uf larger propurtlons are talcing
their pi ires A mllliun-ilollar v.harf at
Slr.iisun is pi nned, and nnnj other new
enterprises give- evidence of the rapid
t,rowlh of the Herman marine.
SAY.S SHE IS ,"l8 YEARS OLD.
Altllii- llohk-ll. Xf'tess FolIIItl
vv ttiiiii'iiii"; ov tue t'oiice.
Annie llolden, a negr."-s, who sajs she
lives at No HG Uarrj street and claims that
she Is IIS xi.us old, was sent to the City
Hospital lur observation jtstcrdaj She
was found ssamiering about the streets by
the police of the Fourth District
She eould give nu account of herself ex
cept that she vt is boin in Virginia and had
pa's, d the eenti.rv- maik in jears.
She remembers nothing of all that has
h ippened in the marvelously long term of
TI-rlife. She seems very proud ot her ex
tieme age, and. when the hospital phj--sieians
questioned her in regari to her
jears. she repeated again anil again tlie
1.11 1 tint she was IIS
BIG TIMBER TRACT SOLD.
Fifty .Million Firt of Lumber. Vnl-iit-cl
Duluth. Minn. Nov 2 M. 11. Ahlworth
and otiiers of this citv have sold a tug tract
uf timlwr Iributarj to the Cloquet Itlver
to the Muscatine Lumber Company of Mus
eitine, 1 1 The trai-t Is said to contain
about .Wo )") fet t. .and the consideration
uf the transfer was $2.'.". CO
The timbtr sslll be eut. loaded on cars at
("Intuit ami shipped to Muscatine, sshere it
ssill le in inufactured and go Into the South
ssesteru lumber territors The price paid
fur the timber Is une of tho highest th it
1 has bceii pild in anj of the? timber dtais
in this reiluii
DAVID DAVIS CONVICTED.
He Stole ( '.:111s' That Were Tsed by
Akron. O. Xuv 2. David Dasi-. one ot
the rimers indicted bv the speci il Grand
Juis. ssas to-d.iv convicted uf burglar'
Divis was one of the men who broke- into
the store of the Stand ird Hanlssare Com
pmj, from svhirh the mob secured the gun
th it were ucl In the assault on the citj
building on tho night of August 22.
AN EMPEROR'S BIRTHDAY.
.I.ip.ini'si- Lcyutioit til Wiisliiii-iion
Will Olisfi'M- It ToD.'iv.
W.islimgton. Nov 2 The blrthdaj of the
Lmperor of Jap in. vshlih occurs to-mor-rovv.
will be fittingly observed at tbo J.ap
nnpsu Ligation, where Minister Takihira.
Secretary Nibashlm and the other members
uf the staff will receive Japanese residents
ind drink to the health and long life of tin
Pmperor. I'buelnsv Council 1tju11ras.
utlers, I T , Nov. 2. The Choctaw
("iuiicil has adjourned Very few billK savu
Hie appropriations were pissed. A bill ss.u
pisseti creating one or ts.o neighborhood
boarding schools in each counts-, also a bill
mthorizing the Board of Kducatiou to
bring -uit against the Interior Department
for the rtcoverj of the Choctaw schools
now m tht) possession of that department.
A bill was also passed dlrictlng the Sherirr.
of Klamitla Counts- to ell Urn property bo
lunjang to Spencer Aiademj. sshich was
burned last summer
VVllH'l ( rtlltlidate VVIIHlllll iviitniiiiK u
( ntralia. 111.. Nov. 2. lien the samples
hrdiots v.cre posted nere v-3tcrilav Willi im
W Scott, a grocer in this citv learned for
the lirst time tlut he ss.is a nndidate for
unisersltv trustee on the Popl"s party
ticket. He hid never been notified of his
numinitlon or received an noiice of cam
paign assessment. Scott is a Populist, hut
thinks thit W. J- Br.v.in 11 presents his
u.irts in its most import int intenst. antl
lnilii riahsm He is lor Bryan and would
hive refused the candidacy on any other
1l11ir nml Michael at Morton.
Pi kin 111, Nov 2 Tliere vras a Demo
cratic rally to-night at Morton, where
ch tries It Adair of Clinton and John Mc
Ne!al of Eureka. 111. spoke on politicians-
1 "s --- "w;lm'-nrtl.. nrniflinil mil other
sues to a. wni-' A"" ,"" "5 ,',
his home here Monda:' evening-
NEWS NOTES FROM
lirge St Loui delegation will go to
Juplin un Tues. iy ine.rnlng to attend tho
statt meeting of Fedentcd Clubs. Mrs
J11I111 Allen, honorary president; Mrs.
