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THE REPUBLIC: THURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1900.
THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC
rnBWsirnns: geoiuse kxmt s. co.
Charles W. Knapp. Iild-nt ami cn. Jlzr.
Ceonre I. Allen. Vice President.
j B. Carr. hecr-tarr.
Office. (Corner S-venth ard Olive Streets.
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THURSDAY. PliCKMHF.ll 11. !'.
Vol. 93 No 1CS
TV. B. Carr. Bulre Marnger of The ft.
Louis Republic, being duly mom. - that
the actual number o; full and complete
copies of the dally and Sunday Republ'c
printed during the month of November. 1W).
ail In regular rdltlcns. was e. per acbedul
4 Snndaj.. 92,380
18 Sunday.. 87, 700
25 Sunday ..87,590
31 Stmday ..92,240
Total for the month
tts all copies spoiled In print
ing, left over or flld
Net number distributed 2,648,539
ATtrage daily distribution ... 88,284
And said TV. B. Carr further says that
the number of copies returned or reported
unsold durlnc the month of November was
97 per cent.
W. B. CARR.
Sworn to and subscribed before mo thla
tOth day of November. 1900.
J. F PARISH.
Notary Public. City of St. Uoula. Mo. My
term expires Airi! IG. 1WL
NOW ALT, TULL TOGETHER.
Thrro would Indocd bo re.T-on for local
gratification and pride If the St. Louis
f.ulciiptIon of $r.000.000 to the "World's
I'air fund were completed In time to be
to announced at the World's Fair rncet
inp to be held next Tuesday evening.
No effort should be spared to make
this satisfactory showing certain. The
public-spirited St. Louisans actively en
caged in World's Fair work are bend
ing their best energies to the task of
thtiH completing the local subscription.
The popular rej;pon!e should be prompt,
generous and conclusive to this end.
Do your full share in this great work.
Subscribe what you think you can af
ford to the, World's Fair fund. Make
your subscription without delay. Exort
your influence to Induce others to do the
same. Complete th" World's Fair fund
by next Tuesday night. It will be a
great thing for St, Louis. The outside
world Is waiting to hear tliat we have
done our share In this movement.
It! is to be deplored that the adminis
tration at Washington has seen fit to
"officially regret" the tone In which
General Chaffee voiced his protest to
General the Count von Waldersee re
garding the unmllltary and disgraceful
looting of which the German and French
troops havo been guilty in I'ekln.
It is certain that General CliafTec was
acting strictly In the line of duty when
he formulated this protest. It Is nat
ural alo that he hhould have been
more forcible than iollte in his choice
of words condemning the outrages of
which he complained. As an honorable
soldier he could not be patient under
such conditions and he noted with ap
preciative eye that the looting was done,
not by those soldiers who had fought
their way to Pekln, but by the later re
enforcements who reached the front
only after the lighting was ended.
The fact that President McKinley and
hLs Cabinet are now said to believe,
witli Chaffee, that looting should be
Mopped, does not render less unpleasant
the position In which the American
General has been placed owing to the
"official regret" felt by his Government
lit his recent action. It Is not fair to
General Chaffee the situation was so
simple, and ho so emphatically In the
right. It was the German and French
Governments which should have "of
ficially regretted" that Jielr troops had
lieen guilty of looting not the United
States Government which needed to re
irret that General Chaffee had so sternly
protested against looting.
Senator Clay of Georgia has presented
the slilp-sdbBldy bill to the attention of
tho American public In its true light as
a piece of class legislation which pro
poses to place a heavy tas burden upon
tho country for the exclusive benefit of
certain syndicate interests now con
spicuous In urging the bill's parage.
It Is significant, as Mr. Clay -olnts
out, that tho measure Is so distinctly
framed for the advantage of certain In
terests that It contains no genuine prom
ise of that encouragement of 'American
shipping which is the reason advanced
for Its passage. Under the operation of
tho bill as now draitn tho larger part
of tho subsidy of 59,000,000 annually for
twenty years will go, not to the big
freight-carrying ocean steamers of mod
erate speed, but to fast ocean liners
whose business is almost exclusively
limited to the passenger traffic. The bill
does not even tend to foster and develop
the building of American ships, as it
provides for the payment of subsidies
to the owners of ships already built and
makes no conditions for the construc
tion of new vebsels.
The Senator from Georgia was also
justified in noting the fact that, while
the bill has been represented as pioni
Ising tremendous benefit to American
farmers. Ilieie has been no sentiment
manifested by this das in fat or of Its
passage, the sole piessurc imlng from
shipowners in so sUnlticMiit a manner
as to comlnee Mr. Cl.iy that theie M.ts
an organization for this pmpusf. one
man'.s business,- said the tienigi.iii. "is
to lv heavily t:ied In older to aihatn'i
and to make u.ore profitable the pii:ite
business of another citizen"
The argument made by Mr. Clay
should be iMii'fiilly noted by tin people
of this i-ountrji. Ills speeeh is to be
answered by Mark Ilannn, who will
doubtless make a cunning and ingenious.
plea in favor of the subsidy. Hut tie
Georgia Senator hjs correctlj des nbed
the measure. It Is class legislation the
taxing of one man's business tor ilie ad
vain fluent of another man's business.
It Is most liiitoitunate. to say the
least, that the ltoaid of Education
should call on the people of St. Louis
to ole an increase in the public school
tax at this panieiii.ir juncture. Great
as are the needs of the schools, other im
portant brain lies of the public sen Ice
are gr!eously suffering, and nil our
wants sluiiilil be considered together.
Nothing could be more inopportune
than a ote for a larger school ta pie
rlpltaled as a single and separate pmp
osition just as we aie prepaiiiig to
take concerted action upon the clt"s
revenue reiiuiivmeiils as a whole, ami
contemplating a radical teIsioii of our
entire taxation system. The action of
the Hoard of lMiicitlou Is wholly within
the limitations of Its independent and
discretionary powr. but the hoard
would hae acted more wisely If it had
awaited the organization of the Com
misftou for the Public Welfaie which
an enlightened public sentiment has just
called into being.