I dwin Harrison, president; .Mrs. T. 15.
W -lers t orn spuuding stcret.arj. the offl-
iis rrum s-t l.-iuls. will depart for Joplin
un viumlaj night In order to attend an
iris muting Tue-tl iy The two railruail
I'nes frum St lands to .loplln have given a
rite of one a"d une-tlurd fare
feveral sit Iai.is women will apiiear on
'be ditf, rent programmes of the week.
Airs llirristui's wt homing address will
ui'ii the sessiuns Mrs Ilenrj W. PlUott.
"airm 111 uf the I eglsiative Committee, will
rt id 1 inptr Miss .Mars Perry, who l the.
Ii nrin.ni uf the Mate Uuard of Charities,
and iNu Ii ur:n in of the TravIing Ii
hrirs fommiitt", will tell of the library
w.ik Mrs J'hillp X". Moure and Mrs
William Itiise both of the Philanthropic
mmiltee will read papers Mrs. IIus
is ixptited tu treat of the philanthropic:
v urk as dun. In the t. JjiuIs Humanity
I'luii mi, uf the must unique organlz ition
of lis U ml in the country. Mis Sanih
suulbcr uf Mar Institute will talk 011 elu
net nl ft nuns of the convention will be
a. netptiuii lu the visiting delegates given
un Utdnesdaj t veiling by the club women
of .tuplln. also a musical on Thursdaj'
.eiiuig Th" programme for this is to ho
fun.isiie,i h Mis Anita Muldoon, who-.;
inimitable il irkj and Southern songs vvero
t pleasant feiture of the muic federation
mtetinjj a x, ir agu; and Impersonations bj
Mrs v. 'ill nu K Ilicker of Chicago. On
I lulaj afternoon the elelegates will b
liken tn drive about Juplin and to visit
As the t-tate Federation Is a biennial af
fiir. nu eiectiuns are scheduled for this
meeting, except those of three directors
The Morning Choral Club held Its annual
nutting last Tuesday morning with .1
larg-r attendance than ever before In, tho
history of the association, election ot of
lict rs resulted as follows:
'resident. Mrs. James Iiwrence Blair.
V ire president, Mrs. William F. Funsten.
Secretary, ML-s Grace Taussig.
Tnasurer. Mrs. Nicholas It. Wall.
Librarian M's Andrew J. Knapp.
Directors Mrs William A. Hardawav.
Mrs Phillips Mrs. WJIInm Svvlnglej.
Conductor. .Mr. Krnest It Kroeger.
Accompanist, Miss I'ettlnglll.
AH meetings this se- ison will be held m
the Odeon building P.ehearcals. beginning
on Tuesday morning. November R. will h
Leunducted in the recital hall; while all con
pt.rts v III be held in Use large auditorium.
two private concerts and one public affair
.vlll be given in the course of the season.
The public concert, a song recital by David
Iiiiphn.ni and choral work by the club, will
take pi ice on the evening of December 11.
In the Inten season, Mr. Kroeger. the
'lub conductor, will glvea series of XVagntr
recital-lectures on the Mastcrslnger. Tris
tan and Isulde and Parsifal These will
not be strictlj for club members, but will
be uptn to the public.
In addition to the election of officers, the
Morning Choral changed and enlarged its
constitution at this meeting, providing for
three new committees. Mrs. William Yon
kers has I een appointed chairman of the
Ex-jmining Hoard; Mrs. William C. Little,
chairman of the Mus'c Committee, and Mr-.
s-tirueuus i-auon, ciialrn-nn uf the Finance
Committee The Eimtalni: Board convened
vestirilav- morning for the consideration
and examinition of ten applicants to tli4
active membership list.
Tlie setord metlng of the Wcdnesday
Club u held October 31. with Mrs. G. H.