The duty of the board is apparent.
It should rescind the action taken at the
meeting of Tuesday night before the
chance of correcting its mistake has
passed. To press the question of an in
rcasetl iac now means a vote under
the most unfavorable auspices and pos
sibly permanent prejudice to a good
cause. The resolution should be recon
sidered and the Commission for the
Public Welfare be asked to take up the
question of Increased school ieenue
along with the other problems it is to
consider. The requliements for the gen
eral municipal revenue, for the Police
Department, the Hoard of Education and
the public ftee library must be meas
ured mid determined In their relation to
each other and as associated parts of a
single great problem of taxation.
The importance of this course In the
matter of the school tax is largely In
creased by reason of grave differences
of legal opinion respecting tile effect of
a favorable vote on the proposition to
increase the school levy from -I to !
mills. It is very doubtful whether such
a vote would Increase the levy for more
than one year. Good lawyers say that
the authority conferred would operate
for a single year only.
Apparently, also, the Increase or rate
sought by the board requires a majority
vote of the voters who are taxpayers,
and that requirement involves practical
difficulties not easily removed. No list
of voting taxpayers has ever been made
out and there Is no existing provision
for the making of such a list. This Is
an additional tangle it would be emi
nently wise to avoid.
It seems manifest that the board
should promptly rescind its tesolution
calling for an election. Let It put off
an inopportune issuo for tho chance
that a brief delay may show a way to
avoid needless legal controversies.
AN AUSPICIOUS IJEGINNING.
No more auspicious and promising be
ginning of the movement to improve and
modernize St. Louis could be desired
than that which developed at the meet
ing of representative citizens called by
the St. Louis Daily Newspaper Publish
ers Association and attended, with but
one exception, by every individual In
vited to be present.
The public spirit manifested by those
who assembled at the Mercantile Club
last Tuesday evening was admirable in
its unanimity and its undoubted zeal for
the good of the city. The gentlemen
taking part In the meeting were earnest,
enthusiastic, practical and unselfish.
There was plainly but one object the
betterment of St. Louis and it needed
only the full and free discussion of .the
object for which the meeting had been
called to provo that each and every one
present stood on that platform and was
more than ready to devote his best ener
gies to the great work then mid there
to be undertaken.
In Its decision this first meeting was
eminently satisfactory. The committee
appointed to formulate a plan for the
organization of a permanent nonpartisan
commission for the public welfare,
which commission shall devise means of
securing the legislation needed for the
municipal Iiupnncnicnt of St. Louis is
a strong and capable body. Messrs. I.
H. Llonbergcr, V. N. .ludsou, E. C. Sim
mons, B. Schnurmaeher and C. I'. Wal
bridge, composing this committee of five
on plan and organization, are represent
ative of tho best there is in local citizen
ship. They bring to the performance of
tho duty with which they have been in
trusted a sterling loyalty to their city,
a willingness to consider all questions
from a broad lew point superior to the
dictates of partisanship or selfish seek
ing, and a trained ability fitting them
excellently for their work.
With this wise beginning of the move
ment for municipal Improvement, the
adjourned meeting to be held at the
Mercantile Club on Thursday evening,
December 2(), should be productive of
further results that shall send the move
ment well onward to an early and com
plete success. At that time the per
sonnel of the Commission for the Public
"Welfare will be decided upon, and that
Commission will at once undertake the
all-important work of devising ways
and means for the improvement of St.
l)uis as a city. It is safe to say now
that the commission as thus to be or
ganized will be composed of the best ma
terial, thoroughly capable for the full
discharge of the responsibilities that
will be placed upon it.
Tho Republic congratulates alike the
gentlemen who attended last Tuesday
night's meeting and the people of St.
Louis on the promise of municipal beN
tcrment now visible as the result of that
meeting. The great movement so ably
bigiiii is epochal in its significance of
benefit to tho city. That it will l
prosecuted to a successful finish Is
guaraiitctd by the character of the men
who li.ne so willingly and uiiselfishli
pledged themselves to its sen he.
FOR TV.o GRAND .ll'RIES.
It Is with the most earnest deshe for
llie good of the oiiiiuiiuily that The Re
public urge-- upon tln attention ol nieiii
lieis eleet nf tlie incoming Slate Legis
lature the pl.tu f,,r U,e calling into et
isieine of two Grand Juries in st. I.oiils
wiili h has alrcadv been advanced by
Tin- suggestion Is eminently practical
and Is ma or pioinlse for that comprc
hellsle .sen ice f M1eh Inquisitorial
Imdics wldeh Is demanded m giv.it
lilies. The two tirand Junes ma piop
cll e.ist as attached to the two Crim
inal Court divisions ,, ,e st. i.ollis
l.'ltclilt Conns. The one, having charge
of all routine business or the uatute that
oidiiurily comes I.efoic Grand Jutles.
may hold its terms as bar, heretofore
been the itisiotu. The other, created, or
instructed, lor the purpose of iuvestl
g.iling charges of municipal misconduct
and MiulLir matters. couM be brought
Into being, say. twice in each vear Tor
spivlal sen ii e.
I'or this second Giaud Jurv It Is lec-
omtueiiiled that. If the law penult. II
be provided with a separa I e a lid distunt
mai hiriery for Its woik that shall keep
it fiee of any danger of tin- miscariiage
of justice, through the iHiliticnl partisan
ship of piosccutiug officers or Deputy
Sheriffs, in case.s of municipal ioriup
tiou or maladministration. It should be
financially equipped and legally author
ized to employ Its own counsel and its
own stair tor the serving of subpoenas,
the guarding of the Jury-room, ami slml
lar duties. It especially should not be
d pendent for legal advice and guidance
upon any man who may be so placed in
iitlicc that his political relations ma.v
militate to lessen the efficiency of his
service to the Grand Jury. The Re
public makes this, contention now ex
actly as it did before the election of a
Deiiioirntle Circuit Attorney and As
sistant Circuit Attorney. The principle
remains the same, regardless of which
party may have Its representatives In
the office of the public prosecutor.
It will be eminently satisfactory to see
some action taken that shall promise to
bring about this double Grand Jury ser
vice in St. Louis. The necessity for
such servi e may not be denied. Local
Grand Juries as now brought into being
are unable to do more than dispose of
tlie great amount of routine matter
awaiting their attention. It is a physical
impossibility for one Grand Jury to
handle this routine work and such out
side cases as may develop, no matter
how urgent the latter. The result Is
failure in tho administration of Justice
and the suppression of wrongdoing.
Such failure should not be possible In
great cities of the present day.
St. Louis is not decadent. It Is only In
temporary trouble of an acute kind, due,
not to Republicanism, but to Ziegenhein
lsm, two essentially different agencies.
Thero Is nothing chronic or organic in
St. Louis's aliment. With a good emetic
next April the city will be a triile weak,
perhaps, but as sound and serviceable
as ever In Its hlstorv.
The Globe-Democrat says that all the
decadent counties of Missouri are Demo
cratic. Any State would be the richer
and better for such counties as Calla
way, Pike, Audrain. Monroe, Saline,
Clay and Platte, which represent the
lino of big Democratic counties In the
agricultural belt. Wouldn't Vermont
like to have two or three of them?
Anxious Inquirer: The effort to re
duce the city's income from water rates
in the face of a growing deficit does not
necessarily indicate mental unsoundness
on the part of the reducers. It merely
proves that the water rates Income can
not be applied to the payment of gang
From now uutll 1!0.1 the busiest and
most progressive city in the world should
be St. Louis, Mo., the city commemora
ting the Louisiana Purchase in the name
of the great Louisiana Purchase terri
tory, of which It Is the metropolis.
Real cause for celebration will come
when the .",f0O,00O popular subscription
to the Wotld's Fair Is complete and the
Federal appropriation is enacted. The
hard work of the Exposition, its finan
cing, will then have been finished.
Let's make two successive Tuesdays
proudly memorable in local annals by
completing the local subscription to the
World's Fair Fund in time to be an
nounced next Tuesday night.
People have noticed that the Mu
nicipal Assembly never for a moment
enterlnins any plan to reduce that por
tion of the city's Income which can be
used to pay gang salaries.
Tuesday, Dei ember II, I'.mm), promises
to be known as one of St. Louis's red
letter ilajs through being the date of the
formal beginning of tlie movement for
St. I.ouisV munifipil millennium may
well be in sight since the newspapers
of St. Louis have forgathered in peace
and amity for tlie hastening of its
It seems to be a fight between the peo
ple and tho railroads In the matter of
the pass-ige of the Cullom bill amend
ing the Interstate Commerce law.
When good citizens get together for
the performance of a great public duty
it's amazing how little need there seems
to be for the politicians.
Kaicr Billy's sympathy for the Boers
seems to have been dispelled by the
near approach of old Oom Paul Kniger.
I: I est griff, the thought of otrir ilarj.
The sounl of voices Ined ar.t silent "lunr.
Swwi memorie. of the dear and Jojom wan
We travel-si or.cr. jouth hand In hand with
For who woiiU eiltve that old Isve does not
That hapnine shall be recalled, once known?
That tenderly the charm of dai cone by
Enfolds the njcht. when souls are left alone?
I pledse you. whora I Ioed. I tore you aim.
I jreit jou. whom 1 liked, frlendj as of cre.
From ih dim pat returnlnK at our win
Oh but I cry you wdcomo to mv door!
It Is not urief that jou come back to me.
It Is not Erief that you are unforpot;
Tou, whom I loved, you. friends of dear desree.
It will be Ertef when I remember not.
ItlPLCT t. SAUNDERS.
MR. BISPHAM AT RECITAL HALL
-COTILLON CLUB DANCE-NOTES.
Cont;r.itiil illoiw of oity or at le.iit a
lllW Jiolliiitl of it were extl'lllllil Ji-StiT-
iIhv afternoon in .Mr J.mies I.ivvreiicis
lll.dr ami .Mi itl.ili. .it the li" of tlelr
luuslcil. ulii.ii loiiiiiioii opinion h.i el issvil
ulllilllg the Ire.lls of llie .MiilM.
.Mr ImvhI t:isimni. siiolt .it Tuesday
merit's Moinliii; I'lmril coin rrt. K-ive the
iro),i. inline The Kult.tl II ill of the t M. iei
vv.is the s, ,.ie of e-nw. .Mr. 1 t!Hli.t n u.is.
If .IllVtllillt;. he.llil to lietlerililV.lllt.lKeth.lll
.it tlin ptivlous evi niiii; i inlet rt lli olre
liinN it". If .olmlr.iMv ii ie. II il work anil
lie ill. II 111 of hit , lis, , e u so m.irkeil; Ills
ill, mi ilie inli ntltv .iihI fun .ssu cre.it tli.it
lil uii'llMue ciijot i,js soiiri all the more
rrom Ixlin; litougiit fnto loser proximity
to tile singer, .is tie j were in the sm.iU-r
Ilo sails lltil e.ril souks ol.l KiikIMi
iiiuI the "lunny Dnivi" hj i.iiii-t-al-mti-t
iiiti-.iij of in my of lili fi-mlnlii'-frit
ml who IhmiiI It at the pit ceiling lim
it it. .in-1 thni ;-.i. una Hi,- ,rti;raiiiiiif
Krnifil "Knoili Aitl.ii. .i .Mi-loilianie." ultli
TfiiiHMm'i lixt ami ltl.li.ml Slr.mss s
mii-ii.-. Ii-'ore int. nn. tins; lie poem, uhii h
-Mr IlKpli.im announced nuiiM !- spul.-ii.
lnstt nluf simK, wild iil.inn .eeouipanlmi'iil.
he toll the tilt iin h lirittl). iiini mi traii-I
th pitheiu- Morj tlut tai.'i th.ir.ittn,
Aiinio Lie. I Iillip und Ihioih Anl-n.
were vlvMlv luotiKht to mind hv the music
Tilt n while i uifteit loung woman by the
li imi) of Miss Allele it-ntls pl.ivnl tie
lllll'le. lie told tho llie. SpoKi n it was,
hut the musii.il iitullti of liisph.im's min
is s.. proiioimi id tint hi- .itulletiiti n.illy
,njoe.t the Krciii-i of t,il treats. lu
tilKher triliiitt to tho two artltts' lnte".