Shields in the chair Tlie Current Topie-si
Section had cli trge of the daj , and at the
request of the club allosved time to be taken
for n ports from the delegates to the Mil
waukee Biennial. Mrs. Edward Taussig
gave an exhaustive report of the business
of the convention, urging that delegates
be sent, hereafter, unlnstructed. that th-v
may be open to the conviction that comes
from per-onal knowledge. Mrs. Chaplin
gave in Interesting account of the educa
tional work. Mrs. Chase spoke of the
economic questions as the industrial prob
lems affecting women and children; the con
sumer's leagi.e, the press. She quoted .1
noted press member who .-slid: "The club
vvijmun takes light things too seriouslv,
and the press svom.ui takes weight- matters
too frivolouslj-." The two should combine,
and render each other good sen-ice.
Upon the resignation of Mrs. Crunden
as delgate to the State Convention, Mrs.
Ashley Scott was elected.
Mrs W. A. Scudder, chairman of the sec
tion. Introduced the subject. "The Sum
mer's Current Topics," b- a general resume
of events in the world's possessions anil
foreign countries. Miss Fruchte spoke at
length upon the Paris Exposition, of Its
organic arrangement and especially con
cerning the educational consresses and rep
resentation from different countries, glvJng
duo credit to the United States. MrV.
Thomas O'lteilly presented the Passion
Piaj- of Oberammergau from a new stand
point. Mrs Trelease spoke of the Cuban
visitors to Harvard.
The first regular meeting of the art sec
tion was held Thursdaj-, October 23. Thj
subject. "Prehistoric Greek Art," was pre
sented bj- Mrs. John Greene.
The subject. "The Vase Forms," found in
the excavations was treated by Miss Mary
Butler, Illustrated by drasvlngs, the work
of Mrs Greene. Tho last part of the after
noon was devoted to lantern Illustrations ot
The first regular meeting of the "Over-the-Teacups
Club" was held on Saturday,
afternoon nt tho home of Mrs. L. C. Rrlllj-,
Xu 4123 Forest Park Iwulevard. Walter
Scott's. "Heart o Midlothian" was the topic,
of Hie afternoon. Discussion was led by
Miss, Wejer and Miss Calhoun. Miss Cora
F.rolnskl contributed a paper on George If
and his time. Miss Boberta Newell talked
on Scott as a man.
. A. Sell.irk A. Co.'n
Begul.ir Saturdav sale takes place every
SiturtLij morning at 10JJ o'clock at their
sah srooins, 1SO5-10-12 Chouteau avenue. Im
mense ctuantltles or furniture, carpets,
stoves and other miscellaneous articles aro
sold at verj- nominal figures
WATCH DEMOCRATIC CLERKS.
Republicans Exercising a Strict
Espionage in AH Departments.
KBPtrcLtc srnci vi
Washington, Nov. 2 It Is said on tha
authflrltv of Democrats In the executive de
partments that never before have the de
partment clerks been subjected to such n,
strict espionage by their Republican chiefs
as during the present campaign.
Democrats 111 the departments recall that
X. I" Daw sun, a union veteran, and who
had thr"e sons in the American army dur
ing the ssar ssitb Spain, was dismissed for
humorously critici-iiig the President's ac
tion in "swinging around the circle."
Albert Baker, it is said, will be removed
from a clerkship in the Treasury Depirt
ment at the Instance of Representative
Lanelis, and by direct orders of the Presi
dent, for making statements indicatin,- his
political belief. Lemuel B. Via, who inado
public the f lit that tho Bureau of Educa
tion was Rinding out pro-British and. antl
Bner literature, was ordered hj- the Secre
larj of the Interior to retract or resign. Ha
refused tn do either, and the head of tho
department ras not yet carried his threat
into execution, hut is expected to do so. It
is at the risk of immediate dismissal that
iny clerk shall s.iv in the departments th it
William J. Br an Is a representative Amer
ican; that he K 1 great and honest man.
and that he O'uht to win. On the other
hand, it Is considered perfectly proper for
Republican clen.s to assail the character
ot Mr. Brsjn with anv epithet they may
se" lit to u-e.
Democratic clerks maintain that the ruio
of promotions is not applied to them.
Thev- consider the civil service law as ad
ministered j. farce, and every clerk under
stands that there Is an underground rail
road to appointment.
I'renelier llnrrlen Society Belle.
Mattoon. 111.. Nov. 2. Reverend J. R.
Parker, pastor of the Christian Church at
Nlantlc. and Miss Laura Humphrej-, a so
cial leader of Toledo, were married Lut
evening at the bride's home bv- tho Rover
end Mr. Burnbam of Charleston.