K in o t-oiilil li- found Hi. in the ali-obite 1 umi
Ih. it follouti! the l.ist Mvtet strain. ho
fjetj tint s not consider II inilte Run 1 form
to IihIuIkii In tears, .n iiuiiy t-ncnlj) .if
ternoon mint then fore il-.nl guilty to .i
bri.iih-.iiitt not all womiii. either.
Jlr.i Illalr rc-i.lve.1 with .Mr. HUlr ami
htr oung mui, .Linns K lll.ilr, Jr. S'lic
wore .t sliiiinlut; j;.iun of pink und while
old v mtti.iit l.n e, applniueil on Aliite
t hiffoii, which. In turn, was veileil ,n pink
silk, a ikirhiK h.it of pink thirfoii, white
l.ico anil criihtil ro.st.s. and a fluffy Ni.i
of pink i In utile i-omplt ted tile co-uume.
Matrons anil jouin; Mrls of tho Vet
Kinl wire pri""'nt In l.irtre numler. inl
the kovvus vtre both brilliant aii.l hand-soiu-
A few m-n filt th'-msi Ivis pilvi
lecil to hear the mule -Charles Humphrey,
KdK.ir Iirk!.iini. Stanley Stoner, Clau-nce
Taussig, Uttiry S. potter. !c-orj;e K. liar
i.inl of Itoston. H.ivl.l It Pram is. Inane
lainiliergi r und George Wnlliico Nletlrltif
The feminine guests Included:
Daniel O.tlln, .1. In,lclit Perry
Ppliron C.illin. Prancts,
IMward Mallin. kroilt.CIIsnorth Smith.
tl. Herbert Walker. Imlil It. Pranclt.
W. Nledrlnsli ins,
John Davhl Pavl"-.
Iltnry S. Potter.
C.in'iim II Smith.
Kilward J. TausM
I.'. II Sen.ple
Kll7..ll- til Setllplo.
The !lrt dame of the Cotillon Club was
piven at Mahler's la-t night. The ibhu
t.intes are happy. They wire included !n
llie INt of chosen out".
Tlie Cotillon Club Is ore of the mot
rxciuelvo and delightful ns-od.itlons of Its
kind in tho Wist Pud. It has Ik en In ex
istence about three years; givts nevermore
than two parties each season; nd alms to
preserve a nice balance bctwein oxcesslvo
form-illtv and equnlly lltastefiil bo
hemianism. It has always Ik en able so to
tin. Pach cnlillon given by the club has
alwa)s lietn greatly enJo)ed and a complete
success. Never until thLs peason have tho
buds been Invited to Join: as the club has
always kept its membership list down to a
certain number; but this year It wai
deemed advisable by the committee to in
clude all those joung women who have Just
entered the social realm"; and coii"eiuently
they wire singled out for especial nt
ten'ion last night.
The club makes no effort at eliborato
favors, oxpensiic) suppers or startling
decora lions. Pverythlng Id simple and in
The matrons who dispensed favors list
right ami who chaperoned the affair wen?:
Mr" Maliinckrodt. Mrs. Wit kham
Mr. John David Davi Mrs. c.itlin.
Mrs. ninir. Mrs. McKittrick .lone.'
Mrs. 11-rf .Mrs. Fowler
Mrs. Clinton Whitte- Mrs. W'hltnker,
more. .Mk leorge L. Allen.
Mr Henry Lackland, who may be ron
sidired St. Louis's mot,t favored cotillon
leader, arranged the figures nnd ltd last
night. Seviral figures were of Mr. Lack
land's own contrivance, and proved partic
ularly novel and pretty. The grand right
and left; maltose cross, sort en und four
favor figures were danced. A floral figure,
original with the leader, was ingenious
A large tub filled with gay flowers was
hung by heavy ribbons from the celling, the
tlowers concealed from view. When the
time came lights were dimmed and the tub
lowered. Its ribbons slretchcl out to the cor
ners of tlie hall, and tlie tlowers dispensed
Another of Mr. Lackland's conceits was
tho "Masque Kill" figure. In this every
body on tho floor Is taken up In couples
and marched round the floor, the ladl.s
passing out Into the ante-room, and the
men stationing themsclvts at tho oppositu
ind. Path lady Is given a shoulder-cape
of light-colored tissue paper, made In fancy
slyle. and dtcoruted with paper flovcrs.
Masques nre also worn made of paper
The ballroom is darkened tnd each n.-in,
al--o m iskt d. is led inund to the ante
room, taking tatli lady for u partner as
she passe" out. Then tho lights ore raised
and nil dance, wearing masks until the
tnd of tho figure. Tills proved very novel
mid iffcctive last night, iipd the leader u
warmly congratulati d. All the favors weie
simple, but decorative and gay algrott?,
llbbons and Mrtamcrs of various kinds.
After supper gi nenil d inclng finished the
evenltg. The ilub nit tiiberslnp Includes:
lleli II UodU.
Sti"au '1 honison.
t arroll est.
Sileis Kt im.iid.
Alice Mclil dr.
I.i Ign Wlilttemore.
Alex. Prow nice,
I'll. mil ers,
1. II. Clark.
H lllaki Hey Collins,
George P lio.in. Jr.,
CI mile Kt nneiiy.
Hi n ry Lackland,
Charles Pope O'Pal-
V. .Molt Porter,
Julius Walsh, Jr..
1 H. Francis. Jr.,
C. P. Goodman,
Howard l)' Fallon.
Charles Parsons Pet-
Seorge Tiff any,
Doctor A. M. Trawick of Nashville. Tcnn.,
has announced the engagement of Ids
daughter. Mi"s Cora May Trawick, to the
Iteverend William Court of St. Louis, pastor
of the Calnnn" Methodist Pplscopal Church.
South. The marriage has been set for the
Mr. Jacob Mahler will give his annuil fan
c) dress Christmas ball on the Saturday pre
ceding Christmas, December 22.
I F.Il-McKF. VX.F.V WEDDlMi.
Vincennes, Imi., Dec. 12 This evening, at
St. James's Bpiscopal Church, took place tho
wedding of Mr. John Napier D)cr of Chi
cago and Miss Marion Sims McKenncy of
this city. The ceremony was performed by
tlie Reverend A. A. Abbott of Cleveland,
nssbted by the Ilcverend Delou Uurke, rec
tor, and the Reverend William C. Hengen.
curate, of this city.
Tho quaint old church was gracefully
tlerorteil with masses of Southern sml'ax
und t luster of stately palm.", tormina i
rleli Ii.k kKrouml for a prnfii"Ioti of pink
t hri."arithemiim". io-n and carnations.
The lirMiim.itil was Ml" Josephine riinith
of Slielbjvllle, Kv . cousin of the bride,
i he groomsmen were Theodore T.vler and
Harold KliirblKe of i'iIc:iKo, V. .Molt I'ort-T
ami t i.intl Kt nnerlv of rit. liub. Ileath
tole It .Mcllvaliic und SlM'h'n S. i:.i"th ml
of Vliieeniit " ami Willi. im ltrovvn, Jr. of
tiih.iKo. who vva" bt-t ir.in.
'I he laid- wote an liniK.rte.I conn of
wiilt-i einbroldi re.1 t-itpe, trimmed In point
I. ii e. The lots.iKe was ornamented with
til imoiid". in my of them being old fiimilv
l'ollowlng the cercmonv a reception was
held at the lion-- of III- bride's mother.
The bride, is a il uiglitt r uf tlie late I'.ieluird
J McKeiinej. a vveailhv bunker of this
iliv She lius unlit eevtr.tl years abroad.
Tlie gutstt from other iltlis weie. Miss
Jos-, phine Kinllli of Shelhyvill-, ICy.: Mist
liuukirsoii. i:v.insvllie: Mls-i Oallon, lu
lliinpoili, Jlti Virgin! i Somes. Terr-
Haute. UlUIani llruun, Jr : T II. Tvler
umi ll.i mill Rlilrlilne.i'lilf.iK.i. V Mutt Port, r
:.oil l-l.ii.l s ICeiim-rlv. St. liilhl Phil
I ;.! li, i-:v.iiisville; N A. Kiillnn, Itidlti iki-
ll. IMward .ieglei. K. A. Prenlloo ami I .
II lit molds. Mount C.irmel; Jack Adiim".
iiii-.igo: Mrs. I'.irsons. St Uuils; Mrn
Smith. Slielhi line: Mm Heor. CIiIciku:
Mrs. lte.sl of Pibinn. (: Mis. Mahlev of
.SiiIIlv-uii; Mr ami Mrs. Chouteau I)er. St.
leiuLs; Mrs. John Napier l))er. Sr . molhr
of the Iiri-Igi groom, and the )llt Iter.
who have Jii"t retiirntd from a biiKtli)
SCHOOL BOARD'S APPEAL
FOR INCREASE OF TAXATION.
i:-I.,w Is th conclusion cf rrI.!ent Wood
ward's animal import lo tho S-hJ l-Mrd In
uiidnil foini It tmNKlles lh iew,ns upon
vhlell the hoard l.j"s It i-tll for a fu-1j1 elec
llnn to Increase th rate ,f tiiutl.-n for m h-ul
Xiiriwi-es Th ItepiiMio do not favir tl.e In-
rtate It in but Just, however, tu rre-'nt tl
It Is possible that with honesty and urn
omy. the boinl could administer tlie mIiooI
fairly on the plan of lxTJ with its pr.sent
resource", but tlie plan ha" greatly imng-d
during tin- pat twenty-live year", and a
large number of new demands are i.pon us
which wo cannot resist, or at Iea"t v.e ought
not. I-t me enumerate some of the obli
gations we are now under which the board
did not havo in 17.". when tho State Con
stitution was adopted:
Tvventy-tlve years ago there were no kin
dergartens in St. I.ouls. The kud-rgartens
practically add one year to tin district
school course, and a kindergarten room
costs about twice a.s mmh to build and heat
as an ordinary schoolroom. We now have
sittv-sevtn kindergartens and C"" kinder
garten teachers, with a dallv attendance of
,-.0o (hlldren. They co"t for salaries of
I teacher" and supervisors alone JlVKS.
In 1ST. we hid no regular system oi iree
biinks we now furnish free books to tlie
tlr"t four grade- (over 40iv children), at a
tost per jear of about III,").
In 1S75 thire was no law requiring the
School Hoard to construct fire-proof build
ings. Tills new feature, together with mod
ern lavatori"?. finished basements and
forced ventilation, adds at least 23 p r cent
to tho cost of every new- school building.
Our annual outlay for new- and reconstruct
ed buildings of pM.mW per year would have
cost Ies than $2W.rt had they been built
according to plans in ii"o twenty-live or
even trn years ago. Hence here is a yearly
demand, entirely new. for W.
Twmty-Iive )ears ago annuities and pen
sions for life-long teachers, who were "re
tired" without adequate means for support,
were unknown. To-day annuity associa
tions ore favored by the best sentiment In
tvery community, nnd the prestent Iioard
has felt constrained to favor, for such
an association, an annual appropriation of
iW.(M. Unless tlie revenue of the Iioard be
inert nod Us nbllitv to actually make sucn
appropriations may well be doubled.
Time are other demands arising from
improvements In tho course of "tudy and
tlie training of children, nucli as ph)sicil
culture, dr.'.wing, domestic, scleme and t ie
inentary manual training, which, thougu
of little cost Individually, aggregate quite a
sum. The gross amount of thre recently
created demands comes close to KOO.OT) per
Pefore I began to make careful estimate
I was under a general impression that a
single additional mill fix would enable the
board to meet all reasonable demands. I
am now- conxlnced that we need two addi
One mill will suffice:
(a) To furnish free books through all the
(b) To furnish constructive work and do
mestic science in the course of study
through the higher grades.
(c) To furnish additional teachers needed
in the grade".
(d) To furnish teachers for the new High
The second mill will suffice:
(a) To gradually build and equip new High
lb) To add new district school buildings as
they pre needed.
ci To gradually reconstruct wornout. un
comfortable, unsafe and unsanitary build
ings. "At the end of several years, when through
tlie additional revenue, the much-needed fa
cilities have been provided, nnd the city has
bten rescued from its low estate In the
educational scale, a reduction mav be pos
sible. However, that should be left for tho
future to tiecide.
A final consideration, which mut have
occurred to all. i" that of tlie extraordinary
demand uoon school facilities which must
inevitably accompany the Inst-illatlo.i and
maintenance cf the great Pair of IM.:. The
influx of workmen, shopkeepers, exhibitors
and speeu'ators. with their famllit", will
help to flood our schools. We should havo
spare rooms In every neighborhood, and
money on deposit for new toi-eher". as thev
Are tlie citizens of St. Louis ready to au
thorize a six-m!ll tax in the place of til"
present Inadequate fu-ir-mlll tax? Are the
taxp,i)ors of the city willing to vote "Yes"
If tlie board submit tlie proposition to ad 1
a tax if two mill's jn a t'oli-.r for the bet
termt nt of our public schools?
The new work outfit. ed In this: report can
not lie done, or even begun, without more
Income. No matter what the disposition or
the ability of the board, they cannot pro
xido the funds for more schoolhou"es and
lm roved Instruction unless the people ap
prove this proposition.
The members of this board are gVing to
the city the best administration of which
they are capable, and they will endeavor
to put the schools on a high and "atlsfac
tory basis with tlie Increased revenue here
Standing as we do upon the threshold of
n new century, with a great awakening In
this community In the. Interest of higher
education, may wv not with reason expect
a great revival of interest and devotion
In the cans.- of a more complete sjstem
of secondary education for the great mass
of our reople?
NEWSPAPER SOLD AT AUCTION.
Illinois Staats Zeitmifr. IJitl in hv
Chicago. Dec. 11 Tho Illinois Staats
Zeitung. a leading German newspaper, was
sold nt auction to-day to Mrs. Margherlta
Tl.ister. widow- of Herman Paster, nhn was
I editor of tho paper from ISiTT to lsjiv. Tho
uiuinii) us iii-i in mi w.wi.v, suujeci IV
a mortgage of Slon.tloo, making the selling'
price over $200 000. Mrs. Paster was one of
the heaviest creditors of the paper. The
company will be reorganized at once. It Is
said, nnd no Interruption of publication will
Appointed Indian Teacher for Life.
Guthrie, Ok., Dec. 12. The Cherokee Na
tional Council passed an act to-day unan
imously appointing Ml"s Florence Wilson
principal teacher for life. Miss Wilson has
been In charge of tho Cherokee Seminary for
ITS FIRST CENTENNIAL.
Congress Joins With President
Observance of National
nKi'i'i:i.it'si"i:ci vi.. (
Washington. P-c. 12 -In superb weather
tlie tentennlil of tl t.ibli.-hment of tbe
1-Vdr.il Governmental Washington, whith
er It was rtmuved from Philadelphia, was
lebhrated to-dav by a reception to th- Gov- ,
t rums of the States at the Wlute House, by
a parade of Cnltt-d State" troops mil the
Nation il Guard, reviewed by the President:
b) tmpu"Ing 1 1 reiiionle" in the House or
Iteprest-ntatlve", and b) a hiilhant rei eptimi
in the Corcoran Art Gallery to-night. The
tupllal t ity was almost swathed In the na
Tlie official programme btgan at half past
10. whtn tin. Prnsident reitlved the xMtlng
Governors, memliers of the Supreme Court,
t timnilttie" of the S-nate ami House, ottii ers
of the arm) and nav), and xarluus otliel.il
per-ons. There were also present reprtseu
latlves of the Adams family und pearly ail
of tlie prominent residents of Wellington.
Th- interior of tl.e mansion was beautifully
decoruttd with palm", flowers und autumnal
The chief purpos." of the White House re
t eptlon was to afford a vit w of the new
White House model, representing the build
ing as it will appear when the plan of n
largemint has bet n cariled out. This plan
had been prepared under tlie direction of
Colonel Theodore Pingham. who deterlbetl
the projtt-tei improvements to tho President
and gut sis. pointing out how the exttnslon
would harmonize with the present structure
without making any alteration In the some
what aiuhnt pile.
Itouitetrll AliuoNt I'nreetisiilaeil.
The parade was not very imposing. Neir
ly fvtrbody exiept the United States troops
and tlie National Guard rode In carnages.
Pveii General Mlb" went in a carriige.
The one txetptlon among the xlshinz dlg
nltarlts was Goveri.or T)Ier of Virginia,
who rude horsebai k and was Jpplaudeil.
Governor Tiler ami Governor Smltn of
Mar)Iaud wire the only Governors Having
e-torts of tmiip".
Governor lr.inisevc.lt was accompanied by
his staff of stveti. He was attired in ,i
rock toat and silk hat. and, in conse
quence, xery ftw of th- pen-ons along th-
line of march recognize 1 the Vice Pr-si-tlent
i-b-ct. having been used to iis"Oc'a:lii!r
him with the Puugh Pider hat.
Ity ait of Congress the (lav vas msde a
tuition il holiday in the Plst'ict of Colum
bia, the Govcrnmint departments were
closed, hu-iness was suspended, and the
whole citv gave Itself over to celebrating
tlie capital's natal day. President McKin
ley and the intmbets of Ids Cabinet took a
prominent put in all the enerclses.
Although Washington Is the scene of
many celebration". It I" seldom that one has
occurred here of greater brilliancy In Its
outdoor features or of more lmpressix-mess
In its ceremonial e-xercin-s at the Capitol
and at the White House.
Itet-eptlon nt White Hoose.
The exercises of tho day began at 10X0
o'clock with a reception at the executive
maicion given by the President to the
Governors of the States and Territories,
their ladles and the numbers of their staffs.
Governor Stephens of Missouri was repre
sented by Governor-elect Docker)- and the
IJeutenant Governor. There were twenty
Governors present and al"o many ex-Uov-ernors.
Following the reception. Colonel Theodore
A ISingham. P. S. A., Superintendent of
Iuhlic Hull. lings and Grounds, gave an In
teresting account of the plans for the en
largement of the executive mansion.
The plan, he said, consists. In a word, of
building" about the size of the present house
one on the east and one on the west side of
tlie White House grounds, connected to the
present mansion by curved wings the quad
rangle being completed by rebuilding the
conserx-atorles at the south end of the J
grounds. I'ernaps the most striking ao
xautage of this plan Is that It quite main
tains tlie present openness to sun und to
ward the south and southwest a vital
necessity, and preserves the beautiful x-lew
S0THERN COMING WEST
NEXT WEEKS OPERA.
Kdward II. Sothern will resume his season
this month after a long rest forced upon
him by the accidental hurting- of a foot In
the "Hamlet" fencing scene between laer
tes and tlie principal. Mr. Sothern will play
his somewhat notnblo Hamlet at the Olym
pic Theater within a month. Miss Harned.
who is Mr. Sothern's wife, will play Ophelia.
There are to be three Leonoras and three
M.inricos in next week'" performances of
"11 Trovatore" at Music Hall. Mr. Shcehan.
who has not yet sting here this season, sad
to say, will be one of the Manrlcos prob
ably the best, although this opinion has not
been plgned and sealed. William Wegener
will be another. Tho third will be Mr.
Delamotta, the matinee idol for Music Hall
occasions. The three Ionorns are to be
Miss Norwood. Miss Ludwlg and Miss Ren
mnn. Miss Ludwig is speedily dcxislng a
large local following. Her beauty and x-olce
are making many friends.
Yesterday afternoon nt the Olymrtc The
ater the Postonlans revived "The Serenade"
for a single performance, before a largo au
dience. An interesting feature of tho per
formance was the appearance of Miss Belle
Fremont In tho part of Yx-onne. which
brought some fame to Alice Nielsen, now a
star of broad reputation and widening fu
ture. Miss Fremont I" a wee woman with a
big voice. She 1" either a relative or close
friend to Jesslo Bartlctt Davis, who was
one of the Bostonlan principals for several
ear. It Is snid that all of Miss Fremont's
education in music came from Mrs. Davis,
who has coached her for month". The re
sult Is creditable alike to pupil and teacher,
and suggests that when Mrs. DavLs feels
like dropping the pursuit of vaudeville sho
will find waiting for her the title tho
The automobile Joke Is with u. Not long
ago we heard the Roger" brothers say
something like this;
"I've been out In my automobile."
"No. not dat; )ou mean you'fe been out
in your useless kerrldge."
Now we have the venerable Barnabee, as
the Viceroy, In a new Joke. He Is Irate over
something. o he rrie out to his daughter:
"Here, )0U Belladonna!"
"What Is It. papa?"
"Go Into the house there nnd amu'e your
self playing on that new JMO horseIes
piano I bought for you."
This Is ex-ltlng new": Gustave "Weinberg
and Henry 11 DIxey are rival". Both have
lieen employed by the Trl-State Amusement
organization for the title part In "The
Hurgomastcr." "Weinberg 1 already at
work with Peter Van Stuyx-esant. and
Dixey is to tackle him very soon. Wein
berg's north country accent Is known well
enough. The next question !: What will
Dixe)'s Dutchman be like?
Madame Schumann-Heinck will sing at
the Odeon to-night. This eminent lady has
long desired to appear before a St. Louis
audience. Twice before this time perhaps
oftener -he planned appearances here, but
on each occasion there was something- to
Interfere. The fact that she Is making this
latest effort on the 13th of the month In
dicates that Madame Schumann-Heinck:
does not share her professional Inclination
toward things superstitious.
Miss Maude Odell. late leading lady of the
Imperial Stock Company, departed last
night for Chicago, where she will begin re
hearsals for the opera. "Rob Roy," in the
Castle Square production, of which she will
appear next Monday In Chicago. Before
going she stated that sho expected her
operatic career to be short, as Sam Gum
pcrts and James Cunningham, well-known
In St. Louis, were preparing to start her
on a starring tour in Henrietta Crosman's
and Manj' Governor? to Make
Capital's Natal Day a
to the south 3" unobstructed as !t is to-ibve
This plan leave" ih,. present mansion un'.
t hanged. Not an outer door or window of
a loom is t loed, the exit usions ti-nnlR
on the prolongations of the main torrMors.
Careful hut not final stltnties on the
extension" pioposeM, -lonei iiiiigli irn salij.
amount to H,l"K''K Ineliiduirf partial fur
nishing. Honorable II. P. Mt Parian,? presidc-t ;
the Hoard of Commission! r" of the District
of Columbia, thtn delivered a:i addresg 03
"The Development of th- DNtritt During
tlie iVntury lKi-ltio "
Governor Shaw of Iowa closed the -Ae-h.
making at the White Hous,. with an al
dfess on "The Dt-velopm nt of the states
During the Nineteenth Centur) "
ThiiliHUMil ill tlie I'lit-nde.
The great public spect.n le of the d.iy rr.s
til" parade and escort to the President,
from the White House to the east front ef
the Capitol, where he PresIVnt reviewed
tlie marching thousand". At the end of the.
parade rode IJ'utenani (5tner.il Nelson .ll
Mil-", ihlt-f marshal. In full uniform, mount
ed on .1 superb charger. HI" staff Intljded
llrigaditr General Pret klnrlde and many
other prominent officers, mounted and in
uniform, presenting a brilliant appear mce.
Vielng with the presldinti.il party In the
Inten-st excited was the notable procession
of Governors of the States and Territories,
with their staff" and military tscort". Tle
Governors marehtd in the order of the ad
mission of the States to the I'nlon. Gover
nor Tunnell of Delaware coming first.
It was 3 tclotk when the last of th
marchers pusses. The President and his.
party then went direct to the House of
Pepresentatlve" for tho e-xercies there.
CeinirresM .fulnft In (Vielimtlon.
The review was follow ed by an Impressive
gathering of tho President and Cabinet
and members of tho Senato and Hou-io and
tho Judges of the United States Suprcma
Court In the hall of the House of Pepre
elltatlve". where Joint exercises were heli
eommemorating the day. Speaker Hender
son called tho aH'emblage to order, and
Senator FTje. President pro teni. of th
Senate, presided oxer the proceedings. The
programme at tho Capitcl Included tha fol
"Transfer of tho National Capitol From
Philadelphia." by Pepresentatlve Richard
son of Tennessee.
"Establishment of the Seat of Govern
ment at the District of Columbia." by Rep
resentative Pa)ne of New York.
Tho address of Mr. Payne of New Tork.
the floor leader of the majority In tho
House, afforded an interesting glimpse Into
the political machinations of tho fore
fathers, and received marked attention. He
referred to the bargain by which Jefferson
agreed to help Hamilton pass tho assump
tion act. and Hamilton, as a quid pro quo.
agreed to bring over enough X'otes to put
through the act locating the seat of gov
ernment on tho Potomac How this was
brought about Mr. Pa) ne told in Jefferson's
own words, and added:
I.OK-Rollinic of the Forefather.
"This incident removes soma of tho
glamour which time has thrown over the
acts of the 'Fathers and reveals them to
us a human beings, no better than tba
politicians of to-day. Surely It Is not th-
highest t)po of legislative Integrity that
characterizes this historical episode; but
we can forgive this bit of log-rolling when
we reflect that It saved a threatened rup
ture of the Union."
Other addresses were:
"History of the First Century of th Na
tional Capitol," by Senator McCoraas of
"The Future of th Unite! States and Its
Capitol." by Senator Daniel of Virginia.
Historical oration by Senator Hoar of
The exercises were concluded at CJ3. Af
ter dissolving the Joint sciion Senator Fry
turned the gavel over to Speaker Hender
son, and tho Houso Immediately adjourned.
version of the rlay. "Nell Girynn." She
also said that overtures had been made to
Mr. E. J. Ratcllffe. late leading man at the
Imperial, to take the leading male part In
the play, but he had not given a. definite
arswer. Mies Odell said she expected to
open her starring engagement at the Ol) m
pic about January L
BUI In Proaneet.
11 Trovator" will be next weelfa effertni; at
llu-tc HUL Fbllowinc U u
-.,,..... Jos. J, slifehiri
.. -Adelaide Norwood
.. .vntllara It Clark-
Theodora" Is the play which ?Itsl Clarence M.
Itrune wilt present at the Olympic next weefc.
tejrlnnlng Monday evenlnir. One of the features
cf the play Is a Itoman stAndlnc race.
Miss Cochlan will come to the Centurr next
week, beginning Fnnday rnirh. In the famous
rart ef Becky In "Vanity Fair." The aupportlnT
enmrany includes Mr. Herbert Ftartler. who will
plav the part of Itawdon Crawley.
The bill at the Imperial next wselt will be
Itobert Iu!s Stevenson's famous T'octorJfkjrll
and Mr. Hide." Mr. Lw1s will play the double
role. Mr. I"ascoe. the new leading man. Is trot
ting acquainted with St. LouU folios at the Im
perial. 'The lPart of MarTlnjid" wilt be presented at
the Grand next wek. beglnnlnic with the Sunday
natlnee. following this week'e Mil. "The Tele
Derlnnlng with th f-nnttay roaScee. The Mis
souri Girl" will fill a week's engas-nwat at
Havlln's. ThLs play follows thla wei(?s bilk
"The Eleventh Hour."
Bookings for the Columbia next w-k tnelude
Harry Wat-on's Comedy C-ompeny. Thome and
Carleton. (Jeorse If. Wood. Olaclnta dlla Itoeex.
Hilda Thomas and lou Hall, and Ocar P. Slssoa
ard Pster Wallace.
Pollowlnr the Utopian Burletqusrsj at the Sta.it
ard. the Dewey Pxtravnznnza will be the at
traction for next week, beglnnlrg with the Sun
Tills evening th Choral-Srmphirny 9oclrr WH1
cren Its season with a. concert at the Otfeaa. In
whtch Mm. Ernestine Schuman-fJetnk will be tie
rhlef soloist, with the Symphony orchestra cf
rift) -five musicians, with & caxfully f elected pro
gramme. At nxt PunSar afternoon's popular ecicert t
the Odeo-i Miss Alice layat, xlollnlst, will make
ter professional debut befor a St. Louis audl
ace. Miss McClanahan and Mr", von Ilessen
bruck are al60 on the programme.
The third entertainment tn the T. M. C A.
course cf entertainments wut b given next Men
day evening at the association halt. Orand and
Franklin avenues, by Mm. Bertha Kunz Baker,
reader and dramatist, and Miss Clara, Murray,
MISS HELEN BAIRD IS DEAD.
She Was Leading Lady of The Man
From Mexico Company.
St. Taul, Minn.. Dec. 12. Miss Helen
Balrd, formerly leading lady In "The Man
From Mexico" Company, known In private
life as Miss Lena Schoeinmaker. died in St.
Luke's Hospital here to-day from typhoid
pneumonia. Whllo in Butte. Mont.. Miss
Balrd was taken sick and was brought here
ELEVATED TO THE PEERAGE. '
Honors for Sir Michael Hicka
Beach and Matthew White Ridley.
London. Dec U Sir Michael Hicks
Beach, the Chancellor of the Kxchequer.
and Sir Matthew White Ridley, who was
Home Secretary In tho last Cabinet, hava
been elevated to the peerage.
!TgaR 'sgygLJt 5"